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    Global Warning

    What's wrong with this picture? Compared with the beauty-pageant clips of JonBenet Ramsey that keep popping up on television, the crime-scene photos published in Monday's issue of the Globe look like something from Mother Goose. Night after night...

    by Patricia Calhoun on January 16, 1997
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    Please Release Me - Colorado faces a boom in parolees--and rising evidence that parole isn't working.

    Three days a week, the blue bus from Canon City pulls up at the corner of Smith Road and Peoria and discharges a stream of men dressed in cheap polyester suits. The men are parolees, and each one has a check for $100 and two bus tokens in his pocket ...

    by Alan Prendergast on January 9, 1997
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    Opening a Shut Case - An appellate court rules that sealed records in a malpractice settlement may be viewed.

    Margot Anderson was rear-ended while driving her car in 1989. Yolanda Martinez was hit in her car two years later. Together the two Colorado women helped change the state's open-records laws to make it easier for the public to examine court documents...

    by Eric Dexheimer on January 9, 1997
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    Chrome Allies - When Stanton Stegner cooks something up for you, order it welded done.

    A few weeks ago Stanton Stegner took over a small warehouse at the corner of 22nd and Curtis Streets, where an auto-parts supply store used to be. Using his 1969 Ford van and a flatbed trailer, he systematically began depositing sculptures made from ...

    by Robin Chotzinoff on January 9, 1997
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    Fight to the Finish - The Moffat Tunnel Commission goes out kicking and screaming.

    The Moffat Tunnel Commission went out with a bang last week, engaging in one last act of defiance before being swept into the dustbin of Colorado history. At a New Year's Eve meeting marked by angry exchanges between commissioners and audience member...

    by Andy Van De Voorde on January 9, 1997
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    Off Limits

    Anchors away! Channel 2 reporter Jann Tracey, who lost the tip of a finger while shooting a segment with a caged, allegedly tame bear last week (the station declined to run the bloody aftermath), probably considers TV reporting tough duty. But it's n...

    on January 9, 1997
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    Lots of Profit - The bombing-trial media feuds over parking costs and salaries.

    Where does free enterprise end and profiteering begin? The answer depends on which side of the dollar you're on. And in this case, Denver city officials are caught in the middle. Manager of Safety Fidel "Butch" Montoya has been called upon to me...

    by Karen Bowers on January 9, 1997
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    Stupor Bowl

    Whooooops! Afterward, Lionel Washington couldn't hold back the tears. A devastated Shannon Sharpe wondered aloud if he'd be able to look at himself in the mirror come Sunday morning. Or face John Elway. Sharpe predicted it would be "years until t...

    by Bill Gallo on January 9, 1997
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    Letters

    Pocket Change Regarding Eric Dexheimer's "Growing Pains," in the January 2 issue: You know, there are a lot of people deliberately paying less than $7,000 for lumpy, bumpy blue sex toys at adult stores. Glen has with him at all times somethin...

    on January 9, 1997
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    A Yarn About the Broncos

    Deep in a corner of my conscience is a wad of unfinished sweaters--one for every Bronco Super Bowl bust. Somehow, in the agony of defeat--or, perhaps more accurately, the discomfort brought on by excessive consumption of both crow and alcohol--liftin...

    by Patricia Calhoun on January 9, 1997
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    Last Hand - For forty years, the La Paz 12 has called this card table home.

    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 over to a corner near the front window to take advantage of the muted winter sunlight. A small black-and-...

    by Steve Jackson on January 2, 1997
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    Growing Pains - BIGer isn't always better. Just ask Glen Rains.

    Glen Rains's operation didn't work out quite as he had hoped. "My penis is all globbed up on one side and dented on the other," he explains slowly. "It's out of contour. Before, it was reasonably concentric. Now there's a divot on one side." ...

    by Eric Dexheimer on January 2, 1997
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    The Politics of Giving - Should funds for Denver crime victims go to Oklahoma City bombing victims?

    The announcement that a Denver victims' assistance board is providing $50,000 to aid victims of the Oklahoma City bombing has created a schism among local advocates: While they agree that Denver should welcome the victims with open arms, some are bal...

    by Karen Bowers on January 2, 1997
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    Off Limits

    Dig, we must: With this week's balmy weather, the immobilizing snow of two weeks ago has melted into memory--a very bad memory. Mayor Wellington Webb's press secretary, Andrew Hudson, was sitting in the State Capitol on Wednesday, December 18, t...

    on January 2, 1997
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    Musicians to the Corps - Denver's once-moribund Junior Police Band is back in action.

    The Denver Junior Police Band, once plagued by scandal, has returned after an eight-year hiatus and is again trying to keep kids off the streets by getting them out there pounding the pavement as a marching band. Originally struck up in 1937, th...

    by Tony Perez-Giese on January 2, 1997
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    War of the Heavy Weights - Prop up your coffee tables: Two big Denver books are coming.

    This old cowtown is finally big enough to merit a splashy, 500-page coffee-table book filled with full-color photos and glowing prose. But Denver's collective coffee table may not be big enough for two of them. The new year will see the appearan...

    by Stuart Steers on January 2, 1997
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    Letters

    Distaff Dis Regarding Bill Gallo's "Avs and Have-Nots," in the December 26 issue: Perhaps Bill Gallo has a hard time remembering any great athlete who doesn't have a penis (unless the athlete is "perky"--a pathetic adjective in any case). Her...

    on January 2, 1997
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    Happy Newt Year

    Newt Gingrich is still hunting that giraffe. Three hours each week, the smug Speaker of the House pops up on Knowledge TV--the former Mind Extension University on cable--touting his own peculiar view of history in what is surely the country's mos...

    by Patricia Calhoun on January 2, 1997
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    Strange but True

    Some funny things happened on the way to the Pepsi Center. Jurassic Parker A mystery mourner left a wreath of plastic flowers at the westside gas station where "Dino," a green fiberglass dinosaur representing the Sinclair Oil Company, had bee...

    on December 26, 1996
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    Boomtown Rats

    For a few dullards moreJOHN JACOB DINGLEHEIMER JORG PETER SCHMITZ Occupation: Shlock artist/German national The close-brush artist of LoDo was known mostly for his insufferable science-fiction-themed paintings until he showed up in the BMW th...

    on December 26, 1996
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