Month: October 2021

What fines? Libraries are abolishing fees
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What fines? Libraries are abolishing fees

By CARLOS MIRANDAPima Post Hey, New York City, Tucson is way ahead of you. Recently, NYC public libraries announced that they have ended late fees and forgiven existing fines to people who had overdue books and other materials. NYC joins other libraries that are opting to forego fees in the name of equity. Pima County Public Library decided to do the same thing over a year ago. On July 1, 2020, the county’s libraries became fine-free. There is a caveat, however. A Pima County Public librarian explained that if people keep an item for 30 days past the due date, they will be charged the full price for that item. That is a process the library has had in place for many years. The difference now is that the daily fine is eliminated. Pima Community College’s libraries d...
Mercury even WNBA Finals with 91-86 OT win
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Mercury even WNBA Finals with 91-86 OT win

Rick Scuteri/Associated PressPhoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner (42) shoots over Chicago Sky center Stefanie Dolson during the first half of Game 2 of basketball's WNBA Finals Oct. 13 in Phoenix. By JOHN MARSHALLAssociated Press PHOENIX — Diana Taurasi spent most of the night being hounded by Chicago's Allie Quigley, an exhausting exercise in an already-tough game, particularly for a 39-year-old. As Game 2 of the WNBA Finals wound toward a tight finish, the Phoenix Mercury looked to the player recently named the greatest in the WNBA's 25-year history. Anyone who knows anything about Taurasi knows what happened next. Summoning the will that's made her great for so long, Taurasi scored eight of her 20 points in overtime to help the Mercury even the WNBA Finals at 1-al...
Man fatally stabbed after I-10 road rage incident in Tucson
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Man fatally stabbed after I-10 road rage incident in Tucson

ASSOCIATED PRESS A man has been fatally stabbed after a car crash and road rage incident in Tucson on Interstate 10, authorities said Thursday. Tucson police said the crash occurred about 4 p.m. Wednesday and the two drivers then got into a physical altercation along the highway. They said one man had signs of “sharp force trauma” and apparently was stabbed several times with an undisclosed weapon. Tucson Fire Department medics and Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers responded to the scene and found bystanders performing CPR on the injured man who was declared dead at the scene. Police have identified the victim as 53-year-old Louis James Gallardo. The other driver, whose name hasn’t been released by police yet, remained at the scene and was interviewed by detec...
Nursing schools see applications rise, despite COVID burnout
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Nursing schools see applications rise, despite COVID burnout

Gary Kazanjian/Associated PressFirst-year nursing student, Emma Champlin, poses for a photo in her clinical laboratory class at Fresno State in Fresno, California. Champlin said that like many of her classmates, she saw the pandemic as a chance to learn and to help when those abilities are needed. By PAT EATON-ROBBAssociated Press STORRS, Conn. — Nurses around the country are getting burned out by the COVID-19 crisis and quitting, yet applications to nursing schools are rising, driven by what educators say are young people who see the global emergency as an opportunity and a challenge. Among them is University of Connecticut sophomore Brianna Monte, a 19-year-old from Mahopac, New York, who had been considering majoring in education but decided on nursing after watching nurses ca...
Murray, 5-0 Cardinals visit Browns, friend Mayfield
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Murray, 5-0 Cardinals visit Browns, friend Mayfield

Matt York/The Associated Press Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) throws against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of an NFL football game, Oct. 10, in Glendale. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ARIZONA (5-0) at CLEVELAND (3-2) Sunday, 1:05 p.m., Fox OPENING LINE: Browns by 3, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Arizona 4-1; Cleveland 3-2. SERIES RECORD: Browns lead 33-15-3. LAST MEETING: Cardinals beat Browns 38-24 on Dec. 15, 2019 in Arizona. LAST WEEK: Cardinals beat 49ers 17-10; Browns lost to Chargers 47-42. CARDINALS OFFENSE: OVERALL (6), RUSH (8), PASS (7), SCORING (4). CARDINALS DEFENSE: OVERALL (13), RUSH (28), PASS (8), SCORING (6). BROWNS OFFENSE: OVERALL (5), RUSH (1), PASS (25), SCORING (T6). BROWNS DEFENSE: OVE...
‘Duster’: HBO show being shot on West Campus
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‘Duster’: HBO show being shot on West Campus

By JOSHUA SHAVERPima Post A new HBO MAX series called “Duster” will have Pima Community College’s West Campus as part of its backdrop. The series is reported to be about a getaway driver from the 1970s. A security guard on set described the plot as sort of a spinoff from “Breaking Bad.”  There are multiple sets in Tucson, including one of them being in the back parking lot of Pima.  There were multiple older expensive cars on the set. When I walked on to get more information, I was escorted off because of COVID protocols and NDAs (Non-Disclosure Agreements).  If the pilot episode goes well, filming will continue for seven to 10 weeks, the security guard said. The movie is expected to generate $50 to $70 million for Tucson. 
The lone golfer: Victoria Peña returns with a more robust team this season
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The lone golfer: Victoria Peña returns with a more robust team this season

Photo courtesy of Victoria PeñaPima Community College Golf coach Marcus Smith stands next to sophomore Victoria Peña, who is starting her second season on the Pima Golf team. By CARLOS MIRANDAPima Post Last season, the women’s golf team only had one girl on the team: Victoria Peña.  This season, there are six, including Peña. Peña, 20, has been playing golf half her life.   Her best score in 18 holes of golf is an 80. She discussed how she has yet to get an ace (hole in one), although she has been close to making one. The Pima Community College women’s golf team pre-season is coming up in November and the regular season starts in the spring. When she was the only woman on the team, Peña had a good season. “Being the only girl last season was actually...
Book sale at Downtown and West campuses
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Book sale at Downtown and West campuses

Story and photo by TROY HUTCHISON Starting on Tuesday, Pima Communication College is launching its fall book sale at West and Downtown campuses. More than just books will be available for people to purchase, there will be books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, and vinyl records ranging from $1 to $3.  It is noted that only cash or checks will be accepted as payment. Downtown Campus dates and hours (Amethyst Room): 1-6 p.m. Oct. 129 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 139 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 14  West Campus dates and hours (Santa Catalina Building, third floor): 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 209 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 219 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 22 If you have any questions, call the following numbers: Downtown: (520) 206-7267West: (520) 206-6821
‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’: This is why Netflix exists
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‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’: This is why Netflix exists

Story and image by JAVIER DOSAMANTES “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”Directed by: Michael ShowalterRating: PG-13Run time: 2 hours, 6 minutesShowing at The Loft Cinema Making a good biopic is one of the hardest things to pull off in filmmaking because you're trying to fit a person's whole life into a two-hour format. And at the same time, you want to approach the subject with a creative angle instead of just making a glamoured-up reenactment. Without getting too technical, biopics are structured in two different ways: in chronological order (following life's events from beginning to end) or concentrating on a landmark event or time of a person's life, then using flashbacks to add context and backstory. "The Eyes of Tammy Faye" opens with a scene in 1994, then jumps back to Faye...
An electric experience: driving my first Tesla
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An electric experience: driving my first Tesla

Story and photo by JOSHUA BAILEY The electric car smoothly accelerated onto the road.  The Tesla Model 3’s acceleration had an ease to it that gas-operated cars don’t, and it required much less effort to drive efficiently.  Dave Gebert, the owner of said Tesla Model 3 and organizer of October’s National Drive Electric Week in Tucson, tapped the dashboard screen. It almost resembled a tablet, but the feats it could perform were far more advanced. A chime sounded, and Gebert gestured at the green microphone pictured.  “Turn on cruise control,” Gebert said.  In shock, I took my foot off the pedal, which seemed to have depressurized into a relaxed position. The gears moving beneath it reminded one of the way a self-playing piano works.  The Tesla...