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    King James's Version - James Dobson issues gender "guidelines" for the country's most popular Bible.

    From his hilltop headquarters above Colorado Springs, James Dobson has issued numerous edicts about how people should live their lives. Now the most powerful religious broadcaster on the planet, warning of the perils of "militant, radical feminism," ...

    by Ward Harkavy on August 14, 1997
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    Off Limits

    Making book: Staring out from newstands across the country is the face of JonBenet Ramsey, which graces the cover of a new St. Martin's paperback named Death of a Little Princess. All told, over 100,000 JonBenet faces were rushed to print--which, coi...

    on August 14, 1997
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    Quit Making Such a Racquet

    Okay, dyed-in-the-wool sports fans. Here's one for you. Bohdan Ulihrach. Tell us about Bohdan Ulihrach. Never heard of him? Fine. How about Filip DeWulf? Put together, if you will, a couple of cogent facts concerning his life and career. No? All ri...

    by Bill Gallo on August 14, 1997
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    Letters

    Crossing the Line I couldn't believe my eyes as I was reading the first installment of the arrest saga of Kenny Be (Worst-Case Scenario, June 5). The same thing happened to me on Wednesday, June 4. I was walking to the evening Rockies game from m...

    on August 14, 1997
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    Taking a Trip Aboard - Sit back and relax. You're on the bus to Mexico.

    The passengers have to wait for the driver to stop flirting with the female ticket agent so he can start loading the Tuesday morning bus to El Paso. Mothers keep one eye on their children dressed in their Sunday best while rearranging the luggage aro...

    by Tony Perez-Giese on August 7, 1997
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    Lode Warriors - A Denver mining company is looking for copper. All it's found so far is a rich vein of environmentalists.

    For Kay Howe, the remote Lisbon Valley in southeast Utah is a place to escape to. Just across the state line from Colorado, the uninhabited valley offers sweeping views of two states. "When you're up on top of Three Step Mesa, you have a knockout vie...

    by Stuart Steers on August 7, 1997
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    In a Pickle - A bingo investigation could turn sour for Colorado's secretary of state.

    At first glance, or even second, it would seem that Vickie Corder doesn't have a good feel for bingo. The thirty-year-old Arvada resident recently reported she was down $30,000 from playing Pickles, a lottery-like pull-tab game popular in bingo halls...

    by Eric Dexheimer on August 7, 1997
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    Canadian Bakin' - An angry state senator's message to Broncos owner Pat Bowlen: Take off, hoser.

    A state senator who stands barely 5-6 in his wingtips could be more damaging to Pat Bowlen's hopes for a new football stadium than the defensive line of the Jacksonville Jaguars was to John Elway last December. Last week Bowlen and the Metropoli...

    by Scott C. Yates on August 7, 1997
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    Off Limits

    Ramsey tough: Peter Boyles's full-page ad in Sunday's Boulder Camera and "open letter to John and Patsy Ramsey" earned the radio talk-show host another splash of national publicity--and was a bargain promo deal for his station. That last line about t...

    on August 7, 1997
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    Glove Child

    Mack Marsh is one good-looking prospect. He's a big kid with good hands, decent speed and plenty of power. He rarely loses his concentration up there at the plate. He plays with lots of desire and only occasionally swings at pitches three feet over h...

    by Bill Gallo on August 7, 1997
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    Letters

    Feelings, Nothing More Than Feelings Out-of-town visitors brought a copy of your sludge, the July 24 issue, to my shop. On the occasions I've read Westword, you've never failed to espouse the antiquated, liberal horseshit that thrives in Denver ...

    on August 7, 1997
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    It Takes a Greek Town - The plan to revive East Colfax: belly dancers, bazouki music, baklava--and blue sidewalks.

    The defining moment in the history of Denver's Greek Town passed unnoticed a few months ago, when Takis Dadiotis went to city officials to complain about the sidewalk. The sidewalk was all wrong. Dadiotis, proprietor of a Greek restaurant on Eas...

    by Alan Prendergast on July 31, 1997
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    Bad Boys, Bad Boys - Whatcha gonna do? Let a private company try to handle your juvenile delinquents?

    Danny Stewart was no choirboy. "He had so many problems," says his mother, Nancy Stewart. The eighteen-year-old Littleton boy was addicted to drugs and had a long list of petty crimes. Danny was polite and quiet. But he was a crook--and not very good...

    by Scott C. Yates on July 31, 1997
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    Fallen Angel - How a sculpture was loved and lost in Loveland.

    Once upon a time a great big angel made its way from Pueblo to Loveland. But everybody didn't live happily ever after. In fact, the 1,000-pound, white terra-cotta angel was strapped to a thick mattress on a flatbed trailer and hauled back to Pueblo, ...

    by T.R. Witcher on July 31, 1997
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    Off Limits

    Rubbed the wrong way: The Denver City & County Building is lousy with bureaucrats who are experts at massaging just the right people with just the right amount of grease. Last week, though, it was the site of a more enlightened, new-age demonstration...

    on July 31, 1997
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    The Write Stuff

    Four Westword staffers have been honored in regional and national journalism contests. Music editor Michael Roberts took home a first-place prize in the national Music Journalism Awards, which were handed out last week in San Francisco. Roberts ...

    on July 31, 1997
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    Denver International Air Pork - Out at DIA, the wish list keeps expanding--and the debt keeps piling up.

    The planned sixth runway at Denver International Airport is in a holding pattern, blocked by congressional politics and doubts about whether it's needed at all. But a fire station designed largely to serve the phantom runway is already up and running...

    by Andy Van De Voorde on July 31, 1997
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    Rules Made to Be Broken - Confusion reigns on Amendment 15, and the secretary of state takes heat for her campaign-finance edicts.

    Democrats and Republicans united? Campaign reformers and fat-cat insiders agreeing on something political? It's true. Button-down conservatives and ponytailed liberals are coalescing around one common theme: Secretary of State Vikki Buckley is doing...

    by Scott C. Yates on July 31, 1997
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    Letters

    Taken for a Ride Regarding Alan Prendergast's "Beating the Train," in the July 24 issue: As a Colorado native who moved to New York City in 1979 and who has both driven in areas without decent mass transit and enjoyed effective mass-transit s...

    on July 31, 1997
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    Who's on First?

    In cyberspace, no one can hear you scream. But that's not stopping Robert Lewis. The Web publisher has been howling bloody murder since Monday, when he learned that the Colorado Rockies have gone to court seeking a preliminary injunction that wou...

    by Patricia Calhoun on July 31, 1997
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Jerry Kern Has Made Lots of Noise at the Colorado Symphony

The Colorado Symphony Orchestra's Classically Cannabis series this summer grabbed headlines across the country -- but it's far from the first time that the symphony has turned heads, and it… More >>

Dear Stoner: Why Is the Price of Recreational Weed So Much Higher Than Medical? Dear Stoner: Why Is the Price of Recreational Weed So Much Higher Than Medical?

Dear Stoner: Why is the price of recreational cannabis usually 50 to 100 percent more than its medical equivalent? I do fully understand that the rec weed is more heavily… More >>

Reader: "I Have Often Wondered What Motivated Even Ebel to Be So Angry"

"Pinups and Cigarettes," Michael Paglia, August 21 Pop-Up I liked Michael Paglia's three-pronged theory on Tom Wesselmann. I was going to skip the show, but will definitely go to see… More >>

Why Don't Mexican-American Students Do Better in School?

Dear Mexican: I see lots of Mexican-Americans struggling in grade school and high school. Many Mexican-American activists claim it's because they don't speak English at home or the schools don't… More >>

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 >>

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