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1990 Stories by Paul Rubin

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  • THE NO. 1 PERILS? ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO

    published December 19, 1990

    Phoenix school principal Camerino Lopez figured he had the perfect forum in which to express his surprising views on the chief threats to... More >>

  • THE TELL-TALE SUSPECT

    published November 14, 1990

    Phoenix insurance agent and wheeler-dealer Dennis Chapman got away with murdering his mom for money--if his father, four siblings and the... More >>

  • CITY MUSEUM ON HOLD

    published October 24, 1990

    The bad word from city officials just about broke the hearts of Bobbie O'Haver and others affiliated with downtown's Arizona Museum: If... More >>

  • CRIME PAYS

    published September 26, 1990

    In his world, Eusebio Vielma is a rich man. Arizona's State Compensation Fund cuts Vielma a check every month for $883.38. Of... More >>

  • TOWN WITHOUT PITY

    published September 26, 1990

    Rex Ann Bills was washing her dishes one night last November when Dale Crosby barged into her unlocked trailer. Bills had been... More >>

  • A FIGHTING CHANCE

    published September 19, 1990

    The crafty old trainer watches his new kid shadowbox in front of a full- length mirror. Fifteen-year-old Chris Campbell is working out for the... More >>

  • WHO'LL SAVE THE FIREFIGHTERS?

    published August 29, 1990

    Two years and $100,000 later, no one can say for sure how widespread cancer is among Arizona's firefighters. And, just as important, no... More >>

  • Kountry Klub Konfidential

    published August 15, 1990

    "Upon hearing firsthand recommendation of either the proposing or the seconding member or both at a scheduled committee meeting, the Membership... More >>

  • FROM TOUGH COP TO TALKING HEAD

    published August 8, 1990

    Donna Rossi survived Phoenix's meanest streets and the heavy hand of Police Chief Ruben Ortega in a sordid mid-Eighties scandal. After... More >>

  • HOMES OF ILL REPUTE

    published July 18, 1990

    The contents of the letter left George Coppock trembling with fear and anger. "We have received a report that Michael has possibly been... More >>

  • THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED

    published July 11, 1990

    Coby Perkins is talking about the days when he could play his bluegrass banjo like a champ. "I loved to play," the... More >>

  • GASOLINE ALLEYDOWN BY THE OLD MILLSTREAM, IT STINKS

    published May 30, 1990

    This is not how Art and Lynn Shupe envisioned their life in Arizona's White Mountains. "Since all this happened with the... More >>

  • WHERE WERE YOU WHEN THE DUMP IN MOBILE WAS APPROVED?THE LATEST CAUSE CELEBRE OF ENVIRONMENTALISTS IS, UNFORTUNATELY, OLD NEWS

    published May 16, 1990

    So it's shocking that Maricopa County sheriff's deputies used stun guns on environmental protesters in little Mobile? And it floors you... More >>

  • GO, YOU ARE DISMISSED

    published May 16, 1990

    PRODUCTION: hit list measure includes five inches for an addition on Monday. Please save that amount of space. The day after Grand... More >>

  • Foot Soldier of the Planet Canny

    published April 18, 1990

    James Devine picks up an empty Silver Bullet near the curb of a downtown Phoenix street. It's 7:30 on an early-April morning. He crushes the... More >>

  • The ROTC Peacenik

    published April 18, 1990

    Doug Lynch was the best and the brightest that the ROTC program at Arizona State University had to offer in the early 1980s. For four... More >>

  • The Strength Of His Conviction

    published April 4, 1990

    Self-described teenage hoodlum Leigh Adelmann says his contact last year with the Jehovah's Witnesses "turned me around and probably saved my... More >>

  • Sick Of Their Jobs

    published March 21, 1990

    The disgusting smell jolted Darryleen Kelley last June 1 when she arrived for work at the Mesa Police Department. "I said to someone,... More >>

  • The End of the Innocence

    published March 7, 1990

    Bill Boyle and Jeff Miller wheeled into one of South Phoenix's meanest neighborhoods looking to score cocaine. The friends--both white... More >>

  • Broadcaster's New Jingle

    published February 28, 1990

    Sandy Tolan has been seeking the story beneath the story since he and a partner founded Desert West Research and Information in Flagstaff in... More >>

  • Charge It To Bad Luck

    published February 21, 1990

    Karen Ann Law didn't know she had a "namesake" in Phoenix until last July. But this is not a cute, heartwarming story about two pals... More >>

  • Court of Last Resort

    published February 14, 1990

    "When I got out of the army, I was working as a bouncer at a club back home. My family knows the Crowders, and I seen Crowder's dad at... More >>

  • Shades of Suspicion

    published February 7, 1990

    At first, it seemed like a routine shoplifting case, recalls Phoenix police detective Larry Stubbs. "I've been a cop for 23 years," says... More >>

  • Bola Club Is Close-d To Women

    published January 31, 1990

    When Valley jeweler Rose Maxon saw the advertisement in the Pennysaver seeking new members for the Bola Tie Society of Arizona, it sounded... More >>

  • Justice After Hours

    published January 17, 1990

    The judge lights another Pall Mall and glances at the wall clock in his cramped chambers. He gulps down some coffee and flips through... More >>

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