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Re: “Tucson New Horizons Band Information Meeting - Over 50? Come play with us!

I was an envious band parent when my son played during his school years. When I joined the Tucson New Horizons Band last fall I was a real novice & the lousiest trombone player (of 3), but learned a lot & never regretted finding out about the band. If you're a young age 50 or an older age 100 come join & you'll realize that you CAN teach an old dog new tricks!

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Posted by MMP on 08/18/2019 at 10:26 AM

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Re: “Dem Mark Kelly Continues To Dominate Sen. Martha McSally on Fundraising Front

Unlike Mark Kelly — who retired at age 47 over 8 years ago — hardworking Senator McSally doesn't have the time to traipse around the country holding "receptions" with rich donors & she still has very successful fundraising. At Mark Kelly's so-called reception with rich California Democrats in Pacific Palisades last week these were his requests: Co-host - $2800; Sponsor - $1000; Patron - $750; Friend - $500; Supporter - $250; Guest - $100. I don't think Martha would ever consider that kind of elitist party to raise money.

Kelly also earned nearly $1.8 million in paid speeches in 2018 -2019, including several hundred thousand dollars since announcing his Senate campaign, according to a personal financial disclosure. That was just before claiming he would turn down corporate money.

Why do Kelly's handlers think they need to go to California for a fundraiser? Do people actually think the Texas carpetbagger cares about Arizona? Why did he price his Texas house too high to sell? Does he really plan to stay in Arizona?

http://www.celebritydetective.com/Celebrit…

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Posted by MMP on 01/15/2020 at 11:07 AM

Re: “Master Gardeners Presentation: Roses

The Himmel Library "Events" list & the Tucson Weekly's own link show that today's Master Gardener program is on Succulents: https://pima.bibliocommons.com/events/sear…

The Rose program is on January 24th: https://www.facebook.com/events/2486542328…

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Posted by MMP on 12/27/2019 at 8:55 AM

Re: “Down Thru the Chimney, But Where's Saint Nick

"Near Waverly Street & Grant Road" covers neighborhoods from Sixth Avenue east to Wilmot. Instead of parallel streets a sensible reporter should name intersecting streets.

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Posted by MMP on 12/09/2019 at 8:31 AM

Re: “Tucson’s Holiday Ice Rink Opens This Friday

The best rink ever in Tucson was Iceland on Speedway near Wilmot, which was open from the 1950s to some time in the 1980s. Even large families & birthday party celebrations were affordable. If I remember correctly, some days the admission was $1.00. We also had skating available occasionally when the downtown Community Center put down ice & opened to the public. That rink near Speedway & Kolb was just too expensive & I'll bet poor attendance is what put it out of business.

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Posted by MMP on 11/28/2019 at 1:05 PM

Re: “UA Vet School in Oro Valley Receives Approval

danwashuk, I was curious too. I think (not sure) the address might be 2090 E. Innovation Park Drive: https://www.google.com/search?q=2090+E.+In…

Another address listed is 1580 E Hanley Blvd. Oro Valley, AZ 85737 ... but that might be an old, temporary location. Not much information really.

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Posted by MMP on 10/21/2019 at 8:37 AM

Re: “Facing Cancer Without Insurance

My "terminal cancer" almost 50 years ago was unrelated to this case, except that having no insurance resulted in an immediate cure. At age 19, I was told I had malignant melanoma & scheduled for surgery the next morning to remove part of my arm & replace it with a chunk of my thigh ... deforming me for life. In spite of the fact the original lab tests took 10 - 12 days, a half hour after the doctor heard I had no insurance we were called back & told "the lab made a mistake". If I'd had insurance those fraudster doctors (dermatologist & surgeon) would have gotten away with their scam. About 40 years later I found out from some University of Arizona cancer researchers that those doctors had a reputation for diagnosing & curing statistically improbable numbers of cancer cases. It's fraud like this in the medical industries where this country needs to encourage whistle-blowers. There must have been some evidence even back in the 1970s of what those greedy, dishonest doctors were doing. I wonder how many victims in Tucson still think they were miraculously saved from a deadly form of cancer that they never actually had!

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Posted by MMP on 10/03/2019 at 12:06 PM

Re: “There's No Difference Between Student Performance In Charters And District Schools. So Says the U.S. Department of Education

I have to wonder about these claims. This year 3 of the 4 state MathCounts finalists were from Phoenix area schools. One was from an Oro Valley BASIS Charter. Not one came from TUSD. In 1996 & for several years before & after that all or most of the State Champions came from TUSD Middle Schools. In 1996 two were from Alice Vail & two from Booth-Fickett. This is a sad reversal of earlier TUSD successes.

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local…

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Posted by MMP on 09/30/2019 at 7:54 PM

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