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  • FReeper NanaJ in Surgery Today

    08/13/2013 6:10:11 AM PDT · by HiJinx · 102 replies
    Free Republic ^ | August 13, 2013 | HiJinx
    Good morning, everyone. I asked KathyinAlaska to do a private prayer request for us last week, and am going public now. My wife, NanaJ, is undergoing cancer (endometrial) surgery today at UMC in Tucson. We are not anxious about this; she is very calm and ready for today. We have family here and she is in very good hands. My request is for her to know she is not alone and that His will be done; that we can turn this into an opportunity to glorify God's name. Thank you all. Jinx
  • Walmart responds to 'suspended ammo' story

    01/14/2013 8:23:50 PM PST · by HiJinx · 149 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | January 14, 2013 | Chelsea Schilling
    The blogosphere has exploded with outrage in response to news that Walmart is suspending ammunition sales in anticipation of the Obama administration’s gun-control recommendations to Congress – but the retail giant tells WND the reports aren’t true. “That information is inaccurate,” said Ashley Hardie, a spokeswoman located at Walmart’s corporate headquarters in Bentonville, Ark. WND then asked whether the retail chain is cutting back on orders of ammunition. “No,” Hardie said. “We’re continuing to serve our customers as we have in the past.” She said Walmart’s ammunition sales policy has not changed, even amid talk of gun-control legislation in Washington,...
  • Tombstone Readies Picks and Shovels

    06/07/2012 9:02:20 AM PDT · by HiJinx · 31 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | June 7, 2012 | Dana Cole
    TOMBSTONE — The City of Tombstone is embroiled in another dynamic showdown. The “Town too Tough to Die” is now squaring off against the U.S. Forest Service in what could be the fight of its life, a battle over water rights. More than 500 shovels have arrived in Tombstone from all over the country and are being stored at Tombstone City Hall. This photo was taken about two weeks ago, and the shovels just keep coming in. (Photo courtesy of George Barnes) On Friday and Saturday, a group called the Shovel Brigade will gather in Tombstone and head to the...
  • Prayer Request for Kaytlinn, Child w/Seizures

    11/10/2011 6:31:36 AM PST · by HiJinx · 57 replies
    Vanity | November 10, 2011 | HiJinx
    Okay, prayer warriors, we have another child to pray for. Kaytlinn is the granddaughter of my co-worker's friend. She is in ICU at University Medical Center in Tucson, AZ. Kaytlinn has been having seizures for the past week or so and the docs have been stymied. They've been running tests (MRI, CT, spinal fluid) all along, and yesterday afternoon they discovered what looks to be an infected abscess in her brain. Her white cell count has doubled since yesterday morning. I don't know anything about the next steps, but Mom and Grandma are both scared to death. Grandma isn't particularly...
  • Feds bust Iraqi-Mexican drug, gun trafficking ring in California, arrest 60

    08/18/2011 1:59:53 PM PDT · by HiJinx · 17 replies
    Cox MyConnection News ^ | August 18, 2011 | JULIE WATSON
    Federal officials said Thursday they've taken down a drug and weapons trafficking ring involving members of a U.S. Iraqi community and a major Mexican drug cartel that was caught selling large amounts of drugs, guns and grenades. Police in El Cajon said they've arrested more than 60 people in the takedown of the ring, whose members are suspected of being affiliated with the Chaldean Organized Crime Syndicate based in Detroit. Smugglers were shipping drugs from El Cajon to Iraqis in Detroit, authorities said. El Cajon and federal police say they have seized 18 pounds of methamphetamine, narcotics, cocaine and other...
  • Aerostat deflates, falls into Sierra Vista (AZ) neighborhoods

    05/10/2011 10:24:54 AM PDT · by HiJinx · 19 replies
    The Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Tuesday, May 10, 2011 | Bill Hess
    SIERRA VISTA — An Air Force aerostat fell to the ground Monday afternoon, scattering across several Sierra Vista neighborhoods debris ranging from small parts to major pieces of the device. Joan Basnar looks over parts of the aerostat that came down early Monday afternoon near Kachina Trail. (Beatrice Richardson • Herald/Review) Click the pic to visit the article and see a slideshow “Boom, boom, thud.” Those were the noises Lee and Joan Basnar heard shortly after 1 p.m. Monday. The two booms — one loud and the other more muted — sounded as if it happened directly over their home...
  • Suspects on the loose...Alleged human smugglers elude officials after chase

    03/16/2011 12:15:25 PM PDT · by HiJinx · 8 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | March 16, 2011 | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — The search for two armed suspects who fled into the Huachuca Mountains continues today by local and federal law enforcement officials after an investigation into human smuggling at a Sierra Vista residence resulted in a pursuit. The Sierra Vista Police Community Response Team responded to the house in the 3200 block of Swan Drive after receiving a complaint, said Tracy Grady, public information officer for the department.   Law enforcement officers search Fort Huachuca on Tuesday after a high-speed pursuit through Sierra Vista. The pursuit began after officers responded to a residence believed to house people involved...
  • Arizona appeals ruling on state's immigration law

    07/29/2010 1:51:40 PM PDT · by HiJinx · 37 replies · 13+ views
    Reuters ^ | July 29, 2010 | Tim Gaynor, David Schwartz
    PHOENIX, July 29 (Reuters) - Arizona lodged an appeal on Thursday seeking to lift a judge's ruling blocking key parts of the state's controversial law cracking down on illegal immigrants, the governor's office said. Lawyers for Governor Jan Brewer and Arizona asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco to lift a preliminary injunction blocking parts of the law, known as SB 1070, and sought to expedite consideration of the state's appeal.
  • Mexican officials deny claims Krentz's killer is in Mexico

    06/03/2010 10:04:17 PM PDT · by HiJinx · 3 replies · 256+ views
    KGUN9 News ^ | June 4, 2010` | Steve Nunez
    AGUA PRIETA, MEXICO (KGUN-TV) - Mexican officials in Agua Prieta deny claims that Douglas Rancher Robert Krentz's killer is in Mexico. Agua Prieta's mayor and police chief also deny reports they're working closely with top U.S. investigators. They say they have not spoken with American officials in more then a month. Nine On Your Side's Steve Nunez sat down with Mayor Vicente Teran and his Police Chief Alfonso Novoa. Novoa tells us his officers have questioned more then 100 people. Teran says they've even offered a $10,000 reward, and no one has come forward. Nunez asked: "What do you say...
  • ID theft raid nets 3 arrests at Tempe mall store

    06/03/2010 9:55:59 PM PDT · by HiJinx · 8 replies · 539+ views
    KGUN9 News ^ | June 4, 2010 | KGUN9 News
    PHOENIX (AP) - Three suspected illegal immigrants working at a Tempe mall store have been arrested after a raid by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office in an identity theft investigation. Deputies served a search warrant at the Burlington Coat Factory off Interstate 10 and U.S. 60 at the Arizona Mills mall around 7 p.m. Thursday. They say they received a tip from a former manager at the retail store that 10 workers might be using stolen identities. Deputies compared Social Security information with other forms of identification prior to the raid and say they knew which suspects to look for...
  • Dever says nothing new in investigation

    05/04/2010 7:21:05 AM PDT · by HiJinx · 1 replies · 120+ views
    The Sierra Vista Herald ^ | May 04, 2010 | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — Responding to recent news reports, both citing anonymous sources claiming to be involved in the investigation, Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever said that his office had no new information regarding any possible suspect in the shooting death of Douglas-area rancher Robert Krentz. “All that I can say is that nothing has changed from our original release, and that is that we tracked the suspect from the scene of the murder to the Mexican border,” Dever said. “We do have some information that suggests that he was a scout for a smuggling organization. That’s about it.” On Monday,...
  • Bill would close a major loophole for smugglers

    04/23/2010 10:38:46 PM PDT · by HiJinx · 13 replies · 612+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | April 23, 2010 | Devlin Houser
    A bill introduced Friday by U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords aims to curb the flow of drug money across U.S. borders by closing a loophole that lets money in “stored value cards” go undeclared. The bill, dubbed the “Stored Value Device Registration and Reporting Act of 2010,” has three major provisions. The bill would count money stored in pre-paid cards or other devices as any other monetary instrument. A loophole in the current law allows these devices to slip through undeclared and unregulated, Giffords said. Anytime a stored value device is issued in excess of $10,000 in the U.S., the issuer...
  • McCain, Kyl, Dever present security plan

    04/20/2010 12:31:07 PM PDT · by HiJinx · 10 replies · 238+ views
    The Sierra Vista Herald ^ | April 20, 2010 | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — With increased notice being paid to border security since the killing of a Cochise County rancher last month, it is important that local and state lawmakers get a commitment from the federal goverment to provide additional security along Arizona’s border with Mexico, the county’s sheriff said Monday. “While we have the nation’s attention, it’s important that we strike now,” Larry Dever said. The killing of Robert Krentz, presumably by an illegal immigrant, “has put an exclamation point on the problems that we face and have faced down there for some time,” the sheriff said during a telephone...
  • Giffords gets a message: Slow down on health care reform

    09/01/2009 9:25:37 AM PDT · by HiJinx · 27 replies · 1,328+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | September 1, 2009 | Bill Hess
    Congress needs to slow down when it comes to a national health care program, Sierra Vistans told their congresswoman. It was a message that Democratic U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords heard, often loudly, Monday night at a Sierra Vista town hall meeting on health care reform. It’s something she said she will take back to Congress when the country’s legislative arm resumes work after Labor Day. “The American people are frustrated. They think we are moving too quickly. It’s too confusing,” and that is evident by what many of the speakers said at the meeting, she remarked after the meeting. Even...
  • Giffords (D-AZ8) Plans Town Hall Meetings

    08/22/2009 7:29:00 AM PDT · by HiJinx · 7 replies · 624+ views
    The Sierra Vista Herald ^ | August 22, 2009 | Ted Morris (City Editor)
    SIERRA VISTA — Local people involved with politics welcomed U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ announcement Friday that she will hold a Sierra Vista town hall meeting on health care reform. The meeting will be one of three in the Democrat’s district. The others will be in Green Valley and Tucson. Republican Edward Hylsky of Sierra Vista was pleased when informed Friday evening of Giffords’ announcement. “I think it’s about time,” Hylsky said. “I think she’s finally come to her senses.” U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Democrat, is from Arizona's 8th Congressional District, which includes Cochise County. (File photo by Suzanne Cronn •...
  • Ruling may impact the use of border sensors

    05/10/2009 11:59:50 AM PDT · by HiJinx · 30 replies · 1,136+ views
    The Sierra Vista Herald ^ | May 10, 2009 | Jonathan Shacat
    BISBEE — A recent court decision that held the Border Patrol liable for occupying private property in California might be applied to lands in other places near the U.S.-Mexico border, including Cochise County. Otay Mesa Property LP, Rancho Vista Del Mar and Otay International LLC filed a lawsuit in March 2006 seeking compensation for the use of 750 acres of valuable development land in San Diego County. Without permission from landowners, the Border Patrol buried numerous sensors, and then entered the property when the sensors indicated movement of potential illegal immigrants. On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims held...
  • Senator reveals lack of border understanding

    05/10/2009 11:54:35 AM PDT · by HiJinx · 13 replies · 471+ views
    The Sierra Vista Herald ^ | May 10, 2009 | Roger Barnett
    To the Editor: I recently read that Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, urged Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano during public hearings in Washington on April 29 to do more to prevent flu carriers from entering the United States at ports of entry. Collins reportedly told Napolitano: “I am not advocating closing the borders, but I am advocating for a stepped-up medical presence at the borders … the use of technology, perhaps these scanners that six other countries are using.” Senator Collins is apparently unaware that undocumented aliens avoid ports of entry, choosing instead to trek across mountains and desert, trespass ranches...
  • Giffords backs changes in employer sanctions law

    04/24/2009 12:38:19 PM PDT · by HiJinx · 12 replies · 634+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | April 24, 2009 | Howard Fischer
    PHOENIX — A member of Arizona’s congressional delegation is moving to strip the state of its ability to put companies that knowingly hire undocumented workers out of business. U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, a Democrat who represents much of Southern Arizona, called the state’s 15-month-old employer sanctions law “burdensome” on businesses. And she claimed Thursday that only 15 percent of Arizona companies actually are using the federal E-Verify system, mandated under the state law, which allows them to determine electronically if people they hire are in this country legally. But the president of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, whose...
  • Sheriff Dever tells House panel that 'course correction' on border efforts needed

    04/02/2009 12:43:25 PM PDT · by HiJinx · 5 replies · 586+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | April 02, 2009 | Jonathon Shacat
    BISBEE — Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever offered ideas to a federal government subcommittee that was examining preparedness and coordination efforts of first responders along the country’s Southwest border on Tuesday in Washington. Dever was one of five people who gave oral and written testimony on the topic before the U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security subcommittee on emergency communications, preparedness and response. The other individuals were Sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez Jr. of Zapata County, Texas, and officials from the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the National Guard Bureau. The purpose of the hearing was to examine...
  • Mexico Ups Border Inspections to Stop Gunrunning

    04/02/2009 12:36:15 PM PDT · by HiJinx · 15 replies · 578+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | April 02, 2009 | Alexandra Olson
    MEXICO CITY — Try to bring a refrigerator into Mexico in the back of your pickup, and you are almost certain to get stopped by Mexican customs officials. Stick a couple of AK-47 rifles in your trunk, and chances are you'll whiz right through. Now Mexico is owning up to its leaky border as it launches a new program to monitor vehicles entering the country. The goal is to weigh and photograph southbound cars and trucks, in hopes of snaring more gun smugglers. As the Obama administration promises a crackdown on the illegal U.S. weapons trade that supplies the drug...
  • BP Apprehends Large Group; Several Felon Illegal Immigrants

    03/31/2009 12:39:52 PM PDT · by HiJinx · 12 replies · 1,093+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | March 31, 2009 | Bill Hess
    DOUGLAS — This past weekend was a busy one for Border Patrol agents in Cochise County. And, much of the action involved the apprehension of a large number of illegal immigrants, to include individuals with ties to notorious street gangs. The apprehensions show “more people coming in (to the United States) to cause havoc,” said Border Patrol Tucson Sector spokesman Mario Escalante. In the first five months of the current federal fiscal year, more than 7,400 illegal immigrants taken into custody in the sector had criminal records, compared with more than 6,500 for the same period in the previous budget...
  • BP Explorers collect trash left by illegal immigrants in the Huachucas

    03/29/2009 7:40:31 PM PDT · by HiJinx · 9 replies · 642+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | March 29, 2009 | Derek Jordan
    STUMP CANYON — A group of teenagers hiked out here on Saturday morning to collect trash left over from illegal immigrant traffic in the area. The teens were members of a U.S. Border Patrol program out of the Naco station that seeks to teach skills and offer basic training to teenagers who are interested in law enforcement. One day a week, the U.S. Border Patrol’s Naco Station Explorer Program teaches teenagers everything from proper handcuffing and arresting techniques to how to handle firearms and clear a building, said William Schaeck, Border Patrol agent and lead adviser of the program. “It’s...
  • Feds Detail Efforts to Beef up Border Security

    03/25/2009 10:16:55 AM PDT · by HiJinx · 12 replies · 405+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald/Bisbee Daily Review ^ | March 25, 2009 | Jonathon Shacat
    Napolitano says it's a reaction to violence; governor, Giffords respond to the plans By Jonathon Shacat Herald/Review Published: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 2:15 AM MST BISBEE — Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano laid out plans during a press briefing Tuesday in Washington to help improve the security along the U.S.-Mexico border. The effort aims to provide assistance to the Mexican government to break up the cartels that are funneling illegal drugs into the U.S. and are committing violent acts in Mexico. Another goal is to guard against an increase in violence in the U.S. “We’ve seen some increase in violence...
  • Obama sending ATF agents

    03/18/2009 7:36:29 AM PDT · by HiJinx · 109 replies · 2,829+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | March 18, 2009 | Eileen Sullivan & Devlin Barrett
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration plans to send reinforcements to the Southwest border to help contain the rampant violence of the Mexican drug cartel wars. Thirty-seven agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms are being deployed to the region. An official familiar with the plan said the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency is considering reassignment of at least 90 officers to the border. The official requested anonymity because the plan has not yet been announced.
  • Giffords pushes for feds to act on border, Mexico issues

    03/15/2009 2:34:01 PM PDT · by HiJinx · 13 replies · 557+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | March 15, 2009 | Keith J. Allen
    SIERRA VISTA — U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has called on two top federal officials to address a rise in “border violence and drug trafficking.” In letters to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Thursday, Giffords also invited the two Cabinet members or representatives of their departments to a closed-door summit on April 8 in Southern Arizona to discuss the border issues. “A comprehensive approach to addressing the crisis on our southern border is imperative and I stand committed to working with you to make the U.S.-Mexico relationship a top priority in the Obama administration,”...
  • Napolitano leaves with state security plan incomplete

    01/15/2009 11:27:40 AM PST · by HiJinx · 9 replies · 481+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | January 15, 2009 | Paul Davenport
    PHOENIX — President-elect Barack Obama’s choice for homeland security chief blames budget problems and the difficulty coordinating agencies in Arizona, where she has been governor, for failing to complete key provisions of a detailed security plan for her own state. Gov. Janet Napolitano put together the plan six years ago to improve Arizona’s ability to respond to emergencies, detect and prevent terrorist attacks and secure Arizona’s border with Mexico. But some key provisions remain incomplete. Firefighters, paramedics and other first responders at disaster scenes still can’t always communicate by radio without calling in special equipment, and criminal records still aren’t...
  • Web cast focuses on immigration

    07/25/2008 11:55:53 AM PDT · by HiJinx · 2 replies · 88+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | July 25, 2008 | Jonathon Shacat
    HEREFORD — The founder of a new Web cast recorded in Cochise County that focuses on border and illegal immigration issues says the program is already popular among listeners and he is hopeful it will only get better. “On the Border with Al Garza,” which first aired July 14, is hosted by Garza, who is perhaps best known for his role as national executive director of the border watch group Minuteman Civil Defense Corps. Chuck Alton decided to start Cochise Talk due to the lack of local originated radio in Sierra Vista and Cochise County. Garza consented to be the...
  • Prayer Request: Former FReeper Jackelope Breeder Has Passed

    05/28/2008 11:55:24 AM PDT · by HiJinx · 103 replies · 1,332+ views
    The Sierra Vista Herald ^ | May 28, 2008 | Staff
    Henry Joseph Dillon, Jr. April 4, 1955 – May 24, 2008 Henry Joseph “Hank” Dillon, Jr., 53, a 14-year resident of Sierra Vista, Ariz., passed away Saturday, May 24, 2008. He was born April 4, 1955, in Colorado Springs, Colo., to Henry Joseph Dillon Sr. and Christine (Eitzen) Dillon. Hank served his country in the U.S. Army, retiring April 30, 1998, after more than 20 years, with the rank of staff sergeant. He was employed for 10 years by ILEX at the time of his death. Hank is survived by his mother, Christine Dillon; daughter, Tamara Dillon; wife Yang Dillon;...
  • DEA on Border Violence: 'We're All Over It'

    04/11/2008 8:02:20 PM PDT · by HiJinx · 21 replies · 90+ views
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | Friday, April 11, 2008 | Bruce Daniels
    Top drug agent tells area residents, however, that violence is likely to "get worse." The Drug Enforcement Administration is doing its best to keep Mexican border violence from spilling over to the U.S. side, DEA Special Agent in Charge Jack Riley told the Las Cruces Sun-News in an interview. "We're very prepared for it and I can assure you, you won't see an increase in violence in Las Cruces. We're all over it," said Riley, who heads the DEA's El Paso sector, which includes New Mexico.
  • Jury selected in BP agent murder case

    02/27/2008 11:10:59 AM PST · by HiJinx · 14 replies · 199+ views
    The Sierra Vista Herald ^ | February 27, 2008 | Jonathan Shacat
    TUCSON — A jury was selected Tuesday to hear Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Corbett’s murder trial in U.S. District Court. Opening arguments and testimony are expected to start today. Corbett is charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter and negligent homicide for shooting a Mexican named Francisco Dominguez-Rivera who illegally entered the United States near Naco last year in January. Activists representing anti-illegal immigration groups, as well as humanitarian and civil rights groups, expressed their views in displays outside the courthouse throughout the day Tuesday. Meanwhile, inside a courtroom, Judge David Bury, prosecutors and defense attorneys spent most of the day selecting...
  • Plan limits babies' rights to citizenship

    12/30/2007 7:13:44 AM PST · by HiJinx · 159 replies · 849+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | December 30, 2007 | Howard Fischer
    PHOENIX — The architect of Arizona's new employer sanctions law, which takes effect Tuesday, is crafting a series of new measures aimed at people who entered the U.S. illegally. Rep. Russell Pearce, R-Mesa, says he is introducing measures this legislative session to: ● Deny regular birth certificates to babies born in Arizona unless at least one parent proves citizenship. ● Expand the state crime of trespass to cover anyone in the U.S. without authorization. ● Require proof of legal presence in the U.S. to register a vehicle or get a title. ● Deny workers' compensation benefits to undocumented workers injured...
  • Judge doesn't stop employer sanctions law

    12/22/2007 11:10:13 AM PST · by HiJinx · 20 replies · 154+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Saturday, December 22, 2007 | Howard Fischer
    By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services PHOENIX — Arizona’s new employer sanctions law will take effect as scheduled Jan. 1. On Friday, Judge Neil Wake rejected a request by business groups and others to bar the state from implementing the law while its constitutionality is litigated. And just hours later the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused an emergency request to second-guess Wake and keep the law from being enforced. Julie Pace, one of the lead attorneys representing those challenging the law said that leaves her clients without legal options until at least Jan. 16. That’s when Wake will...
  • Report Shows Border Trash a Major Issue

    10/25/2007 12:07:02 PM PDT · by HiJinx · 52 replies · 115+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald/Review ^ | October 25, 2007 | Jonathon Shacat
    BISBEE — It’s a long-standing concern of border-security proponents: Illegal immigration and smuggling cause significant environmental damage, says a report recently released by the Bureau of Land Management. The annual report for fiscal 2006 details efforts by the bureau and partner organizations to mitigate the impacts on lands in Southern Arizona. Deborah E. Stevens, public affairs specialist for the Bureau of Land Management, said the purpose of the report is to build public awareness and get attention to the issue. “Tremendous numbers of people and organizations are doing work. We kind of want to let people know what we are...
  • Corbett case heading to U.S. court (in Tucson)

    08/30/2007 9:08:36 PM PDT · by HiJinx · 3 replies · 389+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | August 30, 2007 | Ted morris
    SIERRA VISTA — U.S. Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Corbett’s murder case is headed to federal court in Tucson. The move comes several days after he entered a not guilty plea in Cochise County Superior Court. On Aug. 23, Corbett’s attorney Sean C. Chapman of Tucson filed a notice of removal in the U.S. District Court of Arizona, the Herald/Review learned late Wednesday. Five days later, Chapman, 41, filed a similar notice with the Cochise County Superior Court where the case was last pending, according to Denise I. Lundin, the clerk of the Superior Court. “No further proceedings are anticipated in...
  • Judge allows second-degree murder charge against Corbett to proceed

    08/07/2007 12:41:50 PM PDT · by HiJinx · 25 replies · 933+ views
    The Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Tuesday, August 7, 2007 | Jonathan Clark
    BISBEE — Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Corbett can be tried in Cochise County Superior Court on a charge of second-degree murder, a justice of the peace ruled Monday. However, after listening to testimony at a preliminary hearing, Justice of the Peace David Morales decided that the evidence did not support a more serious charge of first-degree murder, which supposes premeditation. On April 23, Cochise County Attorney Ed Rheinheimer charged Corbett with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, negligent homicide and manslaughter in connection with the Jan. 12 shooting death of Francisco Javier Dominguez-Rivera, a 22-year-old Mexican national who had crossed the border...
  • From Montana to the Minutemen

    07/01/2007 3:49:37 PM PDT · by HiJinx · 21 replies · 1,647+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | July 1, 2007 | Jonathan Clark
    A new life on the border leads local woman to political activism PALOMINAS — Native Montanan Connie Foust was, admittedly, almost completely naďve about border issues when she first moved to Palominas in 2004. For example, during one trip to check on the home that she and husband Bill were building approximately five miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, Connie spotted a backpack left on the side of the road by an illegal immigrant. Connie Foust. To contact Connie, or subscribe to her newsletter "On the Border - Connie's Perspective" email her at: boogiegram2@msn.com. Photo by Jonathan Clark. Thinking that...
  • Illegals Losing Sanctuaries

    04/30/2007 12:06:47 PM PDT · by HiJinx · 60 replies · 1,341+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | April 30, 2007 | Nathaniel Hernandez
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement deported record number of undocumented immigrants in 2006 CHICAGO — The question is taboo for local law enforcement in many cities: Are you a U.S. citizen? Chicago, Phoenix and other cities have declared themselves sanctuaries for undocumented immigrants, adopting ordinances that prohibit local police from asking residents about their immigration status during routine activities, such as traffic stops. But as the debate over immigration reform has heightened, so have federal efforts to capture and remove undocumented immigrants — even in sanctuary cities. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement removed a record 187,513 undocumented immigrants from the country...
  • Republicans Adopt Resolution On Illegal Immigration At Statewide Convention

    03/31/2007 4:50:19 PM PDT · by HiJinx · 10 replies · 375+ views
    MichNews.com ^ | February 13, 2007 | NewsWire
    Lansing — As the top Presidential contenders, Governor Mitt Romney and Senator Sam Brownback, addressed the state Republican Convention this past weekend, a large group within the Michigan Republican Party was working hard to promote the adoption of a much needed resolution on illegal immigration. The group worked tirelessly throughout Friday night into Saturday morning, and when they thought the resolution was going to be pushed aside, they took to the microphones on the convention floor. One after another they stated their case and support. A voice vote was called for and overwhelmingly the crowd of thousands responded. A second...
  • Contractor Target of Immigration Raid

    03/10/2007 8:33:23 AM PST · by HiJinx · 16 replies · 1,350+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | March 10, 2007 | Jonathan Clark & Gentry Braswell
    TUCSON — In an operation that authorities say marks a new chapter in workplace enforcement, federal immigration officials raided the offices of a Sierra Vista drywall company on Friday, arresting the firm’s president and six others for conspiring to hire illegal workers. Officials say the arrests at Sun Drywall and Stucco Inc. represent the first time that criminal charges have been brought against an employer for knowingly hiring undocumented workers. And they promised more arrests to come. “Unfortunately, for many employers, the fines imposed for illegal hiring practices have become just another cost of doing business,” said Alonzo Pena, special...
  • Prayer Request - Piper's Buddy Garrett Went Home

    01/29/2007 5:08:55 PM PST · by HiJinx · 133 replies · 2,360+ views
    Phone Call ^ | January 29, 2007 | HiJinx
    Awhile back, we came to our wonderful FR family and asked for prayer for little 2 year old Garrett. He had suffered a seizure and convulsions, and the doctors put him in a coma to let the seizures run their course. He came out of it after a couple of weeks, and has been in physical therapy ever since. His daddy is in the Navy, and they bent over backwards to help this family with their needs. Garrett and his mommy were flying from Phoenix back home to San Diego today when Garrett stopped breathing. They made an emergency...
  • Testimony Begins in Roger Barnett's Trial

    11/15/2006 11:01:08 AM PST · by HiJinx · 22 replies · 1,725+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | November 15, 2006 | Jonathan Clark
    Grandfather gives tearful testimony; sides make opening statements By Jonathan Clark Herald/Review BISBEE — Arturo Morales began to sob as he told jurors how he tried to console his young granddaughter and her friend as a furious Roger Barnett, handgun holstered at his side, told them to get off his property or he would start shooting. “They were asking, ‘Why does he want to kill us?’ and I just held their hands,” said the 59-year-old Morales, one of the plaintiffs in a civil trial accusing Barnett of terrorizing a hunting party during an incident in 2004. “I could not stop...
  • Jury clears Barnetts in first civil suit

    06/24/2006 7:19:39 AM PDT · by HiJinx · 25 replies · 741+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | June 24, 2006 | Jonathan clark
    BISBEE (AZ) — It took a (Cochise County) Superior Court jury less than 15 minutes Friday to decide in favor of defendants Roger, Barbara and Donald Barnett in a civil suit that charged them with trespassing on a monastery’s ranch in order to detain a group of illegal immigrants. And while immigration politics were brought up both overtly and subtly throughout the trial, a juror told the Herald/Review the verdict was reached solely on the legal merits of the trespassing charge. Donald J. Mackenzie, 65, an official with the Summerland Monastery and the caretaker of its WindTree Ranch in Douglas,...
  • Agency warns visitors about Sierra Vista district’s cross-border traffic

    04/14/2006 8:55:43 AM PDT · by HiJinx · 38 replies · 607+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | April 14, 2006 | Bill Hess
    Ricky Darren, an employee with the U.S. Forest Service's Coronado National Forest, straightens a sign Thursday that was put up at the entrance to Carr Canyon. The Forest Service found it necessary to inform visitors to the area of the potential problems that might be encountered in the area. (By Ed Honda-Herald/Review) SIERRA VISTA — The first of a number of signs warning people that certain areas of U.S. Forest Service land are routes for smuggling and illegal immigrants went up Thursday in Carr Canyon. Bill Wilcox, fire manager of Coronado National Forest’s Sierra Vista Ranger District, said the...
  • Governor at odds with her own party on immigration

    03/30/2006 6:55:18 AM PST · by HiJinx · 32 replies · 813+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | March 30, 2006 | Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — Gov. Janet Napolitano is increasingly charting a course on immigration and border security that puts her at odds with legislators of her own party, particularly Hispanics. The latest schism came Wednesday when the governor pronounced her support for using state tax dollars to set up a radar system along the state’s southern border to locate and help capture those who enter this country illegally. Her comments came less than 24 hours after Democratic representatives railed against the Republican-sponsored measure on the House floor. They argued, unsuccessfully, that $50 million should not be spent on something that is a...
  • Border Patrol: National Guard limited in function

    03/09/2006 9:20:32 AM PST · by HiJinx · 19 replies · 427+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald/Bisbee Daily Review ^ | March 9, 2006 | Bill Hess
    TUCSON — Increasing Arizona’s National Guard assets along the border is welcomed, but the force cannot take part in actual apprehensions of illegal immigrants, a spokesman for the U.S. Border Patrol’s Tucson Sector said. Helping with communications, fixing fences and providing other non-law enforcement work is being done and more will be appreciated, Sean King said. However, allowing soldiers to apprehend those engaged in illegal activities cannot be done under current federal law, he added. “We would be glad to have them work with us in support activities, like they do now,” King said. On Wednesday, Arizona’s Deocratic Gov. Janet...
  • Governor Napolitano, Sheriff Dever express their concerns to senators

    03/02/2006 7:18:15 AM PST · by HiJinx · 17 replies · 272+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald/Bisbee Daily Review ^ | March 1, 2006 | Bill Hess
    PHOENIX — Arizona’s governor says the federal government is not doing enough to protect the border from the increasing criminal actions of people involved in illegal activities, so the state must do more. But it doesn’t mean Arizona and other border states will do it without federal reimbursement, Democratic Gov. Janet Napolitano said Wednesday. Her concern, and that of other governors, was expressed to President George Bush, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff earlier this week. The increase in border violence and incursions cannot go unanswered, she said during a telephone interview Wednesday. She has noticed...
  • Angry mothers protest to target effects of illegal immigration

    02/18/2006 11:52:45 AM PST · by HiJinx · 34 replies · 1,711+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Saturday, February 18, 2006 | Bill Hess
    SIERRA VISTA — Simmering anger concerning the actions of illegal immigrants is causing mothers to say they won’t take abuse of the United States any longer. Today, they intend to show their rage with a protest in Cochise County, which is planned to run through Monday. They will protest how illegal immigrants are ruining American society, the inaction of federal and state authorities in protecting the border between the United States and Mexico will come in for a dose of ire. It’s as if they are echoing the line by the Peter Finch character of Howard Beale in the 1976...
  • (PRN) Campaign Launched to Encourage Illegal Aliens to Fight Terrorism

    01/18/2006 12:53:11 PM PST · by HiJinx · 16 replies · 917+ views
    PR Newswire ^ | 1/17/106 | Loftus Carlson
    DALLAS, Jan. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Loftus Carlson, editor of www.CleverAmerican.com, claims that "border-jumping Mexicans could be America's most effective resource in the fight against terrorism." Carlson has launched a campaign to encourage Mexicans crossing the border by whatever means to report "OTMs" (Other-Than-Mexicans) who stream into the country illegally from countries like Syria, Yemen and Iran at the rate of over 50,000 a year. "Every day, thousands of Mexican laborers cross the U.S. border illegally to pursue economic opportunity," writes Carlson. "Common sense tells us that these people are not a terror threat. While it's true that the porosity of...
  • Border authorities warn governor that gang activity increasing

    11/03/2005 8:23:38 AM PST · by HiJinx · 23 replies · 631+ views
    The Sierra Vista Herald ^ | November 3, 2005 | Gentry Braswell
    DOUGLAS — Gang activity, likely fueled by illegal immigration, is becoming more of a problem in Cochise County, law enforcement authorities said Wednesday. Sheriff Larry Dever and Douglas police Chief Charles Austin updated Gov. Janet Napolitano and other officials on that topic at the Douglas Visitor’s Center as she made the first of several stops in Arizona border communities. Dever and Austin also offered ways to help battle illegal immigration, including additional tools of manpower and laws. The governor also heard from an area rancher about ongoing ordeals arising from illegal immigration. Dever spoke to the governor about trends of...
  • Napolitano for police role at border

    11/03/2005 5:54:05 AM PST · by HiJinx · 16 replies · 345+ views
    East Valley Tribune ^ | November 3, 2005 | Le Templar
    DOUGLAS - Gov. Janet Napolitano says she is ready for local police to battle illegal immigration — but only if the Legislature says the state can pay for it. During a dusty, 300-mile tour of the Arizona-Mexico border Wednesday, Napolitano talked openly for the first time about giving sheriffs’ deputies and police officers the power to arrest suspected illegal immigrants, go after human smugglers’ bank accounts and other enforcement only federal officers currently can do. Earlier this year, Napolitano, a Democrat, vetoed a Republican bill that would have allowed local law enforcement to arrest suspected illegal immigrants. The bill offered...