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    Driving Drunk

    Grab a bag of peanuts, crack a cold beer and make yourself at home while we administer today's number-association test. Here goes: Fifty-six. Sixty-one. Five hundred and eleven. Seven hundred and fifty-five. Four thousand one hundred and ninety-one. ...

    by Bill Gallo on July 16, 1998
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    Letters

    Don't Have a Cow, Man Megan Hall's "Not a Pretty Picture," in the July 9 issue, paints in unintentionally comic perspective a most cherished modern sacred bovine: the notion that art and its purveyors are "loftier" than useful things like hotdogs...

    on July 16, 1998
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    An Uplifting Experience

    Sonja Winfield works in the trenches--the pink, lacy trenches of the Joslins Intimate Apparel department. What goes on here, though, is neither rakishly romantic nor deliciously self-indulgent. Most of the time, it's not even fun. "It's a good t...

    by Robin Chotzinoff on July 16, 1998
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    Pressing the Flesh

    Poor Ken Calhoun. The former Denver Post vice president of marketing, known as "Ken4Boys" in Internet chat rooms, didn't so much as get his Bermudas unzipped for that "hot oil massage" he'd talked about with a supposed teenage boy he had planned to m...

    by Patricia Calhoun on July 16, 1998
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    The Underclass - Colorado's illegal immigrants find trouble even when they try to do things legally.

    A lot of things decorate the walls at Reliable Enterprises on West 38th Avenue. There are signs advertising that the business will, for a fee, provide translations from Spanish to English, notarize documents, Xerox them, fax them, prepare tax returns...

    by Nancy Watzman on July 9, 1998
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    Bad Company - They had guns. They were after drugs and cash. What they got was trouble.

    Everyone heard the explosion. It sounded like someone had detonated a cherry bomb behind the apartment. A man named Bud opened the back door to see what the hell was going on. Big mistake. There were three of them in the parking lot, three w...

    by Alan Prendergast on July 9, 1998
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    Off Limits

    You go, Dennis!: Press releases don't usually excite us, but this one stuck out. On July 3 we received an official notice from the Denver Post on its letterhead, announcing that editor-in-chief Dennis Britton was retiring August 31. Joy in Mudville! ...

    on July 9, 1998
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    In the Mood

    HOW IT ALL BEGAN "I was selling portraits door-to-door, and the boss died, so I decided to go to the mall and play the clarinet. On my first day, I sat on a bench and made $60 playing one song after another. I didn't look up at anyone. I just pla...

    by Harrison Fletcher on July 9, 1998
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    Good Grieve! - Overloaded with complaints about attorneys, the Colorado Supreme Court decides to change the rules.

    Two attorneys can live in a town where one cannot," proverb collector V.S. Lean noted a century ago. Colorado's booming economy has brought a corresponding surge in the number of practicing attorneys in the state--now estimated at around 20,000,...

    by Alan Prendergast on July 9, 1998
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    Letters - From the week of July 9, 1998

    The Bused of Denver Although I enjoyed your annual Best of Denver issue as well as your domestic-violence series, I didn't know how much I'd missed Patricia Calhoun's columns until she came out swinging in her July 2 "You Can't Get There From Her...

    on July 9, 1998
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    Not a Pretty Picture - When you're fighting for artists' rights, things can get ugly.

    For a man who's dedicated his life to creating art, Steve White sure knows how to make a mess. When he got out of the Army in 1969, protests over the Vietnam War were getting ugly. It was then, White says, "I decided I just wanted to spend the r...

    by Megan Hall on July 9, 1998
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    Backbackback-back! Gone!

    Last Saturday, three days before the All-Star Game, Petey Maestas waited two hours for the chance to hit a home run off Randy Johnson. Johnson, the hawk-nosed, fright-wigged, six-foot-ten-inch flamethrower of the Seattle Mariners, has not been enjoyi...

    by Bill Gallo on July 9, 1998
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    Reach for the Sky! - Two local lawmen go hunting for aliens on a top-secret stakeout.

    Ken Storch and LJ Dalicandro are on a case, the case of a lifetime. They pick an isolated booth in the corner of a suburban Denny's, light up thin cigarillos and give the restaurant the once-over before they start talking. When coffee arrives, Da...

    by Tony Perez-Giese on July 2, 1998
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    The Usual Suspect - Mt. Gilead churchgoers aren't the only blacks who feel burned by Perkins. First came Devitt Young.

    On the night of April 1, 22 members of the Mt. Gilead Baptist Church--twelve adults and ten kids--dropped by a Perkins restaurant in Aurora for some coffee and pie. When they asked to be seated together, the manager refused. When they offered to...

    by T.R. Witcher on July 2, 1998
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    Off Limits

    Billions and billions served: "AT&T-TCI deal could cut costs, expand services," said the Denver Post in a headline announcing last week's monster merger. It was a modest little prediction in keeping with the breathless coverage so far afforded the de...

    on July 2, 1998
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    Pop-top Flop - A neighbor raises the roof over a city board's reluctance to follow its own rules.

    Has Denver's much-ballyhooed "pop-top" ordinance gone flat? The ordinance was passed five years ago by the city council after Washington Park residents complained bitterly about huge second-story additions to area homes that dwarfed neighboring h...

    by Stuart Steers on July 2, 1998
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    On the Road Again - A low-rent Jack Kerouac mooching his way across the West gets a wake-up call in Littleton.

    New York writer Ray Jadwick had been through a lot in his journey out West. Roswell, New Mexico: He bought a pair of rattlesnake boots from a roadside Indian who kept calling him "Bro." Tombstone, Arizona: He ran into a guy who thought he wa...

    by T.R. Witcher on July 2, 1998
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    Kickin' It

    If you had a nickel for every man, woman and child watching the World Cup on television, you could buy Denmark--or maybe a decent lunch for two in Paris. Astonishing but true: Around the globe, 37 billion people are currently glued to their sets as a...

    by Bill Gallo on July 2, 1998
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    Letters

    Yawn Care Your (yawn) Best of Denver (yawn) issue had such (yawn) variety from the (yawn) past few years' issues (yawn). It was really interesting (yawn) reading all about Aimee Sporer's (yawn) hair again, and (yawn) all those neato paragraphs by...

    on July 2, 1998
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    You Can't Get There From Here

    The bus stops here. During last year's State of the City address, Wellington Webb urged the Broncos to give up on Stapleton and instead support a new stadium downtown. Even in these heady economic times, Webb warned, a Stapleton site was too dar...

    by Patricia Calhoun on July 2, 1998
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