February 5, 2005 issue

Changes mark start of Little League season
Great things may come in small packages but even for Little League baseball sometimes too small is just not enough.

By Doug Snover

Preliminary report due on schools’ K-8 overhaul
Forums at three Kyrene Corridor schools may give parents their last opportunity to react to proposed changes in future K-8 programming before a series of potentially far-reaching recommendations begin reaching decision makers later this month.
By Don Kirkland  

New school-based store helps teens meet ‘overwhelming’ costs of motherhood
Having a child can be nerve-wracking enough for a mother who is married and financially stable. For a teen, the demands of motherhood can be totally overwhelming.
By Melissa Hirschl

Discerning Diner...with Elan Head
Valentine’s Day dilemma: Sonnet or soufflé

A soufflé is the culinary equivalent of a love poem. It’s vaporous. It’s enchanting. It’s far too insubstantial to sustain a relationship, but it can get one off to the right start.

Sports Notebook
Fall-season wins lift Aztecs’ winter hopes

After taking five Region titles during the fall, Corona winter athletics is looking more and more like a winner.
By Cody Roth and Katie Cartwright

Meetings to explore changes in Valley Metro fees
The city of Tempe Transit Office, Tempe in Motion, will hold open houses Feb. 24 and 26 to present a proposal for restructuring Valley Metro's transit fare policy.

Techno Files...with Riley Gay
Keep your Valentine on track — with a GPS navigational system

While a GPS receiver may not help you find the way to your true love’s heart, it could at least help you to find your sweetheart’s house, or get to just about anyplace else you might want to go.

Class will focus on civil enforcement of Jewish divorce
The community is invited to Temple Beth Sholom for its monthly Torah study at noon Saturday, Feb. 12, immediately following 9 a.m. services.

Area residents sought for coming mid-decade census
The Census Bureau will hire approximately 400 workers to begin work in May in preparation for a survey start date of Sept. 1.

Area business exec, community activist wins ‘Spirit of Tempe’ honors
Kyrene Corridor businessman John Bebbling, owner of TDC Interiors, will be presented the Spirit of Tempe Award by the Tempe Chamber of Commerce Friday, Feb. 18, during the 8th annual Breakfast for Chamber Champions.

Aztec girls soccer sweep Regionals
Aztec girls soccer swept tourney with a flawless 8-0 record.

Athletes of the Week: Kyrene Middle School
Kyrene Athletes of the Week are selected by their schools’ coaching staff.

Pueblo kids gain insight into Native American symbols, thanks to Indian dancers
Thanks to a grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, students at Kyrene de los Niños Elementary School had a month-long residency with artist Ken Duncan of the Yellowbird Indian Dancers.

Film Fare...with Mark Moorehead
Capture the Flag

In his new film Capture the Flag, Kyrene Corridor filmmaker Zach Yoshioka once again illustrates that he’s a young man on a seemingly non-stop roller-coaster ride to success.

A Valentine’s Day tribute to a lady who loves love stories
My wife, who recently celebrated, if that's the word, her 13th year of putting up with me, loves to project a tough, serious, practical-minded image. But she's really got the soul of a romantic. Among the ways this manifests itself is her connoisseurship of romantic movies. She loves love stories.
By M.V. Moorhead

Screen gems...with M.V. Moorhead
Shall We Dance?

For a Valentine's date of sheer, old-school romance, dancing is tough to top. But for those of us with the choreographic grace of an arthritic hippo, the movies will have to do.

Symphony to perform 19th Century masterpieces
Tempe Symphony Orchestra, with noted violinist Katie McLin, will present a night of 19th century masterpieces at  7:30 p.m.  Feb. 21.

Who cares about Best Actor? Our money is on this top performer
When it comes to picking Oscar winners, Wrangler’s Mark Moorehead looms as this year’s guy to beat

YMCA program lets teens find — and express — their potential
It started with a vision six years ago. John Youngberg, the Tempe YMCA’s former chief financial officer, and Vinny Mirizio , the current executive director, shared a singular goal: motivating Tempe high school students to reach their full potential by putting compassion into action.
By Melissa Hirschl

What’s going on in your Kyrene schools ...
Calendar of events for local schools