Wednesday, October 30, 2013 4:00 am
It seemed like just another evening. Christine prepared the food outside in the cool weather as her husband John kept up a light conversation. Everything was normal – pleasant and calm. It would be only moments later on that day, Dec. 4, 2012, that their lives would take a sudden abrupt turn – not for better, but for worse.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 4:00 am
Gail Rankin does not waste any time making connections. It was only this February that she was hired as administrator of Sonora, the health center at Splendido, an all-inclusive community in Tucson for those 55 and better. In her first months on the job, Rankin has implemented some groundbreaking initiatives that keep Sonora residents connected to family, medical advisers, and the world.
Saturday, September 14, 2013 10:00 pm
(StatePoint) The average family spends more than $1000 annually -- nearly half a home's total energy bill -- on heating and cooling costs, according to the U.S. government’s Energy Star program. Unfortunately, a large portion of those expenses are wasted due to poor home insulation.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 10:00 pm
(StatePoint) Recycling is crucial to running a green home. It’s also an easy and effective way to reduce your weekly contribution to the local landfill.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 11:33 am
Even though I surprisingly loved last month’s Turbo movie, about a speedy super-snail who dreams of competing in the Indianapolis 500, my tolerance for computer animated racing films is about tapped-out for the 2013 film year. That said, even though the new Disney film Planes suffers from a slight case “jet-lag,” it’s not a completely wasted trip.
Thursday, August 8, 2013 4:44 am
(NAPSI)School days can mean back-to-back expenses for many families. From purchasing school supplies and new shoes to backpacks and haircuts, parents can be pressed for money and timebut you dont have to be among them. It can help to heed these ideas:
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 4:00 am
Everyone agrees that the U.S. Government is too large, costly, inefficient and needs to be reigned in. But, the problem grows and becomes more acute as new laws, policies, and regulations are passed that burden citizens with new taxes and cut-backs in national defense and other vital functions.
Friday, July 26, 2013 11:14 am
New technologies are now enabling homeowners to automate lights, entertainment and security systems, thermostats, door locks and more. And experts say that coordinating these control systems can save you time and money, and increase the value of your home.
Thursday, July 18, 2013 4:44 am
(NAPSI)—Here’s good news, for a change, about our environment: Americans have more than tripled the amount of materials they recycled in the 1980s—more than a third of the country’s household waste—thanks to technological advances by the waste industry that collects, sorts and processes America’s recyclables.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 4:00 am
After three years as the new owner of Catalina Marina, Rob Hamblen has taken great strides in improving the store’s business by adding a gun shop, having a larger selection of boat equipment and more outdoor accessories that families would enjoy while spending time on a lake.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 4:00 am
Gail Rankin does not waste any time making connections. It was only this February that she was hired as administrator of Sonora, the health center at Splendido, an all-inclusive community in Tucson for those 55 and better. In her first months on the job, Rankin has implemented some groundbreaking initiatives that keep Sonora residents connected to family, medical advisors, and the world.
Sunday, June 23, 2013 10:00 pm
(StatePoint) New technologies are now enabling homeowners to automate lights, entertainment and security systems, thermostats, door locks and more. And experts say that coordinating these control systems can save you time and money, and increase the value of your home.
Thursday, June 20, 2013 4:44 am
(NAPSI)—Innovative technology is helping a growing number of small-business owners finally enjoy some vacation time.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 4:00 am
Living in Arizona—especially during the hotter months—we are exquisitely aware that drinking water is valuable and life-giving. But even when you spend those hot days basking in air conditioning, getting enough water is one of the best things you can do for your health, at any age and at any time of year.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 4:00 am
Are you one of the residents living in Continental Ranch who was shocked to see your Waste Management bill this past March double? Yes?...maybe…but only if you are a person who is disabled, alone and unable to put out your own trash without the help of WM. Why did this happen to those of us who are disabled? John Lambert created this problem for the disable community. You had your bill soar…mine was upped from $47.88 to $87.16. All other resident’s bills in CRCA remained as they were.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 4:00 am
After a recent Oro Valley council vote to extend the temporary allowance of A-frame signs and outdoor displays for area businesses, town staff sought further direction from council last Wednesday evening relating to potential penalties for businesses that are non-compliant with the rules for such advertising methods.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 4:00 am
I am a member of the recently formed Continental Ranch Committee for Recall, which has grown to a fairly substantial grassroots effort. Our goal is to recall the entire board which consist of: John Lambert, Peggy Bracken, Marilyn Stimpson, Connie DeLarge, Robert Volbrecht, Karie Westphal and Roxanne Ziegler (who also serves on the town council in the Town of Marana).
Thursday, February 14, 2013 3:22 pm
I have a pet peeve. I suppose it would be more accurate to admit to having a slew of pet peeves, but today I’m focusing on just the one. That is, the policy so many physicians have adopted that—with some variation—states that patients who are late for the appointment will be charged a missed or late appointment fee. The policy itself seems reasonable enough; it’s the hypocrisy of it that gets under my skin.
Friday, February 8, 2013 5:02 pm
The Arizona Board of Regents on Feb. 7 passed a resolution in support of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's fiscal year 2014 budget request, which calls for $58.6 million in new money for the state's public university enterprise.
Brewer outlined her request to board members during the two-day board meeting on the Arizona State University campus.
"The board applauds the governor’s budget recommendations and its investment in our universities, and we thank the governor for her commitment to higher education," said ABOR Chairman Rick Myers. "The board has directed the university system presidents to support and advocate on behalf of the governor’s budget recommendations for the universities and her Medicaid expansion plan to business leaders, the state Legislature and to the public."
The governor's request includes $8 million for further development of the UA College of Medicine-Phoenix. This investment is important as Arizona continues to face a troubling shortage of doctors and medical professionals.
The request also calls for $15.4 million in performance-based funding to reward progress in areas such as degrees awarded and gains in external research. Moving to a performance-based model is a priority for the regents as the universities strive to meet goals intended to support and stimulate Arizona's economy.
Additionally, a proposed allocation of $19.9 million for soft capital would be key to providing advanced equipment and technology to meet academic and infrastructure needs.
Also at the meeting, the regents approved funding for three research projects from the Regents Innovation Fund through fiscal year 2013-14. Three out of 13 proposed projects were selected for funding, for a total of $1.1 million.
- Researchers will identify ways to improve profitability of algae farming, investigate a variety of non-potable water sources and waste streams, and identify target products from algae that will flourish in the waste water streams. The project will support efforts to designate algal culture as agriculture in Arizona, increase commercialization of the product, and promote a sustainable strategy for the reuse of Arizona's waste resources. The regents have allocated $200,000 for this project.
- The second project will support the transition to informatics-intensive research for Arizona's nationally ranked environmental research programs. It will move the Arizona higher education enterprise into a national leadership position in the critical emerging area of environmental information. Research and development will focus on the environmental sciences relating to creation, collection, storage, processing, modeling, interpretation, display and dissemnation of data and information. The regents have allocated $450,000 for this project.
- A third project will build upon the pilot involving SciVal Experts. It will expand the effort in building digital research infrastructure capabilities that will enhance the research functions of Arizona's three universities. The project aims to increase researchers' ability to form creative and dynamic collaborative teams across disciplines and locations, improve their access to funding opportunities, and provide access to a data management infrastructure. The allocation for this project is $450,000.
Also at the meeting:
- The board approved an extended and revised contract for Rich Rodriguez, head UA football coach. The changes extends his contract by one year to Nov. 30, 2017, increases his base salary and makes adjustments to other compensation schedules.
- The regents approved a contract for Anthony Amato, the new UA women's head soccer coach. Amato's contract will run through Dec. 31, 2015, and his base salary will be $80,000, with increases based on team achievements.
- The board appointed Peter Calihan to the University of Arizona Health Network Board of Directors.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 4:00 am
House Bill 2291 is proof that two people can look at the same thing and see it very differently.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 4:00 am
In what’s been an otherwise tremendous year for movies, 2012 still brought us quite a few stinkers nevertheless. One general question film critics are asked is how they feel when ripping a movie apart. It may sound mean-spirited and arrogant to criticize a movie that a lot of people invested their time and money into. Anybody that has endured the 10 movies listed below however can understand that such criticisms are justified.
Friday, December 21, 2012 6:45 pm
It sounds like science fiction – but it’s real.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 4:00 am
A report by an economic consultant commissioned by the Arizona State Land Department says that state trust land adjacent to acreage being considered for sale to Union Pacific Railroad (UP) for a switching yard would be affected by the sale and that infrastructure improvements to adjacent land should be paid for by the purchaser of the rail yard property.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 1:48 pm
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is asking for assistance from deer and elk hunters in monitoring efforts for chronic wasting disease (CWD).
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 10:02 am
Of all the pitfalls associated with “Resident Evil: Retribution,” there was one which stood out above all else. I’ll get to that later, though.