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1996 Stories by Dewey Webb

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  • Xmas Excess

    published November 28, 1996

    For most of us, getting ready for the holidays means whipping up a batch of Chex mix, hacking up a Hickory Farms beef log and hoping that this... More >>

  • Mourning Drive-Time

    published November 14, 1996

    At the Reverend Anthony Harvey's drive-through window east of downtown Phoenix, you can't cash a check, order a cheeseburger or pick up a... More >>

  • Judge in the Box

    published November 7, 1996

    Court is now in session--QuickCourt, that is. All rise! Not that anyone who uses any of the two dozen judicial vending machines unveiled by... More >>

  • Decease and Exist

    published October 31, 1996

    After recently notifying the state Department of Economic Security that her mother-in-law had died and would no longer be needing food stamps,... More >>

  • Take My Whiff, Please

    published September 12, 1996

    If Hill Top Research employee Kim Sweet had ever appeared as a contestant on What's My Line?, members of the game-show panel would probably have... More >>

  • Little Sweatshop of Horrors

    published September 12, 1996

    Staring intently at a stopwatch, the tiny silver-haired woman repeats the instructional mantra that's our signal to fly into action. "Right... More >>

  • The High-Res Chaparral

    published September 12, 1996

    Elvis Presley swaggered along its dusty streets in Charro!. Chuck Connors charged out of the saloon in The Rifleman. Jason Robards bathed in the... More >>

  • The Girls Next Door

    published August 29, 1996

    Since moving into a Sunnyslope town house that abuts the Phoenix Mountains Preserve ten years ago, real estate agent Dan Galvin has enjoyed his... More >>

  • Bike to the Future

    published August 8, 1996

    If Pee-wee Herman ever participates in a bicycle rodeo on Mars, it's a cinch his entry won't hold a candle to the unidentified non-flying object... More >>

  • Lobe, American Style

    published July 25, 1996

    Kids. Clerks. Priest. As operator of one of the country's most successful independent movie-theatre chains, Dan Harkins prides himself on... More >>

  • Rattle Royale

    published July 4, 1996

    Why did the rattlesnake cross the road? When a diamondback slithered across the dirt road in front of her a few summers back, Sandy Weber... More >>

  • What's the Buzz?

    published July 4, 1996

    For years, the uninitiated have roamed the aisles of adult boutiques, wondering what possible uses anyone could find for the bevy of... More >>

  • Paging Bull

    published May 30, 1996

    At this very moment, someone somewhere in the Valley--a man, a woman, a child, even a parrot, maybe--is undoubtedly mimicking the maniacal mantra... More >>

  • Sex, Lies and TV Talk

    published May 2, 1996

    At first glance, the East Valley slackers who call themselves Timmy and Roberto wouldn't seem likely candidates to appear on a TV talk show.... More >>

  • Zen and the Art of Stationary-Bicycle Maintenance

    published April 18, 1996

    If it weren't for the Earth's gravitational pull, a Phoenix grandfather claims he'd have pedaled his stationary-exercise bicycle a fifth of the... More >>

  • Raider of the Lock Ark

    published April 18, 1996

    Don't try to tell Dixie about the Freudian symbology of a lock and a key. She isn't buying. Instead, the northern Arizona widow is... More >>

  • Rx Mex

    published April 4, 1996

    Say "Adios!" to sombreros, pinatas and tequila. In some circles, at least, the Mexican souvenirs of choice are rapidly becoming tranquilizers,... More >>

  • Drugstore Caballero

    published April 4, 1996

    A recreational-drug user since the late Sixties, my friend Skippy is a man who likes his pills. So I wasn't exactly surprised when, grinning from... More >>

  • Lourdes of the Rings

    published February 8, 1996

    Surveying the New Age happening unfolding on the grounds of her Hyder Valley ranch one recent Sunday afternoon, Kay Torrez makes the... More >>

  • Smoke Gets In Your Ears

    published January 18, 1996

    Once upon a time, Betty Dearing would have found it hard to believe that most of the guests at a recent family get-together could wind up lying... More >>

  • Doin' Time at the Blue Mist

    published January 11, 1996

    Like most roadside lodges, Florence's Blue Mist Motel offers all the accommodations a tourist could ask for--an ice machine, a postcard rack, a... More >>

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