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Bridge work scheduled on US 60 at New River bridge in Peoria

Westbound lanes closed Friday, Feb. 10, to Sunday, Feb. 12

The westbound lanes of US 60 (Grand Avenue) over the New River bridge in Peoria will be closed from 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, to 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, weather permitting. The closure is required for work in conjunction with a $157,000 bridge rehabilitation project.

The project includes replacement of existing expansion joints, which allow movement on the bridge, and repairs to the abutments on the west end. The work is scheduled for completion in March.

Drivers traveling on northbound Loop 101 (Agua Fria Freeway) who wish to go west on US 60 are advised to exit at Peoria Avenue, go west to 99th Avenue and then head north to US 60. Southbound drivers are advised to exit at Thunderbird Road, go west to 99th Avenue and then head south to US 60. A well-marked detour will be in place during work hours, and drivers are encouraged to allow extra travel time.

During construction, lane closures, detours and minimal delays are possible.…

GSA Auctions Trucks, Tractors and Ground Vehicles Update

2001 DODGE/CHRYSLER RAM B2500 WAGON 01/31/2017 04:02 PM EST
CURRENT BID: $500    STATE: WI    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 02-07-2017 03:02 PM CT.
  ONE LOT TO CONSIST OF A 2001 DODGE RAM B2500 3/4TON 3 DOOR PANEL VAN. GVWR:7800, VIN:2B4JB25Y01K525727, WHITE. VEH.CL.:140. 5.2L V8 8CYL GASOLINE ENGINE, 4SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, 2 (REAR) WHEEL DRIVE, POWER STEERING, POWER BRAKES(FRONT DISK/REAR DRUM) SINGLE SLIDING DOOR ON PASSENGER SIDE ONLY, RADIO, A/C(INOPERABLE.) MILEAGE:98399. BATTERY NEEDS TO BE REPLACED WILL NOT START W/OUT BE ING JUMPED! SIGNIFICANT RUST, AC INOPERABLE, NEEDS ALL NEW TIRES. PARTS MAY BE MISSING. REPAIRS MAY BE NEEDED. 1433AX70090009 2000 FORD MOTOR CO ECONOLINE E150 XLT C 01/31/2017 04:01 PM EST
CURRENT BID: $500    STATE: WI    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 02-07-2017 03:01 PM CT.
  ONE LOT TO CONSISTS OF A 2000 FORD ECONOLINE E150XLT 1/2TON 3DOOR PANEL VAN. GVWR:7000, VIN:1FMRE11W9YHB04142, WHITE,4.6L V8 8CYL, GASOLINE ENGINE, 4 SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMIS…

US 60, I-10 overnight restrictions scheduled this week in Tempe area

Crews adding new traffic-flow sensors along freeways

PHOENIX – Overnight closures of US 60 (Superstition Freeway) for construction this week also could affect Interstate 10 traffic near the Broadway Curve in Tempe. Crews will be installing new traffic-flow sensors, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Drivers should plan ahead, consider alternate routes and allow extra travel time while the following overnight restrictions are in place:

• Eastbound US 60 (Superstition Freeway) closed between McClintock Drive and Loop 101 from 9 p.m. Tuesday to 5 a.m. Wednesday (Feb. 1). Eastbound US 60 ramps to north- and southbound Loop 101 closed. Eastbound US 60 on-ramps at Rural Road and McClintock Drive closed. Eastbound I-10 HOV-lane ramp to eastbound US 60 closed. DETOUR: Consider exiting eastbound US 60 ahead of the closure and using westbound Baseline Road or Southern Avenue to Dobson Road to access US 60.

• Eastbound US 60 (Superstition Freeway) closed between Interstate 1…

US 60, I-10 overnight restrictions scheduled this week in Tempe area

Crews adding new traffic-flow sensors along freeways

Overnight closures of US 60 (Superstition Freeway) for construction this week also could affect Interstate 10 traffic near the Broadway Curve in Tempe. Crews will be installing new traffic-flow sensors, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Drivers should plan ahead, consider alternate routes and allow extra travel time while the following overnight restrictions are in place:

• Eastbound US 60 will be closed between McClintock Drive and Loop 101 from 9 p.m. Tuesday to 5 a.m.Wednesday, Feb. 1. The eastbound US 60 ramps to north- and southbound Loop 101 also will be closed. Other closures during this timeframe include: the eastbound US 60 on-ramps at Rural Road and McClintock Drive will be closed. The eastbound I-10 HOV-lane ramp to eastbound will be US 60 closed. DETOUR: Consider exiting eastbound US 60 ahead of the closure and using westbound Baseline Road or Southern Avenue to Dobson Road to access US 60.

• Eastbo…

GSA Auctions GSA Fleet Trucks Update

2005 FORD F750 REFRIGERATED BOX TRUCK 01/26/2017 12:00 PM EST
CURRENT BID: $15,000    STATE: TX    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 02-02-2017 11:00 AM CT. REFRIG VAN, 2005 FORD, F750, MEDIUM WHITEFUEL:DIESEL, 06 CYL, AT,AC,PS,PW TAG:G82-0430A, EST MI: 11161, VIN:3FRNF75Y45V140002. THIS IS A GSA FLEET VEHICLE AND MAY CONTAIN SCRATCHES, DENTS, DINGS & CHIPS. A SPECIAL ONE DAY INSPECTION WILL BE HELD ON 01/30/2017 FROM 9:00AM TO 4:00PM TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT FOR INSPECTION OR REMOVAL CALL GARY YOUNG AT 713-644-5566 2009 DODGE DAKOTA 4X4 CREW CAB 01/26/2017 12:00 PM EST
CURRENT BID: $8,000    STATE: TX    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 02-02-2017 11:00 AM CT. 2009 DODGE,DAKOTA,LIGHT WHITE FUEL:GAS, 06 CYL, AT,AC,PB,PS. 1D3HW38K09S770863. THIS IS A GSA FLEET VEHICLE AND MAY CONTAIN SCRATCHES, DENTS, DINGS & CHIPS. A SPECIAL ONE DAY INSPECTION WILL BE HELD ON 01/30/2017 FROM 9:00AM TO 4:00PM TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT FOR INSPECTION OR REMOVAL CALL GARY YOUNG AT 713-644-5566 2005 F…

Overnight paving work starts Feb. 10 at I-10 and Orange Grove Road in Tucson

Orange Grove Road underneath Interstate 10 in north Tucson will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, to 7 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, for pavement improvement work.

The east- and westbound I-10 frontage road and all ramps will remain open.
Drivers can use Ina Road or Ruthrauff Road to travel across I-10.

The improvement work is in preparation for the anticipated traffic increase when the I-10/Ina Road Traffic Interchange closes on Feb. 15 to allow construction of a modern interchange.

Drivers should proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down and watch for construction personnel and equipment.

ADOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions and closures, but it’s possible that unscheduled impacts might occur because of weather or other factors. For the most current information about highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT’s Traveler Information Site at www.az511.gov, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511,except while driving.

For more informati…

Other Stuff.....

A report says the Moon's gravity is slowing down the Earth's rotation and in another 180 Million years, days will be 25 hours long. I don't know about you, but I'm planning on getting another hour of sleep.

A proposed bill in Rhode Island would fine people for stopping their cars to give panhandlers money. That could be a real setback to the state's cardboard sign industry.

Miss France was named the new Miss Universe on Sunday night. The even bigger news: Steve Harvey got it right the first time!

President Trump is scheduled to announce his nominee for the vacant US Supreme Court seat. The smart money is on either Judge Reinhold or Judge Judy.

DID YOU KNOW?

In the first year of a baby's life, it will have its picture taken nearly 800 times.75% of women compared to 88% of men have jump started a car.60% of women say frizz is their number one dreaded hair malfunction.18 is the average number of pounds women want to lose.In a survey, 82% of women say taking out the trash is something only the man should do.

TODAY'S IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION

A new survey found that 31% of couples have never done this? Gone on a romantic trip together. The average couple only spends seven minutes a day being romantic. That can mean anything from saying nice things to each other or cuddling on the couch. The survey also found 59% of people spend less than 10 hours a week with their significant other. We assume that means the time you're both awake and alone, so roughly an hour-and-a-half a day. And 31% have never gone on a romantic trip together.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Then there's the New York yoga teacher, Tao Porchon-Lynch, who still teaches five classes a week at the age of 96.Some Burger King workers in New Hampshire were arrested for selling marijuana at work using the code words "extra crispy."Restaurants in France have been banned from giving customers unlimited soda.Willie Nelson had to cancel a show in Las Vegas because of illness.A report says Bill Gates could become the world's first trillionaire by 2042.Megyn Kelly is going to take over an hour of "The Today Show" this fall, either the third hour of Today, replacing Al Roker and Tamron Hall, or she'll be taking over the fourth hour, which belongs to Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb.Mary Tyler Moore was laid to rest Sunday in Connecticut at Fairfield's Oak Lawn Cemetery.Courtney Daniels got her 15 minutes of fame on Sunday in Los Angeles. The scene: the NHL All-Star game. The group that was supposed to sing the national anthem, Fifth Harmony, got sick …

TODAY IS

Justin Timberlake turns 36. Ba-da-bop-bop-baa... he's loving it. His music career is impressive, but remember, he's also survived being a Mouseketeer and dating Britney Spears.He was a one-time Mousekateer and a several time Britney Spears-er.He's working on musical involving an ogre, called "Shreksy-back."
Kerry Washington hits the big 4-0. One of the few mentions of the word 'Washington' this week that doesn't involve a protest.
Mrs. Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi, turns 44 today. Ellen's gotta be cooking up something special for that.
Minnie Driver has gone from actress to skin cream spokesperson. Oh and she turns 47 today. No relation to Mini-Me.

It's Change Your Answering Machine Message Day --

ON THIS DAY

On this date in 1606 Guy Fawkes, who was convicted for his part in the Gunpowder Plot against the English Parliament and King James I, was executed. See, back then they'd execute you if you were in charge of the Fawkes network. For the record, no relation to Megan Fox.

The classic composer Franz Schubert was born on this date, back in 1797. One of his most famous works was his last, "The Unfinished Symphony." We'll have that score for you as soon as it comes in.

On this date in, 1862 Telescope maker Alvin Clark discovered the dwarf companion of Sirius. It redefined what made a Sirius relationship. He wanted to name it 'Shirley" until the giant star spoke and said, "I am Sirius and stopping calling it Shirley."

It was on this date back in 1905 that a person drove a car over 100mph for the very first time. His first words: "I gotta get those brakes fixed!"

On this date in 1948, the magnetic tape wire recorder was invented. It would be great to …

Music Calendar...

In 1955 RCA demonstrates the first music synthesizer.

In 1958 Little Richard quits music at the height of his fame to attend evangelism college, where he stayed for 4 years.

In 1959 Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper play Duluth, Minnesota, three days before their fatal plane crash.

In 1963 17-year-old Neil Young performs his first professional gig at a country club in Winnipeg, Canada.

In 1963 Tony Sheridan & the Beat Brothers record "What'd I Say" and "Ruby Baby."

In 1963 The Beach Boys record "Surfin' USA."

In 1968 "Judy In Disguise With Glasses" by John Fred & his Playboy Band and "Bend Me, Shape Me" by the American Breed are both certified gold.

In 1969 Bobby Darin walks off the "Jackie Gleason Show" when he is not allowed to sing "Long Line Rider."

In 1970 Creedence Clearwater Revival begins work on a TV special.

In 1970 Phil Leash and Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead are arrested on drug charg…

Today In History...

In 1606 Guy Fawkes, convicted for his part in the Gunpowder Plot against the English Parliament and King James I, is executed.

In 1862 Telescope maker Alvin Clark discovers the dwarf companion ofSirius.

In 1865 General Robert E. Lee is named general-in-chief of the Confederate armies.

In 1917 Germany serves notice that it was beginning a policy of unrestricted submarine warfare.

In 1934 President Franklin D. Roosevelt devalues the dollar in relation to gold.

In 1944 During World War II, U.S. forces begin invading Kwajalein Atoll and other parts of the Japanese-held Marshall Islands.

In 1945 U.S. Army Private Eddie Slovik is shot by an American firing squad in France during World War II, becoming the only American soldier executed for desertion since the Civil War.

In 1948 The magnetic tape wire recorder is developed by Wireway.

In 1949 "These Are My Children," TV's first soap opera begins on NBC.

In 1950 President Harry Truman announces he had ordered the development of the hydro…

Born On This Day...

In 1797 Austrian composer, Franz Schubert

In 1830 Journalist, James Gillespie Blaine (co-founded Republican Party)

In 1831 Inventor, Rudolph Wurlitzer (electric playing organs)

In 1868 Chemist, Theodore Richards (atomic weights) (Nobel-1914)

In 1875 American novelist, Zane Gray (America West)

In 1881 Physical chemist, Irving Langmuir (Nobel-1932)

In 1892 Comedian, Eddie Cantor (Colgate Comedy Hour) [d: 10-10-64]

In 1894 Actor, Percy Helton (Homer Cratchit-The Beverly Hillbillies)

In 1903 Actress, Tallulah Bankhead (Black Widow-TV's Batman) [d: 12-12-68]

In 1903 Publisher, Gardner Cowles (founded Look Magazine) [d: 7-8-85]

In 1912 Actor, John Boylan (Twin Peaks) [d: 11-16-94]

In 1913 Football Hall-of-Famer, Don Hutson (Packers) [d: 6-26-97]

In 1913 Football Hall-of-Famer, Wayne Millner (Redskins) [d: 11-19-76]

In 1914 Boxer, "Jersey" Joe Walcott (heavyweight champ 1951-52) [d: 2-25-94]

In 1915 TV personality, Garry Moore (I've Got A Secret) [d: 11-28-93]

In 1919 Baseball Hall-of-Fam…

FUN WORDS TO TELL HER SHE'S BEAUTIFUL

Here's your tip of the day, guys: Every woman loves to hear her man tell her she's beautiful. But just saying, "Honey, you're gorgeous!" or "Do you know how cute you are?" have been overused. If you want to surprise her and touch her heart, keep reading. Thanks to Grammarly.com we have three amazing ways to compliment her good looks and make her feel she truly is beautiful.

1. Winsome
Definition: cheerful, pleasant, appealing
Fun Fact: Rather than relating to victory, the win -- of winsome comes from the Old English word wyn, which means pleasure or delight.
Use: "Your smile is so winsome that I remember it even when we're apart."

2. Stunning
Definition: very beautiful or pleasing; striking beauty
Fun Fact: Stunning can be applied to anything excellent, from a goal to a hat.
Use: "When you gaze into my eyes, I see your stunning face so filled with love. And that fills me with delight."

3. Comely
Definition: pleasing in appearance; pretty o…

WORKING YOUR WAY TO EIGHTY

TheMotleyFool.com gives us the telltale signs that you'll have to work until you're 80 (cause you aren't saving enough for retirement). The cues that someone is destined to work till at least age 80 are just as obvious, though not nearly as pleasant. Drumroll, please: The mayor of Las Vegas sends a thank-you card after each visit.You have a table reserved at the local McDonalds.You're strung out on eBay.You think balancing a checkbook is a magic act. Literally.You last visited a grocery store during the Regan administration."Gold-plated" is your favorite phrase.Your $500-weekend jaunts to the spa include a full primping. And that's just for your dog, Fluffy.You've already refinanced your new BMW to support your $30-a-day latte habit.

THINGS MEN WANT TO KNOW ABOUT WOMEN

Match.com has a list of ten things men want to know about women:

Is she insecure?
Does she talk incessantly about past relationships? Does each conversation eventually loop around to stories about "all the guys" she's been with? You'd be better off staying home and watching the game.

Is she one-dimensional?
If your date can't stop talking about her job, graduate courses or latest workout plan, you'll be looking at your watch and feigning an illness within the hour.

Art house or frat house?
What books and movies does she like? If she wrote her dissertation on Chaucer and you spent the majority of your academic career passed out on a beer-stained sofa - she may not be the girl for you. Do her a favor and move on.

To dance or not to dance?
Believe it or not, this is a major point of contention. If you're like me and the idea of getting your groove on leaves your knees trembling and palms sweating like a nervous schoolboy, either find a girl who values conversation o…

THE WAY YOU PART YOUR HAIR REVEALS PERSONALITY

Right side part -- you are practical and orderly. You think in a rational way and are willing to work for what you want.Left side part -- you are a non-conformist. You are creative, artistic and dependent.Middle part -- you're the center of the road type of person. You always look for balance, emotionally and politically.Far right or far left -- you are outspoken and courageous. You don't care what people say or think about you.Changing part -- do you switch your part monthly, weekly or even daily? You are spontaneous and constantly strive for new adventures.Part different than natural one -- most people are born with a natural part. If you deviate from it, you are a person who's not satisfied with the ordinary. You always strive to improve things.No part -- you are a carefree person; very spontaneous, happy-go-lucky and relaxed. You have a wide range of hobbies and friends.

WAKE ME UP WHEN YOU WAKEUP

What you do during the first 15 minutes after you first wake up in the morning could make your day successful or sabotage it. That's the word from productivity coach Hillary Rettig, author of "The 7 Secrets of the Prolific," who maintains that most of us are freshest and most energetic in the early morning hours. And it's all about time management, even at 5:30 am. "Good time managers value ever smaller amounts of time. Those first few minutes of your day -- both at home and when you get to the office-- are vital," Rettig tells Entrepreneur magazine.

How can you make the most of this precious, early-morning time? Rettig advises the following:

1. Do not go online.
It may feel automatic to turn on your phone or computer and check email and social media before you've even had your first cup of coffee. Don't do it! You may intend to spend only a few minutes online, but that can easily turn into an hour or more, something Rettig calls "getting sucked i…

WHEN BEING BAD IS GOOD

Getting mad lowers stress
Used to be that getting mad was blamed for all kinds of health woes, from raising blood pressure to bring on a heart attack. But now scientist say blowing off some steam offers health benefits. Researchers learned that people who give in to their angry emotions actually reduce any negative impact brought on by the situation. Getting angry increases blood flow to the part of the brain that's involved in producing positive feelings, while keeping your emotions bottled up produces more of the stress hormone cortisol. What counts is keeping your level of anger in perspective.

Video games boost metabolism
Video games have long been considered by many parents as the beginning of the end, but research says they're not as bad as previously believed, and even have healthy benefits compared to other activities such as watching TV. Scientists at the University of Miami decided to challenge the theory that playing video or computer games lead to obesity. They hooked…

YOU KNOW YOU'RE ADDICTED TO COFFEE WHEN...

Your eyes stay open when you sneeze You chew on other people's fingernails The song you love the most goes like this, "The best part of waking up is Folgers in your cup" You're so wired you pick up radio signals Your name is Mike, but people call you Buzz At your last annual physical, you broke your doctor's stethoscope Teeth whitening strips don't stand a chance Your vanity license plate says: Jitter-Bug You have a picture of your coffee mug... on your coffee mug You ski uphill When your wife asks what you think of her new hair-do, you say, "I like it a latte'." You feel fine, but co-workers think you have Parkinsons Once upon a time you loved NASCAR and hockey, but now they're too slow You've done 5 miles on your treadmill before you discover it's not turned on You don't sweat... you percolate You don't tan you roast You don't get mad... you get steamed You named your cats Cream and Sugar, and your dog Starbuck Your wif…

WAYS TO BECOME A MORNING PERSON

(inc.com) You've heard it all: The morning bird catches the worm, morning people are more successful than night owls, and nothing compares to making that 5:45 am spin class. for those of you who aren't naturally morning people, there are two options. You can either learn to optimize your night owl tendencies, working against a society that favors morning people in all regards, or you can embrace what morning bird tendencies you have. Everyone has them to varying degrees, and you can tap into your own reserves. To be clear, you won't be guaranteed more success, happiness, or a better body if you get up at 6 a.m. instead of 7:30. However, if your schedule, life, kids, or boss dictates earlier hours, you need to oblige. Here are the best ways to adjust your natural circadian rhythm and bring out the morning you.

1. Practice good sleep hygiene
Most Americans don't get enough hours of quality sleep. How much anyone needs varies from person to person. However, avoiding food, …

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

The Beckhams Renew Wedding Vows at Home. David Beckham has revealed he put his marriage woes behind him by renewing his vows with wife Victoria in a secret ceremony at their home. The couple's wedding was much less flashy than their first, as they invited just six guests to celebrate with them. David made the revelation during an interview with BBC Radio 4's "Desert Island Discs" show. The bash was a huge change from their first wedding, which was a lavish affair in Ireland attended by hundreds of famous faces. David, 41, admitted he and Victoria, 42, have suffered a number of problems since they tied the knot back in 1999. But the couple has managed to work through their issues and are now happier than ever. He insisted they decided to renew their vows as a sign of their ongoing commitment to each other. David said: "We did throw a lot at it (the first wedding). We have renewed our vows since then and it was a lot more private, there was about six people there …