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    Going Batty

    How about a nice hand for Hideo Nomo? Better yet, how about skipping the usual courtesies and immediately installing Hideo Nomo in the Hall of Fame? On September 17 the Dodgers' high-kicking, skyward-gazing right-hander waited out a two-hour pre...

    by Bill Gallo on September 26, 1996
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    A River of Money Runs Through It

    "A miserable yellow melancholy stream"--that's how Mark Twain saw the Platte River. In his book Roughing It, Twain described his first encounter with the pathetic little trickle, which fellow travelers had the nerve to say was "up." If that was so, T...

    by Patricia Calhoun on September 26, 1996
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    Letters

    Screen Gems Regarding Chris LaMorte's "Tune In and Turn On," September 12: What was your reporter on when he picked out the "news babes"? Marcia Neville a news babe? Far from it. Let's see the Women of Westword! Derek Mooneyham via t...

    on September 26, 1996
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    Going Ape - Animal-rights activists want a CU scientist to stop the monkey business.

    Twelve years of research and close to $3 million of taxpayer money have made scientist Mark Laudenslager's monkey project a sitting duck for national animal-rights activists. Opponents of the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center researc...

    by Tony Perez-Giese on September 26, 1996
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    Off Limits

    Soar losers: Another lousy week for former Denver mayor Federico Pena. Largely overlooked these days--reportedly on purpose--by the Clinton administration, the Transportation secretary nonetheless appeared on Ralph Nader's radar screen. The Green Par...

    on September 26, 1996
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    Public Enemy Number No. $1 - The legislature says it's payback time for prisoners. So far, the prisoners haven't cooperated.

    Seven years ago, the Colorado legislature passed a law designed to put the bite on convicted criminals. The concept was sterling: to force lawbreakers who had money to reimburse the state or the county for the cost of their incarceration. In theory, ...

    by Karen Bowers on September 19, 1996
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    Shut Up and Deal - CU's secret plan to expand has Boulder in an uproar-- and city officials eager to condemn.

    Ruth Blackmore leads a few of her south Boulder neighbors on a field trip, down a path she's taken many, many times before. The excursion begins in a vacant field a few blocks from her home, where the trail is hemmed in by knee-high weeds and skitter...

    by Alan Prendergast on September 19, 1996
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    Letters

    X Marks the Spat Will someone please tell Patricia Calhoun that it's time to get over it? I appreciate the sentiment in her September 12 column, "Nip It in the Bud," but the May D&F paraboloid is gone--and Adam's Mark is still here. Some of ...

    on September 19, 1996
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    Dynasty on Ice

    Characters in soap operas have phony first names like Blake and Krystle and Fallon and Caress--names no one else has. Real people have real names like Sandis and Uwe and Sylvain--you know, everyday names. The characters in soap operas are always...

    by Bill Gallo on September 19, 1996
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    Degrees of Separation - An Aurora college math instructor speaks her mind and loses her job.

    Did a math instructor at the Community College of Aurora whistleblow herself out of a job? For the past three years Katherine Mills has railed unsuccessfully against a colleague named George Bruner, whom she claimed was unqualified to teach anth...

    by Eric Dexheimer on September 19, 1996
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    Continental Drift - As prospects dim, Denver aviation officials still chase after an air link to Britain.

    But at Denver International Airport, London's still calling--and taxpayers are being asked to answer. Denver is the largest American market without nonstop airline service to the United Kingdom. So the city's aviation department has spent tens o...

    by Andy Van De Voorde on September 19, 1996
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    Off Limits

    All bets are off: Ten years ago, when Mike Plante was hired to manage a renovated warehouse at 15th and Platte streets owned by a bunch of Texas doctors, he never imagined himself someday owning the place--much less running a restaurant/ club that ta...

    on September 19, 1996
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    Park and Parcel - Downtowners brainstorm to try to save a swatch of LoDo greenery.

    A dispute over the future of a valuable piece of city-owned real estate across the street from Larimer Square has forced Denver officials to back down from plans to sell the property to developers. If downtown residents have their way, Denver will ha...

    by Stuart Steers on September 12, 1996
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    Looking for a Minor Miracle

    Salt this name away, Rockies fans: Scott Randall. As the club's fourth season winds down with an ineffectual bang (four Bombers with a hundred RBIs each--first time in the National League since 1929) and a resounding whimper (8 million bucks' wor...

    by Bill Gallo on September 12, 1996
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    Letters

    The Rockies May Crumble... After reading Patricia Calhoun's "Stealing Home," in the September 5 issue, I have to ask: What's next? Will the Colorado Rockies try to seize a certain mountain range because its name is too close to that of the team? ...

    on September 12, 1996
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    Nip It in the Bud

    A gentleman entered a busy florist shop that displayed a large sign that read, "Say it with flowers." "Wrap up one rose," he told the florist. "Only one?" asked the florist. "Just one," the customer replied. "I'm a man of few words." ...

    by Patricia Calhoun on September 12, 1996
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    Off Limits

    Flying blind: Former Denver mayor and current Transportation secretary Federico Pena, whose image took a dive along with ValuJet, may regain some much-needed polish when he accepts a Hispanic Heritage Award at the Kennedy Center later this month. Pen...

    on September 12, 1996
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    If Books Could Kill... - Paladin Press notches a victory in the Hit Man case, but the fight isn't over.

    The families of three Maryland murder victims lost the first round in a wrongful-death suit against Boulder's Paladin Press, but their attorneys vow to keep their teeth in Paladin's nether regions for years to come. "We will continue to litigate...

    by Karen Bowers on September 12, 1996
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    Stiff Competition - A grave situation in Douglas County: Who gets to bury the bodies?

    Bob and Meredith Norton opened Parker Funeral Home three years ago, hoping to capitalize on one inevitable aspect of Douglas County's rapid population growth. But they've found that their business is deader than they think it should be, and they're c...

    by T.R. Witcher on September 12, 1996
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    Tune In and Turn On - Denver's news babes discuss fashion, fanatics and fetishes.

    Let's face it. When Denver's suppertime TV news junkies think of Channel 4's Aimee Sporer, the station's hard-hitting "Mall Watch" segment probably doesn't leap to mind. Instead, viewers are reminded of the regional Emmy award-winner's less journalis...

    by Chris LaMorte on September 12, 1996
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