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    Life's a Pitch

    You know those moments when all your senses open like a flower? Picture this: West Palm Beach Municipal Stadium in mid-March, a tidy little ballpark, swept and green and balmy. Nolan Ryan is on the hill wearing that gruesome blaze of Astro orange...

    by Bill Gallo on February 19, 1998
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    Strange Bedfellows

    "Bill becomes law if governor sins." --typo in the 1998 Colorado Legislature's pamphlet How a Bill Becomes a Law Does abstinence make the heart grow fonder? If so, then the folks calling for Roy Romer's head should be anointing it instead. ...

    by Patricia Calhoun on February 19, 1998
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    Seeing Red

    It was a small thing, really, just a signature on the back of a plain manila application card. At the time she endorsed it, in 1942, she had no way of knowing it would get her fired, arrested, thrown in jail and forced into hiding. But on the day she...

    by Harrison Fletcher on February 19, 1998
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    Letters

    An Affair to Dismember Patricia Calhoun's "Sealed With a Kiss," in the February 12 issue, was superb--simply wonderful! It was the ultimate Calhounism. She hit the proverbial nail on the head at every turn. She drove the nails through Governor Ro...

    on February 19, 1998
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    Artsbeat

    What's your sign? The Denver Performing Arts Complex has some snappy new signage, part of a $1.5 million improvement project now under way. By June the area should have two more electronic marquees (the first three were installed in December), as wel...

    on February 19, 1998
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    Fly Boys - James Parks has assembled the world's finest squadron of pilots. They flew their last mission eighty years ago.

    When Andy Parks was growing up, once or twice a year his family would leave their home in Parker and fly to California or Florida or New York or Germany. Parks's father, James, a busy obstetrician and gynecologist, was flexible on these vacation dest...

    by Eric Dexheimer on February 12, 1998
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    Profits of Doom - How a costly computer glitch turned into a once-in-a-millennium bonanza for high-tech companies.

    The first time Russell Welty heard about the Year 2000 Problem--also known as the Millennium Bug or, in programmer jargon, Y2K--it sounded simple. Too simple. The problem, stripped down to its essentials, is this: Most computers on the planet ar...

    by Alan Prendergast on February 12, 1998
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    Naked Oppression - Attention, adult gentlemen! A crusade against strip joints in the metro area may leave Denver the capital of the lap dance.

    Denver may soon be the last city in the metropolitan area where you can legally buy a one-on-one table dance from a stripper and hand a tip directly to her. With the help of a religious-right legal foundation based in Arizona, virtually all of Denver...

    by Tony Perez-Giese on February 12, 1998
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    Off Limits

    Rocky mountain hype: Little could Fort Collins fourth-grader Kari Neuman have known when she proposed making John Denver's "Rocky Mountain High" the official state song that she was putting a match to a powderkeg of positive karma just waiting to exp...

    on February 12, 1998
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    Letty Wins - The Court of Appeals reverses a probate judge's controversial handling of the Letty Milstein case.

    The decisions of a Denver Probate Court judge that deprived 83-year-old Letty Milstein of her rights and her money were slapped down late last week by the Colorado Court of Appeals. The case of Letty Milstein, mother of Denver socialite Judi Wol...

    by Steve Jackson on February 12, 1998
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    Crime Spray - He caught the taggers, and the cops tagged him.

    For months, someone had been tagging the city-owned west Denver boxing gym that Mike Quintana runs with his father. So when Quintana heard some kids rattling their spray cans out back one night last October, he grabbed them and called the cops. And j...

    by T.R. Witcher on February 12, 1998
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    Picabo Hides Nothing

    She's loud. She's brash. In the past, some of her teammates couldn't stand her. While growing up poor in Triumph, Idaho, population fifty, she learned to scrap for the last pork chop on the platter. When the boys in town teased the freckle-faced girl...

    by Bill Gallo on February 12, 1998
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    Letters

    There Auto Be a Law I read with high moral indignation, considerable irritation and an extremely jaundiced eye Tony Perez-Giese's "Take It for a Ride," in the February 5 issue, about the need for regulation in the car business. I was one of "them...

    on February 12, 1998
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    Sealed With a Kiss

    Governor Roy Romer lied. You can read his lips in a six-minute smooch that catches Romer in the middle of a close, personal consultation with B.J. Thornberry, his former deputy chief of staff, in the front seat of a car parked outside Dulles Airp...

    by Patricia Calhoun on February 12, 1998
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    Artsbeat

    What's cooking? Artist Martha Keating has already made northwest Denver look better, with projects like the 20th Street Viaduct mosaics that she created with Bob Luna and a host of neighborhood children. Now she's preparing to inject more good taste ...

    on February 12, 1998
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    The Oddest Couple - He was thin, she was fat. He was passive, she was pushy. He's alive, she's dead.

    Even before the accident, Mike Grainger wasn't quite right. "We called him 'Mike Grainger, Mike Grainger, Mike Grainger,'" remembers Barb Thomsen, one of his former co-workers at the Burlington Northern railyards in Alliance, Nebraska. "He always rep...

    by T.R. Witcher on February 5, 1998
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    Take It for a Ride! - Who keeps an eye on Colorado's car dealers? The dealers themselves.

    The hearing has dragged on for two days of testimony from police officers, a special-education teacher and Division of Motor Vehicles investigators. Now it's time for yet another expert witness: a forensic document examiner who's been trained by the ...

    by Tony Perez-Giese on February 5, 1998
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    Off Limits

    Pull out! Pull out!: Gosh, is Western Pacific Airlines, that beacon of fiscal brilliance that was supposed to save Denver from big, bad United, really crashing and burning in bankruptcy court? Who could have predicted it? Just because the airline was...

    on February 5, 1998
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    Blowing Smoke - Is Public Service coming clean about its clean-air campaign?

    Public Service Company of Colorado wants state lawmakers to approve its self-styled proposal for cleaning up Denver's air. But the $200 million-plus plan may make consumers gag. Though it's been wrapped in a green bow for legislators--several en...

    by Scott C. Yates on February 5, 1998
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    Union Busted - A young woman gets $200,000 to settle a lawsuit against a union concerning a sexual assault.

    It's been nearly four years since a young woman sent by Local 7 of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union to help organize grocery workers in Alamosa was sexually assaulted by her boss in a room at the Holiday Inn. Two weeks ago the woman, now ...

    by Eric Dexheimer on February 5, 1998
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A tour through the ten states of Colorado

Denver may be the state capital, but it’s surrounded by areas so different they could be different worlds -- or at least separate states. In honor of Colorado Day, which… More >>

Prosperity in Texas has a way of rising and falling with the oil business. But not for everyone. Prosperity in Texas has a way of rising and falling with the oil business. But not for everyone.

It was like landing on the moon. The thought ricocheted through Joleena Malugani's mind as she took in the vast, dusty expanse of the corner of West Texas claimed by… More >>

Readers weigh in on art, food and farming

"Hard Realities," Gretchen Kurtz, July 17 On Guard I have dined at Guard and Grace twice and no more. I prefer to support the ethos that guides the kitchen at… More >>

Dear Mexican: All Mexican food is the same

Dear Mexican: What is with the many gringos/gabachos who constantly slaughter Spanish words? Spanish is easy to pronounce (and spell) compared to English. The vowels (a, e, i, o, u)… More >>

Dear Stoner: What's the difference between earwax and shatter? Dear Stoner: What's the difference between earwax and shatter?

Dear Stoner: Can you just brew up cannabis like tea and drink it to get stoned? I figure a bud in a teabag in the morning is much easier than… More >>

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 >>

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