Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Afternoon Headlines Tuesday Jan. 11th

Phoenix Art Museum donating admissions money to tsunami relief The Phoenix Art Museum is doing what it can to aid tsunami relief effort in South Asia. Big Unit Apologies for Cameraman Scrape NEW YORK - Randy Johnson's first pitch in pinstripes was an apology. The Big Unit opened Tuesday's news conference introducing him as a member of the New York Yankees (news) by talking about his confrontation on a Manhattan sidewalk with a television cameraman on the way to his physical for the team the day before. Gasoline pipeline closed due to storms Heavy rain and washouts in Southern California have forced the temporary closure of two gasoline pipelines supplying fuel to Arizona and Nevada. Tempe's downtown becomes wireless hotspot With a ceremonial snip of a wire, the city of Tempe Tuesday began offering free wireless Internet access downtown and at Tempe Beach Park. Resale housing market up 38 percent over last year The Valley's resale home market jumped 38 percent in 2004, rising from 73,785 homes changing hands in 2003 to 102,115 recorded sales last year. Arizona lost 24,000 jobs to China over past 14 years Arizona has lost more than 24,000 jobs to China over the past 14 years, most of them in the last few years, according to a new report by an economic think thank. Younan Properties buys $20.5M office building Younan Properties Inc. (YPI), a privately held commercial real estate and hospitality investment firm, Tuesday announced the purchase of its third office property in Phoenix. 10-ft. guitars: Valley on a Fender bender The Fender Stratocaster, the guitar that helped make musical giants of Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan, will itself be larger than life in a Valley public arts display that debuts Tuesday.

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