Actually, Bill R. is Bill L., which proves how problematic voicemails can be.

Let me backtrack a sec. In last week’s paper, I put out a call to Bill R., a gentleman who left me an important message on my phone but with whom I had difficulty connecting. I was delighted when he called the day the paper came out. We laughed over the situation, and then he shared the information he had called about, which will be featured in an upcoming edition of The Explorer.

What a nice way to start off the day!

Today, I’m soliciting your help for something else. As you can tell from today’s paper, it’s football season. The Explorer would like to provide complete coverage of all our school games as well as other sporting events in the area.

To do that, we need you. Please email your team news and photos to us at You don’t have to belong to a school team. We welcome news about intramural and community teams, too. Your submissions will make their way onto the pages of The Explorer or onto our Web site.

Speaking of which, have you checked out lately? We now post news and features every day. As a bonus for you gamers, we’re also featuring new crossword and sudoku puzzles each Saturday. Simply print them out and have fun!

Oh yes, here’s one final reminder to please share your memories of 9/11 as we prepare a special section to mark the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.

Please email us and share your thoughts about that awful morning and its aftermath. How did you react? How did it affect your life? Did you know anyone any of the victims or first-responders? Did you participate in any fundraisers? How has it changed your life today?

What do you remember? Please share your thoughts for our Sept. 7 issue. Please email me at

There’s still time to enter to win a pair of premium tickets to see Remembrance Renewal on Sept. 11 at UA’s Centennial Hall. It is being performed by Tucson Chamber Artists in partnership with Tucson Symphony Orchestra and UA Presents.

This special concert will feature a performance of Mozart’s Requiem as well as the world premiere of a new work written for TCA by acclaimed composer Stephen Paulus.

Ticket prices range from $15 to $60, but one lucky Explorer reader can win a pair of premium tickets (valued at $120!). Send your name, address and phone number to The Explorer by email at by Sept. 2. Be sure to write “9/11 Concert Tickets” in the subject line.

You also can drop off your entry or mail it to: The Explorer 9/11 Ticket Giveaway, 7225 N. Mona Lisa Road, #125, Tucson, AZ 85741. Entries must be received by 5 p.m. Sept. 2. (To order tickets, call 621-3341 or visit

Have a great Labor Day weekend!

— Wendy Miller


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