Month: September 2022

Catcher Stephen Vogt retiring after 10 big league seasons
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Catcher Stephen Vogt retiring after 10 big league seasons

FILE - Oakland Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt walks on the field during a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, July 6, 2022. Vogt is retiring after 10 major league seasons and a long, patient road to break into the big leagues at age 27. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez, File)FILE - Oakland Athletics' Stephen Vogt rounds the bases after hitting a home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Oakland, Calif., Monday, July 4, 2022. Vogt is retiring after 10 major league seasons and a long, patient road to break into the big leagues at age 27. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)FILE - Oakland Athletics' Stephen Vogt (21) is congratulated by third base coach Mike Gallego (2) after Vogt hit a home run, his first hit in the major...
Suspended Sarver says he’s decided to sell Suns, Mercury
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Suspended Sarver says he’s decided to sell Suns, Mercury

FILE - Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver gestures to Indiana Pacers' Danny Granger after Granger missed a shot during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 6, 2010 in Phoenix. Robert Sarver says he has started the process of selling the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury, a move that comes only eight days after he was suspended by the NBA over workplace misconduct including racist speech and hostile behavior toward employees. Sarver made the announcement Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, saying selling “is the best course of action.” He has owned the teams since 2004. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)FILE - Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver applauds his team during the second half of Game 1 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against the Los Angeles Clippers, Sunday, June 20...
Indiana abortion clinics reopening after judge blocks ban
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Indiana abortion clinics reopening after judge blocks ban

FILE - Abortion-rights protesters fill Indiana Statehouse corridors and cheer outside legislative chambers, Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, as lawmakers vote to concur on a near-total abortion ban, in Indianapolis. An Indiana judge on Thursday, Sept. 22, blocked the state’s abortion ban from being enforced, putting the law on hold as abortion clinic operators argue that the new law violates the state constitution.(AP Photo/Arleigh Rodgers, File) By TOM DAVIES and ARLEIGH RODGERSAssociated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — After an Indiana judge on Thursday blocked the state's abortion ban from being enforced, phones starting ringing across Indiana abortion clinics, which are preparing to resume the procedure a week after the ban had gone into effect. “People are getting the word that abortion is n...
As shelters fill, NYC weighs tents to house migrants
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As shelters fill, NYC weighs tents to house migrants

FILE — Dilan Jimenez reads text messages as he stands outside a shelter, after arriving on a chartered bus from Texas earlier in the day, Aug. 10, 2020, in New York. New York City's mayor says he plans to erect hangar-sized tents as temporary shelter for thousands of international migrants who have been bused into the Big Apple as part of a campaign by Republican governors to disrupt federal border policies. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan)FILE — Eduardo Garcia, from Venezuela, stands with crutches, surrounded by his family outside the Catholic Charities headquarters, in New York, Aug. 16, 2022. New York City's mayor says he plans to erect hangar-sized tents as temporary shelter for thousands of international migrants who have been bused into the Big Apple as part of a campaign by Republican...
Fang shui: Get your reptile fix at upcoming show
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Fang shui: Get your reptile fix at upcoming show

By QUENTIN S. AGNELLOPima Post For those who live in Tucson, the Gem and Mineral Show is a busy, well-known event that’s often an inconvenience for regular commuters.  As someone who has attended the Gem Show, I can say that it certainly is interesting. However, colorful crystals have never really been my forte.  For people who might feel the same way, there is another show that has been running in Tucson for the past 20 years: the Tucson Reptile and Amphibian Show. The show is targeted to all ages, and the two-day show Oct. 1 and 2 will include a variety of vendors selling captive-bred reptiles and amphibians.  Animal lovers will enjoy the petting zoo, which will include giant tortoises, lizards and snakes. This year, even warm-blooded animals will be repres...
Pima Theatre to present family-friendly ‘Ballet & Bagels’ in October
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Pima Theatre to present family-friendly ‘Ballet & Bagels’ in October

Director Milta Ortiz directs cast members during rehearsals of Ballet & Bagels (Photo courtesy Pima Theatre) Pima Theatre presents'Ballet & Bagels'Pima West Campus, Black Box Theatre,2202 W, Anklam Rd. 85709October 6 - 16Thursday - Saturday at 7 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., General Admission: $10Students/Seniors/Military/Groups: $5Advanced reservations are recommended. Pima Community College students can receive one free ticket to each performing arts production as part of their tuition. Tickets can be purchased at pima.edu/arts. The box office is open Tuesday - Friday from 12-5 p.m., and one hour prior to each performance.520-206-6986 | centerforthearts@pima.edu Tucson, Arizona -- Pima Theatre starts off its season with family-friendly 'Ballet & Bagels', directed b...
PCCEA president seeks transparency from Chancellor
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PCCEA president seeks transparency from Chancellor

By MAKYLA HAYSPresident of Pima Community College Education Association The Pima Post welcomes opinions from students, faculty and staff. If you'd like to submit an op-ed,email contact-pimapost@pima.edu. For quite some time, representatives from PCCEA, the full-time faculty association at Pima Community College, have called for more transparency from the Chancellor and upper administration.  This past year, several events have transpired that reveal an issue with transparency from the Chancellor. While each individual situation may not seem like a major issue on its own, the pattern that emerges when viewed together is what concerns PCCEA the most.  At the Governing Board meeting in September, I gave a public comment attempting to address this pattern. My...
Drought in Western US heats up as a Senate campaign issue
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Drought in Western US heats up as a Senate campaign issue

FILE - The Colorado River flows through the Grand Canyon on the Hualapai reservation on Aug. 15, 2022, in northwestern Arizona. The consequences of drought and efforts to funnel billions of dollars toward securing water supplies in the West are becoming larger issues in two of the most consequential races for the U.S. Senate. In Nevada and Arizona, cities and farmers are facing cuts as the Colorado River dwindles. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)FILE - Sen. Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., speaks outside the Capitol in Washington on Aug. 2, 2022. The consequences of drought and efforts to funnel billions of dollars toward securing water supplies in the West are becoming larger issues in two of the most consequential races for the U.S. Senate. Two vulnerable incumbents whose states are hit hardest by the ...
Feds: 47 exploited pandemic to steal $250M from food program
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Feds: 47 exploited pandemic to steal $250M from food program

Aimee Bock, the executive director of the nonprofit Feeding Our Future, speaks, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022 in St. Anthony, Minn. Federal authorities charged 47 people in Minnesota with conspiracy and other counts on Tuesday, Set. 2022, in what they said was a massive scheme that took advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to steal $250 million from a federal program that provides meals to low-income children. Feeding Our Future’s founder and executive director, Aimee Bock, was among those indicted, and authorities say she and others in her organization submitted the fraudulent claims for reimbursement and received kickbacks. (Shari L. Gross/Star Tribune via AP)The offices of Feeding Our Future are shown Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022 in St. Anthony, Minn., a week after FBI agents raided the offices of ...
The Beauty of Astronomy in Arizona
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The Beauty of Astronomy in Arizona

The Rosette Nebula, or NCG 2237, from the photo gallery of Kitt Peak National Observatory website. By Quentin S. AgnelloPima Post When I was 10 years old, I would gaze up at the stars at night using a telescope with a wobbly stand, wondering all the while if I would see something special or magnificent.  I would take every opportunity I could to see the wonders of our universe, but I never questioned why my view was such a good one.  Not only is Southern Arizona considered one of the best places for stargazing in the United States by astronomers, Tucson is considered a large hub for astronomy in the Southwestern United States by The Astronomical League, a group website, which promotes astronomical clubs. To get a clue into what makes Southern Arizona so special fo...