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8 Reasons Congressional Service Sucks

5 years ago by Pete Kotz
Welcome to a life of mooching, meetings, and trying not to get caught making out with your aides. Imagine, in a moment of suspended disbelief, that your job pays 174 grand a year. And comes with a $1.3 million expense account. And a staff of 18 Ivy League yes-men whose...
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The Feds Have Evidence That Joe Arpaio Broke the Law -- When Will The Indictments Come?

9 years ago by Ray Stern
Soon after becoming head of the Maricopa Anti-Corruption Enforcement team under Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Bill Knight became aware of severe ethical problems with the unit. A career cop who'd been in narcotics, homicide, and other divisions at the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, Deputy Chief Knight suddenly found himself in the...
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Jeff Kraus Makes the "First Time Crepe" -- Nutella, Elderflower, Spiced Walnuts and More

7 years ago by Lauren Saria
Forks up, Phoenix! Chow Bella and Roosevelt Row present the third annual Pie Social Saturday, November 3rd, from 2 to 6 p.m. on Roosevelt Row in downtown Phoenix. We've got an all-star line up of bakers making pies for you to taste, and from now til Pie Social, we'll introduce...
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Serving Up Stapley: Why’s the Don Stapley Prosecution a Big Joke? Because the Accusers Are Far Shadier Than the Accused

10 years ago by Ray Stern
Dirt on Don Stapley, a 15-year member of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, began flowing in spring 2008 from County Attorney Andrew Thomas' office. A paper trail of Maricopa County Sheriff's Office documents reveals the genesis of the case, though with potentially telling details omitted. Records state that the...
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Evan Can Wait

13 years ago by Robert Wilonsky
Evan Almighty, the follow-up to Bruce Almighty, is the work of an angry God. At 89 minutes that last a lifetime, it's a sanctimonious sitcom dolled up as the most expensive comedy ever made — $175 mil, so they say — and marks an unfortunate low point in the history...
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Bio Rhythms

20 years ago by Robrt L. Pela
A pair of famous dead singers was resuscitated here last week. Mahalia Jackson and Maria Callas are each pacing local stages -- Jackson in Black Theatre Troupe's Mahalia; Callas in Arizona Theatre Company's Master Class -- talking directly to capacity audiences about their very different lives. The productions that present...
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Critical Mass

21 years ago by Serene Dominic
Checking the vital signs for guitar-based rock has long been an ongoing preoccupation for critics. Still, you knew something was a bit different this year when new releases by Hole, Marilyn Manson and even the sample-heavy Garbage were judged not merely for their musical merits but for their potential to...

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