Day: February 9, 2012

Author ‘born with history gene’

February 9, 2012

By STEVE CHOICE Local historian Jim Turner didn’t always know he had a future in the past. Looking back now, he believes it was in his blood all along. “I was born with the history gene,” said Turner, 62. “Some people have imaginations that make them want to understand how we got here, and I’m […]

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Pro soccer teams training in Tucson

February 9, 2012

  By ROBERTO AVENDAÑO   The excitement of Major League Soccer is coming to Tucson for the 2012 Desert Diamond Cup, which will be held at Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium between Feb. 22 and March 3. After years of hosting Major League Baseball preseasons, Tucson will now host professional soccer teams. Teams participating in the […]

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Tucson hosting birthday bash

February 9, 2012

By VANESSA AVILA Downtown Tucson will host a three-day celebration Feb. 10-12 to mark the 100th anniversary of Arizona’s statehood. Festivities include concerts, movies, dances, carnival rides, interactive activities for children, a car show, historical re-enactments and food vendors. Eight downtown museums will offer free admission on Saturday. The celebration gets underway Friday at 4 […]

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Women open season Feb. 15

February 9, 2012

By MYLO ERICKSON  The Pima Community College women’s golf team will open it season at a tournament in Phoenix on Feb. 15-16. Chandler-Gilbert Community College will host the tourney at Toka Sticks Golf Course. Toka Sticks is actually an old Air Force base’s golf course. Head coach Bill Nicol said the course has an uncomplicated […]

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Gem & Mineral Shows Tucson Ariz.

February 9, 2012

by CELESTE ORENDAIN        

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Men’s coach names four of six players to team

February 9, 2012

By MYLO ERICKSON Pima Community College men’s golf head coach Grant Waltke is excited to get this season swinging. “I’m looking forward to see how the guys play as a team,” he said. Waltke has officially named four of the six players who will travel to tournament matches this year. They are Adam Ortiz, Steven […]

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Players get ball rolling

February 9, 2012

By LYNDAJOE ECHERIVEL Pima Community College’s baseball team got their bats swings in a weekend-long tournament in Las Vegas, Feb. 2-3. To close out the second day of the tournament, the Aztecs played back-to-back games against Utah State University-College of Eastern Utah and College of Southern Nevada. In the Sunday game against USU-Eastern, Pima beat […]

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Pima women striking out the competition

February 9, 2012

By AMY ZAMBRANO   Pima Community College softball team is shining as they push their PCC record to 205-60. The Aztecs faced Eastern Arizona College on  Feb. 7, winning one of the two-game series. Sophomore Marina Contreras was marked as the losing pitcher in the first game, but struck out 10. Pima came back in […]

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Aztecs drop tough game

February 9, 2012

By ANDRIA SKANSE   The Pima Community College’s men’s basketball season has been anything but a slam-dunk. The Aztecs lost a tough battle on the road against Tohono O’odham Community College 98-90, on Feb. 7. After trailing 49-39 at halftime, the Aztecs fought back and closed the gap in the second half. However, they were unable to […]

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Pima contracts under scrutiny

February 9, 2012

By KYLE WASSON Pima Community College spokesperson C.J. Karamargin says the college “acted in its best interest” by pay a consultant more than $300,000 from taxpayer funds without going out for bids.   PCC officials did not follow college policies and standard practices when they hired Wisconsin resident John Crnokrak (pronounced sir-no-crack), an Arizona Daily […]

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Try these ideas for Valentine’s Day

February 9, 2012

By CELESTE ORENDAIN Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Here are some suggestions for romantic celebrations. Gift suggestions for the one you love Ladies: If you don’t know what your special guy likes, get him something he can wear or eat. After all, they say the best way to a man’s heart is through […]

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Forever alone on Valentine’s Day

February 9, 2012

By THOMAS F. JOHNSON This article is for those of us who are too shy, too creepy, too autistic, too fat, too ugly or some combination of the above to have ever been in a real relationship, even if we desperately want one. Here are some things you can do to temporarily conceal the gaping […]

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Gamers gather at Desert Vista

February 9, 2012

By CELESTE ORENDAIN  The Gamer Club at Pima Community College’s Desert Vista campus offers a place for students to relax from all the hard work and stress they deal with in school.    Chandler Ramirez started the club in the fall of 2010, and was the club’s first president.    Portia Thompson, the current president, […]

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Don’t change the channel, commercials are on

February 9, 2012

By ANDRIA SKANSE It’s the end of the first quarter and you start to change the channel to avoid the usual advertisements. Wait! Your friend sitting next to you is ONLY watching the big game to see the commercials. That’s right, it’s Super Bowl time. More than 100 million people tuned in last weekend to […]

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