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    Off Limits

    Enquiring minds want to know: What was Senator-elect Wayne Allard doing in the National Enquirer, sandwiched between Oprah's latest woes and sure-fire diet tips? Well, he wasn't joining in the Demi Moore lesbian love triangle touted on the cover of t...

    on December 5, 1996
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    The Fat Lady Is Singing

    If you haven't been to a Denver Nuggets game this season--and there's no reason to go unless the warden's offering a choice between that and lethal injection--here's a report from the front. Let's begin at the beginning. This year everybody on t...

    by Bill Gallo on December 5, 1996
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    Letters

    Fortysomething Regarding Patricia Calhoun's "Reject Your Elders," in the November 28 issue: The only thing more horrifying than the scenario Calhoun laid out was my realization that, having just turned forty, I'm old enough to officially be c...

    on December 5, 1996
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    Homeless for the Holidays

    As homeless go, the folks living along the banks of the South Platte River just west of downtown were never going to be poster children inspiring donations of holiday turkeys. They were hardly the stuff of weepy newspaper columns or wrenching TV news...

    by Patricia Calhoun on December 5, 1996
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    His Life - Vinh Ngoc Le counts his blessings.

    The sun was beginning its descent behind the mountains when Vinh Ngoc Le stepped out into the backyard of his Aurora home. He inhaled the crisp, clean air, then let it go like a prayer. Le sat down in a patch of grass, took out a pad of paper an...

    by Steve Jackson 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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    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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    Shot Down in Flames - A jury blows away a fired Denver deputy gunning for a big settlement from taxpayers.

    A federal jury took just one hour earlier this month to decide that former Denver deputy sheriff Trina Burks-Richardson should receive nothing in her wrongful-discharge suit against the city. In addition, Burks-Richardson was ordered to pay the city'...

    by Karen Bowers on November 28, 1996
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    Is That a Gun in Your Pocket?... - Tim McVeigh's not currently available, but there are other dateable patriots. Ask Marilyn.

    Marilyn G. wants a mate who is armed with more than a smile. And she knows that there are others in the patriot movement who feel the same way. So she has become Marilyn the Patriot Matchmaker. Now her unique Colorado-based business--a worldwide news...

    by Ward Harkavy on November 28, 1996
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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