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1998 Stories by John Dougherty

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  • Wildlife Disservice

    published December 17, 1998

    Paul Morey had been waiting, hoping, to see something like this. "As we're driving down a dirt road, we saw this elk calf bedded down," the... More >>

  • Take Me Out to the Courtroom

    published November 12, 1998

    The primary contractor for Bank One Ballpark is expected to file a lawsuit this week seeking $34 million in damages from the Maricopa County... More >>

  • Poetic Justice

    published November 12, 1998

    Former governor J. Fife Symington III, who once lambasted the courts for protecting "all manner of antisocial behavior," now awaits his own ruling... More >>

  • Cop Time

    published November 12, 1998

    Nearly 300 rank-and-file Department of Public Safety officers have won a major court victory in a bitter, three-year struggle with DPS managers... More >>

  • Why Growing Smarter Will Grow Old Fast

    published October 22, 1998

    Each day, a squadron of earthmoving machines tears through rolling Sonoran desert 30 miles north of downtown Phoenix, ripping out native plants,... More >>

  • The Selling of ASU Football

    published September 17, 1998

    Public-address announcer Jeff Munn skitters down the stairs to his press-box seat high above Sun Devil Stadium. His heart still pounds... More >>

  • Bordering on Exploitation

    published July 9, 1998

    Nogales, Sonora Virginia's a bad girl, and she's good at it. Eighteen years old, with a nightclub walk that purrs. Long, auburn hair. Tall... More >>

  • Home to Las Playitas

    published July 9, 1998

    Shift change, San Ramon Industrial Park. Nogales, Sonora. Tuesday, 4:59 p.m. She wants out, the short, pretty girl in the short, pretty... More >>

  • Another Maquiladoraville

    published July 9, 1998

    San Luis Rio de Colorado, Sonora There's a weathered wooden sign across the street from an industrial park where maquila workers toil,... More >>

  • Maquila Wages, Sans Slums

    published July 9, 1998

    Empalme, Sonora Does a work force content to live in pallet houses while earning $1 an hour sound like the ultimate boost to your company's... More >>

  • Arizona Firms Look South

    published July 9, 1998

    Ensenada, Baja California The road to Ensenada is a jewel. The four-lane tollway cuts free of the industrial labyrinth of Tijuana... More >>

  • Outta the Park

    published June 11, 1998

    Spring hasn't been kind to Jerry Colangelo. His Arizona Diamondbacks (20-43 as of June 8) are off to one of the worst starts in... More >>

  • BOB Doesn't Get With This Program

    published April 16, 1998

    Economic development. Downtown revitalization. A big league city. The Bank One Ballpark was rammed down the public's gagging throats with... More >>

  • Fiddling With the Roof

    published April 9, 1998

    The euphoria sweeping through 50,000 fans cheering as the Bank One Ballpark's roof retracted on opening day to unveil a crisp night sky splattered... More >>

  • ASU plays footsie with Nike

    published March 12, 1998

    Swoosh. Arizona State University interim basketball coach Don Newman is swept out of Tempe as suddenly as he arrived, blown to points... More >>

  • The Stopgap Coach

    published March 12, 1998

    He was supposed to be a temp, try to win a few games and keep the players out of the police blotter. Then move along. That was the script... More >>

  • Symington Gets Slammer

    published February 5, 1998

    In the center of attention, as he has been for years, Fife Symington takes stock of the situation. To his side stands his shell-shocked... More >>

  • Inside the Jury Box

    published January 29, 1998

    Harold Thompson: Addressing a difficult subject Harold Thompson's mind reeled on August 15, a hot Friday afternoon, as he sat on a bus,... More >>

  • Writing a Sentence

    published January 29, 1998

    Former Arizona governor J. Fife Symington III has just escaped a crush of reporters at the federal courthouse and is moving toward his car when he... More >>

  • Reservation Politics

    published January 15, 1998

    A petition citing numerous allegations including gambling irregularities is circulating to recall the leader of the Gila River Indian... More >>

  • Right Under Their Noses

    published January 1, 1998

    Try as he might, Otis Thrasher can't help but laugh. It's only been a few days since surgeons removed his cancerous prostate gland, and the... More >>

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