Arizona Daybook


Associated Press

Posted on November 14, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Associated Press Arizona Daybook for Thursday, Nov. 15.


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Nov. 15. 8 a.m. CHENEY ADDRESS — Former Vice President Dick Cheney will deliver the keynote address at the Commercial Finance Association's Annual Convention. No cameras will be allowed during Cheney's presentation, and it is unlikely he will be made available for interviews.

Location: JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort, Phoenix

Contacts: Mike Trainor, 919-645-8607, mtrainor(at)

Nov. 15. 8 a.m - 5 p.m. NATIONAL GUARD PLAYGROUND — Members of the Arizona National Guard will hold a ground breaking and prepping the building of a playground to raise drug awareness amongst members of the community. Servicemembers and civilian volunteers will be on-site near the St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank during an Army and Air Force Joint effort to reach out to the community and provide a playground for children of those who visit the food bank. The playground equipment to be erected Saturday. Media should have RSVPed Wednesday.

Location: St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank, 320 West Watkins St., Phoenix

Contacts: Sgt. Lauren DeVita, 480-735-4881 (cell) or lauren.devita(at)

Nov. 15. 9:15-10 a.m. MAYOR PRESS CONFERENCE — Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton will announce Roosevelt Row Pilot and 5th Anniversary of Bag Central Station at a news conference.

Location: Phoenix City Hall, 200 W. Washington, St., Phoenix

Contacts: Ruben Alonzo, ruben.alonzo(at), (602) 262-7111

Nov. 15. 10 a.m. EMPLOYMENT REPORT — The October Employment Report will be released at the Office of Employment and Population Statistics (EPS) located within the Department of Administration. The release will be held at the EPS conference room located on the fourth floor.

Location: 100 N. 15th Avenue, Room 440, Phoenix

Contacts: Alan Ecker, (602) 542-0027

Nov. 15. 10:30-11:15 a.m. USO CENTER OPENING — Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton will speak at grand opening of the United Service Organization Center.

Location: Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, Terminal 4, Level 2, 3400 E. Sky Harbor Blvd., Phoenix

Contacts: Ruben Alonzo, ruben.alonzo(at), (602) 262-7111

Nov. 15. 2:30 p.m. FRONTIER AIRLINES FIRST FLIGHT — Airport welcomes Frontier Airlines, the third airline to offer passenger service in Mesa. Mesa Channel 11 will provide video of a water cannon salute as the inaugural Frontier flight arrives from Denver at approximately 3:03 p.m. The video will be available on city's newsroom page,

Location: Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, Charles L. Williams Passenger Terminal, 6033 S. Sossaman Road

Contacts: Kevin Christopher, 480.644.4699 Tel 480.327.9241 Cell

Nov. 15. 5 p.m. ANTI-ARPAIO RALLY — Hundreds of Adios Arpaio student volunteers, members of UNITE HERE, Promise Arizona and other groups to rally as the ballot count continues in county and statewide elections.

Location: Recorder's Office, 111 S. 3rd Ave (at Jefferson St.), Phoenix

Contacts: Annemarie Strassel, 312-617-0495 or astrassel(at)

Nov. 16. 5-7 p.m. AVONDALE MAYOR HONORED — Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton will attend reception honoring Avondale Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers.

Location: Legend City Studios, 521 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix

Contacts: Ruben Alonzo, ruben.alonzo(at), (602) 262-7111

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