HOTLINE: Wednesday, Sept. 3

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Cool School Hamilton High

This year, 634 freshmen connected with 175 Junior & Senior Link Leaders are involved in Link Crew.  They engaged in small group activities to ge to know each other, went on a tour of the school to find their classes, and enjoyed their first lunch together at the HHS Cafeteria.  Even when students feel safe and informed, they may not successfully transition into a new school if they do not develop a sense of connection. In every transition in our lives we need to feel a sense of connection to the new situation. This is true whether we are connecting to a new job, a new child, or a new reality in our own lives.
The more connected students are to their new school, the better they will do in all the measures that are important in tracking their success: grades, test scores, attendance, and discipline. All these measures are positively affected when students are connected.
Hamilton High School
3700 S Arizona Ave
Chandler, AZ 85248
(480) 883-5000
Glendale Glitters
The city is busy installing 1.5 million twinkling lights throughout downtown Glendale. Still in the midst of excessive heat advisories, workers are in full-swing installing the lights for Glendale's popular holiday tradition, Glendale Glitters. Crews on ladders and in bucket trucks stringing lights for the biggest event of the season, which attracts more than a quarter of a million people each year. The holiday lights will turn on Nov. 28 for the holiday season.
Historic Downtown Glendale - Murphy Park
58th Ave. and Glendale Ave.
Autism Papers
Calling all volunteer hands.... to help fold 450,000 pieces of paper..... There is a massive paper-folding effort underway and a free meal reward being offered at Sweet Tomatoes, all in support of an Arizona autism campaign to help teachers detect early signs of ASperger's in students. The Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) is taking a bold step to give every Arizona educator the tool they need to help detect early signs of Asperger's in students. 
It's a never-before-attempted feat: We're hoping to fold and deliver these these" chatterboxes" to every teacher in the entire state. That means 450,000+ folds of paper. It's a true 1-to-1 campaign, putting these educational "chatterbox" tools in the hands of every teacher in Arizona
Volunteers must reserve and confirm a spot by emailing and simply tell us which of the participating Sweet Tomatoes locations they'd like to visit/volunteer at on Sept 4th. (Choice of Tempe, Desert Ridge, Scottsdale, Uptown and Ahwatukee locations)
Thursday, Sept 4, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Sweet Tomatoes
52 E Camelback Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85012 
Dirty Dozen
Local produce expert, Ron Paradis of Nature's Garden Delivered (, can shares viewers his list of the "Dirty Dozen." (See the list below) This includes the top 12 worst offenders of fruits and vegetables when it comes to harboring pesticides and herbicides.
Dirty Dozen - In order of toxicity (higher first)
Bell Peppers
Nectarines (imported)
Cherry Tomatoes
Snap Peas (imported)
Oscar Mayer Wiener Mobile
Each year, the Oscar Mayer brand selects 12 recent college graduates to become "Hotdoggers." Jessica Smith and Spencer Smud were two of the lucky dogs who really cut the mustard. Excited to drive the fleet of 6 Wienermobile vehicles as part of Class 27. It is truly a bunderful opportunity for recent college graduates. During the events we will be passing out Wiener Whistles and debuting the new Wienermobile app for smart phones and tablets.
Instagram (@TheWienermobile) and Twitter (@Wienermobile)
to get a glimpse into the franktastic road trip!
How Big is Your Haystack?
Every password you use can be thought of as a needle hiding in a haystack. After all searches of common passwords and dictionaries have failed, an attacker must resort to a “brute force” search – ultimately trying every possible combination of letters, numbers and then symbols until the combination you chose, is discovered.