Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on May 20, 1998 · Page 133
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 133

Phoenix, Arizona
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Wednesday, May 20, 1998
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THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC May 20, 1998 VrTfM SeniorEditor' I j. J ; Kimberly Crockett JL-.vVJ 444-7950 A : Online: www.azcentral.comsev Kite Flying, by Kim Smith, 9. V. MiHAHAHIMHiirtt uiiHIirllf.WI Mrarrai Chef Razz dazzles pupils in Masterpiece cooking class Bfflsl Tennis pro from Sun Lakes a rr a j. j xi i m. i ui D usi can i dm aovn ine racscei jiff I (i T J mm 1 wee seminar tarns sDoflisfat JL cm deore JL Symptoms, treatment are focus SSMM aiKiBjafl By Monica Davis Special for The Republic You've been feeling down in the dumps for more than three weeks. You feel sad, empty and worthless, and think often of suicide. You stopped playing softball, one of your favorite hobbies. You sleep much more than you used to, 10 to 12 hours a day. Even with all that shut-eye, you feel exhausted. You can't concentrate at work. You've lost 10 pounds. If you have these symptoms, medical experts urge you to take them seriously. This is not a simple case of the blues. You are likely suffering from depression. On Thursday, social workers Jodi Ghelli and Dorothy Warren will host a free seminar in Chandler on "Understanding the Lows: Straight Talk about Depression." They will discuss symptoms, treatments and community resources available to those suffering from depression. The seminar will be from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Chandler Regional Hospital's Morrison Building at 1875 W. Frye Road. Reservations are required. Information: 821-7777. Free depression screenings will be available after the discussion. IF YOU GO WHAT: Seminar on depression. WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. WHERE: Chandler Regional Hospital's Morrison Building at 1875 W. Frye Road in Chandler. TICKETS: Free. Sponsored by the Chandler Regional Hospital and East Valley Regional Health System, the seminar is open to those who believe they or someone they know suffer from or think they might be suffering from depression. "It's a perfect time to learn about depression, and it won't cost you a dime," Ghelli said. Ghelli said depression is not to be taken lightly. Take, for example, a man who had lost his job and believed he was losing his family stormed into Ghelli's workplace and threatened suicide. Ghelli coaxed the man into an office, then watched in horror as he pulled out a gun. "He said, 'I'm going to blow my head Please see DEPRESSION, Page EV6 1 T TP! IT 7 a I il 1 1 I N wpct nniPTlv iparie i m. J k. m ww ui z . ma mjm m mv R w &uuk w digital cable market By Lisa Gonderinger The Arizona Republic TEMPE At first glance, the two-story, tan stucco building in a quiet industrial park hardly demands notice. The only clue something's unusual is the round tops or satellite dishes peeking over a brick wall. Otherwise, it looks like a normal office building: umbrellas on a patio for employee breaks, gray cubicles, goofy screen savers. But what goes on in the low-rise building near Guadalupe and Priest roads will soon be watched from all parts of the country. The building will serve as ground zero for US West's new TeleChoice service, a cutting-edge blend of digital cable TV and high-speed Internet that will be piped into homes Valley-wide on existing phone lines. S Stephen Farquhar INSIDE 17-year cable industry veteran will lead US West to digital world. Story, EV9. The landmark service will make the Valley part of telecommunications history, as US West will be the first phone company in the country to plunge into the cable and digital TV industry. And the Valley will be the first market. US West's service became possible when the Telecommunications Deregulation Act of 1994 opened up phone and cable markets. Competitors are expected to follow suit. But in being the first, the bugs US West encounters as it rolls out the system, how it handles them and how much customers take to the new service in essence, the day-to-day workings of those in the Tempe building will be studied by rivals coast to coast. "There's no question what we do here will Please see US WEST, Page EV9 To family, Bustoz School worth saving rT A u f '. ,"I '" 'I ; t " - -re.'- ai ; - V - ... i ..; i, i - - - - - Michael MeisterIhe Arizona Republic. Ray (left), Albert and Manuel Bustoz, along with their sister, Mary Reams, share memories of their late parents at a Tempe school named after them. ' ' Mem cries off parents nay not be eraoi igh By Melissa L. Jones The Arizona Republic Tempe Twenty-five years ago, Joaquin and Ramona Bustoz were rewarded for their years of serving lunchroom meals and sweeping gymnasium floors at Tempe elementary schools. An elementary school was named after the couple. Although Joaquin died in 1982, and Ramona last September at age 87, their family said Bustoz Elementary School remains a permanent monument to their hard work. Permanent, however, may be too long. Tonight, the Tempe Elementary School Board js expected to decide whether to close Bustoz. The school, off Country Club Way south of the Superstition Freeway, is still educating students, but not enough of them. Declining enrollment is prompting the district to consider closing three schools. Bustoz is favored as the first to shut down. The Bustoz family, however, said the school and its family memories are worth saving. Joaquin was a handyman, who with his wife, Ramona, began working part time for the district in 1935. Ramona was a cook at Rural and Broad-mor schools. "I thought Nana and Tata owned Tempe," said grandson Manny Bustoz, 37, " 'cause they had all the keys." Joaquin and Ramona lived simply and charitably, their family said. The couple would feed hobos who rode the trains that ran behind their home. Ramona would make tortillas on a brick fireplace outside. "They weren't the type that'd just come home and sit in front of the TV," grandson David Bustoz said. "They were probably some of my best friends ever." The two Bustoz cousins remember gathering with their family at their grandparents' house near Broadway and River roads every Sunday. Broadway was a main thoroughfare through Tempe, and the grandparents raised Please see BUSTOZ, Page EV5 ii I thought Nana and Tata (Bustoz) owned Tempe 'cause they had all the keys. Manny Bustoz GRANDSON 3rd-graders taking teacher along to 4th EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the ninth in an occasional series about the challenges facing teachers today. The Arizona Republic has followed Brian Inskeep, a third-grade teacher at Lindbergh Elementary School in Mesa, throughout the school year, which ends today. By Kelly Pearce The Arizona Republic Mesa Monday was undecorating day in Room 206. Brooke Smith and Landis Ware carefully removed posters from the walls. A steady stream of sweaty A year in the life of a teacher students carted stacks of textbooks, boxes of hamster paraphernalia and reams of white copy paper to Room 101. Three tykes, giggling all the way, lugged a stuffed blue tiger toy to. the same room. Two days and counting before school busted Please see 3RD-GRADERS, Page EV6 Christine KeithThe Arizona Republic These third-grade yearbooks will soon be history. Kristin Nieto (left) and Brooke Smith reflect on the school year. The girls will be moving to the fourth grade along with their teacher, Brian Inskeep. Teen mom finds way to new life Refused to become statistic By Kelly Pearce The Arizona Republic MESA Don 't give up your dreams. This is only the beginning. The world is yours. On football fields across the East Valley this week, students and educators will offer similar words of wisdom. Then, teenagers will receive paper emblazoned with fancy writing. Finally, the robed throngs will yank boards off their heads and send the boards skyward. It's graduation time, everyone. There are as many different stories of success as there are smiling graduates. These days, it takes more than brains to make it through those trying high school years. Take Tamara James. For her, it took a tiny human being and a huge amount of determination. In ninth grade, at age 15, she became a mom. But instead of becoming a dropout, she turned her "F's" into "A's" and "B's." "Having my daughter changed my whole life around," the 18-year-old Westwood High School senior.' said. "I knew I could be so much more." As all graduating seniors in Mesa will do today, she will transfer the tassel on her hat from left to right, a Please see TEEN MOM, Page EV6

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