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Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 11:00 pm | Updated: 1:34 pm, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

Swim team getting set for season

An informational meeting for the new season of the SaddleBrooke Swim Club is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, in the MountainView Ballroom West.

Interested people and current members are invited to attend.

The SaddleBrooke Swim Club meets from October through May on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings at the DesertView pool. Two practices are held each morning, with the early group workouts intended for distance and advanced swimmers at 7:30 a.m., the second group for beginner and intermediate swimmers at 8:30 a.m. Start times are a half-hour later from November through April.

For information, call Jeff at 906-2085, or Terese at 825-0193.

Get flu shots, for workers as well, CEOs say

Greater Tucson hospital chief executive officers are urging people to get their flu shots, and employers to make sure their employees are vaccinated.

While there is alarm about the H1NI virus, there were more deaths last year from seasonal flu last year than from H1NI, they agreed at a Biz Tucson forum last week.

Each hospital is "putting together contingency plans for the flu," said Judy Rich, president and CDO of Tucson Medical Center. "The big problem is what to do about people when they are sick. Stay home."

PBS tour of desert gems precedes Burns

A PBS documentary tour of remarkable locations in the Southwest is ready for fans of national parks on Wednesday, Sept. 23, with an encore broadcast Sunday, Sept. 27.

"Southwestern Gems: Our Desert National Parks," a one-hour documentary from the producers of The Desert Speaks, showcases the best of America's national parks, monuments, preserves and historic sites of the four major North American deserts – the Sonoran, Chihuahan, Great Basin and Mohave.

It premieres at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23 with an encore broadcast on Sunday, Sept. 27 p.m., preceding the PBS premiere of "The National Parks: America's Best Idea" from producer Ken Burns.

Southwestern Gems features several Arizona highlights, among them Chiricahua National Monument and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.

PBS HD can be seen in high definition on channel 6 in local cable TV systems.

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