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Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John M. Richardson provides results of the investigation into the seizure of two riverine boats and the detention of 10 U.S. Navy personnel by Iranian forces during a briefing at the Pentagon, June 30, 2016.

Happy Independence Day, from the Defense Department.

Defense Secretary Ash Carter announces changes to the Defense Department's policy on transgender service members, June 30, 2016.

Commentators | S6 E15: "Radical Islamic Terrorists Targeting Gun-Free Malls"

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GSA Auction 6th Street House Leadville CO

6th Street House Leadville CO 06/30/2016 04:00 PM EDT
CURRENT BID: $1    STATE: CO    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 12-31-9999 02:00 PM CT. Come see the property for yourself!  OPEN HOUSE DATES SET Friday, July 29th: 12:00PM - 5:00PM;   Saturday, July 30th: 8:00am - 12:00PM The Property, located in Leadville, CO, is a 3,009 sq. ft. single family residence with an attached 2-car garage which sits on approximately 0.22 acres of land. The dwelling,built in 1960, is one story in front with a basement that transitions to multi-level as the lot slopes toward the back. The building was formerly a Forest Service Rangers house, but has been unoccupied for the last couple of years. 

GSA Auctions Furniture Update

L-SHAPE WORKSTATION 06/30/2016 03:25 PM EDT
CURRENT BID: $10    STATE: CA    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 07-07-2016 01:25 PM CT.
  1EA L-SHAPE WORKSTATION. UNIT IS DISASSEMBLED. INSPECTION IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. (6991RP 6005 #B001 A) 6991RP6005B001A MISC FURNITURE: ONE LOT 06/30/2016 03:15 PM EDT
CURRENT BID: $50    STATE: CA    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 07-07-2016 01:15 PM CT.
  Misc Furniture: One lot consisting of 1ea Desk with Hutch and 6-drawers, and 1ea 5-Shelve Bookcase. Items on/underneath desk are NOT for sale. Inspection is strongly recommended. ***WARNING: Property is located approx 2 miles away from Salinas Library, 1400 North Main, Salinas, CA 93906. Prospective bidder(s) must contact property custodian for actual location of the property. Advance appointment is Mandatory to Inspect & remove, no exception.(479AVJ 6162 #0001) 479AVJ61620001 ROYAL CHERRY BOOKCASE 06/30/2016 01:21 PM EDT
CURRENT BID: $50    STATE: VA    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 07-05-2016 …

GSA Auctions Trucks, Tractors and Ground Vehicles Update

2002 DODGE DAKOTA 06/30/2016 03:50 PM EDT
CURRENT BID: $25    STATE: TX    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 07-07-2016 01:50 PM CT.
  Pickup, 2002 Dodge Dakota, 6 cyl, AT, 2-dr, VIN:1B7GL42XX2S596796, est mi:18,454. (127MN161760005) Inoperable; dead battery/ missing; brakes worn; speedometer and odometer inoperable; fuel gauge inoperable; minor dents and scratches 127MN161760005 2007 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER 06/30/2016 03:40 PM EDT
CURRENT BID: $25    STATE: TX    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 07-07-2016 01:40 PM CT.
  SUV, 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer, 6 cyl, AT, AC, PS, PB, VIN:1GNDT13S772217014, est mi:99412, fabric interior, cloth seats, keyless entry, includes manuals. (1263956175S003) Operable; hood had degraded stains, chips on door and rear panel 1263956175S003 2011 FORD F 150 06/30/2016 03:30 PM EDT
CURRENT BID: $25    STATE: LA    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 07-07-2016 01:30 PM CT.
  Pickup, 2011 Ford F150, 8 cyl, AT, AC, PS, PB, VIN:1FTMF1EM6BFCO8028, est mi:101135, fabric inter…

Reopening Texas Canyon Rest Area continues facility upgrades statewide

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Marks halfway point in renovation of ADOT’s rest areas




PHOENIX ‒ With the Texas Canyon Rest Area along Interstate 10 reopening Thursday after a six-month renovation, the Arizona Department of Transportation is moving past the halfway point in a decade-long effort to improve rest areas statewide.
Texas Canyon, between Benson and Willcox in southeastern Arizona, will be the ninth of ADOT’s 17 rest areas to be improved since 2013. The San Simon Rest Area near the New Mexico line on I-10 reopened in May.
Two more rest areas will open later this year: Mohawk at milepost 56 on I-8, closed since 2009, and Haviland on I-40, just east of the State Route 95 interchange, which will see work through December.
Many of the improvements are designed to repair or replace aging infrastructure that in some cases has been in place for as long as 50 years. The largest effort: making significant improvements to water and wastewater systems, including drilling through hundreds of feet through rock to find new …

Workshop Calendar for July

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Closed on July 4th for the holiday.  We will not be offering workshops on the 4th, 14th, and 28th.  We are working on offering our workshops throughout Cochise County. They will start in August so stay-tuned.  



TALARC hits Dayton Hamvention

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Daily Horoscope Scopes Jun 30th

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ONLY YOUR HATRED CAN DESTROY ME

Almost 40% of computer users admit they have cursed at that infernal machine at one time or another, according to a worldwide survey conducted by IT security experts Avira. But not all PC users have potty mouths. 38% brag they have never once yelled at their computer in moments of frustration. Other facts to know and tell about how our computers make us mad: 11% have wished a catastrophe would strike the company that makes the operating system software or the computer hardware.9% have actually hit their computer with an object, including a baseball bat or a fist.3% have picked up the computer and smashed it into the ground or against another object.
So what can you do to control your anger at your computer? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these tips:
A - Avoid. Don't let your anger or other angry people control you.
N - Never use your body or voice to hurt others.
G - Get away from the situation so your feelings don't overwhelm you.
E - Evaluate your choice…

DRIVE YOUR TEEN CRAZY

From Mary McHugh author of "How to Ruin Your Children's Lives":
Say, "You will thank me later for this."Drop your teenagers off where their friends can see you.Ruffle their hair while you're waiting to buy tickets in the movie line.Spit on a tissue and rub chocolate off their chins when you're out together in public.Wear an ankle bracelet.Demonstrate your favorite moves from when you were a high school cheerleader when they have friends over.Ask them if they need to go to the bathroom before they leave the house.Hint that you and your spouse are still having sex.Dance alone at any function where they can see you.Tell your best friend something they told you in confidence.Say, "But what will the neighbors think?"Say to one of their friends, "My, how you've grown."Ask, "Why does Britney Spears have to dress like that?"Find your old guitar and sing "Kumbaya" and "This Land Is Your Land" in front of thei…

25 MOST EMBARRASSING THINGS IN THE WORLD

(CollegeHumor.com) They asked people to tell them what are the most embarrassing things in the world. Here are the results:
Walking in on someone in the bathroomAccidentally spitting in someone's face while talkingSweating through your shortsForgetting the name of a person you've met more than onceHaving someone walk in on you in the bathroomNot being invited to a party all your friends are going toHaving your bathing suit come off in publicHaving the seat of your pants rip in publicAt a friend's house, the toilet does something weird that is not your fault, but you are torn between telling them and just letting them find outMistaking a fat lady for a pregnant ladySaying something bad about someone who overhearsGetting pantsedFarting in an empty elevator and then someone coming on a second laterPuking in publicRealizing at the register that you do not have enough money on your person to payHaving a booger you're not aware ofAccidentally touching a naked person in a gym…

Other Thoughts...

The Census says the average white person in the U.S. is 56 years old. So no matter how superior you feel, if you're 56, the government thinks you're average.

The First Cannabis Church of Logic and Reason in Lansing, Michigan held their first service this week on Sunday. Unfortunately, the bulk of the new members didn't show up until Monday.

Instead of "Amen," they end prayers with "Oh, wow, man."

50 Cent was arrested for using "bad language" at a concert on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts. Probably the phrase that ticked them off the most was "Kitts my ass."

An octogenarian couple from Ireland finished a Marathon together holding hands. No one knows for sure if it was for love... or support.

Former Indiana basketball coach Bobby Knight is planning to attend next month's Republican National Convention. In fact, he's been invited to throw out the first chair!

TOP FIVE HINTS THAT YOUR CONCERT TICKETS ARE PROBABLY COUNTERFEIT

Kanye is spelled with a C, Concert with a KIt says "Not really reserved seating"Uh, they're written in crayonThey were sold by a company called TicketmusterThe line "Please don't read tickets until inside concert" should have been a clue

DID YOU KNOW?

Ray Bradbury's novel "Fahrenheit 451" was so named because it's the temperature at which book paper catches fire and burns.According to Reader's Digest, 37% of people say they will not return to a restaurant because there was no soap in the bathroom.68 percent of Americans say they'd like to see a lot less of reality television, even though everyone seems to be interested in it sometimes.Washington is the only U.S. state that has a state flag with a green background.Hong Kong has the most Rolls Royces per capita.

TODAY'S IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION

A new survey says that the average woman secretly likes doing this? Vacuuming.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Lisa Marie Presley and her fourth husband Michael Lockwood are getting divorced.Photos show General Motors is test-driving a new model of the Corvette.An official of the European Union says when the UK leaves the EU, English may be dropped as an official language.A study says that even with good medical insurance, the average stay at a hospital costs patients $1,000.More than 25% of U.S. smartphone owners use payment apps at least once a month.Tim Tebow reportedly led passengers in prayer on a Delta flight after a man on the plane passed out.A report says that Beijing is sinking at the rate of four inches a year.For the first time ever, the Miss America Pageant is going to have a gay contestant, Miss Missouri.Barry Gibb, the last surviving Bee Gee, is going to release a new album this fall, his first since 2001.For what it's worth, FOX News is having its highest-ever ratings.Scotty Moore -- guitarist and original member of Elvis' band -- died in Nashville. He was 84.Men's …

TODAY IS

Final day of the month. June drops the microphone and walks away after today.
Fantasia Barrino celebrates her 32nd birthday today. She won American Idol back in 2004 and became known as the person who won American Idol back in 2004. I wouldn't say exactly that she became a household name, but they have heard about her on the front porch.
Monica Potter ("Parenthood") turns 45 today. No relation to Harry. "Iron Mike" Tyson hits the big 5-0 today. Pointing that out to him is all up to you.By the way, for the record, his nickname might be "Iron Mike" but I know for a fact that he doesn't iron.He'll spend a quiet evening at home, punching out his candles.
David Alan Grier turns 61. He's a comedian and actor. Most people we identify these days by three names are serial killers.

Meteor Day -- The odds for the average American will die in an asteroid or meteor impact is 1-in-500,000. Dam that's better odds then winning the lottery!

ON THIS DAY

On this date in 1859, a French acrobat crossed Niagara Falls on a tightrope. What some people won't do to get out of paying admission. The sad part was he forgot his passport and had to go back the same way.
In 1936, the novel "Gone with the Wind" was first published. That was the book that made "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn" more than just a household phrase.
On this date in 1936, Congress approved a 40-hour week. For others, of course. Not themselves.
In 1948, the transistor is demonstrated in Murray Hill, New Jersey. Of course, there were people opposed to it, because it had the word "trans" in it.
It was on this date back in 1971 that the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, lowering the minimum voting age to 18... so we would have more people to blame for the results.
On this date in 1976, police raided Neil Diamond's house looking for drugs, but came up empty. Only thing they found was "Love on the Rocks"..…

Music Calendar...

In 1922 Country music's first recording session takes place when Eck
Robertson and Henry Gilliland record 6 fiddle tunes at the Victor
studios in New York City.

In 1939 Frank Sinatra makes his first appearance with Harry James' band at
the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore singing "My Love For You."

In 1954 "Sh-Boom" by Crew-Cuts enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1962 "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" by Neil Sedaka, "Ahab The Arab" by Ray
Stevens, and "The Loco-Motion" by Little Eva all enter the U.S. top
40 chart.

In 1966 The Beatles touch down in Tokyo for a concert tour.

In 1966 The Supremes record "You Keep Me Hangin' On."

In 1967 The Monkees play the first of three sold-out concerts at London's
Wembley Empire Pool.

In 1971 The Fillmore West closes in San Francisco.

In 1971 Creedence Clearwater's single "Sweet Hitch-Hiker" is released.

In 1971 "Indian Reservation" by the Raiders goes gold.

Today In History...

In 1834 The Indian Territory is created by Congress.

In 1859 French acrobat Blondin, born Jean Francois Gravelet, crosses Niagara
Falls on a tightrope as 5,000 spectators watched.

In 1870 Ada Kepley of Effingham, Illinois, becomes America's first female
law school graduate.

In 1893 The Excelsior diamond (blue-white, 995 carats) is discovered.

In 1894 Korea declares independence from China and asks for Japanese aid.

In 1906 The Pure Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act become law.

In 1914 Mahatma Gandhi is arrested in a campaign for Indian equal rights in
South Africa.

In 1921 President Harding appoints former President Taft chief justice of
the United States.

In 1930 First round-the-world radio broadcast is heard from Schenectady, NY.

In 1934 Adolf Hitler begins his "blood purge" of political and military
leaders in Germany. Among those killed was Ernst Roehm, leader of
the Nazi stormt…

Born On This Day...

In 1470 King Charles VIII of France (1483-98)

In 1768 Elizabeth Monroe, wife of James Monroe (5th U.S. president)

In 1819 William Almon Wheeler, 19th U.S. vice-president (1877-1881)

In 1879 Actor, Walter Hampden (Hunchback of Notre Dame)

In 1883 Basketball Hall-of-Famer, Ed Wachter

In 1898 Actor, George Chandler (Uncle Petrie Martin-Lassie, Ichabod & Me)

In 1900 Actress, Madge Bellamy (White Zombie) [d: 1-24-90]

In 1904 Actress, Glenda Farrell (Kissin' Cousins) [d: 5-1-71]

In 1911 Polish-American writer, Czeslaw Milosz [d: 8-14-04]

In 1916 Actor, David Wayne (Andromeda Strain, Three Faces of Eve) (100)

In 1917 Singer/actress, Lena Horne (Stormy Weather, The Wiz) [d: 5-9-10]

In 1917 Bandleader/drummer, Buddy Rich (Buddy Rich Band) [d: 4-2-87]

In 1918 Actress, Susan Hayward (I Want To Live, Tulsa) [d: 3-14-75]

In 1927 Author, James Goldman (Butch Cassidy) [d: 10-28-98]

In 1927 Actor, Harvey Vernon (Jasper-Carter Country) [d: 10-9-96]

In 1930 Country…

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Selena Quintanilla Will Finally Have a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It's about time! We can now add a star to this astonishing legacy. The Hollywood Walk of Fame will be honoring bilingual superstar Selena Quintanilla in 2017. John Legend, Hall & O, Gustavo Dudamel, Eva Longoria, Ice Cube, 'N Sync, Amy Adams, Dwayne Johnson, New Edition, and many more are also set to receive their own star. Already a Grammy winner and owner of a clothing line and a boutique-salon, Selena was shot and killed by the founder of her first fan club on March 31, 1995. She was 23. The Texas-born singer was a pioneer for many artists as she seamlessly crossed over from the Spanish market and into the English market. Shortly after her death, the star's story was brought to life in the biopic Selena starring Jennifer Lopez. Yet, her music and all that she left behind, continues to bring new and younger fans each year. A true testament of that is the late singer's 2016 Latin Billboard …