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Popular music through the decades

DJ's Music Trivia

As noted in last week’s Music Trivia column, I’m beginning the new year with something a little different — a 10-part series chronicling the evolution of American popular music in the 20th century — 1900-1999. Each week we’ll look at what music was popular in each decade and what influenced that popularity.

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Empathy, yawns and thumbs

A writer and a dog explore their relationship on the banks of the East Verde

Teetering along on two legs, I flounder through the streamside brush and over the crafty cobbles somewhere on the East Verde.

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The America we love is still alive and well

Your Turn

On the online forum I do for the Roundup we talk about all kinds of things. One of the first things we talked about when the Roundup asked me to do the forum was, “What is victory in Iraq?”

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Take a look back at last year

DJ's Music Trivia

It seems like just yesterday we were welcoming in 2014, and now we’re saying goodbye. How time flies. And it’s true what they say — the older one gets, the faster it goes.

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Some ancestors had great humor Part 2

Your Turn

Last week I wrote that I happened to look up someone mentioned in a humorous way in a story I read. His name was Sydney Smith, an Anglican minister born in England in 1771. I didn’t think I had found someone likely to say anything very funny.

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Season’s greetings well-intentioned

DJ's Music Trivia

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! The little phrases so commonly used at this time of the year.

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Elk seasons come to a close

Outdoors Under the Rim

If you have tried to get on the Beeline on a Thursday or Friday for the last three months and have been slowed by the long line of campers, trailers and motor homes, no doubt you may be wondering, “Where are they going?” The great majority are hunters heading to elk country to preseason scout or to start their hunt.

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Crappie bite at Roosevelt improves

Rim Country Fishing Report

Finally we’re getting some snow up on the Rim, which overall is a good thing.

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Our ancestors were not all serious

Your Turn

In reading books about our ancestors, or looking at some of their portraits, you would swear that they must have been a straight-laced bunch that never cracked a smile. And by and large you wouldn’t be too far from being right. But every once in a while ...

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A bachelor for the holidays

DJ's Music Trivia

In June 1965, R&B-soul singer Ben E. King released the song “She’s Gone Again.” And that title pretty much says what’s going on in my life right now.

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Sounds of the woods

Outdoors Under the Rim

Over this past month, I have spent many hours in the woods observing a variety of big game animals which inhabit the Rim Country.

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Light parade promises fun

DJ's Music Trivia

A Wild West Show is coming to Payson!

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The Depression years were good for America – Part 2

Your Turn

Last week I started to tell you about a typical 1930s Sunday in New York City where I lived as a boy, but I had to talk about the reason younger people have the wrong idea about the Depression, and here we are with a Part 2.

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RP’s frightening experience on the trail

Many people who have encounters with Sasquatches don’t even realize what actually was happening at the time.

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Look for warmer water when bass fishing

Rim Country Fishing Report

Good morning Rim Country anglers.