Archive for March, 2011

Center to Study Race and Democracy Opening at Arizona State University

Mike Padgett -

March 22, 2011 OPINION TEMPE, Ariz. – It’s been a long time since Arizona had a good inning. Which is why a new organization at Arizona State University, the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, is a positive sign in the state’s decades of economic and political struggles. The 1970s saw Arizona shamed […]

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New Orleans Offers History, Southern Foods, and a River Lifestyle

Mike Padgett -

March 20, 2011 NEW ORLEANS, La. – The tugboat across the river, moving slowly downstream past the docked paddlewheeler, has a ghostly appearance. Only the wheelhouse and lights are visible above the river’s morning fog blanket. Hidden are the main deck, bow and handrails. Beyond the paddlewheeler, a tugboat glides through the morning fog on […]

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Historic Arizona Hotel Offers Peace, Memories and Time to Recharge

Mike Padgett -

March 7, 2011 WINSLOW, Ariz. – The owner of this historic hotel in northern Arizona smiled as he and his dog passed me in the lobby. It was a little past sunrise. I was enjoying the ambiance of his charming La Posada Hotel. Opened in 1930, it was the last of the Fred Harvey Co. […]

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