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"Thank you for coming by my office, Elizabeth. Can you shut the door behind you and have a seat?”
There is a strong nationwide pull toward Boston and the people of Ahwatukee Foothills, and the surrounding area, are feeling it as well.
State lawmakers voted Wednesday to let ranchers shoot the Mexican gray wolves being reintroduced to the Southwest despite their listing under federal law as endangered.
Extreme Health Chiropractic, 3200 S. Rural Road, will be hosting its annual Community Appreciation Event to Benefit Breast Cancer Research on Thursday, May 15, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2 to 5:30 p.m.
Not content to deal with domestic issues, the Arizona House has gone on record as saying the entire West Bank belongs to Israel and the 650,000 Jews who have settled there since the 1967 war “reside there legitimately.”
A foolish question? In the world of today’s politics, probably not. There are times when the patriotism of some of our legislators is questionable. Then, one must ask why would a legislator not be a patriot? Possibly because of a lack of understanding of our founding principles as set forth in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
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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.
Subway Restaurants of Arizona announced that Ahwatukee resident Mark Roden, a local Subway franchisee for more than 25 years, has been named chairman of the 2014-2015 Subway Franchisee Advertising Fund Trust of Arizona (SFAFT). Local franchisees have also elected Chad Barnett, Sean Brown, David Candioto, Ed Flores, Tom Hall and Les White as board members.
When most of us think of the word, “Diet,” we cringe. It congers up thoughts of hunger and deprivation, and it suggests that we need to make some often unpleasant changes. Yet, millions of people go on diets every day. The diet industry is a multibillion-dollar one, and it continues to grow. What is it that keeps us so tied to diets? There are many benefits to dieting, some of which are obvious. But there are a few “hidden” benefits of dieting that might explain why we love diets … and why we keep going on them.
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Research has shown that sugar is addictive … in fact, eight times addictive as cocaine. In 1821, each person consumed approximately 10 pounds of sugar annually. Today, that number is an astounding 160-190 pounds of sugar per person annually. On top of that about 55 percent of the sugar produced in the U.S. comes from sugar beets, 95 percent of which have been genetically engineered.
More than 300 veterans with disabilities, wounded warriors and their families are expected to spend the day playing, relaxing and being together at the second Saluting Service: An Arizona Celebration of the U.S. Military from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 12 at the Virginia G. Piper Sports & Fitness Center for Persons with Disabilities (SpoFit), a program of Arizona Bridge to Independent Living (ABIL), 5031 E. Washington St.
Your backyard is a space where you enjoy quality time with your family all year. But accidents can happen anywhere — even in the oasis of your backyard. For parents, taking extra safety precautions out back should be just as important as childproofing done indoors.
You can’t go shopping these days without seeing at least one little girl, tootling along behind her mother, humming songs from Disney’s “Frozen.” You could let it go, or you could tell her about Celtic Woman’s Emerald Tour, coming April 8 to ASU Gammage, where she’ll experience a singing, clogging, twirling performance of Irish world music that’ll send her dancing out the door.
“The sky is falling! The sky is falling and we must tell the king,” proclaimed Chicken Little to Henny Penny, Ducky Lucky, Goosely Loosey, Turkey Lurkey and Foxy Loxy in “The Story of Chicken Little.” I feel like they could have named the protagonist Mikey Microsoft and it would be the same story. Companies love to throw a scare into people using older versions of their products to induce them into purchasing the latest and greatest version so they go around like a town crier telling anyone who will listen, they no longer will support Windows XP after April 8. What shall we do? What shall we do?
Unique research and years of testing have all led Arizona State University professor Jennifer Huberty, Ph.D., to develop a program that helps women gain confidence and lose weight, but the program doesn’t involve hard-core exercise and dieting. It’s a book club.
As you save and invest for retirement, what are your ultimate goals? Do you plan on traveling the world? Purchasing a vacation home? Pursuing your hobbies? People often think and plan for these costs. Yet, too often, many of us overlook what potentially could be a major expense during our retirement years: health care. By preparing for these costs, you can help yourself enjoy the retirement lifestyle you’ve envisioned.
Take in some live music from this local band — a self-styled “eclectic attack of acoustic folk music, down-home country rock and original singer-songwriting” — while enjoying a bring-your-own picnic lunch outdoors at Boyce Thompson Arboretum.
It was my first year at the University of Arizona and I spent it housed in the Yuma dorm, Room 306. Going from a small charter school to living in a dorm with more people than I graduated high school with could be considered a bit of a “culture shock.” There are so many dynamics to the dorm experience, starting with the reputation of the dorm you’re about to inhabit and the small 10-foot-by-10-foot dorm room you’ll be sharing with one or possibly more human beings. You’d be surprised how cramped a small room for two can feel when you introduce a roommate’s girlfriend (or boyfriend for the ladies) to the equation. Not to mention what it’s like to have to share bathrooms with and fight for laundry space with a floor’s worth of people. It may test your patience and gross tolerance levels, but if you do it right it’ll turn out to be one of the neatest experiences of your life and a chance to develop some life-long relationships.
We’re still in the season of Lent, and our 40 days of exploration into the desert regions of our hearts and lives.
Left-wing politicians loudly proclaim their concern for the poor and minorities. But is it a fraud?
“The Muppets” was just about a perfect movie, tapping into our nostalgia while also offering something new and innovative. There’s no way director James Bobin and screenwriter Nicholas Stoller could ever top it. Kermit and friends acknowledge this fact in the opening number of “Muppets Most Wanted,” singing about how the sequel is never as good as the original. This second film, which is technically the eighth film in the franchise, might not be on par with its predecessor. It is, however, a fun, self-aware satire well worthy of the Muppet name.
Arizona's controversial voucher-like system of using state funds to send children to private and parochial schools is legal, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Friday.