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2000 Stories by Eric Dexheimer

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  • The Magic Flutie

    published December 7, 2000

    College admissions directors are well aware of a phenomenon known as the "Flutie Effect." The Flutie in question, of course, is Doug Flutie, the... More >>

  • Call Her Madam

    published November 23, 2000

    As Denver's economy finally gained momentum after the deep slump of the '80s, a group of hardy entrepreneurs set to work building an empire.... More >>

  • Touché!

    published November 16, 2000

    In épée, the most duel-like of the three events that make up fencing, the foot touch serves two purposes. The first, of course, is... More >>

  • Going for the Gourd

    published October 26, 2000

    The good news was that the Pumpkin Satellite Project had just launched a one-gallon jug of water approximately twenty yards through the air -- not... More >>

  • The Turning Point

    published October 5, 2000

    At the U.S. ski team's summer training facility last month, Matt Chojnacki did something no freestyle skier had ever done before: He stepped into... More >>

  • Survivor!

    published September 21, 2000

    When does an athlete stop being an athlete and simply start being a lunatic? The question of where to draw the line occurred to me a few weeks ago... More >>

  • Nag, Nag, Nag

    published September 14, 2000

    Tom Horn made his name in law enforcement -- even if many of his actions straddled the law. Legal or not, however, they were certainly effective,... More >>

  • Breaking Out of the Box

    published September 7, 2000

    To an outsider looking in, Shane Swartz was on top of the world in the spring of 1997. Twenty-one years-old, handsome, polite, a servant of God... More >>

  • Crossing the Finish Line

    published August 17, 2000

    In the nine and a half decades since Teddy Roosevelt was president and the Ford Model T was introduced, only two American men -- both of whom, as... More >>

  • Taking the Bull by the Horns

    published August 3, 2000

    Monty Doiel had his first inkling of trouble as he turned right at the end of Mercaderes Street onto Estafeta. The corner is hard and angular,... More >>

  • Let the Games Begin

    published July 20, 2000

    Olympic sports purists -- i.e., those who stay up until 4 a.m. to watch the live telecasts of synchronized swimming, rhythm gymnastics, curling... More >>

  • Send Me In, Coach!

    published July 13, 2000

    It was with high hopes and a glowing sense of community purpose that Ryan Mullaney began this past high school baseball season as head coach of... More >>

  • The Herd Mentality

    published June 22, 2000

    The Colorado Division of Wildlife recently announced that it will issue more elk tags this year than ever before. A spokesman for the agency says... More >>

  • A Clean Break

    published June 1, 2000

    There are things you know -- and then there are things you know. The difference is everything. In 1969, while he was in Germany... More >>

  • The Mother Country

    published May 18, 2000

    After preparing for this day for two years, Peter Thomas leaves Denver on the morning of Monday, January 2, 1999, nearly misses the connection at... More >>

  • Give Him the Bird

    published May 11, 2000

    It's springtime in the Rockies, the time of year when a young first-term governor's fancy turns to education reform, gun control through... More >>

  • The Pitch Is In, and It's Good

    published April 20, 2000

    If you look hard enough, there are plenty of similarities between a car dealership and a strip club. For starters, both rely heavily on sex to... More >>

  • Iced Out

    published April 6, 2000

    Basketball players and boxers, in particular, like to talk about how they get no respect. What this usually means is that the athlete allegedly... More >>

  • Super Bowl Champion!

    published March 23, 2000

    There are many fine bowlers in the state of Colorado. There is George McDonald, who, in his 68 years on this piece of earth has won 36 state and... More >>

  • Sight Unseen

    published March 16, 2000

    In the unhappy and shameful world of sexual abuse, the case brought by Denver cops in the first week of November last year barely rated at... More >>

  • Hot Potatoes!

    published March 2, 2000

    ere are some terms commonly associated with the word "potato": French-fried, mashed, Mister, scalloped, baked, Dan Quayle. Here is one that is... More >>

  • Pool of Dreams

    published February 24, 2000

    So there she was, standing in the vast ballroom at the Las Vegas Riviera at the North American Eight Ball Championships last May, and Conifer... More >>

  • See What Matters

    published February 10, 2000

    No question: Kids are different today, diluted versions of earlier specimens. At the Northglenn Judo Club, which meets Tuesday and Thursday nights... More >>

  • Trap Sheet

    published February 3, 2000

    On a crisp morning early last February, Paul Jensen, a 44-year-old man without even so much as a traffic ticket dulling his reputation walked out... More >>

  • The Stats Don't Lie

    published January 20, 2000

    If you live in Colorado and follow basketball at all, you certainly know about Chauncey Billups, homegrown sporting legend, one of our finest... More >>

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