September 10, 2005 issue

Front Page                                                                                                                                            

First-year report card
Now that Superintendent Shirley Miles has completed her first year with the Tempe Union High School District, reaction to her year-one job performance is mixed among the district’s faculty and staff.
By Jonathan Cooper


One of the lucky ones
Antigone Pierson counts herself as one of the lucky ones.  She is living in Scottsdale in a three-bedroom house with her son, Taylor, and ten other people forced out of their homes in the New Orleans area by Hurricane Katrina.
By Doug Snover

Sports Notebook

Early season blowout sets pace for Aztecs
The first football game of the year for the Corona del Sol Aztecs eventually became not only an impressive blowout but a record-setting performance. Corona’s varsity squad defeated the visiting Tucson High Badgers 41-22.  Senior Chase Larson’s debut for the Aztecs at quarterback led to 354 yards passing, a single game record.

By Ethan Holly

School lunch idea: Let's do sushi
Twelve-year-old Edward Fancher’s idea of a perfect school lunch might surprise you. It might make your mouth water or your stomach churn, depending on your feelings about sushi.
By Doug Snover

Family learns community has plenty of heart
There are times when people rally around a cause, showing that mankind does, after all, have a heart. Theresa Zamora, 40, knows this better than almost anyone. Born with a hole in her right and left ventricles, Zamora is at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, waiting for a new heart. Until now, despite two life-saving operations, she has never been in such need of medical care.

By Matt Stone

Things to do                                                                                                                                     

Area teen cast in 1950s classic ‘Grease’
Paul Mori, a 16-year-old junior at Corona del Sol High School, plays Doodie in Desert Stages Children’s Theatre’s production of “Grease,” billed as a fun ‘50s “blast from the past.”