Two weeks ago, most of the nation’s top wrestlers were in town and a good portion of Arizona’s top high school competitors were there watching what it takes to be an elite competitor like Jordan Burroughs.
I’ve been traveling a lot this summer. While I love visiting new destinations, sometimes I dread the whole security process at the airport. Standing in lines and being herded like cattle can feel like such an inconvenience. I miss the days when I could just walk to the gate and board a plane. It’s easy to complain, but I understand why we have such extreme security measures.
When the subject of retirement comes up, it often conjures up images of lazy afternoons on a hammock, leisurely walks in the morning sunshine, floating peacefully on a raft in the pool, and other such restful, relaxing ways to spend time. Or retirement often implies completing all of the things on a “bucket list” before becoming too old to do so. Although these can certainly be some of the well-deserved choices of retirement, they don’t necessarily have to define the entire experience. Creatively and conscientiously spending one’s time in retirement is worth a little thought and consideration. One of the ways to create a meaningful retirement is volunteering. It offers purposeful activity and a sense of giving back to loved ones and the community.
In a case with statewide implications, the Arizona Supreme Court is being asked to decide whether circumstantial evidence a candidate knew of forged signatures on petitions is enough to disqualify him from the ballot.
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.
Brooke is a 1-year-old quiet, sweet, pretty little Calico with unique markings and big, beautiful golden eyes. She’s a little shy at first, but it doesn’t take her long to rub up against you to request petting and love. Brooke enjoys attention and has a purr that doesn’t quit. She loves to cuddle, especially if there is a warm lap involved. Brooke is a cuddly lap cat when you want one or a soothing presence sitting beside you while you read a good book, watch a favorite movie, or catch up with a loved one over the phone. Brooke loves to play with swizzle wands, feather wands, and a string wand toy that has a red ball attached to the end of it. She’s also a fan of toy mice and little stuffed pillows/toys that she can bat around the room. After playtime, if her person is not available for snuggling, Brooke enjoys getting cozy in a covered bed or hanging out on top of her favorite cat condo where she can observe everything going on around her. Brooke is fine with other friendly kitties. This precious girl may be small in stature, but she has a big purrsonality and a big heart. She will make a great addition to any family lucky enough to adopt her.
All too often, police officers are seen as revenue generators for the municipality. Writing tickets and making arrests, they are viewed by the public strictly as enforcers. However, some officers are really making a difference in the communities they patrol. Mesa Police Officer Brandon Mendoza, killed early Monday morning by a wrong-way driver, is a prime example.
Supporters and foes of a same-sex marriage lawsuit playing out in federal court here finally found a point of agreement: They don't want the case expanded to decide if there's a constitutional right to marry an inanimate object.
Scarlett Johansson was given the best role of her career so far in Spike Jonze’s “Her,” a film in which she was off camera the entire running time. Where that performance solely revolved around her voice, Johansson’s performance in “Under the Skin” primarily revolves around her body. Johansson rarely speaks in this science fiction indie from Jonathan Glazer, conveying everything through nonverbal communication. Both of these stunning performances are true testaments to what a varied actress Miss Scarlett has evolved into. Her scene stealing work in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is also a nice bonus to her recent track record.
Not content to deal with domestic issues, the Arizona House has gone on record as saying the entire West Bank belongs to Israel and the 650,000 Jews who have settled there since the 1967 war “reside there legitimately.”
The Ahwatukee Foothills News hosts a forum with the Kyrene Justice Precinct Justice of the Peace candidates Darryl Jacobson-Barnes and John McComish.For more from this forum, see our playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8ZTVzyUoWKlKPglHroNHEnyT5gFlA8nF[Video: Vincent Cota/Ahwatukee Foothills News]