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Dennis Michael Lynch – remember that name. He made an extraordinary film, “They Come to America,” documenting the problems in the United States with illegal immigration. Lynch’s persistence and tenacity drove him to travel the country in his Jeep, which boasts a mileage reading of over 197,000 miles, to show this film in free venues to anyone who wants to see it. After spending $160,000 of his own money to make the film and being turned down by potential buyers and rejected by film festivals, he continues to show the film and begins the process of making a second film to recommend solutions to this important problem. Read the rest of this entry »

In her book, “Geronimo: The Man, His Time, His Place,” Angie Debo, a Native American history scholar, gives the reader a detailed history of the life of Geronimo and the Apaches of his time. Using all of her research techniques to construct an accurate timeline, Debo chronicles information of significant events throughout Geronimo’s life. The book contains footnotes documenting information and adding others’ recollections to the material. Black and white photos of Geronimo and other prominent Apaches also appear throughout the book.

Angie Debo writes "Geronimo: The Man, His Time, His Place."

Angie Debo writes “Geronimo: The Man, His Time, His Place.”

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Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001 started out as a special day since I made up my mind to leave the house at 5:30 a.m. to drive to Cave Creek and capture the sunrise. In those days, I worked long hours as a bookkeeper instead of writing and taking photographs as I do now. I took my point-and-shoot film camera and headed out. I arrived in Cave Creek, but the beautiful sunrise never materialized. While I sat in my car contemplating my next move and listening to the radio at approximately 6 a.m., Big Shoe Stu and Dena on KMLE announced the first news of a plane striking the World Trade Center in New York City. I listened and the conversation became more serious and soon came the news that another plane hit the World Trade Center.

On 9/11, the early morning sun lit up the mountains around Cave Creek, Ariz.

On 9/11, the early morning sun lit up the mountains around Cave Creek, Ariz.

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