Fallen Heroes

Officer William Murie #721
Officer Murie was en route to Phoenix from Flagstaff on Nov. 16 when he stopped just north of Phoenix on Interstate 17 to assist at a crash scene. He was struck by a passing vehicle, crushing his legs and a wrist. Complications resulting from these injuries led to his death on Nov. 19, 1980.
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End of Watch:
Wednesday, November 19, 1980
Tour: 8 years
Badge # 721


Struck While Riding His Bicycle

Bicyclist killed in a fatal traffic collision in Fountain Hills on Sunday has been identified as Dr. Marwan Maalouf, a neurologist at Saint Joseph's Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix.
Dr. Maalouf was struck while riding his bicycle west on Shea Boulevard in Fountain Hills on Sunday afternoon, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.
Dr. Maalouf had recently been preparing to do research on treatment patients with Alzheimer's disease, according to a statement from the Barrow Neurological Institute. He was a scientist, teacher and mentor since joining the institute two years ago.
On Sunday, a witness reported seeing a pickup hit something while driving west on Shea Boulevard, according to MCSO. The driver got out of his car to examine the damage before taking off, MCSO said.
The driver was identified as Nicholas Linsk, who works at a Target store in Fountain Hills, according to investigators in Maricopa County Superior Court documents. Linsk told authorities that when he went to the Target parking lot after work, his truck had been moved to a different parking spot and the front end was damaged. Linsk then told authorities he drove home, according to the documents.
Detectives told him a witness had spotted him. Linsk told authorities he thought he had hit a traffic barricade, even though he did not see any barricades in the area, according to the documents.
Investigators later found debris from the pickup and bicycle tire marks inside the bicycle lane that showed there had been an impact with the truck on Shea Boulevard, according to the documents.
Linsk was arrested on suspicion of leaving the scene of an at-fault fatal traffic collision and booked into the Fourth Avenue Jail in Phoenix,

Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/community/scottsdale/articles/20121015neurologist-identified-victim-fatal-fountain-hills-hit-run-abrk.html#ixzz29i74486u

Wine Bottle Tiki Torch

This clever outdoor diy idea comes from Erik Anderson of Gerardot & Co.- a creative branding and design agency in indianapolis. That turns an everyday wine bottle into a modern backyard tiki torch.

 1. Empty Wine Bottle (You can use any bottle you like as long as it’s glass and the neck is 1” in diameter. Be clever!)
2. Teflon Tape 1/2”
3. Copper Top Plate Connector (threaded for 3/8”-16 thread rod)
4. 1” Split Ring Hanger (threaded for 3/8”-16 thread rod)
5. 1/2” x 3/8” Copper Coupling
6. 1/2” Copper Cap
7. Two Hex Nuts (threaded for 3/8”-16 thread rod)
8. Two #10 x 1” Zinc Plated Wood Screws (if your mounting it to wood)
9. 3/8”-16 Zinc Plated Threaded Rod (I bought a 3’ rod and cut it down to 8, 4-1/2” rods with a hacksaw.)
10. Tiki Replacement Wick
11. Torch Fuel (For safety reasons, only use fuel made specifically for outdoor torches. i.e. Tiki brand)
Helpful Tools: Channellocks, adjustable wrench, hacksaw, power screwdriver, and a funnel
The Hanger
1. Decide where you want to mount your Recycled Bottle Torch. Position the Top Plate Connector on your mounting surface and mark the holes for where the screws will go. It’s easier to keep it level if you pre-drill your screws first.
2. Once you have your Top Plate Connector mounted you can screw in the 3/8”-16 Rod until it stops. Channellocks are helpful for this part.
3. Thread the two Hex Nuts on to the Rod and tighten one all the way down at the point where the Rod meets the Top Connector Plate. Leave the other Hex Nut at the front end so it can be used to secure the Split Ring Hanger.
4. Thread on the Split Ring Hanger just enough so that the Rod is flush with the inside of the ring. Turn the 2nd Hex Nut counter-clockwise to snug it up against the Split Ring Hanger
The Bottle
1. Carefully and tightly wrap the 1/2” end of the Coupling with your Teflon Tape. You’ll want to keep each wrap nice and clean so that it creates a smooth, even surface. Continue building up the tape until it fits very snugly into the opening of your bottle. You obviously don’t want it to fall in.
2. Insert the Wick into the Coupling until it sticks out about 1/4”. The Tiki brand replacement wicks are about 3/8” in diameter so they fit really well. Once they absorb the torch oil they’re even tighter.
3. Unscrew the Split Ring Hanger on one side and position the bottle neck into the ring.
4. Flip the front half of the ring back into place and tighten down the Hanger evenly on both sides. You may need to loosen the other side to make sure both sides are an even tightness. (Don’t over tighten the Hanger. You don’t want to break the glass.)
5. Use a funnel to fill the bottle with your favorite torch oil. (I use Tiki’s BiteFighter because it’s clear and seems to do a good job of keeping the mosquitoes away.)
6. Insert the Coupling & Wick into the top of the bottle and twist it snugly into place. Give the Wick a few minutes to absorb the oil before you try to light it.
7. I typically just blow my torches out. Use the Copper Cap to keep the Wick dry when you’re not using your torch.
Safety Note: This is for outdoor use only.
Tiki brand recommends that the wick
never be set higher than 1-inch

2012 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Tempe Beach Park AZ
Saturday, October 27, 2012

The journey to end breast cancer starts with a single step. Take that step with us at one of our American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks. Just a few hours of your time will help bring a lifetime of change for people facing breast cancer and their families.
Every Making Strides event is a powerful and inspiring opportunity to unite as a community to honor breast cancer survivors, raise awareness about what we can do to stay well from breast cancer, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease with breast cancer research, information and services, and access to mammograms for women who need them.
Join in the fight to end breast cancer forever and sign up today.

Since 1993, 8 million cancer charity walkers across the country have raised more than $460 million through Making Strides events to help fight breast cancer. Last year alone, dedicated supporters like you raised more than $60 million nationwide to help the American Cancer Society save lives and create a world with less breast cancer and more birthdays.

Making Strides events are a celebration of survivorship - an occasion to express hope and our shared goal to end a disease that threatens the lives of so many people we love.
Your reason for walking in the American Cancer Society Making Strides walk is as unique and special as the story that motivates you. More than likely, you've been affected by breast cancer in some way, and our Making Strides walk empowers you to make a difference and fight back. This is your opportunity to honor breast cancer survivors, remember those we have lost to this disease, and raise funds and awareness to help end it forever.
 Tempe Beach Park
80 W Rio Salado Parkway
Tempe, Arizona 85284

Tour de Scottsdale

Sunday, October 14, 2012
 6:30 a.m.
Is a cycling event dedicated to the environment. Enjoy spectacular views of Scottsdale, Cave Creek, Carefree, and Fountain Hills as you circumnavigate the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. When completed, the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, located east of DC Ranch, will be the nations largest urban land preserve. Every mile benefits the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy.
The 70-mile Tour de Scottsdale winds through 2,500 feet of elevation change on a fully supported course. The 30-mile Tour navigates Scottsdale and Cave Creek; a portion of the course is not supported by Scottsdale police, i.e. cyclists must adhere to all traffic rules.
Course Maps
The ride is rain or shine Scottsdale weather has a cool start, in the mid-sixties to low-seventies with high temperatures close to 100 degrees. Event festivities will include music, food, vendors, family activities, prizes and other fun.
To volunteer at the Tour de Scottsdale
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20555 N. Pima Rd.
Scottsdale AZ 85255
Market Street at DC Ranch is located at the southeast corner of Thompson Peak Parkway and Pima Road in Scottsdale. From Loop 101, take the Pima/Princess exit north toward Thompson Peak Parkway and follow event signage. Five parking lots will be dedicated for Tour de Scottsdale parking.



New and Old
Power Lift Shop Stand motor can supposedly lift up to 120lb.
A comfortable backpack system for carrying the BX-2 Blue Box Tool Case. Padded shoulder, waist and chest straps. Handy accessory pouches. Fully adjustable.
Specially designed to carry the Blue Box on your back. The BXB-2 is a well-built, secure and comfortable backpack system complete with padded shoulder straps, handy accessory pouches, plus waist and chest straps. The BXB-2 is fully adjustable and set up is quick and easy.
NOTE: THe BXB-2 will fit both the BX-2 and BX-1 Blue Box Tool Cases.The harness also fits all versions of the EK-1 Professional Travel and Event Kit.

A carefully selected set of some of our finest tools, housed in the BX-2 Blue Box Tool Case. The EK-1 contains 35 shop level tools fit into BX-2 Blue Box Tool Case with extra room for more tools and parts. Perfect for professional shop and team mechanics, as well as the home mechanic who wants the ultimate portable tool kit.
The BX-2 uses a super tough HDPE plastic shell that is nearly indestructible. This is a professional level lockable travel tool case customized to work specifically with bicycle tools. Each specially designed tool pallet is housed in a super tough, dent proof tool case designed and built for daily use.
Dent proof molded composite shell
Strong anodized aluminum frame
Removable tool boards made with tough, durable 600D ballistic nylon sewn to an ABS inner panel
35 tool pockets and straps plus four universal tool modules to accommodate a wide variety of tools and tool shapes
Customizable lower level with moveable partitions
Proprietary front hanging tool board
Tare weight 13.25 pounds (6 kilograms).
Nominal dimensions: 19" x 14.85" x 8.5" (48.25cm x 37.7cm x 21.6cm). Shipping weight is 15 pounds with cardboard box.

The TL-6 is a composite covered, steel core lever that provides smooth, scratch-free operation and superior strength to help remove even the tightest tires. Slightly longer (5.5”/14cm) than our other take-along levers. The TL-6 is perfect for use as a take-along or as an everyday bench lever. Set of two.
The TS-TA makes it possible to adapt all Park Tool Truing Stands to work with 12mm, 15mm and 20mm thru axle wheels, as well as Cannondale® Lefty™ wheels. Works with the TS-2, TS-2.2, TS-8, TS-25, TS-15, TS-5 and TS-3.
A small, handy tool designed to remove and install Schrader and Presta valve cores and to remove and install Presta valve extenders with 5mm wrench flats.
pecially built for bicycles, the INF-1 utilizes a dual Presta and Schrader head that rotates making valve access quick and easy. The INF-1 features an ergonomic dual density grip, built in pressure gauge (0-160 psi, 0-11 bars), and accepts any 1⁄4” NPT (National Pipe Thread) male threaded fitting. Built for everyday shop use and rebuildable.
World famous Park Tool quality wrapped up in a great set of metric combination wrenches. Forged from Chrome Vanadium Steel, chrome plated, meticulously polished, then center dipped in Park Tool blue vinyl for a positive grip. Includes 12 wrenches in a 12-point box/open-end combination from 6mm to 17mm. Strong, comfortable, and beautiful!
A great place to keep small parts, cable end caps, grease, and whatever else you can think of. Stainless steel construction with a clear acrylic hinged top and four removable bins. Parts not included. 12" x 5.5" x 3.5" (30.5cm x 14cm x 9cm)