April 2, 2005 issue

A house of worship divided
Its parking lot almost empty, St. James the Apostle Episcopal Church on east Warner Road seems inordinately quiet on an overcast Monday morning, the day after Christianity’s biggest celebration. But the post-Easter calm belies St. James’ role in a worldwide shakeup within the Anglican Church.
By Doug Snover  

Tempe’s school-uniform policy not being adopted by others ... yet
Back-to-school shopping will be a new challenge this year for students—and some of the teachers—at Fees Middle School. Starting with the fall semester, the approximately 1,030 sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders must conform to a school “uniform” code that bans the ever-popular jeans, cargo or carpenter-style shorts, and tee shirts with any message not approved by the school.
By Doug Snover  

Discerning Diner...with Elan Head
Fun with peas, an epicurean guide to risotto
Risotto is an Italian dish. Like a lot of Italian specialties, it’s soul food with sophistication--stick-to-the-ribs satisfying, yet somehow also a delicacy.

Sports Notebook
Corona takes encouraging fourth among 16 teams

With midseason rapidly approaching, athletics at Corona del Sol High School intensifies with the commencement of region play.

By Cody Roth and Ethan Holly

Techno Files...with Riley Gay
Organizing digital photos now even easier

If your collection of digital photos has become too much for your virtual shoebox, it may just be time for you to get organized.

Tempe schools considering renovation program
Most of the elementary and middle schools operated by the Tempe Elementary School District in the Kyrene Corridor are targeted for major renovations or even replacement under an ambitious Long-Range Facilities Plan nearing completion.
By Doug Snover  

Awards program honors west Chandler officer’s service
Officer Troy Spielman, assigned to the Chandler Police Department’s Beat 3 area, from Price to McClintock roads, is among officers recognized in the department’s annual awards program.

Panel seeks answers to teen issues
The issues of school violence and safety, teen sexual pressure and youth drug abuse are topics often avoided by both the youth they affect and by adults. At the city of Tempe’s Youth Town Hall, held March 30, the issues were addressed not only by students but adults seeking practical solutions to challenges teens face virtually every day.
By Katie Cartwright

Film Fare...with Mark Moorehead
Melinda & Melinda
If you’re not a Woody Allen fan you’ll probably object to the pseudo-intellectual drivel and unsympathetic characters. 

Screen gems...with M.V. Moorhead
DVD: Miss Congeniality

In most respects the original is a routine movie, but it has a virtue—it doesn’t impede Bullock. This flimsy, slapped-together structure supports her vigorously physical performance and allows her to unleash her sense of goofiness. And that’s all it needs to do.

‘Horse Whisperer’s latest entry falls short
Author Buck Brannaman appeared at a recent signing at Changing Hands Book Store. Prior to the event, we passed a copy of the book along to columnist Carolyn Harris for a review.