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(BPT) - Popular wisdom would have you believe that the best holiday gift must have a battery, a touch screen and wireless capability. Technology gifts, however, rarely stand the test of time. Give your loved one a smartphone or tablet in December and it may already be obsolete by spring. What’s more, market research firm MarketTools found 14 percent of us return consumer electronic gifts after the holidays.
(NAPSI)—As a child, I learned to cook by following my Grandma around in the kitchen. Without her, I don’t think I would be a chef today. The bond we shared in the kitchen changed my life and is a bond I hope all kids can share with a loved one. My desire to create family bonds and spread the love created through cooking is a key reason why I’ve returned to partner with the UNCLE BEN’S® Brand and the 2014 Ben’s Beginners™ Cooking Contest.
Nuzzling her muddy, straw-stained nose up against her owner’s leg, Blossom, a red tinted heifer, shows affection to Shelby Brawley. It’s the form of affection that reminds Brawley why she loves doing what she’s doing.
When Ellie Beaubien received a citation from Pima Animal Care Center for having a rooster in an urban environment, it set her on a career
Many know Aaron Lewis as the lead singer for the multi-platinum rock group Staind that has been performing together since 1995. But, most are not aware that from an early age Lewis has always had strong country ties since being raised on the likes of Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings.
That’s not only a blessing, but a bit of a surprise to Patricia Rydeen, owner of the Marana bird farm known as Pats’ Ears Wings N’ Things.
Ducken, who was once believed to be half rooster and half duck is all duck, and is still quacking. Above, five-day-old Ducken waddles around as just a duckling in May. At left, Ducken has clearly grown into a duck, while still having the abnormality growing from the side of his head.The Story of Ducken was one of the most read on The Explorer website in 2012, even reaching a television station in Brazil.
A report by an economic consultant commissioned by the Arizona State Land Department says that state trust land adjacent to acreage being considered for sale to Union Pacific Railroad (UP) for a switching yard would be affected by the sale and that infrastructure improvements to adjacent land should be paid for by the purchaser of the rail yard property.
The Arizona State Land Department is reviewing two reports of consultants charged with preparing an engineering assessment and an economic assessment of the possible sale of 900 acres of state trust land near Picacho Peak to Union Pacific Railroad for a proposed switching yard.
Patricia Rydeen of Marana claims that this animal came from a rooster and duck crossbreed.
Call him Ducken. Call him Chucken. Call him whatever you want. What’s important is not the name, but the fact that this five-day-old rooster-duck crossbreed defied the odds of Mother Nature to even be born, despite the fact it was born with what appears to be a chicken leg protruding from its head.
Work on Union Pacific Railroad’s double track effort through Arizona from El Paso to Los Angeles is continuing, with most of the track being laid in Pinal County. However, the railroad’s plans for a larger switch yard near Picacho Peak are now on hold.
James Bond is henpecked.
Al Petrillo/Special to The Explorer, Green Fields third grade teacher Heather Moore displays the rooster, James Bond, inside the chicken coop to students, from left, Quinn Teller (face hidden), Lola Wagelie, Omar Alkayat and Ella Thurston.
If you're interested in raising chickens, it's better to start from scratch – and talk to someone with experience.
States acquire political reputations, mostly justified. California is the home of the wingnut. Illinois is known for the Fix. How bad is the economy? In New Jersey the Mob just laid off 14 judges. That's from a Johnny Carson monologue dating from the Carter era.
Two Northwest-area physicians, two nurses and the physician brother of one of them recently traveled to Milot, Haiti, volunteering their medical skills to help earthquake victims.
The major difference between our form of representative government and most parliamentary systems is here the coalitions are formed before the election. In most multi-party systems, that happens afterwards. Coalitions are often temporary alliances against a common enemy. In the American political system, they last much longer.
June 22, 2005 - It was through Bob Honea, whose teammates nicknamed him "The Mayor of Marana," that the small Northwest farm town may have seen its first claim to fame and possibly an ironic glimpse into the future of the Honea family.