Ahhhh ... Summer in the White Mountains
white mountains 12 year old Robert Stoya took this shot in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forrest near Big Lake at about midday on July 6.

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heather carter signsHeather Carter supports herself in new ad campaign

Carter was neither a sponsor of any of the bills cited nor did her vote have any impact on the outcome

PHOENIX – Desperation seems to be setting in for Rep. Heather Carter, R-Dist. 15, who recently unleashed a new ad campaign with a big photo of three unidentified people on signs that state, “We support Heather” and “Vote Heather Carter.”

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Humble CEOs are good for business

TEMPE – Forget the stereotypes of arrogant, macho leaders who don’t care about anyone else’s opinion. A new study from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University shows humble CEOs significantly benefit a company and its management – likely more than the blowhards who think it’s their way or the highway.

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parakeetsPet News: Feather Plucking

Nail-biting, gum smacking, knuckle popping - they can be irritating habits people have.  Even birds display their share of odd behaviors.

Feather plucking is a common habit among parrot-type birds, says Dr. Alice Blue-McLendon, a veterinarian with the Winnie Carter Wildlife Center at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

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