Friday, January 28, 2005
Life Teen co-founders sued Two co-founders of Life Teen, the nation's largest Catholic youth ministry based in the Valley, were accused Thursday in a lawsuit of covering up and helping carry out sexual attacks on a 14-year-old boy two decades ago. Bikini incident results in firing One supervisor was fired and two others disciplined after they allowed a scantily clad woman to serve pastries at a Tempe facility last week. Barrier is sought at 24th St., Camelback Motorists drive slower on Camelback Road near 24th Street, signs warn pedestrians to use crosswalks and a countdown signal flashes the seconds they have to get across. Despite growth, water use declines TUCSON - Despite the rapid population growth in Arizona, groundwater consumption has fallen in recent decades as homes have replaced farms, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Political pressure building to oust Arizona legislator Political pressure is starting to swirl around a newly elected lawmaker who overspent his public campaign funds by $7,500, setting up a possible constitutional battle over the state's Clean Elections Law. Fire season drawing concern of governor Frustrated with what she sees as federal foot-dragging, Gov. Janet Napolitano is turning to the state's congressional delegation to help determine if and when the state will get air tankers for the upcoming fire season. Open-range zoning to end in Rio Verde Livestock that freely grazed on open-range land near Rio Verde Drive since the 19th Century will soon be required to be fenced away from the busy road between Scottsdale and Fountain Hills. Man wields sword, jumps from condo on 2nd floor A man jumped through his window then from his second-floor apartment overlooking Camelback Mountain to the ground below, wielding a samurai sword and covered in blood. Gilbert preserve is for the birds - and people GILBERT - You would think a 110-acre chunk of marshy land with nine riparian habitats, six upland habitats and enough recycled wastewater to fill up to 200 swimming pools a day would be anything but obscure in Gilbert. Judge denies order to stop Mesa vote Judge refuses to grant a temporary restraining order to Mesa resident, but all isn't lost in the bigger fight Money weighs on minds of regents In the minds of the Arizona Board of Regents, the university redesign process is becoming a lot like what happens when you leave the house too fast in the morning. No matter how promising the day is, there's always a nagging thought: Did I leave the iron on? Did I close the garage door? Gunman forces way into apartment, assaults woman A gunman forced his way into a northwest Phoenix apartment and tied up two young roommates Thursday morning before ransacking their home and sexually assaulting one of the women, police said. Food bank offers 2-for-1 event tickets Westside Food Bank is scrambling to boost ticket sales for Saturday's large fund-raiser, which agency officials hope will help ease a $300,000 deficit. Glendale mayor pays off on 1 football bet Glendale Mayor Elaine Scruggs served a slab of humble pie to nine members of Hamilton's championship football team. And she'll have to do it again. Ark. leader rips bill on immigration LITTLE ROCK - Gov. Mike Huckabee on Thursday heaped criticism upon immigration legislation in the Arkansas Legislature, describing it as ''inflammatory . . . race-baiting and demagoguery.'' He also challenged the Christian values of its main sponsor. Lawyers argue Prop. 200's scope Legal jostling over phrasing in Proposition 200 continued Thursday with attorneys arguing over a lawsuit that seeks to broaden the scope of the anti-illegal immigration law. Cold Case: Gruesome murder of woman, 22 The headline of the May 17, 1988, edition of The Arizona Republic read: "Woman found slain brutally." PHOENIX (AP) -- The Republican-led House voted Thursday to give the Department of Corrections a $21.3 million midyear funding boost that Democrats criticized as too much of a good thing. PHOENIX (AP) -- Mayor Phil Gordon has ordered an investigation into this week's water problem at city treatment plants, saying it raises serious questions about the safety of Phoenix's water supply.