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1997 Stories by Terry Greene Sterling

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  • Vanishing Act

    published October 16, 1997

    In 15 years, about 400 people died in a small room in Reverend Sky Guadagno's coral-colored house in South Phoenix. After each death, Reverend Sky... More >>

  • Glendale's Witness-Protection Program

    published September 18, 1997

    The story of the recent murder of a young west Phoenix couple has become an Elmore Leonard novel, with its bounty hunters and police snitches and... More >>

  • Best of Fife Vol. II

    published September 11, 1997

    Editor's note: In 1994, New Times printed Volume I of "The Best of Fife." The New and Improved Volume II incorporates the best of... More >>

  • The Indomitable Dougherty

    published September 11, 1997

    The bailiff read the jury's verdict: Defendant John Fife Symington III was guilty on seven counts of fraud. Last Wednesday, as Judge Roger... More >>

  • Marian Theology--Phoenix Style

    published September 4, 1997

    His Holiness Pope John Paul II is expected soon to plumb deep into his papal infallibility. Some four million Roman Catholics--many of whom... More >>

  • Spinning Westech

    published August 28, 1997

    James Warne III called a press conference earlier this month to whine about his company, Westech, once again. Warne told reporters about the... More >>

  • The Fifester, the Wifester, the Mother and the Prosecutor

    published August 14, 1997

    Last Friday afternoon, as the criminal trial of Governor J. Fife Symington III drew to a close, prosecutor David Schindler got one last chance to... More >>

  • Horndog Jim

    published August 7, 1997

    In late July, Mesa city councilmember Jim Stapley sued fellow councilmember Joan Payne. Stapley claimed that Payne had slandered him by calling... More >>

  • Rage Against the Legal Machine

    published July 24, 1997

    I knock on the door, let myself in. Melody Baker can't hobble from the living-room couch to the front door unless she takes the morphine... More >>

  • Crime Spree on the Reservation

    published July 3, 1997

    The first bullet entered Brian Patrick Lindsay's head and tore through his tongue. The 20-year-old Subway sandwich shop clerk grabbed his... More >>

  • The First Lady's Last Stand

    published June 5, 1997

    On one of their first dates, Ann Olin Pritzlaff and J. Fife Symington III watched Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, a movie about the escapades... More >>

  • In the Name of the Father and the Son and the Wholly Owned Subsidiary

    published May 22, 1997

    Iolanda and Pasquale Ranalli immigrated to New York from Italy in 1953. Middle-aged and poor, they had modest aspirations--to raise their three... More >>

  • Little Drummer Boy

    published May 1, 1997

    Across the street from the house where 8-year-old Lee Holmes lives, there is an empty doghouse, presumably built by a neighbor who has since... More >>

  • The Truth About Cats & Dogs

    published March 27, 1997

    When I was a kid, a cat lady lived near my grandparents. The cat lady's cheeks were rouged in perfect round circles and she muttered to herself.... More >>

  • Taken to the Cleaners

    published March 20, 1997

    Eleven years ago, after her father suffered a stroke, a middle-aged housewife and mother named Charlotte Walton suddenly found herself at the helm... More >>

  • Marshmallow Roast

    published February 13, 1997

    Kim MacEachern, Mary Simmerer and Peggy Guichard-Watters are women of unusual courage and honor. But these three environmental regulators... More >>

  • Joe Parham Stands Up

    published February 6, 1997

    Tony Freman needed his mother. He had been selling drugs on Minneapolis street corners, which got some people irritated with him. So he... More >>

  • Adios, Gringolandia!

    published January 2, 1997

    Saturdays and Sundays, Rosa Banuelos wakes up at first light and packs her car with whatever is needed to replenish her stock of... More >>

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