Hot Links: Mental Health, Don Stapley, and Colonel Sanders

The National Alliance on Mental Illness gave Arizona's mental health care system a grade of "C,"which, sadly, is higher than the national average of  "D." Governor Jan Brewer has formed a special panel to address the subject at a hearing in May...A massive house fire near 47th avenue and Glendale has resulted in at least one death. The house that caught fire belonged to a woman and her handicapped husband. Firefighters have been unable to identify the one body they found, and were unable to find a second body...Banner Gateway Medical Center in Gilbert will close its pediatric unit on Friday, as part of the hospital's budget consolidations...University of Phoenix stadium will host the college football championship game on January 10, 2011. U of P stadium is also in the bidding to host the 2013 Super Bowl...Maricopa County Supervisor Don Stapley, currently facing an indictment on a slew of criminal charges including perjury and failure to disclose financial dealings, was invited to attend an Economic Recovery briefing in Washington, D.C., but now Vice President Joe Biden's office says Stapley will not attend, as he is not allowed to leave Arizona while facing felony charges...Workers in Osaka, Japan pulled a statue of Colonel Sanders from the Dotonbori River on Tuesday. The statue of the Kentucky Fried Chicken kingpin sank in the river 24 years ago, after fans of the Hanshin Tigers baseball team  tossed it in the water to celebrate their team winning the Japanese World Series. The team never won another Series after that, but apparently, the "Curse of the Colonel" has now been lifted.

Arizona's mental-health-care system gets a 'C'

1 killed, 1 missing after huge Glendale house fire

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