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1996 Stories by Terry Greene Sterling

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  • Scottsdale's Spin

    published December 26, 1996

    In the wake of a report that Scottsdale served 70,000 residents drinking water laced with illegal levels of a suspected carcinogen, city officials... More >>

  • Scottsdale's Drinking Problem

    published December 5, 1996

    Early in 1995, Mary Simmerer stumbled upon an alarming situation. Simmerer, who manages a section of the Arizona Department of... More >>

  • Debt Reckoning

    published November 7, 1996

    In late September, New Times detailed the troubles of Phoenix attorney Ted Segal--including allegations by several former clients that Segal had... More >>

  • The Pain of Maryvale

    published October 24, 1996

    In 1987, officials at Arizona's Department of Health Services promised they would study the high rate of childhood leukemia death in one portion... More >>

  • Some Hacked-Off Smokers

    published October 3, 1996

    In Mesa, Catholics who burn incense in religious ceremonies and actors who smoke onstage are violating the city's new antismoking ordinance and... More >>

  • The Living Lawyer Joke

    published September 26, 1996

    Highs and lows; peaks and valleys; you win some, you lose some. That's how Marlene and Charlie remember the past eight years. It all began... More >>

  • State Officials Pull Loot

    published August 29, 1996

    Since 1981, residents from the poor, mostly Latino south Tucson neighborhoods that now are in the Tucson International Airport Area Superfund Site... More >>

  • Babbitt's Interior

    published August 22, 1996

    Richard Anderson and Bruce Babbitt were the best of pals growing up in Flagstaff during the 1950s. They lived half a block away from each other,... More >>

  • Tapped Out

    published July 18, 1996

    Fourth of July weekend is as festive as ever in the villages of Pine and Strawberry. In Pine, there is a pancake breakfast at the old... More >>

  • Trickle-Down Theory

    published July 4, 1996

    Who will pay to clean Arizona's contaminated underground drinking-water reserves? Polluters? Or taxpayers? The state... More >>

  • Investor, Teacher, Caretaker, Spy

    published June 27, 1996

    Chester, who says he once killed someone but can't remember why, has requested peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch. The owner and... More >>

  • Getting Onto Dodge

    published June 6, 1996

    In an unexpected move, the state Water Quality Appeals Board has delayed deciding whether the Phelps Dodge Corporation can build Verde Valley... More >>

  • Old-School Ways

    published May 30, 1996

    What used to be the football field at George Washington Carver High, the "all-colored" school during Phoenix's era of segregation, is now an... More >>

  • The Museum That Couldn't Think Straight

    published May 23, 1996

    Like many other embarrassing elements of recent Arizona history, Kemper Marley's link to the state's most famous assassination is not addressed in... More >>

  • The Way It Wasn't

    published May 23, 1996

    Lake Havasu City did not exist in 1912, and Teddy Roosevelt did not visit a Phoenix opera house in 1902--even though exhibits at the Marley Center... More >>

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