A 24-year-old man with a criminal history in five states managed to spend last week in a room at the Scottsdale Hilton with nothing but a $20 prepaid credit card.According to court documents obtained by New Times, Thomas Burgman-Panky checked in at the Hilton on the afternoon of February 18, and tri ... More >>
Have you always wished you could hack Food Network? Now's your chance. The TV network has teamed up with Advertising Age to find the most innovative technological idea to help tailor Food Network's content (including the Cooking Channel and its digital presence) to local audiences. They want to know ... More >>
We've all heard of concert tickets that sold out in record time. Last year Garth Brooks sold more than 140,000 tickets in a day to a benefit show. Lady Antebellum sold out an arena in Georgia in seven minutes last year as well. Most recently, Coachella sold all of its 75,000 tickets in five days. ... More >>
How do I make a really good cup of coffee? Coffee Beans Our favorite coffee house slogan: "Drink Coffee, patriotic beverage since 1773." That's because the Continental Congress declared coffee our official national beverage when the original tea party, a revolt against the British tea tax, be ... More >>
Doug Lingner vows not to quit -- unless he's paid bigger bucks.The Housing Authority of Maricopa County's executive director, Doug Lingner, is rejecting a settlement agreement because he wants a chance to "defend" himself -- oh, and six months' salary, too."The Release/Severance package whi ... More >>
Image: www.kitv.com The Honolulu Star-Bulletin wrote up a piece on Robert J. Maynard Jr. after recent post about him, covering some of the highlights of his sketchy past and uncovering some new info. One interesting factoid: Maynard's father, local optometrist Robert J. Maynard Sr., reversed earlie ... More >>
Robert J. Maynard Jr., the LifeLock founder who resigned from his own company after New Times revealed his lies and shady past, is now the CEO of an ocean adventure business in Waikiki. A Federal Trade Commission order from the 1990s apparently bars Maynard Jr. from returning in ... More >>
State Treasurer Dean Martin just put out a helpful list of New Year's resolutions that anyone could use to keep their finances in check -- especially state lawmakers. State budget watchdogs like Martin and others have been sounding the alarm, but outgoing Governor Janet Napolitano and a fiscal ... More >>
By Michael Lacey State checks that finance aid for the severely disabled have gone missing for months. Hanky panky or a sign of the economic times and a harbinger of things to come? Since the answer involves some of the largest corporate names in philanthropy, the government will not be able to duc ... More >>
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