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2004 Stories by Eric Dexheimer

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  • Locked and Loaded

    published December 16, 2004

    The most disconcerting moment of playing Special Forces, a video game developed by the U.S. Army, comes after one of the terrorists hits... More >>

  • Fat Chance

    published December 2, 2004

    Three years ago, Jack Le of Denver took what he anticipated was a giant step toward realizing a part of the American dream. It has become a goal... More >>

  • Sky Pilot

    published November 18, 2004

    Initial reports pegged Rick Bobbitt's stunt at last month's Santa Fe Air Show as a relatively easy maneuver called a hammerhead. A former... More >>

  • The Blame Game

    published November 4, 2004

    Carmelo Anthony received a summons Oct. 15 at Denver International Airport after a small amount of marijuana was found in his bag as the team... More >>

  • Fit to Lead

    published October 21, 2004

    Voters have had plenty of opportunities to gather information and pass judgment on President George W. Bush and Senator John Kerry. Most, however,... More >>

  • Think Drink

    published October 7, 2004

    October 5 marked the one-year anniversary of the death of Dwain Weston. Weston was known in extreme-sports circles as a star BASE jumper; the... More >>

  • Pet Peeve

    published September 30, 2004

    Here's some of what you learn during your first half-dozen years as an animal-cruelty investigator: That if enough animals are kept for an... More >>

  • Holey Man

    published September 16, 2004

    Dreamers live in a fantasy world. So what do you call a person who dreams of impossible things and then does them? Tom "Chico" Chicovsky. ... More >>

  • The Truck Stops Here

    published September 2, 2004

    On a recent afternoon that threatens rain, Thomas and Anthony are already waiting when the black and yellow Compass truck rolls up to Argo Park.... More >>

  • An Athlete Dying Young

    published August 19, 2004

    Tony Dispense grew up small, which is how he gained the lifelong habit of trying harder than just about anyone else. This was especially true in... More >>

  • Uphill Racer

    published August 5, 2004

    Only a handful of newsworthy memories survive from my early teens. But out of the momentous headlines of that time -- Vietnam, Watergate -- one of... More >>

  • Slippery Slopes

    published July 22, 2004

    Fifty years ago, the athletic director of Gunnison's Western State College, a 950-student school in south-central Colorado, made history when he... More >>

  • He Shoots, He Sues

    published July 8, 2004

    In 1973, high school athlete Julian Nabozny was playing goalkeeper for his Winnetka, Illinois, soccer team when he collided with a boy on the... More >>

  • It's a Blast

    published June 24, 2004

    If you're lucky in this life, you'll experience that magical moment when you fall in with a group of people whose core beliefs are so compatible... More >>

  • Age Inappropriate

    published June 17, 2004

    People say you make your own luck. That seems to apply to bad luck, too, and Curtis Franks has made more than his share. His mother, Jamie,... More >>

  • Opening Volley

    published May 27, 2004

    The biggest news in men's professional tennis recently occurred over a two-week span and involved a single player. Andre Agassi, whose bald head,... More >>

  • Nothing to Lose

    published May 13, 2004

    When parents and potential players gathered earlier this spring for the inaugural meet-and-greet with the coaches and founders of the Colorado... More >>

  • Rallying With God

    published April 29, 2004

    Almost two decades ago, as she was recovering from yet one more painful shoulder surgery, Andrea Jaeger had a dream. "I was in a wide-open field,"... More >>

  • Sole Man

    published April 15, 2004

    America, some critics have noted recently, is falling behind its rivals in the developing world. Our dependence on technology and a decadent ease... More >>

  • Terminal Solution

    published April 8, 2004

    The town of Branson's baby boom started last spring, although at the time, no one knew that Kate and Jaxon Autry's pregnancy portended anything... More >>

  • Homer's Run

    published April 1, 2004

    One of the great things about sports is that you never know where a story will take you. An account of a couple of professional football running... More >>

  • Tuff Buff Love

    published March 11, 2004

    Like everyone else, I was impressed when the University of Colorado announced a series of football recruiting reforms last week. But I had no... More >>

  • Tough Luck

    published February 26, 2004

    The ever-vigilant Colorado Senate recently passed a bill that would ban so-called Toughman contests -- three-round pick-up boxing matches that pit... More >>

  • Buff Football

    published February 12, 2004

    Just minutes before the kickoff of Super Bowl XXXVIII, John decides to fill up his plate with Swedish meatballs and cold cuts at a game-day party... More >>

  • Home Field

    published January 29, 2004

    Creekside Sports has been in the horsehide-swatting business since Gerald Ford was president. Softball in Denver has been around in one form or... More >>

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