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1997 Stories by Howard Stansfield

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  • Labor Pains

    published December 11, 1997

    Federal labor officials have charged managers at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center with attempting to illegally prevent employees from... More >>

  • History Lessens

    published December 4, 1997

    High noon on a spring day in 1994. The stranger steps through the gates of the Pioneer Arizona Living History Museum, takes one look around and... More >>

  • Truck Queue

    published November 20, 1997

    Bear the front door of his northeast Phoenix home, Richard Aiello has screwed a small brass plaque to the stuccoed wall. It reads: NEVER... More >>

  • Hired Guns

    published October 23, 1997

    The Circle K store on the northwest corner of Seventh Avenue and McDowell is probably one of the more beleaguered outposts in the convenience... More >>

  • Revoltin' Development

    published October 9, 1997

    One year after taking over as president of Glendale Community College, Tessa Martinez Pollack is under fire from faculty senate members who... More >>

  • The Master Bilkers

    published September 18, 1997

    Los Portones doesn't look that different from all the other beige subdivisions sprouting from the desert of northeast Scottsdale. Lying... More >>

  • Code Blues

    published August 14, 1997

    Mention the name "Fritz Tuffli" around the upside-down glass pyramid of Tempe City Hall, and you will likely be greeted with a roll of the eyes,... More >>

  • Trainplotting

    published July 3, 1997

    Your leaders want you to trust them so badly you can almost feel their collective hands reaching out to you in gestures of beckoning. Either that... More >>

  • Toll Road Kill?

    published June 5, 1997

    Phoenix-based Interwest Management, Inc., the firm hoping to land a $360 million contract to build and operate the South Mountain Toll Road, may... More >>

  • Casualty Sex

    published May 29, 1997

    Randy Setzer pads out of the bedroom in his stocking feet, plops down onto a couch, tucks his camouflaged battle-dress uniform into his boots,... More >>

  • Crowded Houses

    published May 22, 1997

    Developer wants to build some homes. Neighbors want a say in how development will look. So do city planners, who say developer is... More >>

  • What's Wrong With This Picture?

    published May 1, 1997

    Let's say you're an environmentalist--and not just the kind tooling around in some gas guzzler with one of those cute license plates. You're the... More >>

  • Russell Mania

    published May 1, 1997

    If you should ever find yourself on the third floor of the Senate building at the state Capitol, take a close look at the bronze bust in the... More >>

  • Carr Wrecks

    published April 10, 1997

    Richard Lloyd Carr wants the state to allow his company, Interwest Management, Inc., to build one of Arizona's first toll roads. As... More >>

  • Joint Attack

    published March 6, 1997

    Let's say you're a pot smoker. Or a pot dealer. To you, a joint is probably no more odious than a six-pack of beer. If you weren't too busy... More >>

  • What's the Mig Deal?

    published February 20, 1997

    Hangar No. 5 can be found at the end of a stucco building just off the runway at the Scottsdale Air Park. The interior of the hangar looks... More >>

  • Enslaved by the Bell

    published January 30, 1997

    It is May 1994. A standing-room-only crowd, mostly parents, filters into the auditorium of a library in north Scottsdale. They have come to hear a... More >>

  • Persecution Complex

    published January 9, 1997

    Imagine a block of Soviet workers' housing plopped down in central Phoenix, then cloaked in shades of hot pink and aqua. Le Corbusier meets Miami... More >>

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