Category: Cronkite News

ESPN’s Van Gundy: Suns need more than a coaching change

Torrence Dunham Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 ESPN’s Van Gundy: Suns need more than a coaching change Former NBA coach Jeff Van Gundy, now an analyst with ESPN, says replacing coach Jeff Hornacek is not going to solve the Suns’ woes this season. “They don’t need a specific coach, they need better players,” Van Gundy said. “They need to continue to build an attitude of work, unselfishness and sacrifice.” The Suns named assistant coach Earl Watson interim head coach in the wake of Hornacek’s firing Monday. Watson becomes the 17th head coach in franchise history and the fifth in the past eight years. Watson was one of three reported interim candidates, including assistant coaches Nate Bjorkgren and Corey Gaines, a former coach of the Phoenix Mercury. Watson takes over a 14-35 team that lost its 14th consecutive road game in Dallas on Sunday and is headed for its sixth straight non-playoff appearance, the longest drought in franchise history. The coaching change marks another restart for a franchise stuck in rebuilding mode. “If all you do is change the culture, which the Suns have done a lot recently, nothing changes at all,” Van Gundy said. “It’s going to start with better players that fit together better committed to excellence.” Van Gundy has experience taking over a team in the middle of a season. Following the Knicks’ firing of Don Nelson in...

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Say no to those fast-fix diets of 2016

Kendall Bartley Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 Say no to those fast-fix diets of 2016 You’ve tried the quick-fix diets for fast weight loss, whether it’s for an upcoming family wedding, vacation, or a New Year’s resolution. Dr. Eric Udell, medical director of Arizona Natural Health Center, said there’s no fast route to healthy. “I think the first thing a client should always know is that it’s not always easy (to lose weight) but it’s in their control,” Dr. Udell said.”They have to be ready to confront the obstacles and challenges that come up with changing their eating habits and that’s difficult for all of us.” One fast-fix diet spreading over social media, including by celebrities like Beyonce, is a lemonade cleanse consisting of water, lemon juice, cayenne pepper, and maple syrup. The weight loss recorded is dramatic, up to eight pounds in ten days. Anisa Stansfield-Lyons, a Tempe resident, chose the lemon-juice cleanse to lose weight before spring break and lost six pounds in ten days. “I’m seeing results and I’m liking it so far,” Stansfield-Lyons said. But questions remain about the lemon juice fad and other trends. “Anything that tells you you’re going to get really rapid and dramatic results, especially to a long-term problem…is likely too good to be true,” said Dr. Udell. A cleanse or fast can be used to jump start a new lifestyle, Dr....

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School choice rally in Arizona pushes for individual’s rights

Sydney Glenn Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 School choice rally in Arizona pushes for individual’s rights Underfunded schools across the Valley have driven residents to call for the right of school choice in Arizona..embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%;...

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Cronkite News: Feb. 1, 2016

Staff Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 Cronkite News: Feb. 1, 2016 This edition of Cronkite News focuses on the impact millennials will have on the Latino vote in coming elections, and how Boeing’s helicopter business in Mesa is a boon to the economy. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%;...

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How the aerospace industry impacts Arizona’s economy

Audrey Weil Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 How the aerospace industry impacts Arizona’s economy Arizona is among the best for state’s employment in aerospace and defense. The Boeing plant in Mesa plays a crucial role in the state’s economy as well as military operations worldwide..embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%;...

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