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2002 Stories by Ernie Tucker

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  • Strange but True

    published December 26, 2002

    In a year of record lows, Denver could report a new high point -- several, in fact, since the Mile High City had grown three feet taller in some... More >>

  • The 2002 Hall of Shame

    published December 26, 2002

    Terry Lynn Barton "I did it," Terry Lynn Barton told one investigator. "It was a stupid thing." And with those words, the 38-year-old... More >>

  • You Must Remember This

    published December 26, 2002

    Hundred-year fires, 200-year droughts, the worst economy in a decade and the collapse of all of Colorado's pro-sports franchises (as well... More >>

  • Pop Quiz

    published December 19, 2002

    Maria Mosina is fluent in Russian, which isn't surprising, since she was born in Moscow and is a graduate of the Bolshoi Ballet Academy.... More >>

  • Pop Quiz

    published November 28, 2002

    While big shots come in many sizes and shapes, few best (or baste) the United Way's official Turkey Trot turkey. Believed to be some sort... More >>

  • Pop Quiz

    published November 21, 2002

    Chiefs, an 87-minute documentary chronicling the struggles and triumphs of high school basketball players on Wyoming's Wind River... More >>

  • Rome on the Range

    published November 7, 2002

    The good news about the sale of Good Shepherd Catholic Elementary School is that the deal doesn't have to wait on a decision from Rome, a... More >>

  • Rocky Me, Baby

    published October 31, 2002

    Sometimes the pressures of being America's Hero can get to you. That's why Tom, who has spent half of his fifty years as a professional... More >>

  • Reel Violence

    published October 17, 2002

    In the aftermath of the deadly rampage at Columbine High School, Colorado became a media poster child for the effects of gun violence. And as... More >>

  • Falling on Their Assets

    published September 26, 2002

    Budgetary news is pretty bleak in most cities these days, so it's no surprise that Mayor Wellington Webb has been tightening the belt. But in... More >>

  • Camel Jockeys

    published September 5, 2002

    The national Prohibition Party likens itself to an oasis, "a refreshing place to be," as one member calls it. But these days, the tiny group's... More >>

  • Fire in His Belly

    published June 27, 2002

    John Stubbs likes to smoke. That's not surprising, given his line of work: He's a fireworks expert. And at the Putting Green Pub, 7785 West Colfax... More >>

  • Lunch Meet

    published June 13, 2002

    Denver Water Manager Chips Barry -- Hamlet J. Barry III, for those seeking the pedigree, which extends back through various jurists including a... More >>

  • Follow That Story

    published May 30, 2002

    Tuesday was the day former Glendale city manager Veggo Larsen was expecting a $100,000 check from his former employers. But instead of a nest egg,... More >>

  • Buying Time

    published May 30, 2002

    The silver-and-gray sentry is flashing a red warning: Expired. Expired. Expired. But plug a quarter into parking meter number BN-46,... More >>

  • Follow That Story

    published May 16, 2002

    Members of the West 29th Avenue Neighborhood Association, who objected to a recent United States Postal Service plan to change their zip code (" More >>

  • He's Toast

    published May 16, 2002

    Veggo Larsen eases his six-foot-three-inch frame into a chair at a corner table in Tuscany at the Loews Denver Hotel, his restaurant of choice... More >>

  • No Home

    published May 9, 2002

    A weather-beaten man identified as Will stares ahead and explains his escape from Denver. As a thirteen-year-old, he wanted to get away from the... More >>

  • Stripped of a Zip

    published March 7, 2002

    Rumors of the zip code shuffle started bubbling through parts of Sloan Lake and West Highland -- north Denver neighborhoods that had been happy... More >>

  • Mad About Hiaasen

    published January 31, 2002

    Author Carl Hiaasen is stuck in the swamp. It's not that the south Florida native can't imagine setting his satires about greed and crime in... More >>

  • Free to the IMAX

    published January 17, 2002

    After pedaling down the street, the skeleton pauses to slurp a sports drink -- and the yellowish liquid starts to splash down through his... More >>

  • Frozen in Time

    published January 3, 2002

    The great British explorer Ernest Shackleton is very hot these days -- in marked contrast to how he and his hardy band felt during their 1914-1916... More >>

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