Bill Tatro: Jobs – then and now

Bill Tatro: Jobs – then and now

By Bill Tatro When WWII ended a new 800lb gorilla took center stage. It was called the United States of America. The industrial might of Germany, Japan and even the Empire where the sun never sets, Great Britain, were simply shadows of once great powers. The world had to be rebuilt and the United States […]

Phil Richardson: Star Wars nostalgia

Phil Richardson: Star Wars nostalgia

By Phil Richardson Really? Were we first introduced to Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Darth Vader, Chewbacca, C-3PO, Obe-Wan Kenobi and later dozens of other ageless characters such as Yoda—all spawned in the brain of genius George Lucas and his team, beginning 38 years ago? This flashback was inspired by a teaser commercial for […]

Softball ‘Cats advance to Super Regional and LSU

Softball ‘Cats advance to Super Regional and LSU

  By Danny Martinez / UA Sports Information Office Chelsea Suitos tripled with one out in the bottom of the eighth — her first career three-bagger — and scored on a Kellie Fox single to give Arizona a wild 7-6 comeback victory and send the Wildcats to a berth in a Super Regional at Baton […]

PCC men’s golf finish 14th at NJCAA Nationals

PCC men’s golf finish 14th at NJCAA Nationals

PCC golfer David Rauer (Cienega HS) finished tied for 25th place in the individual standings after he shot a four-day score of 298 (75-76-70-77). Photo/PCC Athletics By Raymond Suarez / PCC Sports Information Office The Pima Community College men’s golf team closed out play in the NJCAA National Championship on Friday at the Sand Creek […]

Fourth-Ranked Bruins complete sweep of Wildcats

Fourth-Ranked Bruins complete sweep of Wildcats

David Berg pitched a five-out save to seal UCLA’s victory. Photo/UCLA Athletics By Blair Willis / UA Sports Infomration Office LOS ANGELES – The fourth-ranked UCLA baseball team clinched the Pac-12 Conference title as the Bruins polished off a three-game sweep of Arizona with a 5-2 victory Sunday afternoon at Jackie Robinson Stadium. The Bruins […]

Pilgrim captures NJCAA National Championship in high jump

Pilgrim captures NJCAA National Championship in high jump

Kaysee Pilgrim (Goldwater HS) closed out her Pima career with her third NJCAA National Championship; her first outdoor season national title in the high jump. She sealed it with a mark of 5-feet, 9 inches earning her First Team NJCAA All-American status. Photo/Pima Athletics. By Raymond Suarez / PCC Sports Information Office The Pima Community […]

National Guard: NFL contracts never meant to pay for troop salutes

National Guard: NFL contracts never meant to pay for troop salutes

The Minnesota Vikings were paid $605,000 in taxpayer money by the U.S. Department of Defense from 2011 to 2014 for salutes to the military and other advertising. (Associated Press) May 13, 2015 Christopher Baxter Posted with permission from NJ.com Republish Reprint TRENTON — The federal National Guard’s contracts with the NFL and other sports groups […]

Tombstone founder Ed Schieffelin was a true Western hero

Tombstone founder Ed Schieffelin was a true Western hero

By Scott Dyke Often history, written or otherwise, misses the mark. Tombstone is a perfect example. The very mention of the town unleashes thoughts of the intrepid Wyatt Earp and the gunfight. Sure, that sells. But the real hero is Ed Schieffelin. Now who in the blue blazes is that guy? Well, he started the […]

Old West history, May 18 – 20

Old West history, May 18 – 20

Map showing the area of the “Warren Massacre.” Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner May 18 1868- Colorado Territory- Fort Morgan is abandoned and its troops are moved to Fort Laramie in the Dakota Territory. 1871- Salt Creek, Texas- the “Warren Massacre” takes place when a mixed band of 150 Kiowa and Comanche lead by […]

Google’s Pony Express & an objectivist theory of video games

Google’s Pony Express & an objectivist theory of video games

By Laurie Rice / FEE Around midnight on April 14th, 1860, the rider on the first westbound run of the Pony Express clattered into San Francisco, California, on his horse. The mail he carried had been borne at a gallop across the desert of the American West. He was the last rider in a ten-day […]