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Advocates for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (English translation: amnesty) like to point out that immigrants in the past have flocked to America and made important contributions to our nation. That’s true, but the America of 1913 was different from 2013 in ways that greatly affect the probability that immigrants will become contributing citizens.
The great Joe Montana is known as Joe Cool and part of that legend comes from the story of how the San Francisco quarterback kept it light in the huddle just before conducting the game-winning drive in Super Bowl XXIII.
Call it fate, the power of the bracket gods or good old fashioned coincidence it only seemed right that Mountain Pointe and Perry met in the first round of the Division I state girls volleyball playoffs.
Tom Patterson’s privileged class of the elite snubs the middle class (“What’s really good for the middle class is good for America, AFN, Oct. 13). He misses the mark in his biased Tea Party fashion. Middle class jobs are sent overseas where inadequate pay and work for peanuts abound. Locked doors caused workers to be burned to death because of being locked in their sweat shops. Now the super wealthy are after workers’ pensions and safety nets for their families. No affordable health care, no overtime, shorter hours, lower pay, no vacations, work on holidays without extra pay, etc.
It’s time for a bit of a reprieve before the girls volleyball season gets serious.
Housekeeping, drudgery? Not to us members of the unofficial “clean club.”
Barack Obama said this summer that he would be “happy to hear” any health care ideas that rivaled his beleaguered Obamacare, “but I haven’t heard any so far.”
Arguably the biggest meet remaining before sectionals and the state championship races commences on Friday (Oct. 4).
Mountain Pointe does a lot of good things on the football field.
When speaking about high school sports, most individuals are mainly concerned about how the football season is going.
With her 10th year in the WNBA coming to a close on Saturday, Nicole Powell takes on a new chapter in her extensive and long successful basketball career.
In 2006, the Hamilton football program began a trend of venturing out from Arizona to play some of the nation’s premier teams. The Huskies have acquitted themselves well in these high-profile matchups, winning several and staying competitive in the losses, proving they deserve mention among the country’s top programs.
Sometimes a shift is so gradual, its effect isn’t realized until an event forces retrospection.
Each fall, after crossing the hurdle of back-to-school fever, parents of high school juniors and seniors have the added burden of facing the confusing college application process. News stories remind parents of the spiraling tuition costs and increased unemployment among college graduates while colleges sell parents on the need for a degree in today’s changing American economy.
The Desert Vista boys cross country team had a motto of “All In” a year ago.
Football practices have officially started for a handful of East Valley teams, and season openers will be creeping up in a matter of weeks. Several underclassmen dotted the All-Tribune teams at the end of last season and they are back to chase championships. It’s a bumper crop of athletes playing varsity football this season, and here are the Tribune’s Ten Offensive Players to Watch in 2013:
Tony Sanchez has had family go to Mountain Pointe, but he really didn’t take notice of the football program until Week 1 of last season.
Casey Benson wasn’t the only busy family member during the 2012-13 boys basketball season.
The 2013 football schedules have officially been released, and Friday night lights are quickly approaching.
Whether Stephen Binning was scrambling along in a combat crawl or making hairpin turns on his scooter board around the household, he let his family know before he could even talk that he was never going to be someone who succumbed to his handicap.
The toe was bothersome, but not being behind the plate was worse.
Dani Jones put together one heck of a state meet.
Melissa Kahn has the regular season down.
When it comes to fitness, some people have their own agendas on why they want to get off the coach and start shedding their unwanted body mass.
Mountain Pointe’s Paul Lucas finished second in the elite portion of the 100 and 200 meters at the Great Southwest Classic in Albuquerque on Saturday. [Tim Hacker/Special to AFN]