Tuesday, January 25, 2005
Phoenix asking public to conserve water until noon Tuesday City of Phoenix officials late Monday asked residents to severely reduce water usage after four of the five plants used to distribute water were disabled or shut down. Voting provisions get clearance The U.S. Justice Department on Monday cleared the way for counties across the state to carry out the voting provisions of Proposition 200, the anti-illegal immigration measure approved by Arizona voters in November. Measles surfaces in Valley A man in Tempe infected with measles traveled to northern Arizona this month in addition to visiting Arizona State University, potentially exposing 1,500 students at the university's main campus in Tempe and others in Maricopa County, health officials said Monday. 2 bills targeting business lures It's the kind of jewel that Valley cities routinely battle over: a luxury-car dealership that promises an infusion of well-paying jobs and tax dollars. Glendale officials say the prize is worth the sizable incentives and development costs their city must fork over rather than lose the business to another community. Latin 'People's Choice' show coming to town The Latin American equivalent of the People's Choice Awards is coming to the Dodge Theatre in June, boosting the city's growing reputation as a destination for big-name Spanish-language entertainers. Yup, senioritis hitting students about now The symptoms can be spotted throughout all high school campuses: Seniors who blow off homework, stop studying for exams or skip class altogether. ASU center will use green building guides The ASU Scottsdale Center for New Technology and Innovation, which is replacing the former Los Arcos Mall at McDowell and Scottsdale roads, will be built to meet strict environmental standards, officials announced Monday. Hotel exec to help oversee construction DOWNTOWN - City officials have appointed a hotel executive with nearly two decades of experience with the Doubletree Hotel Corp. to sit on the board of directors that will manage and oversee the construction of the city's publicly financed downtown hotel. Roving stock gets notice of officials Two northeast Valley policymakers will meet today in the wake of hundreds of complaints from residents near Rio Verde to discuss how to potentially modify Arizona open-range livestock laws. Course held on security of computers SOUTH PHOENIX - Protecting computers from hackers or identity thieves is such a hot topic that South Mountain Community College is offering a new course to show how it's done. Shooting not merited, Lovelace board told CHANDLER - A Florida police consultant testified Monday before the city's Merit Review Board that fired police Officer Dan Lovelace should have let Dawn Rae Nelson go instead of firing into her car more than two years ago. Group seeks $50,000 to fight crime A Mesa community group is applying for $50,000 Community Development Block Grant to combat prostitution and other crime in the neighborhood. Canyon's Bright Angel Trail reopens GRAND CANYON -- The Bright Angel Trail on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park reopened today to hikers.