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2001 Stories by Jeremy Voas

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  • House Hold

    published May 24, 2001

    Nothing in Jeff Taylor's bearing suggests he was once a drug addict. He is well-dressed and well-spoken. He has the sinewy body of a state... More >>

  • Stir Crazy

    published May 10, 2001

    A van pulls up outside the homeless shelter in downtown Phoenix and disgorges its occupants. They are clad in the jumpsuits of the Arizona... More >>

  • Growing Smarmier

    published May 3, 2001

    The street sign on the corner where Cindy Foster lives is handcrafted. It's not crude, but it's definitely not government-issue. To get to her... More >>

  • The Spy Who Came Out of the Closet

    published April 12, 2001

    Jeff Ofstedahl has followed the Sino-American "spy plane" crisis with fascination, anxiety and a tinge of nostalgia. The Phoenix man spent more... More >>

  • Glad-Hander No More

    published April 5, 2001

    On a good day, David Hans Schmidt is a name-dropper, glad-hander and hobnobber extraordinaire.But this is not a good day. He sits in... More >>

  • Auto Erratic

    published March 29, 2001

    SunCor is known within the real estate industry for its integrity and fairness. Our tenants and buyers are treated as partners, and we are... More >>

  • Race Abater

    published March 22, 2001

    I find Joseph L. Graves Jr. in his windowless office at Arizona State University West. He's listening to a classic Carlos Santana CD. Shelves... More >>

  • Educating Don

    published March 15, 2001

    When Don Stapley comes to a corner, he cuts it. When he sees a string, he pulls it. A Maricopa County supervisor since 1994, Stapley has never... More >>

  • The Fag Card

    published March 8, 2001

    On a September evening in 1991, 26-year-old Gregory S. Dickens and his teenage lover, Travis Amaral, drove east from Yuma on Interstate 8 and... More >>

  • Numbers Racket

    published March 1, 2001

    Only the wise possess ideas; the greater part of mankind are possessed by them. -- Samuel Taylor Coleridge The modifier "Quixotic"... More >>

  • Eyes on the Reprisal

    published February 22, 2001

    What we have here is a failure to communicate. We have other problems as well -- mistaken identities, innuendo masquerading as gospel, an abusive... More >>

  • Falling Czar

    published February 8, 2001

    The news that Rick Romley is a candidate to become the nation's next drug czar is vivid evidence that irony is alive and well.Romley -- the... More >>

  • The Story of Us

    published February 1, 2001

    There's a subpoena on my desk.I'm not named in it, but one of my colleagues, James Hibberd, is. He's the journalist who interviewed the... More >>

  • High-Speed Chaste

    published January 25, 2001

    Sheriff Joe Arpaio's neuroses are the stuff of legend, the wellspring of his unquenchable thirst for attention. If ego were anorexia, Arpaio would... More >>

  • Ad Nauseam

    published January 18, 2001

    I received the following e-mail from an Arizona Republic insider who shall remain nameless:Employees at The Arizona Retarded were... More >>

  • Insult to Mortal Injury

    published January 4, 2001

    John Brooking Jardine's death was tragic and grotesque. The 37-year-old epileptic was pronounced dead at Tempe St. Luke's Hospital on March 30,... More >>

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