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Monday, October 15 2012

Oct 15 2012 - 10:16pm
BISBEE — In an impromptu gathering in front of the Bisbee High School office, players from the good old days of the 106-year-old Bisbee-Douglas rivalry gathered to share stories and inspiration with the current class of Pumas as they prepare to battle for The Pick this Friday in the 142nd meeting. Among the guests were a pair of players who played in the 1944 game — the first in which the copper trophy was the prize — Dan...
Oct 15 2012 - 10:13pm
FORT HUACHUCA — According to AIA rules, to qualify for state, golfers must post at least five rounds of nine holes with a qualifying score. Only three of those scores may be posted at a home course. So, with the regular season schedule dwindling and some of his golfers still needing to post qualifying scores, Buena boys head coach Charlie Mazariegos decided to move Monday’s match against Douglas from their usual home course of...
Oct 15 2012 - 10:12pm
It’s come to my attention that the tone of Sunday’s story “Domestic bikini divas” may have been flippant and insensitive. Meant to be playful, it may have come off as mean and dismissive of the athletic pursuits of the women featured. While the story was technically accurate, part of accuracy is telling the whole story, regardless of the length of the piece. Also part of accuracy is filtering through a subject’...
Oct 15 2012 - 9:59pm
The worst part of a traffic conviction is often not the fine, but the impact on one’s driving record.  Points are assessed by the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) for traffic infractions.  The number of points depends on the seriousness of the violation.  A speeding conviction results in 3 points and running a red light 6 points.  Receive eight or more points within 12 months and MVD imposes consequences, which can include...
Oct 15 2012 - 9:54pm
To the Editor: Campaigning for next month’s general election is taking place during a sluggish recovery from recession with continued high unemployment. Candidates are making extravagant promises and predictions. Meanwhile, today’s economic misery is the price the American people are paying for past political promises. As discussed by Stanford University economist Thomas Sowell in The Housing Boom and Bust, our current...
Oct 15 2012 - 9:53pm
To the Editor: I’m an Independent voter and I’ve had to work at getting a chance to question Republican candidates who seem immune to the idea that they represent all of us after they are elected. Several months ago I tracked down some Republican candidates at a Tea Party event here and asked David Gowan about a particular piece of legislation he had voted for, naming the bill number and giving a brief description of the...
Oct 15 2012 - 9:52pm
To the Editor: The Oct. 8 Our Readers’ Views included a letter mocking those in the Republican party. This retired person implied that it was crazy to be concerned about death panels. If this retired person needs a hip replacement she may be told that the money could be better spent on younger, productive members of the workforce. If she complains that she is in a lot of pain, it may be recommended to her to end her life. If...
Oct 15 2012 - 9:51pm
To the Editor: We have known Mark Dannels, the Republican candidate for Cochise County Sheriff, for more than 25 years; and we were pleased to see that he was chosen to be on the ballot in place of the late Sheriff Dever. Deputy Dannels’ most important personality traits qualifying him for the office of Sheriff would include his honesty and high ethical standards, which he lives by each day. Many times over the years, his actions...
Oct 15 2012 - 9:49pm
 To the Editor: There has been some comments in reference to some candidates missing candidate forums. I hope the following information will explain why candidates miss some of those forums.  Clean Election Candidate Forums are scheduled at the convenience of their Clean Elections Candidates.  The date for this last forum was changed three times at the request of the democrat candidates. The democrat candidates...
Oct 15 2012 - 9:48pm
To the Editor: As registered Independents we understand that Independents influence election outcomes in Arizona. We attended the LD 14 debate in Benson to hear Democratic Candidates Fleming, Leach, Stonebraker and Republican Candidates Griffin, Gowan, and Stevens. Republican candidates? None. We were told that they are “not running clean” so they don’t have to attend publicized “clean election”...
Oct 15 2012 - 8:50pm
 By Jonathon Shacat Herald/Review   BISBEE — Cochise County Superior Court judges receive assistance from several court staff but two types of employees in particular work in collaboration and play integral roles for court proceedings.   There are six judicial assistants, with one assigned to each of the six court divisions. Also, there are 10 deputy courtroom clerks.   One clerk is assigned to each court...
Oct 15 2012 - 6:25pm
The Huachuca Audubon Society’s next meeting is set for 7 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Sierra Vista Police Department meeting room and will feature Mike Foster presenting videos that highlight plant and animal communities characteristic of the Sonoran Desert.  The Sierra Vista Historical Society will host a luncheon at 11 a.m. Oct. 19 at Pueblo del Sol Country Club. The deadline to RSVP is Oct. 16. Christine Rhodes, Cochise County Recorder...
Oct 15 2012 - 4:13pm
SIERRA VISTA— Nearly 8,000 more voters have requested early ballots for the Nov. 6 general election than did in the 2008 presidential election. As of Monday afternoon, almost 31,000 early ballots had been requested by Cochise County voters and more people can call in to request one until the Oct. 26 deadline, Cochise County Recorder Christine Rhodes said. The popularity of early voting has increased tremendously in the last few years...
Oct 15 2012 - 3:40pm
SIERRA VISTA —  A soldier killed in Afghanistan attended his senior year at Buena High School, graduating in 2001.The death of Sgt. 1st Class Ryan J. Savard, 29, was reported by the Department of Defense on Sunday. While the release said he died from enemy small arms fire during combat operations in Afghanistan on Saturday, another release by the soldier’s command stated he died on Friday. Savard’s parents,...
Oct 15 2012 - 3:33pm
SIERRA VISTA — The investigation into the damaging of political candidate signs in Sierra Vista has come to a standstill, police said Monday. Beginning in June, the Sierra Vista Police Department received a number of complaints from candidates that their signs had been damaged or destroyed. On Aug. 30, police released a surveillance photo of a man who appeared to be damaging signs near the intersection of Buffalo Soldier Trail...
Oct 15 2012 - 2:46pm
Southeast Arizona shares something in common with the greatest artworks ever accomplished by man. The closer you look, the more you see. The picture that is Southeast Arizona includes wonderful contrasts, impressive entertainment and a guarantee of an experience that can’t be captured elsewhere. Beginning from our southern border with Mexico, Cochise County has the genuine charm of the Old West embedded in its character. From Naco, Bisbee...
Oct 15 2012 - 2:42pm
 Pueblo del Sol Country Club 2770 Saint Andrews Dr, Sierra Vista, AZ 85650 Phone: (520) 378-6444 Recognized for years by mini-tour players in the Sierra Vista Open as having the best greens of any course in the state, bar none, the Pueblo del Sol Country Club is undoubtedly Cochise County’s most refined course. The silky greens are cut tight and roll fast. The fairways are also mowed to nearly the level of the...
Oct 15 2012 - 2:29pm
NAME: Carmel Ogle Aka: Carmel Watkins, Carmel Jacobs AGE: 40 RACE: White SEX: Female HEIGHT: 5’6” WEIGHT: 135 HAIR: Brown EYES: Hazel PLACE OF BIRTH: California ID MARKS: Unknown OFFENSE: Theft by control and/or by controlling stolen property with a value of $3,000 or more, but less than $4,000 REMARKS: Ogle is believed to travel between Tucson and the Sierra Vista area. She has...
Oct 15 2012 - 2:19pm
PHOENIX — The U.S. Supreme Court will consider how far Arizona — and other states — can go in requiring voters to prove citizenship when registering. In a brief order, the justices agreed to review a ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals which said Arizona cannot refuse to register voters who do not provide proof of citizenship if they fill out a special registration form prepared by the federal Election...
Oct 15 2012 - 2:17pm
By Bill HessHerald/ReviewBISBEE — Since 1935 the Cooper Man, also called the Cooper Miner, has stood below t he Cochise County Courthouse.It was an arts project funded by the  federal government  during the country’s Great Depression,  as an economic stimulus package during that era.Created by R. Phillips Sanderson, who was paid $30 a week for six months by the Federal Emergency Relief Administration to create the...
Oct 15 2012 - 2:11pm
BISBEE — The city fire department is holding a meeting Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Bisbee Boys and Girls Club on Arizona Street to discuss problems resulting from a staff reduction and the proposed one-cent sales tax that will be on the General Election ballot. The one-cent tax, if passed, will be split between the fire, police and street departments, said firefighter and union president Matt Fimbres....
Oct 15 2012 - 1:59pm
SIERRA VISTA — Several area restaurants have come together to donate a portion of the proceeds from one day of sales to a fund to benefit the family of slain U.S. Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie. James King, general manager of Papa John’s Pizza in Sierra Vista, has organized nearly a dozen restaurants to hold the special event on Wednesday, Oct. 24. "We know the Ivies’. We went to church with them," King...
Oct 15 2012 - 1:58pm
Oct. 12 5:53 a.m. A resident on the business loop in Bowie reported someone forced entry into a residence and took a 15” TV and a stereo system. 7:31 a.m. A man, 40, was arrested in Willcox for an outstanding warrant as a fugitive from justice out of New Mexico. 9:59 a.m. A resident of Pomerene reported her black 2007 Nissan Sentra stolen. 11:31 a.m. There was a single vehicle rollover accident on S. Charleston Road...
Oct 15 2012 - 1:52pm
SIERRA VISTA— Cochise College’s jump from number 11 to 9 on the Top 75 list is a bit misleading, as its employee increase reflects a change in reporting and not actual growth. In fact the real story is quite the opposite. The Top 75 list indicates that the college went from having a full time equivalent of 446 employees in 2011 to 560 in 2012. As Robert Carreira, director of the college’s Center for Economic Research,...
Oct 15 2012 - 12:55pm
SIERRA VISTA— The City of Sierra Vista dropped two spots on the Top 75 list this year and has seen a small reduction in positions through attrition as the city continues to look for savings during a down economy, which has improved at the state level but remains tenuous locally. At 15 on the list Sierra Vista has the equivalent of 380 full time employees, compared to 398 last year, according to the Top 75 data. In reality, the...
Oct 15 2012 - 11:51am
2012 Traveler Bisbee treasure hunters Treasure Hunters Old Bisbee also offers those with a propensity for the past an opportunity to wander down aisles that will take them back in time and stir memories of childhood, whether they are of forgotten toys or that kitchen table and chairs you used to climb up to for family meals or Grandma’s muffin tins. Some of the shops along Main Street that have these blends of ages past are Finders...
Oct 15 2012 - 11:38am
By Bill HessHerald/ReviewCORONADO NATIONAL MEMORIAL — Locating the Seven Cities of Cibola, reportedly rich with  gold and other treasures, led Francisco Vasquez de Coronado on a   quest to find  them in the 1500s.Leaving Mexico, his travels took him north.Part of his trek was along a portion of the San Pedro River, a waterway which flows north.Not far from where the river crosses into the United States from Mexico is...
Oct 15 2012 - 10:56am
By Bruce Whetten and Derek Jordan Located along the southern edge of Cochise County straddling the international border with Mexico, the city of Douglas has a rich and varied history infused with influences from Spanish, Native American and Mexican cultures.Many attractions both in and around the town have preserved this history for the curious traveler.  • One of the popular places to visit is the historic Gadsden Hotel...
Oct 15 2012 - 10:48am
SIERRA VISTA — Widely known for its world-class birding opportunities, Sierra Vista also offers a host of historical sites, recreational activities and amenities that cannot be found anywhere else in Cochise County. Sierra Vista attracts thousands of bird watchers each year as they come to observe the myriad of different species that migrate along the route of the nearby San Pedro River to the east. Reaching more than 9,000 feet high...
Oct 15 2012 - 9:45am
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer issued the following statement on the death of a Sierra Vista resident during combat operations in Afghanistan, reported Sunday. “Please join me in saluting an American hero who gave his life in service to the United States. Sgt. 1st Class Ryan J. Savard, 29, of Sierra Vista, was killed October 13, 2012, when he came under small-arms fire while on patrol in Khanabad District, Afghanistan. “Sgt. 1st...
Oct 15 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— The city has laid the groundwork to connect Buena High School with Cochise College and the University of Arizona South with a multi-use path. Referred to as the Pathway to Higher Learning, this path will be paid for with a federal grant, administered by the state, which requires a minimal match from the city. On Thursday, the council moved forward with acquiring easements for the project, which in itself does not deal...
Oct 15 2012 - 12:10am
Call it “The Creep.” It’s the slow process that turns trust into suspicion. The Creep usually starts when someone given the public’s trust finds a loophole that avoids accountability. There’s a record that extends beyond public purview, or the law can be bent to allow activity outside the intention of a statute.  An immediate consequence of this activity is public apathy, usually...
Oct 15 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE – “I don’t know what to say. This is so amazing.” That’s what Amy Goodman, author and journalist, had to say about the rousing reception she received Friday night in Bisbee. She is best known for her broadcast, Democracy Now!, that is carried on Link and Freespeech TV, many Nation Public Radio stations and by many community radio stations like Bisbee’s KBRP. Goodman and co-author Denis...
Oct 15 2012 - 12:10am
Ever since Watergate, the old hippie mantra, “Don’t trust anyone over 30,” has been etched as indelible wisdom on the psyches of American voters. None has the power to stay under 30, but many are capable of staying cool forever. In Watergate’s wake, the Democrats could have run a ficus tree and won, but instead sent Jimmy Carter to the White House.  Movie star Ronald Reagan was cooler than Carter,...
Oct 15 2012 - 12:10am
EDITOR’S NOTE: On Your Mind allows people to voice their opinions anonymously. Read the entries with the idea that sometimes it is the same person making multiple comments; that opinions of callers may or may not be based on facts. In some cases, entries are edited which is usually shown by the use of an ellipsis. Comments are limited to 100 words. Some comments submitted are not published for a variety of reasons. The printing of...
Oct 15 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — The three U.S. Border Patrol agents who were involved in a friendly-fire shooting in southern Cochise County on Oct. 2 responded to a ground sensor alert, but it remains unclear what triggered it. Agent Nicholas Ivie, 30, was fatally shot around 1:30 a.m., when he and two other agents were near mile marker 352 on Highway 80 about seven miles east of Bisbee and about five miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border...
Oct 15 2012 - 12:06am
NEW YORK — The Detroit Tigers got a big boost from Anibal Sanchez’s arm. They got a helping hand from an umpire, too. The reward: a commanding 2-0 lead in the AL championship series, and a trip home with their ace ready to start. Sanchez shut down a Yankees lineup minus injured Derek Jeter, Detroit scored twice after an admitted missed call by an ump and won without any extra-inning drama, beating New York 3-0 Sunday...
Oct 15 2012 - 12:04am
 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — This time, Carlos Beltran, David Freese and the St. Louis Cardinals took a six-run lead — and held onto it, barely. Beltran and Freese hit two-run homers and these wild, wild-card Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants 6-4 on Sunday night in Game 1 of the NL championship series. The defending World Series champions took an early 6-0 cushion and made it stand up. Only two nights earlier, the...
Oct 15 2012 - 12:00am
 NEW YORK — The Detroit Tigers got a big boost from Anibal Sanchez’s arm. They got a helping hand from an umpire, too. The reward: a commanding 2-0 lead in the AL championship series, and a trip home with their ace ready to start. Sanchez shut down a Yankees lineup minus injured Derek Jeter, Detroit scored twice after an admitted missed call by an ump and won without any extra-inning drama, beating New York 3-0 ...

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