Some of you mat have read my post few weeks ago about my incident with my tablet when my car door hit my hand and caused me to drop my tablet.
My tablet ended up with a crack along one corner that I knew would eventually cause problems with the usability of the tablet. I didn't know when it would happen or what the issue would be, but I recently found out. The touch screen recently stopped being as sensitive. I would enter one letter but it would put in something else. Initially I thought it was just me typing to fast or something, but the mistakes were appearing a lot more often and I knew it had to be because of the screen. Another indicator was when I was trying to play a game. I would touch one item to pick up but something else was picked up instead. The final straw, the event that led me to venture to Barnes & Noble in this 500 degree heat, was when the screen image started jumping all over thelace, opening new windows without my wanting it to and images jumping all over. When the screen first cracked I went ahead and did some research into what my next tablet would be. I like Samsung and B&N had them for a good price so I decided to get another one, but the 10".
Today the Arizona Humane Society is having a fund-raising telethon and so far they have raised more than $130,000!!! It's quite cool. Someone is matching the donations, which is awesome. We have a dog, Bear, who came from the Humane Society (Dyna&Harley came from a rescue) and my kitty Abbie did, too (Temecula&Royal came from a no-kill shelter). Bear came from the shelter itself while Abbie was adopted through a "satellite" facility. About 10 years ago we had another dog from the Humane Society as well and a former roommate adopted from Rabies Animal Control. TW was a throw-away I found at a grocery store one night and CC was a feral cat. Sadie, my dad's dog, was pretty much abandoned by her owner and was lower to run back and forth across a fairly busy highway in Star Valley. So I guess you can say my family has a thing for unwanted animals. I should donate something.
We've had some pretty good storms come through here this past week. Dust. Thunder and lightning. Rain. We managed to escape losing power, which is good. Tomorrow it's supposed to be 110 degrees. Ugh. When will it finally cool down?
The Tonto National Forest on Thursday appeared to have backed away from a plan to round-up free-roaming horses along the Salt River, citing the strong public backlash.
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., on Thursday provided The Arizona Republic with a statement from Neil Bosworth, Tonto National Forest’s supervisor, saying, “We appreciate the local community’s feedback and we’ve decided to take another look at the proposed gathering of stray horses at Tonto National Forest."
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"The Forest Service will continue to engage with the local community, state and federal officials to explore potential alternatives for meeting our obligations for both land stewardship and public safety."
U.S. Forest Service officials were not immediately available to elaborate on Bosworth’s statement.
Earlier Thursday, a legal request to halt the removal of 100 free-roaming horses near the Salt River was temporarily denied by a judge, according to a statement from a local horse advocacy group.
The Salt River Wild Horse Management Group went to federal court seeking an injunction late Tuesday that would halt the Tonto National Forest Service’s plan to remove the horses in an area near Bush Highway in the far East Valley.
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That request was temporarily denied Wednesday morning, until the defendants in the case are properly served. They were expected to be served today, according to the statement from the Wild Horse Management Group’s lawyer.
“It is not permanently denied,” the statement said. “The judge simply advised us that we need to properly serve our defendants before any decision can be made.”
Wild horses of Salt River