Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Afternoon Headlines Wednesday

Restrictions lifted, Gordon seeks review of water problems It is now safe for Phoenix residents to approach a water faucet with an empty drinking glass in one hand, city officials said late Wednesday afternoon. Kyl presses for improvements in worker IDs For Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl, the tough slog for federal immigration reform begins with Social Security cards. Napolitano seeks extension of tsunami relief tax breaks Gov. Janet Napolitano wants the state to follow the federal government's lead when it comes to tsunami relief. AT&T cutting more than 500 jobs, closing Mesa call center Beleaguered telecommunications company AT&T is cutting 1,700 workers and closing four customer service centers -- including one in Mesa. Phoenix signs parking deal with Tennessee company The Phoenix Public Works Department has signed a management agreement with Central Parking System Inc., a subsidiary of Central Parking Corp. Proposed wind farm gets OK County planning and zoning commissioners unanimously approved a conditional-use permit for a proposed 60-megawatt wind farm east of Flagstaff despite nearby landowners' claims that the project's 40 400-foot windmills will destroy their view of the San Francisco Peaks. River runners reach compromise The commercial and private boaters submit a joint recommendation that increases recreational use of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. Town Lake closing to boaters; water released into Salt River Once again, Tempe Town Lake is closing to boaters because of increased water flows down the Salt River. Showers falling, expected to be heavy at times Rain fell across the Valley Wednesday from one Pacific storm after another, and forecasters said to expect heavy rain and a chance of thunderstorms Wednesday night. Proposal would allow use of lethal force on suspects with stun guns A top leader in the Arizona Legislature said he will propose granting police officers in Arizona the use of lethal force in confronting combative suspects who threaten them with remote stun guns such as Tasers. Mexico may ask international courts to block Arizona law MEXICO CITY - Mexico may turn to international courts in an effort to block a new Arizona law limiting services to illegal immigrants, Foreign Secretary Luis Ernesto Derbez said Wednesday.

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