May 15, 2004 issue

Preschool enrollment takes a dip
In an economy that seems to be continually in flux, more than just corporations are in a quandary. Schools share concerns about their bottom lines as well.
By Melissa Hirschl

Commentary...by Pam Goronkin
Council support key to success of mayor’s agenda

There is no denying that each person puts his or her own imprint on a particular job or elected office. What will Mayor Hallman’s leadership style be like? Will a Mayor Hallman create wholesale change in Tempe?

Meet your Neighbor: John Beerling
Huge project doesn’t keep exec from #1 priority: His family
To say John Beerling is a busy man is an under-statement. And, with all the responsibilities he holds as a successful real-estate developer, it would seem all too easy to lose track of family obligations.
By P.J. Standlee

Kyrene/Elliot closure
Due to construction along the Union Pacific Railroad, the intersection at Kyrene and Elliot roads will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday.

Discerning Diner...with Elan Head
Feeding the stomach, feeding the mind

When Massachusetts writers Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp set out to pair good food with good literature, they discovered that their idea wasn’t as novel (no pun intended) as it seemed. 

Fixing up this summer? Do it wisely
Planning a renovation or repair project this summer? It’s a great idea, but choose your service provider carefully.

Troop 697 honors ‘extraordinary’ 11 Eagles
Over the last six months, Boy Scout Troop 697 based in Tempe has produced an extraordinary 11 Eagle Scouts.

Same old story: Corona bounced early in baseball playoffs
Maybe next season will be different for the Corona del Sol High School varsity baseball team. Then again, maybe not.
By Brian Gomez  

Sports Notebook...with Brian Gomez
Wasson repeats as state singles champion

Add another piece of hardware for Corona del Sol High School tennis phenom Lynley Wasson.

KC boy among global slate of young musicians
Students and teachers from around the world, including one from the Kyrene Corridor, participated in four days of inspiration, enrichment and music last month at Yamaha Jamboree 2004 in Phoenix.

Avid gardener doesn’t let pastime interrupt her writing regimen
According to her own press release, Kyrene Corridor resident Vivia Giovannini was born on the Choctaw Reservation in Darlington, Okla., delivered, she says, by a Choctaw midwife known as Big Belly Woman.
By M.V. Moorhead

Film Fare...with Mark Moorehead

Director Wolfgang Peterson pays homage to Homer and strikes a bull’s-eye with Troy, a riveting and heart-pounding rendition of that most ancient war. 

Best of DVDs...with M.V. Moorhead
Kill Bill - Vol.1

"Revenge is never a straight line," remarks a character in Kill Bill; Vol. 1.  Neither are Quentin Tarantino's movies. This one takes such so many twists and turns that it required whole other movie—Kill Bill Vol. 2," in theaters now—to finish it.

Consultant tailors lunch menu to fit needs of working diners
When the powers that be at Bahama Breeze decided to go from a dinner-only concept to serving lunch, they knew their mid-day meals would have to be exceptional to attract today’s discerning diners.
By Lynda Exley

Cheer up!
Corona del Sol High School’s annual cheer kids camp is scheduled July 19 through 23, but you have only until May 28 to pre-register and receive a free camp T-shirt.

Mystery fans to gather May 15 at Tempe library
Are you an avid mystery reader? If so, you are invited to meet with other fans once a month to discuss favorite mystery books or authors.