Hot Links: Gretzky Sits Out, Roosevelt Fires, and Parsley Recall

The Phoenix Coyotes ice hockey team started training camp on Saturday without coach Wayne Gretzky. While awaiting the decision of a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge in the sale of the team and team ownership, the "Great One"  thought it better to "sit back for a few days and evaluate," according Coyotes general manager Don Maloney...Two homes in Central Phoenix caught fire early this morning at 3rd street and Roosevelt. Both were vacant, and firefighters were able to get the blazes under control. The cause of the fires hadn't been determined...A traveling replica of the Vietnam War Memorial Wall will make a stop in Phoenix this week. Named the "Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall," the three-quarter-scale replica is inscribed with the names of more than 58,000 service people who perished in Vietnam. The wall will arrive at Phoenix Memorial Park and Mortuary on Tuesday, and will open to the public on Friday...

Muranaka Farm Inc. is recalling more than 1,000 cases of parsley from 10 states because of possible salmonella contamination. Thirty cases of the parsley were distributed in Arizona...An eight foot-long banner that reads "Jesus Is Lord" was taken from a building at Cave Creek and School House roads, where it had hung for nine years. The family that owns the building is offering a $2,000 reward for the return of the banner...A Michigan woman faces charges of criminal sexual misconduct after police say she found her teenage son on the Internet and had sex with him. The woman, Aimee Louise Sword, had given her son up for adoption 10 years ago. 

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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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