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First, the media wanted the nation to heal, and now, they want the Sandy Hook school’s 911 tapes to be released to the public. In essence, it’s nothing but cheap unwarranted media sensationalism which will feed the ‘kooks’ to produce more of the same. But, as we all know, tragedy sells.
To compensate for a lack of change at the top of the boys basketball landscape as the 2012-2013 season begins, the girls basketball world might pick up the slack.
The chill of winter means basketball is already underway with a plethora of early-season games and tournaments, and yet the question remains:
Hamilton coach Kevin Hartwig wasn’t sure what this year’s boys basketball team's identity needed to be.
TUCSON — Chaparral did two things early in Friday's Division II state final that no other opponent had been able to do against Salpointe Catholic this season: score a first-quarter touchdown and take the lead.
Since he began his professional career on “Saturday Night Live” in 1990, the perpetually sarcastic David Spade has rarely left the small screen, appearing in shows like “Just Shoot Me!” “8 Simple Rules” and “Rules of Engagement.”
Ever since it took home the coveted Palme d’Or at Cannes (the festival’s top honor) in May, “Blue is the Warmest Color” has been heating up the conversation among film critics and aficionados alike.
LOS ANGELES — While some say school safety hinges on guns, cameras or alarms in classrooms, Mark Gomer and Kristi Schiller think specially trained dogs should take point in preventing violence in schools.
Unofficial voting results show school districts that teach students from Chandler having success with their efforts to pass an override. The districts located in the other municipalities, however, are facing much tougher sledding.
It was a familiar story in girls golf.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sandra Bullock says making the lost-in-space movie "Gravity" with director Alfonso Cuaron was "the best life decision I think I ever made."
Almost exactly a year after a routine pre-training camp physical uncovered a heart condition that threatened his career, and maybe worse, Channing Frye is back with the Phoenix Suns.
Will the Obama-haters please get off of this kick regarding the final leg of the Keystone Pipeline being our nation’s salvation for energy independence. Please!
As African-American males in Arizona, we are stunned, though not altogether surprised, at the bold assumptions, presumptions, and downright racist stereotypes Linda Turley-Hansen offers in “Not racism, and not guns; it’s moral absence that’s doing the killing” (East Valley Tribune, Sept. 1; also available at evtnow.com/5ua).
On Nov. 5, 2009 an Army major “psychiatrist jihadist” shouts “Allahu Akbar” and guns down more than 40 people, fatally injuring 13 in a gun free zone at Fort Hood. On July 20, 2012, a crazed man enters a theater in Aurora, Colo., guns down 70 people, fatally injuring 12 in a gun free zone. At Sandy Hook Elementary, also a gun-free zone, on December 14 2012, Adam Lanza fatally shoots 20 children and 6 adults. In Washington, D.C., on Sept. 16, a shooter kills at least 12 people in a gun free zone of a Naval yard reinforced with military security.
East Valley Lacrosse will have a free clinic for area youth featuring teams from across the East Valley on Sept. 21 in Tempe.
LOS ANGELES — For $349, your dog can learn to fly.
U.S. Army Specialist Phillip Martin has called Mesa home for much of his life. Now after returning from service in Afghanistan, Martin will have a new home – literally – thanks to Pulte Homes and Operation Finally Home.
Mountain View junior guard Armani Hawkins has verbally committed to Arizona State, according to multiple reports.
“The racially charged tweets from the killers of the Australian ball player show that this was in fact a racial hate crime. What was Jesse Jackson’s response? These kind of crimes are ‘frowned upon’! More proof that Mr. Jackson is one of the most racist men in America.”
Mesa police have arrested the 28-year-old suspect accused of shooting a cab driver Friday morning.
Much of Division III will be watching in earnest as the Queen Creek football program begins its title defense on Friday against Poston Butte.
A pair of local standouts have cut down their list of possible college destinations.
Outlook: By the standards set at Skyline in past years, 2012 was a successful one for the team’s football program. The Coyotes finished 5-5, including victories over Dobson and Mesa for the first time in school history. The team missed the state tournament, but the baby steps forward were an improvement on previous seasons.
St. Mary's star shooting guard Courtney Ekmark, a Connecticut commit and the reigning Gatorade Player of the Year, will be home-schooled and skip her senior season of basketball, athletic director Greg Fahrendorf said in an email.