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Officer Chris Marano's Funeral
The funeral service for Officer Christopher R. Marano takes place today at 10 a.m. at Christ Church of the Valley, 7007 W. Happy Valley Road, Peoria (southwest corner of 67th Ave and Happy Valley Road).  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Christopher Marano Memorial Fund, which has been established at: Desert Schools Federal Credit Union (DSFCU) Account: #4326392835.

Cool Gadgets
All of the gadgets featured can be found at the new Microsoft store at Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall. 

Watercooler Segment with Matt Jacobi, Personal Assistant
Matt Jacobi is a personal assistant to Giuliana and Bill Rancic on their reality show – “Guiliana and Bill”.  Season 2 of the show premieres Jan. 3 on the Style Network.  Check your local listings for times.

Desert Voices - Christmas Miracle
The Thunderbirds are putting on a golf tournament to benefit Desert Voices on March 1.  For more information about the school or tournament, call 602-224-0598 or visit www.oraldeafed.org.

"Sins of the Border" -- New Book
"Sins of the Border" is available in major bookstores.

Girl Gourmet Cake Bakery – Does It Work?
The Girl Gourmet Cake Bakery and Sweets product lines are available at retailers nationwide. For more information on the entire Girl Gourmet product line, please visit www.mygirlgourmet.com or www.jakks.com.  For more information about My Goodness Cakes, visit www.mygoodnesscakes.com or call 602-861-4711.

Chris Akard - Akard Fitness Group
Akard Personal Fitness Studio is in Scottsdale at 28 N Wells Fargo Avenue, Ste 4. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 480-941-0211. You can get animated training tips at www.akard.com.

Sky Harbor Parking Coupon -- www.skyharbor.com

Pay It Forward - Orphans Helping Orphans
Hearts of Stone is a non-profit organization based in Phoenix whose mission is to develop entrepreneurialism in orphans and at-risk children and to transform the organizations that support them.
The Pura Vida No Pro Surfing Contest is a project that uses surfing to impact the lives of orphans in Costa Rica.
The Foundation for Global Leadership offers adventure travel opportunities that focus on exploring issues in developing countries.

H1N1 Vaccines
To find a clinic giving the H1N1 vaccines, go to www.maricopa.gov/public_health/stopthespread.aspx.

Hacienda de los Milagros
For more information, call 928-636-1303 or go to www.hdlmsanctuary.org.