A Southwest flight that took off from LAX and was headed for Austin, Texas, landed at Sky Harbor after someone phoned in a bomb threat.Statements released by airport officials indicate that the plane is isolated on one of the runways, as the 143 passengers were evacuated. Police were blocking access ... More >>
No matter how many police reports we read through on a monthly basis, the criminal creativity, stupidity, and craziness never ceases to amaze us.Just when you think you've seen it all, there's always something worse. From a restaurant owner murdering the co-owners in the dining room, to a woman sque ... More >>
A Southwest Airlines employee at Sky Harbor airport called police last week to report an "irate" Scottsdale woman who was yelling and screaming after being informed that she wouldn't be flying to California that day.Turns out, "irate" was an understatement, as police say 37-year-old Jill Pemberton k ... More >>
Airports and good food usually don't mix -- kind of like orange juice and toothpaste. But Metro Phoenix airports are apparently trying to start a new trend. In Sky Harbor, local restaurants including La Grande Orange, Cowboy Caio (although we're not sure how the recent bankruptcy filing may impact ... More >>
No, Paul Verrell of Tucson doesn't want to put away his @$#%@$#% iPod. Verrell, 20, was arrested today at Bradley International Airport in Hartford, Connecticut, after swearing at a Southwest Airlines flight crew and airport workers. The curse words began flowing after he was told to put awa ... More >>
Bill DeGroot Bill DeGroot is an oddity for us here at Behind the Bar, for he no longer works behind the bar at all. A veteran of the cocktail scene for more than 15 years, DeGroot paid his dues at establishments throughout the valley, including Star-Spangled Tavern, Canal, E ... More >>
Kevin Smith on George Carlin: He only wanted to be an actor, but no one would give him a big role.I had a really good time talking to writer/director/actor/unrivaled geek icon Kevin Smith for this week's music section. Such a good time, in fact, that I couldn't fit all of the worthwhile, oft-prof ... More >>
In the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Up on the Sun: Kevin Smith Discusses Southwest Airlines, Razor Dildos, George Carlin, Green Hornet and More ... More >>
Director and funnyman Kevin Smith comes to town
Silent Bob is headed for the Valley. But will he fly Southwest Airlines to get here? Chances are good that you've read a thing or two about Kevin Smith on the Internets lately. The outspoken -- and oversized -- auteur (the director of such indie flicks Clerks, Chasing Amy, and Dogma) has received ... More >>
The arson fire of June 14 at the Young Champions of America headquarters burned up every scrap of administrative records and melted scores of awards and trophies amassed over the years. Rory Hood, the company's owner, considered quitting the business "for about an hour." Then he heard t ... More >>
Image: Wikimedia CommonsScorpions: 2 Sky Harbor travelers: 0 Last week, a local guy got stung on a plane from Phoenix to Indianapolis. Yesterday, a New Jersey man was stung in the neck as he waited in line at Terminal 2's security checkpoint. Just a coincidence, says Alisa Smith, ... More >>
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled yesterday that the city of Glendale must reveal records by Friday that show what incentives it's offering to a new owner of the Phoenix Coyotes ice hockey team. Among the potential team buyers are Chicago White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf, and Daryl Jones o ... More >>
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A new club hopes to score big with a particularly large group of people
Letters from the week of July 4, 2002
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New Times presents its first-ever Doofus and Darling Awards
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Skippy to Phoenix: "It's All Good"
Why you shouldn't own a dog that won't fit under the seat in front of you
Tempe's Old Devils to play for national rugby championship
Arizona's quiet visionaries yearn to make the state a hub of commercial space travel
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