Hot Links: Phoenix had 14th Wettest Year in 2008; ATV Rider and Local Hikers Missing; Cops and Shelter Help Homeless
What drought? Last year will go down as one of the wettest years on record in Phoenix. In weather-related incidents, an ATV rider up north and two hikers in the Superstition Mountains go missing. And the nastier-than-normal weather hasn't been so kind on the homeless in the last few weeks, but cops and staff from a local shelter are trying to meet the needs of the most deperate. Arizona residents still don't know what to make of a new license plate legibility law, and lawmakers already want to change it. Glendale officials are licking their chops over the thought of all that Fiesta Bowl money. Our buddies at the East Valley Tribune begin their "exciting" new journey -- their publisher's euphemistic word, not ours -- as the paper dwindles to four-day-a-week service in a much-tightened territory. Fans mourn with aging heartthrob John Travolta following the death of the star's 17-year-old apparently disabled son.