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
in middle-sized cities such as Boise, Idaho, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Phoenix, Arizona before releasing them on a wider scale. (They were the first communications provider to use this strategy called beta-testing, a term used for many years in the software development industry). Their geographic presence featured telephone switching equipment that had been constructed fairly recent to the time frame, thereby requiring fewer upgrades. Their service area was also experiencing
, Arizona , U.S. (United States) DATE OF DEATH background group_or_band origin Phoenix, Arizona, USA (United States) genre Experimental rock, free improv (Free improvisation), spoken word The '''Sun City Girls''' were an American (United States) experimental rock band, formed in 1979 in Phoenix, Arizona. From 1981 the group consisted of Alan Bishop (bass guitar, vocals), his brother Richard Bishop (Richard Bishop (guitarist)) (guitar, piano
formed the first karate association in the U.S., the United States Karate Association (USKA). The USKA became one of the largest karate associations in the country; its membership included almost all of the early top karate instructors. John Corcoran and Emil Farkas, ''Martial Arts: Traditions, History, People'' (Gallery Books, 1983), pg. 387. . The style of Shuri-ryū is taught in the United States, parts of Europe, and South America and is related to other Trias styles
at Nova Southeastern University and director of academic support at the university's law school. Grayson later returned to Phoenix to take a position as an English teacher at a private high school. '''KLNZ''' (103.5 MHz at 62 kW ERP) is a regional Mexican-formatted radio station serving the Phoenix, Arizona area. The station is owned by Entravision Communications. KLNZ is licensed to the nearby suburb of Glendale (Glendale, Arizona) and broadcasts programming from Entravision's California-based "Radio Tricolor" network. The station also broadcasts with digital HD Radio technology. The Los Angeles Police department continued the search and circulated Spangler's picture for several years in an unsuccessful attempt to find her and any reliable information. There was a nationwide search for Spangler, but no further clues have ever turned up. People reported seeing her in Northern and Southern California, Phoenix, Arizona and Mexico City over the next two years, but none of those sightings could be validated. She is still listed as a missing person and the Los Angeles Police have not closed the case. Jim Gillette began singing as a teen, having been exposed to Metal through a local skating rink. His goal was to have a higher range than Rob Halford. He went through extensive opera training and developed his own method. Jim Gillette first started his career in Phoenix, Arizona with a band called Slut (Slut (band)). He sang on their demo tape entitled "Perversion for a Price". Jim heard about a band called Tuff that needed a singer, so he immediately auditioned and then joined the band. Tuff released two demos, "Knock Yourself Out", and "J'lamour Demo". The tour was preceded by whirlwind political campaign-style tour named "Korn Kampaign" (from August 17, 1998 in Los Angeles through September 1 in Phoenix (Phoenix, Arizona)) to promote the release of their album Follow the Leader (Follow the Leader (Korn album)). It took the group all over North America to spread the news of their "Family Values" platform to hordes of fans at special "fan conferences" that were organized at every stop along the tour route. Korn chartered a jet, which took them to record stores in such cities as Riverside (Riverside, California), Mountain View (Mountain View, California), Sacramento, Seattle, Minneapolis, Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, Boston, New York City, Toronto, Atlanta, and Dallas. The band talked to fans at every stop, answered questions during the special "fan conferences" and signed autographs. Jim Rose hosted the entire "Kampaign" tour. Celebrities at various stops included Ice Cube and Todd McFarlane. * The American Ornithologists' Union changed the official American English name of the duck ''Clangula hyemalis'' from ''Oldsquaw'' to the long-standing British name ''Long-tailed Duck'', because of wildlife biologists' concerns about cooperation with Native Americans involved in conservation efforts, and for standardization. American Ornithologists' Union, 2000. * In 2003, Squaw Peak in Phoenix (Phoenix, Arizona), Arizona, was renamed Piestewa Peak to honor the Iraq War casualty Pfc. Lori Piestewa, the first Native American woman to die in combat for the US. * In October 2006, members of Idaho's Coeur d'Alene Tribe called for the removal of the word ''squaw'' from the names of 13 locations in Idaho, with many tribal members reportedly believing the "woman's genitals" etymology. Hagengruber, 2006. "This is America; this isn’t supposed to happen here. This is the legacy we have been left with — unfortunately it is oftentimes not true," said Anti-Defamation League representative Bill Strauss. According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety (w:Arizona Department of Public Safety), 254 incidents were reported in 2003 involving hate crimes, though Strauss said that the actual number of incidents could be higher due to underreporting.
) It was during his time in the military that he discovered his life's work—radio, working in Radio-Television Operations while serving in the Korean War. '''KMVA''' (97.5 MHz at 42 kW ERP) is a radio station known on-air as '''Hot 97.5''', serving the Phoenix, Arizona, area. The station is licensed to Dewey-Humboldt (Dewey-Humboldt, Arizona) and is owned by Trumper Communications. KMVA was originally KRZS until it flipped from Pop Standards Swing (genre) Swing
;''Bicycle Motocross News'' March 1975 Vol.2 No.2 pg.22 ) and its members could race in a sanctioned event based in Arizona if they wished to come. This was in addition to many other first including the first BMX National number one Amateur racing title holder which was David Clinton. In 1976 the NBA created the first formal pro class and had its first No.1 pro, a twenty year old Scot Breithaupt. However, the first mention of a professional class by the NBA was in the October 1974
the first BMX National number one Amateur racing title holder which was David Clinton. In 1976 the NBA created the first formal pro class and had its first No.1 pro, a twenty year old Scot Breithaupt. However, the first mention of a professional class by the NBA was in the October 1974 issue of ''Bicycle Motocross News'' at the Valley Youth Center track in Van Nuys, California: caption Photo looking west on the Main Street in Kierland Commons location NWC
-infamous-as-1930-s-trunk-murderess.html Fushek was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1952. His family moved to Phoenix, Arizona in the 1960s. After graduating from Phoenix Central High School in 1970, he attended St. John's Seminary in California, where he decided to dedicate his religious work to children and teens. In 1978 he was ordained a priest in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix. Later, he attended the University of Notre Dame and received a Masters degree in theology
by fractured melodic passages punctuated by massive, clean, intricate guitar parts. Sage operates his own label, Zeno Records (based in Phoenix, Arizona) and has also recorded several albums as a solo musician. He also builds his own music equipment and built his own studio. Despite being right-handed, Greg Sage plays guitar left-handed. His instruments of choice are Gibson SGs. Personalities * Carlos Flores Vizcarra. Consulate of Mexico in Phoenix (Phoenix, Arizona), Arizona
;Costello" While this incident was occurring, shortly after, Strom was involved in a shoving match with a fan and security officer following a game played in Phoenix, Arizona. Strom et al., 208 These incidents led to Strom being suspended the remainder
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.