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Re: “Lani's Luau Hawaiian Restaurant

Onolicious local kine grinds from local boy and girl. Reasonable prices, friendly service. Ey, where else you going get malasadas and poi in the desert?

Posted by Mike Anderson on 11/05/2015 at 7:52 AM

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Re: “The Skinny

There's a story floating around Cochise County that Martha McSilly voted to get rid of the 35th Army Band (a superb band of professional musicians) at Fort Huachuca because they wouldn't let her sing the National Anthem, as she is wont to do. Check it out, Weekly staff. If it's true, the pettiness and vindictiveness needs to be shown to Arizona voters. If the story has no foundation, there's nothing lost for anyone. My opinion is that she's just another narcissist who dresses up in a flight suit because it;s the only card she has to play. We miss Gabby - who truly cared about her constituents. Martha clearly cares about Martha.

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Posted by Mike Anderson on 01/23/2018 at 9:04 AM

Re: “Mexican American Studies: What's Next?

The actions of Horne, Huppenthal and the other white reactionaries to kill the MAS program in AZ were a blatant effort to suppress the truth. Killing MAS was part of their overall mission to promote the far-right mythology of American exceptionalism. To them Horne and Huppenthal telling school children the truth about how Mexicans and Mexican-Americans were treated was "promoting resentment towards a race or class," Using their logic, teaching about America's ethnic cleansing policies towards Indians, the enslavement of African Americans and the enforcement of Jim Crow laws and customs throughout the country, the rounding up of law-abiding Issei and Nisei Japanese, attacks on freedom of speech during World War I and the early 1920s and the insanity of the McCarthy era with hunts would all be "promoting resentment towards a race or class." Right-wingers can't accept the truth about the myth of American exceptionalism. Empowering children enrolled in MAS classes did NOT turn them into American-haters. It merely taught them that we have a long way to go to meet our ideals and they have a lot of work to do to turn myth into reality.

Why it took so long to acknowledge for the courts to acknowledge that the anti-MAS law was blatantly racist is what is so surprising.

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Posted by Mike Anderson on 01/01/2018 at 8:08 AM

Re: “Sticky Summer Nights

The grandstands and clubhouse at Warren Ballpark are primarily constructed of raw adobe, not concrete. It is the only such facility left in the U.S. There will be a rugby tournament there Dec.9-10 2017 and a vintage baseball tournament Apr. 7-8, 2018.

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Posted by Mike Anderson on 07/28/2017 at 6:18 AM

Re: “Old-School Corporate Greed

If you truly want to atone for your, sins, which are merely venal, say three hail marys, four our fathers, smack yourself over the head with a rolled up newspaper and encourage Senor Borozan to contact us so we can get his great-grandfather's story, photographs and whatever supporting material he has to add to our files on the deportees.

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Posted by Mike Anderson on 07/07/2017 at 5:26 PM

Re: “Old-School Corporate Greed

Dan Frey is also a member of the Bisbee Centennial Commemoration Committee and one of the three Bisbee historians (along with Charles Bethea and myself) who wrote the articles on the Deportation for the Spring/Summer 2017 edition of the Cochise County Historical Journal. Dan did copious research on the reasons for, and events leading up to, the Deportation. Charles, also the committee chairman and author of "The Copper Chronicles" which airs on KBRP-LP, intensively studied the day of the Deportation and 1917 Bisbee in general. I researched the deportees and their lives after the deportation and continue to do so. Thanks to people like Tom Danehy and Mr. Borozan, our understanding of the Deportation increases day by day.

Posted by Mike Anderson on 07/07/2017 at 8:03 AM

Re: “Old-School Corporate Greed

OK, Mr. Borozan, I found your great-grandfather in the 1920 U.S. census, working as a miner and living in Dubacher Canyon, one canyon east of Brewery Gulch. He's also listed in the Evergreen Cemetery database (with his name misspelled, as was common with the names of Serbs and Montenegrins in those days.) It appears that he died in 1922, not 1920 and is buried in the IOOF section of the cemetery. He makes the 14th deportee (possibly 15th, but George Rice is not yet confirmed to my satisfaction) we know of who is buried in Bisbee's Evergreen Cemetery - there are likely more. I'll check the McKinney's Bisbee city directory for 1916-17 later today to see if he's listed in it. Please contact me so we can complete this story. I am changing "Eli Vukson's" name in our database to Eli Vuksanovich and will start building a file on him.

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Posted by Mike Anderson on 07/07/2017 at 7:28 AM

Re: “Old-School Corporate Greed

Mr. Borozan, we are indeed creating a record! Please contact me through the Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum (520-432-7071) or through the "Friends of Warren Ballpark" website (www.friendsofwarrenballpark.com) or the Friends' Facebook page. It appears that your great-grandfather is listed on the one surviving census taken during August 1917 at Camp Furlong in Columbus as "Eli Vukson." My wife and I read Eli's name and the names of 900 other deportees while standing on Coote's Hill overlooking Camp Furlong in Columbus a few weeks ago. We would very much like to add his story and photographs to our rapidly-growing list of deportees. Many of the names of the deportees were mangled by the Army officer (CPT Dorcy) who took them down a century ago, which makes tracking deportees from a century's distance problematical but not impossible. The members of the Bisbee Deportation Centennial Commemoration Committee would also welcome you and/or other members of your family to attend our events here in Bisbee over the next two weeks.

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Posted by Mike Anderson on 07/07/2017 at 7:07 AM

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