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Anthem seeks public input on purchase of building MARC BUCKHOUT MANAGING EDITOR

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The Anthem Community Council is seeking public opinion on the proposed purchase of the building at 3701 W. Anthem Way. The building would not only serve Anthem staff, but would be open to the community for a wide array of social and business related activities. The price tag on the building is $2.3 million.

The opinion of Anthem community members will be sought during the course of the next two plus months as the Anthem Community Council will look to vote on the purchase of 3701 W. Anthem Way at the June 27th council meeting. In January the council directed Anthem staff to negotiate the purchase of one of three available buildings, between 3701 W. Anthem Way, where staff currently rents office space, 3715 W. Anthem Way, a building Anthem previously

considered purchasing, and 41810 Venture Court. After attempting to negotiate deals on all three properties Community Executive Officer Jennifer Kollings said the owners of 3701 W. Anthem Way were the only group that showed any real interest. By unanimous vote of the newly seated board Anthem will have up to 90 days to consider the offer, a purchase agreement for $2.3 million, down from the $2.85 million original asking price. With Anthem’s lease on the office space at 3701 W. Anthem Way set to expire in May of 2013 the purchase of the building

would solidify space for staff moving forward, but also would serve a variety of other long-sought amenities for Anthem residents. While the current rental space is approximately 4,400 square feet, the entire building is approximately eight times that size at 36,500 square feet. Plans for the remaining space include a host of items that have been targeted by Anthem residents going back to the SIMP report in 2009 and more recently the Swaback Report.

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New traffic safety technology put to test in Anthem MARC BUCKHOUT MANAGING EDITOR

Technology that could eventually improve safety for motorists world-wide was on display Thursday in Anthem. With representatives from a variety of involved organizations on hand, civic leaders got a first-hand look at some of the applications of the technology initially designed to make emergency responders safer in getting to and from emergency calls. While the belief is the SMARTDrive Program can drastically cut down on vehiclerelated incidents, which a recent study shows account for nearly 13 percent of all firefighter and police officer on duty deaths, the applications go significantly

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beyond first responders. “It’s the dawn of a new era in transportation,” John Hauskins, the director of the Maricopa County Department of Transportation said. Engineers with MCDOT have worked in conjunction with staff at the University of Arizona to develop technology that will allow equipment on board emergency vehicles to communicate with roadside equipment mounted to traffic signals. Emergency vehicles currently use infrared light to pre-empt traffic signals, which acts like a remote control. The old technology didn’t account for two emergency vehicles approaching an intersection from two

different directions, leading to some accidents. The presentation on Thursday included media members and civic leaders getting the opportunity to ride on a City of Phoenix as particpants were shown the technology holding a light green a bit longer than normal so the bus could get through the intersection. They also witnessed how an emergency vehicle would trump a transit vehicle, as an off-duty fire fighter drove south bound through an intersection thanks to its higher priority than the west-bound bus, which was forced to stop for a red light. Based on the speed the vehicle is travelling the software calculates the time it will take

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Anthem is a test site for new technology on-board vehicles as well as at intersections for emergency vehicles that will allow for quicker and safer response time to emergency calls. The technology is being tested along Daisy Mountain Drive.

it to reach the intersection and is then able to send a request to the software located at the intersection asking for priority. The software at the intersection then considers the request and prioritizes them. Once the vehicle clears the intersection it sends a message

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Anthem teen Joey Hudy, who recently was invited to the White House will be at the next New River-Desert Hills Community Association meeting at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday at Crossroads Christian Fellowship. Hudy will show off his Marshmallow Cannon he invented, which can shot up to 176 feet. Hudy was the guest of honor at a White House event, which celebrated efforts to engage kids in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Hudy, 15, credits Jerry Becker, an employee at the local Home Depot with helping make his dream a reality. Hudy’s visit will take place in conjunction with the NR/DHCA’s annual ice cream social, offered to show appreciation for the support and volunteer efforts of the members. Shangri La Ranch will provide the ice cream for the event. NR/DHCA will

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The Maricopa County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is performing roadway maintenance and rehabilitation activities on the Northbound I-17 frontage road between Plymouth Drive to Old Stage Road. The project include the milling (grinding) and reconstruction of the top layer of pavement followed by the installation of a “roadway quieting” surface treatment using a “rubberized” asphalt overlay paving process which uses recycled pulverized tires from waste management and landfill sites throughout the southwest. Project completion is scheduled for June. In addition to the work on the frontage road similar projects are scheduled to take place on 7th Ave. from Carefree Highway to Desert Hills Drive as well as Circle Mountain Road from New River Road to 22nd St. “This roadway rehab project will extend the service life of these roadways for decades, and, as an additional benefit to our environment,

makes good use of thousands of old, discarded tires that would otherwise fill and pollute our landfills,” Chairman Max Wilson, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors said. “Moreover, Maricopa County’s dedication to maintaining a strict maintenance schedule keeps our roadways safe and minds the bottom line,” he added. On-street parking in construction areas is not permitted during work hours. Traffic lane restrictions are anticipated. Please allow yourself extra time when driving through the construction areas, as there may be traffic delays. Access will be maintained for residents, businesses and emergency vehicles at all times. Construction hours will be from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Some evening and weekend work may be required. Motorists are asked to obey the traffic signs and flagmen when driving through the area. For information go to mcdot. maricopa.gov.

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Along with open space, where people can sit and talk or play cards there will be a number of meeting rooms for classes or businesses to use. The recreation areas would also relieve a burden on the space available at the Anthem Community Center. It was suggested that quiet activities could find their way to the new building whether it was yoga classes, the quilting club, Golden Go Getters, or VFW and American Legion meetings with sports related activities remaining at the Community Center. While one resident questioned the need for such a large space and Anthem resident Chuck Durant said that the building was only a good deal if you can actually use the space, new board vice president Ray Norris indicated that won’t be a problem. “We have so many clubs I’m not worried about that,” he said. “If you build it they will come.” There also would be a banquet area with a kitchen. “I have been on four different committees over the years talking about space and needs,” Connie Campbell Henry of ProMusica Arizona Chorale and Orchestra. “I’m so very pleased to see this plan. I’m excited about some of the possibilities. There is one long room that can be used by various groups and then a catering kitchen that can be rented out to non-profits or for a rehearsal dinners or for receptions of any kind. This opens up possibilities for lots of groups.” A welcome center where visitors can get information about Anthem also is part of the plan. One of the other priorities the board wants to improve is the police presence in Anthem. Indications are that the purchase of the building could aid in that cause as Anthem staff has had informal talks with various law enforcement agencies that serve the community. Those entities reportedly have shown interest in renting space in the building to more easily carry out their duties. “I think this setup would be a plus for the community,” Maricopa County Sherriff Office Lieutenant Rich Burden said. “We could more easily share information with DPS and Phoenix Police Department. It’s a good place where we can communicate what we’re seeing in the community with each other. Their bad guys in a lot of cases are

our bad guys. We’re excited about the possibility of moving forward with this project.” The proposal would have a separate entrance set up for law enforcement personnel. Their portion of the building would also include a temporary holding facility for suspects waiting to be transported. Making the building functional for all of the intended purposes would require a revamping to a degree, but staff pointed out that it would be a cheaper process than if they were to have purchased the building at 3715, which is simply a shell building. Community Financial Officer Doug Greenstein went over some of the logistics regarding the proposed purchase. “Our goals in this proposal are to make this purchase without depleting the enhancement fund so as to keep money available for other goals that were established with the SIMP report,” he said. “We also need to avoid creating an increase in assessments for our residents. We have found a scenario that accomplishes both.” By June of this year, the proposed time table for making the purchase of the building, Greenstein said there should be approximately $4.75 million in the enhancement fund. The proposal would have $500,000 from the enhancement fund used as a down payment. In working with Chase Bank the proposal would call for a 20 year mortgage with the building being used as collateral. In no longer paying $110,000 annually in rent for office space and in also picking up rent from the prospective law enforcement groups that would share space in the building Greenstein said the numbers are “very close to break even,” adding that some fine tuning still needs to be done. A frequently asked questions section about the proposed purchase of the building can be found at onlineatanthem.com/ sites/default/files/civic-centerfaq.pdf. A mailing will be sent out with dates of presentations about the proposed building as well. The next Anthem Community Council meeting will be at 6:30 p.m., May 23 at the Anthem Community Center.


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The end of a sports season almost always brings about some sadness for the high school athletes involved and in that regard the Boulder Creek Jaguars lacrosse team was like a lot of other teams. And while the sting of an 1110 loss to Notre Dame Prep, which wasn’t decided until the final second, hung on their faces immediately following Thursday’s game, it didn’t take long for the coaching staff to offer the big picture perspective on what was a historic campaign for the developing program. “There’s no reason we should hang our head,” coach Dan Booth said. “Last year they beat us by 18 goals I think it was. We played our best two games of the year when it counted most. These seniors were freshman when I started here and they’ve certainly raised the level of expectation for the program.” One year removed from a 2-10 season the Jaguars earned their first playoff appearance following an 8-6 regular season. They then defeated the East Valley Scorpions in the first round of the state tournament on April 24 to earn a matchup with Notre Dame Prep. “They were excited,” Booth said of his players regarding the matchup. “We thought we could compete with them.” After playing to a 3-3 draw in the first quarter, thanks to a pair of goals in the closing minute, the Jaguars (9-7) would struggle in the second quarter as Notre Dame dominated time of possession. While the Jaguars got the first goal less than a minute into the quarter, on an effort from Thomas Hess, they were held without a goal the remaining 11 minutes as Notre Dame scored the final four goals of the quarter to take a 7-4 halftime lead. “Ground balls hurt us tonight,” Booth said. “They were able to get to more of them than we did.”

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Boulder Creek goalie Blake O’Connell knocks away a scoring chance by a Notre Dame attacker. To view more photos from Thursday’s game go to facebook.com/thefoothills.focus.

Despite falling behind by four at the half and eventually five when Notre Dame got the first goal of the third quarter the Jaguars continued to battle. Dylan Brinkmann finally found the back of the net for the Jaguars at the 6:04 mark of the third quarter, breaking a 17 minute scoreless drought, with a shot from the top of the circle. The goal seemingly awoke his teammates as the Jaguars would rattle off two more goals in less than a minute to get within one at 8-7. The Jaguars headed to the fourth quarter down two, at 9-7.

“I think the nerves were big going into the game, but at some point we knew we could play with them and we settled in,” the coach said. Falling behind by three early in the fourth quarter at 10-7, the Jaguars once again willed themselves back into the game. Giovanni Savastano took a pass from Alec Gordon and scored from point blank range. The Jaguars then got a goal from Dylan Brinkman on the power play to make the score 10-9 with 5:35 left in the game. Notre Dame’s Zachary

Mastro responded with a spin move and a shot that bounced in past Jaguars goalie Blake O’Connell just 26 seconds later. The score still remained 11-9 with the clock dipping under two minutes. Following a turnover by Boulder Creek, Notre Dame seemingly was in position to salt away the game. Instead an errant pass landed free right in front of the net with Jaguars Carter Watkins pouncing on the miscue and making Notre Dame pay, scoring to make the score 11-10 with 1:43 remaining in the game. With 16 seconds remaining in the game the Jaguars called timeout, needing a goal to send the game to overtime. “We set up a play and got a pretty decent look,” the coach. “Unfortunately it didn’t work, but I’m very proud of the team.” Looking ahead to the future, the coach said this season’s success has laid a foundation for future teams. “Our first winning season, our first playoff appearance, our first playoff win, were all great experiences for our returning players,” Booth said. “And we’ve got some good young ones coming up.”


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Boulder Creek’s comeback effort falls short MARC BUCKHOUT MANAGING EDITOR

Throughout Saturday’s game Boulder Creek baseball coach Joe McDonald kept throwing out the encouraging refrain, “Keep fighting, keep believing”. The 2012 Jaguars team lived that motto right up to the final pitch when their bid at a comefrom-behind win in the first round of the state tournament came up one base hit short in a 5-3 loss to Desert Vista. “I’m proud of this team,” McDonald said. “I wasn’t at all surprised that we put together a rally in the last inning. These guys are a group of fighters. We dealt with ups and downs all year and again today, but they never gave up.” A team that lost senior outfielder Trevor Bonifasi to shoulder surgery in February and had Arizona State bound senior Tony Blanford miss the final month of the season they not only earned a playoff berth, but claimed still managed to crank out a 26-12-1 record. In winning their final five games of the regular season the Jaguars not only earn a playoff berth, but allowed them to claim the No. 13 seed and a first round home game against No. 20 Desert Vista (15-13). With a shot to advance to a matchup with No. 4 Brophy on Tuesday the Jaguars gave the ball to senior Cameron Brendel.

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Boulder Creek senior David Real is tagged out at the plate in Saturday’s first round loss to Desert Vista. To view more photos from the game go to facebook.com/thefoothills.focus.

The right hander, who went 10-1 in the regular season, danced through some trouble in the first two innings. After a ground ball double play in the first inning held the visiting Thunder scoreless he limited a potential big inning in the second, giving up just one run. In the fourth though, things would unravel for Brendel and the Jaguars. After a leadoff single the Thunder played hit and run. Instead of being able to get to a ground ball Drew Lawrence, who was on his way to cover second, couldn’t quite stop his momentum and change direction in time to get to the hot shot, giving Desert

Vista runners on the corners with nobody out. The rally would continue as A.J. Valencia made it three consecutive hits with a liner to left field to make the score 2-0. From there Brendel lost the strike zone, walking the next two hitters. After a sacrifice fly, a hit batter and a third walk McDonald turned to his bullpen, bringing in senior Alex Lownes to try and keep his team in the game. Lownes stopped the bleeding, stranding the bases loaded, and keeping the score at 5-0. “Alex was huge,” McDonald said. “He shut them down and

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Boulder Creek junior Garrett Osterode makes a sliding catch in foul territory during the third inning of Saturday’s loss.To view more photos from Saturday’s game go to facebook.com/thefoothills.focus.

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courses taken are part of the evaluation process used by the Scholarship Committee. Rick Nollenberger, Rotary of Anthem Scholarship Committee chair, said, “The Committee thanks the many talented high school seniors who applied for a 2012 Rotary scholarship. We were impressed with the credentials of all the applicants and our decision for award was difficult again this year. We wish all graduating seniors great success in their future endeavors.” Presentations of the awards are scheduled in May at each of the school’s annual award ceremonies. As one of 34,216 Rotary clubs worldwide, the Rotary Club of Anthem also sponsors Interact Clubs at both Boulder Creek and Sandra Day O’Connor High Schools. Interact—or International Action—gives young people an opportunity to participate in fun, meaningful service projects while developing leadership skills and meeting new friends.

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and crate trained. They do not chew much for lab puppies, just on small things and the towels in their crates. They do not quite know their size and can knock little kids down, but that doesn’t mean they don’t love them. These girls are your typical happy, sweet and loving labs. They know basic commands and are very smart. If you would like more information on Angel and Bella or other dogs in need of loving homes, please contact Arizona Labrador & Giant Breed Rescue at azlabsandgiants.org. The adoption fees cover the cost of spay/neuter, basic vet check, heartworm test, microchip, 5 in 1 vaccination, and Rabies and Bordatella vaccinations. The group is also desperately in need of volunteers, especially foster homes. For information on being a volunteer go to azlabsandgiants.org.


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community events FUNDRAISER Anthem Rotary plans golf tournament The Rotary Club of Anthem will have its 8th annual golf tournament at 12:30 p.m., Saturday at the Anthem Golf and Country Club’s Persimmon Golf Course. In addition the Rotary is conducting a ladies tennis tournament on Friday. The theme for this year’s tournament will celebrate the 138th Kentucky Derby Run for the Roses. Rotary president Dave Newham has set a goal of raising $15,000. Funds will be used to support Rotary’s charitable giving in Anthem as well as the Club’s dedication to polio eradication. One of the highlights of the event, the annual ball drop, provides an opportunity for a raffle ticket holder to win up to $5,000. Ball drop raffle tickets ($20 per ticket) are on sale through Anthem Rotarians, or by calling or visiting the Edward Jones office at 623-5510523, located in the Anthem Safeway Shopping Plaza. Added to the Derby tournament weekend will be a Best Derby Tennis Visor contest and raffle to select the winning Kentucky Derby horse. Registration for the golf event will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday with a shotgun post time at 12:30 p.m. The cost for the golf event, which includes the Derby dinner party, is $125 per golfer ($100 for Anthem Golf Members). Additional tickets for the Derby party also

may be purchased ($30 each). Prizes and awards will be given. Information may be found at AnthemRotary.org. Registration and warm-up for the ladies tennis tournament will begin at 8 a.m. on Friday at the Anthem Community Center. Post time for rounds will begin at 9 a.m. Players will play timed rounds. Prizes for win, show, place and the Best Derby Visor will be given. Cost for the tennis event is $20 per player. Players are encouraged to preregister. Tickets to the Derby party at AG&CC Persimmon on Saturday may be purchased with registration. Pre-registration materials are with Cheryl Barnett (cherylbarnett@cox.net) or the AG&CC Fitness Clubs. Kiwanis hosts Lobsterfest dinner The New River Kiwanis will host their 16th annual Lobsterfest from 5 – 9 p.m., May 12 at The Station in New River. Tickets to the dinner, which includes lobster or steak with all the fixins, will benefit Kiwanis Community Park. Cost is $25 in advance or $30 at the door. The Station is located at 47020 N. Black Canyon Highway Advanced tickets are available for purchase through Monday at 623-465-5959. Rock Springs sponsors song writing festival The Rock Springs Cafe is hosting the inaugural Arizona Cowboy Songwriter’s Festival from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., May 12. A chuckwagon breakfast kicks off the event at 8 a.m. with singer/ songwriters from all around

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Arizona performing from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Vendors will be selling their wares with a portion of their proceeds to benefit The Arizona Poet’s Gathering 501(c)(3), celebrating their 30th year in Arizona. The event is free. Rock Springs Cafe is located 35769 S. Old Black Canyon Highway in Black Canyon City. HIKING Cave Creek park hosts variety of activities Cave Creek Regional Park recently released its event schedule for May that includes classes, hikes, an exercise series as well as equestrian opportunities. A complete list can be found at Maricopa.gov/parks/ cave_creek. Plenty of water and proper hiking shoes are recommended for all events. Thursday: At 7 a.m. a beat the heat hike will take participants on a 3.5 mile walk through the upper Sonoran desert leaving from the Nature Center. Along the way participants will receive tips on general fitness, hiking gear and discuss strategies for hiking during the warmer months. Thursday: At 3 p.m. there will be a ride with the Ranger leaving from Cave Creek Trailrides. The 1-hour ride will include an introduction to the nature and landscape of the area. For information on the fee based program call 623-7426700. Registration is required.

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community events Friday: At 7:30 p.m. participants will take a full moon hike to Clay Mine. The easy 1-mile hike will go from the group campground to the mine. At the mine candles will be used as group leaders will tell the story of how the contents of the cave were once used to cure people’s common ailments. Helmets will be supplied. Saturday: At 10 a.m. a onemile walk will discuss the desert’s edible plants which will leave from the Nature Center. Saturday: At 6 p.m. C.L. Lee Anderson, a living historian, and his horse Concho will discuss the history of the Spanish Cowboy during a 90 minute presentation at the Nature Center Amphitheater. He will relive their hardships and guide participants through what it took to wear the Alamar as a badge of honor. Those interested in attending are encouraged to bring camping chairs or a blanket to sit on. After the presentation there will be a chance to roast smores over a campire at the amphitheater. Attendees are encouraged to bring roasting sticks. May 9 – At 9 a.m. a bird watching session will start at the Nature Center Amphitheater. Attendees are encouraged to bring a coffee mug. Coffee will be supplied. Information will be provided on how to attract different birds to yards. Some binoculars and bird books will be on hand for use. Spur Cross Ranch offers variety of adventures Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area has a variety of hiking opportunities throughout the spring season. Hikes are $3 per person for those that don’t have a Spur Cross Ranch Conservation pass. For a complete list of hikes go to maricopa.gov/parks. Proper foot wear (closed-toe shoes or boots) and plenty of water are recommended for all hikes. Friday: At 7 a.m. an easy hike along the Spur Cross and Metate Trails will include a discussion of the 13 different species of cacti in Spur Cross. Cameras are recommended to

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capture the blossoming cactus. Saturday: At 8 a.m. a moderate 2-hour walk with earth science author Thomas McGuire will visit an abandoned gold mine, Nutcracker Rock and Hohokam rock art site along Cottonwood Wash. Saturday: At 8 p.m. a moderate moonlight hike will explore the conservation area under different conditions. Flashlights are recommended all the use of them will likely be minimal. Sunday: At 7 a.m. an easy three-hour hike on the Metate and Spur Cross Trails will discuss the edible plants of Spur Cross. Monday: At 8 a.m. a moderate 1.5 hour walk experience for health, camaraderie and the desert’s serenity is designed for people who want to begin trekking in the desert at an easy pace. SPORTS Tryout dates set for Anthem youth soccer club Anthem Soccer Club will conduct their tryouts for the 2012-2013 season Monday Thursday. Players for both the boys and girls teams in groups of under age – 8, through under age – 18. All participants need to sign in at field #1. Age cut off is Aug. 1. Players must be respective age after the cutoff date not before. There are no tryouts for the under age – 8 and 9 boys and girls, just assessment placement. Tryout dates are at 7 p.m., Monday on Field One in Anthem Park. The U-10 and U-11 boys and girls teams will have tryouts at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. The tryouts for U-12, U -13 and U -14 boys and girls teams will be at 7 p.m., May 9. The U – 15 to U – 18 boys and girls teams will have tryouts at 7 p.m., on May 10. The tryouts will last approximately 90 minutes. Those attending are asked to wear appropriate gear such as soccer, shin guards and bring drinking water. For information call Mark Kerlin at 623-582-2413 or markkerlin@hotmail.com or go to anthemsoccerclub.com. 

MUSIC The MIM offers host of May concerts The Musical Instrument Museum has a variety of concerts throughout the month of May. Here are a sample of the early ones this month. Saturday: Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem will have a family concert at 12:30 p.m. The kid-friendly ride through American roots music will include stops along the Georgia Sea Islands, the Appalachians a Mississippi blues joint, a Texas dance hall and a New Orleans parade. Tickets are $15. May 13: The Brad Mehldau Trio will perform a 6 p.m. and a 8 p.m. show. The jazz pianist has reworked pieces by contemporary songwriters ranging from the Beatles, Cole Porter, Radiohead, Paul Simon, George and Ira Gershwin and Nick Drake. The MIM is located at 4725 E.

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comeback Continued from page 7 that’s what gave us a chance.” Boulder Creek, which only had one hit through the first three innings, got on the board in the fourth inning. Senior David Real, who reached base in his first three at-bats, walked and then scored the first run for the Jaguars thanks to an RBI double off the bat of junior Riley Joyce. Joyce though was stranded at third, leaving the score 5-1 after four innings. Lownes retired the side in order in both the fifth and the sixth inning and worked around an infield hit in the seventh to keep the Thunder offense silent. Offensively Boulder Creek missed a scoring opportunity in the sixth. Despite being down 5-1, Real tried to score from first on a two out single by Joyce. With a fantastic throw from the outfield Real was cut down at the plate as the Jaguars potential rally came up empty. In the seventh Brendel, who was left in the ondeck circle in the bottom of

the sixth, doubled to the corner in left field. With one out Kyle Sipe singled. Pinch hitter Michael Sievert followed by drawing a walk. That was enough to chase Desert Vista starter Hunter Rodriguez. When reliever Tyler Adams hit senior Jacob Chiesa the score was 5-2 and the bases were still loaded with only one out. Baylor bound shortstop West Tunnell grounded out to first base, bringing the Jaguars down to their last out, but making the score 5-3. Chase Wagner walked to load the bases again, setting the stage for the team’s top power hitter in Real. After an extensive at -bat though, Real chopped back to the pitcher to end the game. “This group kept our tradition of success going,” McDonald said. “These seniors added a lot to our program. We’ll get back to it next spring and pick up where we’ve left off.”

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The SmartDrive techology calculates the time it will take for the vehicle equipped with the software to reach the intersection. The technology is designed to allow emergency vehicles to more safely get to and from calls.

to cross. What makes the app unique is by using the GPS in the phone the light will take note if the person is slow to make it across the crosswalk in the normally allotted time and will add additional time if necessary. Developers think this could be particularly useful for the disabled. An audible voice for the visually impaired also is being considered that would give the user a warning if they step outside the crosswalk while crossing the street and also inform them of the direction they

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technology Continued from page 1 on Daisy Mountain drive stretching from Gavilan Peak east to Anthem Way. Anthem Community Council president Craig Boates said the goals of the project matched those of the community. “We want to be a leader in business and technology and we want to support our fire and police personnel,� he said. Assuming the technology with emergency vehicles works as anticipated, designers said it could be expanded for use with transit busses to reduce delays, and increase travel time reliability. A modified version of the technology could one day be used for passenger vehicles to decrease the likelihood of accidents. They projected a scenario where new vehicles would be built with the technology and that older cars could be retrofit with devices. Another benefit of the technology at intersections includes help for pedestrians. By downloading an app to a smart phone pedestrians can signal the light of their desire

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At the April 25 Anthem Community Council meeting, the first for newly elected board members Robert Linder of Parkside, John Balzer of the Village and Holly Matson of Country Club, the new council elected the officers for the upcoming year. Craig Boates was reelected

as board president. Ray Norris, who previously served as treasurer, was elected as vice president while Linder was tabbed for treasurer and Matson was picked to be the board secretary. The meeting also served as a sendoff for the contributions made by outgoing board members Bob Copen, Emily Wrinkle and Ron Jerich.

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Boulder Creek High School hosted Relay for Life at the Anthem high school on Saturday night. The overnight event raises money for the fight against cancer. Members of teams walked throughout the evening with a goal of raising $60,000.


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Factors that concern me about housing Yes, I know that it’s hard to pick up a paper, listen to the radio, or speak to a real estate agent and not hear how amazing the real estate market is here in Phoenix this year. If one did not know better he/she would think it was 2005. And, to be fair, there are some positive developments for certain segments of the Phoenix market. For example, prices have increased year over year by 20 percent, with the medium home price in Phoenix now at $134,900. The main driver of this increase is a decrease in supply of homes on the market and the substantial increase in buying. Now on the surface that news sounds great. But when we look a little deeper we will see that despite all the proclamations from the media and “experts,” the housing market has not recovered, it has only stopped plummeting. There are still numerous issues that any critical thinking person should be concerned about when it comes to the local and national housing market. I am afraid that we, in the U.S., have become too accustomed to the thought that once a “market” i.e. stock, gold, or housing, bottoms - it must go back up. And, while this might have been true in the past, I think because of numerous factors we have entered a time where the future will not reflect the past. And, as Japan has shown us, just because we have (perhaps) found a bottom in housing does not mean that prices will start a meteoric rise up. After all, housing prices in Japan have essentially gone down or remained flat since their housing crash in the early ‘90s. Keep in mind, that everything bottoms out eventually, even the Titanic found a bottom and it probably even bounced a bit when it hit the ocean floor 2.5 miles below the surface. As mentioned above, the reason for the price increase is because of the lowering of inventory due to increased buying, which again sounds good, but is only part of the story. First of all, the increased

buying is not occurring at all price points, but instead it is primarily focused at the $200,000 mark. Additionally, like 2005, much of the increase in buying is attributed to investors. In some ways the buying by investors is positive in that it is eating up inventory. Additionally, even the “flippers” (investors who buy cheap, fix up the home and then sell) who often get a bad rap, are helping to get the distressed homes off the market. However, while it is positive that this time around many more of the investors are buying with cash as opposed to 100 percent financing, as we learned a few short years ago, it is not conducive to the longterm health of the market to have a large concentration of investors buying homes. And as I hear all the exuberance from those in the real estate industry about how the market is on its way back to “normal,” I cannot help but to remain concerned that we are not nearly as close to being out of the woods as these folks would lead one to believe. In fact, as I see desperate FHA, VA and even conventional financing buyers over-bidding for homes just to beat out a cash investor, I can’t help but wonder if they will be the ones short selling the home in a year or two. As discussed last week, we have seen this story before and as I continue to help homeowners short sale homes that they purchased in 2010 and ’09,’08, ’07, I am afraid that this latest “bottom” might prove to be just another head fake. For every home that is being sold in Phoenix (and across the country), there is one heading into foreclosure. The numbers show that throughout the U.S., there are currently approximately 6 million borrowers who are either a minimum of 60 days delinquent or in some stage of the foreclosure process. Additionally, there are more than 10 million borrowers who are underwater (number is growing) and as a result there are more borrowers who are deciding to walk away from the home every day. Many of those that are making the decision to stop paying can “afford” the loan, but because

they find themselves 30-60 percent underwater and no real chance of getting back to break-even anytime in the next 10 years, they are cutting their loses and moving on. Whether one agrees with this sort of strategic default or not, it is a fact that is not going away. Another huge issue that is about to explode onto the scene nationally, but particularly here in Phoenix is the soaring default rates on FHA loans. I have discussed in past issues how FHA has become the Countrywide of today, the difference this time is that this oncoming train wreck is completely backed by the government (aka the public). Like subprime loans with no or little down payment requirements and even fewer financial requirements, FHA loans only require a 3.5 percent down payment and credit scores of 580. Sadly, many of these loans will be the next wave of foreclosures. And surprising no one, the FHA is now in need of a taxpayer bailout. This would be a good time to remind you that what we have now is a housing market that is nothing more than a ward of the state. The only reason the housing market has not retraced much further is because it has been artificially restrained by trillions of dollars of Federal subsidies. Yet despite all the trillions of dollars in subsidies, guaranteed mortgages ,and other types of Federal babysitting, not to mention historically low interest rates (held down by the Fed), the market continues to struggle. Because of the government intervention the “free market”

in mortgages has ceased to exist. But because of the exploding government debt, this sort of arrangement cannot go on for much longer and when the government has to get out of the mortgage business, you can be sure that rates will go up dramatically. This of course, will not be good for housing. Meanwhile as our politicians were bailing out the same crooks that caused the crisis (TBTF banks), the massive risks of keeping the real estate bubble inflated was transferred to the taxpayers. In other words, mortgage rates are only low because the entire mortgage market has been socialized by the Fed. And what does the taxpayer have to show for all this governmental help? An invoice for $185 billion for taking over Freddie and Fannie, over $1.25 trillion of toxic debt taken from the TBIF banks, and more than 5,000,000 completed foreclosures since 2007. What else concerns me about housing? Well, high unemployment and decreasing incomes top the list. As the so-called jobless recovery continues to wane, more and more Americans are finding it harder to make ends meet, much less go out and buy a home. To the rational mind it is hard to understand where all the demand is going to come from. Additionally, there are other demographic factors that are not favorable for housing. Keep in mind that as 10,000 plus baby boomers turn 65 everyday, most will want to downsize. However, because of a terrible job market and massive student loan debt (another bubble waiting

to pop), there are not enough younger workers to buy all these millions of homes that will be put on the market. The above stated factors will affect both supply and demand in a manner that does not bode well for housing price appreciation. Of course, not much in economics ever goes in a straight line, so we might see some pops, but it is impossible for me to see any reason to have confidence that housing will return to levels anywhere close to what we saw in 2005-2006 anytime soon. Perhaps what scares me even more than the points made above is the probable outcome of the money printing experiment the Fed has been engaged in during the last 4 years. When one dissects the current economic numbers, it is becoming much more likely that the effects of all the money printing will be Stagflation, which is the very painful combination of stagnating growth and steep inflation. And, anyone who that does not have a true fear of the next pending financial crisis is either delusional or just does not have the right info. Not only is the imminent implosion in Europe going to devastate the global financial markets, but the fast approaching $16 trillion in U.S. debt is going to haunt us all. Robert Holt, CDPE/SFR of The [HOLT] Group, RE/MAX Sonoran Hills. For more info, please visit TheHoltGroupAZ.com or call 623-748-9583 and tell us your thoughts.


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community events Mayo Boulevard in Phoenix. For information or to order tickets call 480-478-6000 or go the mim.org. Coffee house brings in live entertainment Karmann and Kompany, an award-winning 3-piece band will perform from 8 – 10 p.m., May 18 at Elevate Coffee Company in Phoenix. The group offers a variety of music including folk, country, gospel, bluegrass, blues and original compositions with female vocals. Elevate Coffee Company is located across from Harkins Theater at Norterra. For information go to elevatecoffee.com or kandkband.com. El Pedregal hosts spring festival Shining Star will perform from 1 – 4 p.m., May 13 at El Pedregal Shops and Dining. The free concert will feature the group which performs a mix of dance, contemporary, oldies, Latin, ballads, duets, jazz and traditional sounds.

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Wealthy want to know where tax dollars are headed M i t t Romney says he will not apolog i ze for being a rich guy who lives O’REILLY large and can buy whatever he wants by writing checks from his offshore bank account in the Caymans. The former governor of Massachusetts believes that what he and his father before him accomplished — that is, raking in the big bucks — is to be celebrated. Perhaps Romney’s campaign slogan should be: “I’m rich. Deal with it.” As a rich guy myself, I completely understand Romney’s mindset. Somehow I have managed to become a 1 percenter, and while I don’t care very much about material wealth, I am proud that I made my money honestly through

hard work. When I graduated from Boston University in 1975, I was broke. I had to borrow money to travel to Scranton, Pa., for my first job in television. Over the years, I sacrificed much to become a proficient TV news guy, and I also took some big risks. That has paid off. Class envy is a fact of life everywhere. That’s what drives socialism and communism. Why should one human being have more than another? That is a divisive moral question that is certainly relevant in this year’s presidential election. Barack Obama apparently believes that the fix is in as far as American capitalism is concerned. The president thinks his Republican opposition wants to help greed heads at the expense of working folks. That is what Obama is putting out there. Maybe his slogan should be: “Greed is good. Just ask Mitt Romney.” According to the polls, most

Americans believe the wealthy should pay more in taxes, and I don’t disagree. The United States must bring down the record-breaking $16 trillion debt, and this 1 percenter is ready to help out. But, like any reasonable investor, I want to see exactly where my money is going. So far, President Obama has not told me that. Here is a partial list of things I do not want my tax money going toward: — Vegas junkets featuring hot tubs and $4 shrimp appetizers for federal bureaucrats. — Seed money for the president’s environmental friends and donors. — The Chevy Volt. — A swanky condo in London for corrupt Afghan President Hamid Karzai. — Hillary Clinton’s hairdresser.

Unlike Romney, my father did not succeed in building wealth. He was a spaghetti-andclam-sauce guy who counted every penny. In his entire life, my dad never bought a new car or a big-screen TV. But I do believe my late father would be proud of my success and would not be supporting the class warfare tone that Obama has embraced. William O’Reilly Sr. had no use for the swells; he openly mocked material showoffs. But he admired honest accomplishment, and I believe he would look Romney

in the eye and tell him he has nothing for which to apologize. But he’d also tell the governor to go easy on the Cadillacs. 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 www.creators. com. This column originates on the website www.billoreilly.com.

Will GOP Exploit Secret Service and GSA Scandals? Colombian prostitutes and lavish partying in Vegas inspire hot headlines — and understandably infuriate the public. But concerned as President Obama must be over the unfolding embarrassments in the Secret Service and the General Services Administration, he may actually be comforted by the feeble attempts of a few politicians to wring political profit from those scandals. The likelihood that the White House is implicated can be measured by their stature. When senators like Joe Lieberman, Chuck Grassley and Susan Collins demand that the president or his administration must be “held accountable,” it is safe to assume further investigation will discover nothing damning. Even Rep. Pete King, R-N.Y., the highly excitable chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, has been able to restrain himself so far.

Yet Republicans who won’t pretend that Obama is responsible for a handful of bad security agents or GSA officials will still scream that these misadventures prove “Democratic big government” is America’s biggest problem. Initial efforts to lay blame upon the president — who was betrayed by both the GSA director he had appointed and by the Secret Service and military personnel tasked to protect him in Cartagena — were predictable enough. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, suggested that Obama is somehow “responsible” for overspending on a GSA conference in Las Vegas simply because he appointed the agency’s head (whom he promptly fired when the abuses came to his attention). She has been in government long enough to know that the president can scarcely oversee every dollar — and while $860,000 sounds like

a lot of money, it is a vanishingly small sum in a nearly $4 trillion federal budget. Grandstanding politicians like her often compare the nation’s expenditures, with false naivete, to a household budget. For a family earning $40,000 a year, this would represent a misallocation of far less than 4 cents. As for the prostitution scandal, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, seized upon the inevitable publicity to get a little for himself, by asking the Secret Service whether it is adequately investigating the possible involvement of White House staff members. He specifically pointed to the White House Communications Agency — which used to be called the “Signal Office” and is in fact part of the White House Military Office, not under direct control of the president or his civilian staff, as the Iowa senator ought to know by now. Sen. Lieberman,

the Connecticut independent who nominally caucuses with the Senate Democrats, chimed in on Fox News with his usual sanctimony to urge that the President be “held accountable” for the Secret Service fiasco, although he couldn’t quite explain what that would mean, instead reciting the usual “buck stops at the president’s desk” pap. Other figures in the ranks of the president’s adversaries, such as super PAC boss Karl Rove, have wisely urged the Republicans to refrain from politicizing either of these mini-scandals for the moment. Having worked in the White House, Rove probably knows that the president has done what he can to address them. The White House counsel’s office has already reported that none of the presidential staff was involved in the Cartagena misconduct. But certainly some

Republicans will seek to conflate the GSA matter (and perhaps even the Secret Service scandal) with all government spending, since the tea party ideology that now dominates their party deems almost all government to be synonymous with “waste, fraud and abuse.” Would they abolish the Secret Service? Probably not, since that great scourge of waste, Newt Gingrich, insists he will continue using their protection — at a cost of millions in taxpayer dollars — from now until the GOP convention in August. As for the GSA, the problem there appears to have arisen from a favorite Republican panacea that is always supposed to eliminate inefficiency: the hiring of a private contractor. Joe Conason is the editor in chief of NationalMemo.com. To find out more about Joe Conason, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com.

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