August 14, 2004 issue

A Wal-Mart Supercenter in our neighborhood? Only a rumor...so far
Chandler officials have characterized it as “a baseless rumor,” but nearby residents already have gone on the defensive in response to an unconfirmed report that a Wal-Mart Supercenter is being considered at Ray Road and the Price Freeway.

Radio Days
Mark Moorhead, one of our Wrangler News family of contributors, has been commissioned to revisit the Golden Days of radio, with a one-time live performance Aug. 19 at the Arizona Biltmore. So return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear...
By M.V. Moorhead

What’s new at Corona del Sol? Not much
Summer break came to an end at Corona del Sol High School on Aug. 9, but anyone wondering what was new found little to report.
By Jon Valentine  

Discerning Diner...with Elan Head
Our ‘Discerning Diner’ heads back to school with, no surprise, tasty lunches

Those weekday mornings of snooze buttons, slammed doors and misplaced homework are back—and in this hostile environment, squeezing in breakfast can be tough, to say the least.

Sports Notebook...with Brian Gomez
Abundance of returnees can’t guarantee victory

How about a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T? Entering his 18th season, Corona del Sol High School football coach Gary Venturo has earned it from his players and assistants, but respect across the state can’t be attained through longevity or even good sportsmanship.

St. Benedict Fall Festival survives a move, other complications
After overcoming a series of setbacks this year, Chris Bellefeuille and the Catholic community at St. Benedict are all set to hold their annual Fall Festival Oct. 2.
By Jon Valentine

The rationale for ‘Hughes Court’
It wouldn’t be the first time that a Valley sports complex’s playing surface has been named after someone without changing the name of the stadium or arena.

By Brian Gomez

Letters to the Editor
Kyrene Corridor residents speak out. 

Kyrene Corridor Rotary Club celebrates growing membership roster
One of Arizona’s newest Rotary Clubs has been in business less than a year, but it’s already attracting worldwide attention.

Schools OK strategic changes
Two major initiatives that will drive the Kyrene School District’s strategic direction for the next couple of years were discussed at the school board’s Aug. 10 meeting.

Extended-care options growing, advises expert
Health conditions that naturally accompany aging used to mean mom and dad’s eventual move to a nursing home. Not necessarily any more.

Film Fare...with Mark Moorehead

Yu-Gi-Oh! game aficionados worldwide and virtually all children eight to 12 will love this film, best described as a dueling-with-monsters adventure animation.

Best of DVDs...with M.V. Moorhead
Memories of Fay Wray: 1907-2004

“It was Beauty killed the Beast,” declares Robert Armstrong at the end of King Kong, as he stands over the great heartsick ape sprawled at the foot of the Empire State Building. But not just any ordinary beauty could kill such a beast—and no one who sees that film is likely to blame him for his infatuation with the radiant, soulful Fay Wray.

Open house scheduled
A fall open house will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 19 at Definitely Debra, 1761 E. Warner Road, Tempe.

Inaugural ‘One Night’ series features rare film indies
The series kicks off Aug. 20 and runs weekly, except for Labor Day weekend, through Oct. 1. Showtime throughout the series is 7:30 p.m.  
By M.V. Moorhead