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The Arizona Diamondbacks announced the 2015 promotional schedule, highlighted by the retirement of Randy Johnson’s No. 51 and bobblehead giveaway in 2015.
It’s that time again. College catchup is gaining some momentum as one of the better received stories in the sports pages of the AFN.
Terri Bowersock at Terri’s Consignment and Design in Tempe on Aug. 20, 2014. [David Jolkovski/AFN]
Debbie Lee encourages the public to see “American Sniper” once it’s released to the entire country Friday.
The question of whether “dreamers” can keep their Arizona driver's licenses could depend on who a federal judge believes first came up with the idea to reject them.
Roxanne Taurisano and Taylor Cutchall run on treadmills at Orangetheory Fitness in Chandler on 54th Street near Ahwatukee on Aug. 27, 2014. Orangetheory Fitness clients perform different interval workouts designed to produce 12 to 20 minutes of training at an 84 percent or higher maximum heart rate. This in turn increases a post-workout metabolic rate for 24 to 36 hours. [David Jolkovski/AFN file]
Kindergartner Raeyne Madison tries to stay with her mother, Reagan Evy (left) instead of going with teacher Jen Askins (right) while her little brother, Dwayne Madison, 4, watches during the first day of school at Kyrene de la Colina Elementary School on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014.
The burnout contest at the Roddin' and Racin' Rendezvous at the Dragstrip at the Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014.
Travis Coe, 3, waits for his mother, Odette, at the Kyrene Family Resource Center in Tempe on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014.
In this photo taken Aug. 21, 2014 shows health care tax forms 8965, in Washington. Being uninsured in America will cost you more in 2015. In 2015, all taxpayers have to report to the Internal Revenue Service for the first time whether or not they had health insurance the previous year. Most will check a box. It’s also when the IRS starts collecting fines from some uninsured people, and deciding if others qualify for exemptions. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
FILE - This Aug. 14, 2009 file photo shows actor Robin Williams in Los Angeles. Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in an apparent suicide. Williams was 63.
FILE- In this Aug. 11, 2014, file photo, flowers are placed in memory of actor/comedian Robin Williams' Walk of Fame star in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles. Williams, the Academy Award winner and comic supernova whose explosions of pop culture riffs and impressions dazzled audiences for decades and made him a gleamy-eyed laureate for the Information Age, died Aug. 11, 2014, in an apparent suicide at his San Francisco Bay area home. He was 63. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)
FILE- This March 30, 2011, file photo shows former White House press secretary James Brady, who was left paralyzed in the Reagan assassination attempt, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington marking the 30th anniversary of the shooting. Brady died Aug. 4, 2014. He was 73. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
FILE - This March 7, 2010, file photo shows actress Lauren Bacall backstage during the 82nd Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Bacall, the sultry-voiced actress and Humphrey Bogart’s partner off and on the screen, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 in New York. She was 89. (AP Photo/Vince Bucci, File)
Here is a roll call of some of the famous people who died in 2014.
The Arizona Football Coaches Association released its All-Arizona squad and several area players were recognized.
The Arizona Diamondbacks (@dbacks) selected catcher Oscar Hernandez (Tampa Bay Rays) in the Major League phase of the Rule 5 Draft, and right-handed pitcher Tim Crabbe (Cincinnati Reds) in the Triple-A phase, as announced by D-backs Senior Vice President and General Manager Dave Stewart.
If it’s not solid, it’s not Viagra, Pfizer says. The pill, that is.
Jack Snyder, of Desert Vista, tees off during the Ahwatukee Cup golf tournament at Club West Golf Course on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014.
DJ Kempson, of Boy Scout Troop 17, earned his Eagle award on Aug. 26. His project was to improve parts of the Arizona CAP Trail. The CAP trail runs along the CAP canal throughout the state. This trail has multiple recreational uses, which benefit joggers, walkers and bicyclists. The trail was in desperate need of repair, which DJ discovered while hiking the trail with his troop back in March. In July, he lead volunteers to create new trails and install 18 sign posts over a two-day period. DJ and his family recently moved to Brisbane, Australia, but they plan to move back to Ahwatukee in three to five years. DJ is only 14 years old, and recently joined a Venture Crew in Brisbane to continue his scouting career. He is looking forward to earning the National Medal for Outdoor Achievement, which is awarded to scouts who have exemplary knowledge and experience in performing high-level outdoor activities. He has earned two of the three segments required already and looks forward to earning the last and most difficult one in Australia.
Allison Hurtado lists the website FOR Proposition 487 in her Oct. 22 article as if it were an unbiased website when in reality; the website she lists is a compilation of half-truths and right wing misinformation to persuade voters to vote for Prop 487. Since she listed the for website, she should also have listed the VOTE NO on Prop 487 website: www.NoOn487.com. If she were to inform readers to go to this website, they would find that “In 2013, Phoenix voters in a landslide passed smart, sustainable pension reform that will save City of Phoenix taxpayers more than $600 million over the next 23 years. Passing Prop 487 would wipe away most of those savings.” [Source: City of Phoenix Update, 6/10/2014]. In addition, “Pension spiking, which this measure (Prop 487) claims to address, already has been eliminated in contract negotiations earlier this year.”
Saying Tucson has been “uncooperative and evasive,” the American Civil Liberties Union wants a judge to immediately order it to turn over documents about use of a device by the police department that allows it to track cell phone users without their knowledge.
Already being shown the door by voters, state schools chief John Huppenthal is now facing allegations that he improperly used public resources in his unsuccessful reelection bid.
Airline delays and cancellations are up slightly from last year's peak travel season.
On the night of Aug. 28, my life and the lives of my family changed forever. My brother, fourth-generation police officer Eric White, was killed in the line of duty. I saw firsthand how Phoenix rallied around our family, and I am forever grateful to everyone who showed kindness to my family.