Jana Bommersbach

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  • 25 years ago | News

    Slowly, so very slowly, Kim Donaldson awkwardly points out the letters on her homemade alphabet board. "I.d.o.n.t.k.n.o.w.w.h.y.I. c.a.n.t.g.o.t.o.c.o.u.r.t." Her mother stands over her, shoving on her reading glasses to follow the clumsy hand mov...

  • 25 years ago | News

    If you've never boiled over at the incompetence of state and county environmental offices, now's the time. If you've never been frightened that their lazy attitude could endanger your life, now's the time. Just ask Ed Whitehurst. He's an ordinary ...

  • 26 years ago | Longform

    She looked small and frail and bewildered. Her fashionably bobbed hair, like so many women wore in 1931, needed washing. Her dress and hose were soiled. Her gaunt cheeks showed her hunger. Her enormous eyes didn't seem to focus. She cradled her le...

  • 26 years ago | News

    Lawmakers snickered two years ago when Democratic Senator Carolyn Walker introduced a bill making it a crime for a husband to rape his wife. "Oh, you can't rape your wife anymore, ha, ha, ha," she remembers hearing. "You're damn right you can't," ...

  • 26 years ago | Theater

    If you knew Tom Oldendick of Phoenix Little Theatre--a flamboyant type who performs a story rather than tells it--you'd be laughing so hard you'd forget for a moment that the three-act comedy he's replaying almost cost you, the Phoenix taxpayer, a...

  • 26 years ago | Film Reviews

    How can land in boring, bland downtown be more valuable than prime sites like the Esplanade at 24th Street and Camelback? Is it just that City Hall doesn't know how to cut a decent deal? That's the impression given by the prices the city is paying...

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