Young tennis standout working to surpass a string of family successes
Corona del Sol High School sophomore Lynley Wasson is not the most dominating tennis player for her age. But everything Wasson lacks in some aspects of her game she easily makes up for in others.
By Brian Gomez


Closed campus credited with diffusing student violence
Movies fictionalize it. News reports bring its disturbing reality into our living rooms. But is campus violence a problem that plagues high school students in the Kyrene Corridor?
By Mike Price



New works director will study school traffic issues
Chandler’s new public works director, Bryan Patterson, may have some problems to solve in the next few years, including managing the growth that has propelled the city into a national spotlight
By Tara Drach  


New home for state's busiest justice court
If you’re one of the unlucky few who happens to get a traffic ticket somewhere this side of the I-10 Freeway, chances are you’ll end up paying for it at Tempe West Justice Court
By Tara Drach  


Area woman helping make medical history
At present, dealing with sickness and hospitalization can be a harrowing experience, despite all the technological breakthroughs that have been made in the post-Star Wars years

By Melissa Hirschl


'Climbing the walls' an Olympic-sized challenge for Kyrene Corridor teen
With kids at home for the summer, it seems there’s no shortage of people climbing the walls
By Tara Drach  



Don't let computer frighten you

“It’s just too complicated.” “I could never figure it all out.” “I’m afraid I’ll break it.” Sound familiar? These are some of the reasons you’ll hear from folks as to why they don’t own a personal computer.
By Riley Gay  


Hand-crafted jewelry with 'personality'
Nadia Taylor creates jewelry that quickly grabs the attention and begs to spark a conversation





Surgery doesn't cut into pole vaulter's determination
The soft-spoken tone of her voice belies just how much noise Katie Morgan has made since she vaulted into national prominence two years ago. Since then, the Corona del Sol High School junior has become a pole-vault competitor of loudly proclaimed stature
By Brian Gomez  



Nominees sought for annual Tempe humanitarian award
Tempe Community Council is seeking nominations for the Don Carlos Humanitarian Award and the Hayden Youth and Young Adult Award from members of the Kyrene Corridor community


Grant to fund poetry project
Kyrene Corridor resident Nicole Pasini, a junior at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colo., has received a grant to undertake a literary project this summer.


Kyrene schools recognize district's top student poets
Students from Kyrene School District’s elementary and middle schools recently participated in the district’s poetry contest


3 honored as Corona's varsity Athletes of Year
The Varsity Letter Club at Corona del Sol High School has established an Athlete of the Year Award for senior male and female athletes


Center attendance tops record
The Chandler Center for the Arts attendance reached an all-time high during the 2001-2002 season, serving 261,000 patrons.

At the Movies
with Mark Moorehead

'Eight Legged Freaks' has crawled into local theaters for a campy summer run

Warner Bros. Pictures decided it was time to pay homage to the old B-movie sci-fi genre with Eight Legged


Girls sought for soccer team
Classic Soccer Club’s U-12 Girls Gola Chicas team is looking for players.


Area girl in Utah V-ball classic
Corona del Sol High School student Aubrey Pancratz is joining her Arizona Region of USA Volleyball teammates in the high performance Park City Volleyclassic July 23 through 28


Crisis volunteers sought
The city of Chandler is looking for a few good volunteers