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1998 Stories by Eric Dexheimer

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  • Prescription Grudge

    published December 10, 1998

    At least this much is clear: Somebody entered the Payless Drugs pharmacy on South University Boulevard early in the afternoon on October 9, 1995,... More >>

  • Fly Me

    published November 26, 1998

    Planning your next trip out of Denver International Airport? Here's some helpful advice: Log on to the Web site More >>

  • A Drunkard's Dream

    published November 19, 1998

    Bob Bettenberg's stories--and there are a lot of them--have the tempo and anticipation of a joke building toward a punchline, the sentences... More >>

  • Pour VAIL

    published November 5, 1998

    With all the sympathy recently being enjoyed by VAIL as a result of the apparent torching of four of its mountain-top facilities, it is easy to... More >>

  • Love on the Rocks

    published October 22, 1998

    The town got its name from the railroad that ran through it and siphoned grain from the white elevators that rise above Colorado's eastern plains.... More >>

  • Broken Records

    published October 1, 1998

    Think of John Elway and the rest of the Broncos' offense trying to score without their front line. Or the Avalanche endlessly trying to kill an... More >>

  • The Buckley Stops Here

    published September 17, 1998

    Two years ago, in an off-election year, Secretary of State Victoria Buckley received nearly $20,000 in campaign contributions. About $5,000 of... More >>

  • News and Jews

    published September 3, 1998

    Even though the journalism profession suffers from a low public opinion, there are advantages to the business. Reporters, for instance, enjoy more... More >>

  • Turning Water Into Whine

    published August 20, 1998

    On the last day of May 1985, on an isolated nine-acre patch of land in the middle of a former wheatfield 25 miles northeast of Denver, Gary... More >>

  • The Big Fix

    published July 30, 1998

    A new, expensive--and largely untested --heroin detoxification technique that promises addicts relief from withdrawal symptoms "while you sleep"... More >>

  • Used and Abused

    published July 23, 1998

    On November 10, 1996, Denise Marshall was the graveyard supervisor at Arapahoe House's drug and alcohol detoxification facility in Wheat Ridge.... More >>

  • The Money Pit

    published June 4, 1998

    Mildred Bennett won't get her home back, or anything close to the full market value of the two-story Victorian in the Baker neighborhood from... More >>

  • Foreclosure Encounters

    published May 21, 1998

    Late last year, Hortense Ross finally moved out of her house. It was a long time coming. For the past several years it had become... More >>

  • The Bong Goodbye

    published May 14, 1998

    When tobacco seller Douglas Primavera was charged two months ago with peddling drug paraphernalia out of his small shop in downtown Alamosa, more... More >>

  • Defusing a Controversy

    published April 30, 1998

    This week's announcement that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the U.S. Department of Defense have settled their legal... More >>

  • A Dirty Shame

    published April 16, 1998

    On April 7, 1987, a hooded man was led into a chamber in the United States Capitol. Great care had been taken to conceal his identity; in addition... More >>

  • Smear Campaign

    published April 2, 1998

    This past summer, Joe Smith, a young, up-and-coming Colorado deputy attorney general, decided to run for the top law enforcement job in the state.... More >>

  • Go Postal, Go for the Green

    published April 2, 1998

    How much does one ten-hour hostage situation cost? Plenty, if you're talking about the United States Postal Service. This past Christmas... More >>

  • An After-Death Experience

    published March 5, 1998

    When Jannette Mayhew popped open the trunk of her car and discovered the bullet-pierced body of her son, she probably thought things couldn't get... More >>

  • Fly Boys

    published February 12, 1998

    When Andy Parks was growing up, once or twice a year his family would leave their home in Parker and fly to California or Florida or New York or... More >>

  • Union Busted

    published February 5, 1998

    It's been nearly four years since a young woman sent by Local 7 of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union to help organize grocery workers... More >>

  • Bob Cot

    published January 29, 1998

    Against all odds, Bob Cote finds himself in a suspended state of grace. "How else to explain why I'm here?" he wonders. "It's been a series of... More >>

  • Someone to Lien On

    published January 22, 1998

    In Colorado, property-tax bills are due April 30; if they are not paid, the landowner receives a delinquent tax notice a few months later. In... More >>

  • Home Sick

    published January 22, 1998

    Mildred Bennett was born to royalty. She is the child of a Russian czar--the proof, she tells you, being a birthmark on her back. George... More >>

  • No Taxation Without Misrepresentation

    published January 15, 1998

    While most Coloradans are busy planning how to spend the state tax refunds they will receive thanks to our booming economy, residents of Huerfano... More >>

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