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The Desert Vista baseball program will be hosting its seventh annual golf fundraiser on Jan. 11 at Foothills Golf Club, 2201 E. Clubhouse Drive, with a noon start and shotgun format.
Houston Astros pitching coach Brent Strom is conducting an elite pitching boot camp at Challenge, 1721 W. 10th Place, Suite 3, a full-service baseball and softball training center in Tempe, Jan. 3-5.
The Desert Vista girls basketball team pose after getting their plaque and medals for winning the White Division at the Nike Tournament of Champions on Saturday.
It figured to be the Desert Vista girls’ toughest test in the early portion of the season, but the Thunder essentially nullified that notion with a great start against Dobson.
Austin Howard always had the speed and now he has the feet to go with it.
Finally, our weather has cooled so we can expand our living spaces to patios, gardens and backyards. After work and on weekends we can retreat outside to enjoy the warm days and cool evening breezes we look forward to from now until next May. Weekends mean we can invite family and friends over for those famous Arizona barbecues. Special celebrations can now be planned such as an assortment of parties, fundraisers or even an intimate wedding.
Stores are full of colorful ornaments and sparkly décor that set the holiday tone with glamour and panache. But there’s also decor for those who prefer to welcome the season with more homespun serenity.
I’m tired of reading Bill Richardson’s articles where he rallies against any sort of regulation over guns (Latest, “Gun-free zone is truly fatal conceit,” AFN, Dec. 11). His entire argument is to make good the enemy of perfect. He continually gives statistics about how individuals who want to do bad things will do bad things. I agree.
I just had to email everyone that I know that lives in or around Ahwatukee to read the “Gun-free zone (is truly fatal conceit),” by Bill Richardson in your (Dec. 11) Opinion section. All I can say is he covered everything you could possibly think of on this matter. Well thought out and written. And it’s so true!
In 1945 all of the industrial nations met in Breton Woods, N.H., to discuss currencies in a global environment. These nations decided that the American dollar should be the international currency, because it was gold backed, America was the leading manufacturing giant, and was a responsible country. All of these nations pledged to peg their currency to the dollar, as it was gold backed, making their currency gold backed. Things changed through the years, as in 1971 Nixon removed the gold backing from the dollar, showing irresponsibility to the rest of the world. America then started to expand its money supply from $800 billion to $2.4 trillion (in 2010). So, we made a conscious decision to inflate the dollar by 200 percent. Forcing all of the countries that were pegged to the dollar to expand their money supply, in order to keep the same currency conversions.