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1999 Stories by Alan Prendergast

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  • A Real Harass Man

    published December 23, 1999

    Warning: The language in this story may be considered inappropriate for children and quite possibly revolting by any adult not employed by the... More >>

  • Fight Club

    published December 16, 1999

    William Vance Turner told them he didn't do it. They didn't believe him, of course. Three years ago, anything a prisoner had to say about what was... More >>

  • Love, Jack

    published December 2, 1999

    On November 2, 1999, all was sweetness and light at the headquarters of the Regional Transportation District. After years of crushing defeats and... More >>

  • What We Have Here...Is a Failure to Rehabilitate

    published December 2, 1999

    Juan Toribio could see signs of trouble the first day he walked into the cafeteria in Pueblo. They were gang signs, flashed from table to table... More >>

  • Follow That Story

    published November 4, 1999

    As the head of a halfway house for hard-to-place parolees, Bob Sylvester devoted a great deal of time and energy to teaching hardcore felons how... More >>

  • Fast, Cheap and Out of Control

    published October 28, 1999

    Like a lot of new house buyers, James and Sonia Mayrath couldn't wait to move into their dream home. They even took a video camera with them on... More >>

  • Road Warriors

    published October 21, 1999

    Douglas Bruce doesn't do mellow. Squaring off against a room full of legislators and lobbyists, the anti-tax activist is a study in petulance.... More >>

  • McPrison

    published September 30, 1999

    Saturday, July 17, 1999. Grace Aragon drives 170 miles from her home in Denver to the Kit Carson Correctional Center, a private prison on the... More >>

  • Stretching the Limits

    published September 16, 1999

    The anonymous message showed up in the voice mail of World Class Limousine last month. "It's good you run black cars," the caller said, "because... More >>

  • Captive Market

    published August 26, 1999

    John Cominsky wants people to know that the Tranzport Hood is easy to use. He demonstrates this by putting one on. The change in his appearance is... More >>

  • Full Disclosure

    published August 19, 1999

    Michael C. Hill is missing one testicle. Regrettably, this fact is now common knowledge among many guards and prisoners within the Colorado... More >>

  • Doom Rules

    published August 5, 1999

    There were a lot of things Melissa Sowder didn't like about Columbine High School. The bullies, for instance. They were football players, mostly.... More >>

  • Piano Man

    published July 15, 1999

    There was a time when Louis Colaiannia gave up playing the piano. The decision to quit came shortly after a large, drunk and clearly unhappy... More >>

  • Amazing Disgrace

    published July 1, 1999

    All Joel Levitt wants is a few answers. But when the questions have to do with religion and money, straight answers don't come cheaply. ... More >>

  • Going With the Flow

    published June 10, 1999

    Jay Balano thought it was strange when a woman from the Colorado Department of Transportation walked into his Print Stop store last winter, asking... More >>

  • This State for Sale: A Special Report

    published May 13, 1999

    The night belonged to the captains of industry. They arrived in all their fin de siecle glory, disgorged from stretch limos and sleek... More >>

  • This State for Sale: A Special Report

    published May 13, 1999

    Like most of his fellow road warriors, Bill Owens has spent too much of his life stuck in traffic, usually during what passes for rush hour... More >>

  • Soldiers of Mercy

    published April 22, 1999

    John Peters figured out long ago that the refugee relief business has more than its share of oddballs. It was 25 years ago, in fact--after the... More >>

  • Falling From Grace

    published April 8, 1999

    The last person to see Richard Rother alive was probably the young lover who stepped off the elevator around half-past midnight, heading for his... More >>

  • No Fighting in the War Room

    published March 25, 1999

    High security and high profile have never been an easy mix at the headquarters of the North American Aerospace Defense Command, better known as... More >>

  • Bench Pressed

    published February 11, 1999

    Although he dons black robes instead of blue scrubs, there are times when Richard Matsch feels like a doctor hitting a crowded emergency room... More >>

  • The Slowpoke Report

    published February 11, 1999

    District Judges Six-month- Three-year- old motions old cases Lewis T.... More >>

  • Did the Earth Move for You, Too?

    published January 21, 1999

    John Duffy gives one heck of a house tour. It usually starts in his driveway, with Duffy pointing out a support column to his garage, swathed in... More >>

  • The Sprawful Truth

    published January 14, 1999

    Buy Now, Pay Later You can feel the urgency in the Rock Creek Ranch sales offices of Richmond American Homes. You can see it in the eyes of... More >>

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