You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

U.S.

  • Boxer Rubin ’Hurricane’ Carter dies at 76
    TORONTO – Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76.
  • Engineer vital to moon landing success dies
    SCARBOROUGH, Maine – John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA’s successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95.
  • Documents detail GM delays in another recall
    General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents released Saturday.
Advertisement
Associated Press
Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords joins hands with her former aide Ron Barber as he campaigns for her former seat. Barber, who was wounded in January 2011 along with Giffords, won a special election last week to fill the remainder of Giffords' term.

New Arizona rep holds 'Congress On Corner' in Tucson

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Rep. Ron Barber is planning a "Congress on Your Corner" event in Tucson after being sworn in this week to fill the seat vacated by his former boss Gabrielle Giffords.

With backing from Giffords, Barber won a special election last week to represent Arizona's 8th Congressional District. Both were wounded in January 2011 when a gunman opened fire at a "Congress on Your Corner" event for the then-congresswoman and her constituents. Eleven others also were wounded and six people were killed.

Barber's office says his meeting Saturday with voters at a Safeway grocery store will be held at 1 p.m. It previously was scheduled for earlier Saturday, but was postponed by several hours because weather delayed Barber's travels from Washington.

A former Giffords aide, Barber will run again in the November general election.

Advertisement