While 2014 brought us a ton of tremendous blockbusters about superheroes, LEGOS, and talking raccoons, it was also a banner year for smaller movies about life itself. No matter what the budget, this year had no shortage of great films. Today we’ll be taking a look at my 10 personal favorites.
‘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.
On Jan. 9 we encouraged Arizonans to support National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.). In light of recent negativity directed toward police nationally, there is a need to show law enforcement officers that our citizens recognize the difficult and sometimes impossible career they have chosen, in public service to us all.
By now, most Ahwatukee homeowners have submitted their payment to the Ahwatukee Board of Management (ABM) homeowners association and may wonder what, exactly, it is used for. I, to, used to wonder about that but never took the time to contact the office to ask. In fact, I pay two assessments; Ahwatukee Recreation Center (ARC) and ABM, and I have friends in our community that pay three different assessments. Having served on the board for the past several years, this year as president, I hope I can take the guess work out of it for you.
In December, Congress approved and the president signed into law legislation that paves the way for the expansion of the Resolution Copper Mine in Superior, Ariz. I’m extremely proud to have worked as a team with my Arizona colleagues in the Senate and House, most notably Sen. Jeff Flake, Congressman Paul Gosar, and Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick, to advance this legislation.
The high school sports scene in the East Valley featured a mix of continued dominance for some teams, along with others finally breaking through after years of being very close. Some teams failed to survive adversity, while others found a way to thrive through their difficult times.
Filling the walls of Jerry and Dorothy Sidwell’s retirement apartment are dozens of celebrity photos — a shrine to Hollywood past. Dorothy flips an album to a picture of herself and middle-aged Elizabeth Taylor. Jerry flips the TV to a mock interview between himself and a fully-haired Bruce Willis.