Archive for October, 2009

Personal Comfort Zone Began With ‘Croc Spotting’ on the Coral Sea

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Oct. 30, 2009 CAIRNS, Australia – Searching for crocodiles at sunset and staying alert for a dangerous bird as tall as a man topped my list of wanderings in northeastern Australia. Those first steps into a rejuvenating comfort zone occurred three years ago. That was when, after 30 years as a newspaper reporter, an opportunity […]

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Former Phoenix Mayor to Lead Effort for Long-Term Funding for TGen

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PRESS RELEASE Oct. 27, 2009 PHOENIX, Ariz. – Former Phoenix Mayor Skip Rimsza, who helped attract the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) to Arizona, will lead an effort by the TGen Foundation aimed at providing long-term funding for TGen’s cutting-edge research programs. The TGen Foundation’s board of directors today named Rimsza the chairman of the […]

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Conquering Kilimanjaro a Rare Journey for a Phoenix Father and Son

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Oct. 19, 2009 PHOENIX, Ariz. – A Phoenix teenager who trekked into the international mountain climbing history books a few months ago is considering hiking the Grand Canyon. Or joining the annual swim from Alcatraz to San Francisco. Whatever Max Ashton, 13, decides to do next, it will be difficult to top the heights he […]

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Ballads, Art and Nature Often Spark Childhood Memories

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Oct. 18, 2009 SHOW LOW, Ariz. – Memories sometimes are unlocked by the most unexpected of keys. And with one memory can come a flood of others. When I look at this photo, I think of the work of an Arizona artist and the ballads of a California singer. And that combination of two artists’ […]

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Arizona Conference to Promote More Public, Private Partnerships

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Oct. 15, 2009 PRESS RELEASE PHOENIX, Ariz. – Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters is the keynote speaker at a Public Private Partnerships Conference late this month in Arizona. Arizona State University’s Alliance for Construction Excellence is sponsoring the Oct. 22 conference at the Arizona Grand Resort at Baseline Road and Interstate 10. The […]

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Canyon de Chelly’s Colors, Silence and Textures Create Seductive Magic

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Oct. 8, 2009 CHINLE, Ariz. – Time, with its tools of wind and rain, has created giant sandstone tapestries draping the sheer cliffs at Canyon de Chelly. This maze of meandering canyons with about 400 prehistoric ruins – some dating to 2500 B.C. – is near the middle of the Navajo Reservation in northeastern Arizona. […]

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Colliers International’s Phoenix Office Issues Solar Energy Report

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Oct. 5, 2009 PRESS RELEASE PHOENIX, Ariz. – Colliers International‘s Phoenix division has published a comprehensive examination of the solar energy industry in Arizona titled, “Solar Energy Network: Partners for Change.” The 40-page report was a unique collaboration between Colliers and more than 25 public and private sector experts and visionaries who are playing a […]

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