Karie Dozer

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Karie Dozer

Final Word: Mystique and Aura

During the 2001 World Series against the New York Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks players were asked about Mystique and Aura, the two muses who seemed to charm the Yankees into winning games 3, 4 and 5 in New York.
8 years ago
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Karie Dozer

Final Word: Best drug for hyperactive kids may be exercise

What if we have been treating ADHD in America with the wrong drug?
8 years ago
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Karie Dozer

Final Word: Whoa! Ray Rice’s wife rips NFL for his suspension

Janay Rice should find a better way to deal with her husband's suspension from the NFL than blaming the league for interfering.
8 years ago
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Karie Dozer

Final Word: Joan Rivers was brave, bold and funny

Joan Rivers wasn't afraid of anything. She wasn't afraid of being funny or bombing when she tried.
8 years ago
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Karie Dozer

Final Word: Pay attention to the upcoming election, Arizona

Well, Arizona, you got what you wanted. I don’t know if Arizona will ever actually BE a purple state, but there are now more registered Independents than Republicans or Democrats. Whether or not they vote is the question. Also, for whom does an Independent likely vote? The latest Rasmussen poll in Arizona found gubernatorial candidates […]
8 years ago
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Karie Dozer

Final Word: Applauding Walgreens’ decision to keep headquarters in US

Walgreens decided to stay in the U.S. and pay MORE in taxes. That is correct, more.
8 years ago
Karie Dozer

Final Word: Why do we elect a superintendent for Arizona schools?

There is some good news to report on Arizona's public schools.
8 years ago
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Karie Dozer

Final Word: Suicide — Is it really in your genes?

Scientists at Johns Hopkins University say they are looking at how a group of chemicals affects a gene called SKA2 and say they could one day accurately predict that someone is at a greater risk of committing suicide. Would you want to know?
8 years ago
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Karie Dozer

Final Word: The time is coming to make up your mind and vote

With less than four weeks to go before Arizona's primary election, a Rocky Mountain poll found about 50 percent of Republicans are undecided about who to vote for.
8 years ago
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Karie Dozer

Final Word: It may be legal to carry an AR-15, but it’s not a good idea

Have we lost all sense of what is “reasonable?” By we, I mean, not all of us, but apparently SOME of us who think it’s OK to take a semi-automatic rifle into the airport. In case you missed it, last Friday, a man was seen walking though Terminal 4 at Sky Harbor carrying an AR-15. […]
8 years ago
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Karie Dozer

Final Word: We may be sweaty but at least we’re not shoveling snow

On my way home Thursday the dashboard of the car read “117.” As in degrees. Never mind I was on my way to a baseball game, where first pitch was at 5:30 p.m., and NO, it wasn’t outside. Two nights ago, our baseball games were cancelled because of lightning (a great idea, by the way) […]
8 years ago
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Karie Dozer

Final Word: Let’s debate the death penalty, not the drugs

The execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood has once again ignited the debate over lethal injection.
8 years ago
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Karie Dozer

Final Word: Lesson from James’ return to Cleveland is apologies work

A recent story in USA Today opens with, “You shouldn’t be known for the worst thing you ever did.” For most of us, who can honestly say we have behaved badly at some point in our lives, we have to hope this is true. Those are the words that Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert was […]
9 years ago
Karie Dozer

Final Word: Arizona voters have had enough on Tom Horne allegations

Do you think there are enough investigations into Attorney General Tom Horne right now?
9 years ago
Karie Dozer

Final Word: It looks like Cleveland is back on the map

Well, well, well. Look who has arrived in a big way. Cleveland, Ohio. The Mistake by the Lake. The Republican Party has announced it will be holding its national convention in Ohio in 2016. Johnny Football was drafted by the Browns and has single-handedly gotten more headlines for the sorry team in the last couple […]
9 years ago
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Karie Dozer

Final Word: Tour de France selfies are just plain stupid

Spectators are getting in the way at the Tour de France cycling race taking selfies. Seriously.
9 years ago
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Karie Dozer

Final Word: All you can eat is rarely a healthy meal option

I have bad news: for the rest of the summer, you can eat basically all you want at TGI Fridays. Appetizers, that is. The restaurant chain has instituted an unlimited-appetizers plan. Choose an appetizer from the list of favorites (yes, that includes the potato skins,) boneless wings, and mozzarella sticks and get unlimited refills. Sharing […]
9 years ago
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Karie Dozer

Final Word: Could smartphones be contributing to hot car deaths?

When I think about how distracting a handheld computer can be, I think, "Maybe it's better that I got to parent without it."
9 years ago
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Karie Dozer

Final Word: Ask the questions, get the answers when it comes to mental health

Can you imagine getting a phone call that your son has shot and killed several people while away at college? Peter Roger can. His son Elliott killed six and injured 13 at UC Santa Barbara last month. He said he knew Elliott struggled with mental issues and he’d spent much of his son’s adolescence and […]
9 years ago
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Karie Dozer

Final Word: Best to enjoy fireworks handled by the pros

Come Fourth of July, fireworks will be going off in your neighborhood. Better have your hose ready.
9 years ago
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Karie Dozer

Final Word: Don’t worry, guys, women don’t want to date the hot mugshot guy

(Please read this with your tongue firmly in your cheek.) Ah, the mugshot. We love to look at pictures of people taken at their worst moment. Whether its someone famous like Nick Nolte or the guy who looks like he might have just climbed out from under a truck, the photos are often hilarious. This […]
9 years ago
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Karie Dozer

Final Word: Obama’s rating shows voters need to ask better questions

The numbers are out, and they're not good.
9 years ago
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Karie Dozer

Final Word: Big-box bookstores dying but maybe indies can survive

Are bookstores dead? You might think so, with the closures of so many of the large chain stores in recent years in Phoenix. Barnes and Noble just announced that its store in the Ahwatukee village in southeast Phoenix is closing Aug. 2. The Borders at Scottsdale Fashion Square, Mesa and the Biltmore closed a few […]
9 years ago
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Karie Dozer

Final Word: All I can say is good luck, David Brat

Eric Cantor is out and David Brat is IN in Virgina.
9 years ago