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1. On June 20 at 12:40 p.m. police took a report of a traffic accident with serious injuries in the 3800 block of East Mountain Sky Avenue.
More than a decade ago, former Chief Justice Roy Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court installed a massive granite monument inscribed with the Ten Commandments in the rotunda of the Alabama State Judicial Building. Two years later it was removed by court order as a violation of the separation of church and state. Shortly thereafter, Justice Moore was also removed by court order from the Alabama State Judicial Building.
Every American knows that the Fourth of July is Independence Day. If we’re honest though, the first thing that comes to mind is, “Sweet, I get a day off work.” We plan our social calendar with pool parties, barbecued burgers and homemade ice cream.
I once approached my life and work as if I was building a house. Drive a nail here. Lay a block there. Smear a bit of paint in the corner. Cut out a window now and again. Figuratively, this is how I treated my life, and it is a solid, powerful image. It is also an image with plenty of biblical roots.
1. On June 16 at 10:20 a.m., police took a possession of dangerous drugs report in the 4900 block of East Elliot Road.
Ahwatukee Foothills residents won’t have to drive far for a fun night out this summer. Foothills Golf Club will be hosting a night of comedy every last Saturday of the month beginning June 28.
1. On June 9 at 2 a.m., police took a criminal damage report in the 4100 block of East Monte Way.
Women can get a free lesson in self defense this weekend at Mountainside Martial Arts Center in Ahwatukee Foothills.
Claiming “systemic abuse” of children who arrive in this country alone, immigrant rights groups on Wednesday this morning the Department of Homeland Security conduct an immediate investigation.
1. On May 25 at 2 a.m. police took a theft report in the 16700 block of South 22nd Street.
Saying immigrant children being bused to Arizona may be being placed in danger, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery warned federal officials Monday they may be violating state child abuse laws.
Hundreds of unaccompanied minors who entered the United States illegally through Texas are being shipped to Nogales, creating a problem there, an aide to Gov. Jan Brewer said Friday.
Another senseless act of mass violence in California (a state with some of the more restrictive gun laws in the USA) and we see the now repeated call for more gun control. A friend of mine reposted a Facebook comment from comedian John Oliver (I had no idea who John Oliver was until I researched and found out he’s now part of “The Daily Show” — go figure) that “One failed attempt at a shoe bomb and we all take off our shoes at the airport. Thirty-one school shootings since Columbine and no change in the regulation of guns.”
1. On May 19 at 2:50 a.m. police took a domestic violence assault report in the 8800 block of South Pointe Parkway.
Today One Love Foundation, a leading nonprofit dedicated to ending relationship violence in honor of Yeardley Reynolds Love, announced Dartmouth men’s lacrosse player Adam Fishman as a 2014 Yeardley Reynolds Love Unsung Hero Award finalist. This prestigious award is given each year to a men’s and women’s Division I lacrosse player who shares the qualities Yeardley Love so humbly displayed.
Last week my son asked me a profound theological question: “Why did God make stinging bugs?” Stumped, I told him to talk directly to God about it. Pausing for just a moment to consider my inadequate answer, he countered, “You know I can’t talk to God; I’m not even dead yet!” In my son’s literal but complex 8-year-old mind, prayer does not qualify as “talking to God.” Thus, his many and variegated questions about the mysteries of the universe, the meaning of life, and the purpose of wasps and biting flies, will have to wait.
1. On May 12 at 10 a.m. police took an attempted stolen vehicle report in the 3800 block of East Lakewood Drive.
1. On May 5 at 10 a.m. police took a criminal damage report in the 13600 block of South 48th Street.
1. On April 28 at 7:40 a.m. police took a credit card theft report in the 11600 block of South Appaloosa Drive.
Although aggressive driving is a significant contributor to traffic fatalities, attempts to address this problem have not led to a significant reduction in aggressive driving-related fatalities. Understanding the reasons of aggressive driving and how to stop this could help increase traffic safety.
I’m sure there’s an audience out there for Neighbors, the new Seth Rogen comedy about irresponsible parents battling an even more irresponsible college fraternity that moves in next door to them; but the amount of drug and alcohol abuse, profanity, sex and crudity in this neighborhood would have Mr. Rogers rolling in his grave.
I had my suspicions about this and now I know that I was correct. By living here in the desert where we have had a particularly nice winter, we miss some of seasonal symbolism of Easter. I visited my old homeland in Indiana last week where rebirth was evident. Although I had the coldest day of my winter there, family and friends I visited were speaking in cheerful, optimistic tones about the end of winter finally coming and the joy of warm spring days.
1. On April 20 at 10 a.m. police took a criminal damage report in the 16800 block of South Desert Foothills Parkway.
When the doorbell on Mary’s (we’re withholding her last name for safety reasons) Ahwatukee Foothills home sounded Tuesday morning she assumed it was her landscaper.
1. On April 15 at 4:50 a.m. police took a criminal damage report in the 15000 block of East Windmere Drive.