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02/2005

Terry Goddard Named Boys & Girls Clubs Alliance Champion for Kids, Announces New Initiatives to Fight Meth Abuse

(Phoenix, Ariz. – February 1, 2005)  Attorney General Terry Goddard today was named the Boys & Girls Clubs Arizona Alliance Champion for Kids and announced new steps to protect kids and combat the use of methamphetamines.

Former Mississippi Attorney General Mike Moore joined Goddard and Boys & Girls Clubs Arizona Alliance Board members to recognize the strides Boys & Girls Clubs of America have made on a national level to reduce drug and alcohol use among children. 

Attorneys General Call for Dramatic Measures to Fight Methamphetamine Demand restrictions on sales of over-the-counter cold remedies

(Phoenix, Ariz. – February 24, 2005)  Ten Attorneys General and officials from 13 other states came together today to attack what they called the biggest illegal drug menace in America:  the use and production of  methamphetamine.  Heading their calls for action, they recommend making pills containing pseudoephedrine, the drug essential to producing meth, harder to obtain by placing them behind pharmacy counters and requiring buyers to show Ids and sign a log to get them.   

Terry Goddard Announces Prosecution of Elder Abuse Case

(Phoenix, Ariz. – February 23, 2005)   Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced an indictment arising from alleged abuses of an elderly woman’s trust fund.The State Grand Jury indictment accuses Jennifer Elizabeth Johnson, 41, and her husband, Philip Wayne Johnson, 37, formerly of Flagstaff, of spending on themselves over $100,000 of the principal and income of the living trust of Jennifer Johnson’s grandmother.  This was money that Jennifer Johnson, as trustee of this trust, was authorized to spend only for the benefit of her grandmother.

Terry Goddard Calls on ChoicePoint, Inc. to Notify Consumers of Security Breach

(Phoenix, Ariz. – February 18, 2004)  Attorney General Terry Goddard joined 18 state attorneys general in asking ChoicePoint, Inc. to immediately notify any consumers in their states whose information may have been released to a ring of identity thieves.

ChoicePoint, Inc., a Georgia-based company, provides personal data to credit providers, government agencies, landlords and others who perform credit history checks.  While the extent of the theft is unknown, only California has a law that requires companies to notify residents of a security breach.

Attorney General Terry Goddard, Yavapai County Sheriff Steve Waugh and Yavapai County Attorney Shelia Polk Discuss Meth Public Health Crisis

(Prescott, Ariz. – February 15, 2005)  Attorney General Terry Goddard was joined by YavapaiCounty Sheriff Steve Waugh and Yavapai County Attorney Shelia Polk at a news conference here today to discuss Goddard’s new initiative to combat the production and use of methamphetamines.  Morrey Shifman, Board volunteer for the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Arizona, also joined Goddard to discuss the club’s efforts to combat meth use.

Attorney General Terry Goddard, Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik and Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall Discuss Methamphetamine Public Health Crisis

(Tucson, Ariz. – February 15, 2005)  Attorney General Terry Goddard was joined by Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik and Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall at a news conference here today to discuss Goddard’s new initiative to combat the production and use of methamphetamines.

“We are in the middle of a public health crisis with meth,” Goddard said.  “Meth cookers are poisoning our children, putting our public safety officers in unacceptable dangers and imposing high costs on taxpayers, businesses, healthcare systems and the environment.”

Terry Goddard Files Lawsuit Over Developer's Destruction of State Resources

(Phoenix, Ariz. – February 14, 2005)  Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced a multicount civil action against land developer George H. Johnson and several of his companies. The lawsuit stems from Johnson's attempt in 2003 to construct a large residential community in southern Pinal County and his work on the banks of the Little Colorado River in Apache County. 

“The wanton destruction of Arizona’s heritage resources by George Johnson is unprecedented,” Goddard said. “This action represents the coordinated efforts of five state agencies.” 

Attorney General Terry Goddard Issues Statement Regarding Prop 200 Voting Rules

(Phoenix, Ariz. – February 10, 2005)  Attorney General Terry Goddard today issued the following statement: 

The voting rules as drafted by the Secretary of State would prevent thousands of legally registered voters from casting ballots in the upcoming elections, lead to multiple legal challenges to the March 8 elections and risk violating the federal Voting Rights Act. 

In addition, the legislature needs to act to be sure that registered voters who lack sufficient identification on election day are not turned away.  

Terry Goddard Visits Kingman Boys & Girls Club to Promote Internet Safety, Discuss Methamphetamine Public Health Crisis

(Kingman, Ariz. – February 10, 2005)  Attorney General Terry Goddard, the Boys & Girls Clubs Arizona Alliance Champion for Kids, today visited the Boys & Girls Club of Kingman promoting Internet Safety and his new initiative to combat the use of methamphetamines.

“We are in the middle of a public health crisis with meth,” Goddard said.  “Meth cookers are poisoning our children, and putting our law enforcement and public safety officers in unacceptable dangers.”

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