Hot Links: Swine Flu, Cardinals, and Jedi Mind Tricks

Although no cases of swine flu have been reported in Arizona, officials are taking precautions: The Arizona Department of Health is talking with Centers for Disease Control, doctors are urging people with flu-like symptoms to stay home from work, and US Airways is waiving its change fees for passengers flying to Mexico City...An after-prom party in south Phoenix was shut down after police received reports of gunfire at the home. No injuries were reported and a gun was not found, but officers made numerous arrests for underage drinking, providing alcohol to minors, and curfew violations...A BBQ in the town of New River, AZ turned into a scene from a scary movie, as a swarm of bees attacked 15 people. One person was stung 600 times, but is expected to survive...U.S. Customs and Border Protection has a new weapon in its arsenal: a six-ton armored tactical vehicle called the "Border Basher" that can seat up to eight people and withstand virtually any threat...The Arizona Cardinals picked Ohio State running back Chris "Beanie" Wells in the 2009 NFL Draft. In his last season at college, Wells averaged 5.8 yards per carry and scored eight touchdowns...And a Scottish police officer and Star Wars fan says she uses Jedi mind tricks to interrogate suspects.

Swine flu prompts emergency order, including protective gear, screenings at borders and airports

Shots fired at Phoenix after-prom party

Bees Attack 15 People At BBQ

The "Border Basher"

Arizona Cardinals pick Chris 'Beanie' Wells with 31st pick

The force is strong with this one

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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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