Michael Drake, who was director of the UA’s Lunar and Planetary Lab, played a key role in many high-profile projects that brought international attention to the university. Drake was the principal investigator on a NASA mission, to be launched in 2016, which will study a sample of an asteroid.
Dean Knuth / La Estrella de Tucsón 2011En los días siguientes al tiroteo del 8 de enero, mucha gente llevó presentes y ofrendas en honor a las víctimas y a los sobrevivientes que eran atendidos en el Centro Médico de la Universidad.
Charles Kendrick, or Mr. K, opened his signature barbecue restaurant on North Stone Avenue in 2011.
Bundled hunting and fishing licenses are coming in January under a new law giving the Arizona Game and Fish Commission authority to change licensing rules. Above, a couple of anglers try their luck at Silverbell Lake.
The Chicken, aka Ted Giannoulas, is set to make his final appearance at Kino Stadium on Saturday night. Giannoulas, semi-retired, just turned 60.
Catalina Foothills' Tommy Ciaccio pressured Sabino punt returner Carmine Tilghman in a game two years ago, forcing a fumble.
The annual Greek Festival has been a major fundraiser for St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, but the church canceled it this time around because of fire damage. The festival is prime ground for Greek food.
Bill Carnegie has headed the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona since 2006. He plans to retire at year's end. The organization says it will conduct a national search to find his replacement.
Mickey Baucus is likely to start at tackle, where he made 13 starts last year for the Wildcats.
James Darnell, right, was all smiles before the 2011 All-Star Futures Game. Since then, his career has been sidetracked by various injuries.
Daniel Bejarano averaged 6.3 points for Colorado State this past season. He played just 30 minutes for UA as a freshman in 2010-11.
Sabino coach Jay Campos, whose squad will open against Salpointe, is expected to field another strong team in 2013.
Washington's Isaiah Thomas broke Arizona's hearts - and ended the Wildcats' hope for a conference title - when he hit a game-winner in 2011. The UA looks to win a Pac-12 final after finishing second the last two years.
UA senior Kevin Parrom, right, knows his departed mother will be watching Saturday's game against ASU. "She hates losing," he said.
Brio Tuscan Grille opened at the Tucson Mall in June 2011. A company official said the restaurant "made every effort to gain sales, but we never found the traction." The restaurant expects to close March 17.
Solomon Hill was distraught after being called for a foul in the UA's 2011 loss at Washington. UA is 16-18 all time against the Huskies in Seattle.
Snakes at a home show! The show's Pet Experience exhibit will include demonstrations on how to protect pets from rattlesnakes.
The Tucson Greek Festival begins today and continues through Sunday. You know what that means: gyros, souvlakia, spanakopita and dolmathes.
Ghost Ranch Lodge, now low-income housing for seniors, was built in 1941. It's known for its Georgia O'Keeffe cow-skull sign.
Jennie Finch's post-Wildcat career has included Olympic softball, marriage and two kids. She also pitched in celebrity softball games on All-Star weekends, this one at Chase Field.
CDO's Jaide Stepter is defending three state titles this week, including the 100 hurdles.
Nick Foles on where he'll go in the draft: "I've heard in the middle rounds. I've heard in the second round. To be honest, I really just want my name to get called."
Sabino's Ty Pennington and his Sabercat teammates will be facing Salpointe Catholic in a key matchup of Division II foes. The Lancers won 9-8 the last time the two teams played.
Last year's Monument Fire, seen from an evacuation area near Sierra Vista, burned more than 30,000 acres and came uncomfortably close to Fort Huachuca before it was contained.
The Big 12 "is one of the best offensive conferences in the
country," says ex-UA coach Mike Stoops, now OU's defensive
coordinator. Mike Stoops says.
Kris Heavner played quarterback for the Arizona Wildcats before
eventually becoming a graduate assistant under former coach Mike
Dr. Michael Lemole, left, and Dr. Peter Rhee and treated
Giffords while she was at University Medical Center and regularly
The parent company of the University of Phoenix would benefit
from a proposed new law that would require it to pay Arizona taxes
only on fees paid by Arizona students. Above, Lucy Tripp, left,
works in a University of Phoenix computer lab in Tucson.
A firefighter walks past flames during a back burn near South Andalusian Way after the fire jumped State Route 92 as the Monument Fire burns in the June 16, 2011 file photo taken near Sierra Vista, Ariz.
Major League Soccer executive Nelson Rodriguez, right, toured
Tucson facilities, including Hi Corbett Field, last week.
Mary Reed was shot in the arms and back as she shielded her
17-year-old daughter, Emma McMahon. She also suffered shrapnel
wounds to the face and leg. Reed's whole family - her husband, Tom
McMahon, and their two teenagers - was in line to see Giffords when
gunfire erupted. "They can never f…
Suzi Hileman touches PCSO Deputy Gilbert Caudillo, who helped
Hileman after she was shot in the chest and right hip. "He saved my
life," she said of Caudillo. "I'm only here because of that."
Sophomore decided Monday to transfer.