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1990 Stories by Tom Fitzpatrick

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  • SEMPER FIDO

    published August 8, 1990

    This all started more than a year ago when a burglar broke in through a side door of the house and made off with Christina The Lawyer's... More >>

  • FIELD OF SCHEMES

    published August 8, 1990

    Bob Corbin apparently plans to commit at least one more despicable, contemptible act before departing from his office as state attorney... More >>

  • THE LITTLE GUY

    published August 1, 1990

    You're Bob Barnes, and by now running for governor of Arizona has taken over your life. For you, it has become an obsession. You are... More >>

  • FEAR IN THEIR HEARTS,FIRE IN THEIR WORDS

    published July 25, 1990

    "Ric Rankins did not die in vain," the speaker shouted last Sunday night. "His death has created a new spirit in this community." ... More >>

  • ROOTING FOR THE TREES

    published July 25, 1990

    The dark clouds appeared suddenly from the north last Saturday night. The winds, gusting to sixty miles per hour, followed soon after. ... More >>

  • THE SUPREME COURT COPS OUT

    published July 18, 1990

    The Arizona Supreme Court now tells us that Evan Mecham is once again free to become our governor. How ridiculous can you get? ... More >>

  • Symington's Empty Boasts and Lost Hopes

    published July 18, 1990

    Earlier that evening, J. Fife Symington III went on television. He seemed superbly confident as he quipped that Evan Mecham was like a schoolyard... More >>

  • Send in the Clowns

    published July 11, 1990

    The best thing about Prescott's 102nd annual Frontier Days parade last Saturday was the cowboy groups like the Bill Williams Mountainmen and the... More >>

  • THE MECHAM MENACE

    published July 11, 1990

    Now it comes down to courage. This is no time for the summer soldier or the sunshine patriot, as Thomas Paine once wrote. ... More >>

  • THE MAGNATE MEETS HIS MAKER

    published July 4, 1990

    I could hear the organ playing from the other side of Seventh Avenue. Kemper Marley's funeral would start in less than half an hour. ... More >>

  • HIS HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN SPORTSWRITERS

    published July 4, 1990

    Jerome Holtzman of the Chicago Tribune covered his first Arizona spring training season 35 years ago. He has been covering baseball ever... More >>

  • TERRY THE FREELOADER

    published July 4, 1990

    Terry Goddard is getting a free ride in his campaign for governor. First of all, he is running virtually unopposed, so there is no one to... More >>

  • STRIKING OUT ON A STADIUM

    published June 27, 1990

    "Phoenix is a nice place to visit in winter," Jerome Holtzman was saying, "but don't expect to get a major league baseball team down... More >>

  • THE WISEGUY

    published June 27, 1990

    The last I heard about Harry Garbus was that he was serving his second term in federal prison and had tried to escape. And... More >>

  • NEW LIGHT ON THE SHADOWS OF THE BOLLES MURDER

    published June 13, 1990

    It's early morning. The bartender spots the tall man as he comes through the door. "I'll have a vodka on the rocks," Neal Roberts... More >>

  • THE UNSOUND AND THE FURY

    published June 13, 1990

    It happens each time they meet. Sam Steiger and Ev Mecham appear on the same platform and Mecham turns into a seething mass of fury... More >>

  • WHERE WAS CHAMBERS?

    published June 6, 1990

    It was almost half time of the final game with the Portland Trail Blazers. Until now I hadn't realized how badly Tom Chambers was playing. ... More >>

  • THE GAMMA KNIFE

    published June 6, 1990

    Frank Turco sits hunched forward. He is worried. But he is also powerless. Turco is in the waiting room on the fourth floor of the... More >>

  • THE BABE RUTH OF SCOUTING

    published June 6, 1990

    This is about the death of a baseball scout. Tony Lucadello never tired of the search. Throughout his forty-year career, he managed... More >>

  • THE FAT CATS HAVE A FIELD DAY

    published May 30, 1990

    An elderly Pinnacle West stockholder poked Keith Turley gingerly in the back. At this very moment, Turley was standing nervously at a... More >>

  • MECHAM GOES NOT SO GENTLY INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT

    published May 23, 1990

    Some scenes cling to your mind. They are so powerful that they are impossible to block out. For me, there will always be that... More >>

  • WHERE COTTON IS KING

    published May 23, 1990

    Cotton Fitzsimmons is my clear pick for National Basketball Association coach of the year. Nobody comes close. Cotton came back to the... More >>

  • GET OFF JIMMY BRESLIN'S BACK

    published May 23, 1990

    I write this column assuming you already know that Jimmy Breslin is the best newspaper columnist in the country. During a thirty-year career on... More >>

  • THE SLICK AND SLIPPERY SYMINGTON CAMPAIGN

    published April 25, 1990

    J. Fife Symington III grew up on a 500-acre estate in the blue-blood Maryland hunt country. There were neighbors with names like S. Bonsal... More >>

  • Keating Five Choke on Charlie's Filthy Lucre

    published April 25, 1990

    Perhaps the most dramatic revelations to come out of the huge savings and loan disaster will come during the trial of Charles Keating. ... More >>

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