Headlines: Copeland leaving UMC; Water conservation

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He helped put Tucson in the national and international spotlight in the medical world. Now after three decades at University Medical Center, Dr. Jack Copeland, the head of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, is moving on. Copeland was the first surgeon in the world to use an artificial heart to keep a heart transplant patient alive. While they waited for a new heart. He also performed the first heart transplant in Arizona.

Copeland has accepted a faculty position at the University of California San Diego's new Cardiovascular Center in La Jolla.


The City of Tucson is urging residents to save water.

The annual beat the peak campaign is in full force. Everyone is encouraged to do their part-- and conserve. The focus this year is on ways to reduce water use when irrigating lawns.

"It's not unusual to see a doubling of water use in the summer time from the rest of the year and we attribute most of that to outdoor irrigation so the public service announcement we produced this year really focuses on how to irrigate your plans without over watering," says Fernando Molina of Tucson Water.

Tucson water is making a few changes to the campaign this year, focusing on ways to save water year-round, not just during the summer.