U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds seemed to come a little close for comfort during their demonstration at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base last year. But these pilots know what they’re doing, and you can catch the show again next spring.
Tucson Boys Chorus volunteer Dale Tersey helps unload 146 Douglas Fir Oregon Christmas trees from a truck at their lot at 2150 East Broadway, Nov. 26, 2002.
Snow collects on saguaro cactus in the Redington Pass area on Tucson's far side as a storm moved through the area Thursday. Photo taken Jan. 1, 2007.
Earl Timmons is a 44 year-old Santa at Tucson Mall. Earl's various genuine expressions delight twins Emma, left, and Kayla Campbell, both 4. Dec. 20, 2005.
Members of the Tucson Medical Center auxiliary hold up a Christmas tree, to help celebrate Lovelight, the tree celebration since 1990, in which people sell ribbons symboling those loved ones. Counter clockwise from lower left in grey and white is; Brenda Piccone, Joyce Leggett, Marjorie Heat…
Jud Buchler kids around with Sean Rooks, right, during the Lute Olson All-Star Game at McKale Center in 2003.
UA's Eugene Edgerson tries to guard Duke's Shane Battier in the first half during Duke's 82-72 win in the 2001 NCAA championship game in Minneapolis.
Jason Gardner (22) and Gilbert Arenas walk off the court as Duke players celebrate after Duke's 82-72 win in the 2001 NCAA championship game in Minneapolis.
Duke players Mike Dunleavy (34) celebrates with another player as UA's Gilbert Arenas walks off the court after the game after Duke's 82-72 win in the 2001 NCAA championship game in Minneapolis.
Jason Gardner gets fouled by Duke's Chris Duhon as Shane Battier and Mike Dunleavy also defend during Duke's 82-72 win in the 2001 NCAA championship game in Minneapolis.
Then-UA coach Lute Olson reacts during Duke's 82-72 win in the 2001 NCAA championship game in Minneapolis.
Arizona's Richard Jefferson falls with the ball as Duke's Jason Williams (22) and Carlos Boozer look on with Arizona's Loren Woods in the second half during Duke's 82-72 win in the 2001 NCAA championship game in Minneapolis.
Duke's Mike Dunleavy dishes off the ball in the second half during Duke's 82-72 win in the 2001 NCAA championship game in Minneapolis.
Jason Gardner doesn't draw a foul from Duke's Jason Williams in the first half despite falling over him during Duke's 82-72 win in the 2001 NCAA championship game in Minneapolis.
Duke's Shane Battier tries to stop UA's Jason Gardner during Duke's 82-72 win in the 2001 NCAA championship game in Minneapolis.
Mike Bibby (left) and Donnell Harris can't watch the final 0.1 seconds during their 95-87 loss to Duke in the 1997 Maui Invitational final.
Miles Simon tucks his face into his jersey during the Arizona Wildcats' 95-87 loss to Duke in the 1997 Maui Invitational final.
Neg~90594; 6/28/06 David Sanders / Arizona Daily Star - The Superstar: Gilbert Arenas 2001, No. 31 overall, by Golden State; Two years with Golden State, 112 starts; Three years with Washington State, 128 starts; 2005-06 salary: $10.2 million No Title Gilbert Arenas dribbles past Duke's Shan…
UA player Loren Woods looks toward the ref after being fouled during Duke's 82-72 win in the 2001 NCAA championship game in Minneapolis.
The start of the NCAA championship game in 2001in Minneapolis.
UA's Bennett Davison reaches for a loose ball over the head of Duke's Elton Brand during the first half of Arizona's 95-87 loss to Duke in the 1997 Maui Invitational final.
The location of this ASU sticker tells what homeowners Curt and Connie Hansen think of the Sun Devils. The couple use their home for tailgating before each UA home game, as it is decorated with UA items throughout.
Pat Nugent said he hopes the football program will continue at Pima, but it needs money.
A-10 West Demo Team pilot Capt. Joe “Rifle” Shetterly flies at D-M reaching seven times the force of gravity.
Stalactites hang from the celing of part of the Big Room at Kartchner Caverns State Park near Benson, Ariz. on Thursday Oct. 6, 2003. David Sanders/Arizona Daily Star
Dr. Rickard Tomey, Cave Resources Manager for Kartchner Caverns State Park, looks over stalagmites, stalactites, and columns in the Big Room, November of 2003. Photo by David Sanders.
Known as cave "bacon" water buildup took thousands of years, as seen in the Big Room. Photo by David Sanders.
Speaking of fees to watch football games, many fans' reaction to the cost of the cheapest available ticket ($67) for the Nov. 30 territorial cup may be similar to that of former Arizona Gino Crump.
Parched lands in Red Rock, AZ, off about two miles east of I-10 on Park Link Drive can result in lack of soil retention, thereby allowing wind to kick up particles resulting in sand storms.
A small dust devil kicks up dust off of Park Link Drive in Red Rock, AZ.
Some of the many observatories at Kitt Peak National Observatory.
Bob Martino, standing at left, talks to astronomy enthusiasts about some of the stars that are visible at sunset as they listen to him at the 16 inch telescope with its roll-off roof at the top of Kitt Peak National Observatory in 2009. At upper left is the 4-meter Mayall telescope with the …
Arizona's Jerryd Bayless applies pressure to Northern Arizona University's Josh Wilson in the first half of the Wildcats' season-opening win at McKale Center on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007. Chase Budinger led the Cats with 25 points and six rebounds in Kevin O'Neill's debut as Arizona's coach. Lu…
Despite losing University of Arizona star distance runner Lawi Lalang, left, to a calf injury, Arizona cross country coach James Li still had a good week as he watched his women's team earn it's first-ever first-place finish and women's runner Elvin Kibet win the Pac-12 Women's Cross Country…
Sahuaro's Dick McConnell, who has 774 wins in his career, was invited by Sean Miller to watch the Wildcats practice at Richard Jefferson Gymnasium - a rare honor.
Elvin Kibet, right, running with for-mer teammate Jen Bergman in 2011, will be trying to help the UA win its first Pac-12 title on Saturday.
Tucson High football coach Justin Argraves (cq-JUSTIN ARGRAVES) yells at his players in the second quarter. CDO defeated Tucson High 36-15, Friday, Oct. 14, 2011 at Tucson High School. Photo by David Sanders/Arizona Daily Star. #154116.
All 369 graduating Cienega High School students throw their caps and little colored squishy balls into the air after they moved their tassles and received their diplomas at the high school's football field. Cienega is part of the proposed Vail incorporation area.
Cienega High School graduates celebrate after receiving their diplomas. Like the fairgrounds, Cienega would be included within the town of Vail’s boundaries.
Foto archivo: David Sanders/La Estrella de TucsónEl policía estatal James Jones cierra la puerta antes de que el activista Raúl Alcaraz (centro) pudiera entrar, en mayo del 2010. Alcaraz es un líder de Corazón de Tucsón, un grupo que representa inmigrantes.
From left to right, Jim Rosborough, Reggie Geary, Kevin Flanagan, Dylan Rigdon, Ray Owes, Jason Richey, Danny Brown, Lute Olson, Steve Condon and Lou Baltus look on during Arizona's loss to Arkansas in the 1994 Final Four in Charlotte, N.C.
Star Arizona guard and defender Reggie Geary during the Final Four in Charlotte, N.C.
Singer/songwriter James Taylor performs Thurday night, Oct. 16, 2003 at the Casino del Sol's AVA at 5655 W. Valencia Road.
UA head coach Andy Lopez runs onto the field following their defeat of Louisville 16-3 at the NCAA Division 1 regionals at Hi Corbett, Sunday, June 3, 2012. Photo by David Sanders/Arizona Daily Star.
UA baseball coach Andy Lopez during practice, Wednesday, June 9, 2004 in Tucson, AZ.
Luke Walton gets congratulated by teammates Rick Anderson (left) and Channing Frye (right) after being named the Pac-10 Tournament MVP. Photo by David Sanders. 3/9/02. #95202.
UA's Coach Lute Olson (center) points to the ground for pushups to the losing ua teammates who lost in the shootaround at the end of practice. From left to right-Isaiah Fox, Fil Torres, coach, Dennis Latimore, and Channing Frye. Photo by David Sanders. 3/13/02.
UA players from left; Channing Frye, Dennis Latimore, Peter Hansen (in back), Isaiah Fox, and Jason Gardner, collect their bags at the San Jose Jet Center, where their charter flight landed, before riding a bus to their hotel. Photo by David Sanders.
Senior Rick Anderson gets some brotherly love from teammate Channing Frye as the three seniors were honored following their win over Oregon at McKale Center. Photo by David Sanders.
UA players from left, Hassan Adams, Channing Frye, Andre Iguodala, Will Bynum, Salim Stoudamire, and Luke Walton, pump themselves up prior to their game against San Diego State at the Cox Arena on the SDSU campus. Photo by David Sanders