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Haggard, Ted

Treated in Phoenix

(1956.06.27-    )  Evangelical preacher, founder of the New Life Church in Colorado Springs, CO, and the Association of Life-Giving Churches, and the leader of the National Association of Evangelicals; alleged user of crystal methamphetamine and of a male prostitute.

In November 2006 the married father of five was outed by the male prostitute with whom he had a three year affair, because the paramour was offended by the reverend's position on gay marriage. Then next day, the Reverend Ted resigned as leader of the National Association of Evangelicals, and two days later, he was terminated as pastor of the church he founded.  By February 2007, however, he was pronounced "completely heterosexual" thanks to "an intensive three-week spiritual restoration process" in Phoenix which he received under the sponsorship of Tommy Barnett, pastor of the First Assembly of God church.  (The church is not generally identified by its acronym.)

Hall, Gary, Jr.

Born in Phoenix

Lives in Phoenix vicinity

(1974.09.26-    )  Swimmer, Olympic Bronze, Silver & Gold Medalist.

Gary Hall, Jr. won Silver medals in the 50 and 100-meter freestyle in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. In 1998, he was suspended from swimming for 3 months and dropped by his sponsor, Speedo, after testing positive for marijuana. In 1999 he developed diabetes. In the Sydney, Australia, 2000 Olympics he won Bronze for the 100-meter freestyle, Silver in the 4x100-meter relay, and Gold for a dead heat tie the 50-meter freestyle. 

Halliwell, Geri "Ginger Spice"

Treated in Tucson

Geri Halliwell
Geri Halliwell, 2008. Photo by constance7 .

(Geraldine Estelle Halliwell, 1972.08.06-    )  Singer.

The onetime member of the temporarily famous singing group The Spice Girls checked into the exclusive Cottonwood de Tucson clinic in 2002 for treatment of the eating disorder bulimia. 

Scandal followed in short order.  Her romantic link with another patient was apparently against clinic rules and he was asked to leave.  When Geri learned of his departure, she too left and joined him at a local hotel.

Hanjour, Hani

Trained as a pilot in Phoenix

Hani Hanjour(1972.08.13-2001.09.11)  Terrorist.

Born in Saudi Arabia, Hanjour first came to the United States in October 1991 to study English at the University of Arizona's Center for English as a Second Language.  He returned to Saudi Arabia in February 1992.

He applied for a job with Saudi Arabian Airlines but was turned down because of poor grades.  He was reportedly told by the airline that they would consider hiring him if he obtained a commercial pilot license in the United States.

Hanjour returned to the United States in April 1996 where he was admitted to the Sierra Academy of Aeronautics in Livermore, California.  Before he could start his training, the academy required him to take intensive English courses in Oakland, which he completed prior his first day of  ground school in September.  That turned out to be his last day of training there, possibly because of the high expenses for the school.

In September, he moved to Phoenix, Arizona where he started lessons at CRM Flight Cockpit Resource Management in Scottsdale for a fraction of the cost of the California school.  In November, he dropped out of flight school because of poor grades and returned to Saudi Arabia.

Hanjour reentered the United States in November 1997, taking additional English courses in Florida before resuming training at CRM.  After a few weeks he transferred to Arizona Aviation and also took some flight simulator classes at Sawyer Aviation.  It was during this period that the Arizona office of the FBI became interested in Hanjour.

Hanjour earned a commercial pilot certificate in 1999 and returned to Saudi Arabia where he unsuccessfully sought work as a commercial pilot.  Apparently frustrated, he turned his attention to religious texts and militant Islamic preachers. In late 1999 he is believed to have attended an Al-Qaeda training camp where he was selected to participate in the September 11 attack on the United States.

He returned to the United States in December, 2000.  In January he started classes at Arizona JetTech where flight school managers reported him to the FAA several times because his English was inadequate for the commercial pilot certificate which he had already obtained.  By April, Hanjour had moved on to Falls Church, Virginia.

He was one of the team of hijackers that took control of American Airlines Flight 77 soon after it departed the Dulles International Airport outside of Washington, D.C.  The plane crashed into the Pentagon at 9:37AM on September 11, 2001, killing the 64 passengers on board and 125 people in the Pentagon.

Harlow, Harry

Lived in Tucson

(Harry Frederick Harlow, 1905.10.31-1981.12.06)  Psychologist.

Harry Harlow is famous in psychological circles for primate research.  No introductory psychology course would be complete lest it include his famous studies which found, not surprisingly, that baby rhesus monkeys prefer upholstered surrogate mothers to wire frame mothers. 

Harris, David

Served time near Safford

(1946-    )  Antiwar protestor, one time husband of Joan Baez, journalist, author.

On March 30, 1969, folk singer Joan Baez was the special guest on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967-1970).  She introduced her performance of "Green, Green Grass of Home" by saying, "I'd like to dedicate this song to my husband who will be going to jail for draft evasion."  When the show was broadcast, politically sensitive CBS censors had deleted "for draft evasion." 

Harry, Prince of Wales

Attended helicopter training in Arizona

(Henry Charles Albert David, 1984.09.15-    )  British prince, third in line of succession to U.K. throne.

Prince Harry 2008. Photo by Billpolo .

Prince Harry was one of 20 British Army helicopter pilots attending a two month course in the United States in fall 2011.  The program included training in the firing of missiles, rockets and cannons from the Apache Helicopter at the Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field in southern Arizona.

Just before Thanksgiving weekend, 27 year old Prince Harry entered Hacienda Harley-Davidson in Scottsdale in jeans and a baseball cap.  There he rented a Harley Davidson motorcycle for a 6 hour trip to Las Vegas where he stayed at the Wynn casino hotel.  

Harvey, Paul

Lived in Phoenix

Died in Phoenix

(1918.09.04-2009.02.28)  Newscaster, commentator.

Paul Harvey
Paul Harvey receiving the Presidential Medal Freedom in 2005.

Paul Harvey was in broadcasting ever since his high school drama coach in Tulsa took him to a local radio station where he got a job that included some announcing.  68 years later, he signed a contract which would extend his career to 2011 when he would have turned 91.

In 2001, his news and comment programs were heard by 22 million people each week, making him the most listened to man on radio.  While he was known for his conservative positions, he did go against stereotype supporting the women's Equal Rights Amendment, gay rights and abortion choice, and opposing the Vietnam War.

The Harveys had homes in Chicago, St. Louis, and Phoenix, each with a small broadcast studio.  At his Phoenix home near the Arizona Biltmore, he had been know to broadcast in his pajamas from his upstairs studio, but he usually wore a white shirt and bolo tie.  And that is "the rest of the story."

Hayworth, J. D.

Lives in Scottsdale

(John D. Hayworth, Jr., 1958.07.12-    )  Politician.

J.D. Hayworth is the U. S. Representative from Arizona's Fifth District.  That district covers Scottsdale and parts of other East valley communities.

As he neared the end of his fourth two-year term, he received a questionable honor.  Washingtonian magazine announced that in a survey of congressional staffers, Hayworth was named the second "biggest windbag" and its second "funniest" member. 

Hedlund, Garrett

Lived in Scottsdale

Graduated from Horizon High School, Phoenix

Garrett Hedlund
Garrett Hedlund, 2010. Photo by GageSkidmore .

(1984.09.03-    )  Actor.

Garrett's family moved to Scottsdale when he was in the ninth grade where he began taking acting lessons.  He attended Horizon High School where he participated in ice skating, wrestling, and football, and graduated a semester early. Fellow thespian Aneliese Rutger was a classmate at Horizon.

Helmsley, Harry

Wintered in Paradise Valley

Died in Scottsdale

(1909.03.04-1997.01.04)  Real estate mogul.

A one- time owner of The Empire State Building and numerous other landmark properties, Harry was married to Leona Helmsley.  He died of pneumonia at Scottsdale Memorial Hospital.

Helmsley, Leona

Wintered in Paradise Valley

Leona Helmsley
Leona Helmsley in her 1988 mug shot.

(Leona Mindy Rosenthal Helmsley, 1920.07.04-2007.08.20)  Real estate salesperson, heiress, felon.

The "Queen of Mean" and heiress to Harry Helmsley's real estate holdings which once included the Empire State Building, spent 9 winters in digs that surpass any other snowbird's. 

Hope, Bob

Played Phoenix Open 52 years

Bob hope
Bob Hope, 1940.

(Leslie Townes Hope, 1903.05.29-2003.07.27)  Actor, comic.

Bob Hope first played the Phoenix Open in 1939 when he partnered with Bob Goldwater, Sr., the older brother of Barry Goldwater and father of the Phoenix Open.  He must have enjoyed it since he returned year after year, playing in the Open for the last time in 1991.

Hormel, Geordie

Lived in Paradise Valley

Died in Paradise Valley

(1928.11.17-2006.02.12)  Heir, musician, songwriter.

An heir to the Hormel Foods (Spam) fortune, Geordie and his wife Jamie purchased the Wrigley Mansion in 1992.  The Hormels came to the rescue of the mansion as it faced demolition for construction of condominiums on its 10 acre hilltop site overlooking the Arizona Biltmore Resort.  Geordie playing piano during Sunday brunch at the mansion.

Hughes, John

Attended the University of Arizona

(1950.02.18-2009.08.06)  Director, writer.

The writer and director of Sixteen Candles (1984), The Breakfast Club (1984), Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), and Home Alone (1990), dropped out of the University of Arizona.

Hyman, Misty

Born in Mesa

Lives in Phoenix

Graduated from Shadow Mountain High School, Phoenix

(1979.03.23-    )  Olympic athlete.

The surprise Gold Medal winner in the 200 meter butterfly at the 2000 Summer Olympics graduated from Shadow Mountain High School with a 4.0 GPA before going on to Stanford University. 

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