June 12, 2004 issue

Flurry of home sales producing market shortage
Put your home on the market today and start packing. It very well could be sold tomorrow—at a price higher than you were asking. That’s the good news. The bad news is that you may have a hard time finding a replacement home at a price you want to pay unless, of course, you’re willing to move farther away.
By Don Kirkland


Fundraiser helps offset bills for stricken teacher
There are a lot of good reasons for students to hold fundraisers and car washes, but lately it seems that the purpose of too many of these is to aid a teacher or fellow student battling the ravages of cancer.
By P.J. Standlee

Turnover at schools causes scramble for new principals
The Kyrene School District is experiencing one of its first encounters with a nationwide increase in retirements and turnover in administrative positions.
By P.J. Standlee  

At 82, dad’s still sailing the high seas of life
In recognition of Fathers Day, coming up this year on June 20, Wrangler News contributor Melissa Hirschl shares these observations of one of the two leading  men in her life.

Sports Notebook...with Brian Gomez
Corona boasts abundance of college-bound athletes
Just call them the Lucky Nine. Highlighted by lineman Allen Smith, Corona del Sol High School is sending nine student-athletes to four-year schools.

Discerning Diner...with Elan Head
Father’s Day grind: Grandpa’s burgers

On Mother’s Day, Mom gets taken out to brunch, but on Father’s Day, it seems, everyone wants Dad to grill.

Connecting with Tempe...by Pam Goronkin
To two who have served us well: Thanks!
Mayor Neil Giuliano and Councilmember Dennis Cahill will take their leaves from Tempe City Council on July 15. Dennis Cahill completes his fourth term with 12 years of service. Neil Giuliano served one four-year term as a councilmember before his election as mayor in 1994, bringing his total years of service in Tempe to 14.

Tempe fills 3 admin jobs in Community Relations, Development
After an extensive search, Tempe has hired two Development Services Department deputies and a community-relations manager.

ASU writing professor’s advice to would-be travel authors: Get going
For devotees of wanderlust, feasting the senses on new scenery, sounds and people is the pinnacle of excitement. Writing about these adventures adds a new dimension to the experience.

Schools set 60-day review of recommended tradebooks
Ten titles are under consideration for adoption. These instructional materials will be on display at the Ben Furlong Education Center, 8700 S. Kyrene Road, Tempe, through Aug. 9.

Aprende girls place second in State track finals


Kyrene Aprende boys track team wins at State finals


Film Fare...with Mark Moorehead
The Terminal, Garfield, The Stepford Wives, Around the World in 80 days

Kyrene Corridor resident Mark Moorehead reviews four of this summer's new movie crop.

Best of DVDs...with M.V. Moorhead
Love, Actually

Nobody says the word “actually” like the English of the posher classes. Coupled with the word “love,” it’s a fairly hot-blooded English avowal of passion, actually.

Free July 4 show by Salt River Brass
Kyrene Corridor residents have been invited to celebrate Independence Day with a free Salt River Brass performance of such patriotic pieces as America the Beautiful, Sousa’s El Capitan, Washington Post and Stars and Stripes Forever. 

July 17 celebration will be really cool
It’s the time of year when snowmen would melt even before they get built—unless, of course, you’re at Tempe’s annual Downtown Cooldown celebration, scheduled Saturday, July 17.