Friday, January 28, 2005
Afternoon Headlines Friday
Measure would restrict offshore flow of consumer information A group of Democratic state lawmakers want to curtail the foreign offshoring of call centers and offer consumer protections so their personal and financial information is not jeopardized. Small business group extends Expo deadline The Arizona Small Business Association extended early-bird registration through today, Jan. 28, for its health care expo slated for Feb. 4. Valve leak cuts natural gas service in north Phoenix Southwest Gas Corp. Friday announced that a cracked valve resulted in a gas leak that left as many as 19,000 customers in north Phoenix without service since Thursday afternoon. Bills introduced to mandate water conservation in landscaping A state lawmaker wants to limit the types of landscaping used in new housing developments to better conserve water. Pinnacle West sees full-year earnings grow Pinnacle West Capital Corp., the parent company of electricity provider Arizona Public Service (APS), Friday reported lower fourth-quarter results, but slightly higher full-year 2004 figures. Ross spared jail, but loses real estate license in conflict-of-interest case Former Maricopa County Assessor Kevin Ross was spared a jail term Friday over his conflict-of-interest conviction but lost his real estate license and ordered to three years unsupervised probation.