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WHAT: A brass figure of Canda Vajrapani set a new world record for Tibetan sculpture when it sold for more than $6.3 million at Bonhams Hong Kong in November. In this version, the deity, translated to \u201cfierce holder of the thunderbolt,\u201d has one head and two arms with the right hand up. The left hand is in the karana mudra hand position to banish demons.

MORE: At more than 3 feet high, the figure is exceptionally large. That makes the masterpiece of 13th century Tibetan sculpture \u201cmonumental\u201d according to Bonhams. It is also a significant survivor of Tibetan brass sculpture.

SMART COLLECTORS KNOW: From the collection of a known expert, scholar and author on Tibetan sculpture, this figure and others offered bidders a chance to own part of a master collection. That is catnip to connoisseurs.

HOT TIP: Note that Bonhams elected to sell the figure in Hong Kong, a nexus of new wealth. Featuring it in a sale titled \u201cImages of Devotion,\u201d it acknowledged Far Eastern objects of veneration in a season when much of the world is focused on other religious holidays.

BOTTOM LINE: Another figure from the same collection, dating from the 1600s, sold for $1.9 million.

BOOK IT! \u201cCollectibles Handbook & Price Guide 2016-2017\u201d by Judith Miller & Mark Hill (Mitchell Beazley, $27.99), a softcover in its 24th edition, has photos of more than 4,000 items ranging from 20th century glass to toys, vintage costume jewelry and luggage. Prices listed are gathered from the market and realistic. Best of all, the authors (Miller is a long-time expert) provide hints, picks and comparisons.

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Animal Talk: Mexican Folk Art Animal Sounds in English and Spanish

By Cynthia Weil. Wood Sculptures from Oaxaca by Rubi Fuentes and Efrain Broa. Cinco Puntos Press

Bees say bzzz bzzz in English and zum zum in Spanish. Frogs say ribbit ribbit in English and crua crua in Spanish. Oaxacan-carved wooden sculptures illustrate this 30-page bilingual picture book of animals and the sounds they make in two languages. With beautiful and playful depictions ranging from roosters to snakes, this little book is just right for interactive animal play with kids and adults.

Desert Dark

By Sonja Stone. Holiday House

A suspenseful young adult thriller about four teens who have been recruited to attend a CIA Black Ops training school in Arizona. Nadia joins Jack, Damon and Libby on a team, but the news that there\u2019s a double-agent at the school has them suspecting each other. Exciting right to the very end! This book would make a great movie for teens or adults. Ages 12 and up

The Donkey Lady Fights La Llorona and Other Stories/La Se\u00f1ora Asno Se Enfrenta a La Llorona Y Otros Cuentos

By Xavier Garza. Pi\u00f1ata Books/Arte Publico Press

This fun, bilingual collection of Mexican-inspired short horror tales would be a treat for a camp fire read-aloud or other get-together for kids ages 9-12. One of the offerings, \u201cTunnels,\u201d starts with a boy falling into a tunnel and confronting some drug dealers. Luckily his dog, Chato, comes to his rescue. Is Chato actually a dog or a chupacabra? You\u2019ll have to read \u201cTunnels\u201d and the other stories to find out!

Maya\u2019s Blanket/La Manta de Maya

By Monica Brown; illustrated by David Diaz. Children\u2019s Book Press

Maya\u2019s blanket, handmade by her abuelita, has become frayed and worn, so they turn it into a vestido (dress). As it becomes more and more worn out, the remnants are used as a rebozo, a cinta (ribbon), and a bookmark. This story was inspired by the Yiddish folk song \u201cI Had a Little Overcoat.\u201d The colorful illustrations and engaging storyline make it a perfect choice for bilingual story time. Ages 5-9

Slingshot and Burp

By Richard Haynes; illustrations by Stephen Gilpin. Candlewick Press

Slingshot and Burp are two boys riding around dusty trails on their trusty steeds (bikes), looking for action. When they return to their bunkhouse, the boys find that their sisters have turned it into a pink doll house. They shoot up the dolls and suffer two days of \u2018jail\u2019 time for the crime. Once released, Slingshot and Burp go back to their adventures, hunting for snakes, scorpions, and a Ghost Cat. Ages 7-10

Stealing Indians

By John Smelcer. Leapfrog Press

As recently as the middle of the last century, when this book is set, Native American children were routinely taken from their families and sent away to government boarding schools in an attempt to assimilate them into white society. The motto of the time was \u201cKill the Indian, save the man,\u201d and the boarding schools tore apart the lives of thousands of Native American families. Smelcer focuses on four Native American children. One of them, Simon Lone Fight, a Navajo from Four Corners, lost his parents when they were killed in a car accident and was turned over to the authorities by his grandparents. He spent the rest of his teen years at the school, along with hundreds of other Native American children. A disturbing, factual account. Ages 12 and up

Sand Dune Daisy: A Pocket Mouse Tale

By Lili DeBarbieri; illustrations by M. Fred Barraza. Westcliffe Publishers

Daisy is a tiny pocket mouse living in a sand dunes burrow. Gypsum, a kit fox, is hunting for food for his family and likes to eat mice. Daisy gets lost one day and is chased by Gypsum and a hawk when suddenly she sees a child sledding down a dune. Daisy hops onto the sled and whooshes away! There is a good glossary at the end of the story as well as a \u2018Did You Know\u2019 section that describes four of the largest sand dunes in the United States. Ages 5-8

\u2014By Ann Dickinson

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Each year, thousands of Arizona residents email or call Rosie Romero\u2019s radio show with questions about everything from preventing fires in their chimneys to getting rid of tree roots invading their sewer system. His goal is to provide answers that suit the specific lifestyle wherever someone lives in Arizona.

QUESTION: I have a 16-year-old ash tree and some of its tree limbs are starting to die off. This process started in August and has been continuing ever since. What could be causing this?

ANSWER: It could be a minor issue including water stress. Ash trees are pretty thirsty and need periodic deep watering. Sometimes entire branches will die but the tree will still survive. On the other hand, there is a serious pest \u2014 the carpenter worm \u2014 that can infest ash trees. The adult carpenter worm moth lays eggs in the crotch of tree limbs, and the larvae eat the interior wood of the tree. They weaken branches that can suddenly fall. It\u2019s a problem that will eventually kill the tree. Unfortunately, there is no effective treatment for carpenter worms.

To check if you have this pest, start by looking for small \u215c-inch diameter holes near branch crotches and for a build-up of what looks like little piles of sawdust around the holes. If you confirm that you have this pest, you need to carefully remove the tree as soon as you can to prevent the insects from moving to other ash trees in your yard or neighborhood.

Q: My front sidewalk has gotten pitted over the years and is looking pretty shabby. Is there any way to cover up the damage without air hammering the walkway and removing it?

A: There are a couple of options. You can overlay the sidewalk with thin concrete pavers that are manufactured for these kinds of overlay projects. It\u2019s possible you will have to make some step transitions if you have stairs in front of the house or if your sidewalk ties into the driveway. Another option that might take care of the transitions as well could be having an acrylic coating laid over the damaged area.

Q: I bought my house about a year ago and recently pulled up the linoleum in the bathroom and the garage. Underneath, I found that I have very wavy concrete flooring. What can I do to level off the flooring so that I can lay tile on top of these areas? And can I do this job myself?

A: Stores that specialize in building materials can sell you self-leveling coatings that can practically do the job for you. You simply pour the coating over the floor and it spreads out across the surface without you having to trowel extensively. The coating usually adds only about 1/64th of an inch to the floor, so it won\u2019t create a problem with doors and cabinets.

Q: I have a huge acacia tree in my yard that I planted five years ago. Not long ago, I had a huge root from the tree that surfaced near the house. It\u2019s about 3 or 4 feet long and about 4 inches in diameter. Another large one seems to be developing as well. Can I cut them off and dig them out before they manage to get under the house? Or will that kill the tree?

A: You have a couple of options. You can often simply cut off one or two roots without hurting a tree. They represent a very small percentage of the tree\u2019s overall root mass. Another possibility would be to have a root barrier inserted into the soil in front of the house or in front of any other object you need protected. Before you take on this job yourself, it might be helpful to call a certified arborist to get an accurate diagnosis and management plan.

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BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) \u2014 The Romanian prime minister's tieless look has become a talking point before the parliamentary election, applauded by some, but also a reason for disapproval in the conservative Eastern European country.

Dacian Ciolos, is the first prime minister, after Petre Roman, a university professor who played a key role in Romania's 1989 revolution, to provoke public debate for not wearing a tie in formal public appearances.

A former European Union commissioner, Ciolos was appointed premier in Nov. 2015 to head a government of technocrats, after Victor Ponta was forced to resign over massive anger about a nightclub fire that killed 64.

Roman became famous for his red jumper and dazzling smile. He fought in the revolution where more than 1,100, died and donned his famous red jumper as he was named provisional prime minister during the revolt, after Communist leader Nicolae Ceausescu was overthrown and executed After he was formally appointed prime minister, he began wearing ties.

Ciolos' decision to go tieless during the electoral campaign is perceived as a political gesture, not a fashion statement.

\"It shows that he is relaxed and doesn't want to create a distance between himself and the average person,\" said Lia Galic, an English teacher.

However, others said the lack of neckwear, was irksome.

\"It is a lack of respect. How can he appear without a tie? Even crooks wear ties. He mocked us,\" said Valentina Lupan, an architect.

In contrast, Liviu Dragnea, chairman of the Social Democrats who are expected to come first in Sunday's election, has worn a plain red or blue tie in pre-election appearances.

Ciolos gave an interview to The Associated Press this week in a room where the photos of former Romanian prime ministers adorn the walnut-paneled walls. Prime ministers of the 19th-century wore uniforms. In the early part of the 20th century, a couple wore black ties, including all-black bow ties.

The first Romania prime minister to make a bold statement with his tie was Communist Prime Minister Petru Groza, who came to power in 1945, and wore a striped tie.

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It\u2019s been a rite of passage through the years.

A family member \u2014 grandma, grandpa, mom, dad \u2014 passes away and leaves a trove of keepsakes that tells a family\u2019s story, through photos, letters, books, artwork, clothing, even furniture.

The surviving family would gather and lay claim to various items. Someone would take the photos. Someone else would take the china or crystal. Someone else the love letters exchanged between a couple that may have spent a lifetime together.

It probably wouldn\u2019t be difficult to find a family that actually argued over those treasured items, rationalizing why one family member was more deserving than some other family member of getting that one keepsake that everyone knew meant the world to the family.

But in the current era of technology and mobility with cellphones and computers virtually serving as yesterday\u2019s hope chest, with every element of people\u2019s lives contained in a hard drive measured by gigabytes, family keepsakes aren\u2019t remaining as keepsakes anymore. They\u2019re increasingly becoming merchandise.

It was a typical Friday morning at the Golden Goose Thrift Shop recently, and general manager Stephanie Urdiales was directing traffic inside the cramped storage area and orderly sales floor where volunteers and staff were getting ready for another busy day.

\u201cThe Goose,\u201d as customers, staff and volunteers call it, is where thousands of items that back in the day might have been passed down as family heirlooms end up and are put up for sale to raise money for charity \u2014 more than $8 million has been donated to the community by the business in 13 years of existence. Browsing through the shop at 15970 N. Oracle Road in Catalina is like browsing through the histories of faceless families from throughout the community and beyond.

Items come to the Golden Goose from many directions. They\u2019re items left over from estate sales. Sometimes they\u2019re donated directly by family members who have decided not to keep them for any one of a number of reasons \u2014 lack of storage space, the surviving family lives far away and doesn\u2019t want to haul the goods home or, as Urdiales said, \u201cit just doesn\u2019t fit into their lifestyle.\u201d

\u201cWe get pieces of history and just remarkable things,\u201d Urdiales said. \u201cSadly, where I\u2019m concerned, they just don\u2019t have time to deal with it.

\u201cThe world has become so fast-paced. I think a lot of people feel like if they\u2019ve got that iPhone, it\u2019s pretty much all they need. A lot of these things were statements about people\u2019s families, who they were, their ancestors, and they used to be proudly displayed on walls and people would surround themselves in their homes with them. And it\u2019s just not so much anymore. Not that it\u2019s necessarily a bad thing. It\u2019s just different.\u201d

Pat Moore has been in the collectible and estate sale business with her husband, Bob, for more than 40 years, and is a little more direct in her opinion of what she considers a trend toward families getting rid of potential heirlooms instead of keeping them for future generations.

\u201cWe\u2019ve got two grown daughters in their 40s and I think they\u2019re a very good example of this,\u201d Pat said. \u201cWhen I say I have something that was mine or their grandmother\u2019s or theirs when they were young, their idea is to take a picture of it and get rid of it. They\u2019re that blunt. That\u2019s what we\u2019re seeing.

\u201cIt\u2019s clutter and they don\u2019t like clutter,\u201d Pat said of modern families in general. \u201cThey\u2019re busy out there, moving their lives, trying to do as much in their lifetime as they can and not worry about having to have a place to put all these things and take care of all these things.\u201d

Urdiales said she has come to expect donations of a large volume of certain items that fall in that don\u2019t-fit-the-lifestyle category, or that technology has made obsolete and considered by many to be unusable.

\u201cThere are things that aren\u2019t surprising like silver-plate serving pieces. Nobody wants that,\u201d Urdiales said of the once must-have wedding gift. \u201cNobody uses it. They don\u2019t want to polish it. So we get a ton of that.

\u201cWe get the china and fine dishes and fine crystal because frankly they\u2019re not microwavable. They\u2019re not dishwasher safe. You have to hand-wash them. When people get married now, they don\u2019t get a service for 12 of Noritake china and Waterford crystal and silver-plate flatware.\u201d

Those aren\u2019t the items that Urdiales and the Moores shake their heads about from time to time. It\u2019s the stuff that used to be considered sentimental.

At the Golden Goose, one might open an old book and find a personal, handwritten note. Or one can browse through a collection of Bibles, many that were gifted at one point and even passed down previously. Military medals, citations and uniforms come in and are sold, usually to collectors who place a high value on them.

\u201cWe\u2019ll get family photographs and love letters still tied with string,\u201d Urdiales said.

There\u2019s art for sale that clearly had meaning at the time it was created, including an original painting of a young girl who was someone\u2019s daughter, granddaughter or mother long ago.

The staff at the Golden Goose currently is dealing with a unique item dating to World War II. It\u2019s a book titled, \u201cI Knew Hitler,\u201d written by a man who, based on a letter that was found in the book, was suspected of being a Nazi. He apparently had been detained by the U.S. Government and the letter was a carbon copy of his plea to officials that he was not a Nazi. The letter was dated 1942.

\u201cWe\u2019ll get whole swaths of people\u2019s lives in boxes that are expressed through writing and memorabilia and photographs,\u201d Urdiales said, listing examples like theater programs, old newspapers, maps and souvenirs. \u201cThat always surprises me.\u201d

Those items require special handling and care because, Urdiales said, they were special to someone\u2019s life at some point even if they\u2019re for sale now. The more delicate items are locked under glass in the shop until someone comes along to buy them.

And, just because someone didn\u2019t think enough of an item to keep it, there is a market for all of it thanks to technology, Bob Moore said, pointing out \u201ceBay is an amazing thing.\u201d

Television has latched onto the trend to produce a bevy of reality shows such as \u201cAmerican Pickers,\u201d \u201cPawn Stars,\u201d \u201cAntiques Roadshow\u201d and others where sorting through, buying and selling family keepsakes apparently makes good television.

But as time passes, Moore said, he thinks regrets can and do creep in as family members realize what they gave away or sold and that they\u2019re missing it.

\u201cWhat happens oftentimes when people get (older) is they\u2019re sorry,\u201d Moore said. \u201cI hear that sometimes. \u2018My mother had one of those and I really wish I had taken it.\u2019

\u201cI think sometimes when they get older, they may wish they had taken something. If they\u2019ve been thinking about it all these years, then you know they\u2019re sorry.\u201d

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Auto writer and YouTuber Doug DeMuro\u00a0goes hypermiling\u00a0on an interstate adventure to find out.

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Whether you\u2019re living alone, or worry about keeping your family safe in your home at night, having a home security system can help put your mind at ease. Here are five options to help you deter home break-ins.

1) Install motion activated outdoor lighting.

Installing a motion activated security light will deter break-ins and alert you if someone is moving around your house at night. These LED lights also have a manual override function if you prefer your outdoor lighting to stay on from dusk until dawn.

Home Zone Motion Activated LED Security Light available from Amazon

Find a local electrician to help with installation.

2) Replace a lightbulb with a hidden camera.

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If you want to monitor your home or front door while you\u2019re away at work or on vacation, a wireless lightbulb camera is a great way to do so discreetly. This model has a 360-degree panoramic view, and will send you a push notification on your phone when motion detection is activated. The camera also has two way audio so you can talk or listen through the bulb.

960 IP Panoramic Network Wireless Camera, LED Bulb Light available from Amazon

3) Turn your doorbell into a security feature.

The SkyBell doorbell is connected to WiFi so you can see video of whoever is at your front door, and talk to them using a tablet or phone. The doorbell also has night vision, and alerts you to a visitor even if they don\u2019t press the bell for additional security.

SkyBell HD Silver WiFi Video Doorbell available from Amazon

Find a local electrician to help with installation.

4) Scare off intruders with an alarm system.

Burglary is often a crime of opportunity, and that opportunity turns sour the moment neighbors are alerted by an alarm system. This home security kit comes with a programmable main unit and sensors, a 140-decibel alarm, and an auto-dial function to call up to six designated numbers in case of a breach.

Fortress Home and Business Security Alarm System available from Amazon

Find a local electrician to help with installation.

5) Monitor movement with a security camera.

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Just the sight of a home security camera may be enough to deter some intruders, but the Nest security camera also has a built-in speaker and microphone to let you talk or listen through the app, in case you want to warn an intruder that you\u2019re paying attention. The camera also sends phone alerts or emails when it detects activity.

Nest Cam Outdoor Security Camera available from Amazon

Find a local electrician to help with installation.\u00a0

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Dear Amy: My wife of more than 40 years and I had a mutual parting of ways five years ago. Though we went our separate ways, we harbor no searing animosity toward one another and we regularly talk in civil and polite tones.

My former wife thought I was going in the wrong direction, but I quickly made an effort to meet a new woman through online dating.

I was successful in that venture. My ex joined many different clubs and organizations and eventually fell in with a man whose company she enjoys. Happy ending? I wish.

I was happy for my ex, but women I met online told me that this guy continues to occupy a spot in the online dating scene, messaging women about his availability. It is not my business, but I\u2019d also rather not have her contract an STD because of this guy\u2019s secret liaisons.

I\u2019m feeling perplexed about the issue. My ex\u2019s heart is apt to be broken pretty much either way. She eschews online dating, so she is not apt to discover his habits on her own, but I don\u2019t want her to die prematurely or to live with an STD she couldn\u2019t see coming, due to his deceit.

Advice?

\u2014 Concerned Ex

Dear Concerned: It should be easy for you to confirm whether this man is active on dating sites (at least the ones you are also on), and before saying anything to your ex, you should confirm this.

You two were married for 40 years. You seem to have remained friendly, if not friends. You genuinely care about your ex\u2019s welfare. You also don\u2019t know about their relationship or arrangement.

Once you confirm this man\u2019s online activity, you can say to your ex, \u201cI just want you to know that \u2018Barry\u2019 is currently active on online dating sites and has messaged women I know. I don\u2019t want to interfere in your relationship, but I thought you would want to know.\u201d

That\u2019s it. Your ex might get mad at you or not take this news well, but what\u2019s she going to do, divorce you? STD rates among senior citizens have doubled in recent years, and these diseases can take a terrible toll, especially if people have a suppressed immune system or other health problems.

You, your ex and all of your partners should be tested and use common sense \u201csafe sex\u201d guidelines.

Dear Amy: I don\u2019t mind the usual social pleasantries, but I can\u2019t stand it when drive-thru coffee drink-makers try to engage me, a complete stranger, in small talk such as, \u201cWhat are you up to?\u201d \u201cJust getting off work?\u201d \u201cDoing anything fun today?\u201d

How do I politely communicate to these young, cheerful people that I just want my coffee?

\u2014 Not Your Chum in Chico

Dear Not Your Chum: You are right, that there is a line over which many of us don\u2019t want to step during glancing encounters with strangers while doing errands. So, cashiers at the supermarket, please don\u2019t comment on the contents of my grocery cart, which skews heavily toward cat food. It makes me feel like a cat lady (which, I suppose, I am).

And, \u201cDoing anything fun today?\u201d comes off as condescending from someone half your age, who has no idea that you just left work and are on your way to the nursing home to visit your ailing parent.

I think the way to politely communicate that you just want your coffee is to answer every greeting with, \u201cJust trying to get through another day. That latte is going to help. Thanks.\u201d

I\u2019ll happily run responses from readers.

Dear Amy: I am responding to various comments regarding the wisdom of letting an adolescent watch the movie \u201cThe Exorcist.\u201d You seem to think it is a fairly benign choice.

My husband had the same attitude and let our 13-year-old son watch this movie when it showed up on TV one night (he assumed it had been edited; it had not).

This movie traumatized our son. He was extremely fearful for months.

We ended up seeking medical and then therapeutic help for him, and after exploring all of the possibilities, everyone concluded this movie was actually the culprit. My son is now in his late 20s and when I shared your point of view with him, he completely disagreed with you.

\u2014 Faithful Reader

Dear Reader: Every parent should make media choices alongside their child, taking into consideration their child\u2019s temperament.

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FRIDAY, Dec. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer death rates are falling in the United States and many other countries, but increasing in South Korea and some Latin American countries, researchers report.

The investigators looked at data from 47 countries from 1987 to 2013. They found that breast cancer death rates declined in 39 of those nations due to advances in detection and treatment over the past few decades. The largest decrease was in England and Wales, with a 46 percent drop.

In the United States, the breast cancer death rate fell 42 percent. It dropped from 22 deaths per 100,000 women in 1987-1989 to 14 deaths per 100,000 women in 2011-2013, the study showed.

Rates declined in all age groups in the United States: by 50 percent for women under 50; by 44 percent for women between 50 and 69; and by 31 percent for women 70 or older.

There were mixed findings from Latin America. For example, Brazil and Colombia saw rates increase in women of all ages, while in Argentina and Chile, rates decreased in all women.

South Korea had the largest rise in breast cancer deaths, with an 83 percent increase overall. There were higher rates in every age group. However, South Korea's breast cancer death rate of 5.3 per 100,000 women was still far lower than the U.S. rate of 14 per 100,000 women.

The researchers also found that breast cancer death rates worldwide declined more among women younger than 50 than for those over 50. This is because younger women tend to receive more intense treatment (such as longer courses of chemotherapy) that extends their survival, the study authors explained.

\"Breast cancer is by far the primary cancer site in women and, worldwide, represents a quarter of all cancers in women,\" said study lead author Cecile Pizot, from the International Prevention Research Institute in Lyon, France.

\"Comparing mortality trends between countries helps identify which health care systems have been the most efficient at reducing breast cancer mortality,\" Pizot said an American Association for Cancer Research news release.

The impact of breast cancer screening on breast cancer death rates isn't clear. The study found several cases where nations that were in the same regions and had similar levels of wealth had similar breast cancer death rates even though some had used mammography screening since the 1980s while others introduced it in 2005 or later.

\"This finding underlines the difficulty of isolating a single, common factor that would have a major influence on mortality trends,\" said Pizot.

\"Differences in health care systems and patient management could explain discrepancies in mortality reduction between similar countries,\" Pizot said. \"However, there is at present little data comparing the management of breast cancer patients across countries.\"

The research was to be presented Friday at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium in Texas. Research presented at meetings is considered preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal.

More information

The U.S. National Cancer Institute has more on breast cancer.

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The Islamic Center of Tucson, 901 E. First St., will host the second annual Gathering for Unity 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15th.

Speakers from throughout the community will focus on a theme of creating welcoming atmosphere for all in Tucson.\u00a0

For more information, visit the mosque's Facebook page Facebook.com/icttucson or call 624-3233.

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