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    Off Limits

    Post toasted: The Rocky Mountain News wasn't going to beat the Denver Post on this scoop: Post editor-in-chief Dennis Britton had won the 1998 Edgar O'Malley Award for newsroom leadership--specifically, the paper's handling of the Summit of the Eight...

    on March 12, 1998
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    A Tip of the Cap

    Maybe Lawrence Eugene Doby was destined to be overshadowed. In the course of his thirteen-year major-league career, he batted .283, hit 253 home runs and led the American League in homers in 1952 and 1954. But because he played in the golden...

    by Bill Gallo on March 12, 1998
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    Artsbeat

    Dial straits: It's tough keeping up with all the changes in Denver's mercurial entertainment scene, but the Rocky Mountain News could at least give it a try. Its "Radio Log," published weekly in the Spotlight section, is woefully behind the times--in...

    on March 12, 1998
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    Private Eyeful

    "Get the facts about anyone--your ex-spouse's hidden assets, a new client's credit history, your lover's secret past or information about any business--quickly and legally." Hurry! This sounds like a job for one of the Clinton operatives investig...

    by Patricia Calhoun on March 12, 1998
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    Letters

    Sealed With a Kiss Off C'mon, Westword. With Bill "Colorado Is Not Enough Like Texas" Owens poised to take over the governor's mansion and sign much of the legislation proposed by the Arvada/ Colorado Springs contingent of crazies, you give us en...

    on March 12, 1998
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    This Property Is Condemned - Everyone in the neighborhood knows the Walkers. Most wish they didn't.

    A few weeks ago, neighbors reported a fire smoldering in John McBride's garage. Firefighters were able to save the detached structure that sits across the street from Manual High School in north Denver. But heirlooms belonging to McBride's deceased ...

    by T.R. Witcher on March 5, 1998
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    Off Limits

    Snit happens: News flashes from Washington, D.C., last week said U.S. Representative Diana DeGette was fightin' mad when big bad Bill Clinton failed to give her a pat on the head during a White House ceremony about the plight of uninsured children. A...

    on March 5, 1998
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    Found and Lost - The cops finally track down a woman wanted in connection with the Ghost Bridge accident.

    Three Lakewood police cars and a K-9 unit responded to a call from the Cherry Bomb Lounge at around 1 a.m. on February 8. The cops were tipped off by someone at the West Sixth Avenue bar who said there was a wanted woman inside. She had been eluding ...

    by Tony Perez-Giese on March 5, 1998
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    Doing a Slow Burn - The Colorado AG grabs a hot potato in the state's tobacco lawsuit--and hopes she won't get scorched by the legislature.

    Colorado attorney general Gale Norton is investigating one of the most controversial charges yet against tobacco companies: that the firms encourage kids to shoplift cigarettes as part of an effort to hook them on smoking. But even as Norton is turni...

    by Scott C. Yates on March 5, 1998
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    An After-Death Experience - First Mordecai Mayhew was murdered. Then things got really ugly.

    When Jannette Mayhew popped open the trunk of her car and discovered the bullet-pierced body of her son, she probably thought things couldn't get much worse. But that was before her husband reached into a box he'd been told contained his son's person...

    by Eric Dexheimer on March 5, 1998
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    The Rockies Take Up Arms

    That confidence wafting up from Tucson, Arizona, that unmistakable whiff of spring hope, might be real this year. A lot of baseball folk believe the Colorado Rockies improved their roster in the off-season more than any other team in the National Lea...

    by Bill Gallo on March 5, 1998
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    Artsbeat

    The art of the deal: In the face of encroaching development, the Robischon Gallery is holding down the artistic fort at 18th and Wazee streets--a stand that earned founder Jim Robischon an award of appreciation from the Lower Downtown District Inc. a...

    on March 5, 1998
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    Backfield in Motion

    While the Broncos prepare for the second half of their big playoff game in the Colorado Legislature, why don't we just sit back and enjoy the halftime show? The high-priced entertainment, of course, is reserved for the VIPs--the Very Important P...

    by Patricia Calhoun on March 5, 1998
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    Letters

    Better Read Than Dead Regarding Harrison Fletcher's "Seeing Red," in the February 19 issue: Has Westword ever met a Communist it didn't like? Forgive me if I don't break out the crying towels over Pat Blawis's passing. In the early part ...

    on March 5, 1998
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    Building for the Future

    Even after five months, he can feel the chill. "There's definitely something about the place," Doug Gradisar says, looking up the side of an abandoned flour mill northwest of Coors Field. "It gives you the creeps." Gradisar is an outreach wo...

    by Harrison Fletcher on March 5, 1998
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    The Boom Years - Twenty-eight years after a nuclear bomb rocked Colorado, its shock waves still reverberate on the Western Slope.

    On the day they bombed Colorado, Rifle mayor Lesley Estes was a guest at the reviewing station, standing under a large circus tent. He knew that important people such as Dr. Edward Teller, father of the hydrogen bomb, were among the crowd gathered at...

    by Scott C. Yates on February 26, 1998
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    Hell to the Chiefs - What's happening to Colorado's top cops?

    The first volley of bullets smacked into police chief Kris Monson's parked squad car at 1:30 a.m., while he was sitting behind the wheel in downtown Olathe, doing paperwork. The windshield shattered into a spider web, and the young Western Slope lawm...

    by Tony Perez-Giese on February 26, 1998
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    Caution: Judge on Board - You never know who Denver attorney Brent Martin's going to run into next.

    Denver drunk-driving lawyer Brent M. Martin is on a collision course with justice. Make that with a judge. Attorney Martin, who regularly defends people accused of driving under the influence, is scheduled to appear in Denver County Court Fe...

    by Scott C. Yates on February 26, 1998
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    Off Limits

    Belly up to the barbecue: Three years after local uranium magnate turned po' boy Oren Benton first filed for bankruptcy, lawyers and accountants still have their snouts buried in his estate. And, man, is the eatin' good. Featuring hundreds of million...

    on February 26, 1998
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    Worse Than a Pledge Drive - A southeast Denver neighborhood howls about a public-TV station's profit-making development proposal.

    A three-acre plot of land along Leetsdale Drive has become a major headache for nonprofit KRMA-TV Channel 6, which has been battling neighbors over its proposed profit-making commercial projects on the property it's owned for the past decade. A ...

    by Stuart Steers on February 26, 1998
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