The California promoters behind the 944 Super Village Super Bowl party in Scottsdale have filed a lawsuit against the magazine, alleging 944's executives hijacked the event to promote their magazine and lost close to $1 million...Eighty-four students from Gilbert High School have been denied registration at East Valley Institute of Technology because of a discrimination complaint filed against EVIT by a Gilbert Public Schools liaison. The complaint alleges that EVIT has been hostile to Gilbert's special-needs students...A couple in Queen Creek is having a dispute with the Cambria Ocotillo Home Owners Association, over a gay-pride flag the couple began displaying in front of their home in 2003. The HOA told them to take the flag down and cited design guidelines, but the couple calls it discrimination...Rapper DMX is back in Phoenix court today, for a sentencing hearing on charges that he threw a food tray at a guard while incarcerated in Maricopa County. DMX pleaded guilty of one count of attempted aggravated assault in May, and hopes to avoid more jail time...Four ownership groups, including owners of NHL team the Toronto Argonauts and Chicago White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf, have expressed interest in buying the Phoenix Coyotes hockey team, according to the NHL. All four potential owners would keep the team in Arizona...The owner of a Burger King franchise is taking flak for erecting roadside signs that proclaim, 'Global warming is baloney.' Burger King asked the franchise operator to take down the signs, and the owner has refused, saying the fast-food giant's execs are acting "kinda like cockroaches" about the whole thing.
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