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A man is suing a Scottsdale cryonics company for $1M — and the return of his dad’s frozen head

Posted by   /  June 11, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Health Care, Off-Beat News, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Kurt Pilgeram of Dutton, Mont., is in a legal battle with a cryonics company that he claims mishandled his father’s remains. He would like his father’s head returned after the company seperated it from and cremated his father’s body, which Pilgeram says is a violation of the agreement between the company and his father. /Photo: […]

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The final rip-off — paid obituaries

Posted by   /  April 28, 2019  /  By Phil Riske, Media and Entertainment, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

From the Rose Law Group Reporter Growlery By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer Let’s call this an “obitchuary.” I assisted with an obituary this week for a dear friend. The husband had to pay $559 to The Arizona Republic to publish it. In a way, newspapers hold you hostage: How could you possibly be unwilling to […]

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[COMMENTARY] Arizona: The continuing search for a brand

Posted by   /  April 22, 2019  /  Legislature 2019 Regular Session, Off-Beat News, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer An Arizona legislator joked recently it was a shame some of his colleagues were “sour” on a bill to make lemonade Arizona’s official state drink. Four senators jokingly proposed amendments to change the state drink to sun tea, margarita or Jamaica, a drink created from hibiscus flowers. Lemonade lost […]

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Arizona woman barely escapes with her life in viral ax-throwing video

Posted by   /  April 11, 2019  /  Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

By KTAR.com An Arizona woman barely escaped with her life in a hair-raising video that went viral on social media this week.  Ainsley Oates posted a photo of her throwing an ax at an ax-throwing facility (yes, that’s a thing) in New York, but it didn’t go as planned. Oates threw the ax at a […]

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Would someone please answer these Top 10 nagging questions?

Posted by   /  April 7, 2019  /  By Phil Riske, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer Nothing is more maddening than something that leaves you begging for an answer. So, someone please help me out with these: 10. When a commercial states, “Not available in all states,” doesn’t that mean not available anywhere? 9. Why doesn’t the IRS send thank you notes when we pay […]

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Those crazy legislators and their crazy bills

Posted by   /  February 13, 2019  /  By Phil Riske, Government and Politics, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

  By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer It’s deadline time at the Arizona Capitol for lawmakers to submit their bills, several hundred of which will be dead on arrival. Here are examples of measures likely to be ignored by the speaker of the House and president of the Senate HB 2012—Appropriations: Light, Rail Tombstone to […]

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What is Jeopardy? Rose Law Group Reporter’s Notable Cartoonable

Posted by   /  December 31, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Off-Beat News, PHOTOS/CARTOONS  /  No Comments

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From babies’ butts to mothers’ lies : Rose Law Group Reporter’s Top 10 Off-Beat  Stories for 2018

Posted by   /  December 30, 2018  /  Media and Entertainment, Off-Beat News, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer While the mainstream media reviews the top news stories of the year — stories you already know about — we thought we’d review some of the off-beat news we bought you, just so you recall a smattering of 2018 news had nothing to do with the White House or […]

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Rose Law Group Hero: A girl in Mexico tied her Christmas list to a balloon, and a man in Arizona filled it

Posted by   /  December 23, 2018  /  Off-Beat News, PHOTOS/CARTOONS, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

The  Daily Beast A girl in Mexico attached her Christmas list to a red balloon, and an Arizona hiker who found the wishful missive reportedly wound up bringing the 8-year-old and her little sister presents. Randy Heiss was hiking near his ranch in Patagonia, Arizona when he happened upon a deflated red balloon in the […]

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The best doesn’t exist. A psychologist explains why we can’t stop searching.

Posted by   /  December 12, 2018  /  Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

Psychologist Barry Schwartz on the allure of a doomed mission. By Rachel Sugar | Vox Given that we live in a consumer culture where you can get anything — a T-shirt, fancy whiskey, blood pressure medication — delivered to your door within hours, it is surprisingly difficult to buy things. Do you want jeans? What […]

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