- Your Voice
(BPT) - Are you the family member or friend who is always called when someone's computer breaks or starts acting up? Do you have a person on speed dial whenever you need a website created or program updated? The old stereotype of a computer geek who’s always wearing a pocket protector and glasses with taped-together frames is quickly becoming a thing of the past.
The Town of Oro Valley is at a crossroads. We have the opportunity to purchase 324 acres of land in the heart of our community, a 31,475-square-foot building which could be converted into a community and recreation center, 31 tennis courts, 45 holes of golf and two swimming pools, all for $1 million in cash over a three-year period.
“It was so easy to get these signatures,” “disrespect of the voices of the residents” and “lost confidence and trust” were just a few of the things said in Oro Valley last Wednesday.
Opponents of the Town of Oro Valley’s decision to buy the El Conquistador country club and golf facilities are suing the town clerk for rejecting the petition they filed to send the purchase to the ballot.
Aaron Anderson is living the dream. It may not have been the dream he envisioned as a kid, but being paid to play basketball was a dream come true for the former Mountain View standout.
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(BPT) - At 47 years old, a stroke was the last thing Brian Donlan of Babylon, New York, expected when he arrived at his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu workout. Feeling healthy and in shape, he was passionate about fitness and martial arts and frequently practiced at the dojo or competed in tournaments. But when the workout ended and he couldn’t stand or speak, he knew something was wrong.
Mayhem likes more than just college football games – it can show up in many forms when someone hosts a watch party on game day. So, if you’re planning to have a party for the big game this year, you’ll want to have the following tips from Allstate and the Insurance Information Institute in your playbook:
(NAPSI)—Settling into a new place can be an exciting time. You’re unpacking, meeting new neighbors, getting the “lay of the land” and making decisions about how to furnish and decorate your home. At the same time, you’re assuming many new financial responsibilities, such as mortgage payments and maintenance costs. That’s one reason it’s important to protect yourself and your family by making sure you have a sound financial foundation.
(NAPSI)—While strokes are a leading cause of death and disability in adults in the United States, there are ways to reduce your risk of having one.
(BPT) - Good communication is essential for every successful business operation – especially for small businesses that must build customer relationships to drive sales. Yet breakdowns can occur at every stage of small business communications, from a misspelled newspaper ad to a headset that makes sales people sound like they’re speaking through two tin cans and some twine, whether they’re in the office or on the road.
Ahh, January-time to put 2014 firmly to bed and look toward what we want to accomplish in the New Year. So now that all the sweets have been eaten and gifts opened, let’s get focused on some goals that will improve our lives this year.
After a verbal kerfuffle between Mayor Satish Hiremath and Councilman Brendan Burns during the Jan. 7 council meeting, Hiremath called for a three-minute recess “until councilman Burns can actually control himself.”
(BPT) - Some people don’t think that “talking” alone can make a difference when it comes to someone’s health. But when it comes to helping prevent potentially life-threatening pregnancy complications, conversations can be a powerful tool.
(NAPSI)—Good news: Stroke has dropped from the nation’s fourth-leading cause of death to No. 5, according to new federal statistics.
In December, Arizona’s State Transportation Board (STB) approved $15 million to initiate the environmental impact studies (EIS) needed to build the proposed Interstate 11 highway from Wickenberg to Nogales. The unanimous action followed a two-year study by the Arizona and Nevada Departments of Transportation urging construction of the new highway. Funding came from putting a number of just-approved construction and repair projects on indefinite hold.
Every year, people all across the country participate in a time-honored tradition and make bold New Year’s resolutions. Many of these resolutions have to do with improving our health and, sadly, many of them are broken by the end of January. It isn’t that we give up so much as we are overwhelmed. We have the best of intentions, but sometimes our resolutions are a bit too super-sized. Running a marathon might sound great on January 1, but thirty days later it can feel impossible.
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I have read with interest the ongoing “conversation” regarding the town purchase of the El Conquistador property, including the latest letter from Mr. Skip Stevens, in your most recent publication.
This week’s Marana Town Council meeting will have two main items, one controversial and one that, while very important, should be pass with little drama.
Two-time Oscar nominated director Tim Burton (“Frankenweenie”, 2013) brings another eccentric storyline to the big-screen, albeit minus Johnny Depp. “Big Eyes” follows the true story of Walter and Margaret Keane, played superbly by both Christoph Waltz (“Inglourious Basterds”) and Amy Adams (“American Hustle”), as newlyweds in the 1950s with a shared fondness for art. As Walter and Margaret bond over their novel paintings depicting children with extremely large eyes, their talents take each of them in opposite directions. One delves deeper into her widely successful art production while the other attempts to claim, market and manipulate those paintings through lies.
(NAPSI)—All of us struggle at one time or another as we face life’s challenges. This can sometimes lead to severe depression, anxiety or other behaviors that keep us from feeling and doing our best for ourselves and our loved ones. For too long, people struggling with mental health challenges have felt discouraged or ashamed because they are not able to “force themselves” to do or feel better.
(Family Features) With so many styles of kitchens and cabinets, it can sometimes be hard to decide on a favorite. You may see kitchens in each style and agree that they are all beautiful in their own way. But which is the style you would choose for your own home?
According to an Associated Press report, North Korea's Kim Jong Un says he is open to talks with South Korea. The controversial leader said in a New Year's speech that he was open to holding a summit with his South Korea. Kim said his government would hold high-level talks "if South Korea sincerely has a position that it wants to improve North-South relations through dialogue."