September 1, 1999 |
American Indians' right to a fair jury is not violated when federal criminal trials in Arizona are transferred from Prescott to Phoenix, where the Indian percentage of the population is much lower, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. In a 2-1 ruling upholding a Navajo man's convictions for sex crimes, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said the disparities were irrelevant because there was no evidence that Indians were systematically excluded from the jury.
March 31, 1999 |
No more overpriced ballpark food! Why pay $6 for a hot dog and soft drink when you can pay $5.99 for a lavish lunch buffet at the casino down the road? Discerning consumers among Dodger fans may hail this bargain, but major league baseball may not. Commissioner Bud Selig said his office would have to approve any agreement to move the Dodgers' spring home to a site near a casino on Arizona's Fort McDowell Indian reservation. "I would reserve the right to look into it, and I would," Selig said.
March 31, 1999 |
Hey, Dodger fan, jump on a plane, land at Phoenix an hour later, land in your seat at the Dodgers' new spring training home within another hour. Can't beat that in Vero Beach, Fla., where a weekend trip is virtually pointless because getting there and back can take the whole weekend. "It took us eight hours to fly there, two hours to drive there and two hours to get lost," said Bernadine Boyd, tribal president of the Fort McDowell Indian community.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1996 |
Below the red rock walls of the majestic Grand Canyon lies a Native American village so isolated that impoverished residents sometimes throw away broken refrigerators because repairmen won't make the 16-mile round-trip hike or mule ride. Even a reindeer-driven sleigh would have trouble navigating it. So a crew of Marines from El Toro Marine Corps Air Station used a pair of CH-46 helicopters Thursday to escort Santa and Mrs.
February 16, 1993 |
A judge handed three Arizona Indian tribes a victory Monday in their dispute with the state over reservation gambling, allowing them to operate thousands of electronic gaming machines, plus some table games. Former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Frank X. Gordon, appointed by a federal judge in December to mediate the dispute, chose gaming compacts submitted by the Tohono O'odham, White Mountain Apache and Pascua Yaqui tribes.
November 26, 1992 |
For centuries, the Hopis made pilgrimages to the land for religious ceremonies, eagle feather gathering, herb collecting and farming. Yet only Navajo lived on the disputed high plateau country of northeast Arizona, and the tribes could never work out who had authority over the territory. Not even congressional action in 1882 solved the problem. All that changed on Wednesday when the U.S.