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(NewsUSA) - If you happen to be a person who just can't seem to find enough hours in the day, it might be time to get an earlier start. And, if you've already tried waking up before sunrise, only to meet a crashing halt following lunch, these four tips may help:
High School sports schedule for the Northwest Teams, Marana, Mountain View, Catalina Foothills, Ironwood Ridge, CDO and Pusch Ridge. Weather will most likely wipe out Monday's golf matches.
Five of the six Northwest area football teams were ranked in their respecitve top-10 of the ACS Football rankings.
With about 100 present on Aug. 20, the Marana Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual awards luncheon aimed at celebrating local business achievement.
Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett has the most political experience of any of the candidates in the race. Bennett first ran for the Prescott City Council when he was just 25 years old in 1985. He went on to serve on the Arizona State Board of Education in the 1990s, served eight years in the Arizona Senate after winning office in 1998 (including a four-year stint as Senate president) and has served six years as Arizona Secretary of State.
Canyon Del Oro won their second game of the Arizona 10-11 Baseball All-Star State Championships. CDO beat Rio Rico 8-4 on Tuesday night. The game was played at CDO’s home fields at Kreigh Park.
Eldon Housley is relatively new to the world of Cowboy poetry, but is by no means new to being a cowboy. Housley, whose poems tell the adventures of his grandson Jake and his dog Buster, is a frequent performer and is making a name for himself as both a poet and singer of “old time cowboy songs.”
Canyon Del Oro Little League started the 10-11 Little League Baseball State Championships with a huge win. Host CDO beat Mesa American 15-0 in the first round of the double-elimination tournament.
Governor Jan Brewer today announced Patt Parker as the new Coordinator for Strategic Military Affairs, a role in which she will advise the governor on issues regarding the state’s military operations.
Ms. Parker will serve as the central coordinator for state, federal and local officials regarding executive, legislative and federal actions necessary to sustaining Arizona’s current military operations and enhancing our preparedness to respond to potential new missions. In coordination with the Military Affairs Commission and other entities, Ms. Parker will assist Arizona military officials and communities in identifying and appropriating resources for the planning and improvement of our state’s military installations, with the overall objective of protecting and enhancing the economic and defense interests of Arizona.
“Patt brings years of experience and expertise in public service, leadership and training and military affairs – including a keen familiarity with issues related to Base Realignment and Closure,” said Governor Brewer. “She is a welcome addition to this administration, and will play a valuable role in Arizona’s continued efforts to protect and strengthen our critical military operations and installations.”
“The Governor’s announcement of Patt Parker joining her staff is welcomed news, and underscores the importance the Governor places on Arizona being a military-friendly state,” said Lisa Atkins, Co-Chair of the Arizona Military Affairs Commission. Arizonans are grateful for the men, women and families who choose to serve, and our commitment to national defense is reflected by a strong track record of protecting and enhancing the military installations and missions located in our state. Patt’s leadership and experience will be invaluable to advancing that mission.”
Prior to joining Governor Brewer’s administration, Ms. Parker worked for the Department of Business and Economic Development in Baltimore, Maryland. She served as Deputy Director of Military and Federal Affairs, where she developed strategy related to BRAC, and was appointed as a member of the Governor’s Emergency Management Agency and Veterans Task Force. She previously was the President/Owner of Dio Sicuro, LLC, a Leadership Development and Coaching company in Huntingtown, Maryland; Special Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Department of the Army, Pentagon; and worked in Intelligence Operations for the U.S. Department of Defense. Ms. Parker received numerous awards for her work, including the Civilian Sustained Superior Award; DCI’s Meritorious Unit Citation; National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citation; and Commander’s Award for Civilian Service.
"Governor Brewer’s appointment is both appropriate and timely,” said Ron Shoopman, President of the Southern Arizona Leadership Council and Brigadier General (ret.). “Defense cuts and sequestration now
(NewsUSA) - When it comes to starting the day early, finding energy fast is vital.
More help has arrived to help tend to a fire in Oak Creek Canyon in Northern Arizona, which has already burned through at least 1,000 acres, according to fire officials.
Four of the five local tennis teams who were alive in the second round of the state playoffs advanced to the semi-finals.
Both the Catalina Foothills and the Canyon Del Oro baseball teams were eliminated from the Division II state baseball playoffs on Tuesday. Both the Dorados and the Falcons lost slugfests to teams from outside the Tucson area.
Catalina Foothills' Kirtana Bhat won the Division II girls singles tennis title, beating Sabrina Barkdull of Arcadia. Bhat actually dropped the first set 7-6, but then rallied to win the final two sets 6-4 and 6-0.
Both the Catalina Foothills and Ironwood Ridge girls tennis teams had an easy go of things in the first round of the Division II team tennis tournament. Both squads won 5-0 and lost a total of nine games over the course of their two matches.
Three area players are still alive in the Division II Girls Tennis Tournament. All three won their first two matches and are among the final 16 players in the event.
WASHINGTON – Good things can come in small packages – even if those small packages ultimately add up to one, big $3.9 trillion package.
Even when things looked grim, the Mountain View wrestling team never gave up en route to a runner-up finish in the D-II state tournament.
PHOENIX – A bill that would prohibit novice drivers from using cellphones except in emergencies advanced Thursday through the House Transportation Committee.
Here is a handy guide to all things crafty in the Old Pueblo during Arizona Beer Week.
1. Virginia to stop defending gay marriage ban in court
WASHINGTON – Laid off and with a pre-existing medical condition, Tucson resident Sue Voelker said it was a struggle to get health insurance – until the passage of the Affordable Care Act.
I live in Marana but have been following the Councilman Zinkin saga in the Explorer. After reading the article written by reporter Thelma Grimes, the three opinion editorials, and finally Councilman Zinkin’s own article, I can safely say that a recall on Councilman Zinkin is the correct thing to do. While charges brought against someone can sometimes be misleading, Councilman Zinkin’s article actually reinforced the allegations regarding the use of Oro Valley police officers aiding Prescott in their time of need. In his article, Councilman Zinkin laments the fact that his two questions regarding helping Prescott have gone unanswered. These questions were: 1) how much the venture costs and 2) how did it aid the safety of Oro Valley residents. Mr. Zinkin already knows the answer to the second question, which is that it didn’t help the safety of Oro Valley residents at all. The only reason to ask the questions in the first place is because he was opposed to spending the money to help. “Why was the expenditure authorized Mr. Zinkin?” The answer of course is simply that it was the right thing to do. If you are opposed to doing the right thing, if you are opposed to helping neighbors in their time of need, then you sir are without honor. Honorable people do the right thing even when they have to pay a price. Furthermore, the main character qualities that I see in you are arrogance, selfishness and a lack of regard for others. In other words, you are not worth knowing.