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Lawmakers unveil plan to fix a $650 million gap in FY09 (access required)

Republican leaders and Gov. Jan Brewer have apparently reached an agreement to fix a $650-million hole in the fiscal 2009 budget.Under the plan, lawmakers will allow school districts to use $300 million of their so-called excess balances to cover ongoing expenses, apply $250 million in federal stimulus money and delay $100 million in university funding until fiscal 2010.Earlier ...

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This is Tombstone’s Oriental Saloon, photographed in the 1930s after its conversion for use as a drug store.

The Oriental Saloon (access required)

Owned by Jim Vizina, its bar and restaurant rented to Cochise County Supervisor M.E. (Milt) Joyce, the Oriental was considered Tombstone’s finest saloon. “Last evening,” ...