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The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s Board of Directors has selected Joe Garagiola as the recipient of the 2014 John Jordan “Buck” O’Neil Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to an individual for extraordinary efforts to enhance baseball’s positive impact on society.
Born Margaret Augusta Fueglein in Cleveland, Ohio, on April 26, 1932; Margaret (Pat) met Thomas Mayer through Tom’s cousin, Dorothy Bradley, fell in love, and were married on May 2, 1953.
As I follow the recent controversy over naming, identity, and cultural representation connected with the NFL’s Washington football team’s nickname and mascot, “Redskins,” I am surprised and confused that there is such vocal resistance to changing the name not just a few deem a racial slur that offends (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tag/washington-redskins-name-controversy).
Budget battles never seem to end in Washington, DC. And, like a real battle, there are casualties. Among them are people with diseases and disabilities hoping for new medical breakthroughs.
Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA’s Walk to Save Animals is a family friendly annual event with a 2K and 5K walk, games, raffles, prizes, food, entertainment, adoptions and you get to bring your dog from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 at Tempe Town Lake.
With growing confusion and much deliberation about the overpowering messages regarding “racism” in recent publications of the AFN, I am compelled to summarize:
Arizona Humane Society announces cheif executive officer, Steve Hansen.
Dr. Steven Hansen, DVM, will join the Arizona Humane Society (AHS) as chief executive officer (CEO) on Oct. 21 and will bring nearly 30 years of animal-welfare passion and renowned professional experience to the state’s nonprofit.
Wake up! It’s time to accept that skin cancer is a big issue in Arizona. In the “Valley of the Sun” we welcome almost 365 days of sun but it certainly puts a beat down on our skin. This year the American Cancer Society expects Arizona to see thousands of new skin cancer diagnoses. The alarming increase of skin cancer even suggests that Arizona has the highest rate in the United States.
Throughout the month of September, the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing (ACDHH) joins the world in promoting the annual Deaf Awareness Week (DAW), Sept. 23-28.
As African-American males in Arizona, we are stunned though not altogether surprised at the bold assumptions, presumptions, and downright racist stereotypes Linda Turley-Hansen offers in “Not racism, and not guns; it’s moral absence that’s doing the killing” (AFN, Sept. 6).
Making the decision to purchase or refinance a home is one of those major decisions most of us only make a few times in our life. With so many mortgage options available to you, choosing the right lender can be agonizing.
Dog owners can catch a Diamondbacks game with their furry friends and help no-kill animal shelter save more homeless pets. Bark in the Park, presented by Pet Club, in conjunction with the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Sept. 15 game time is 1:10 p.m.
Independence Day is often a day of celebration, yet this holiday can be very stressful for our four-legged best friends. The Arizona Humane Society (AHS) reminds pet parents of the simple safety precautions they can take to ensure their pets are kept safe this Fourth of July.
Sydney Mooneyham, a 13-year-old honors student at Kyrene Altadeña Middle School in Ahwatukee, was recently awarded a $150 prize for her commitment to community service. The award was established to recognize outstanding young leaders making a positive impact in the community.
During Arizona’s hot summer months hiking is still possible, but experts agree that early morning is the time to be on the trails. “At night the sun has baked on the asphalt all day long and as the sun goes down the asphalt releases that heat,” said Elizabeth Smith, park ranger at South Mountain Park. “Even though the sun is down and you may not have direct sun on you, it’s still hot out. In the morning it’s 80 degrees. I would suggest looking at what the temperature is throughout the day before you make your plans.”
While driving on Ray Road recently I saw a bumper sticker reading: “People who think guns kill people must think that pencils misspell words.”
As some of you may know I have been covering the Jodi Arias murder trial as a legal expert for FOX 10 and other national TV stations. I’ve probably done over 65 TV appearances as a legal expert on the case. This case has turned out to be the biggest case of 2013 and maybe as big as the O.J. Simpson case.
Our Declaration of Independence and our Constitution say the United States of America is a sovereign nation. Well, the UN and our progressive pols have other ideas.
If you grew up in the early 90s, you probably remember an animated feature from 20th Century Fox called “FernGully: The Last Rainforest.” It was the environmentally-conscious movie every 90s kid saw, and yet, nobody really liked. The film’s intentions might have been good, but even the youngest children seemed to find its blatant green message overly preachy. The fact that “FernGully” was lacking in any interesting characters or magic didn’t help. “Epic,” which was also coincidentally distributed by Fox, is a bit like “FernGully” if it had smarter, more imaginative filmmakers backing it. While it’s not a massive improvement, “Epic” is at least fun, energized, and subtle with its environmental themes.
Ahwatukee resident Michael Feyrer subscribes to the philosophy that his life is like a pair of shoes — to be worn out in service.
Pet rescue groups across the Valley are coming together with a three-year initiative to solve the problem of pet homelessness by fixing, adopting and saving Valley pets.
The Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU) emphasizes the difference between traditional religious practices in the past and how newer Christian clubs, like CRU Downtown, an Arizona State University religious organization, have changed the mentality of worship.
Chandler Regional Medical Center’s Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Oxygen Center was recognized by Healogics, Inc. with the Center of Distinction Award.
Local animal shelters have enough camps to keep any animal lover engaged and learning this summer.