Monday, January 24, 2005

Afternoon Headlines Monday

Legislation would allow policies on questioning students A parental rights issue that pitted school officials against law enforcement advocates apparently is being settled with a compromise. A year after deadlocking on the issue, legislators are moving to change state law to allow school districts to generally require notification of parents so they can be present when police question a child on campus. 1 arrested in rollover alleged tied to road rage One person is in custody in connection with a fatal rollover accident in the West Valley that allegedly stemmed from an argument. The suspect is identified as 35-year-old James Smith. He's being held at Madison Street Jail and is facing charges of second-degree murder, aggravated assault, leaving the scene of a fatal accident and endangerment. Senate panel votes to loosen jury hook for seniors Two years after the Legislature made it harder to duck jury duty, a legislative committee voted Monday to make it easier for older Arizonans to be excused. Report: Gannett, 'New York Times' facing antitrust investigations Proposed newspaper acquisitions by the Gannett Co. Inc. and the New York Times Co. are being scrutinized by the U.S. Department of Justice for possible antitrust violations, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Lute Olson donates $1M to cancer research Lute Olson, coach of the University of Arizona men's basketball team, Monday announced his family is donating $1 million to the Arizona Cancer Center at UA. Safeway donates $9.5M to Arizona charities The Phoenix division of Safeway Inc. Monday announced that it sent close to $9.5 million in cash and in-kind goods and services was directed to hundreds of nonprofit agencies throughout the state focused on fighting hunger, health and human services, special needs and education. Kyl to lead tax-cut charge, immigration not high on GOP agenda Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl will spearhead Republican efforts in Washington to make tax cuts passed during President Bush's first term permanent. Marriott opens Starr Pass Resort in Tucson Marriott International Inc. Monday opened the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa, what hotel officials said was the first new resort in Tucson in 18 years.

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