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  • County board lays out plan on efficiency, economy

    04/05/2018 5:58:10 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Shar Porier
    BISBEE — Over the next three years, the Cochise County Board of Supervisors will be busy trying to reach the goals of the Strategic Plan they and county staff developed. Supervisors Ann English, Pat Call and Peggy Judd have agreed to the ambitious agenda that reflects the determination to make the county government more efficient and effective, to improve the county’s economic position, and to continue to maintain and improve infrastructure. Over the past few months, the supervisors met with department heads and County Administrator Ed Gilligan to focus thoughts, determine feasibility and set timelines. They met with Facilities Director...
  • GOP Senator: It Looks Like We'll Have a SCOTUS Vacancy This Year

    03/12/2018 8:08:26 AM PDT · by Signalman · 13 replies
    TownHall ^ | 3/12/2018 | Guy Benson
    A holdover from last week, which is just too juicy to pass by without comment. This is intriguing stuff from Nevada's Dean Heller, the incumbent Senate Republican who Democrats are most bullish about replacing this November -- in a state Trump lost by nearly three points to Hillary Clinton last cycle. Many observers are framing this comment as a mere prediction, but is it? Here's what he told a legal group in Las Vegas on Friday: “Kennedy is going to retire around sometime early summer,” Heller predicted in Las Vegas last week, according to audio of an event he spoke...
  • Robert Guillaume, Emmy-Winning Star of ‘Benson,’ Dies at 89

    10/24/2017 6:48:48 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    nbc ^ | October 24 2017 | Daniel Arkin
    Robert Guillaume, the gravel-voiced and urbane actor who won Emmys for playing a sarcastic butler-turned-politician on two different sitcoms, died of complications from prostate cancer on Tuesday. He was 89. "Donna Brown Guillaume is deeply saddened by the passing of her husband," his wife said in a statement from his manager, adding that he died in their Los Angeles home. Guillaume, whose quietly legendary career on stage and screen spanned decades, was best known for playing the wry, sharp-tongued Benson DuBois, first as a supporting player on the primetime soap opera parody "Soap" (1977-81) and later as the star of...
  • Robert Guillaume, Star of ‘Benson,’ Dies at 89

    10/24/2017 1:21:50 PM PDT · by Borges · 35 replies
    Variety ^ | 10/24/2017 | Richard Natale
    Emmy Award-winning actor Robert Guillaume, best known as the title character in the TV sitcom “Benson,” died Tuesday. He was 89. His wife Donna Brown Guillaume told the Associated Press he died at their Los Angeles home of complications of prostate cancer. Guillaume often played acerbic, dry-witted, but ultimately lovable characters like the butler Benson Du Bois, which he created on the 1977 series “Soap,” before his character was spun off in 1979. Guillaume won Emmys both for “Soap” (as supporting actor) and “Benson” (as lead actor). He was also known as the the voice of Rafiki in “The Lion...
  • Left-Wing Silencers Are Addicted to Unhinged Outrage, Which Only Helps Trump

    08/03/2017 11:09:58 AM PDT · by Signalman · 2 replies
    TownHall ^ | 9/3/2017 | Guy Benson
    Two years ago, Mary Katharine Ham and I published End of Discussion, in which we warned that the Left's politically-correct mob was ruining American discourse. These bullies were increasingly seeking to "win" political and cultural debates by preventing them from happening in the first place, we argued, pointing to leftist tactics to silence and shut down honest conversations through a nonstop barrage of motive-impugning grievances. The book was originally published literally one week prior to Donald Trump's now-iconic escalator descent to announce what appeared to be a long-shot presidential run. Twenty-six months later, he's president, and Berkeley is on fire....
  • A new attraction rolls into the Benson Visitor Center

    08/28/2016 12:35:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies
    BENSON – The Benson Visitor Center’s murals and historic displays will be sharing the spotlight with a new attraction. A model train — the detailed replica of a Union Pacific SD 70 locomotive pulling five railcars — is now circling around the inside of the visitor center, mounted high overhead on a track suspended from the building’s ceiling. The project marks the first phase of a series of model train displays planned for the visitor center by Bob Nilson, tourism supervisor for the City of Benson. Funding for the train, track and support structures came through a $6,000 grant from...
  • Why Are 2 Different Popes Telling Us to Read “Lord of the World”?

    04/11/2016 2:07:42 PM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies
    Aletelial ^ | April 8, 2016 | Colin O'Brien
    It’s a somewhat obscure apocalyptic novel, much overlooked since its publication in 1907, and yet it comes with a recommendation that just about any best-selling author would covet: the spiritual leader of the whole world says it’s a good read. And not just the current pope, the previous one too.Pope Francis raised eyebrows in 2013 and again in 2015 when he recommended Robert Hugh Benson’s Lord of the World to the faithful as a book that depicts a “globalization of hegemonic uniformity.” Similarly, then-Cardinal Ratzinger, the future Pope Benedict XVI, referred to the Universalism depicted in Lord of the...
  • Hottest year on record? Not in Cochise County Arizona

    01/26/2016 8:04:03 AM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Liz Manring
    SIERRA VISTA — While the national media discusses recent findings deeming 2015 as the warmest year on record, in terms of global average temperatures, southeast Arizona didn’t quite follow the trend. According to temperatures gathered at the Bisbee-Douglas International Airport, 2015 was the 23rd warmest on record in Cochise County at an average of 62.7 degrees, according to data maintained by NOAA Regional Climate Centers dating back to 1949. “There certainly could be considerable difference between that location and another part of the county,” said Ken Drozd, warning coordination meteorologist at the National Weather Service's Tucson bureau. “Because we get...
  • BREAKING THROUGH WITH INTIMACY [ charistmatic caucus]

    05/06/2015 10:56:23 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Intimacy is the key to your breaking through in your days ahead . So persevere as Daniel and Gabriel for I will send My angels of My Presence as Michael (AS GOD) as you spend time in mine . . . DANIEL 10:12-21 12 Then he said to me, “Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard; and I have come because of your words. 13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; and behold, Michael,...
  • And it came to pass, one day the Book of Mormon overtook the Bible — in LDS eyes

    02/11/2015 7:25:07 PM PST · by Colofornian · 66 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ( ^ | Feb. 10, 2015 | Peggy Fletcher Stack
    Ezra Taft Benson, the only Mormon apostle ever to serve in a U.S. Cabinet, was known as a forceful foe of communism and a dedicated disciple of conservatism. Benson's most enduring religious legacy...may be his dramatic reordering of LDS scriptural priorities. In a word, Benson — during his 50-plus years as an LDS authority, including 8˝ as president — elevated the faith's signature scripture, the Book of Mormon, to its pre-eminence in the LDS canon, so that leaders and members alike now quote and read it more often than the Bible. This year, as members of the 15 million-member Church...
  • American Pickers is heading to Arizona

    02/05/2015 9:49:29 AM PST · by SandRat · 26 replies
    BENSON — When the show American Pickers comes through Arizona in March, Cochise County’s communities could have a lot to offer the documentary series. The county, with its colorful 1800s history of mining, ranching, military and Native Americans, is bound to be an ideal stopping place for this History Channel hit documentary series. American Pickers showcases the exploits of expert pickers Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz as they search for America’s most valuable antiques. The two are interested in everything from old motorcycles, classic cars and bicycles to one-of-a-kind vintage memorabilia. They urge folks to tell them about unique collections...
  • Crack Up: Democrats Fracturing Over Obama's Executive Amnesty?

    11/18/2014 12:12:03 PM PST · by Signalman · 21 replies ^ | 11/19/2014 | Guy Benson
    Having endured an electoral beating two weeks ago, and staring at poor-to-horrific polling, some Congressional Democrats may be getting cold feet on President Obama's impending immigration policy upheaval by executive fiat. A liberal blogger at the Washington Post worries that in spite of the fact that most Senate Democrats are locking arms in support of Obama diminishing their Constitutional power, some back-benchers from red and purple states may be nervously eyeing an escape hatch. And liberals are preparing a blitz of pressure to bring any wayward partisans back in line: What happens if a half dozen Senate Dems defect and...
  • Anna Benson arrested after raiding Kris Benson’s house with a gun, bulletproof vest

    07/10/2013 2:28:14 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 46 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | July 8, 2013, 4:32 PM EDT | Craig Calcaterra
    Remember back in the day when Anna and Kris Benson were, for lack of any other better candidates, baseball’s first couple? Kris had a couple of good years with the Pirates that he parlayed into a nice contract with the Mets. Anna was the dancer-turned baseball wife who posed in gentlemen’s magazines and said audacious things in public. Things like, if Kris ever cheated on her she’d sleep with the entire Mets roster. We all got laughs at that stuff. ... Former “Baseball Wives” star Anna Benson – the estranged wife of ex-pitcher Kris Benson – was arrested this morning...
  • American Insurgents [Army colonel ignites firestorm with article on crushing the Tea Party]

    08/13/2012 8:59:36 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 36 replies ^ | 8-13-2012 | Vicki Crawford
    Imagine a group of individuals seizing an American town or city, disarming the local law enforcement agency, apprehending and imprisoning citizens who pose threats to their agenda, and taking over the local government. Such a scenario may seem unlikely to the average American unless one were to consider a group composed of something like Islamic extremists or foreign nationals who are anti-American with a political agenda. No doubt the guardians that we task to protect and defend our freedoms, our lives, and our property consider such a scenario as well as many potential other ones that can pose threats to...
  • The Proper Role of Government - LDS Caucus

    04/21/2010 9:39:00 PM PDT · by Ripliancum · 18 replies · 348+ views
    zionsbest ^ | Ezra Taft Benson
    Fifteen Principles Which Make For Good And Proper Government As an Independent American for constitutional government I declare that: (1) I believe that no people can maintain freedom unless their political institutions are founded upon faith in God and belief in the existence of moral law. (2) I believe that God has endowed men with certain unalienable rights as set forth in the Declaratioth in the Declaration of Independence and that no legislature and no majority, however great, may morally limit or destroy these; that the sole function of government is to protect life, liberty, and property and anything more...
  • Divine Constitution- talk given 1987 (LDS Caucus)

    10/15/2009 3:51:43 AM PDT · by restornu · 4 replies · 366+ views
    Zion's Best 25 LDS Talks ^ | October 4, 1987 | by President Ezra Taft Benson
    My beloved brethren and sisters, what a glorious blessing to be assembled in another great general conference of the Church. I ask for an interest in your faith and prayers as I speak to you about a subject that is very close to my heart and that affects the worldwide Church. We have recently celebrated the bicentennial of the signing of the United States Constitution. That commemorated the beginning of a series of events leading up to the ratification of the Constitution, implementation of the government it created, and the writing and ratification of the Bill of Rights. We look...
  • Apostles Recall Historic Sermon [in Moscow] by Ezra Taft Benson (LDS Caucus)

    06/06/2009 7:05:44 AM PDT · by restornu · 2 replies · 272+ views ^ | June 2009
    Decription President Dieter F. Uchtdorf and Elder Neil L. Andersen visit the Russian Union of the Gospel Christians Baptist church in Moscow Apostles Recall Historic Sermon by Ezra Taft Benson at a Moscow Baptist Church MOSCOW 5 June 2009 Amid their meetings with members and missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Russia and Ukraine this week, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the First Presidency and Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles paused for a tour of a historic Baptist church in Moscow that hosted another senior Church leader nearly 50...
  • Comedian's Edmonton gig cancelled over joke about military

    03/25/2009 11:40:10 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 68 replies · 1,539+ views
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | 3/23/09 | Jodie Sinnema
    EDMONTON - The Comic Strip at West Edmonton Mall has cancelled an appearance by comedian Doug Benson after the club received threats in response to his remarks on an American TV show about Canada's military. Greg Gutfield, the host of Red Eye, which airs on Fox at 3 a.m. weekdays, has since apologized for comments that caused a firestorm in Canada as the country mourns the recent loss of four soldiers in Afghanistan. On the show, Gutfeld mocked comments from Canada’s commander of land forces, Lt.-Gen. Andrew Leslie, who said on March 10 that the military would need a year...
  • SpaceDev Founder Jim Benson Dies

    10/12/2008 1:20:10 AM PDT · by anymouse · 4 replies · 379+ views
    SpaceRef ^ | October 9, 2008
    SpaceDev, Inc. announced today that SpaceDev Founder and Board Member James Benson, 63, died peacefully in his home. Benson was diagnosed in 2007 with a glioblastoma multiforme brain tumor, the cause of his death early this morning. Mr. Benson had resigned from an operational role in SpaceDev in September 2006. He retained a seat on the Board of Directors of SpaceDev where he had continued to support the Company that he founded in 1997. "Jim was a true visionary," said Mark Sirangelo, SpaceDev's CEO and Chairman of the Board. "He saw that space exploration could be more effective if done...
  • Report: Benson's friend had dad call 911 over police treatment

    05/07/2008 8:56:55 AM PDT · by cdbull23 · 69 replies · 130+ views
    ESPN ^ | 05/07/08 | ESPN News Services
    A woman who was a passenger in Cedric Benson's boat when he was pepper-sprayed and arrested Saturday night said the Chicago Bears running back did not seem intoxicated and did not resist arrest, according to the Chicago Tribune. Elizabeth Cartwright, 22, a senior at the University of Texas and a friend of Benson, said she called her father and asked him to call police about the way Benson was treated by officers of the Lower Colorado River Authority, which patrols Lake Travis, a man-made lake northwest of Austin, Texas. "I called my dad and told him, 'Call 911, my black...