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Sometimes it’s best to start out small and work up to something bigger.
There’s no denying that Richard Donner set the bar for the “Superman” franchise with his 1978 film. The icy landscapes of Planet Krypton, John Williams’ vigorous musical score, Christopher Reeve’s iconic performance, every aspect of Donner’s movie remains definitive. Since then, most interpretations of Superman have either drawn inspiration from or paid homage to the original classic. One has to give director Zack Snyder and producer Christopher Nolan credit for taking “Man of Steel” in the complete opposite direction. Where Donner’s “Superman” was light, funny, and colorful, “Man of Steel” is dark, serious, and brooding. The film presents a vision of Superman that’s new and bold with a satisfying payoff.
And so it begins. After six years since the last substantive debates over immigration reform, the Senate Judiciary Committee recently approved the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act, the title of the legislation borne out of the months-long work of the bipartisan Gang of Eight, which includes Arizona Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake.
Desert Vista graduate Kyle Pitman played a big part in the Thunder's rise to the No. 1 seed with his leadership and versatility on the court.
Volleyball was Kyle Pitman’s secondary sport, but it was hard to tell with his effort and influence on the court.
Affectionately playing with their Miniature Dachshunds, Joey, Lisa Stapp and her son, Billy, praised the family pet after he rolled over on command.
Lisa Stapp and her son Billy, 14, play with their dog, Joey, at Family Promise of Greater Phoenix in Scottsdale on Thursday, June 13, 2013.
During Arizona’s hot summer months hiking is still possible, but experts agree that early morning is the time to be on the trails. “At night the sun has baked on the asphalt all day long and as the sun goes down the asphalt releases that heat,” said Elizabeth Smith, park ranger at South Mountain Park. “Even though the sun is down and you may not have direct sun on you, it’s still hot out. In the morning it’s 80 degrees. I would suggest looking at what the temperature is throughout the day before you make your plans.”
Melissa Kahn has the regular season down.
Before every Desert Vista football game that I covered the last two years one of the first things I did when I hit the sidelines was find Benny Hinds, especially before a big game like Hamilton and the Ahwatukee Bowl.
Jaycob Brugman hasn’t even played his first game with the Oakland A’s organization and he is already counting down the days until the season ends.
Tis the season where neck ties, golf balls, and mid-priced polo shirts begin to fly off the shelves. That’s right, Father’s Day is just around the corner. And besides the annual tradition of the final round of the U.S. Open being played, that Sunday in June is our opportunity to remember, appreciate, and show a little love to the men in our lives who went above and beyond the call of duty as fathers.
Humorist Dave Barry has said, “the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. The wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza.”
Checked in with the Mountain Pointe boys basketball team today as new coach Hosea Graham tries to put his identity on the program before the Pride plays at Grand Canyon this weekend.
All though Ian Kennedy took a very dangerous route to get it accomplished, it was pretty cool seeing some of baseball tough guys square off on Tuesday night.
Whether you had parents that were distant or parents that were overbearing, we all likely dreamed about running away from home while growing up. These unrealistic fantasies likely involved hitting the road with one or two good friends and building a safe haven somewhere in the wildness. Naturally, we all quickly woke up from this daydream, realizing that we’d never make it on our own. “The Kings of Summer” exists in an offbeat world fueled by our youthful daydreams. The end product is funny and quirky, but also wise and nostalgic with something meaningful to say about coming of age.
The Wild Horse Pass Development Authority has more than 2,700 acres of land to develop surrounding Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino and while there is no definite long-term goals for the space, officials say they’re open to any development that would make the area a tourist destination.
Mohammed Saleem bet one brother instead of chasing another.
Tired of waiting for action, Gov. Jan Brewer forced lawmakers back to the Capitol late Tuesday to approve her budget and Medicaid expansion.
Crawford McClue Memorial Scholarship winner Blakeney Adlam, of Mountain Pointe, plays saxophone with the Ahwatukee Concert Band performs their "Summer Music Celebration at Ahwatukee Recreation Center on Thursday, June 6, 2013. Kyrene Middle School students Richard Zhouren, Rachel Eisinger-Levitt, Emma Hedberg and Mountain Pointe student Kenadee Brown are also Crawford McClue Memorial Scholarship winners.
Crawford McClue Memorial Scholarship winner Rachel Eisinger-Levitt, of Kyrene Middle School, plays flute with the Ahwatukee Concert Band performs their "Summer Music Celebration at Ahwatukee Recreation Center on Thursday, June 6, 2013. Kyrene Middle School students Richard Zhouren and Emma Hedberg and Mountain Pointe students Blakeney Adlams and Kenadee Brown are also Crawford McClue Memorial Scholarship winners.
Crawford McClue Memorial Scholarship winners Kenadee Brown, of Mountain Pointe, and Emma Hedberg of Kyrene Middle School play with the Ahwatukee Concert Band performs their "Summer Music Celebration at Ahwatukee Recreation Center on Thursday, June 6, 2013. Kyrene Middle School students Richard Zhouren and Rachel Eisinger-Levitt and Mountain Pointe student Blakeney Adlams are also Crawford McClue Memorial Scholarship winners.
Father’s Day gifts have morphed over the years. It used to be a tie, a golf hat or a jazz CD. But dads are more tech-savvy these days.
With temperatures on the rise, it’s important to stay hydrated and replenish your electrolytes. Whether you exercise intensely or your child participates in an outdoor sport or you’re a construction worker with a physically demanding job, you’re at risk of dehydration and loss of electrolytes.
Desert Vista senior Mohammed Saleem thought the chance of playing with his younger brother, Yusef, was more important than taking a shot at winning a singles title.
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