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Eric Oja and Alex McMahon

Eric Oja and Alex McMahon

Erik Oja hits an approach shot during a practice round on April 24, 2014.

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Amphi HS Football Mugs

Amphi HS Football Mugs

Taylor John

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Bus stop

Bus stop

The streetcar’s arrival this summer marked an end to years of detours and torn-up streets. In its first two months, the system averages 4,100 rides a day.

September 19, 2014 4:32 pm
SunLink Street Car Stop

SunLink Street Car Stop

The No. 6 bus that stops here, at East Broadway and Fourth Avenue, would take the author where he’s going, but he heads instead for the imperfect Plaza Centro streetcar stop, on a heavily used sidewalk where Broadway meets Toole Avenue and East Congress Street.

September 19, 2014 4:31 pm
Entomology Collection

Entomology Collection

Gene Hall now manages the 2 million specimens in the UA Insect Collection. “People are really curious about what’s in their house, what’s eating their vegetables, what’s eating their flowers,” he says.

September 19, 2014 3:55 pm
Entomology Collection

Entomology Collection

A sampling of insects from around the world, part of the UA’s collection of 2 million.

September 19, 2014 3:55 pm
Baby elephant debut

Baby elephant debut

Semba and her new baby present themselves for the crowd at Reid Park Zoo on Thursday, September 19, 2014, one day before her 1 month birthday. The baby stayed out from from 8:30-11:30 am. Photo taken Friday, September 19, 2014.

September 19, 2014 11:53 am
Baby elephant debut

Baby elephant debut

The new baby elephant stays close to mom Semba for the crowd their debut at Reid Park Zoo on Thursday, September 19, 2014, one day before her 1 month birthday. The baby stayed out from from 8:30-11:30 am. Photo taken Friday, September 19, 2014.

September 19, 2014 11:54 am
Baby elephant debut

Baby elephant debut

The new baby elephant stays close to mom Semba for the crowd their debut at Reid Park Zoo on Thursday, September 19, 2014, one day before her 1 month birthday. The baby stayed out from from 8:30-11:30 am. Photo taken Friday, September 19, 2014

September 19, 2014 11:54 am
Baby elephant debut

Baby elephant debut

The new baby elephant stays close to mom Semba as her big brother Sundzu passes by with some food at Reid Park Zoo on Thursday, September 19, 2014, one day before her 1 month birthday. The baby stayed out from from 8:30-11:30 am. Photo taken Friday, September 19, 2014.

September 19, 2014 11:54 am
Baby elephant debut

Baby elephant debut

The new baby elephant sounds off to dad, Mabu, at right with mom Sembaat left at Reid Park Zoo on Thursday, September 19, 2014, one day before her 1 month birthday. The baby stayed out from from 8:30-11:30 am. Photo taken Friday, September 19, 2014.

September 19, 2014 11:54 am
Baby elephant debut

Baby elephant debut

The new baby elephant eats with mom Semba at Reid Park Zoo on Thursday, September 19, 2014, one day before her 1 month birthday. The baby stayed out from from 8:30-11:30 am. Photo taken Friday, September 19, 2014.

September 19, 2014 11:53 am
Baby elephant debut

Baby elephant debut

The new baby elephant is dwarfed by mom's trunkat Reid Park Zoo on Thursday, September 19, 2014, one day before her 1 month birthday. The baby stayed out from from 8:30-11:30 am. Photo taken Friday, September 19, 2014.

September 19, 2014 11:53 am
Baby elephant debut

Baby elephant debut

Visitor Michelle Livingston wears a baby elephant on her hat at the debut of the new elephant calf at Reid Park Zoo on Thursday, September 19, 2014, one day before her 1 month birthday. The baby stayed out from from 8:30-11:30 am. Photo taken Friday, September 19, 2014.

September 19, 2014 11:53 am
Baby elephant debut

Baby elephant debut

The new baby elephant stays close to mom Semba as they make their way through the grass at Reid Park Zoo on Thursday, September 19, 2014, one day before her 1 month birthday. The baby stayed out from from 8:30-11:30 am. Photo taken Friday, September 19, 2014.

September 19, 2014 11:53 am
Baby elephant debut

Baby elephant debut

A good sized crowd turned out for the debut of the new baby elephant at Reid Park Zoo on Thursday, September 19, 2014, one day before her 1 month birthday. The baby stayed out from from 8:30-11:30 am. Photo taken Friday, September 19, 2014

September 19, 2014 11:53 am
Baby elephant debut

Baby elephant debut

The new baby elephant debuted at Reid Park Zoo this morning one day before her 1 month birthday. She debuted with her mom, Semba and stayed out from 8:30-11:30 am. Photo taken Friday, September 19, 2014.

September 19, 2014 11:53 am
Whipping Childhood Cancer

Whipping Childhood Cancer

Ron Medvescek / Arizona Daily StarCarla Goodhart, right, responds to the pie in the face delivered from cancer patient Bryce Taylor, 15, Thursday at the UA’s Diamond Children’s Center. Young cancer patients got the opportunity to toss a whipped cream pie in the faces of some of the oncology …

September 18, 2014 3:37 pm
Entomology Collection

Entomology Collection

Collections Manager Gene Hall has done extensive research on the Feather Winged Beetle. This is a vile full of the insects the size of a comma on this tiny types. They are the smallest of th beetles measuring between 0.25 and 1 mm. There are two between the comma and the 7 on the label as we…

September 18, 2014 11:48 am
Entomology Collection

Entomology Collection

Gene Hall has done extensive research on the Feather Winged Beetle. This is a drawing of the insect as seen under a microscope. It was given to Hall by his college professor David Maddison.

September 18, 2014 11:51 am
Entomology Collection

Entomology Collection

Feather Winged Beetle are the smallest of the beetles measuring between 0.25 and 1 mm. They are displayed on the left tip if the white pieces of paper pinned to the labels indicating their location of collection.

September 18, 2014 11:52 am
Entomology Collection

Entomology Collection

This beetle, part of the research collection at the University of Arizona Department of Entomology was collected in 1959. The collection has insects dating back to the 1880s.

September 18, 2014 11:48 am
Entomology Collection

Entomology Collection

Gene Hall, examines a specimen to determine what it is. The specimen was sent from Flagstaff where it was found boring holes in the sliver of wood flooring to the left. Part of his job is researching different samples of insects for further study or control.

September 18, 2014 11:45 am
Entomology Collection

Entomology Collection

A detail of a Japanese Giant Hornet and Miniscule Wasps that are displayed on the left edge of the paper triangles at right.

September 18, 2014 11:44 am
Entomology Collection

Entomology Collection

Although these are all scarab beetles, no individual specimen is exactly alike.

September 18, 2014 11:47 am
Entomology Collection

Entomology Collection

Colorful scarab beetles, Chrysina Quetzalcoatli, are part of the collection at the University of Arizona Department of Entomology

September 18, 2014 11:46 am
Entomology Collection

Entomology Collection

Gene Hall, Collections Manager at the University of Arizona Department of Entomology's Museum Research Collection, poses in the stacks with a small sampling of the more than 2 million insects in the collection.

September 18, 2014 11:43 am
Phenology Days

Phenology Days

The LI-4600 Portable Photosynthesis System employs a sensor head using infrared gas analysis to measure photosynthesis.

September 17, 2014 4:29 pm
Phenology Days

Phenology Days

University of Arizona graduate student Ian Shiach, right, uses a LI-4600 Portable Photosynthesis System to test a poplar tree leaf with research technician Amberly Neice, from Hiram College in Ohio. Shiach’s work at Biosphere 2 examines the effect of climate change on photosynthesis.

September 17, 2014 4:27 pm
Phenology Days

Phenology Days

Ian Shiach, pictured on the phenology trail at Biosphere 2 in Oracle, will lead a walk through the trail Sept. 28. The trail features four different types of desert plant life including yucca, mesquite, jojoba and ocotillo.

September 17, 2014 4:09 pm
Phenology Days

Phenology Days

The Phenology Trail at Biosphere 2 in Tucson, AZ. features four different types of desert plant life including this Yucca, Mesquite, Jojoba and Ocotillo. University of Arizona Graduate student Ian Shiach studies the effect of climate change on photosynthesis at Biosphere 2. He will lead a co…

September 17, 2014 4:10 pm
Phenology Days

Phenology Days

The LI-4600 Portable Photosynthesis System employs a sensor head using infrared gas analysis to measure photosynthesis at Ian Shiach’s poplar grove at Biosphere 2 in Tucson, AZ. The grove consists of 170 trees of 13 genotypes from around the country. He studies the effect of climate change o…

September 17, 2014 4:08 pm
Phenology Days

Phenology Days

The LI-4600 Portable Photosynthesis System readout displays the chemical makeup of the tested leaf under current conditions.

September 17, 2014 4:08 pm
Phenology Days

Phenology Days

The Phenology Trail at Biosphere 2 in Tucson, AZ. gives visitors a chance to be a Citizen Scientist and record delailed observations about the different types of desert plant life on the trail including Yucca, Mesquite, Jojoba and Ocotillo. University of Arizona Graduate student Ian Shiach s…

September 17, 2014 4:10 pm
Congress Street Bridge over Santa Cruz

Congress Street Bridge over Santa Cruz

The bridge at Congress Street over the Santa Cruz River looking north from the Cushing Street bridge in Tucson, AZ. Photo taken Tuesday, September 16, 2014.

September 16, 2014 6:11 pm
Train derailment near Picacho

Train derailment near Picacho

Workers from R. J. Coreman Derailment Services work to remove train cars from the Union Pacific tracks near the Picacho, AZ exit of westbound I-10. Thirty nine cars derailed from a 179 car Union Pacific train en route from Houston to Los Angeles late Monday night according to Zoe Richmond, D…

September 16, 2014 3:11 pm
Train derailment near Picacho

Train derailment near Picacho

Workers from R. J. Coreman Derailment Services work to remove train cars from the Union Pacific tracks near the Picacho, AZ exit of westbound I-10. Thirty nine cars derailed from a 179 car Union Pacific train en route from Houston to Los Angeles late Monday night according to Zoe Richmond, D…

September 16, 2014 3:11 pm
Train derailment near Picacho

Train derailment near Picacho

Heavy equipment is used to stabelize and maneuver the cars from the Union Pacific tracks near the Picacho, AZ exit of westbound I-10. Thirty nine cars derailed from a 179 car Union Pacific train en route from Houston to Los Angeles late Monday night according to Zoe Richmond, Director, Publi…

September 16, 2014 3:11 pm
Train derailment near Picacho

Train derailment near Picacho

Heavy equipment makes light work of tossing cars from the Union Pacific tracks near the Picacho, AZ exit of westbound I-10. The priority for the crews was to clear the tracks as soon as possible. Thirty nine cars derailed from a 179 car Union Pacific train en route from Houston to Los Angele…

September 16, 2014 3:11 pm
Train derailment near Picacho

Train derailment near Picacho

Cars lay alongside the Union Pacific tracks near the Picacho, AZ exit of westbound I-10. The priority for the crews was to clear the tracks as soon as possible. Once the tracks are cleared and traffic is moving the empty cars will be cut up and discarded from the scene. Thirty nine cars dera…

September 16, 2014 3:11 pm
Train derailment near Picacho

Train derailment near Picacho

Workers from R. J. Coreman Derailment Services work to remove train cars from the Union Pacific tracks near the Picacho, AZ exit of westbound I-10. Thirty nine cars derailed from a 179 car Union Pacific train en route from Houston to Los Angeles late Monday night according to Zoe Richmond, D…

September 16, 2014 3:11 pm
Train derailment near Picacho

Train derailment near Picacho

A worker from R. J. Coreman Derailment Services stands amid the debris from the Union Pacific derailment near the Picacho, AZ exit of westbound I-10. Thirty nine cars derailed from a 179 car Union Pacific train en route from Houston to Los Angeles late Monday night according to Zoe Richmond,…

September 16, 2014 3:11 pm
Train derailment near Picacho

Train derailment near Picacho

Workers with machinery and hand tools from R. J. Coreman Derailment Services work to remove train cars from the Union Pacific tracks near the Picacho, AZ exit of westbound I-10. Thirty nine cars derailed from a 179 car Union Pacific train en route from Houston to Los Angeles late Monday nigh…

September 16, 2014 3:11 pm
Union Pacific derailment

Union Pacific derailment

Workers from R. J. Corman Railroad Group work to remove rail cars and containers from the Union Pacific tracks near Picacho Peak on Tuesday.

September 16, 2014 3:12 pm
Train derailment

Train derailment

Union Pacific crews work Tuesday morning to clean up a derailment near Picacho Peak. Zoe Richmond of UP said crews will probably be working until 6pm to clear the tracks.

September 16, 2014 9:48 am
Train derailment

Train derailment

Union Pacific crews work early Tuesday to clear the tracks after an overnight derailment near Picacho Peak. The train crew slowed when encountering of all of rain and wind, according to UP. They lost 39 of 179 cars.

September 16, 2014 9:50 am
A Matter Of Balance

A Matter Of Balance

Phyllis and Ken Rigg follow along in the workbook during the classroom portion of A Matter of Balance class.

September 15, 2014 5:53 pm
A Matter Of Balance

A Matter Of Balance

Ken Rigg works on shoulder stretches by touching elbows.

September 15, 2014 5:53 pm
A Matter Of Balance

A Matter Of Balance

Standing calf and heal stretches get folks on their feet.

September 15, 2014 5:50 pm
A Matter Of Balance

A Matter Of Balance

Shelley Whitlatch, A Matter of Balance coach and master, center, leads a class in one of 41 stretches they perform.

September 15, 2014 5:51 pm

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