Dr. Jess Thompson, right, explains the functions of the ECMO machine while with Dr. Yuval Raz at UAMC.
Richard Smith, the head engineer of the Artificial Heart Program, and Dr. Jess Thompson discuss the importance of the mobile ICU cart, left, which can be used with the ECMO machine and can transport patients.
Pima’s Murphy Gershman, right, averaged close to 20 points and 10 rebounds a game for the Aztecs, who went 13-18 and lost in the Region I, Division II semifinals.
Chase Rankin, president and publisher ofthe Star
Proper has an open, sun-bathed industrial-chic decor that’s trendy, but not off-putting: Cement floors; wood tables; milk canisters converted to light fixtures; exposed pipes; an open kitchen, and wine racks made of rebar.
Preparation, presentation and taste: Proper hit the trifecta with its wild striped bass, one of the daily fish specials. The chunk of the flaky fish is seared to a perfect moistness and served with a puree of Anaheim chile and chervil and sprigs of frisée.
The pork belly at Proper is crisp, tender and flavorful — think butter with a bacon flavor. It is on a butternut risotto and with sweet cherries.
You’ll want to lap up every drop of creamy butternut squash soup that’s spiked with Pernod absinthe, an anise-flavored spirit, with a touch cayenne and a sprinkle of hazelnuts.
People watching is a prime pastime at Proper. Pedestrians can look directly into the open-air bar, and patrons and bartender, Dustyn Farlow, can soak up the East Congress Street vibe.
A warm cinnamon churro with a side of hot sauce made with Venezuelan chocolate is the ultimate in comfort desserts.
Wooden Nickel Tavern bartender Kristen Sanders puts the days specials on a board and then posts it on Facebook.
Bartender Kristina Sanders chats with patrons while as others college hoops at the Wooden Nickel Tavern.
Patrons Ted Moore, far left, and Lou Szobocsan, far right, watch as Jim Velde, right center, and David Gallardo check out some Internet sites for cigars.
Joey Valera, left, the owner of the Wooden Nickel Tavern, a neighborhood bar at 1908 S. Country Club Rd, chats with patron Ted Moore. The photo was taken on Saturday, March 8, 2014, in Tucson, Ariz.
The rug in the front door of Wooden Nickel Tavern leaves no doubt were you are. Joey Valera has been the owner of the neighborhood bar, at 1908 S. Country Club Rd., for 30 years. The photo was taken on Saturday, March 8, 2014, in Tucson, Ariz.
These are some of the cute and colorful handmade aprons made by Michelle Hall, one of the owners of the Retro Room, 337 E. Fort Lowell Rd. It is a newly opened play area and for $5 customers can have fun for an hour on classic game consoles such as Atari, Nintendo and others. In addition, th…
Co-owner Michelle Hall makes custom aprons and dresses. “I like games, too,” she said. “I’m just not good at them.”
Scarves and caps knitted by Michelle Hall’s grandmother are for sale at the Retro Room, 337 E. Fort Lowell Road.
Michelle and Chris Hall, former medical-office managers, have 500 games and more than 20 vintage game systems, from Atari to Nintendo to Sega Genesis. Gameplay is $5 per hour on busy days, $5 for four hours on Monday through Thursday.
Horse massage therapist Celeste Kelly gives a treatment to Orion by pulling on his tail which stretches his spinal alignment on the far east side of town. Animal massage therapists have filed a lawsuit against the state's veterinary board over the interpretation of state regulations regardin…
This is a mug shot of horse massage therapist Celeste Kelly. Animal massage therapists have filed a lawsuit against the state's veterinary board over the interpretation of state regulations regarding the practice. The regulations mandate the therapists must be licensed veterinarians to pract…
Celeste Kelly, a equine massage therapist in Tucson, was notified by the state in 2012 that she was suspected of providing veterinary services without a license. “It was like somebody pulled the rug out from under me.”
Like all high-performance athletes, horses experience muscle pains that can diminish performance and lead to long-term damage, equine therapists say.
Arthur Gibson has made the transition to outside hitter this year. “He’s so talented that we can play him at just about any position,” said Sahuaro coach Sandy Novak.
The former KY Market building at 1100 S. Sixth Ave. was designed by noted Tucson architect Terry Atkinson, who also drew up plans for Tucson International Airport. Amendments to Tucson’s sign code allowed adaptive reuse of the building’s historic neon signs.
Caroline Jackson is Brink’s engagement director and head of social media. Brink President Danny Vinik says the building’s rebirth is in line with redevelopment a few blocks north at the Five Points intersection, and on Congress and Broadway.
Designer Matthew Bardram, right, is one of about a dozen workers at the Brink media business’s bigger home. The company creates websites, film apps and social-media campaigns.
The former Chinese market, gutted and adapted to new use, retains some of its midcentury-modern features. Its floor plan is almost completely open.
City leaders are thinking about extending the streetcar’s hours to coincide with bars’ closing time, and many in the community favor the idea. The price tag for such a move or how it would be funded aren’t yet known.
Clementina Ecker, right, and Rosella Hanlon look over the variety of foods for sale as they are helped by Michelle Closs at Blu, a new gourmet cheese shop that opened recently in The Mercado San Agustín, 100 S Avenida del Convento.
Melissa Hall works behind the display case featuring numerous types of cheeses at Blu. The new shop also carries wine, meats, honey, pasta, vegetables and more.
Wine and craft beer are available at Blu, which also offers sandwiches and salads.
A desert bighorn sheep watches as keeper Julie Mudd approaches with some food at the enclosure at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum on Tuesday, August 28, 2012. The sheep are fed equine pellets, alfalfa and produce such as carrots, apples and sweet potatoes.
Capt. Adam Goldberg says the district must focus on core services to residents.
Idalia Bailey emerges from the pool wearing her “Happy Feet” penguin outfit. Funds were raised via direct donations and the $25 entry fee for the event.
Sixteen-year-old Ali Luna, right, is all smiles as she swims with her uncle, Chris Kriebel. Proceeds from the event went to the Coronado Area Special Olympics group.
“Tin Man” Doug Harpold, with Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge No. 2815, waits with others dressed as characters to hear the results of the costume contest. The activity was part of the sixth annual Tucson Polar Plunge, held at the Oro Valley Aquatic Center, 23 E. Calle Concordia. Harpold’s group…
Shannetra Linscomb of the Arizona Department of Corrections group checks out her prize for winning the Best Female Costume award. Linscomb dressed as the character Ursula from the Disney movie “The Little Mermaid.”
Marana High School Special Olympics members take a group plunge. Larry Duke, dressed as Peter Pan, is joined by “The Shadow” Jason Hallahan, Vanessa King and Kat Kent, right.
University of Arizona donor Jeff Stevens, left, and football coach Rich Rodriguez, right. Stevens' donation helped lead to the Lowell-Stevens Football facility and contributed to Greg Byrne's enormous donation intake since his arrival.
Hundreds watch demonstrations and listen to conversations during Maketopolis, a day-long showcase showing Tucson's creativity, innovation and resourcefulness. The event, at both Xerocraft, 101 W Sixth St. and Maker House, 283 N Stone Ave., had rockets, robots, Steampunk, three-dimensional sc…
Sonora Desert Flyers member Phil June tries to get a quad copter, that has a cage surrounding it for safety, to work so he can put in the air during Maketopolis, a day-long showcase showing Tucson's creativity, innovation and resourcefulness. The event, at both Xerocraft, 101 W Sixth St. and…
Steven Rosenthal, left, with The Physics Factory, watches Raul Nunez (~ over the second n) use a harmonograph, a mechanical device that uses a pendulum to draw pictures, while his daughter Catalina Nunez, 7, observes, during Maketopolis, a day-long showcase showing Tucson's creativity, innov…
Dan Deakins, left, looks at head gear that is used by John Floyd as part of a costume for his persona, The Gentleman Robot, during Maketopolis, a day-long showcase showing Tucson's creativity, innovation and resourcefulness. Floyd is with the Foundry, a Sierra Vista group. The event, at both…
Heather Celani, middle, helps her children, Santano, 6, and Noemi,3, put together a paper Origami star during Maketopolis, a day-long showcase showing Tucson's creativity, innovation and resourcefulness. The event, at both Xerocraft, 101 W Sixth St. and Maker House, 283 N Stone Ave., had roc…
Xerocraft's Karl Whitaker, middle, talks to Philip Muir while standing next to his styrofoam sculpture during Maketopolis, a day-long showcase showing Tucson's creativity, innovation and resourcefulness. The event, at both Xerocraft, 101 W Sixth St. and Maker House, 283 N Stone Ave., had roc…
Oliver Moeller, 5, middle, uses a remote control to operate a vex robot designed and built by Bit Buckets during Maketopolis, a day-long showcase showing Tucson's creativity, innovation and resourcefulness. The event, at both Xerocraft, 101 W Sixth St. and Maker House, 283 N Stone Ave., had …
El Parador Restaurant operated for 40 years at 2744 E. Broadway before closing in July. The zoning on the property would allow for a new owner to make it a retail shop, office buildings or another restaurant.