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1994 Stories by Tom Fitzpatrick

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  • TRIAL AND TERROR

    published December 15, 1994

    "Here's how I felt about it," Steve Bisbee, the lawyer, was saying. He was talking about his role in the biggest trial of his... More >>

  • IS THIS WHAT THEY MEAN BY LOW EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS?

    published December 8, 1994

    The other day, quite by accident, I received a fascinating notice in the mail about Keith Turley. It was an alumni bulletin from... More >>

  • PLEASE, SANTA, BRING ME A TENANT

    published December 8, 1994

    These hectic days, all bargain-conscious holiday shoppers must, as a matter of faith, make their pilgrimage to I. Magnin. I. Magnin, the... More >>

  • BARKLEY'S UNDERBELLY

    published December 1, 1994

    Charles Barkley strolled underneath the stands to the Phoenix Suns' dressing room. Barkley appeared nervous. He was ill at ease. Like a... More >>

  • NEWT-ONIAN VALUES

    published December 1, 1994

    Congressman Newt Gingrich is one of those staunch Republican figures who has the courage to stand up for family values. In a cynical age,... More >>

  • THE U-HAUL TRAGEDY

    published December 1, 1994

    L.S. Shoen is a lonely, 78-year-old man who now lives in a small tract house outside Las Vegas. He is regarded by some as a business... More >>

  • A MOJOR LEAGUE VETERAN

    published November 24, 1994

    He's been around. The veteran baseball writer has covered every World Series and every All-Star game since 1958. He is so highly... More >>

  • A THREAT TO THE RULE OF LAW: PEACE

    published November 24, 1994

    Attorney Steve Doncaster, an ardent cyclist, was pedaling home from work the other day. He was heading west on Washington Street from his... More >>

  • THE FREALITY OF THE "RIOT"

    published November 17, 1994

    The police reports describing the South Mountain High School riot are written in the idiom of men apparently striving to emulate the literary... More >>

  • A PROCESS IS DUE AT SOUTH MOUNTAIN HIGH

    published November 17, 1994

    When Roberto Frietz, now 39, was a student at South Mountain High School in the 1970s, a riot brought on by racial tensions broke out at the... More >>

  • VOUCHING FOR ALSTON

    published November 3, 1994

    I rang the doorbell at Senator Alston's house in the 4100 block of West Cheery Lynn Road the other day, and was greeted by the... More >>

  • WHO KILLED BOB CRANE? WHO CARES?

    published November 3, 1994

    There was a time when Bob Crane was even more famous than O.J. Simpson. But that was years ago, and our memories are short. ... More >>

  • MARK HARRIS, A WRITER'S WRITER

    published November 3, 1994

    I knew I wanted to be a sportswriter when I was 14 years old. I had discovered Mark Harris' Bang the Drum Slowly in the library . . . ... More >>

  • THE JORDAN BUSINESS

    published October 27, 1994

    It's Friday night at Scottsdale Stadium. Michael Jordan walks up the dugout steps at 6:41 p.m. As he reaches the top step,... More >>

  • WITH JON KYL, DULL DOESN'T MEAN HARMLESS

    published October 20, 1994

    Here are some things you ought to know about Congressman Jon Kyl, that passionless and aloof candidate of the Republican ultraright, before... More >>

  • A TALE OF TALENT WASTED

    published October 13, 1994

    An hour before the game started, Richard Dumas was out on the court, chewing gum and blowing gingerly on his hands to warm them up.... More >>

  • THE MOVIE LOVER

    published October 13, 1994

    Fred Linch leans forward. He glances down at his favorite breakfast of bacon, eggs and a toasted bagel. He sits at an... More >>

  • FEELING GOOD ABOUT STIRRING THINGS UP

    published September 29, 1994

    Dick Mahoney is relaxed. His left leg rests over the arm of a chair in the living room of his Encanto Park home. Mahoney seems... More >>

  • PILING ON WHEN BUDDY'S DOWN

    published September 29, 1994

    Buddy Ryan is a better football coach and a better man than all his detractors rolled into one big, fat jellyroll. I predict Ryan will... More >>

  • LOUSY FOOTBALL, PART ONE: THE CARDINALS

    published September 22, 1994

    When you walk through the front door of Buddy Ryan's bar on Washington Street, the first thing that hits you is the huge trophy case on your... More >>

  • THE MAN WHO ENGINEERED BASHA'S WIN

    published September 22, 1994

    Rick DeGraw grins. He has good reason. "On election night at 11 o'clock," Rick DeGraw says, "I got a call from Terry Goddard's campaign. ... More >>

  • LOUSY FOOTBALL, PART TWO: ASU

    published September 22, 1994

    I had time to kill. So before last Saturday night's Arizona State football game, I went to Fat Tuesday, one of those joints that have created a... More >>

  • BUDDY RYAN LEADS THE CARDINALS' JUGGER-NOT

    published September 15, 1994

    "You've got a winner in town," Buddy Ryan told us that fine day. This was a few minutes after Ryan signed that fat contract with... More >>

  • SPARRING AMONG THE INTELLIGENTSIA IS AS ROUGH AS ANY BAR FIGHT

    published September 15, 1994

    TELLURIDE--John Simon, the New York magazine critic known for his spiteful reviews, is in top form. He has just finished... More >>

  • IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS, BALLPLAYERS WERE UNDERPAID

    published September 15, 1994

    Those were simpler times. It's difficult for us to conceive what life must have been like for even the most supremely talented... More >>

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