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08/2005

Attorney General's Office, Arizona Lottery Thwart Winning Ticket Theft

(Phoenix, Ariz. – August 18, 2005)  Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced the recovery of more than $1 million in lottery winnings on behalf of an as-yet unidentified winner after a store clerk falsely claimed the winning ticket as her own.  

Long-time Circle K clerk Delia Kerr, 50, and her sister Susan, 41, were arrested August 15 by Nogales Police for theft and fraud after learning the sisters allegedly opened a bank account in Tucson with a check for over $1 million from the Arizona Lottery for a winning “Pick” ticket.  

Terry Goddard to Present Arizona Association of Community Health Centers with $142,400

(Phoenix, Ariz. – August 5, 2005)  Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard will present the Arizona Association of Community Health Centers with $142,400 to support its efforts to provide medication and treatment to low income children and adults who suffer from asthma.  The presentation will be held at Clinica Adelante Tidwell Family Center.  The event will be held Tuesday, August 9 at Noon.

U.S. Court of Appeals Dismisses Challenge to Proposition 200

(Phoenix, Ariz. - August 9, 2005)  The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today dismissed a lawsuit filed in federal court challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 200.  The court said the plaintiffs had not shown they had been injured by the implementation of the new law.

“I am pleased with the outcome.  The voters made a decision last November, and I promised my office would vigorously defend the constitutionality of the law,” said Attorney General Terry Goddard.  “This decision allows us to continue implementing Proposition 200.”

Terry Goddard Filing Petition to Place Colorado City School District in Receivership

(Phoenix, Ariz. - August 11, 2005)  Attorney General Terry Goddard will file a petition Friday –the first day legally possible – charging Colorado City School District officials with gross financial mismanagement and requesting the School District be placed in receivership.  

“We now have a tool in place to help our children receive the education they need and deserve,” Goddard said. “The financial mismanagement of the Colorado City School District is egregious.  It is time to put its finances in competent hands.”

Goddard Pledges Prompt Action on Voting Rules

(Phoenix, Ariz. - August 12, 2005)  Attorney General Terry Goddard today welcomed the submission of proposed voting rules to implement the last part of Proposition 200 and pledged to act on them promptly.  

“The implementation of these voting rules is my top priority,” Goddard said.  “My office will review the Secretary of State’s submission as quickly as possible to ensure the rules protect voters’ the rights while being faithful to Proposition 200.”

Attorney General's Office Receives Web Site Awards

(Phoenix, Ariz. - August 12, 2005)  The Arizona Attorney General’s Office received two awards recognizing its Web site from the Conference of Western Attorneys General at its annual meeting last week. 

“This recognition is particularly satisfying because our staff has worked diligently over the last year to improve the look and convenience of our Web pages,” said Attorney General Terry Goddard.  “We are continuing to look for ways to make the Web site helpful and easy to navigate.”

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