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1999 Stories by Dewey Webb

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  • The Farm Side

    published December 9, 1999

    Ma and Pa Kettle, they ain't. And forget any resemblance to those "American Gothic" sourpussed sod-busters, too. In fact, better check... More >>

  • Honey, He Blew Up the Kid

    published December 9, 1999

    Size does matter. Or at least it does to painter John Cerney, creator of the Rushmorean rug rat seen daily by thousands of... More >>

  • Drag King

    published November 25, 1999

    For a ceremony eulogizing "Tish Tanner" (née Garry Mangum), the trash-talkin' male comedienne who brightened up Valley drag revues since... More >>

  • Tip of the ICEHOUSE

    published November 4, 1999

    HELEN HESTENES, OWNER AND CURATOR of the Icehouse, can find raw material for creative inspiration in just about anything. Take breast cancer,... More >>

  • Daze of Our Lives

    published September 16, 1999

    Power outages! Food shortages! Computer chaos! With all the potential horrors of Y2K looming just around the millennium, it would be hard to... More >>

  • eBay Jeebies

    published August 19, 1999

    Attention, online shoppers! Welcome to eBay, your one-stop shopping headquarters for everything you never knew you needed. An international... More >>

  • The Last Auction Hero

    published August 19, 1999

    Asked to sum up eBay in one sentence, a longtime dealer pal of mine deadpans, "Barnum was right." To test his theory -- that the eBay... More >>

  • The Cook, the Pastry Chef, the Gossip Columnist and the Fax

    published July 8, 1999

    A former pastry chef at a tony Valley bistro met a violent death on the morning of Sunday, June 27. Twenty-six-year-old Dion Ybarra was killed... More >>

  • America's Funniest 911 Calls

    published July 1, 1999

    Near drownings. Spousal abuse. Carjackings in progress. Most people would agree that angst-ridden 911 calls represent the height of hysteria. ... More >>

  • Beach Blanket Bacchanal

    published June 17, 1999

    Mention Lake Havasu City, and most people will pounce on the hamlet's hellacious heat, a triple-digit mind-roaster that frequently tops out the... More >>

  • The Keane Mutiny

    published April 15, 1999

    "Keane paintings are my friends," gushed actress Joan Crawford. An art critic from the New York Times checked in with a far different... More >>

  • Pupil Haze

    published April 15, 1999

    Lynette Bibbee's museum of maudlin art is not a pretty picture. In one strategically placed lithograph titled "No Dogs Allowed," a... More >>

  • Oh, You Kid!

    published March 25, 1999

    Improper food storage! Clogged sinks! Insect residue! Tagging along with county restaurant health inspectors, KTVK-TV Channel 3's crack... More >>

  • Bathroom Reading

    published March 18, 1999

    The main branch of the Phoenix Public Library was recently forced to rid its collection of more than 2,000 books--all of them dirty. But... More >>

  • Wordstock Nation

    published March 11, 1999

    The inventor of the granddaddy of all word games was a man by the name of Butts. Maybe that's why hard-core Scrabble aficionados have such... More >>

  • Lost Brunch

    published February 18, 1999

    Legendary as it is, the Sunday brunch at El Chorro Lodge has never come close to the culinary excess of the Valley's more sumptuous spreads.... More >>

  • Glam Fab

    published January 28, 1999

    Ask Angela Bowie which of her ex-husband's albums is her favorite and--assuming she answers--she'll probably name David Bowie's second disc, a... More >>

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