March 19, 2005 issue

Signs of Change
Beginning in late February, Tempe amended its sign code to grant businesses a freer hand in the signs they put out front to attract customers.

By Doug Snover


Chandler mulls hike in garbage rate
If approved, the new rate would appear on bills starting July 1.

30th Diablo ‘Capers’ due April 9
This year’s event, a Mexican Fiesta, is scheduled for Saturday, April 9.

Bugged? Not to worry: Crane Flies are nature’s ‘gentle giants’
Although their appearance is unusual, Crane Flies are truly gentle giants of the insect world.

By Roberta Gibson

Discerning Diner...with Elan Head
Lamb: A taste worth acquiring
It’s succulent, flavorful and delicious any number of ways — not least as the holiday roast, a tradition of both Easter and Passover.

Sports Notebook
Spring break ends, athletes renew determination

With the arrival of spring break, athletes got some much-needed rest before continuing their quest to bring state championships to Corona del Sol High School.

By Cody Roth and Ethan Holly

Six proposals OK’d by Kyrene schools and how they affect you
The recommendations were based on preliminary results of a study conducted by teachers, parents, school and district staff members.

Recycling effort a real winner
Every February, it seems, Brisas wins a local recycling competition and collects up to $1,000 for school supplies and even picnic tables for the playground area.

By Doug Snover

Recall talk fueled by stance on school, gun issues
A Recall Huppenthal committee says it has received numerous indications of support for the campaign, as well as offers of volunteer help.

Chandler gains ‘bike friendly’ designation
Chandler has become the 44th city in the nation to receive the League of American Bicyclists’ prestigious Bicycle Friendly Community designation.

Film Fare...with Mark Moorehead
The Upside of Anger

The Upside of Anger,
written and directed by Mike Binder, is a film about an uphill romance between two neighbors with little more in common than a property line.

Screen gems...with M.V. Moorhead

Just in time for March Madness comes a splendid new collector's edition of "Hoosiers," David Anspaugh's burnished basketball reverie from 1986.

KC youth survives ordeal, thanks to transplant
At the tender age of one, Kyrene Corridor resident Ben Sornsin turned the lives of his parents upside down and inside out.
By Melissa Hirschl

Masquerade for fun
The Miriam group of Hadassah invites community members to "disguise themselves" at Miriam's Masquerade Party

Carnival coming to Waggoner
A community carnival featuring “something for everyone” will be held from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 1, at Waggoner Park.

Area neighborhoods to host community garage sales
It is time once again for the annual community garage sales sponsored by ERA Lucas Realty Group.