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Jewell Parker Roades, the Virginia G. Piper Chair in Creative writing, meets fans and discusses "Sugar," her new novel for middle readers. It tells the story of a 10-year-old girl who lives on a sugar plantation on the banks of the Mississippi and takes it upon herself to serve as the cultural bridge between the plantation residents and the Chinese workers who come to harvest the cane. Roades will sign copies of her book after the presentation.
The 94th annual Children’s Book Week, the national celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading, officially starts May 13, but youngsters can join activities sooner at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe:
HEALDSBURG, Calif. — Sometimes visitors to MacMurray Ranch, the 1,500-acre (600-hectare) spread owned by movie and TV actor Fred MacMurray for a half-century, want to know: Where's the heliport? Where's the screening room?
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thirty years ago, Dr. Gene Giggleman was a veterinarian who thought chiropractors were quacks. Since then, he says he's straightened out thousands of dogs and cats, not to mention the occasional snake, hamster, gerbil and guinea pig.
Josh Webster pitched a complete game, allowing just one run on seven hits to lead host Mesquite to a 4-1 victory over Hamilton on Friday.
The CEO of US Airways received a 44 percent increase in compensation to $5.5 million last year.
Jake McAdams earned his team-leading sixth win on the season as Desert Mountain's baseball team earned a 5-2 win against Mountain View on Wednesday to make the Wolves 22-3 on the season.
NEW YORK — American Airlines won bankruptcy court approval Wednesday to combine with US Airways and form the world's biggest airline.
Washington -- The CEOs of American Airlines and US Airways told a Senate Judiciary subcommittee last week that not only would a merger of their airlines not hurt Phoenix, it could bring more international flights to the city.
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Williams Field catcher Amber Casarez,left, tries to tag Perry base runner Jazmine Parker out at home plate during the Marcos de Niza/McClintock Tournament Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at Marcos de Niza High School in Tempe. Parker was called out but then safe after the catcher failed to hold onto the ball. Perry beat Williams Field by a score of 6 to 2. [Tim Hacker/ Tribune]
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MGM’s “The Wizard of Oz” is the rare film adaptation that has officially become even more cherished than the timeless book that inspired it. Over the years, “The Wizard of Oz” has influenced numerous sequels, prequels, and reimaginings in just about every entertainment medium. Although there have certainly been some good additions to the “Oz” franchise, it’s unfortunate all of them must live in the shadow of an unbeatable classic. While nothing will ever top the Judy Garland version, the most we can ask from a modern “Oz” interpretation is that it remains true to L. Frank Baum’s universe while also sprinkling in something fresh. On that basis, Director Sam Raimi sufficiently delivers in his vibrant and fun “Oz the Great and Powerful.”
Jeff Holland has been around the game for a long time and he isn’t sure what to make of the start the Mesquite baseball club has had thus far.
Doug Parker has no problem donning rapper Psy's light blue tuxedo for Halloween and performing his own version of Gangnam Style before hundreds of employees. The CEO of US Airways even let a video of his dance get posted to YouTube. He's outspoken, confident, and persistent, and he is very close to being put in charge of the world's largest airline.
PHOENIX — City and airline officials say fears that the Phoenix airport would lose its major US Airways hub when it merges with American Airlines are overblown.
U.S. Airways CEO Doug Parker, left, and American Airlines CEO Tom Horton listen to a question during a news conference at DFW International Airport Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Grapevine, Texas. The two airlines will merge forming the world's largest airlines. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
U.S. Airways CEO Doug Parker, left, and American Airlines CEO Tom Horton laugh while visiting with employees after a news conference at DFW International Airport Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Grapevine, Texas. The two airlines will merge forming the world's largest airlines. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
FILE - In this Monday, April 6, 1998 file photo, passengers walk along a US Airways terminal at the Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia. American Airlines and US Airways announced Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, that they're merging in a deal they value at $11 billion, creating the world's biggest airline. The combined carrier will be called American Airlines but run by US Airways CEO Doug Parker. (AP Photo/Eddy Palumbo, File)
U.S. Airways CEO Doug Parker, left, and American Airlines CEO Tom Horton visit with employees after a news conference at DFW International Airport Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Grapevine, Texas. The two airlines will merge forming the world's largest airlines. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
U.S. Airways CEO Doug Parker, right, and American Airlines CEO Tom Horton pose after a news conference at DFW International Airport Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Grapevine, Texas. The two airlines will merge forming the world's largest airlines. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
CHICAGO — A merged American Airlines and US Airways will carry more passengers around the world than any other, but even the biggest airline flying doesn't need eight hub airports on the ground.