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ASU sophomore James Harden, the Sun Devils basketball star recently named Pac-10 player of the year, has decided to skip his last two years of college and declare for the NBA draft...Fatality rates on roads in Arizona are at a record low, and officials partially credit the use of seat belts for the drop...The Glendale City Council voted yesterday to create a resolution opposing the plans of the Tohono O'odham Nation to build a casino near the Cardinals' stadium, saying that creating an Indian Reservation on the proposed 134 acres would create problems for citizens and business owners...Chandler police are looking for a suspect in connection with 10 burglaries around the Valley, including jewelry and gun stores. The suspect is described as a man 25 to 35 years-old, with a thin build and glasses...As part of a bankruptcy reorganization, Ritz Camera will close nine locations in the Valley, including those at Fiesta Mall in Mesa and the Summit at Scottsdale...And a woman in Texas apparently thought not having enough shrimp in her fried rice was a big emergency, as she called 911 and asked the dispatcher to send an officer to investigate the restaurant's lack of shrimp. The complaining customer had left by the time police arrived at the restaurant.

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