Thursday, January 13, 2005

Afternoon Headlines Thursday Jan. 13th

Gas leak shuts down N. Scottsdale thoroughfare An underground natural gas leak forced the evacuation of three Scottsdale businesses and shut down both lanes of Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard near the Loop 101 Thursday morning, snarling rush hour traffic. No damage found in gasoline pipeline serving Arizona A pipeline that carries gasoline from California to Arizona reopened Thursday morning after it closed due to heavy rains. Foes of gay marriage plan initiative instead of legislation Arizona's debate over whether to implement a constitutional ban on gay marriage may skip the Capitol in favor of going directly to the ballot box with conservatives' decision to push the proposed broad ban through an initiative rather than a legislative referendum. Interstate Stream Commission approves Navajo settlement FARMINGTON, N.M. - The Interstate Stream Commission has approved a proposed water rights settlement that would end a decades-long lawsuit over water rights in the San Juan Basin of northwestern New Mexico. Taser stock jumps after Pentagon supports stun guns NEW YORK - Shares of Taser International Inc. rose sharply Thursday for the second straight day, helped by Defense Department support for Taser's assertion that a Pentagon study found the company's stun guns are generally safe. America West, Quantas sign code-share deal America West Airlines and Qantas Airways Thursday announced a new code-share partnership between the two carriers. Arizona Highways hires new editor Arizona Highways Magazine announced Thursday that Peter Aleshire has been hired as editor. Humphrey named Arizona Science Center CEO The Arizona Science Center has a new president and chief executive in Chevy Humphrey, who was appointed to her new position at the beginning of the year.

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