It took two very questionable appraisals to get it right, but the state Land Department finally came up with a discount price Sumitomo Sitix could swallow. Some people say the deal warrants a criminal investigation.
DEL WEBB'S 5,600-ACRE NEW RIVER DEVELOPMENT HAS SPAWNED CONTROVERSY. BUT NEWS COVERAGE HAS IGNORED THE WATER WHEELING AND DEALING THAT COULD CARPET ARIZONA'S VIRGIN DESERT WITH SUBURBAN SPRAWL.
WITH PROPOSITION 300--THE PRIVATE-PROPERTY-RIGHTS MEASURE--ARIZONA ONCE AGAIN BECOMES A BATTLEGROUND FOR A NATIONAL RIGHT-WING CRUSADE
THE KLUMPS HAVE RUN COWS ON PUBLIC LAND FOR DECADES. NOW THEY'RE TELLING THE GOVERNMENT THEY OWN IT.