With the help of a well-known car museum, the embattled Metrocenter super-mall hopes to leave its crime-plagued past in the rearview mirror.
“You have a car that’s special to you – am I right?” Tommee Ranger bristles with enthusiasm as he speaks to a Nebraska fertilizer dealer. We’re at the new, somewhat oxymoronically-named Scottsdale International Metrocenter Auto Museum. Ranger, the museum owner, has cornered Mr. Nebraska and his wife to prove a point. “There is a particular car that has your heart,” he says. He’s trying to summon passion out of two people so stoic they seem borrowed from Grant Wood’s American Gothic. But he’s right.
Could the police shooting of a troubled Scottsdale war vet have been avoided?
Marine Sergeant Jason Prostrollo survived a tour of duty in Iraq, but the streets of Scottsdale proved less forgiving to the 25-year-old war veteran. On Saturday, January 28, 2012, Prostrollo – suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder – drunkenly emerged from a residence in north Scottsdale brandishing two jagged halves of a pool cue. Scottsdale Police Department Lieutenant Ron Bayne – called to the scene to investigate a domestic disturbance – subsequently opened fire and shot the serviceman dead.
A new Valley task force aims to exploit the link between animal abuse and violent crime.
It sounds like an episode of Criminal Minds: A Valley woman calls the police, worried that the dog in her neighbor’s backyard is dying under the hot sun. Police arrive to find a dead animal with no shelter, food or water. Finding a second dog in the yard with a gash above its eye, the now-suspicious officers ask the homeowner if they can come inside and look around. The owner obliges. Inside, police find an 8-year-old girl, severely neglected.
Farmer Bob McClendon and the Cancer Treatment Centers of America have teamed up to create the nation’s largest hospital-owned certified organic farm
Bob McClendon, renowned local farmer and supplier of organic goods to many of the state’s best restaurants, surveys rows of Tuscan kale and blooming radishes – not, mind you, on the 25-acre farm in Peoria that bears his name. Rather, this farm is adjacent to Cancer Treatment Centers of America’s Western Regional Medical Center in Goodyear. And its harvest sprouted from a partnership that in hindsight seems fated. “I’ll call it a symbiotic relationship,” McClendon says.
An art appreciation program helps med students and young physicians sharpen their soft skills
Future doctor Drew Maynard has sat through hundreds of hours of biology classes, studying the human body, quite literally, inside and out. However, on this evening, the second-year University of Arizona medical student is studying works of fine art on the walls of the Phoenix Art Museum. Educators say it will help him become a better doctor.
More Valley war veterans are turning to alternative medicine to treat their battlefield ills.
Will Gray can finally sleep for the first time in 15 years. He says he’s happy again. And, he says, he’s hooked – not on drugs or pills, but needles. It’s acupuncture, and the treatments have helped the 52-year-old veteran overcome the sometimes-unbearable effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Yet this type of alternative medicine – aka, non-drug-based – is still met with a fair amount of skepticism and controversy from physicians and patients alike.
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