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  • 2006 - Arizona Press Club Awards, published April 21, 2005

    "About Face"

  • 2006 - Arizona Press Club Awards, published July 7, 2005

    "Altar Ego"

  • 2006 - AAN AltWeekly Awards, published February 24, 2005

    "Cross to Bare"

  • 2006 - Arizona Press Club Awards, published October 13, 2005

    "Mold Attacks!"

  • 2006 - Arizona Press Club Awards, published August 25, 2005


2001 Stories by Robert Nelson

Archives: 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000
  • Lab Rats

    published December 20, 2001

    TUCSON -- First there was a Harvard, then came a "Harvard of the South," a "Harvard of the Midwest" and a "Harvard of the Plains."Indeed, great... More >>

  • Peacenik Nazis

    published November 29, 2001

    The phone message instructed me to call a different number if I was a member of the "Jew media."Considering his worldview, Matt Hale probably... More >>

  • Fan Fare

    published November 8, 2001

    My 9-year-old son, Andrew, covered his eyes as the bottom of the ninth inning began Sunday night. I sunk into the couch and looked toward the... More >>

  • News From Left Field

    published November 1, 2001

    Yankees are angels, Diamondbacks are terrorists, Giuliani says NEW YORK -- Faced with flagging national support for his "Yankees Are... More >>

  • Schmidt Happens

    published September 20, 2001

    Mad dog publicist and unsavory martyr David Hans Schmidt is free at last, free at last. Schmidt was released from county jail just before... More >>

  • Big Bong Theory

    published September 13, 2001

    Welcome to metro Phoenix, or as we like to call it, Amsterzona, the desert dope oasis where vacationers can enjoy super-sized Quad Ganja Lattes... More >>

  • Contract Killers

    published August 23, 2001

    In 1989, CIGNA Healthcare of Arizona informed policyholders it would no longer cover long-term speech and physical therapy. Three-year-old Ryan... More >>

  • Pay Back

    published August 23, 2001

    In late June, David Hans Schmidt placed a birthday card on the grave of his infant son Ben, who died eight years ago at birth.A month later,... More >>

  • Spleen Man

    published July 26, 2001

    David Hans Schmidt cackles gleefully every time he sees the 13-inch surgical scar down the belly of Jefferson Davis McGee.It's just such a... More >>

  • Taco Belle

    published July 12, 2001

    Margarite Faras tried to fight the endemic corruption in the tribal government of the San Carlos Apache. For her effort, her political enemies... More >>

  • Judge Knot

    published June 28, 2001

    As one of Arizona's most influential lobbyists and business leaders, Marty Shultz isn't accustomed to getting his political butt kicked. In... More >>

  • Care Tactics

    published May 24, 2001

    Nikos Michas was only 5 when his father left town. From then on, it was just Nikos and his mother Alyce against the world.Alyce spent as much... More >>

  • Highway to Hell

    published May 17, 2001

    Rayann could stay mad at anybody in her life except Brandon O'Bier. Brandon had this sweet cowboy plain talk and unbowable optimism and screwball... More >>

  • Unrung Heroes

    published May 10, 2001

    If the alt-fuel program is the great hurricane of bureaucratic snafus, the state's on-call employment policy is at least a tropical... More >>

  • Joe Arpaio's Balloon Payments

    published April 5, 2001

    Hitmen hurriedly stabbed Jaime Sanchez four times, then dashed for anonymity among the other inmates on the sixth floor of Madison Street... More >>

  • Web Feat

    published March 15, 2001

    Joe Arpaio has been trying to shut Jim Cozzolino up for the last two years. Last week, the sheriff finally found a way to do it.On March 7,... More >>

  • Shock Treatment

    published February 22, 2001

    The three fundamental C's of Arizona -- copper, cotton and cattle -- have a new partner. California power.Twenty massive power plants are under... More >>

  • Power Trip

    published February 22, 2001

    Arizona's first merchant plant will fire up this summer near Kingman. If this plant is any indicator of things to come, Arizona is in deep... More >>

  • Whistle Stops

    published February 22, 2001

    Accusations of subterfuge and sabotage are once again swirling around proposed legislation to improve Arizona's whistle-blower protection for its... More >>

  • Council Fires

    published February 1, 2001

    The San Carlos Apache Tribal Council, famous throughout Indian country for the frequency of its political meltdowns, has apparently started the... More >>

  • Dorm Warning

    published January 25, 2001

    ASU's Manzanita residence hall is a 15-story salute to the wondrous versatility of duct tape.The tape is two and three layers thick on ducts... More >>

  • Par Tee On!

    published January 18, 2001

    Being a responsible college student, Larsh Kellogg generally avoided getting drunk before noon on weekdays.But really special occasions... More >>

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