A very reliable source recently spotted a delinquent list posted in the lobby of the athletic club listing members who haven’t paid their dues. The number-one name, owing more than $1,700 – three times as much as anyone else – was Mary Starkey-Karim. That’s most likely Mary Louise Starkey, since she married a man named Adil Karim several years ago. It appears that Starkey’s gym membership is as mismanaged as several former students and teachers allege her butler school is. Starkey is currently facing second-degree assault charges for allegedly attacking one of her students last year; she’s due in Denver District Court on May 27 for a disposition hearing.
The DAC won’t discuss the list or its number-one delinquent member. “We won’t comment on that,” says pro shop manager Tom Maloney when reached by phone. “We are a private club and don’t comment on our internal issues.” The operation doesn’t seem to have a problem, however, with broadcasting in its lobby the names of its most negligent members – in full view of some of the most prominent movers and shakers in town. – Joel Warner