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1998 Stories by Chris Farnsworth

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  • Losing Patients

    published December 24, 1998

    The Arizona Board of Medical Examiners (BOMEX) plans to ask legislators for more power and more secrecy, despite harsh criticism at a joint... More >>

  • Unpleasantville

    published December 3, 1998

    Mary Corona and Nora Arbizo sit on the porch and play a morbid board game. With a cardboard box lid between them, they tally up the sick and the... More >>

  • This Just In

    published October 22, 1998

    The Secret Files of BOMEX The Arizona State Board of Medical Examiners (BOMEX) voted last month to cut off public access to thousands of... More >>

  • Commission Impossible

    published October 15, 1998

    The luncheon appears to be nothing special, just another stop on the rubber-chicken circuit for some of the state's true power brokers--the heads... More >>

  • Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch

    published October 15, 1998

    The Arizona Boys Ranch is back in business despite concerns over the death of a 16-year-old in March at the campus near Oracle. The state... More >>

  • Dead Man Balking

    published October 1, 1998

    Michael Poland is in the rare situation of asking to be sent back to federal prison. But almost anything would be an improvement over where he is... More >>

  • The Doctor Is In; the Verdict Is Out

    published September 24, 1998

    A doctor thumbcuffs his wife to the steering wheel of the family car during a domestic dispute, holds a gun loaded with hollow-point bullets to... More >>

  • Rx for BOMEX: Toughen Up

    published September 17, 1998

    A new state audit confirms the same old ills at the Arizona Board of Medical Examiners. BOMEX, created to protect the public from dangerous... More >>

  • Power Struggle

    published September 17, 1998

    As Arizona's utilities grapple with the problems of deregulation, the chairman of the Arizona Corporation Commission is trying to get more... More >>

  • Thrust and Parry

    published September 10, 1998

    The story is the kind no one wants to believe, but everyone hears about. In June, an ASU student accused a Tempe police officer of the... More >>

  • Friend of the Court?

    published August 13, 1998

    Karen Hayward has been trying for years to get her ex-husband to pay overdue child support. She thought she'd finally succeeded when the Maricopa... More >>

  • Business Az Usual

    published August 6, 1998

    The video opens with shots of a choir: well-groomed young men singing "Silent Night" to a group of senior citizens. Then the image cuts to cops... More >>

  • Blame Out

    published July 30, 1998

    The nurse who examined a 16-year-old boy in the weeks before he died at the Arizona Boys Ranch says she is not responsible for the teen's death... More >>

  • Medical Probe

    published July 16, 1998

    State medical officials are the latest to investigate the death of a teenage boy at the Arizona Boys Ranch. They're looking into the conduct of... More >>

  • Distaste for Their Own Medicine

    published July 9, 1998

    Dr. Ram Krishna delivered the best news possible to Mary Nixon: Her daughter, Billye, did not have cancer. Too bad he was wrong. ... More >>

  • Blazing File Folders

    published July 2, 1998

    Bill Perschetti was typing a letter when he found himself looking down the barrel of a gun. The office manager of Summerville and... More >>

  • Staff Infection

    published June 25, 1998

    Several top staffers have left Arizona's troubled Board of Medical Examiners (BOMEX). The agency, which has struggled for several years... More >>

  • Down the Drain

    published June 18, 1998

    Maricopa County Superior Court judge's dismissal of claims that an industrial solvent can cause cancer and other health problems could have a... More >>

  • Talking the Walk

    published June 18, 1998

    Father Ken Van De Veen is one pissed-off man of the cloth. Van De Veen is one of a number of people in Phoenix's HIV/AIDS community who's... More >>

  • Caged Hit

    published June 11, 1998

    Steve Benitez was stabbed through the heart in his cell after an error by the Arizona Department of Corrections kept him out of protective... More >>

  • Jailhouse Shock

    published May 21, 1998

    The Arizona Department of Corrections has fired a sergeant at the Aspen facility in Phoenix after an investigation confirmed reports of misconduct... More >>

  • Cowboys and Indians

    published May 14, 1998

    When a Scottsdale police officer opened fire on a group of unarmed construction workers at a gas station on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian... More >>

  • The BOMEX Files

    published May 7, 1998

    They say everyone deserves a second chance. At last count, Dr. Bipinchandra Jadav has had 15. The doctor, a general practitioner in Mesa,... More >>

  • All Abort!

    published April 16, 1998

    The legal skirmish between a local pro-life group and the City of Phoenix is now in the hands of a federal appeals court. Former U.S.... More >>

  • Custody Battle

    published April 2, 1998

    You'd think the one place a person would be safe would be locked inside a prison cell. You'd be wrong. In 1996, a team of lawyers brought a... More >>

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