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rWTrr tt XUKEE REPUBLIC AHWATUKEE CLUB WEST THE FOOTHILLS LAKEWOOD MOUNTAIN PARK RANCH MOUNTAINSIDE : -' " " :z 1 jahwatukee.aZcentral nnr. , Pool safety no accident with J ;: rMfeMPIwi& tonr, 1 m X II,-: - a , 1 Friday, August 13, 2004 Trader Joe's groupies insatiable, curious Columnist Art Thomason says Trader Joe's customers are consumed with an insatiable, time-consuming curiosity about every item in the store and treat each visit as if it's their first. PAGE 2 Oj. '-f-O of Vjjjjpn Docents' personal touch aids ASU Art Museum Walk into the Arizona State University Art Museum, and as likely as not the person who greets you isn't even an employee. Museum officials say that without the thousands of volunteer hours given by docents like Lee Berry (above), the institution couldn't run in anything like the customer-friendly manner that it does. PAGE 6 Keeping the score important for kids Keeping score is an important part of teaching children good sportsmanship. Not , having a team that wins and a team that loses takes away the learning process involved with winning and losing. The league, the team, the coach and the parents should never be about winning or losing, but all about the proper response to both outcomes. SPORTS, PAGE 8 Columnist has finger on Senior Scene pulse Whether it's volunteering at the polls on election day or taking in dinner and a show, columnist Art Sloane has his finger on the pulse of the Senior Scene. PAGE 11 TALKBACK Officials from several agencies have hammered out a development plan for the South Mountain 620. We . want your opinion. azjrentralcom Looking for something to do this weekend? Check our a searchable calendar of entertainment events at ahwatukee.azcentral.com. A-.,,..,,,-. INDEX Health and fitness Health calendar East Valley roundup . Crime logs Schools Senior scene . Opinions Letters to the editor Classified advertising . Dining out 3 4 .5-6 6 9 11 12 12 13 14 County SWAT action leads to new policy Sheriff's Office to notify police after Foothills incident By Lindsey Collom lindsey.collomarizonarepublic.com When the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office converged on an Ahwatukee Foothills neighborhood last month, residents weren't the only ones surprised. So were Phoenix police. The department was not warned about the operation and didn't know what the men in black and green were doing. The Ahwatukee Foothills sub station was inundated with calls from concerned residents and the media the morning of July 23 when an armored vehicle and numerous SWAT personnel swarmed Chandler Boulevard and 19th Avenue. So Lt. Michael Cecchini drove to the area to look around. He learned that the Sheriff's SWAT team would be serving a search warrant several hours later at a home in the 16800 block of Cyan Court, which was two miles south of the intersection. "We had no idea what was going on out there," Cecchini said. "They have concurrent jurisdiction and have every right to serve warrants in the city of Phoenix, but I wish I was notified of it earlier." The lack of warning led to a meeting last week by Phoenix police and the Sheriff's Office. Sgt. Paul Chagolla of the Sheriff's Office said it is policy for deputies to notify area law enforcement of special opera tions as they happen. As a result of the meeting with Phoenix police, deputies will now provide information up to several hours beforehand. The SWAT team rolled into the gated community of Fairway Hills about 12:30 p.m. Sheriff's officials said they were told that numerous assault rifles and armor-piercing ammunition may be in the home, along with a man who had lately been acting out of sorts. That man was Eric Rush, 26, who was wanted on a misdemeanor warrant for failing to appear in Tempe Municipal Court for traffic violations. When Kush wouldn't leave the home on Cyan Court after being ordered to by deputies, the SWAT team fired several gas canisters into the house. Fire erupted in the master bedroom on the second level of the home moments later. The Phoenix Fire Department is conducting an arson investigation. Kush was finally taken into custody, but that wasn't the end of it. An armored vehicle was shut off on an incline and slipped backward, coming to rest on a 2001 Mitsubishi Mirage. AHWATUKEE PALMS Renovation wrangling Russell GatesThe Arizona Republic Bashas' employee Brian Gardner pushes carts at the store in Ahwatukee Palms. Ongoing construction at the shopping plaza at 48th Street and Warner Road is upsetting area business owners. Some tenants of the shopping plaza say construction messes, prolonged absence of their signs and lack of communication have adversely affected business By Geri Koeppel geri.koeppelarizonarepublic.com A hoped-for attractive $1 million face lift for an Ahwatukee Foothills shopping plaza to some has become a botched surgery. Some tenants of the Ahwatukee Palms on the southeastern corner of Warner Road and 48th Street say construction messes, prolonged absence of their business signs from the building and lack of communication have adversely affected business and created safety hazards near their shops. "We're speaking up because we care about our customers and we don't want anyone to get hurt," said Tammy Riley, co-owner of Malinda's Pampered Pets. During the remodeling, she said, construction workers left holes in the grass, which caused one customer to trip. They also left pieces of metal and boards in the grass near the store entrance. Nazy Hirani, co-owner of Hirani Enterprises, which owns the complex, denied the construction company has done anything wrong. He said contractors clean up and stack scaffolding neatly in parking spots with yellow "caution" tape. He said his company has owned shopping centers for 25 years and is familiar with remodeling projects. The project began in April. In order to pairtt and stucco, contractors removed each business' sign See PALMS page 2 Attacks not clean, hopefuls complain By Nedra Lindsey nedra.lindseyarizonarepublic.com Candidates in the state's legislative . races spoke out at a recent Citizens Clean Elections board meeting against what they consider to be inappropriate attacks on their positions in a voter pamphlet. John McComish, president of the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce and District 20 candidate in the state House race, addressed statements made by opponents Anton Orlich and Jeff Dial. Orlich and Dial "used a government-sponsored vehicle to smear me instead of talk about their campaign," McComish said. "It is very wrong and not the intention of the pamphlet. It is damaging to my campaign." McComish was joined by incumbent state Rep. Bob Robson, R-Dis-trict 20, state Rep. Mark Thompson, R-District. 17, and state Sen. Carolyn S. Allen, R-District 8. Dial and Orlich say McComish supports gay marriage and abortion. "I don't agree with having the government censor candidates who share with voters perspectives of their opponents," Orlich said. "McComish and Robson want them to censor candidates who expose their liberal views. I'm disappointed they are not respecting free speech rights." In a statement Dial responded, See CLEAN ELECTIONS page 2 In The Arizona Republic "Clean Elections" scores court victory. Inside Local GREASE' 4 Foothills performers singing, dancing at Rydell High By Lars Jacoby lars.jacobyarizonarepublic.com Valley Youth Theatre heads back to the '50s when it presents Grease at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix. Join Sandy and Danny and all their friends as they sing their way through their senior year at Rydell High School. The shows, running Friday through Aug. 29, includes 20 songs, including Greased Lightening and Look at Me I'm Sandra Dee. Tickets: $14-$19, (602) 252-8497 or www.vyt.com. Joining the cast of 30 are four Ahwatukee Foothills performers, including two siblings. Darien Carroll Role: Cha-Cha, who goes to the dance with Kenickie. Age: 19. School: Majoring in broadcast journalism at Brigham Young University. Years acting: Has been doing theater since elementary school but started doing community theater in middle school. Why did you start? "I have taken See 'GREASE' page 2 DARIEN CARROLL -4tb. ROBLRT CARROLL MAX CRUMM KIMIKO GLENN NON-PROFIT HELP: Free ads, marketing Non-profit groups in Ahwatukee Foothills can apply for free advertising and marketing services through inOne Advertising & Design. The Scottsdale firm hosts a 24-hour CreateAThon event on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. Download an application at www.inoneadvertising.com. Applications are due by Aug. 31; the winning groups will be announced Sept. 10. Information: (480) 941-4949. -1 mm- lit. f LiffiLli I'te.-iiai Hut m mm mil -4 FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: Teens get their glow on Youths have that certain glow about them. Literally. Tonight at 7, high school students will dance to the beat while holding glow sticks and wearing glow bracelets and necklaces. The room will be decorated with day-glow paint and black lights. Where? Horizon Community Learning Center, 16233 S. 48th St. Switc i u i ZsAAMERCURY INSURANCE GROUP h for price. Stay for service. Mon. - Fri. 9-5 GtQGt Rates Evening & Weekend Appts Avail. f" f N Action Insurance 480.345.7226 I Of rCHYIIIIQS TAKE THE PLUNGE: Learn scuba at YMCA You don't have to go to a reef to learn how to scuba dive. You can now get certified at the Ahwatukee Foothills Family YMCA. Classes begin Wednesday and are held twice a week for six weeks. Information: (480) 629-4815. " ' -I 7

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