Lisa Davis

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  • 20 years ago | Longform

    The intersection of Seventh Street and Southern Avenue in South Phoenix is busy at dusk. Drivers race to get home to dinner and leave the problems of the workday behind. This particular Wednesday in February is no different, except for the cars fi...

  • 20 years ago | Longform

    Glendale Mayor Elaine Scruggs walks along the driveway that loops around her city's latest acquisition--a weather-beaten, 98-year-old Victorian Queen Anne Revival home. There's actually enough foliage to lower the temperature here, in this little ...

  • 20 years ago | Longform

    The Republican revolution has a cure for the troubles of primary education in America, and it can be summarized in one word: competition. After more than a decade of dubious reform efforts, conservative Republicans are looking to change public sch...

  • 20 years ago | News

    The chain letter says that a young man is terminally ill. His biggest wish is to get into the Guinness Book of Records for collecting the greatest number of business cards. Please send a business card, the letter asks, and pass the request to ten ...

  • 20 years ago | Longform

    Their marriage was on Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. Their divorce was on Hard Copy. Joe Hrudka is a self-made man. He came out from under the hood of a car andcreated the Mr. Gasket auto-parts empire. Denise Hrudka, a former beauty queen, mov...

  • 20 years ago | News

    Ellen and Joel Barish worked all their lives to buy their $400,000 house in Troon Country Club in 1990. It was a brand-new, 4,000-square-foot home on the edge of the desert near Pinnacle Peak. Now their dream home is a wreck, Ellen Barish is bankr...

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