Your Top 5by Mark Kimble on Apr. 25, 2009, under Opinion
The local news stories tucsoncitizen.com readers clicked on most often this week
1 Readings show Four Corners marker off by 2.5 miles: According to readings by the National Geodetic Survey, the marker showing the intersection of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah is 2.5 miles west of where it should be. Update: Never mind. The marker is off by 1,807.14 feet. Still, that doesn’t matter because the four states have adopted the marker’s current location as the official junction.
2 ‘Tons of grasshoppers’ land at bar, businesses: “It was like a biblical plague,” said one nonterrified witness. “The ground was just black. I’ve never seen something that bad.” What he saw were grasshoppers – lots of them. They were here, then gone. Apparently they were just passing through.
3 2 teens sentenced in $6M arson on Northwest Side: Two teens, whose early-morning drunken prank in April 2008 turned into a multimillion-dollar blaze that injured a woman and cost a man his family heirlooms, were sentenced to prison. Sentenced Monday were Jeffrey Harry Moore Jr. and Bryce Cameron Hobbs, both 19.
4 Cats have shot to extend NCAA streak to 26: The Lute Olson era is over, and Sean Miller’s has begun for University of Arizona men’s basketball. Sports columnist Anthony Gimino said UA has a chance to go to its 26th consecutive NCAA tournament.
5 School resource officer accidentally shoots self: An officer in the Phoenix suburb of Tolleson accidentally shot himself in the finger as he was attempting to open a gate. No one else was injured.