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1998 Stories by Terry Greene Sterling

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  • Scourge of Youngtown

    published December 31, 1998

    On the morning of July 1, Al and Letha Lindsey settled into what they thought would be an uneventful, routine day at their small house in... More >>

  • Jailer's Jihad

    published December 17, 1998

    Ex-corrections officer Bill Haro thinks he knows exactly why his former employer, the Arizona Department of Corrections, suffers from a... More >>

  • Poring a Foundation

    published December 10, 1998

    The Baptist Foundation of Arizona recently proclaimed a banner financial year despite the fact that investigators from three different state... More >>

  • Honduran Blues

    published November 19, 1998

    For the past two weeks, Jose Antonio has raced home from whatever job he could find that day, usually busing tables or washing dishes in one... More >>

  • The Tony and John Show

    published October 29, 1998

    I've known Tony West for years, and privately, West can be a very charming and nice guy. But if West is elected to the Arizona Corporation... More >>

  • Trouble in the Kingdom of God

    published October 8, 1998

    In 1986, residents of the Kingdom of God--better known as Colorado City, Arizona, the headquarters of a fundamentalist Mormon religious cult that... More >>

  • Charter Martyr

    published September 24, 1998

    I have heard so many stories about Carolyn Sawyer's earthy, manipulative personality that I expect to meet a Janis Joplin-like middle-aged... More >>

  • Savings Bondage

    published September 10, 1998

    Beverly and Edward McMillen wanted to help the Lord. As members of North Phoenix Baptist Church, one of the Valley's largest Southern... More >>

  • Another Payoff

    published September 10, 1998

    Like Beverly McMillen, former BFA investor Annette Earl also got her life savings back last month. Earl says BFA informed her that someone had... More >>

  • "I Was Sick . . . and Ye Visited Me Not"

    published August 6, 1998

    A Black Canyon City woman says the Baptist Foundation of Arizona (BFA) is refusing to return her life savings, even though she needs the money to... More >>

  • A Revolting Redevelopment

    published July 23, 1998

    The area adjacent to the retail center should eventually be cleared for market rate housing. Downtown lacks any significant market rate housing.... More >>

  • From "Shambles" to Chandler

    published July 23, 1998

    Michael Kerski moved from Hartford, Connecticut, to Arizona in November 1996 to revitalize downtown Chandler--and a career rocked by scandal. ... More >>

  • The Story So Far

    published July 2, 1998

    A six-month New Times investigation reveals that companies controlled by one sitting Baptist Foundation of Arizona director and two former... More >>

  • Shakedown in Show Low

    published July 2, 1998

    On a summer day in 1988, Tucson retirees Nita and Chuck Pratt visited an RV resort near Show Low. Juniper Ridge RV Resort sat atop an... More >>

  • Rattling Cages

    published June 4, 1998

    Four rattlesnakes and a king snake lie coiled in Dale Burton's truck as he tools along Shea Boulevard en route to the Mayo Clinic in north... More >>

  • The Story So Far

    published April 23, 1998

    A six-month New Times investigation reveals that companies controlled by one sitting Baptist Foundation of Arizona director and two former... More >>

  • Reform Fitting but Unlikely

    published April 23, 1998

    What is government doing to protect the public from unscrupulous corporations or religious institutions? The federal government is unlikely... More >>

  • A Shaky Foundation - Second in a Series

    published April 23, 1998

    The $1 Building Anyone sifting through the public records of tangled real-estate transactions conducted by the Baptist Foundation of... More >>

  • The Moneychangers

    published April 16, 1998

    Chartered to raise funds for religious charities, the Baptist Foundation of Arizona and its web of subsidiaries have neglected good works in favor... More >>

  • An analyst's view of BFA

    published April 16, 1998

    In order to understand the audited financial statements published annually by the Baptist Foundation of Arizona, New Times hired Robert Mroz of... More >>

  • The Foundation Speaks

    published April 16, 1998

    On March 23, the Baptist Foundation of Arizona hand-delivered a letter to New Times in response to written questions. The letter, signed by... More >>

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