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The big debate: Developer must pay

‘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.”

Second Life
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.”

For Thursday, Dec. 20

1 Crackdown has illegal immigrants leaving Arizona.

2 Local woman dies when car carrying Singapore servicemen hits hers.

3 Developer to pay $7 million for blading Hohokam sites.

Citizen Online Archive, 2006-2009

This archive contains all the stories that appeared on the Tucson Citizen's website from mid-2006 to June 1, 2009.

In 2010, a power surge fried a server that contained all of videos linked to dozens of stories in this archive. Also, a server that contained all of the databases for dozens of stories was accidentally erased, so all of those links are broken as well. However, all of the text and photos that accompanied some stories have been preserved.

For all of the stories that were archived by the Tucson Citizen newspaper's library in a digital archive between 1993 and 2009, go to Morgue Part 2

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