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B. Thomas Cooper

Citizen based in Phoenix, United States. Joined on Apr 1, 2007



Op-Ed: Historic Arizona restaurant to close its doors

Phoenix - After more than 60 years in business, Monti’s La Casa Vieja is closing its doors. For some, the loss of the iconic eatery was expected, but for many valley residents, it’s an immeasurable loss of Arizona history and culture.

Historic Frank Lloyd Wright House faces demolition

Phoenix - A Phoenix home designed by iconic architect Frank Lloyd Wright faces imminent demolition, if the home is not granted historic designation soon!

Massive Arizona wildfires consume thousands of acres

Four massive wildfires burning in central Arizona have scorched thousands of acres, leaving a nasty cloud of smoke hanging over much of the state and surrounding area.

Elton John released from hospital, shows on hold

Elton John has been released from a hospital near Los Angeles, after being admitted on Wednesday for what is being characterized as a serious respiratory infection. The star is being treated with antibiotics and has been advised to get plenty of rest.

State of Hawaii verifies Obama birth records

In response to a request by Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, the state of Hawaii has provided information pertaining to the birth of Barack Obama, “satisfying Arizona's requirements” for appearing on the November general election ballot.

Tourist falls to his death at Grand Canyon

An unidentified tourist has died after plunging more than six hundred feet down a cliff wall at the Grand Canyon in northern Arizona.

Op-Ed: Roland Martin weighs in on the Tracy Morgan controversy Special

Many of you have probably read about comedian Tracy Morgan and his tasteless rant during a recent appearance in Nashville. Tracy suffered from a lapse in judgment, and has acknowledged as much. Roland Martin, however, is a completely different story.

Alice Cooper to perform at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Ceremonies Special

Phoenix - Legendary shock rocker Alice Cooper and his original band-mates have been chosen to perform at this year’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremonies, for what promises to be an unforgettable evening of rock & roll spectacle.

Phoenix cops ordered to submit DNA in death of fellow officer

Phoenix - More than two dozen Phoenix police officers, already indicted in what has been labeled an “off duty work scam” have now been ordered to submit DNA samples in connection with the recent shooting death of a fellow officer.

Rapper DMX returns to jail, charged with probation violations

Phoenix - Troubled rapper DMX is back behind bars and is being held without bail, following new allegations the star has violated the terms of his probation.

Old bands finding new ways to record in digital era Special

Phoenix - Bands like the Gin Blossoms and Skate the Razor are increasingly recording their new records over the internet, with musicians sometimes thousands of miles apart.

Op-Ed: Christianity is not at war with Islam

Phoenix - As the ninth anniversary of 9/11 approaches, one of the great myths of the World Trade Center attacks is the commonly held belief the attacks were somehow intended as an assault on Christianity.

Artisan tackles restoration of historic copper school doors Special

Phoenix - When renowned copper sculptor George Green learned the town of Bisbee, Arizona intended to pay an out-of-state firm to restore the seventy-five year old copper clad school doors, the local artist proposed a better idea. By George, just have Green do it!

Predator drones set to patrol U.S. border with Mexico

Phoenix - On September 1st, US border security takes a bold leap into the future, with the deployment of the unmanned Predator drone aircraft along the entire border region north of Mexico.

Phoenix Catholic church ordains female priest

Phoenix - Vatican condemnation be damned, on Saturday Elaine Groppenbacher became the fourth female to be ordained a Catholic priest in the Phoenix area.

Cop killer captured near Arizona-Utah border

Phoenix - Early Monday morning, officers responding to a possible burglary in progress near the Arizona border apprehended suspected Utah cop killer Scott Curley without incident.

Manhunt continues for suspected Utah cop killer

Phoenix - The search for an alleged cop killer continues in the high desert along the border between Arizona and Utah, as the suspect, 23 year old Scott Curley, proves more elusive to authorities than anticipated.

National Guard troops prepare to deploy along Arizona border

Phoenix - On Monday, the first deployment of National Guard troops will begin arriving along the porous Arizona border separating the United States and northern Mexico. With border violence on the rise, area residents await troop arrivals with measured optimism.

Controversial Arizona sheriff facing Justice Department showdown

Phoenix - The US Justice Department has issued an ultimatum to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio; turn over requested documents by Friday, or face the consequences.

Crews begin repairs to ruptured Arizona dam Special

Phoenix - Crews have begun making repairs to the ruptured dam at Tempe Town lake after runoff from monsoon rains delayed the start of the project for several days.
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