Your top 5by Mark Kimble on May. 02, 2009, under Opinion
The local stories tucsoncitizen.com readers clicked on most often this week
1 Phoenix school closes after swine flu case: The deadly virus, which doesn’t come from swine, dominated the news nationally and locally. By week’s end, Arizona had four confirmed cases of the flu – all Maricopa County schoolchildren. Test results in 52 more suspected cases were expected soon.
2 Dupnik: Citizenship checks of students would ease social woes: Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik surprised many when he said checking the citizenship of students when they enroll in school would remove a flaw in border security and could deter immigrants from crossing the border illegally. Such checking now is prohibited.
3 Rethinking versus reloading: My Tucson columnist Bobby Burns said owning a gun is the American way in Tucson, where gun shops can’t keep enough ammunition on their shelves. Burns wasn’t calling for gun control, but some readers suspected he was.
4 Texas QB returning home to play for Wildcats: Matt Brown was born in Tucson, and he is returning as a quarterback. The Allen (Texas) High School standout moved away when he was 3. He will return to play for the University of Arizona.
5 Cops’ efforts cutting crime rates, calls at apartment complexes: When Tucson police threatened to seize apartment complexes where crime was tolerated, landlords paid attention. In four of the six complexes that were infested with crime, owners worked with police to show dramatic reductions. The other two complexes remain works-in-progress.