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UPDATE: Bridge construction requires more nighttime I-19 restrictions this week at Ajo Way

Motorists traveling on Interstate 19 in Tucson can expect continued nighttime restriction this week while the Arizona Department of Transportation continues work on a new overpass bridge at the junction with Ajo Way.
The following restrictions are scheduled for this week:
Tuesday, Aug. 30, and Wednesday, Aug. 31, southbound I-19 traffic will be detoured onto the northbound travel lanes, the southbound I-19 exit to Ajo Way and the westbound Interstate 10 off ramp to southbound I-19 will be closed from 8 p.m. each night until 5 a.m. the following morning.
On Wednesday, Aug. 31, the southbound I-19 off ramps to Irvington Road and Ajo Way will be closed from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 1.
On Thursday, Sept. 1, the southbound I-19 off ramp to Irvington Road will be closed for paving from 9 p.m. each night until 5 a.m. Friday, Sept. 2.

No work will occur after noon on Friday, Sept. 2 to accommodate Labor Day weekend travel.
The work is part of a $40 million project to replace the existin…

GSA Auctions Jewelry and Exotic Collectibles Update

ENGRAVED COPPER PLATE SET-LEBANON 08/30/2016 10:44 PM EDT
CURRENT BID: $15    STATE: OR    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 09-06-2016 08:44 PM CT.
  Engraved Copper Plate Set (470496-6227-93; (02) 14-639-01I, SB03) Maps of State (Lebanon), 3 sheets per set, 1 set, est shipping wt & dim: 65 lbs; 40"L x 36"W x 6"H. Repairs may be needed: used, working condition unknown & not guaranteed, may be scratches & dings. 47049662270093  ENGRAVED COPPER PLATE SET-SILTCOOS 08/30/2016 10:34 PM EDT
CURRENT BID: $15    STATE: OR    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 09-06-2016 08:34 PM CT.
  Engraved Copper Plate Set (470496-6227-92; (02) 14-639-01H, SB02) Maps of State (Pendleton), 3 sheets per set, 1 set, est shipping wt & dim: 65 lbs; 40"L x 36"W x 6"H. Repairs may be needed: used, working condition unknown & not guaranteed, may be scratches & dings. 47049662270092  ENGRAVED COPPER PLATE SET-CTG GROVE 08/30/2016 10:24 PM EDT
CURRENT BID: $15    STATE: O…

Other Stuff....

Sunday was world-wide Go Topless Day, promoting gender equality and women's rights to bare their breasts in public. Oh, sure, and I suggest that at work and all I got was a trip to HR.

From Facebook: Signs offering sandwiches at different restaurants. One offers a "Trump Sandwich: White Bread with Boloney, Russian Dressing and a small pickle." Then there's the Hillary Sandwich: Made with tough crusts and stuff with turkey. Ha! It's a lie! That's really Boloney!"

TOP FIVE PHRASES YOU KNOW YOUR DOG UNDERSTANDS

Any sentence with the words "spay" or "neuter" in itWho wants to go for a walk?Want to chase the squirrels outside?Do you have to go outside?Are you hungry?

TODAY'S IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION

Nearly 60% of Americans would like this banned from TV, what? Prescription drug commercials.

TODAY IS

Wide-eyed comedian Chris Tucker turns 44 today.
He has to be careful. Sometimes his voice gets so high, only dogs can hear it.
When he gets going, his voice gets so high, he can open garage doors with it.
I always thought he sounded like Eddie Murphy, if Eddie had a cold and sucked helium.
My guess is that he has at least a couple of Rush Hour movies left in him.
He's the fast-talking guy with the squeaky voice. No, you're thinking of Paul Ryan. The other guy.

90's singer Debbie Gibson celebrates her 46th birthday. Nice to go ahead and get your career over with early in life. She sang "Out of the Blue" and is getting closer to hair that color.

Marcia Clark, the prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson trial, turns 63 today. She's appealing, although not in a very appealing way.

Actor and Buddhist Richard Gere turns 67 today, although his hair hit it years ago.

National Trail Mix Day -- Mixing cereal in with other healthy snack foods, like sunflower seeds, nuts, and dried …

ON THIS DAY

On this date in 1842, Congress approved the U.S. Naval Observatory. Why they needed an observatory to study someone's naval... well, that's congress for you.

In 1887, Thomas Edison patented the Kinetoscope, a device which produced moving pictures.
Since the phone had been invented 11 years before, they were ready to ring the second the movie started.
Ironically, Alexander Graham Bell was sitting behind him when his invention, the telephone, went off.
The Kinetoscope, which I'm pretty sure was some kind of mouthwash, was actually a device that allowed you to enjoy moving pictures.
If only he had been stopped, there might never have been a single Pauley Shore movie.

On this date in 1895, the first professional football game took place in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. The game wasn't televised, mostly because TV hadn't been invented yet. The game announcer was a guy named Jebadiah Madden.

In 1903, a Packard completed America's first transcontinental car trip, driving from …

Music Calendar...

In 1939 Frank Sinatra, 23, records "All Or Nothing At All" with the Harry
James Band.

In 1959 "Put Your Head On My Shoulders" by Paul Anka enters the U.S. top 40
chart.

In 1962 "Theme From A Summer Place" by Percy Faith is certified gold.

In 1963 "Be My Baby" by the Ronnettes (produced by Phil Spector) enters the
U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1963 "My Boyfriend's Back" by the Angels hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart
and stayed there for 3 weeks.

In 1964 The Beatles' film "A Hard Days' Night" opens in London.

In 1965 "I'm Henry The VIII, I Am" by Herman's Hermits is certified gold.

In 1965 The Beatles perform at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, CA, the last
concert of their 1965 U.S. tour.

In 1967 Following the death of Brian Epstein, the Beatles announce they will
assume management of their own affairs.

In 1968 Private Eye magaz…

Today In History...

In 1688 Preacher and novelist John Bunyan, author of "The Pilgrim's
Progess," dies in London.

In 1842 The U.S. Naval Observatory is authorized by an act of Congress.

In 1881 The first U.S. tennis championships are played at Newport, RI.

In 1886 The first major earthquake recorded in the eastern U.S. occurs at
Charleston, South Carolina, killing up to 110 people.

In 1886 Crocker-Woolworth National Bank is organized.

In 1887 Thomas Edison patents the Kinetoscope, a device which produced
moving pictures.

In 1888 Mary Ann Nicholls is found murdered in London's East End in what is
generally regarded as the first slaying of Jack The Ripper.

In 1895 The first professional football game takes place in Latrobe, PA.

In 1903 A Packard completes America's first transcontinental car trip,
driving from San Francisco to New York in 52 days.

In 1935 President Franklin Roosevelt signs an act prohibiting the expor…

Born On This Day...

In 12 Roman emperor, Caligula (37-41)

In 1663 French physicist, Guillaume Amontons (temperature measurement)

In 1786 French chemist, Michel-Eugene Chevreul (chemistry of fats)

In 1805 British auctioneer, Samuel Sotheby

In 1821 Scientist, Hermann Von Helmholtz (conservation of energy)

In 1840 Italian writer, Giovannini Verga (Eros)

In 1842 Physicist/writer, Mary Putnam Jacobi

In 1844 Author/feminist, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward

In 1870 Italian educator/physician, Maria Montessori

In 1880 Queen Wilhelmina of Netherlands (1890-1947)

In 1889 A. Provost Idell, father of modern volleyball

In 1897 Actor, Frederic March (Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde)

In 1903 Radio/TV host, Arthur Godfrey (Talent Scout) [d: 3-16-83]

In 1903 English radio astronomer, Sir Bernard Lovell (113)

In 1907 Saxophonist/composer, Edgar Sampson (Duke Ellington) [d: 1-16-73]

In 1907 Editor, William Shawn (The New Yorker) [d: 12-8-92]

In 1908 Novelist, William Saroyan (Time of Your Life) [d:…

DID YOU KNOW?

It takes over 39,000 gallons of water to make one new car.The shark has the greatest "electrical sensitivity" of any animal.Gasoline was once sold in small bottles as a cure for lice.According to a study, 3 out of 4 young children (2- to 5-year-olds) know how to work a computer mouse, but just 1 out of 10 can tie their shoes.The average child runs every day, while the average adult doesn't.One in five Americans have never flossed their teeth.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Ariana Grande confirms that she and Mac Miller are dating.Huma Abedin is separating from her husband Anthony Weiner in the wake of this latest sexting scandal.The husband of Heart lead singer Ann Wilson, Dean Stuart Wetter, is being held on investigation of assaulting two relatives during the group's show in Seattle.A new study by researchers at Indiana University revealed that U.S. citizens waste approximately 2 million hours annually trying to figure out where a roll of tape starts.Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow will showcase his baseball skills for Major League Baseball teams in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Yep, he's trying for that now.Now we're hearing that some people have actually started stealing prescription drugs from their pets!The EU has ruled that Apple must pay up to $14.5 billion in back taxes to Ireland.September 7 is the day we're told that Apple will unveil their latest iPhone and iWatch. That's a week from today.Also available on your Amazon Prime a…

TOP 10 THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER SAY TO HER

Askmen.com says there are some instances when you are better off either shutting up or telling a little white lie -- or risk spending the night on the couch.
Man, you look so much like your mom!I would have invited you, but you're no fun.Anything related to marriage or children.Would have, could have, should have.You don't need another pair of shoes.Any story about your private life.Come on, a few little cramps never hurt anybody.What's the big deal? You have another birthday next year.Are you sure the dress shrunk?That's not the way my ex did it.

RAINY DAY FEELING

Fortune cookies can predict the mundane or the outrageous. And chances are they are funny as all get out. Here are 25 of the best as collected by Rinkworks.com: "You will find a bushel of money.""Your smile will tell you what makes you feel good.""You are going to have some new clothes.""Your family is young, gifted and attractive.""There is a true and sincere friendship between you both.""The night life is for you.""Face facts with dignity.""You are magnetic in your bearing.""You are free to invent your life.""Good sense is the master of human life.""Maybe someday we will live on the moon!""Don't panic.""If you don't have time to live your life now, when will you?""Ignorance never settles a question.""The best year-round temperature is a warm heart and a cool head.""Avert misunderstanding by calm, poise, and balance."&…

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Ruby Rose is back on the market. The former "Orange Is the New Black" actress and girlfriend Harley Gusman have split after more than two months of dating, People first reported. "It just didn't work out," a source told the mag. "They weren't on the same page." Rose, 30, and Gusman, who is the VP of marketing at skincare company Truly Organic, were first spotted together in June, when they dined at Hollywood eatery Katsuya. A month later, the couple celebrated the Fourth of July at Taylor Swift's star-studded bash in Rhode Island. The pair's breakup doesn't appear to be messy as both Rose and Gusman have yet to delete their snapshots of one another from social media. And as an insider told E! News, the actress's busy schedule was to blame. "She is shooting until the end of the year out of the country and focusing on her career," the source shared. Prior to romancing Gusman, Rose was briefly linked to singer Halsey after s…