Category Archives: notable folks

The real reason Santa Claus rocks: St. Nick brings us much more than Christmas gifts

It’s a cold day at the North Pole when we stop believing in Santa Claus. Santa symbolizes the warm, cozy spirit of the season’s generosity. He is the magical man with big hugs and an even bigger toy sack. He’s … Continue reading

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6 kooky reasons to be a glad American this Thanksgiving and holiday season

Now that the turkey’s down the hatch with the Stove Top stuffing and green bean casserole, it’s time to sit back, relax and recall the real reason for Thanksgiving. Gratitude. We can start by remembering there will be no more … Continue reading

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Elephant poop makes money in Topeka – Could Tucson follow suit with coyote and javelina waste?

Scooping up elephant dung – or any poop – may not be the most glamorous job. Unless you happen to have some kind of fetish. But it can be an endeavor that leads to piles of money if we take … Continue reading

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Super glue hazards: AZ woman glues eye shut, glue deafens man in drunken prank

A Glendale woman is the latest victim of super glue, that incredibly sticky substance strong enough to stick a man by his hardhat to a construction beam and cement fingers together with a single drop. But Irmgard Holm, no age … Continue reading

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Ambushed after all? Medical 'experts' wrong in shooting case of Pinal County sheriff Deputy Louie Puroll

Bloody shirts don’t lie – and Pinal County sheriff Deputy Louie Puroll’s green shirt says he didn’t shoot himself in the back after all. Such is the conclusion after the Arizona Department of Public Safety tested Puroll’s shirt for gunshot … Continue reading

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Columbus Day special: American myths debunked, from George W. to George W. Bush

Christopher Columbus may have sailed the ocean blue, since the water in the late 1400s was still clear from major oil spills, but a few other supposed facts about this guy’s journey – and American history – are wholly incorrect. … Continue reading

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Valley Fever Corridor: Tucson Walk for Cure Oct. 10 – UPDATE AZ: 172 new cases in less than week

You could have Valley Fever and not even know it. Valley Fever annually infects thousands of Arizonans as well as 1 in 25 area dogs, often with absolutely no symptoms, University of Arizona’s Valley Fever Center for Excellence says. Or … Continue reading

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