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1996 Stories by Marc Ramirez

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  • Fangs a Lot

    published July 18, 1996

    When federal agents arrested a dozen members of the Viper Militia on weapons charges, that was news to Gordon Tunstall of Phoenix, whose fledgling... More >>

  • Garden of Eatin'

    published July 18, 1996

    A few years ago, the stretch of alleyway at 34th Street between Virginia and Yale streets wasn't much to look at. Sixteen feet from side to... More >>

  • Multicultural Stew

    published July 11, 1996

    Four girls and four boys are lined up on either side of a short table, their gazes fixed on a projection screen in a classroom at Sutton... More >>

  • Not Mining His Own Business

    published June 13, 1996

    Bill Mahoney is a real estate agent by trade, and, being a real estate agent, he talks to a good amount of people and can hold forth on many... More >>

  • ALIVE and Kickin'

    published May 16, 1996

    The Vietnamese advance, firing from the left and right, but the Somalis refuse to yield. The shots keep coming, one after another, until, finally,... More >>

  • Original Recipe

    published May 16, 1996

    The Native Americans are restless. It's a chilly January night at CJ's Coyote Lounge, a tee-shirt-and-jeans tavern where dollar bills paper... More >>

  • Come Laud PUHSD

    published May 9, 1996

    It might be just one of those things, a total fluke, like getting the flu on the morning of a major history test you forgot to study for... More >>

  • Mall Americans

    published April 25, 1996

    In John Griffin's visions of the future, it is always do or die. They are visions probably not unlike those of his counterparts in the... More >>

  • Shoed From Dillard's

    published March 7, 1996

    Marsell Ector just wanted to buy a pair of Timberland boots at Dillard's in Mesa. But according to Ector and several witnesses, a security... More >>

  • Herbs of Love

    published February 29, 1996

    Even before she became very ill, Esther Perla was taking una de gato twice a day. Without it, she thinks, things would have gone downhill much... More >>

  • Hot Off the Empress

    published February 29, 1996

    In the way the invention of the wheel set the world rolling, in the way penicillin healed the masses, in the way the Hues Corporation portended... More >>

  • A Pain in the Assessment

    published February 22, 1996

    The homes were castles. The idea that they could be free from taxes was too much for the county assessor to believe. So Pete Corpstein... More >>

  • The Homeless Cafe

    published January 4, 1996

    5:15 a.m. Central Phoenix stirs, measures the darkness and slips back into one last dance with its dreams. But just west of downtown, a tiny... More >>

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