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    The Bus Stops Here - But should it? That's what witnesses to a November shooting would like to know.

    As Erin Ault rode RTD's route 15 bus on the evening of November 29, 1998, he heard what sounded like a muffled popgun. Seconds later, other passengers on the bus began to scream at RTD driver Daniel Boyer, pleading with him not to stop. Ahead, close ...

    by Steve Alvarez on February 4, 1999
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    A Clean Sweep

    Now that the Super Bowl's out of the way, local television newscasts can focus on the Really Big Game: Sweeps, that all-or-nothing effort to lure members of the elusive Nielsen family into watching their stations so they can up their ratings. The Feb...

    on February 4, 1999
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    Virtual Depository - Todd Manns plans to shell out big bucks for a shooter as good as Lee Harvey Oswald.

    Todd Manns thinks he's found a way to prove once and for all whether Lee Harvey Oswald was a lone assassin. Using his company's firearms-training simulator, Manns is working on a virtual re-creation of the view from Oswald's sixth-floor perch in the ...

    by Tony Perez-Giese on February 4, 1999
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    Get Your Gold Medals Here

    Want to stage the Olympic Games in your town? There's nothing to it, really, but there are a couple of things you need to know. First of all, you'll have to appoint some committees. No potential site worth its five interlocking rings can hope to ...

    by Bill Gallo on February 4, 1999
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    Momy Drearest Regarding Eric Dexheimer's "Honor Thy Mother," in the January 28 issue: What is a putz? Ciaran Redmond. If it weren't for the humor of his stupidity, his story would be as pathetic as most losers' stories are. John Rael...

    on February 4, 1999
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    Chicanery Row

    After his girlfriend left and he had a nervous breakdown, quit his teaching job and stopped taking his medication, John the Depressed Guy lived in "the hatchback hotel." For six months he slept in the back of his 1985 Honda Accord, making a h...

    by Harrison Fletcher on February 4, 1999
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    Personal Foul

    On Tuesday, City Hall still bore the scars of Monday's Super Bowl rally. Outside, street sweepers blew away leftover parade litter; on the doors, notes from Mayor Wellington Webb promised a victory celebration for city workers; inside, miscreants wea...

    by Patricia Calhoun on February 4, 1999
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    Honor Thy Mother - Can Ciaran Redmond ever rob enough banks to avenge his mother's death?

    It's a cool, sharp spring morning, early April, 11:45, a time when most people are swallowing the last gulp of their second cup of coffee or feeling the pangs of lunch hunger. Ciaran Redmond has just finished robbing his third bank of the day, and...

    by Eric Dexheimer on January 28, 1999
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    Wayne Allard's Impeachment Diary: The Lost Pages

    Editor's note: These excerpts from Senator Wayne Allard's impeachment diary were considered "too controversial" for the Denver Rocky Mountain News, which is publishing the senator's musings on the historic proceeding. The material was provided to us ...

    on January 28, 1999
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    Gimme Shelter - Another sexual-harassment suit rattles the Denver Housing Authority.

    In the last few years, the Denver Housing Authority has been home to controversies involving its executive director, Sal Carpio, including his well-publicized drinking problem and a sexual-harassment suit. Now another sexual-harassment complaint has ...

    by T.R. Witcher on January 28, 1999
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    Home Improvement - A relatives' council works to make changes at a Denver nursing home.

    Kathy Caddell's mother spent the last ten months of her life at a high-end nursing home that charged more than $4,000 a month. That sum helped pay for wall-to-wall carpeting, plush sofas and art in the common areas--but Caddell says it didn't buy her...

    by Stuart Steers on January 28, 1999
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    Off Limits

    I confess! What a bunch of blabbers this town keeps turning out. Senator and animal doc Wayne Allard has been telling all--and we mean all, right down to his wife's lame movie choices (At First Sight, according to Sunday's installment)--to the Denve...

    on January 28, 1999
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    Anger Bowl

    For a good ol' red-dirt Georgia boy, that Dan Reeves sure has got one pow'ful sense of theater. First he ups and coaxes a 44-year-old back-up quarterback out of retirement because they go back to the leather-helmet days together, and then, when ...

    by Bill Gallo on January 28, 1999
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    Ladies and Gentlemen, the Law Review

    In 1957, Bill Thom, then a high-school student in Hartford, Connecticut, played Vice President Alexander Throttlebottom in the senior production of Of Thee I Sing. Remember Of Thee I Sing? No? Well, with music and lyrics by George and Ira Ger...

    by Robin Chotzinoff on January 28, 1999
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    Love It or Leave Regarding Tony Perez-Giese's "Waiting to Exile," in the January 21 issue: Loi Nguyen's problems as a resident alien who finished his time in prison and now is in limbo awaiting deportation is truly underwhelming in its traged...

    on January 28, 1999
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    Waiting to Exile - Once permanent U.S. residents, these "non-deportables" are now locked up in what should be no man's land.

    In December, when the U.S. launched air strikes against Iraq, Loi Nguyen heard a rumor spreading through the Wackenhut center for Immigration and Naturalization Service detainees in Aurora. The rumor was that if the conflict escalated into a full-fle...

    by Tony Perez-Giese on January 21, 1999
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    Under the Knife - No matter who wins a medical malpractice case, the verdict cuts both ways.

    Malpractice cases, Moss explained to his client, settle late or never and can cost a fortune. You'll be personally, perhaps viciously, attacked. You'll contend with tough, even brutal adversaries, special rules that treat medical negligence far more ...

    by Gayle Worland on January 21, 1999
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    Ali Clear - Ali Kazemi's common name is finally clear.

    The cops were wrong, and Ali Seyed Kazemi was right: Despite the three-year police investigation that concluded otherwise, it wasn't he who tried to pass a fake prescription for a painkiller ("Prescription Grudge," December 10). "There's not a d...

    by Eric Dexheimer on January 21, 1999
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    Did the Earth Move for You, Too? - Homeowners, builders and legislators are heaving over the Front Range's swelling soils problem.

    John Duffy gives one heck of a house tour. It usually starts in his driveway, with Duffy pointing out a support column to his garage, swathed in metal bands that grip the door frames and keep them from pulling apart. He gives the column a shove, and ...

    by Alan Prendergast on January 21, 1999
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    Off Limits

    Party on, dude: When Republican National Committee chair Jim Nicholson isn't writing bossy letters to former Colorado governor and still Democratic National Committee chair Roy Romer, urging him to tell Bill Clinton to call off the sleazehounds, he's...

    on January 21, 1999
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Dear Stoner: Can non-residents buy edibles in Colorado? Dear Stoner: Can non-residents buy edibles in Colorado?

Dear Stoner: My dad lives in Aurora, and we're coming out for his 75th birthday party. My wife has never smoked pot (or anything, not even cigarettes) but suffers from… More >>

Reader: "Thank God for gardens -- they give life, food"

"Growing Concerns," Kyle Harris, july 17 Way to Grow! Excellent article. Tragic. I am afraid all of Denver has fallen victim to gentrification. One man's progress is another man's demise.… More >>

Dear Mexican: Why do your people stay in the U.S.?

Dear Mexican: I am from an Arabic-speaking country. After my education is completed here, I'll be returning to my country or to Kuala Lumpur. Since I've been in this country,… More >>

Readers weigh in on the state's fracking debate

"Frack Attack!," Alan Prendergast, July 10 What the Frack? Another excellent story by Alan Prendergast. Thank you for injecting some sanity into the hysterical — on all sides — discussion… More >>

Dear Stoner: How much THC equals a lethal dose? Dear Stoner: How much THC equals a lethal dose?

Dear Stoner: I know that you cannot OD by smoking weed, but what about ingesting it? There are some very strong eatables; what if I get the munchies on marijuana… More >>

Dear Mexican: What do you think about going back to Europe?

Dear Mexican: I have some questions and observations. During George W. Bush's administration, there was a lot of talk about comprehensive immigration reform (amnesty, to some). One remark that I… More >>

How Colorado became ground zero in America's energy wars How Colorado became ground zero in America's energy wars

At the Denver premiere of the film Dear Governor Hickenlooper last month, there were no stretch limos, no red-carpet divas, no paparazzi or moguls in tuxedos. What you got instead,… More >>

Dear Stoner: How should I talk to my children about pot? Dear Stoner: How should I talk to my children about pot?

Dear Stoner: I drive around town with my seven-year-old, and I know it is only a matter of time before he starts asking me about the "MMJ" signs everywhere. How… More >>

Readers remember Denver's early comedy scene

"Lori Story," Chris Utterback, June 26 Solid Gold Appreciate your writing and reflections on Denver's comedy scene via "Lori's Story." Just want to share that there was an active comedy… More >>

Dear Mexican: Why don't many Mexicans smoke?

Dear Mexican: I noticed that Mexican people don't generally smoke. I'm not condoning smoking, but it's interesting to see how some groups do or don't smoke, and I have yet… More >>