Army Command Sergeant Major Martin Barreras, a 49-year-old from Tucson, died earlier this week at a hospital in San Antonio, a week after being wounded in Afghanistan.Barreras is the 50th soldier from Arizona to die in connection with the war in Afghanistan.
Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Joshua Silverman, a 35-year-old from Scottsdale, was one of six soldiers who died in a helicopter crash this week in Afghanistan, according to the Defense Department.Silverman is the 49th Arizona native to die in Afghanistan under "Operation Enduring Freedom."
Army First Lieutenant Jonam Russell, a 25-year-old from Cornville, was killed in Afghanistan earlier this week along with two others, after they were attacked with an improvised explosive device, according to the Defense Department.Russell is the 48th Arizona soldier to die in Afghanistan under "Ope ... More >>
Welcome to Chow Bella's Bites & Dishes, where each week Valley chefs and restaurateurs respond to a question or topic New Times food critic Laura Hahnefeld has on her mind. Have a question you'd like to ask? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Salt and pepper shakers, flatware, tea light ... More >>
public.asu.edu Brace yourselves, Sun Devil fans; you might need some tissues (or a lot of alcohol) for this one. ESPN is counting down the 50 most painful losses in college football history this week and the Sun Devils are pretty high on the list. ASU's crushing, last-second loss to Ohio State ... More >>
www.esquire.com Arizona football legend Pat TillmanFormer Arizona State University linebacker Pat Tillman was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame yesterday in New York, more than six years after he was tragically killed while fighting in the war in Afghanistan. ... More >>
A Mesa man was killed Saturday when 500 pounds of palm fronds fell on him and trapped him. The 28-year-old man was trimming a palm tree when the accident occurred, and by the time rescue crews arrived, he had suffocated. Efforts to revive the man were unsuccessful...Bashas' Inc. is fighting to ke ... More >>
When asked about his oddest customer request -- after six years in the bartending business -- Erik Hecomovich goes cryptic. "You get a lot of requests for certain things that are illegal." And no, they're not alcohol-related, but we couldn't get this friendly guy to go any farther.  ... More >>
Former SCC football star Tony FeinA former Scottsdale Community College football player, who was a top junior college recruit, collapsed and died mysteriously at a friends home in Seattle, the Associated Press reports.Tony Fein, 27, an Iraq War veteran and prospect for both the Baltimore Ra ... More >>
Into the Wild author tackles the too-brief life of Pat Tillman
In the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Feathered Bastard: Cindy Sheehan Expected to Participate in Pat Tillman Protest at John McCain's Office Friday Up ... More >>
Dennis Erickson's a frightening choice to lead a college football program plagued by murder and NCAA violations
No, this ain't some artist's rendering of Dirk Koetter post-whacking; it's the scary new statue of Pat Tillman at You Pee Stadium
You'll hog these covers
Tempe hosts run to honor Tillman
There are a couple of reasons Janet Napolitano won't be on John Kerry's ticket
Jerry's gotten rich on our backs. Here's how the $400 million Phoenix Suns deal went down.
Letters from the week of October 2, 2003