- Your Voice
On Saturday, Dec. 6, at about 11:45 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to the Walgreens at 11951 N. 1st Ave. in response to an assault. The victim, a bell ringer for the Salvation Army, told police that at about 11:40 a.m., he was standing in front of the store and ringing a bell. At that point, a man parked his car near the entrance, got out of his car and walked toward him screaming profanities, calling him a pedophile and told him to stop staring at his daughter. The victim told the man he was not staring at his daughter. The man then spit on the victim, and then used both hands to push him and knocked him to the ground. The victim said he threw his bell at the man as he got in his car and drove away. Police watched surveillance footage that showed the incident and a witness gave them the license plate number to the suspect’s car. Later that day, police went to the suspect’s house but at that time, were unable to make contact with the man. The victim said he wanted to prosecute in this case.
(BPT) - Having a happy holiday shouldn’t mean stretching your finances paper thin. But many Americans already know they’ll likely go over their holiday budgets this year, which can mean financial stress in the new year. Fortunately, a few unexpected tricks and shopping strategies can help make your holiday dollars go further – and you might even have a few bucks leftover for yourself.
The minimum requirement for a hair donation to Locks of Love is 10 inches. But when 11-year-old Jazzmin Juerta saw a picture of a bald 3-year-old in a St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital advertisement, she decided to donate a bit more than the minimum.
Whoever coined the phrase “laughter is the best medicine” was right on target. Recent research seems to indicate that there are several healthy benefits of having a good laugh. It’s common sense that a good belly laugh can instantly relieve physical tension and stress—but that is just the start.
I have a daughter who says all the wrong things. Just last week, for example, she tweeted a confession to her followers: “We are a family that likes to put holes in our walls.” It’s an odd declaration, right? One that makes you wonder just what the heck is going on behind our closed doors. The truth is not nearly as mysterious as the tweet would imply. The truth is that we are in the middle of remodeling two bathrooms and the updates have necessitated the cutting of holes in the wall. We also removed the vent covers from the ceiling for painting and those, too, my daughter counts as holes. And then there was the unfortunate incident of my husband becoming entangled in an extra-long shower curtain as he tried to hang the rod. He fell to the ground in a swirl of waterproof fabric and expletives and—on his way down—his knee (or other body part, it’s hard to say) went through the drywall in the bathroom.
Everyone had reservations when it was announced Peter Jackson would be splitting up “The Hobbit” into a trilogy. Do we really need three separate movies? Can’t this 300-page book be done in one movie? Isn’t this just a ploy to milk a franchise and make an extra couple billion dollars? When “An Unexpected Journey” finally came out last December, we all found that these initial concerns were pretty much spot-on.
Presented by Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance and sponsored by Park Place, the Guitar Festival will include live music, Air Guitar Competition, giveaways, guitar show and swap, an improvisation jam, kids' activities, guitar orchestra and mariachi performances by local school groups, GuitART, vendors and exhibitors.
The Tucson Coin Club will be holding a Coin Show on Sunday October 21, 2012 at the Fraternal Order of the Police, located at 3445 North Dodge Blvd in Tucson.
Last month’s column about the cancellation of NBC’s hit show “Harry’s Law” and advertising “Tyranny” concentrating attention on the most desirable audience - those aged 18 to 49 - struck a nerve. The short shrift given older folks by popular culture is, in my view, offensive. And I’m not alone.
There are many tasks in life people feel obligated to do, like tax returns or household chores. Then, there are those activities done for pure enjoyment, to create something new, solve a problem, or to express one’s strong interests and passions. The activities people do because they are highly motivated to do them are worth paying some extra attention. Whether it’s painting, renovating, building, cooking, genealogy, singing, playing with children, gardening, or something entirely different, the joy that comes from creative expression can reduce stress and anxiety, sharpen the brain, boost self-confidence, and improve overall health and well-being.
Easter Bunny coming to Tucson malls