March 5, 2005 issue

Kyrene Board ready to review cost-cutting proposals
The first recommendations from a committee studying programs at Kyrene schools are expected to hit the Governing Board on Tuesday (March 8) with a bang.
By Doug Snover

Kyrene Corridor group launches campaign to dump U.S. Tax Code
Federal income tax is hiding in the price of the groceries you bought this weekend and the new car you got last year, according to a group of Kyrene Corridor residents staging a Tempe Tea Party to symbolically dump the US Tax Code into Town Lake.
By Doug Snover  

Discerning Diner...with Elan Head
A new spin on pancakes
I may have mentioned in the past that my husband has a few culinary specialties—fried chicken, for example. Well, another thing he does brilliantly is pancakes.

Sports Notebook: Seasons in transition
As Corona del Sol athletics transition from the winter to spring seasons, the Aztecs concluded basketball state tournaments and are currently establishing themselves as contenders in track, baseball, volleyball and softball. 

By Cody Roth and Ethan Holly

Film Fare...with Mark Moorehead
Winners the Oscars missed

Here are some 2004 notables not to be overlooked if they return to the big screen or show up at your local video store.

Screen gems...with M.V. Moorhead
Manchurian Candidate...then and now

Based on George Axelrod's adaptation of Richard Condon's novel, both films center on Raymond Shaw, a decorated war hero who, it turns out, is also a fabricated war hero.

Newly released...with Mark Moorehead
‘Pacifer’ entertains with plenty of Diesel power

Vin Diesel follows in the footsteps of Arnold Schwarzenegger (Kindergarten Cop) by taking a role in a Disney family film.

Designer brings her brand of creative genius to Art Fair
The bi-annual Tempe Festival of the Arts is the largest festival of its kind in Arizona and among the top 20 arts festivals in the nation, according to organizers.  More than 400 fine artists will display their wares along Mill Avenue and surrounding streets the first weekend in April. 

By Doug Snover

Zoo planner: Little faces, big dreams
Every towering idea starts with a seedling. Whether the vision ultimately becomes the Panama Canal or the Eiffel Tower, it had to originate with a thoughtful twinkle and a spark of grey matter. Kyrene Corridor resident Dawn Hawkins had that special spark a few years ago, and as a result the Children’s Museum of Chandler was born.
By Melissa Hirschl

Series focuses on tips for guiding homeowner, neighborhood associations
Tempe residents who want to learn more about leading neighborhood and homeowner associations are invited to participate in the city's Neighborhood Leadership Academy.