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December 25, 2013 • Vol. 12, No.6

• Anthem

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Sheriff Joe Arpaio attends court-ordered meeting Eric Quade Editor

Of the many court-ordered meetings held simultaneously Saturday morning between the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and the communities it polices, Sheriff Joe Arpaio made a surprise appearance at the one taking place in the town of Cave Creek. The meetings, also held in Avondale, Fountain Hills, Mesa, Queen Creek and Sun City, were scheduled as a result of U.S. District Judge Murray Snow’s ruling that the sheriff’s office was unjustly targeting the Latino community. The judge ordered MCSO to conduct community outreach meetings like these in order to boost public confidence in the agency. Arpaio, who has made a name for himself following his toughon-illegal-immigration policies, appeared dismissive of the courtordered meetings’ significance in an interview just prior to the Cave Creek meeting’s commencement. “I’ve been fighting illegal immigration for about 6 years,” he said. “Very proud of our record. Lots of politics involved. Department of Justice been after me since (President Barack) Obama took office … We don’t racial profile. My deputies are not racist.” Arpaio said he didn’t agree with Judge Snow’s ruling and is appealing the decision, but he also suggested there was a positive side to the mandatory meetings, which will take place annually. “It’s not a bad idea. I was going to do it anyway,” the sheriff

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said. “Have meetings like this where—forget the immigration thing—but just able to answer questions to the public.” Besides media and law enforcement representatives, the meeting in Cave Creek started out with one person in the audience. By the time it ended an hour later, five members of the public were in attendance. The meeting involved Captain Dante Proto reading a prepared statement—a seven-page history of the court case that had led to the mandatory public outreach efforts. It highlighted several legal procedures surrounding the case, policy changes at MCSO following the judge’s ruling and a number of other points. One item that received a considerable amount of attention was the implementation of new technologies such as electronic ticketing. Law enforcement officials stated that, in the past, there was no documentation produced to track statistics on any verbal warnings officers gave. Now, even if no ticket is issued, a receipt is still produced. Lieutenant Kip Rustenburg said that the technology will not only make MCSO more efficient,

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By the book — Complying with a judge’s ruling, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office held a community outreach meeting in Cave Creek Dec. 21. Captain Dante Proto (center) took the lead for Saturday’s meeting, and the sheriff responded to questions from the audience.

Survey seeks Anthem time capsule input The committee handling Anthem’s 15th anniversary celebration wants public input on what should be placed in the time capsule that will be buried during the new Anthem Civic Building’s grand opening in late January. Thematically, the committee is searching for items representing Anthem that are either current or date back as far as 1999. The time capsule hasn’t arrived yet, but its dimensions are estimated at 24-by-24-by-24. In addition to fresh ideas that the public can dream up and submit to the committee for consideration, the online survey available at onlineatanthem.com allows Anthem residents—past and present—to choose from a prepared list of mementos that could be buried in the time capsule and then reopened a decade later. These listed survey options include a jersey, tech gadgets, a newspaper and others.

Those wishing to pitch their ideas are encouraged to act swiftly because the online survey will only be active for a few weeks— approximately until mid-January. Memory book submissions In connection with Anthem’s 15th anniversary celebration, the Anthem Community Council is also collecting materials to be included in a “memory book.” Memory book items are meant to depict Anthem’s growth over the years and can range from photos, to newspaper stories, to marketing/development materials. Testimonials regarding Anthem’s significance will also be accepted. Just like the time capsule survey, past and present Anthem residents may provide memory book content suggestions via the onlineatanthem. com website. Entries may also be emailed directly to memorybook@ anthemcouncil.com. The deadline for memory book submissions is May 30.

Balloon festival floats into Cave Creek The fifth annual Cave Creek Balloon Festival will take place Jan. 4 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Rancho Mañana golf course. The Cave Creek Balloon Festival will feature live music by local bands, such as the Kards, a kids’ zone, as well as food, beverages, cocktails and wine. Locally brewed Four Peaks beer will be available for purchase, too. At 6 p.m., the driving range at Rancho Mañana will be filled with brightly colored and whimsically shaped balloons, including the new “Bud E. Beaver” balloon. The flying Arizona Skyhawks will descend from 7,500 feet with special suits outfitted with pyrotechnics at about 8:30 p.m. General admission tickets are available online or at the gate and cost $10 for adults, $5 for ages 12 and under; children 2 and under enter for free. Want to be entertained and support education at the same time? Ten percent of online ticket sales proceeds for the balloon festival will benefit the Cave Creek Uni-

fied School District, and the school with highest ticket sales will receive an additional $500. Online tickets are at purplepass.com/CaveCreekFestival. VIP tickets are also available at the website and include event admission, a gourmet buffet from Tonto Bar & Grill (4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.), private cash bar, heated tent, mushroom heaters and private restrooms. VIP tickets are $60 for adults and $25 for ages 12 and under. VIP tickets must be purchased by Dec. 31. All parking will be at the center of town, 38406 N. Schoolhouse Rd. in Cave Creek. The $5 parking fee includes shuttle service to and from the event and proceeds will go to CCUSD. No lawn chairs, dogs or outside food or beverages will be allowed at the event, and all activities will be dependent on the weather. ATMs are available on-site. Making this year’s event possible are Sanderson Lincoln & Ford, Tonto Bar & Grill, Aerial Solutions and Valerie’s Fine Furniture.


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Community Events SATURDAY Classic car gathering Venues Café in Carefree will play host to a “Cruiz-In” Dec. 28, featuring classic, collectible and high-end specialty cars and hot rods. Car enthusiasts are encouraged to bring their four-wheeled eye candy— motorcycles are also welcome—or stop by to see neighbors’ prized possessions on display. Venues will be serving up food, too, as early as 8 a.m. SUNDAY Square dancing lessons Curious about square dancing? Drop by Pioneer Village at 3901 W. Pioneer Rd. in Phoenix at 3 p.m. Dec. 22 for beginning square dancing lessons. No experience necessary. For those who have the basics down, mainstream level dancing lessons start at 4:30 p.m. More info on these square dancing lessons is available by emailing dianneshowalter1@yahoo.com or calling 623-329-9549. WEDNESDAY On Jan. 1, Cave Creek Municipal Court will be closing in connection with its merger with the Carefree Municipal Court. The public is advised to direct all applicable court appearances, mail and telephone calls to the newly formed Carefree-Cave Creek Consolidated Court, located at 100 Easy St. in Carefree. Mail should be sent to P.O. box 5705. The phone and fax numbers for the consolidated court are 480-488-1689 and 480-595-9610, respectively. EARLY NEXT MONTH Windows 8.1 class Get the rundown on how to run the latest, touch-based Windows operating system at 9 a.m. Jan. 2 at Desert Foothills Library. Participants are asked to bring a laptop to the training session if possible. Watoto Children’s Choir At 7:30 p.m. Jan. 9, the Uganda-based Watoto Children’s Choir will be performing at Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, 25150 N. Pima Rd. in Scottsdale. Their joyful performances are a unique blend of native African rhythms, contemporary gospel music and ethnic dance. The choir has traveled internationally since 1994, acting as ambassadors to raise awareness of the more than 50 million orphaned and vulnerable children of Africa. Local music at library From 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 11, enjoy an afternoon of old time, mountain and Celtic music with Sixty Some Odd Acres. The local all-strings band, made up of women aged 60 and older, will be performing without charge at Desert Broom Library in Cave Creek, 29710 N. Cave Creek Rd. Beethoven’s symphonies Brent Hylton, musical director of the Pinnacle Concert Series, will present a crash course on Beethoven’s nine symphonies Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. in the chapel at Pinnacle Presbyterian Church. Learn the stories behind these groundbreaking works that have been crowd-pleasers for more than 200 years. WEEKLY Farmers market The Arizona Community Farmers Market is held on Sundays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at Anthem Community Park. The free event includes vendors of organic and seasonal crops, plants, seeds, grass-fed beef, pork, lamb, goat, fresh local eggs, cheeses, butters, jams, jellies, pickles, tamales, sauces, freshly

baked artisan breads, pastries and more. Read to Sioux Pooh Children, along with a favorite adult, are invited to Desert Broom Library every Tuesday at 3 p.m. to read to Sioux Pooh the therapy dog. A 2010 study found that children in reading programs that used therapy dogs developed reading skills up to 20 percent faster than without. Stories in Cave Creek From 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. every Thursday, Desert Foothills Library in Cave Creek hosts “Little Ones Story Time.” The program is geared toward newborns and children up to 36 months in age. The library also has a story time program for toddlers, which is held every Tuesday from 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Toddler Time Toddlers, accompanied by a favorite adult are invited to enjoy interactive stories, songs and games that encourage emerging language skills every Wednesday at Desert Broom Library. The program starts at 11:30 a.m. and is aimed at children aged 24 to 36 months. Networking group AmSpirit Business Connections is national organization consisting of sales representatives, entrepreneurs, and professionals which provides a forum for its members to exchange qualified referrals with others in the group. The Greater Scottsdale Chapter of AmSpirit meets every Wednesday 8 a.m.-9:15 a.m. at the offices of Homeowners Financial Group located at 16427 N. Scottsdale Road, No. 280 in Scottsdale. Prospective new members and visitors are welcome to attend. Family Storytime Children of all ages, with an adult in tow, are welcome Thursdays at Desert Broom Library to share books, stories, songs and rhymes in a fun, interactive program that builds early literacy skills. The library is located at Cave Creek Road and Tatum Boulevard. Babytime Fridays Babies up to 24 months in age, accompanied by an adult, can explore pre-literacy skills through songs and stories at Desert Broom Library. Programs start at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Each 20-minute program is followed by an unstructured 30-minute playtime. Crafting Adults wishing to knit, crochet, tat, macramé or do just about anything that has to do with fiber are invited to North Valley Regional Library’s “Made by Hand” program every Thursday at 1 p.m. Bring projects, books and patterns, accomplishments and knowledge to share with others. Learn something new about your own craft, or pick up another craft (or stitch) that has piqued your interest. Or come and spend a couple of leisurely hours doing something you love to do or would like to learn and, in the process, make new friendships. Friday night meals The Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 1796 in Black Canyon City is serving up meals every Friday night. The public is welcome to attend. Homework help Teen volunteers are available Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Desert Broom Library to help elementary school-aged children with homework assignments and study skills.

Yoga nidra, gong therapy Every Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Yoga Breeze in Cave Creek is a yoga nidra and gong therapy class led by Christine Thomas and gong master Rajpal Kaur. Those interested in attending should wear comfy clothing. Cost for the class is $10. Yoga Breeze is located at 4705 E. Carefree Hwy. Ste. 11. Call 480- 595-2855 for more information. Age-appropriate story times Every Tuesday at 9:15 a.m. or 11 a.m., North Valley Regional Library in Anthem invites preschoolers ages 3-6 to the Story Time Room to enjoy stories, rhymes, music, movement and more as they build

their early literacy skills and develop a love of reading. For toddlers ages 18-36 months, Story Time Room hosts Wednesday programming at 9:15 a.m. that includes stories, songs and finger plays for children and their parent or caregiver. Also on Wednesdays, Story Time Room is the place to be for the 0-18-monthold crowd. This “Baby Time” starts promptly at 11 a.m. Programming includes books, lap-sit songs and rhymes, puppets, music and shakers and the parachute. Learn tips to build a foundation for reading. Playtime follows the regular program.

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Ho, ho, hold the mistletoe close to me There are only a few shopping days left, so what are we to do? Stop spending and start kissing! Perhaps we could linger under the mistletoe with someone special. That ancient Scandinavian god de ss of love, Frigga, might be considered the instigator behind this “kissing t r a d i t i o n .” She evidently BLUHM was so enthralled with the secret powers of what would happen when a couple stood under the mistletoe that it was almost considered scandalous. Christian priests banned hanging mistletoe, due to its idolatrous association and it was considered a “pagan ritual” to be avoided. Hence, holly replaced mistletoe, until gradually, romance prevailed. Have you wondered why you might have a tree in your house during the holidays? The Germans in 700 AD started

this tradition, picked up by the English and Americans in the 1800s. In 1880, Woolworths’s Drug Stores sold the first manufactured Christmas ornaments in the world – and they were a huge hit. Hey, it was better (and safer) than the centuries old tradition of placing lighted candles on the tree. At the turn of the century, the first electric lights were designed especially for evergreens, and since then no tree has been complete without strings of lights. Yes, there really is a Santa Claus. That question, posed by those skeptics and scrooges, has been answered eloquently numerous times. Santa is the distant relative of the fourth century saint – Saint Nicholas. His giving spirit and magical ways have become legend, but also gladdens the hearts of children all over the world. No population explosion, lack of chimneys, remote locations, inclement weather or other obstacles can stop him from

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events from page 3 MONTHLY Writing workshops Desert Foothills Library has two monthly workshops catering to writers. The first Friday of each month, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., author and publisher Patricia Brooks, founder of the Scottsdale Society of Women Writers, leads a workshop on how to write non-fiction books that position the author—you— as an expert on a particular topic. Then on the first Monday of each month, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., a memoir writing group meets to establish goals, set personal writing schedules, share stories and receive constructive feedback. For memoir group guidelines, email Elena Pavlova at elepavlova@mac. com. Both writing workshops have limited seating. Call 480-488-2286 to register. NR/DHCA meeting The New River/Desert Hills Community Association hosts two meetings each month. A community meeting is held every second Tuesday of the month, 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m., at the Daisy Mountain Fire Station. Then on the second Friday each month, the group convenes its town hall meeting from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Tramonto Fire Station. Meetings feature local guest speakers on an array of topics. Peaceful spirit women’s group The last Friday of every month, Peaceful Spirit Enrichment Center in New River hosts its monthly women’s gathering. Members of the group share their journey with each other, gaining insight and inspiration. A $10-$15 donation

is suggested, though no one is turned away for lack of funds. For more info, contact Melanie Dunlap at 623-465-5875, melanie@ peacefulspiritcenter.com or visit the online calendar at PeacefulSpriritCenter.com. Library hosts foreign film Desert Foothills Library will host a different foreign film from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., one Monday each month. For information on the coming events go to dlfa.org. Desert Foothills Library is located at 38443 North Schoolhouse Road in Cave Creek. New River Kiwanis The first and third Wednesday of every month, New River Kiwanis hold their regular meetings at the New River Kiwanis Community Park, 48606 N. 17th Ave. The civic organization is geared toward helping children and is always looking for new members to get involved. Music at Desert Broom Library The second Saturday of every month, Desert Broom Library invites musicians to come and perform live acoustic numbers between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Music should be family friendly. Bring fliers or other means to advertise your group. If interested in performing, email Kimberly at hickinbotham@phoenix.gov or talk to a librarian for more info. Cards, board games social The third Tuesday each month at Desert Foothills Library in Cave Creek is designated for a cards and board games social for adults from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The library has lots of games to choose from including cards,

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Crossroads of Christmas, law

Christmas is a religious holiday designed to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ; but the origin of Christmas or “Christ’s Mass” is somewhat obscure. It became part of the liturgical ca lenda r by t radition, and St. Francis of Assisi williams allegedly in-

troduced the nativity scene as a symbolic representation of the birth of Jesus. While Jesus Christ clearly commanded his followers to remember his death and to celebrate his resurrection, to the best of my knowledge, he did not request that we commemorate his birth. Even so, Christmas now means many different things to many different people, but what happens when it is used as a search term in legal data bases? Type “Christmas” as a search term into the Library of Congress’

ARIZONA STATE LAND DEPARTMENT 1616 WEST ADAMS STREET PHOENIX, ARIZONA 85007 PUBLIC AUCTION SALE NO. 16-106041-00-002 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, March 4, 2014, at the Arizona State Land Department, 1616 W. Adams, Room 434B, Phoenix, Arizona, a perpetual right of way easement for the purpose of a Service 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 MF3 IN STATE PLAT 55, 2ND AMD., SECTION 34. CONTAINING 0.04 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. BENEFICIARY: PERMANENT COMMON SCHOOLS (INDEMNITY SELECTIONS) 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 $22,857.00 and consists of 0.04 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.azland.gov. 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 $22,857.00; (2) A Selling and Administrative Fee of 3% of the value of the right of way, which is $686.00; (3) Reimbursable Estimated Advertising Fee, which is $2,500.00; (4) Reimbursable Appraisal Fee, which is $2,000.00. The total amount due at the time of sale is $28,043.00 (less $4,500.00 if the successful bidder is the applicant for a total amount due of $23,543.00). (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. 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 December 5, 2013

legislative website, and you might find an amendment to the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013. The purpose of the amendment was to continue to not tax Christmas trees. The amendment was offered by a congressman from Indiana. It failed by a vote of 197 to 227. Congress later added a 15 cent tax on cut Christmas trees that would be used to set up a Christmas Tree Promotion Board. It may, or may not, end up in the final version of what is known as the “Farm Bill.” Type “Christmas” as a search term into a database of Arizona appellate cases, and 236 cases will pop up. Unfortunately, many of them deal with child custody issues. In a labor law database, there is a heading called, “Annotations to Failure to Give Christmas Party.” One of the cases held that if an employer maintains the practice of holding a Christmas party and issues gifts to employees at Christmas, then he commits an unfair labor practice if he refuses to pay for a Christmas party and denies customary Christmas gifts to employees in reprisal for their selecting a union as their bargaining agent. While Christmas is a “legal” holiday, hopefully no part of your Christmas season will involve lawyers, judges, pleadings or courtrooms. Stay safe and have a very merry Christmas. Judge Gerald Williams is the justice of the peace for the North Valley Justice Court. His column appears monthly in The Foothills Focus.

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Magic Repairs LLC L-1880100-0 The address of the known place of business is: 11 E.Bell Rd. #321 Phoenix, AZ 85022 The name and street address of the Statutory Agent is: Grigor Papazyan 11 E.Bell Rd. #321 Phoenix, AZ 85022 Management of the limited liability company is reserved to the members. The names and addresses of each person who is a member are: Grigor Papazyan 100% Published in The Foothils Focus Dec. 18, 25, 2013 and Jan 8, 2014

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Christ’s Church of the Valley concluded its “Family to Family” service project last week by delivering 13,175 boxes of food to 119 elementary, middle and high schools in the Phoenix metropolitan area, including t he De e r Va l le y Un i f ied School District. “Family to Family” provided food assistance to 4,253 families last year, and CCV and its partners set out with a goal of reaching 30 percent more families this year. Not only did they meet that goal, but they also surpassed it handily by supplying a total of 6,588 families with enough to eat for the upcoming 2-week winter break. “At CCV, we want to make a difference in our communities. Our ‘Family to Family’ project was a collaborative effort by dedicated staff, members and volunteers to deliver muchneeded food to families for the upcoming 2-week Christmas break,” said the Rev. Don

Wilson of CCV. “Although we increased our goals by 30 percent over last year, the generosity of those who gave exceeded our expectations.” In addition to the program’s growth over last year within CC V, t he 2013 Fam i ly to Family initiative involved a number of other local churches and community groups that joined forces to extend the reach valleywide. T hese chu rches i nclude Refinery, Lincoln Heights, New City Church, First Christian C hu r c h a nd O p e n D o o r

Fellowship, as well as a number of smaller businesses and civic groups. During the weeks of Dec. 9 and Dec. 16, CCV staff and volunteers delivered boxes of food to schools in the Deer Valley, Cartwright, Dysart, M e s a , P a r a d i s e Va l l e y, Pe n d e r g a s t , Pe o r i a a n d Washington school districts. T he chu rch’s 21,0 0 0 -plu s members purchased, boxed and delivered the food to each of CCV’s four campuses during weekend services beginning in late November.

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ARIZONA STATE LAND DEPARTMENT 1616 WEST ADAMS STREET PHOENIX, ARIZONA 85007 PUBLIC AUCTION SALE NO. 16-116983 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 9:30 a.m. on, Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 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 including a Buffer Area situated in Maricopa County to wit: TOWNSHIP 4 NORTH, RANGE 3 EAST, G&SRB&M, MARICOPA COUNTY, ARIZONA PARCEL: M&B THRU TRACT 7, BLOCK 12 IN STATE PLAT 44, SECTION 24. CONTAINING 1.30 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. BENEFICIARY: PERMANENT COMMON SCHOOLS (INDEMNITY SELECTIONS)

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Holmes Cleaning Services, LLC L-1876129-9 The address of the known place of business is: 424 W Buena Vista Dr Tempe, AZ 85284 The name and street address of the Statutory Agent is: Stephen F. Pegler 424 W Buena Vista Dr Tempe, AZ 85284 Management of the limited liability company is reserved to the members. The names and addresses of each person who is a member are: Stephen F. Pegler 424 W Buena Vista Dr Tempe, AZ 85284 Published in The Foothils Focus Dec.25, Jan.1,8, 2013

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ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION HAVE BEEN FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE ARIZONA CORPORATION COMMISSION FOR I. Name: Coyote Pool Service LLC, L-1883825-8 II. The Address of the known place of business is: 2208 W Via Caballo Blanco Phoenix AZ, 85085 III. The Name and Street address of the Statutory Agent is: 2208 W Via Caballo Blanco Phoenix AZ, 85085 Management of the limited liablity company is vested in a manager or managers. The names and addresses of each person who is a manager AND each member who owns twenty percent or greater interest in the capital or profits of the limited liability company are: Manager: Joshua R Fleshman Address: 2208 W Via Caballo Blanco, Phoenix AZ, 85085

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 $289,575.00 and consists of 1.30 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.azland.gov. 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 $289,575.00; (2) A Selling and Administrative Fee of 3% of the value of the right of way, which is $8,687.00; (3) Reimbursable Estimated Advertising Fee, which is $2,500.00; (4) Reimbursable Appraisal Fee, which is $3,250.00. The total amount due at the time of sale is $304,012.00 (less $5,750.00 if the successful bidder is the applicant for a total amount due of $298,262.00). (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. 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 December 5, 2013

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Vitamin C, sugar compete in our diets Are you enjoying your holiday goodies? We all do look forward to indulging during the holiday season. Cakes, str udels, cookies, breads and cock tai ls, oh my! And then we find ourselves taking on a cold or f lu during CRUTCHER

this season of celebrating. Kind of puts a damper on the festivities, doesn’t it? I am sure the fact that sugar is bad for us is not news to anyone today. And we’ve all heard the saying, “sugar feeds a cold.” That’s true, and it is also true that sugar makes our bodies much more susceptible to taking on those nasty germs. Here’s how it works: Our white blood cells need to maintain a concentration of at least 50 percent

more vitamin C than is found in the blood surrounding them in order to overpower the glucose that might come in. Vitamin C and sugar look the same to our white blood cells. Sugar is like a magnet, pulling viruses and bacteria into our cells. Vitamin C empowers our white blood cells to kill any viruses or bad bacteria that might come in. So a proper ratio is imperative for our immune systems to work for our good. So what would a good action

ARIZONA STATE LAND DEPARTMENT 1616 WEST ADAMS STREET PHOENIX, ARIZONA 85007 PUBLIC AUCTION SALE NO. 16-117089 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, January 7, 2014, 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 4 NORTH, RANGE 4 EAST, G&SRB&M, MARICOPA COUNTY, ARIZONA PARCEL: M&B THRU E2E2 LOT 1; E2E2SSENE; E2E2SE, SECTION 3, CONTAINING 6.56 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. PARCEL: E. 50 FT., SECTION 10, CONTAINING 6.06 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. BENEFICIARY: PERMANENT COMMON SCHOOLS (INDEMNITY SELECTIONS) 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 12.62 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.azland.gov. 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 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. (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 October 15, 2013

plan be to get through the holidays well? Take in more vitamin C than sugar. Of course, cutting back some on the cookies and cake and drinks will help, but offer your body some additional immune system power foods, as well. I remember years ago giving my children orange juice when they had a cold, as we knew then about vitamin C. However, orange juice is probably the worst drink to take when you have a cold, as it is loaded with sugar! Orange juice

is never in my house anymore. As I’ve written about in the past, eat more greens, more protein and less refined carbs to help keep blood sugar levels lower. But what should we eat more of that will provide additional vitamin C? Below is a list of vitamin C power foods that you might want to partake in during this holiday season, and then continue with on a regular basis for overall good health: • Bell peppers, especially “red”

ARIZONA STATE LAND DEPARTMENT 1616 WEST ADAMS STREET PHOENIX, ARIZONA 85007 PUBLIC AUCTION SALE NO. 16-16-116982 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 9:30 a.m. on, Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 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 including a Buffer Area situated in Maricopa County to wit: TOWNSHIP 4 NORTH, RANGE 3 EAST, G&SRB&M, MARICOPA COUNTY, ARIZONA PARCEL: OR LESS.

M&B THRU E2SENW; NESW, SECTION 13. CONTAINING 2.11 ACRES, MORE

BENEFICIARY: PERMANENT COMMON SCHOOLS (INDEMNITY SELECTIONS) 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 $470,003.00 and consists of 2.11 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.azland.gov. 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 $470,003.00; (2) A Selling and Administrative Fee of 3% of the value of the right of way, which is $14,100.00; (3) Reimbursable Estimated Advertising Fee, which is $2,500.00; (4) Reimbursable Appraisal Fee, which is $3,250.00. The total amount due at the time of sale is $489,853.00 (less $5,750.00 if the successful bidder is the applicant for a total amount due of $484,103.00). (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. 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 December 5, 2013


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sheriff from page 1 but it will also help the department show that it isn’t racially profiling. “On our part it will take a little more documentation time, but I think it’s necessary,” Rustenburg said. “Many times, we make contacts with our citizens and it is an educational stop. By not keeping those records and history,

• Pineapple (raw, whole food, in moderation) • Grapefruit, oranges, tangerines (raw, whole food, in moderation) • Mango, papaya (raw, whole food, in moderation) In addition to the above foods, there are many herbs and spices that have a good amount of vitamin C, so don’t be shy about seasoning your foods. Thyme is one of the herbs with a good dose of C to help aid our immune sys-

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sign. She found that working by hand from slabs or coils provided the maximum amount of freedom for her inspiration. As a result, her creations could be freeform, organic and possess a surprisingly fun quality. Combine this with innovative textural combinations and eclectic color application, and the result is a unique ceramic piece in the form of a vase, wall plaque, a garden ornament or bowl. Completing her bachelor’s degree in art education from Nazareth College of Rochester, N.Y. in 1981, Sylvia went on to add teaching to her creative career. She established a working clay studio in 1983 and began traveling extensively—nationally and internationally—gathering inspi-

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Studio Tour were Sylvia was at studio No. 8 this year. Wild Holly, a gallery in Carefree, also represents Sylvia’s work locally. In addition to her success as a professional artist, Sylvia still finds the time to pass on her wisdom and experience in clay to children in the larger community. She is a juried member and a grant recipient of the Arizona Commission on the Arts. As a recognized artist of the commission, she worked as an artist in resident at Paradise Valley Community College in ceramics. Sylvia was chosen to create a ceramic mosaic mural from August 2012 to December 2012 at PVCC’s North Phoenix campus. During the summer of 2012, she conducted workshops

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at Desert Foothills Library. Sylvia is also a participating artist in the annual Empty Bowls project with the Sonoran Arts League, donating more than 450 bowls since 2005 to raise funds for the international hunger project. In addition to her local work, Sylvia participates globally. Sylvia has been a coordinating team member of the fine art auction committee to raise funds for the Huachinera Cultural Arts Center in Mexico where her group created and donated their work for auction. Anyone interested in her ceramics, a commission piece or workshops may find Sylvia online at sylviafugmann@gmail.com or sylvia-art.com. Or give Sylvia a call at her studio: 480-488-4749.


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Carefree resident creates her first screenplay Eric Quade Editor

Although a New Jersey native, Phyllis Strupp has lived in Carefree for the past 17 years and has gained an appreciation for her desert surroundings. She has become so connected to the arid environment, in fact, that she has written a book about the spiritual aspects of the desert and will soon hold auditions for her first-ever screenplay, which will also have a desert theme. “At Home in the Desert” is the comingof-age story of a 12-year-old girl named Chloe and the challenges she faces at school, including playground bullies and their attitudes toward autistic classmates. Strupp gained insight on the hurdles autistic children face from her experience working with the Kiwanis of Carefree. The horror stories she heard drove her to action. “I remember, as part of that, one of the teachers telling me, ‘These kids get bullied,’” she said. “They have so little confidence between their condition and the bullying that, you know, just to have people like the Kiwanis say ‘That a boy’ and ‘That a girl’ could be life changing for them.” Rather than writing a book on the topic, Strupp credited her husband’s work with Desert Foothills Theater as the influence behind her choice of medium for her message. “I really got turned on to how drama can get messages into the heart better than … well-written articles or more logical pieces,” she said. For example, “At Home in the Desert”

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DeCEMber 25, 2013   theFoothillsfocus.com see how [the actors and actresses] come up with ways to open people’s hearts to the human-desert connection.” There are also non-speaking parts—two neurons, among many others—that can accommodate autistic children or those with limited social skills that normally wouldn’t feel comfortable with a more traditional role in a play. Strupp’s recent creative endeavors contrast from her past career in finance, and she said the change of pace has been delightful. “I’m a recovering MBA,” she said. “Somewhere, I got it in my head that more money was the answer to all problems … and through my work in selling financial services I met a hell of a lot of wealthy people. And you know what? I came to the conclusion that more money meant more problems.” Strupp started her ‘recovery’ almost 10 years ago when she finished her book “The Richest of Fare.” It contemplates nature from scientific, religious and personal perspectives. “It was my effort to kind of make sense of the desert as a living entity,” she said. “It was kind of a look at our relationship with life on Earth.” With “At Home in the Desert” auditions planned for early in 2014 and performances scheduled for spring, one of the last hurdles left for this official Arizona Centennial Legacy Project is to secure donations to keep the production alive. Several sponsors, including the Cave Creek Museum, Kiwanis of Carefree, Foothills Community Foundation and more, have already signed on. To make a donation, contact Phyllis@ brainwealth.org. To get updates on auditions, visit Desert Foothills Theater on Facebook.

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In 2012, the spot where Arrowhead Cadillac now stands was nothing more than desert. But in just one year, that once barren plot on the northwest tip of Glendale has been transformed into a state-of-the-art Cadillac dealership. According to Rick Meewes of Arrowhead Cadillac, the store is already making a positive impact, putting a lot of emphasis on customer care as demonstrated by its fleet of courtesy vehicles and related services. “As soon as we opened, we implemented the Courtesy Transportation Alternative program,” Meewes said. “We have 28 courtesy vehicles, and it obviously enhances the customer experience. We’re also very big on concierge service. We have 12 drivers that will pick up a customer’s vehicle, bring it into the shop, and then bring it back to the customer’s home or business. That’s a huge way we take care of our customers.” The whole process of taking the Glendale

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ago, I think it was as high as 68 years old,” he said. “Now, we’re selling the ATS to 25to-30 year-old people that would have never walked into a Cadillac dealership. That’s a huge turnaround.” As to the future, Meewes said that increasing the dealership’s volume of new vehicles and building loyalty to the Cadillac brand are among the business’ goals. “We operate with three guiding principles: ‘Do what’s right,’ ‘Be committed’ and ‘Treat others the way you’d want to be treated,’” he said. “This applies to how we treat our employees and how they, in turn, treat our customers. To me, consistency creates loyalty. “And the one thing I can’t overemphasize is this: You can build a brand new building and you can have great product, but if you don’t have the right people working in the facility, it doesn’t matter. We have the right people.”


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After her purse was snatched in 1976, Patricia McDonough began receiving threatening phone calls from a man who identified himself as her robber. Following one of the calls, she saw a car she recognized from the scene of the crime slowly pass by her house in Baltimore. Police later spotted the same car in McD o n o u g h’s neighborhood, driven by a man who matched her desc r ipt ion of the purse snatcher, and used the SULLUM license plate number to identify the owner as Michael Lee Smith. Based on this information, the police asked the phone company to install a “pen register,” which recorded the numbers dialed by Smith for a couple of days. One of those numbers was McDonough’s. As a federal judge pointed out last week, this brief monitoring of a specific criminal suspect bears little resemblance to the National Security Agency’s comprehensive database of phone records, which includes information about every call placed in the United States during the past 5 years. Yet the Obama administration

argues that Smith v. Maryland, the 1979 decision in which the Supreme Court approved the warrantless surveillance that incriminated Smith, means there is no constitutional problem with treating every American as a potential terrorist. Amazingly, the government’s interpretation may be right. U. S . D i s t r i c t J u d g e Richard Leon, who issued a preliminary injunction against the NSA’s database, rejected the government’s reliance on Smith. Not only is the NSA casting a vastly wider net than the cops in Baltimore, he said, but the ubiquity of cellphones makes telephone “metadata” — information about who called whom, when and for how long — much more revealing than it used to be. “Records that once would have revealed a few scattered tiles of information about a person now reveal an entire mosaic — a vibrant and constantly updating picture of the person’s life,” Leon wrote. “The Smith pen register and the ongoing NSA Bulk Telephony Metadata Program have so many significant distinctions between them that I cannot possibly navigate these uncharted Fourth Amendment waters using as my North Star a case that predates the rise of cellphones.”

Leon’s argument would be compelling if Smith did not include sweeping language that seems to rule out Fourth Amendment cha l lenges to gover n ment collection of information about you, no matter how sensitive, if you have div ulged it to someone else. “This Court consistently has held,” the justices said, “that a person has no legitimate expec tation of pr ivac y i n information he voluntarily turns over to third parties.” The implications of this m i sbegot te n “t h i rd pa r t y doctrine” are chilling at a time when so much of our personal information, including email, photos, Web browsing histories, cellphone locations and private files of every description, is stored on computers outside of our homes. According to the Supreme Court, remotely stored information receives only as much protection as legislators decide to give it. Unless a statute says otherwise, government snoops may peruse our electronic lives at will. The NSA’s phone record database is just one example of where this logic can lead. Leon likened the program to the

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Washington, Wall Street scratching each other’s backs

Timmy Geithner has landed. The Secretary of the Treasury in President Obama’s first term resigned early this year, and we lost track of him for months. But in November, Geithner reappeared, having spun himself through Washington’s revolving door — whoosh, whoosh, who osh — and f lung h i m sel f a l l the way up to Wall Street, landing softly in the cushy Hightower quar ters of Warburg Pincus, one of America’s top 10 private-equity empires. Yes, the guy who was responsible for rescuing and regulating Wall Street’s toobig-to-fail, multibillion-dollar, financial casinos is now president of one. Writing in The New Yorker magazine, Andrew Huszar says we need not be surprised that the former treasury chief is cashing in on his insider knowledge and contacts. Huszar worked at the New York Federal Reserve bank a decade ago and saw Geithner in action when the up-and-coming bank whiz became president of that powerful overseer of Wall Street firms. He says that, rather than promoting knowledgeable regulators from within the Fed, Geithner broke with tradition (and prudence) to put top bankers from JPMorgan Chase, American Express, Goldman Sachs and other powerhouse firms in key regulatory positions. In other words, the new honcho built his own revolving door in the New York Fed, wooshing bankers in to regulate themselves. Thus, when Obama promoted Geithner to head the Treasury Department, Huszar was again unsurprised that our nation’s top financial official quickly proved to be the bankers’ comforter and protector. “Geithner never publicly advocated for the truly forceful and clean revamp of Wall Street,” writes Huszar, instead using his influence to convince “Obama and other lawmakers to be more accommodating to the big banks.” Whether spinning from the inside out, or from the outside in, Geithner is proof that the

Washington-Wall Street revolving door serves bankers, not the public interests. We need to weld that door shut, seal it off with concrete, wrap it with razor wire and put motion detectors on it. In contrast to Geithner’s JellO spine, one financial regulator showed some real backbone during Obama’s first term, proposing rules to prevent a repeat of the Wall Street crash and bailout syndrome. He is Gary Gensler, head of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and he dared to push the Treasury Secretary and other major bank supervisors to join him in seriously limiting Wall Street’s cavalier proliferation of complex “derivatives.” As the ProPublica news service noted, these convoluted schemes are “poorly disclosed, poorly understood and could lay waste to the economy.” So, good for Gensler, right? Yes! But of all the agency heads who are involved in writing new banking rules, guess which one was not invited this year by President Obama to stay on the job. Yes, the tough one, the one actually trying to protect the people, the one not afraid to offend Wall Street greedheads: Gary Gensler. He’s being replaced by Timothy Massad, who appears to be more of an industry lapdog than a watchdog. Massad, a career insider, has been a corporate lawyer for banks, a lickspittle lieutenant for Timmy Geithner during his Treasury Department stint, and a chief blocker of tough provisions to stop big banks from unfairly squeezing hard-hit homeowners. Apparently, Gensler wanted to keep doing his work at this onceobscure agency, which he had brought out of the shadows into the daylight. He hoped to stay on guard against financial connivers trying to twist the new rules to legalize more banker robbery. But Wall Streeters certainly didn’t want him there, and Obama bowed to them, displacing the one guy, the one regulatory chief, who had the guts and gumption to stand up to coddled financiers and wealthy speculators. Not only is Gensler gone, but Wall Street now gets a regulator

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The Coen brother’s have the uncanny ability of crafting films about small moments in life, without the need for resolution or extraneous explanation. “Inside Llewyn Davis” is one such story. On the surface, “Inside Llewyn Davis” was about music, but beneath it was about the trappings of success and the pain of regret. Told with precision and an expertise almost expected from the Coen brothers, the emerging Greenwich Village folk scene of the 1960s is seen through the eyes of a struggling musician named Llewyn. His ambitions in life have been met with less than expected results and in this moment,

Inside Llewyn Davis Director: Joel and Ethan Coen Starring: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan and John Goodman

Monte’s Rating: 4.25 out of 5.00 pivotal or otherwise, the Coens build a sublime story. To call Llewyn Davis’ (Oscar Isaac) musical ambitions a disappointment would only be half the story. His personal life seems prime for material for his folk nar-

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DeCEMber 25, 2013   theFoothillsfocus.com ratives as he sponges off friends for a couch to lay his head. Llewyn’s life gets only further complicated by the pregnancy of his friend Jean (Carey Mulligan), a fellow folksinger who Llewyn has a history with. Llewyn, waiting for opportunity to fall in his lap, wanders from one gig to another carrying the baggage of his poor decisions along with his guitar case. The world, however unrealistic it may have seemed, was always a ruthless place filled with cruel people in the Coen brothers’ work. The quality of the characters in their films was reflected with a hapless characteristic— lonely heroes forced to embody heroic ideals. Llewyn was a difficult man, stuck in a self-induced rut, passively waiting for life to meet his expectations. Though, if his life’s rewards were measured by his good deeds, he shouldn’t have expected much. He impregnated his friend’s wife, yelled at the supportive couple that sheltered him and heckled other artists during their performances. Moments that offered Llewyn

prospect for redemption passed by without acknowledgement; they were merely regretful choices. Llewyn might have been a jerk, but he was also a talented artist with truth worn into every verse of his songs and keen, cautionary insight offered for those listening. People who heard him sing admired him, since his music made them overlook his many faults. The musical performances by Oscar Isaac were where the character of Llewyn came to life. The lyrics displayed the emotions he sheltered so deeply. The narrative, purposeful with its meticulous pace and careful character development, moved along somewhat aimlessly amidst the wonderful rendering of icy Manhattan in the 60s. Set in the harsh of winter, the cold seemed a reflection of the unsympathetic world that Llewyn had helped in creating. Jean, a wonderful Carey Mulligan, had nothing but disdainful comments for Llewyn. Though, even through the stinging remarks, Jean cared for Llewyn and the man he once was, a person the audience was never introduced to.

On Dec. 17, Michael Rocky Lane, 52, of Scottsdale was sentenced to 15 years of imprisonment, having been found guilty by a federal jury earlier this year on three drug-related charges pertaining to synthetic drugs. Last week’s sentence, handed down by U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell, also included an additional 5 years of supervised release. U.S. Attorney John S. Leonardo said the lengthy sentence was appropriate for the offense. “This sentence reflects the seriousness of manufacturing and distributing drug analogues,” Leonardo said. “The defendant tried to avoid prosecution by manufacturing chemically re-designed drugs to imitate the effects of illegal drugs. This is not only illegal, but very dangerous because the effects of the re-designed drugs are often unpredictable. The U.S. Attorney’s Office will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to prosecute such novel attempts to circumvent our drug laws.” According to evidence provided at trial, Lane was one of the lead sales personnel at Consortium Distribution during the spring and summer of 2011. Consortium was the manufacturer of “Eight Ballz Bath Salt,” which contained a powerful stimulant known as MDPV. In October of 2011, the DEA temporarily scheduled MDPV as a Schedule I controlled substance. Despite this scheduling, prosecutors showed that Consortium’s activities did not cease and that Lane had found replacement chemicals to be used in their next generation of “bath salts” products. These replacement chemicals were very similar to MDPV. The

product was then re-named “Eight Ballz Ultra Premium Glass Cleaner.” Consortium manufactured this version of their product up until approximately May of 2012. Consortium then ceased manufacturing “bath salts” products due to law enforcement investigations involving designer drugs. Lane left Consortium around the fall of 2011 and started his own designer drug business, Dynamic Distribution, which handled products such as “Amped Lady Bug Attractant Exuberance Powder,” “White Water Rapid Lady Bug Attractant Exuberance Powder” and “Snowman Glass Cleaner.” Authorities found Lane to be the mastermind behind Dynamic’s operations. His business employed approximately 20 individuals, who were involved in manufacturing, packaging and distributing these designer drugs and running its day-to-day operations. Evidence at trial showed that Dynamic’s drugs were powerful cocaine-like or methamphetamine-like stimulants that got people high, were marketed like other illicit drugs and were purposefully mislabeled in an effort to avoid federal law. Authorities said that Lane was aware of all of this, but he falsely assured many of his employees that his business was legitimate. Dynamic made millions of dollars manufacturing and selling these products to smoke shops and individual users across the United States, according to federal officials. The operations at Dynamic continued until July 25, 2012, when DEA executed a federal search warrant at Dynamic and arrested Lane at his residence.

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