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Frank Luke Statue Restored

On August 28-29, powerful monsoon storms laid low the lone statue on the Arizona State Capitol Mall: That of World War One Ace Frank Luke Jr. for whom Luke Air Force Base is named. Gouges in the branch of a nearby palo verde indicated it probably smacked the statue right off its high pedestal.

The Fallen Statue


Some Notorious Phoenicians – Good and Bad

A haphazard list of notable Phoenicians for your Tuesday – in no particular order. I’ll flesh this list out in the near future.

Part 1:

1) Frank Lloyd Wright spent his winters in Scottsdale from 1937 until his death in 1959. His winter home, Taliesin West, is located near the northeast corner of Scottsdale. Wright was also commissioned to help with the planning and construction of the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa. The building’s designers balked at Wright’s unusual design but a compromise was reached. Today the Biltmore boasts that it is a Frank Lloyd Wright-influenced design.

2) Alice Cooper became famous for his stage persona and heavy metal music in the late 60’s. Alice Cooper, or Vincent Furnier, attended Cortez High School in Phoenix before beginning his music career. In 1974 he changed his name to Alice Cooper and became an international superstar. In the late 90’s Cooper opened Alice Cooper’stown near Bank One Ballpark and America West Arena in downtown Phoenix. The bar and restaurant are where Jock meets Rock.

3) Gary Condit was a United States Congressman from 1989 to 2003. Condit received national attention when the body of his intern, Chandra Levy, was found in a Washington D.C. park approximately one year after she had disappeared. At first Condit, also known for his honest-looking grin, lied about his relationship with Levy. He later admitted to a romantic relationship with the intern. The case remains unsolved. Condit is no longer a suspect.

4)Jenna Jameson is one of the best-recognized female adult movie stars working today. She lives in Scottsdale.

Coming soon: Don Bolles, Robert William Fisher, and Wonder Woman.

Water Cooler Talk


Photo by our friend videoal.

This was sooo long ago. I need to be reminded. This is the one in one and seven. As in one win over the Niners and seven losses. So, I was asked yesterday, “do you still believe?” I do. I believe everyone was right.

Go Suns!

“Legal Aspects of HOA’s” Class at The Leadership Centre

***Correct Date Posted***

“Legal Aspects of HOA’s”
21 September 2006
6:30pm in room B160
Chandler-Gilbert Community College.

This class will be instructed by Augustus Shaw (The HOA Guy), Shaw & Lines LLC and is designed to provide participants with a practical foundation of the legal components of Homeowner associations. This includes creation and enforcement of codes, covenants and restrictions (CC & Rs), legal jurisdictions and obligations of homeowner associations, and rights of homeowners. As the laws are continually changing with respect to HOAs, legislative updates are included. This class is facilitated on a volunteer basis by attorneys specializing in community association law.

Class registration is $25. A light dinner is provided. For more information and to register please contact The Leadership Centre at or by phone at (480) 732-7174.

Guess who’s coming to Changing Hands?

My very reliable source just informed me that President Jimmy Carter will be coming to Phoenix in December as guest of that fabulous independent bookstore Changing Hands. Carter has a new book he is promoting and will speak and sign books at a location, yet to be decided. You heard it first on Metroblogs.

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