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Cole Tucker had a chance to spend father's day away for the ballpark and spend time with this dad, Jackie.
Carson Tucker, left, and Cole Tucker, right, have surpassed their father, Jackie, in baseball accimplishments and the latter couldn't be happier.
My wife and I do some baby-sitting for a single mom we know so she can have some well-deserved “alone” time. Recently, we took her two munchkins to the dollar theater and watched “Mr. Peabody and Sherman.”
The excitement of acceptance into that dream college has passed. The first day of classes is still weeks away. But the resources provided by high school teachers and computer labs are no longer available for recent graduates.
Garrett Lever is settling in nicely to his home at Weber State. In just his third year, and at the age of 25, the Desert Vista graduate has been named as an assistant coach.
Chandler resident John Anderson has always had an appreciation for the Old West. It stems from his relation to a Los Angeles policeman named James Woodard, who happened to be friends with famous Western lawman Wyatt Earp.
Premise: all mankind is born free.
In the beginning there was dirt — and roads that were mere afterthoughts of other East Valley cities. For the most part, they didn’t lead to much of anywhere, as they dustily meandered west toward South Mountain.
The Republican senatorial runoff election in Mississippi on June 24 was a great disappointment for conservatives and for anyone who believes in our founding principles.
We celebrate our nation’s 238th birthday this month, unless we count from the year of the Constitution’s adoption. If so, then it’s a young 227 years old. Too young for a nation to die? Not according to history. We learn civilizations generally collapse within 200 years, so we can wonder if the USA is overdue to “tap out.”
You know George Washington and John Hancock as Founding Fathers. But what about George Washington, successful whiskey distiller? Or John Hancock, fortified wine importer?
It’s time to clear out the notebook with some quick thoughts and notes.
The Arizona Department of Health Services is spreading the word about the importance of colorectal cancer screenings for people over the age of 50 through a health program.
Let’s begin, shall we, with The Story of the Ham.
Sean Ungvarsky describes what he does matter-of-factly as if it is perfectly normal to speed down a mountain hillside.
Summer is here in all its brutality. Reptiles sun themselves and mammals seek shade. Life takes considerable effort now, as it does during an East Coast winter. Nighttime gives no respite.
Have you ever wondered why some butterflies have iridescent blue-black wings and a taste that’s repulsive to birds and other predators? Ron Rutowski, a Tempe resident and biology professor at Arizona State University since 1976, has too — actually, he’s spent years and traveled extensively throughout North and Central America and Australia, studying the ways color is produced, employed and perceived in the animal kingdom, particularly on ways insects use color as a visual signal and how it’s interpreted by their compound eyes.
Standing at just 6 feet tall and weighing just more than 200 pounds, Torrey Hickle isn’t what most people expect a thrower to look like.
Molly Catherine Barlow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Barlow, residents of Ahwatukee Foothills, was married on May 24 in St. Benedict Catholic Church in Phoenix, to Nicholas Daniel Goins, son of Mr. Nickie Goins and Ms. Michelle Goins, of North Carolina.
One of the most reliable sights from a Red Mountain High School softball game over much of the last four years was Jane Macha, sitting in the stands and cheering on her daughter, Breanna. She had a lot to cheer about during those days: The Mountain Lions had won four consecutive state championships, with Breanna contributing mightily during the last three matchups. Breanna dominated game after game after game, taking her mother’s advice to give it all she had to heart.
DreamWorks Animation has always been great at being timely, but hasn’t always been that great at being timeless. Some of their films have stricken a decent balance between timely and timeless, like “Shrek” and “Kung Fu Panda.” Several of their films, however, feel very much like products of the time that probably won’t hold up phenomenally in another 20 years. Chris Sanders’ “How to Train Your Dragon” was a different kind of film from DreamWorks, being one half action/adventure and another half heartwarming tale between a boy and animal. In some respects, it was like a few of their earlier 2-D animated features, but done a million times better. It was the first DreamWorks film since “The Prince of Egypt” that felt completely timeless with no pop culture references and little modern talk, even rivaling some of the best efforts from Disney and Pixar.
It seems that more and more often, I encounter numerous clients, friends and associates who have been laid off or fired and many others who for one reason or another are out of work and looking for a job. If you are in this group of individuals and looking for employment, it can be a tremendously stressful time as you try and figure out what you are going to do to survive and pay your bills. It becomes even more worrisome to balance survival with the lengthy processes companies implement in their hiring practices.
When my father Ira Fulton was just 12 years old, his father stood him in front of a mirror and said, “Ira, this is your competition. Don’t compare yourself to others; just compare yourself with you.” Years later, my father would repeat this scenario, but now he was the father and I was the mirror image.
Today is Father’s Day and it made me realize (once again) how blessed I am to have the dads that I have, and how grateful I am to still have them! Their characters molded me, just like your dad’s molded you.
It is hard to put into perspective all that has happened to the Mountain Pointe baseball program over the last three months.