September 25, 2004 issue

Bridging the ‘Boomer’ gap
If you remember The Beatles singing I Want to Hold Your Hand on Ed Sullivan’s long-lasting TV variety show, chances are you’re a Baby Boomer. If you recall listening to the top 40 tunes on AM radio and watching only three channels on television, it’s a no-brainer--you’re the genuine article.
By Melissa Hirschl

Be nice; it’s good for you
Caroline Myss, veteran author of many books on holistic health, healing, charkas, personal energy and the like, is now turning her attention to the subject of doing unto others.

By M.V. Moorhead

Polymer clay enables new creativity
Kyrene Corridor resident Mary Mauritzen calls herself the PC Goddess--and, no, she doesn’t use lightning bolts to fix her clients’ personal computers. The acronym stands for polymer clay, a medium Mauritzen employs to create the most delightful one-of-a-kind treasures imaginable.
By Melissa Hirschl

Pair finds pleasure helping families connect with more than just books
Tucked away in a Kyrene Corridor strip mall, between some of the most active businesses in the area, rests a unique little bookstore, which, at no coincidence, is as humble as the family that operates it.
By Matthew Garcia

Realty firm says partnership means dawn of new ‘ERA’
ERA greets its 30th anniversary year with what Lucas says are a record of growth and a combination of unique products, affiliate support and entrepreneurial spirit.
By Don Kirkland

Sports Notebook...with Brian Gomez
Aztecs hoping to get back on track after setbacks
Coming off back-to-back losses against No. 1 Chandler Hamilton and No. 11 Phoenix Maryvale, the Corona del Sol High School football team couldn’t have asked for a better time to play Phoenix Alhambra.

Discerning Diner...with Elan Head
Date update: Situation reported shaky
I don’t remember exactly how I learned there were date shakes in Indio, a town just off the Interstate. Indio is close to Palm Springs but has none of the latter’s cachet; it’s a place where you’d think to stop for gas, but probably nothing else.

Connecting with Tempe...with Pam Goronkin
Excellence in schools vital to city’s technology future

As residents, you can protect and enhance your property values, as well as your own quality of life, at the same time that Tempe’s K-12 school children receive the best-quality education in the region.

How presidential debate will affect area
With the third and final debate between President George W. Bush and Sen. John Kerry scheduled Oct. 13 at Arizona State University, officials have released a preliminary report on how it may impact Kyrene Corridor residents and thousands of others traveling in or around the university during or prior to the event.

By Sarah Auffret

New alternatives available to fight flu, but be aware: they’ll cost you
Coming off the heels of last year’s stark flu season of severe influenza strains and vaccine shortages, experts are offering new precautions for this flu season and even new alternatives to fight the flu.
By Matthew Garcia  

Tillman’s legacy to live on through foundation
Killed in combat in Afghanistan five months ago, Pat Tillman is not forgotten. The Army Ranger’s legacy is being carried forward through displays at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, and the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Ind.
By Brian Gomez

Northeast popularity of lacrosse appears headed for Southwest
For the first time in its 27-year history, Corona del Sol High School will field a club lacrosse team for the 2005 season.

Film Fare...with Mark Moorehead
The Forgotten

Sad to say, The Forgotten is far too aptly titled—it is, in all probability, the category in which this film will soon find itself.

Screen gems...with M.V. Moorhead
Napoleon Dynamite
If you’ve noticed words like “sweet” and “awesome”peppering your kid’s lingo even more frequently than they used to, here’s a possible explanation: it could be that he or she has become a devotee of Napoleon Dynamite.

Development near ASU focus of Tempe’s first ‘Let’s Talk’ discussion
Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman and the Tempe City Council will host guests from Arizona State University and the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission for a lively discussion on the details of an unprecedented agreement between the city and the university that will guide future commercial developments around the Tempe campus.

Holiday boutique promises to offer array of AWE!-some gifts, goodies
Holiday Shoppe, now in its third year of sponsorship by members of the Arizona Women’s Experience group, better known as AWE!, will be presented Nov. 19 and 20 at Arizona Community Church.