August 28, 2004 issue

The Ageless Allure of Dance
Dancing is timeless and ageless; it provides a social outlet that gives us a way to release our energy. Most importantly, dance is a powerful tool for self expression and creativity.
By Melissa Hirschl


Upscale homes going in at Rural & Elliot, Warner & Hardy
The city of Tempe has approved construction of a residential development project in south Tempe and awaits approval of a second.  
By Matthew Garcia

Déjà vu, all over again

The kids are back in school. Not mine; they’re grown now.  But I fondly remember the days of summer ending and the school year beginning.  Shaking off the bad habits of the lazy-hazy-crazy-days of summer took some effort, but “getting ready” was made easier by the excitement of something new.
By Pam Goronkin

Remembering Coach Gilbert
Passing of a legend

Coaches, former players, friends and family packed the stands at Sammy Duane Gymnasium on Monday for a memorial service honoring the former Corona del Sol High School boys basketball assistant coach, who died Aug. 1 of complications from pancreatic cancer.
By Brian Gomez  


Sports Notebook...with Brian Gomez
New challenge doesn’t phase former Aztec guard
For Corona del Sol High School graduate Mike Pollak, the surroundings were the same, but his role drastically changed.

Discerning Diner...with Elan Head
Can’t stand the heat? Get out the gazpacho
I’ve been thinking a lot about gazpacho lately, because we’ve reached that point in the summer when patience fails—we’ve had four months of triple-digit heat, in case you haven’t noticed, and we still have another stretch to go.

Work programs: more than just job training
Corona del Sol is back in session, and parttime jobs, which have become an increasingly important part of the economics of attending high school, have given way to hitting the books. Unless, of course, you’re among the growing number of students participating in one of several school-sanctioned work programs.
By Jonny Valentine  

Back to School
Thanks to the Kyrene schools for providing this regular report on what’s happening in our Kyrene Corridor classrooms. Next issue: Sept. 11. 

Film Fare...with Mark Moorehead
We Don’t Live Here Anymore

Two couples struggle to salvage their families and friendships when adultery shatters their predictable and lonely lives.

Best of DVDs...with M.V. Moorhead
Kill Bill Vol. 2

Kill Bill, Vol. 2 is rated R. It’s not quite as violent as Vol. I, but it’s still most definitely not for the kiddies.

Humor a common thread of her books—and her life
Kyrene Corridor author Janette Rallison captures the whole kaleidoscope of a cheerleader’s world in her humorous and witty book,
“All’s Fair in Love, War, and High School.”

Sponsor returns for ‘04 ‘Oktoberfest’
Tempe Sister City is pleased to announce that Beaudry RV Mesa will once again be the title sponsor of their annual fund-raiser, Tempe’s Way Out West Oktoberfest to be held this year Oct 1-3 at Tempe Beach Park.

Kyrene schools unveil enrichment offerings
The Kyrene School District’s Enrichment program provides learning opportunities in a safe and nurturing environment.

Rosh Hashanah services to be free and open to all
Temple Emanuel of Tempe has moved its main services for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur to Phoenix Civic Plaza this year to accommodate what it says are a growing congregation and other temple needs.

Desert Cross Lutheran celebrates fall program kickoff
Free breakfast burritos, a salsa bar and mariachi music will be provided.