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KENTON, Okla. — The Oklahoma Panhandle has never been for the faint of heart.
Photo-radar vans could be a thing of the past in Mesa, if the City Council has its way.
A stay-at-home mom finally sends her youngest off to school and decides to go back herself and gain a master’s degree. On the morning walk, her friend responds to the idea with, “Why would you do that? Isn’t it too late in life to be worth it?”
I know shopping online is the craze nowadays, but it can be bland. I recall that thrill in trying out the latest gadgets at the local Five & Dime, the intrigue I felt in browsing through that Army Surplus store, the entice in a candy shop, and the joy I had in playing around at the toy store.
You’re probably familiar with the old Yogi Berra quote, “The future ain’t what it used to be.” Well, if Yogi saw the new RoboCop film he’d probably revise that statement as “the future” in this film is pretty much the same as it was envisioned in 1987 – just not as much fun to watch.
When you think of the 1980s movie “Top Gun,” it’s easy to picture Tom Cruise wearing aviators and looking ever so handsome in his uniform. This image won’t be completely fulfilled in the All Puppet Players’ adaptation of the film, “Top Gun: Live, Abridged & Completely Underfunded.” It premieres Feb. 7 at Mesa Encore Theatre’s Block Box On Brown.
It’s pretty ironic that a comedy called “That Awkward Moment” is radically lacking in awkward moments. The film isn’t without some potentially uncomfortable setups like walking in on two people having sex, realizing you’ve just had sex with a hooker, and showing up to a fancy party in a racy outfit. “That Awkward Moment” never goes all the way with its awkward humor, though. Scenes often feel incomplete, as if the director yelled, “cut,” before getting to the punch line. As a result, the film fails to deliver any genuine awkward humor or humor in general.
More than 50 food trucks from Arizona, California and Nevada will dish out everything from comfort classics to gourmet grabs Jan. 25-26 at Street Eats, the top food event at Salt River Fields.
ASPEN, Colo. — This winter I put my relationship to the ultimate test: a romantic ski vacation.
Area officials anticipate a promising foundation set in 2013 will provide the town of Gilbert room to continue its expansion for the next 12 months.
Everyone has done a list of the Top 10 events of the past year.
From education to economic development, the Town of Gilbert ended 2013 with solid economic prospects, a sterling reputation for safety and a couple of issues that irked several of its residence. But the year might be best known for how it contributed to the foundation of what the town can be in the near future.
From the perspectives of economic growth and city government, 2013 was a “banner year” for Chandler. That is how Mayor Jay Tibshraeny described it.
When he was a young boy, Mesa Mayor and native Scott Smith remembers what it was like being a child growing up in the fun-filled environment of downtown Mesa. He now looks to the future as he and the city plan for the new urban environment he knows downtown Mesa can eventually become.
Today is the 222nd anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights, the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution that guarantee so many freedoms from government excess that we often take for granted.
If each play on Hamilton’s game-winning drive Monday night looked similar, it’s because they were.
Hamilton coach Steve Belles took the playoff mantra "win or go home" and applied it to one play Monday night.
A Williams Field player runs toward the end zone in first quarter play while taking on Queen Creek, Monday, November 25, 2013 at Campo Verde. [Jerry Burch/ Special to Tribune]
The play call was “Earth and Wind.” The result carried No. 3-seeded Chaparral back to the Division II state championship game for the fourth time in five years.
A puddle of water is shown just outside the end zone at Gilbert High School, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, as the Chaparral marching band plays on the field. Semifinal football games where moved to Monday after heavy rain storms canceled games last Friday. [Tim Hacker/Tribune]
So the Great Apple Controversy is over.
A potential impediment to Apple developing a facility in Mesa was cleared on Monday night after the Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board agreed to sign a letter of no objection to allow for the re-zoning of the property for tax purposes.
Two guys who wore No. 40 jerseys saw each other face-to-face about 40 times on Saturday night.
Campo Verde's Jacob Sims makes a catch just shy of the end zone against Mesquite during their quarterfinal game at Mesquite High School in Gilbert, Friday, Nov 15, 2013. [Greg Herriman / Special to Tribune]
Mesquite's Payton Haslam celebrates with Jordan Robinson after Robinson intercepts a pass in the end zone during overtime of their quarterfinal playoff game against Campo Verde at Mesquite High School, Friday, Nov 15, 2013.