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    Death Takes a Holiday - A technicality stalls the state's first decision under a new death-penalty law.

    Those waiting to see Colorado's new death-penalty tag team in action will have to wait even longer than expected. The first test of a two-year-old law that takes the death-penalty decision out of the hands of a jury and places it before a three-...

    by Steve Jackson on October 15, 1998
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    Lame Dunk

    This just in: The National Basketball Association has canceled its 1998 exhibition games, the players and owners remain at each other's throats over filthy lucre, and the entire regular season remains in grave jeopardy. Hello? Let's try this...

    by Bill Gallo on October 15, 1998
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    The Big Bang Theory

    By now the nation knows that Linda Tripp was worried about her bangs, that Monica Lewinsky was worried about her lack thereof with the president, and that an unworried Hillary Clinton thought her husband was simply "ministering" to a misguided youth ...

    by Patricia Calhoun on October 15, 1998
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    Touched by and Angle Patricia Calhoun's "An Unhealthy Situation," in the October 8 issue, hit the nail on the head. How can organizations work effectively to help victims if the organizations can't work together? Thanks for bringing this to the p...

    on October 15, 1998
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    A Berry, Berry Good Time of Year

    You will be treated very hospitably by Vivian Brock, retired art teacher and lifelong raspberry zealot. If you are even remotely civil, she will fix you a cup of raspberry tea, give you a couple of perfect raspberry plants, autograph a copy of her...

    by Robin Chotzinoff on October 15, 1998
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    Uncivil Rites - Intrigue, inaction and personnel disputes have one federal agency at war with itself. Can't we all just get along?

    The halls of the Federal Building in downtown Denver are lined with helpful bulletins advising visitors of their right to a hassle-free workplace. Sexual harassment, discrimination on the basis of disability or race or national origin, gender-based b...

    by Alan Prendergast on October 8, 1998
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    Buddha Behind Bars - For these federal prisoners, their last chants finally gave them inner peace.

    In 1995, the famed Tibetan Buddhist monk and scholar Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche visited the Federal Correctional Institute in Englewood. The holy man walked through the main entrance of the medium-security prison onto its linoleum floors,...

    by Tony Perez-Giese on October 8, 1998
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    Time's Up! - The Denver Public Library plans to pull the plug on Internet hogs.

    It was fun while it lasted, but the Denver Public Library has finally lost patience with patrons who use its computer facilities as a video arcade--or, for that matter, an adult-video arcade. In an effort to relieve congestion on their overburdened P...

    by Chris LaMorte on October 8, 1998
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    Lots of Bad Luck - Can't find your car? You may be an RTD commuter.

    One Thursday evening in mid-September, Catherine Bauer hopped the RTD light-rail train from her receptionist job in a downtown communications-strategy firm. By 7:30 she was in the Broadway Marketplace lot, just south of Alameda and Broadway--but her ...

    by Gayle Worland on October 8, 1998
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    Off Limits

    Proof of the dumbing-down of the news--or at least its alleged gatherers--arrived Saturday in an announcement from Colorado Public Radio that the station had "temporarily removed" Tia Marlier from the news department, where she worked as announcer fo...

    on October 8, 1998
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    Doing Pennants

    Some wonderfully gaudy facts and feats have decorated this extraordinary baseball season. Mutual admirers Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa demolished home-run history, of course, going downtown a total of 136 times. Cal Ripken--he of the silver countenanc...

    by Bill Gallo on October 8, 1998
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    Ex Marks the Spat Regarding Ward Harkavy's "Fact or Friction?" in the October 1 issue: The very idea that gays come from bad families, smothering mothers, etc., is absurd, to say the least. I know many gays, including myself, who come from ve...

    on October 8, 1998
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    An Unhealthy Situation

    Twenty years ago, Denver led the way in dealing with domestic violence. While other cities were just beginning to recognize the plight of battered women--hell, in some states it was still legal for a husband to rape his wife--Denver was funding sa...

    by Patricia Calhoun on October 8, 1998
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    He Never Promised You a Rose Garden

    Maybe it was the flea-market matador that sparked the lightbulb over Henry Whittaker's head. Or the wooden tiki mask. Or the Fisher-Price dollhouse. Or the plaster conquistador figurine. Heck if Henry knows. Besides, even if he could remember...

    by Harrison Fletcher on October 8, 1998
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    Fact or Friction? - The ex-gay movement has its straight man--but ex-ex-gays may have the last laugh.

    John Paulk's life has really changed. A few years ago he was nobody, just another former drag queen. But that was before he started going public with his "conversion" from homosexuality, before he became the straight man for the "ex-gay" propaga...

    by Ward Harkavy on October 1, 1998
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    Team Spirits - Nearly thirty years later, the site of a Loveland Pass plane crash is unchanged. But the athletes who walked away were never the same.

    "As time passes, memories fade, but we will never forget." --Inscription from the WSU crash memorial at Loveland Pass On October 2, 1970, highway construction crews working above Georgetown looked up to see a puzzling site. A Martin 404 twin-en...

    by Marty Jones on October 1, 1998
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    Off Limits

    Penalty flagged: Even as Broncos owner Pat "The Great Patsby" Bowlen was ratcheting up his campaign for a publicly financed football palace last month, one of his most prominent employees showed up on a list of 1997 tax delinquents. Defensive back Ty...

    on October 1, 1998
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    A Big Hand for the Little Ladies - Meet the women who make Promise Keepers possible.

    Lead Promise Keeper Bill McCartney is standing at the podium at the World Arena in Colorado Springs, urging 8,900 men to "make a commitment" for January 1, 2000. Every man in the arena is standing, promising to bring his family and invite ten other f...

    by C.J. Janovy on October 1, 1998
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    Broken Records - More bad news from Secretary of State Vikki Buckley's office.

    Think of John Elway and the rest of the Broncos' offense trying to score without their front line. Or the Avalanche endlessly trying to kill an eternal double penalty. Now you know what it's like to work in Secretary of State Vikki Buckley's div...

    by Eric Dexheimer on October 1, 1998
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    He's Out

    For Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa and a stampede of horses called the New York Yankees, this has been the most glorious of baseball seasons. Not so for the 77-85 Colorado Rockies, who in the mists of April were thought to be solid contenders. But when the...

    by Bill Gallo on October 1, 1998
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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 >>