April 16, 2005 issue

Neighbors mobilize vs. 4-story office
The new Edward Jones office building in the ASU Research Park has residents of the nearby Estate La Colina neighborhood buzzing nervously as its bare steel bones rise above their backyard walls.

By Doug Snover

Teachers honor Tillman’s legacy at Sureño School
Nine miles, he said. Set yourself a goal of nine miles. And then he was gone. On Saturday, April 16, Gina Bertocchi, kindergarten teacher at Kyrene del Sureño Elementary School, will run about halfway to that goal for her friend, Pat Tillman, the football player turned Army Ranger who died in Afghanistan almost exactly one year earlier.
By Doug Snover  

Discerning Diner...with Elan Head
Send us your tired, hungry and we’ll feed them...Omelets!
Whenever I’m too tired or busy to make an elaborate dinner--which has been most of the time, lately--I’ll often turn to what is my “old standby,” the omelet.

Sports Notebook
Corona athletes score among 50 schools at Invitationals

Corona del Sol High School was well represented at the 2005 edition of the Chandler Rotary Invitational Track Meet, held April 9 on a bright, windy day at Mesa Community College.

By Andy Feinberg

Techno Files...with Riley Gay
Changeover to digital TV progressing, but slowly

DTV (digital television) is what TV was meant to be--the bright, clear picture makes your old analog’s seem shoddy by comparison.

Love of grandmoms brought pair together as entrepreneurs
Call it fate, serendipity or karma, but some benevolent force of the universe had a delightful surprise in mind for East Valley entrepreneurs Marcia McGovern and Theresa Snider.
By Melissa Hirschl

Preschool earns noted accreditation
Summit Preschool has earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the nation’s leading organization of early childhood professionals.

Letters to the Editor
Clear thinking absent from church commentary

Wrangler readers talk back.

Film Fare...with Mark Moorehead
The Amityville Horror

Remake of the classic 1979 haunted-house movie of the same name.

Screen gems...with M.V. Moorhead
DVD: The Fog

Here's an obscure movie anniversary for you: April 21 is the 25th anniversary of the completely fictitious events in John Carpenter's 1980 ghost story The Fog.

Loads of fun planned for Grad Night
Among activities will be a casino, disc jockey, “survivor” show, henna tattoos, karaoke, hypnotist show, movies, mechanical bull, caricatures, inflatable obstacle course, food and more.

Vivid display of color, talent promises to leave spectators ‘breathless’
Flags twirling, sabers flashing and rifles spinning in ways the military never imagined, Arizona Academy of the Performing Arts’ “Independent A” Winter Guard launches into an intense performance that lasts up to seven minutes and leaves the performers and spectators breathless.
By Doug Snover