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Veteran Harry Hammond shows frustration with the Veterans Administration while talking about his experiences in dealing with his health issues during Saturday’s Agent Orange town hall meeting at the Sierra Vista United Methodist Church.
Vietnam veterans share effects of Agent Orange Many of them suffer from a variety of diseases SI ER R A V ISTA — Though the nation is acknowledging the 50th anniversary of the end of the war in Vietnam, the fighting is still not over as veterans and, now, t hei r chi ld ren a nd g r a ndch i ld r en , seek medical attention for the numerous critical maladies and cancers from exposure to Agent Orange. Though the war has been over for five decades, the impact of a decision to use 2 0 million gallons of an herbicide t h at c on t ai ned dioxi n a nd benzene, has left hund r e d s of t hou s a nd s of soldiers requiring medical attention, that now has been discovered to even have effected their children and grandchildren. I n a n ef for t to let Vietnam veterans know that there is help for them, the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), Chapter 1093, Sierra Vista, held a special town hall meeting to let local veterans know they are not a lone, that someone
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VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS OR ANY GROUPS, OR EVEN THE HUMAN RACE. THERE WERE PEOPLE WHO WANTED TO STEAL OUR VALOR. I FELT BETRAYED.’ DONALD HOLLAND FORMER U.S. MARINE still their backs. Bill Colberg, president of the local chapter, broug ht i n t wo VVA national activists from California, Jim Doyle and Zack Earp to offer Nam Vets the chance to voice their concerns and problems. Earp, who is a desc end a nt of Wyat t Earp, uses a walker these days and still carries nearly 200 pieces of shrapnel in his body.
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Larry Horton, left, comforts fellow Vietnam War veteran Tom Coffman during Saturday’s Agent Orange town hall at the Sierra Vista United Methodist Church. He suffers from Parkinson’s Disease and has had previous battles with prostrate cancer. His children have had serious health issues. One is dead from neurological problems that caused Grand Mal seizures. He was only 32. Doyle and Earp have done 90 town hall meetings across the country to garner attention to the continuing plight of those exposed to dioxin and benzene and how they can get help for t hem s elve s a nd their families by busting through bureaucracy and headi ng straight for Washington.. D.C. via their own U.S. representatives and senators. One by one, veterans stood and explained
UPCOMING EVENT The Thunder Mountain Marine Corps League Detachment 1283, meets Tuesday, June 24, at Old Cochise County Complex (Foothills and Highway 92). 7 p.m. All Marines or interested parties may attend.
their situations. Dona ld Hol la nd, for mer U.S. Marine, was diagnosed with tachycardia (when one’s heart beat rises above normal levels) and anxiety, and has suffered an ischemic stroke (a blood clot in the brain). “Marines aren’t supposed to complain,” Holland said in a choking voice. “After I got out, I didn’t want to be associated with the Veterans of Foreign Wars or any groups, or even the human race. There were people who wanted to steal our valor. I felt betrayed.” Hol la nd, holdi ng back tears and strugg l i n g to r et a i n h i s composu re of just
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BY DEREK JORDAN
S I E R R A V I S TA — Police are asking for anyone who may have witnessed an attack on a pedestrian by t h r e e men l at e Friday night to contact the Sierra Vista Police Department. A police sergeant said it was some time a f ter 10 p.m. when the 24-year-old victim was wa l ki ng a long Charleston Road near Cochise College when he was approached by three men in their early 20s. “They attacked this gentleman and beat him pretty b a d l y,” s a i d S g t . Sean Brownson. The attackers did not appea r to be a r med when t hey beat the victim into unconsciousness. When he awoke an
undetermined amount of time later, the victim found that he had been robbed of several personal items. The victim suffered cuts and bruises to his entire body, including his head and face, his a r ms, legs and his torso. T he victi m was able to provide only the most basic of det a i l s ab out hi s attackers. Two of them wer e de s c r ib e d a s bl ack m a le s we a r ing blue jeans with little or no facial hair and closely cropped hair. The third was a fair-skinned man i n hi s e a rly 2 0 s, possibly white. It does not appear at t hi s ti me t h at the victim was specifically targeted by the attackers. “We believe it was
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BENSON — A s a Senior Meals home deliver y volu nteer, Walter Frost spends T uesday, T hu rsday and Friday mornings delivering meals to senior citizens in the Sierra Vista area. “I’m retired and I really enjoy doing this,” said Frost, who has been delivering the meals to seniors for more than two years now. “I li ke helpi ng people and it’s very rewarding work. They’re always happy to see me a nd you can’t help but make f r iend s wit h t hese people.” Senior Meals, a program of Catholic Com-
munity Services, provides home delivered and congregate meals to elderly and disabled individuals on fixed incomes. About 150 seniors throughout northern Cochise County benefit from the program’s nutritionally balanced meals, delivered to each individual’s door by volunteers. In addition to the home deliveries, cong r e g at e me a l s a r e served at the senior c enters i n Sier r a Vista and Benson. L eisa Cot ten, t he senior nutrition prog r a m d i r e c t or for Catholic Community Ser vic es i n Sout heastern Arizona, says she’s grateful to all the volunteers that
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was standing in line at the pharmacy recently behind a senior citizen just as the conversation became heated. The short version is the co-pay on her medication just tripled in cost. When it was my turn, the pharmacy tech apologized for the loud outburst, but added this sort of thing is happening more and more frequently. At our office we get inquiries constantly about medical service denials, increasing costs at doctor’s offices, routine procedures, pharmacies and other forms of care. Was there a big change in policy? No, but Medicare billing errors do seem to have increased. Emphasis is on three keys words: ‘Medicare billing errors’. What can you do if you find that Medicare hasn’t paid enough — or at all — for a prescription drug, a doctor’s visit or a treatment that you needed? How can you rectify a Medicare billing error? What are your options if Medicare stops paying for a procedure or service it once covered? The answer to all of these questions
is: call our office and get help on how to file a Medicare Appeal. More than 70 percent ROWING RIZONA of Medicare appeals are BY RAMONA successful. MACMURTRIE While the HEALTH INSURANCE idea of filing ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS an appeal may appear COORDINATOR intimidating, the fact is an appeal is not complicated and is often successful in getting additional financial support. Too often, Medicare recipients do not realize they have the right to appeal if their original Medicare, Medicare Advantage Plan or Prescription Drug Plan denies a request for a service, supply an item, prescription drug or a payment that they think they should be able to receive. Also, decisions made in a hospital, skilled nursing facility, home health facility or in a hospice setting can likewise be appealed.
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Elks collect animal hides All year long the Sierra Vista Elks Lodge 2065 collects animal hides in support of the Veterans in our VA Hospital used for therapy and hobby. All deer, elk, bear, buffalo, cat and steer hides can be dropped off at the Elks Lodge calling the Lodge Secretary at (520) 458-2065. Any questions can be directed at Andy Anderson at (520) 234-3225.
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Millicent Kasun and Tom Carlson were given the Bisbee Gem Award at the Bisbee Foundation annual donors’ party, held last month. The Gem Award honors people whose efforts have made a difference in the community.
Bisbee Foundation honors all ages The Bisbee Foundation honored both youth and age at its annual donors’ party in May. The annual event is an appreciation and thank you to foundation donors. Six students receiving scholarships: Miguel Meneses, Lesley Mueller, Tiffany Hooper, Jeremy Rhodes, Sean Wolfe, and Alexander Paris were introduced, and two of Bisbee’s community activists, Millicent Kasun and Tom Carlson, were given the Bisbee Gem Award. The Judy Perry designed ‘trophy’ is given to individuals who, by virtue of their example, promote the culture of giving back to the community, through the sharing of their time, talents and resources. “We are pleased to help send these young people into the academic world with a scholarship,” said Foundation President Doug Dunn, “and as they embark upon their journey, we hope they are inspired from this year’s Gem Award winners.” In his remarks, Dunn announced to the assembled guests that they helped The Bisbee Foundation award more than $9,500 in grants this year with an additional $5,500 for scholarships, including a new grant from the Donald Smiley estate. Introducing Ms. Kasun, presenter Katherine Hagstrum highlighted her long life with the many ways in which our community has been enriched by her efforts: reacher, Red Cross blood drive coordinator, community chorus soprano, president of Rotary, board member of the Bisbee Arts Commission, Chamber Woman of the Year, president of the Retired Teacher Association, and school board member. Recipient of many awards, Ms. Kasun continues to be active in Bisbee. Tom Carlson, introduced by Serena Sullivan, director of Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture, is the founder and director of the Naco Wellness Initiative. In her work with Carlson establishing community gardens, she said she saw the obvious respect that the people of Naco show the man who has helped establish two medical clinics providing more than 7,000 patient visits a year with a range of services. “And all without speaking Spanish,” added Sullivan. Carlson also presides over the kitchen at the annual St. John’s community Thanksgiving dinner.
Other honors announced In addition to the scholarships, the grantee awards for 2014 are: • Bisbee Council on Arts and Humanities and KBRP Radio Project to develop a downloadable digital walking tour guide of Old Bisbee to include episodes from the KBRP Bisbee Chronicles • KBRP Youth Radio Project to produce a Bisbee Economic Development video in cooperation with the Bisbee Chamber of Commerce. • Bisbee Cub Scout Pack 401 to support a “Cubmobile” construction project. • Central School Project grant to restore and stabilize the west foundation of Central School and redesign and repave the parking lot to divert rainfall away from the building foundation. • Bisbee Community Chorus to help sponsor the Tucson Symphony Orchestra concert in Bisbee. • Judy Perry for preparation of a “Save the Date” community calendar. • Bisbee Fiber Arts to sponsor instructors. • Five “Love of Learning” mini-grants to teachers for education projects. • Central School Project to help sponsor the Youth MAKE Art Festival. Also, two separate grants were provided from the Evergreen Cemetery Endowment; for a computer at City of Bisbee Public Works for access to cemetery record and for flags to mark significant historical graves as noted in the cemetery guide. The donor party, held at and catered by the Calumet and Arizona Guest House, has been an annual event for several years to show appreciation for supporters of foundation.
The Foundation The Bisbee Foundation is administered by a volunteer board that has a history of keeping administrative costs minimal and pays for the party out of their own pockets. Board members are; Sylvia Anable, Emily Anderson, Gordon Berry, Cathy Clifton, Doug Dunn, Kathy Flood, Katherine Hagstrum, Margo Macartney, Fred Miller, and Jim Proctor. Anyone interested in supporting The Bisbee Foundation scholarship and grant programs, or for more information on planned giving, can do so by going to the website www.bisbeefoundation. com, calling president Douglas Dunn at 432-2482, or e-mail email@example.com. This article and picture were submitted by Fred Miller of the Bisbee Chamber of Commerce.
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1LIKELYSHOOTING INVOLVING RAPPER NOT RANDOM A shooting involving rapper ScHoolboy Q after a concert at the historic Red Rocks amphitheater west of Denver was likely not a random act of violence, authorities said Saturday. “This is not just a coincidence. We think there is probably more to it than that,” said Jacki Kelley, a spokeswoman for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. “It does seem to be more targeted than random.” The rapper was not hurt in Thursday night’s shooting, but three other people in the vehicle he was in sustained non-life threatening injuries. One victims was released from the hospital Friday.
MAYOR A PIRATE AMONG 6 NYC MERMAIDS AT ZANY PARADE
THOUSANDS GREET SOLSTICE WITH YOGA IN TIMES SQUARE
The downward-facing dog days of summer are here. Thousands of New Yorkers are marking the first day of summer Saturday by practicing yoga in Times Square. Row after row of yoga mats are laid out on the street as instructors guide the participants through their poses. “Find the balance,” one instructor urges. “Right leg high.” The yogis stretch and pose as tourists hustle on by, onlookers stop to gape and the horns of passing taxis screech. The solstice celebration started at 5:30 a.m. and is scheduled to end at 9:15 p.m. The 12th annual Solstice in Times Square is sponsored by the Times Square Alliance and Athleta, Gap Inc.’s exercise-wear brand.
PROTESTERS PUT 3 ALBUQUERQUE POLICE CHIEF ‘ON TRIAL’
Protesters advocating for drastic changes within a police agency criticized by the U.S. Justice Department over its use of force put the embattled police chief “on trial” during a rally Saturday. Dozens of protesters, including some who brought children, marched from Roosevelt Park with signs and a makeshift coffin inscribed with names of people killed by Albuquerque officers in recent years. The Police Department is under scrutiny for over 40 police shootings — 26 of them fatal — since 2010, and the Justice Department has issued a harsh report over the agency’s use of force. The protesters marched peacefully Saturday before returning to the park to continue the rally.
BOMBING VICTIM JEFF 4 MARATHON BAUMAN BACK TO WORK
A Boston Marathon bombing survivor who was photographed in an iconic image of the attacks is back at work. The Nashua Telegraph reports that 28-year-old Jeff Bauman returned to the Nashua, N.H., Costco store this week, 14 months after the bombings that killed three people and injured about 260 others. An Associated Press photo captured an ashen and bloodied Bauman being hustled away in a wheelchair by rescuers including a cowboy hat-wearing Carlos Arredondo. Bauman was later able to describe to police one of the two brothers accused of carrying out the attacks. He lost both his legs above the knee. In a photo on the “Jeff Bauman - Boston Strong, True Patriot and Hero” Facebook page, a smiling Bauman is shown at Costco leaning on one cane.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio portrayed himself as a man of the people in last year’s election. On Saturday, he became a pirate among mermaids. De Blasio showed up for Saturday’s zany Coney Island Mermaid Parade wearing a puffy pirate shirt and brandishing a fake sword. Organizers say he’s the first mayor to come in costume. De Blasio’s wife, Chirlane McCray, and their daughter, Chiara (kee-AHR’-uh) de Blasio, chose blue and gold mermaid dresses. De Blasio’s son, Dante, was bare-chested and painted blue. Dante and Chiara were chosen King Neptune and Queen Mermaid of the parade. The teens were wheeled in a 1923 wicker rolling chair along the parade route.
Mayor Bill de Blasio, center, takes part in the Mermaid Parade with his children Dante de Blasio, left, and Chiara de Blasio, right, in the Coney Island section of the Brooklyn borough of New York, Saturday.
PROTEST ALLEGED AFGHAN 7 HUNDREDS ELECTION FRAUD
Hundreds of Afghans protested Saturday against alleged fraud in last week’s presidential runoff, part of escalating tensions over what Western officials had hoped would be a smooth transfer of power as violence across the country killed at least 13 people. Former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah, who is running against Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, a former finance minister, has accused electoral officials and others of trying to rig the June 14 vote against him. Abdullah announced this week that he was severing ties with the Independent Election Commission and would refuse to recognize any results it releases. He also suggested that the United Nations step in, an idea supported by President Hamid Karzai, who is constitutionally barred from seeking a third term.
ORDERS FORCES IN THE URALS ON 8 PUTIN COMBAT ALERT
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday ordered military forces in central Russia on combat alert as well as a drill of airborne troops, a day after Ukraine ordered a ceasefire with pro-Russian rebels. NATO said earlier this week that Russia has resumed a military build-up on the border with Ukraine where pro-Russian separatists have been fighting government forces for weeks in a conflict that has left about 300 people dead and displaced more than 34,000. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko ordered his forces to cease fire Friday and halt military operations for a week, the first step in a peace plan he hopes will end the fighting that has killed hundreds. The Kremlin dismissed the plan, saying it sounded like an ultimatum and lacked any firm offer to open talks with insurgents.
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Brazilian police detained on Saturday two suspected members of Argentina’s infamous hooligan gangs — known in Spanish as “Barras Bravas.” The pair were among nearly 20 Argentines detained inside the Mineirao stadium where Argentina beat Iran 1-0. All were turned loose by Brazil’s federal police, but the two tagged as being known hooligans were ordered to leave Brazil within 72 hours, and not return during the World Cup. Meanwhile, policing of a central Belo Horizonte plaza was beefed up after dozens of Argentine and Brazilian fans got into a drunken street clash in the early morning hours Saturday.
The Muslim Brotherhood’s spiritual leader and over 180 others were sentenced to death Saturday by an Egyptian court in the latest mass trial following last year’s overthrow of the country’s Islamist president. The ruling by the southern Minya Criminal Court is the largest confirmed mass death sentence to be handed down in Egypt in recent memory and comes from Judge Said Youssef, who earlier presided over the mass trial. It is the second death sentence for the Brotherhood’s Supreme Guide Mohammed Badie since the crackdown against his group began. The court acquitted more than 400 others in the case and family members of the accused wailed or cheered the verdicts.
ATTACK PORT IN LIBYA’S 10 GUNMEN EASTERN BENGHAZI
Gunmen in Libya attacked the port of the restive eastern city of Benghazi Saturday, firing wildly with small arms into the area for hours, a Libyan security official said. He said security forces and citizens blocked the city’s surrounding roads after the attack, which left six people wounded. He said the attack was likely a reprisal by Islamist militiamen targeted by the forces of renegade Libyan Gen. Khalifa Hifter. Hifter’s forces have been shelling boats smuggling weapons to the militia, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief reporters.
Search ongoing for outdoors writer on Mt. Rainier MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. — Rescuers on Mount Rainier spent a third day Saturday searching for well-known, 70-year-old outdoors writer Karen Sykes, who hasn’t been seen since she separated from her hiking partner on Wednesday. The National Park Service said six ground crews, including two dog teams, were combing an expanded search area near the Owyhigh Lakes Trail on Rainier’s east side. Rescuers also searched by air. Sykes was reportedly working on a story when she and her partner encountered snow at about 5,000 feet. Her partner stayed as she went on, with the idea t h a t t h e y ’d reconvene, but she never turned up. The partner, who m ade it sa fely back t o t he t r a i l head, reported her missi ng at 10 : 3 0 p.m. Wednesday. Sykes had adequate survivASSOCIATED PRESS al gear to camp This undated photo proover n i g ht i n vided by Lola Kemp shows an emergency, s a i d M o u n t Karen Sykes. Rainier National Park spokeswoman Patti Wold. Her friends remained anxious but hopeful that searchers will find her safely sheltered. Safety concerns for Sykes and search crews include snow bridges, tree wells and steep, wet, slippery terrain, Wold said. A searcher was hurt Thursday when he punched through a snow bridge and was airlifted out of the search area. Sykes is well-known in the Northwest hiking community and has written numerous hiking stories for online publications and newspapers. She is also a photographer and has written a book about hikes in western Washington. She was working on a story when she disappeared, Wold said.
S. Korean soldier said to kill 5 comrades at border BY YOUKYUNG LEE
The Associated Press
SEOUL, South Korea — A South Korean soldier killed five comrades Saturday night and wounded another five at the border with North Korea, a South Korean military official said.The army sergeant opened fire with a rifle at an outpost in Gangwon province, east of Seoul, an official at South Korea’s Defense Ministry said. The official spoke on condition of anonymity, citing department rules. Local media reported that the soldier was at large with his weapon. But the military official declined to confirm whether the soldier was still at large. Thousands of troops from the rival Koreas square off along the world’s most heavily armed border. There was no indication that North Korea was involved. But tensions between the rivals have been high recently, with North Korea staging a series of missile and artillery drills and threatening South Korea’s leader. The Koreas have also traded fire along their disputed maritime border in the Yellow Sea. South Korea has repeatedly vowed to respond with strength if provoked by the North. Shootings happen occasionally at the border. In 2011, a 19-year-old marine corporal went on a shooting rampage at a Gwanghwa Island base, just south of the tense maritime border with North Korea.
Sunni fighters expand offensive in western Iraq BY HAMZA HENDAWI AND SAMEER N. YACOUB
The Associated Press
BAGHDAD — Sunni insurgents led by an al-Qaida breakaway group expanded their offensive in a volatile western province on Saturday, capturing three strategic towns and the first border crossing with Syria to fall on the Iraqi side. It’s the latest blow against Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who is fighting for his political life even as forces beyond his control are pushing the country toward a sectarian showdown. In a reflection of the bitter divide, thousands of heavily armed Shiite militiamen —
eager to take on the Sunni i n s u r g e nt s — m a r c h e d through Iraqi cities in military-style parades on streets where many of them battled U.S. forces a half decade ago. The towns of Qaim, Rawah and Anah are the first territory seized in predominantly Sunni Anbar province, west of Baghdad, since fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group overran the city of Fallujah and parts of the provincial capital of Ramadi earlier this year. The capture of Rawah on the Euphrates River and the nearby town of Anah appeared to be part of march
toward a key dam in the cit y o f H a d it h a , wh ich was built in 1986 and has a hydraulic power station that produces some 1,000 megawatts. Destruction of the dam wou ld adver sely i mpac t t h e c o u n t r y ’s e l e c t r i cal grid and cause major flooding. Iraqi mi litary of ficials said more than 2,000 troops were quick ly dispatched to the site of the dam to protect it against a possible attack by the Sunni militants. ASSOCIATED PRESS They spoke on condition of anonymity because they An Iraqi Shiite masked militiaman, a follower of Shiite cleric Muqtada were not authorized to speak al-Sadr, holds up his machine gun during a parade in the northern oil rich province of Kirkuk, Iraq, Saturday. to the media.
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t should be very simple and direct for voters to recognize a central issue for Cochise County and Legislative District 14 constituents. Where is the money going? Like Clara Peller driving through for a burger and fries at the “Big Bun” restaurant in 1984 and asking ‘Where’s the beef?’, people trying to figure out what’s important in the upcoming election for LD14 need to identify what our representatives can do to help the district prosper. Returning tax money generated from the Highway User Revenue Fund is a good example. Arizona taxes gasoline and collects a variety of fees for motor vehicle registration. Collections include gas, motor-carrier taxes, vehiclelicense taxes, motor vehicle registration fees and other miscellaneous fees. The distribution formula for HURF would send 19 percent of that money to Arizona counties to spend on road projects. Cities and towns with populations less than 300,000 are scheduled to receive 27.5 percent of the fund. State lawmakers — including everyone from the governor on down to our local LD14 representatives — have supported using HURF for purposes other than provided under the formula. The fund has been “swept,” since 2002, but the amount of money diverted for other state spending shot up beginning in 2009, when Arizona joined the national economy in The Great Recession, and money was needed to cover a catastrophic budget deficit. But that’s not the case anymore. Today’s reality is that Cochise County — which measures some 6,165.69 square miles, can only afford to maintain 90 miles of its 464 paved roads. It’s the same story for area cities and towns, where public officials face street and infrastructure projects without the promised contribution of HURF monies to ease the burden on local property taxpayers. The outcome of the practice of sweeping the HURF is predictable. Roads and infrastructure deteriorate, and public officials at the local level are left to face angry constituents who are confronted with bad roads and higher local property taxes. Getting back to our main point, voters considering what’s important in the Aug. 26 Republican primary election for the State Legislature need to recognize that political labels and philosophies make little difference when your local roads are deteriorating.
AWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. — Walking is the real miracle drug. Scientists have long connected systematic exercise to better health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, regular walkers “live longer and have a lower risk for heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes, depression and some cancers.” A recent New York Times headline proclaimed, “To Age Well, Walk.” The story reported on a massive new study that concluded: “Regular exercise, including walking, significantly reduces the chance that a frail older person will become physically disabled.” This is certainly good news for those of us whose age at our last birthday started with a 7. But the benefits of walking go far beyond lower cholesterol and higher energy. Walking is about souls as well as soles. It raises your awareness as well as your heart rate. It returns you to a ground-level view of the world. It reveals small moments of beauty and joy — stones and flowers, babies and birds — that can’t be appreciated or even noticed through a car window. Here on Pawleys Island, where we’ve spent our vacations for more than 35 years, our evening walks on the beach are often the best part of the day. Overhead fly formations of pelicans, fondly known as the Pawleys Island Air Force, who patrol the beach with the gliding grace of ballet dancers. One memorable evening, just as the setting sun was streaking the sky purple and pink, dozens of these compelling creatures hovered over a school of baitfish just offshore and plunged repeatedly into the sea, foraging for dinner. That scene happened once, in real time. Not in a text or a tweet or a YouTube video. And you
had to be walking on the beach to see it. Our children were 9 and 7 when we first visited this island, OMMENTARY and we dreamed STEVE & COKIE ROBERTS for years of grandchildren digging the same sand, riding the same waves, seeing the same sunsets. The dream came true. Now the younger generation is entering teen-hood like brightly colored birds on long legs — still a bit awkward on land, but getting ready to fly away. Any day now. Our chocolate Labrador Ella loves the beach as much as we do, and probably more. She scampers after gulls and sandpipers, and while she hasn’t caught one yet, her mad dashes through the surf, exercises in pure heedless happiness, are exhilarating to behold. Do you walk your dog or does your dog walk you? Whatever the answer to that ancient question, four-legged strollers connect you to two-legged ones. Dogs encourage pats and praise, comments and conversations. They solidify a sense of community with folks you’d never meet except on foot. American suburbs are not designed to foster that communal spirit. We drive past our neighbors’ homes, park in our own driveways, seldom linger in public spaces. Back home, outside of Washington, evening strolls are about the only way to break through that isolation. Europe has a very different tradition. We lived in Greece for four years, and the daily volta, as it’s called, was an essential element of the culture. The entire village would turn out at the end of the day, parading through
cost us approximately $1.3 million dollars. In 2014, with three more photo radars, I estimate the cost will go up to $2.1 million dollars. The city, county, state and Redflex corporation are using the citizens of Sierra Vista as a revenue source with no measurable return on safety. My analysis, my data, police data, and other information is here: http://neilbarrettenginee.wix.com/ sv-photo-radar-facts. Please read it and decide for yourself. Please pass this along so everyone that votes in Sierra Vista will be informed.
the Island of Cyprus were once completely covered with trees, but today, one would hardly believe it. The Bronze Age (circa 1300 – 1000 B.C.) required 120 pine trees to produce just one 50-pound copper ingot. Four to five square miles of Cyprus forests were deforested annually just to smelt copper. The world’s population in 1000 BC was approximately 50 million, but when I was born it had grown to 2.5 billion and today stands at 7.0 billion. Yet Sen. Rubio says that humankind and our Industrial Age have had zero impact on our planet? Recent Pew studies have shown that one-third of Americans believe in a literal interpretation of Genesis; one-third of Americans do not believe in evolution; onethird of Americans do not believe in Heliocentrism and one-third of Americans do not believe in climate change. Is there a relationship? I suspect so, for if one believes that the Earth is only 3,000 years old it
the town square or along the harborside. In Spain the tradition is called the paseo, in Italian the passeggiata, but it’s all the same. Travel writer Dianne Hales on becomingitalian.com talks about the ritual as a “cultural performance” that connects people to friends and neighbors, to past events and future spouses. We saw this last summer in the Tuscan winemaking town of Montepulciano. One evening, after most of the tourists had left, the locals gathered in the broad square in front of the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, built in the early 17th century. Some strolled. And chatted. Others sat on the church steps. And chatted. How many times have these same people gathered here? And their parents? And grandparents? And countless generations before that? Not only does walking fortify personal connection, it reveals physical beauty. Only on foot can you fully appreciate the curve of a stone archway, the color of a marble wall, the delicacy of a hanging geranium spilling out of a window box, the sudden view of a greening valley framed by a narrow alley. During our next beach walk, we probably won’t see any 17thcentury cathedrals. But we will see dogs chasing gulls. Babies splashing the surf. Pelicans guarding the coast. We will raise our heartbeats, and renew our ties to this community. One step at a time. STEVE AND COKIE ROBERTS, offer analysis of national and international issues. Cokie is a political commentator for ABC News and a senior news analyst for National Public Radio. Mr. Roberts appears regularly on CNN, PBS and the ABC radio network, and hosts Voice of America’s “The Roberts Report.” Their column appears on Sunday in The Herald/Review.
OUR READERS’ VIEWS Cameras cost millions To the Editor: The Redflex photo radars in Sierra Vista are ineffective and are costing the citizens of Sierra Vista millions of dollars per year. Over the last eight months I have spent hundreds of hours compiling and analyzing the 2001 to 2013 traffic reports provided by the Sierra Vista Police Department along with many other reports, and have concluded the photo radars are not reducing the accident rates as the city claims. The city is claiming that the drop in accidents is due to photo radars, but I disagree. There is a natural reduction in accidents going on nationally, statewide and even more dramatically in Sierra Vista. The city is incorrectly using the reduced accident rate trend as justification for their cameras. In 2013, the City of Sierra Vista ticketed its citizens an extra 6,094 citations with an estimated $210 cost for each citation. For 2013, this is
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Believe in climate change To the Editor: It is mind boggling that Sen. Mario Rubio denies humankind’s impact on our planet. Both Manhattan Island and
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is heretical to believe that the Earth is the warmest it has been in 40,000 years. While not entirely attributable to humankind, we most certainly have been a contributing factor. Richard Donahue Huachuca City
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What did Congress do for the veterans? or who live more than 40 miles from a VA medical facility may avail themselves of this provision. This is a feature which has been sought for some time. However, without an amendment this feature will not benefit Sierra Vista veterans. According to the language in the bill the veteran may OMMENTARY utilize community health LANNY A. KOPE, EDD care resources if the veteran … resides more than 40 miles from the nearest medical facility of the Department, including a community-based outpatient clinic. This is a provision which needs to be remedied since an outpatient clinic does not offer all services to veterans, so they still would have to travel to Tucson for a service that can be provided in Sierra Vista. For example, the VA clinic in Sierra Vista does not do colonoscopies, but they can be done in Sierra Vista by community physicians. Under this limitation veterans would still have to go to Tucson rather than having the procedure done in Sierra Vista. The other provision is waiting longer than the VA’s wait-time goals for an appointment. The lack of specificity in language with respect to what these goals are can create another bump in the road to timely care. The Senate passed bill also includes $500 million for the VA to hire additional health care professionals and an estimated $1.4 billion for the department to lease 26 medical facilities. Other provisions of this Bill include the prohibition of using scheduling or wait time
metric as an evaluative tool for employees and in determining the awarding of performance bonuses. Performance reviews now will be based on the quality of care received by veterans. Quality of care information will also be disseminated on the Internet as will be the credentials of VA physicians. There will have to be a reconciliation between the Senate and House before the bill can be sent to the president for signature. One concern that does hover above all this is whether Congress will feel that the issue has been “solved” and move on to other areas, which it is prone to do. Or, will it keep veterans’ issues on its radar screen and continue to monitor the problems. Let’s hope those radar screens continue to burn brightly! Sens. McCain and Flake as well as congressman Barber have been strong advocates of correcting the veterans issues before us, and we can only hope other members of Congress will do the same. Our veterans served, and now they must be served. LANNY A. KOPE, EdD has been a hospital trustee for over thirty years, serving on urban and rural hospital boards. He is the immediate past Board Chair of Sierra Vista Regional Health Center and has had a national responsibility as Chair of the American Hospital Association’s Committee on Governance. Dr. Kope is also an University of Phoenix faculty member in health care.
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MHFA teaches a fivestep action plan to help someone experiencing a mental health concern and or struggling with OVED NES substance abuse. NCARCERATED At the end of May I had CHRIS DOWLING arranged to share the MHFA course and was welcomed into a community inside a community. Scot May who spent 14 years in prison, now home three years, employed at the Wellness Connections as a reentry specialist had loaned his projector to me so the course was now possible for me to
teach at this location. The group and I sat at tables. I advanced the slides, we shared our stories and insights. A participant volunteered to read from a MHFA textbook. Our heads bowed over our books. I glanced around the room. The only movement or sound was from the reading. The group was attentive and interacted during the eight hour MHFA class. Thanked numerous times by participants for making the class available, I was aware of our shared gratitude. As a MHFA instructor my insights grow a little more each time I teach the course. This particular experience, I knew would help to sustain me on the path of supporting my sometimes wobbly journey of
Why I write ob Paige operates from a belief system that people are able to learn and change from past mistakes. Thank you Rob for helping my population. Sometimes the number 12 refers to days of Christmas, or 12 eggs in a carton, or 12 principles to study and live by. I am a certified mental health first aid instructor. Three years ago I volunteered to complete an intensive five-day training to meet certification requirements. Since that time I have volunteered to teach the free eight hour MHFA course in our communities. Participants in attendance have included social service staff, correction officers, nurses, retired folks who are active volunteers, housekeepers, therapists, and people from all walks of life.
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Thirteen years later his coming 9/11 will mark the 13th anniversary of the greatest assault on our country in our history. But for luck and the brave actions of first responders and bystanders at the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, we could have lost 50,000 people instead of “only” 3,000. Even at that, the body count was 25 percent higher than it was at Pearl Harbor, and this enemy deliberately targeted civilians. Even with these grim statistics, we’re still debating among ourselves whether we’re truly at war or just fighting criminals. The recent “capture” of Ahmed Abu Khatallah in Libya shows the Obama administration still sees our “war” against terrorists as an essentially civilian, criminal matter and not a military one. If President Obama isn’t willing to do what’s necessary to win this war, then we should quit pretending we’re fighting a war, continue negotiating with our enemies for the best deal we can get, live with the outcome resulting from our surrender, and realize we’re fatally compromising, for ourselves and our posterity, what Abraham Lincoln called “the last, best hope of earth.” If in fact we are at war, we need to call it what it is, World War IV (the Cold War was World War III), and fight it to win it. We already have the blueprint for how to fight and win a total war, which is clearly how our enemies see it. All we need to do is revisit some of the elements of how we achieved victory in World War II. In 1941 we had a commanderin-chief who was prepared to defeat our enemies at all costs, because he knew the nature of the evil we faced and that our survival was at stake. Franklin Roosevelt and most of his military leaders decided we’d first put the bulk of our weight against Germany and fight Japan defensively until Germany was defeated. Early on Roosevelt told
COMMENTARY BILL & NANCY GOLDCAMP Winston Churchill we weren’t allying with the British to save their empire. Further, we told Churchill we’d attack Germany as directly as possible and as soon as possible. Churchill favored a less direct attack strategy and endorsed attrition. We said “no,” and Churchill had no choice but to acquiesce. We kept Britain and the Soviet Union critically supplied so they could stay in the war and prevail. We had no squeamishness about holding prisoners of war indefinitely and without formally charging them. Axis POW’s were held in detainment camps throughout the country, including 40,000 in Arizona, until the end of the war. Domestically, as Lincoln had done, Roosevelt set aside elements of the Constitution in order to engage the enemy more effectively. Censorship was absolute. The few spies whom Adolf Hitler tried to insert into the U.S. were quickly caught, tried, and hanged. Roosevelt kept the American people informed about the war through radio addresses and the work of a supportive media. He’d already built up rapport with the people by leading them through the Great Depression, and they had his back. The entertainment industry in Hollywood also had his back, producing films sympathetic to the war effort. All the pieces necessary to achieve total victory in World War II were put in place, and they bore fruit. Allied victory in World War II put us in a position to rule the world or rebuild it. Fortunately, and uniquely in history, we chose the second option. If we’d chosen the first option we’d have broken faith with the principles of our founding. Now we face an enemy whose ideology is consistent with
ne of the paradoxes in American politics is that it takes a major calamity to get any corrections underway to fix a broken system. Veterans’ deaths combined with the falsification of wait times and other poor practices in the VA system were certainly that calamity. After enormous pressure to remove the director, General Shinseki, and all of the press posturing that took place, Congress finally decided to do something it should have done years ago — begin an overhaul of the VA system. Last week both the Senate and the House passed legislation designed to address some of the issues. The legislative vehicle was H.R. 3230 which is called Veterans’ Access to Care Through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014. The vote in the Senate was 93-3. So what are the provisions of this legislation? Within 30 days after the bill is signed into law, the VA has to engage the services of an independent third party auditor to review all aspects of VA hospital operations including scheduling procedures along with staffing levels and other similar hospital logistics. Within 90 days after the bill is signed, an audit report is to be given to both the Senate and House committees of jurisdiction. And within 30 days of the report being submitted to Congress, it will be made public on the Internet. There are several other reporting provisions which have as their goal — making the VA health services more transparent. One key provision would require the Department of Veterans Affairs to offer care by community health care providers at the department’s expense. Veterans enrolled in the VA health system who cannot get an appointment within the department’s current wait-time goals,
that of the fascists of Germany and Italy and the militarists of Japan. During World War II leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood became ardent followers of Hitler. What is now Iran used to be called Persia. The name was changed to Iran to be in solidarity with Hitler’s theory of Aryan supremacy, and even after Hitler’s defeat they kept that name. Members of al Qaeda and its affiliates are barbarians who seek to roll the world back to the 7th century. This is not an overstatement; there are reports that, in Iraq, the terrorists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria have carried out crucifixions. Since 1979 Islamic extremists have shown us they’d just as soon kill us as look at us, principally just because we’re not Muslim. They use their twisted view of religion as a shield to keep us from understanding the peril we face. It enables the belief that, because they’re motivated by their religion, we can and should accommodate them. None of the alternatives we face today is attractive. But we really must decide that we’re going to defeat this latest scourge and then pick up the pieces after it’s over. We can’t continue indefinitely to cede ground, thus giving the enemy room to expand. Obama is incapable of rational change. He and his cohorts of the left believe they have all the right answers, and their big thrust is to reduce American power and influence on the world stage. It’s been described as “leading from behind.” Obama should take a lesson from sled dog teams. The dogs not in the lead have essentially the same view: the behinds of those ahead of them.
BILL and NANCY GOLDCAMP live in Sierra Vista. Bill is a diplomatic historian and a former political analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency. Nancy, his wife, is a former analyst and editor at the CIA.
BITING COMMENTS According to the most recent data available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are 4.5 million dog-bite victims in the United States each year, and almost one out of every five dog bites are serious enough to require medical attention. In a good many of these cases, a serious dog attack involves the dog of a family member or friend, in which case victims and their families may be reluctant to pursue legal action. However, dog-bite victims should know that any damages that they might recover from the dog’s owner are not likely to come out of his or her pocket. In fact, the damages are usually paid by the dog owner’s homeowners or renters insurance.
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RENO, Nev. (AP) — Federal land managers have approved an oil and gas project involving hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in a portion of northeast Nevada identified by state wildlife officials as essential habitat for the imperiled greater sage grouse. The Bureau of Land Management signed a decision record earlier this month on Noble Energy Inc.’s proposal to conduct oil and gas exploration
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DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Officials in Dubuque have closed several floodgates as the National Weather Service predicts the Mississippi River will crest above flood stage in the coming days. The city closed the Ice Harbor floodgates on Friday as the National Weather Service predicted the Mississippi River will crest at 17.9 feet — nearly a foot above flood stage — this weekend, the Dubuque Telegraph Herald reported. It also closed floodgates at Maus Lake and is pumping water to maintain the water level behind the gates. City crews set up pumps at East Fourth Street near the Shot Tower and planned to staff those pumps around the clock. Heavy rains Wednesday night led to the overflow of some sanitary sewers in Dubuque. City officials said manholes at several locations overflowed into the streets early Thursday, allowing untreated wastewater to enter some storm sewers. A pump was later used to reduce the likelihood of sewer entering nearby homes. By Saturday afternoon, the Mississippi River was at just over 17 feet, which the National Weather Service says will lead to minor flooding of low-lying areas. The service predicts the river will crest Sunday.
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FROM PAGE A5 familial incarceration. At the end of April in Sierra Vista, Sarah Montoya, director of Praise Ministries and others organized a fundraiser called, “Changing Lives, Changing Futures.” Money raised was put toward establishing a halfway house for returning formerly incarcerated. I am restless and a little impatient when featured keynote speakers are not formerly incarcerated at these kinds of functions. We can look to each other all we want and nod and say yes we need to help people coming home from prison. Our viable valuable resources; returning men and women home from prison are our teachers. They help us to understand how to use our taxpayer dollars more wisely in reducing recidivism and reoffending in our communities. The Changing Lives, Changing Futures fundraiser featured some formerly incarcerated. As each community member who had been formerly incarcerated was introduced they took a turn to share their powerful back stories. Giving clarity to the outline of needed tangibles and importance of hiring former prisoners and helping to locate affordable and clean housing. Recognition was also given to the employers who hire people home from prison. Sometimes I am asked what I hope to gain by writing articles related to incarceration issues. Do I hope to give the reader a rubber necking experience witnessing a train wreck? W hy I am motivated to write on the topic. One particular person asked, ‘As I tear your column from the newspaper and make an airplane out of it to sail into file 13, do you believe your article will inspire people to stop committing crimes and turn our prisons into ghost towns?’ My response to such inquiries is to appreciate the person for talking with me. It makes me understand the importance of not relaxing into a false knowledge we are all informed of needed changes in the legislature. And when we cast an informed vote we are building safer communities for us all. Recently PBS aired a documentary on solitary confinement titled, ‘A Solitary Nation’. In the documentary Maine’s state prison warden stares into the camera and says, “I wouldn’t want to live next door to people coming home from solitary.” “Is it true? Do prisoners locked 24 hours a day in solitary confinement self-mutilate in hopes of visiting the medical unit to escape for a short time from solitary? Do prisoners locked in their coffin size cell lose their sanity and pound their bloodied fists on the surface of their confines as a fighter hitting a punching bag?’ I had asked someone I know. “Welcome to my world.” Was their reply. Just a few reasons why I write on the issues related to incarceration.
LOVED ONES OF THE INCARCERATED are a group of people who have a loved one waiting to be sentenced, have a loved one incarcerated, or have a loved one recently released from incarceration. They meet for discussion, education exchange and mutual support. Chris Dowling can be reached at (520) 234-6076. More information can be found online at www.lovedonesincarcerated.com.
ON THIS DATE Today is Sunday, June 22, 2014. On this date in 1854, the first steamer on the Colorado River, The Uncle Sam, sank at Pilot Knob. On this date in 1857, the U.S. Government signed a contract with James E. Birch for semimonthly mail and passenger service from San Antonio, Texas to San Diego via Tucson. The line became known as the “Jackass Mail” because the passengers had to ride mules from Fort Yuma to the coast. On this date in 1892, the Casa Grande Ruins were declared a national monument by President Benjamin Harrison. On this date in 1930, a cloudburst dropped 2 inches of rain on Tucson, and was immediately followed by hurricane force winds that ripped roofs off houses.
drilling around Tabor Flats near Wells in Elko County. The Houston-based company plans to drill a maximum of 20 wells on a combination of public and private lands. Slightly more than half of the 39,445-acre project area is on public land. “Although this project does occur within both priority and general sage grouse habitat, the analysis has determined there will not be a significant impact to sage grouse as a result,” bureau spokesman Christopher Rose told The Associated Press. “Multiple environmental protection measures and project design features are included to reduce the impacts of this project.” Nevada Department of Wildlife officials think the area’s sage grouse can be adequately protected through the measures, including restrictions on construction activities and traffic during the bird’s mating season, spokesman Chris Healy said. State wildlife officials were consulted during the bureau’s environmental review of the project. “There’s no doubt we have concerns, but we also understand multiple use (of public land) seems to be the thing everybody is striving for,” Healy said. “The key thing is we’re not just giving input and going away. We’ll be actively monitoring it and be part of the process to do the best we can to protect them.” But Rob Mrowka, a Nevada-based senior scientist with the Center for Biological Diversity, said fracking in many areas of the country has resulted in an expansion of oil and gas development and habitat fragmentation for rare and endangered species. Fracking, which is relatively new to Nevada, also poses a threat to human health, Mrowka said. Oil and gas developers employ hydraulic fracturing to boost production. The technique pumps water, fine sand and chemicals into wells to fracture open oil- and gas-bearing rock deposits. The process has been controversial amid concern that fracking gone wrong could taint groundwater with hydrocarbons or fracking fluids containing toxic substances. Noble Energy officials have said fracking is a proven technology to safely develop Nevada’s oil and gas.
OBITUARY Jessie S. Barba April 13, 1919 - June 14, 2014 Our beloved Mom, Grandmother, Greatgrandmother, Greatgreat-grandmother, Great-great-greatgrandmother, Jessie S. Barba, 95, of Bisbee, Ariz., passed away peacefully at Peppi’s Hospice in Tucson, Ariz., on June 14, 2014. Jessie was born April 13, 1919, in Jerome, Ariz. She was an active member of Saint Patrick Catholic Church, belonging to the Legion of Mary, and the Women’s Club. She is survived by daughters, Hope B. (Frank) Morales, Mary B. (Oscar) Valencia; son, Miggs (Sharon) Barba; and brother, Jose (Jessie) Poblano. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jesus M. Barba; daughters, Aurelia B. Espinoza and Margaret B. Miranda; and grandson, Manuel Barba. She was blessed with 20 grandchildren, 45 greatgrandchildren, 36 great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-great-grandchild. Jessie will be greatly missed by all who loved her. Viewing will be Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 8:30 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church. Rosary will be Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at 9 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with Deacon Tony Underwood officiating. Mass of the Resurrection will follow at 9:30 a.m. with the Reverend Samuel Jundeh. Pallbearers are Eddie Morales, Joseph Miranda, Oscar Valencia Jr., Daniel Barba, Robert Carreon and Louie Montes De Oca. Honorary Pallbearers will be Frank V. Morales, Robert Miranda and Oscar Valencia, Sr. Burial to follow at the Evergreen Cemetery in Lowell. Following the burial friends and family are invited to celebrate Jessie’s life at the St. Patrick’s church hall. Arrangements are entrusted to Alex Espinosa, Bisbee Funeral Home, 432-4242.
DEATH NOTICE Clarence E. (Boozie) Booze, Jr., (MSG, U.S. Army, Retired), 79, of Bisbee, Ariz., passed away Monday, March 3, 2014, at the Tucson Medical Center. He had been an Arizona resident for 41 years. A graveside service with military honors will be Monday, June 23, 2014, at 11 a.m., with Dr. James R. Hoston officiating at Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, 1300 Buffalo Soldier Trail, Sierra Vista. Arrangements are by Hatfield Funeral Home with on line condolences at hatfieldfh.com. SIERRA VISTA
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SUNDAY JUNE 22, 2014
AROUND YOUR TOWN The Thunder Mountain Marine Corps League Detachment 1283, the local chartered detachment for the Marine Corps League, will meet Tuesday, June 24, at the Old Cochise County Complex (Foothills and Highway 92) at 7 p.m. All Marines or interested parties may attend. Membership in the League is available to all active duty, reserve, retired and interested Marines and FMF Navy Corpsmen. Associates interested in supporting the League are also encouraged to attend. Military Order of The Purple Heart, Sierra Vista Chapter 572 will hold its June dinner meeting at the Landmark CafĂŠ just outside the Fort Huachuca main gate, Wednesday, June 25, at 6 p.m. Current and future benefit programs and upcoming events will be topics of discussion along with evaluation of newly started programs. Visit www.moph572.org or www. twitter.com/moph572 for more Chapter Information. AARP local chapter 3123 has a member meeting at the Ethel Berger Center, Wednesday June 25, 1 p.m. Rebecca Smyth will speak â€œEating a healthy Diet,â€? the public is invited, refreshments are being served. For more info call 378-4386. The American Legion Post 52 will host breakfast, Saturday June 26, from 8-10:30 a.m.,. The menu includes SOS, eggs to order, bacon, sausage, hash brown, hotcakes, toast, biscuits, coffee free w/breakfast, $2 - $5.50. Open to all members, guests and all active duty service members and family. For more information, call (520) 459.6050., American Legion Post 52, 12 Theater Drive, in Sierra Vista. The Thunder Mountain Twirlersâ€™ are having a Mainstream Square Dance on Friday, June 27 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Our caller for the evening will be Tucsonâ€™s own Paul Turner, and heâ€™ll call an â€œanything goesâ€? plus tip after the dance. Lisa Wall will cue rounds. Only $4 for members, $5 for non-members, and free for non-dancers to come watch and socialize! Snacks and friendship are provided. Sierra Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 101 N. Lenzner Ave., Sierra Vista. For more info contact Sandy at (520) 378-6719 or email email@example.com. Bake Sale for Babies! All proceeds donated to CareNet. A chance for parents and kids to work together with other families to create and sell handmade baked goods, 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, June 27, at United Methodist Church in the Gym. All items you bring are to be considered donated. Sign up to onate and volunteer online at https://www.facebook. com/BakeSaleForBabies/info. Call 520-335-2884 or email Celeste at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Fourth Friday breakfast at
Papaâ€™s 50s Diner on S. Hwy. 92. 8 a.m., Friday, June 27. No host breakfast open to all auto enthusiasts. Come on out and enjoy the Sierra Vista morning, talk cars, see old friends and meet other auto enthusiasts. Free beverage with each breakfast order. Remember; you gottaâ€™ drive â€˜em! American Legion Post 52 and Raul Entertaining will host a steak fry dinner on Friday, June 27, from 5-7 p.m., for $9 per person. Menu includes all the fixings. The dinner is open to all members, guests and all active duty service members and family. For more information, call (520) 459-6050., American Legion Post 52, 12 Theater Drive, in Sierra Vista. The Huachuca Saddle Club will host a horse show on June 28. All shows start at 9 a.m., unless otherwise posted on the website, www.huachucasaddleclub.org. Be sure to complete the release forms for both Wren Arena and the Huachuca Saddle Club â€“ this needs to be done once each year. The event will be held at Fort Huachucaâ€™s Wren Arena. There is plenty of parking under the shady oaks. You must have a picture ID to enter Fort Huachuca. The annual Ducks Unlimited dinner banquet will be held Saturday, June 28, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus banquet hall, 156 NW Kayetan Drive in Sierra Vista. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. and the night will feature a family friendly evening of games, raffles and auctions. Tickets start at $55 for a single, $95 for a couple, and Greenwings cost $35. Tickets can be bought online at ducks.org/arizona and clicking the â€œLocal eventsâ€? link or by calling Tony Padilla at (505) 306-4033 or Chris Klasen at (520) 940 - 2789. If there are any questions, or if anyone would like more information, they can call those numbers or visit our Facebook page facebook. com/SVDucks. Attn. all Fry Chapter 14 members of the Disabled American Veterans. We will be holding our monthly meeting on June 28 at 1300 hours at the Elks Lodge in Sierra Vista. Plan to attend so you can participate in our meeting and renew old friendships. All are welcome to attend the June 28 Learning in the Gardens event, the Sierra Vista Compost Program, sponsored by the Sierra Vista Community Gardens, and presented by Darrin Stensby, Refuse Supervisor, city of Sierra Vista. Bring all your questions about the cityâ€™s relatively new program, and see first hand what the compost looks like, 300 E. Wilcox, 9 to 10 a.m. The gardens open at 8 a.m., so feel free to come early and check out whatâ€™s growing. Bring a hat, water and sunscreen. Any changes to the schedule will be updated on our website Events page; www. svcommunitygardens.com. Questions? Call (520) 249-8943.
Arizona cities could face Colorado River cutbacks BY MICHAEL WINES
c.2014 New York Times News Service
Arizona could be forced to cut water deliveries to its two largest cities unless states that tap the dwindling Colorado River find ways to reduce water consumption and deal with a crippling drought, officials of the stateâ€™s canal network said Tuesday. The warning comes as the federal Bureau of Reclamation forecasts that Lake Mead, a Colorado River reservoir that is the networkâ€™s sole water source, will fall next month to a level not seen since the lake was first filled in 1938. Officials of the Central Arizona Project, which manages the 336-mile water system, say the two cities, Phoenix and Tucson, could replace the lost water, at least in the short term, by tapping groundwater supplies, lakes and rivers. If they do not reduce consumption, the cuts could be necessary by as early as 2019, according to an analysis by the water project, and officials said that depending on drought conditions, the chances of water cutbacks by 2026 could be as high as 29 percent. Although experts have been aware for years that shortages would eventually occur, the analysis represents a marked turnabout in officialsâ€™ thinking. â€œWeâ€™re dealing with a very serious issue, and people need to pay attention to it,â€? Sharon Megdal, a University of Arizona water expert and board member of the Central Arizona Project, said in an interview. â€œThe possibility of cutbacks of water deliveries to municipalities is higher than weâ€™ve ever thought it was going to be.â€?
â€œWEâ€™RE DEALING WITH A VERY SERIOUS ISSUE, AND PEOPLE NEED TO PAY ATTENTION TO IT,â€? â€” SHARON MEGDAL UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA WATER EXPERT AND BOARD MEMBER OF THE CENTRAL ARIZONA PROJECT The mere prospect of a shortage in A rizona cities, now raised publicly for the first time, is but a proxy for the rising concern among many experts over a longer-term water crisis across the entire Southwest. States along the lower Colorado River use much more water than flows into the lake in an average year, a deficit that upstream states shouldered for decades by opening their reservoir sluices to release more water. But the drought has all but ended that practice, and Lake Mead has begun a sharp decline; the principal upstream reservoir, Lake Powell, now holds only 42 percent of its capacity, and Lake Mead about 45 percent. If upstream states continue to be unable to make up the shortage, Lake Mead, whose surface is now about 1,085 feet above sea level, will drop to 1,000 feet by 2020. Under present conditions, that would cut off most of Las Vegasâ€™ water supply and much of Arizonaâ€™s. Phoenix gets about half its water from Lake Mead, and Tucson nearly all of its. As a practical matter, neither the states nor the federal government can allow major cities to run dry. But because the
lakesâ€™ water levels drop faster the lower they get â€” the canyons holding their water are V-shaped â€” Arizona officials say governments must act soon to stave off that worst-case scenario. Under an accord negotiated in 2007, the lower Colorado states have already laid out cuts in water deliveries for every 25-foot drop in Meadâ€™s level, down to 1,025 feet above sea level. For example, Arizona farmers are expected to lose some of their allotment when the lake falls below 1,075 feet. But lake levels lower than 1,0 2 5 feet a re u ncha r ted territory. â€œWe have a plan to deal with less severe shortages, but we need to start coming up with a plan to avoid deeper shortages, or to figure out how to deal with the impacts that will come,â€? said Tom Buschatzke, an assistant director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources. McCann said the states needed to reduce Lake Mead drawdowns by at least 800,000 or 900,000 acre-feet of the 10.2 million taken each year. An end to the drought, followed by a few years of heavy rains, could rescue the states. But many now say that climate change would make that a temporary respite. Most scientists believe global warming will make an already arid region even drier in this century. â€œWe canâ€™t expect to live on releases from the upper basin anymore,â€? McCann said. â€œThe states need to come together and make hard choices so we can stem the decline of Lake Mead and avoid a situation where none of us is going to like the outcome.â€?
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Oak Creek Canyon businesses worry about closures SEDONA (AP) â€” As the impending summer closure of tens of thousands of acres of national forest looms, northern Arizona business owners are hoping to still attract visitors. The U.S. Forest Service announced this week that all public recreation areas and national forest lands in Oak Creek Canyon, north of Sedona, will close July 7, the Arizona Daily Sun reported. According to the Nationa l Weat her Service office in Flagstaff, that is when monsoon season is expected to begin across northern Arizona. Last monthâ€™s 31-square -mi le Slide Fire has made areas a rou nd Oa k Creek Canyon high-risk flood
Smoke rises from the Slide Fire as it burns up Oak Creek Canyon on Thursday in Sedona. zones. Forest officials say the measures are needed to protect people from any severe flooding. According to an expert analysis conducted after the fire,
storms could lead to heavy runoff of water, ash and debris into the canyon because of the burned soil. The flooding danger also affects surrounding neighbor-
New state law makes vandals pay for graffiti cleanup PHOEN I X (A P) â€” A new A rizona law add r e s si n g g r a f f it i cleanup will now allow for public and private proper ty ow ners to obtain restitution directly from the perpetrators, the Arizona Republic reported this week. The law, which Gov. Jan Brewer signed in April, says taggers can be liable for the cost of labor, paint and other supplies that go into cleaning up a damaged property. It also imposes uniform statewide fines for graffiti. But officials in cities including Phoe nix and Mesa say it will be hard to gauge i f t he bi l l has a ny effect. L aw m a ker s , however, said the bill was proposed so that cities would have more tools to recoup a l l t hei r losses. â€œA lot of times, the cit ie s wer e r ei mbursed for a bucket of paint,â€? said Rep. Juan Carlos Escamilla, a Democrat from San Luis. â€œIt might take five or 10 hours to clean it up. This bill will a l low t hem to go
a f ter t he p er p et rators for the complete damages.â€? St ate Rep. Pau l B o y e r, a P h o e n i x Republican, said that he speci fically wanted to make sure private proper ty ow ner s wou ld a l so b e i nclude d i n t he measure. â€œNot only is (graffiti) unsightly, it indicates gang activity,â€? Boyer said. Some cities a lready pursue restitution from convicted vandals. Phoenix officials estimate more than $ 2 million was spent last fiscal year on graffiti removal. Nea rly $ 2 mi l lion has already been spent through April of this year, according to city officials. â€œBecause t he city already has a process for restit ution, it â€™s not known if this will h ave a n i mpac t or not,â€? said Erynn Crowley, Phoenix deputy director of neighborhood services. â€œWeâ€™d be guessing at this point.â€? I n Mesa, of f icia ls spent more t ha n $ 20 0,0 0 0 the 2012-13 f i sc a l ye a r to wip -
â€œThey seem to be in a panic about the pending doom. Thereâ€™s no saying how it will affect the canyon,â€? she said. â€œI know they were running out of time and they had to make a quick decision, but I donâ€™t think itâ€™s the right one.â€? Daniel Garland, the owner of Indian Gardens market, said he understood the Forest Service wanting to be cautious â€” even if it meant a threat to his business. â€œItâ€™s a lot of unknowns,â€? Garland said. â€œItâ€™s the first time weâ€™ve ever r un into a scenario like this. (Weâ€™re) just trying to approach it with as much optimism as we can, but we know itâ€™s definitely not going to improve business.â€?
Suspect in 3 killings served 7 years for rape BY JACQUES BILLEAUD
The Associated Press
PHOENIX â€” A man suspected of ki l ling two women in Nevada and a man in Tucson before he died in a firefight with police had spent seven years in an Arizona prison for raping an escort service employee. A n t h o ny G u s t a v e Nelson, 40, is suspected to have carried out the three killings just days after his June 2 release from prison for the 2007 sexual assault conviction. Nelson was killed in a gun battle with police a week ago after leading authorities on a high-speed chase about 85 miles east of Reno. Years before the killings, Nelson had pleaded guilty in Arizona in the 2007 rape of an 18-year-old woman who worked for an escort agency. Authorities say the woman refused Nelsonâ€™s requests for sex and instead said she w a s b ei n g p a i d t o dance for him. Later, Nelson attacked the woman as she tried to leave, t h rowi ng her onto a bed, tearing off her clothing and raping her. He grabbed her by the neck and threatened to kill her if she screamed, authorities said. P rosecutors said Nelson had a history of â€œaber ra nt sexua l behavior.â€? In a handwritten letter to the sentencing judge, Nelson said he was the member of communities that practice cons en su a l a lt er n at ive sex, fetish and sadomasochism and took
ing away more than 1 million square feet of g ra f f iti t h rou g h a cont ractor â€™s services. City data show that restit ution wa s ordered in four of 2 5 cases that were prosecuted within that time period. The city only collected twice. Each time it was for $50 or $100, a fraction of the actual removal costs. Wit hi n t he f i rst quarter of this year, Mesa has spent $150,000. Mesa City Councilman Dave Richins said thereâ€™s no way the new law can help the city get back all the money it has had to devote to graffiti. Most officials agree that they would likely i nve st wh atever the cost to keep their cit ie s pr i st i ne a nd inviting. â€œWe get comments from people looking for busi ness loc ations about how clean M e s a i s ,â€? R i c h i n s said. â€œThey feel safer. The point of the bill is to address the social cost, people feeling unsa fe in their homes.â€?
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Washoe County sheriffâ€™s deputies released this photograph in Reno, Nev., of Anthony Gustave Nelson, the gunman who was killed in a shootout with Nevada law officers on Friday. Nelson is suspect in homicides in Nevada and Arizona. part in fundraising for gay charities. He also told authorities that he taught classes in piercing and sexuality. â€œThough my involvement i n t h at world began long ago, it was more recently â€” in the spring of 2005 â€” that I took a more active role as a visible leader, culminating in my recognition as an international icon within these communities in the fall of 2006,â€? Nelson wrote. He said he struggled to repress aspects of his sexuality. He said he sought out prostitutes as a release for his repressed sexual attraction to women. He apologized for causing pain to the 18-yearold woman and said he frightened her into having sex with him, police said. His whereabouts had been unknown a fter he was released from prison and reported to a probation office on June 2.
A judge ordered that Nel s on b e a r r e st e d after he failed to show up to another probation appointment two days later. A GPS monitoring device issued to Nelson as a condition of his probation wasnâ€™t working, and attempts to find him at a motel and apar tment complex were unsuccessful, according to court records. He then apparently went to Nevada, where Nelson is suspected in shooting a 68-year-old woma n who was attacked when she went to her New Washoe City home to check on a friend who had failed to answer telephone calls. Police believe Nelson shot t he 6 8 -yea r- old woma n i n t he head when she and her husband were at the front door of t he friendâ€™s home. T he ot her woma n, who was 70 years old, was later found dead inside her home, a victim of multiple stab wounds. Investigators say Nelson was in possession of property belonging to Quincy Gangwer, 32, who died in a suspected homicide in Tucson. Gangwerâ€™s body was found at his home on Monday after Nevada authorities asked them to do a welfare check. Gangwer was last seen alive on June 9 â€” four days before the deaths o f t h e t wo N ev a d a women. Tucson police spokesman Sgt. Pete Dugan said Nelson and Gang wer ser ve d i n t he s a me pr i son at t he same time, but doesnâ€™t know if they knew each other behind bars.
AT A GLANCE 1 man dead in shooting in Peoria
17 dogs found dead in Gilbert
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) â€” Police in Peoria say a man shot and killed his brother after an argument. Peoria police spokeswoman Amanda Jacinto says the two men were fighting near Grand and 85th avenues on Saturday just before 1 p.m. Jacinto says one man was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. She says the suspect tried to flee but was taken into custody by police. She says the two men appear to be brothers. Authorities have not released their identities.
GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) â€” Maricopa County authorities say 17 dogs have been found dead at a Gilbert pet boarding service. The Arizona Republic reports that Maricopa County Sheriffâ€™s deputies say the deaths are a â€œtragic accident.â€? Investigators say one of the dogs chewed through a power cord that was attached to an air conditioning unit at the Green Acre boarding business. They say the dogs appeared to have died from heat exhaustion. Authorities released no other details.
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SUNDAY JUNE 22, 2014
Sierra Vista Senior City Championship tees oﬀ
Robert Caswell tees off on the first tee Saturday in the Senior Open on the Pueblo del Sol Country Club.
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Morgan Evans hits his drive on the first tee Saturday in the Senior Open at Pueblo del Sol Country Club.
Senior Open players Oscar Gomez, left, and Morgan Evans indentify each other’s golf ball prior to teeing off on the first tee Saturday morning at the Pueblo del Sol Golf Course. MARK.LEVYSVHERALD.COM
Kelly Lumpkins, left, and Robert Caswell wait their turn to tee off during the 2014 Senior Open on Sierra Vista’s Pueblo del Sol Golf Course.
Bob Stachel tees off during the annual Sierra Vista Senior Open on the Pueblo del Sol Golf Course.
Julio Ortiz tees off on the first tee during this weekend’s annual Senior Open at Pueblo del Sol Golf course.
SUNDAY JUNE 22, 2014
Incumbent, challenger to speak at GOP club
McSally visits Sierra Vista supporters open house
PHOTO PROVIDED BY TOM HESSLER
ABOVE: Martha McSally, candidate for the Republican nomination for Congressional District No. 2, welcomes supporters at an open house event June 14 in Sierra Vista. The gathering drew more than 60 area constituents backing McSally for the GOP nomination in the Aug. 26 election. LEFT: McSally spoke about the campaign effort and invited questions from the audience at the open house.
Feds to fly hundreds of migrants to California BY ELLIOT SPAGAT
The Associated Press
SAN DIEGO â€” The Border Patrol will f ly n e a rly 3 0 0 C e nt r a l A mer ic a n m i g r a nt s from south Texas to California for processing, an official said Saturday, as the government seeks to ease the workload on agents at the nationâ€™s busiest corridor for illegal crossings. There will be two f lights Monday with 14 0 passengers each â€” one bound for San Diego and one for El Centro, about 100 miles east of San Diego, said Paul Beeson, chief of the Border Patrolâ€™s San Diego Sector. The two flights were expected to continue every three days, Beeson told The Associated Press, but itâ€™s unclear for how long. They will be mostly for families with young children but also carry adults. There will be no unaccompanied children. The f lights to California are the governmentâ€™s latest response to a surge of Central
A meric a ns enteri ng Texasâ€™ Rio Grande Valley, where the Border Patrol has made more than 174,0 0 0 arrests since Oct. 1. Most are from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement a g e nc y w i l l d e cid e whether the Central Americans remain in custody or are released while they are in deportation proceedings. ICE spokeswoman Lauren Mack declined to comment on how the agency will respond. The government has been actively looking for additional detention space â€” primarily for mothers with young children â€” since large nu mbers of C ent ra l Americans have overwhelmed U.S. authorities in south Texas. ICE has only one detention c enter desi g ne d for families, an 85-bed facility in Berks County, Pennsylvania, that was once a nursing home. The government is planning a 700-bed center in Artesia, N.M., that U.S. Rep. Steve
Pearce told the Roswell Dai ly Record wou ld be only for families. Pearce, a New Mexico Republican, told the newspaper Friday that the Federal Law Enforc ement T r a i n i n g Center in Artesia could house families but was not equipped to accommo d ate u n ac c ompanied children. Beeson said Central A mericans f low n to San Diego will likely be processed at a station in Murrieta in south Riverside County. He didnâ€™t know if f lights wer e pl a n ne d f r om south Texas to destinations outside California, and the Border Patrolâ€™s parent agency, Customs and Border Protection, didnâ€™t immediately respond to a request for comment. T he Border Pat rol flew a large number of families from Texas to Tucson, Arizona, over Memorial Day weekend, drawing criticism f r o m A r i z o n a G ov. Jan Brewer when ICE later dropped them off at Greyhound bus stations there.
SI ER R A V I STA â€” Republicans running for Arizona Legislative District 14 seats will speak and answer questions at the July 8 Huachuca Area Republican Womenâ€™s Club meeting. The event will be held at the Pueblo del Sol County Club and will feature incumbent Sen. Gail Griffin, House incumbents David Gowan and David Stevens and challenger Susan Syfert. It begins at 10:30 a.m., with check-in and social time, an 11 a.m. luncheon and the program. Cost is $16 and reservations must be made no later than July 6 by calling 366-0012.
AT A GLANCE Phoenix man fatally crushed by granite slabs
Glendale school fire under investigation
PHOENIX (AP) â€” Phoenix police say a man is dead after being fatally crushed by slabs of granite. Authorities say the man was working at Aracruz Granite shortly before noon when the accident occurred. Police say they are not yet releasing the manâ€™s name. The granite supply company is located in west Phoenix, near Interstate 17 and Buckeye Road. Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigators are investigating.
GLENDALE (AP) â€” Investigators are trying to figure out the cause of a fire at a Glendale elementary school. KTVK-TV reports that the blaze began Friday afternoon at Glenn Burton Elementary School inside storage sheds. Authorities say the fire quickly spread to the attic of a classroom. They say firefighters who happened to be in the vicinity spotted smoke and followed it to the school. Crews managed to keep the fire from spreading to the main campus building.
1 dead in rollover crash in Fountain Hills FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz. (AP) â€” Authorities say a woman is dead after a rollover crash in Fountain Hills. Maricopa County Sheriffâ€™s deputies say 68-year-old Susan Stolki was heading east on Tepee Drive around 7 a.m. when she struck a mailbox and a tree. Deputies say the vehicle came to a stop, rolled onto its top. Stolki was the carâ€™s sole occupant. Authorities say speed does not appear to be a factor. The intersection was closed for several hours before opening back up at noon.
Imprisoned attorney cannot practice law PHOENIX (AP) â€” A Phoenix defense attorney already imprisoned for helping a criminal gang led by her husband, a prison inmate whom she represented, will not be able to practice law. The State Bar of Arizona said Friday that Carmen Lynn Fischer has been suspended from acting as an attorney on an interim basis. Fischer was sentenced March 17 to three years in prison after pleading guilty to one count each of attempted money laundering and of assisting a criminal street gang.
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