the public. The light attendance most likely did not justify the reputed US$4000 in television advertising the ABA invested. The most successful of the Spectaculars in terms of non racer attendance was the fifth round held in Phoenix, Arizona on February 8. Albeit a far cry from the 15 to 20,000 that came to see the IBMXF World Championship in Holland, it did draw 2,600 paying spectators despite Phoenix's first snow fall in seven years. However, considering the cost of renting the arena
; ref becoming the city's first professional sports franchise to win a national championship while located in Arizona. The win was also the fastest an expansion team had ever won the World Series, surpassing the old mark of the Florida Marlins of 5 years, set in 1997. The Arizona
Point of Pride . Records Dan Coogan, of Phoenix, Arizona, United States set a new ''Gravitar'' world record, scoring 8,029,450 points on December 12, 2006, playing for 23 hours and 15 minutes. The previous world record was 4,722,200, which reigned for 24 years, set by Ray Mueller of Boulder, Colorado, also U.S., on December 4, 1982, playing
accessdate June 19, 2012 Culture Performing arts thumb alt photo of the front entrance of the Orpheum theater, with the red marquee clearly displaying the Orpheum name, contrasted with the pale brown of the stone building left Orpheum Theater – Phoenix (File:OrpheumTheatrePhoenix1 gobeirne.jpg) The city has numerous performing arts venues, most of which are located in and around downtown Phoenix or Scottsdale. The Phoenix Symphony Hall is home
frequently growing up. Nuclear then followed the example of other companies in the 1950s and 60s and attempted to become a conglomerate (Conglomerate (company)), once again moving its headquarters, this time to Phoenix, Arizona. During this time it would purchase, among others, Vulcraft Corporation, a steel joist manufacturer located in Florence, South Carolina. Vulcraft had been founded by Sanborn Chase (no relation to the coffee company (Chase & Sanborn Coffee)), who died
liberal arts college. Grand Canyon Education, Inc. purchased Grand Canyon University in February 2004. Grand Canyon University is regionally accredited (Regional accreditation) by the Higher Learning Commission http: www.ncahlc.org component option,com_directory Action,ShowBasic Itemid,184 instid,1005 lang,en and provides online and campus-based postsecondary education services focused on graduate and undergraduate degree programs in education, liberal arts
, business, and healthcare through its seven colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Christian Studies, the College of Doctoral Studies, the College of Education, the College of Fine Arts and Production, the College of Nursing, and the Ken Blanchard College of Business. In addition, the Southern Pacific (after 1924) directly served the Arizona winter resort, golf course, sanatorium and dude ranch areas of Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona as well as Palm Springs, California Palm
school in Phoenix, Arizona, and earned a B.A. from Pomona College. Biography Luke was born May 19, 1897 in Phoenix, Arizona after his family emigrated from Germany to America in 1873 and settled in Arizona. Frank was his family's fifth child, and he grew up excelling in sports, working in copper mines, and participating in bare-knuckle boxing matches. Following America's entry into World War I in April 1917, Frank enlisted in the Aviation Section, U.S. Signal Corps on September
Biography Sparks was born in Phoenix, Arizona to Jodi Weidmann Sparks and former professional football (American football) player Phillippi Sparks. Sparks has a younger brother, Phillippi "PJ" Sparks, Jr., who plays football for the Fighting Sioux at the University of North Dakota. She grew up in the suburbs of Ridgewood, New Jersey, while her father played as a defensive back for the New York Giants. After living in New Jersey, Sparks attended Northwest Community
, the latter of which combined country (country music) influences and became a major influence on grunge. Other prominent rock bands of the time include Flotsam and Jetsam (Flotsam and Jetsam (band)), Sun City Girls, Sacred Reich, Caterwaul (Caterwaul (band)), and Mighty Sphincter. CeCe Peniston is among the best-known Black (African-American) musical performers from this area. The largest city in the Sonoran Desert is Phoenix, Arizona, with a 2008 metropolitan
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at identified village cores, and to promote the unique character and identity of the villages. The 15 urban villages are: ::::::::::::*Ahwatukee Foothills ::::::::::::*Alhambra ::::::::::::*Camelback East (Camelback East, Phoenix, Arizona) ::::::::::::*Central City (Central City, Phoenix, Arizona) ::::::::::::*Deer Valley
The anchor of the Phoenix metropolitan area (also known as the ''Valley of the Sun'', a part of the Salt River Valley), it is the 13th largest metro area by population in the United States, with approximately 4.3 million people in 2010. Census: Phoenix-area population tops 4.3 million, moves up metro rankings – Phoenix Business Journal. Bizjournals.com (March 14, 2013). Retrieved on September 6, 2013. People in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Metro Area, Arizona. Bestplaces.net. Retrieved on September 6, 2013. In addition, Phoenix is the county seat of Maricopa County (Maricopa County, Arizona) and is one of the largest cities in the United States by land area.
Settled in 1867 as an agricultural community near the confluence of the Salt (Salt River (Arizona)) and Gila Rivers, Phoenix incorporated as a city in 1881. In fact, the "Five C's" (Cotton, Cattle, Citrus, Climate, and Copper), remained the driving forces of Phoenix's economy until after World War II, when high tech industries began to move into the valley.
The population growth rate of the Phoenix metro area has been nearly 4% per year for the past 40 years. While that growth rate slowed during the Great Recession, it has already begun to rebound. Phoenix is the cultural center of the Valley of the Sun, as well as the rest of Arizona.