Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on September 11, 2010 · Page 39
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Arizona 101 COWBOY CHOW Clay Thompson gets long-winded about chuck-wagon beans. E2 Last-minute event STARS AND CAVERNS There's still time to get to Kartchner Caverns' sky show. E3 Make PLins PICKIN' IN THE PINES This popular Flagstaff bluegrass festival features 19 acts. E4 ARIZOM& LIVING E SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2010 THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC TRAVEL.AZCENTRAl.COM SECTION I I 1 Ml fc- ft I ' X I , r1 : " r. j 1 .X 1 iiii-i n.nnj. If v- i ; J. W iS V 1 W ry r--.r.-r.. ...... . v - - - i, r i i VI- J f cm J I-?. Clockwise from top left: A '39 Studebaker Commander Coupe is one of the newest additions to the Gold King Mine's collection of rare and vintage vehicles. Antique vehicles and other machines are spread across 6 acres of Gold King Mine and Ghost Town. Shalyn Cline demonstrates gold-panning technique. Mine owner Don Robertson built this vintage racer using a '28 Studebaker straight-8 engine and the chassis from a hay wagon. Story by Roger Naylor Special for The Republic Jerome may be the only ghost town in America that has its own ghost suburb. Sitting a mile north of Jerome, the Gold King Mine and Ghost Town harbors an assortment of ramshackle buildings, a menagerie of friendly animals and a sprawling array of rusted machinery that forever teeters between ruin and redemption. At first glance, the casual ease of the place might be mistaken for neglect, but nothing could be further from the truth. This living museum is lovingly INSIDE: Mining history at Jerome's Audrey Head-frame Park. E8 ONLINE: For slide shows of Jerome and the Gold King Mine and Ghost Town, go to travel.azcentral.com. PHOTOS BY DOUG BERRY See GOLD KING MINE Page E8 1982 hostage-taking at Phoenix TV station. By Richard Ruelas The Arizona Republic The crazed man took hostages at a television station, demanding that programming be tailored to his unique vision, some of which was contained in rambling essays. This scenario played out Sept. 2 at the headquarters of the Discovery Channel in Maryland. It ended with police shooting the hostage-taker, James Jay Lee, who demanded that the cable channel warn viewers about overpopulation. A similar scenario played out decades earlier at the downtown Phoenix studios of ARIZONA JOURNAL Channel 10 (KOOL then, KSAZ now). It was May 1982. Anchor Bill Close, Arizona's Walter Cronkite-like personality, was preparing to read the 5 p.m. news. A man with a gun came into the studio. Close thought it was a publicity stunt, until the man fired the gun. The man then hit a technician, Luis Villa, on the head and took him hostage, holding the gun to his head. Joseph Billie Gwin de-See AZ JOURNAL Page E2 A tribute to the Verde River By Ron Dungan The Arizona Republic The desert changes when you add water. Plants flourish, and wildlife is drawn to the food and shade that they provide. The Verde River is one of the few perennial rivers in Arizona, making it a vital resource for wildlife. You can learn about this important ecosystem during Verde River Days, Sept. 25 and 26 at Dead Horse Ranch State Park near Cottonwood. "Verde River Days is set up to appreciate and talk about the environment because the Verde River is such a unique See VERDE Page E2 - .? .. . A (..1 RON CHILSTON PHOTOGRAPHY Dead Horse Ranch State Park, site of this month's Verde River Days, boasts 20 acres of lagoons and a network of trails, making it a popular destination for anglers, picnickers, birders, hikers and bikers. Event ARIZONA HOME AND BUILDING EXPO Bring your to-do list to the Arizona Home and Building Expo from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at the Phoenix Convention Center South Building, Third and Jefferson streets. There will be dozens of home improvement, interior design, solar energy, home building and renovations companies that can help you with various projects. Tickets are $5 at the door. Details: 602-277-6045, azbigmedia.comazbexpos. Theater 'BLOOD ROYAL' The Southwest Shakespeare Company kicks off its season with "Blood Royal," an adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry VI" trilogy. The 7:30 p.m. play, performed at Mesa Arts Center's Nesbitt-Elliott Playhouse, 1 E. Main St., deals with the tribulations and intrigues of England's political system. Tickets are $20-$31.50. The show runs through Sept. 25. Check online for times and dates. Details: 480-644-650C, mesaartscenter.com. Deal of the day 12-PIECE DINNERWARE SET FOR $4.99 Today only, save $10 on this deal on Martorp dinnerware at Ikea. Includes four of each: side plate, plate and bowl. Limit two sets per customer, while supplies last. Open 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Interstate 10 and Warner Road, Tempe. Details: 480-496-5658, ikea.comus. TV Listings E5 REACH US: Jill Cassidy, Explore -?Wstit-J mm To ,ind great restaurants Comics & Puzzles E6.7 Arizona editor, 602-444-NEWS or dZCeilUdi LUl II and dining deals, go to Dear Abby ES jill.cassidyiaari20narepublic.com. dining.aicentral.com. LP) Celebrity news on your cellphone: Text azceleb to 44636 to get breaking-news alerts about your favorite stars sent to your phone. For dining and event information, go to m.axcentral.com on your Web-enabled phone or PDA. -1 i IT

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