Monthly Archives: October 2009

Do you know where that candy came from? Child slave labor in the chocolate industry

Chocolate may be a tasty treat for most kids – save for those stuck as slaves in the cocoa fields. Hundreds of thousands of children in West Africa toil 12-hour days in sickening and dangerous conditions – at no pay … Continue reading

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Screaming about sex offenders

Don’t take your kids trick or treating at any crack houses, yards guarded by dogs dripping blood from their teeth – or the home of any sex offender. Halloween safety news releases have been screaming through my e-mail inbox all … Continue reading

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Forget candy and plastic costumes – Go green for Halloween

Yes, kiddies, even though Halloween is all in fun and frivolity, that doesn’t mean you have to ruin the environment. You can be green for Halloween – which means saving the Earth, not necessarily dressing as a frog or a … Continue reading

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TC.com VIDEO debut: Tour of Rynski's wacky backyard

Our backyards can be just another place for the dog to poo – or we can turn it into a heavenly haven. Mine happens to serve both functions, and it was snappily captured on video by the extremely talented Eric … Continue reading

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Some neighbors (and their dogs) deserve a swift kick in the pants

We sometimes like to blame our neighbors for all the woes of the world – from the lack of parking to the garbage that blows in our yard. And sometimes they deserve it. After all, it is my neighbors’ fault … Continue reading

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The case of the duct taped coyote – Does anyone care about coyote abuse?

Tucsonan Joe Gardner was on one of his favorite day trips to Lochiel, about 100 miles southeast of Tucson, where the air is clean and the land pristine – usually. Except when he finds a dead duct taped coyote. During … Continue reading

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Odd Pueblo: Snappy or Crappy?

This fun Odd Pueblo feature asks the audience to rate a trend, topic or sighting of something around town: is it snappy or crappy? The last snappy or crappy, a gun-toting mailbox, got mixed reviews. Folks liked that it was … Continue reading

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