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Joel Valdez in an undated photo.

Joel Valdez was pretty much the template of a strong and effective city manager and public-sector honcho — one the longtime city of Tucson and University of Arizona bureaucrat created by following a few habits noticed by his contemporaries. Read more» 1

Joel Valdez in an undated photo.

Joel D. Valdez, whose name graces the Main Library in Downtown Tucson, was the city manager of his hometown for 16 years, and then a University of Arizona vice president for two decades. Valdez, "the definition of a civil servant," died Wednesday at age 87. Read more»

The University of Arizona has set up a working group to study options for new athletic facilities, including a possible arena downtown. The Athletics Facility Planning Committee will "look into all options for the distant future," Athletic Director Greg Byrne said. Read more»

Lisa Lovallo

Bruce D. Beach and Lisa M. Lovallo are the 2010 Man and Woman of the Year and Joel D. Valdez is the Founders Award recipient, the Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce announced Monday. Read more»