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2003 Stories by Eric Dexheimer

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  • A Shot in the Dark

    published December 11, 2003

    A few years back, I was sitting with a friend in a duck blind. It was a slow day of hunting, and we were discussing the recently passed Colorado... More >>

  • Equal Time

    published November 27, 2003

    If you want to see the difference between a boys' and a girls' ice hockey game, stop by the Edge Ice Arena early on a Sunday morning. The... More >>

  • Scratching the Bitch

    published November 13, 2003

    When Joseph Paiva was arrested for breaking into a half-dozen neighborhood homes around his mother's Aurora house and stealing TVs, stereos,... More >>

  • Department of Higher Earning

    published November 13, 2003

    In 1995, Joe Arcese, an administrator for a large urban college, had an idea. Enrollment was flagging, and the school had such low visibility that... More >>

  • Hard to Swallow

    published October 30, 2003

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Denver-based Go Fast Sports & Beverage Company is bringing to Colorado the ultimate in extreme sporting... More >>

  • Fools for Foos

    published October 16, 2003

    Is it going too far to say that foosball saved Shelly Langley's life? Possibly. But it would not be out of line to say that table soccer altered... More >>

  • Chair Lift

    published October 2, 2003

    On September 14, Glen House raced to the top of Pikes Peak. Starting at 5 a.m. with a headlamp to light the way, the Colorado Springs physician... More >>

  • Big Problem

    published September 18, 2003

    Did Harvey ever intend to become a purveyor of elephant humor? He did not. But sometimes life throws you a curveball. So you make the... More >>

  • First Down

    published September 4, 2003

    On a rainy Friday in late August, the Evergreen Cougars' senior-level midget football team prepares for its final pre-season scrimmage. In eight... More >>

  • Iron Women

    published August 21, 2003

    It's been a banner year for very tough guys. Rulon Gardner, the massive farm-boy grappler from Wyoming, has overcome frostbite in his big toe to... More >>

  • A Model Prisoner

    published August 14, 2003

    At 6:40 p.m. on April 5, 2002, a police task force made up of local and state law-enforcement agencies swarmed around a single-story cinderblock... More >>

  • The Girls Next Door

    published August 14, 2003

    In their interviews with several girls who'd worked for Jim Grady, police often seemed... More >>

  • The Eye of the Beholder

    published August 14, 2003

    Although "pornography" and "obscenity" are often used interchangeably, there's a... More >>

  • Sled Alert!

    published August 7, 2003

    Nancy Canning and her two daughters, Mallory and Erin, who have driven nine hours to Denver from Kansas City just for this event, wait in the vast... More >>

  • Winners Never Finish

    published July 24, 2003

    It began, as so many historically significant ideas have, with a vision as grand as it was unique, a lot of sweat and hard work and, perhaps,... More >>

  • Armed and Dangerous

    published July 10, 2003

    When I was coming of political age, in the late 1970s, there were important decisions to be made. Learning what adults meant when they used... More >>

  • Brains and Brawn

    published June 26, 2003

    There's a moment in his college career that senior Tom Preissing won't forget. "It was one of the better feelings I've had in my life," explains... More >>

  • By a Long Shot

    published June 12, 2003

    On a recent morning, former University of Colorado football coach Bill McCartney and Derek Hines stop by a new suburban course just north and west... More >>

  • What's Love Got to Do With It?

    published May 29, 2003

    Ask a baseball player why he plays, and he'll tell you it's because he loves the game, always has. Football players are usually driven by a... More >>

  • Kroenke Kulture

    published May 15, 2003

    "We are a sports, entertainment and culture company," said Kroenke Executive Vice President David Ehrlich, who announced details of a ten-year... More >>

  • Lift and Learn

    published May 1, 2003

    Every professional athlete and Fortune 500 assistant vice president with a million or two in chump change has a home gym tucked somewhere between... More >>

  • Playing for Keeps

    published April 17, 2003

    As is the case with so many sports stories, the end of this one is the least interesting part. Two months ago, Susan Yemm, who had managed the... More >>

  • Female Hardball

    published April 3, 2003

    This past winter, Wendy Hawthorne stopped by the city of Denver's parks and recreation department, as she does every year. "I'd like to rent a... More >>

  • Slide Rules

    published March 20, 2003

    About twelve minutes past one on Sunday, February 10, 2002, Mike Morrisey found himself frozen suddenly and solidly into place. His left hand was... More >>

  • Starting From Scratch

    published March 13, 2003

    For the first three months of their season, the Johnson & Wales men's basketball squad had a road schedule that made Colin Powell look like a... More >>

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