Saturday, January 15, 2005
Lake still not safe to open Tempe Town Lake could reopen as early as next week, if public safety officials give their OK. Judge cuts faith-based funding A judge has blocked the Bush administration from providing future "faith-based" grants to an Arizona mentoring group. Harvesting Arizona wind Wind energy is turning heads, and turbines as policymakers, businesses and the public look to it as a way to generate electricity without some of the downsides of conventional energy production. Agency issues advisory about Valley's stagnant air The National Weather Service in Phoenix has issued an air stagnation advisory for the Valley through Sunday morning. Roadside blast kills Army sergeant from Phoenix A 36-year-old Army sergeant from Phoenix died Thursday afternoon in Mosul, Iraq when a roadside bomb exploded near his military vehicle. Scanners catch no terrorists, many criminals Border Patrol agents have snared 33,000 criminals - most of them along the 2,000-mile border with Mexico - since the digital fingerprinting system linking immigration and FBI databases went live nationwide in early September. Roughing it gets new meaning at Mormon Lake Mormon Lake Village residents emptied the general store of food, batteries and gas and had to take sponge baths by candlelight while waiting for power and water to be restored. Napolitano's budget-balancing moves questioned PHOENIX (AP) -- Gov. Janet Napolitano wants to use a variety of new and old tactics to help balance her proposed state budget, with some of her methods drawing criticism from key Republican lawmakers. Afghan women hope to jump-start business GLENDALE - Just three years ago, the 15 women participating in a special entrepreneurship program here would not have been allowed in school or even out of their houses unaccompanied by male relatives in their home country. Lockout upsets Mesa woman A Mesa resident locked out of a public City Council committee meeting is claiming the city violated the state’s Open Meetings Law. Marilynn Wennerstrom said the doors to the City Council chambers building were locked during a meeting of the finance committee. Reward offered in robbery of contract Post Office PHOENIX The Postal Service is offering a five-thousand dollar reward for information that leads to an arrest in the robbery of a West Phoenix contract Post Office.