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January 1, 2006 | Rosemary McClure, Times Staff Writer
I was disappointed. I had checked into Loews Ventana Canyon Resort hoping for a room with a city view. The lights would be beautiful at night in the clear desert air, I thought. But my room was tucked into the back of the 398-room hotel, facing the Santa Catalina Mountains. I had arrived late on an October day just in time for sunset. The flaming red sky I saw from my window was nice, but I still craved city lights. Until the next morning, that is, when I walked out onto my third-floor patio.
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December 9, 2009 | By Diane Pucin
It starts now. In December, on snowy mountain roads around Tucson with his graying, balding posse riding shotgun, Lance Armstrong is back at it, all in, no doubts, head of a new cycling team but with the same goal as always -- to win the Tour de France. Seven-time Tour de France winner Armstrong, 38, has gathered seven of the men who rode with him in last year's comeback. He also has a dynamic young nemesis, a Spaniard named Alberto Contador, a 26-year-old who has won four Grand Tours, including the Tour de France twice, and who is unafraid to say that he's not a fan of Armstrong the man or the teammate.
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TRAVEL
April 8, 2001 | LISA MARLOWE, Lisa Marlowe is a freelance writer based in Malibu
As Sabino Creek wound down the canyon in come-hither curves, two boys dangled their skinny legs over a ledge as they caught their breath between dives. Then they stood up side by side and leaped into the deep pool below, surfacing with yelps of exhilaration. I briefly felt an urge to take the plunge, but I settled for a 10-minute dip of the toes. In a spot of such beauty-a place that turned out to be the highlight of a restful and relaxing weekend-I needed no other thrill.
NATIONAL
October 28, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Convicted sniper Lee Boyd Malvo confessed to police that he and cohort John Allen Muhammad were responsible for the 2002 killing of a 60-year-old man on a Tucson golf course, authorities said. "He admitted to the killing of Jerry Taylor," said Capt. Bill Richards, a Tucson police commander. Richards said Malvo spoke to Tucson officers who visited him in jail in Montgomery County, Md. He has immunity from prosecution in the case.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 25, 1990 | JOHN HENKEN
Forget cowboys and retirees. Tucson in winter may not rival Paris in spring as an image for sophisticated escape, but it's not all rodeos and golf, either. Tucsonans point out with pride that their city is one of the few in this country with a resident symphony and ballet, opera and theater companies. It has a wide range of museums and galleries and at this time of the year--between snowfalls--crisp, clean air and implausibly vivid sunsets. Tucson also has a new, ambitious arts festival.
TRAVEL
November 22, 1998 | LUCRETIA BINGHAM, Bingham is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer
A perfect hybrid of cowboy, Latino and Indian, Tucson is the real Southwest. In the barrio historico, the dusty adobe walls, the piercingly blue sky, the pepper trees, the lavender doors evoke not only the historic West but also Mexico, which is truly just a long horse ride away over empty mountain passes and saguaro-studded plains. I had come alone to Tucson to explore its secondhand stores and historic downtown, and had made reservations at the downtown Arizona Inn.
NATIONAL
June 17, 2004 | From Associated Press
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.
TRAVEL
December 18, 1994 | ERIC MANKIN, Mankin is a Los Angeles-based free-lance writer. and
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.
NEWS
August 12, 1995 | From Associated Press
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.
BUSINESS
April 29, 1988 | Associated Press
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.
TRAVEL
January 1, 2006 | Rosemary McClure, Times Staff Writer
I was disappointed. I had checked into Loews Ventana Canyon Resort hoping for a room with a city view. The lights would be beautiful at night in the clear desert air, I thought. But my room was tucked into the back of the 398-room hotel, facing the Santa Catalina Mountains. I had arrived late on an October day just in time for sunset. The flaming red sky I saw from my window was nice, but I still craved city lights. Until the next morning, that is, when I walked out onto my third-floor patio.
NATIONAL
June 17, 2004 | From Associated Press
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.
SPORTS
June 10, 2001 | DAVID GINSBURG, ASSOCIATED PRESS
For the first time in years, Albert Belle has the entire spring and summer to do as he pleases. Instead of plotting ways to solve opposing pitchers, he's enjoying another sport. Pushed out of baseball in March because of a degenerative right hip, Belle has spent much of his free time on the golf course. The former slugger hasn't been in contact with many of his former peers, although recently he made a surprise phone call to Chicago White Sox manager Jerry Manuel.
TRAVEL
April 8, 2001 | LISA MARLOWE, Lisa Marlowe is a freelance writer based in Malibu
As Sabino Creek wound down the canyon in come-hither curves, two boys dangled their skinny legs over a ledge as they caught their breath between dives. Then they stood up side by side and leaped into the deep pool below, surfacing with yelps of exhilaration. I briefly felt an urge to take the plunge, but I settled for a 10-minute dip of the toes. In a spot of such beauty-a place that turned out to be the highlight of a restful and relaxing weekend-I needed no other thrill.
TRAVEL
November 22, 1998 | LUCRETIA BINGHAM, Bingham is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer
A perfect hybrid of cowboy, Latino and Indian, Tucson is the real Southwest. In the barrio historico, the dusty adobe walls, the piercingly blue sky, the pepper trees, the lavender doors evoke not only the historic West but also Mexico, which is truly just a long horse ride away over empty mountain passes and saguaro-studded plains. I had come alone to Tucson to explore its secondhand stores and historic downtown, and had made reservations at the downtown Arizona Inn.
NEWS
February 11, 1989 | JOHN DART, Times Religion Writer
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.
TRAVEL
March 22, 1998 | JOHN McKINNEY, McKinney writes the Travel section's weekly Hiking column and is the author of the just-published "Day Hiker's Guide to California's State Parks" (Olympus Press)
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.
TRAVEL
March 22, 1998 | JOHN McKINNEY, McKinney writes the Travel section's weekly Hiking column and is the author of the just-published "Day Hiker's Guide to California's State Parks" (Olympus Press)
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.
NEWS
August 12, 1995 | From Associated Press
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.
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