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    TAKEN FOR A RIDE - THE LAST--ABSOLUTELY LAST--STORY ABOUT WHAT DIA WAS LIKE BEFORE IT WAS SUPPOSED TO OPEN THIS TIME.

    Here comes Mayor Wellington Webb. Look! He's got four empty suitcases--three soft-sided vinyl, one American Tourister--and a very short pair of skis. No poles or boots. "Look's like we're all ready to take a trip," he says. Then one of his aides ...

    by Robin Chotzinoff on March 1, 1995
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    DOWN BY LAW - THE CITY'S CONTENTIOUS TOP LAWYER COURTS POLITICAL TROUBLE.SECRET AGENT DAN HE'S YOUR CITY ATTORNEY. BUT DAN MUSE SAYS YOU'RE NOT HIS CLIENT.

    With Denver's city elections less than three months away, Mayor Wellington Webb may be unhappy to find Dan Muse, the man he named city attorney back in 1991, buffeted by accusations of wrongdoing and ineptitude. But he shouldn't be surprised. Twe...

    by Arthur Hodges on February 22, 1995
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    CAN WE TALK? - THE NEXT VOICE-OVER YOU HEAR MAY BE DICK TERRY.

    I'm a hugger," confesses voice-over artist and teacher Dick Terry. He draws nearer, his smile exuding a blinding white glow. "Did you know that your voice changes when you smile?" he asks. With each elongated, oddly cadenced syllable, he broadens...

    by Michael Roberts on February 22, 1995
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    OFF LIMITS

    Up a creek with a paddling: It seems like just yesterday that loudmouth homophobe Bob Enyart was your average divorced, lonely talk-show host, packing a gun to work at his gig for KHNC, the "patriot" radio station way out there in tiny Johnstown. Now...

    on February 22, 1995
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    BLANK CHECK

    At the moment, Westword may be responsible for the only positive revenue stream at Denver's $5 billion new airport. That's because we pay the city's Airport Revenue Fund $1.25 for each piece of paper we are allowed to see regarding the fees paid ...

    by Patricia Calhoun on February 22, 1995
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    A SPORT PULLS UP LAME

    At the five-eighths pole, Cigar and the big gray colt, Holy Bull, were dueling for the lead when rider Mike Smith felt a thump, like a car tire going flat. Jerry Bailey, on Cigar, said he heard a loud pop. "Oh no!" Smitty cried out--and just like...

    by Bill Gallo on February 22, 1995
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    THE MUD'S FLYIN' - CHARGES OF ANTI-SEMITISM IN EVERGREEN GET BURIED BY DIRTY LAUNDRY.

    Three months ago, when the Aronson family of Evergreen filed a lawsuit against their neighbors the Quigleys, charging them with anti-Semitism, it set off a barrage of criticism against the Quigleys and inspired a slew of soul-searching editorials abo...

    by Eric Dexheimer on February 22, 1995
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    MILKING THE RAMS - CSU SHOPS AROUND FOR WAYS TO STUFF ITS PIGSKIN WALLET.

    Hey, CSU! You've just hit the ranks of big-time football! You've got a conference championship, a national audience, TV contracts and a big bowl game! Whaddaya gonna do next? Forget Disneyland. It's time to fire up the cash registers. The real...

    by Eric Dexheimer on February 22, 1995
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    INDEPENDENCE'S DAY - A CONSERVATIVE THINK TANK IN GOLDEN MAKES THE DEMOCRATS THIRST FOR ONE OF THEIR OWN.

    The state chapter of the Democratic Leadership Council is about to announce that it's forming its own public-policy think tank. Not surprisingly, politics already is intruding. Gleeful members of the right-thinking Independence Institute, a Golde...

    by Eric Dexheimer on February 22, 1995
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    BURIED ALIVE AT WINTER PARK - THE SKI RESORT TRIGGERS A POLITICAL SNOWSTORM OVER THE MOFFAT TUNNEL COMMISSION.

    The City of Denver's Winter Park ski area made a mostly smooth run through the state legislature last week, winning preliminary approval for a bill abolishing its rivals at the Moffat Tunnel Commission. But the Winter Park Recreational Association is...

    by Andy Van De Voorde on February 22, 1995
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    LETTERS

    Fill in the Blanks After reading Patricia Calhoun's "Blank You Very Much," in the February 15 issue, I'm ready to apply to the city for a job. We paid $116 an hour for someone to copy documents and put a "confidential" stamp on them? Hell, I'd do th...

    on February 22, 1995
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    CORPORATE SWINE - A BIG-TIME HOG FARM LANDS IN THE MIDDLE OF SMALL-TOWN POLITICS IN KIT CARSON COUNTY.

    part 1 of 2 It took less than 24 hours for Galen Travis to go from feeling like a very lucky man to someone whose luck had run out. Last fall, Travis, a beefy-faced man who grows alfalfa and wheat outside of Burlington, thirty miles from the Kan...

    by Eric Dexheimer on February 15, 1995
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    CORPORATE SWINE

    part 2 of 2 Rol Hudler looks like an English professor and smells of pipe smoke. A thin, balding man with round glasses, he is the third-generation Hudler to be editor and publisher of the Burlington Record; his son, who has begun working for the pa...

    by Eric Dexheimer on February 15, 1995
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    WOULD YOU BUY A USED RESTAURANT FROM THIS WOMAN?

    part 2 of 2 Chiffon began studying classical piano at age twelve, "kind of old to do a career in music," she says. But she loved it--and she excelled. "I did seven years' worth of lessons in two years," she says. "I can go to any city any time and g...

    by Kyle Wagner on February 15, 1995
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    CHIFFON PART ONE - HERE'S A TIP: YOU COULD GET BURNED BY RUTH CHIFFON VON

    part 1 of 2 The Maine lobsters were delicious. No, they were better than delicious. Fresh, sweet and juicy, at $17.95 per person for all Rick Gottdenker and Marilyn Richter could sink their teeth into, they were wonderfully, absurdly priced. But tha...

    by Kyle Wagner on February 15, 1995
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    OFF LIMITS

    Resign of the times: After an almost unbroken 35-year stretch at the Denver Post, columnist Tom Gavin's recent "retirement" seemed a tad abrupt. And so it was. Having already been eased out of his desk (the prime spot was turned over to Pulitzer winn...

    on February 15, 1995
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    BLANK YOU VERY MUCH

    Ironically, it took a legal threat to convince Denver city attorney Dan Muse to release the legal bills of Debevoise & Plimpton, the high-priced spread that's rung up a $1 million tab representing Denver's interests against the Securities and Exchang...

    by Patricia Calhoun on February 15, 1995
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    GOING, GOING, GONE

    Okay, let's hear it for Fat Billy Maharg. Whaddya mean you never heard of him? Spring training opens today, doesn't it? Just about the time many of you see this, the boys of summer will be cantering onto emerald outfields in camps from Kissimmee t...

    by Bill Gallo on February 15, 1995
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    LETTERS

    An Open Book Read Calhoun's latest, "Open Wide," in the February 8 issue. All I can say is: Good work, Westword! Glad you have the guts to go after those city-attorney records. Too bad the dailies don't. Harry Ellis Denver Bayou Leave I was ve...

    on February 15, 1995
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    WINNERS' CIRCLE

    Westword has been named a finalist in the Free Press Association's prestigious Mencken Awards for investigative journalism. The newspaper was honored in the national contest for its 1994 series examining waste and mismanagement at Denver Internationa...

    on February 15, 1995
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