October 9, 2004 issue

Football victory puts Aztecs back on track for a winning season
You could almost call it the perfect homecoming for Corona del Sol High School. Away from the football field, fireworks lit up the sky over Hascall Henshaw Stadium and students and alumni paraded around the track in polished cars. On the field, senior quarterback Blaise Johnson and senior running back Daniel McClendon combined for five touchdowns, and Corona’s defense looked dominant.
By Brian Gomez

Changes in medicine just what the doctor ordered
If you’re sick enough to go to the doctor, why should you wait until you’re on the examining table to start feeling better? That was just one of the questions Dr. Gregory Ellison pondered two months ago when the time came to move his practice from Mesa to the Kyrene Corridor.
By Don Kirkland

Connecting with Tempe...with Pam Goronkin
Signs bring life to already hot issues
Don’t you just love election season? All those roadside posters really bring some life to intersections we’d hardly noticed before. Unfortunately, the signs don’t take the guesswork out of casting an intelligent, thoughtful vote on the issues that will have an impact on our community—and our lives—for many years to come.

New twist on life in the fast lane
Ever thought about doing a keg stand in the fast lane? Happily—depending on your point of view—it’s now possible, thanks to the somewhat unconventional entrepreneurship of Corona del Sol High School graduate Bryan Kirch.
By Brian Gomez

Discerning Diner...with Elan Head
With trick-or-treaters, it’s OK to fudge
Trick-or-treaters who make it to the door of my apartment—and because it’s a third-floor walkup, there aren’t many of them—are nevertheless well rewarded for their pains.

Kids walk to promote a healthier environment
Children and their parents massed for Tempe’s sixth annual Walk to School Day Oct. 6, and then participated in tree- planting ceremonies to commemorate the event.



Taking the mystery out of searching for college scholarships
The years leading to Mark Sutton’s senior year in high school at Corona Del Sol, Mark and his dad Tom had discussed future college possibilities--a little.
By Matthew Garcia  

Support group provides outlet for emotions
Losing a mother is unquestionably one of the most devastating experiences in a woman’s life. The event can shake you to your core, leaving you feeling fragile, emotionally exhausted and shell-shocked.
By Melissa Hirschl  

Film Fare...with Mark Moorehead
Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights is based on Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist H.G. Bassinger’s 1990 book of the same name and stars Billy Bob Thornton (Sling Blade) as Panthers coach Gary Gaines.

Screen gems...with M.V. Moorhead
For those who have seen the trailer for Taxi, perhaps the best way to review it is to tell you that it’s even worse than the trailer makes it look.