Daily Archives: September 16, 2010

Magic At The Duce

[Source: Urban Life Blog]

Many of you only know Gene Urban as a realtor and blog guy. In a former life Gene traveled around the world performing close up magic and mentalism. He still performs about a hundred shows a year for corporate groups and private parties in Scottsdale, Phoenix and Paradise Valley. Now he is has added a public venue… the Duce in downtown Phoenix.

On Tuesdays from 6:30 – 9:00 Gene, aka The Card Guy, will be available to entertain you and your friends with his special brand of magic and mental effects. See why companies like Lucent, Google, UBS, The NFL, and Microsoft have and do make the magic of Gene Urban part of their events.

Come see Gene Urban perform magic at the Duce in downtown Phoenix on Tuesday nights… bring a friend, maybe lots of friends and together we’ll make Magic Tuesdays a fixture in downtown Phoenix, AZ.

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Smell a rat? It could be from the downtown Phoenix Ramada Inn

[Source: Emily Gersema, azrepublic.com’s PHX Beat]

They’re getting in tuition-free.

ASU officials have told students, faculty and staff to be on the lookout for rodents on the run from the nearby Ramada Inn near Third and Taylor streets that the city is tearing down for a new parking lot. Officials ask that all rodent sightings be reported to campus officials.

The memo sent Tuesday campus-wide says rats and mice are apparently fleeing the old Ramada Inn at Taylor and Third streets for a safer home elsewhere –and the ASU campus across the street could be their refuge.

“The city is addressing this issue at the site and we are working with pest management to control and eliminate this influx on and around campus,” wrote Cathie M. Fox, ASU director of facilities and property management.

Fox said rats have been seen at the Nursing and Health Innovation building northeast of the Ramada Inn, and at the University Center, west of the inn.

She offered these tips:

  1. Do not leave food out. All food should be stored and disposed of in sealed containers.
  2. Keep candies in sealed containers.
  3. Dispose of food in the large trash bins central to each floor, which are emptied by cleaning staff each evening.  Don’t throw it away at your desk bin, which could draw critters.
  4. Report leaks or pools of water inside of building.. Building engineers will take corrective action as necessary. And report any sightings or remnants of rodents to dpcmaint@asu.edu.
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