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Getting Physical

Getting Physical

When we hear the word “fitness,” images of treadmills and weight lifting machines may spring to mind. But there are many who find physical fitness in other types of exercise – salsa dancing, shooting hoops or flying off a mountain’s edge. The five Latino athletes showcased here redefine fitness in a broader sense and offer great inspiration to those who […]

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A month of new beginnings

A month of new beginnings

By James Diaz Aaahh! The New Year! Time for fresh starts, new resolutions and change. At the top of most lists: get healthy, get fit. This month we take a look at how Latinos get in shape and stay in shape, some of whom are tapping into Latino artistic cultural roots to keep the excitement […]

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Have debt? Can’t travel

Have debt? Can’t travel

People who owe child support will find their travel options outside the United States blocked until they pay up. Beginning Jan. 23, U.S. citizens traveling by air between the United States and Mexico, Canada, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Bermuda will need a valid passport. Previously, all travelers could flash a driver’s license […]

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WALL OF TRIBUTE

WALL OF TRIBUTE

Manuel Pacheco, President Emeritus of the University of Arizona, has often been honored for his many achievements, but the newest accolade looks like it will stand for quite a long time. At a November reception UA President Robert Shelton and President Emeritus Peter Likins were on hand to unveil a tribute wall at the Manuel […]

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MEXICO RECOGNIZES HUMANE GROUPS

Humane Borders, the border watch agency that named a donated border water station after controversial Mesa Legislator Russell Pearce, has received an honorary award from Mexico. The Rev. Robin Hoover, president, received the Premio Nacional de Derechos Humanos 2006 from new Mexican President Felipe Calderon in Mexico City. Sacha Feinman is a freelance journalist who […]

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WORK STARTS ON MURALS

WORK STARTS ON MURALS

Designs have been finalized for the 16th Street Mural Project, to honor the now-vanished neighborhoods of Ann Ott, El Campito, Golden Gate, Green Valley, Los Quatro Milpas and San Juan Bautista, according to a new release provided by Lennée Eller, City of Phoenix program manager for the Phoenix Airport Museum. The neighborhoods, which were torn […]

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MORE OF THE SAME

The Republican Speaker of the state Legislature is getting heat for reappointing Russell Pearce to chair the powerful House Appropriations Committee. Hispanics, Democrats and religious leaders are criticizing House Speaker Jim Weiers, asking him to appoint someone who wouldn’t be as “heavy-handed” and “racially biased” as Pearce. Phil Austin, a Republican attorney from Mesa, says […]

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Playing for scholarships

Playing for scholarships

Los Diablos, the ASU Latino Alumni Chapter, is getting ready to tee up at the Legacy Golf Resort Jan. 26 to raise money for scholarships. In its first round last year, the tourney raised $62,038 to provide 30 community service-minded Arizona residents merit-based, full tuition scholarships. Not bad, for a beautiful day on the course. […]

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A new me

A new me

By Marcos Najera Happy New Year. This year I will re-invent myself. New Year means new Marcos. It’s not that I have a big problem with myself. But I do think it is time for a change. A different haircut, a different style, maybe even an attitude re-adjustment. Something. I need life renewed for some […]

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Chisel in hand

Chisel in hand

Art enthusiasts will have several chances to watch sculptor Francisco Ochoa carving a monumental work at the new Latin American Gallery compound Jan. 2–4, and 19–23, March 2–6 and 16–20. The gallery, part of Figarelli Fine Art, 7610 E. McDonald Drive, Ste. D, Scottsdale, is hosting Ochoa’s open-air studio work. Info:  www.figarellifineart.com or (480) 609-7077.

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