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(StatePoint) New Year’s Resolutions are easier to make than to keep, especially when it comes to dieting. While life can often seem at odds with your health and fitness goals, there are plenty of ways to avoid common pitfalls this New Year and stay on the weight loss track.
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Now that 2014 is drawing to a close, it is time to look back and reflect on what has been released in the past 12 months. 2014 was, in many ways, an amazing year to be a video game enthusiast, with high quality games and innovative studios churning out triple-A games and working on fresh ideas to keep the gaming world alive in the coming years. For every upside, however, there is some bad. 2014 was also one of the worst years for gaming; high budget games by big name studios fell into a rut of profit-oriented gaming, the “freemium” craze created a large black mark in the gaming world, and the battle for name brand supremacy became even more intense as Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony pitted fans of their hardware against one another.
On Dec. 23, at approximately 6 p.m., the Pima County Sheriff’s Department with the assistance of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) dismantled an illegal alcohol distilling operation at an apartment complex located at 2300 West Ina Road.
'Tis the season for giving, but what happens if the gift you have given or received needs to be returned or exchanged? Better Business Bureau Serving Southern Arizona wants to remind consumers to know their rights regarding returns, refunds and exchanges.
From the back of a packed Oro Valley Town Council chambers, near the doors ordered open by the town fire marshal, one of the many skeptics of the town’s proposal to purchase the Hilton El Conquistador’s country club couldn’t contain his irritation.
Oro Valley Councilman Brendan Burns has been sentenced to two years probation and charged with misdemeanor criminal trespassing for a May 20 incident in Oro Valley involving his estranged wife.
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.
Research has proven that setting personal goals pays off. Even if you don’t practice the time-honored tradition of making New Year’s resolutions, if you simply take a few moments to consider one or two specific things you would like to accomplish in 2015, you will have crossed the first hurdle in accomplishing those goals.
As the year draws to a close, so does your opportunity to make a tax-deductible contribution to one or more of the many nonprofits that work to make Southern Arizona a better place.
The change of the year is always a good time to take stock of the year past, and 2014 was a good year for Pima County.
Lord Mayor Satish Hiremath opened his chambers on Dec. 17 as required by law to allow citizens to observe Council’s passage of the tax increase and planned purchase of El Conquistador Country Club. The Chambers were filled to capacity and beyond (SRO) and citizens (subjects) were permitted to approach the bench and make their points to his honor. Thirty-nine of us were allowed to speak, however, a much lower number was actually heard, for, you see, the deal was already done. His ruling majority had apparently decided the outcome as soon as the public was made aware that the transaction was proposed and no further input was really required. Such is the nature of Oro Valley governance under the current Town Council. It is sad when a deal of this magnitude is decided with little to no taxpayer input.
Over the weekend, like many, my heart sank when I heard the news of two New York officers sitting in their patrol car when a man came up and basically assassinated them. Apparently, the suspect, who is now also dead, did this in the name of officers killing “unarmed” African American men Michael Brown, from Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner, who died in New York after a police officer restrained him in a choke hold.
I attended the Oro Valley Town Council meeting last night and was dismayed that Mayor Hiremath seems to think he is King. He and he alone negotiated an agreement to adhere to “confidentiality” commitments so that the public could not know the “real” amounts from “secret deals”. I have not heard so much hubris from a politician since Gruber admitted that Obamacare had to be kept “secret” in order to pass it. Otherwise, the stupid (yes Gruber called the voters stupid) voters would never allow it to pass.
Aging is inevitable and wonderful. As baby boomers race into their Golden Years, the nation – and our housing industry – face big changes. According to a Census Bureau figures, about 38 percent of U.S. households presently are headed by someone over the age of 55. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) forecasts that figure will jump to 45 percent in the next five years.
Their phone conversation was as short as it was awkward.
Christmas day is upon us, and with it, a goodie bag full of memorable holiday traditions. It is a time of love, family, gifts, and popcorn? That’s right. Many of us movie fans find the holiday as the perfect time to cozy up in a theater full of our fellow men and women, and digest our Christmas feasts over a new Hollywood classic. Here is what to expect from the films set to release on Christmas day.