PHOENIX (AP) — Criticized for its own handling of head injuries, the NFL launched an extensive lobbying campaign to pass laws protecting kids who get concussions while playing sports. The result: Within just five years, every state had a law on the books.
Six Kyrene Aprende Middle School eighth-graders took this year’s Verizon Innovative App Challenge by storm by winning Best in Region and Best in State for their environmentally friendly mobile application.
Almost 30 years ago, Adrian Lyne directed “Fatal Attraction.” His film took a fairly basic thriller premise and distinguished it with Oscar-caliber performances, a well-structured screenplay, and legitimate terror. Since then, we’ve gotten numerous retreads like “Swinfan,” “Obsessed” and now, quite possibly the dumbest of all, “The Boy Next Door.” Even if “Fatal Attraction” never existed, though, “The Boy Next Door” would still be a downright embarrassing standalone movie. How embarrassing is it? So embarrassing that the audiences for “General Hospital” and “Days of Our Lives” would boo it off-screen.
Families make dozens of decisions every day. Some are as simple as choosing what to eat for dinner or where to go on vacation, but other decisions have a greater impact on the success of their children.
J.C. Chandor’s “A Most Violent Year” is a unique crime drama primarily due to its central character, Abel Morales. With a title like “A Most Violent Year,” you’d think Abel would be a hostile pig that’s constantly ordering hits and shouting obscenities. While he engages in unlawful activities, Abel is probably one of the most reputable and humble criminals cinema has ever seen. He doesn’t cheat on his wife, do drugs, or abuse the second amendment. Even when he has to put a dying animal out of its misery, he’s reluctant to do the deed.
‘Medical tourism” often carries international connotations — Americans seeking treatment abroad, for instance, where the cost of procedures for joint implants and pacemakers overseas may be a fraction of what it is in the U.S. But the economics of domestic medical tourism are catching up.
From “Boogie Nights” to “Magnolia” to “Punch-Drunk Love” to “There Will Be Blood” to “The Master,” Paul Thomas Anderson has distinguished himself as one of the greatest and strangest filmmakers of the past two decades. “Inherent Vice” is another mystifying tale from Anderson, although it’s not the plot or meaning of the film that’s mystifying this time around. It’s the film’s quality that’s mystifying. “Inherent Vice” has too many talented actors to count and a strong atmosphere to boot. While there’s much to admire, it feels surprisingly hollow and dull on the whole.
The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry wants to create a “world class education system” and a balanced state budget. But Glenn Hamer, the organization's president, said his members will fight any effort in the session that begins Monday to repeal some yet-to-be-implemented tax cuts approved several years ago.
The realization of what it truly takes — the hundreds of hours dedicated to mat time, competition, drilling until it hurts, perfecting technique in the offseason — to be a competitive wrestler clicks a little later for some.
Christina Barnes and Tara Dale discuss their many Kyrene connections at the Kyrene Alumni Mixer at Main Event on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. Both grads of Kyrene del Pueblo Middle School and Corona del Sol High School, they met again when two of Barnes' children had Dale for seventh-grade science at Akimel A-al Middle School.
Last year, Steve McQueen gave us “12 Years a Slave,” arguably the first truly great film about slavery in America. This year, Ava DuVernay gives us “Selma,” the first truly great film centered on Martin Luther King, Jr. King has been portrayed in various films and TV movies since his death. Yet, no actor has done a finer job at capturing his spirit better than David Oyelowo, who also played an African American preacher in “The Help.” Passionate, well spoken, and unrelenting in his cause, not a second goes by when you aren’t convinced that Oyelowo is King.
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has named Florence Crittenton of Arizona and the ASU Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College as 2014 Neighborhood Builders. The nonprofits are being recognized for their work to address workforce development, education and basic human needs.
Gilbert resident Shawnee Fierros Casas Richberger has two dream jobs in her future: become an FBI agent or perform in a rock band. Training for the first one is a little tricky to receive at her age, but she has already kick started her path to the second one due in part to a scholarship opportunity.