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Baseball: Sunnyslope Rallies
to take Division II Title
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Submitted by Harry Spangler
Class of 1976 - Time Capsule
Before it was opened !
1st Graduation Party !
The Invitation Flyer !
Single Pages from the Past
Thanks Bob Gorman for this
Classmate & Web Site
Heather Page - Farlow:
Reunion Idea: Getting Ready Emotionally
With every passing year comes yet another enduring
adult ritual- the High School reunion. No doubt many of us...
to read more !
Sunnyslope High School
Building Blocks Scholarship Project
"Building Blocks for the Future"
Go down in history at good old SHS !
Have your name and graduation year engraved
on a brick displayed on campus.
Call the school for more information - 623-915-8760
"Let's Go Back to 1976":
Thanks John Cummerford for this
Fish Karma is the pseudonym for musician Terry Owen. According to
his bio, he was
in 1959 but graduated in 1974 from Central High School.
An irreverent look at the 70's, his song Sunnyslope was released
in 1992 on the album titled: Sunnyslope. Notice "S" Mountain on
the cover. Click on the cover to listen.
Thanks Jim Cummings for this
New Marquee for Sunnyslope
Sunnyslope High School is showing off its accomplishments on a new
marquee with lighting and digital messages.
The beautiful new addition was made possible
through the generous donations of the Viking Class of 2001 and the
Viking Parents Club.
The marquee can announce messages continuously
on a rolling' or a 'still' format. It is prominently displayed on Dunlap
Ave in front of the school.
Did You Know ?
Witnesses Sought in Attack on
Aug. 18, 2006 12:00 AM
The headline in the May 24, 2005 Arizona Republic read: "Someone Who Shouldn't Be Forgotten: Friends Parted, Kindness Didn't."
One of many ironies in the 2005 murder of Carl
Reinhold, of Phoenix, is that the circumstances around his death were confusing enough that no typical crime story was written. But his death was sad enough that a touching
"Life Remembered" feature was crafted by
Republic reporter Connie Cone Sexton.
Sexton's story traces the friendship of John Cummerford, of Phoenix, and Reinhold. The two met at Sunnyslope High School in 1973 when Cummerford transferred into the school, was lonely as many transfer students are, and was grateful that Reinhold extended the hand of friendship.
The two played together on the junior varsity football team, ran track, hung out. But graduation saw the friendship fade. Cummerford went off to college, then law school. Reinhold joined the Army, but was discharged when glaucoma began to ravage his eyesight.
Fifteen years passed. Cummerford prospered. Life was less kind to Reinhold. He became legally blind, though he still retained some vision. He moved into subsidized housing in Sunnyslope and lived off a government disability check. He found odd jobs and pedaled about his Sunnyslope neighborhood, carefully, on his bicycle.
Cummerford told Sexton that he saw Reinhold a couple of times between their graduation and 2005, the last time sitting alone in a cafeteria.
Then, about 18 months ago, Reinhold was riding his bicycle and somehow got into an altercation with a group of men.
Reinhold was struck several times. He died a few days later. Cummerford was among the few at Reinhold's funeral.
What police say: Phoenix police Det. Clark Schwartzkopf says the death of Reinhold presents police with some extraordinarily frustrating circumstances.
The detective said that at 5:45 p.m. Feb. 23, 2005, police received several 911 calls from 800 E. Hatcher Road reporting that a man who had been riding his bicycle down the road had been beaten by two or three men.
Schwartzkopf says officers responded and found Reinhold dazed but conscious. But Reinhold refused to talk to police and refused treatment. And the people who had called 911 were gone.
"He was so uncooperative, officers who had responded to the scene let him go," Schwartzkopf said.
Police left, and Reinhold went down the road a ways but then collapsed. He was taken to nearby John C. Lincoln Hospital, lapsed into a coma, and died six days later. No suspects have been arrested in the case.
Police stymied: "One of the most maddening things about this case is that there were witnesses who made 911 calls on cellphones,"
Schwartzkopf said. "But the witnesses left the scene before the police got there. And when we tried to subpoena the cellphone records, the company that had them
- reported that they had lost them, so we couldn't track down the people who made the calls."
Schwartzkopf said the callers had even included information about the license plate of the car the men who had beaten Reinhold had left in.
"So there were then and probably still are people out there who could really help us on this case," the detective said.
Schwartzkopf said police are baffled as to why anyone would have wanted to hurt Reinhold.
"He didn't have a criminal record," Schwartzkopf said. "He kept to himself, but he was well liked by people who knew him. He was a decent person."
How to help: Anyone with information about the death of Carl Reinhold should call Silent Witness at 1-800-343-TIPS.
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