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(NAPSI)--A young American, Adaeze Uyanwah, will enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime trip, with some of Britain’s most famous residents at iconic attractions.
From U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle’s position atop decrepit buildings in Iraq, his hidden presence seemed like anything but unknown to those in his close proximity. U.S. ground troops, going door-to-door searching for insurgents, gained confidence knowing that America’s best-ever sniper was providing them over-watch protection from high above. Enemy forces also grew to know of Kyle’s legendary marksmanship skills and close whereabouts, witnessing their al-Qaeda in Iraq members dropping dead after each single shot from Chris’ rifle. No one, however, was more aware of Chris Kyle’s presence and four tours of duty in Iraq than his wife, Taya Kyle, left behind in San Diego. It’s that marriage and relationship between Chris and Taya Kyle that “American Sniper” steadies upon, takes aim at, and, ultimately scores a direct hit for viewers. Between sighting in terrorist targets and actually pulling the trigger as Kyle, Oscar-nominated actor Bradley Cooper must control his breathing—the same task moviegoers must master in this heart-pounding, emotional true story.
Saguaro National Park is offering a variety of hikes and talks this winter that explore the park’s wonderful natural and cultural histories. Program listings also are available on the park’s website, www.nps.gov/sagu, or on Facebook. Interpretive programs are free, but park entrance fees apply. Program schedules are subject to change; call the visitor centers for updates or reservations.
It's officially award show season and, while the awards won't be given out until Feb. 22, the Oscar nominations were released today.
Former CDO standout Shelley Duncan was named the manager of the Hillsboro Hops, the Single-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Duncan, who retired from baseball last year. He was set to be a volunteer assistant at the University of Arizona before taking the position within the Diamondbacks organization.
The Golden Globes took over the small screen last night. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted celebrating, in Fey's words, "all the great television shows that we know and love as well as all the movies North Korea was OK with."
Fiscal hawks on the Oro Valley Town Council gave another presentation about the police department’s spending, but without visual aids to show the audience.
This true life story, about one of the world’s most brilliant minds, takes moviegoers on an emotional journey so meaningful that it can’t be captured on a chalkboard with a science formula. It’s a trip even more personal than just physicist Stephen Hawking’s many-worlds theory of quantum mechanics. Yes, ‘The Theory of Everything” covers Hawking’s dazzling, expansive mathematical mind as his frail body recoils from a deadly disease. However, it effortlessly illustrates how Hawking’s mind and body grew in opposite directions over time, affecting his relationships with friends, family and peers. No rapport is more compelling or influential to viewers than the one between Professor Hawking and his wife, Jane Wilde.
(BPT) - You may think warm weather is prime-time to enjoy the rewarding hobby of bird-feeding and bird-watching. Winter, however, is the time of year when birds need you most – and when you have the greatest chance of attracting them to your backyard. Natural food and water sources become scarce, competition for limited resources is fierce and non-migratory birds are looking for a reliable, good quality meal. It’s your moment!
Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) officers recently apprehended two Tucson area men in their 30s for poaching three white tailed deer, one of which had twin fawns, for a total of five dead deer in the illegal killings.
(NAPSI)—Imagine taking tea at Lord’s Cricket Ground with “Downton Abbey” ‘s butler, actor Jim Carter; visiting the Royal Opera House with world-famous singer/conductor Plácido Domingo; getting a behind-the-scenes tour of the Houses of Parliament from the Speaker of the House of Commons; attending a West End musical with international singing star Jessie J; touring the Science Museum with physicist Professor Stephen Hawking; opening Tower Bridge, the most famous bridge in the world; and walking the red carpet at a film premiere.
Northwest resident Bozena Sporna captured this Cooper’s hawk consume its recent catch on a wall in the backyard.
Copper Creek Elementary School held its annual fundraiser, the Hawk Walk, last week. In lieu of selling candy or similar items, students get donations from family and friends. They then walk around a course that covers most of the school’s campus while encountering many surprises along the way.
The Ironwood Ridge High School mascot runs around the plaza of Copper Creek Elementary School getting high fives during the annual Hawk Walk fundraiser event.
Copper Creek Elementary School’s Wendy Cronk gets a face full of chocolate syrup courtesy of Hailey Cogelja, as Principal Tanya Wall looks on. The top five donation collectors and one raffle winner won the opportunity to turn the two staff members into a sundae.
Monica Aguirre, who has a child in the first grade at Copper Creek Elementary School, helps cool off Hawk Walk participants during the schools fund raiser event last week.
Copper Creek Elementary School Principal Tanya Wall makes her way out of the “messy zone” after being covered with numerous sweets and sundae toppings.
Canyon Del Oro High School cheerleaders and members of the pom line perform a cheer for the students at Copper Creek Elementary School last week.
Ironwood Ridge High School freshman Yara Solorzano gives a high five to a student participating in the Copper Creek Hawk Walk.
Ironwood Ridge High School freshman Yara Solorzano gets tossed into the air along the Hawk Walk route at Copper Creek Elementary School on Friday, Aug. 22. The event is the school’s largest fundraiser for the year.
Since his 2013 appearance on Animal Planet’s “Rhino Wars,” Oro Valley resident and retired Navy Seal Craig “Sawman” Sawyer has been keeping plenty busy.
A 30-year veteran of the United States Army, retired Oro Valley resident Larry Casper has seen his fair share of challenging experiences, but one in particular has burdened him for the last two decades.
Oro Valley resident Duane Sebens took these pictures in her back yard as this hawk sat and drank from the fountain for about 5 minutes.
On April 3, an 8-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle while riding his bike at the intersection of North Shannon Road and West Curtis Road. The suspect had fled the scene. The boy was crossing at the crosswalk with the HAWK lights activated, he was traveling with an adult, and wearing a helmet.