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Sunday, October 28 2012

Oct 28 2012 - 11:32pm
By Mignonne Hollis and Mark Schmitt Dear M&M: My husband and I think we have created the next great invention.  How do we go about getting a patent? — Melissa Dear Melissa: To earn a patent, you must convince the United States Patent and Trademark Office that your idea is novel, as well as useful.  If a search of the database containing all existing patents reveals that your idea is indeed unique,...
Oct 28 2012 - 11:30pm
According to figures from the Arizona Office of Employment and Population Statistics, adjusted for seasonality by the Cochise College Center for Economic Research, Cochise County’s unemployment rate in September dropped from 8.2 to 7.9 percent. The monthly rate was down from 8.9 percent a year ago.  Statewide, the unemployment rate dipped from 8.3 to 8.2 percent in September. The statewide rate was down from 9.4 percent in...
Oct 28 2012 - 11:28pm
By BEN WALKER The Associated press DETROIT — Finally pressed in the World Series, the San Francisco Giants finished off a most unexpected and stunning sweep. Marco Scutaro delivered one more key hit this October, hitting a go-ahead single with two outs in the 10th inning that lifted the Giants over the Detroit Tigers 4-3 in Game 4 on Sunday night. Nearly eliminated over and over earlier in the playoffs, the Giants...
Oct 28 2012 - 6:12pm
    SIERRA VISTA — For Republican U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake, his opponent for the U.S. Senate is not being truthful when it comes to his interpretation of what Flake stands for. What has almost become a battle of ads, instead of issues, Flake said Democrat Dr. Richard Carmona’s attacks ads on the GOP candidate’s views on many issues create clouds of confusion. Particularly upsetting to the Republican candidate...
Oct 28 2012 - 5:35pm
Halloween festivities, Including games, candy, a haunted house, jumping castle, a Movies in the Park showing of  Scooby-Doo, a costume contest and a fall harvest festival event sponsored by area churches, will be offered from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 in Veterans Memorial Park. This event is sponsored in part by The Sierra Vista Herald, Cox Communications, the City of Sierra Vista, Horizon Moving and Storage, The Cochise Water Project and the...
Oct 28 2012 - 2:06pm
    SIERRA VISTA — There are two words which Dr. Richard Carmona uses to describe his opponent’s campaign to be the next U.S. senator for Arizona. “Disingenuous, dishonorable,” are Democrat Carmona’s words for how U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake is running his campaign. “He’s not addressing the issues, not willing to run on his own record,” Carmona said. “The issues which should be...
Oct 28 2012 - 11:29am
SIERRA VISTA — Of all the tragedies life can present, losing a baby may be one of the most difficult to understand. But even as the grief of such a loss can be overwhelming, sharing the experience with others who have faced a similar situation can sometimes provide the encouragement to move forward. And though the memories of a baby who is no longer here will never be forgotten, the sadness of such a loss can be eased over time....
Oct 28 2012 - 12:10am
By JOHN MARSHALLThe Associated Press TUCSON — His team trailing by 15 in the third quarter, Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez urged his players to show a little life. Even after the Wildcats scored, they — and much of the stadium — remained quiet. Matt Scott woke them up. Scott didn’t get a chance to play in Arizona’s shootout loss to Southern California last year, but sure put his imprint on the rematch,...
Oct 28 2012 - 12:10am
HEREFORD — It may seem early but when it comes to Christmas, Santa needs a lot of helpers. And this year, one of them for all of Cochise County is retired Marine Gunnery Sgt. Jim Adams. Now, he’s not one of your typical elves from Santa’s North Pole workshop — no hard-nosed Marine can be so described, although under a tough exterior can be easily found a soft heart when it comes to kids. Adams doesn’t...
Oct 28 2012 - 12:10am
It would be irresponsible for this space to ignore the somewhat sudden and now audible civil discussion about the proposed Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative franchise tax. We encourage everyone affected by this question to attend a forum at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Windemere Hotel and Conference Center. Hosted by stopTAXabuse.org, the gathering will start with a presentation by City of Sierra Vista and SSVEC representatives...
Oct 28 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— For more than two years Buena High School automotive technology instructor Jeremy Clemons has been teaching two programs simultaneously. This week the state informed the school that this can’t continue, one of the programs has to go. That means, despite high demand for the program, the automotive technology classes will stop at the end of the semester and Clemons will focus full time on paint and body shop. As...
Oct 28 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — In an effort to familiarize city residents with the process of forming a fire district, thus eliminating the Bisbee Fire Department, Mayor-elect Adriana Badal held a public forum to explain the impact of this change and the costs of the proposal. She explained to a room full of residents and some Bisbee firefighters at Central School Project Saturday that the city is continuing to see a decline in revenue from all sources,...

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