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35 confusing things about the English language

Posted by   /  July 3, 2018  /  Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

Non-native English speakers share what stumps them … and makes them laugh. By Caroline Bologna Learning another language is no easy feat. You can memorize all the rules and still find yourself messing something up. The English language is no exception. With roots in many other world languages, English includes a number of spelling, grammar […]

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The bizarre lies Arizona, other mothers tell their kids: ‘Crying makes your head fall off’

Posted by   /  June 1, 2018  /  Featured News, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

By Eric Grundhauser, | Atlas Obscura eing a mom is a tough job, in large part because you just can’t reason with small children. What you can do, however, is lie to them. In honor of Mother’s Day, we asked readers to send us the most outlandish white lies their mothers ever told them. As […]

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Where’s the syrup? Rose Law Group Reporter Notable Photoable

Posted by   /  May 27, 2018  /  Off-Beat News, PHOTOS/CARTOONS  /  No Comments

 

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Phoenix removes Hance Park design sketch after discovering hidden Drake meme: Rose Law Group Reporter Notable Phototable

Posted by   /  May 25, 2018  /  Media and Entertainment, Off-Beat News, PHOTOS/CARTOONS  /  No Comments

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Bucket lists are like New Year’s resolutions

Posted by   /  May 16, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer Five years ago in this space, I published my bucket list. While overdue, I owe our readers an update: Quit smoking—Nope, but cutting down, with help of The Patch. Quit drinking so much Coke—Nope. Better than the other kind of coke. Quit drinking coffee—Yes. I’m still awake. Quit eating […]

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Most people in Scottsdale eat when they’re hungry. Time to stop surveys before they get out of control

Posted by   /  May 15, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer A couple of years ago, there was quite a backlash from a survey that stated Glendale and Tempe were among the 10 most dangerous suburbs. And there was one that found Arizona among “normal” states. WalletHub in December declared Phoenix 116th among “safe” cities, while Tucson scored the worst at […]

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The Fonz and the Fixer: Rose Law Group Reporter Notable Photoable

Posted by   /  April 10, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Government and Politics, Off-Beat News, PHOTOS/CARTOONS  /  No Comments

 

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Rose Law Group Reporter’s Top 10 Last Words

Posted by   /  April 9, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Government and Politics, Off-Beat News, QUOTES  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer Some of the well-known Arizona people quoted here are still living but we think their dying words and those of the deceased would be or were something like: 10. “I’ll rebound.”Charles Barkley 9. “Wonder if Nixon will speak to me?”Barry Goldwater 8. “Willard is responsible for this.”Evan Mecham 7. […]

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Rose Law Group Reporter’s Top10 words frequently used by media and politicians

Posted by   /  April 3, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Government and Politics, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

Robust: The hearty meals served in the Senate Dining Room Optics: View of legislation as seen through lawmakers wearing glasses Pushback: Public officials shoving reporters aside Double down: Letting the chips fall where they may on a political gamble Probe: A directive by the Justice Dept. to certain officials to see a proctologist Obstruction of […]

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Barkley for sheriff, Grumpy Cat for mayor, says ‘Phoenix New Times’

Posted by   /  March 28, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

  By Dillon Rosenblatt  | Phoenix New Times Ronald Reagan, Donald Trump, Al Franken, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Melissa Gilbert – to name a few – all have something in common. They all made the switch from a career in show business to a career in politics. Then on March 19, Sex and the City actress […]

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