Her father was in the automotive industry, running Detroit Aluminum & Brass, a publicly-traded family company founded by her grandfather and his brothers in 1925. D.A.B. manufactured automatic transmission components, clutches, et cetera—to put their early success into perspective, D.A.B. was the only company in the United States to make the engine bearings for tanks used in WWII.Frank enrolled into the same private, PK–12 preparatory school that Ann and Mitt Romney attended. Frank's high school art went for $3,000 in 70s. It wasn't until Frank attended the University of Arizona where she developed her entrepreneurial instincts and started crafting jewellery with the local Native American communities.
In 1979, she renamed the company and Lisa Frank, Inc. was born. That same year she received her first million-dollar order from Spencer Gifts. She was 25 years old.Tucson was the headquarters for the multi million dollar conglomerate.
The small staff of LFI still reports to Lisa Frank HQ: a 320,000 square-foot building in Tucson, infamous in the area for its decor, featuring giant, multicolored music notes, hearts and stars and oversized, fiberglass character statues. Near the building's entrance, a large silver unicorn sculpture is missing its horn. The building and land are listed for lease or sale at a reduced price of $13.25 million. According to Tim Healy, the listing agent at the time, LFI was "still operating inside the facility but not at full capacity."
The Humane Society of Southern Arizona presents Bell, a 5-year-old, female, Shepherd mix
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Bell always has a smile and a twinkle in her eyes. This sweet people-centered pooch was found roaming the streets and scooped up by a good samaritan. Although her past remains a mystery, Bell must have been someone’s beloved companion at one time, because she’s all about impressing people. Bell also gets along great with other dogs. If you could give this happy, bright and beautiful girl the forever home she’s been dreaming of, please visit Bell soon at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona! Visit HSSA at 3450 N. Kelvin Blvd.
The budget plan cooked up by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) made it through the House of Representatives last night on an 332-94 vote.
The proposal provides some relief from the sequester spending limits and provides a budgetary framework for the next two years. That will prevent some cuts to military and social programs while raising some fees, such as the federal surcharge on airline tickets. (If you're interested in digging into the details, Wonkblog rounds up a whole bunch of coverage here.)
U.S. Reps. Ron Barber (D-CD2) and Ann Kirkpatrick (D-CD1), who are both in competitive congressional districts in next year's midterm elections, voted in favor of the budget proposal.
Barber sent out the following statement:
I came to Congress to solve problems for Southern Arizonans and to work with people, even when we disagree. Today I joined Republicans and Democrats to pass a budget and curb the mandatory and irresponsible cuts known as sequestration that have been hurting Southern Arizona families, businesses and our military.
While I don't agree with everything in this bill, this is a critical step to end gridlock in Washington and create certainty for Arizona's economy, Border Patrol agents and their families, educators who teach our children and our national defense and readiness.
When Arnold Granillo sat on the bench outside of courtroom 478 on Thursday afternoon, the passersby — save for the jurors in his trial — probably didn’t realize he was being tried for the murder of his girlfriend.
Granillo, who was out on $10,000 bail, was clean-cut, and wore a suit: a gray jacket and slacks, with an emerald green shirt and matching tie. He was calm as he sat on the bench, his shined shoes a shoulder width apart, his hands in his lap, touching at the finger tips. His eye wandered, but remained mostly trained on the floor.
Thursday was the third day of a five-day trial for Granillo, who faces a second-degree murder charge in the death of girlfriend Kimberly Tsonetokoy in the early morning hours of Sept. 27, 2012. Tsonetokoy, who had been smoking on the back patio of the couple’s Adams Street home, had been hit in the mouth with a crowbar, removing several teeth and knocking her jaw loose.
Why Marriage Matters Arizona (WMMAz) will host an open community meeting to discuss the campaign's progress in Arizona. WMMAz is a grassroots public education campaign to build support for the freedom to marry in Arizona. This campaign is about sharing stories and fostering conversation — showing that every LGBT person is part of someone’s family and should be treated with compassion and respect.
Think Arizona isn't ready? Think again. On Dec. 3, the Arizona Technology Council announced it added LGBT equality to its lobbying agenda.
Mid-World revelers, it’s time to rejoice! On December 12, gather your brethren, hop in your ride, pop in some Led Zep and head on over to either Century Park Place, 5870 E. Broadway Blvd, or Century El Con, 3601 E. Broadway Blvd, for The Hobbit 3D double feature! Starting at 9 p.m., you can check out 2012’s The Hobbit: The Unexpected Journey and the premiere of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Don’t forget to take home your collectible 3D glasses and the exclusive posters they’ll be giving away! Ticket prices and more information can be found at cinemark.com.
Today marks the official opening of Casino del Sol's golf complex, known as the Sewailo Golf Club, a long-in-the-works project that's slowly converted several acres of open desert south of the casino into a 7,400-yard course.
It's now also the home of the University of Arizona's golf teams, the school announced this morning.
The Wildcats' men's and women's teams will use Sewailo for its practices (including a private driving range, according to a press release) as any hosted competitions between now and June 30, 2015. Sewailo replaces Arizona National — formerly The Raven — on Tucson's northeast side, which had served as the UA home course for more than a decade.
According to the Arizona athletic department Web site, the UA men's team hosts two regular-season tournaments in 2014, starting with a two-day event Jan. 27-28.
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