Sunday, January 09, 2005

Selected Headlines for Sunday Jan. 9th

Last letters to home revealing Parents of Valley Marine who became the 43rd Arizona service member killed in Iraq cling to the last letters they received from him just hours after learning of his death.
NAU courts young, quality faculty Look back at the faculty members the state's leading universities have hired during the past year and you'll see a few interesting things - a Nobel Prize winner, a renowned medical researcher, a leading hydrologist.
Rain, snow generally skip state, for now An intense storm that has dumped rain and snow in California this weekend has produced little precipitation in Arizona so far but may bring rain to the Valley and significant snow to the north early in the week.
Valley to be wild for flower lovers, bad for allergy sufferers Load the camera, grab that garden hoe and stock up on tissue. The Valley's wet weather will guarantee a showy wildflower display this spring but also a severe brush fire and allergy season.
Group schools lawmakers on parents', teachers' views Parents and teachers plan to inundate lawmakers with their opinions about education in the 2005 legislative session.
Guarneri performance good as gold The dark joy of Dmitri Shostakovich and the transcendent sensuality of Maurice Ravel were made palpable Friday night at the Scottsdale Center for the Arts as the venerable Guarneri String Quartet showed why its name is gold in the world of chamber music.
Chamber airs legislative goals Speaking in a conciliatory tone, state lawmakers and some of Arizona's top business leaders gathered Thursday to discuss their legislative priorities for this year's session.
Legislature's head start The 2005 legislative session doesn't start until Monday, but lawmakers already have been filing bills that give Arizonans a sneak preview of what's to come over the next several months.
New Page/LeChee water line to cost at least $10M PAGE-- A $10 million to $12 million plan to build a second water line for customers in Page and nearby LeChee was unveiled before a small audience Thursday night.
Refinery opponents lead in numbers; Comments filed with state regulators 2 to 1 against construction Despite endorsements by area politicians and other efforts to rally public support, documented opposition to a controversial proposed oil refinery for Yuma County stands at a nearly 2-to-1 ratio.
For first time since 1993 water released from Painted Rock Dam For the first time since the 1993 flooding of the Gila River Basin, rainfall has filled Painted Rock Dam enough to require releases into the Gila River and its channels on Friday.
Fire at Norwich copper plant forces evacuation of workers NORWICH, Conn. (AP) -- Officials of Phelps Dodge Corp. on Friday were assessing the damage at a Norwich plant following a fire that shut it down, a spokesman said.
Suns 108, Clippers 91 LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Joe Johnson scored 23 points and the Phoenix Suns matched their victory total for last season after just 33 games with a 108-91 rout of the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday night.

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