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1997 Stories by Karen Bowers

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  • Fightin' Words

    published September 11, 1997

    If it's true that the pen is mightier than the sword, it is equally true that the pen is not as tough as the almighty dollar. Knowing this, town... More >>

  • Unpainting the Town

    published August 28, 1997

    Armed with industrial-strength paint remover and blessed with a face that apparently melts into a crowd, a midnight marauder has targeted the ski... More >>

  • Dam Straight

    published July 31, 1997

    When partners George Blincoe and Michael Reed brag that their brewpub serves the "best dam beer" and "best dam food" in Colorado, they can be... More >>

  • A Very Brady Plea

    published July 17, 1997

    When Richard Brady pleaded guilty to second-degree murder last month in the death of security guard John Adamo, he was playing the odds: He could... More >>

  • What's Black and White and Rude All Over?

    published June 12, 1997

    The year-end edition of this year's Bolt Action student newspaper at Manual High School provides a window into the world of the next generation.... More >>

  • Mutual Contempt

    published June 12, 1997

    A special prosecutor has dismissed criminal contempt charges against Idaho Springs attorney Titus Peterson, bringing to a close a case some... More >>

  • Graveyard Shift

    published June 5, 1997

    Don DeFiore is an early riser, and the way he figures it, if he's up, he might as well go to work. He often arrives at the City of Denver's... More >>

  • Little Boy Lost

    published May 22, 1997

    Renee Polreis sat on the floor, her back against the sofa, as her son David clambered onto the couch behind her. It was about their eighth trip to... More >>

  • Citizen's Arrest

    published May 15, 1997

    Here's a brainteaser for you: A half-dozen thugs chase down and beat up repo man Robert Bradbury, who's confiscated their tow truck. They... More >>

  • Femmes Fatale

    published May 8, 1997

    The white Nissan pickup backed slowly down the dirt road toward the irrigation ditch just as the sun began to rise. Rocks and dry grass crunched... More >>

  • Sliced and Dicey

    published April 17, 1997

    The Denver Police Department, already beset by accusations that its officers manhandled a suspected car thief who crashed into the car of a rookie... More >>

  • Who Slugged the Sheriff?

    published April 10, 1997

    A recent attempt by Denver sheriff's deputies to remove politics from their wage negotiations resulted instead in fisticuffs between two key... More >>

  • Inside Information

    published April 3, 1997

    If matters go according to Governor Roy Romer's plan, the state Senate this week will confirm the appointments of four new representatives to... More >>

  • Do Tell

    published March 27, 1997

    Mark Tibbs's big mouth has gotten him out of a lot of jams over the years. A thoroughbred in the Denver Police Department's stable of informants,... More >>

  • Psychological Warfare

    published March 27, 1997

    Accused child abuser Renee Polreis appeared to smirk at prosecutors who were attempting to waylay her defense strategy at a pretrial hearing last... More >>

  • A Deep Attachment

    published March 13, 1997

    Jim and Jamie Nesmith are grieving over the death of David Polreis, a little boy they never met but who, under different circumstances, could have... More >>

  • A Fight to the Death

    published March 6, 1997

    Last week Karen Bowers wrote about the capital murder case of Jon Morris, a crack addict and small-time hood who prosecutors say savagely raped... More >>

  • A Trust Betrayed

    published February 27, 1997

    Capital punishment cases are always fought aggressively in Colorado, but the legal battle to save Jon Morris turned nasty early on. The... More >>

  • Beyond Contempt

    published January 23, 1997

    Members of the legal community were surprised and angry three months ago, when Gilpin County District Judge Kenneth Barnhill and prosecutor Jim... More >>

  • The Hits Keep on Coming

    published January 23, 1997

    James Darnell is in a rut. Just days before the 63-year-old Colorado Springs man was slated to go on trial for trying to hire a hitman to... More >>

  • Lots of Profit

    published January 9, 1997

    Where does free enterprise end and profiteering begin? The answer depends on which side of the dollar you're on. And in this case, Denver city... More >>

  • The Politics of Giving

    published January 2, 1997

    The announcement that a Denver victims' assistance board is providing $50,000 to aid victims of the Oklahoma City bombing has created a schism... More >>

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