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Jobless? In debt? How's 'human guinea pig' sound?

You say your house is so underwater that it's sleeping with the fishes?

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Walking tour honors women of distinction

Walking tour honors women of distinction

One presided over the home of the Territorial governor. Another offered a safe place for women to have their babies. Yet another founded a theater devoted to Hispanic performances.

January 24, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Get lost with GPS or on your own; the choice is yours

If there were any doubt that technology is out to do us in, that doubt is now erased.

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From pinups to cowboys, he's done it all

From pinups to cowboys, he's done it all

Danged if it isn't tough to classify Tucson artist Duane Bryers. He agrees. "I've had five separate careers: comic strip, calendar pinups, Western painting, portrait and commercial art. It makes me a freak."

January 10, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Arizonans are pretty happy - Why? Margaritas, for 1 thing

Harrumph and phooey. If there's anything a grump hates, it's living among Pollyannas.

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New year brings out batch of predictions

It's a nice round number, 2010, and the first we'll likely pronounce beginning with a "twenty," rather than a "two-thousand" and something.

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This time of year, loved ones past are not far from our hearts

The stars are bright, the sky still dark as I walk to the end of the driveway to retrieve the morning paper.

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Tucson drivers yield? Not now, not ever

Lotsa luck. A few days ago, the Star reported that Tucson police were targeting Interstate 10 frontage road drivers who failed to yield to traffic exiting the off-ramps.

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Place Barbie in oven, bake at 350°

It's that time of year again. Time to gird your loins - along with any other appropriate body parts - fight the traffic, and head for the nearest big-box toy store.

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'Just Plain Dorothy'

Yep. Dorothy Finley has lived quite a life - one she's finally nailed down in book form.

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Writer's tale of Christmas kitty draws on real feline pals

He's got a lion's head, huge paws and a face everyone's soon gonna know and love.

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Soon now, li'l pilgrim, it'll be time to grab that neck, yank that gizzard

It could be a scene from "CSI": Cold, pale corpse. Innards awaiting extraction. Probing instruments at the ready.

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Their stories share theme: survival

vets' sacrifices recalled

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Florida ferret-in-pants story evokes some woolly memories

File this one under Stupid Animal Tricks Committed by Stupid Criminals.

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Bonnie Henry : The poor 'Balloon Boy' will undeservedly live in infamy

What if they'd gotten away with it?

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Bonnie Henry : Many pageants put beauty in eye of the plastic surgeons

Turkeys do it all the time. Without the stilettos. Earlier in the week, we all heard the tragic news of how a contestant in the Miss Plastic Hungary contest had toppled off her high heels, tearing a ligament in her foot and pretty much erasing her from the competition.

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Bonnie Henry : Drive-ins driven out by a carload of changing realities

It began with "Golden Boy," starring Barbara Stanwyck and William Holden. It ended with "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs," an animated flick.

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Bonnie Henry : Handwriting's on the wall: Penmanship's passé

Good thing you're reading this as the tapped-out word.

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Bonnie Henry : Health costs, premiums: a vicious cycle

It was the only time in my life when I didn't have health insurance. Scary.

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Bonnie Henry : Do you have the attention span to read this?

Peggy Lee bragged that she could "feed the baby, grease the car and powder my face at the same time."

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Bonnie Henry : Keep a close eye on your sugar bowl: Ants love it in Tucson

Maybe we should have gone with the giant ant farm.

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Bonnie Henry : Return of tight-fitting jeans shows style without exposed underwear

Our long national nightmare appears to be ending.

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Bonnie Henry : Westinghouse home has had a storied life

Bonnie Henry : Westinghouse home has had a storied life

It has been home to the rich and famous, the down and out, and those who simply wanted to ride a horse.

August 09, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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Bonnie Henry : The nap should be celebrated on a regular basis

If these be the dog days, never was a month more aptly selected.

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Bonnie Henry : Buck up, Tucsonans: No need to be jealous of Pumpkinville

Tumbleweeds will surely roll in the streets — at least down Ajo Way.

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Bonnie Henry : Etiquette and table manners appear ready to skip this generation

The command from his father was gruff, but not unduly so: "Stand up. Put your hand over your heart."

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Bonnie Henry : There's a lot to be said for our summer: Heat isn't one of 'em

Why are you reading this? Why are you still here?

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Bonnie Henry : I might be all thumbs at times, but it doesn't include texting

Many moons ago, high school girls often took courses in what were called "secretarial skills."

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Bonnie Henry : Amos means Tucson Realty & Trust

Bonnie Henry : Amos means Tucson Realty & Trust

The cliché holds true. • A stalwart pillar of the community sires a son who's something of scamp. • "He would smash cars. He and his friends threw bluing in the fountain at Broadway Village and killed all the fish," says Phil Amos, son of the late George H. "Buddy" Amos Jr. • "I remember whe…

June 28, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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Bonnie Henry : Summers of old glow in memory

I miss summer — the kind of summer I had as a kid. Oh, I still gripe about the heat like everyone else. Yet somehow, I feel removed.

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Bonnie Henry: Here's a gift guide for dads of all — well, 4 — types

Every year it's the same old dilemma: What are we going to get Dad for Father's Day?

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Bonnie Henry: Ted DeGrazia: His life and loves

Bonnie Henry: Ted DeGrazia: His life and loves

His art still hangs on the walls — and, yes, refrigerators — of many a Tucsonan. • Gone more than 25 years, Ted DeGrazia, Tucson's most celebrated artist, would be turning 100 on June 14. • Next weekend, the Gallery in the Sun he crafted from adobe blocks will be celebrating with music, food…

June 07, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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Bonnie Henry : Those crazy, hazy days at KZAZ

Bonnie Henry : Those crazy, hazy days at KZAZ

They held live wrestling matches in the studio, organized a paint-the-station day and ran a 24-hour "Star Trek" marathon that sparked a run on blank videotapes.

May 31, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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Bonnie Henry : If it ain't broke, I'll be sure to find a way to break it

Got anything you want broken? I'm your man, er, ah, gal.

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Bonnie Henry : Desert druid writes on

Bonnie Henry : Desert druid writes on

It's five miles of rutted, rocky road to Byrd Baylor's house and worth every bone-jarring dip. • At its end stands the acclaimed children's author, rail- thin, wearing jeans, a long-sleeve shirt and silver earrings. • In her driveway sits her well-mudded Nissan pickup, plastered with several…

May 17, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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Bonnie Henry : Remembering Mom: She's gone but never really far away

This is my 10th Mother's Day without my mom. Then again, she's never really far away.

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Bonnie Henry : Bottoms up! A toast to the cotton diaper

And the wheels go 'round and 'round.

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Bonnie Henry : All the little birdies go tweet, tweet, tweet

I went to Twitter class last week. I now know what a tweet and a twoosh are.

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Bonnie Henry : They don't make 'em like Green Fields anymore

Bonnie Henry : They don't make 'em like Green Fields anymore

One former student likens it to a time capsule. I couldn't agree more.

April 19, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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Some would call them rich kids — yanked from one of Tucson's ritziest neighborhoods and plopped into a bucolic existence complete with fence-building, hay-hauling and cattle roundups.

April 12, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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The house is built on a former dump. "It's where they dumped trash, debris, dead animals from the 1930s," says Bob Fee, who took two years to clean out and fill in the site for the home where he lives today.

April 12, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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Javelina and deer roamed the property, and its first clubhouse was a ranch house, with a little pool in back.

April 12, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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Bonnie Henry : Serenaded by a mop? No thanks

It took me awhile, but I finally got used to people talking into thin air.

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Forget the rustic setting, the sunset barbecues, the cowboy tunes wafting out from the bar. • There's only one sure way to know if you're at a real dude ranch — and it hits you the minute you get out of your car. • It's the pungent, unforgettable odor of manure. Without it, there are no hors…

March 29, 2009 12:00 am

Bonnie Henry : The beauty of spring is but a harbinger of heat

They swooped and swilled like drunks at last call:

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Think of it as high school musical chairs.

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Bonnie Henry : Pueblo's first principal fondly recalls the details

Bonnie Henry : Pueblo's first principal fondly recalls the details

Think of it as high school musical chairs.

March 15, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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Bonnie Henry : Wish I'd thought of these money-saving tips

For every downside, there's an upside. That's why we have divorce lawyers and undertakers.

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Bonnie Henry: R.I.P., Pontiac - we won't forget our cool '65 GTO

"Wa-wa, wa, wa, wa, wa, wa, wa."

March 01, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

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