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PROOF OF HEAVEN 9 A CHAT WITH THE NEW PHOENIX COYOTES OWNERS 12 CEO SERIES: STEVE JOHNSON BMO HARRIS BANK 34 THE NORTH AMERICAN LAW DEGREE: ONE LAWYER, TWO COUNTRIES 48


TABLE OF CONTENTS

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The New Coyotes—the Canada Connection In this one-on-one interview, we sit down with two of the team’s new owners, George Gosbee and Anthony LeBlanc.

16 Canada’s Horrific Tragedies Recently, our neighbors to the north witnessed two horrific tragedies.

48 The North American Law Degree: One Lawyer, Two Countries Until now, few lawyers have been able to attain the ability to practice law in more than one country. This degree will simplify the process considerably.

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opinion 6 From the Publisher 9 Paging Books with J.J. LaBarber Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Case for the Afterlife

34 CEO Series: One-on-One with Steve Johnson Johnson is Arizona regional president of BMO Harris Bank.

38 A Geek’s Confession

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Privacy, or the Lack Thereof

44 Speaking Out!

Tekknowvations Find out about some of the latest technology and gadgets in the market.

The Fragility of Life

47 Political Cartoon Yarnell Hill firefighters honored.

vignettes 19 Horses’ Hearts Measure the Rhythm of Miracles At Camelot A nonprofit organization that teaches horsemanship to people with physical disabilities.

20 Turning 50 Discover (or recall) what happened 50 years ago.

22 Arizona Has a Heart Find out how our community has come together to help the families of those who perished in the Yarnell Hill fire.

23 Crossword Puzzle How well do you know pro football?

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Movie Reviews Fall movies playing at a theater near you.

36 World Report Around the world in under 10 minutes.

41 A Difference in Cultures Asiana Airlines’ president bows in apology for the crash in San Francisco, a display of Korea’s very different corporate culture.

events calendar 52 Around Town What’s Hot

58 Concerts Premier Venues

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o you remember the morning of September 11, 2001? Do you remember what you were doing when the news broke? How did you feel when your country came under attack? For many, 9/11 was a wake-up call that the United States of America is not beloved by many nations. In this issue, we honor the nearly 3,000 people who perished in the worst attack ever on American soil. We feature the National September 11 Memorial in New York City, which is being built to pay a tribute of remembrance and honor to those killed at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, as well as the people killed in the World Trade Center bombing in February 1993. Please take a moment to reflect on what happened, and most important, never forget this horrific event in American history. Sincerely,

James L. Copland CEO & Publisher MyLIFE Magazine

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MEANING: Most everyone thinks the saying goes, “Money is the root of all evil,” but the original and correct phrase is, “the love of money is the root of all evil.” The first part of that phrase is the key to the meaning of the phrase: People who greatly desire money (and what it can buy) may be tempted to engage in less-than-honorable activities to obtain it. Those whose world revolves around money are probably people you would prefer not to be around. But then again, perhaps that’s not true. Where do you think you best fit?

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Next Issue Journalist Tom Brokaw referred to them as “the greatest generation”—Americans who grew up during the Great Depression, many of whom subsequently fought in World War II. These brave individuals who fought against tyranny to keep us free are dying quickly—at the rate of just over 600 a day. In our next issue, we remember and honor them—those who gave it all so that we could keep the freedoms we enjoy today. Their sacrifices will never be forgotten.

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Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Case for the Afterlife

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housands of people around the world claim to have had neardeath experiences (NDEs)—and chances are that you, at one time or another, have known someone who has shared this extraordinary experience. In the neurosurgery community, NDEs have been analyzed and doctors and scientists have maintained that NDEs are not possible and that what people experience can be easily explained as mere fantasies triggered by an extremely stressed brain. Dr. Eben Alexander, a highly trained neurosurgeon, shared those same views and dismissed the experiences as a surge of electrical activity in the brain under stressful situations. One day, though, that belief changed for Dr. Alexander. In 2008, he developed a rare illness that attacks the portion of the brain that relates to most of the human experience—thought and motion. The cerebral cortex of his brain shut down, and for a period of seven days Dr. Alexander lay in a hospital bed in a comma. His condition did not appear to be improving, and doctors considered stopping treatment. But then he regained consciousness and opened his eyes—and was healed. His colleagues were amazed at his recovery—but little did they know that Dr. Alexander had himself gone through an NDE. Dr. Alexander recounts the experiences of his celestial trek in The New York Times best-selling book Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife. He describes how his spirit, or soul, went beyond our world and was met by an

angel who guided him through another existence and led him toward God—and God spoke to him. Dr. Alexander said that prior to this experience he always struggled to reconcile his scientific knowledge in the field of neuroscience with the belief of God, heaven or even the existence of a soul.

Today, though, he staunchly believes that perfect health can only be accomplished by accepting that God is real and that our souls are eternal. He also believes that our lives on Earth are part of a transition into another life—the afterlife. According to Dr. Alexander, most mylife

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scientists believe that human consciousness consists of information or data similar to what is used by computers. Although some bits of this data—such as seeing the birth of a child or falling in love—are quite profound to us, they are all illusions. “This was, of course, the view I held as well,” he said. “I can remember being in medical school and occasionally hearing arguments that consciousness is nothing more than a very complex computer program. These arguments suggested that the ten billion or so neurons firing constantly within our brains are capable of producing a lifetime of consciousness and memory. To understand how the brain might actually block our access to knowledge of the higher worlds, we need to accept—at least hypothetically and for

the moment—that the brain itself doesn’t produce consciousness. That it is, instead, a kind of reducing valve or filter, shifting the larger, nonphysical worlds down into a more limited capacity for the duration of our mortal lives. There is, from the earthly perspective, a very distinctive advantage to this. Just as our brains work hard every moment of our waking lives to filter out the barrage of sensory information coming at us from our physical surroundings, selecting the material we actually need in order to survive, so it is that forgetting our trans-earthly identities also allows us to be ‘here and now’ far more effectively. Just as most of ordinary life holds too much information to take in at once and still get anything done, being excessively conscious of the worlds beyond the here and now would slow down our progress even more.” In Proof of Heaven, Dr. Alexander emphasizes that if we as humans had expansive knowledge of the spiritual world, our life on Earth would be even more challenging than it already is. In a November article in Newsweek, Dr. Alexander further explained his condition. “My synapses—the spaces between the neurons of the brain that support the electrochemical activity that makes the brain function—were not simply compromised during my experience. They were stopped. Only isolated pockets of deep

cortical neurons were still sputtering, but no broad networks capable of generating anything like what we call ‘consciousness.’ The E. coli bacteria that flooded my brain during my illness made sure of that. My doctors have told me that according to all the brain tests they were doing, there was no way that any of the functions including vision, hearing, emotion, memory, language, or logic could possibly have been intact.” He also said, “I know that my experience happened within coma because of certain anchors to Earth time in memory.” Dr. Alexander’s life undoubtedly changed after his NDE. He asserts that science can and will determine that heaven really does exist. And in his book, Dr. Alexander makes a strong case for the belief in NDEs and God. No matter what your personal beliefs might be, the book will change your life.

Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife By Eben Alexander, M.D. Publisher: Simon & Schuster $15.99

OTHER BOOKS YOU MIGHT ENJOY

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To Heaven and Back

In the Arms of Angels

Jesus Calling

My Journey to Heaven

The Light Beyond

By Mary C. Neal, M.D.

By Joan Wester Anderson

By Sarah Young

By Marvin J. Besteman

By Raymond A. Moody

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The New Phoenix Coyotes— the Canada Connection BY JAMES L. COPLAND

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ou might’ve heard the expression, “Those crazy Canucks.” Well, I’m proud to be a part of that fraternity, and when it comes to hockey, Canucks are like kids in a candy shop. Can you feel the excitement? I can. Get ready for the coming season. Exhibition games start Sunday, September 15, against the L.A. Kings. Can you feel it? HAWOOOOOOOOO! In a one-on-one interview with lead owner of the Phoenix Coyotes, Executive Chairman and Governor George Gosbee (from Calgary, Alberta), he shared with me why the Coyotes are here to stay, and why the team will soon become Stanley Cup contenders. Gosbee, 43, is a highly successful entrepreneur, as are his other 9 partners in Ice Arizona, the group that bought the Coyotes. But like so many Canadians, he comes across as humble and grateful for what life has afforded him. As he stated, “For a Canadian boy to buy

an NHL [National Hockey League] hockey team is a dream come true.” That was the first “tell” offered by the new ownership. You see, for Canadians, hockey is not only in their blood, it’s part of their DNA, and that’s why the Phoenix Coyotes are here to stay. It’s all about the Canadian connection. Success has many components, four of which are sufficient finances, business expertise, a solid infrastructure and passion—never underestimate the power of passion. The next “tell” from the new ownership: under the leadership of Gosbee and Anthony LeBlanc, the owners have all the money necessary to run the club for the next five years. The partners have deep pockets and a successful history of investments and acquisitions, but it’s all about the “all-important” passion for hockey. Combine these ingredients, and the Phoenix Coyotes are well on their way to winning Lord Stanley’s Cup. The five-year, $50 million-loss clause has some “doubters,” so let’s get that

question out of the way. This clause allows the owners to move the team (which is not so easy to do) if they lose $50 million during the first five years. What everyone needs to know is that Canadian investors don’t do deals to lose money. That is not part of their DNA either. The 10 partners have known each other for years and have executed major deals together, but the glue that binds this partnership is their passion for hockey. This preeminent group of long-time friends has the resources to underwrite the Coyotes, and I can assure you that winning, on and off the ice, is already their number one objective! Gosbee and his partners believe the Phoenix market has one of the most hardcore fan bases in the NHL. In fact, at an open day event in Glendale for the new owners, Gosbee shared a very moving story with me. He spoke of a 70-year-old woman who drove up from Tucson just to thank the new owners for buying the team. According to Gosbee, this woman has had season tickets since the Jets came to Phoenix, and for the last few years she has cried after the last game of every season, not knowing if the team would ever

Kids in a Candy Shop For these people, a dream came true. Led by George Gosbee (left) and Anthony LeBlanc (right), the other partners in Ice Arizona include: Avik Dey, Gary J. Drummond, W. David Duckett, Bill Dutton, Robert Gwin, Scott Saxberg, Craig Stewart and Richard Walter. Pictured in the center is NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. 12

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Captain Shane Doan Now captain of the Phoenix Coyotes, forward Shane Doan, 36, was born in Halkirk, Alberta. Doan is regarded as one of the NHL’s premier players.

return to the ice. He said she was also crying when she spoke to him, and then she asked if she could give him a hug. While Gosbee was sharing this story with me, I could see his eyes tearing up with emotion, and he then said to me, “If there was a single reason for buying this team, it was for her.” Can you feel the passion? Gosbee and LeBlanc fully understand that it’s about the team’s fan base, which is why they want to fill every seat and market every suite in the arena. They will embrace the community and the state. The new owners recognize the dedication that management and players have exhibited within the Coyotes franchise in the last four years. It was all about the heart and soul of 14

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the game. You see, hockey is a unique brotherhood, on and off the ice, and it’s this inherent culture that kept the Coyotes in the hunt against far superior teams—which is a further testament as to why the Coyotes are here to stay. The owners have high regards for General Manager Don Maloney, Coach Dave Tippett and the sheer perseverance of the players. An era that is now over. Gosbee believes they are lucky to have Shane Doan, whom he characterized not only as one of the best hockey players in the league, but also as a great ambassador for the Coyotes and the entire league. Gosbee minced no words, acknowledging that buying the team was a complicated financial structure; however, NHL Commissioner Gary

Bettman and the other team owners were instrumental in making the deal a reality. A non-negotiable requirement from Ice Arizona to the NHL was the need to have the NHL sign long-term contracts with Maloney and Tippett—which they did. They also made it clear to the commissioner that if any other groups were in the hunt to relocate the team, Ice Arizona was not interested. Their only interest was in keeping the Coyotes in Glendale. Ownership stability, long-term financing in place and the addition of key players to the team’s roster … these factors illustrate the direction in which the club is headed. Hockey operations will report directly to Gosbee and LeBlanc, who, incidentally, is a highly skilled salesman and will oversee the club’s sales, marketing and business development activities. And now, the final “tell”: When Gosbee stated that the Phoenix Coyotes were a great investment—and this comes from the owners, many of whom made their fortunes within the investment community—this is a major statement from such a group of successful businessmen. Canadians may be passionate about hockey, but Canadian owners have only one mission. To understand the addiction to hockey, one must recognize that being a Canadian team owner is only the first step toward reaching the ultimate goal of winning the coveted Stanley Cup— the Holy Grail of professional sports. My guess is that in less than five minutes after they completed the deal, the partners, howling, high-fiving and hugging one another, shifted their discussion to what would be required to win the Cup. I don’t often make predictions, but after meeting Gosbee, I will. Today, Phoenix has the best owners in the NHL, and I see a Stanley Cup playoff for the Coyotes within five years. Actually, my gut tells me it’s likely to be a lot sooner than that. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++ To be a part of the new Coyotes, you can call the Phoenix Coyotes ticket office at 480-563-PUCK (7825) or visit PhoenixCoyotes.com


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Canada’s Horrific Tragedies BY JONATHAN FUNK

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ecently our neighbors to the north witnessed two horrific tragedies. In the most beautiful western city of Calgary, Alberta, the entire city was flooded, similar to America’s Katrina. And then in Quebec, in a township of 6,000 called Lac-Mégantic, which is east of Montreal near the U.S. border, a freight train of crude oil lost its brakes and rolled eight miles downhill into the center of town before derailing and exploding. However, as Canadians always do, the residents of these communities came together to offer relief, compassion and assistance to one another. Situated east of the Canadian Rockies, just 45 minutes from Banff, Calgary has a population of about 1 million and is bordered by the Bow, Elbow and Highwood rivers. In June, torrential rains descended upon the region, and in less than two days almost 4 inches of rain fell. In surrounding areas, rainfall reached almost 10 inches. During this period, river speeds increased to nearly 10 times what is considered normal. The water overflowed the riverbanks and submerged the entire city of Calgary. The devastation was swift, harsh and devastating. The Canadian Armed Forces were called in to rescue victims on rooftops. More than 110,000 people were displaced, roadways and bridges were closed or collapsed, local transportation ceased and all businesses and essential services were shut down. The city put out an emergency call for volunteers, hoping for maybe 500 people to respond. More than 15,000 people answered the call.

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The train derailment and explosion in the Quebec town of Lac-Mégantic is an “unimaginable disaster” that left the area looking like a “war zone,” said Canada’s prime minister, Stephen Harper.


were still missing and presumed dead. The destruction was so extensive, those who are missing may never be found. Assistance was immediate from both Canada’s provincial and federal governments. Prime Minister Stephen Harper was quick to visit the town, as was the premier of Quebec. The tragedy in Lac-Mégantic led to an outpouring of sympathy and donations not only from communities around Quebec, but also from across the border in Maine,

The damages from this disaster are estimated at more than CA$5 billion. As a point of interest, here in Arizona we receive about a million Canadian visitors each year, and nearly 250,000 of them are from the province of Alberta. In the sleepy town of Lac-Mégantic, situated about 22 miles from the Maine border, human error rather than Mother Nature caused the devastation. Just after 1 a.m. on July 6, a runaway train owned by the Montreal, Main and Atlantic Railway carrying 72 oil tankers full of light crude oil descended upon the unsuspecting town. Gaining speed, the train derailed in the center of town and exploded. In a nanosecond, half the town was vaporized. A Red Cross worker bluntly stated, “There are no wounded. They’re all dead.” A third of the town’s 6,000 residents were displaced and nearly 50 buildings were decimated. As of a month after the wreck, 42 deaths had been confirmed and five people

where proximity has fostered solidarity. “In my mind, it’s just a line on the map,” said Ryan Morgan, who chairs Farmington, Maine’s Board of Selectmen, the equivalent of a mayor and town council. Farmington and Lac-Mégantic are more than neighbors; they are sister towns, twinned since 1991 to promote business links. It’s amazing how, when political agendas are set aside, people simply do what’s right. They just end up helping others.

Alberta Under Water “In the last month, I’ve seen things I never thought I would see: the Bow and Elbow Rivers, part of the bloodstream of every Calgarian, running higher and faster and angrier than ever before, entire communities under water, and neighbors who lost nearly everything they owned. It’s an extraordinary story, and it’s something none of us will ever forget,” Calgary’s mayor, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi (right) tour flood-ravaged southern Alberta in Canada.

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Horses’ Hearts Measure the Rhythm of Miracles At Camelot BY MARY L. HOLDEN

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hen the prefix “dis” comes before the word “able,” the concept of restriction comes

to mind. Here are some words that surround the concept of restriction: braces, wheelchairs, splints, horses, casts and crutches. But horses? Yes! Those named Barbara, Cayanna, Cliffy, Coughdrop, Nick, Paladin and Scout, who are part of the team at Camelot Therapeutic Horsemanship, Inc., in Scottsdale, Arizona. Here, horsemanship is taught to children (ages 7 and older) and adults with disabilities—at no charge. This remarkable, privately funded, nonprofit program, established in Arizona in 1983, was the vision of Eileen Szychowski. Born with a disability that allowed her to find more ability than dis under the mentorship of Josef Rivers, who survived polio, Szychowski became a park ranger at the Grand Canyon … after being told as a tourist that she was not permitted to see the Canyon’s interior on the back of a mule. Grateful for the help she received along the way that made it possible for her to ride horses as part of her dream

job, Szychowski wished to make similar dreams possible for others saddled with less physical, and emotional, strength or ability than is considered unrestricted. It took 16 years for her vision of Camelot as a state-of-the-art arena for horse therapy to manifest. Today, Camelot takes up a bit more than 14 acres in the Pinnacle Peak area. The grounds feature a shaded arena with mirrors on the side that enable riders to view the action they’re creating with a horse, as well as stables, a tack room, a chicken coop, a duck pond, an “Enchanted Garden,” a therapy Labradoodle named Lily and a wheelchair-accessible, 85-foot-wide labyrinth. A specially scored concrete foundation in the stable area allows those with limited sight to readily navigate with a cane. In 2004, Szychowski retired and left Camelot in the capable hands of Executive Director Mary Hadsall, another full-time employee, one parttime employee and 35 volunteers. The morning staff of volunteers tends to the animals and the facility; the afternoon staff helps with riding lessons. Many people who navigate life with a

disability get used to attracting attention. The freedom to be lost in a crowd is not familiar to them—they need more space, it takes longer to accomplish things, obstacles are prevalent and those who love them are prone to shelter them from risk. Lessons in horsemanship make it possible for people with disabilities to take risks and be rewarded by a feeling of freedom that comes from being one in movement with a strong animal that does not judge, and allows for an intuitive kind of mutual trust. The horses are handpicked for this type of lifestyle, and all students undergo interviews for matching with the program and a specific horse. Hadsall shared, “We believe in our students. We value who they are as human beings. They are willing to leave their comfort zones, and when they ride, they believe that they can do more. They exceed their own expectations and learn that they have gifts and talents to share. It all comes down to respect for others, which comes up to the rider from these beautiful animals.” Hadsall said she’s always been intrigued by the horse-human connection and described how the horses give more to the students than they are asked. She said she watched as “a rider with cerebral palsy was trying to mount a horse that automatically sensed what he needed and got closer to him to make everything easier. All the horses here behave in a manner in which they take care of their riders. Personal relationships develop in amazing ways, and miracles happen here!” Still to come at Camelot are an outdoor arena for dressage, space for lesson warm-ups, a cabin to house interns and foreign exchange students. Fundraisers are held twice a year, but this nonprofit has always been debtfree, proud of the efficient way in which funds have been used for the best and highest good for the property, its other animals and all horses and riders. mylife

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turning 50 What happened in 1963 by craig taylor

The Pushbutton Telephone In 1963, the pushbutton telephone was introduced to the general public. Although Bell Telephone invented the first pushbutton telephone in 1947, the phone didn’t enter the market until 1963, when it went into service for the first time in the Pennsylvania towns of Greensburg and Carnegie. First patented in 1876 by Alexander Graham Bell, the telephone was the first device in history that allowed people to talk directly with each other across long distances. Telephone is the Greek word for “far sound,” and it was often referred to as a “speaking telegraph.” It was an incredible breakthrough in technology and quickly became the most popular method of communication. These first telephones were quite large in size and required the involvement of operators as “mediating” components for making calls. In 1919, rotary dial phones were introduced to American consumers but did not become widely used until the 1950s. These models took awhile to operate—having to wait for a rotary dial to make its rounds was slow. After World War II, the popularity of the telephone soared to new heights. The service was very expensive for most people to have in their homes, though, so a “party line” system was devised that allowed multiple homes to share a single phone line—which meant that you could pick up your telephone and listen to your neighbor’s conversations. The pushbutton telephone simplified the process for making calls, using push buttons or keys rather than a dial for “dialing” a telephone number. It became the standard for telephone communications and can still be found in most homes today.

OTHER ANNIVERSARIES: Outer Limits premieres on ABC TV

Elston Howard The New York Yankees have a rich tradition and history. The team has clearly produced some of the best players in baseball. Among these greats was Elston Howard, the first black Yankee. Although Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in 1947 when he signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers, most other Major League teams responded slowly to the idea of adding black baseball players to their rosters. In the early ’50s, after much pressure from the public, Howard was signed by the Yankees alongside four other players. During his time with the Yankees, Howard experienced prejudice and constant verbal abuse. He overcame these challenges and led the Yankees to their fourth straight American League pennant in 1963. He was voted the league’s Most Valuable Player that year, becoming the first black player to win the prestigious award. 20

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NELSON MANDELA Late in the fall of 1963, a trial began that forever changed

pro football hall of fame The Pro Football Hall of Fame started selecting honorary members 50 years ago in Canton, Ohio. This first class of “award” winners consisted of 17 athletes—about twice the size of the largest possible Hall of Fame class today. Among this group of elite football players was Jim Thorpe, who has been dubbed the greatest athlete of the 20th century for excelling not just in football, but also in track and field and baseball. The founders of the Hall of Fame were so enamored of Thorpe, they erected a statue of him to capture his greatness. Five decades later, the seven-foot bronze statue still stands at the entrance to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Visitors can also see busts of all 17 Class of 1963 Hall of Fame inductees. As of 2013, 280 individuals have been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame for their outstanding contributions to

South Africa. Nelson Mandela and 10 other opponents of the country’s apartheid-based government faced more than 200 charges in the Rivonia trial. Under apartheid, racial segregation was enforced through legislation. By law, the rights of the majority non-white inhabitants of South Africa were reduced and white supremacy was maintained. Mandela and the other defendants were charged with sabotage and conspiracy. Standing on the dock at the Palace of Justice in Pretoria, South Africa, Mandela announced that he was prepared to die for “the ideal of a democratic and free society.” Mandela led the struggle to replace the apartheid regime of South Africa with a multiracial democracy. After taking up arms to fight against apartheid and subsequently being imprisoned for 27 years, he went on to become the country’s first black president in 1994. He is considered the “father” of South Africa.

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Beatles record “I Want to Hold Your Hand” • Four black girls die in a church bombing in Alabama

Dam Disaster On October 9, 1963, 260 million cubic meters of rock broke off the top of Monte Toc in Italy. The debris fell into the reservoir of the Vajont Dam, creating a giant wave that destroyed several villages and killed almost 2,000 people. Completed in 1959, the Vajont Dam was one of the biggest dams in the world at the time. In the aftermath of the disaster, the engineer of the dam project, Mario Pancini, was summoned to court to answer questions about the geology of the area prior to the dam’s construction. However, Pancini committed suicide before his scheduled appearance. An investigation later revealed that designers of the dam ignored appraisals during the early stages of construction that pointed out the geologic instability of Monte Toc on the southern side of the basin. mylife

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Arizona Has a Heart BY JONATHAN FUNK

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o one can fathom the colossal tragedy that occurred at the Yarnell Hill fire that claimed the lives of 19 courageous heroes. Like we do far too often, we use big words to describe small events; however, in the case of the Yarnell 19, these hotshots, these elite of the elite, are heroes. In MyLIFE’s previous Speaking Out! column, in which we honored first responders (police and firefighters), we were remiss in that we did not specifically mention those who tackle our state’s ferocious forest fires—and for that, we apologize. We must also remember the local residents who experienced unbelievable losses, including almost 125 structures within a community of about 500 homes. To imagine the perils of fighting Mother Nature’s rage, which can turn on a dime (as it did in Yarnell) and result in the unthinkable, certainly warrants a far greater appreciation for the phrase “placing oneself in harm’s 22

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way.” I can’t even visualize the shock, sorrow and outright confusion of the family members who lost a loved one. It’s simply inconceivable, which is why we must all make the commitment to assist these families when, where and however possible. As with most other tragedies, within weeks after the headlines hit the newspapers and the Internet, the public tends to move on and focus on the next major headline. But, we should not forget that many of the 19 men who perished in the Yarnell blaze were married with young or unborn children, and their families still need our help. Only six of the 19 had any employment-related benefits; the rest were classified as “seasonal” employees in the county. Let’s make sure that we offer all the support we can to these families, financial and otherwise, and let’s make a promise that we, as a grateful community, will not just move on to the next headline.

This tragedy quickly became a national story. As with most tragedies, there is a bit of a silver lining in this case, in the form of the Arizona community and its corporate partners—many of which stepped up immediately to help the victims’ families. The governor requested that all flags be lowered to half-mast for 19 days to honor the 19 fallen Granite Mountain Hotshots. The Arizona Diamondbacks, under President Derrick Hall, and the Arizona Cardinals, under President Michael Bidwell, stepped in and raised funds for the families of the fallen men. The 100 Club of Arizona, which supports seriously injured and fallen first responders, were visible everywhere. The local media reached out to the community at large, which responded at once with countless donations. The entire community’s compassion in helping the families of these heroes has been overwhelming. In less than a week, more than $2 million had been raised, and within a month, the total exceeded $9 million and continues to grow. Proceeds from these fundraising activities will be divided among the victims’ families. Arizona Public Service (APS) also stepped up to cover all of the funeral expenses for the families, a gesture that is simply beyond words. Many from across Arizona, the United States, Canada and the rest of the world dispatched delegates to honor the dead heroes at a special service held in Prescott, which was also attended by dignitaries including the general president of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), Harold Schaitberger; Governor Jan Brewer; former head of homeland security and former Arizona governor Janet Napolitano; and the vice president of the United States, Joe Biden.


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The last NFL player to play without a helmet

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Pittsburgh Steeler quarterback who won four Super Bowl games

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The only team to lose four consecutive Super Bowl games He scored more than 1,000 points in a Bears uniform

8 The only team to go undefeated and win a Super Bowl

16 In 2007, the Giants played this team in a game that was simulcast on two networks 18 In 1998, he tied the NFL record by kicking a 63-yard field goal 20 The number of divisions in the NFL

12 A defensive back who was nicknamed the “Night Train”

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The only man to be a member of both the Pro Football and Major League Baseball halls of fame

2 The only team to beat the Steelers in a Super Bowl game

21 The Raiders called this city home from 1982 to 1994

4 Leading rusher in NFL history

23 This team has never played in a Super Bowl game

5 Cardinals rookie of 2003 who caught a pass in each of his first 32 games

24 First player to rush for over 2,000 yards in one season

10 All-time leading receiver in the NFL 11 First quarterback in 49ers history to win an NFL passing title

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9 First NFL team to win three consecutive championships

26 In 1944, during World War II, the Cardinals combined with this franchise as one

10 The last team to desegregate to allow black players on its roster

29 Leading rusher in AFL history

14 First player in the NFL to rush for over 1,000 yards

30 He owned every major quarterback 13 He created one of the worst image record at the time of his retirement and problems for the NFL was a co-host of That’s Incredible!

15 Brought white shoes as a trademark to the AFL

17 When the Cleveland Browns left Ohio, what team did they become? 19 He refused to play for the Colts in 1983 and was traded to Denver 22 Shot the only footage of Super Bowl I that is known to still exist 25 Super Bowl-winning quarterback who also won the Heisman trophy 27 Founder of NFL Films 28 City where the Pro Football Hall of Fame is located

ANSWERS For the answers to this crossword puzzle, visit MyLIFE website at: mylifemagazine.com/crossword

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DENNIS FARINA February 29, 1944 – July 22, 2013 A former Chicago police officer, Dennis Farina brilliantly brought a toughguy persona, glow and charm to the roles he portrayed in films and on TV shows. Farina passed away in Scottsdale as a result of having a blood clot in his lung. Before he became an actor, he served three years in the U.S. Army and then joined the Chicago Police Department’s burglary division, where he worked for 18 years. His transition into acting began in the same city, where he performed on stage in a play called Cops. His first movie was the 1981 Michael Mann drama Thief. Later, Farina became widely known for his memorable role in the blockbuster film Get Shorty, in which he played the Miami gangster Ray “Bones” Barboni. His most prolific work, however, was on prime time television, where he played the “good” cop on shows such as Law & Order, Crime Story and Miami Vice. More recently, Farina worked alongside Dustin Hoffman in HBO’s Luck. He also played a conman and a dad in Fox’s hit series New Girl.

Helen Thomas August 4, 1920 – July 20, 2013 Helen Thomas won the admiration of many for being the first female to break down barriers for women in journalism. She was the first female officer of the National Press Club, the first female member and president of the White House Correspondents’ Association and the first female member of the Gridiron Club. But her biggest contribution to journalism was her willingness to always ask the tough questions at White House new conferences, no matter who the president was. She did so for 50 years, covering every president from John F. Kennedy to Barack H. Obama. Thomas would often use strong words at White House briefings, where her transparency on issues such as the Middle East, among others, left little doubt with regard to her stance. Her signature line at the end of every White House news conference was “Thank you, Mr. President.” Even with her bluntness and sharp tone, presidents grew to respect Thomas for her tenacity and honesty. Thomas was born in Winchester, Ky., and grew up in Detroit. She was one of 10 children. Her father, who was illiterate, encouraged Thomas and her siblings to go to college. She graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit with a major in English and then moved to Washington to work as a clerk at the Washington Daily News. Shortly afterward, Thomas started working at the United Press news service. 24

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CORY MONTEITH May 11, 1982 – July 13, 2013 Canadian actor Corey Monteith, who played affable heartthrob Finn Hudson on Fox’s Glee, died from a lethal combination of heroin and alcohol in a hotel room in Vancouver, British Columbia. In 2011, Monteith went public about his drug addiction, admitting that he’d begun abusing drugs and alcohol in his early teens. He dropped out of school at the age of 16, and when he was 19, his family and friends organized an intervention that prompted him to seek treatment at a rehabilitation center. Nonetheless, his problems with drugs and alcohol continued, and he subsequently faced serious criminal charges for stealing money from a family member. That relative told Monteith to “get clean” or charges would be pressed. Monteith did stop using drugs and began working in construction as a roofer. His interest in developing an acting career eventually led him to widespread popularity, thanks to his role as Finn on Glee. It’s not clear when he started using drugs again. Fox Entertainment Kevin Reilly told reporters that Glee would address Monteith’s death in the third episode of season 5, which is scheduled to air on September 26. Although no specific details were given, Reilly said Fox would run public service announcements about substance abuse during the show.

JAMES gandolfini SEPTEMBER 18, 1961 – June 19, 2013 He is credited with bringing life back to HBO, starring as one of America’s favorite characters we loved to hate. James Gandolfini reinvented the gangster with his landmark performance in The Sopranos. The Sopranos ran between 1999 and 2007. The show’s creator, David Chase, took ideas from films such as The Godfather and Goodfellas, but made the show completely his own. Gandolfini’s character, Tony Soprano, was unique. For example, he would see to it that an enemy experienced a horrific death and then afterward help an old lady cross the street. Beyond the small screen, Gandolfini had many roles, including The Last Castle, alongside Robert Redford, Surviving Christmas, with Ben Affleck, and Zero Dark Thirty—to name a few. Although Gandolfini often played roles that depicted ruthless and domineering personalities, family members and others who were close to him said he was a person of “tremendous depth and sensitivity, with a kindness and generosity beyond words.” Gandolfini died of a heart attack while on vacation in Italy. mylife

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9/11, Twelve Years Later BY MARY L. HOLDEN

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uman history has a strong foundation of trauma in the forms of war, destruction and death. And on this foundation, collective memory rests. The Spanish philosopher George Santayana said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” The tragic events of September 11, 2001, were a wake-up call to Americans that the United States is not beloved among nations. The hatred some have for our country became apparent when nearly 3,000 people perished in the worst attack ever on American soil. Do you remember the morning of September 11, 2001? How did you feel when your country was under attack? Vulnerable? Worried about friends who might be at the scene? Filled with compassion? Or filled with hate for the terrorists? What people remember about powerful tragic events that occur at any time in their lives is significant. Although the memories are not good, they create a necessity for establishing memorials and museums—public space in which to grieve, remember, reflect, teach and contemplate. Such is the case with places like the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in Dallas and the National September 11 Memorial in New York City, which will open a museum in mid-spring 2014. The National September 11 Memorial is a tribute of remembrance and honor to those killed at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, as well as the people killed in the World Trade Center bombing in February 1993. The 9/11 memorial foundation estimates the cost of construction for both the memorial and the museum at $700 million—$350 million of which was raised through private donations and the remainder consisting of federal and state funds. No one likes to be reminded of hatred that causes violent loss of life and horrific destruction. Why not forget the past, and its pain? A monument and a museum that stand as markers of such a tragedy as what is now known as “9/11” must encompass all the emotions of violation and allow them to remind visitors that it’s unwise to take for granted that the United States mylife

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of America is loved around the world. Memorializing people whose lives were taken, as well as their loved ones, is one purpose of the museum. A secondary purpose of the 9/11 Museum is to frame this act of terrorism with a sense of national humility. You learned some history when you went to school—the momentous events that took place prior to your birth. Those lessons lie flat on the pages of textbooks, but the history you’ve lived through and recall in the video of memory is the true version of YouTube. Three generations of Americans alive now have experienced moments of extreme, horrendous events during their respective childhoods—huge, graphic examples of violent hatred against their country. Our elder population, now in their 80s, have childhood memories of hearing news by radio about the bombing of the U.S. Navy’s battleship Arizona in

Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Current middle-aged Americans recall being in grade school the day that President Kennedy was assassinated, November 22, 1963. Young adults, now in their early to late 20s, were

between second grade and freshman year in high school on the morning of September 11, 2001, when the World Trade Center towers were attacked by skyjacked commercial airplanes carrying innocent civilians.


PLACE, TRAGEDY, MEMORY The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey constructed the two World Trade Center towers in Manhattan in the early 1970s on six acres of land that had been used as landfill. Tower One was completed in 1972, and Tower Two in 1973. These towers were the highest skyscrapers in the world until the Sears Tower reached even higher into the sky above Chicago in 1975. Known as “tube” buildings because of closely spaced columns and beams in the outer walls that form around an inner core, the World Trade Center towers were able to stand firm against high winds. Unlike the shallow roots of tall palm trees, these towers were built on a foundation that reached a depth of 70 feet—to rest on bedrock. World Tower One experienced an explosion in the underground garage as the result of a bomb on Friday, February 26, 1993, during the noon hour. Six people lost their lives and

more than 1,000 people were injured. It took about a month to clear the debris and repair the 22-foot-wide, five-storydeep wound. Although architects had engineered the towers to withstand being hit by aircraft, it was heat from the fires (from jet fuel) caused by terrorist-driven airplanes that caused the two skyscrapers to collapse on September 11, 2001.

When you visit the September 11 Memorial Plaza, you see the ground-level site where the Twin Towers once stood. The Memorial Plaza serves as the roof of the museum. Museum visitors must go below ground to tour exhibits, and the walkways are being designed as a maze. The path includes points where one can turn back and leave, in the event that emotion becomes unbearable.


CURE-ATION Alice Greenwald, executive vice president for programs and director of the Memorial Museum, said, “The 9/11 Memorial Museum will be filled with artifacts— ranging from the monumental to the intimate—that convey the enormity of the events that took place on September 11, 2001, in both historical and human dimensions. The museum will also focus on the aftermath, and the outpouring of compassion demonstrated globally in the wake of the attacks.” One “monumental” artifact is the rear end of Engine 21 from the New York City Fire Department (formally the Fire Department of the City of New York; FDNY)— and the skeleton of its front end. Another is a 36-foot-tall column from the south tower, which was moved from Ground Zero in 2002 and is decorated with items left by rescue workers. Another is Ladder Company 3’s fire truck, which was damaged beyond repair when the towers collapsed. Ladder Company 3 was created prior to 1883 and is one of New York’s oldest ladder companies. During rescue operations on September 11, Ladder Company 3 experienced the most casualties of any in FDNY, losing half of its men. Curation for this museum is difficult. It takes people with a very special sensitivity to choose how to put the jigsaw pieces of meaning into exhibits that lend minds the ability to see both the big and the small picture of this slice of history. Greenwald, who served as the associate museum director for museum programs at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum from 2001 to 2006, shows this kind of sensitivity. She said, “Among many objects that ‘speak’ to me is

a video taken by Capt. Frank Culbertson, then captain of the International Space Station. The ISS happened to be orbiting over New England shortly after the attacks. Through communications with NASA, Culbertson learned what had happened at the World Trade Center and at the Pentagon. As the ISS orbited over New York City, Culbertson and his two Russian cosmonaut colleagues grabbed

for a video camera to document what they could see from space.” The resulting video, which will be presented in the Museum’s historical exhibition, is remarkable. Taken only moments after the collapse of the North Tower, it shows an enormous plume of smoke emanating from the tip of lower Manhattan, providing a unique perspective on these dreadful events.

A fire truck from Ladder Company 3 is lowered into the 9/11 memorial.


“But, it is Culbertson’s words that most move me. He expresses profound concern for the country and for the families of the people who were killed, he hopes that whoever perpetrated this crime will be brought to justice, and then he offers a gift of empathy and generosity of spirit with the words, ‘And for New Yorkers, your city still looks great from up here.’” Visitors to Manhattan can still see how this “city still looks great” by planning a trip in the summer of 2014 and including an intention to visit the 9/11 Memorial Plaza and Museum. Greenwald shared some advice: “The best way to plan is to visit www.911memorial. org. As we get closer to the opening date, we will have ticket information and availability so you can plan far in advance.” Until then, you can connect and share 9/11 Memorial visitor experiences via Facebook, Twitter and Google+. And, as you wait, connect and share, please consider what it will take to heal your own memory of the events of September 11, 2001—no matter your own age or place at the time.


CEO Series: ONE-ON-ONE BY ED MARTINEZ

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stablished in 1817, BMO Financial Group is one of the largest diversified financial services providers in North America. BMO Harris Bank has a strong branch presence in eight states, including 50 locations in Arizona, and provides commercial lending solutions throughout the United States. The company’s Arizona roots were established in 1965 with the opening of Thunderbird Bank, which was acquired in 1986 by Marshall & Ilsley (M&I) Corporation. Then, in 2011, M&I became part of BMO.

Defining a great customer experience is at the center of everything BMO does—including building a solid reputation with new customers and deepening its relationship with existing customers. BMO’s people, reputation, financial strength and stability, strong risk management framework and capital position are just some of the reasons the business continues to grow and deliver for its customers. MyLIFE: I think it would be fair to say that JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo and Bank of America are the top three banks in Arizona. Where does BMO Harris Bank rank? Johnson: We’re the fourth-largest bank in Arizona. I would say we’re a distant fourth. The three banks you mentioned have about 70 percent of the state’s market share. We want to be one of the market leaders in any market we are in across the United States and Canada. In the last few years, we have invested in a sizeable amount of advertising in this market— not only here in Arizona but throughout the United States as a whole—whether it’s television, radio, newspaper, the Internet or sponsorships. It has really helped get our name/brand in the market. We’re in an industry where everything is electronic, digitized and 24/7, and of course we have all of that available: mobile and online banking, a 24-hour customer service phone line, etc. But there is always a time when you need to be in front of your banker and have a relationship—so we really strive to have that personal relationship with our customers. We’re a bank where customers appreciate the “high touch.” We really try to know our clients on a first-name basis.

165-year-old company that was headquartered in Milwaukee, purchased Thunderbird. In 2002, we began an aggressive strategy building banks from the ground up. We expanded throughout the Valley and Tucson. We built 30 branches, bringing the total to just over 50 locations. In 2010, the Bank of Montreal, or BMO [pronounced “Bee Mo”], announced that it was buying M&I. BMO had been the parent company of Harris Bank, which is headquartered in Chicago. Harris Bank has had a private bank here in the Valley since the ’70s. Once the Bank of Montreal purchase of M&I was complete, the Harris Banks that were operating in the United States and the former M&I offices came together as one organization, and we changed our collective name to BMO Harris Bank. Today, we are focused on growth. All of our lines of business —whether it’s commercial real estate, mortgage banking, commercial, you name it—all of our business lines are experiencing the type of growth we had seven or eight years ago. For the last five years, I think all the banks in town would agree that, as an industry, we weren’t able to focus on growth. It was more about dealing with our current portfolios and staying close to our customers—being internally focused. Today, I hear from our customers that they see us everywhere, which is exactly what a president wants to hear.

PROFILE Name: Steve Johnson, Arizona Regional President Year and place of birth: 1967, Chicago College attended: B.A. from Drake University, 1989 When he joined the company: 1990 Moved to the Valley: 2002 Most valued saying: Do what you say you will do Favorite charities: Valley of the Sun United Way and Ballet

MyLIFE: Can you share with us more about your company’s history in Arizona? Johnson: We’ve been in Arizona for a long time. The bank was founded in 1965 as Thunderbird Bank. In 1986, shortly after interstate banking became available, M&I Bank, a 34

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Arizona Family: Married for 21 years to Lynn; children: Bryan, 19, and Mollie, 16 Family pets: Phoebe and Max, Cairn Terriers Favorite Arizona destination: Sedona


with STEVE JOHNSON MyLIFE: Tell us about your decision-making process for capital investment opportunities. Johnson: I am very proud that we have maintained a local decision-making process. We have several industry sector experts here on the ground in Arizona who also have a strong credit background. Take agriculture, for example. We have bankers here that cater to that industry and have years of experience working with farmers, dairy owners and ranchers. If we do need additional expert resources, we can call Chicago or our other markets throughout the Midwest or Canada, where there are a few hundred people who serve as additional resources for us. This means that we have the capabilities necessary and can offer an unparalleled combination of sector expertise, local knowledge and midmarket focus. We always have someone that fully understands all types of industries, whether it’s health care, dealer finance or capital markets—and that’s where BMO has brought additional capacity to us. We are taking advantage of that capacity and aggressively calling on businesses. MyLIFE: Why should people consider a banking relationship with BMO? How do you cater to Canadians living in Arizona? Johnson: A big focus for me is to make sure that we make banking easier on the consumer side. We have a mortgage product that any non-U.S. citizen may apply for. There aren’t many banks in town that can say that. If you’re coming from outside the United States [Canada] and you want to purchase a home, it can be a very difficult process. If you come to BMO Harris Bank, we have a product designed to make the homebuying process easier. This is something we recently developed. We also have a special credit card for Canadian customers. We all know that when you put your credit card in a gas pump you have to enter a ZIP code—but there are no ZIP codes in Canada. Our special credit card circumvents this problem. We’re also progressing with the ability to access information to better service BMO’s Canadian clients. Additionally, there is a lot of work being done within our branches and the capabilities these bankers will have. There is an initiative going on right now where we have a number of executives on the front line, as well as our strategy people behind the scenes, working together and asking, “What do we need to do to make banking across the border simpler?” We continue to dedicate a number of resources and are making a sizeable investment to make sure we have the products and services that will allow us to cater not only to Canadians, but also anyone else who wants to do business with us.

MyLIFE: How is BMO involved in the community? Johnson: Everything we do revolves around four pillars. There is the employee, the customer, our shareholders and our community. We make sure that we are actively involved in the community. I sit on a number of boards, including Ballet Arizona, and the Valley of the Sun United Way, among other organizations. Our executive team leads by example, and we encourage and always hold our bankers accountable to do the same. Every year, our employees financially contribute to the United Way—and the bank does as well. This year, we partnered with them on a prototype housing development project for the chronically homeless, called Encanto Point. We purchased the furniture, towels, sheets, bedding and such from Target at a discount, and our employees helped by putting everything in place in each apartment. When [the homeless] came in, everything was ready for them. In addition to multiple year-round opportunities for employee volunteerism, for the last 12 years we’ve designated one specific day when employees throughout the company perform a variety of hands-on community service activities. These have included feeding the homeless, cleaning up a city park and providing financial literacy at various nonprofits. A few weeks ago, we filled up backpacks with food for needy local children. Volunteering is a big deal for us. We have a community affairs manager whose job is to help direct where we want to invest financially and make sure that we get the right people volunteering their time and talents for a variety of nonprofit organizations. MyLIFE: Any closing remarks? Johnson: BMO empowers local leaders to make decisions. I’m not sure that happens with other companies that are headquartered elsewhere. That local decision-making may be one of the reasons that for the last nine years in a row we have been recognized by the Phoenix Business Journal as one of the “Best Places to Work”—I believe we’re the only bank that can say that. The survey gets mailed to our employees, and we have no control over what they send back. When I see how our employees feel about working at BMO, it tells me we’re doing something right. But, what excites me the most is that when we have engaged employees, we’re also going to have engaged customers. Are we going to be the biggest bank in Arizona? I’m not quite sure, but I think we’re going to be the best in terms of the way we deliver service. mylife

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WORLD REPORT BY LESLIE JAMES

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Signs of an improving economy include an increase in the number of construction workers. Over the last year, Arizona’s construction workforce has grown by 11,000 jobs, about a 10 percent overall growth rate totaling some 125,000 workers. Arizona tied Louisiana for the second largest uptick in the nation.

An air taxi carrying nine passengers and a pilot crashed at the small island airport in Soldotna, located 75 miles southwest of Anchorage. All who were on board perished in the accident, which is under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board.

Boston Phoenix The legendary Sportsman’s Fine Wines & Spirits closed this summer. However, restaurant owner Mark Tarbell plans to purchase the space and reopen it as a combined wine bar/retail store this fall.

Bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appeared in court on July 10 for the first time since the Boston Marathon bombings to face charges. He pleaded “not guilty” to each count read by the federal judge.

Atlanta Phoenix The merger between US Airways and American Airlines hit an unexpected snag in August. Despite a smooth transition in the previous few months and what was thought to be a “done deal,” the Department of Justice, along with Arizona and four other states, filed an antitrust lawsuit in an attempt to block the merger.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that middle-aged women have become the largest abusers of prescription drugs, and overdose-related deaths in this segment of the population are on the rise. The drugs of choice are prescription painkillers. An interesting factoid: of all the pain medications consumed worldwide, people in the United States consume a mind-boggling 80 percent.

Yarnell A forest fire triggered by a thunderstorm led to the deaths of 19 firefighters from the Prescott area. Nearly 30 percent of the structures in the hamlet of Yarnell, which is approximately 80 miles northwest of Phoenix, were destroyed. The deaths of these heroic hotshots is the worst loss of life in a fire-related incident since 25 firemen lost their lives in the 1933 Griffin Park fire in Los Angeles. The funeral was held in Prescott on July 9.

Prescott Dierks Bentley, who organized the Country Cares concert at Tim’s Toyota Center in Prescott, raised more than $400,000 in a single concert to aid the families of the Yarnell 19 hotshots.

Cleveland In a pretrial hearing in mid-July, 52-year-old Ariel Castro, who kidnapped three women and kept them hostage for roughly 10 years, had 977 counts filed against him, including charges of kidnapping, rape, sexual abuse and attempted murder.

Dallas Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones announced a naming rights deal in late July with AT&T in which the Cowboys Stadium was renamed the AT&T Stadium. Although specific details were not released, there was speculation that the transaction could be valued as high as $17 million to $19 million per year for the next 20 years or longer.

Glendale The 2008 agreement to establish the new USA Basketball national headquarters in Glendale has gone south ... to Tempe. Plans now call for this world-class facility to be built on the campus of Arizona State University.

Detroit Detroit’s broken infrastructure and mounting bills finally led to a Chapter 9 bankruptcy filing on July 18. With a current operating deficit of $380 million and long-term debt totaling as much as $20 billion, the city simply ran out of options.

Glendale After four years of dodgeball, in a 5-4 vote the Glendale City Council approved a new agreement for the Phoenix Coyotes. Led by AltaCorp Capital founder George Gosbee, a group consisting mostly of oilmen from Calgary, Alberta, with a passion for hockey stepped in to buy the Coyotes.

Kansas City Twinkies are back on store shelves across America. In mid-July, the restructured Hostess Brands company started shipping Twinkies and other offerings to retailers nationwide.

Washington, D.C. Phoenix Locally based Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. completed a successful IPO by raising $344 million from the sale of stock. Share prices doubled in the first day of trading. 36

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Seventeen years ago, TWA flight 800 exploded near New York City. According to investigators, an explosion of the fuel tanks, and not a missile or terrorist attack, brought down the plane. The tragedy claimed the lives of all 230 people on board.


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On July 13, a verdict was reached in the George Zimmerman trial. The all-woman, non-black jury reached a verdict of “not guilty” in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.

Nelson Mandela celebrated his 95th birthday on July 18 in the hospital, where he’d already spent more than six weeks being treated for a lung infection. Despite reports of improving health, Mandela remained hospitalized and was receiving 24-hour care at press time.

Washington, D.C. President Obama nominated Caroline Kennedy to the post of U.S. Ambassador to Japan. If confirmed, she would be the first woman ever to hold this post.

San Francisco An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 traveling from Seoul, South Korea, crash-landed at the San Francisco International Airport on July 6. Three passengers were killed and more than 180 were injured when the airliner landed short of the runway. It was subsequently revealed that the pilot had fewer than 45 hours of service on the 777, and that it was his first landing in San Francisco.

INTERNATIONAL Grosseto, Italy The trial of the captain of the stricken Costa Concordia cruise ship started in July. The sinking of the Costa Concordia claimed 32 lives. The ship’s captain, Francesco Schettino, is being charged with manslaughter and abandoning ship.

Inverness, Scotland Phil Mickelson waited 20 years for a victory in Europe. In the first playoff hole against Branden Grace, Mickelson birdied the hole to win the 2013 Scottish Open. The win came with a check for $740,000.

New Brunswick, Canada Two brothers, ages 4 and 6, were strangled by a 100-pound South African python that escaped from a pet shop on the ground floor and crawled through a vent to the upstairs apartment where the boys were sleeping.

London, England Tennis player Andy Murray became the first Brit in 77 years to win Wimbledon. Murray won straight sets against the world’s top-ranking player, Novak Djokovic, in a grueling three-hour match in temperatures that soared to 104 degrees.

Dublin, Ireland Irish lawmakers seem ready to allow abortions in cases where the woman’s life may be in danger. Ireland’s prime minister, Enda Kenny, stated that Ireland’s constitutional ban on abortion would remain unchanged.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Pope Francis, head of the Roman Catholic Church, made his first international trip as pontiff to Brazil. Conducting services and visiting the worst slum areas in Rio de Janeiro, he blessed the poor. The Pope also delivered a message to the rich and affluent that they must do more to help the less fortunate. Pope Francis was born in Argentina and is the first pope in history not to originate from Europe.

Gullane, Scotland A week earlier in Inverness, Scotland, golfer Phil Mickelson won the Scottish Open. Then on July 21 at a course in Muirfield, Scotland, Mickelson erased a five-shot deficit going into the final round and roared back to win the 2013 British Open, thereby earning the right to add the coveted Claret Jug to his trophy case. His win of $1.4 million came with a hefty tax rate of 61 percent.

London, England On July 22, a future heir to the British throne entered the world. His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge was born to Prince William and Duchess Kate at St. Mary’s Hospital. The infant, who is third in line to the throne behind his father William and grandfather Prince Charles, weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces at birth.

Santiago de Compostela, Spain In late July a train traveling in northwestern Spain near the city of Santiago de Compostela hurtled off the tracks as it entered a turn, causing every one of its cars to derail. Although the turn is to be taken at a speed not exceeding 50 mph, the train entered the curve at an estimated speed of 89 to 119 mph. With 80 fatalities and nearly every passenger being injured, the incident has been referred to as the deadliest accident in Spanish rail history. The train engineer survived and is under investigation.

Havana, Cuba Fidel Castro celebrated his 87th birthday on Tuesday, August 13th.

Calgary, Canada Hiroshima, Japan August 6th represented the 68th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, which killed almost 140,000 people. Today, there are about 200,000 survivors of the bombing. More than 50,000 people gathered in Hiroshima’s peace park, the epicenter of the 1945 bombing, for a memorial service.

In early July, the city of Calgary, Alberta, experienced the worst flooding seen there in almost 40 years, with up to 15 feet of water in many downtown buildings. Initial estimates of total damages range from $5 billion to $8 billion, and repairs could take as long as five years. Despite the devastation, the world-renowned Calgary Stampede premier event and rodeo went ahead as planned. mylife

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TEK COLUMN

a geek’s confession

Privacy, or the Lack Thereof BY WARREN JONES

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he concept of privacy today is far different from what it was 100, 50 or even 10 years ago. What does “privacy” mean today? Do we still have it? Do we even still want it? While the vocal few on each side wage wars in the media, we’re all left to navigate another water cooler discussion that’s becoming just as sensitive as conversations about abortion, religion or politics. We’ve all suspected that the government has been spying

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on us for years, but now we have the evidence to prove it. Even scarier, we’ve had the evidence all along—we just didn’t know what we were looking at. Edward Snowden has provided all of us with clear, concise and concrete details regarding the extent to which the government is willing to go to keep tabs on anything and everything. Microsoft handing the National Security Agency (NSA) full access to Hotmail, Outlook and Skype shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, especially after Room 641A

with the idea that if the government suspects an individual of a crime or of planning a crime, it can ask for email, phone, text, banking and other records to get a better profile of the individual. The information Snowden provided about NSA projects such as PRISM and FAIRVIEW show that the NSA is simply making copies of EVERYTHING we say, text, email and do online today, simply because the agency just might need it tomorrow. As social media becomes more and more prevalent, each new iteration of a social network promises greater security, privacy and anonymity. But much like any other industry, the smaller companies are eventually bought by larger ones. It wasn’t too long ago that Facebook bought Instagram. Now, any agreement Facebook has about sharing users’ information extends to Instagram. As we gradually move toward interconnected social, email and banking accounts, we slowly remove

was exposed back in 2007. Never heard of Room 641A? That’s OK. Most people haven’t (Wiki link: http://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Room_641A). Room 641A consisted of three floors of commercial real estate in San Francisco, owned by AT&T, that carried Internet backbone traffic. The NSA used this room as a direct tap to anything and everything flowing around the Internet from 2003 to 2006. And AT&T allowed it. All telecommunications companies have been asked by one of the many three-letter acronyms of the U.S. government to hand over data for one reason or another. What’s so shocking about this latest leak of information is that the NSA is gathering data simply because it can, not because it needs to. We’re all familiar

the barriers between our private information and anyone looking to get ahold of it. So, is anything private anymore? You may be able to keep your secrets from your friends, family and neighbors, but not from the government. And how long until even your next-door neighbor has full access to your life? Is privacy dead? Maybe.The government is fairly vocal about its desire to monitor anything and everything on the Internet. And as the government cracks down on companies like Lavabit, who’s existence is centered around anonymity, privacy and encryption, we’re left wondering if any future attempt at privacy and data encryption will be met with swift legal action from Uncle Sam.

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BMW i3

BMW announced its first premium electric vehicle designed from the ground up to be powered by an electric drive system. This compact car aims at cutting fuel consumption and emissions in urban traffic.

mobile

wireless charging

By simply placing the Incipio GHOST Charging Case onto the sleek, wireless Powermat Duracell mat, you can wirelessly obtain a full charge for your device. Just millimeters thick, the sleek, slim GHOST Charging Case features a soft-touch finish. The Samsung Galaxy III GHOST Charging Case with Powermat retails for $49.99.

The 125 kW/170 hp electric motor of the BMW i3 enables a driving range of 80 to 100 miles. It will be available to customers in Germany in November 2013 and goes on sale in the United States in the first half of 2014. Pricing for the BMW i3, before federal or local incentives, starts at $41,350. BMW is also offering BMW i3 owners free, full-sized X5 SUV loaners several weeks a year for family trips as a backup. —bmw.com

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The Nexus 7 offers a number of impressive components that give it a leg up over Apple’s own iPad mini, including a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, a nine-hour battery life—all at a $230 price tag. Its absolutely gorgeous, razor-sharp HD screen, long battery life and light weight make the Nexus 7 the best tablet value on the market.

computing

If you are in the market for a new laptop, you might want to wait until computer makers complete rolling out laptops with Intel’s fourth-generation Haswell processors this fall. Although the new processors offer a slight boost in processor speed, their major draw is a lower rate of power consumption as compared with previous models—which will offer longer battery life. —intel.com

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JVC SPORTS ANALYST’S CAMCORDER

This HD camcorder captures slow-motion video and sends it wirelessly to an iPad or Androidpowered tablet so that coaches and athletes can use the video to achieve peak performance. The camcorder shoots high-speed video at 600 frames-per-second and plays back super-slow-motion video—perfect for dissecting baseball pitching mechanics, plays or a golfer’s swing. It comes with 128 GB SDXC memory card compatibility, mini-HDMI, USB and A/V cables and a rechargeable battery that enables up to two hours of recording. The JVC Sports Analyst’s Camcorder retails for $1,200. —hammacher.com

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Asiana Airlines President and CEO Yoon Young-doo, fourth from right, and board members bow during a press conference after a crash landing of an Asiana Airlines flight at San Francisco airport.

A Difference in Cultures

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t a recent news conference in Seoul, South Korea, the CEO of Asiana Airlines, Yoon Young-doo, along with several of the airline’s board members, apologized to passengers who were injured in the tragic crash of flight 214 on July 6 at San Francisco International Airport and offered condolences to the families and loved ones of those who died in the accident. During the press conference, Young-doo attempted to explain what he knew about the crash and, in an act of humility, he and the board members offered a deep and lengthy bow to the world. No doubt exists that South Korea’s culture differs greatly from that of the United States. One can assume that no president or CEO of an American airline company would ever demonstrate such humility upon the world stage if this kind of calamitous event were to happen within his (or her) own company. South Korea’s economic culture is very much tied to its government. In fact, when many of Korea’s largest companies were small, the government supported them financially and spurred them on

to become industry giants. As these companies have evolved into global powerhouses, they have not forgotten the initial support they received from the government and the Korean people. Because of their culture, the people of South Korean believe in “the country as a whole” and share values such as trust and honor—so, when disaster strikes and a South Korean company is exposed to the world, as in the case of Asiana Airlines, apart from any sanctions or monetary payouts that may ensue, the entire country has been embarrassed and feels genuine remorse. The act of bowing is an Asian tradition that clearly demonstrates the solemn desire to ask for forgiveness— in an action that leaves no room for interruption.

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movie reviews BY CRAIG TAYLOR

The Ultimate Life In the 2006 film The Ultimate Gift, we witness the relationship between wealth and happiness, as a privileged young man receives an unexpected inheritance from his late grandfather, Red Stevens. The Ultimate Life is both a prequel and a sequel to the 2006 film and is based on Jim Stovall’s book—just as the first movie was. In The Ultimate Gift, Jason Stevens survived the journey his grandfather chose for him. Now, along with the gift he received come many challenges for him and his family. Jason stands to lose it all—his late grandfather’s foundation and his own family, money and love interest. When he finds his late grandfather’s journal, he explores Red Stevens’ past and discovers how his grandfather made the transition from rags to riches. Jason then sets out on a new quest to fulfill his destiny. The film doesn’t disappoint and, most important, teaches us that some things are worth more than money. 42

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The Butler Lee Daniels’ full-hearted and moving

The Butler has Academy Award written all over it. At 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., we find Cecil Gaines, a character played by Forest Whitaker. The movie is based on the life of the late Eugene Allen, a black man who rose from a cotton plantation in the 1920s to become maître d’ at the White House. Cecil and his wife, Gloria (played by Oprah Winfrey), have a good life together; however, Cecil becomes an activist and joins the controversial Black Panthers. In The Butler, Cecil recalls his 34 years of service at the White House, from 1952 to 1986—which included the presidencies of Dwight D. Eisenhower (Robin Williams), John F. Kennedy ( James Marsden), Richard M. Nixon ( John Cusack) and Ronald Reagan (Alan Rickman). Director Lee Daniel does a beautiful job of telling the story, through Cecil’s eyes, of the civil rights struggles Americans experienced in the last century. Whitaker’s portrayal of Gaines is nothing short of astonishing.

Planes Disney’s new movie Planes is an animated 3-D feature not produced by Pixar—the company behind films such as Cars and Toy Story. Although Planes is marketed as “From above the world of Cars,” and was produced by Disney’s in-house animation studio DisneyToons, the movie lacks the “magic” we are all used to seeing from Pixar. Planes tells a predictable story, that of a crop-dusting plane, Dusty, who has big dreams of racing. But there’s one problem: he’s afraid of heights. With the help of his friends, though, Dusty finds the courage to overcome his fear, discovers a way to race and triumphs over mischief caused by those who want to see him fail. The film is suitable for children under the age of eight, but it surely doesn’t have a lot else going for it. While parents might find the movie a little boring, they will appreciate Dusty’s willingness to help others in danger— something he learned growing up in a small town, or should we say, airfield.


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SPEAKING OUT! BY LESLIE JAMES

POLITICS

MONEY

FREEDOM

The Fragility of Life H ow often do we pause from our daily rigors to reflect

My parents always taught me never to go to bed angry or

on how fragile life can be? Despite our daily challenges

leave the house that way. They would say, “Take the time to give

and the ever-present threats that life itself presents, we

a hug or say to your loved ones how much you love them.” As

remain creatures of habit, and as such we seldom take the time to

today’s world turns, one never knows when life will take away

really live. Then, we find out that it’s too late.

that opportunity. It’s not a character flaw to show your love or

As the saying goes, you never know when your number is up. How

affection—for example, to take just a few seconds to say, “Mom

many of us find ourselves regretting opportunities we’ve missed

(or Dad), I may not always show my appreciation, but thanks for

by not taking the time to express our feelings—whether it be

everything you do for me. I really love you.” It’s also a great way

for our family, a business associate or a friend. When “that” time

to start every day.

arrives, and it always does, it’s often too late, and the opportunity to act is gone forever.

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What I can guarantee is that if you don’t make time for that precious hug or heartfelt “I love you,” when the unthinkable

When I was growing up, my father taught me how to sail

happens, your life will change forever, and with the grief, sorrow

during the summer months at our lake cottage, on Sunday

and anxiety that follow comes a huge void that’s very hard to fill.

afternoons. He was a pretty serious guy. There were always times

When a person enters into business, business advisers always

to joke around with him, but during a sailing lesson was certainly

suggest coming up with an exit strategy. I believe when each of

not one of them. He would always stress the need to stay focused

us is born, we are also presented with an exit strategy—in the

and pay close attention at all times. He would comment that the

form of an invisible card with your number on it that at some

wind could change direction in a split-second, and if we weren’t

point in time gets pulled. Despite the obvious reaction in trying

ready, the boat could easily capsize.

to make sense of why so many young lives were taken at Yarnell

The wind certainly does change direction, as we have come to

Hill, or why Uncle Jim or a co-worker died suddenly of a heart

realize, and not just for sailors, but also for firefighters. Many of

attack at the age of 49, these realities make us realize the delicate

us are still trying to come to terms with the Yarnell Hill tragedy,

nature of life. They also demonstrate that when your number is

where Mother Nature took one of those rapid turns and claimed

pulled, your life is up—and in so many cases, it happens in the

the lives of 19 courageous souls.

mere fraction of a second.

Such horrific tragedies often cause us to sit back in utter shock,

I certainly am not one to tell people how to live their lives,

and it’s during these tragic times that most everyone realizes just

but I can suggest that taking a few seconds out of your not-so-

how fragile life truly is. Someone leaves the house and never

busy day to tell those close to you how much you love them is a

returns. Unfortunately for so many, this happens every day.

meaningful daily exercise. Try to take the time.

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LOCAL

feature

The North American Law Degree: One Lawyer, Two Countries

Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. ~Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the United States

BY MARY L. HOLDEN

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onsider well these statements from men of the law, one American, the other Canadian. A border may separate the two countries, but under the law, all men and all women are considered equal, thanks to the British Common Law that created the foundation for this belief. As keepers of the law, attorneys are trained to place reason before passion in the midst of anger or difficult negotiations. They effect collaboration, peace, and relief. Few lawyers are able to attain the ability to practice law in more than one country, but now they can be educated, at one time and in one place, to know and practice law in the United States and Canada. Where? At Arizona State University (ASU). Although most other states in the 50 united ones are closer to the Canadian border than Arizona is, ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law is the first law school in America to offer this kind of training. As early as spring 2015, there will be more attorneys in the world who are certified to practice law in both Arizona and Canada through the attainment of ASU’s North American Law Degree. Douglas Sylvester, dean of the law school, which is located on ASU’s main campus in Tempe, said the inaugural class of candidates for the North American Law Degree would graduate in the spring of 2016. Current first-year students started coursework for the degree in January 2013. In fall 2014, the law school plans to offer a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in North American law, and that class will graduate in the spring of 2015.

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The attainment of a just society is the cherished hope of civilized men. ~Pierre Elliott Trudeau, former prime minister of Canada

The program has attracted a lot of attention. Sylvester said, “We have had many applications. In fact, applications from Canadian citizens—and landed immigrants of Canada—have increased 50 percent since we announced the program in December, and both the quality and quantity of applicants has dramatically increased. We fully anticipate there will be Canadian and U.S. citizens who will graduate from this program.”


As he explained it, the process for earning the degree and entering a law practice on behalf of any company or individual that requires legal services in both countries is efficient. “[S]tudents will be eligible to sit for the Arizona bar examination in February of their third year. Arizona is one of only a few states to allow students to sit for the bar before graduation. This means that students in our North American Law Degree program may, if they desire, sit for the bar exam in Arizona, and then prepare for the Canadian bar examination and certification even before they graduate from ASU. There are differences between each state and each province in terms of bar admission, but our graduates will be fully supported by the College of Law, no matter which bar(s) they take or when.” Admission to any of the provincial Canadian bar associations requires “articling” and an apprenticeship that lasts about 10 months. “As it turns out, Canadian law schools are finding it difficult to obtain articling opportunities for all of their graduates. We are confident that we can do better and provide articling opportunities for all of our graduates either in Canada or in Phoenix. Based on ASU’s North American reputation, we are confident that our graduates will be sufficiently in demand and that we can be of service in placing them where they desire to practice,” Sylvester acknowledged. “There are ways of doing articling outside Canada.” One Arizona lawyer practiced in Canada for twelve years before joining Snell & Wilmer, a law firm based in Phoenix with offices in Tucson and throughout the Southwest. His experience

shows the practical value of the North American Law Degree. Thomas Lowell, a dual citizen of Canada and the U.S., said, “I believe I spent approximately 200 hours in study and preparation to take the bar exam in Arizona. Since both countries are based on the British Common Law system, there were only some areas of law which were somewhat unique. For example, the U.S. Constitution law was an entirely new subject for me.” Thomas said there are many opportunities for students who earn the degree and admires the way that ASU plans to “streamline the admittance procedures on both sides of the border.” Areas of the law that are commonly practiced between the two countries are “cross-border taxation, real estate transactions, family law, and cross-border regulatory work,” according to Sylvester. Although there is considerable distance between Arizona and the Canadian border, Sylvester is helping to bridge it. Like Lowell, he was born in Canada. In the months to come, this new degree program is bound to evolve. Sylvester said, “Our focus now is on curriculum development, developing relationships with Canadian law firms, establishing articling opportunities for our graduates, and recruiting new students. As things move forward we are happy to provide more information. That said, we have already been inundated with requests from Canadian lawyers and professors to join our program and for firms to be more deeply involved.”

Dean Douglas J. Sylvester - Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law Law school enrollment and graduation rates differ between Canada and America. Annually, more than 200 U.S. law schools receive approximately 54,000 applications, while 45,000 students graduate each year. By comparison, just over 20 Canadian law schools enroll 24,000 to 26,000 students, from as many as 30,000 applicants. Douglas Sylvester, dean of Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, said only about 10 percent of all Canadian applicants are eventually admitted to Canadian law schools. “We can assume that Canadian law schools, like those in the United States, graduate about 95 percent of each class, so an estimate of 2,500 seems accurate.” Unlike the United States, there is a shortage of attorneys in Canada. According to Sylvester, the dual-license program of the North American Law Degree at ASU ensures that “graduates will have substantial expertise in relevant areas of cross-border practice (including taxation, immigration, real estate and securities, among others) to make them highly employable.”

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EVENTS CALENDAR WHAT’S HAPPENING ACROSS ARIZONA

AROUND TOWN - WHAT’S HOT (52 - 56) CONCERTS - PREMIER VENUES (58 - 59) SPORTING EVENTS - ARIZONA TEAMS (60 - 61)

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EVENTS CALENDAR

what’s hot

AROUND TOWN WHAT’S HOT

THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL PHOENIX

BRAZILIAN DAY ARIZONA SCOTTSDALE

The Great American Trailer Park Musical is a redneck romp through

Come celebrate Arizona’s largest, most authentic Brazilian Independence

the white trash territory of central Florida and is one of the most

Day event in the Valley! Discover Brazilian culture from past to present,

laugh-out-loud shows you’ll ever see! When a stripper on the run

featuring live authentic Brazilian bands, DJs, capoeira, dance,

comes between an agoraphobic woman and her toll-collector

performances, food, drinks and more.

husband, their neighbors team up to save their friends’ marriage.

Sept. 7 —braziliandayarizona.com

Arizona Broadway Theatre. Sept. 6 – 29 —azbroadway.org

Teddy Bear Day GLENDALE Downtown Glendale celebrates Teddy Bear Day and participants will be

FRIDAY NIGHT FRANKS FOUNTAIN HILLS

encouraged to donate a new (12 inches or less) Teddy Bear to the

Friday Night Franks at Fort McDowell Adventures offers guests a unique

Glendale Fire Department’s Trauma Teddy Program. More than 1,600

cowboy cookout in the Sonoran Desert—a true Arizona experience!

bears were collected last year and benefited the Glendale Fire

Sept. 6 – May 23 —fortmcdowelladventures.com

Department and United Way. Sept. 7 —visitglendale.com

KALEIDOSCOPE KAMP OUT FLAGSTAFF Move to the electrifying sounds of Emancipator, Eligh, HeRobust,

FIESTA DEL TLAQUEPAQUE SEDONA

Govinda, David Starfire, Mansions on the Moon, Russ Liquid, Knight

Fun, food, music and merriment set in the beautiful courtyards of

Riderz, Samples, OG Status and Arizona-based bands Spafford and

Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village.

Endoplasmic; be wowed by performing artist troupes Circus Bacchus,

Sept. 8 —tlaq.com

Cirque Roots and Heady Hoop Tribe and more. With an eclectic lineup

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of unique musicians and artists, you can experience the forest filled

Back to School Teddy Bear Tea GLENDALE

with music—from house and dubstep, hip hop and rap to classical and

Bring along your favorite teddy bear to donate and enjoy afternoon tea,

jazz, indie rock and funk. Kaleidoscope Kamp Out delivers an innovative,

delicious desserts, raffle prizes and more. The teddy bears will benefit

musical experience.

the Glendale Fire Department’s Trauma Teddy Program.

Sept. 6 – 7 —tlaq.com

Sept. 8 —visitglendale.com

CROSSROADS OF THE WEST GUN SHOW PHOENIX/TUCSON

SEUSSICAL PHOENIX

In the last year, Crossroads of the West Gun Shows have attracted more

In this original Broadway version of Seussical, the Cat in the Hat tells the

than half a million people—more than any other gun show in America.

story of Horton the elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing

Arizona State Fairgrounds.

Whos. Herberger Theater.

Sept. 7 – 8 in Phoenix; Sept. 14 – 15 in Tucson —crossroadsgunshows.com

Sept. 13 – 29 —herbergertheater.org

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MARICOPA COUNTY HOME AND GARDEN SHOW PHOENIX

The Art Walk provides a fun family atmosphere where you can browse the

Featuring hundreds of exhibitors at the Arizona State Fairgrounds.

many different types of art available from talented artists. It’s a great

Sept. 27 – 29 —maricopacountyhomeshows.com

opportunity to visit all of the unique establishments in downtown Chandler.

THE EXONERATED PHOENIX

Sept. 20 —downtownchandlerartwalk.com

Moving between first-person monologues and scenes set in courtrooms and prisons, The Exonerated offers the true stories of six wrongfully

CELTIC HARVEST FESTIVAL SEDONA

convicted survivors of death row in their own words. Herberger Theater.

The Celtic Harvest Festival Sedona emphasizes rich Celtic heritage at

Sept. 27 – 29 —herbergertheater.org

Poco Diablo Resort. Sept. 21 —celticharvestfestival.com

FESTIVAL OF NATIVE AMERICAN FILM/AMERICAN INDIAN ART SHOW CAMP VERDE

RUFINO TAMAYO EXHIBIT PHOENIX

The Verde Valley Archaeology Center recognizes the American Indian

Known for his vibrant paintings, Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo (1899-

heritage of the Verde Valley with the annual Festival of American Indian

1991) was also an accomplished and prolific printmaker, creating prints

Art featuring artists from throughout Arizona and the Southwest. Native

alongside paintings for the entirety of his career.

American Film Night provides a venue for feature films, shorts, videos

Sept. 21 – Jan. 12 —phxart.org

and documentaries of the U.S. American Indian and Canada First Nation communities.

SEDONA AIRPORT FAMILY FUN DAY SEDONA

Sept. 27 – 29—nafestival.org

Enjoy a great day of fun with the whole family. There will be airplanes on display along with classic cars from around the state, as well as Camp

FALL OPEN HOUSE, THE ARBORETUM AT FLAGSTAFF FLAGSTAFF

Soaring Eagle’s Kid Zone with crafts, entertainment and fun for kids.

As part of the Flagstaff Festival of Science, the arboretum will offer

Sept. 21 —sedonaairport.org/events

a free celebration of science and nature in the gardens especially for families.

ORO VALLEY CLASSICS & OLDIES CLASSIC CAR SHOW TUCSON

Sept. 28 —thearb.org

Southern Arizona Arts/Cultural Alliance shows as many as 200 of the best classic and antique cars and trucks, with a concert and vendors, at

SEDONA WINEFEST SEDONA

Oro Valley Marketplace.

Taste wines from 12 Arizona wineries and enjoy gourmet food, live music

Sept. 21 —ovcarshow.org

and an art exhibition. Sept. 28 – 29 —sedonawinefest.com

NATHAN TEMPE TRIATHLON TEMPE Red Rock announces the seventh year of the Nathan Tempe Triathlon

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presented by Iron Gear Sports. Come out and compete in the Olympic,

The largest and most prestigious in Arizona, featuring 250 classic

sprint or relay (Olympic and sprint) race. The swim is hosted in the calm

and contemporary Corvettes on the streets surrounding the historic

waters of Tempe Town Lake, followed by an Olympic bike course in

Courthouse Plaza and along the famous “Whiskey Row.” Hosted by the

Tempe and a run along the multi-use path around the lake.

Prescott Vette Sette, with all proceeds to benefit the Prescott

Sept. 22 —redrockco.com

Firefighters Charities. Vendors, raffles and music. Sept. 28 —visit-prescott.com

COCHISE COUNTY FAIR TUCSON A carnival and college rodeo, pro bull riding, musical performances,

THE GREAT TUCSON BEER FESTIVAL TUCSON

agricultural competitions, 4H/FFA displays, art and quilts, and food

An evening of beer sampling and live music at Hi Corbett Field ballpark.

vendors at Cochise County Fairgrounds in Douglas.

No one under age 21 admitted. All proceeds benefit Sun Sounds of

Sept. 26 – 29 —cochisecountyfair.org

Arizona. Sept. 28 —azbeer.com/tucson.htm

TUCSON GREEK FESTIVAL TUCSON St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church celebrates Greek food, drink and

ANNIVERSARY ARTWALK SCOTTSDALE

music and offers dance lessons, children’s activities, tours of the church

“America’s Original ArtWalk” celebrates the kickoff to the cultural high

and vendor displays.

season with an anniversary ArtWalk to observe the event’s 39th year!

Sept. 26 – 29 — tucsongreekfest.com

Oct. 3 —scottsdalegalleries.com mylife

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what’s hot TUCSON OKTOBERFEST TUCSON Outdoor festival with live music and dancing, kids’ games, craft booths and German foods at Rillito Down. Oct. 10 – 13 —tucsonoktoberfest.org

ESPRIT DE SHE RUN SCOTTSDALE Dive into decadence at the Esprit de She Run in Scottsdale, starting and finishing inside the glamorous DC Ranch Marketplace. Runners, joggers and walkers are invited to an evening run followed by a night on the town like no other. Happy hour begins with a timed 5K or 10K run and ends with a post-race night market of festive proportions. Oct. 10 —redrockco.com

TUCSON FILM AND MUSIC FESTIVAL TUCSON The festival celebrates independent film and music, including shorts, features, music videos and amazing bands from the Southwest and beyond. Held at various cinemas and concert venues around Tucson. Oct. 10 – 13 —tucsonfilmandmusicfestival.com

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST PHOENIX SCOTTSDALE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SCOTTSDALE

Full of sparkling wit and provocative remarks, and with satirical humor

The festival has showcased more than 315 films from 60-plus countries

at every turn, this truly is one of the most loved and enduringly popular

during the last 11 years, with films hailing from Argentina all the way

plays of all time, brought to new life with Arizona Theatre Company’s

to Vietnam. In that time, more than 63,000 people have attended the

panache.

festival, which provides a venue for underserved and underrepresented

Oct. 10 – 27 — herbergertheater.org

international films and filmmakers. Oct. 4 – 8 —scottsdalefilmfestival.com

OKTOBERFEST TEMPE Oktoberfest is a FREE, three-day outdoor festival. Traditional Bavarian

TASTE OF TUCSON TUCSON

beer garden, wine gardens, bratwurst and strudel, kids’ activities, arts

Enjoy the food and company of Tucson Originals Chefs along with

and crafts and live music. Tempe Town Lake.

samplings from an international array of wines, spirits, specialty

Oct. 11 – 13 —tempeoktoberfest.com

cocktails and more. Oct. 5 —tucsonculinaryfestival.com

ARIZONA STATE FAIR PHOENIX 18 days jam-packed with tons of kickin’ concerts, adrenaline-pumping

FOUR PEAKS BREWING URBAN DIRT TRIATHLON TEMPE

rides, deliciously sinful foods, exhibits, livestock shows and more!

Heck yeah! Get your road bike and hit the dirt—forget your skinny tires

Oct. 12 – Nov. 3 —azstatefair.com

and aero helmets, folks, this is a mountain bike triathlon! No aero bars, either.

FORT VERDE DAYS CAMP VERDE

Oct. 6 —redrockco.com

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CHANDLER INDIAN ART MARKET CHANDLER

presentations with the Buffalo Soldiers and Indian Wars period

Offering the best Native American entertainment, demonstrators and

re-enactors, special presentations, a fashion show, cavalry drills and

food and jewelry vendors. A.J. Chandler Park.

a vintage baseball game. And, don’t forget the morning parade!

Oct. 7 – 9 —chandleraz.gov/indianaz

Oct. 12 – 13 —fortverdedays.com

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SEDONA ARTS FESTIVAL SEDONA

PEBBLECREEK AUTOFEST CHARITY SHOW & FOOD DRIVE

Rated one of the nation’s top art festivals, this cultural celebration fea-

GOODYEAR

tures fine arts and crafts and cuisine from Sedona restaurants at Sedona

The PebbleCreek Car Club will be rolling out the welcome mat for auto

Red Rock High School.

enthusiasts and spectators as the club hosts the 6th Annual

Oct. 12 – 13 —sedonaartsfestival.org

PebbleCreek Autofest Charity Show & Food Drive. Oct. 13 —pebblecreekcarclub.com

COCHISE COUNTY CYCLING CLASSIC DOUGLAS Perimeter Bicycling Association of America presents this annual com-

ARIZONA’S ULTIMATE WOMEN’S EXPO PHOENIX

petitive bicycling event, with 234-mile, 157-mile, 92-mile and 45-mile

Indulge yourself with what Arizona has to offer in shopping, fashion and

events and a 4-mile Fun Ride in Douglas.

food. Endless shopping, samples and more at the Ultimate Women’s

Oct. 12 —perimeterbicycling.com

Expo. Oct. 19 – 20 —azwomensexpo.com

RENDEZ-ZOO 2013 PHOENIX Enjoy an evening of conservation and cuisine, with tasting delights

ARIZONA TACO FESTIVAL SCOTTSDALE

prepared by some of the Valley’s well-known restaurants and beverage

More than 30 professional and amateur taco teams will compete in

purveyors, lively entertainment and intimate visits with animal ambas-

categories including chicken, beef, pork and fish tacos, a sidecart

sadors and their keepers. The evening will continue with an elegant,

throwdown in salsa, guacamole, anything goes taco and best booth

lakeside dinner featuring cuisine by Chef Skip Hause, of Fabulous Foods,

design. Scottsdale Waterfront.

followed by live music, dancing and late-night coffee under the stars.

Oct. 19 – 20 —aztacofestival.com

Phoenix Zoo. ARAB AMERICAN FESTIVAL GLENDALE

Oct. 12 —phoenixzoo.org

Multigenerational and multicultural families gather to enjoy free music, ZOOCSON TUCSON

arts and crafts, entertainment, children’s activities and services from

This is a “21 and over” event. Tickets include food at all restaurant

local businesses, foods and vendors. Indian Steele Park.

stations and two drink tickets. More than 800 attendees will take part

Oct. 19 – 20 —arabamericanfestival.com

in this fundraising event, which directly benefits the Reid Park Zoo, its Come out and race in the same location as Ironman AZ. Swim in the

throughout the zoo. Live music, entertainment and animal encounters

same lake, ride bits and pieces of the same bike course and finish in the

round out what is sure to be an evening you’ll never forget.

same location. Tempe Beach Park.

Oct. 12 —reidparkzoo.org/events/public/zoocson-2013

Oct. 20 —redrockco.com

ARIZONA TACO FESTIVAL

of Tucson’s favorite restaurants provide small-plate tastings at stations

COCHISE COUNTY CYCLING CLASSIC

SOMA TRIATHLON TEMPE

ARIZONA STATE FAIR

exhibits, education programs, conservation efforts and more. Dozens

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THE 7 DEADLY SINS, FEATURING THE TRAGEDY OF OTHELLO

FALL RHYTHM FEST CHANDLER

PHOENIX

Enjoy an evening of great music, family fun and fireworks at the annual

A special one-hour abridged version of Center Dance Ensemble’s evening

Fall Rhythm Fest at Tumbleweed Park.

performance. Herberger Theater.

Oct. 26 —chandleraz.gov/default.aspx?pageid=285

Oct. 24 – 27 —centerdance.com PRESCOTT GHOST TALK PRESCOTT Best in the West entertainment, live music, classic Hollywood Western

area—from the ghosts themselves! Prescott Ghost Talk: where Arizona

TV and movie stars, cowboy singers, musicians, gunfights and stunt

legends come alive! Directed by Cason Murphy. Prescott Center for the

shows. Sahuaro Ranch Historic Park.

Arts.

Oct. 25 – 27 —wildwesternfestival.com

Oct. 26 —visit-prescott.com

WILD WESTERN FESTIVAL

PRESCOTT GHOST TALK

Learn about some of the harrowing specters that haunt the Prescott

Waterfront Fine Art & Wine Festival

WILD WESTERN FESTIVAL GLENDALE

WATERFRONT FINE ART & WINE FESTIVAL SCOTTSDALE

THE PAISLEY PUMPKIN HOLIDAY FESTIVAL MESA

Thunderbird Artists, producer of award-winning fine art and wine

An open-air festival with more than 100 exhibitors’ spots for crafters,

festivals, lines the banks of the Scottsdale Waterfront with the greatest

artists and vendors, as well as live music. Dana Park.

selection of juried fine arts, fine wines, delectable chocolates and

Oct. 26 —thepaisleypumpkin.com

musicians in the Southwest for the Waterfront Fine Art & Wine Festival. Oct. 25 – 27 —thunderbirdartists.com/waterfront

ANTHEM AUTUMNFEST ANTHEM This annual event, which takes place in the beautiful 63-acre

MADD VICTIMS SERVICES – PHOENIX CANDLELIGHT VIGIL PHOENIX

Anthem Community Park, draws thousands of attendees each fall.

At its annual candlelight vigil, MADD provides a voice for the victims and

The event consists of an arts-and-crafts fair, a pumpkin patch for

families affected by drunk/impaired driving. The vigil provides a forum for

families to purchase their pumpkins and decorate them, a

bereaved people, as well as injured crash survivors and their

kids’ zone with inflatables, pony rides, live entertainment and more.

caregivers, to reflect, share, comfort and be comforted. Victims and

Oct. 26 – 27 —onlineatanthem.com/special-events-autumnfest

survivors of impaired driving crashes light a candle and recite the name of the person they wish to pay tribute to. 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Oct. 26 —madd.org/local-offices/az/clv-phoenix.html THE PUMPKIN WALK AT THE ARBORETUM AT FLAGSTAFF FLAGSTAFF Bring your flashlight for a walk through the gardens to view glowing jack-o-lanterns. Participate as a carver and share your pumpkin in the display. Oct. 26 —thearb.org 56

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TOUR DE TEMPE TEMPE Dying for an opportunity to ride around Tempe with 1,500 other cyclists? You’re in luck! Kiwanis Park. Oct. 28 —biketempe.org/tour-de-tempe

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What’s your favorite type of tequila? Reposados, añejos or blancos? The Phoenix Tequila Fest has been offering tequila tastings and samplings of the world’s finest tequilas since 2009. US Airways Center will host this two-day event, which features more than 50 types of tequilas—tequila brands, distilleries, varietals and tasting instructions. Get the scoop from tequila experts and mixologists on the hottest trends in tequila, from fruit-infused tequilas to creative tequila cocktails. The festival will feature live music entertainment. You can also experience authentic Mexican cuisine from some of the Valley’s most popular restaurants. Tempt your taste buds with carne asada, shrimp ceviche, flautas, taquitos and chimichangas, just to name some of the possibilities. Ticketholders to the Phoenix Tequila Fest can ride the METRO light rail for free starting four hours prior to the event. Nov. 23-24 —phoenixtequilafest.com

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concerts

CONCERTS PREMIER VENUES

ASU GAMMAGE TEMPE 1200 South Forest Ave. Tempe, AZ 85287—asugammage.com PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT September 17 -22 priscillathemusical.com

Los Tucanes de Tijuana October 11 lostucanesdetijuana.com

Susan Marshall & Company - PLAY/PAUSE October 5 sumac.org

Comerica Theatre PHOENIX 400 W. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ 85003 —livenation.com

AnDa Union October 10 andaunion.com

Il VOLO September 1 ilvolomusic.com

Disney’s THE LION KING October 22-31 lionking.com

BACKSTREET BOYS September 5 backstreetboys.com

CELEBRITY THEATRe PHOENIX 440 North 32nd St. Phoenix AZ 85008 —celebritytheatre.com

FUN. WITH VERY SPECIAL GUESTS TEGAN AND SARA September 10 teganandsara.com

The Cult - Electric 13 World Tour September 5 thecult.us Keith Sweat September 6 thesweathotel.com Gucci Mane September 14 guccimaneonline.com James Van Praagh September 20 vanpraagh.com Pro Boxing “Iron Boy 9” September 21 ironboypromotions.com 58

Grown & Sexy 11 - Donell Jones and Ginuwine September 28 donelljonesonline.com & ginuwine.com

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THE WIGGLES TAKING OFF! September 11 thewiggles.com.au CARLY RAE JEPSEN September 12 carlyraemusic.com Rock ‘N’ Blues Fest ONEREPUBLIC & SARA BAREILLES September 15 onerepublic.com & sarabmusic.com VAMPIRE WEEKEND September 27 vampireweekend.com THE LUMINEERS October 1, thelumineers.com


JULIETA VENEGAS,LOS MOMENTOS TOUR 2013 October 18 julietavenegas.net

Symphony Idol September 27-29 tickets.phoenixsymphony.org

DANIEL TOSH October 25 -26 danieltosh.com

John Williams with The Phoenix Symphony September 28 tickets.phoenixsymphony.org

SARAH BRIGHTMAN October 26 sarahbrightman.com

Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 October 3- 5 tickets.phoenixsymphony.org

FOX THEATRE TUCSON 17 W. Congress St. Tucson, AZ 85701 —foxtucsontheatre.org

Indigo Girls October 11-12 tickets.phoenixsymphony.org

Sinbad - Live in Concert September 6, delafont.com/comedians/sinbad.htm The Zombies September 15 thezombies.net Stand Up to Stop Violence September 22 standuptostopviolence.com Idan Raichel Project October 9 idanraichelproject.com World Blues with Taj Mahal October 12 tajblues.com Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby with Kentucky Thunder October 20 rickyskaggs.com & brucehornsby.com Paul Rodriguez October 24 paulrodriguez.com Chris Mann in Concert October 26 chrismannmusic.com

Sibelius’ Violin Concerto October 18-19 tickets.phoenixsymphony.org Halloween at Hogwarts: Featuring the Music of Harry Potter October 20 tickets.phoenixsymphony.org Lang Lang October 24 tickets.phoenixsymphony.org The Midtown Men October 25 tickets.phoenixsymphony.org PHOENIX THEATRE PHOENIX 100 E. McDowell Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85004 —phoenixtheatre.com RENT Through September 15 phoenixtheatre.com/events/rent Ruthless! The Musical September 12 - October 13 phoenixtheatre.com/events/ruthless-musical The 39 Steps October 2 - October 20 phoenixtheatre.com/events/39-steps

ORPHEUM THEATER PHOENIX 203 W. Adams St. Phoenix, AZ 85003 —orpheum-theater.com Russell Brand September 7 russellbrand.tv Neko Case September 12 facebook.com/nekocase

US AIRWAYS CENTER PHOENIX 201 E. Jefferson St. Phoenix, AZ 85004 —usairwayscenter.com Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey CircusJosh Groban In the Round October 9 joshgroban.com

Phoenix Symphony PHOENIX One N. First St. Ste. 200 Phoenix, AZ 85004—phoenixsymphony.org

Disney Junior LIVE on Tour October 11-12 disneyjuniorliveontour.com

Opening Night! Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 September 20-21 tickets.phoenixsymphony.org

Jimmy Buffett October 24 margaritaville.com mylife

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sporting events

SPORTING EVENTS ARIZONA TEAMS

arizona cardinals football @ St. Louis Rams Sun., Sept. 8 at 1:25 p.m. Vs. Detroit Lions Sun., Sept. 15 at 1:05 p.m. University of Phoenix Stadium @ New Orleans Saints Sun., Sept. 22 at 10:00 a.m. @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sun., Sept. 29 at 10:00 a.m. Vs. Carolina Panthers Sun., Oct. 6 at 1:05 p.m. University of Phoenix Stadium @ San Francisco 49ers Sun., Oct. 13. at 1:25 p.m. Vs. Seattle Seahawks Thu., Oct. 17 at 5:25 p.m. University of Phoenix Stadium Vs. Atlanta Falcons Sun., Oct. 27 at 1:25 p.m. University of Phoenix Stadium

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@ San Francisco Giants Thu., Sept. 5 at 7:15 p.m. Fri., Sept. 6 at 7:15 p.m. Sat., Sept. 7 at 6:05 p.m. Sun., Sept. 8 at 1:05 p.m.

PHOENIX COYOTES HOCKEY

@ Los Angeles Dodgers Mon., Sept. 9 at 7:10 p.m. Tue., Sept. 10 at 7:10 p.m. Wed., Sept. 11 at 7:10 p.m.

@ Los Angeles KIngs Split Squad Game Sun., Sept. 15 at 7:00 p.m.

Vs. Los Angeles KIngs Split Squad Game Sun., Sept. 15 at 7:00 p.m. Jobing.com Arena

@ Anaheim Ducks Mon., Sept. 16 at 7:00 p.m.

Vs. Colorado Rockies Fri., Sept. 13 at 6:40 p.m. Sat., Sept. 14 at 5:10 p.m. Sun., Sept. 15 at 1:10 p.m. Chase Field

@ Vancouver Canucks Mon., Sept. 23 at 7:00 p.m.

Vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Mon., Sept. 16 at 6:40 p.m. Tue., Sept. 17 at 6:40 p.m. Wed., Sept. 18 at 6:40 p.m. Thu., Sept. 19 at 12:40 p.m. Chase Field

Vs. San Jose Sharks Fri., Sept. 27 at 7:00 p.m. Jobing.com Arena

@ Colorado Rockies Fri., Sept. 20 at 5:10 p.m. Sat., Sept. 21 at 5:10 p.m. Sun., Sept. 22 at 1:10 p.m.

@ Calgary Flames Wed., Sept. 25 at 6:00 p.m.

Vs. New York Rangers Thu., Oct. 3 at 7:00 p.m. Jobing.com Arena @ San Jose Sharks Sat., Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. @ New York Islanders Tue., Oct. 8 at 4:00 p.m.

Vs. San Francisco Giants Sun., Sept. 1 at 1:10 p.m. Chase Field

@ San Diego Padres Mon., Sept. 23 at 7:10 p.m. Tue., Sept. 24 at 7:10 p.m. Wed., Sept. 25 at 7:10 p.m. Thu., Sept. 26 at 3:40 p.m.

Vs. Toronto Blue jays Mon., Sept. 2 at 1:10 p.m. Tue., Sept. 3 at 6:40 p.m. Wed., Sept. 4 at 12:40 p.m. Chase Field

Vs. Washington Nationals Fri., Sept. 27 at 6:40 p.m. Sat., Sept. 28 at 5:10 p.m. Sun., Sept. 29 at 1:10 p.m. Chase Field

@ Philadelphia Flyers Fri., Oct. 11 at 4:00 p.m.

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@ Detroit Red Wings Thu., Oct. 10 at 4:30 p.m.

@ Carolina Hurricanes Sun., Oct. 13 at 10:00 a.m.


Vs. Ottawa Senators Tue., Oct. 15 at 7:00 p.m. Jobing.com Arena

Vs. San Antonio Silver Stars Fri., Sept. 13 at 7:00 p.m. US Airways Center

Vs. South Dakota Sat., Sept. 21 at 4:00 p.m. J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome

@ Anaheim Ducks Fri., Oct. 18 at 7:00 p.m.

@ Los Angeles Sparks Sun., Sept. 15 at 12:00 p.m.

Vs. Montana Sat., Sept. 28 at 6:00 p.m. J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome

Vs. Detroit Red Wings Sat., Oct. 19 at 6:00 p.m. Jobing.com Arena

ASU FOOTBALL

Vs. Calgary Flames Tue., Oct. 22 at 7:00 p.m. Jobing.com Arena @ Los Angeles KIngs Thu., Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. Vs. Edmonton Oilers Sat., Oct. 26 at 1:00 p.m. Jobing.com Arena Vs. Los Angeles KIngs Tue., Oct. 29 at 7:00 p.m. Jobing.com Arena Vs. Nashville Predators Thu., Oct. 31 at 7:00 p.m. Jobing.com Arena

PHOENIX MERCURY BASKETBALL Vs. San Antonio Silver Stars Fri., Sept. 6 at 7:00 p.m. US Airways Center

Vs. Sacramento State Sat., Sept. 7 at 7:00 p.m. Sun Devil Stadium Vs. Wisconsin Sat., Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. Sun Devil Stadium @ Stanford Sat., Sept. 21 at TBA Vs. USC Sat., Sept. 28 at TBA Sun Devil Stadium @ Notre Dame Sat., Oct. 5 at 4:30 p.m. Vs. Colorado Sat., Oct. 12 at TBA Sun Devil Stadium Vs. Washington Sat., Oct. 19 at TBA Sun Devil Stadium @ Washington State Thu., Oct. 31 at 7:30 p.m.

@ Montana State Thu., Oct. 5 at 6:00 p.m. @ Sacramento State Thu., Oct. 12 at 6:05 p.m. Vs. Idaho State Sat., Oct. 19 at 4:05 p.m. J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome @ Cal Poly Sat., Oct. 26 at 6:05 p.m.

uofa FOOTBALL @ UNLV Sat., Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Vs. UTSA Sat., Sept. 14 at TBA Arizona Stadium @ Washington Sat., Sept. 28 at TBA @ USC Thu., Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m.

@ Atlanta Dream Sun., Sept. 8 at 12:00 p.m.

NAU FOOTBALL

Vs. Utah Sat., Oct. 19 at TBA Arizona Stadium

@ New York Liberty Tue., Sept. 10 at 4:00 p.m.

@ UC Davis Sat., Sept. 14 at 6:00 p.m.

@ Colorado Sat., Oct. 26 at TBA

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