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Chino Valley is the town north of Prescott. Seems there was a shootout there Saturday (8/21/2010) between motorcycle gangs. And people were complaining about motorcycles with loud exhausts in downtown Prescott on Whiskey Row. Good thing the shootout was in a rural area and not downtown.
Here’s an article from The Economist in which a 2 studies show the presence of dogs in an office improve the work.
They wondered in particular if the mere presence of a canine in the office might make people collaborate more effectively. And, as they told a meeting of the International Society for Human Ethology in Madison, Wisconsin, on August 2nd, they found that it could.