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Letters to the Editor


Ex-reporter will miss reading the Citizen

When the Citizen first disclosed a few weeks ago that the newspaper was up for sale or closure, I was truly saddened.

Perhaps having spent several years as a newspaper journalist in Dayton, Ohio, and then with the Tucson Citizen as a police beat reporter beginning in 1962, I became nostalgic not only about my time at the Citizen, but also the loss of a powerful voice in the community that served this city for 138 years.

After reading about the closing of the Citizen, my mind was flooded with many memories of meeting and working with a bunch of talented people such as newspaper owners the Smalls, City Editor Baird Thiessen, Tom Duddleston, George Rosenberg and photographer Bob Doty just to name a few.

If that wasn’t enough to reminisce about, I read in the Citizen a few days ago about the passing of Steve Emerine. Steve was one of the first reporters I met when I joined the Citizen.

Unfortunately, when I left the Citizen, I did not maintain our acquaintance. But I did enjoy seeing him from time to time in passing and followed his successful career over these 47 years.

The community is most unfortunate to lose a fair-minded, conservative voice, which has continually served Tucson for these many years.

I want to thank you for allowing me to play a small part in the Citizen’s past, and I wish all Citizen staff members good luck in their future ventures.


Nominations sought for outstanding youths

Tucson Youth Week, April 25 to May 1, is a one-of-a-kind event designed to celebrate the positive effects youths have on their local community every day.

On the Web site (www.tucsonyouthweek.com), you can learn about each day’s unique festivities.

We are looking for outstanding youths to recognize. No act is too large or small; each youth you identify will be recognized.

David Aquino

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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