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    Detective Lynch Gets Her Man

    Littleton police detective Bryann Lynch unlocks the storage building, slides open its metal garage door and surveys, once again, the ninety-odd wedding dresses that hang there, their trumpet beads winking in the dim light. A few trains have drifte...

    by Robin Chotzinoff on February 11, 1999
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    Letters

    Nothing Personal I never appreciated Westword as much as I did when I read Patricia Calhoun's "Personal Foul," in the February 4 issue. You had to read all that "penis" talk, uncensored, to realize how idiotic that Tyrone Braxton case was. This i...

    on February 11, 1999
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    Savage Love

    Hey, Faggot: I'm a forty-year-old well-endowed straight male into cockfights. Considering my size--I'm almost eleven inches long and six and a quarter inches around--it is foolish for men to challenge me, but they do. I was in two fights rece...

    by Dan Savage on February 11, 1999
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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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    Letters

    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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    Swimming Upstream

    Last summer, a miracle appeared in the dead waters of the Alamosa River. A micro-invertebrate. A caddis fly larvae. "It's a start," says Victor Ketellepper, EPA project manager at the Superfund site upstream. A great deal of anger, mistrust and ...

    by Gayle Worland on February 4, 1999
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    The Incredible Shrinking Career - EPA scientist Brian Rimar just wanted to keep doing research, but his agency found him too toxic.

    Brian Rimar, a scientist with the Environmental Protection Agency, thought his assignment seemed simple enough: Monitor a herd of sheep through the southern Colorado grazing season, then dissect and analyze their livers for possible copper poisoning....

    by Gayle Worland on February 4, 1999
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    Southern Discomfort - Writer Terry Southern helped shape a generation. Now his son is fighting for his legacy.

    Peter Fonda told him to call back at 4 p.m., January 16. "I'll be here," he promised Nile Southern, who has been waiting for years to hear those words, that hint of promise. "We'll talk then." It's now 3:58 p.m. on January 16, and Southern paces...

    by Robert Wilonsky on February 4, 1999
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    Secretary's Day Off - Some state lawmakers say if Vikki Buckley can't do it right, she shouldn't do it at all.

    Several pieces of proposed legislation making their way through the Colorado General Assembly raise the question: If Secretary of State Vikki Buckley had nothing left to do, could she do it well? Early last week, three bills designed to take awa...

    by Eric Dexheimer on February 4, 1999
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    Off Limits

    Stupor bowl: Not so very long ago--three weeks, in fact, right before the Broncos were to face off against the New York Jets in the playoffs--Mayor Wellington Webb again refused to make any wacky wagers on the outcome of the game. While other politic...

    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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Jerry Kern Has Made Lots of Noise at the Colorado Symphony

The Colorado Symphony Orchestra's Classically Cannabis series this summer grabbed headlines across the country -- but it's far from the first time that the symphony has turned heads, and it… More >>

Dear Stoner: Why Is the Price of Recreational Weed So Much Higher Than Medical? Dear Stoner: Why Is the Price of Recreational Weed So Much Higher Than Medical?

Dear Stoner: Why is the price of recreational cannabis usually 50 to 100 percent more than its medical equivalent? I do fully understand that the rec weed is more heavily… More >>

Reader: "I Have Often Wondered What Motivated Even Ebel to Be So Angry"

"Pinups and Cigarettes," Michael Paglia, August 21 Pop-Up I liked Michael Paglia's three-pronged theory on Tom Wesselmann. I was going to skip the show, but will definitely go to see… More >>

Why Don't Mexican-American Students Do Better in School?

Dear Mexican: I see lots of Mexican-Americans struggling in grade school and high school. Many Mexican-American activists claim it's because they don't speak English at home or the schools don't… More >>

After the Murder of Tom Clements, Can Colorado's Prison System Rehabilitate Itself? After the Murder of Tom Clements, Can Colorado's Prison System Rehabilitate Itself?

When Tom Clements accepted the job of executive director of the Colorado Department of Corrections three years ago, he knew he was taking on an enormous challenge. Two particularly alarming… More >>

Dear Stoner: The Taxes on Recreational Pot Are Crazy! Dear Stoner: The Taxes on Recreational Pot Are Crazy!

Dear Stoner: These taxes are nuts. I just paid like $25 in tax on a quarter of bud. Colorado is going to have some shiny new schools next year, huh?Dank… More >>

Reader: "Is Same-Sex Marriage All You People Think About?"

"State of the Union," Kyle Harris, August 14 Sex Marks the Spat With all that is going on in the world, is same-sex marriage (a clear oxymoron) all you people… More >>

Dear Mexican: Why Do Mexicans Let Their Children Watch Violent Movies?

Dear Readers: The Mexican just got married to a chica caliente, and he's taking her on a honeymoon to the motherland so she can learn the proper art of tortilla-making.… More >>

State of the (Same-Sex) Union

This summer, the Boulder County Clerk Hillary Hall issued more than 200 marriage licenses to same-sex couples before the Colorado Supreme Court agreed to consider Colorado Attorney General John Suthers's… More >>

Dear Stoner: Why Can't MMJ Patients Own Guns? Dear Stoner: Why Can't MMJ Patients Own Guns?

Dear Stoner: Why can’t I own a gun if I’m a medical marijuana patient? Angel Dear Angel: Because you’re a criminal. Not in our eyes, of course, but in the eyes of… More >>

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