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ASU’s Project Humanities stepped into the national spotlight again and was recognized recently by a leading higher education organization for its innovative effort to engage communities with the arts and sciences.
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.
My personal mission is to be a spark that ignites positive, sustainable change in the lives of youth. Thankfully, I have an opportunity to partner with key stakeholders in the process of fulfilling this mission (i.e. parents).
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.
This lovely girl (also known as “Angel”) is a yellow Lab mix, about 6 months old. Currently, she weighs in at 25 pounds full of love, but she’ll continue to grow into a large-sized dog.
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:
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have increased dramatically over the past few decades, the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC 2012) recently established the prevalence to be 1 in 88 American children and estimated 1 out of 54 boys being diagnosed with autism. ASD affects over 2 million individuals in the U.S. and is one of the fastest growing mental health concerns.
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.
The unnamed woman with the weathered face stands on the corner of the street with her cardboard sign. The sign, like so many others around town reads, “Homeless and hungry. Anything helps. God bless.” Short and to the point the staccato sentences lay out the problem, tell us we have no excuse for not sharing something, and digs into our deepest held values. She doesn’t smile, but periodically salutes the oncoming traffic in a confident parody of Nixon’s classic V sign for victory, and of course, peace. Her gaze is largely fixed on the distance, as if mesmerized by the strip of shimmering pavement, interspersed by the bright shots of color as the vehicles flow by. Discretely hidden somewhere close by is her bicycle, and a few bags with her belongings. She’s not alone. Across the street is the man in whose company she’s often seen riding. They seem to trade off on corners, begging for relief, and preaching the gospel in silence.
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.
Those staging to pull the world back from the brink are in motion. Their visions of hope are taking form. They are the Millennials (born after 1980) and the New Silents (born after 2000).
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.
Gunther is a male Beagle/Basset blend ... can you tell which part is which? His body is that of a Basset Hound and his head/coloring is that of a Beagle. His nose is all hound! He’s said to be about 3 years old.
This past week I saw a new “word” floating all over the Internet — “Twerking,” which was trending all over social media since Miley Cyrus’ performance on the MTV VMAs. I will admit that I have not and will not be watching the video — to me this is qualified as TMI (Too Much Information). I did look up the word “Twerking,” out of curiosity. According to the Oxford Dictionary Online it’s a dance move that involves a person, usually a woman, shaking her hips in an up-and-down bouncing motion, causing the dancer to shake, “wobble” and “jiggle.” Wikipedia says to twerk is “to dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance.” After reading that explanation, I can guarantee my dance moves DO NOT contain “Twerking” and if they did, I’m quite sure I would pull a muscle!
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.
Phoenix residents Cory Mandall and Kimber Leigh both are avid animal lovers dedicated to saving as many abused or displaced animals as they can.
Bryce is said to be a male Pointer blend, about 10 months old. Bryce came to Friends for Life Animal Rescue by way of the Yuma Humane Society. He was turned in with another dog. Their surrender form said they were relinquished because “their owner was ill and could no longer care for them.”