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Arizona is more than the Grand Canyon state, it is a place to embrace and call home. From our famous palm trees to our beautiful pine trees, Arizona's landscape is brimming with nature's grandeur and diversity. Our majestic mountains invite you to climb, our valleys coax you to explore and our plains whisper stories of civilizations past. Saddle up to history-rich towns, breathtaking views and world-class fashion and food.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Holiday Spirit Alive in Tempe

In early November, Dave Talley, a Tempe homeless man, found a backpack at Rural Road and University Drive, at the light rail station.  His first instinct was to find the contact information. Cash in the amount of $3,300, located in an envelope, and a small flash drive is what Talley found. The backpack, with not a dollar touched, was returned to a police station.  ASU student, Bryan Belanger, was located through files and his resume that were thankfully stored on the computer.  Belanger had saved his money to purchase a car after a car accident last month. Talley needed his own mode of transportation fixed, a bicycle. 

John F. Kennedy once said, "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."  Someone did the right thing, a conscience was restored.

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