Hot Links: Diamondbacks, Mercury, and the Vomit Patrol

The Arizona Diamondbacks requested proposals last month for a new Cactus League complex, and Phoenix is one of the finalists. An aid to Phoenix mayor Phil Gordon says the proposed Phoenix site is located along Loop 101, but further details on the site are elusive thus far...Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has appointed Neal Young to be the new director of the state's Department of Economic Security. Young formerly held the job of assistant housing director for the city of Phoenix...The Phoenix Mercury have selected Auburn guard DeWanna Bonner as the fifth overall pick in the WNBA draft. The Mercury will try to recover from last season's sixth place finish on the heels of their 2007 WNBA championship with help from Bonner, who had 21.1 points and 8.5 rebounds per game last season...The former head of the accounting department at Razmataz, Hoang Tan Duong, is accused of embezzling from the company and using the money to buy luxury goods and an exorbitant amount of guns. Police say that after serving a search warrant on the suspect's home, they found more than $100,000 worth of weapons...Valley doctor Mark Goldberg has been placed on five years' probation after a patient complained about her laser hair removal treatments. The state medical board says the equipment and technicians in that procedure were not properly registered...It's a dirty (and sticky and smelly) job, but someone's gotta do it: a man in the U.K. was hired by a theme park to patrol the park grounds near roller coasters and collect vomit. It may sound bizarre, but the new hurl patrol says everything is on the up(chuck).

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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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