- Your Voice
Earlier this month 13 Oro Valley Dolphin football players were honored at a scholarship luncheon for the Tucson Youth Football and Spirit Federation.
Thirty-seven years ago, a young comedian named Bill Murray debuted on the second season of the TV show “Saturday Night Live” to replace original cast member Chevy Chase. Three short years later and with an Emmy Award clutched in his hand, the 30-year-old Murray followed Chase’s lead and also departed “SNL” for the big-screen. As quickly as Murray had succeeded in television, his success in movies was even more staggering by comparison. Less than five years after making his transition from award-winning TV to a film career, he landed a trio of iconic ‘80s comedies that people can still quote Murray’s money lines from: “Caddyshack” (1980), “Stripes” (1981) and “Ghostbusters” (1984). Bill Murray showed us how the world of comedy worked and made it look effortless.
(NAPSI)—There may be a rare genetic disorder in your family that you don’t even know about, but the good news is that a genetic counselor can provide the information, guidance and support to help you understand the chance of passing the condition to your children and options to help your child manage the condition.
Theresa Dunlap can now be on her son’s birth certificate.
(BPT) - Fragile X Syndrome may sound a bit strange, like something from a sci-fi TV show. And although this disorder can cause unusual behaviors, especially in adolescents, it’s actually the most common known cause of autism and other inherited intellectual disabilities.
(Family Features) Kids are never too young to learn the skills of saving, budgeting, and other basics for becoming a money-wise individual.
(NAPSI)—Recently, a program that helps put young people on a path to careers in science put one young man on a path that led to the White House.
It’s been interesting over the last week to see the discussion and debate over spanking our children. The debate started after the NFL’s star tailback Adrian Peterson was charged with child abuse in Texas.
Three Mountain View football players have been held out of action while the Arizona Interscholastic Association continues to investigate allegations of improper conduct. The case was discussed during an executive session of the regularly scheduled AIA meeting last week.
(StatePoint) With classes, sports, homework and other activities, weekdays are action packed for kids. Unfortunately, some students deal with an unwelcome addition to their daily routine -- bullying. An estimated 13 million students are bullied annually, according to government statistics.
(BPT) - Summer is a time when kids and parents get to take a break from the school year routine and have a moment to enjoy some ice cream, the outdoors and family time. But parents know that just as everyone begins focusing on fun, it’s already time to begin planning back-to-school to-do lists and prepare for the coming school year.
WASHINGTON – Chandler mom Lindsay Barnes already knows what the National Retail Federation is reporting in a recent study – it costs a lot to send kids back to school.
Northwest Fire crews were called to the 3800 block of West Massingale Road just before 8:00 pm after a 12 year-old boy reported to his Grandmother that he had set the back porch on fire. The child had obtained access to a lighter, wood sticks and a gasoline can and then started the fire.
On Friday, July 18, at about 8:50 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a report of someone ringing a doorbell twice and leaving on the 1000 block of Wes Squawbush Court. Police found a 15-year-old boy who admitted to ringing the doorbell. He said that he was trying to get his girlfriend to come to the door and let him in. He said he would have called, but his mother “smashed” his phone during an argument. Police took the boy home to find out what caused him to leave. Police learned the boy had lied to his parents about completing homework and also about parents being present while he was at his girlfriend’s house. The mother broke the phone, because it was hers, for the lying. The boy pushed his mother and left to go back to his girlfriend’s house. Police told the parents there was probable cause to arrest their son for disorderly conduct. To boy was informed of the charge and released to his parents.
Pima Community College Center for the Arts announces its 2014-2015 Season: ENCORE! The new season follows on the back of last season’s record attendance with the goal of delivering an eclectic and interesting selection of Pima’s theatre, music and dance performances; gallery exhibits of contemporary works by national and regional visual artists; and special events worthy of ovation. The Center for the Arts complex, situated on PCC’s West Campus, consists of the Proscenium Theatre, the Black Box Theatre, the Recital Hall and the Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery.
Three days a week you will find Andy Morales at Rio Vista Elementary School. On the surface this would not seem like much of a big deal, after all he is the school’s physical education teacher, but Morales does not have any classes to teach. Technically, Morales is on summer vacation, but still comes out those three days a week to tend to various projects he has going on.
While Congress is in Washington debating President Barack Obama’s proposal to spend more than $3 billion to address the immigration crisis the nation is currently facing, and Republicans argue that border security measures need to be taken immediately, the Department of Health and Human Services is still struggling to find housing for the more than 65,000 immigrant children that have entered the U.S. from Central America over the last year.
ARRIAGA, Chiapas, Mexico – As night falls, Samuel Carcamo, in a gray button-up shirt and cuffed jeans, stands on the tracks with dozens of other migrants waiting to climb on top of the northbound freight known as “The Train of Death.”
(StatePoint) For many kids, playing sports is an important part of growing up, and that’s a good thing. Sports are a great way for children and adolescents to develop lifelong exercise habits, build relationships, and learn teamwork.
Like many, I was saddened last week to hear about the 2-year-old boy who died in Atlanta after his dad left him in a hot car all day.
The cast returns in this sequel to the 2010 “How to Train Your Dragon” movie, providing viewers with a hard-edged storyline. Very quickly in the film it’s apparent that “Dragon 2” is at least on par, if not better, than the original journey. Writer and director Dean DeBlois establishes all the familiar characters for moviegoers to pick-up right where they left off in the previous film. The most significant ploy by DeBlois, though, is his masterful narrative that makes this animated movie enjoyable for adults and children alike.
Dark thoughts consumed her mind. She thought of her family and saw an alcoholic and abusive father, her silent, beaten down mother, and imprisoned brothers. She looked at herself and saw an 18-year-old girl in a destructive relationship and a dropout who was barely making ends meat.