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McDonald’s restaurants in Arizona will host an event to give away more than 28,000 backpacks to area children.
WASHINGTON (AP) — As 21st century technology strains to become ever faster, cleaner and cheaper, an invention from more than 200 years ago keeps holding it back. It's why electric cars aren't clogging the roads and why Boeing's new ultra-efficient 787 Dreamliners aren't flying high.
Two teens from Ahwatukee Foothills were recently presented with scholarships from the U.S. Marine Corps last week, valued at $150,000 each.
With the 51st session of the Arizona Legislature kicking off, legislators have many items on their agenda. Recent legislative sessions have focused on controversial issues at the expense of more pressing concerns like getting our economy back on track and improving our education system. At the outset of a new session, it is my sincere hope that Gov. Jan Brewer and legislators focus on the following issues:
Mastery of fractions and early division is a predictor of students' later success with algebra and other higher-level mathematics, based on a study done by a team of researchers led by a Carnegie Mellon University professor.
Students and families can learn more about the International Baccalaureate program at Mesa's Westwood High School during an informational meeting 6 p.m. Thursday at the school, 945 W. 8th St.
OmniTouch, a wearable projection system developed by researchers at Microsoft Research and Carnegie Mellon University, enables users to turn pads of paper, walls or even their own hands, arms and legs into graphical, interactive surfaces.
We all know them: the people who are at work all the time.
The next time you search the Internet for medications, watch out -- there's a chance you'll be diverted to an illegal online pharmacy website.
First they came for the video games, launching an attack in April that siphoned millions of users' personal information from Sony's PlayStation Network that shut it down for weeks.
In retrospect, Jennifer Mankoff, now 37, believes she was infected with Lyme disease either during a trip to Ligonie, Pa., in 2005 or while hiking in Frick Park in Pittsburgh in the fall of 2006.
Gee whiz, here comes that G20 again. Finance ministers and central bankers from the Group of 20 principal economic powers have just met in Gyeongju, South Korea, for detailed advance work for the November summit of heads of member governments in Seoul.
This latest gathering of finance gurus has occurred as the United States dollar slides against other currencies, fiscal and payment deficits continue to balloon, and financial services firms remain mired in mortgage foreclosure review misbehavior.
From a more personal perspectives in the United States, unemployment persists unacceptably high near 10 percent, individual private debt remains a heavy collective burden, and political rhetoric escalates emotionally just before the November elections.
Who cares about a gathering of government big shots who dwell in a world removed from the average person?
The answer is you should care, for several central reasons.
Today, actions taken by these officials have profound lasting impacts on the majority of the population of the world. National finance ministries manage international policy machinery, which is proving to be remarkably effective, and this system long-term has undeniably promoted both global economic prosperity and international political stability.
That translates into a better, more secure life for most people. The many who have lost money and lost jobs in the recession have better odds to regain economic ground, and recover sooner, because of this relatively stable underlying foundation.
In one sense, the G20 is coming home again through the Korea meetings. The international financial organization was established in 1999, spurred by the Asia financial crisis of 1997. In that experience, the sudden collapse of the Thai currency spread like a financial gasoline fire throughout the enormous Pacific region.
Rapid response by policy leaders, led by the United States, mobilized public and private liquid capital to relieve nearly disastrous financial pressures on the Asia economies. U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin deserve credit for working effectively with President Bill Clinton to calm that earlier crisis.
South Korea was badly hurt by the events of 1997, thanks to excessive financial speculation in the run-up to the crisis. By contrast, the enormous rapidly emerging economy of China, and the sizable relatively sheltered mature economy of Japan, in that context provided useful stabilizing influence.
Japan was a participant in the then-central G7 organization of economically advanced nations. The successor G20 has provided a wider arena to include China, along with Brazil, India and other rapidly industrializing large economies of the world.
The fact that worldwide very poor people are becoming prosperous is good news for everyone. They represent new competitors in the global economy, but also potential new consumers of our products and partners in our investment efforts. Wars are on balance less likely.
President Barack Obama shrewdly picked Pittsburgh as the site for the fall 2009 G20 summit. In the 1980s, that city personified economic decline, as domestic steel manufacturing faded and unemployment approached 20 percent. Sustained high-tech investment has turned that around.
At the 2009 summit, Bill Gates of Microsoft dedicated a new computer science complex at Carnegie-Mellon University. Apple, Disney, Google and Intel are some of the other recent investors in the city.
We've learned through the terrible 20th century experiences that protectionism is ultimately self-defeating, nationalism is dangerous, and there is no substitute for market competition. The G20 provides a workable means of implementing this understanding.
Arthur I. Cyr is Clausen Distinguished Professor at Carthage College. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org
He's a Carolina blue color with big floppy rabbit ears, and when the furry creature is happy, those ears go straight up. When he's mad, his green eyes turn a devilish red. Equipped with a movable mouth and paws, he also can express such emotions as sad, confused, surprised and embarrassed.
Not everyone is all :-) when it comes to that famous e-mail shorthand: the emoticon.
Telling physicians they shouldn't accept gifts from drug companies is all well and good. But convincing them that doing so is wrong is another matter.
TUCSON — Picture a spider-like robot that teaches itself to walk, can adapt when damaged and watches its maker as he moves around the room. That might sound terrifying.
Herb Sendek tried to recruit Sean Miller. Then Sendek hired Miller. Now Sendek wants to beat Miller. The latest twist in a long hoops relationship comes Saturday night, when Miller leads the Arizona Wildcats into Wells Fargo Arena for a game against Sendek's Arizona State Sun Devils.
Tom Purcell: "It wasn't my fault. I glanced at my text message for only a second when the car in front of me hit me." "How could the car in front of you hit you?" "The idiot stopped to let a dog cross the street -- and dented my front bumper with his rear bumper. Yet the cops wrote me up for texting while driving!"
The Tribune has selected five outstanding graduating high school seniors as the All-Tribune Scholars of 2009. The students, nominated by their schools, were chosen based on their scholastic accomplishments, and school and community activities. They represent some of the best academic talent in East Valley high schools.
Herb Sendek was the valedictorian of his 1981 Penn Hills High School class and graduated summa cum laude with a 3.95 grade-point average from Carnegie-Mellon University. His degree was in industrial management.
CHICAGO - Katherine Graden doesn't really like shoot-'em-up video games. She prefers games on her Wii system that test her fitness and agility - the ones her guy friends tease are her "sissy games."
PITTSBURGH - Randy Pausch, the Carnegie Mellon University computer scientist whose "last lecture" about facing terminal cancer became an Internet sensation and a best-selling book, died Friday. He was 47.