Hot Links: Shaq Packs, Doc Prescribes, and Cows Burp

ASU basketball player James Harden worked out for the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday. Harden, the PAC-10 Player of the Year, is expected to be among the top five picks in tonight's NBA draft...the Phoenix Suns traded Shaquille O'Neal to the Cleveland Cavaliers the day before the draft. In exchange for Shaq, the Suns will get Ben Wallace and Sasha Pavlovic, the 46th pick in the draft, and $500,000...Fire crews in Prescott battled a blaze allegedly caused by a truck driver accidentally puncturing a natural-gas line. It took almost three hours to contain the fire, but no injuries were reported...A Valley doctor has lost his license following an extensive investigation. Robert C. Teague reportedly wrote more than 350 prescriptions in less than a month, for medications like Methadone and Oxycontin. The scripts were written after May 8, when Teague signed an agreement with the Arizona Medical Board saying he would not practice or prescribe medicine because of a health condition...A Peoria woman named Trenda Lynne Halton is one of 65 people indicted by a federal grand jury in Phoenix for alleged student-loan fraud. Halton and others are accused of taking out fraudulent loans from Rio Salado College...Scientists in Canada say they've bred cattle that emit 25 percent less methane when they belch. Methane is supposedly one of the greenhouse gases that contributes to global warming, which means cow burps may now be more earth-friendly than human farts.

ASU's Harden works out for Minnesota

Crews control fire from punctured gas line

Shaq traded to Cavs on eve of draft

Doc prescribes 350 meds in a month; License suspended

Grand jury indicts Peoria woman on alleged student loan fraud

Cows bred that burp less

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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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