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Technology class gives students real-world skills MARC BUCKHOUT MANAGING EDITOR

The potential is evident in 2011 Cactus Shadows High School graduate Zach Vesledahl who took what he learned about sound engineering in the classroom and turned it into an internship at Universal Studios. The hope is apparent in senior Laura Morton, a student with aspiration of making art part of her career. While her talents once were limited to drawing and painting her newly developed computer skills have increased her spectrum of options. “I came into this class after failing technology in eighth grade,” she said. “I started messing around with Power Point and then I started learning Photo Shop and now I’m making graphics for authors.” Morton’s work earned distinction when her poster was chosen for last year’s Desert Foothills Film Festival. While she said she’ll likely start her post high school career as a hair dresser she plans to continue to give her art career a chance to grow. “With Photoshop you can create anything you want,” she said. “There are unlimited possibilities,” she said.


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Home tour highlights architectural creativity MARC BUCKHOUT MANAGING EDITOR

Cave Creek History Museum is offering a chance to view some of the areas most unique homes during their “Homes Through Time” Home Tour set for 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday in and around the North Valley. Now in its third year the event serves as one of the Museum’s biggest fundraisers. This year’s tour features five unique homes that range from Western traditional to unconventional. Suzanne Johnson, a long-time Cave Creek resident and founder of the non-profit arts and humanities group Gnosis, is this year’s chair. Johnson is

married to architect Michael P. Johnson and she coordinates the “Architects’ Own Homes Tour” each November. “Not only will you see dramatic and subtle design elements and landscaping, you’ll have an exclusive chance to meet architects Michael Johnson and Fred Osmon in their own homes,” Johnson said. “In addition, you can meet architect Will Bruder and builder Bill Byrne at a home that Bill and his wife, Carol, originally lived in.” Byrne’s home, which was completed in 1998, is currently owned by David Bills. “We’re happy to be a part of


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The third annual Homes Through Time Home Tour, benefitting the Cave Creek History Museum will take place from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday. The tour includes five North Valley homes. Tickets to tour the homes are available at Cave Creek Museum. Cost is $25 in advance or $30 the day of the event.

Bike Week accelerates to North Valley STAFF REPORT

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Bike Week will include a number of events at The Hideaway Grill in Cave Creek, located at 6746 E. Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek.



Musical Theater of Anthem finds new home

Cactus Shadows senior resiliency pays off, gymnast earns scholarship

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Cave Creek will be one of the most popular destinations for motorcycle enthusiasts from around the country as they make their way to the Valley to participate in Arizona Bike Week 2012. The 16th annual event kicks off with pre-rally activities, beginning Friday through Tuesday with the main rally running through April 1. The 8th annual Buddy Stubbs Bike Week Bash from noon – 9 p.m., Saturday is one of the kick-off events to the week at the 13850 North Cave Creek Road location. Free to enter, the day’s events will include tours of the facility’s museum, live music from Loud House, RIG, Pete and the ShortCummings and Firehouse,


food and drink specials as well as a bikini contest. One person in attendance will win a 2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200. The Hideaway Grill, 6746 E. Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek, will be another prime location for riders. Established in 1998 by Arizona native Mark Bradshaw, the establishment has become a popular destination for riders from throughout the country. Along with food and drinks The Hideaway will have something happening every day during the rally, including bike builder expos, an outdoor vendor fair and live entertainment. According to Hideaway manager Rick Stahl, more than ten thousand bikers will


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The Rotary Club of Anthem announced today it has established the eligibility and application requirements for the Deputy William Coleman Scholarship. Anthem Rotary announced in February the $1,000 scholarship honoring Deputy William Coleman, who died last month in the line of duty while serving the Anthem Community, had been added to the five $1,000 scholarships they award annually. The goal of the scholarship is to assist first responders seeking advancement and additional certification in their careers as law enforcement officers, fire fighters, and emergency medical personnel. The award supports full- or part-time enrollment including online classes at any accredited university, community college, vocational, trade or proprietary school. The selection criteria include: post-secondary academic performance; an essay; service to the community; and demonstrated leadership. To qualify for consideration for a scholarship, the applicant

must meet all the following requirements: 1. Be a full-time employee of a first responder organization as defined above that serves the Anthem, Desert Hills, New River or Tramanto areas of the North Valley of Maricopa County Arizona. 2. Reside or be assigned to duty in the Anthem, Desert Hills, New River or Tramonto area of the North Valley of Maricopa County Arizona. 3. Be currently enrolled in a program specific to his or her career as a first responder. 4. Have completed a minimum of six semester credits in the program with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. 5. Not be related to a member of the Rotary Club of Anthem. 6. Submit a complete application by the deadline, August 15, 2012. Applications for the Rotary Club of Anthem Deputy William Coleman Memorial Scholarship are available online at

Carefree hosts culinary festival STAFF REPORT

The Culinary Festival of Chocolates, Confections and Fine Art will take place from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., March 30 – April 1, at Carefree Desert Gardens in Carefree. The free event takes place throughout the four acre botanical park located in the heart of downtown Carefree at 101 Easy Street, adjacent to the Carefree Sundial. A culinary marketplace, fine art sale and Easter festivities including an Easter egg hunt for children will take place at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Creative confections and decadent chocolate creations

will be woven throughout the gardens, with a large variety of fine art and crafts also available for purchase, directly from the artist. Musical and other entertainment will take place on the Carefree Amphitheater stage throughout the event. The festival featuring sweet treats and entertainment is part of a new series of events taking place in the Town’s new park set against the backdrop of Black Mountain and considered the crowned jewel of Carefree. The inaugural event is sponsored by Magic Bird Festivals. For information, visit magicbirdfestivals. com or call 480-488-2014.

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Musical Theater of Anthem finds permanent home STAFF REPORT

Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) has announce that after four seasons of shows and continued growth, they have signed a lease on a commercial location in Anthem that will be transformed into their own theatre. The 4,500 square foot space will be built-out and ready in time for MTA’s summer workshops in July and for all performances going forward. “The MTA Board of Directors have spent the past several months looking at virtually every available commercial space in Anthem and we have made a final selection,” said Jeff Hammond, MTA’s Managing Director. “Having our own theatre space will provide MTA with much more flexibility in scheduling our productions, allow us to run them for multiple

weekends, and give us the ability to produce more shows and offer more opportunities to patrons and performers.” The theatre will be located at 42323 N. Vision Way in Anthem. “In addition to 10 plus shows next season, we will continue to offer audition preparation workshops, acting intensive classes, a full summer program, and additional performing arts




said Jackie Hammond, MTA’s Producing Artistic Director. MTA



professional productions with multiple age ranges for shows including: 6-9, 10-12, 13-19, and 6-adult. For information on MTA go to or call 602-743-9892.

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Musical Theater of Anthem has signed a lease on a 4,500 square foot space at 42323 N. Vision Way in Anthem. The company, which has performed shows in Anthem for the last four years, believes the permanent home will give them more flexibility in scheduling shows as well as the opportunity to perform more shows.

Anthem Days celebration nears STAFF REPORT

Anthem invites everyone to experience Anthem Days, a two-day community festival set for 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday – Sunday. This family event, now in its 13th year, features a variety of family-fun, art, music, and food. Activities scheduled for the weekend include: Anthem Neighborhood Watch 911 Simulator and Child Fingerprinting The Anthem Neighborhood Watch will have a 911 simulator from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., on Saturday for kids to practice making life-saving calls. Child fingerprinting will be available on Sunday for parents to keep on file in case of emergency. Arts and Crafts Fair, Business Expo Artisans and businesses will showcase their talents and wares in booths throughout the park. Guests can search for gifts or collectible, or speak to representatives from their favorite businesses. Daisy Mountain Fire Department Demonstrations The Daisy Mountain Fire Department will showcase

their extricating skills with demonstrations on both Saturday and Sunday, as well as give tours of their fire engine and CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) trailer. Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt with Peter Cottontail and the Hippity Hop Band Peter Cottontail will mingle with children during the annual Eggstravaganza while they hunt for treat-filled eggs and dance to the bouncy beats of the Hippity Hop Band. The Eggstravaganza will take place at 11 a.m., Sunday at softball fields 1 and 4. A schedule of egg hunt age groups and times will be posted on closer to the date of the event.

on Sunday. All You Can Ride bracelets can be purchased for $15 and are valid during certain time periods each. Live Musical Entertainment The stage inside the food court will be alive each day from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. with a variety of musical entertainment. The Rave will perform classic rock, soul, blues and country hits on Saturday, and the sounds of the Chris Putrino Band will be heard on Sunday.

Food Court, Rotary Beer Garden Various vendors will offer a selection of cuisine inside the food court and the Anthem Rotary will host a Beer Garden.

New and Improved Kid’s Zone Along with barrel and train rides, the Kid’s Zone will have inflatable bounce houses and slides. New this year is an inflatable obstacle course available each day, and a Human Hamster Ball or “Zorb” available on Sunday. Prices for each ride vary. Unlimited bounce bracelets will be available for $8 per day.

Frazier Shows Carnival Beginning March 23, Frazier Shows Carnival will start the weekend early with a myriad of carnival rides and games for everyone in the family to enjoy. The carnival runs from 5 - 9:00 p.m., Thursday, from 5 – 10 p.m. on Friday, from 1 – 10 p.m. on Saturday and from 1 – 5 p.m.

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Six knees dislocations. Ankle surgery. A bone spur. Broken fingers, broken toes and two broken wrists. The list of injuries suffered reads like that suffered by a 10year veteran in the NFL. Instead it’s the litany of obstacles 18-year-old Cactus Shadows senior Maddie Krentz has endured in only a three-year span, from 2008 to 2011. Despite going through all those medical issues the senior has persevered well enough to earn a scholarship to continue her gymnastics career at Boise State in the fall. Earlier this month she was named Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s Comeback Student Athlete of the Week. “I think more than anything I’m just persistent,” Krentz said. “You can’t get anywhere in life without it. Even if you’re not confident just make one small goal each day and go after it. I’m not going to lie. I’ve been discouraged a lot of times along the way, but in my heart I know what I can do.” Krentz, who said she started in gymnastics classes as early as two, decided it was something she wanted to pursue seriously after her first injury. “I have four older brothers. We were on a family vacation and they challenged me to try and jump over a tennis net,” she said. “I caught my foot on the net and fell and broke my elbow. That was the end of the vacation, but worse it meant I couldn’t compete for a while.” Upon overcoming the injury she decided to commit to earning a Division-I scholarship. “A lot of times I don’t think people realize what it takes to be a competitive gymnast,” she said. “I usually put in 30 hours a week of training between working on my routines and running. You don’t get to have much of a social life to make it, but now I’m realizing that it has been worth it.” Dan Witenstein, the owner of Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics and Dance Center, has coached

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Cactus Shadows senior Maddie Krentz has overcome a number of injuries to earn a gymnastics scholarship to attend Boise State.

Krentz for years. “When she was pretty young we picked her out and put her in our developmental program,” Witenstein said. “She’s a very determined person. She loves gymnastics. She loves to perform and compete. You have to admire her tenacity.” With three meets left in her senior year Krentz said she’s looking to earn another trip to nationals before heading off to college. “I got to go in 2010 and it was a really awesome experience,” she said. “It’s not easy to make it. Last year I got hurt right before nationals and had to have knee surgery.” The last injury scared away a number of colleges, which had show interest in Krentz. “At one time I had offers from both Arizona schools, the University of Washington, the University of Michigan, but it was Boise State that stayed with me through all the injuries,” she said. “Their coach has known me since I was young and knows that I’ve always been able to comeback from injuries.” Witenstein said he has a theory about his star pupil’s resiliency. “She’s a really good athlete, very powerful, but she’s a generally happy person,” he said. “She’s unintentionally charismatic. People are drawn to her. I think that personality has helped her during the injuries. I’m sure she has been down at times, but I don’t think she has ever considered giving up for very long.”

The Cave Creek resident acknowledges sometimes the injuries have left her with doubts. “It’s definitely something that scares me,” she said. “It’s very frustrating when you get hurt and come back and don’t feel as strong and as sure as you were before being hurt. But you have to stick to it. With extra training I’ve been able to get physically back where I need to be. It’s really a lifestyle. This is what I’ve known my entire life. The feeling when you stick a routine makes it all worth while.” In assessing Krentz’s potential looking ahead to the college level Witenstein said the sky is the limit. “I think she’ll eventually be a leader at Boise,” he said. “I think she has the potential to be a National Champion at the NCAA level. Her floor is presently her best event, but she’s quite good at all the events. Her personality comes out in her floor event. She’s powerful, but she has great tumbling skills, she’s strong on the bars. She’s a good vaulter and is good on the beam too. I’m real proud of her for her attitude. She’s been a great example for the other kids in the gym to see.” Krentz is excited about testing herself at the college level. “Their program is up and coming,” she said. “They got a new coach four years ago and every year he has been there they have progressed. I can’t wait to be a part of it. I want to win a couple of NCAA championships.”

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make their way to Cave Creek for the event. Two of the most popular festivities include the Hideaway and Broken Spoke Gypsy Tour, starting at 1 p.m. on March 30 and Customer Appreciation Day from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., on April 1. The Gypsy Tour is led by Bradshaw and Ray Allen, owner of the Broken Spoke Saloon in Sturgis, South Dakota. Riders will leave from the Hideaway


at 1 p.m. for an all-day tour that ends at WestWorld in Scottsdale, where riders can attend a 9 p.m. REO Speedwagon concert. Customer Appreciation Day, featuring a crawfish boil, is one of Stahl’s favorite events of the rally. “We bring in fresh crawfish for the occasion. It is our way to recognize the locals on the last day of the rally,” he said. The day also includes lots of giveaways, live music and promotions throughout the day.

The Foothills Focus Hideaway events include: Friday, March 23 The Hideaway Kick Off Party Saturday, March 24 Support Our Troops Day Sunday, March 25 Arizona Bike Builder’s Bask Monday, March 26 Paul Yaffee’s Bagger Nation Day Tuesday, March 27 Bourget’s Bike Works & Matt Risley Innovation Day Wednesday, March 28 Sinister Industries Day and Arizona Bike Week Hero Party Thursday, March 29 Trask Performance & Sinthium Custom Day Friday, March 30 The Hideaway and Broken Spoke Gypsy Tour Saturday, March 31 Cave Creek Day Sunday, April 1 Customer Appreciation Day

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Cactus Shadows seniors Mark Smith and Laura Morton are students in Bill Watters Digital Media class.

That’s the attitude teacher Bill Watters said he’s seen regularly with students in his Digital Media class. “It’s taken three years to get the program to where it is today, but you can talk to the kids in this class and they’re excited to talk about something they own, that they created,” Watters said. Along with using computer programs such as Photo Shop, InDesign, Final Cut Pro and Dreamweaver, the students get to use a studio where they can record sound and use a green screen. They also have access to camera equipment for recording video. Senior Mark Smith said the wealth of technologies leads to an all-around education. “You really get to try your hand with a lot of different things,” said Smith, who admitted his initial interest was

in music editing, but that he has taken much more from the class. On Friday the students in the class were voting on the top videos submitted for the Peoria Film Festival. “We’re trying to create a digital media culture, where students can start thinking about careers in something they have a particular talent and interest for,” Watters said. “In some respects with the variety of things we’re working with I’m acting as a tour guide as the teacher. I show them a couple neat things about each program and then turn them loose. They have to become problem solvers.” While some of their time is spent alone on the computers Watters said he emphasizes the importance of working together in brainstorming sessions. The students acknowledged

that one of the most challenging aspects of putting together their movies was coordinating fellow students to perform in the films. Morton estimated that she recorded 53 minutes of video in order to record her 3-5 minute video. “I was so excited to get my first video done, but immediately you find yourself thinking of so many things you wish you would have done differently, from the different types of shots I could have got to the lighting to a lot of details.” Before the students in the class will hear how their entries fared in the film contest on April 5, they’ll lend their expertise to the public during an All things Apple Event from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., March 31 in Room 202 at Cactus Shadows High School. The free event is open to the public. Attendees will get a chance to ask for help in understanding how to use any of their Apple related devices, or other technolology related items. Cactus Shadows High School is located at 5802 E. Dove Valley Road in Scottsdale. View the QR code to check out one of the videos created in the class.


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community events FUNDRAISER/BENEFIT Cave Creek bull riding event supports Team W.I.S.H. The Buffalo Chip Saloon and Steakhouse will host the third annual Bulls 4 Boobs fundraiser Fridays through the finale on March 30 in Cave Creek.

Team W.I.S.H. has set a goal of raising $20,000 toward helping fund breast cancer research, provide educational information and fund programs needed to defeat the disease. Team members will stand between the live bull ride and the product table selling pink ribbon

items, collecting donations and will conduct a silent auction each Friday night. Autographed Arizona Cardinal pink baseball caps by coach Ken Whisenhunt, defensive coordinator Ray Horton and Hall of Famer Russ Grimm a pair of Simpson NASCAR gloves signed by Jeff

Burton are among some of the items that will be auctioned off. This year there will also be a chance for youth to get into the action as the night of bull riding will be broken up by ‘mutton bustin’ as youngsters get the chance to chase down a sheep to capture a prize. For information on becoming a sponsor for the event call Carol at 602-549-9797. For information on Team W.I.S.H., which has raised more than $1.1 million since its inception in 2004 go to Horse rescue hosts picnic Dreamchaser Horse Rescue is hosting a picnic from 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday with food, live music and a tour of the ranch. The event will include a chance to tour the rescue, meet the rescue’s volunteers and hear about the work they do. Additionally there will be pony rides for $5, a petting zoo for $3, raffles, bake sale, a silent auction, other items for sale and an opportunity to make a donation to the rescue. Adults are $10. Children are $5, while those six and under are free. Dreamchaser Horse Rescue is located at 48019 North 7th Ave.

in New River. For information go to or call 623-910-6530. Jewelry sale to aid Foothills Food Bank A fine jewelry trunk show featuring Italian gold, diamonds, gemstones and designer silver jewelry, is set for 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., Friday at the Cochise Geronimo clubhouse at the Desert Mountain Club. During the fundraiser participants will partake in wine tasting, gourmet food, a silent auction and raffle prizes including jewelry, artwork, wine and more. The Foothills Food Bank will receive 100 percent of the raffle proceeds. Tickets are $50 per person, which includes 10 free raffle tickets. A percentage of every purchase will be donated to the food bank. For information or to purchase tickets, call The Foothills Food Bank and Resource Center at 480-488-1145. All tickets must be purchased by March 19. Visit foothillsfoodbank. com to order tickets. 4th annual Picnic Under the Stars event nears Tickets are on sale for the 4th annual Picnic Under the Stars event set for 6 p.m., April 28 in

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School hosts casino night The Caepe School is offering a night filled with casino games, a Texas Hold ’Em tournament and silent auction from 6 – 10 p.m., March 30 at 39905 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway. Tickets are $100 per person or $175 per couple. Ticket price includes admission, hors d’oeuvres, a complimentary drink and $1,000 in funny money to play. Tickets are

available at or in the school’s office. For information call 623-551-7808. POLITICS Rally aims at inspiring involvement Take Back America is the theme of a Tea Party rally from 3 – 5:30 p.m., Saturday at Carefree Resort. The free event, designed to inspire and motivate individuals to become engaged in the 2012 election, begins with a candidate meet and greet from 3 – 4 p.m., followed by a line-up of speakers from 4 – 5:30 p.m. A vendor area where attendees can gather to purchase rally and other campaign support items will be on site. The slate of speakers includes a university student body president, a small business owner, an immigrant from Russia and others. A wide variety of political representatives from local, regional and national campaigns are also expected to appear. Food and beverages will be available from the Carefree Resort. For information, call 480-221-7995.

will meet from 7 – 9 p.m. the second Thursday of every month in suite 435 of the Outlets at Anthem. The group will have a different speaker and topic each month at the free meeting with the goal of connecting, encouraging and inspiring. Katheryn Deegan of New River will speak at the March 8 event, with Cheryl Graves of Phoenix scheduled to speak at the April 12 meeting. Go to praiseandcofeenorthphoenix. for information, email, or Northgate Church offers youth Bible study Northgate Church is offering a pair of opportunities for the public to view their youth Bible studies program. Those attending at 9 a.m., on April 11 or at 9:15, on April 25 will see a preview of their CBS study lessons and a review of home school materials for first through third graders. Northgate Church is located on the northeast corner of 7th

St. and Carefree Highway. For information call Lynn Noll at 623465-4765 or 623-556-6336. Jewish group celebrates Passover The North Valley Jewish Community Association invites the public to join them at 5 p.m., April 7 at the Anthem Country Club Ironwood Ballroom for a traditional Passover Seder celebration. Cost to attend the event is $45 for adults. Children 3-10, $19.50. Children under 3 are free. For reservations, Anthem Country Club members call 623-7426222. All others call Murray Gordon at 623-551-0310 to make your reservations. PARENTING Program offers tips to parents of preschoolers Mothers of Preschoolers, is now forming at Christ the Lord Lutheran Church in Carefree. For $100 a year mothers can join the group designed to provide advice and resources for young mothers.

The next meeting is at 9:15 a.m., Friday with upcoming ones scheduled for April 20 and May 11. Meetings last roughly two hours. Christ the Lord Lutheran Church in Carefree is located at 9205 E. Cave Creek Road in Carefree. To become involved with MOPS call Lynne at 308-641-2455, email or go to HOLIDAY Spur Cross Cowboy Church hosts Easter celebration Spur Cross Cowboy Church will have a 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Easter services, April 8, at the chapel at Pioneer Living History Museum. Pastries, coffee and Easter egg hunts will follow the 7:30 a.m., outdoor service. The 9:30 a.m. service will feature the Spur Cross Cowboy Church choir. The King’s Magician will

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College prep moves to new home STAFF REPORT

Bella Vista College Preparatory School has relocated to 33401 N. 56th Street in Scottsdale. The school’s new home formerly housed Desert Arroyo School. According to principal, Lisa Artenian, the move, which had been planned since last summer, provides larger and better equipped classrooms, with room for expansion in the future. In addition, Artenian says the facility, which has fully equipped science labs, also offers extensive sporting facilities including an indoor gym and soccer and

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Phoenix Film Festival preps for year 12 MONTE YAZZIE SPECIAL FOR THE FOOTHILLS FOCUS

The 12th Annual Phoenix Film Festival is preparing a packed schedule poised to delight film fans during the event held at The Scottsdale Harkins 101 Theaters from March 29th through April 5th. The week-long event continues to grow and maintains the increasing fan momentum of past years. What started in 2000 as a small showcase for local independent filmmakers and enthusiasts has developed into a mainstay for the Arizona film community, garnering accolades from across the country as one of the best film festivals to attend. The festival continues to demonstrate development with each year, from the calculated film selections that offer something for every film taste, to the added amenities of educational seminars and panel discussions with filmmakers and industry veterans. There is always something to be doing at this festival. This year at the festival audiences will have varying

selections of independent films to choose from. The recently campaigned film Bully, a documentary about the bullying issue in America, will be screened for the first time in Arizona. Bully has been making media waves since being backed by celebrities, politicians, and anti-bullying organizations in regard to the MPAA’s restrictive rating for the film. The opening night film, Robot and Frank, starring Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon, and Liv Tyler was a Sundance Film Festival hit. However, this is also a competitive festival, and there are always noteworthy films in the competition selections as well, many of which have never been screened before public audiences. Take a moment as well to watch the budding potential of some young filmmakers in the short film showcase; these films are impressive considering the resources that are available for these filmmakers. If this isn’t enough for you yet, The International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival will also happen at the same time, in the

same location, as the Phoenix Film Festival. Festival Director Andrea Beesley has organized an amazing line-up of genre films to screen. The Theater Bizarre and Monster Brawl will definitely bring a unique atmosphere to the festival, not to mention an interesting combination for film fans. When discussing the grouping of these two events Beesley explains, “The combination of the two Festivals should make for a more enjoyable experience for fans. The space might not be as intimate, but there is a wealth of more films to explore and the Party Pavilion is full of really interesting programming. It should make the event more seamless and enjoyable.” What more could a film fan ask for…maybe a never-ending bucket of popcorn? Phoenix Film Festival and International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival will be shown March 29 – April 5 at the Scottsdale Harkins 101. Festival passes and schedules are available at

Game and Fish seeks input on hunting, fishing issues STAFF REPORT

Sportsmen/women, wildlife enthusiasts, and other members of the public are invited to a meeting from 6 – 9 p.m., Thursday, at the Arizona Game and Fish Department at 5000 W. Carefree Highway in Phoenix, to discuss how constituents can best unite and work together on issues and challenges affecting the future of hunting, fishing and Arizona’s wildlife. The meeting was called for by action of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission at its Jan. 25 meeting, due to the recent debate

over important issues related to hunting, fishing and wildlife management. The commission asked Kurt Davis, a member of the commission, to chair an ad hoc group that will explore ways to unite stakeholders in working together in a positive manner on important issues. The public can either attend the meeting in Phoenix, view it via video stream at Game and Fish regional offices ( azgfd. gov/offices for office locations), or view it at Those who would like to submit comments or questions

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Cactus Shadows survives late rally to pull out win MARC BUCKHOUT MANAGING EDITOR

In their last game before spring break the Cactus Shadows softball team got into the drama of March Madness. After jumping to a 3-0 first inning lead and later leading 6-1, the Falcons (7-7) ended up having to endure a scare before holding off the host Thunderbird Chiefs to win 6-5. The Chiefs had the tying run on base before freshman Kaoti Paoli induced a ground ball to third to get the final out of the game. “We seemed like we stopped hitting after getting those early runs,” Falcons coach Danica Giani said. “We started out the year really well, but our hitting kind of swooned a little. Hopefully we’ll able to get some work done in the cages over the break.” Senior Kristen Hillier, the Falcons biggest power threat, came up with the late insurance runs that proved to be the difference in the game. The right-handed hitting senior, who is typically thought of as a pull hitter, went to right field in her first three at bats including in the fifth. Following a leadoff walk

Hillier smashed a ball, that rolled all the way to the fence in right field. When the Chiefs throw, attempting to get Hillier out at third, got away she came home to score to make the score 6-1. “She threw me two pitches inside and tight early, but everything else was away,” explained Hillier. “I spent some time working on that this offseason, just going with the pitch. Every swing I put 100 percent into it. It just happened today they made me go to right.” Gianni said the adjustment is

a sign of maturation from her star senior. “She has great hands,” the coach said. “I’ve told her that she can wait longer and let the ball get deeper and still hit it with power to right. That lightbulb has gone on.” Other than an unearned run in the fourth the Falcons bats only other appearance came in the first inning. Hillier followed a one out walk with her first laser of the night to right field. When Thunderbird’s

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Cactus Shadows shortstop Meaghen Nelson prepares to catch a popup during Friday’s win. The Thunderbird baserunner was called out for interference to complete a double play.

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Law enforcement seeks suspects in shooting of 6 wild burros STAFF REPORT

Federal law enforcement rangers today seek the public’s assistance in the investigation of wild burro shootings north of Phoenix, Arizona. Rangers found six dead burros on March 13. Five adult animals were shot, one foal died when the jenny (mother) was killed.  The evidence collected indicates other animals may have been shot. The investigation is ongoing. The incident occurred within the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Lake Pleasant Herd Management Area, located northwest of Phoenix in Maricopa County and southern Yavapai County.  “The BLM is actively working this crime scene and gathering evidence of this offensive act.  We are committed to the protection

and management of wild burros and horses, and take this kind of criminal violation seriously. This is why we are asking for the public’s assistance,” affirms Rem Hawes, manager of the BLM Hassayampa Field Office. People who have any information may call:  1-800-6379152.  All calls are confidential and a reward of up to $2,500 is offered for information leading to a conviction.  If convicted,

the Wild Free Roaming Horse and Burro Act of 1971, as amended, allows that the perpetrator(s) may be subject to a fine of up to $2,000 and/or imprisonment for up to one year for each violation. The incident occurred within the last week on public lands north of the metro area. Wild burros and horses on public lands are protected by law under the Wild Free Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971.

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Stagecoach Village hosted the 11th annual Festival of Fine Art Friday – Sunday in Cave Creek. The event, at Stagecoach Village, included live music, more than 100 artists as well as a variety of food and drinks.

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this type of event,” Bills said. “Arizona has a rich architectural history and the fact that a group like the museum understands that the public is wanting to experience these type of homes is great. The fact that it can be used as a fundraiser to help the museum just adds to the event.” Describing he and his wife as “architectural aficionados” the couple bought the Scottsdale home in February 2010. “We got the opportunity to meet the builder because we felt there were a lot of details, specific points about the house that we would learn,” Bills said. One of those explanations was that of an antique level, which hangs on the wall right inside the entry. “A friend from New Jersey came out to visit Bill and after seeing this amazing house with all these angles, with walls that are sloped in different directions, he found the level,” Bills said. “He put a piece of tape on the level that read here’s something to use on your next house.” Bills said along with the unique angles of the house,

comes some amazing lighting. “The roof canopy is suspended away from the concrete wall with a massive steel bracket,” he said. “When the sun is overhead in the summer as well as the spring and the fall the sun illuminates the top edges of the concrete. We get wonderful sunsets. You can drop the blinds and see out to the west and the south views of Carefree, Scottsdale and Phoenix.” Overall Bills said the level of detail put into the home is just amazing. “He really tipped his hat to the history of the area in the choice of materials that he used,” he said. “The copper has a rusty look that goes with what you’d see in the old ranching west when materials are exposed to the elements. Will likes to work in regionally relevant materials.” Tickets for the show can be purchased in advance for $25 or $30 the day of the event at the Museum beginning at 8 a.m. The Museum is located at 6140 East Skyline Drive in Cave Creek. For information call 480-488-2764.

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community events Continued from page 9 perform magic for kids after the 9:30 a.m. service. There is no charge. Pioneer Living History Museum is located at 3901 W. Pioneer Road, just west of I-17 at exit 225. For information contact Pastor Kirby Moses at 623-556-7935 or go to Anthem Marketplace sponsors eggstravaganza Ace Hardware Plaza


Anthem will be the site of an Eggstravaganza from 9 a.m. – noon, April 7. The event sponsored by Regency Centers and the Businesses at Anthem Marketplace and Shops of Anthem presented will include egg hunts at both 9:30 and at 11:30. Drawings for prizes donated by the surrounding businesses will take place at 10 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. Parents also will want to bring their cameras

to get pictures with the Easter Bunny who will be available from 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. and also from 11:15 a.m. – noon. Other activities include balloon animals, face painting, a cupcake walk, crafts, cookie decorating and other games. Ace Hardware Plaza is located at 42323 N. Vision Way in Anthem. Carefree church hosts egg hunt Christ the Lord Lutheran Church is hosting a free Easter

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Egg Hunt at 9:30 a.m., April 7 for toddlers through sixth graders. Those interested in attending are asked to bring a basket. The morning will also include games, crafts, snacks, and the Easter story along with the egg hunt. Call the church office at 480-488-2081 for questions. El Pedregal bakery offers cookie decorating workshop The Bakery Café at El Pedregal is hosting a Easter Cookie Decorating Workshop from 2 – 5 p.m., April 6. Children and adults are invited to decorate festive sugar cookies in the shapes of Easter bunnies and eggs with pastel icings. Cookie decorating kits include plain sugar cookies, sprinkles and decorating frostings. The Bakery Café at El Pedregal is located at the Boulders on the southeast corner of Scottsdale Road and Carefree Highway at 34505 North Scottsdale Road. Cost for decorating kits is $10. For information call The Bakery Café at 480-488-4100 or go to ENVIRONMENT Sponsors sought for Earth Day event Cave Creek is looking for exhibitors and volunteers for their upcoming Earth Day celebration, set from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., April 21 at the FCF-Holland Community Center in Scottsdale. The volunteer committee is now looking for exhibitors, organizations and local residents who want to be involved in promoting sustainable energy alternatives, earth friendly conservation and educational

efforts taking place at the Green Cave Creek festivities in April. The Earth Day event is geared towards individuals and families of all ages. Exhibitors, vendors, businesses and non-profit organizations are invited to submit a request for free both space. Volunteers are encouraged to participate by donating their time leading up to and at the Green Cave Creek event. Interested vendors and volunteers are asked to call Jennifer Smith-Izzo at 480-420-9301 or visit The non-profit Green Cave Creek committee was established in 2008 for the purpose of engaging and educating Cave Creek residents and businesses about the benefits of sustainable energy programs and practices. Black Canyon hosts Earth Day The Black Canyon Heritage Park Coalition is sponsoring the 2nd annual Earth Day event from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on April 21 at Black Canyon Heritage Park. “A Day for Curiosity, Discovery, Stewardship” will provide participants a variety of experiences to instill respect, responsibility, and stewardship for the surrounding area’s cultural, historical, recreation and environmental offerings. The free event will include: * Adding a third new native fish species to the aquatic habitat - Arizona Game and Fish Department * Wildlife displays native to the desert life zone.

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Taste of the Foothills aids Caring Corps STAFF REPORT

Get ready for food tastings, live music and entertainment under the stars as the nonprofit Foothills Caring Corps hosts their 8th annual Taste of the Foothills Celebration and Cashing & Caring event on March 29. The festivities take place from 5 – 8 p.m., at el Pedregal, 34505 N. Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. Participating restaurants include Bryan’s Black Mountain Barbeque, Café Bink, Carefree Station, El Encanto, Firecreek Coffee, Latilla at the Boulders, Harold’s Corral and Venues Café. The Cash & Caring benefit raffle drawing will be throughout the evening when three winners will receive cash prizes. A live auction and prize board drawings will also take place. Cash & Caring raffle tickets are on sale now, and at the event, and cost $100 each, three for $275 or eight for $500. Participants need not be present to win.

Proceeds will benefit the Foothills Caring Corps, a volunteer based service organization whose primary mission is to promote independence and enhance the quality of life for older residents in the northeast Valley. Admission to the event is free. Attendees are encouraged to support the evening with the purchase of raffle tickets or participation in the other fund raising opportunities at the event. RSVP is recommended. For information or raffle tickets, call 480-488-1105 or visit In 2011, the organization’s volunteers donated more than 40,000 hours to assist residents throughout Carefree, Cave Creek, North Scottsdale, North Phoenix and other areas within Maricopa County. For tickets and more information, call the Foothills Caring Corps at 480-488-1105.

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Dwelling in a land of delusion It is absolutely mind boggling at the extent that our own government continues to paper over all the serious issues in this country. As the boys at CNBC rejoice the rising stock market, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reported that President Obama’s budget would result in a deficit of $1.3 trillion. This amount will be added to the $15.6 trillion U.S. debt making this the fourth year in a row the U.S. will add more than a trillion dollars to the deficit. At this rate, the total federal debt will hit nearly $22 trillion by 2022. Clearly, nothing is slowing this administration or congress or Fed down as together they run up insane deficits, borrow $ trillions and print $ trillions more. Hoping that no one is really paying attention, our government continues to run this country into the ground.

Of course, all of the “free” money has to go somewhere as such the case since ’09, the money is flowing into the stock market and into the commodities market. Sadly, few of the average Americans (the 99 percent) are benefiting from the run up in the stock market. Instead most American savers, especially those on fixed incomes, are actually being crushed by the sustained zero interest rate policy of the Fed. Yes, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Warren Buffett and many hedge funds are reaping the rewards of the rising stock market, but the average American, who is trying to save a buck, has no chance. Because Bernanke has maintained near zero rates, he has effectively forced savers to invest in a highly speculative stock market. And, as history has proven time and time again, once the little guys start putting money into the market you can bet the market will implode soon after. Perhaps if the rising stock market resulted in a robust job market then the cheap and easy money policy of the Fed might

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right fielder couldn’t make a leaping catch the Falcons had second and third with only one out. After a strikeout the Falcons turned to senior Kalyn Peters. The team’s designated hitter came through with a single to left, which scored two Falcons runs and saw Peters take second on the throw home. One batter later senior Maggie Heberle followed with a bloop single to right that landed just over the outstretched arms of the

Chiefs second baseman to make the score 3-0. From there Paoli gave her team a chance to win by throwing strikes in bunches. While she only had three strikeouts she only walked one batter all night. The key would be the Falcons defense, which struggled throwing the ball. After three throwing errors allowed Thunderbird to get on the board in the fourth inning the Chiefs would get back in the game with three runs in the fifth.

In the fifth a leadoff single turned into a double on an error by the leftfielder. Rachel Naftulin followed with a single to center. A quick throw back to the infield kept the first run from scoring, but Naftulin took second on the throw. Following a sacrifice fly off the bat of Chelsea Kamps, Emma Harman singled to center to make the score 6-3. An RBI groundout got the Chiefs to within 6-4. “You always have to be confident,” Hillier said. “We made some mistakes, but I think we’ve got a really good chance to be good this season. We have a lot of young players that are still learning.” Gianni lamented that her team missing a golden opportunity to push back Thunderbird in the top of the seventh. The Falcons started the inning with a single, followed by a Hillier walk. A wild pitch made it second and third with nobody out. “I thought we’d get some insurance runs in that inning,” Gianni said. “We have 2-3-4 up to start that inning we need to get something.”

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community events Continued from page 14 * Regional information for nearby places to visit – Bureau of Land Management * Native tree planting – Audubon Society and maybe others * Dividing and native grasses * Guided walks Park’s new trail

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Mother’s Favorite Child performs in Scottsdale Mother’s Favorite Child, which celebrates the fruits of inspiration through its “Jazz Soul” music will perform at 1 p.m., Sunday at El Pedregal Shops and Dining in Scottsdale. The band recalls the roots of R&B and transcends the past and present face of the genre with its sound. The event is free to attend. Food and wine tasting tickets are available for purchase. El Pedregal is located at 34505 North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. For information about Carefree Sundays call 480-488-1072 or go to Pinnacle Concert series continues The South of the Border Fireworks, a passionate performances of Mexico’s Three Tenors, will perform at 7:30 p.m., Friday at the Pinnacle Presbyterian Church are musical explosions of operatic tenor favorites featuring famous arias such as Nessum Dorma.

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MUSIC Corbett performs in Cave Creek The John Corbett Band will make its fourth annual appearance in Cave Creek at 8:30 p.m., Thursday at Harold’s. Tickets to see the country band live are $20. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at Harold’s Cave Creek Corral, 6895 E. Cave Creek Road or

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fishing report This is a scaled down, North Valley focused, version of the weekly fishing report produced by Arizona Game and Fish. To view the complete listing go to LAKE PLEASANT Lake elevation 1,694 feet (90 percent full). The lakes is approaching its normal maximum level a little early this year. Largemouth bass are on beds in the shallow northern coves, and could be staging for the spawn throughout the lake. Keep in mind there is a protracted spawn, so only a small segment of the bass population spawns at any one time. Drop shot is pulling in a few fish in the northern coves. Water temps range from 53 in the open water to 57 in the coves. Archery anglers are waiting patiently for the carp to kick into high gear. It also sounds like the striped bass have been holding deep -60-feet-plus. This may change significantly once the CAP water pumping into the lake ceases. Not sure when that will happen, but the lake is getting pretty full, so it should be soon.

Reservoir release is 100 cfs. Launching is still difficult; four-wheel drive is best, unless you have a car topper, canoe or kayak. A couple anglers fished the Rattlesnake Cove area for a half day and caught about 11 bass. Cranks and jigs worked well.  Crawfish imitations were quite productive.  Don’t forget there is an angler trail from Rattlesnake Cove to SB Cove, although with the lake this low, it will be well up from the current water line.

SAGUARO Lake elevation 1524 feet at 92 percent full. Been getting reports for a couple of weeks now of anglers catching bass on beds, or staging for the spawn. With the full moon this week, we will likely see more bass moving into the spawning mode. An angler fished from about 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. up river and around islands.  White swimbaits enticed the bite BARTLETT for him. Saguaro is also an Lake elevation is 1,745 early-bird lake for channel ft, which is 38 percent full.  catfish. In fact, bass anglers

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real people Continued from page 15 in their financial system. And, just like the U.S. politicians, European leaders refuse to fix the problem the only way it can truly be fixed and that is through years of austerity, hard work, and saving. Instead, like our own Fed, the ECB is flooding the world with printed money. The extra cash pouring into the global economy may help keep stock markets higher for a while, but sooner or later the game will be up. Then just as the housing and consumer credit bubbles popped, this giant bubble will pop too. There has never been a more important time to distinguish between truth and propaganda. Far too long too many Americans have believed in the fallacy that central bankers like Bernanke are beholden to the American public. The trouble centers around the fact that the desired result of the Fed is not designed to actually benefit the commoners, but instead it keeps Big Banks Big and allows politicians to continue to spend the tax payer’s money. Meanwhile, Big Ben, the Ivy League professor who has spent his entire life in academia / government, thinks he alone knows which levers to pull that will make the economy flourish again. The American people want to believe their leaders are doing what is best for them, but sadly this is just another delusion. Those in government are not protecting you, they are not taking care of you and they are most certainly not providing anything to you that is free. It is time that collectively we wake up to the reality that nothing is free in this life. Despite what George Bush or Barney Frank said, we are not entitled to own a home. Despite what President Obama declares, there is no such thing as free healthcare. Every dollar the government has was taken (or borrowed) from someone else. Everything government does has a cost and sadly the final cost of an arrogant government and a delusional public will be an imploding economy. Do not forget that the same folks telling you everything is now fine are the same ones that in 2005 said, “We’ve never had a decline in house prices on

a nationwide basis. So, what I think what is more likely is that house prices will slow, maybe stabilize, might slow consumption spending a bit. I don’t think it’s gonna drive the economy too far from its full employment path, though.” ~Ben Bernanke I could give you a dozen more quotes that show this guy has no clue or more precisely he has no intention of helping you. This should come as no surprise since he’s an economics professor that doesn’t believe in the law of supply and demand. Instead, he believes a healthy economy is driven by artificially propping up home prices and then recommending that homeowners borrow against their homes. He is also an advocate for forcing banks to make loans to subprime borrowers and then when many of those same homes are foreclosed on by Fannie and Freddie, he suggests the solution is to initiate bulk discount sales of these homes to his friends in the .01 percent so they can turn around and rent them to their former owners. You may also recall that in 2008 on the campaign trail then Senator Obama said, “The problem is, is that the way Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $5 trillion for the first 42 presidents, #43 added $4 trillion by his lonesome, so that we now have

over $9 trillion of debt that we are going to have to pay back; $30,000 for every man, woman and child. That’s irresponsible. It’s unpatriotic.” This came from a man who has now run up the deficit to more than $15 trillion in three years. I am curious to know if he thinks that is irresponsible and unpatriotic. Additionally, Obama’s housing solutions have cost tax payers well more than $30 billion with very little to show for it. All the while, Fannie and Freddie have lost $160 billion of your tax dollars since 2008. And, as I wrote about last week, the FHA just announced they will require a taxpayer bailout for the first time in their 78 year existence. In the end, the massive government spending and the tripling of the Federal Reserve balance sheet has done exactly what it was intended to do - save Wall Street and the Too Big To Fail Banks. Sadly the $ trillions spent (wasted) have done little to benefit the economy or those fighting to hold on to the American Dream. Again, I urge you to wake from the land of delusion to recognize that there are still dark storm clouds all around. Do not trade awareness for the appearance of safety and security. Robert Holt, CDPE/SFR of The [HOLT] Group, RE/MAX Sonoran Hills. For info, visit or call 623-748-9583 and tell us your thoughts.


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Liberal media rears head in push against Republicans Wr i t i n g in this space two months ago, I laid out the m e d i a advantage t h a t O’Reilly President Obama has in his quest for reelection. According to a study done by the Pew Research Center, 32 percent of journalists say they are liberal, 53 percent moderate and just 8 percent conservative. Ask John McCain how the press treated him in 2008 if you want specifics on the tilt toward Obama. A great illustration of media bias is the recent dustup over Sandra Fluke. She is the liberal activist trotted out by the Democratic Party to deflect the contraception issue away from the “church-state” controversy the White House was losing

and into the more emotional “women’s health” arena. Nancy Pelosi herself organized a press dog-and-pony show for Fluke, who portrays herself as a law student having a rough time paying for birth control pills. She wants the feds to pick up the tab through mandated insurance benefits even though the pills cost about $9 a month at places like Wal-Mart, and are distributed free at health clinics under Title Ten legislation. But you won’t find those facts being discussed much in the national media. No, for them, Fluke is a victim of a cruel system that wants to unduly burden American women. Sure. Of course, Fluke was handed an enormous gift by Rush Limbaugh when he made demeaning comments about her. Immediately, the committed left-wing media machine, led by

Voter identification helps maintain election integrity Welcome to the 21st century. In this day and age, you can’t write a check, use a credit card, set up a bank account, get on an airplane, rent a hotel room or a car, or even get a library card without first showing your photo identification — usually a driver’s license. It is a pain, but we dig into our wallets and pull out the old ID card (with the photo we wish we could change) because, well ... because that’s the way it is. Today, we have to prove who we are to get what we want. So, why are some people so aghast at the idea that when we vote we should have to show a photo ID? The merchant who asks a shopper to show a picture ID before accepting their credit card just wants to match up the name on the card with the face on your license. The airline

wants to make sure they know who’s getting on what flight. And the librarian needs to verify your correct address in case you decide not to return a stack of books. Asking for identification isn’t done to violate your privacy, it’s requested by others as protection from fraud, theft and terrorism. So why don’t we do a better job protecting our polling places? We’ve all heard the legendary (and proven) stories about dead people voting. Things are changing now. In the last year, 34 states introduced voter ID legislation. But, Attorney General Eric Holder’s Justice Department is fighting tooth and nail so that these new voter fraud laws don’t go into effect. He says they are discriminatory against the indigent, minorities, students, the elderly and others who

the amazingly dishonest Media Matters website, cranked up two themes: that Limbaugh should be deported to Tonga, and that he is the real power behind the Republican Party. MSNBC, which is now partnered with Media Matters in the quest to disseminate leftwing propaganda, went wild, and so, to a lesser extent, did other national media outlets. The story line is that because the Republican candidates did not call for Limbaugh to be sent to Guantanamo Bay, they endorsed his attitude toward Fluke. The analysis was” so hysterical that it could have been a Jon Stewart bit, and in fact it was. The bigger picture is this: Voters who do not pay close attention to public policy and political controversies are at the mercy of so-called “prevailing wisdom” — that is, what they

hear around town, from their friends, etc. As long as most of the media, including the entertainment industry, promote one particular candidate for president, that person will have a major advantage in November. But informed voters know the fix is in, although there’s little they can do about it. A Pew survey taken in January found that 67 percent of Americans believe there is bias in news coverage. They are right, and it is toward the left. Few in the press are reporting the truth about Sandra Fluke.

That is an indicator of what the American media have become, as well as what is likely to come as the election campaign unfolds. Veteran TV news anchor Bill O’Reilly is host of the Fox News show “The O’Reilly Factor” and author of the book “Pinheads and Patriots: Where You Stand in the Age of Obama.” To find out more about Bill O’Reilly, and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate web page at This column originates on the website www.

may not have a driver’s license. Liberal groups, like the ACLU, cry that states should be making it easier for citizens to vote, not harder. They maintain that since Republicans are in charge in most of the states passing the photo ID requirement, it is all a ploy to disenfranchise those groups that usually vote Democratic. Under the 1965 Voting Rights Act the attorney general has the right of approval for any proposed voting change in a state with a history of voter discrimination — mostly Southern states. More recently, the Justice Department rejected a new photo ID voting law passed in Texas, concluding that between 6 and 10.8 percent of Hispanics in that state lacked the required picture identification. In passing the law, Texas pledged to give out free ID cards to those who didn’t have one. The Justice Department rejected that idea because applicants for the free

cards would have to provide a birth certificate. The Justice Department has now lumped in the Texas case with the South Carolina suit, and the whole thing promises to be tied up in the courts for months if not years. The end result — these new photo ID laws cannot be enforced. In the meantime, the November presidential race is looming, and Holder’s boss, President Barack Obama, certainly wouldn’t want to lose any potential Democratic voters. Look, we have lots of rights here in America, but they come with responsibilities. You have the right to own and drive a car IF you get the proper license and insurance. You can send your child to a public school IF you can prove you live in the neighborhood and that little Billy or Susie has had their vaccinations. You can own a gun IF you get the proper registration and license. These are just some

of the checks and balances we have in our society. I see no reason why that maxim doesn’t apply to our right to vote. Much has changed since the 1965 Voting Rights Act went into effect — the pervasiveness and ease of identity theft, to name just one obvious example. And, sorry — I don’t buy that this is some sinister Republican trick to purge Democratic voters. The idea of requiring a picture ID at the polls was recommended way back in 2005 by a commission on federal election reform co-chaired by none other than former President Jimmy Carter. It’s way past time to revamp our voting system to ensure that only eligible voters actually vote. Visit Diane Dimond’s official website at for investigative reporting, polls and more. To find out more about Diane Dimond and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at

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Please visit our website at to place your classified. Rate for classifieds are $.50 per word and must be prepaid. Deadline for classifieds is Wed. at 5pm for the following Wed. issue. Classifieds may also be faxed to 623-465-1363. Please note that no classifieds are accepted over the phone.

Notices Becky Knorr from Smart Styles is now doing hair at Salon Eclectic. Please call 623-680-8231 for appt. GIRLS AGES 6-12 wanted for Baton Twirling Show Corps. Special 7 week clinic begins March 29th in Cave Creek. 602-997-0522 Beginners Watercolor Classes. No need to draw straight lines! Have fun and learn basic techniques from a professional Cave Creek artist, Sharon Roden. Five sessions (2hrs each) for $100 Starting March 27 Call 480-451-1633 for details Looking for ladies who would like to play cards and/or mahjong. 623-465-9317 GIRLS ages 6-12 wanted for Baton Twirling Show Corps. Special 7 week Clinic begins March 29th ar Black Mountain School. 602-997-0522 Al-anon Meetings in Anthem. Mondays 10:45am. St Rose Parish. 2825 W Rose Canyon Circle. S/W corner of Daisy Mtn & Meridian

Appliances GE Profile Refrigerator, Black side by side$400. Maytag Gemini Range, Black double oven-$400. Hotpoint microwave,black-&75 All in great condition! 623-465-4303 ATV/Cycle/Etc 2003 Yamaha 100 V-twin Custom. 15K miles. Customized – many extras. Must see. $7900 obo. 602-750-5047 1960 to 1976 Enduro or dirt bike wanted by private party. Must be complete 50cc to 500cc. Will look at all, running or not. 480-518-4023 Autos DONATE YOUR CAR, truck or boat to Heritage for the Blind. Free 3-day vacation, tax deductible, free towing, all paperwork taken care of. 877-891-6755.

ADOPT: Devoted loving couple would be honored to raise your newborn with warmth, security, educational opportunities & endless love. Expenses paid. Please call Mary Anne & Jack @ 877-297-4304. Adult Care Flight Nurse for relocation assistance of your Loved One. Facility / Home / Hospital. In-State/Out-of-State/Abroad. Registered Nurse for Relocation, Vacation, Special Occasions. Fay Nichols RN, BSN 480-262-9915 Wildflower Senior Assisted Home,LLC is a residential care home catering to “LADIES ONLY” Located in N.Phx (85085) in the beautiful Sonoran Foothills just south of Carefree Highway & east of I-17. Wildflower is owned & managed by an RN. Please visit our website @ www. or call Karen @ 602*697-8220

Customer Service Roadrunner Pharmacy has career openings for our growing company!! Candidates must have customer and computer skills and be accurate on phones. Candidates must be willing to work full time and accept our excellent pay and benefit package in order to join our great team. No weekends or nights. Holidays off with pay!!!! We are at 7th St and Carefree Hwy. Please email your resume to hrdept@ or fax to 623-434-6928

1964 to 1972 classic sports car, muscle car wanted by private party running or not. 480-518-4023 Financial Services

Instruction AIRLINES ARE HIRING. Train for high paying Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-314-5370. EARN COLLEGE DEGREE ONLINE. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SHEV certified. Call 888-216-1541. www. HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA from home. 6-8 weeks. ACCREDITED. Get a Diploma. Get a job! FREE brochure. 1-800-2648330 Benjamin Franklin High School www. Livestock & Supplies Will trade roofing work for 2-4 horse gooseneck trailer.  Licensed contractor.  602-616-9753 Saddle & Tack Repairs. Western & English plus Racing saddle too. 30 years exp. BuySell-Trade. 23yrs same location. Circle Mtn Rd & 18th St. 623-465-7286 English Saddle – Spring Seat 16in and pad. Made in Crosbey England, Mark V11 Commander, excellent condition. $275. Call Arline 623-465-7397

Spring is coming and so are the critters. Call New River Recycle. We come pick up at NO CHARGE. We take just about anything. Old washer/dryers, AC, water bladders, fencing, barn roofing, any kind of metal. Will pay some cash for old cars and batteries. Please call for your pick up. 602-920-4989 or 480-325-2905. Leave message we will get back to you. Adoptions

looking for Owner Operators with/without equipment. Great freight, newer fleet, 24hr driver support w/competitive pay, benefits package. 877-207-4662.

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS. WIN or Pay Nothing! Start Your Application In Under 60 Seconds. Call Today! Contact Disability Group, Inc. Licensed Attorneys & BBB Accredited. Call 888-859-3767. Garage Sales Moving Sale Saturday March 24th and Sunday March 25th. Cross Streets are Anthem Way and Independence in Anthem. Follow signs. Help Wanted Immediate openings for Accts. Receivable. A/R experience 1-2 years and customer service. Full benefits, insurance, 401-K pkg. Full time M-F. No weekends or holidays. Career minded people only need to apply. Please email your resume to hrdept@ or fax to 623-434-6928 SEE YOURSELF earning 6 figures? Our top earners do! We can help you get there. Family-owned AZ based trucking company

ADVERTISE YOUR JOB Opening in 87 AZ newspapers. Reach over 1 million readers for ONLY $330! Call this newspaper or visit: PUT YOUR TAX REFUND TO WORK for you!!! Careers starting in as little as 4 weeks! $35-40k per year. Call Southwest Truck Driving Training. 602-352-0704 (Located in Phoenix). NURSES: Opportunity for extraordinary experience serving part-time in America’s Navy Reserve. Excellent benefits. Potential sign-on bonus: up to $30,000, based on specialty. 1-800-354-9627 for details. DRIVERS: DAILY PAY! Up to $.42/mile plus $.02/mile quarterly safety bonus. New trucks. Van and Refrigerated. CDL-A, 3 months recent experience required. 800-414-9569 WANTED: LIFE AGENTS. Earn $500 a day. Great agent benefits. Commissions paid daily. Liberal underwriting. Leads, leads, leads. LIFE INSURANCE, LICENSE REQUIRED. Call 1-888-713-6020.

LUV SHACK RANCH RESCUE is a 501(c)3 non profit organization. We rehabilitate and adopt out local horses that have been abused, neglected or rescued from slaughter. We are in need of donations and sponsors to help with feed and vet care. Volunteer opportunities are also available. For further info, please call 602-396-8726. VOLUNTEER-SPONSOR-ADOPT! Dreamchaser Horse Rescue offers a myriad of volunteer opportunities. Please consider joining our Dreamchaser family! We need animal lovers who are willing to help with everything from ranch chores to fundraising! We have sanctuary horses who need sponsors, and horses available for adoption. Come see us: www. or Susan at 623-910-6530 MISC. Kitchen Sink-Kohler-cast-iron -WhiteExcellent Condition-Only $50 English Saddle – Spring Seat 16in and pad. Made in Crosbey England, Mark V11 Commander, excellent condition. $275. Call Arline 623-465-7397 Misc Wanted Wanted: CASH PAID for guns, wagon wheels, wagons, anvils, wooden barrels, western antiques. 623-742-0369 602-214-5692

Pets & Supplies Rattlesnake proof your dog now. Snake proofing for all breeds of dogs. New River location. 480-215-1776 www. Yorkshire Puppies! Great bloodlines, tiny and adorable. Reasonably priced. or 602-999-2625. Call today! GERMAN SHEPHERD Male dob 0426-10. Great watchdog, Lovable, BIG. Blk/Grey longhair. House Trained, Cage trained. Shots/Licensed $450. 602-3547300 or 602-299-9319 REMEMBER TO ADOPT! Maricopa County Animal Care and Control 602- 506PETS. Sheltie & Collie rescue have beautiful dogs for adoption. 480-488-5711 Services Offered Sprinkler & Drip Repairs. System CheckUps. Valves, Heads, Timers Drip Irrigation, Leaks. Maintenance Plans. 623-748-4773 Dave’s Mobile Trailer Service - Inspect / Repair / Replace Grease Seals, Bearings, Magnets, Brakes & Weld & Electrical Repairs. 602-361-6551 I will clean your home. 15yrs local experience. $14 per hour, your supplies. Good references. 623-434-8125 Housecleaners & Windows Clean. Experienced and Honest people. |Quality Work. Consuelo& Rudy Garcia. 480-720-2944 WELD AND REPAIR SERVICES. On Site Welding, Oil, Black, Galvanized Pipe Fencing, Arenas, Stalls, Corrals, Mare Motels, Shades, Gates, Custom Barns Etc. FULL MOBILE SERVICE 602-821-7167 www. Spring is coming and so are the critters. Call New River Recycle. We come pick up at NO CHARGE. We take just about anything. Old washer/dryers, AC, water bladders, fencing, barn roofing, any kind of metal. Will pay some cash for old cars and batteries. Please call for your pick up. 602-920-4989 or 480-325-2905. Leave message we will get back to you. Desertscape Nursery 623-492-0799 Sporting Goods Guns: 12GA side x side shot guns 4 each $399ea. Dennis 602-579-9954

Real estate Commercial Property C-3 For Lease approx. 850 to 3000 sqft. Was Riverside Food Mart in the New River Plaza. Very reasonable to match economic times. 46639 N Black Canyon Hwy. Frontage Road. 623-640-7978 Manufactured Homes NEW 3 Bedroom / 2 Bath DOUBLEWIDE - CAVCO Durango Factory Order. Full Drywall. Hardwood Cabinets 1st Quality, Lowest Price - $33,995! Home Outlet 1-800-493-2221. Roommate Wanted Bedroom & Bath, rent 350. mo., New River, pet OK 602-910-2397

and house privilages. Combined kitchen and diningroom All utilities, satelite TV, local phone included. Furnished or not. Single occupant $475/ mo. Double occupant $600/ mo. Ray: 623-374-9227 Rentals For Rent Casita/Studio. Private entry& bath-includes utilities-microwave & refrigerator. Available March 15. $475/mo. Non Smoker Please 480-241-9675

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Anthem Country Club unfurnished home for lease: 2,039 sq. ft., 2 bdrm/2 bath, fireplace, granite, 2-car garage/cabinets, BBQ. $1,500 mo., non-smoking. 623-551-2596

Green N Lush RV Park--Nice! RV and Park Model Spaces. 55+. WiFi, Storage Sheds. $270.00 Monthly. 623-374-9123 3 Br / 2 Ba. On Golf Course lot in gated Anthem CC. Walk to Clubhouse. Membership fees included. Beautiful Home. Only $1,495/mo. 520-240-2615 Tired of searching for a Rental? Call Jo at Coldwell Banker Daisy Mtn 480-326-8825 at absolutely no cost to you!! Real Estate For Sale by Owner. Oasis 55plus Gated Community. Club House, Pool & Spa. 19500 Gragory St. Lot 38, Black Canyon City, AZ. Front Porch, 10x12 covered deck, washer & dryer, shed, 60x100 size lot. $32,000, completely furnished. 602-292-3531

ADVERTISE YOUR HOME, property or business for sale in 87 AZ newspapers. Reach over 1 million readers for ONLY $330! Call this newspaper or visit: www. Land For Sale NO MONEY DOWN. Take over payments of $249.00 per month on 6 nicely treed one-acre lots. East of Show Low, good access, near electricity. 719-963-5950. SOUTHERN AZ RANCH SALE. 1 day only, March 31st. Repossessed property. Tombstone Heritage Ranch, 36 acres, $15,900 (was $52,900); Eureka Springs Ranch, 36 acres, $21,900 (was $63,900). Level, good access, lovely views. Price to Sell! Excellent financing & ADWR report available. Call AZLR 888-903-0988.

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