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1999 Stories by Paul Rubin

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  • Suspended Animation

    published December 23, 1999

    On September 30, 1998, Perry Mitchell's supervisors at Maricopa County Superior Court evaluated him: "Perry is well positioned to lead the further... More >>

  • Hypercomback

    published December 9, 1999

    A judge has sided with the Phoenix-based Hypercom Corporation against an ex-employee who claimed the company bought her silence after a top... More >>

  • Several Dog Night

    published December 2, 1999

    New Mexico record producer and piano player Norman Petty jotted some advice for his pals Buddy Holly and the Crickets in the summer of 1957. The... More >>

  • Commander Eddie Turns 100

    published December 2, 1999

    Lorraine DeJongh Gamble wheels her husband of almost one year into the Lakes Club in Sun City. "Good evening, Commander," the maitre d' greets... More >>

  • Hypercom Confidential

    published November 18, 1999

    Colleen Ryan Smith claims she was raped three times by a top executive of Phoenix's Hypercom Corporation. The Scottsdale resident was one of... More >>

  • Welcome to the Club

    published October 28, 1999

    We do not have gangs here," a Latino leader said on October 20 during a contentious meeting of about 100 people at a south Phoenix community... More >>

  • Pitt and the Pendulum

    published October 21, 1999

    Boulder, Colorado Alex Hunter retreats to his office after one of the biggest press conferences of his life. It's October 14, 1999,... More >>

  • The Strong Arm of the Law

    published October 14, 1999

    It is almost 10 p.m. in south Phoenix, and a police gang squad unit spots three black teenagers standing on a street corner. The officers... More >>

  • Reporter's Notebook

    published October 14, 1999

    A few years ago, U-Haul founder L.S. Shoen finally stopped sending me copies of his interminable missives to his dozen children. I'd gotten on his... More >>

  • The Gang's All Fear

    published September 30, 1999

    On my belly they lay the blue strings You know what that means Here comes my family On their faces I see pain Thinkin' in... More >>

  • Vanity Press

    published September 23, 1999

    Dapper in his suit and freshly shined shoes, Marcus Giavanni strides into the New Times offices with his wife Celina and 6-month-old son,... More >>

  • Silent Witness

    published July 8, 1999

    The Sleepwalker Murder Case may be over, but one question continues to captivate the public: Is it true that Scott Falater talked about a... More >>

  • Wake-Up Call

    published July 1, 1999

    They're not with us," Scott Falater whispered moments before the prosecutor began his closing argument in the Sleepwalker Murder Case. ... More >>

  • The Once and Future Mom

    published May 27, 1999

    Mary C.'s husband bought her a computer for Mother's Day. She's interested in the Internet, but for now she'll get her feet wet by playing... More >>

  • Reporter's Notebook

    published May 13, 1999

    Of the many scenes I'll take with me from the Phoenix Coyotes' 1998-99 hockey season, this one first comes to mind: It happened on Easter... More >>

  • A Season on the Rink

    published April 22, 1999

    [Derian Hatcher] played only two minutes, 57 seconds, but his hit on Jeremy Roenick was an important action for the captain to take, and it set... More >>

  • Scammer to Slammer

    published April 22, 1999

    Disbarred attorney and ex-con Dick Berry stood before federal judge Robert Broomfield on Monday afternoon, trying to talk his way out of... More >>

  • Scammer in Slammer

    published April 1, 1999

    Career con man Stephen Charles Peterson sat in a Maricopa County courtroom last Friday afternoon shackled to several other jail inmates. If... More >>

  • The Wizard of Austria

    published March 25, 1999

    Joe Zawinul is discussing the kinship between musicians and boxers. "When I see a fighter, like when I hear someone play music, I know... More >>

  • That Would Be You, Mr. Chief Justice

    published March 18, 1999

    It's rare for an appellate judge to speak publicly about any pending case, much less one that may end up in his court someday. So it made... More >>

  • One Way Out

    published March 11, 1999

    Jan Solomon made two huge mistakes in early 1997. First, the Scottsdale man--then 57--resumed a romance with a woman he had dated when both... More >>

  • Olden Opportunity

    published March 4, 1999

    "Talk plain!" 99-year-old Edward Beeler Gamble demands of a visitor to his Sun City home. The subject is Viagra. "Is that for a man... More >>

  • Slipping Through the Net

    published February 18, 1999

    It's small consolation to Debbie Knight that Pietr Hitzig, the self-proclaimed "father of Fen-Phen," surrendered his license to practice medicine... More >>

  • Crime Reporter's Notebook

    published February 11, 1999

    A few years ago, a pal of mine pointed out a tall, pale man leaning on his walker in front of the Luhrs Building in downtown Phoenix. ... More >>

  • Pride and Prejudice

    published February 4, 1999

    When you are young, you need your father. When you are old, you need your sons. --Vietnamese proverb This much about Loi Nguyen's last... More >>

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