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    Winging It - Hype makes right at the center for the new west.

    When Phil Burgess gets up to speak, he doesn't just take the floor. He takes the whole room--floor, walls, ceiling, people and every last scrap of oxygen in the place. He storms the podium like Patton rolling through the Rhineland or Al Haig commande...

    by Alan Prendergast on April 11, 1996
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    Soft Landing - Old airport officials never seem to leave. They just become consultants.

    One of Denver's top airport administrators took early retirement last summer, but he didn't fly off into the sunset. Instead, Errol K. Stevens came back to work the next day as a private consultant--with a contract from the city that pays him more th...

    by Andy Van De Voorde on April 11, 1996
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    Voices of Doom - The jurors in the Thomas Luther trial band together to work for the death penalty.

    If Colorado experiences an increase in the number of prisoners on death row, the condemned may have convicted killer Thomas Luther and a recalcitrant juror to thank. Eleven of the jurors who in February convicted Luther for the 1983 murder of Ch...

    by Steve Jackson on April 11, 1996
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    Suite Deal - Anschutz's touch stays golden in the Pepsi Center shakeout.

    It takes money to make money, but Denver billionaire Philip Anschutz has gotten so good at pulling money out of unlikely situations, he's starting to look like the King Midas of 17th Street. When he's not out raising funds for Bob Dole's campaign or ...

    by Stuart Steers on April 11, 1996
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    Off Limits

    One flew over the cuckoo's nest: New flight paths introduced last week at Denver International Airport are supposed to cut down on noise--both from the planes themselves and from irate citizens who complain when they thunder overhead. But echoes of e...

    on April 11, 1996
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    Model Behavior - Former Channel 9 co-host Susan Crenshaw stars in her own courtroom drama.

    Susan Crenshaw, the former co-host of Channel 9's Good Afternoon, Colorado had a less than perfect day last August 18. That's when she allegedly tried to run down her husband with a car. Now she's waiting out a one-year deferred sentence for criminal...

    by Karen Bowers on April 11, 1996
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    Farewell to Arms

    Regular starting catcher Jayhawk Owens struggled to pull on his pants, his sprained left thumb encased in a wad of Ace bandage big enough to gift-wrap a Cadillac. Most of the prematurely weary relief pitchers had their shoulders packed in ice, like f...

    by Bill Gallo on April 11, 1996
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    Letters

    Drive, He Said Thank you, Patricia Calhoun, for your two wonderful columns on Greg Lopez. They said things that badly needed saying. In the first, "Good People" (March 21), you made an eloquent case for what an extraordinary writer he was and wha...

    on April 11, 1996
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    Off Limits

    Who's on First? For about an hour there Monday, the race for retiring congresswoman Pat Schroeder's First District slot got really interesting. That's when concert impresario Barry Fey, subbing for vacationing KTLK talk-show host Peter Boyles, took t...

    on April 4, 1996
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    Running Out of Patients - Denver General gets ready to launch a downscale marketing campaign.

    Denver General Hospital and the city's neighborhood health clinics will soon launch their first-ever marketing campaign, but don't expect to see it in high-rent neighborhoods. It's aimed at Medicaid recipients--many of them poor people and minorities...

    by Stuart Steers on April 4, 1996
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    Letters

    Workers of the World, Unite! Thanks for Stuart Steers's "Still Hurting," in the March 28 issue. It seems that the rich just keep getting richer--and the poor keep hurting. Stan Brackett Denver I enjoyed "Still Hurting," by Stuart Ste...

    on April 4, 1996
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    Life in the Fast Lane

    When Spicer Breeden crashed into Greg Lopez on March 17, two worlds collided. The ironies piled up quickly. Just a year separated Lopez and Breeden in age; the two had grown up mere miles from each other. And both men were familiar faces in Lower...

    by Patricia Calhoun on April 4, 1996
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    In a Family Way - Life is never picture-perfect -- especially when a father shoots two of his sons.

    Randolph Kelly's house is full of family photos. They're stacked on the television and on tables; they cover the walls. On the north side of the living room hang two large and faded photos, their sepia tones encased in oval frames. One of the picture...

    by Karen Bowers on April 4, 1996
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    Occupational Hazards - Columbine College students thought they had a future in the floral industry. But their hopes could wither on the vine.

    With layoffs looming, AT&T has been offering courses for employees exploring second careers--including "floraculture" instruction in the company's own cafeteria. The course, given by a local occupational school, was represented as a state-approved pr...

    by Steve Jackson on April 4, 1996
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    Million Man Mystery - March madness comes to Denver.

    Last week, as Denver Public Schools officials announced they would not permit another Nation of Islam rally to take place at George Washington High School, Alvertis Simmons was asked to comment. "Don't lump us all together," Simmons complained. "I'm ...

    by Eric Dexheimer on April 4, 1996
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    Outclassed

    At first glance, the morning mail holds few surprises. Two spring seed catalogues. The April issue of American Assassin. Hefty bills from the fishmonger, the liquor store and our regular supplier of badminton birdies. There's a postcard from Elvis (v...

    by Bill Gallo on March 28, 1996
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    Letters

    Run for Your Life! Regarding Steve Jackson's "Life...and Death...on the Run," in the March 14 issue: Clack clack clack. With his fingers pounding the keyboard at three cliches per second, Steve Jackson knew in his bones his latest story was ...

    on March 28, 1996
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    Leader of the PAC

    Colorado's political caucuses are often dull affairs--neighborly barn-raising reminders of our state's origins, when the real action now takes place in banks and boardrooms across town. But the gathering next Tuesday at Loveland's Monroe Element...

    by Patricia Calhoun on March 28, 1996
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    Still Hurting - Injured workers have borne the brunt of workers' comp "reform" in Colorado.

    Kim Eli, a 39-year-old single mother with two daughters, knows firsthand just how compassionate Colorado's workers' compensation system is toward people who are injured at work. For years she worked in the delicatessen departments of area King Sooper...

    by Stuart Steers on March 28, 1996
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    Time Out! - The Lewises thought running a daycare center would bring the family together. Wrong.

    It may be old-fashioned, but it is a dream many people still hold: to start and run a family business. What could be more satisfying than earning a living while working closely with loved ones? The answer, if you're a member of the Lewis family,...

    by Eric Dexheimer on March 28, 1996
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