Author: Jessi

HISTORY IN THE MAKING

HISTORY IN THE MAKING AS WASHINGTON GENERALS LOOK FOR LANDMARK VICTORY OVER HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS  IN PHOENIX AND GLENDALE  The world famous Harlem Globetrotters , featuring some of the greatest athletes and entertainers on the planet, will bring their unrivaled family show to US Airways Center in Phoenix on Saturday,Feb. 7, at 2 p.m., and 7 p.m., and to Gila River Arena in Glendale on Sunday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m., during the Harlem Globetrotters 2015 “Washington Generals’ Revenge” Tour. The Globetrotters will face a great challenge this year, as the infamous Washington Generals are more determined than ever to match the franchise’s historic last victory over the Globetrotters nearly a half century ago.  It has been five years since the Globetrotters and Generals have faced off, as the Generals have been searching far and wide for the best players to retool their roster and have been preparing for one thing: victory over the Globetrotters. In addition to the highly-anticipated matchup on the court, the Globetrotters, known worldwide as the Ambassadors of Goodwill™, will honor a Harlem Globetrotters Hometown Hero at each of their 310-plus games in North America.  The team is searching for active, wounded or retired members of the military who have made their community proud with their brave service and exemplary character.  Fans can nominate a Harlem Globetrotters Hometown Hero at harlemglobetrotters.com .  The Globetrotters will also play a portion of each...

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Mandatory “Black Boxes” Can Track a Driver’s Every Move

On September 1, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) quietly approved a new regulation that requires automakers to install event data recorders (EDRs) in all new vehicles.  According to the NHTSA, EDRs are essentially a car’s “black box” that record information related to vehicle crashes or accidents.  “The amount of data that these devices can record is astonishing,” Supervisor Buster Johnson stated.  Although roughly 96% of all car manufactures already install these black boxes on new vehicles, Supervisor Johnson is concerned that there isn’t enough safe guards put into place to protect the data that is produced from these boxes.  “If we are going to mandate EDRs, there needs to be regulations put into place so the information obtained through them are not used to harm the American people,” Johnson said. EDRs were first introduced to the auto industry in the early 1970s.  General Motors installed them into airbags to capture information on why airbags deployed.  It wasn’t until the late 1990’s that the NHTSA completed a study to see what further information could be compiled from these devices.  EDRs became popular in the early 2000s when car manufactures started developing full-fledged “black boxes” to capture more data from various places throughout the car not just the airbag.  Numerous attempts have been made to enact legislation that would mandate EDRs.  In fact, the NHTSA held back on mandating...

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Local Animal Welfare Group Seeks Urgent Donations

At 5:15 Tuesday morning, October 7th, a small, white Bischon mix with a red collar was attacked by a coyote or other dogs by residences near the river. The animal was picked up by Bullhead Animal Control and by mid-afternoon it was determined that she was in dire need of medical attention. She was transported to North Valley Animal Clinic by the shelter, where it was touch and go on whether she would receive surgery or be humanely euthanized as her injuries were extensive. . A local animal welfare organization, Saving Animals In Need Together (SAINT) stepped in and...

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Ebola Patiend Dies In Texas

The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States has died.  Thomas Eric Duncan died at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas Wednesday morning. Duncan left his home in Liberia and arrived Dallas, Texas on September 20.  A few days after his arrival, Duncan became ill and showed up at a Texas   emergency room where he was sent home with antibiotics.  A couple days later, Duncan returned to the hospital and was admitted after testing positive for Ebola.  Everyone who had been in contact with Duncan since his arrival into the United States have been quarantined.  Some 50 people will be monitored for 21 days which is the incubation period for the Ebola virus.  A Phoenix man named Wilfred Smallwood, claims to be Duncan’s brother and told the “Telegraph,” he didn’t understand why the Dallas-area hospital initially turned Duncan away.      — Kris...

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Ebola Patiend Dies In Texas

The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States has died.  Thomas Eric Duncan died at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas Wednesday morning. Duncan left his home in Liberia and arrived Dallas, Texas on September 20.  A few days after his arrival, Duncan became ill and showed up at a Texas   emergency room where he was sent home with antibiotics.  A couple days later, Duncan returned to the hospital and was admitted after testing positive for Ebola.  Everyone who had been in contact with Duncan since his arrival into the United States have been quarantined.  Some 50 people will be monitored for 21 days which is the incubation period for the Ebola virus.  A Phoenix man named Wilfred Smallwood, claims to be Duncan’s brother and told the “Telegraph,” he didn’t understand why the Dallas-area hospital initially turned Duncan away.      — Kris...

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