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2002 Stories by Stuart Steers

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  • The Wal-Mart Crusade

    published December 12, 2002

    Franklin Azar's office doesn't look much like the headquarters of a holy jihad. His law firm occupies nearly two floors of a surprisingly... More >>

  • Bring It On

    published December 12, 2002

    "Gimme a W! Gimme an A!" yelled a Stapleton Wal-Mart manager to then-associate Joe Walker. "Gimme an L!" Reaching the hyphen, he belted out,... More >>

  • Lights On

    published October 31, 2002

    TV pitchman Tom Bodett may promise to "leave the light on" for would-be guests of Motel 6, but the City of Denver is about to bring out the klieg... More >>

  • The Watermelon King

    published October 10, 2002

    John Losasso still recalls the dark mornings when his father would rouse him from bed at 3 a.m. The sleepy schoolboy was just ten, but his dad... More >>

  • Columbus Day Forecast: Stormy

    published October 10, 2002

    For much of the past decade, Columbus Day has been tense in Denver. Parading Italian-Americans have been confronted by Native American protesters... More >>

  • Looking for a Fix

    published September 26, 2002

    Meredith Behm is a drug addict. When it's time to get high, she disappears from her job, says goodbye to her mother, kisses her daughter as... More >>

  • A Chemistry Experiment

    published September 26, 2002

    It's a bright spring afternoon, and dozens of people are gathered in the courtroom of the More >>

  • Lost Identity

    published August 29, 2002

    John is a 36-year-old homeless man who has lived on and off the streets for years. Like many of Denver's homeless people, he knows that one of the... More >>

  • Park Place

    published August 15, 2002

    From an old brick building overlooking the South Platte, Susan Baird is quietly redesigning Denver. Peering over maps and diagrams of... More >>

  • Mountain Perks

    published August 15, 2002

    Denver pioneered the idea of buying parkland in the mountains long before Boulder or... More >>

  • Home Turf

    published August 15, 2002

    Denver's parks range from tiny pockets of greenery to acres of open space. Every... More >>

  • This Job Sucks

    published July 11, 2002

    Matthew Jay doesn't look or act much like a ski bum. Even though his love of skiing prompted his move to Aspen three years ago, Jay seems more... More >>

  • A Healthy Paycheck

    published June 27, 2002

    These are not good times for patients who depend on Denver Health Medical Center. Because of bad economic times, more people are without... More >>

  • Dog Days

    published May 30, 2002

    Jim Schwartz lives in Centennial, in a home with a sign on the front door announcing that visitors are entering "The Dog House." When guests ring... More >>

  • Wring Out the Old

    published May 23, 2002

    Jeri Aiello feels like she grew up at the phone company. She started at the Mountain States Telephone Company in 1962, when she was just... More >>

  • Mobile Shrine

    published May 16, 2002

    Colorado is a long way from the birthplace of Buddhism, but a part of the Buddha's legacy will be here this week. A collection of 45 sacred... More >>

  • Bean There, Done That

    published April 25, 2002

    Marcie Miller got the idea to open a coffeehouse in Golden from a friend who'd moved there from San Francisco and complained that "you can't even... More >>

  • An Either Ore Situation

    published April 11, 2002

    Lower downtown, where splashy multimillion-dollar lofts are common, isn't an easy place to impress people architecturally. One LoDo couple spent a... More >>

  • Go West, Young Women

    published March 21, 2002

    Colorado's Ocean Journey made headlines this week when the aquarium revealed that it plans to close on April 2 after being unable to find a way to... More >>

  • Time Piece

    published February 28, 2002

    Last summer, Richard Boulware was looking through some photos that his brother, John, had purchased at an estate sale. The photos were all taken... More >>

  • Cutting Edge

    published February 14, 2002

    Denver resident Steve Bieringer knows what it's like to suddenly lose insurance coverage that he'd previously taken for granted. A longtime... More >>

  • Power Outage

    published January 24, 2002

    A $300 million investment by Xcel Energy in a subsidiary that buys and sells power plants all over the world has led to Xcel's being placed on a... More >>

  • Winter Park Grows Up

    published January 17, 2002

    In the 1930s, skiing in Colorado was exotic. There were no real ski areas, but that didn't stop a group of wealthy Denverites from driving up dirt... More >>

  • A Mixed Pedigree

    published January 17, 2002

    From the start, Winter Park has been sustained by an unusual combination of private interest and public subsidy. This hybrid, known as the Winter... More >>

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