Year: 2005

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A tough act to follow

April 7, 2005

By John-Thomas Long “He is the friend of the sick, the friend of the poor and the friend of the little.  We think of him as our father.”  –  A group of Indian men in St. Peters Square, showing support for the pope before he died. In the 2000-year history of the Roman Catholic Church, […]

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Pima athletes not tested for steroids due to cost

April 7, 2005

By Joshua Bracamonte     In Major League Baseball and the National Football League, steroid allegations have been the “hot topic” recently. The professional athletes who are being named include the likes of Barry Bonds and Jason Giambi. They are not only doing damage to their bodies and paying the consequences through the eyes of […]

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Farewell to Hunter Thompson

March 3, 2005

By Justyn Dillingham     America has lost its greatest writer. That might sound like absurd hyperbole, and maybe it is. But since Hunter S. Thompson was the undisputed master of absurd hyperbole, it seems all too fitting. Thompson, who was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head in his Colorado home […]

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Professor has right to his opinion

February 10, 2005

By Justyn Dillingham     George Orwell once said that if freedom of speech means anything, it means the freedom to tell people what they don’t want to hear. This is not the kind of maxim that would have endeared Orwell to some Americans, especially those who are currently roasting Ward Churchill, the University of […]

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Letter to the Editor: Red and Blue

February 10, 2005

Red and Blue What do you think of when you hear the word “red” or “blue?” For many Americans, until the last Presidential election, these terms were nothing more than colors.  Enter CNN and FOX News and now they are battle lines, as clearly drawn as the North and South states borders in 1860.    We publish […]

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Aztec Press reviews Hotel Rwanda

January 13, 2005

‘We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families’ by Steven Stehle   Imagine you are trapped in a hotel for weeks with no water or electricity along with everyone you know and care about, the entire country is overrun by madmen with machetes who want to kill people like […]

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Tune out “White Noise” Movie Review

January 13, 2005

by Steven Stehle   Earthquakes, tsunamis, terrorists—these are some of the things that worry people from day to day. It’s scary stuff. Then you have the falling dollar, vastly overpriced gasoline, disappearing Social Security. Some people are even afraid of gay marriage. Not to worry, my friend. Universal Pictures has the answer. The new movie […]

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Bush squanders good will opportunity

January 13, 2005

By Justyn Dillingham The world is still – literally – ringing from the aftermath of last month’s tsunami, an apocalyptic earthquake-generated tidal wave that swept through southern Asia and killed more than 150,000 people. Chilling images of the tragedy, which struck 13 countries around the Indian Ocean, were broadcast around the globe. It soon became clear […]

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