Your Top 5by Mark Kimble on May. 09, 2009, under Opinion
The local news stories tucsoncitizen.com readers clicked on most often this week
1 N.Y. shooting guard to play for Wildcats: University of Arizona basketball coach Sean Miller has not been here long but is aggressively grabbing players. The latest: Kevin Parrom, 6-foot-6 shooting guard/small forward from Bronx, N.Y. Parrom is the first UA recruit from the New York area since Khalid Reeves of Queens led the Wildcats to the 1994 Final Four.
2 Grijalva, 10 others want apology from Dupnik for immigration comments: U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva and other politicians demanded an apology from Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik. He suggested that maybe schools should check students’ citizenship. Update: No apology, says Dupnik: “Who am I supposed to apologize to, illegal aliens?”
3 Wildcat blog: Tough times for 2 ex-UA football players: Dallas Cowboys kicker Nick Folk is recovering from surgery to repair a torn cartilage in his hip. And the Washington Redskins cut rookie free-agent linebacker Ronnie Palmer after signing him five days earlier.
4 Two area students among 6 with swine flu in Pima County: Four people on the Tohono O’odham Nation and two in the Tucson area came down with swine flu, also known as H1N1. All have recovered. Update: County tally hits 22 Thursday.
5 Arizona bill would bar gun bans for parked vehicles: A bill in the Legislature pits gun owners’ rights against private property rights. The bill would permit gun owners to keep legally owned weapons in their locked, privately owned vehicles while parked on private property where guns are prohibited.