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  • Problems of Roofian Proportion

    published December 11, 1997

    A breakneck building schedule has resulted in huge cost overruns, design and construction errors and infighting among key players in the Bank One... More >>

  • Missing Links

    published December 4, 1997

    Challengers in Tempe's upcoming city council race have been rebuffed in attempts to gain access to the city's popular Web site ( More >>

  • Fife's Myth

    published October 9, 1997

    Punch the words "Fife Symington" and "tax cuts" into a popular-newspaper database, and more than 1,000 articles will be cited. The... More >>

  • Fife's History

    published September 11, 1997

    J. Fife Symington III moved to Arizona more than two decades ago to escape the long shadow of his influential, wealthy Maryland family. ... More >>

  • Juror Furor

    published August 28, 1997

    John Dowd, Governor J. Fife Symington III's lead defense attorney, long ago mastered the art of media manipulation. His strategy is simple:... More >>

  • Juror Excused

    published August 21, 1997

    Governor J. Fife Symington III's criminal trial took a bizarre turn Tuesday, August 19, when U.S. District Court Judge Roger B. Strand dismissed a... More >>

  • Denouement or Vindication?

    published August 14, 1997

    The governor turned to his family, and his wife and two eldest sons came close. The four stood in a tight circle behind the table where the... More >>

  • Judge Stranded

    published August 7, 1997

    During the 13 weeks he's presided over Governor J. Fife Symington III's criminal trial, U.S. District Court Judge Roger B. Strand often has... More >>

  • Fife's Cross to Bear

    published July 31, 1997

    Inexorably, federal prosecutor David Schindler is dragging Governor J. Fife Symington III through a time Symington would rather forget. ... More >>

  • Fife's Last Stand?

    published July 24, 1997

    Thirteen months ago--on June 13, 1996--Governor J. Fife Symington III summoned the media to the State Capitol to respond to the announcement that... More >>

  • Trial by Paper

    published July 17, 1997

    For 10 weeks, federal prosecutors have presented evidence showing Governor J. Fife Symington III repeatedly overstated his assets and understated... More >>

  • Sugar Mommy

    published July 10, 1997

    Thomas Washburne has spent the past decade dealing with Governor J. Fife Symington III's insatiable appetite for spending other people's money. No... More >>

  • Shallow Victories

    published July 3, 1997

    For most of the past seven weeks, Governor J. Fife Symington III has spent his days in U.S. District Court busy scribbling in a black, loose-leaf... More >>

  • Informer Friend of Fife

    published June 26, 1997

    Every day, television news crews form a gauntlet outside the federal courthouse, waiting to fire questions at the attorneys in Governor J. Fife... More >>

  • Bankers Dozin'

    published June 19, 1997

    Jim Cockerham's reluctant testimony during the fifth week of Governor J. Fife Symington III's criminal trial exploded yet another Symington myth:... More >>

  • Cornered by Fife

    published June 12, 1997

    Terry Lynam, one of Governor J. Fife Symington III's defense attorneys, sauntered down the federal courthouse steps wearing a big smile. He... More >>

  • Details, Details

    published June 5, 1997

    Government prosecutors face a dilemma as the Symington criminal trial moves into its fourth week. Prosecutors know they must present... More >>

  • The Handwriting's on the Wall

    published May 29, 1997

    The heart of Governor J. Fife Symington III's criminal defense has been punctured by his own jottings. It would seem that only an emergency... More >>

  • Varinsky or Varoutsky?

    published May 22, 1997

    Governor J. Fife Symington III's criminal case may be decided as much by the type of cars and window shades jurors prefer as by the labyrinth of... More >>

  • A Colossal Liar

    published May 15, 1997

    Arizona Governor J. Fife Symington III finds himself in U.S. District Court, facing 22 felony counts that could strip him of his job and send him... More >>

  • DEA Papers List Canelos Firm

    published May 8, 1997

    The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has released records revealing that a company controlled by a business partner of Governor J. Fife... More >>

  • A People Betrayed

    published May 1, 1997

    Second of Two Parts The traditional Hopi knew all along. For nearly 50 years, their pleas to the federal government to prevent mining... More >>

  • Dark Days on Black Mesa

    published April 24, 1997

    First of Two Parts Eighty-two-year-old Valjean Joshvema leans forward in his chair and sings a Hopi prophecy that has come to pass. The... More >>

  • Visa Granted

    published April 17, 1997

    In a reversal, the U.S. State Department has issued a one-year visa to a Mexican businessman with close ties to the family of Governor J. Fife... More >>

  • Republic Scoops Self

    published April 10, 1997

    With jury selection for Governor J. Fife Symington III's criminal trial only weeks away, Symington's bankruptcy attorney last week manufactured a... More >>

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