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    This House Protected by Lawyers

    Life hasn't been the same for J. Stewart Jackson IV since 1996, when he sold Denver Burglar Alarm, the business his family had run since 1917 ("Who Stole Denver Burglar Alarm?" September 17, 1998). An effort to start a new company last summer--J...

    by Eric Dexheimer on May 27, 1999
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    Kiss and Pay Up - Solving the city's problems out of court doesn't come cheap.

    Each time a neighborhood dispute breaks out in Denver and city officials throw up their hands in despair, they call one man to solve the problem: Steve Charbonneau. Perhaps it's because Charbonneau's nonprofit agency, Community Mediation Concept...

    by Justin Berton on May 27, 1999
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    Off Limits

    Getting soaked: The socialite crowd attending Ocean Journey's pre-opening gala last weekend had to be nimble to dodge the wet weather, but it's the general public that's going to get hosed when they hit the ticket windows next month. No expense was s...

    on May 27, 1999
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    Location, Location, Location - Nobody likes Bob Eason. Maybe it's because he has all the wrong (property) values.

    At the end of a narrow lot lined with semi trailers, Bob Eason peers through a chain-link fence separating him from the one and a half acres of land he once owned. Just off Arapahoe Avenue near 63rd Street and north of a posh housing development...

    by Julie Jargon on May 27, 1999
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    RBI, R.I.P.

    Once upon a time there was a game called baseball. This game was played, at the highest professional level, by young men of normal height, weight and ambition, in large American cities situated next to significant bodies of water. The object of the g...

    by Bill Gallo on May 27, 1999
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    Savage Love

    His Girlish Figure Hey, Dan: I'm a 28-year-old woman. My husband is 30. We've been married four years and dated three years before getting married. We have a three-year-old child. Sexually, I'm of the "I'll try anything once" school. We've expe...

    by Dan Savage on May 27, 1999
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    Letters

    Little Grouse on the Prairie High school is indeed hell, as Patricia Calhoun points out in her May 20 column, "Pomp and Circumstances." Although nothing excuses the shootings at Columbine, I am sure that that high school, like Kiowa High School a...

    on May 27, 1999
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    The Hair Apparent

    Over two decades after his death, everyone remains obsessed with Elvis Presley. Not to be fascinated with the man seems downright un-American. But our fascination has elicited so many facts about the King that these days it's nearly impossible to ...

    by Robin Chotzinoff on May 27, 1999
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    Truth or Scare - Drug-using DARE graduates come clean about the program's faults.

    Abigail needs all ten fingers to count the drugs she's done in her seventeen years. "So I went from pot to alcohol...but then in the course of like two years, I started going into crystal meth, cocaine, ecstasy, GHB...What else have I done?" ...

    by Nadia Pflaum on May 20, 1999
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    The Wild Life - Special agents of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service fight battles outdoors and in the office.

    Indiana Jones sits at a desk in his Evergreen home, typing his memoirs. In this particularly outrageous and harrowing chapter, he is chasing illegal duck hunters through soup-thick fog in a small boat, when unexpectedly--crash! He hurtles into the si...

    by Gayle Worland on May 20, 1999
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    Pat Bowlen's Bad Bet - The Broncos' owner may have lost big when his bingo partner cashed out.

    With John Elway finally acknowledging that he's become too creaky for football, the Broncos find themselves in the unfamiliar position of having to gamble on a new quarterback. It won't be the first time that Pat Bowlen has tried his hand at a game o...

    by Eric Dexheimer on May 20, 1999
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    And the Award Goes to...

    Westword writers and editors took home 31 writing awards--eleven of them first-place prizes--from last week's Colorado Society of Professional Journalists banquet. The SPJ contest is the only one in the state in which Westword is allowed to compete a...

    on May 20, 1999
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    Cut Off - Truckers are keeping their hands on the wheel rather than the phone.

    Bob Appel is an early-morning kind of guy. A two-time state truck-driving champion who's been hauling freight for Roadway Express for nineteen years, he usually slips behind the wheel of his orange-and-blue semi a little after 3 a.m. On this morning,...

    by T.R. Witcher on May 20, 1999
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    Theater of the Absurd - If The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a religion, then Bible-tossing must be a sacrament.

    By far, attorney Kenneth S. Kramer was the best-dressed man inside Denver's small-claims court on May 12. Wearing a finely tailored brown suit with crisp lines and sharp corners, the bespectacled Kramer sat high in his chair and waited patiently...

    by Justin Berton on May 20, 1999
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    Flak Jackets - Undressing the Coors Field "staff" might surprise you.

    Outside the St. Francis Center, a day shelter a few blocks from Coors Field, it seems as if the Colorado Rockies are drafting employees from the area's minor leagues. Among the crowd of down-on-their-lucks milling around out front, a handful are resp...

    by Marty Jones on May 20, 1999
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    Off Limits

    Pointing the finger: Since Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold rudely took their own lives after mowing down twelve other students and a teacher at Columbine High, thereby denying Americans of their right to revenge, it seems that everyone is looking for s...

    on May 20, 1999
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    Savage Love

    That's Right Hey, Dan: Your response to the fat couple with the lackluster sex life was no better or worse than most of the mainstream media's information about fat people...which is to say, it was incorrect, unhelpful and silly. I'm a happy, h...

    by Dan Savage on May 20, 1999
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    Pomp and Circumstances

    High school is hell. In the wake of the Columbine shootings, memories of high school's peculiar institutional hells keep surfacing across the country, across class lines: memories of cutthroat cliques, of ruthless climbers, of clawing for credent...

    by Patricia Calhoun on May 20, 1999
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    Letters

    Bill of Sale Wow--Alan Prendergast and Stuart Steers did a great job with their special report on about Bill Owens ("This State for Sale," May 13). Who is this guy, anyway? I still regularly confer with staunch Repubs back in Colorado, even thoug...

    on May 20, 1999
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    Their Future Is Cloudy

    Mary MacLean is trying to explain what she does for a living and how she does it, but her friend Debi Lind keeps finishing her sentences. "When you learn a discipline, the discipline takes over the conscious mind," Mary says. "Which leaves the u...

    by Harrison Fletcher on May 20, 1999
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