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    Letters

    Workers of the World, Unite! Thanks for Stuart Steers's "Still Hurting," in the March 28 issue. It seems that the rich just keep getting richer--and the poor keep hurting. Stan Brackett Denver I enjoyed "Still Hurting," by Stuart Ste...

    on April 4, 1996
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    Life in the Fast Lane

    When Spicer Breeden crashed into Greg Lopez on March 17, two worlds collided. The ironies piled up quickly. Just a year separated Lopez and Breeden in age; the two had grown up mere miles from each other. And both men were familiar faces in Lower...

    by Patricia Calhoun on April 4, 1996
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    Still Hurting - Injured workers have borne the brunt of workers' comp "reform" in Colorado.

    Kim Eli, a 39-year-old single mother with two daughters, knows firsthand just how compassionate Colorado's workers' compensation system is toward people who are injured at work. For years she worked in the delicatessen departments of area King Sooper...

    by Stuart Steers on March 28, 1996
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    Time Out! - The Lewises thought running a daycare center would bring the family together. Wrong.

    It may be old-fashioned, but it is a dream many people still hold: to start and run a family business. What could be more satisfying than earning a living while working closely with loved ones? The answer, if you're a member of the Lewis family,...

    by Eric Dexheimer on March 28, 1996
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    Off Limits

    Drive, he said: Yes, that was Ben Klein, the only RTD boardmember who's been officially certified sane, schmoozing two weeks ago with Transportation Secretary Federico Pena at a White House ceremony marking the feds' agreement to fund an extension of...

    on March 28, 1996
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    Excess Baggage - The checkered past of Jet Aspen's CEO prompts regulators to put the new airline in a holding pattern.

    Last fall, as Jet Aspen, a start-up airline that plans to link several major cities to Colorado's most noted ski resort town, prepared its flight application to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the company's chief executive officer boasted that...

    by Eric Dexheimer on March 28, 1996
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    Ire of Newt - The Speaker's shadow falls on local Republicans.

    As allegations of ethical misconduct by House Speaker Newt Gingrich continue to mount, prominent Colorado Republicans once again find themselves ensnared in the embarrassing fray. Familiar names such as Bo Callaway, Kay Riddle, June Weiss and Gl...

    by Michelle Johnston on March 28, 1996
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    Social Insecurity - Want to file a complaint against federal bureaucrat Lupe Salinas? Take a number.

    Guadalupe "Lupe" Salinas was controversial long before he was appointed to head up Denver's regional Social Security Administration office in 1991. But five years into his tenure at the SSA, it's hard to track the many bureaucratic tiffs involving Sa...

    by Karen Bowers on March 28, 1996
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    Outclassed

    At first glance, the morning mail holds few surprises. Two spring seed catalogues. The April issue of American Assassin. Hefty bills from the fishmonger, the liquor store and our regular supplier of badminton birdies. There's a postcard from Elvis (v...

    by Bill Gallo on March 28, 1996
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    Letters

    Run for Your Life! Regarding Steve Jackson's "Life...and Death...on the Run," in the March 14 issue: Clack clack clack. With his fingers pounding the keyboard at three cliches per second, Steve Jackson knew in his bones his latest story was ...

    on March 28, 1996
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    Leader of the PAC

    Colorado's political caucuses are often dull affairs--neighborly barn-raising reminders of our state's origins, when the real action now takes place in banks and boardrooms across town. But the gathering next Tuesday at Loveland's Monroe Element...

    by Patricia Calhoun on March 28, 1996
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    The War of Wages - A State Labor Department bureaucrat fought hard in his own job dispute. How did he do on behalf of others?

    In winning a $350,000 settlement against his former employers at the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, Carlos Renteria got his job back at the Labor Standards Unit (LSU), received a promotion and raise--and nearly caused the unit to shut d...

    by T.R. Witcher on March 21, 1996
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    Death Sentences - A gruesome triple murder puts a Boulder publisher and its how-to-kill book in the crosshairs.

    Some people would say that the hit man is an emotionless, cold-blooded killing machine; that he has no fear and no belief in God. On the contrary, a hit man has a wide range of feelings. He may be excruciatingly tender towards his woman. He may be ex...

    by Karen Bowers on March 21, 1996
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    Edifice Wreck - How tarnished a gem is the decrepit Evans School?

    The run-down Evans School towers over the so-called Golden Triangle, surrounded by a sea of asphalt parking lots and empty, weed-strewn fields on the south edge of downtown Denver. The century-old school at 1115 Acoma has sat untouched and vacan...

    by T.R. Witcher on March 21, 1996
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    Arrested Development - Colorado developer Clyde Hoeldtke cuts a bargain with Florida prosecutors.

    Clyde Hoeldtke, the Evergreen developer who built Florida houses under the name Beacon Homes, liked to think of his customers as satisfied. "Thirteen thousand happy Beacon homeowners," he'd called them, even after he left numerous buyers with incompl...

    by Eric Dexheimer on March 21, 1996
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    Wire Me Up, Wire Me Down - US West's new cable partner knows how to make sweet deals. Just ask the FCC.

    In the cross-wired, deeply incestuous world of communications conglomerates, nothing lasts forever. Telegiants swap partners with abandon; today's bitter foe is tomorrow's big-asseted object of desire, and vice versa. US West knows the drill. Th...

    by Alan Prendergast on March 21, 1996
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    Off Limits

    Fed up: Federal Judge Richard Matsch's decision to move the Oklahoma City bombing trial to Denver, his home court, triggered an explosion of publicity too loud to ignore--an explosion that could propel the trial right back out of Denver. At leas...

    on March 21, 1996
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    Bounce for Bounce

    Now that America's TV sets have had a few days to cool down and spouses everywhere are finally off the phone with their divorce lawyers, we can pause to consider what we've learned from the first two rounds of this year's Big Dance: 1. Earl Boyk...

    by Bill Gallo on March 21, 1996
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    Letters

    Bar None Am I the only person who noticed that Patricia Calhoun's most recent columns ("A Federal Case," March 14, and "Patching Things Up," March 7) were set in bars? Although I appreciated her writing, it seems to me that Westword's editor coul...

    on March 21, 1996
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    Good People

    The story was about two people with brain injuries who met in a support group and married. The woman had been hurt in a fall, the man in a car wreck. Now they were going for a walk. They stopped to look at a crocus that had poked through the dir...

    by Patricia Calhoun on March 21, 1996
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