17th Annual Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament

Monday, February 29, 2016

DID YOU KNOW?

DID YOU KNOW?


  • Researchers from Singapore say that being in love makes water taste sweeter.
  • A study found, when meeting someone new, the first two things people judge are the other person's teeth and their grammar.
  • About one-third of people surveyed said a salad is the worst thing to eat while driving.
  • You'll spend 5 hours and 16 minutes today looking at a screen and that doesn't include TV.
  • Most of us use toilet paper every day, and studies show Americans use 3 times more of it than any other country.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW


  • So, there's this conspiracy theorist who created a video, claiming that Katy Perry is really JonBonet Ramsey, who police say was murdered in 1996.
  • Gwen Stefani's ex, Gavin Rossdale, was seen having lunch with the nanny that he left Gwen for.
  • Kelly Clarkson performed on American Idol Thursday night, leaving judge Keith Urban in tears.
  • That amazing FKA Twigs who performed on "The Tonight Show" last week... she's Robert Pattison's latest sig other.
  • "Bones" will come to an end next year. The 2016-17 season will be 12 episodes long and then, that will be it.
  • Men's Health reports 32 percent of people are way less active than they think. The proof? Activity trackers, which never lie.
  • Former Titans linebacker Keith Bulluck was arrested in Nashville on a DUI charge after crashing his car into a light pole at 2:52 in the morning.
  • Justin Bieber's dad, Jeremy, is now engaged to his longtime girlfriend Chelsey Rebelo.
  • Robert Herjavec and Kim Johnson from Dancing with the Stars got engaged over the weekend.
  • Rumor has it that Peyton Manning will announce his retirement from the NFL at the end of the week.
  • A new poll says that 62% of Americans don't care about the Oscars.
  • A report says in the future, credit cards will be able to tell people when it is time to fill their tank with gas.
  • Dating site Tinder says the sexiest profession for men is pilot, while the sexiest profession for women is physical therapist, with models ranked 10th.

TODAY IS

TODAY IS

Rap singer Ja Rule hits the big 4-0. Or, in Leap Year birthdays, he's now 10.

Leap Day -- February 29 only occurs during a Leap Year. There's a Leap Year every four years, except for years ending in 00, in which case only if the year is divisible by 400.

First the salad then this? Julius Caesar established the leap year as part of his Julian calendar in 45 B.C. Caesar's astronomer, Sosigenes, developed the Julian calendar based on the fact that it takes the earth 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes and 46 seconds to revolve around the sun. This time was abbreviated to 365 1/4 days, and a calendar year was defined as 365 days, with one "leap day" added every four years to compensate for the lost quarter day.

ON THIS DAY

ON THIS DAY

On this date in 1504, Christopher Columbus, stranded in Jamaica during his fourth voyage to the West, used a correctly predicted lunar eclipse to frighten hostile natives into providing food for his crew.
  • Yes, technically, he mooned them.
  • When they found later they had been tricked, the natives placed a curse on Columbus saying that one day, a city in Ohio would be named after him.

On this date in 1906, Ladies Home Journal reported that well-bred ladies do not wear perfume.

  • If I can put my two scents in here... they're Old Spice and Hai Karate.
  • I'll admit -- I like my ladies breaded.

Music Calendar...

Music Calendar...

   In 1964 "My Heart Only Belongs To You" by Bobby Vinton enters the U.S. top
           40 chart.
   In 1964 "Meet The Beatles" is #1 on the U.S. album chart. "Introducing The
           Beatles" is #2. The pair remained back to back for nine weeks.
   In 1968 The Beatles win Best Album Grammy for "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts
           Club Band." "Up, Up and Away" by the Fifth Dimension is Record of
           the Year, while Aretha Franklin wins her first Grammy for Best
           Rhythm & Blues Female Vocal for "Respect."
   In 1972 John Lennon's U.S. immigration visa expires, triggering a 3-year
           fight to stay in the states.
   In 1972 "Hurting Each Other" by the Carpenters is certified gold.
   In 1980 Buddy Holly's glasses and the Big Bopper's watch are discovered
           in police files.
   In 1980 Journey releases the album "Departure."
   In 1984 The album "Sports" by Huey Lewis & The News is certified platinum.
   In 1992 "To Be With You" by Mr. Big hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and
           remained there for 3 weeks.
   In 2012 Singer, Davy Jones who helped propel TV rock band The Monkees 
           to the top of the TV ratings and pop charts, dies of a Heart 

           attack. He was 66.

Today In History...

Today In History...

   In 1504 Christopher Columbus, stranded in Jamaica during his fourth voyage
           to the West, used a correctly predicted lunar eclipse to frighten
           hostile natives into providing food for his crew.
   In 1796 President Washington proclaims Jay's Treaty, which settled some
           outstanding differences with Britain, in effect.
   In 1880 The Gotthard railway tunnel between Switzerland and Italy opens.
   In 1892 The U.S. and Britain agree to submit to arbitration their dispute
           over seal-hunting rights in the Bering Sea.
   In 1904 President Theodore Roosevelt appoints a 7-member commission to
           expedite the Panama Canal.
   In 1906 Ladies Home Journal reports that well bred ladies do not wear
           perfume.
   In 1920 Czechoslovakia becomes an an independent nation.
   In 1936 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Second Neutrality Act,
           banning all loans to bellgerents.
   In 1940 "Gone With The Wind" wins the Best Picture Oscar for 1939.
   In 1948 Thirty British soldiers are killed by terrorist bomb in Palestine.
   In 1948 Communists seize control of Czechoslovakia.
   In 1952 New York City installs the first "Walk" lights on Times Square.
   In 1956 President Eisenhower announces he will run for a second term.
   In 1956 An Islamic Republic is proclaimed in Pakistan.
   In 1956 A Federal court rules that the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa
           must readmit Miss Autherine Lucy, their first black student.
   In 1960 The first Playboy Club, featuring waitresses clad in "bunny"
           outfits, opens in Chicago.
   In 1968 Senator Javits calls for the U.S. to get out of Vietnam.
   In 1968 The discovery of the first "pulsar," a star which emits regular
           radio waves, is announced by Dr. Jocelyn Burnell in Cambridge,
           England.
   In 1968 President Lyndon B. Johnson's Commission on Civil Disorders warns
           that racism was causing America to move "toward societies, one
           black, one white -- separate and unequal."
   In 1972 Union leader Cesar Chavez reaches agreement with Florida growers.
   In 1972 Hank Aaron signs a contract with the Atlanta Braves that made him
           the first player to receive $200,000 a year.
   In 1980 Former Israeli Foreign Minister Yigal Allon, who had played an
           important role in Israel's fight for independence, dies at age 61.
   In 1984 Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau resigns after 15 years in
           power.
   In 1988 South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu is arrested while kneeling
           near Parliament with a petition against government bans on
           anti-apartheid groups.
   In 1988 New York City Mayor Ed Koch calls President Ronald Reagan a "wimp"
           when it came to the war on drugs.
   In 1992 Muslims and Croats in Bosnia-Herzegovina begin casting ballots in an
           independence referendum. The Serbs boycotted the vote, calling it
           illegal.
   In 1996 Television and entertainment industry executives meet with President
           Clinton at the White House, where they promised to devise a TV
           ratings system.
   In 1996 Daniel Green is convicted in Lumberton, North Carolina, of murdering
           James R. Jordan, the father of basketball star Michael Jordan.
   In 1996 A Peruvian commercial jet crashes in the Andes, killing all 123
           people on board.
   In 2004 Leap Year Day. Observed every four years (except those years that
           are divisible by 100 and not by 400) to keep the calendar in sync

           with the sun.

Born On This Day...

Born On This Day...
   
In 1468 Religious leader, Pope Paul III (1534-49)
   In 1736 Ann Lee, founder of U.S. Shaker movement
   In 1792 Italian composer, Gioacchino Rossini (Barber of Seville)
   In 1840 Inventor, John Philip Holland (submarine building)
   In 1860 Inventor, Herman Hollerith (first electric adding machine)
   In 1896 Movie director, William W. Welmman (The High And The Mighty)
   In 1900 Film director, Jean Negulesco [d: 7-18-93]
   In 1904 Bandleader, Jimmy Dorsey (So Rare) [d: 6-12-57]
   In 1908 French painter, Balthus
   In 1908 Businessman, Earl A. Scheib (painted cars) [d: 2-29-92]
   In 1920 Actor, Arthur Franz (Sands Of Iwo Jima, The Caine Mutiny) [d: 6-16-06]
   In 1920 Actor, James Mitchell (Palmer Courtlandt-All My Children) [d: 1-22-10]
   In 1920 Actress, Michele Morgan (Joan Of Paris, Two Tickets To London) (96)
   In 1920 Poet/novelist, Howard Nemerov [d: 7-5-91]
   In 1928 English actor, Joss Ackland (The Hunt For Red October, Lethal Weapon 2) (88)
   In 1936 Ex-astronaut, Jack Lousma (Skylab 3, STS-3) (80)
   In 1936 Actor, Alex Rocco (The Godfather, The Simpsons) [d: 7-18-15]
   In 1940 Singer, Gretchen Diane Christopher (The Fleetwoods) (76)
   In 1944 Actor, Dennis Farina (Get Shorty, Law & Order) [d: 7-22-13]
   In 1944 Actress, Phyllis Frelich (Sister Sarah-Santa Barbara) [d: 4-10-04]
   In 1948 Fashion designer, Willi Smith [d: 4-17-87]
   In 1956 Comedian, John Roarke (The Naked Gun 2, Fridays) (60)
   In 1964 Football player, Bruce Hill (Tampa Bay) (52)
   In 1972 Actor, Antonio Sabato Jr. (General Hospital, Melrose Place) (44)

   In 1976 Rap singer, Ja Rule (40)

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Listen to Desert Radio AZ on the TUNEIN APP.

Listen to Desert Radio AZ on the TUNEIN APP. We play Rock, Country, Oldies, R&B, Comedy & more! You can download it here http://tunein.com/radio/Desert-Radio-AZ-s249583/   On your computer go to http://www.desertradioaz.com/ and hit the play button

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Playing music to grill by join us

Listen to Desert Radio AZ on the TUNEIN APP. We play Rock, Country, Oldies, R&B, Comedy & more! You can download it here http://tunein.com/radio/Desert-Radio-AZ-s249583/

Friday, February 26, 2016

I-10/I-8 interchange work continues in Pinal County

I-10/I-8 interchange work continues in Pinal County

Interstate 8 between Bianco Road and the junction of I-10 will continue to have daily lane restrictions in both directions during the hours of 4 a.m. to 7 p.m. through March for paving. The speed limit has been reduced to 45 mph.

The westbound Interstate 10 on-ramp to westbound Interstate 8 and the eastbound I-8 off-ramp to westbound I-10 are closed around the clock in Pinal County through early March.
    • Drivers on westbound I-10 wishing to access westbound I-8 will be detoured to Jimmie Kerr Boulevard to eastbound I-10 to westbound I-8.
    • Drivers on eastbound I-8 wishing to access westbound I-10 will be detoured to eastbound I-10, to Sunland Gin Road and then to westbound I-10.

Nightly restrictions on I-10 at the I-8 junction will be in place in both directions Sunday through Thursdayfrom 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. through early March.

Upcoming Work

Beginning March 7:
    • The east- and westbound I-8 on- and off- ramps at Trekell Road will be closed, one side at a time, during the day from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. for approximately two weeks for paving. Two ramps will always remain open while the other two are closed.

In mid-March, the following daytime restrictions will be in place from 4 a.m. to 5 p.m. through the end of March for paving.
    • The eastbound I-8 to eastbound I-10 ramp will be closed. Traffic will be detoured to Jimmie Kerr Boulevard.
    • The eastbound I-10 to westbound I-8 ramp will be closed. Traffic will be detoured to Sunland Gin Road.
    • The westbound I-10 to westbound I-8 ramp will be closed. Traffic will be detoured to Jimmie Kerr Boulevard.
    • The eastbound I-8 to westbound I-10 ramp will be closed. Traffic will be detoured to Sunland Gin Road.
    • The east- and westbound I-8 on- and off- ramps at Thornton Road will be closed. Traffic will be detoured to the adjacent exits.

Drivers should anticipate delays of no more than 15 minutes during the detour and lane restrictions.

The work is to allow the Arizona Department of Transportation to reconstruct bridge barrier and improve drainage. Lane restrictions will be in effect for the duration of the project. The speed limit will be reduced to 45 mph. The work also includes new pipe extensions, cattle guards and lowering I-8 at Thornton Road to meet the new bridge height of 16 feet.

The $7.3 million project is expected to be completed by summer 2016.
Drivers are reminded to share the road, be cautious, and slow down while traveling through the work zone.

ADOT works to inform the public about planned roadway restrictions, but there is a possibility that unscheduled closures or restrictions may occur. Weather can also affect a project schedule.


For more information, please call Paki Rico at 520-388-4233, or email prico@azdot.gov or visit the website at http://azdot.gov/I-8Bianco.

I-19 work in Tumacacori south of Tucson will resume March 1

I-19 work in Tumacacori south of Tucson will resume March 1

The Interstate 19 on- and off-ramps at Tumacacori Road (Exit 29) will be closed daily beginning Tuesday(March 1) through Thursday (March 3) from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. for paving operations.
    • Tumacacori Road, underneath I-19, will be closed.
    • Drivers may use the Palo Parado Road (Exit 25) or Tubac Road (Exit 34).

Northbound I-19 (mileposts 16-21/kilometers 25-34) will be narrowed to one lane around the clock from beginning 5 a.m. Thursday (March 3) through 5 p.m. Friday (March 4).
    • The speed limit will be reduced to 45 mph.

Southbound I-19 (milepost 21-16/kilometers 34-25) will be narrowed to one lane around the clock from beginning 5 a.m. Friday (March 4) through 5 p.m. Saturday (March 5).
    • The speed limit will be reduced to 45 mph.

The work is part of the I-19, Palo Parado Road to Tubac Road pavement and bridge improvement project. The $4.1 million improvement project is expected to be completed by spring 2016.

ADOT works to inform the public about planned roadway restrictions, but there is a possibility that unscheduled closures or restrictions may occur. Weather can also affect a project schedule.

For more information about this project, please call Paki Rico at 520-388-4233, or email prico@azdot.gov.


SR 86 work west of Tucson

SR 86 work west of Tucson

State Route 86 west of Tucson (mileposts 124-125) will be narrowed to one lane Monday (Feb. 29) from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for shoulder work.

Message boards and crews will guide drivers through the work zone. Drivers should expect up to 15-minute delays.

The work is part of the SR 86 road widening project, located in the Tohono O’odham Nation, just east of Fresnal in Pima County (mileposts 124-129). The $7.8 million improvement project is expected to be completed by December 2016.

ADOT works to inform the public about planned roadway restrictions, but there is a possibility that unscheduled closures or restrictions may occur. Weather can also affect a project schedule.

Drivers are reminded to share the road, be cautious, and slow down while traveling through the work zone.

For more information about this project, please call CT Revere at 520-705-3574, or emailcrevere@azdot.gov.


South Mountain Freeway agreement delivers lower cost, shorter timeline

South Mountain Freeway agreement delivers lower cost, shorter timeline
Construction to start this summer on largest highway project in state history

PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Transportation will deliver the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway three years sooner and at a cost savings topping $100 million by taking an innovative approach to selecting the team to design, build and maintain the highway.

“This is another example of government working at the speed of business to save taxpayer money and improve the lives of Arizonans,” said Governor Doug Ducey. "Thanks to hard work and collaboration, the South Mountain Freeway will be completed under budget and faster than expected.”

The Department of Transportation finalized a public-private partnership Friday with the project team – Connect 202 Partners – that will serve in all three roles.

“This first-of-its-kind highway contract in Arizona has not only reduced the overall cost but allowed ADOT to accelerate the entire project, meaning motorists will be able to benefit from this critical freeway sooner,” ADOT Director John Halikowski said. “That’s especially important in light of transportation needs today and into the future.”

The 22-mile freeway, expected to open by late 2019, will provide a long-planned direct link between the East Valley and West Valley and a much-needed alternative to Interstate 10 through downtown Phoenix. Approved twice by Maricopa County voters, the South Mountain Freeway will complete the Loop 202 and Loop 101 freeway system.

Connect 202 Partners will design and build the freeway corridor and provide maintenance for 30 years after construction. The team consists of Fluor Enterprises Inc., Granite Construction Co. and Ames Construction Inc., with Parsons Brinckerhoff Inc. as the lead designer.

The fixed $916 million contract for design and construction makes this the largest highway project in state history.

The amount required for the overall project is approximately $122 million less than anticipated because of innovative approaches Connect 202 Partners proposed for construction and engineering, as well as reducing the amount of property that must be acquired for the freeway.

While the phrase public-private partnership may evoke visions of a toll road, that isn’t the case with the South Mountain Freeway. Instead, this agreement, ADOT’s first for a highway project, provides the advantages of lower cost and shorter timeline that come from having one team not only design and build the freeway, but maintain it afterward.

The original plan called for construction of the freeway as nine individual projects. But after receiving an unsolicited proposal for a public-private partnership in 2013, ADOT decided to seek proposals using that approach.

Connect 202 Partners was selected as the “best value” developer in December 2015 following an extensive review that led to a final list of three prospective developer teams in March 2015. ADOT encouraged these teams to propose innovative concepts that would save time and money while adhering to all environmental commitments.

Innovations proposed by Connect 202 Partners include optimizing the design of the freeway to reduce the amount of right-of-way needed and improving efficiency by reducing the amount of earth needing to be hauled by trucks. The project will include construction of a 15-foot-wide multi-use trail along the existing Pecos Road alignment from 40th Street to 17th Avenue.

Even with the lower cost made possible by a public-private partnership agreement, motorists will enjoy the same modern amenities they have been accustomed to for decades, including a high-capacity freeway with four lanes of traffic in each direction including HOV lanes, rubberized asphalt, access-controlled interchanges and aesthetics that reflect the nearby communities.

The South Mountain Freeway, which will be paid for with state, federal and voter-approved regional transportation funding, has been a critical part of the region’s transportation plans since voters approved the Maricopa Association of Governments’ Regional Freeway Program in 1985. It also was part of the Regional Transportation Plan that Maricopa County voters approved in 2004.

“The award provides cost certainty on the largest transportation project in the Regional Transportation Plan,” said Scottsdale Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane, chair of the Maricopa Association of Governments. “We now know the range of savings we can put toward the rest of the freeway program.”

Halikowski said support from the Maricopa Association of Governments, city of Phoenix and Federal Highway Administration has been essential to advancing the South Mountain Freeway.

Construction is scheduled to begin in summer 2016. Pre-construction activities, including geotechnical and utility work and property acquisition and preparation, have been underway since spring 2015 after ADOT received final federal clearance to move forward.


For more information, visit azdot.gov/SouthMountainFreeway.

One lane road on US 60 west of Miami Monday Feb. 29

One lane road on US 60 west of Miami Monday Feb. 29
Expect short delays for pilot car operation

Motorists using US 60 west of Miami should expect a lane closure as crews pour concrete for a concrete box culvert. The culvert runs under US 60 just west of Miami and one lane will be closed to allow concrete pouring equipment in to the area.

Construction work will be from 7 a.m. till 11 a.m. Flaggers and a pilot car will be used to escort traffic through the area in alternating directions. Motorists should expect delays of up to 20 minutes.

This work is part of the $8.8 million construction project for the Oak Flat passing lane.

Drivers are asked to use caution, watch for construction equipment and personnel, and allow extra time for your commute.

ADOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but there is a possibility that unscheduled closures or restrictions may occur.


For more information about this project, please call Rod Wigman at 928-308-8233, or email rwigman@azdot.gov.

US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road Weekly Project Update

US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road Weekly Project Update

Work continues within work zone.



Weekly Update #5—Week of February 29, 2016

The Grand Avenue/Bell Road Interchange Project is using the design-build contracting method, which provides flexibility while the contractor’s designers work side-by-side with the construction team to deliver an improved connection between the two roadways. The project is scheduled to be completed over the next 14 months (in spring 2017).



Utility relocation work in the area, mostly during overnight hours, is already under way.

In order to reduce the project’s length and lessen the overall impacts of construction, ADOT has worked with the city of Surprise and local businesses to schedule a full closure of Bell Road near Grand Avenue. The full closure will allow Bell Road to be reconstructed as an overpass traveling over Grand Avenue and the parallel railroad tracks, providing a significant improvement for traffic flow.



The preliminary activities below are preparing the team for the April 1 Bell Road closure.


Schedule of On-site Activities*

  • Utility potholing on eastbound Grand Avenue overnight between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.
  • Excavation and installation of drainage pipes on the east side of Grand Avenue within the right-of-way. No impact to traffic.
  • Excavation for utilities trench. No impact to traffic.



What to Expect > Traffic Restrictions*

  • All business access remains available from both Bell Road and Grand Avenue.
  • Eastbound Grand Avenue lane restrictions overnight for potholing between Towne Center and Bell Grande drives.



*schedule subject to change based on design schedule, weather, or unforeseen conditions





Stay Informed – Keep In Touch



For more information or if you have questions:



 ADOT’s project hotline: (855) 712-8530, press option #1

 Project email: bellandgrandinfo@azdot.gov

 Project website: www.azdot.gov/bellandgrand  


 Media inquiries: (800) 949-8057; email: news@azdot.gov

Hiring: CITI in Tucson



Job opportunity in Douglas


Advanced Call Center Technologies in Douglas is working on a campaign to target Sierra Vista applicants. They have approval to provide transportation to and from Sierra Vista for those who are interested in working at ACT! Transportation will no longer be an issue for those who might have saw that as an obstacle. For more information on catching a ride to ACT or to apply contact Manuel Martinez, Talent Scout at 520-417-7921 or mmartinez@acttoday.com.

Safety improvement project on SR 169 will require impacts next week

Safety improvement project on SR 169 will require impacts next week

Drivers can expect delays of up to 15 minutes
                                                                                        

Drivers traveling on State Route 169 next week will need to allow additional time to reach their destination as crews continue work on the safety improvement project. Starting on Monday (Feb. 29) and Tuesday (March 1) crews will restripe the roadway and move temporary concrete barrier between milepost nine and 10.

Work hours are from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Drivers will be guided through the work zone with a pilot car in alternating directions; delays of up to 15 minutes are expected.

ADOT advises drivers to proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down, and be alert for construction equipment and personnel. The speed limit through the work zone will be 45 mph.

ADOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but there is a possibility that unscheduled closures or restrictions may occur. Weather can also affect a project schedule. To stay up-to-date with the latest highway conditions around the state, visit the ADOT Traveler Information Center at www.az511.gov or call 5-1-1.

This $1.6 million safety improvement project includes widening the existing roadway to provide new turn lanes, drainage improvements, signing and new striping.



For more information about this project, please call Tricia Lewis at 928-606-2420 or email tlewis@azdot.gov.

Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) ramp restrictions at Shea Boulevard begin Friday night (Feb. 26)

Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) ramp restrictions at Shea Boulevard begin Friday night (Feb. 26)

Please use caution while the following restrictions are in place:

Northbound Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) off-ramp at Shea Boulevard closed overnight for widening project. DETOUR: Consider other exits, including 90th Street or Cactus Road.

10 p.m. Friday - 7 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 27)



Northbound Loop 101 on-ramp and southbound off-ramp at Shea Boulevard closed overnight for widening project. DETOUR:Consider other nearby ramps, including Cactus Road or 90th Street.

10 p.m. Saturday - 5 a.m. Sunday (Feb. 28)




For more information, including all project-related traffic alerts and updates please call Felicia Beltran at 602.319.7709, emailfbeltran@azdot.gov or visit the project page at Loop101Pimafreeway.

I-17 restrictions beginning Sunday night (Feb. 28) in Phoenix

I-17 restrictions beginning Sunday night (Feb. 28) in Phoenix for pavement repairs



As we repair the road, please allow extra travel time on the I-17 while the following restrictions are in place:



Northbound I-17 narrowed to one lane overnight between Seventh Avenue and Adams Street for pavement repair. Expect on- and off-ramp closures in the area. DETOUR: Consider using I-10 westbound in downtown Phoenix area as alternate overnight freeway route.

9 p.m. Sunday - 5 a.m. Monday (Feb. 29)




For highway conditions across Arizona, visit ADOT’s Travel Information site at az511.gov or call 5-1-1. Information also is available on ADOT’s Twitter feed (@ArizonaDOT).

GSA Auctions Trucks, Tractors and Ground Vehicles

02/25/2016 04:10 PM EST

CURRENT BID: $100    STATE: MI    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 03-03-2016 03:10 PM CT.

  ONE 1998 DODGE 1500. VEHICLE IS IN OPERATING CONDITION. DRIVE LINE NOISES. GENERAL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE MAY BE REQUIRED. PARTS MAY BE MISSING. 1236WW6012MI11 1236WW6012MI11
02/25/2016 04:09 PM EST

CURRENT BID: $100    STATE: MI    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 03-03-2016 03:09 PM CT.

  ONE 1971 TRUCK, TANK 1/2 TON, 6X6 DIESEL. 5 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION, AIR/HYDRAULIC BRAKES, NO POWER STEERING, MULTIFUEL ENGINE. HAS NOT BEEN IN-USE FOR A WHILE. OPERATING CONDITION UNKNOWN. REPAIRS MAY BE REQUIRED. PARTS MAY BE MISSING. 1236WW6012MI10 1236WW6012MI10
02/25/2016 04:08 PM EST

CURRENT BID: $100    STATE: MI    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 03-03-2016 03:08 PM CT.

  ONE 1985 TRUCK, CARGO, 5/4 TON 4X4 DIESEL. HAS NOT BEEN IN-USE FOR AWHILE. INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT. REPAIRS MAY BE REQUIRED. PARTS MAY BE MISSING. 1236WW6012MI09 1236WW6012MI09
02/25/2016 04:07 PM EST

CURRENT BID: $100    STATE: MI    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 03-03-2016 03:07 PM CT.

  ONE 1968, TRUCK, TANK, 6X6 DIESEL. 5 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION, AIR/HYDRAULIC BRAKES, NO POWER STEERING, MULTIFUEL ENGINE. 2.5 TON. OPERATING CONDITION UNKNOWN. REPAIRS MAY BE REQUIRED. PARTS MAY BE MISSING. 1236WW6012MI05 1236WW6012MI05
02/25/2016 04:06 PM EST

CURRENT BID: $100    STATE: MI    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 03-03-2016 03:06 PM CT.

  ONE 1963, TRUCK, TANK, 6X6 DIESEL. 5 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION, AIR/HYDRAULIC BRAKES, NO POWER STEERING, MULTIFUEL ENGINE. 2.5 TON. OPERATING CONDITION UNKNOWN. REPAIRS MAY BE REQUIRED. PARTS MAY BE MISSING. 1236WW6012MI04 1236WW6012MI04
02/25/2016 04:05 PM EST

CURRENT BID: $100    STATE: MI    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 03-03-2016 03:05 PM CT.

  ONE 1971 TRUCK, TANK, 1200 GAL 6X6 DIESEL. 5 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION, AIR/HYDRAULIC BRAKES, NO POWER STEERING, MULTIFUEL ENGINE. 2.5 TON. OPERATING CONDITION UNKNOWN. REPAIRS MAY BE REQUIRED. PARTS MAY BE MISSING. 1236WW6012MI03 1236WW6012MI03
02/25/2016 04:04 PM EST

CURRENT BID: $100    STATE: MI    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 03-03-2016 03:04 PM CT.

  ONE 1984 CHEVROLET M1028. NOT RUNNING. DAMAGED BY FIRE ON PASSENGER SIDE. UNKNOWN DEFICIENCIES. REPAIRS MAY BE REQUIRED. PARTS MAY BE MISSING. 1236WW6012MI02 1236WW6012MI02
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Something to Think About...


Something to Think About...

Life is like a jar of jalapeƱo peppers. What you do today might burn your ass tomorrow. ...and as someone recently said to me: "Don't worry about old age; it doesn't last that long."

Other Thoughts!

Other Thoughts!

Lego has announced that to "mirror the world we live in today" the company will be adding working mom, handicapped, and stay-at-home dad figurines. They're holding off on "college grad who moved back in" and their assorted "in-laws that won't leave" line until we're closer to the holidays...

Brazil is planning to zap mosquitoes with radiation to halt the spread of Zika. Can Godzika be far behind?

The actor who plays the Dos Equis "Most interesting man in the world" is being sued by his former manager. He doesn't always get sued, but when he does, it's by his former manager.

I was thinking that it's a good thing the presidential election isn't like soccer, where it could end up a tie. Then again, I don't see any way of winning this one anyway...


A new study says that 45% of American taxpayers don't pay any taxes, the really, really rich and the really, really poor. So carrying those people -- the really, really rest of us.

TOP FIVE SIGNS ROBOTS HAVE TAKEN OVER YOUR COMPANY

TOP FIVE SIGNS ROBOTS HAVE TAKEN OVER YOUR COMPANY


  1. After-work happy hour is at Jiffy Lube
  2. More employees are taking days off for a tune-up
  3. A lot of "Wipe out humanity" bumper stickers in the parking lot
  4. The phrase, "Oh, you're such a human" is becoming popular
  5. Most employees planning to vote for Energizer Bunny

DID YOU KNOW?

DID YOU KNOW?


  • If you're 60 or older, you've lost about half of your taste buds.
  • If you're keeping a close eye on your calories, you'll be glad to know that watching a scary movie burns about 320 calories.
  • 20% of people say they call themselves at least once a week to find their phone.
  • According to a recent survey, 1 out of 3 married women were disappointed in how they were proposed to.
  • Almost 10% of households in America don't have a car.
  • Including hot sauce in your diet will help you burn more calories.

TODAY'S IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION

TODAY'S IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION

92% of women in a recent survey said they consider this a huge turn-off. What is it? Guys who wear silk boxers.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW


  • Chris Hardwick has a busy Sunday night coming up. First, he and his fiancee will stop by Elton John's Oscar-viewing party, then dash to the AMC studios to the live "Talking Dead" show, then back to the party.
  • J.C. Penney is going to launch a new program where you buy one piece of clothing for regular price and get the second for one penny.
  • Amazon is no longer offering hooverboards because of the safety concerns.
  • Ted Cruz's dad said that God sent a message to Ted Cruz's wife giving his permission to run for president.
  • Vienna, Austria has been ranked as the best city in the world to live in.
  • Kohl's announced they're going to do a little belt-tightening and will close 18 stores this year.
  • It turns out that 82% of Brazil's soccer players actually earn less than $252 a month.
  • Men's Health reports a 2015 Skyn Condoms Millennials Sex Survey found 22 percent of millennials have had sex in public.
  • Russian vodka exports are down 40% from last year.
  • McDonald's is changing its "McPick 2 for $2" menu to "McPick 2 for $5" but will include Big Macs, Quarter Pounder and Filet-O-Fish sandwiches.
  • A report says that cereal sales have fallen 30%. The reason is Millennials don't like eating them because of the clean up afterwards.
  • Millions of Snickers and Mars bars have been recalled in 56 countries after plastic was found in one of the snacks.
  • A study says that driving while angry, sad, crying or otherwise emotional increases the risk of crashing more than using a cellphone.
  • There's a new Smart toothbrush out there called the "Genius" that costs $250 and supposedly helps people brush their teeth better.
  • At this point, it looks as though Mariah Carey will get married to James Packer in Tahiti, on board his yacht. As to when, not sure -- as she has a Vegas residency and a World Tour on the book. This will be a third marriage for both.
  • So you're not surprised, Vice-President Joe Biden will be a presenter at this Sunday's Oscars.

TODAY IS

TODAY IS

Olympic figure skater Oksana Baiul turns 39 today.
  • I always thought her name sounded like something you'd be asked to say at a sobriety check.
  • Oksana also won a special award for the skater with the most vowels.
  • I still think her name makes a great sobriety test.
  • It was always tricky when she skated. Whenever the judges announced her name, it sounded like they were getting sick.

Greg Germann turns 58 today. Oh, you've seen him. He was in "Ally McBeal." Think smarmy... yep, that's the guy!

Singer Michael Bolton turns 63 today. Last we saw him, he was belting out a song in a Honda commercial. There was a time when he was the hottest thing going. Now he's just going.

Mitch Ryder turns 71 today. Great lyrics in "Devil in the Blue Dress" for the hard of hearing. If you didn't catch it the first time, you have a couple of more chances. "Devil in the blue dress, blue dress, blue dress, Devil in the blue dress on."

Fats Domino celebrates his 88th. He had a thrill. On Blueberry Hill. He's now over the hill. And that thrill.

National Pistachio Day -- Grab a handful of pistachios. People who snack on them, or any kind of nut, are 20 percent less likely to die from any cause, according to researchers from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Harvard School of Public Health.

Tell a Fairy Tale Day -- How about the top five sports versions of famous fairy tales:

  1. Little Red Riding on Jimmie Johnson's Hood
  2. Beauty and the pro wrestler named 'Beast'
  3. Snow White and the Seventh Game of the NBA Playoffs
  4. Cinderella: Laker Girl
  5. Goldilocks and the Three Chicago Bears

ON THIS DAY

ON THIS DAY

On this date in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln signed the National Currency Act. Afterwards, he only had one word to say: "Money!" Later, he signed another bill that made dollars.

In 1869, the 15th amendment to the U.S. Constitution was sent out to the states. It guaranteed the right to vote and that there would be a 16th amendment.

On this date in 1895, Michael Owens of Toledo, Ohio, patented a glass-blowing machine. This helped prevent glass-blowers from getting the hiccups while blowing, accidentally inhale the glass and developing a pane in the stomach. Yes, I said pane.

In 1907, Congress had their salary raised to $7500 a year. Today, that's a slow bribe day.

It was in 1919, congress approved the money to make the Grand Canyon a national park. It wasn't the last time they put federal tax dollars towards a big hole.

On this date in 1930, New York City installed traffic lights.
  • They just made them all red, since drivers didn't pay attention to them anyway.
  • Finally, drivers had lights to run.
  • Up until then, cabbies didn't have any red lights to run.

On this date in 1960, home fallout shelter kits went on the market in New York for $105.

  • Nothing says protection from radiation like $105.
  • Unfortunately, there were knockoffs and some people mistakenly bought hair fallout shelters.
  • Like a radioactive bomb would be your biggest worry in New York.

Music Calendar...

Music Calendar...
   In 1917 The Original Dixieland Jazz Band cuts the first jazz record at a
           session in New York City.
   In 1938 "Thanks For The Memory" by Shep Fields is #1 on the charts.
   In 1954 Ruth Thompson (R-MI) introduces legislation to ban the mailing of
           "obscene, lewd, lascivious or filthy" phonograph records.
   In 1963 "Hey Paula" by Paul & Paula is certified gold.
   In 1965 Prior to joining the Yardbirds, London guitarist Jimmy Page releases
           his first solo single, "She Just Satisfies."
   In 1966 "Get Ready" by the Temptations and "19th Nervous Breakdown" by the
           Rolling Stones both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
   In 1966 "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'" by Nancy Sinatra is #1 on the
           U.S. top 40 chart.
   In 1967 Buffalo Springfield performs "For What It's Worth" on CBS-TV's the
           "Smothers Brothers Show."
   In 1968 The Temptations appear on "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In."
   In 1968 "Valleri" by the Monkees is certified gold.
   In 1970 The Beatles' "Hey Jude" album is released in the U.S. It contained
           singles previously unavailable on past albums.
   In 1974 Todd Rundgren, Billy Preston and Steve Miller appear on ABC-TV's
           "In Concert."
   In 1975 Olivia Newton-John's album "Have You Never Been Mellow" goes gold.
   In 1976 David Bowie's album "Station To Station" is certified gold.
   In 1977 Jennifer Warnes makes her debut on "American Bandstand," singing
           "Right Time Of The Night."
   In 1977 The Kinks perform on NBC-TV's "Saturday Night Live."
   In 1977 "I'm Your Boogie Man" by KC & the Sunshine Band enters the U.S. top
           40 chart.
   In 1977 "New Kid In Town" by Eagles is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
   In 1983 "Beat It" by Michael Jackson, featuring Eddie Van Halen on guitar,
           enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
   In 1983 Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album hits #1 on the U.S. albums chart
           where it remained for 37 weeks (nonconsecutive), selling more than
           40 million copies worldwide.
   In 1985 Tina Turner wins 3 Grammys including Best Record and Best Song
           for "What's Love Got To Do With It." Lionel Richie's "Can't Slow
           Down" wins Best Album and Cyndi Lauper is named Best New Artist.
   In 1986 The Rolling Stones' single "Harlem Shuffle" is released.
   In 1986 John Lennon's video "Live In New York" is certified gold.
   In 1987 Capitol Records releases the first four Beatles albums on CD
           including "Please Please Me," "With The Beatles," "A Hard Day's
           Night" and "Beatles For Sale."
   In 1988 Not long after the disc is pulled off the release schedules, bootleg
           copies of Prince's self-censored "Black Album" begin to surface.
   In 1990 Cornell Gunter, former lead tenor for the Coasters, is murdered in
           Las Vegas at age 53.
   In 1990 Wilson Phillips' single "Hold On" is released.
   In 1991 AC/DC's album "Highway To Hell" is certified quadruple platinum.
   In 1994 Whitney Houston appears on the cover of TV Guide.
   In 1995 Former Led Zeppelin members Jimmy Page & Robert Plant begin a world
           tour in Pensacola, FL.
   In 1996 Two Kiss albums, "Kiss Alive II" and "Smashes, Thrashes & Hits" are
           both certified double platinum.
   In 1997 Eric Clapton wins the Best Record and Best Song Grammys for "Change
           The World." The Beatles win Best Pop Performance by a duo or group
           for "Free As A Bird." 14-year-old LeAnn Rimes wins Best New Artist.
   In 1997 Aerosmith's album "Nine Lives" is released.
   In 1998 Destiny's Child's single "No, No, No" is certified platinum.
   In 1999 "What's It Gonna Be?" by Busta Rhymes is released.
   In 1999 Tori Amos' video "The Complete Videos 1992-1998" is certified gold
           and Creed's album "My Own Prison" goes triple platinum.
   In 2008 Drummer Buddy Miles, who played with Jimi Hendrix and sang in those 
           the 1980s-era Claymation commercials featuring the California 

           Raisins, dies at age 60.

Today In History...

Today In History...
   In 1815 Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from the island of Elba to begin his
           second conquest of France.
   In 1848 The Second French Republic is proclaimed.
   In 1863 President Abraham Lincoln signs the National Currency Act.
   In 1869 The 15th Amendment to the U.S. constitution, guaranteeing right to
           vote, is sent to states.
   In 1870 New York City's first pneumatic-powered subway line is opened.
   In 1895 Michael Owens of Toledo, Ohio, patents a glass-blowing machine.
   In 1907 Congress now makes $7500 a year; V.P. gets $12,000 a year.
   In 1916 The world's worst marine diaster is recorded when the French cruiser
           Province sinks in the Mediterranean Sea with a loss of 3100 lives.
   In 1919 Congress establishes the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona.
   In 1929 President Calvin Coolidge signs a measure establishing Grand Teton
           National Park.
   In 1930 New York City installs traffic lights.
   In 1940 The United States Air Defense Command is created.
   In 1951 The 22nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified, limiting
           the President to two terms in office.
   In 1952 Winston Churchill announces that Britain had developed its own
           atomic bomb.
   In 1960 Home fallout shelter kits go on the market in New York for $105.
   In 1962 Astronaut John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, speaks
           to a joint meeting of Congress.
   In 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson signs a $11.5 billion tax cut.
   In 1965 Indonesia seizes U.S. rubber plantations.
   In 1966 The first Apollo test flight is a success.
   In 1969 Levi Eshkol dies and Golda Meir becomes premiere of Israel.
   In 1972 Unmanned Soviet lunar probe, Luna XX, returns moon rocks to Earth.
   In 1979 A total solar eclipse casts a moving shadow 175 miles wide from
           Oregon to North Dakota before moving north into Canada.
   In 1981 The Corporation for Public Broadcasting receives a $150 million
           pledge from TV Guide publisher Walter Annenberg.
   In 1984 The Rev. Jesse Jackson acknowledges in Concord, NH, using the word
           "Hymie" to refer to Jews during a private conversation, saying it
           was "insensitive and wrong."
   In 1986 Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and author Robert Penn Warren is named
           the first "poet laureate" of the United States.
   In 1987 The Tower Commission issues a report on the Iran/Contra affair
           rebuking President Reagan for failing to control his national
           security staff.
   In 1988 The Soviet Union's hockey team wins the gold medal at the Winter
           Olympics in Calgary, Canada.
   In 1988 Eric Arturo Delvalle, ousted as president of Panama by the country's
           National Assembly, calls for a national strike to repudiate General
           Manuel Antonio Noriega.
   In 1990 Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega concedes defeat to his opponet,
           Violeta Barrios de Chamorro, in an election upset.
   In 1991 Kuwaiti resistance leaders assume control of their capital,
           following nearly 7 months of Iraqi occupation. Iraqi President
           Saddam Hussein orders his forces to withdraw from Kuwait.
   In 1992 The U.S. Supreme Court rules unanimously that sexually harassed
           students may sue to collect monetary damages from their schools and
           school officials.
   In 1992 The Supreme Court of Ireland clears the way for a 14-year-old girl
           to leave the country for an abortion.
   In 1993 A bomb built by a group of Islamic extremists explodes in the
           parking garage of New York's World Trade Center, killing six people
           and injuring more than 1000 others.
   In 1994 All defendants in the Branch Davidians trial are acquitted of
           first-degree murder but four convicted of voluntary manslaughter;
           two convicted of weapons charges and four acquitted of all charges.
   In 1995 The first of 1,800 U.S. Marines land in Somalia to evacuate the last
           U.N. peacekeepers.
   In 1995 Barings PLC, Britain's oldest investment banking firm, collapses
           after Nick Leeson, a 28-year-old British securities dealer loses
           over $1.4 billion gambling in Asian futures markets.
   In 1996 President Clinton steps up economic sanctions on Cuba in response to
           Cuba's downing of two unarmed airplanes belonging to the
           Cuban-American exile group Brothers to the Rescue.
   In 1997 In a first for a major city, Pittsburgh announces a plan to repair a
           police department accused of a pattern of abuse and misconduct.
   In 1997 Israel's cabinet votes to build a new Jewish neighborhood in
           disputed east Jerusalem.
   In 1998 Michael Milken agrees to pay $47 million to settle civil charges he
           violated lifelong ban from Wall Street.
   In 1998 A jury rejects an $11 million lawsuit filed by Texas cattlemen who
           blamed Oprah Winfrey for price fall after on-air comment about
           mad-cow disease.
   In 2000 Pope John Paul II visits Mount Sinai in Egypt, where he prayed for
           religious tolerance in a garden under the peak revered as the place
           where Moses received the Ten Commandments.
   In 2001 A UN tribunal convicts a Bosnian Croat political leader (Dario
           Kordic) and a military commander (Mario Cerkez) of war crimes for
           ordering the systematic murder of Muslim civilians.
   In 2002 Pharmacist Robert R. Courtney pleaded guilty in Kansas City,
           Missouri, to watering down chemotherapy drugs. (He was later

           sentenced to 30 years in prison.)

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