2017-18 Arizona Fishing Reports

This is the Arizona fishing report from azcentral sports and The Arizona Republic.Information for the Fishing Report is periodically provided by anglers, as well as the experts at the Arizona Game and Fish Department, Arizona Anglers, Liar’s Korner, Phoenix Fishing Supply, Pinetop Sporting Goods, Pro Bass Adventures, White Mountain Apache Tribe, Lake Mary Country Store, Parker Canyon Lake store, Fly Fish Arizona and Beyond and H&M Landing in San Diego. Feb. 8, 2018 Short castsAlamo Lake fans should know that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is planning on dropping the lake level for 20 days in late February and early March in order to complete required maintenance on the dam. The drawdown will release 5,000 cfs for the 20 days. Many anglers are concerned the drawdown will harm the upcoming fish spawn and possibly adversely affect the fishing in years to come. Public comments may be made via email to [email protected] Central waters Lower Salt RiverThere are access restrictions due to the paving of Bush Highway. Granite Reef and Phon D. Sutton day-use areas on the river will be impacted until March 5. Some anglers have been doing well on sunny days using gold and silver spinners. Fly anglers should use copper john, prince nymphs and egg patterned flies. Small Rooster Tail spinners with a gold blade are working well in slower moving water. Information: (480) 324-3544. PleasantSeveral anglers are crediting the A-Rig with good numbers of striped bass caught in the northern coves at Lake Pleasant. One angler did well on stripers using a fly rod and flies. After graphing the fish at 20 to 30 feet deep off ledges, humps and island in northern coves he would use a 5 weight rod and a No. 6 line and said the type of fly didn’t make a big difference as the key was getting to the fish. Then he would retrieve the fly in quick spurts punctuated with pauses in between. Information: (623) 412-3474. AlamoA group of anglers Continue Reading

The 2017 Industry Focus Awards: Most Likely to Succeed and Participation Ribbon

The new year is here, and it's time to look back on some of the biggest and weirdest stories from 2017. For the first time ever, Industry Focus is hosting the Industry Focus Awards, where the hosts from all five shows come together to pitch their contenders for various categories. Wrapping up this Foolish ceremony, we hand out a participation award, discuss our favorite listener email, and talk about which company is most likely to succeed in 2018. A full transcript follows the video. 10 stocks we like better than Wal-Mart When investing geniuses David and Tom Gardner have a stock tip, it can pay to listen. After all, the newsletter they have run for over a decade, the Motley Fool Stock Advisor, has tripled the market.* David and Tom just revealed what they believe are the ten best stocks for investors to buy right now... and Wal-Mart wasn't one of them! That's right -- they think these 10 stocks are even better buys. Click here to learn about these picks! *Stock Advisor returns as of December 4, 2017 The author(s) may have a position in any stocks mentioned. This video was recorded on Dec. 29, 2017. Kristine Harjes: Welcome to Industry Focus, the podcast that dives into a different sector of the stock market every day. This is the Friday, Dec. 29th show, the last Industry Focus of the year. If you've been with us all week, you know that we're releasing a four-part 2017 awards show this week, and this is the final episode. If you haven't caught the others yet, it's probably best if you go back and listen starting with Tuesday. We're in the home stretch now. The next award is not for a company or a person or a product. Well, it's kind of for a person. It's actually for a listener. No one loves the subject of this award more than Michael Douglass, so I would like to hand the mic over to him to introduce this one. Michael Douglass: Thanks, Kristine! Listeners of the Financials show on Monday know that I tend to like to start a conversation with our listeners Continue Reading

Phoenix concert news: Phoenix Lights, Charlie Puth, G-Eazy, Jerry Seinfeld, Steven Tyler

The Phoenix Lights Phase 1 lineup has been announced, with Gucci Mane and Martin Garrix making their Arizona festival debut on a bill that also features Diplo.The fourth annual Phoenix Lights Festival invades the Park at Wild Horse Pass, a brand new venue specifically designed for Relentless Beats and its events, the weekend of April 7-8.“Phoenix Lights has and continues to be an amazing event for us, each year growing bigger and better,” says Relentless Beats founder Thomas Turner. “This growth has created the need to address our venue options so that we are providing a consistent foundation our fans can look forward to. It is in this spirit that I am excited to announce The Park at Wild Horse Pass as the location for Phoenix Lights 2018.”About the venuePhoenix Lights will be the first of Relentless Beats’ marquee events to take place at The Park at Wild Horse Pass. Given that the event continues to outgrow its previous homes, it is no surprise that the lineup is reflective of this progress.Also performing are Autograf, Bad Decisions, Beats Antique (DJ set), Chris Lake, Goldfish, Gramatik, Joyride, Kasbo, Kuuro, Melvv, Minnesota, Morgan Page, Oshi, Seven Lions and Zomboy.Additionally, Relentless Beats’ premiere house, techno and underground brand, RBDeep, will return to host a stage with performances by Bruno Furlan, Christoph, Eli & Fur, Huxley, Lee Foss, MK, Umek and Will Clarke. A second round of performers will be announced after the first of the year and will include national talent, spanning three stages.The Park at Wild Horse Pass was designed to provide the best possible experience for the Valley’s biggest promoter of electronic dance music events. To be completed in a series of phases over the course of 2018, with the first event being Phoenix Lights, the park is situated adjacent to Rawhide Event Center, on a mostly grass plot able to handle the steady growth of Relentless Continue Reading

Here’s What It’s Like To Live Inside Donald Trump’s Head

Maggie Haberman and Glenn Thrush came up as reporters in the New York media culture that also nurtured Donald Trump.Now he is President of the United States and they are White House correspondents for the New York Times, two of the few journalists who have managed to get access to the president without pulling punches. That’s because the president is transparently obsessed with the Times, with Haberman in particular, and with a series of Thrush-Haberman revelations about the inner workings of the man and his administration.On the podcast Newsfeed with @BuzzFeedBen, BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith asked them about the challenges of doing journalism that is consumed so obsessively by its powerful subject: “Is it strange to be that far inside the head of the President of the United States?”“I try not to think about it,” said Haberman. “I mean honestly, what are you going to do?”“I think there’s a lot of head,” said Thrush. “I think we're all invited in. Here's the thing, he is such a domineering presence in everyone's life. There's a lot of real estate that you can occupy.”In the interview, Haberman and Thrush also talk about their shared roots in New York media, their reporting partnership, and their love (Thrush) and hate (Haberman) relationship with Twitter. BEN SMITH: Welcome to my podcast NewsFeed, about the intersection of tech, media, and politics, which is where a lot of the action is right now. I am joined by Glenn Thrush and Maggie Haberman at the New York Times, and I'm having flashbacks to the early parts of my career that we spent together in the basement.GLENN THRUSH: That's right.MAGGIE HABERMAN: Of, of what?GLENN THRUSH: Of what? (laughs)BEN SMITH: Of New York City Hall, um and this episode is, is more or less a sequel to a wonderful podcast that Glenn Thrush used to do for Politico, that you should listen to, that Maggie and Glenn did together. But before we get to that, I Continue Reading

Community rallies for girl hit by bus

Regan McVey doesn't know Jacklynn Gienke well."But ... I've talked to her, and she's so nice," McVey said of her classmate, known to most as Jax.McVey said she wants to help Gienke, who was struck by a school bus in Manitowoc on Nov. 19, in any way she can."It shouldn't have happened to her," McVey said.The 15-year-old girl was hit at the intersection of Waldo Boulevard and North Ninth Street at about 7 a.m., Nov. 19, while walking to Wilson Junior High School in Manitowoc.Family friend Ken Ivey said Gienke's neck and lower back were fractured in the crash. She also suffered from a collapsed lung, damaged kidney, a tire mark across her back and other cuts and scrapes.She remains in critical condition at Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah.About two weeks ago, Gienke was in a medically induced coma most of the time, Ivey said. Now, she's awake more often than not and can communicate by writing."They're still putting her under when she needs to be under, but otherwise she's conscious," Ivey said. "Good news, Jax is now breathing on her own. It's a trying time, but she's getting through it. (Her mother, Karen Pahlow,) did want to say that the family is very thankful to her friends."Wilson Junior High students and staff have been finding ways to raise money and lift Gienke's spirits during a difficult time."It’s really about giving the kids an outlet and an opportunity to feel like they’re supporting her," Principal Lee Thennes said. "I have been beyond impressed. I think it’s been unbelievable. Just the level of support that our learning community has shown in this case has really been a humbling experience."Cards and notes have been sent to Gienke from many classmates. Ribbons were tied around the trees outside Wilson to keep her in everyone's thoughts.An upcoming candy cane sale through the student council is raising money for Gienke. A lunchtime popcorn sale Continue Reading

Voice of the People for August 20, 2011

Equality of injustice on bail Manhattan: As civil rights lawyers, we were astounded by your praise for the Manhattan judge who denied bail to our client Gigi Jordan, who has spent more than 18 months in jail awaiting trial ("Poor little rich woman," Aug. 13, editorial). The bail package she proposed, including home incarceration enforced by 24-hour armed guards, is identical to those successfully used for defendants such as Bernie Madoff and Dominique Strauss-Kahn - deemed the most extreme flight risks. The only purpose of bail under New York law is to ensure that the defendant returns for trial. Private security firms allow defendants to turn their own homes into jails at no cost to the taxpayers. They are routinely used in the federal system with 100% effectiveness. There is no possibility that Jordan could flee. The difference with DSK is that he landed in front of one judge and she in front of another. This is not equal protection. It is a denial of the principle that we are a society of laws, not judges. Ronald L. Kuby, Alan M. Dershowitz Vacation time I Bronx: It's quite disgusting, annoying and an outrage that Mitt Romney and his fellow GOP hypocrites wrongfully slam President Obama for taking his family on their annual summer vacation when not once were they critical of Geroge W. Bush for taking far more vacation time than Obama within a single year. Michael S. Wilbekin Vacation time II Glendale: Ah, it's summertime and the country and the global economy are going to hell. Where are our fearless leaders (politicians)? On vacation and could care less. We need to get rid of the old guard. Donald Gleason Hanging up I Breezy Point: Is it right to go on strike because you have the right to go on strike? Long-term customers of Verizon, like myself, pay our bills to support this company in exchange for a valuable service. My business has literally been turned upside down, due to an outage that cannot be addressed by Verizon Continue Reading

Voice of the People for Mar. 21, 2011

Emblem of the land they love Greenville, N.Y.: Watching the St. Patrick's Day celebration in New York City should give an incentive to other parade organizers to realize what this country is about. The flag of Ireland was present, but the Stars and Stripes were prevalent. Yes, we are proud of our Irish heritage, but foremost we love our country. God bless the United States of America. John T. Finan Valley Stream, L.I.: How many parents reading this right now know their kids were acting like drunken animals at the parade? They'll say "not my kid," but in thousands of cases, it was their kid. Wake up, parents, and pay attention to your kids. John Tramontano Woodside: So after insulting the Irish with his phony complaints about drunkenness at the Irish Historical Society, our fearless mayor marched up Fifth Ave. Which group did he march with? Of course, he ensconced himself within the Fire Department contingent, which he knew would save him from the boos he richly deserved. Ann K. Cox March madness Spring Hill, Fla.: Our economy is in the tank, Libya is in revolution, the Middle East is in flames and Japan is in a meltdown. But where is President Obama? He's busy putting in his Final Four picks and getting ready for a family outing to Brazil! Way to prioritize, Mr. President. Steven C. Atkinson Bad Bramhall Huntington Station, L.I.: Bramhall's cartoon mocking our President's interest in the NCAA tournament was trite and predictable. If Obama did not know or care about such things, his petty detractors would claim he was an ivory tower elitist who is out of touch with normal Americans' interests. Believe me, there are far worse things a President could do to relieve stress. Ann Rita Darcy Playing the Trump card Eastchester, N.Y.: Since this country is in an economic mess and has a leader who waits for the world to do his thinking, it's time to elect a tremendous businessman who tells it how it is and won't back down. That man Continue Reading

2017 Arizona Fishing Reports

This is the Arizona fishing report from azcentral sports and The Arizona Republic.Information for the Fishing Report is periodically provided by anglers, as well as the experts at the Arizona Game and Fish Department, Arizona Anglers, Liar’s Korner, Phoenix Fishing Supply, Pinetop Sporting Goods, Pro Bass Adventures, White Mountain Apache Tribe, Lake Mary Country Store, Parker Canyon Lake store, Fly Fish Arizona and Beyond and H&M Landing in San Diego. Short castAnglers should know the following Arizona winter road closures are in place, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Closures include Arizona 261 from Eager south to Crescent Lake, Arizona 273 between Sunrise Park and Big Lake, Arizona 473 to Hawley Lake and a portion of Arizona 366 to Mount Graham. Central waters BartlettAnglers are picking up 15 to 20 bass on jigs and Carolina rigs, according to reports passed on by Ted Wong at Phoenix Fishing Supply. He said the larger fish weighed approximately 2 ½ to 3 pounds. A 4 ½-pounder was caught during a recent tournament. Crappies are also being caught, however one angler said the small fish were mixed in with the larger fish Information: (602) 266-2624. RooseveltJim Goughnour of Rim Country Rods in Payson reports the fish are moving deeper as the water cools. Look for crappies at 40 feet with vertical tactics or arm a dropshot rig with a curly-tail grub. Bass also will like these tactics. The crappies are around trees, rock piles and artificial habitat. Information: (928) 468-0263. ApacheThis lake will be stocked with trout next week. Bass fishing has been slow, but jigging spoons are working on deep water bass schools. Information: (480) 986-2515 CanyonThe Tortilla campground is back in business after a recent water problem. Trout will be stocked next week. The lake continues to offer big bass to anglers who fish in the deep grass with a dropshot or shaky head rigs. Information: (480) 986-2515. Continue Reading

Study of identical twins reveals how habits like smoking and tanning can dramatically age skin

A new study of identical twins shows the dramatic effect bad habits such as smoking, sun exposure and yo-yo dieting can have on our looks. Sun exposure, smoking, alcohol intake and stress levels all have an impact on appearance and how old you look, according to new research published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and reported in Allure magazine. Some sets of identical twins were found to look almost a decade apart in age. Among the 186 twins studied were sisters Jeanne and Susan, who looked exactly alike growing up, according to Allure. But Susan took up certain habits that Jeanne didn’t.Susan spent a lifetime lounging in the sun and now lives in Florida, while Jeanne resides in Ohio and avoids harmful rays. Susan also averaged a pack and a half of cigarettes per day for 16 years before giving it up in her late 30s, while Jeanne never smoked.And now, the sisters can see major differences in the way they look.“Susan looks ten years older than I do,” Jeanne dishes in Allure. “In fact, when we meet new people I’ll say, ‘She’s my sister,’ but I never say she’s my twin.” According to the study’s research, this drastic differences in looks caused by our lifestyle are not out of the ordinary, even in those with the same DNA. Taking birth control pills can make women look younger, while taking antidepressants, drinking alcohol, smoking, being divorced and having heightened sun exposure all made case studies look older. There's good news for middle-aged women carrying a few extra pounds: Additional weight fills in and softens wrinkles, making heavier women look younger, study author Bahman Guyuron explains in Allure. For women under 40, however, being overweight has the opposite effect, obscuring youthful features like a smooth jawline and causing facial skin to sag. Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

Corrections & Clarifications

To report corrections & clarifications, contact:Please indicate whether you're responding to content online or in the newspaper.The following corrections & clarifications have been published on stories produced by USA TODAY's newsroom: February 2018Life:An earlier version of this report incorrectly credited the 1996 Summer Olympics performance of The Power of the Dream. Celine Dion sang the theme at the opening ceremony; the song was performed again at the closing ceremony by Rachel McMullin and a choir of other children. https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/entertainthis/2016/08/04/olympics-theme-songs-katy-perry-whitney-houston/87968806/​ Sports: A previous version of this graphic incorrectly located hockey player Megan Keller's hometown on the map. https://www.usatoday.com/pages/interactives/sports/winter-olympics-2018-team-usa/#/profile/megan-keller/ Sports: An earlier version of this story misidentified the U.S. hockey player who is quoted in the third paragraph. https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/winter-olympics-2018/2018/02/17/ilya-kovalchuk-hockey-olympics-usa-russia/348011002/ Opinion: An earlier version of this column mischaracterized who could receive a tax credit for campaign donations. It would be refundable and available to all Americans who file taxes. https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/02/14/paul-ryan-tax-cut-how-start-fixing-democracy-1-50-week-jason-sattler-column/332739002/ Sports: A photo in some editions Feb. 8 incorrectly identified the person next to New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick. The person was special teams coach Joe Judge. Sports: A headline in some Feb. 12 editions had an incorrect result of Serena and Venus Williams’ doubles match in the Fed Cup. The sisters lost. Twitter: On Feb. 11, a previous tweet misidentified Olympic gold medalist Jamie Anderson. https://twitter.com/USATODAY/status/962907261801783296Life: Continue Reading