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    Vroom Service

    Shopping for a used car? Don't want to put up with the usual hassles? Curtis Mannisto is your man. Curtis doesn't bend the truth, and he never high-pressures the customer. You can bargain with him--up to a point--and you can rest assured that every v...

    by Bill Gallo on November 28, 1996
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    Letters

    The Flap Over Foreskins I thought Chris LaMorte's story on foreskin regeneration ("Boys and Their Hoods," November 14) was wacko enough. But the letters in the last issue! These guys don't need a foreskin. They need a life. Jan Hall Denv...

    on November 28, 1996
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    Off Limits

    Playboy of the Western world: Federico Pena was called many things during his eight-year tenure as mayor of Denver--but "playboy" was not one of them. That, however, was the label laid on Pena--or at least Esai Morales, who played him--in ABC's Sunda...

    on November 28, 1996
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    Reject Your Elders

    Beverly Beuster thought she was set for life. Transferred by Martin Marietta Corp.--now Lockheed Martin--from her hometown of New Orleans to Colorado in 1984, "I planned to be with them until I decided to retire at sixty-five or seventy years of age,...

    by Patricia Calhoun on November 28, 1996
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    Go Tell It on the Mountain - For accused con man Christian Lawless Harper, a mine is a terrible thing to waste.

    Robert Brown still remembers hearing the name Christian Lawless Harper on the radio in the summer of 1995. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation agent hadn't forgotten the day he arrested Harper more than twenty years ago for interstate transport...

    by Stuart Steers on November 28, 1996
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    The Beaten Path - A new law gives immigrant women a chance to get out of abusive relationships--and stay in the United States.

    It took years for Mary, a native of Peru, to escape the brutality and fear that her life in Denver had become. She finally worked up the nerve two years ago, when she took her five-year-old daughter and slipped away from the house where her American ...

    by Karen Bowers on November 21, 1996
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    Friendly Fire - A Colorado gun dealer throws the book at a patriot pal.

    Clayton Nelson very much enjoyed Unintended Consequences, a book by St. Louis stockbroker John Ross. Most of it, anyway. "It's a hell of a good book," says Nelson, a Gunnison gunmaker. "To a degree. It's very anti-government and pro-gun. The her...

    by Eric Dexheimer on November 21, 1996
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    Full Court Press - The journalists covering the Oklahoma City bombing trial have a few blowups of their own.

    Denver law enforcement authorities have long feared that the Oklahoma City bombing trial might attract riffraff, troublemakers whose presence in town would lead to friction or even violence. And the cops were right. So far, there's been at least one ...

    by Karen Bowers on November 21, 1996
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    Off Limits

    Run for your life! Coming right up on ABC this Sunday: Dying to Be Perfect, the story of marathon runner Ellen Hart Pena's ten-year battle with bulimia, starring Wings' Crystal Bernard as the woman who brought a touch of splash to the office of Denve...

    on November 21, 1996
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    All the Booze That's Fit to Print - At Denver's Modern Drunkard magazine, the glass is always half full.

    Frank Rich took his first drink when he was ten years old. "My dad came home from work with a bottle of Jack Daniel's," Rich recalls. "He put on a Hank Williams record, poured my older brother and I a drink, and I thought to myself, 'Today I'm a man....

    by Tony Perez-Giese on November 21, 1996
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    A Bout of Fraud

    Is it too soon to speculate that Evander Holyfield's eleventh-round TKO of Mike Tyson on November 9 was an outright fix? Nah. Probably not. In the dank sewer of professional boxing, you hardly ever go wrong supposing that chicanery is afoot--esp...

    by Bill Gallo on November 21, 1996
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    The Show Must Go On - And thanks to these Pioneers, it will.

    Enter MRS. GILCHRIST (a middle-school drama teacher, snapping fingers in "showbiz" style). MRS. GILCHRIST: Students, wake up! I need to see action! I need to see movement! Scene: It is 7:20 a.m. at the Flood Middle School auditorium in Engl...

    by Robin Chotzinoff on November 21, 1996
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    Letters

    The Real Thing Regarding Patricia Calhoun's "Real Life. Real News. Real Bad," in the November 14 issue: Thank you, Patricia Calhoun! While zapping through the dial, I caught the "Real News" and Ms. Pujo's Channel 7 debut. My reaction was so ...

    on November 21, 1996
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    Off Limits

    Contempt of her court: When Denver voters ousted Judge Lynne Hufnagel last week, they created the first vacancy on Denver District Court's general bench in six years--which means that lawyers who think they might look good in black are polishing up t...

    on November 14, 1996
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    Broadcast Noose - A Denver firm that transcribes TV and radio shows has a hard time getting in the last word.

    Denver's Journal Graphics did a killer business last year thanks to the world's fascination with the O.J. Simpson murder trial. But it took just one computer glitch this past summer for the local television transcription firm to lose two-thirds of it...

    by Tony Perez-Giese on November 14, 1996
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    Con Jobs - Frying taco shells, growing zinnias--it's all in a day's work for Colorado prisoners.

    Politicians' claims to the contrary, Colorado's business climate isn't all blue skies and sunshine. Just ask the folks at Juniper Valley Products, an umbrella group of production and manufacturing companies whose sprightly name dresses up the fact th...

    by Karen Bowers on November 14, 1996
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    Out of Africa - A Tabor Center store owner claims mall owners are giving her import shop the business.

    African immigrant Tseghe Foote came to the United States and opened a small business, only to discover it's a jungle out there. In a federal civil-rights lawsuit filed last month in U.S. District Court, the native Ethiopian accuses Denver's Tabo...

    by Andy Van De Voorde on November 14, 1996
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    Boys and Their Hoods - Two guys take personal growth to the extreme in a quest to bring foreskins to the fore.

    Paul Russo is feeling like his old self again. Sure, it took a year's worth of pulling, yanking, stretching, a few rolls of surgical tape and the help of assorted homemade contraptions, but he finally did it. The once-circumcised Russo has regrown hi...

    by Chris LaMorte on November 14, 1996
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    No Balls, Maybe a Strike

    If you can come up with one good reason why Bud Selig shouldn't be publicly drawn and quartered and his parts scattered from Fond du Lac to Madison, let's hear it. Want to bestow mercy on Chisox owner Jerry Reinsdorf? Fine. Give him a nice schooner o...

    by Bill Gallo on November 14, 1996
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    Letters

    Bench Marks My thanks and congratulations to Westword. Alan Prendergast's article on Judge Lynne Hufnagel ("Motion to Dismiss," October 24) may have made the difference in this election. The judge got the boot, and justice is the winner. Ral...

    on November 14, 1996
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