May 28, 2005 issue

‘A million sons’
Though he’s retiring as head coach of the Corona del Sol High School baseball team, Davini is not taking any time off from his favorite sport. 

By Doug Snover



TV audience may be diet ‘secret weapon’
Renee Defeo has tried them all: South Beach Diet, Atkins Diet, Body for Life--even medical solutions. But as we all know, crash diets work only for a lucky few. Instead of turning to another fad diet, Defeo took control of her life and lost weight in a different way--in front of thousands of local television viewers.
By Heather Pagni  

Survey cites parent satisfaction
Asked to grade the Kyrene schools, the vast majority of approximately 8,300 parents of Kyrene students gave the schools an “A” or “B.” Only a few gave the schools a failing grade of “F.”
By Doug Snover  

2005 grads share hopes, memories
Senior Andrew Parady seemed to sum up his fellow graduates’ hopes and worries when he talked about leaving Corona del Sol High School, the comfort zone he has known for the past three years.
By Jonathan Cooper

Use your own ‘artifacts’ to personalize home decor, advises designer
Arizona interior designer Laurine Morrison Meyer can pretty much guarantee her design concepts won’t be seen on a local department store’s floor display.
By Brenda Faires

Persistence pays off in quest by language-skills expert
Kyrene School District speech therapists have some new tools with which to help elementary and middle-school students struggling with language skills, thanks to an $11,000 grant from Qwest and the persistence of speech therapist Diane Forbes.
By Doug Snover

Film Fare...with Mark Moorehead

The entire family will enjoy this “fish out of water” animated fun from DreamWorks.

Screen gems...with M.V. Moorhead
New on DVD: Hotel Rwanda

As Paul Rusesabagina, the hero of  the acclaimed 2004 film Hotel Rwanda, Don Cheadle moves and speaks with the brisk, urgent earnestness of a man born to provide customer service.