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Phoenix again claims top spot for job growth by quotes


Phoenix again claims top spot for job growth

The Business Journal of Phoenix – 11:11 AM MST Thursday, April 5, 2007

As per the usual, the Phoenix area is No.1 for new jobs.

Arizona State University’s Blue Chip Job Growth Update ranks the area first among the nation’s largest metro markets for employment growth between February 2007 over February 2006.

The area’s 4.8 percent increase in total nonagricultural employment represents 89,200 new jobs. In metropolitan markets with less than 1 million workers, the Gulfport-Biloxi, Miss., area ranked No. 1, posting a 14.5 percent gain equating to 13,500 jobs.

Among states, Utah holds the top position in nonagricultural job growth for February, with a 4.4 percent increase, representing 52,000 jobs. Michigan remains in last place, with a 1 percent decrease, losing nearly 45,000 jobs.

Overall, the U.S. economy grew by close to 2 million jobs in February 2007 over February 2006, an increase of 1.5 percent.

Exploring the Earth’s oceans is an Underwater FantaSEA by quotes
February 15, 2007, 9:34 pm
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Exploring the Earth’s oceans is an Underwater FantaSEA

The blue inviting water of oceans around the world and their colorful marine life have been a source of inspiration for artists throughout history. To celebrate all there is to love about these living waters, the=

Arizona Museum for Youth (AMY) presents its newest exhibit, “Underwater=

FantaSEA,” from Saturday, March 9 through July 22, 2007.

The exhibit features works by 21 artists who bring together a myriad of =

colors and mysterious creatures to take you on a journey under the sea. =

The more than 60 paintings, drawings and multimedia pieces on view all =

highlight the beauty of oceans.

Items on display include:

· Tropical underwater color photographs by Arizona artist Michael


· Hand-made enamel on copper metalwork by Tempe artist Mary Chuduk

· Oil paintings by Deborah McMillion Nering of Phoenix, depicting

sea creatures intermixing with humans within surreal interiors

· Sculptural steel and glass sculptures by Pennsylvania artist

William Wessell, courtesy of the Textures Gallery at Artspace in Scottsdale

· Glass bead embroidered mermaids by local artist Christy Puetz

In the Art Gallery art-based activities will enhance visitors’ knowledg= e about the plants, animals and composition of the ocean.

Young artists and designers can:

· Design a custom ocean-themed collage

· Hunt for sunken treasure near a shipwreck

· Sketch an underwater scene

· Experience these living waters in our virtual ocean video


· Sit in an ocean cave and enjoy a variety of books about the sea

Swim over to AMY and learn about the fish and marine mammals which we share this planet with and enjoy the FantaSEA. It will be boatloads of fu= n!


Located at 35 N. Robson in downtown Mesa, the Arizona Museum for Youth is=

open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, 12 p.m.

through 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for everyone 1 year of age and over. Free=

for members and those under the age of 1.

The Arizona Museum for Youth is a fine art museum for children and families. A place to introduce your family to art, the museum hosts several changing exhibitions each year and features ArtVille, a special =

art-town for kids less than 4 years of age. As part of the exhibitions, a=

dynamic array of art classes, fun workshops and family programs are available to teach art principles and techniques. Please visit or call 480.644.2468 for current informatio= n.