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1Top cop: The city came close to getting a new chief for the Tucson Police Department. Then the City Council decided to go back to the drawing board, saying that the four finalists are great – though apparently not good enough to get the job. Part of the problem: a possible discrepancy in advertisements for the position.

2Officer killed: Off-duty Tucson police officer Allen Dixon Johnson, 26, was bicycling on the Southeast Side when he was struck from behind and killed by a pickup truck. No citations have been issued in the ongoing investigation.

3Tops for women: Arizona Woman magazine lists its top 25 Arizona women-friendly businesses. Standouts include Intel Corp., Arizona Department of Corrections, Cox Media, Sunrise Preschools and law firm Quarles and Brady LLP. The best perk: At Intel, employees are required to take a continuous, eight-week paid sabbatical after every seven years of continuous service. That’s in addition to vacation time, maternity leave and other breaks. Why? To avoid burnout.

4DUI for QB: Former University of Arizona quarterback Willie Tuitama is cited on three drunken driving charges, including extreme DUI, after a police test allegedly finds his blood-alcohol level to be above 0.15 percent. One Citizen online reader refers to the QB as “Duitama.”

5Too many bodies: Bodies stacked in the morgues of Mexico’s border cities tell the story of an escalating drug war. Drug violence claimed 6,290 lives last year, double the previous year, and more than 1,000 in the first eight weeks of 2009.



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