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1997 Stories by Michael Kiefer

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  • So Sue Me

    published December 18, 1997

    When Jane Hull became governor last September, she quickly announced that she did not intend to have state policies decided in court. "I... More >>

  • Government by Litigation

    published December 11, 1997

    On Friday, July 12, 1996, the Southwest regional headquarters for the United States Forest Service sent out a press release to announce that it... More >>

  • Governors Ungoverned

    published November 6, 1997

    Too bad Fife Symington peaked early. He could have used State of Emergency, a political potboiler published in October by G.P. Putnam's Sons, as... More >>

  • Facts Machine

    published October 30, 1997

    The City of Phoenix has found a cheap and efficient way to quantify the interplay between social forces and social services in the public schools... More >>

  • Cow Punchers

    published September 25, 1997

    In April, the state auditor general released a report saying that the State Land Department was asleep on the job, allowing ranchers to renew... More >>

  • MisJudged

    published September 4, 1997

    The message from the president was not memorable, an obligatory platitude on the occasion of the judge's retirement, a well-deserved thanks for 36... More >>

  • The Man Who Loved Lucy

    published August 7, 1997

    On July 18, Donald Johanson moved his Institute of Human Origins from Berkeley, California, to the Social Sciences building at Arizona State... More >>

  • Same Dam Story

    published July 10, 1997

    Through May and June, as the late-spring melt flooded into Lake Powell, scientists, environmentalists and river runners all wondered aloud if the... More >>

  • Hayden High School Had a Farm, E-I-E-I-O

    published June 26, 1997

    What would you call a public high school where students invent pregnancy tests for livestock? Where they run genetic tests on plants for local... More >>

  • Is Anybody Listening?

    published June 5, 1997

    Maestro Hermann Michael, the new music director for the Phoenix Symphony, is a natty man who wears two-tone shoes and layers sweater vests over... More >>

  • Bob Hartle's Identity Crisis

    published April 24, 1997

    Bob Hartle first found out he had an evil twin in April 1994. His mother, who was living in Phoenix, was in the hospital to have a leg... More >>

  • Water Over the Dam

    published March 27, 1997

    A year ago this week, on March 26, 1996, Dave Wegner and Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt were standing at the base of Glen Canyon Dam,... More >>

  • Ballet It Be

    published March 13, 1997

    With the Kennedy reference in its title and its promise to choreograph "the hits of a generation," Ballet Arizona's new work--"Ask Not . .... More >>

  • Untitled

    published February 27, 1997

    At first, Rosemary Diehl didn't realize she had been robbed. She owns two houses in northwest Phoenix. Her mother lives in one, but over... More >>

  • The Big Steep

    published February 20, 1997

    By modern ski-industry standards, Arizona Snowbowl in Flagstaff is a failure. It has no slope-side hotels and condos; no high-speed detachable... More >>

  • Last Dance

    published January 16, 1997

    The muscles in Gail Passey-Reed's back pulse and pop and ripple like a circuit board as she goes through her warm-up stretching routine, flexing... More >>

  • Pining for Justice

    published January 2, 1997

    Last Friday, December 27, a coalition of Southwestern environmental groups once again asked a federal judge to issue an injunction against the... More >>

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