HOTLINE: Sunday, May 27

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National Better Hearing Month
Free Hearing Exams by appointment May - June 2012
Nominate a loved one for free hearing aids by May 31st
Zounds Hearing
10 Locations in the Valley
The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
50th Anniversary
Summer Make-Up
Mozaik Skin & Body
16459 N. Scottsdale Road, #105
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Bark in the Park
Presented by Pet Club, in conjunction with the Arizona Diamondbacks
When: Sundat, May, 27
starts: 11:30 a.m. game time: 1:10 p.m.
Where: Chase Field, 401 East Jefferson Street, Phoenix
AAWL & SPCA also will raffle off a custom Diamondbacks-themed dog house.
Tickets are $5 each or 5 tickets for $20, which can be purchased in advance of the game.
Pre-registration is required to attend the game with your dog - no walk-ups will be permitted.
Dogs must be at least 6 months old and have a current license.
2nd ANNUAL 2012 Memorial Day Ride
A ceremonial ride to honor our fallen American heroes.
WHEN: SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2012
2:30 PM: Registration opens @ Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson Cave Creek
13850 N. Cave Creek Road, Phx
4:30 PM: Kicks Stands Up
6:30 PM: Regroup at 101 & Northern Ave. @ Park West Shopping Center and ride at a group.
7:00 PM: Arrive at Dillon's Restaurant for CONCERT and AFTER PARTY
Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium, 16501 W. Northern Ave., Litchfield Park
BENEFITS: Patriot Guard Riders, Arizona Chapter and American Legion Riders Legacy Fund
****FIRST 300 get FREE t-shirts/tanks when you sign up.
May 27. 9 a.m. 
A Military/Veteran Career Fair will be held at Chase Field on Sunday, May 27, starting at 9:00 a.m.
This event is open to all service members, veterans and family members seeking employment and will include employers specifically seeking to hire employees with a military background or affiliation.
The Career Fair will take place prior to a game at 1:10 pm (D-backs v. Brewers) and conclude at the seventh inning. Details on parking and where to enter Chase Field at
WHEN: 6 p.m., Sunday, May 27 through 6 a.m., Monday, May 28
WHO: Everyone! You do not need to be a AAA member to take advantage of this free service.
WHERE: Statewide
WHY: For many, Memorial Day weekend will include gatherings where alcohol will be served. As such, AAA is encouraging Arizonans to be responsible and is offering its Tipsy Tow service over the holiday weekend.
HOW: To take advantage of AAA's Tipsy Tow, drivers, passengers, party hosts, bartenders and/or restaurant managers should:
Call 1-800-AAA-HELP (1-800-222-4357) between 6 p.m., May 27, and 6 a.m., May 28.
• State that they need a "Tipsy Tow."
• Provide the driver's name, home address, phone number and vehicle/driver location.
Tipsy Tow provides a one-way ride for the driver, one passenger and their vehicle at no cost for up to 10 miles. Services will not be provided to motorists requesting a tow to another drinking establishment or to a destination other than their home. A tow to a hotel may be allowed if the motorists is, or plans to become, a guest.
Other services that will not be provided include: requests for a vehicle start, flat tire change, gas delivery and/or taxi service. For trips longer than 10 miles, motorists can expect to be charged the towing company's standard rate.
For the Rub…
½ Cup Light Brown Sugar
¼ Cup Table Salt
2 Tbsp. Black Pepper
2 Tbsp. Chili Powder
2 Tbsp. Paprika
2 Tbsp. Mustard Powder
2 Tbsp. Onion Powder
2 Tbsp. Garlic Powder
1 tsp. Cayenne Powder

For the braising liquid… (enough for 2 racks of ribs)
¾ Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
¾ Cup White Wine
2 Tbsp. Garlic (diced)
1 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
1 Tbsp. Kosher Salt
1 Tbsp. Worchester Sauce
1 Tbsp. Hot Sauce
1 tsp. Black Pepper

1)      Combine spices for rub and mix well together.  Rub about ¼ cup of spice rub into each rack of ribs.  More on the meat side than the bone side.  Stack ribs on top of each other then wrap in plastic wrap or foil then put in refrigerator for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.
2)      When ready, pre heat oven to 250 degrees.
3)      Combine braising liquid ingredients in a bowl, whisk together then microwave for 1 minute.
4)      Sit rack of ribs on large piece of foil and create a tent over top, leaving one end open.  Pour 1 cup of your braising liquid in with the ribs then close that open end of the foil.  Repeat with other rack.
5)      Place ribs on large sheet pan or shallow roasting pan and bake for 3 hours*.
6)      During the last ½ hour of baking, get your outside BBQ grill warmed up to a medium high temp on the outer grates and no heat where the ribs will sit (face up). 
7)      Drain braising liquid by opening one end of the foil then pouring that hot solution into your sink.  Open foil then carefully remove ribs by using two sets of tongs so they don’t fall apart. Put ribs on grill & paint the ribs with your favorite BBQ sauce every 5 minutes for about 15 minutes total.

Cooks Notes: When buying your ribs, ask the butcher if he’ll remove the membrane from the rack for you.  It makes for a more tender bite.  For ribs with a little firmness to them, go 2-2 ½ hours, for “falling of the bone”, tender ribs, go 3-3 ½ hours.   If the weather outside isn’t good for finishing on the grill, place ribs under your kitchen broiler with sauce for just a minute or two watching them carefully so they don’t burn.