Sunday, January 23, 2005
Embattled priests' paths crisscrossed For all practical purposes, they are superstars of the Phoenix Catholic Church. They have been for decades. Police program hunts down scofflaw drivers Police said John Louis Boyd was taking a swig from a whiskey bottle when officers pulled up in front of his Mesa apartment earlier this month. Police seek suspected child molester Police are searching for Arthur ''Art'' Vitasek, 41, who is suspected of sexually molesting three Mesa boys. Arizona newsmaker House Bill 2313 is often called the right-to-die bill. This week 18 Arizona legislators backed a bill that would legalize suicide in some cases involving patients likely to die within six months. Popular staffer leaves ICAN Koko Hunter has touched a lot of lives. This month, one of the longest tenured staff members at ICAN-Improving Chandler Area Neighborhoods bade farewell to co-workers, guests and more than 70 kids. Financial aid orientations assist students Nearly two dozen college-bound students throughout Arizona can score a ''touchdown'' of sorts, sharing more than $16,000 by simply attending a financial aid orientation. Unfinished Sunrise Trailhead still draws crowds It was supposed to open in October. Then it was supposed to open before Thanksgiving. Then before Christmas, and New Year's. Elliot-U.S. 60 part of Loop 202 interchange to open Monday For some, attending freeway openings has become a tradition. Water chief's priorities Republic reporter Amanda J. Crawford recently sat down with former state Sen. Herb Guenther, director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources, to talk about the state's water needs and his agency's priorities. New look not a plea for pay raise If Capitol railbirds notice that the normally spit-shined Department of Public Safety lobbyist Andy Swann is looking a little scruffy lately, there's a good reason. Space science seems secure here Tucson has long been a hub for space-related research. The area boasts four major research centers: The National Optical Astronomy Observatory, the National Solar Observatory Taxpayer Watch: Stench from Roger Road sewage plant isn't about to waft away Situation: When Marana's Hank Strempek brings visitors in from Tucson International Airport, he drives them home on North Silverbell Road instead of Interstate 10, so they don't have to endure the Teen pleads guilty in school vandalism case FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- A 13-year-old boy pleaded guilty to aggravated criminal damage to a learning institution for his part in the December vandalism of Coconino High School. More claims made against Mesa Mesa on Friday disputed a residents group allegation that the city violated federal election law, while also denying new allegations that it violated the open meeting and public records laws. Scottsdale refuses records request Scottsdale officials on Friday refused to release budget documents for fiscal 2005-06 requested by the Tribune, arguing the records are too confusing to be considered public. School crime reports still hazy High school crime statistics on the 2005 Arizona School Report Cards published this weekend will leave many East Valley parents guessing about police activity at their children’s campuses.