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Last week I attended the annual education breakfast hosted by the Marana Chamber of Commerce and was impressed with some of the plans being laid out for education in Tucson.
I’m learning French. What began innocently enough as a goal to pick up some conversational basics has evolved to an all-out obsession. I have CDs in my car that sing me through various scenes in which otherwise normal individuals break out in song (French songs, at that) about the most mundane things. It isn’t every day, after all, that full-grown men and women sing their one, two, threes. Picture Big Bird wearing a beret and you can get an idea of what it sounds like.
Since its construction in 2002, the Oro Valley Library has become a focal point of the community. After being open for nearly a decade, the library has expanded in all aspects, and encompasses some of the most sought after programs in the region.
I have a secret way to de-stress during a busy day. It has nothing to do with a spa (of which I have none) or Jack Daniel's (of which I definitely have none.) No, this de-stresser is instantly available to me with the click of a button when a rerun of Leave it to Beaver, that classic sitcom of the late '50s and early '60s, begins.
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I was trying to get through a very painful recent break-up. The fact that I was the dumper and he was the dumpee really didn’t make it that much easier. The temptation to call him and say I’d made a big mistake was at times overwhelming.
Can you imagine a mini Tower of Babel, a country of only 11 million inhabitants, with three official languages and English, as a fourth, serving as buffer between them all? We’re not talking here about a mythical kingdom of J.K. Rowling’s imagination but of the very much alive country of Belgium. As a French teacher, I was anxious to visit another French-speaking country outside of France, where I could see new things and experience a different culture, all while using my favorite language.
Sept. 22, 2004 - The choir director at Mountain View High School, Dean Schoff, knows what it means to take a risk.
Republican Pete Hershberger, 53, hopes his loyalty to voters in Dist. 26, comprised largely of the former Dist. 12, which his parents served for so many years, will pay huge dividends against fellow incumbent Carol Somers in the coming election.
As Sylvanus Thayer assumed his position as superintendent of West Point, the new regime he began to institute reverberated across the academy and the cadets, many of whom did not appreciate or understand the motives behind some of the swift changes.