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No Valley freeway construction closures over Labor Day weekend Sept. 1-4, 2017

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Drivers should be aware of the following restrictions this weekend:
No state highway construction closures over Labor Day weekend.

Visit az511.gov for real-time information on traffic conditions.



Stossel: Politician Who Wants an End to the War

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Meeting to discuss I-19 frontage road alternatives in Rio Rico

Public invited to help identify preferred choice

PHOENIX – Southern Arizona residents and business operators are invited to ask questions and offer comments about options for improving the Interstate 19 east frontage road between Rio Rico and Ruby Road at a public meeting on Sept. 13.

The event will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Calabasas Middle School, 131 Camino Maricopa in Rio Rico. The meeting will be an open house format with a presentation beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Community input will help determine which alternative will be selected for design and construction of improvements on the east frontage road.

During a 30-day comment period beginning Sept. 13, comments also can be submitted in these ways:
Call the ADOT Bilingual Project Information Line at 855.712.8530
Email to Projects@azdot.gov
Mail written comments to ADOT Communications, 1655 W. Jackson St., MD 126F, Phoenix, AZ, 85007

Comments must be received by Oct. 13 to be included in the public record.

Please visit the azdot.gov.I…

Work to improve the intersection of State Route 90 and Buffalo Soldier Trail in Sierra Vista to start late September

The Arizona Department of Transportation has delayed the start date of a pavement and improvement project at the intersection of Buffalo Soldier Trail and Hatfield Street (milepost 316) in Sierra Vista.

The $2.6 million project will consist of paving and widening the shoulder of the roadway; adding a designated right-turn lane; constructing a new sidewalk, guardrail and culvert; improving drainage; installing signage; and replacing traffic signals and street lights.

· Work is scheduled to begin in late September and continue through summer 2018.

· Crews are scheduled to work from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays.

· Shoulder and lane restrictions will be scheduled on SR 90, Buffalo Soldier Trail and Hatfield Street.

· The speed limit will be reduced in the work zones.

· Expect heavy delays and consider alternate routes when work begins.

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

Milestones mark six months for Ina Road/I-10 interchange project

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Work is more than halfway complete on west side of I-10



MARANA – Six months in, signs of progress abound at an Arizona Department of Transportation project creating a modern traffic interchange at Ina Road and Interstate 10 and more efficient traffic flow through a growing area.

Crews recently poured concrete to create a deck for the first of two new bridges carrying Ina Road over the Santa Cruz River just west of I-10.

With supports in place on the west side of I-10, drivers soon will see the first girders set for a bridge that will carry Ina Road over Interstate 10 and the Union Pacific Railroad tracks. The former interchange configuration had local traffic passing under I-10 and waiting as several dozen trains crossed Ina Road each day.

“Those are important milestones in this project,” said Dan Casmer, ADOT’s resident engineer for the project. “Our teams have done a great job staying on schedule despite the extreme heat earlier this summer and the heavy monsoon rains.”

Crews are now mor…

The Darkness - Solid Gold

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CFAS Gym Renovation

All Hands Update: Headlines for Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Shadow Flight: "John Feiertag"

My Messy MOS: Motor Transport Mechanic

HARDEST WORKING TOWNS

With everything Labor Day has come to symbolize the end of summer, the beginning of the school year, a weekend of good deals at the mall. It can be easy to forget its purpose: to celebrate workers' contributions to America. Americans everywhere work hard, but in honor of the holiday, SpareFoot.com crunched some numbers recently and found the metro areas where the hardest-working Americans live.

Here is SpareFoot's list of the 12 Hardest-Working Towns in America:

1. Minneapolis-St. Paul
Residents here don't actually work the longest hours, although they're close. The Twin Cities won because of how likely residents are to have two jobs or to be part of dual-income families. Also, the share of the population that doesn't work at all is small.

2. Madison, WI
The percentage of people who don't work at all in Madison is lower here than anywhere else among the 100 biggest metro areas in the U.S. On top of that, the total number of hours worked per capita is higher here t…

GET RID OF THAT SPARE TIRE

Trying to get rid of that spare tire? Here's how to do it, according to fitness guru John Wharton.

Eat breakfast.
Much more important than what you eat is the fact that you eat something each morning to get your metabolism started. A stomach full of bacon and eggs burns more calories than a stomach that's still asleep.

Eat more frequent, but smaller meals.
Most servings give your digestive system more than it can burn, and if you only eat twice a day, your body stores the extra calories as fat.

Dehydration hurts metabolism.
It also creates a 1- to 2- percent drop in performance. You really can't drink enough water.

Don't eat so many carbohydrates.
However the no carb diet is not a good thing for an active person. It's hard on the kidneys shrinks your energy storage, and gives you mood swings. Instead, go for low-carb foods -- fruits, vegetable, and salads instead of grains, pasta, rice and potatoes. If you have to get your fix of high-carbs, do it before noon or right …

COUNTRY STARS GO BACK TO SCHOOL

A NASH Country Pulse Poll reveals what would happen if Country music stars went back-to-school. Country radio listeners across the U.S. were polled using Katz Media's national consumer panel. Here are some findings:
With a boring study hall on their schedule, respondents would be looking to Blake Shelton to save them. Over half the respondents (57%) voted Blake Shelton as the class clown. Sliding through in the living room in their socks, these participants (27%) felt like jamming out to Garth Brooks' "Friends in Low Places" for their "Risky Business" moment. With 39% of the votes, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill were chosen as the Homecoming King and Queen; with runner-ups Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood holding 23% of the votes. After the crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen, 30% of the respondents said they would want to slow dance to "When You Say Nothing At All," by Allison Krause. Reba McEntire is a school favorite among the respondents, as o…

WEIRD NEWS

Oops!
As Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc on the Lone Star State on Friday, a Cypress, Texas Best Buy apparently decided drinking water was a very precious commodity! Now the retail giant is apologizing big time after charging $42.96 for a 24-pack of bottled water. A 12-pack of Smart Water was selling for $29.98 with a warning there was a "Limited Supply." After a photo of the insane prices went viral and outraged tweeters pummeled the big-box retailer, a rep issued a mea culpa, calling the pricing "a big mistake" made by an employee. The worker calculated the costs based on the price per individual bottle, which is how Best Buy usually sells its water. The electronics giant says they were focused "on helping, not hurting" Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey. The rep said, "It won't happen again." Meanwhile, more than 600 complaints of outrageous prices have poured into the Texas Attorney General's office, including stores charging $100 fo…

DID YOU KNOW?

According to a recent study, the low fuel light will come on for about 18% of drivers today. According to a Yahoo survey, 29% of men have worn sunglasses, at night because they think it makes them look cool. If you have silverware, three forks are likely to vanish this year in your house. A third of us have an air freshener at home that doesn't work. About 40% of happily married women can't remember where they had their first date with their husband. 60% of people do not know their car's license plate number.

TODAY'S IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION

41% of moms will do this during the first week of school. What is it? Take a hot bath.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

The University of Tampa has fired a professor who suggested in a tweet that Hurricane Harvey hit Texas because it voted G.O.P. They were digging on the site of the new police and fire station in the town of Thornton, Colorado, when they uncovered a triceratops skeleton. There's a furniture store and a bowling alley in Houston that have opened their doors to flood victims. It's estimated that only 2 out of 10 homes in Houston have flood insurance. So far, Harvey has dumped twenty trillion gallons or rain. A 3-mile wide asteroid is going to pass relatively close to the earth tomorrow, just so you know. In Great Falls, Montana, a woman called 9-1-1 to complain about the quality of the meth she had just purchased. Having a beard helps you beat cancer? A new study claims that a beard can protect a man's face from 90 to 95% of harmful UV rays from the sun. Sandra Bullock has donated $1 million towards Harvey relief efforts, while Kim Kardashian and her family on Tuesday donated …

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 1881, the very first U.S. tennis championships were played at Newport, RI. They tried playing them on clay, but after a while, Clay said it was hurting his back.

On this day 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. 
In 1895, the very first professional football game was played in Latrobe, PA.
And that was the end of getting home projects done on Sundays…

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 magazine reports that John Lennon & Yoko Ono's album &quo…

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 export of U.S. arms to belligerents.

In 1941 The radi…

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 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: 5-18-81]

In 1913 English radio astronomer, Sir Bernard Lov…

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Reid Scott and Wife Elspeth Keller Expecting Baby No. 2: It's a Boy! Reid Scott's family is growing! The actor told People exclusively that he and his wife Elspeth Keller are expecting their second child while walking the red carpet at Los Angeles premiere of his new film, Home Again. "We're very excited," Scott told the magazine. "She's about halfway, so I guess we're about almost five months pregnant. We're having another little boy." Baby number two will be the little brother to the couple's two-year-old son, Conrad, who was born in April 2015. So, how does Scott think his little man will adjust to being a big brother? "He's a chubby little guy, so he keeps seeing mommy's belly and then he looks at his belly and says, 'I have a baby, too,'" Scott shared. "He's going to be a great big brother. If he doesn't kill his little brother within the first six weeks, then we're going to be great."…