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Anirban Lahiri makes cut but drops down in windy conditions at Arizona

Anirban Lahiri makes cut but drops down in windy conditions at Arizona

Scottsdale - Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri endured a rather trying day amid breezy conditions to card a three-over 74 in the second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open here.

Though the round itself was incomplete, Lahiri who was tied-fourth after the first round, finished his second round at three-over 74, which now puts him at two-under for the week.

That will still get him into weekend action, as he is placed tied-37th and the cut is likely to fall at even par.

The wind apart, the firm greens tested the golfers at the TPC Scottsdale's Stadium Course, which is a mere 10 minutes from leader the Korean-American leader, James Hahn's residence.


Arizona 'Flintstones' theme park up for sale

Arizona 'Flintstones' theme park up for sale

Arizona : "Flintstones" fans with a few million dollars now have a chance to rule over the town of Bedrock and own a page right out of history.

The owner of Flintstones Bedrock City, a northern Arizona theme park designed around the Hanna-Barbera cartoon, is selling the property for USD 2 million.

Linda Speckels says business has been good at the park and campground in Williams, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) south of the Grand Canyon.

But the 73-year-old is ready to retire. She started operating Bedrock City with her husband in 1972.


US subway, rail commuters at greatest risk of terrorist attack, says study

US subway, rail commuters at greatest risk of terrorist attack, says studyPhoenix, Oct 12 : A new study by Arnold Barnett, George Eastman Professor of Management Science at MIT's Sloan School of Management has revealed despite improvements in homeland security since September 11,
2001, subway and rail commuters still face higher risks of falling victim to terrorists and mass violence than frequent flyers.

While successful criminal and terrorist acts against aviation have fallen sharply, those against subways and commuter trains have surged, the study said.


Tuscon shooting rampage: Accused Loughner ruled mentally unfit for trial

 Tuscon shooting rampage: Accused Loughner ruled mentally unfit for trial Phoenix (Arizona, US), May 26 : U. S. District Judge Larry A. Burns has declared Tuscon shooting rampage accused Jared Lee Loughner mentally unfit to stand trial.

It maybe recalled that Loughner seriously wounded Democrat Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and killed six others on January 8, 2011.

Judge Burns declared an agitated Loughner a schizophrenic and remanded him to a federal facility in Springfield, Mo., where he will receive treatment aimed at restoring his competency, The Washington Post reports.


Has Palin bought a house in Arizona?

Has Palin bought a house in Arizona?Phoenix (Arizona), May 23: For months, rumors have circulated in Arizona political circles that former Alaska governor and possible 2012 presidential contender Sarah Palin either was shopping for homes in Scottsdale or had already bought one.

A just-closed deal on a secluded luxury home in far north Scottsdale might fit the bill, and talk has begun that this may be the one, the Arizona Republic daily reports.

According to the paper, Palin has gone in for an 8,000-square-foot, dark-brown stucco home with a guard gate that can keep unwanted visitors away.


Arizona Governor vetoes presidential ‘birther bill’

 Arizona Governor vetoes presidential ‘birther bill’Phoenix, Apr 19: Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill that would require President Barack Obama and other presidential candidates to prove their U. S. citizenship in order to get their names on the state''''s election ballot.

Brewer, a Republican, said the bill would allow officials to judge who is eligible to run for office.

A lingering "birther" conspiracy theory asserts Obama was not born in the US and is thus ineligible to hold the office. But the bill''''s Republican backers insisted it was not aimed at Obama.


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