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SPORTS ANALYSIS: Women’s World Cup deserves more respect

SPORTS ANALYSIS: Women’s World Cup deserves more respect

By MICHAEL ANDERSON The Men’s World Cup soccer tournament is the most popular sporting event in the world, and with good reason. It is a true world championship, as soccer is played everywhere on the planet. Rabid fans the world over obsess over it, but this enthusiasm hasn’t extended to the Women’s World Cup. I’d […]

Stacc Styles anchors Optic City All Stars

Stacc Styles anchors Optic City All Stars

By MICHAEL ANDERSON Neither Stacc Styles nor Greg Sacks are Tucson natives, but both rappers are proud to call the Old Pueblo home. Their band name, Optic City All Stars, refers to Tucson’s position as an internationally important manufacturer of optics. Styles, aka Aaron Tacker, was born in Conroe, Texas. He bounced around the west […]

REMEMBERING PEARL HARBOR: 1941 bombing sends volunteer to South Pacific

REMEMBERING PEARL HARBOR: 1941 bombing sends volunteer to South Pacific

By MICHAEL ANDERSON It was just another Sunday night and New Jersey teenager Sheldon Coudray was at a party with friends when they heard the news. Pearl Harbor had been bombed.   The date was Dec. 7, 1941.   Many boys in Coudray’s Plainfield neighborhood rushed off to join the Marines. He stayed in high […]