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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Warning from past about water for CP golf course

By Jim Keyworth
Gazette Blog Editor 

RUINS OF ANCIENT CIVILIZATION REMIND 
US OF OUR OWN VULNERABILITY

The front page of today's (Jan. 19) Arizona Republic is one of special import for several reasons, but none more important than the announcement that the ancient Hohokam site known as Mesa Grande is now open to the public.  Reporter Gary Nelson writes:

"There was something forlorn about the frigid breeze that swirled this week around an ancient mound in Mesa. 

"It carried the haunting sounds of Native American flute music.  It stirred the dust that covered the mound and stung the small group of people clustered there as if to say that what nature once did to those who lived here, it can do again to you.

"Maybe that is more to the point of the Mesa Grande ruins than anything - the lesson being the future, not the past."

The site and countless other examples from history should serve as a grim reminder to Payson Mayor Kenny Evans and his minions on the town council that committing precious potable water to a rich man's golf course for 49 years is a really stupid, shortsighted idea.

WHAT THE HELL HAS POSSESSED 
AZ GOV. JAN BREWER?  

The gov who can't talk straight has suddenly developed a conscience and a soul!  Who would have thought she would come down on the side of education, children and the less fortunate.

Of course all politicians have a motive.  Hers might be as simple as her legacy, or as devious as an illegal run for a third term.

It would, however, be unfair not to give her credit for her change of heart.

FIRING OF GENTRY 
IS A TRAVESTY

And finally, we all know it's about winning, but Alvin Gentry is not the Phoenix Suns' problem.  We predict here and now that his firing will turn out to be a grave mistake that sets the franchise back even further.

TO READ IT ALL...
click on azcentral.com.  To have the Republic delivered to your driveway seven days a week, call 1-800-332-6733.  You won't see this kind of honest, insightful journalism in the local paper. 

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