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Sunday, October 7 2012

Oct 7 2012 - 11:52pm
By BRETT MARTEL NEW ORLEANS — Drew Brees’ latest assault on a prestigious NFL passing record lifted the embattled New Orleans Saints to their first victory of the season. Brees broke a half-century-old record by throwing a touchdown pass in his 48th straight game, and the Saints defeated the San Diego Chargers 31-24 on Sunday night. Brees’ 40-yard pass to Devery Henderson eclipsed the mark of 47 consecutive games with...
Oct 7 2012 - 11:49pm
By NOAH TRISTER   DETROIT — Al Alburquerque reached out and snagged a sharp grounder to the mound — then planted a little kiss on the ball before tossing it to first. The relieved reliever gave his Detroit teammates a reason to laugh in the ninth inning of a tight game. Moments later, the Tigers were celebrating. Don Kelly scored the tying run on a wild pitch in the eighth, then hit a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the...
Oct 7 2012 - 11:47pm
R.B. FALLSTROM ST. LOUIS — Rookies in the postseason, the Washington Nationals played like poised veterans. The Nationals escaped a bases-loaded jam in the seventh inning, Tyler Moore blooped a two-out, two-run single in the eighth and Washington beat the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Sunday in an NL playoff opener. They have just four players with postseason experience on the roster. But they have...
Oct 7 2012 - 11:42pm
PHOENIX — The Water Infrastructure Finance Authority of Arizona announced Oct. 1 that it has closed a $1,045,941 loan with Southland Utilities Company, a small drinking water provider located southeast of Sierra Vista in Cochise County.  The Southland water system is approximately 40 years old and in need of infrastructure repair and replacement. The loan will provide funding for new distribution lines, a generator, a new booster...
Oct 7 2012 - 11:41pm
By Mignonne Hollis and Mark Schmitt Dear M & M: Occasionally we get unhappy customers on the phone.  Do you have tips for our business on how to best diffuse the frustration and move forward? — Tom Dear Tom:  Business professionals face all kinds of challenges, including at times managing unhappy clients or customers.  Although dealing with a difficult caller can make your day less than stellar, it’...
Oct 7 2012 - 11:40pm
Tourism is an important component of the economy of Cochise County. As an export-oriented industry, it brings dollars to the local area from other regions generating sales, jobs, income, and tax revenue. Taxes collected from tourism and travel leaves more money in the hands of local residents, increasing their disposable income and purchasing power. According to research conducted by Dean Runyon Associates for the Arizona Office of Tourism...
Oct 7 2012 - 5:10pm
The Sierra Vista Fire Department, Local 4492, will be serving Vinny’s pizza for tips from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 8. These tips will go to support the annual money they raise to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association with the Fill the Boot Program. Birders of all levels are invited to participate in an upcoming bird walk sponsored by the Friends of the San Pedro River. The walks are scheduled for 8 a.m. Oct. 10  and 27 and depart...
Oct 7 2012 - 3:26pm
SIERRA VISTA — Kicking off their fundraising drive to help support the building of a new house, volunteers with Habitat for Humanity and the local Habitat for Humanity ReStore were at Art in the Park this weekend to display the two entries constructed for this year’s 4th Annual Playhouse Build-Off. And with both buildings, a Christmas-themed workshop and a backyard gazebo, set to be raffled off after the Annual Christmas Light...
Oct 7 2012 - 1:42pm
SIERRA VISTA— Of the four remaining candidates running for Sierra Vista City Council, Rachel Gray has raised the most campaign money. Based on the candidates’ pre- and post-primary reports, which cover the period from June 1 to Sept. 17, Gray has raised a total of $4,690.47 so far. John George has raised the second most with $3,905, followed by Gwen Calhoun with $2,288.29 and Laura Bouchard with $1,210. These totals do not...
Oct 7 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA —  When Republican Martha McSally initially entered the political arena for the primary in the Congressional District 8 race, she said she signed what is known as the Grover Norquist pledge against new or higher taxes. But, Saturday, McSally said she has not extended the pledge to her race in the CD2 campaign. Saying she was such a novice in the political arena for the CD8 primary race, she didn’t...
Oct 7 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA —  While a current poll shows her in a dead heat with her Democratic opponent, GOP Congressional District 2 candidate Martha McSally also said attack ads being run by Ron Barber and the National Democratic party are false. “We are going to have a photo finish,” McSally said Saturday afternoon at the opening of her campaign office in Sierra Vista. The recent poll shows she and Barber are tied at 47.5...
Oct 7 2012 - 12:10am
Thanks, Ken.   Quietly and too under appreciated, we saw a good man for our community walk out the door at the Sierra Vista Police Department on Friday.   Except, that’s exactly the way Ken Kimmel wanted it to be.   Ken retired as the city’s Chief of Police Oct. 5, ending more than 30 years of service and leadership, to return to a lifetime friendship with his father and family in New York.   In general terms,...
Oct 7 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — To Sierra Vistans, Megan Carnett might be recognized because of the work she does at her parents’ family practice. To the 25,000 people per month who read her fashion blog, she’s the model, designer and author of longliveclassy.com. “It’s more like a creative outlet. I like to tell people that it’s like my second life,” Carnett, an 18-year-old who’s lived in Sierra...

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