Lost in all the big statewide races in Arizona's primary election are hard-fought congressional battles in which Democrats are trying to clinch a Phoenix-area seat and Republicans are vying for the chance to unseat Democratic incumbents in three districts.
For the fourth consecutive year, Fulton Homes will help middle school and high school bands, ensembles, orchestras and vocal groups showcase their talents and display their patriotism for a large radio audience.
Five hundred years ago there was a group of Christians living in Europe known as the Anabaptists. These are not to be confused with today’s Baptists, though the groups do share points of common history. The name Anabaptist was not so much a description as it was a condemnation.
If you turn on the television, or open your mailbox, this year’s election is being dominated by a slew of topics with immigration, gun rights and personal attacks being the most common. Each of these issues obscures what should be the most important priority in this election: the future of education in our state.
It’s hard to think of many actors from the past few decades who were one of a kind, but Robin Williams was truly a performing force unlike anything that’s ever existed. No one will ever be able to fill his now sadly empty shoes. The fact that his life was taken in such a lonely, horrific fashion after a long struggle with depression only makes this loss more tragic. For now, however, let’s focus on how Williams lived as apposed to how he died. What a life he lived and what an unparalleled career full of laughs, inspiration, and flubber he’s left behind. In honor of this great talent, here are my five personal choices for his best performances in film.
This is embarrassing, or at least it would be if I had any hope of pretending that I wasn’t doing a perfect impersonation of an ex-nun. But my feckless, impetuous youth has recklessly sailed and sunk in the harbor, so you may as well know the truth.
One-year-old Crosby is an incredibly handsome little guy with bold orange markings and striking orange eyes. This sweet boy is very friendly yet charmingly shy at the same time. He warms up quickly though and turns into a total pushover once he knows you’re there to pet him or ring the dinner bell. Crosby is a very affectionate guy who loves one-on-one time with his people. When he wants attention, he’ll rub against you and softly head butt you to say hello. Purring commences immediately upon being petted, especially if the petting includes ear rubs and chin scratches. He also enjoys being brushed. His purr motor gets even louder when he scores the opportunity to snuggle in your lap. Whether he’s lying next to you, on you, or being held, Crosby will be content because he is with you. Hugs, kisses and conversation suit him just fine as well. He is quite curious — a trait that marries up quite nicely to the fact that Crosby loves playtime. He will play with just about anything you offer him. Dangle a toy mouse or stuffed toy in front of him and he’ll take it away from you only to bat it across the floor until he once again captures it and bunny kicks it into submission. Crosby is also a fan of swizzle and feather wands, taking great delight in capturing them and proudly dragging them to his lair. Attach a stuffed toy to the end of a wand and it is the best of both worlds— Crosby will skid across the room and fly through the air in his efforts to capture the toy. Crosby gets along well with other friendly kitties and enjoys their companionship.
Kudos to Phoenix police Sgt. Joel Tranter for his tenacious response in rescuing a 15-year-old Shiba Inu pooch named Saki from certain danger in the morning hours of July 28. This Ahwatukee resident had witnessed an already over-heated, confused and exhausted Saki as she wondered in the street on Equestrian Drive near the Warner-Elliot Loop, unable to stop because of traffic. But thanks to this officer, while patrolling the streets of Ahwatukee, he spotted Saki and with the help of a neighborhood Good Samaritan, Tranter was able to coax scared little Saki into his air-conditioned patrol vehicle and whisk her off to a local veterinary hospital where they supplied her with water and scanned for a micro-chip, which she in fact had. This enabled officer Tranter to locate a frantic but very relieved and thankful owner and reunited the two.
When buying or selling a home in Ahwatukee in the month of August, there are a few things you need to think about. First, if you are a seller, be prepared August is coming. Most schools in the area start back the beginning to the middle of August. This means many potential buyers are going to be super busy trying to get school supplies, back to school shopping, vacations completed, etc. They don’t have a lot of time to spend looking around, so make your place stand out. Think of a model home and start staging your home to look like one. It doesn’t have to be perfect, but just make your house the best looking your house can be. Ask your Realtor for some help in what you should or shouldn’t do, or hire a consultant or a stager; they will be worth the investment.
It might come in a flash or happen over the course of the season, but by the end of the year, there are going to be a handful of football players from the Southeast Valley who are going to have breakout seasons in 2014.
Saying they have jurisdiction, members of the Citizens Clean Elections Commission refused Thursday to kill an investigation into whether a commercial aimed at Scott Smith was really designed to undermine his gubernatorial bid.
While the summer heat is on in the Valley of the Sun, PARC (Protecting Arizona’s Resources and Children) remains on “Active Duty” and is maintaining its watch over the proposed Loop 202 project, preparing for the release of the FEIS (Final Environmental Impact Statement) due later this year.
The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation and Parker & Sons presented a $100,000 check to Special Olympics Arizona prior to the D-backs game on July 19. The funds were raised in a joint effort between the D-backs and Parker & Sons through online donations at www.dbacks.com/everybodywins.
With the average age of our properties here in Ahwatukee at around 20 years there seems to be a shift in what is most important to buyers out here looking to purchase. Ten years ago interior upgrades like granite counter tops, newer fixtures and flooring were on top of most buyers list when searching for a home. Top of the radar these days are big-tickets items that have reached their life span like roofs and air condition units. Another non-cosmetic item high on the list is energy efficiency such as newer windows and solar equipment.
The Mountain Pointe football program enters the 2014 season with a new standard for success after winning its first state championship.Produced by David JolkovskiNarrative by Jason P. SkodaInterviews (in order of appearance):Head Coach Norris VaughanBruce HesterPaul LucasCollin LambdinGarvin AlstonMusic: 1:13am by Soap and Foam