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Windows 8.1 Extremely Slow Booting
Many things can cause Windows to boot slowly. Unfortunately, the problem is not always easy to fix. Several immediate issues might be considered.
Windows 8.1 For Dummies Book + DVD Bundle [Paperback]
Windows 8.1 brings some welcome tweaks to the Windows operating system, including more ways to customize the interface and boot operations, a new start button that reveals apps, greater integration between the two interfaces, and app updates. This bargain bundle includes the complete Windows 8.1 For Dummies book plus a DVD that walks you visually through the most common Windows tasks. Whether you're just getting started with Windows or are upgrading to 8.1, you can learn everything you need to know, see how things are done, and start using Windows 8.1 with confidence.
Jo Becker Talks about Marriage Equality on NPR and her new Book - Forcing The Spring
Jo Becker is an investigative reporter with The New York Times. When she was at The Washington Post, she shared a Pulitzer Prize with Barton Gellman for their reporting on then-Vice President Dick Cheney.
In her new book, Forcing the Spring, investigative reporter Jo Becker goes behind the scenes in the fight for marriage equality. Above, Eric Breese of Rochester, N.Y., joins hundreds of others to rally outside the Supreme Court during oral arguments in a case challenging the Defense of Marriage Act on March 27, 2013.
In her new book, Forcing the Spring, investigative reporter Jo Becker tells the behind-the-scenes story of an important chapter in the fight for marriage equality. She embedded with the team that challenged Proposition 8 — the 2008 anti-gay-marriage California ballot initiative that called for amending the state constitution to say that the state would only recognize marriage between a man and a woman.
The Actual Motion for Summary Judgment Available as PDF Downloads
April 21, 2014, was a big day for Plaintiffs and Lawyers in the case against the State of Arizona regarding the ban of same-sex marriage.
You can read the actual Motions as PDFs. CLICK HERE
PLEASE FORWARD THIS TO YOUR LOCAL MEDIA.
The case is one of two Arizona same-sex marriage ban challenges filed this year and pending in federal court in Phoenix. Lawyers for the state deny that Arizona's ban violates constitutional rights.
An Easy Way to Enrich Your Life is to Try New Things
A recent article in USA Today written by Nanci Hellmich discussed ways that people could enrich their lives during their retirement years. She said the key is to: "...get out and try new things." I think she's right on the money, but we don't have to wait until we retire to take advantage of this idea. Trying new things adds spice to life no matter what our age is. For example, during the last year, I started preparing and eating more vegetarian dishes. Because of this, I've tasted many new flavors that I didn't even know existed. This experience has been a wonderful, exciting and fun adventure and there are still many flavors I haven't tasted. The article pointed out how many pre-retirees feared being bored when they retired. My response to this is how can you be bored when there are so many new things to try? I'm not just talking about new foods, but new restaurants, new books, new activities, new stores, new friends and so forth. So follow Ms. Hellmich's advice and get out there and try some new things. If you don't want to do it alone, do it with a friend or a group of friends. You've got everything to gain and absolutely nothing to lose.
Biltmore Fashion Park
At the heart of a desirable, upscale neighborhood of estate homes, grand resorts, executive office towers and new hi-rise condominiums is the open-air Biltmore Fashion Park, a lush garden of shopping and dining experiences in the center of the historic Camelback Corridor. Anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue and Macy's, and including such luxurious shopping venues as CALYPSO, Escada, Ralph Lauren and more, Biltmore Fashion Park - the original luxury shopping destination in Phoenix - is strategically placed on 34 acres in an increasingly urban and much-indemand location.
Fodor's Arizona & the Grand Canyon 2014 (Full-color Travel Guide) [Kindle Edition]
Travelers continue to flock to Arizona to explore the outdoors and the state's three national parks, visit the outstanding museums and galleries, play golf, relax at world-class spa resorts, learn about Navajo and Hopi culture, eat Mexican food, and sample the tequila. Expanded Coverage: The 2014 ebook edition features new easy-to-follow itineraries of the state, and expanded information on Route 66 attractions. There is also coverage of new restaurants and hotels in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe. Discerning Recommendations: Fodor's Arizona & the Grand Canyon ebook edition offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.
Motion for Summary Judgment Filed on April 21, 2014
Gay and lesbian couples challenging Arizona's ban on same-sex marriage are asking a federal court for a pretrial ruling in their favor. The motion asked for summary judgment declaring that the ban violates constitutional protections for due process of law and equal protection under the law. The lawsuit was filed in Phoenix in March on behalf of seven couples. The case is one of two Arizona same-sex marriage ban challenges filed this year and pending in federal court in Phoenix. Lawyers for the state denied that Arizona's ban violates constitutional rights. Arizona lawmakers approved a state law barring same-sex marriages in 1996, and voters in 2008 amended the Arizona Constitution to include a ban.
Columbus Indiana Newspaper Reports on Arizona Lawsuit Update
Gay and lesbian couples challenging Arizona's ban on same-sex marriage are asking a federal court for a pretrial ruling in their favor. A request is made in a motion submitted to the federal court in Phoenix for filing on behalf of seven couples who are currently plaintiffs in the case. The motion asks for summary judgment declaring that the ban violates constitutional protections for due process of law and equal protection under the law.