Richard Hintze, facing at left, music director of upstart, semi-professional choir AwenRising, sings with the choir and conducts from within, says founding member Amy Palmer.
Jack Dodson peeks under the hood of Jim Spencer's shiny 1960 Chevy Impala during the Diggin' It for United Way car show and benefit at Hotrods Old Vail Restaurant and Garage, 10500 E. Old Vail Road. Saturday's event, sponsored by Caterpillar, featured muscle cars, classics, rock crawlers and…
Dressed in the prison-issued orange T-shirt and pants, Gina Celaya is led out of the courtroom after her release by Pima County Superior Court Judge Richard Nichols. Celaya was 14 years old in 1994, when she was the youngest person to be tried as an adult for murder in Pima County.
Ex-Wildcat Solomon Hill can expect to have his measurements and leaping ability checked and his psyche looked into over the next two days.
Gina Celaya with defense attorneys Walter Nash, left, and William Kirchner listen as prosecutor Rick Unklesbay addresses the court on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, in Pima County Superior Court.
Gina Celaya talks with defense attorney Walter Nash after Pima County Superior Court Judge Richard Nichols granted her release following a plea agreement on Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Prosecutor Rick Unklesbay looks on in the background.
Gina Celaya, right, smiles after she's led out of the courtroom following her release by Pima County Superior Court Judge Richard Nichols with a plea agreement on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, in Pima County Superior Court.
Gina Celaya hugs defense attorney Walter Nash III after reaching a plea agreement on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, in PIma County Superior Court.
Gina Celaya, front, hugs defense attorney Walter Nash after parties reached a plea agreement for her release on Wednesday, May 15, in Pima County Superior Court. A jury convicted Celaya, then 14 years old, in the 1992 slaying of Trinidad Lopez. Photo by Mike Christy / Arizona Daily Star
William Timmins' guesthouse, at 4870 W. McElroy Drive, is too close to Gates Pass Road, which has been designated a scenic highway. A 1984 rule says homes must be built at least 85 feet north of the road. The guesthouse, valued at $135,000, must be demolished, supervisors ruled.
Junior Shelby Babcock, Arizona's No. 1 starter, went to the hospital early Monday but was released by midday. She posted a 3.68 ERA in a team-high 169 1/3 innings this season.
Former Arizona wing Kevin Parrom (3) delayed his professional preparation so that he could participate in UA's commencement. He is the first in his family to earn a college degree.
Catalina Foothills High School's Michael Lee, 15, center, hits with his brothers, Jackson, 16, left, and Mason, 12, on the court built by their grandfather. "We still use it for training," said the boys' father, Mike Lee.
Former Arizona forward Solomon Hill is trying to improve his standing for the NBA draft in June.
Mark Lyons had a strong NCAA tournament in his only season with Arizona, but isn't expected to be selected in the NBA draft. He could start his pro career overseas or in the D-League.
Panorama photo of the University of Arizona commencement on Friday, May 13. It was the first time since 1972 commencement was held in the stadium.
Tony Wong is the owner of Allison Limousine Service and operates a fleet of limousines, sedans and party buses in Tucson. Owners of taxis and other vehicles for hire will get to decide what to do with the drug-test results.
A fireworks display caps off the night during the 2013 University of Arizona commencement ceremony on Friday, May 10, 2013, at Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Ariz. More than 40 years have passed since the ceremony was held in the outdoor football stadium.
Graduates wave to cameras, families and friends during the 2013 University of Arizona commencement ceremony on Friday, May 10, 2013, at Arizona Stadium.
From left, Ted Theodorou, dad Andy and mom Maria get their spots in the upper deck as they await public health graduate Pennie Theodorou during the 2013 University of Arizona commencement ceremony on Friday, May 10, 2013, at Arizona Stadium.
Graduates make their way into their seats on the football field during the 2013 University of Arizona commencement ceremony on Friday, May 10, 2013, at Arizona Stadium.
Families and friends line up underneath the video board before the 2013 University of Arizona commencement ceremony on Friday, May 10, 2013, at Arizona Stadium.
Rincon/University's Ryan Silva will run for Stanford next year, but has unfinished business in high school first. He runs his final races Saturday in the 800 and 1,600, still looking for his first individual state championship.
Arizona's Konner Wade has gone 1-5 against Pac-12 teams as the Friday night starter this season. This weekend, he'll start Saturday's game.
Third-grader Hunter Dorris, 9, feeds a Nigerian pygmy goat at Highland Free School. The alternative charter elementary school also houses goats, ducks, chickens and rabbits that the students care for.
Photo by Mike Christy/Arizona Daily Star
Dominic Pesqueira, 7, gazes at an array of gauges and levers on a 1954 Mack fire truck as his grandfather, retired Tucson Fire Department firefighter Chuy Pesqueira, in reflection, looks on during the Last Alarm Foundation fundraiser. Last Alarm honors firefighters, police and other public s…
After marching to "Pomp and Circumstance," listening to speeches and tossing mortarboards, the 6,000 or so new University of Arizona graduates will want one thing: food.
Angelo Chol will have two years of eligibility remaining and can start playing for SDSU in 2014-15.
Tiffany Kjos' family Betty Crocker cookbook is held together with fat rubber bands.
Tiffany Kjos tries a carrot cake recipe with her mother, Barbara Kjos, whose handwritten recipe for a family-favorite carrot cake disappeared. With a mixer absent, everything - mixing, grating, creaming - was done by hand.
Nicole Harrington and daughter Hannah, 1, visit with a horse at the Tanque Verde Stables. Rather than a pool or tennis court, the stables were originally used as an incentive to buy a home in Bel Air Ranch Estates.
Ex-Wildcat Matt Scott worked with "quarterback engineer" George Whitfield, but it did not help him get drafted.
Anjelina Belakovskaia observes Angela Kinsey, left, 12, and Rudrakshi Dasika, 11, in the final moments of their match during the Chess and Science Festival.
Erickson Elementary School kindergarten teacher Nora Jaramillo lets her students smell the flowers she received along with the Educational Enrichment Foundation's Evelyn Jay Excellence in Education Award during a surprise morning assembly.
Tucson muralist and portrait artist Joe Pagac (JOE PAGAC) works on the final mural to grace the east wall of the Rialto Theatre (RIALTO THEATRE) on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, in Tucson, Ariz. A six-story student housing complex under construction adjacent to the theatre has likely brought an end …
USC's Dion Bailey (DION BAILEY) delivers a helmet-to-helmet blow to Arizona quarterback Matt Scott during the fourth quarter of the USC Trojans vs. Arizona Wildcats college football game on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Ariz. Arizona upset No. 10 USC, 39-36. Photo by…
David Fanning (DAVID FANNING), left, as the Phantom (PHANTOM), waits for an entrance cue during "The Phantom of the Opera" at the Gaslight Theatre (GASLIGHT THEATRE) on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, in Tucson, Ariz. Owner Tony Terry (TONY TERRY) credits 35 years of business success with the theat…
Scott Reeves (SCOTT REEVES) with Cook and Company Signmakers (COOK AND COMPANY SIGNMAKERS) works on "raceways" for the fluorescent lighting in the restored conquistador-inspired sign at El Con Mall on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, in Tucson, Ariz. The original sign, installed in December 1962, wa…
Angelo Chol decided to transfer after seeing his minutes drop during the 2012-13 season and knowing that playing time next season might be furthered reduced.
Grant Jerrett opted to play professionally rather than come back to UA, where he might have lost minutes to Aaron Gordon.
Runners are on the move during the Desert Boneyard 5K Fun Run/Walk. Last Saturday's event was at the vast aircraft storage facility on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. The aircraft "boneyard" is operated by the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group and houses about 4,000 aircraft a…
Runners Philip, left, and Janice Cole head down the final stretch of the Desert Boneyard run with mothballed C-130 transport aircraft in the background.
University of Arizona economics junior Nick Palomares, 21, in his bedroom at his parents' house on Tucson's east side. Palomares was diagnosed with testicular cancer last year and was forced to withdraw from class this semester to move back home when the cancer spread.
University of Arizona economics junior Nick Palomares keeps a positive attitude while working with phlebotomist Nicy Perez, who is drawing his blood for analysis before an appointment with his oncologist.