Arizona's freelance writer. Since 1982.

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The Valley's greens giant

by Jimmy Magahern - Sept. 26, 2007 12:00 AM
Special for The Republic
Surrounded by upscale homes and retail centers, Bob McClendon of Peoria has discovered the secret to keeping agriculture alive in t...

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Still The Champ

Retired and enjoying his new life in Paradise Valley, the Muhammad Ali of today is, some say, an even greater kind of hero

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Local reality show exposes woes of the rich

A Phoenix couple are hoping to turn real-estate woes into reality-TV gold.
Tentatively titled Real Estate Rescue, the show promises to focus o...

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by Jimmy Magahern - Oct. 26, 2007 12:00 AM
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When shoppers come into her north Scottsdale store looking for one of her antique Buddha figures, Khanittha Kocsis first asks them where they...

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Retro perspective on eat-in kitchen seating

by Jimmy Magahern - Oct. 20, 2007 12:00 AM
Special for The Republic
Bridget Bresnahan has seen the future of the ubiquitous kitchen island. And it looks, surprisingly, like a booth at the 5 & Diner.