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Longtime Mesa dealer struggles to survive Chrysler shutdown - AZ
15, 2009 01:55 PM One of Mesa's oldest auto dealerships isn't completing giving up as it tumbles under the economic collapse of Chrysler. Darner Chrysler Jeep will lose its new car line under the weight of Chrysler llc's bankruptcy organization,...
Mesa, Ariz. police chief seeks San Francisco job - San Jose Mercury News
AP MESA, Ariz.—The police chief in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa has applied for the top law enforcement job in San Francisco. George Gascon has been in Arizona since 2006, when he was hired as a well-known assistant chief with the Los Angeles Police...
Emulex Fends off Broadcom Once More - PC World
Both companies are based in Orange County, California -- Emulex in Costa Mesa and Broadcom in Irvine. Broadcom produces semiconductors used mainly in communications products, such as communications networks, cell phones and cable set-top boxes....
Identities of Bodies Found on Mesa Emerge, but Killer Remains Cloaked - New York Times
Sergio Salvador/AP Investigators looking for evidence in February on a mesa near Albuquerque where the bodies of 11 women were found. By DAN FROSCH ALBUQUERQUE — Three months after the remains of 11 adults and a fetus were found buried on a dust-swept...
Judge denies Mesa's bid to license Aloha name - Honolulu Star-Bulletin
By Dave Segal Mesa Air Group's attempt to rebrand its go! aircraft with the Aloha Airlines name has been denied. Federal Bankruptcy Judge Lloyd King said in a written ruling last night that Yucaipa Cos., the former majority owner of the now-liquidated...
Rubbish pile burns in Otay Mesa junkyard - San Diego Union Tribune
SAN DIEGO – A pile of rubbish at an Otay Mesa junkyard caught fire Thursday night, causing about $55000 in damage, and a single engine company remained at the site Friday morning to make sure the blaze didn't flare up, a San Diego Fire-Rescue...
No students injured in Mesa bus crash - AZ
15, 2009 02:33 PM Two Mesa Unified District School District buses carrying 63 junior high students apparently were involved in a collision with one red pickup truck Friday, shutting down the south McKellips Road off-ramp on the Loop 101....
US marshals arrest sex offender in Mesa - AZ
15, 2009 10:43 AM US marshals agents have arrested a convicted sex offender in Mesa after he failed to register as an offender, authorities said. Agents with the US Marshals Office led-Child Predator Apprehension Team arrested Christopher Lyons, 46,...
Mesa homeowners afraid to use solar energy: City refuses to ... - TMCnet
(Tribune (Mesa, AZ) Via Acquire Media newsedge) May 15--Several Mesa homeowners looking to convert their homes to solar energy have had to put their plans on hold, as their contractor sorts out a point of contention between Mesa and Salt River Project,...
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Mesa High School (Mesa, Arizona)

Mesa High School is a public high school in Mesa, Arizona, United States.

The school currently has 2,672 students enrolled.

Mesa High School accommodates grades 10-12 as part of Mesa Public Schools. Enrollment in 2005 was just over 2672 students. Fifty-six percent of the student body is white (not Hispanic); 36% is Hispanic or Latino.

The first high school classes in Mesa began in September 1899 on the second floor of the red brick north Elementary School, later rebuilt and known as Irving School. The first Mesa Union High School district was organized on December 26, 1907 with John D. Loper as Superintendent. The Town Council had leased all of Block 20 to the University of Arizona for 99 years to use as experimental farm. This was the land bounded by Center and Macdonald, Second and Third Avenues. It didn't take long to discover that the block was not large enough, and so, on January 4, 1908, they sold it to the school district for $75. Construction began immediately on the building known as "Old Main". The 1909 graduating class graduated from that original twelve room building. The school had a main floor auditorium with a swimming pool in the basement. The auditorium was used for assemblies, with folding chairs for the early comers and standing room only for the rest. Ten years later, eight more rooms were added plus a small auditorium-gymnasium. During basketball games, spectators sat in the balcony (above the freshman section) or on the stage because the gym was not wide enough for sideline bleachers.

In 1936 the WPA and PWA provided funds for new construction and the New Building was constructed west of the Main Building with an arcade in between. The land for this was purchased from Harvey Bush, for $4000. A new gymnasium building which included an agriculture shop and auto shop, was also built south of the Main Building -- the new site for school dances and basketball games.

On October 1, 1967, Mesa won their homecoming football game against rival Westwood High. That night students returned to find a disastrous fire, started in the science lab, completely destroying the sixty-year-old "Old Main". Classes continued to graduate from the old campus until 1972 when the new Mesa High was built.

AIMS test scores for MHS were below the state average in reading, math, and writing for 2002 through 2004, but they improved to substantially above average for 2005. The average number of students per teacher is 23. About three quarters of the faculty has more than ten years of experience, and more than two thirds have a master's degree.

The school mascot is the Jackrabbit, and the school recently won 5A state championships in 2004 for Basketball, and won three straight years in wrestling 2006 and 2007 and 2008. Noted one-legged wrestler Anthony Robles won individual state championships in 2005 and 2006. He later went on to win the 2006 Senior Nationals and is currently wrestling at Arizona State University on a full scholarship. coming 1 match away from making ALL-AMERICAN at 2008 NCAA's.

Mesa High school is Coach by Fellow Alumni (MESA, ASU) Bobby Williams, Voluneteer Assistiant Coach Joe Valle & Assistiant Coach Jeff Synder.

Mesa Wrestling carries on a long tradition of success! The program expects the wrestlers to show up, work hard, and be coachable. The program expects our wrestlers to succeed academically at the best level for which they are capable. We do not expect perfection from our wrestlers, but we do expect them to seek guidance to assist in overcoming adversity. Mesa wrestlers are known for their support of one another and never quit attitude.

Some traditions at Mesa High have been propagated for over 100 years. Traditions include Homecoming Football game, dance, parade, and carnival, the bonfire out at the soft ball field, and singing "Carry On" at the end of every home athletic event. The bonfire also included the tradition of the burning of the Westwood Warrior. This tradition was founded on suspicions that Westwood had burnt down the "old main" campus after losing the homecoming game. A tradition of more recent invention: T-shirts in purple or gold, reading "BAM" which stands for Be Atop the Mountain. MHS even holds a traditions assembly in honor to Zedo Ishikawa who coined the school's slogan "Carry On". The video originally states that Zedo died breaking up a fight between two dogs when the shotgun fired. In his last words he stated "I dont think I'll make it to the game tomorrow night, so tell coach cutchie and the boys to CARRY ON" Every year students are told the story at the traditions assembly!

The following elementary schools feed into Mesa High School: Holmes, Irving, Johnson, Keller, Lincoln, Lindbergh, Longfellow, Lowell, Madison, Porter, Robson, and Wilson.

Junior high schools that feed into Mesa High School include Brimhall, Mesa, Powell, and Taylor.

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Mesa Arizona Temple

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Coordinates: 33°24′46.35359″N 111°49′10.45559″W / 33.4128759972°N 111.8195709972°W / 33.4128759972; -111.8195709972 The Mesa Arizona Temple (formerly the Arizona Temple) is the seventh operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Located in the city of Mesa, Arizona, it is the first of five LDS temples built or planned in the state.

The LDS temple in Mesa was one of the first to be constructed by the church. Announced in 1919, only a few short years after Arizona had achieved statehood, it was one of 3 temples announced and constructed to serve outlying Mormon settlements in the early part of the century, the others being constructed in Laie, Hawaii and Cardston, Alberta. While neither of the three settlements were particularly large in their own right, they were considered thriving centers of largely Mormon populations. The long and arduous trip to existing temples located in the state of Utah would prove costly and even dangerous for the faithful of the era, and temple attendance was (and is) an important part of the faith, and as such it was seen as necessary to construct temples in their communities.

Numerous colonies had been set up in Arizona by the Mormons during the last half of the nineteenth century, and plans had been discussed for a temple in the area as early as 1908, but the start of World War I stopped these for a while. Plans to build a temple in Mesa, Arizona were finally announced on October 3, 1919 and a 20 acre site was selected and bought in 1921. The site was dedicated shortly after on November 28, 1921 and on April 25, 1922 the groundbreaking ceremony took place. President Heber J. Grant conducted the ceremony.

Following the earlier traditions set forth in the building of temples such as the Salt Lake Temple, the new structure in Mesa was a centerpiece of an organized and planned community for the faithful that lived nearby. Upon its completion in 1927 it was the third largest temple in use by the church and the largest outside of Utah, and remains among the largest temples constructed to this day.

In a departure from the style of temples constructed prior, the Mesa temple (along with the temples in Laie and Cardston) was built in a style suggestive of the Temple in Jerusalem, lacking the spires that have become a mainstay of temples built since then, and was in fact the last LDS temple constructed without a spire. On the outside walls are depictions of the gathering of God's people in the Old and New world and on the Pacific Islands. The temple design is similar to ancient buildings found in the Southern U.S. and South America.

When construction was finished on the temple, the public was able to take tours through the temple. Two hundred thousand people were able to take a tour through the Mesa Temple. The temple was dedicated on October 23, 1927 by Heber J. Grant. By that afternoon, the temple was being put to use. In 1945, the temple was distinguished by becoming the first to offer temple ordinances in Spanish, the first time they were offered in a language other than English.

The Mesa Temple was closed in February 1974, for extensive remodeling that equipped the ordinance rooms for motion-picture presentation of the endowment sessions, and that added a new entrance and an additional 17,000 square feet (1,600 m2), providing much larger dressing rooms and increasing the number of sealing rooms. The re-dedication occurred on April 16, 1975 by Spencer W. Kimball.

Just north of the temple is a visitors' center where people can enjoy murals, videos, displays, and other activities. The visitors' center also houses a replica of a statue of Jesus Christ by Danish artist Bertel Thorvaldsen called The Christus. The visitors' centers and grounds are staffed by Mormon missionaries and the public is welcome to walk on the temple grounds and enjoy the well-kept gardens.

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Mesa Miners

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The Mesa Miners are an inactive professional baseball team that was based in Mesa, Arizona. They were a member of the Arizona Division of the independent Golden Baseball League, which is not affiliated with either Major League Baseball or Minor League Baseball. The original team became known as the Reno Silver Sox in 2006, but the league could bring the Miners back as an expansion team should they decide to do so.

The Miners started as one of eight charter teams in the GBL along with the Chico Outlaws, Fullerton Flyers, Long Beach Armada and San Diego Surf Dawgs in California, the Surprise Fightin' Falcons and Yuma Scorpions in Arizona and a traveling team, the Japan Samurai Bears that began play in May 2005. All teams were league-owned and the team names and logos also belong to the league. In their one year of play, the team won the first ever GBL Arizona Division title and played in the Championship Game against the Surf Dawgs.

Unfortunately, the Miners had the league's worst overall attendance, (which is somewhat dubious because of the highly inflated attendance numbers that the Fightin' Falcons allegedly received) and was dropped from the Golden Baseball League in November 2005. The league dropped Surprise largely due to not having another team in central Arizona and to give the league an even number of six teams instead of seven. The low attendance numbers both teams received were due largely to the fact that many of their home games were played in the scorching afternoon heat of central Arizona. The Miners roster and coaching staff were carried over to the league's new Reno Silver Sox team, which won the League Championship in 2006.

The GBL has said publicly that they would reconsider the Arizona market (Mesa and Surprise) if the league, the city of Mesa and the concessionaire at HoHoKam Park could agree on a revenue sharing agreement for concessions sales. In 2005 the Miners received none of the sales proceeds from their own games. The Miners were the only team in the league without revenue sharing on concessions. HoHoKam Park has played host to the Arizona Fall League's Mesa Solar Sox since 1992.

Should the Miners return to Mesa, they would be an expansion team since the original team was absorbed by the Silver Sox. The Miners name, logo and uniforms (owned by the league) are being used by the Canada Miners of the Arizona Winter League, the GBL's instructional league.

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Mesa Solar Sox


The Mesa Solar Sox are a minor league baseball team that plays in the Arizona Fall League. They play their home games in Mesa, Arizona at HoHoKam Park, which is also the spring training facility of the Chicago Cubs.

For the 2008 season, the Major League Baseball teams sending players to the Solar Sox are: the Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers, Florida Marlins, and Philadelphia Phillies.

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