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A new company to the East Valley area is looking to hire 500 employees in the next 60 days to work in its new solutions center in Ahwatukee Foothills.
As sympathetic, methodical ghostbusters Lorraine and Ed Warren, Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson make the old-fashioned haunted-house horror film "The Conjuring" something more than your average fright fest.
Online voting has begun in East Valley Biggest Loser, a local competition headed by John Rhode, winner of season 12 of the NBC TV show “The Biggest Loser.”
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Myrtle Beach, this year celebrating the 75th anniversary of its incorporation, is the heart of South Carolina's $16.5 billion tourism industry. Myrtle Beach is in the center of a 60-mile (100-kilometer) reach of beaches that attracts more than 14 million visitors a year to dozens of golf courses, hundreds of restaurants and tens of thousands of hotel, motel and other rental units. There's shopping at hundreds of stores and nine live entertainment theaters with almost 12,000 seats. But there's a lot to do for free. Here are five suggestions:
Vacationers walk along the boardwalk in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. It is just over a mile (1.6 kilometers) and was completed three years ago at a cost of more than $6 million. May John Rhodes has said he would like the city to eventually build the worlds longest boardwalk, one running 4.6 miles along the shore. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)
This May 22, 2013 photo shows vacationers along the boardwalk in Myrtle Beach, S.C. It is just over a mile (1.6 kilometers) and was completed three years ago at a cost of more than $6 million. May John Rhodes has said he would like the city to eventually build the worlds longest boardwalk, one running 4.6 miles along the shore. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)
A walk through the Mesa Cemetery is a walk through the city’s history.
BOSTON — The bombs that ripped through the Boston Marathon crowd were fashioned out of ordinary kitchen pressure cookers, packed with nails and other fiendishly lethal shrapnel, and hidden in duffel bags left on the ground, people close to the investigation said Tuesday.
A walk through the Rose Garden at Mesa Community College with its curator includes stops at roses named Chihuly, Julia Childs and Day Breaker. This decades-old garden continues to grow and bloom each year through the work of hundreds of volunteers – and they’re ready to share their expertise.
As Mesa grows as a community, so has the attention it’s paid in the region and nationally.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court suggested Tuesday it could find a way out of the case over California's ban on same-sex marriage without issuing a major national ruling on whether America's gays have a right to marry.
Desperation. That is what prompted John Rhode’s journey to success.
John Rhode, now owner of Trust CrossFit in Mesa, displays the shirt he wore at the start of competition on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” when he weighed 445 pounds. Rhode won his season, and $250,000, by losing 220 pounds. [Daisy Prado/Special to Tribune]
John Rhode, now owner of Trust CrossFit in Mesa, won $250,000 by losing 220 pounds on NBC's "The Biggest Loser." Now he's sharing what he's learned and experienced with others at his own East Valley studio. [Daisy Prado/Special to Tribune]
Astronauts from NASA will land across the Valley to participate in events for the public in the coming weeks. The astronauts, specifically chosen by NASA for these events, are in Arizona to promote and raise awareness on space programs and exploration — just as the state’s “SciTech Festival” fires its boosters.
Leroy Chiao, former NASA astronaut, has been chosen as the 2013 John J. Rhodes Chair in Public Policy and American Institutions in Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University and will deliver the 2013 Rhodes Lecture titled “Warp Speed: How Technology is Accelerating and the Importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education.”
It takes a heap of living to make a house a home, and for anyone who goes on the 13th Annual Mesa Historical Homes Tour, they’ll get to see that centuries of living took place through a diverse community and wide variety of structures.
“Social Security and Medicare are NOT entitlements. I involuntarily paid via taxation into these programs for almost 50 years so that I may receive the benefits I do now. Entitlements are handouts such as food stamps, WIC, rent subsidies, and free medical care given to people simply because the have the good fortune of living in this country.”
Arizona's 11 Republican electors formally cast their votes Monday for Mitt Romney -- but not before three of them, including the state party chairman, said questions remain about whether Barack Obama is a natural born citizen.
Republican Party Chairman Tom Morrissey and John Rhodes, sign Electoral College papers casting their vote for Mitt Romney. Both men, along with a third of Arizonan's 11 electors, said they have doubts about President Obama's birth certificate and his right to serve. (Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer)
Mesa educator John Rhode became an instant celebrity when he became the 2011 winner on “The Biggest Loser,” and now he is helping to promote healthy living locally at an Aug. 18 appearance at a breast cancer awareness event.
Arizona, already at odds with the federal government and civil-rights groups over immigration, is adding voter ID and the Voting Rights Act to the disputes.