Tucson sixth in vehicle theft

Tucson has the country's sixth worst vehicle theft rate, according to a study recently released by the National Insurance Crime Bureau. Compiled from FBI statistics, the study showed the Tucson metropolitan area with a rate of 852 stolen cars per 100,000 population, up from a rate of 585 in 1999. The Phoenix metropolitan area held the highest rate at 1,081 stolen cars per 100,000 population, up from 875 in 1999. The rest of the five worst cities for car theft included Miami, Fresno, Detroit and Sacramento. Yuma came in 117th on the list, while Flagstaff was 193rd.

Tech Oasis launches in Tucson area

The Arizona Tech Oasis partnership, a volunteer public-private effort to market Arizona as an ideal location for technology companies, launched its southern Arizona marketing campaign. As part of this campaign, Tucson Tech Oasis Night will be held May 21 from 5:20 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Cushing Street Caf & Bar, 198 W. Cushing St. This is the first in a series of monthly meetings. More information on the Tech Oasis initiative is available at www.techoasis.org.

CARF participates in EditU consortium

CARF, a non-profit accrediting body located in Tucson, has joined a consortium of corporations that provides e-learning scholarships to support training and employment opportunities for people with disabilities and the professionals who serve them. The consortium is known as the Education for People with Disabilities and Information Technology University, or EditU, and includes IBM, SmartForce, Manpower, the Association of Rehabilitation Programs in Computer Technology, the National Science Foundation, and the Tate Center for Educational Technology and Rehabilitation Research at Western Michigan University.