‘This is inexcusable destruction of precious land and animals.’
The story: A Scottsdale land developer will pay the state $7 million to settle a lawsuit claiming he spoiled protected desert north of Marana.
Your take: It’s called karma. The Citizen’s online community, for the most part, applauds the settlement. “That’s what happens when you disturb ancient Hohokam sites,” Russell J. says. A more appropriate penalty would have been $70 million, Patricia B. says. Mike E. isn’t surprised the developer is from Scottsdale: “(It) figures that someone from that monstro-city up north would come down here to do this.”
The story: The University of Arizona stakes a claim in Second Life, an online virtual world that UA hopes will expand and enhance its distance learning offerings.
Your take: Are there virtual stabbings in Second Life? Dabil G. asks. Turns out there are, says Tony U.: “There is all the crime that you would expect in the real world, but instead of dying you just might be inconvenienced by having to log back in again into Second Life. It’s actually quite comical.”
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