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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 K…

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 &q…

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…

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-astronau…

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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…

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…

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, mean…

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 emailrwigman@azdot.g…

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 prepa…

Hiring: CITI in Tucson

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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…

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).

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Weekend Travel Advisory Feb. 26-29

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Goodwill Industries of Southern Arizona is hiring for a full-time Store Associate at their Sierra Vista location

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Arizona @ Work

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The Southern Arizona Education Job Fair!

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Wellness Connections is hiring for two positions

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Something to Think About...

Something to Think About...
Life is like a jar of jalapeño 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 rea…

TOP FIVE SIGNS ROBOTS HAVE TAKEN OVER YOUR COMPANY

TOP FIVE SIGNS ROBOTS HAVE TAKEN OVER YOUR COMPANY

After-work happy hour is at Jiffy LubeMore employees are taking days off for a tune-upA lot of "Wipe out humanity" bumper stickers in the parking lotThe phrase, "Oh, you're such a human" is becoming popularMost 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…

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 8…

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 anywa…

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 1…

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 Ai…