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1997 Stories by Steve Jackson

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  • A Family Affair

    published December 18, 1997

    In some guardianship cases, the court can be overly intrusive, interfering in natural relationships while guardians rake in the money. And as a... More >>

  • Changing of the Guard

    published December 18, 1997

    Letty Milstein didn't believe she needed a guardian to look out for her best interests. All the feisty, opinionated 82-year-old widow really... More >>

  • Gangster's Rap

    published November 27, 1997

    Salvino Martinez is singing. But not to the Denver cops. At least not directly, though they've shown interest in the first album by the gang... More >>

  • The Talks Heat Up

    published November 20, 1997

    All winds have swept through a state-sponsored and federally funded series of forums on global warming and its alleged effect on climate change.... More >>

  • Live Fast, Die Young

    published November 6, 1997

    The sun was just beginning to dip behind Pikes Peak when Detective Mark Finley turned off the highway between Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs... More >>

  • Global Warning

    published October 9, 1997

    In this desert, no living thing moves. Rocks and saguaro cactus bake on the barren hills. The sun is so bright that it hurts to look at it--even... More >>

  • Mars or Bust

    published September 18, 1997

    "Yes! Yes!" Robert Zubrin smacks a fist into his open hand as he hunches over a graph showing several spikes. He points to the tallest. "Methane,"... More >>

  • The Education of Lonnie Lynn

    published August 21, 1997

    The door of Lonnie Lynn's house stands open. "Make yourself at home," he says. "If you've been here thirty seconds, you are home." A couple of... More >>

  • Blood Brothers

    published July 24, 1997

    Sal Martinez wants the homeboys to know that he isn't talkin' to 5-0. Never has. Never will. His talkin' to 5-0--a gang-slang reference to... More >>

  • The Gang's All Here

    published July 17, 1997

    We can sit out here," Becky Estrada says from her front porch. She shrugs and shakes a cigarette out of its pack, pausing a moment to stare down... More >>

  • Liquid Gold

    published June 19, 1997

    Proponents of the Animas-La Plata Water Project (ALP) in southwestern Colorado have agreed "in concept" to a reduced version of the project that... More >>

  • Here Comes the Judge

    published June 19, 1997

    Letty Milstein may get her day in court after all--the Colorado Supreme Court. The mother of flamboyant Denver socialite Judi Wolf, Letty... More >>

  • To Grandmother's House We Go

    published June 12, 1997

    This month Letty Milstein gained a permanent guardian--and lost her independence permanently. Refusing 83-year-old Letty the right to... More >>

  • Mommy Dearest

    published May 22, 1997

    On Mother's Day, families across the country gathered together to thank Mom for all her love and sacrifices. In Denver, flamboyant socialite Judi... More >>

  • Split in the Ranks

    published May 15, 1997

    Abortion doctor Warren Hern is used to seeing protesters outside his Boulder clinic. He just doesn't expect them to come from the pro-choice... More >>

  • Trickle-Down Economics

    published April 10, 1997

    Last October, two women accused former Durango mayor Jeff Morrissey of making lewd comments. His apparent inspiration: bumper stickers on the... More >>

  • Loved to Death

    published April 3, 1997

    It was muggy and gray and the skies threatened rain the afternoon Dana Garner was murdered. Her eight-year-old son, Ben, was home from... More >>

  • SLAPP Shot

    published April 3, 1997

    Anti-abortion protester Ken Scott has until April 29 to convince a U.S. District Court judge why his lawsuit against Boulder abortion doctor... More >>

  • Sticking Point

    published February 27, 1997

    A "tribal knife" being advertised in a Sunday newspaper supplement distributed around the country as the artwork of U.S. Senator Ben Nighthorse... More >>

  • The Fight of Their Lives

    published February 13, 1997

    The plainclothes cops, their shoulder holsters bulging beneath suit coats, confer quietly with a knot of uniformed state troopers outside the old... More >>

  • High Hopes

    published January 16, 1997

    Emily Herrera listened carefully to the first few notes of the aria emanating from the audition hall. The "Caro Nome" aria, she thought. From... More >>

  • Shot in the Arm

    published January 16, 1997

    In an effort reminiscent of the 1950s national crusade to wipe out polio, beginning next fall, Colorado children entering elementary and middle... More >>

  • Last Hand

    published January 2, 1997

    The two old men sit at a card table surrounded by space heaters that buzz and glow in their struggle against the cold. The table has been pulled... More >>

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