Ocean liner in distress, soon to be scrapped

Ocean liner in distress, soon to be scrapped

Despite valiant fundraising efforts and an imaginative public outreach, the caretakers of what has been called “America’s flag ship” say that unless they raise adequate money for her upkeep, the historic SS United States must be sold for scrap. The group seeks a permanent home for the 990-foot long vessel, and potential commercial redevelopment. “The […]

Eric Peters: 2016 Lexus ES350

Eric Peters: 2016 Lexus ES350

By Eric Peters Why does Lexus sell so many ES350s? Probably for the same reasons Toyota sells so many Camrys. Oops! The cat just jetted out of the bag… . Yes. It’s true. The ES350 and the Camry are related … in the same way that Eric and Julia Roberts are related. One’s just a […]

NASA releases plan outlining next steps in the journey to Mars

NASA releases plan outlining next steps in the journey to Mars

From NASA NASA is leading our nation and the world on a journey to Mars, and last Thursday the agency released a detailed outline of that plan in its report, “NASA’s Journey to Mars: Pioneering Next Steps in Space Exploration.” “NASA is closer to sending American astronauts to Mars than at any point in our […]

Bob Garver: “Pan” movie review

Bob Garver: “Pan” movie review

By Bob Garver “Pan,” the well-meaning prequel to “Peter Pan,” already has a reputation as one of the biggest critical and commercial flops of the year. Honestly, it’s not that bad. The kids at my screening actually seemed to be eating it up. I almost want to give it a good review to somewhat balance […]

‘Christian Human Rights’ book review

‘Christian Human Rights’ book review

By Andrew Evans Back in 2010, a headline hit the news wires that caused something of a stir: “Brussels Declares Vacation Time a Human Right,” blared one item. Some ambitious European technocrat had decided that everybody, simply by being human, has an inalienable right to jet off to Mallorca and sit on the beach for […]

Travel industry focus shift on ‘senior travel’

Travel industry focus shift on ‘senior travel’

  Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner Nearly all marketing is directed to those socio-economic groups that marketers think have the disposal income to purchase the products. That has been an advertising maxim for decades. There seems to be a shift taking place in the travel industry, though. Travel companies have been marketing to millennials […]

Ecotourism now endangers wildlife as visitors scramble for remote experiences

Ecotourism now endangers wildlife as visitors scramble for remote experiences

Swimming with rare sea creatures, exploring a lonely oasis in Egypt or the Nordic tundra: Ecotourism in distant and remote spots around the planet is popular indeed with tourists and tour guides alike. The animals, not so much, perhaps. Protected areas around the globe are being inundated – tourists make 8 billion visits a year […]

TusCon 42 Sci-Fi Convention for Halloween Weekend 2015

TusCon 42 Sci-Fi Convention for Halloween Weekend 2015

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner Tucson Arizona’s own Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Convention, known as “TusCon,” has brought together another amazing lineup of guests and activities for its 42nd annual nonprofit convention. This year TusCon is proud to announce New York Times bestselling/multiple-award winning Sci-Fi/Fantasy author Seanan McGuire as Author Guest of Honor […]

California bans ‘Redskins’ nickname for public schools

California bans ‘Redskins’ nickname for public schools

California will no longer permit public schools to use “Redskins” as a nickname or mascot under a bill signed Sunday by Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown. The California Racial Mascots Act, which makes the state the first to ban “Redskins,” is believed to affect only four high schools. The measure goes into effect Jan. 1, 2017, […]

Payne and Moore lead ground game as Aztecs football smashes Scottsdale

Payne and Moore lead ground game as Aztecs football smashes Scottsdale

PCC football. Photo courtesy of the Aztec Press. By Raymond Suarez / PCC Sports The Pima Community College football team (5-2) snapped a two-game skid on Saturday at Scottsdale Community College. Sophomores Wesley Payne (Mountain Pointe HS) Donovan Moore (Tucson Magnet HS) were the difference makers on the ground as they each scored two rushing […]