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1992 Stories by Tom Fitzpatrick

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  • BAD REVIEWS FOR WOODY

    published August 26, 1992

    Life is divided into the horrible and the miserable. Woody Allen in Annie Hall It took just a single week of merciless tabloid... More >>

  • CABBAGES AND KINGS

    published August 19, 1992

    After the game, the two coaches walked off the field together. Joe Bugel, who always seems like a particularly ambitious used-car salesman, kept... More >>

  • LIFE OR DEATH DECISION

    published August 12, 1992

    Steve Mitchell felt the tension rise. They had just brought Dan Willoughby into the courtroom for the beginning of a hearing that could put... More >>

  • This and That

    published August 12, 1992

    One of the perils of turning on your car radio during midmorning is accidentally tuning in the Barry Young talk show on KFYI-AM. This happened... More >>

  • Republican Revenge

    published July 29, 1992

    The Peter MacDonald story defies belief. Watch carefully as it unfolds. The federal courtroom in Prescott, where the former tribal chairman of the... More >>

  • The White Man's Justice

    published July 22, 1992

    I push open the heavily padded swinging doors of the aged federal courtroom in Prescott. The large, high-ceilinged room is filled with prospective... More >>

  • Keating's Monument to Cupidity

    published July 15, 1992

    I keep thinking about Charlie Keating. Right now he's sitting alone in a jail cell near Bakersfield, California. He's serving ten years. The... More >>

  • MIA: Truth

    published July 8, 1992

    We forget too soon. By now the Gulf War is but a faded memory. We've forgotten those days when General Norman Schwarzkopf was as popular as Johnny... More >>

  • BAD SPORT

    published July 8, 1992

    hanks, Scott I can't go along with all the jingoism being displayed over the United States' professional, all-star basketball team... More >>

  • O'CONNOR'S COURAGE

    published July 8, 1992

    Some moments freeze themselves in your mind. I remember a day in Washington, D.C., during Sandra Day O'Connor's 1981 hearings to... More >>

  • THE BACK PAGE

    published July 1, 1992

    Time has changed the newspaper business. Drastically. People with master's degrees in journalism tell me it's for the better. Why don't... More >>

  • COLD, COLD ART

    published July 1, 1992

    Christina the Lawyer expected there would be chilly nights. But not like this. It was, to put it bluntly, ridiculously cold. So now she... More >>

  • THE OLD NEIGHBORHOOD

    published June 24, 1992

    I walk into the small garage on Route 30, an hour's drive south of Chicago. It's quiet here in Chicago Heights. Many of the factories... More >>

  • VISIBLE, AND BELOVED

    published June 24, 1992

    Still such annoyances were to be endured as part of the desperate gamble involved in my becoming a novelist. --Ralph Ellison in his... More >>

  • It Can't Happen Here, Can It?

    published June 10, 1992

    Jottings in an outsider's political notebook: 1. H. Ross Perot strikes me as a perfect little fascist dictator. I sense about him nothing... More >>

  • A NEW CHARACTER ENTERS AZSCAM

    published June 3, 1992

    The vacant expression in Joe Stedino's eyes shocks me. I expect him to look more menacing, more unfeeling, like a Mafia soldier from a Mario... More >>

  • THE MYSTERY OF NOVELISTS

    published May 27, 1992

    I've always been curious about talented novelists. What personality traits does the job require? Certainly, there's more to it than just the... More >>

  • JERRY'S SECRET BATTLE PLAN

    published May 20, 1992

    Memo: To our Phoenix Suns From: Chairman Jerry I thought I would leave a copy of this note in each of your lockers. It will give you... More >>

  • CHERCHEZ LA FEMME

    published May 6, 1992

    Time is running out. Unless attorney Steve Mitchell finds the woman, the murder charge against Dan Willoughby must be dropped. Without... More >>

  • WATCH YOUR MOUTH

    published April 29, 1992

    To understand politics, you must first understand ambition and the thirst for power. Take the case of Rick Romley. He was an anonymous... More >>

  • YOU WOULDN'T WISH IT ON A DOG

    published April 22, 1992

    On trial was Glen McGaughey, acclaimed by his peers in the Arizona dog-racing business as the most outstanding breeder in the... More >>

  • ANNETTE'S NEW JOB: SPYING

    published April 15, 1992

    This is a truly memorable tale about Governor J. Fife Symington III and his dearest friend in government, the voluptuous Miss Annette... More >>

  • THE WIRE IS CUT

    published April 8, 1992

    The message on my telephone recorder was from Wally Pritchard. This is your old pal, Wally," the voice said. I'm back on the street... More >>

  • DRESSED TO KILL

    published April 8, 1992

    You are now free to discuss your observations," Mike Arra said. Arra is the prison official supervising the media members who witnessed the... More >>

  • RUBY MORRIS' BIZARRE LAST RIDE

    published February 26, 1992

    The courtroom is hushed. Earl Morris swallows hard. He is playing to a small audience. Its numbers are few, but they are totally... More >>

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