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Fang shui: Get your reptile fix at upcoming show
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Fang shui: Get your reptile fix at upcoming show

By QUENTIN S. AGNELLOPima Post For those who live in Tucson, the Gem and Mineral Show is a busy, well-known event that’s often an inconvenience for regular commuters.  As someone who has attended the Gem Show, I can say that it certainly is interesting. However, colorful crystals have never really been my forte.  For people who might feel the same way, there is another show that has been running in Tucson for the past 20 years: the Tucson Reptile and Amphibian Show. The show is targeted to all ages, and the two-day show Oct. 1 and 2 will include a variety of vendors selling captive-bred reptiles and amphibians.  Animal lovers will enjoy the petting zoo, which will include giant tortoises, lizards and snakes. This year, even warm-blooded animals will be repres...
Pima Theatre to present family-friendly ‘Ballet & Bagels’ in October
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Pima Theatre to present family-friendly ‘Ballet & Bagels’ in October

Director Milta Ortiz directs cast members during rehearsals of Ballet & Bagels (Photo courtesy Pima Theatre) Pima Theatre presents'Ballet & Bagels'Pima West Campus, Black Box Theatre,2202 W, Anklam Rd. 85709October 6 - 16Thursday - Saturday at 7 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., General Admission: $10Students/Seniors/Military/Groups: $5Advanced reservations are recommended. Pima Community College students can receive one free ticket to each performing arts production as part of their tuition. Tickets can be purchased at pima.edu/arts. The box office is open Tuesday - Friday from 12-5 p.m., and one hour prior to each performance.520-206-6986 | centerforthearts@pima.edu Tucson, Arizona -- Pima Theatre starts off its season with family-friendly 'Ballet & Bagels', directed b...
The Beauty of Astronomy in Arizona
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The Beauty of Astronomy in Arizona

The Rosette Nebula, or NCG 2237, from the photo gallery of Kitt Peak National Observatory website. By Quentin S. AgnelloPima Post When I was 10 years old, I would gaze up at the stars at night using a telescope with a wobbly stand, wondering all the while if I would see something special or magnificent.  I would take every opportunity I could to see the wonders of our universe, but I never questioned why my view was such a good one.  Not only is Southern Arizona considered one of the best places for stargazing in the United States by astronomers, Tucson is considered a large hub for astronomy in the Southwestern United States by The Astronomical League, a group website, which promotes astronomical clubs. To get a clue into what makes Southern Arizona so special fo...
At UN, leaders confront COVID’s impact on global education
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At UN, leaders confront COVID’s impact on global education

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai speaks during the Transforming Education Summit at United Nations headquarters, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks at the start of the Transforming Education Summit at United Nations headquarters, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)While images are projected on the wall, journalist Folly Ba Thibaut speaks at the start of the Transforming Education Summit at United Nations headquarters, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)Julius Maada Bio, President of Sierra Leone, speaks at the start of the Transforming Education Summit at United Nations headquarters, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)Angelique Kidjo performs during the Transforming Education Summit...
Report: Some census takers who fudged data didn’t get fired
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Report: Some census takers who fudged data didn’t get fired

FILE - A briefcase of a census taker is seen as she knocks on the door of a residence Aug. 11, 2020, in Winter Park, Fla. The House has passed legislation on a party-line vote that aims to make it harder for future presidents to interfere in the once-a-decade headcount that determines political power and federal funding. The bill is a Democrat-led response to the Trump's administration's failed efforts to place a citizenship question on the 2020 census. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File) By MIKE SCHNEIDERAssociated Press Some census takers who falsified information during the 2020 count didn't have their work redone fully, weren't fired in a timely manner and in some cases even received bonuses, according to the U.S. Commerce Department's watchdog group. The findings released Friday by ...
How to get a student loan refund if you paid during pandemic
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How to get a student loan refund if you paid during pandemic

FILE - Students walk past Sather Gate on the University of California at Berkeley campus on May 10, 2018, in Berkeley, Calif. President Joe Biden's student loan forgiveness plan, announced in Aug. 2022, could lift crushing debt burdens from millions of borrowers. However, the tax man may demand a cut of the relief in some states, as some states tax forgiven debt as income. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File) By ADRIANA MORGAAssociated Press NEW YORK (AP) — When President Joe Biden announced a plan to forgive student loan debt, many borrowers who kept making payments during the pandemic wondered if they'd made the right choice. Borrowers who paid down their debt during a pandemic freeze that started in March 2020 can in fact get a refund — and then apply for forgiveness – but th...
New rules make star college football players millionaires
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New rules make star college football players millionaires

Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud sits in the drivers seat after he received a 2019 Mercedes G-Wagon G63 in Canton, Ohio on June 8, 2022. Stroud has a deal with Sarchione Auto Gallery that allows them to use the quarterback's name, image and likeness in its advertising. Glance around the parking lot of the Woody Hayes Athletic Center at The Ohio State University this fall and you might come across a $200,000 palace on wheels, the kind of luxury ride more likely to be found in the garages of movie stars, music moguls and titans of business than on a college campus. (The Repository/Scott Heckel via AP)FILE - Texas running back Bijan Robinson speaks at the NCAA college football Big 12 media days in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, July 14, 2022. At Texas, running back Bijan Robinson has deals wi...
Reading, math scores fell sharply during pandemic, data show
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Reading, math scores fell sharply during pandemic, data show

FILE - Desks are spaced apart ahead of planned in-person learning at an elementary school on March 19, 2021, in Philadelphia. Pandemic school disruptions resulted in the largest drop in reading achievement in 30 years, according to newly released national test scores on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022. The data is from 9-year-olds who took the National Assessment of Educational Progress in 2020 and 2022. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) By COLLIN BINKLEYAP Education Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Math and reading scores for America’s 9-year-olds fell dramatically during the first two years of the pandemic, according to a new federal study — offering an early glimpse of the sheer magnitude of the learning setbacks dealt to the nation's children. Reading scores saw their largest decrease in 30 ...