June 17, 2004 |
Claiming plaintiffs in sexual abuse cases are demanding more money than can be offered, officials of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson said Wednesday they were considering a bankruptcy filing. An attorney for alleged victims dismissed the talk as a tactic to gain community sympathy and delay litigation. Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas said bankruptcy could be the only way to handle the 19 cases alleging sexual abuse by clergy pending against the diocese.
December 18, 1994 |
We wanted to get out to the desert. Usually that means just driving east, but an interesting arithmetic had presented itself. The round-trip fare to Tucson for two people, with tax, was $158 on Morris Air, thanks to an accompanying passenger discount. (Morris has since been bought by Southwest Airlines, which offers a similar round-trip for two for about $120.) Budget offered people showing airline tickets a special weekend rate of $20.50 per day on larger-than-juice-can rental cars.
August 12, 1995 |
A storm with wind gusting to 76 m.p.h. dumped hail and more than three inches of rain on Tucson, causing flash floods that killed at least one person and left 11 motorists stranded in raging waters. The storm that spun off Hurricane Flossie struck during the afternoon rush hour. Flossie moved into the open Pacific on Friday after veering past Baja California. The storm also knocked out power to a wide area in and around the city, the Tucson Electric Power Co. said.
April 29, 1988 |
A package of incentives and information put together by local business and political leaders has been presented to Hughes Aircraft Co. officials in an attempt to entice the company to consolidate the operations of its Missile Systems Group in Tucson. The community proposal includes $4 million in road improvements and academic assistance by the University of Arizona. It was presented Wednesday by Mayor Tom Volgy, UA President Henry Koffler and Pima County Supervisors Chairman Sam Lena.
February 11, 1989 |
The Los Angeles Roman Catholic Archdiocese said it will buy two Catholic cemeteries in Tucson for $3.9 million as part of an effort to rescue the financially ailing diocese in southern Arizona. The cemeteries will be operated by the Los Angeles archdiocese, but a spokesman for Los Angeles Archbishop Roger M. Mahony said this week that the agreement calls for the Tucson diocese to repurchase the facilities for the same amount when financially feasible.
March 22, 1998 |
Whoever said, "the earth laughs in flowers" wasn't kidding, I mused, as we witnessed the purple sand verbena shimmering in the desert breeze. It was the second week in March, and the wildflower spectacle along DiGiorgio Road in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park seemed to ridicule the desert's austerity. Our family laughed along with the flowers. Sophia, 6, shucked her hiking boots and wiggled her toes in the blooms. Daniel, 1, frolicked among the desert primrose.