Michele Rubino says Ahwatukee Children’s Theater started somewhat accidentally, but today, more than 14 years later, she’s willing to do whatever it takes to keep their programs and performances going for years to come.
Hugh Smith, executive director of The First Tee of Phoenix, announced recently that the organization will open a new programming site at Augusta Ranch Golf Club, which becomes the Valley’s 13th First Tee location.
Peanut, a beautiful 2-year-old dilute tortoiseshell cat is a very sweet and loving cat. With the most beautiful coloring and captivating eyes, this gorgeous girl brings the most perfect combination of being an affectionate and independent cat. She always has a very well mannered, very unassuming personality. Can you give her a second chance at a new life?
Clearly Michael Brown was not raised in a “Leave it to Beaver” home such as yours, and you have not walked in his shoes or any other African American (“Civilized society is about ‘the gun,’” AFN, Aug. 31). That disqualifies you from judging Michael as a victim of ignorance, lies, and race hustlers as in all reality we whites haven’t got a clue what it is like to live as African American.
In the opinion pages of the Aug. 29 Arizona Republic, readers were told for the second time in August about the growing gang problems in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Community, problems that have spread beyond Salt River and into the East Valley and beyond. Gangs have long been a problem there and continue to grow in boldness. Last May gangsters murdered a Salt River police officer across the street from an upscale Scottsdale neighborhood. Attacks on police and community members are all too common.
Electing a replacement for Republican Gov. Jan Brewer tops the list of items to watch in Arizona's November general election. Voters also will choose a new secretary of state, attorney general, treasurer and top schools official.
“Ferguson police had armored personnel carriers, machine guns, sniper rifles, grenades, not to mention enough tear gas for World War III. All of this military hardware was possessed in the name of terrorism and not one terrorist was caught or killed. All that this military equipment does is cause deafness in elected officials and used only to combat the First Amendment.”
Wednesday Catdams — creatively named after Wednesday Addams from The Addams Family — is a beautiful, all black 4-month-old kitten, until you catch her in the sunlight. That’s when you can see faint tabby stripes on her legs and tail. She has pretty eyes and a fun, energetic personality. She is long and lean, and she loves to play and jump and run. Unfortunately, she doesn’t show well at the PetSmart adoption center and is not happy there; as a result she seems like the fiercest, most unfriendly kitten around, when the opposite is the truth. She is a love bug when she is comfortable with her surroundings, she just needs time to get there. She is slow to accept other cats and kittens too, but when she does, she loves them unconditionally. She loves to play with fingers and toes and is always on guard for the under the sheets toys. She has accepted all of the fosters and older cats in her foster home. When tired, she likes to cuddle with her fellow cat friends or stretch out on a comfy bed or blanket. At night she contentedly lays by her human companions. She has impeccable litter box manners, loves her floor scratchers and scratching posts, carpet and sisal (rope). Can you give Wednesday a second chance at a new life?
This past weekend I had quite an interesting experience flying back to Arizona from a conference I attended. I had to catch a connecting flight in Los Angeles and after a long flight I was a little bleary eyed, but grateful to be making it home.
Pretty much every inspirational sports movie from the past two and a half decades follows the same basic recipe for success. A struggling team of misfits, or sometimes just one underdog, has nowhere to go but up. Then through strenuous training montages and the support of a dedicated coach, the team and/or underdog achieves sweat victory. “When the Game Stands Tall” doesn’t transcend or revolutionize the sports movie formula. It consists of many archetypes and plot points we’ve already seen a million times before. The film does change up the formula in some respects, however, making for a slightly less conventional picture than initially expected.
The Thunder look to return to their winning ways behind a talented junior class and a group of committed seniors in 2014.Produced by David JolkovskiNarration by Jason P. SkodaInterviews (in order of appearance):Cade van RaaphorstTJ RobertsAlex FarinaDrew McIntyreCoach Dan HindsAdrian PerezAndrew MacnairSaxon McDonald