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    Off Limits

    Slots of luck: Evie Dennis hit the jackpot when she resigned as superintendent of Denver Public Schools: In a secret deal, the school board awarded her a $400-a-month stipend for life. "I know I needed some compensation like other people," Dennis tol...

    on July 25, 1996
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    The National Billionaires Association

    Look at it this way. The average American working stiff makes $548 a week--before taxes. Michael Jordan makes $576,923 a week--before the sneaker company and the cereal maker and the burger chain and the people who provide his underwear can even line...

    by Bill Gallo on July 25, 1996
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    Jailhouse Rocker - A popular Denver musician goes from playing in bars to being behind them.

    Most musicians aren't morning people--but if police are right, Brian Nalty is the exception to this rule. On July 9, the onetime guitarist for the Jinns, a Denver-based roots-rock band that seemed on the cusp of national stardom during the late ...

    by Michael Roberts on July 25, 1996
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    Letters

    Face the Notion There she goes again. In her most recent column ("Serf and Turf," July 18), Patricia Calhoun gets all red in the face shouting over some perceived social injustice at the Palm, which even she admits is "just a restaurant" (and a "...

    on July 25, 1996
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    The Sins of Youth - Colorado gambles millions on a second last chance for violent teens

    The Insiders In the overcrowded Colorado prison system, corrections officials face a new breed of customer: the special-needs inmate. Much as public schools are now expected to tailor programs for the diverse range of children the state educates, ...

    by Alan Prendergast on July 18, 1996
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    See Dick Run. Run, Dick, Run! - The looniness of Colorado's long-distance runner.

    "Look, on this whole issue of running for President, I'm not trying to be coy at all. In fact, I want to be very direct with you. Running for President is being in the Superbowl [sic] of politics." --Richard D. Lamm and Arnold Grossman, A Califo...

    by Alan Prendergast on July 18, 1996
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    Hook 'n' Laughter - A Colorado firefighter finds humor in uniform.

    Colorado Springs firefighter Tim Casey once was called to a home where he found the brains of a recent suicide--a doctor who'd shot himself with a .44 handgun on his 44th birthday--sprayed across the ceiling. When Casey stopped underneath a light fix...

    by T.R. Witcher on July 18, 1996
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    Spies Like Us - There are 14,000 employees in the naked city--and Denver wants to keep tabs on all of them.

    Managing a city can be a sneaky business. How else to explain why Denver ran up a nearly $80,000 tab with R.A. Heales & Associates? According to its advertisement in the Yellow Pages, the firm offers "complete investigative services" including, but n...

    by Eric Dexheimer on July 18, 1996
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    Off Limits

    Independence daze: When candidates for Pat Schroeder's congressional seat gathered at an Independence Institute forum last Friday, only the remaining Democrats--Tim Sandos and big-bucks-raiser Diana DeGette--were in attendance. Although he hardly wou...

    on July 18, 1996
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    A Little Rope-a-Dope

    Horseplayers and fight guys are carried through life by the same sweet torrent of optimism. Damn the facts. Sheer belief will get you back to the cashier's window. Force of will can win the title. In the meantime, keep talking. Talking keeps the demo...

    by Bill Gallo on July 18, 1996
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    Letters

    The Light Stuff Nothing quite so disappointing as the sight of a favorite doing something really dumb. Kenny Be's pathetic stab at satire in your July 11 edition, "Let There Be Light," is an unfortunate case in point. He was somehow suckered into...

    on July 18, 1996
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    Serf and Turf

    At midnight last Thursday, I was on the outside looking in, peering through the windows of the Palm, an establishment that now occupies the old home of Hooters just off the 16th Street Mall. For voyeurs, the scenery tops even that offered by the...

    by Patricia Calhoun on July 18, 1996
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    Sorry, Wrong Number

    In its advertising, US West boasts about how the phone company is making it easier for its customers to gather information. But there are some things US West doesn't want its customers to know--such as salary levels for its top executives. Westw...

    by Stuart Steers on July 11, 1996
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    Dial "M" for Monopoly - In the brave new world of telecommunications, US West has an ace up its sleeve: the residential phone customer.

    Solomon Trujillo, president and chief executive officer of US West Communications Group, is known for blunt talk. Trujillo, who started with the phone company in 1974 in an entry-level position, worked his way to the top through a combination of long...

    by Stuart Steers on July 11, 1996
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    Making It Big - The big boys from Denver buy a little bank in booming Parker.

    Six months ago, Parker's quintessential local bank--the Community Bank of Parker--was quietly bought by a group of investors with ties to Colorado's largest homebuilder. It's one more indication that Parker is booming, and the state's most prominent ...

    by T.R. Witcher on July 11, 1996
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    Off Limits

    Westside story: They might have learned everything they needed to know in kindergarten, but when alumni of the Cheltenham School kindergarten class of 1936 gathered this past weekend, they still had plenty to talk about. "We had a blast," says M...

    on July 11, 1996
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    The Education of Craig Livingstone - Colorado politics provided the training ground for the controversial White House aide.

    While members of Congress and the media investigate just how hundreds of FBI files on individuals not currently working at the White House ended up in White House security aide Craig Livingstone's office, more than a handful of Colorado politicos are...

    by Michelle Johnston on July 11, 1996
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    Jack's Back - The state had an opportunity to lock up rapist and career criminal Jack Ainsworth for good. Now it's too late.

    In 1993, Lisa Lane, an assistant district attorney in Grand County, prosecuted a drunk-driving case against an occasional local named Jack Irving Ainsworth. Late on July 4, 1992, Ainsworth had been riding his motorcycle in an isolated location outsid...

    by Eric Dexheimer on July 11, 1996
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    Baseball? It's All Relative

    If the sign of a dysfunctional family is the inability to agree about anything, then I suppose that's what we were. Every time we went out to a ballpark. Of course, no one in a ballpark ever used the word "dysfunctional." But there were a lot of othe...

    by Bill Gallo on July 11, 1996
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    Letters

    Sermon on the Mount Michelle Dally Johnston's July 4 piece on the Shattuck contamination, "Down in the Dump," was an excellent piece of work. There was one point that I was disappointed she did not address, however. Although the radium indus...

    on July 11, 1996
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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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