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    Baseball's Bud Lite

    For a fellow who's regarded as one of baseball's old goats, commissioner Bud Selig has been remarkably flexible when it comes to certain innovations. While he was still "acting" commissioner--an impermanence that lasted six years--Selig pushed each l...

    by Bill Gallo on August 13, 1998
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    Letters

    See Bill Run Regarding Ward Harkavy's "Making Book on Bill Owens," in the August 6 issue: Okay, okay! I surrender! If I promise to vote for anyone other than Bill Owens, will you quit writing is-he-or-isn't-he stories about Owens's supposed t...

    on August 13, 1998
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    No Escape

    Moments after the cuffs clicked shut around his skinny little wrists, Lamont knew he was in trouble. The handcuffs were a gift from his dad, a Boulder County sheriff's deputy, who'd finally relented after months of pestering. The set was cheap, made ...

    by Harrison Fletcher on August 13, 1998
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    Making Book on Bill Owens - Questions about the religious right are this GOP candidate's cross to bear--or is that bare?

    Bill Owens was a most confident man and, as always, a cordial host when a reporter entered the air space of his gubernatorial campaign headquarters at I-25 and Colorado Boulevard last week. "We've got cold water and some warm wine--some of that ...

    by Ward Harkavy on August 6, 1998
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    Crossed Wires - US West mistakenly tries to grab $11,000 from a hapless customer.

    When the telephone was invented in 1876, the major telecommunications issue was most likely whether "hello" or "hoy-hoy" would be the appropriate way to answer the newfangled device. These days, the telephone industry is a touch more complex, as frus...

    by Megan Hall on August 6, 1998
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    Fortress of Solitude - Two new county justice centers are high-tech, high-security--and designed to keep prisoners and the public in their place.

    For the moment, Sergeant Attila Denes of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office is a prisoner of his own department's top-notch security. He waves gamely through the glass of the county jail's medical center, trying to signal the deputies in an electron...

    by Alan Prendergast on August 6, 1998
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    Off Limits

    Natural bored killer: It's taken almost twenty years, but hit man Charles Harrelson finally had his day in court--again. Convicted of the 1979 Texas murder of federal judge John H. Wood Jr., and now serving life in the federal Supermax facility in Fl...

    on August 6, 1998
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    Custodial Interference - An ex-janitor at DU files a lawsuit claiming harassment by his boss.

    The harassment, says Philip Moore, started soon after he became a janitor at the University of Denver. Gay-sex jokes. Racist comments. Sexual harassment. All of it, he contends, coming from his boss, Al Romero, who Moore and other former employees co...

    by T.R. Witcher on August 6, 1998
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    Encore, Please

    They're old. Starting with the left guard, who's undergone twenty surgeries since high school, they've got more dents than a demolition derby. The owner has painted lurid orange flames on their new unis, so they look less like Super Bowl champs than ...

    by Bill Gallo on August 6, 1998
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    Not in Their Backyard

    While real-estate values soar across Denver, one neighborhood--Overland Park--has been left in the dust. A few miles down the river, the Central Platte Valley is finally fulfilling its century-old promise, transforming its gritty past into the c...

    by Patricia Calhoun on August 6, 1998
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    Where the Auction Is

    There are no farm implements left at the Clatworthy Company, the Fort Morgan business that was once the oldest International Harvester distributor in the United States. They've all been auctioned off. In 1990 Clatworthy decided to concentrate on...

    by Robin Chotzinoff on August 6, 1998
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    Letters

    A Detoxing Situation On the behalf of every person who has ever had to deal with living institutionalized, I applaud Eric Dexheimer's "Used and Abused," in the July 23 issue. I was once inside our system of social services, whose greatest injusti...

    on August 6, 1998
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    One Tow Over the Line - Floyd Samuel says there auto be a law against what the city is doing to him.

    The camouflaged kids have taken up arms. They're fighting to claim territory, weaving around old houses, wending their way through junked cars and trucks on this field in industrial north Denver. Phhht. A hit. The proprietor of the paintball...

    by T.R. Witcher on July 30, 1998
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    The Final Frontier - In the deadly race to circle the globe in a balloon, team Re/Max plans to rise above the crowd. But can a bold ego go where no man has gone before?

    Dressed in shorts and a short-sleeved golf shirt, his face flushed with sun and wind, Dave Liniger roams his Denver Tech Center offices this sultry summer morning with more than the usual bounce in his step. When you own the company, you can wear wha...

    by Alan Prendergast on July 30, 1998
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    Off Limits

    Once beaten: GOP political candidate John Gonce, whose campaign for the statehouse in Denver's District 1 gets more gonzo with his every passing utterance, told the Denver Post this month that he's running to "champion the cause" of men falsely accus...

    on July 30, 1998
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    History in the Making - The battle over the Sand Creek massacre just won't end.

    It seemed like a good idea at the time. In May, when state senator Bob Martinez stood before the General Assembly and asked lawmakers to strike Sand Creek from a state capitol statue commemorating Colorado's Civil War battles, he was commended. After...

    by Harrison Fletcher on July 30, 1998
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    Beaten Down - After neighbors complain, it's taps for Cheesman Park's drummers.

    Beat it. That's what the City of Denver told a group of drummers who had been gathering on summer Sundays in Cheesman Park. With their shakers, rattles, bongos and congas, the loosely organized, spiritually oriented percussionists--anywhere from ...

    by Megan Hall on July 30, 1998
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    The Big Fix - A new detox program for heroin abusers storms into Denver. Methadone proponents are irked.

    A new, expensive--and largely untested --heroin detoxification technique that promises addicts relief from withdrawal symptoms "while you sleep" is getting a cool reception among state regulators and Denver's established substance-abuse professionals...

    by Eric Dexheimer on July 30, 1998
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    Damn (Good) Yankees

    The New York Yankees lost three times last week. You could look it up. But the rest of the picture remained pretty grim. Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter was still hitting .320 and keeping company with singer Mariah Carey. David Wells, the huge, unk...

    by Bill Gallo on July 30, 1998
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    Letters

    A Schlong Time Coming I'm as enamored of the title of Harrison Fletcher's July 23 "The Schlong Goodbye" as I am with the copyrighted, patented and trademarked "The Penisster System" being the name of the medical prosthesis developed by Henry Badg...

    on July 30, 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 >>

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