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    The Money Pit - Mildred Bennett's lost her home, but she's got a $35,000 consolation prize.

    Mildred Bennett won't get her home back, or anything close to the full market value of the two-story Victorian in the Baker neighborhood from which she was evicted eighteen months ago. But under a settlement agreement reached late on Friday, May 22, ...

    by Eric Dexheimer on June 4, 1998
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    Off Limits

    Blade runners: The battle of the TV news choppers continues down at Speer Boulevard and Logan Street, where KUSA-TV/Channel 9 is finally poised to begin flying in and out of its inner-city digs sometime in mid-July. The station, which backed away fro...

    on June 4, 1998
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    Ask Not for Whom the Bulls Toll

    Last Wednesday night, Michael Jordan threw a little outside fake, stopped short and rose from the floor of the United Center like an ascending saint. The soft jumper hit dead center, of course, and just like that, His Airness had the 34,999th and 35,...

    by Bill Gallo on June 4, 1998
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    Letters

    Underground Railroad After reading Patricia Calhoun's "Up From the Underground," in the May 21 issue, I wonder if anywhere in this city is safe--above ground or below. Thanks for the alert. Mae Powers via the Internet "Up From the Unde...

    on June 4, 1998
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    Give Him Liberty!

    There is one point of fact upon which Ron Siegfried and the City of Lakewood agree. Here it is: When code-enforcement officer John Holmes came to tell Siegfried that his grass was too long and neighbors had complained, Siegfried was indignant and unr...

    by Robin Chotzinoff on June 4, 1998
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    Battle Cry - While historians search for the site of the Sand Creek Massacre, Laird Cometsevah listens to his ancestors.

    Chivington, Colorado: The air is restless here, always stirring, rustling the stalks of dried buffalo grass and sage, whistling endlessly through miles of rusted barbed wire. For many years, this was a dead place. Cheyenne and Arapaho stayed awa...

    by Harrison Fletcher on May 28, 1998
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    She Got Game - The hoops and dreams of Colorado's budding girl basketball stars.

    It's the beginning of summer for many high-school kids, but a group of gangly teenage girls files into a Thornton school gymnasium one May evening for a different type of summer school. Each of them carries athletic bags and half-gallon Thermoses ful...

    by Tony Perez-Giese on May 28, 1998
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    Off Limits

    De train, boss, de train!: It must have come as a relief to departing Denver aviation director Jim DeLong that the latest malfunction of the underground railroad at Denver International Airport occurred off his watch. This past Monday, as thousands o...

    on May 28, 1998
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    Not Guilty--But Still Fired - A Jeffco court clerk accused of stealing $79 wins her case.

    Sheila Black was fired from her job as a Jefferson County court clerk in November 1996 after her employers accused her of stealing $79 of public money. But the Jeffco District Attorney's Office didn't charge her with a crime--felony embezzlement--unt...

    by T.R. Witcher on May 28, 1998
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    Emerald Ire - A Colorado publisher puts out a book too hot for the U.K.

    A small publisher outside Boulder has placed itself in a heap of trouble by publishing a controversial book no one in the United Kingdom wanted to touch. And even as British journalist Sean McPhilemy's The Committee has become the talk of the editori...

    by Chris LaMorte on May 28, 1998
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    All-Pro Chaos

    How about those catcalls raining down from the cheap seats--okay, the $15 seats--every time Pedro Astacio blows another lead or Mike Lansing takes a called third strike with the bases loaded? Strange sounds, no? The public mood, once mild and appreci...

    by Bill Gallo on May 28, 1998
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    Letters

    Petty Is As Petty Does Trust Westword to mock the Denver Post's Snapshots of Colorado. Ward Harkavy's "They Came from Denver!" in the May 21 issue was a sorry excuse for journalism. At least the Post is trying to make this state a better place. ...

    on May 28, 1998
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    They Came From Denver! - What's really going on at those Denver Post "town meetings"? Westword investigates.

    I diddled the Denver Post. If I were Governor Roy Romer, maybe I would explain that nothing more than "deep affection" made me want to go undercover to the Post's Snapshots of Colorado town meeting last week in Colorado Springs. But there wa...

    by Ward Harkavy on May 21, 1998
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    Foreclosure Encounters - By the time one of these investors gets his foot inside the door, your house is as good as gone.

    Late last year, Hortense Ross finally moved out of her house. It was a long time coming. For the past several years it had become increasingly apparent that Ross was having trouble taking care of herself. Her family helped out for a while, and t...

    by Eric Dexheimer on May 21, 1998
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    Off Limits

    Look out below: Hey, radio listeners, have you noticed how the traffic reports on KOA, KHOW and all the other Jacor-owned stations in the metro area seem to have that...not-so-fresh feeling lately? Perhaps it's because the airborne spotters who deliv...

    on May 21, 1998
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    Winning Ways

    Westword staff writer Alan Prendergast won six individual awards in the Society of Professional Journalists' "Best of Colorado" awards banquet last week. Prendergast received more writing awards than any other journalist in the contest's top division...

    on May 21, 1998
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    Uneasy Street - Is the crackdown on East Colfax's sex trade working? Ask the johns.

    In those places that tourists come from--Dubuque, Topeka, Lincoln, Rapid City--they're already gassing up the Winnebagos and planning that Memorial Day weekend trip to the Colorado high country. Some will consult road maps and dining guides, but for ...

    by Alan Prendergast on May 21, 1998
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    Reach for the Skyline - As Denver booms, a local businessman dreams of a downtown mega-scraper.

    Is Denver ready for an 86-story high-rise? A downtown Denver property owner is working on plans for the highest skyscraper ever built in the city, a behemoth that would tower almost thirty stories over the city's existing skyline. While memories ...

    by Stuart Steers on May 21, 1998
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    Ready for an Adventure?

    In honor of Take-Your-Daughter-to-Work Day, I am taking my daughters to fish. I am not much of a worker and even less of a fisherman, but everyone knows that fishing is more fun than work. Also, it requires two tons of mojo to raise a girl. Girls are...

    by Robin Chotzinoff on May 21, 1998
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    Up From Underground

    Denver likes to bury its mistakes. And it's made plenty. Ninety years ago, radium was a miracle cure, the turn-of-the-century equivalent of Viagra--and Colorado was playing doctor to the world. Marie Curie herself came out West, prospecting f...

    by Patricia Calhoun on May 21, 1998
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