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Monday morning catch-up: What you missed over the weekend

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Posted: Monday, July 30, 2012 7:00 am

Starting Friday night as Queen Elizabeth parachuted with James Bond into the opening ceremonies, the London 2012 Olympics dominated the weekend’s news coverage.

If you missed the ceremonies that were more pop than pomp, this story gives you a good recap:

London Olympics open with ceremony filled with wit, charm

There were Arizona angles to other Olympics stories:

Former Mountain View HS swimmer Breeja Larson an Olympic contender

Tucson-based dance groups bring Arizona flair to Olympic Games

Ahwatukee friends share 48-hour weekend with Yao Ming

Meanwhile, back in the Valley there was other news:

Tempe cop arrested for stealing police property, petty cash

7 die in head-on collision on I-10 near Phoenix

Two smoke shops closed in crackdown

AZ officials trying to kill federal plan to clean air

And if you like to play Monopoly, you’ll want to check out this story about a game board where places like Marvin Gardens and Park Place are replaced by East Valley cities:

Valley housing market becomes real-life Monopoly-style board game

Where else can you buy Mesa and Chandler for $200?

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