May 29, 2004 issue

Attorney named top Tempe businesswoman
A Pecan Grove attorney who felt moved by the aftermath of Sept. 11 and wanted to help make  her world a better place has been named Woman of the Year by the Tempe Chamber of Commerce.


Homeowner associations proliferating as city nears build-out
The merger of two city of Chandler departments in 1999 helped the city meet a growing need for more information and resources within its neighborhoods, whether for traditional or homeowner associations.
By P.J. Standlee

Chandlerís recycled water enough to fill Town Lake ó twice
Although thereís still progress to be made, Chandler has captured the limelight in the latest battle for water conservation.

Sports Notebook...with Brian Gomez
Morgan wins third straight pole vault title

It wasnít the headline-grabbing finish that most people were eagerly anticipating, but Corona del Sol High School senior pole vaulter Katie Morgan doesnít have any complaints.
By Brian Gomez  

Position change doesnít phase CdS volleyball star
Fresh off a motivating sophomore season in which she started at middle blocker on the Corona del Sol High School girls varsity volleyball team, Aubrey Pancratz was prepared to handle anything, even a position change in arguably the biggest tournament of her competitive career.

By Brian Gomez  

Police seeking identity of suspect in attack at Warner Road fitness center
The Chandler Police Department are asking that anyone with information about this crime or this suspect, please contact the Chandler Police Department at 480-782-4130.

Man sought in credit card thefts at churches
Police are asking for the publicís help in identifying a man who has been committing fraudulent purchases by using stolen credit cards taken from people attending churches in Chandler, Tempe, Ahwatukee and Mesa.

T.W. Lewis awards 2004 scholarships
Hard work and helping others has paid off for 10 Valley high school seniors.

Wells Fargo campaign nets gift of $2,730 for Kyrene School District
At a time when tight budgets are a common theme and charitable contributions are practically unheard of, Wells Fargo is spreading the wealth.
By Tony Ku

UTAZ honored by Tempe for design of its Warner Century Plaza project
The Beautification Awards were created by the City of Tempe to honor the visual beauty of the city.

Film Fare...with Mark Moorehead
Day After Tomorrow

Imagine what it would be like if Stephen King ran the Weather Channel.

Best of DVDs...with M.V. Moorhead
Peter Pan

Itís unfortunate that the new Peter Pan got overlooked, because itís a handsome, respectable retelling which manages to be neither campy nor stuffy, straightforward but not humorless.

Discerning Diner...with Elan Head
Try Peruvian; youíll like it

Peruanitos opened three years ago to favorable critical notice, yet has always hovered just below the radar of the general public.

Kyrene Academy a happy (and productive) alternative to boredom
In addition to swimming, swimming and more swimming, how about adding a little intellectual pampering to your childís summer? Itís definitely available and, like the pool, itís right in our own back yards.

Plenty to cheer about
Itís time for the kids to start looking for ideas to keep them busy this summer, and what better way than AZ All-Stars Cheer Summer Camp for all ages.

Tickets to go on sale for fireworks spectacular
Tickets to the CBS 5 July 4th Tempe Town Lake Festival will go on sale Friday, June 4, at Kyrene Corridor Safeway stores for $5. Children under 12 will be admitted free.

Expanded bus schedule announced for July 4th festival
Tempeís transit agency, Tempe in Motion, will make it easy for residents to get to the July 4th Tempe Town Lake Festival with extended bus and shuttle service.

Swedish choral group plans area performance
Mountain View Lutheran Church will host a free concert of The Believers, a 35-voice choir from Sweden, at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 27.

Womenís financial-planning seminar draws area exec
Kyrene Corridor-based State Farm Insurance agent Judy Aguilar-Woertz is among 200 top-performing State Farm women agents selected to attend a womenís symposium, co-sponsored by State Farm Insurance Companies and Phoenix Wealth Management, on the campus of The American College in Philadelphia.