Boos & Bravos: Aug. 22
Boo to Texas Gov. Rick Perry. The Republicans had plenty of newsworthy moments during his time in office, but his indictment on Aug. 15 is the biggest and messiest.
Bravo to Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Katherine Cooper for upholding Arizona's laws. Cooper ruled that the Legislature has been shorting Arizona's schools by not keeping funding in line with inflation.
Boo to ASU for making the post-Fall Welcome concert a logistical nightmare, casting freshmen out into the streets and resulting in a trash can fire on Apache Boulevard south of the Barrett dorms, among other shenanigans.
Bravo to the 378 Starbucks customers in St. Petersburg, Florida, for brightening the day of their fellow coffee addicts and "paying it forward.” With the new partnership, we all know you can’t spell “Starbucks" without “ASU.”
Boo to the Toronto man who bought his wife a $900 cupcake as a birthday gift. The cupcake, which is also available to the public, is topped with 24-karat gold flakes.
Bravo to U.S. aid workers Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, who contracted Ebola while treating afflicted patients in Liberia, being released from the hospital after doctors declared them free of the deadly virus.
Boo to the city of Phoenix for considering adding parking meters at its city parks trailheads. The city already raised meter rates, and this is really just getting ridiculous.
Bravo to Mo’Ne Davis, who was the first girl to pitch two consecutive shutouts in the Little League World Series. Davis, who was featured on this week’s Sports Illustrated cover, is the first Little Leaguer, male or female, to make the cover.
Boo to Eric Bledsoe for wrecking his relationship with the Suns by asking for an outrageous contract worth $80 million over five years and refusing to budge.
Bravo to Colorado for decreasing its teen pregnancy rate by 40 percent through a commitment to offer free or low-cost IUDs and implants to low-income mothers.
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