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I enjoyed the AP (Associated Press) article on how “A Christmas Story” has become a part of our deeply-rooted Christmas tradition (“‘A Christmas Story’ at 30: Now part of the family,” AFN, Dec. 4). However, I was surprised and disappointed at the writer’s failure to mention the story’s author, who narrated the film and who also appeared in it as the gruff gentleman who directs Ralphie and his brother to the end of the line to see Santa at Goldblatt’s.
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America — Arizona State Chapter will host two memorial events in honor of the 20 children and six adults murdered one year ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
Dec. 14 marks the one-year anniversary of the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. After that tragedy the entire country wanted to know how such a terrible thing could happen. And more importantly, how can we prevent it from ever happening again?
Ahwatukee Foothills resident Anthony Rinaldi was sentenced to 25 years in prison Friday after he pleaded guilty to murdering his wife in 2011.
A hearing into whether Attorney General Tom Horne violated state campaign finance laws is being pushed back because of a murder case.
As we approach Thanksgiving, and the weeks that seem to race towards Christmas, there’s plenty to be grateful to God for in our lives. Thanksgiving invites us to take time to consider all of our blessings. While some of us may be thrilled with the material things of life, many of us look around and realize that the most important things in life aren’t things at all. They’re our relationships. That’s our relationship with God in Christ Jesus, as well as our relationships with family, friends, and neighbors. Shortly after Thanksgiving, Christians begin another season of intentional reflection: the season of Advent. Since we’re giving thanks and taking time to celebrate all our relationships, let’s take a closer look at the one relationship that changed the world.
A judge has dismissed a murder case and ordered the release of the defendant — an Ahwatukee man convicted in the 2004 death of his 5-year-old son — after finding misconduct by prosecutors.
Ahwatukee resident Alex Thomas recently won an award at the 2013 Rocky Mountain Emmys for his short film, “The Mutable Life of Oscar Clark.”
It is not illegal in most Arizona cities to text and drive.
The latest piece of extortion by the Republican House over the budget is getting scathing reviews all across the political spectrum. While it easy to blame the tea party for this nonsense the fact is that a substantial portion of the American electorate stubbornly cling to the notion that the intransigence it takes to ruin the nation will somehow save it. Although if you ask them by what practical mechanism is the Republic saved the hemming and hawing begin and finally end in an empty and vacuous rhetoric about freedom and the Constitution interleaved with anti-Obama hate speech. Specifics are hard to come by.
With another violent mass shooting at the navy yard in D.C. we must again look at why our sick society continues to ignore the grave society gun disease we have in this country. This recent mass shooting is the result of a ignorant society doing nothing about the problem. This is not a Democratic or Republican political issue, nor a right or left issue. It is a disease that is killing many of our citizens. The bloodshed from gun violence and mental health issues is on all of our hands, since we as voters continue to elect political officials that consistently vote against any kind of gun control. We as a society should be saying enough is enough.
Although it is still September, Halloween enthusiasts are already gearing up for this year’s festivities. Thankfully there is the second annual Keen Halloween Sept. 28 and 29 at Metro Center Mall in Phoenix.
As African-American males in Arizona, we are stunned though not altogether surprised at the bold assumptions, presumptions, and downright racist stereotypes Linda Turley-Hansen offers in “Not racism, and not guns; it’s moral absence that’s doing the killing” (AFN, Sept. 6).
President Obama’s decision to defer to Congress the decision about whether to slap around Syria was a pure political masterstroke.
If you liked last summer’s block buster, “Gone Girl,” by Gillian Flynn, you might like “The Silent Wife,” by A.S.A. Harrison, a debut paperback novel published in June but quickly climbed the best-seller charts. Called one of the summer’s sleeper hits, one reviewer says, “It ensnares the reader on page one and doesn’t let go.” Even if you didn’t read “Gone Girl,” but like psychological suspense based on an unusual relationship, this might be the page-turner you are looking for.
The Rev. Dr. Craig R. Haley’s letter in the Sept. 1 edition, “I stand for peace” suggests that he is living in his own world. I think we all stand for peace, but what about the 1,000-plus people murdered with sarin gas in Syria? Who stands for them? The Rev. Dr. would have been right at home with the isolationists in the U.S. that failed to act when Hitler was rounding up Jews prior to World War II.
"Somewhere along the way I lost a step," says Vin Diesel, aka that gravelly voiced, visually impaired, planet-hopping outlaw and badass they call Riddick. "I went and got sloppy."
Rebecca Hall is confidently stepping toward center stage.
The AFN has now published two rebuttals to a guest comment by AZ PASS Chair Ellen Davis following the Zimmerman verdict in Florida. Ms. Davis asked us if we wanted a society in which aggressive gun-toting people get to shoot the rest of us without a fear of legal consequence?
There's an awesome split-screen sequence in "Passion." On the left, the beautiful realization of Jerome Robbins' ballet "Afternoon of a Faun." On the right, another performance: a cold-blooded murder.
Sci-fi movies, we all know, create unlikely heroes, and this summer’s no exception.
Sci-fi movies, we all know, create unlikely heroes, and this summer's no exception.
Las Sendas Golf Club is bringing another option for live entertainment to northeast Mesa.
It’s pathetic that the anti-gun folks feel the need to misconstrue the facts in order to further their agendas. If indeed the Martin/Zimmerman tragedy had happened the way Ellen B. Davis stated (“Do we want to live in a state where aggressive people are free to use guns?,” AFN, July 19) Mr. Zimmerman would have been convicted. End of story. Fortunately, the justice system worked.
My wife and I left Iowa some 20 years ago to see the world. We lived in France, Japan and the UK before returning to America last December. We settled our family in Ahwatukee so our children could be closer to their grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. But we are deeply troubled that something went very wrong in our country while we were away. We don’t want our kids to be gun violence victims.