HEADLINES

In Senate, ailing lawmakers given plenty of time to recover

The Capitol Hill office of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is seen in Washington, Thursday, July 20, 2017, after news that he has been diagnosed with brain cancer. A member of Congress for more than three decades, McCain was the 2008 Republican presidential nominee and a Vietnam prisoner of war.

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In Senate, ailing lawmakers given plenty of time to recover

Sen. John McCain's treatment for brain cancer could keep him out of Washington for weeks, perhaps months, and yet it's unlikely anyone will challenge his extended leave. Congress has a long tradition in which no one questions ailing lawmakers taking time to recover.

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In Senate, ailing lawmakers given plenty of time to recover

A member of Congress for more than three decades, McCain was ... . The U.S. Capitol is seen, Thursday, July 20, 2017, in Washington.

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Scramble goes after high-end diners with 2 new restaurants in Phoenix, Chandler

Scramble goes after high-end diners with 2 new restaurants in Phoenix, Chandler The locally owned breakfast and lunch spot has plans to open in Phoenix and Chandler by early 2018. Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/2uPXB2M Scramble - a Breakfast & Lunch Joint is cracking open its expansion plan with a pair of new high-end locations coming to Phoenix and Chandler.

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Scramble goes after high-end diners with 2 new restaurants in Phoenix, Chandler

Scramble goes after high-end diners with 2 new restaurants in Phoenix, Chandler The locally owned breakfast and lunch spot has plans to open in Phoenix and Chandler by early 2018. Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/2uPXB2M Scramble - a Breakfast & Lunch Joint is cracking open its expansion plan with a pair of new high-end locations coming to Phoenix and Chandler.

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Births/Deaths Marriages

BRANIGAN, JOANNE M.

Joanne Branigan was born on October 9, 1930, in Amboy, Illinois, to Kathryn and Frank Branigan. She passed away on July 18, 2017, in Phoenix, Arizona. Joanne was the youngest of four daughters: Helen, Kathleen, Mary Louise and Joanne. She grew up in Amboy, IL where she graduated from Amboy Township High School and moved to Phoenix in 1949. Joanne attended Phoenix College and graduated from Arizona State College in 1952. Her first teaching assignment was in Chandler, Arizona, followed by one year in Hawaii and thirty-two years teaching third grade in the Washington Elementary District. As an associate member of the Phoenix Press Club, Joanne was pleased to meet President Lyndon Johnson and Lady Bird. She also was excited to attend a banquet featuring Bobby Kennedy. During her summer breaks she enjoyed traveling to Europe, Asia, Ireland, Hawaii and many places in the U.S. One of her favorite destinations was back to her hometown of Amboy visiting family. She and her three sisters created a scholarship for Amboy High School students for fourteen years to honor their parents Frank and Kathryn. Joanne was a long-time parishioner of St. Francis Xavier Church. She worked in the Marian Shop there and served on the Board of Directors. Joanne also volunteered at St. Vincent de Paul. One of her special hobbies was needlework; all of the family enjoyed receiving Christmas stockings, pictures, ornaments and other handcrafted items. Joanne enjoyed playing party bridge and socializing. She loved to entertain, adorning her home with seasonal decorations, especially on St. Patrick’s Day. Even her Westies had their own green attire. If possible, Jo would have trained them to do an Irish jig. Her annual Christmas party was a highlight of the season for many friends. Over the years she and her sister Mary Louise enjoyed spending their summers at their cabin in the cool pines of Munds Park. Joanne was preceded in death by her sister Helen Glessner. She is survived by her sisters Kathleen and Mary Louise of Phoenix; nieces Karen Timberlake (Dale) of Phoenix, Linda Disney (Bill) of Dixon, Illinois and nephew Jack Glessner (Debbie) of Flemington, New Jersey. Additionally, she is survived by three great nieces, two great nephews and two great-great nephews. The family requests that any donations be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society or Hospice of the Valley. Visitation will be from 2:00-4:00 P.M. with recitation of the Holy Rosary at 3:00 P.M., Sunday, July 23, 2017 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M., Monday, July 24, 2017 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 4701 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery in Amboy, Illinois.

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Events

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

07/21/2017 to

07/21/2017

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Tim McGraw and Faith Hill perform at Gila River Arena

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Downtown Chandler Art Walk

Starting 05/15/2015

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The Downtown Chandler Art Walk is held on the third Friday of the month, year-round, from 6 to 10 p.m. Dozens of talented artists in a variety of media showcase their art along the sidewalks of Boston

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Saturday Night Fever

07/21/2017 to

08/20/2017

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Humble paint store clerk by day, stallion dance king by night, Tony Manero lives for Saturday night at the disco! Based on the 1977 film that became a cultural phenomenon starring John Travolta, this

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Paul Virzi

07/21/2017 to

07/23/2017

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Paul was first attracted to stand-up comedy at a very young age. Since then he has opened numerous times for some of the best comedians in the business. Comics such as Dave Attell from Comedy Centrals

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School/Class News

South Mountain: Debbie Lindley and Stephanie Clay have Coordinated the College Shower

Debbie Lindley and Stephanie Clay have coordinated the College Shower at South Mountain  for the past several years with donations from various staff.  This year, they received a little extra support from a grant from Reach Higher.  South Mountain received one of 200 $500 grants intended to cover the cost of supplies for the College Signing Day event. Various local and national donors contributed $115.31 while the remaining $431.69 was paid by the grant from the College Football Playoffs Foundation and Reach Higher.  Approximately 80 students participated in South’s event, May 5.


South Mountain: Andriana Jordan a Senior in the Visual Arts Magnet won this year's Congressional Art Competition

Andriana Jordan, a senior in the Visual Arts Magnet at South Mountain High School won this year’s Congressional Art Competition.  She was awarded by Congressman Ruben Gallego of District 7, May 11 at the Parsons Center for Health and Wellness in Phoenix.    She will travel to Washington, D.C. for an annual awards ceremony, and her work will be displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol. 

 

Jordan was accompanied by her family, South’s Art magnet manager Erik Erspamer and art teacher Vivian Spiegelman.   South’s Shanae Hollins placed third in the contest.


 

 

 

 

 

Sports

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Washington Nationals

07/21/2017 to

07/21/2017

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MLB game between Arizona Diamondbacks and Washington Nationals. Start time subject to change. 


D-backs start with 3 HRs, finish with walk-off

The D-backs made a lot of noise early, but it was a ground-ball single by Brandon Drury that snuck through a drawn-in infield in the bottom of the ninth that proved to be the difference, as the D-backs walked off against the Nationals, 6-5, on Friday night at Chase Field in what could be a playoff preview.


Back-to-back-to-back homers shock Max

There were a lot of firsts when the D-backs hit back-to-back-to-back homers off Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer in the first inning of Friday night's 6-5 walk-off win. It started with David Peralta's first career leadoff homer and was followed by homers by A.J. Pollock and Jake Lamb.


J.D. out of lineup for home debut with D-backs

J.D. Martinez missed his home debut with his new club on Friday night. The slugger, acquired from the Tigers in a trade on Tuesday, left his first start with the D-backs on Wednesday with a contusion on his left hand after being hit by a pitch.


Banda to face Nats in Major League debut

Anthony Banda will make his Major League debut against the Nationals on Saturday night after posting a 7-5 record with a 5.18 ERA in 18 starts at Triple-A Reno this season. The Nats will counter with Tanner Roark.


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The Single Guy Blog

My Dream Girl’s Baby Daddy Revealed

Well after a month of stalking my dream girl’s facebook page I finally found out who her baby daddy is. To get you up to speed I was shocked a while back to find out my dream girl was pregnant. I had never even seen her post anything about a man in her life. Well after a long wait she finally tagged her baby daddy to a post about the baby. I of course had to click on his name and check him out. And of course he is a low ranking military guy. Now don’t get me wrong I respect our military. But in this area most of the military guys are not the most upstanding people. And this guy is no different. So prediction-in a year or two my dream girl will be a single mother,left by her baby daddy when he got transfered or cheated on her with some other flavor of the week. But hey that is the life of a single guy-watching the hot girls fall for the cool guys that don’t deserve them and will treat them like crap.


Whats Really News Blog

War Is Coming

People don’t want to admit it but war is coming between the U.S. and North Korea. North Korea is getting close to having a long range Nuclear missile that can hit the U.S. Americans don’t have the stomach for war but they need to get it and fast. If North Korea is allowed to get a missile that can strike our home land the party is over. The war is not going to be pretty. Lots of people in South Korea will die and so will American soldiers. But war is the only way to stop the mad man in the North. The left wing Liberals,liberal media and lots of gutless Americans think that we can talk to the leader of North Korea to get him to stop his Nuclear and missle programs. But that just won’t work. The more we talk the more he keeps building. He now has a million man army. Now to be honest-again something the Liberal media will not tell you-a lot of those million soldiers in the North are just teenagers. When the real fighting starts a lot of that million is going to run home to mommie. Right now the boys think they are cool in a uniform fighting for their country,but when the bullets and bombs fly the coolness will end and they will drop their arms and run. But there will still be soldiers that fight. The war will start shortly with an air campaign. Once our bombings of the North start then North Korea will start bombing South Korea. Then China will get in as well as Japan. If we are lucky the Russians might sit this one out. They have no real interest in that area of the world and they know they have their hands full in Syria. The war will be short but bloody. And President Trump will carry the blame,when he is actually doing what Presidents before him should have done. They should have stopped North Korea long ago before they were strong enough to give us a battle. But yes America war is coming-so get ready for it!


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Moms Blog

How to Survive a Road Trip with Kids and a Dog

This post includes a product sent to review for the purpose of this post. All opinions, inclusions, and praise are authentic and come from the author!This summer my family and I set off on an epic west coast road trip.  We did a similar trip two years ago (you can read about that here).  This […]

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