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• Grant Woods successfully represented The Ellman Companies and the Phoenix Coyotes in their efforts to build a new arena in the City of Glendale. Groundbreaking on the new facility will be April 3rd, 2002. Mr Woods will emcee the event, which will feature other local dignitaries as well as Steve Ellman, Wayne Gretzky, Jerry Moyes and Glendale Mayor Elaine Scruggs.

• Grant Woods currently represents the Gila River Indian Community on a variety of matters and is part of its team that was pursuing the new Cardinal stadium. The Gilas withdrew their proposal when it became apparent that they were not competing on a level playing field. Mr. Woods was critical of the process and many participants, as well as legal analysts of the County Attorney concerning the Gila proposal. Mr. Woods' statements were covered extensively by the news media and the Arizona Legislature is now seeking to remedy the alleged problems so that Gila River Indian Community can consider whether it wants to submit its proposal again in the future.

• Grant Woods was featured in several news stories recently concerning law enforcement. During the week of March 20th, Mexican authorities extradited to the United States accused cop killer Rudy Romero. As Attorney General, Mr. Woods sought and received jurisdiction in the case and worked for eight years to capture Romero and return him to the U.S. This perseverance, which has maintained in the next administration, culminated in Romero's return to Phoenix for what will hopefully be a successful prosecution. Also, Mr. Woods was interviewed concerning a recent assassination attempt on one of his former prosecutors. Mr. Woods explained that this attorney has prosecuted high level gangsters and drug dealers for some time, and that she would not be intimidated or deterred in any way.

• Grant Woods was the featured speaker at the investiture of new Arizona Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Berch on Friday, April 19th, 2002. Justice Berch served as Mr. Woods' First Assistant and Solicitor General in the Arizona Attorney General's Office. Earlier this week, Mr. Woods taught a class on civil rights at the Arizona State Law School.

• Grant Woods will be the featured speaker at the annual meeting of the New Hampshire Trial Lawyers in June 2002. He has previously spoken to similar groups in Connecticut, Kentucky, Louisiana, Hawaii, Nevada, Wyoming and Ohio.