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Bob Newhart was nearly 30, still living with his parents in Chicago and working as an accountant, when he struck comic gold in 1960 with his first comedy album, “The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart.”
Educator of the Month Chris Coughlin is honored by Mike Nichols, school board member. Coughlin teaches band and chairs the Performing Arts Department at Taylor Junior High. He's an energetic and innovative advocate for students, peers and programs. [Courtesy Mesa Public Schools]
The Queen Creek High School baseball team will look to the experience of its upperclassmen as it starts the 2014 season.
NEW YORK — Six years ago, Matthew McConaughey was starring in a movie called "Surfer, Dude," a film about as good as its title implies. He played a shirtless surfer plunged into an existential crises when his good luck with waves runs out.
NEW YORK - Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won the Oscar for his portrayal of writer Truman Capote and created a gallery of slackers, charlatans and other characters so vivid that he was regarded as one of the world's finest actors, was found dead in his apartment Sunday with what officials said was a needle in his arm. He was 46.
Here are the local athletes and their expected National Letter of Intent commitments. For additions, email email@example.com and include the athlete's name, high school, sport and college of choice.
Each spring, the Mesa Unified School District's Research and Evaluation Department conducts a Quality Service Survey of all parents, all employees and a sample of students at each school.
"Mud" has the feel of a classic, although it's perhaps not enthralling enough to be one. The third and most elaborate feature to date from writer-director Jeff Nichols seems to have been adapted from a novel that doesn't exist -- something by James Lee Burke, perhaps, or Cormac McCarthy, or some other specialist in frequently violent tales about the challenges to masculinity and the forging of new identities that face rural people who belong to a sprawling modern world -- who might be hanging out in a supermarket parking lot one moment and falling into a creek full of deadly cottonmouths the next.
We were married on St. Patrick’s Day at the Foothills Golf Club. The wedding was beautiful, everyone had a wonderful time, the pictures came out great — best wedding a couple could ask for. If it wasn’t for the Ahwatukee community; however, our day would have been a disaster.
Mesa teachers showed up en masse to the district’s school board's April 9 meeting to show their support, but also remind them that it’s time for a raise.
Safety at Mesa schools could be improved by adding fencing, replacing chainlink fences with wrought iron fences and relocating offices to the exteriors of campus, the district’s security director told the governing board Tuesday night.
An education transformation is underway in Mesa.
Mesa school officials will analyze every campus to assess safety measures in the aftermath of the Newtown, Conn., shootings last month.
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Aaron Leach doesn’t just decorate for the holidays; he combines his deejay talent with lights to create an audio-controlled show every night throughout the Christmas season.
Mesa High advanced to the championship game of the Mesa Jackrabbit Invitational with a 2-1 victory over Queen Creek on Tuesday.
Kamberee Meskill netted two goals in Perry’s 6-0 win over visiting Desert Ridge in a Division I girls soccer match Friday.
Chandler Prep's Travis Farschman hit his seventh three-point shot of the game with 15 seconds left in overtime and teammate Jack Hanson stole the ball seconds later to clinch a 62-59 victory over visiting Canyon State, Tuesday.
Area football players were snubbed on the All-Arizona team voted on by the football coaches association.
Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones play a longtime married couple who've fallen into a rut in the surprisingly honest and effective "Hope Springs." She hopes intensive couples' therapy will restore their romance; he's content to fall asleep in front of the television every night watching The Golf Channel.
LOS ANGELES — Nora Ephron's characters were highly verbal and hyper-analytical. They had a head for the absurd and a heart for romance. But above all, they were funny.
Mesa city and school district leaders will meet Friday morning to discuss the potential of creating new public recreation sites in the next few years.
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Numerous former Major League baseball players who live in the Valley, including several who live in the East Valley keep in touch with the game through their current jobs and as active members of the Arizona Major League Alumni Association. The AZMLA is a 26-year-old nonprofit organization that provides instruction to young baseball players and provides financial assistance to former players and their families who have fallen on hardships. Here, a group of alumni members meet at Major League Baseball’s Western Operations Office in Phoenix on Thursday. Pictured left to right: Phil Seibel, former Boston Red Sox pitcher, Bobby Knoop, scout/special assistant with the Colorado Rockies, Del Unser, Major League scout with the Philadelphia Phillies, Lou Klimchock, President of Arizona Major League Alumni Association, Brian McNichol, former Chicago Cubs pitcher, Bob Zick, former Chicago Cubs pitcher, Laurel Prieb, Vice President of Major League Baseball’s Western Operations Ofice and Special Projects in Phoenix, Jim Umbarger, former Texas Rangers pitcher, Jason Totman, former San Diego Padres infielder and Jim Marshall, Pacific Rim scout for Arizona Diamondbacks and former manager of Chicago Cubs and Oakland A’s. (Mike Sakal/Tribune)