November 8, 1998 |
Taliesin West, built by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1937, rests low on a mesa at the foot of the cactus-mottled McDowell Mountains northeast of Phoenix, with little to announce it but a stand of power lines the architect abhorred. Named for Wright's beloved Wisconsin farm-country home, Taliesin West is now a National Historic Landmark and home of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.
April 20, 1995 |
The McDowell Mountains, stretching for miles along the eastern boundary of this politically conservative community, embrace the heart of Arizona's upper Sonoran Desert. Covered with stately saguaros and desert wildflowers, the rugged peaks have been left virtually untouched by the humans who have flocked to this region in recent years.
February 28, 1995 |
On the 200th day of the players' strike, baseball's labor negotiations resumed at the vacation home of acting Commissioner Bud Selig, with no one throwing any china during lunch. The civility established during two days of procedural meetings in Milwaukee last week continued during the five-hour meeting Monday, but was there progress toward resolving the seven-month dispute?
September 15, 1994 |
Thirty years ago, it was an experiment in a new way of living, a trend-setting housing development in a state known for such things. Rather than add to the vast suburban sprawl that characterized Southern California, a few thousand suburban pioneers decided to live in close proximity to their neighbors, share open space and govern themselves under democratic principles, safe and secure behind their guarded gates and perimeter walls.
May 10, 1994 |
For decades, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration made the nation proud by sending Americans to the moon and launching legions of robot vehicles and satellites into orbit and to other worlds. But a series of failures, including the shuttle Challenger disaster and the faulty Hubble Space Telescope, and the end of the Cold War changed that, prompting many to ask whether it made sense to foot the bill for any space program simply for its prestige value.
March 7, 1993 |
From all the Rolls-Royces steaming down Scottsdale Road these days, one might get the idea that this town is an exclusive haven for the well-heeled--those with money in the bank, cattle on the ranch and a few oil wells pumping here and there. Yet compared to many upscale resort destinations in the United States and abroad, Scottsdale is surprisingly affordable, particularly in the spring and summer months ahead. So what's the big attraction?
March 28, 1992 |
His first reaction was to chide himself for leaving the bullpen to sit in the dugout, which he knew was dangerously exposed to foul balls. Not until he felt excruciating pain that left him "seconds from lights out" did Angel pitcher Matt Keough fear he had been seriously hurt by the foul ball that struck him in the head March 16 while he awaited his turn to pitch against the Giants at Scottsdale Stadium.
March 27, 1992 |
A day after 8-month-old Emily Jo Hickerson, daughter of San Francisco Giant pitcher Bryan Hickerson, was bruised by a foul ball, the ballclub said that the screen behind home plate at Scottsdale Stadium would soon be raised by nine feet to 26 feet. The safety of the new $7-million stadium was called into question last week after Angel pitcher Matt Keough was nearly killed by a foul ball while sitting in a dugout. . . .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 1990
Police Chief John Robertson is one of five finalists for the top police spot in Scottsdale, Ariz., city officials there said. Robertson, 38, who has served on the Garden Grove force for 16 years, was among 115 people from 27 states who applied. Scottsdale and Garden Grove each have about 135,000 residents, but the similarities end there.
March 6, 1990 |
The Padres canceled their scheduled 10-game spring-training trip to Scottsdale, Ariz., sources said Monday, saying that even if there is a sudden breakthrough in baseball's labor negotiations, they likely will not play an exhibition game before March 20. The Padres learned Monday that the Milwaukee Brewers have already canceled plans to travel to Yuma for a scheduled March 19 game against the Padres.