Hot Links: Williams' Head, Turf Paradise, and Ho-Ho Intruders

Larry Johnson, a former executive at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation in Scottsdale, has written a book titled Frozen. In the book, Johnson writes that employees at Alcor mishandled baseball legend Ted Williams' head, with one employee taking baseball-like swings at Williams' frozen head with a monkey wrench...The Turf Paradise horse racing track reopens today after extensive remodeling. Among the renovations are new grass turf, a new dirt track, and a spa for the horses...Vivian Kelly, whom Valley police were seeking as a kidnap victim, has been found safe. Kelly's boyfriend reported the kidnapping after the couple accepted a ride home from a bar. The driver dropped off the boyfriend but drove off with Kelly. Police now say it appears Kelly willingly went with the driver...

A Mesa man was arrested after a woman came home early Friday morning to find him asleep on her couch. The man, Tommy Reece Jr., reportedly ate some Ho-Hos before dozing off. Reece told police he'd been drinking and entered the wrong house by mistake...A Queen Creek man was arrested yesterday after his daughter-in-law called police to report he'd molested two children. Harold Whittle, 61, was  previously arrested in Utah in 2005 for "lascivious acts" against a child in his neighborhood...Macerich, a holding company for various Valley shopping centers, has sold a 49.9 percent stake in Chandler Fashion Center. The buyer was Heitman LLC of Chicago, which paid Macerich $168 million for its joint venture interest.

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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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