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Cheers to jazz singer Peggy King who celebrates her 89th birthday on February 16. She hails from Greensburg, PA and performed in high school musicals ('Kiss Me Kate'), then onto radio ('Dragnet'), Big Band singer (Charlie Spivak, Ralph Flanagan, Harry James, Percy Faith orchestras), TV (The …

I listened to several interviews with Liam Neeson, an actor I respect for his talent. He spoke about the rage he felt 40 years ago when a loved one was brutally attacked. The rage he felt was intense. The victim said a person of color was the attacker. In his state of rage he hoped he would …

These days, only 1 in 10 people donate blood, yet the need is constant and critical. If you call yourself a citizen and patriot, get moving. Your fellow citizens are depending on you. This is a real national crisis. If you are eligible, please donate. You will feel so GOOD! Take action. Get …

Back in 1990, Pierson Middle School in Nogales conducted a school wide showcase known as Christmas Spectacular. Through trials and tribulations, my 8th grade ESL students performed a mariachi musical selection in front of a live audience of 500 people. "La Charreada" was their selected song …

My wife and I toured in North Europe last fall. I noticed that the countries we visited were very clean. There was no trash on the streets or sidewalks. Tucson is not clean. I walk around town a lot and I see trash everywhere. Fellow community members, please pick up after yourself and help …

Watching the destructive, ugly and hateful behavior of my fellow citizens has me wishing we could "Make AMERICANS Great Again."

I love the authors optimism and heart felt words. I'm 70 years old. I've lived out most of my " future". Many ups and downs. As I have grown older my spiritual life has taken on more importance. My relationship with God has grown stronger and is the reason for my well being. I fear for peopl…

I was having lunch at a Northwest side chain restaurant the other day and needed to use the "facilities." I left that area to tell the hostess that there was no more toilet paper in the two stalls. She thanked me profusely for letting her know and for being so calm and nice about it... What?…

I wish to recognize two of your paper carriers, David and Michele Boykin. They do good for your paper, they are the best. My paper is always on time, on cold and rainy days it was on my porch right next to my door. I sent them a little gift at Christmas and received a beautiful thank you car…

The article “Liberals and conservatives made peace at a university” caught my eye on Sunday (12/23/18). The study cleverly helped people of different political opinions listen to each other for a short time, without engaging in verbal death fights. I’ve published in that same scientific jour…

Holiday presents have been opened and family and friends have been thanked. But there is one group of unsung heroes who also deserve our gratitude — members of the U.S. Postal Service. As I stood in a long line a over the holidays at the Desert Foothills Station, I observed folks ahead of me…

I saw the Ben's Bells article on Hannah Sainz from Gale Elementary. She was my daughters second-grade teacher. My daughter has ADHD and other behavioral issues and had been through some life changes during the year she was in Mrs. Sainz class. She was an absolute wonderful teacher, she alway…

Thank You to the community of Tucson and the organizers of the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl for your great hospitality and an awesome trip. As a alumni and fan of the Nevada Wolf Pack, I've attended bowl games in other cities over the years but the Arizona Bowl bowl is cut above the rest. I …

I always enjoy the Daily Star's annual holiday gifts to readers, and my favorite is always the page of Christmas gift wrap, so I was delighted with your decision this year to print a different gift wrap for each gift day. I also appreciated that every page highlighted a different local artis…

“Peace on earth, good will toward men.” Why is it that during the month of December we work so hard to focus on peace and love? Why do we feel love is best expressed in a present wrapped in paper? Why don’t we wrap our loved ones in our arms with a hug? Surely, a loving hug is worth RETURNIN…

Today’s commercialized Santa Claus is a distant “ho ho ho” from Saint Nicholas, the fourth century bishop from Turkey who inspired the portly bearded fellow. The original “Santa” defended church doctrine and was recognized as a patron of children. Today’s Santa still brings joy to many and w…

Our words and deeds have consequences; we reap what we sow. 2018 has been a year of increased distress forced on our natural habitat, Biosphere 1, by our negligence, greed and arrogance seen in the heightened emission of CO2 and extreme climate-caused disasters, also a year of intensified cr…