Hot Links: Cardinals Concessions, Suggs, and Butter Jackson

The cash-strapped Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority has made a deal with the Arizona Cardinals to have the NFL team operate concessions at University of Phoenix stadium, beginning in 2010. The Cardinals will market the stadium for sponsorships and non-football events, but officials for the stadium's other tenant, the Fiesta Bowl, feel slighted and worry the deal with the Cards could hurt their brand...A man with the word "skinhead" tattooed on his head who swears he's not a skinhead has pleaded guilty to two attacks. Chad Kerns, 31, plead guilty to two assaults that took place in Phoenix in 2007, including one where an African-American man was stabbed outside a drug store...Former Arizona State University football player Terrell Suggs, who was selected as the 10th overall pick by the Baltimore Ravens in the 2003 NFL draft, has re-signed with the Ravens. Suggs' six-year, $63 million contract makes him the highest-paid linebacker in NFL history...Phoenix will host the USA Adult Open Volleyball Championship in 2010, an event that's expected to bring around $4.2 million to the local economy. The tournament will run May 29 through June 5 at Phoenix Convention Center...According to foreclosure listing service RealtyTrac, Arizona is No. 2 in the nation for most home foreclosures. Nevada had the highest foreclosure rate...After officials with the Iowa State Fair announced they would display a butter sculpture of Michael Jackson, PETA suggested they use a non-dairy spread called "Earth Balance" for the effigy instead. Iowa State Fair officials are letting the public vote on the idea in an online ballot.

Cardinals will run stadium concessions

Skinhead guilty in two attacks

Ex-Devil Suggs re-signs, is highest-paid LB ever

Volleyball championship expected to bring $4.2 million

Arizona No. 2 For Foreclosures

PETA suggests nondairy Michael Jackson sculpture

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Niki D'Andrea has covered subjects including drug culture, women's basketball, pirate radio stations, Scottsdale staycations, and fine wine. She has worked at both New Times and Phoenix Magazine, and is now a freelancer.
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