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1999 Stories by Julie Jargon

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  • Communication Breakdown

    published December 16, 1999

    It's early in July 1997, and Jack has just turned three. He doesn't talk. He doesn't respond to directions. He can't sit still for fifteen... More >>

  • Playtime Is Over

    published December 16, 1999

    The ongoing saga over a proposed northwest Denver elementary school has taken an ironic turn. Parents who spent months trying to convince the... More >>

  • A Rough Road Ends in Jeffco

    published November 18, 1999

    After eighteen months of fighting against a proposed gravel quarry in their neighborhood, Coal Creek Canyon homeowners finally blew a hole through... More >>

  • Welcome to the Real World

    published November 11, 1999

    Maybe it's the political message of Johnny Cash's Man in Black blaring from a back room that keeps blood pumping through the veins of the... More >>

  • Radio Stars

    published November 4, 1999

    Erik Dyce won't spend the waning hours of December 31 partying like it's the end of 1999. He'll be ringing in the new year in a windowless office... More >>

  • Waiting Room

    published October 7, 1999

    Amy Pollman's life changed one night in January 1995, when a psychiatric patient at Porter Hospital who was known to be suicidal smothered herself... More >>

  • Standing Together

    published October 7, 1999

    Many Colorado nurses fear that if they speak out about improving working conditions, they will be retaliated against by their employers. They feel... More >>

  • Digging In

    published October 7, 1999

    On snowy days, it takes a four-wheel-drive vehicle to get to Bob Allen's log house off the steep and winding Spruce Canyon Drive. But the same... More >>

  • School Pride

    published September 30, 1999

    At the heart of Denver's most contentious school-board race is a weed-studded field on 37th Avenue and Zuni Street. It will be the site of... More >>

  • Hell, No, They Won't Grow

    published September 9, 1999

    It's going to be a long, cold winter at the El Vado apartments. The complex was originally a motel, built in the 1940s on the site of a former... More >>

  • Back in Black

    published September 9, 1999

    A couple of doors down from a packed bingo hall and past the recliner store in an Arvada strip mall, a line of teenagers dressed in black braves... More >>

  • Follow That Story

    published September 2, 1999

    Wedding bells may ring again at the Redstone Castle, thanks to a group of investors who kept the historic mansion from being sold at an August 29... More >>

  • School Haze

    published August 26, 1999

    he ten-year-old girl came home from school one day and told her parents that a boy was teasing her. He was pulling her ponytail and calling her... More >>

  • Black to Nature

    published August 19, 1999

    Along Elkhorn Avenue, parents with kids in tow pour out of candy stores and T-shirt shops. They fight their way through the crowded sidewalks,... More >>

  • Bottoms Up

    published July 22, 1999

    John Sadwith sees a neighbor up ahead and lets his foot off the gas, bringing his gold Toyota Camry to a stop in front of a split-level house in... More >>

  • Lunch-Lady Land

    published July 8, 1999

    The doughy smell of pig in a blanket hangs heavy in the air. Grapes that either rolled out of their cold white fruit cups or were thrown during a... More >>

  • The Black Sheep

    published July 1, 1999

    The Reverend Joel Miller stood solemnly before his congregation. The normally jubilant Miller had moved to Colorado only a few months earlier and... More >>

  • They Were Saved

    published June 17, 1999

    While Donald got out after only three months, Anne Schweikert was involved in the International Church of Christ for almost seven years. More than... More >>

  • Too Much Church

    published June 17, 1999

    Every night before Donald goes to sleep, he says a prayer for his family. He asks God to protect his parents, his six siblings and his... More >>

  • Daddy's Girl

    published June 17, 1999

    For 28 years, Carol Porter lived with the knowledge that her father was dead. He had walked out one day in 1964--when Carol was two years old--and... More >>

  • Broken Vows

    published June 10, 1999

    Sloan Shoemaker never guessed that getting hitched would be such a headache. All he wanted was to give his fiancee the fairy-tale wedding of her... More >>

  • Location, Location, Location

    published May 27, 1999

    At the end of a narrow lot lined with semi trailers, Bob Eason peers through a chain-link fence separating him from the one and a half acres of... More >>

  • All Pain, No Gain

    published May 6, 1999

    They're usually called fender benders: Cars and trucks traveling at low speeds hit each other, causing dings and dents. The worst of the... More >>

  • !Atencion, Por Favor!

    published April 29, 1999

    Northwest of downtown Denver, a neighborhood peers out over the city's skyscrapers and railyards. In the late 1800s, Highlands was a pristine city... More >>

  • The Church Listens

    published April 29, 1999

    Parents in northwest Denver say the Denver Public School District is neglecting its Hispanic students. But some people are looking out for... More >>

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