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Council begins term
Year
amid economic turmoil
in review
New members ready for challenge
by Natalie Morris
After taking the oath of offi ce, Rick Heumann and Jack Sellers are now offi cial
fi rst-term members of Chandler’s City Council, along with recently re-elected
incumbent Matt Orlando, who begins his second term, and Mayor Boyd W.
Dunn, who was elected to a fourth two-year term. Following a special musical
presentation of the Fire Department Pipe & Drum Corps at the formal installation,
they join current Councilmembers Bob Caccamo, Trinity Donovan and Jeff
Weninger. Leaving the Council are interim member Kevin Hartke, Lowell Huggins
and Martin Sepulveda.
The newly elected councilmembers have been using the time between the Nov.
4 election and the start of the new term Jan. 22 to gather information and prepare
for the opportunity to serve the people of Chandler.
See Council Page 8
Chandler asks Feds
for stimulus funds
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by Miriam Van Scott LOOKING BACK: Review the top stories of 2008. Clockwise from top: Chandler City Hall plans
New road improvements, bus shelters
unveiled; alleged Chandler rapist caught; real estate market plummets; Riggs Gateway project;
Clemente Ranch family facing deportation.
and other public works projects totaling
$130 million may be seen in the SanTan
Sun area, if 49 projects requested by the
City of Chandler are federally funded SanTan Sun area
as part of the stimulus program being
debated on Capitol Hill.
year in review
Dubbed the “American Recovery
and Reinvestment Plan,” the intent of
by Laurie Fagen
STSN photo the federal funding is to create jobs
Like any part of the Valley, the SanTan Sun area has had its share of good and
WISH LIST: Water treatment improvements are
and spark the economy, so preference
bad news, but looking back at a snapshot of 2008 makes it easy to understand
on the list of projects the City of Chandler is
is being given to projects that are
hoping to get federal funding for, to help replace
why so many choose to call Chandler and Gilbert home.
aging water pipes and drill wells to increase
water supply.
See Stimulus Page 8 See Year in review Page 11
From football to boot camp, Sun Groves woman knows drills
by Miriam Van Scott to being unrecognizable to myself.”
From the Arizona Cardinals’ sidelines to military Friedman, who spent four seasons as a Cardinals
bases around the world, Andrea Friedman’s physical cheerleader, became increasingly depressed as
fi tness journey followed an interesting path – which pregnancy – and cravings for sweets and fast food –
now leads to Veterans Oasis Park in Chandler. took a toll on her once-athletic, 120-pound body. By
A Sun Groves mother with a young son, Friedman the time her son, Ryder, was born, her weight had
currently fi nds herself the drill sergeant of Boot Camp soared to almost 200 lbs, and she was spiraling out
Babes AZ, a women-only exercise program designed of control emotionally as well. Feeling devastated
to tackle weight and fi tness struggles in a disciplined, and adrift, Friedman worried that her deteriorating
results-oriented atmosphere. condition was not only taking a toll on her, but would
“I knew what it was like to get up in the morning
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have a negative impact on Ryder, too.
and not like who you see in the mirror,” explains
GET IN SHAPE: Boot Camp Babes AZ owner Andrea Friedman of
Sun Groves, a former Arizona Cardinals cheerleader, gets ready to
Friedman. “I went from having an awesome six-pack
march other women into shape.
See Boot camp Page 29
Cardinals
Fountain
European Market
at Prominade
CUMC
INSIDE
Fever
feng shui
Artist
Here’s the deal:
celebrates
Business . . . . . . . . . 30-32
Things to do . . . . . . . . . 33
fosters Do it yourself
donates
birthday
Opinion . . . . . . . . . 34-36
Neighbors . . . . . . . . 43-49
relaxation
Pampered Pinkie
100
SAVE MONEY
Youth . . . . . . . . . . 50-54
Coupons Inside
moves
paintings
Active Life . . . . . . . . 55-56
AZ Arts. . . . . . . . . . 60-67
Spirituality. . . . . . . . 68-69
Community Business Clip it!
Neighbors
AZ Arts Spirituality
Directory. . . . . . . . . 70-72
Classifieds . . . . . . . . 73-74
Page 6 Page 30 Center spread
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Page 60 Page 68 Where to eat. . . . . . . 75-78
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