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    Warning Signs

    Somewhere in there, in the dense limbo of the classified section, somewhere between "Beautiful Russian Ladies Want to Meet YOU!" and "Improve Your Sex Life With Penile Enlargement" and "Wendelstedt Umpire School," you'll almost always find the shimme...

    by Bill Gallo on February 26, 1998
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    Artsbeat

    Take one: When the curtain goes up at the Academy Awards next month, Denver filmmaker Donna Dewey will be there--nominated for her documentary A Story of Healing. The 28-minute film--which follows a California medical team, Interplast, on a volunteer...

    on February 26, 1998
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    Power Rangers

    The Team knows how to tantalize a twelve-year-old. "Don't be trying any of this at home, kids. What you are about to see is very, very dangerous. We don't even do what Trey Tally does--breaking concrete and ice with his head! So don't you try it!...

    by Robin Chotzinoff on February 26, 1998
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    Letters

    Babes in Royland Regarding Patricia Calhoun's "Strange Bedfellows," in the February 19 issue: Roy Romer proved himself a serial liar and a man without honor. Making a total ass of himself and exposing his wife to the cruelest kind of public h...

    on February 26, 1998
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    The Unusual Suspect - Does this look like JonBenet's murderer to you?

    A year ago, Boulder police chief Tom Koby faced the cameras and promised that "our guy won't walk." Since then, of course, the JonBenet Ramsey murder investigation has limped along. Thus far, the only arrests remotely related to the case have be...

    by Steve Jackson on February 19, 1998
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    Fallout in the Family - Eranium made Charlie Steen rich. But the fortune became too hot to handle.

    There are peaceful uses for atomic energy, and then there's the Steen family, blown apart by the biggest uranium bonanza in American history. Shreds of memories and court documents now litter the landscape of what started out as one of the centu...

    by Ward Harkavy on February 19, 1998
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    Off Limits

    Better homes and stadiums: Since Pat Bowlen wants taxpayers to build him a $320 million home for the Broncos (see story at left), we're sure he won't mind if we take a peek at his own crash pad, a three-story brick beauty (latest assessed value: $1,9...

    on February 19, 1998
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    A Whole New Ballgame - The man who drove a stake through Guide the Ride may take aim next at Pat Bowlen's stadium tax.

    Following the Denver Broncos' Super Bowl win last month, Denver's movers and shakers tripped over themselves in a rush to endorse a new taxpayer-financed stadium for the team. Mayor Wellington Webb, Governor Roy Romer and the Denver Metro Chamber of ...

    by Stuart Steers on February 19, 1998
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    Justice Misplaced - How an ugly racial incident at Foley's got lost in the system.

    Last Christmas wasn't merry for Arlee Martin and her daughter Rose Warren. A teenage employee of Foley's Cherry Creek department store not only refused to wait on the pair but allegedly spewed racial slurs at them and attacked Warren. The two black w...

    by Alan Prendergast on February 19, 1998
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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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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 >>

Reader: "Captain Kill-Joy" Makes a Visit to the 88 Drive-In

"One fish, two fish," Melanie Asmar, August 7 Something's Fishy Excellent story by Melanie Asmar that shows how foolish our endangered-species programs can be. Now that she's debunked the story… More >>

Dear Mexican: Why Is the Legalization Process So Difficult?

Dear Mexican: I'm not Mexican, but my son-in-law is. He is intelligent, bright, enthusiastic and pleasant to spend time with. He came here, illegally, at the age of eighteen, with… More >>

The Uphill Journey of the Greenback Cutthroat Trout

State and federal biologists have been trying to protect the greenback cutthroat trout ever since it was included on the first-ever Endangered Species Act list in 1973. But in 2007,… More >>

Dear Stoner: What If You're Caught With More Than an Ounce? Dear Stoner: What If You're Caught With More Than an Ounce?

Dear Stoner: I know that an ounce of weed is legal for adults 21 and up, but what happens if you have more than that amount on you? Are you… More >>

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