Some historic neighborhoods in Phoenix have raised concerns about the noise from airplanes following changes made at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, but Ahwatukee Foothills residents say they’ve noticed an increase in noise as well.
Mountain Pointe wide receiver Tyree Shivers (4) is tackled by Chandler free safety Mason Moran (15) and linebacker Kyle Crowley (21) during the DI semifinals football game between Mountain Pointe and Chandler at Hamilton High School on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014.
Mountain Pointe running back Brandyn Leonard (7) runs the ball while lineman Bruce Hester (56) attempts to blaock Chandler safety Jaray Mills (7) during the DI semifinals football game between Mountain Pointe and Chandler at Hamilton High School on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014.
As we approach the 51st anniversary month of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, a new biography, “Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: The Untold Story,” by Barbara Leaming, is released. The subtitle, “The Untold Story,” is appropriate as it reveals intimate details, conversations, and correspondence which I think the American public has not been privy to earlier. As a devoted fan of Jackie’s like so many of us young women were in the ’60s, I continued to admire her through the years and thought I had read everything written about her. Yet in this biography I felt I was getting to know the real person, not the public figure. I think Leaming has captured Jackie’s thought processes and motivations for many of her actions following the assassination. Although not always presented in a flattering light, by the end of the book, I found myself admiring her even more, yet with a deep sorrow for what she endured throughout her life that the public was probably not aware of.
Despite overwhelmingly recognizing the risks of drowsy driving, recent data from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety (AAAFTS) shows that nearly three in 10 drivers have reported driving dangerously drowsy within the last month. Though that may surprise you, it shouldn’t. Recent traffic fatality statistics show that fatigue-related traffic deaths are much higher than originally thought. In fact, AAAFTS reports that over 20 percent — one in five — fatal crashes in the United States involve a drowsy driver. This is ten-fold higher than the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) previously conservative estimate of just over two percent during 2005 to 2009.
For people who need to lose weight, do sugar substitutes really help? Do people with diabetes benefit by substituting products made with Sweet‘N Low, Splenda, or NutraSweet in their diet? How about our children growing up ingesting these sugar substitutes; is there any concern for their future health?
It’s been four years since Prop. 203 was passed in Arizona, the proposition that made medical marijuana legal in the state and tasked the Arizona Department of Health Services with creating a medical marijuana program.
Downtown Phoenix was buzzing Tuesday night as unofficial results were released. Voters sent Kyrsten Sinema back to Congress for District 9 while Republicans swept all other offices representing Ahwatukee Foothills.
My New Year resolution will be that of hope. Oh, I do not mean the hope we have been immersed in the past six years, but rather hope that our elected local officials will consider common sense change with regard to the placement of neighborhood garbage barrels. Trite under these times, however: Weekly I see people, moms and dads walking with children, little kids on their tricycles, having to use the street in order to bypass lines of barrels. I may be more cognoscente of this mandate because being retired I cannot myself use the presumed “sidewalk right of way” while frequently walking little Yorkie.
Do you ever wonder why we were given two ears and one mouth? Probably to remind us that listening is so much more valuable than talking. The same holds true in government. One of the things I’m most proud of during my time of service is: Maricopa County is trying harder to listen.
Only about one in four sexual assaults committed in Arizona is ever solved by police. One attack that hasn’t been solved by police is the brazen and savage attack by an unknown assailant on a 91-year-old woman in one of Tempe’s better neighborhoods.
The word watermark doesn’t tend to come up in casual conversation. Yet consciously or unconsciously, watermarks are a big part of daily life and faith. Here are a few examples. High quality stationery has long been associated with watermarks. I can still remember my mom’s special bond quality writing paper, with the curious watermark on every page. We all handle money regularly, but if you work in retail, banking, or any profession that deals with money frequently, then you’ll be more than familiar with the watermarks used in paper currency to help stop counterfeiting. The same is also true of those who work in airport security checking passports for the safety of all travelers. If you’re in any kind of construction work, home or building repair specialist, then watermarks have a whole different meaning, especially if you’re called in to deal with the aftermath of a flood or some other type of water damage. Then there’s digital watermarking used in audio or image data for copyright purposes. Other types of digital watermarks protect data integrity and computer security. Last, but not least, from a spiritual perspective, the word watermark reminds us of our baptism.