August 27, 2005 issue

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'A grand project'
Recent construction at Tempe Center for the Arts brings new and tangible dimension to the project, due to open in late 2006. Don Fassinger, left, oversees the effort, getting a bird's-eye view of the progress—just as does another bird, over flying above.
By Doug Snover

Corona golf team appears on course for long-awaited championship
With an impressive finish in last year's 5A state tournament and its core players returning, the Corona del Sol golf team appears primed to win its first championship in over two decades.
By Ethan Holly


14-year old drummer pursues his passion
Corona del Sol freshman Austin Scates has been pursuing his dream of making the Aztec drum line since he was 10. Beating the odds, he does what was previously unheard of in school history.
By Matt Stone

Discerning Diner
Discovering fried green tomatoes: 'Like running into a long-lost friend'
Finding a treat unlike any other, fried green tomatoes bring back warm memories as summer begins to wind down.
By Elan Head

Author's vicarious trips lead to missionary adventure yarn
Auditor by day and writer by night, Mike Strong uses his imagination to produce stories that seem straight out of reality.
By Doug Snover

Schools get high marks in community survey
A large percentage of the Kyrene community gives the Kyrene School District high grades, according to a recent telephone survey conducted among 605 residents throughout Phoenix, Tempe and Chandler.

Area teen cast in 1950s classic ‘Grease’
Paul Mori, a 16-year-old junior at Corona del Sol High School, plays Doodie in Desert Stages Children’s Theatre’s production of “Grease,” billed as a fun ‘50s “blast from the past.”