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More than a decade ago, former Chief Justice Roy Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court installed a massive granite monument inscribed with the Ten Commandments in the rotunda of the Alabama State Judicial Building. Two years later it was removed by court order as a violation of the separation of church and state. Shortly thereafter, Justice Moore was also removed by court order from the Alabama State Judicial Building.
You can buy a warranty or an extended warranty on just about everything these days.
Cheri Smith just missed out on the one and only time Mountain Pointe made the state softball championship game.
Every American knows that the Fourth of July is Independence Day. If we’re honest though, the first thing that comes to mind is, “Sweet, I get a day off work.” We plan our social calendar with pool parties, barbecued burgers and homemade ice cream.
Everything’s email these days.
Recently, I came across the quote from the Chinese philosopher Lao-Tze: “Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become your character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.”
When I was born my parents, who were by now naming their fifth kid and may have been out of ideas, opted to name me after my grandmother. My grandma, bless her oatmeal-raisin-cookie-baking heart, was awesome, but her given legal name was Bessie.
Like many people, you might not particularly enjoy thinking about your estate plans, but such planning is necessary to make sure your assets go where you want them to go. And it’s just as important to regularly review your plans with your tax, legal and financial professionals in case any changes are needed. For instance, some of your wishes expressed in your will may be overridden by beneficiary designations you filled out years ago. If these designations become outdated, your assets could be passed to those you didn’t intend.
I usually don’t expect much from books or movies geared towards the “young adult” crowd, so I was shocked by how much I enjoyed The Fault in our Stars, a film about two teenage cancer patients fighting death and falling in love. This is one of the best romance stories I’ve ever seen and it is as smart and inspiring as it is heart-breaking.
“One thing is certain: Although they only work 111 days a year, none of Arizona’s congressional delegation has taken the time to visit patients in the VA hospital. And what about veteran John McCain? In 20 years in Washington, he apparently never visited Walter Reed with its crumbling paint and horrible conditions, even though it was less than 10 miles from his office.”
I have been honored with the opportunity to welcome each and every one of you to the graduation of the class of 2014. At the beginning of this school year, a group called POS MEGA united under one question: what makes a person great? Is it what one says that makes one great? Is it what one once did? Or what one believes and thinks? Or the ability to avoid failure?
Arizona’s law enforcement personnel take great pride in enforcing Arizona’s DUI’s laws. It goes without saying that the best way to avoid a DUI is to not be impaired and operate an automobile. I recognize that this is not reality and that on occasion some of us do operate an automobile after having a drink or two, or even more. Set forth below are some of the tips that you should follow in the event you are ever pulled over for a suspected DUI violation.
With more than four decades in the music industry, singer-songwriter Justin Hayward has been deemed a musical marvel by peers, critics and fans alike.
If you’re like most people, you think estate planning is only for the wealthy. The truth is that everyone — regardless of how much money they have — needs an estate plan. Here are a few frequently asked questions about estate planning, along with the answers that may help you better understand why estate planning is something you may want to consider.
No entrepreneur wants to see a business fail, even more so when that business is a labor of love. Golf has been my passion for more than four decades, and as the owner of four Arizona courses, the highly publicized failure of one of them — the Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Club — bothers me, as I know it bothers the homeowners closest to the course.
There’s no denying it, summer time is here. For the next several months, we’ll hop from one air-conditioned spot to another, in the never-ending quest to escape the scorching heat. However, living in the Valley of the Sun does have its rewards. Aside from stellar sunsets, we are fortunate to have myriad staycation opportunities right in our own backyard. In fact, Arizona is home to nearly 70 AAA Four and Five Diamond lodging properties alone. And, as the temperatures rise, room rates often plummet, making a stay at one of these luxurious resorts a bargain.
Recently, we observed May Day, a celebration of spring. And, after a long and hard winter in many parts of the country, most of us are ready for sunshine, warmer temperatures and the hopefulness that spring always symbolizes. But as winter gives way to spring, we are also reminded that our lives have “seasons,” too — and it pays to be prepared for all of them. So, as you move into the “retirement season,” you’ll need to prepare for several possible challenges, including the following:
One of my all-time favorite movies is “The Princess Bride.” “As you wish” is something our hero, Wesley, says to his beloved Buttercup throughout the story. He wants to do everything in his power to make her wishes come true.
Jude Law has always been a good actor, but he has never had a really great role until this quirky new film, Dom Hemingway, where he plays a cockney safecracker trying to repair his self-inflicted shattered life while still retaining his cocky swagger.
This spunky 1-year-old kitty is full of purrsonality and energy, enjoying snuggle time just as much as playtime. Kyra gives enthusiastic head butts when requesting petting – she loves to be pet and to receive head, chin and ear rubs. This sweet girl is a lap cat who will sit in your lap until you can no longer feel your legs. You can regain the feeling in your legs by engaging Kyra in one of her favorite playtime activities – wand toys. Kyra loves to stalk, chase and pounce wand toys. Once you tire out, Kyra is happy to play with other friendly kitties and wow, does she love to play! Kyra is lightning fast as she chases after other kitties and she’s just as fast when they return the favor chasing her. Kyra will thrive in a home with people that enjoy playing with her and that enjoy having a lapful of cat. A home with another high energy, playful kitty friend or two to run around with is also high on Kyra’s wish list.
"Thank you for coming by my office, Elizabeth. Can you shut the door behind you and have a seat?”
Dealing with your grief when a loved one dies is hard enough. But often you may find yourself in a situation where you have to deal with financial and investment matters as well. The feelings of uncertainty about what to do next and who to consult can be overwhelming. The following suggestions may help guide you through the process.
Easter Sunday this year comes on April 20. But, Easter Sunday next year will be Sunday, April 5, 2015. The date for Easter is determined on a lunisolar calendar similar to the Hebrew calendar, in that they do not fall on a fixed date in the Gregorian or Julian calendars.
My role in resurrecting a dead criminal case began a few weeks back with an out-of-the-blue phone call courtesy of a private eye named Don Corbett. He phoned with news of a strange case with ties to a Mesa woman and an impending trip to Scottsdale for an interview or potentially an interrogation.
ASU-commit led Bears to new heights