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June 12, 2013 • Vol. 11, No.30

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Anthem toddler found unharmed STAFF REPORT

A 2-year-old girl was found wandering down a sidewalk not far from Boulder Creek High School Tuesday morning in Anthem. According to Sergeant Phillip Fortner of MCSO the child was found at 4:30 a.m., in the driveway of a home on Morse Court and National Trail approximately 100 yards from where she and her mother were staying with a friend of the mother. A man preparing to head to work found the child in his driveway and called 911. By 7 a.m. the child’s grandfather recognized his grand daughter from a television report. The unharmed child was in the custody of Child Protective Services as of press time. CPS has interviewed the mother. Fortner said the case is a reminder of the need for parents to child-proof their homes. “Apparently the child was put into one of the bedrooms at night,” he said. “The mother was asleep in another room on the couch. The little girl woke up while everyone was asleep, left the room she was in and then went to the front door, unlocked the deadbolt and wandered outside for a walk while it was still cool. In observing her she’s an inquisitive child that needs constant supervision, just like a lot of children that age.”

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Cave Creek Town Manager ousted by 4-3 vote SARA VANUCCI SPECIAL FOR THE FOOTHILLS FOCUS

In a specially called meeting Monday night the Cave Creek Town Council voted by a 4-3 margin to terminate Town Manager Usama Abujbarah. A brief Call to the Public featured remarks by Businessmen Mark Pegler, CPA Warfield, and Mike Noonan, who remarked on the costs to the town of the Dick Esser withdrawal, and attempt to void that withdrawal, in the recent election, as well as the failure of fiscal responsibility of leaders by permitting the growth of staff to “stifle business with an enormous bureaucracy”. Mayor Vincent Francia prefaced the main agenda of the meeting by introducing the two attorneys who were present and representing the town this night, as well as introducing Attorney Dan Bonnett as

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Resident Scott Dahne speaks during Monday’s Cave Creek council meeting during which Town Manager Usama Abujbarah, seated right, was relieved of his duties by a 4-3 vote of the Town Council.

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Joey Wise, the Falcons southpaw, will choose between a scholarship offer from Central Arizona Junior College and signing a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians organization.

Joey Wise, a 2013 Cactus Shadows High School graduate admits it was a stressful weekend. As the 18-year-old was in the process of helping his family move to a new home he was constantly monitoring his phone, wondering where his future might take him. “I heard so many things that I really didn’t know what to expect,” Wise admits. “I heard a lot of people telling me I’d be drafted in the top 20 rounds, some even said top 10, but the only thing I was pretty sure about was that I’d get drafted.” On Saturday the 6-foot-2 left-handed pitcher, got the call he’d been waiting for when he was selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 33rd round. “I had a few teams show more interest in others,” Wise said. “I would say the Indians scout was one of the guys that talked to me on a more personal level. He talked to me about how the minor league system works so I

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Cactus Shadows graduate joins PAC-12 program MARC BUCKHOUT MANAGING EDITOR

Gracie Goulder has had some dramatic shifts in scenery since graduating from Cactus Shadows High School in 2012, both geographically and on the softball diamond. From Cave Creek, to Athens, Georgia to Los Angeles and from short stop to third base to second base all in a little more than a year. Regardless of the background though, the now 20-year-old lefthanded hitter has always been at home in the batter’s box. “It has been a crazy semester,”

Goulder said. “I told my family that I was transferring, but a lot of people still don’t know. I’ve gotten a lot of confused texts and phone calls, asking, me how I ended up at UCLA.” Having rewriting the Falcons record book during a senior season that saw her hit .667 with seven home runs, 33 runs batted in, 46 stolen bases and 50 runs scored and lead her team to the state quarterfinals Goulder headed to Athens, after accepting a scholarship to be part of the Bulldogs program. After moving from shortstop, where she played all four seasons on the varsity level at Cactus Shadows, to third base at the University of Georgia, she managed to hit .273 with five home runs, 21 runs batted in, eight stolen bases to go with seven doubles as a freshman. Earning a starting spot, shed played in all 62 games on a team that spent the season ranked in the top 15 nationally during a 45-17 campaign. In helping the Bulldogs qualify for the College World Series. Goulder led them with a .333 batting average in 15 post season at bats. Despite playing a strong role on a perennial power Goulder said she just didn’t feel being a Bulldog was the right fit for her. “I liked the girls and the coaches and it’s a perfect college town, but I didn’t think we focused enough on defense,” she said. Four games into the 2012 fall

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As a senior at Cactus Shadows High School Gracie Goulder led the Falcons to a state quarterfinal appearance during a 21-9-1 season.

season she sat down with the coaches and shared her decision, deciding to leave Athens. From there she took five official visits, going through the recruiting process all over again. Her conclusion was to come to the most storied program in college softball history, electing to play for a Bruins program which has 11 National softball championships to its credit and another seven runners-up finishes. “It was a little intimidating, but if you want to be the best you’ve got to beat the best,” Goulder said. Despite coming to Los Angeles late Goulder earned a place on the team. “It was a lot easier of a transition than I thought it might be,” she said. “I thought

coming in midseason I might have to redshirt, but I was able to manage everything.” As a member of the Bruins, Goulder moved again, this time manning second base. Once again though her hitting continued to be a strength as she posted a .326 average, with three home runs and 19 RBIs along with a .390 on base percentage. She also stole 12 bases in 15 attempts. “Hitting at this level is much tougher than at the high school level,” she said. “You face better pitching every weekend. College pitchers don’t miss their spots very often.” Goulder though might have had a sense of what it would be like to compete at the college level as she has four older brothers who have either played

college baseball or are currently still playing. The Bruins infielder said being closer to family was one of the draws that made UCLA attractive as her brother Jake was a senior at Pacific and her brother Jackson just completed his junior season at Utah. “I got to see Jackson play when his team came here and then he got to see me play when we were there,” she said. Despite a 40-20 season the Bruins fell short of the College World Series. Despite the disappointment Goulder said she’s excited as she thinks about next season. “We finished strong, which was a good sign and we only

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New River fire reveals home full of marijuana MARC BUCKHOUT MANAGING EDITOR

The Daisy Mountain Fire Department came across an unexpected surprise after putting out a house fire at 2229 E. Gaffney Road in New River on Thursday. Crews arrived on scene at approximately 7:30 a.m. to find the home’s bedroom filled with smoke and fire. No one was in the home at the time of the fire, which was called in by a neighbor. After extinguishing the fire, department personnel discovered numerous marijuana plants growing in the home. Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office was called to the scene to investigate. “In some cases the houses where people are growing or manufacturing drugs you have makeshift lighting and watering systems, there can be dangerous chemicals as well,” Dave Wilson, the Public Information Officer for Daisy Mountain Fire Department. The fire was the second in less than a week in the area near Circle Mountain Road. While reports of a June 2 fire, off

Circle Mountain Road and 14th St., centered on the lack of a fire hydrant in some media outlets Wilson said that had no bearing on the loss of the home. “We didn’t have access to hydrants at this fire either,” Wilson said. “The fact was the other fire happened in the middle of the night and wasn’t reported as quickly. This one happened in the morning when people were up and moving and saw it almost right away” Wilson said that by the time crews arrived on scene for the June 2 fire the home had already burned for an extended period of time and had spread to the attic and garage. “We bring tankers with plenty of water,” Wilson said. “There’s never an interruption of water supply.” Wilson further explained that with no occupants in the home for the June 2 fire and with the fire already engulfing much of the home the fire department’s strategy in fighting the fire changes. “If there’s potentially a life to be saved, whether it’s a human or a pet, we’ll risk our lives for that, but if there’s nobody inside and the building is already going to be a loss we’re going to fight a defensive fire and keep our personnel out of harms way.”

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Fine Point Finishes, LLC, is rebuilding an Anthem home which burned to the ground in April 2010. The home is expected to go on sale within 40 days. STAFF REPORT In April 2012 the home was auctioned

An Anthem home, which burned in April 2010, was finally taken down late last week. The home, located at 3727 W. Ashton Court, which has sat in disrepair since burning, is being rebuilt by Fine Point Finishes, LLC. Anthem was unable to expedite the owner’s rebuilding of the property as the home was evidence in an arson case against the owner.

with Anthem making the winning bid. Recently Fine Point Finishes has begun the process of overhauling the property. The demolition of the burned home was recently completed. The rebuild is expected to be completed within 60 days, with the home going on sale in the next 40 days. The builder hopes to find a buyer before the home is completed so the buyer can pick the flooring, countertops and appliances. A listing price has yet to be established.

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sitting areas in both the rear and near the front of the carriage with satellite televisions in both areas. They also have small kitchen areas and a bathroom. In addition to transporting musicians to concerts all over the country the company has expanded their range of services. Instead of simply catering solely to the transportation needs of celebrities the company now does half of its business by servicing the repair needs of RV owners. Short of major engine overhauls RV owners can get any work or maintenance they may need done. The business touts that it works on all major brands including Provost and Marathon and can do custom interiors and interior restorations. The business is open from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday – Friday at 4210 W. Opportunity Way in Anthem. For information on the services provided by the business call 623-445-0111 or go to taylortours.com or taylorcoachservices.com.

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Taylor Bentz, a 2013 Boulder Creek High School graduate, was honored with a $1,000 Autism Awareness Scholarship late last month. Bentz, who will be attending Arizona State University this fall, in pursuit of a teaching degree, has spent the past two years volunteering as a peer tutor for an autistic student. Although Ethan pushed Taylor mentally and emotionally, she often commented on how much she learned from the experience and how grateful she is to Ethan for teaching her. Thanks to Ethan and the other special needs kids she has interacted with through the program at Boulder Creek, Taylor is contemplating modifying her course of study to include Special Education. Bentz also has worked at the child care center at Mountainside Fitness while still earning a 4.00 GPA in high school. One in 50 children in the U.S.

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Anthem veterans reflect on service

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Anthem continues to sell brick pavers surrounding the Anthem Veterans Memorial. The marble pillars represent each of the five military branches. ELIZABETH TURNER SPECIAL FOR THE FOOTHILLS FOCUS

Independence Day is a day when “Old Glory” waves from homes, family picnics fill the park, patriotic music plays from the grandstand and fireworks blanket the night sky. To veterans, the day is a more personal reminder. Daisy Mountain Veteran and United States Marine Corps Master Sergeant (Ret.) Alan Proctor and John Balzer, United States Navy veteran and Anthem Community Councilman,

reflect upon their service and the meaning of this holiday. “I entered the service in 1958 and two weeks later, I began my training,” Proctor said. “If I hadn’t joined the Marines, I could have been heading for trouble. He adds, “I retired from service after twenty-two years. There were good times and difficult times, but I loved my career in the Marines.” Trained as an aviation mechanic, Proctor served in Vietnam from 1965 to 1967. After a brief return to Camp Pendleton, he volunteered to

return to Vietnam in 1969 for another year. “I wanted to learn as much as I could. I just kept taking classes and volunteering for the next assignment. I saw things that I’d like to forget, but it was not for me to ‘reason why. Ours is but to do and die.’” Following in the footsteps of his W.W. II veteran father, John Balzer joined the Navy in 1963. “I wasn’t ready for college and the service was the right choice for me at that time in my life,” he said. Balzer was an aviation electronics technician and air crewman through 1967. He made one tour to Vietnam in 1966 on the aircraft carrier, USS Kearsarge CVS-33. “Our flight crew made thirty-six flights into North Vietnam from the ship.” He adds, “The Navy taught me a trade and gave me the confidence I needed to be successful in my career.” “Our country is truly great,” Proctor said. “Americans are the protectors around the world. We may not always agree with where we send troops or why we send them, but Americans try to do what is right. Independence Day reminds me of how great this nation is. There is no other country in the world that cares like we do.” “I will celebrate Independence Day with my family and friends,” Balzer said. “I’m proud to celebrate our freedom and those who preserve it. It is why the Memorial in Anthem is so important; it stands as a permanent reminder of those who served and sacrificed their time and sometimes their life for us all.”

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and dry dog/cat food, Natural Balance both wet and dry dog and cat food as well as coins for their coin jars. Those interested in helping can drop items at 38837 N. Spur Cross Road in Cave Creek through July 10. For details or to arrange for pick-up, call 480-5956595. Goods collected will be dispersed among three northeast valley rescues on July 13th.

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(C) No Selling and Administrative Fee shall be collected by ASLD if the successful bidder at auction is the beneficiary of the land trust. (D) Within 30 days after the auction date the successful bidder shall be required to pay the actual legal advertising cost, less the amount paid under (A)(3) above. BIDDING INFORMATION: (A) The time of sale shall be deemed to be the time of declaration of the highest and best bidder. The bidding will begin at the total value of the right of way. A bid for less than the value of the right of way easement or by a party who has not inspected the right of way and/or the associated files and records of ASLD will not be considered. (B) All bidders must sign an affidavit stating that they have undertaken due diligence in preparation for the auction and that their representative is authorized to bid and bind the bidder. It is the bidder’s responsibility to research the records of local jurisdictions and public agencies regarding this property. (C) Pursuant to A.R.S. §37-240.B, the successful bidder must be authorized to transact business in the state of Arizona no later than three (3) business days after the auction. The successful bidder must sign an affidavit stating it is the successful bidder and sign a Certification Statement pursuant to A.R.S. Title 37 and the Rules of ASLD. (D) If the successful bidder fails to complete the payment as stated in the auction notice together with the additional required fees within 30 days from the auction date, all amounts paid at the time of auction by the successful bidder will be forfeited. (E) In the event of forfeiture, the ASLD Commissioner may declare that the bid placed before the final bid accepted is the highest bid, and that the bidder has five (5) days after notification by ASLD to pay by cashier’s check all amounts due. GENERAL INFORMATION: The ASLD may cancel this auction in whole or in part at any time prior to the acceptance of a final bid. 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community events THIS WEEK THURSDAY Cave Creek Park offers fitness hike Cave Creek Regional Park ranger Mark Paulat will lead a 7 a.m., Thursday fitness hike. All levels of fitness are welcome for the moderate 3.5 mile hike. Each week the ranger will lead the hike to a different part of the park. Participants should meet at the Nature Center and bring plenty of water. Entrance into the park is $6. For information on the hike email markpaulat@mail. maricopa.gov. The park is located at 37900 N. Cave Creek Parkway in Cave Creek. FRIDAY Scottsdale Restaurant introduces live music series Pinnacle Peak Patio Steakhouse will kick-off their summer concert series with a 5 p.m., Friday show with the 74th St. Band followed at 8:30 p.m. by the Redneck Rockstars. The 74th St. Band, a southern rock group will perform until 8 p.m. before the Redneck Rockstars play until 11:30 p.m. The higher elevation of Pinnacle Peak Patio provides temperatures on average of 10 degrees cooler than southern parts of the Phoenix/ Scottsdale area. This makes the steakhouse’s patios a popular gathering place throughout the summer months coupled with a relaxed atmosphere and amazing views. Pinnacle Peak Patio Steakhouse is located at 10426 E. Jomax Road in Scottsdale. For information call 480-615-1113. Cave Creek Library offers class on archaelogy Archaelogist Allen Dart will speak about cultures of Arizona from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Friday at Desert Foothills Library. Dart interprets the archaelogy of Arizona from the earliest Paleindians through Archaic period hunters and foragers, the transition to true village life and the later prehistoric cultures. He also discusses connections between archaelogy and history and provides an overview of the many peoples who have formed Arizona’s more recent history. Seating is limited. To register call 480-488-2286. Desert Foothills Library is located at 38443 N. Schoolhouse Road in Cave Creek. SATURDAY South African gospel music comes to MIM Ladysmith Black Mambazo,

led by founder Joseph Shabalala, will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at the Musical Instrument Museum. The group shares the harmonies of their native South African musical traditions and the sounds and sentiments of Christian gospel music. Tickets range in price from $52.50 - $62.50. The MIM is located at 4725 E. Mayo Blvd. in Phoenix. For information call 480-478-6000 or go to themim.org. SUNDAY MIM offers family drumming workshop The MIM is hosting a family drumming workshop from 1:30 – 3 p.m., Sunday. For $10 attendees will have the opportunity to catch the rhythm and learn the basics of African, Latin and pop music hand drumming with instructor Frank Thompson. After basic instruction,

the session will end with a thrilling jam session. All levels are welcome. Those interested can bring their own drum or borrow one. To register call Annabel Rimmer at 480-2456919 or grouptours@mim.org. The MIM is located at 4725 E. Mayo Blvd. in Phoenix. For information call 480-478-6000 or go to themim.org. Grammy nominee performs at MIM Sarah Jarosz, a Grammynominated, singer-songwriter will perform at 7 p.m., Sunday at the Musical Instrument Museum. The New York Times recently tabbed Jarosz, “one of acoustic music’s most promising young talents.” Tickets range in price from $22.50 – $27.50. The MIM is located at 4725 E. Mayo Blvd.

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church is offering a Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. noon, Monday – June 21 for ages four to 10. Stories will come alive through crafts, family time, music and drama. Registration is $10. Desert Hills Presbyterian Church is located at the northeast corner of Scottsdale Road and Carefree Highway. For information call 480-488-3384. Anthem music school offers camp for band students Dave Janssen’s School of Music is hosting a band camp program from Monday – June 28. The one hour a day camp runs Monday – Friday and will have sessions for beginners, intermediate classes for students with 1 – 3 years of experience and advanced class for students that have been in band for at least three years. The advanced class will focus on preparation for chair placement, solo and ensemble festival and regional band auditions. For information call 623-465-

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movie review - The Purge is high on suspense, short on plot development MONTE YAZZIE SPECIAL FOR THE FOOTHILLS FOCUS

The Purge delivers an intriguing and provoking synopsis. For 12 hours all crime in America, including murder, is legal. It’s a loaded concept that could be explored from numerous angles, social

the positive implications of the 12-hour indulgence. As horns siren the beginning of the event, young Charlie is confounded and intrigued by the video monitoring system watching his sanctuary, until an African-American man calls for help amidst the empty neighborhood. Charlie opens his home to the pleading man,

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commentary lending as a major narrative vehicle. Though initial imagery introduces a film ripe with potential, the outcome is unfortunately an unfocused thriller that undermines sensible logic and utilizes repetitive horror clichés in an attempt to promote scares. The Sandin Family lives in an upper crust community. James (Ethan Hawke), the head of the household, is a home security salesman having provided the bulk of the neighborhood with their fortifying systems. The annual Purge is mere hours from starting. The Sandin family converse about their day around the dinner table, with defying angst from teenage Zoey (Adelaide Kane) and moral questioning from young Charlie (Max Burkholder) holding the focus of the discussion. James and his wife Mary (Lena Headey) try confusingly to explain

The Purge Dir: James DeMonaco Starring: Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, and Edwin Hodge Monte’s Rating 2.25 out of 5.00 thus allowing the voracious group of masked hunter’s opportunity to surround the Sandin house threatening entry. There are moments when The Purge begins to explore absorbing territory concerning social structure, it’s nonetheless

short lived and never fully realized. Society, in this future, has found necessity in allowing chaos to reign for a short time, though the ethical and sociopolitical implications of this kind of extravagance are only hinted at and never taken into full account. The concerning question of a nations leaders allowing its people to partake in this illogical behavior are played out as merely background fodder on radio and television news reports. Turning off the lights for 12 hours, once a year, would yield terror beyond comprehension. And, when the lights turn back on, what would be left of a society that must coexist with neighbors, friends, and relatives that came knocking on your door on purge night? Paranoia alone would consume. Understandably, the viewer is meant to take leaps of logic for 85 minutes while the narrative unfolds into a contrived game of murderous cat and mouse, jump scares, and inexplicable character decisions. Though the tension is well maintained during these violent sequences, a diverging narrative leading towards a twist ending undermines the apprehensive atmosphere. Ethan Hawke seems to have played this character before, though he is good at conveying the sentiments of his somewhat heroic role. Lena Headey, also playing a familiar role, gives her underutilized character life.

The best performance comes from the grinning menace of the roving pact ringleader, played by Rhys Wakefield. His polite, demanding presence offers the miniscule hint of horror in a film that is scarce on scares. The Purge establishes an interesting premise with its foreboding introduction, though the remaining outcome boils the scarier implications of a world in chaos down to a simplistic home invasion thriller. While the unnerving French film Them and America’s The Strangers provide examples of how the unexplained threat of forces outside change the dynamic of those protected inside, The Purge misses the opportunity to explore more than the usual.

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Prescott Frontier Days, Inc. will host the 126th Annual World’s Oldest Rodeo July 1-7. Sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA), the event includes both roughstock, or judged events (bareback, saddle bronc and bull riding) and timed events (steer wrestling, tie-down and team roping, and barrel racing) during each of the scheduled eight performances. Each cowboy and cowgirl competes for either the best time or the highest score to ultimately win cash prizes and buckles. In addition, there are entertainment events for the entire family. The WOR is ranked among the top 40 best rodeos in America and traditionally attracts the top names in the sport of rodeo from all over the U.S. Not only does the WOR draw top names in rodeo, crowds of more than 30,000 show annually. In addition to the rodeo Prescott hosts Arizona’s second largest parade over the 4th of July weekend

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manager from page 1 counselor for the Town Manager. Francia clarified that the process of discussing the Agenda Item would be a little different to accommodate the sensitivity of the matter. The Council members would speak as though they were in Executive Session, among themselves, but with the audience present and not participatory. This allowed Attorney Bonnett to speak regarding compliance with procedural steps in continuing with the discussion and vote on the Agenda Item, namely the removal or continuation of the Town Manager Contract. Matters were clarified for the record, and the counselors acknowledged that the matter was not about Termination with Cause, so no fact-finding would be part of the evening’s proceedings. It was agreed that the 30 day notice to the Town Manager of intention to terminate would be the subsequent procedural step should the Council vote to terminate. He also observed that in 17 years of service it would seem that something would have been expressed as to any shortfall in services, and he intimated that any “animus” between the parties might be the result of political “rush

to judgment”. He urged that that the Council should let the Town Manager serve out his full term until August, 2014, and “partner over the next year for preserving the interests of the citizens”. Councilman Adam Trenk responded that “the dynamics of the June 3rd meeting eroded our ability to work together.” Councilman Mike Durkin added that in his many discussions with citizens, as he ran for office and before this night, he was told that a new alignment was needed, with a new vision for Cave Creek, from this Council. Councilman Reginald Monachino supported his comments. Councilman Charles Spitzer said that “the Town Manager had made many unwise decisions and had not always negotiated wisely.” Spitzer added he had no trust in him for the future. Councilman Tom McGuire expressed the wish that this decision could be delayed until the new Council would meet to formulate their own vision of what had to be accomplished in the coming years. He acknowledged that “the election called for a new Council direction, but that the town manager and Council should have a chance to work together.”

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Kerry Smith was one of dozens of residents that spoke on the fate of Town Manager Usama Abujbarah during Monday’s meeting.

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Councilman Ernie Bunch agreed that the Town Manager should be given a chance to fulfill the new vision of the new Council. Francia expressed his agreement with some of the proposed reforms, such as term limits and a capital program. He also expressed a desire that Councilman Monachino take the lead on fulfilling the efforts to acquire the state land trust acres that were annexed earlier. He also remarked that he “understands that political pressures reflect the entire community” and asked that the Town Manager be given a chance to adapt to these. In response to the Town Manager’s attorney, Trenk indicated that the Town Manager had involved himself in the political process, had provided unsolicited information to “media outlets”, had raised issues like the encroachments of the water tank, and others, all exceeding his authority. He stated “Elections have consequences, including replacing staff.” At that point, Trenk asked town counsel if they had to have cause, and confirmed in the negative—no need. He again mentioned the water tank, which became a huge expense for the Town. And more recently, the exposure of the deed of gift accepted knowing that there was pending litigation over the right of way involving the owner of the “town paper”. Additionally, the lack of teeth in the existing contract – dates only- would seem to predict a predetermined result. Durkin concluded that there was no

requirement for “cause” to terminate. “Be mindful of how hard it could be to change 17 years of bad behavior… I will not take that chance for the town. I will do as directed by the citizens of Cave Creek, this is too much risk to the town”. McGuire agreed that he would not be comfortable in accepting the deliberate circumventing of a council policy. The discussion at that point was opened to the public on this issue: The full discussions follow at the end of the vote, for both pro and con termination public comments. Following the full community discussion, which produced fifteen comments for termination and eleven against, the initial motion was made by Trenk to terminate Abujbarah. The motion called for a termination date of Sept. 9. Until then Abujbarah will be reassigned to a limited special assignment for the purpose of facilitating the transition of his successor as needed from off-site, effective immediately for the duration of his employment. Abujbarah will be paid his regular salary with benefits through his termination date and then will be paid a severance payment equivalent to five months base salary. Rodney Glassman will be appointed as acting Town Manager The motion was approved, 4-3. Read page 13 for public comments made both in support of and against the termination of Town Manager Usama Abujbarah


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Carefree bids farewell to long-time town clerk TARA ALATORRE SPECIAL FOR THE FOOTHILLS FOCUS

The Carefree Town Council welcomed two new commissioners to the planning and zoning board, and also said goodbye to longtime town clerk and treasurer, Betsy Wise, at the monthly town council meeting on June 4. Mayor David Schwan opened the meeting by honoring Wise’s 16-years of service to Carefree as town clerk and treasurer. He invited the Town to join in celebrating her retirement at a reception being held at 5 p.m., on Friday, at the Carefree Resort in the Mesquite Room. Wise says retirement isn’t going to slow her down. She said she plans on traveling, spending time at her cabin in Munds Park and becoming more involved in the community. The council then unanimously appointed two new commissioners to the planning and zoning board, Dick Tatlow, and Michael Krahe and reappointed the five incumbents, Tom Cross, Lyn Hitchon, Al Mascha, Scott Sperl and Dan Waynewright,

with little debate. “We are so lucky to have good people that want to serve,” said councilman John Crane. All seven appointed commissioners will serve until May of 2015. Revenue exceeded expenditures in April by $165,000 despite tax revenue dropping about seven percent from the 2012 fiscal year, the council reported. There were significant drops in the taxes collected from the construction sector, while all other tax revenues stayed relatively steady. “The construction tax sector is significantly below what we received last year,” Schwan said. “It is affecting our bottom line.” Currently, there is $5.1 million in the town’s unrestricted funds, the mayor noting that reserves are up from last year despite a drop in tax revenue, and money spent on numerous capital projects. “Anyone who thinks the town is in financial trouble, or that we are operating out of our reserves; balderdash, humbug, they are wrong. We are operating out of income,”

said Schwan. The mayor expects to see an increase in reserves at the end of the year. Then the council unanimously renewed a five-year contract with Maricopa County Animal Control Services, despite not using the service once this year, and only twice in 2012. The trucks, which are operating out of South Phoenix, make it difficult to locate animals from a sighting to the arrival of animal control, and Carefree must pay for the mileage as well, said Vice Mayor Melissa Price. “We don’t use them a lot, but I don’t know what we would do without them,” said Price. Other actions that were unanimously approved by the town council were road closures for November’s Thunderbird Art and Wine Festivals this year, and the payment of legal fees. The details of the legal fees were not disclosed from the council’s executive session. The next Carefree Town Council Meeting is set for 5 p.m., July 2 at the Carefree Town Hall located at, 100 Easy Street.

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Gracie Goulder, a 2012 Cactus Shadows High School graduate, hit .326 average, with three home runs and 19 RBIs along with a .390 on base percentage as UCLA’s starting second baseman this season.

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graduate two seniors,” she said. “I know we’re bringing in five new girls that should help.” She also said the coaching staff has suggested they might consider using Goulder as an outfielder next season. “I’m sure it will be a different

mix, but I’d like to see myself in the starting lineup again,” she said. “Whether it’s second base or in the outfield I just want to be a contributor and find a way to help.” Regardless of what position she ends up at it would seem the former Falcons bat will find its way back into the Bruins lineup.


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Cave Creek residents offer opinions on Town Manager At Monday’s specially called Cave Creek Town Council meeting the public had the opportunity to speak on the possible termination of Town Manager Usama Abujbarah. Here are some of the comments made by the public prior to the council voting by a 4-3 margin to terminate. Comments in support of termination: “The town manager’s contract requires that the town manager be a member of the International City/ County Management Association and states that he is “subject to the [twelve tenets] of the ICMA code of ethics”. Tonight I’m going to talk about several instances in which the town manager’s professional conduct deviated from the mandates of this code. Tenet seven of the ICMA code of ethics prohibits “participation in the election of the members of the employing legislative body”. And yet on March 21st of this year the Arizona Republic reported “Several hours after Esser had told The Republic he had withdrawn, Town Manager Usama Abujbarah called the Republic saying Esser wanted to re-enter the race.” Tenet five of the ICMA code of ethics requires managers to “Submit policy proposals to elected officials” and “uphold and implement local government policies adopted by elected officials.” The council entered into a contract for maintenance and operation of the water company – the town manager terminated that contract to

manage the water company in-house, creating 12 new staff positions at a cost exceeding a million dollars. Both actions were the purview of the council, not the town manager. A town water tank was built on land the town didn’t own. This action committed the town to a $1.2 million purchase after the fact, circumventing Arizona public acquisitions law as well as the ability of the people to weigh in during the public participation process. All three of the instances I just described violated the ICMA code of ethics. It is the council’s job to make sure that the checks and balances of good government are not dismantled. Now that they have been it is your job to see that they are restored. The ICMA recognizes five forms of local government in the United States – council-manager, our form of government, is one of them. Town manager form of government does not exist. In the town-council townmanager form of government the council members are the leaders and policy makers. The town manager is hired to serve the council and carry out the council’s policies. When those dynamics change, as they did a while ago, it’s time to change town managers. Being that you, the council, are tasked with the welfare of our town, it is your prerogative, and actually it is your responsibility, to partner future efforts with a town manager you can trust.

Trust lies at the heart of the councilmanager relationship, and as we all know, trust is earned. Thank you for your time. Grace Meeth, Cave Creek Town Manager installed an Earthquake resistant water tank, cost was 578 percent more than the cost of an equivalent steel tank. Wastewater plant not expected to break even in costs for 50 years. Town debt added $15 million. Do we have $15 million of usable improvements for the citizens? Jennie Cure, Cave Creek Per capita debt is largest in the state. Estimate debt is about $59 million, amounting to $11,500 allocated debt per resident. We need an audit immediately to be sure of amount. Past town councils have abrogated their obligations to the Town Manager. George Ross, Cave Creek Resident of Morningstar Road, supports position of Gerald Freeman. Has cost $1,500 each to fight the town on the trail/road issues. The town manager is a bully and he has to go. Michael Baldwin, Carefree Comments against termination: Town Manager supported Spur Cross and Preservation. Bob Cavanaugh, Cave Creek The new regime will load up commissions with “toadies”. The town manager has popular support. “Usama has more value than you guys”

Bob Williams, Cave Creek Usama was a brilliant government manager, and a planner with great vision. Jay Williams, Cave Creek Council needs time to connect with the good staff. John Ford, Cave Creek Terminating the TM now, instead of August, is a waste of money, by paying double for town management with the interim manager. Shelley Anderson, Cave Creek Overall, the Town Manager did a good job. He should be given a chance with the new Council. Todd Gilson, Cave Creek New business plan is needed to help Council work with the TM. It is a loss of institutional knowledge. Susan Clancey, Cave Creek Usama got us Spur Cross and the State Land deal on the west end of town. Terry Smith, Cave Creek Seventy year resident of Cave Creek. Thought the TM had made good improvements. Helped get things in order when wells began to be contaminated. Nancy Bayfield, Cave Creek Tried to do the right thing. In December, you’ll hear that again (reference to recall date possibilities). Dick Esser, Cave Creek What’s your opinion on the council’s decision? Send a letter to the editor at ffeditorial@hotmail.com.

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Art News Spotlight Former Cave Creek councilwoman publishes first book on the West How many times, in today’s world, do we run across a stack of handwritten personal letters recounting ordinary events shared between people? Not often; in fact, most correspondence today is simply a few misspelled words with no punctuation other than symbols for laughing, disappointment, confusion and the like. If the eyes are the windows of the soul, the handwritten, informative letter home is surely the path between hearts; sadly, it’s a fading art. Grace Meeth, former councilwoman of Cave Creek, has recently published her first bookwith Arroyo Road Press, entitled “Letters from Home: The 1855 to 1913 Correspondence of a Colorado Pioneer.” The book is a collection of first-person accounts between John Demo “JD” Miller and his family members, during the last half of the 1800s into the early 1900s. The treasure, of several hundred letters, was found in the attic of a family member after his death several years ago. John Meeth, Grace’s husband, came into possession of the collection due to the fact JD Miller is his great-grandfather. Grace took on the challenge of meticulously cataloging and transcribing JD Miller’s communications in such a way that we can enjoy not only the

transcriptions, but see the actual letters in the handwriting of his correspondents. The reader will be transported through a time when the everyday man could produce beautiful script, thoughtful reflections and send meaningful information to his readers. The modern day historical pioneer will accompany JD Miller on his move west as a young man beginning life in the Kansas Territory. The reader follows JD into the Union army at the beginning of America’s Civil War, receiving a personal view of a young man’s convictions toward freedom for all citizens. The reader then travels with JD into Colorado, after the war, and follows him as he establishes himself as a merchant, civil servant and a respected member of society in the young Colorado Territory. Grace Meeth’s tireless editing work has brought alive, and preserved a snap shot of, western pioneer life. Those who enjoy reading personal accounts of our westward expansion in the early days of our nation will not be disappointed in this collection of family letters in “Letters from Home: The 1855 to 1913 Correspondence of a Colorado Pioneer”. Enjoy the journey. Contact arts reporter Shea Stanfield at shea85331 @yahoo.com.

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Boulders Resort named top tennis resort STAFF REPORT

Tennis Resorts Online just released their annual “Top 100 Tennis Resorts & Camps” and The Boulders Resort was ranked No. 3 Top Tennis Resort” on the prestigious, 2013 Gold List. “A haunting outcrop of 12-million-year-old rock looms out of the Sonoran Desert beside this 1,300 acre resort in full view from the patio above eight terraced tennis courts (conscientiously managed by the experienced director, Dale Light) --from the Waldorf Astoria Spa, golf courses, pools and restaurants,” wrote Tennis Resorts On-Line editor, Roger Cox. The rankings are a survey from tennis vacationers who rate their experiences at resorts they know first-hand. Those evaluations are then used to determine the annual rankings of the top one-hundred. The survey asked players to assess the tennis staff, instruction, junior tennis and the overall tennis atmosphere. It also included feedback including the

draft from page 1 wasn’t surprised that they were the team that picked me.” Whether he signs a contract with the Indians or elects to go to Central Arizona Junior College in Coolidge was undecided at press time. “I’m supposed to talk business with the scout at some point today,” Wise said. “I’ll listen to what they have to say and talk to my dad and we’ll figure it out. If the opportunity isn’t

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Last month Tennis Resorts Online released their annual “Top 100 Tennis Resorts & Camps” and The Boulders Resort was ranked #3.

quality of services, amenities on and off the court and overall tennis atmosphere from each location. The rankings represent the collective feedback from thousands of vacationing tennis players. The 2013 List of Gold Medal Winners are as follows:

1. Kiawah Island Golf ResortSouth Carolina 2. La Quinta, a Waldorf Astoria Resort-California 3 The Boulders, a Waldorf Astoria Resort-Arizona 4. JW Marriot Desert Springs Resort-California 5. Wild DunesSouth Carolina

there for sure professionally I’ll go to Central Arizona.” The southpaw admitted that he hadn’t given the thought of professional baseball being a real opportunity until the end of last summer. “From there it seemed like every time I pitched there would be scouts watching,” he said. Initially those eyes had a negative impact on Wise. “You knew every time you went out you had to perform,” he said. “The first few times it was really intimidating, but at some point you kind of learn to relax. I got to where I thought it was fun to try and figure out who was watching each day. Now I have no issues pitching in front of scouts or big crowds or anything.” Wise helped the Falcons to a Division – II state tournament appearance during a 14-15 2013 season. Falcons coach Gaetano Gianni said the southpaws

numbers weren’t reflective of the way he pitched during the season. In nine appearances Wise had a 2-4 record with a 3.42 ERA, while striking out 64 batters on the season. Moving forward, Wise, who throws a fastball in the 88 – 91 miles per hour range, said he knows where he needs to improve. “It’s definitely going to be becoming more consistent with my change up and curveball,” he said. Wise said part of him still struggles to believe the opportunities baseball has presented. “It took quite a while before I even thought about it,” he said. “It wasn’t until the last couple seasons that I started realizing my potential.” After receiving word that he had been drafted on Saturday Wise said his family took him out to dinner at Valley Luna to celebrate.


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Sonoran Arts League offers art institute STAFF REPORT

The Summer Art Institute 2013, including painting classes, photography and other artistic pursuits is offering classes from 9 a.m. - noon, Monday - June 20 in the art rooms at Cactus Shadows High School. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from accomplished Sonoran Arts

events from page 8 WEEKLY  Desert Foothills Library offers array of kids programs The Desert Foothills Library is offering a summer lineup of more than 30 free summer programs for kids of all ages from tots to teens. The educational and entertaining children’s events kick off in June and continue throughout the summer. June highlights include: “Yoga for Kids” for ages 5+, “Dinosaurs Exposed” for ages 5-12, “Cowgirl Jan” for ages 0-10, t-shirt making for ages 11+, the “Craig Davis Magic Show” for all ages, and others. Seating is limited and children’s programs fill up quickly. Reservations are not required on most programs, but families are encouraged to arrive early for best parking and best seating. For a complete list of summer programs visit the Desert Foothills Library, click on dfla. org or call 480-488-2286. Black Mountain seeks students for 2013-2014 school year Black Mountain Elementary School, located at 33606 N. 60th Street in Scottsdale is accepting new student registration for the 2013-2014 academic year. Matt Owsley, BMES principal, is asking residents new to the area and parents with new kindergarten students to register prior to June 13th, if possible, in order to ensure optimum teacher to

League artists. The Summer Art Institute, is a collaborative effort of the Sonoran Arts League and Education & Community Service, a department of Cave Creek Unified School District. A week-long course is $95. There are four days of instruction and creating art; with visits to designated artist studios on Fridays to round out the week. Classes being offered

include Fine Art Printmaking with Marty Gibson, Intermediate Digital Photography Techniques with Alan Lowy and Exploration of Painting with Toni Perrin. Cactus Shadows High School is located at 5802 E. Dove Valley Road in Scottsdale. For information go to sites.google.com/site/ summerartinstitute2013 or call 480-575-2440.

student ratio. Open enrollment registration is available. The school offices are open for registration from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday through June 13. The school’s offices are closed from June 14 – July 12 for summer break. During that period, registration is available at the District Office located at 33606 N. 60th, behind the Fine Arts Center on the east end of the south parking lot of BMES. The BMES school office will reopen on July 15th, with summer office hours from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday. For information, go to ccusd93.org/bmes, call the BMES office at 480-5752100, or the District Office at 480-575-2000. Eating disorder class meets in Anthem  A 12-step eating disorder meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m., on Wednesdays at 42104 N. Venture Dr. Ste. D126.  For further information you may call 602-828-9959.  Yoga, Gong therapy offered in New River  Kudalini Yoga classes combined with Gong Therapy from 7 – 9 p.m. every Thursday in New River. The class is offered to both men and women. The class offers an opportunity to explore, celebrate, heal, feel good, while ensuring a safe sacred environment. The class welcomes beginners and intermediate students. Those interested in attending are asked to wear comfy clothing and bring a yoga mat and blanket.  Cost for the class is $10. For

information email rajpal_ kaur@q.com, call 623-910-1096 or go to rajpalkaur.webs.com.  Additionally Kaur offers meditation breathing while being enveloped by the sounds of the Gong the first Tuesday of each month. The class offers participants a chance to feel refreshed, enlivened and at peace throughout their mind and body. Cost is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Bring yoga mat and blanket. Wear comfy clothes. For info call 623-9101096 or 855-538-5683 or go to lifecoachinaz.com.  MONTHLY  Women’s group meets for coffee, inspiration  The North Phoenix Praise and Coffee meets from 7 – 9 p.m., the second Thursday of each month at Yogurt Garden in Anthem.  The non-denominational Christian women’s group gathers to connect, encourage and inspire each other.  For information on the free meetings contact kmoses08@ ymail.com karmannpowell@ gmail.com or go to praiseandcoffeenorthphoenix. com.  Yogurt Garden is located at 39504 N. Daisy Mountain Suite 104 in Anthem.

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page 16   FACEBOOK.COM/THEFOOTHILLS.FOCUS ARIZONA STATE LAND DEPARTMENT 1616 WEST ADAMS STREET PHOENIX, ARIZONA 85007 PUBLIC AUCTION SALE NO. 16-116498 PERPETUAL RIGHT OF WAY EASEMENT Pursuant to A.R.S. Title 37, notice is hereby given that the state of Arizona through its Arizona State Land Department (herein called ASLD), will sell at Public Auction to the highest and best bidder at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at the Arizona State Land Department, 1616 W. Adams, Room 434B, Phoenix, Arizona, a perpetual right of way easement for the purpose of a Public Road and Underground Utilities situated in Maricopa County to wit: TOWNSHIP 5 NORTH, RANGE 2 EAST, G&SRB&M, MARICOPA COUNTY, ARIZONA PARCEL: M&B THRU SESESW, SECTION 14. CONTAINING 0.70 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. PARCEL: M&B THRU N2N2NW; NENENW, SECTION 23. CONTAINING 6.78 ACRES MORE OR LESS. PARCEL: M&B THRU NENENE; N2NENW, SECTION 23. CONTAINING 6.25 ACRES MORE OR LESS. BENEFICIARY: PERMANENT COMMON SCHOOLS (INDEMNITY SELECTION) For a complete legal description of the land, prospective bidders are advised to examine the right of way application file as well as all pertinent files of ASLD. Said right of way easement has been valued at $1,124,796.00 and consists of 13.73 acres, more or less. Additional requirements and conditions of this right of way are available and may be viewed at the Arizona State Land Department, 1616 West Adams Street, Phoenix, Arizona. The complete file associated with the described land is open to public inspection at the ASLD, 1616 West Adams Street, Phoenix, Arizona, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., exclusive of holidays and weekends. Please direct any questions regarding this Public Auction to the Rights of Way Section of the Real Estate Division of ASLD at (602) 542-4098. This auction notice is available on the ASLD’s web site at www.land.state.az.us.

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Buddy, a male Maltese, is a sweetheart. Housebroken and doggie door trained, Buddy will be a great pet for an older child or adult of any age. He is good with other dogs, but prefers female dogs over male dog companionship. He weighs in at 16 pounds. As with all small dogs, Buddy should not be allowed on the bed, couch or other furniture since he could injure himself jumping off. Buddy is available thru Anthem Pets, a non profit 501-c3 serving the North Valley since 2005. Anthem Pets are advocates for lost and found and adoptions, as well as operating Jackass Acres Dog Park located on the frontage road between Anthem and New River. For information on Buddy or other animals email anthempets@yahoo.com, go to anthempets.com, or call 623-5512234. Anthem Pets also operates a Hotline for lost and found 24/7. ARIZONA STATE LAND DEPARTMENT 1616 WEST ADAMS STREET

TERMS OF SALE:

(B) Within 30 days after the auction date the successful bidder must pay the full balance of the amount bid for the right of way and pay a Selling and Administrative Fee of 3% of the purchase price for the right of way less the amount paid under (A) (2) above.

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Each potential bidder must show ASLD’s representative a cashier’s check made payable to the Arizona State Land Department in the amount specified under Terms of Sale Paragraph (A) below. (A) At the time of sale the successful bidder must pay the following by a cashier’s check: (1) The value of the right of way, which is $1,124,796.00; (2) A Selling and Administrative Fee of 3% of the value of the right of way, which is $33,744.00; (3) Reimbursable Estimated Advertising Fee, which is $2,500.00; (4) Reimbursable Appraisal Fee, which is $3,500.00. The total amount due at the time of sale is $1,164,540.00 (less $6,000.00 if the successful bidder is the applicant for a total amount due of $1,158,540.00).

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PHOENIX, ARIZONA 85007 PUBLIC AUCTION SALE NO. 16-52829 PERPETUAL RIGHT OF WAY EASEMENT Pursuant to A.R.S. Title 37, notice is hereby given that the state of Arizona through its Arizona State Land Department (herein called ASLD), will sell at Public Auction to the highest and best bidder at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at the Arizona State Land Department, 1616 W. Adams, Room 434B, Phoenix, Arizona, a perpetual right of way easement for the purpose of Underground Utilities situated in Maricopa County to wit:

TOWNSHIP 5 NORTH, RANGE 4 EAST, G&SRB&M, MARICOPA COUNTY, ARIZONA

(C) No Selling and Administrative Fee shall be collected by ASLD if the successful bidder at auction is the beneficiary of the land trust.

PARCEL:

BENEFICIARY: PERMANENT COMMON SCHOOLS

(D) Within 30 days after the auction date the successful bidder shall be required to pay the actual legal advertising cost, less the amount paid under (A)(3) above.

For a complete legal description of the land, prospective bidders are advised to examine the right of way application file as well as all pertinent files of ASLD.

BIDDING INFORMATION: (A) The time of sale shall be deemed to be the time of declaration of the highest and best bidder. The bidding will begin at the total value of the right of way. A bid for less than the value of the right of way easement or by a party who has not inspected the right of way and/ or the associated files and records of ASLD will not be considered. (B) All bidders must sign an affidavit stating that they have undertaken due diligence in preparation for the auction and that their representative is authorized to bid and bind the bidder. It is the bidder’s responsibility to research the records of local jurisdictions and public agencies regarding this property. (C) Pursuant to A.R.S. §37-240.B, the successful bidder must be authorized to transact business in the state of Arizona no later than three (3) business days after the auction. The successful bidder must sign an affidavit stating it is the successful bidder and sign a Certification Statement pursuant to A.R.S. Title 37 and the Rules of ASLD. (D) If the successful bidder fails to complete the payment as stated in the auction notice together with the additional required fees within 30 days from the auction date, all amounts paid at the time of auction by the successful bidder will be forfeited. (E) In the event of forfeiture, the ASLD Commissioner may declare that the bid placed before the final bid accepted is the highest bid, and that the bidder has five (5) days after notification by ASLD to pay by cashier’s check all amounts due. ADDITIONAL CONDITION Pursuant to A.R.S. 37-214, this sale is subject to approval by the Board of Appeals. GENERAL INFORMATION: The ASLD may cancel this auction in whole or in part at any time prior to the acceptance of a final bid. A protest to this sale must be filed within 30 days after the first day of publication of this announcement and in accordance with A.R.S. §37-301. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting the ADA Coordinator, at (602) 364-0875. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Ruben Ojeda (for) Vanessa Hickman State Land Commissioner March 26, 2013

M&B THRU S2NESESE; E2SESESE, SECTION 36, CONTAINING 1.01 ACRES, MORE OR LESS.

Said right of way easement has been valued at $2,400.00 and consists of 1.01 acres, more or less. Additional requirements and conditions of this right of way are available and may be viewed at the Arizona State Land Department, 1616 West Adams Street, Phoenix, Arizona. The complete file associated with the described land is open to public inspection at the ASLD, 1616 West Adams Street, Phoenix, Arizona, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., exclusive of holidays and weekends. Please direct any questions regarding this Public Auction to the Rights of Way Section of the Real Estate Division of ASLD at (602) 542-4098. This auction notice is available on the ASLD’s web site at www.land.state.az.us. Each potential bidder must show ASLD’s representative a cashier’s check made payable to the Arizona State Land Department in the amount specified under Terms of Sale Paragraph (A) below. TERMS OF SALE: (A) At the time of sale the successful bidder must pay the following by a cashier’s check: (1) The value of the right of way, which is $2,400.00; (2) A Selling and Administrative Fee of 3% of the value of the right of way, which is $72.00; (3) Reimbursable Estimated Advertising Fee, which is $2,500.00. The total amount due at the time of sale is $4,972.00 (less $2,500.00 if the successful bidder is the applicant for a total amount due of $2,472.00). (B) Within 30 days after the auction date the successful bidder must pay the full balance of the amount bid for the right of way and pay a Selling and Administrative Fee of 3% of the purchase price for the right of way less the amount paid under (A) (2) above. (C) No Selling and Administrative Fee shall be collected by ASLD if the successful bidder at auction is the beneficiary of the land trust. (D) Within 30 days after the auction date the successful bidder shall be required to pay the actual legal advertising cost, less the amount paid under (A)(3) above. BIDDING INFORMATION: (A) The time of sale shall be deemed to be the time of declaration of the highest and best bidder. The bidding will begin at the total value of the right of way. A bid for less than the value of the right of way easement or by a party who has not inspected the right of way and/or the associated files and records of ASLD will not be considered. (B) All bidders must sign an affidavit stating that they have undertaken due diligence in preparation for the auction and that their representative is authorized to bid and bind the bidder. It is the bidder’s responsibility to research the records of local jurisdictions and public agencies regarding this property. (C) Pursuant to A.R.S. §37-240.B, the successful bidder must be authorized to transact business in the state of Arizona no later than three (3) business days after the auction. The successful bidder must sign an affidavit stating it is the successful bidder and sign a Certification Statement pursuant to A.R.S. Title 37 and the Rules of ASLD. (D) If the successful bidder fails to complete the payment as stated in the auction notice together with the additional required fees within 30 days from the auction date, all amounts paid at the time of auction by the successful bidder will be forfeited. (E) In the event of forfeiture, the ASLD Commissioner may declare that the bid placed before the final bid accepted is the highest bid, and that the bidder has five (5) days after notification by ASLD to pay by cashier’s check all amounts due. GENERAL INFORMATION: The ASLD may cancel this auction in whole or in part at any time prior to the acceptance of a final bid. A protest to this sale must be filed within 30 days after the first day of publication of this announcement and in accordance with A.R.S. §37-301.

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Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting the ADA Coordinator, at (602) 364-0875. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.

Ruben Ojeda

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Bright and lazy make leaders?

The heat is on

So, last Saturday I’m back on the ball field coaching my 9-year-old boy’s Little League team along with three o t h e r fathers. We lose big. Why? Because it was hot. Yes, I know what you’re O’REILLY thinking: Wasn’t it hot for the other team? Stop with the logic, OK? My team wilted in the fourth inning. In fact, three of the players cried. One missed his mother. I told him the game would be over shortly and she was looking forward to seeing him. He accepted it, but struck out anyway. The right fielder cried when the ball hit his thumb after he booted it. The catcher shed tears when he was called out at first base. Where was Tom Hanks when I needed him? But above all, the heat dominated the game. It was about 90 degrees, and the field was dusty. The kids were appalled. They are used to climate-control. When it’s hot, they stay inside and enjoy the air conditioning. When it’s cold, the house is cozily warm. So

when they are forced to play six innings outside on a scorching day, there is much angst. When I was 9 years old, I was hot all the time in the summer. My tiny Levittown house had no air conditioning, and I slept upstairs directly underneath the tar-infested roof. So one August day, I had the following dialogue with my father: “Dad, could we get air conditioning?” “Why? You have a fan in your room.” “But the fan just blows the hot air around.” “So don’t turn it on.” End of conversation. Later, at the dinner table, my father told my sister and me about how hot it was in Brooklyn where he grew up. At least on Long Island, there’s a “sea breeze.” My sister and I looked confused. The ocean was 15 miles away. Our dog, a German shepherd named Barney, was so hot he didn’t move for hours, lying supine on the linoleum kitchen floor. “I think Barney may be dead,” I told my parents. “Don’t be a wise guy,” my father retorted. We never did get air conditioning until I moved out

in 1971. Then two units arrived. I still hold a grudge. But back to the ball field. We lost the game 12 to 4, but the team really didn’t care. They quickly left the diamond for more comfortable precincts. Most of them are really good kids, far smarter than I was at their age — but far softer, as well. America is a place where you can succeed no matter who you are. I am proof of that. But you must work very hard and be willing to endure pain. You must set a goal and win in the marketplace, no matter the air temperature. You must pay the price for success. These kids don’t know that. But they do know two things. First, they don’t want to be hot. And second, they don’t have to be. Veteran TV news anchor Bill O’Reilly is host of the Fox News show “The O’Reilly Factor” and author of the book “Pinheads and Patriots: Where You Stand in the Age of Obama.” To find out more about Bill O’Reilly, and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate web page at www. creators.com. This column originates on the website www.billoreilly.com.

We who live in Washington are admittedly a little defensive about this city we call home. Be honest — you would be, too, if the nation’s elec ted leaders won their high SHIELDS offices by repeatedly running campaigns that bellowed how much they, and all right-thinking Americans, distrusted and despised Your Hometown. Strange as it might seem, we Washingtonians can be a little puritanical about our work. Let me explain. We don’t really make anything here. We don’t grow corn or wheat. We don’t make cars, computers or movies. Sometimes when people have trouble measuring output, they instead measure input. What did you do yesterday, Mark? “Well, I got here at 7 a.m. and did not leave until almost 9 p.m. “So, if I can’t tell you exactly what I did, I can at least tell you how long I didn’t do it. But to understand Washington’s basic industry, the national political leadership, it helps to be familiar with Gen. Helmuth von Moltke, who from 1858 until 1888 was the chief of the German General Staff, which would become, under his leadership, the standard for all modern armies. He developed the von Moltke Grid, under which he divided his entire office corps into one of four categories: 1) the mentally dull and the physically lazy, 2) the Mentally Dull and the Physically Energetic, 3) the Mentally Bright and the Physically Energetic and 4) the Mentally Bright and the Physically Lazy. The officers assigned to the first group, the Mentally Dull and the Physically Lazy, were obviously not candidates for the general staff. But there are in any organization repetitive tasks to be performed to which members of this subdivision could be assigned. The single most dangerous category in the military, or any other major organization, is the Mentally Dull and the Physically Energetic. He is both feckless and tireless. Having fouled up three

assignments long before noon, he is cheerfully seeking new challenges to fail. This type who requires constant and vigilant adult supervision is not really a possibility for retention, let alone promotion. The Mentally Bright and the Physically Energetic would not, under the von Moltke test, qualify to become a commanding officer. Instead, they were picked to become the staff officers who, while capable of seeing the sixth side of a four-sided problem, were, with their total attention to detail, compulsive micro-managers. That left for candidates for eventual elevation to the general staff and positions of ultimate command the Mentally Bright and the Physically Lazy. These are the individuals who are so bright that they understand the problems and see what must be done, but lazy enough to figure out the easiest, least complicated way to do it. He is capable of successfully delegating. So how do our presidents rate under von Moltke? Military scholar Dennis Showalter, a professor of history at Colorado College, once told me he thought Dwight Eisenhower the ideal: “George Patton thought he was a better general than Ike. Montgomery knew he was a better general than Ike. Omar Bradley thought he was a better general than Ike. But Ike alone was able to manage and to command all of them — along with the Navy and the Air Force and the allies.” Lou Cannon, the respected biographer of Ronald Reagan, who covered the Gipper from Sacramento through two White House terms, made the strong case that Reagan was in fact bright, but that, like many other septuagenarians, he was not curious. Jimmy Carter, with his Annapolis training and his managing the schedule on the White House tennis courts, was the quintessential Bright and too Energetic. And President Barack Obama? Let us stipulate that he is Mentally Bright, but if he is Physically Lazy, he has yet to figure out the easiest, least complicated way to get it done under the von Moltke grid.

To find out more about Mark Shields and read his past columns, visit the Creators webpage at www.creators.com.

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ARIZONA STATE LAND DEPARTMENT 1616 WEST ADAMS STREET PHOENIX, ARIZONA 85007 PUBLIC AUCTION SALE NO. 16-113560-00-001 PERPETUAL RIGHT OF WAY EASEMENT Pursuant to A.R.S. Title 37, notice is hereby given that the state of Arizona through its Arizona State Land Department (herein called ASLD), will sell at Public Auction to the highest and best bidder at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at the Arizona State Land Department, 1616 W. Adams, Room 434B, Phoenix, Arizona, a perpetual right of way easement for the purpose of a Public Road and Underground Utilities situated in Maricopa County to wit:

TOWNSHIP 4 NORTH, RANGE 4 EAST, G&SRB&M, MARICOPA COUNTY, ARIZONA

PARCEL: M&B THRU TRACT 1, BLOCK 1; TRACT 36, BLOCK 4 IN STATE PLAT 24 AMENDED, SECTION 16. CONTAINING 5.74 ACRES, MORE OR LESS.

PARCEL: M&B THRU TRACT 2, BLOCK 1; TRACT 31, BLOCK 4 IN STATE PLAT 24 AMENDED, SECTION 21. CONTAINING 3.59 ACRES MORE OR LESS.

BENEFICIARY: PERMANENT COMMON SCHOOLS

PERMANENT COMMON SCHOOLS (INDEMNITY SELECTION)

For a complete legal description of the land, prospective bidders are advised to examine the right of way application file as well as all pertinent files of ASLD. Said right of way easement has been valued at $2,400.00 and consists of 9.33 acres, more or less.

Pursuant to A.R.S. Title 37, notice is hereby given that the state of Arizona through its Arizona State Land Department (herein called ASLD), will sell at Public Auction to the highest and best bidder at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at the Arizona State Land Department, Room 434B, Phoenix, Arizona, a perpetual right of way easement for the purpose of a Non-Motorized Public Access Trail situated in Maricopa County to wit:

Additional requirements and conditions of this right of way are available and may be viewed at the Arizona State Land Department, 1616 West Adams Street, Phoenix, Arizona.

TOWNSHIP 6 NORTH, RANGE 3 EAST, G&SRB&M, MARICOPA COUNTY, ARIZONA

Each potential bidder must show ASLD’s representative a cashier’s check made payable to the Arizona State Land Department in the amount specified under Terms of Sale Paragraph (A) below.

PARCEL: MORE OR LESS.

M&B THRU N2N2SW, SECTION 15, CONTAINING 0.57 ACRES,

PARCEL: MORE OR LESS.

M&B THRU N2N2SE, SECTION 16, CONTAINING 0.49 ACRES,

BENEFICIARY: PERMANENT COMMON SCHOOLS,

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For a complete legal description of the land, prospective bidders are advised to examine the right of way application file as well as all pertinent files of ASLD. Said right of way easement has been valued at $15,741.00 and consists of 1.06 acres, more or less. Additional requirements and conditions of this right of way are available and may be viewed at the Arizona State Land Department, 1616 West Adams Street, Phoenix, Arizona. The complete file associated with the described land is open to public inspection at the ASLD, 1616 West Adams Street, Phoenix, Arizona, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., exclusive of holidays and weekends. Please direct any questions regarding this Public Auction to the Rights of Way Section of the Real Estate Division of ASLD at (602) 542-4098. This auction notice is available on the ASLD’s web site at www.land.state.az.us. Each potential bidder must show ASLD’s representative a cashier’s check made payable to the Arizona State Land Department in the amount specified under Terms of Sale Paragraph (A) below. TERMS OF SALE:

The complete file associated with the described land is open to public inspection at the ASLD, 1616 West Adams Street, Phoenix, Arizona, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., exclusive of holidays and weekends. Please direct any questions regarding this Public Auction to the Rights of Way Section of the Real Estate Division of ASLD at (602) 542-4098. This auction notice is available on the ASLD’s web site at www.land.state.az.us.

TERMS OF SALE: (A) At the time of sale the successful bidder must pay the following by a cashier’s check: (1) The value of the right of way, which is $2,400.00; (2) A Selling and Administrative Fee of 3% of the value of the right of way, which is $72.00; (3) Reimbursable Estimated Advertising Fee, which is $2,500.00. The total amount due at the time of sale is $4,972.00 (less $2,500.00 and less $2,400.00 for Advance Deposit into suspense if the successful bidder is the applicant for a total amount due of $72.00). (B) Within 30 days after the auction date the successful bidder must pay the full balance of the amount bid for the right of way and pay a Selling and Administrative Fee of 3% of the purchase price for the right of way less the amount paid under (A) (2) above. (C) No Selling and Administrative Fee shall be collected by ASLD if the successful bidder at auction is the beneficiary of the land trust. (D) Within 30 days after the auction date the successful bidder shall be required to pay the actual legal advertising cost, less the amount paid under (A)(3) above. BIDDING INFORMATION: (A) The time of sale shall be deemed to be the time of declaration of the highest and best bidder. The bidding will begin at the total value of the right of way. A bid for less than the value of the right of way easement or by a party who has not inspected the right of way and/or the associated files and records of ASLD will not be considered. (B) All bidders must sign an affidavit stating that they have undertaken due diligence in preparation for the auction and that their representative is authorized to bid and bind the bidder. It is the bidder’s responsibility to research the records of local jurisdictions and public agencies regarding this property. (C) Pursuant to A.R.S. §37-240.B, the successful bidder must be authorized to transact business in the state of Arizona no later than three (3) business days after the auction. The successful bidder must sign an affidavit stating it is the successful bidder and sign a Certification Statement pursuant to A.R.S. Title 37 and the Rules of ASLD.

(A) At the time of sale the successful bidder must pay the following by a cashier’s check: (1) The value of the right of way, which is $15,741.00; (2) A Selling and Administrative Fee of 3% of the value of the right of way, which is $472.00; (3) Reimbursable Estimated Advertising Fee, which is $2,500.00; (4) Reimbursable Appraisal Fee, which is $1,500.00. The total amount due at the time of sale is $20,213.00 (less $4,000.00 and less $15,741.00 for Advance Deposit into suspense if the successful bidder is the applicant for a total amount due of $472.00).

(D) If the successful bidder fails to complete the payment as stated in the auction notice together with the additional required fees within 30 days from the auction date, all amounts paid at the time of auction by the successful bidder will be forfeited.

(B) Within 30 days after the auction date the successful bidder must pay the full balance of the amount bid for the right of way and pay a Selling and Administrative Fee of 3% of the purchase price for the right of way less the amount paid under (A) (2) above.

The ASLD may cancel this auction in whole or in part at any time prior to the acceptance of a final bid.

(C) No Selling and Administrative Fee shall be collected by ASLD if the successful bidder at auction is the beneficiary of the land trust. (D) Within 30 days after the auction date the successful bidder shall be required to pay the actual legal advertising cost, less the amount paid under (A)(3) above. BIDDING INFORMATION: (A) The time of sale shall be deemed to be the time of declaration of the highest and best bidder. The bidding will begin at the total value of the right of way. A bid for less than the value of the right of way easement or by a party who has not inspected the right of way and/or the associated files and records of ASLD will not be considered. (B) All bidders must sign an affidavit stating that they have undertaken due diligence in preparation for the auction and that their representative is authorized to bid and bind the bidder. It is the bidder’s responsibility to research the records of local jurisdictions and public agencies regarding this property. (C) Pursuant to A.R.S. §37-240.B, the successful bidder must be authorized to transact business in the state of Arizona no later than three (3) business days after the auction. The successful bidder must sign an affidavit stating it is the successful bidder and sign a Certification Statement pursuant to A.R.S. Title 37 and the Rules of ASLD. (D) If the successful bidder fails to complete the payment as stated in the auction notice together with the additional required fees within 30 days from the auction date, all amounts paid at the time of auction by the successful bidder will be forfeited. (E) In the event of forfeiture, the ASLD Commissioner may declare that the bid placed before the final bid accepted is the highest bid, and that the bidder has five (5) days after notification by ASLD to pay by cashier’s check all amounts due. GENERAL INFORMATION: The ASLD may cancel this auction in whole or in part at any time prior to the acceptance of a final bid. A protest to this sale must be filed within 30 days after the first day of publication of this announcement and in accordance with A.R.S. §37-301. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting the ADA Coordinator, at (602) 364-0875. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.

Ruben Ojeda

(for) Vanessa Hickman

State Land Commissioner

March 26, 2013

(E) In the event of forfeiture, the ASLD Commissioner may declare that the bid placed before the final bid accepted is the highest bid, and that the bidder has five (5) days after notification by ASLD to pay by cashier’s check all amounts due. GENERAL INFORMATION: A protest to this sale must be filed within 30 days after the first day of publication of this announcement and in accordance with A.R.S. §37-301. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting the ADA Coordinator, at (602) 364-0875. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.

Ruben Ojeda

(for) Vanessa Hickman

State Land Commissioner

March 26, 2013

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Secluded 3bed/2ba home, 1+ acre, private well, 2-car garage, 4-horse mare motel, tack room, next to state land. $1,500. New River 602-799-5653. Sun City on the golf course. 2 bed, 2 bath, kitchen, living room, large patio, beautiful view, 2 fenced yards for dog. $550 per month, utilities included, no smoking inside house. 55 and over community. 623-875-0661 Real Estate ADVERTISE YOUR HOME, property or business for sale in 85 AZ newspapers. Reach over 1 million readers for ONLY $330! Call this newspaper or visit: www.classified-arizona. com. (AzCAN)

Land For Sale AZ STATEWIDE LENDER REPO LAND SALE. Prescott Area, Ruger Ranch, 36 AC, $54,900, privacy, end of road location, great views; Show Low Area, Windsor Valley Ranch, 6 AC, $19,900, county maintained roads; Cabin on 8.9 AC $89,500, completely renovated w/2 bedrooms; Safford Area, Eureka Springs Ranch, 36 AC, $19,900, great views, easy access. Financing available. Beautiful land. Priced for quick sale. Buy for pennies on the dollar. Call AZLR. ADWR Report available. 888-903-0988. (AzCAN) 38 WILDERNESS RANCH, $193 month. Prime 38 acre cabin site atop evergreen wooded ridge overlooking wilderness valley in

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Livestock & Supplies TRIPLE R HORSE RESCUE is a 501(c)3 non profit organization. We rehabilitate and adopt out local horses that have been abused, neglected or rescued from slaughter. We are in need of donations and sponsors to help with feed and vet care. Volunteer opportunities are also available. For further info, please call 602-396-8726. VOLUNTEER-SPONSORADOPT! Dreamchaser Horse Rescue offers a myriad of volunteer opportunities. Please consider joining our Dreamchaser family! We need animal lovers who are willing to help with everything from ranch chores to fundraising! We have sanctuary horses who need sponsors, and horses available for adoption. Come see us: www.dreamchaserhorserescue. org or Susan at 623-910-6530 Free delivery of shavings, cow & horse mixturegreat for arenas or fertilizer 480-595-0211 Saddle & Tack Repairs. Western & English plus Racing saddle too. 30 years exp. Buy-Sell-Trade. 23yrs same location. Circle Mtn Rd & 18th St. 623-465-7286 MISC Free delivery of shavings, cow & horse mixture-great for arenas or fertilizer 480-595-0211 WANT TO TRADE: Ford Lug Pattern. 4-P275/55 R 20 Goodyear Eagles w/ chrome wheels for 4-P265/70 R 16 Michelins w/ chrome wheels. 623-374-5830 Lv message 2 – Billiards Cues. 2 piece 21oz Dufferin Banner & 21oz McDermot, cases included, $250 each obo. 623-551-5803 Vermeer Flatbed trailer. 8x12 with fold down ramps. Heavy duty, 3 axle, new tires, lights, wiring & chains. $2000 obo 928-910-2290 Free Hot Tub, needs heater, you pick up. 14pc – 7 7/8in X 10ft pipe. 6pc – 2in x 6in x 15ft Ibeam. Metal shelves, plus more. No honest offer refused. 623-374-9576 Misc Wanted Free Clean fill dirt wanted near New River and Circle Mtn. roads. Some rocks OK 847-738-1194 Wanted: CASH PAID for guns, wagon wheels, wagons, anvils, wooden barrels, western antiques. 623-742-0369 / 602-214-5692

Pets & Supplies Rattlesnake proof your dog now. Snake proofing for all breeds of dogs. New River location. 480-215-1776 www.vipervoidance.com REMEMBER TO ADOPT! Maricopa County Animal Care and Control 602-506-PETS. www.pets.maricopa.gov Sheltie & Collie rescue have beautiful dogs for adoption. 480-488-5711 SundustSDA @aol.com Services Offered Dave’s Mobile Trailer Service - Inspect / Repair / Replace - Grease Seals, Bearings, Magnets, Brakes & Weld & Electrical Repairs. www. davesmobiletrailerservice. com 602-361-6551 SUMMER SPECIAL: $250.00 for individual Will package. Legal Document preparer 623-282-1377. QUICK - EASY - EFFICIENT! Other legal documents available too. Summer Tutoring: 20 sessions, $600, completed between 6/1 and 8/31, math review, reading/vocabulary development, creative/ technical writing, certified teacher, your home, call Michele 602-292-3305 Yoga: 20 sessions, $375, completed between 6/1 and 8/31; increase flexibility/ strength, de-stress/improve sleep, be happy! Your home, certified instructor, call Michele 602-292-3305 HOME WATCH & CONCIERGE FOR PART-TIME RESIDENTS Leave this summer knowing that Your property is being cared for. Local, Reliable, Bonded & Insured www. northvalleyhomeservices. com 480-567-6029 STEEL BUILDINGS

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