The City of Phoenix began the year ominously with Celebration 2000, a misnomeric millennial party featuring everyone from the Gin Blossoms to the Association. Built to attract 200,000 revelers, Mayor Skip Rimsza's world-class bash was a bust for the ages. Organizers sold merely 13,000 tickets, and the city eviscerated its own procurement codes and illegally gave money to a nonprofit group without city... More >>>