Archive for August, 2009

Businessman Looks Inward, Finds Rewards in Birdhouses, Meditation

Mike Padgett -

Aug. 28, 2009 PHOENIX, Ariz. – From alley scraps, a workshop philosopher in Phoenix creates garden art. He makes colorful birdhouses out of discarded lumber, metal sheeting and glass doorknobs. If you have a friendly ear, and not everyone does, David Bruce might offer wisdom as comfortable as sensible shoes. He fought hard for the […]

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Arizona’s Transportation Future Spotlighted in New Arizona Town Hall Report

Mike Padgett -

Aug. 20, 2009 Arizona Town Hall officials are going on the road to share with state residents their newest report, “From Here to There: Transportation Opportunities for Arizona.” For six weeks, starting late this month, Arizonans will have the opportunity to discuss the report during presentations at 13 morning, noon or evening events across the […]

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‘Cop Doc’ Honored by Arizona Group That Helps Police, Firefighters

Mike Padgett -

Aug. 13, 2009 PHOENIX, Ariz. – A cappuccino and painkillers are what the wisecracking policeman wanted. They might ease the pain from a bullet that tore through his belly in a blazing gun battle in downtown Tempe. At the shooting scene, with paramedics just minutes away, Sgt. John Schaper’s eyelids were getting heavier. He was […]

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A Recent View of Nature’s Handiwork on the Columbia River

Mike Padgett -

Aug. 11, 2009 Barely visible in the distance, pleasure boats cruise the Columbia River on a summer day in this view upriver a few miles east of Portland, Ore. The photo was shot from Vista House at Crown Point. (To avoid missing news, features and occasional photos on www.ArizonaNotebook.com, sign up for convenient email alerts […]

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