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1 Rancher: A southern Arizona rancher didn’t violate the civil rights of a group of illegal immigrants who claimed he detained them at gunpoint in 2004, according to a jury. Roger Barnett was found liable on four claims of assault and infliction of emotional distress and was ordered to pay to pay $77,804 in damages.

2 Our unfortunate demise: The deadline has come and gone, and apparently no one wants to take the Tucson Citizen off the hands of Gannett Co. Inc. The media conglomerate has said that if no buyer is found, the 138-year-old publication – Arizona’s oldest continuously published newspaper – will close March 21. Sniff.

3 Stimulus: Arizona’s share of cash from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (better known as the “economic stimulus package”), amounts to about $803 million, much of which would help the state “backfill” cuts made to K-12 and higher education in the past year.

4 Science center: The city will conduct an “internal review” of payments to the University of Arizona for UA’s planned Science Center complex downtown. Driving the review: 1) political pressure from the state Legislature, which has threatened to revoke the tax-increment financing district Tucson has relied on to fund downtown and Rio Nuevo redevelopment, and 2) questioning of UA’s invoices by city accountants.

5 Ultralights: Federal customs agents say radar-dodging ultralight aircraft – kite-winged, low-powered and prone to crashes – may be an emerging trend among drug smugglers looking for new ways to outwit increased surveillance.

Our Digital Archive

This blog page archives the entire digital archive of the Tucson Citizen from 1993 to 2009. It was gleaned from a database that was not intended to be displayed as a public web archive. Therefore, some of the text in some stories displays a little oddly. Also, this database did not contain any links to photos, so though the archive contains numerous captions for photos, there are no links to any of those photos.

There are more than 230,000 articles in this archive.

In TucsonCitizen.com Morgue, Part 1, we have preserved the Tucson Citizen newspaper's web archive from 2006 to 2009. To view those stories (all of which are duplicated here) go to Morgue Part 1

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