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With just a few handful matches left in the Division I girls volleyball regular season only two teams remained undefeated.
The Desert Vista athletic Hall of Fame committee has it pretty hard.
The mystery surrounding the death of former heavyweight boxer Zora Folley, including what actually occurred the night the Chandler resident died more than four decades ago, is the subject of a new book by author and former reporter Marshall Terrill.
With “Thank You For Smoking,” “Juno,” and “Up in the Air,” few modern directors have done a more authentic job at capturing the age we live in better than Jason Reitman. It’s actually pretty surprising that it’s taken him this long to make a movie concerning digital media’s effect on culture. What’s even more shocking is the fact that some of these innovations are barely a decade old. On top of all that, it’s only been 13 years since the 9/11 attacks, which instigated the need for every man, woman, and child to have a cell phone. We might have gotten by fine without them for years, but now it’s impossible to imagine life without any mobile devices or social networking.
What would you buy with an extra $6 a week?
Arizona dramatically lags in funding education for everyone. We used to have free all-day kindergarten. Now we don’t. We used to fully fund soft capital materials used in the classroom (textbooks, technology, and furniture). Now we don’t. We used to have full CORL funding for capital and operating costs. Now we don’t. Now we are asked to believe that our schools are to supply a great education with a 25 percent decrease in funding. How do we do that as we grope towards the bottom with this 25 percent cut?
‘Fury” is a good wartime drama that might have been considered great had it come out anywhere in between 1930 and 1998. In the year 2014, however, the film might come off as too familiar to those who have seen classics like “All Quiet on the Western Front,” “Apocalypse Now,” “Platoon,” and “Saving Private Ryan.” That’s not to say “Fury” is too little too late. On the contrary, the film is exceptionally made, wonderfully acted, and effectively portrays the horrors of war. It’s just hard to totally give yourself to a movie when you can tell who’s going to live, who’s going to die, and what’s going to be learned 10 minutes in.
There are many important factors when sellers are preparing to market their home such as timing, pricing and market strategy. Although, one of the most important things that sellers often overlook is staging their homes to sell prior to photos and showings.
In the midst of NFL season, I got to thinking about teams, coordinating them, strategizing, picking the right person for the task, everyone understanding the goal and planning on how to attain it. Real estate isn’t much different because we use teams and strategy and goal planning to create a successful transaction. We have lots of players with different roles, who use words you may never have heard of; therefore I would like to introduce you to the Real Estate Gridiron
I am supporting Mitzi Epstein, a strong candidate for the Arizona House of Representative in Legislative District 18.
Cade van Raaphorst was nearly part of the movement that has seen the Desert Vista football senior class dwindle to less than 15 players.
It doesn’t matter what is going on around Brandyn Leonard on the football field.
Endorsements are valuable tools to measure and evaluate the qualifications of a candidate because they come from people who know and have worked closely with the candidate. Mitzi Epstein is running for Arizona House of Representative and has received a number of high-quality, indispensable endorsements. Mitzi Epstein is endorsed by these recognized leaders among others from across the Valley:
De’Shaun Felder sees everyone around him garnering attention from college coaches.
Reference is made in a letter to the editor (AFN) Oct. 8, “Prop 487 not right for Phoenix” by Chad A. White. Therein Chad makes the statement that this proposition would place an end to firefighters and police officers death and disability benefits. There is no truth to this claim as far as I have read. Either a misunderstanding or misrepresentation. Prop 487 clearly addresses reform only to the method in which pensions have and are structured and which continues placing the city in deficit shortfall.
A husband and wife had been married for many years when the husband began to fear that his wife was going deaf. He implemented an informal exam. While his wife was in the kitchen cooking dinner, the husband in a normal, conversation tone asked from the den, “Honey, what’s for dinner?” She didn't answer. So he moved closer to the kitchen and repeated the question; no response.
The Desert Vista Thunder marching band recently took home the highest honors at the inaugural Thunder in the Hills Marching Band Invitational.
The 13th annual Haunted House and Hayride at the Ahwatukee Swim and Tennis Center will have the same scary scenes as previous years but now even more zombies.
It’s easy to get caught up in how well Mountain Pointe and Desert Vista volleyball are doing. The two rivals compete at the highest level, Division I, and their teams are perennial contenders for state championships.
Our mobile devices have become so much a part of our lives that many of us would be lost without them. In the palms of our hands, we have the power to text, email, tweet or send a selfie to our friends. We instinctively reach for our cell phones when we hear a ring, chirp or feel the vibration.
Desert Vista has one of the top boys and girls cross country programs in Arizona, and it proved it last Friday at the Desert Twilight Cross Country Festival.
Opponents of extending the 202 freeway to the west part of Phoenix are very vocal and get a lot of press — especially due to their advocacy group Protecting Arizona’s Resources and Children (PARC). (What a name! I’m sure the residents of Yuma, Globe, and Kingman appreciate having PARC on the job looking out for their property and kids). However, I wonder how deep the opposition to the freeway is, even in the local area. I live in Club West and don’t view this freeway any less favorably than any other public highway project. I wonder if other people around here feel the same way.
With two open seats on the Tempe Union High School District Governing Board, it is a critical time for electing the strongest candidates. By Jan. 1, only one board member will remain on the board who has more than two years experience.
Desert Garden Montessori in Ahwatukee recently received the 2014 Golden Carrot Award from The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine for the excellence of its lunch menu for students.
I am writing this column so that those of you who are being urged by family and friends to upgrade to a smartphone will take heart in my experience and possible take the plunge.