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1993 Stories by Tom Fitzpatrick

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  • THE PLUMBER'S LAWYER ACQUITTED HIM WELL

    published December 22, 1993

    It was 10 a.m. Prosecutor Warren Granville had just concluded with the first part of his final argument. Granville had forcefully told the... More >>

  • WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU LIVE BY THE GUN

    published December 15, 1993

    Fear never strikes out. Now even Phoenix Mayor Paul Johnson deems it acceptable to boast on public television of a newly purchased rottweiler and... More >>

  • WHAT DOES NEAL ROBERTS KNOW?

    published December 8, 1993

    For years, the tall man drank alone. He would arrive before noon at the bar of his choice, with a tumbler brought from home in his hand. Placing... More >>

  • GROW UP, PHOENIX

    published December 8, 1993

    There has already been too much written and said about constructing a stadium for major-league baseball here in Phoenix. I suggest we stop the... More >>

  • SAY GOODBYE, JOE

    published December 1, 1993

    The television camera gives us a tight shot of Joe Bugel. The Phoenix Cardinals coach stands on the sidelines with his hands shoved into the... More >>

  • ONE BULLET, A LIFE CHANGED

    published December 1, 1993

    I still remember the day I talked to Sarah Brady about her long battle with the National Rifle Association over what has finally become known as... More >>

  • TAKING NOTE OF THE SUNS

    published November 24, 1993

    I am forever searching for basketball's ultimate truths. As part of this enduring quest, I went to the Suns-Portland game last Friday night at... More >>

  • WHAT PART OF A HORSE'S ANATOMY IS JOE ARPAIO?

    published November 24, 1993

    We are always thrilled by the sight of armed men on horseback. The Lone Ranger. Tom Mix. Clint Eastwood. We love them all. And now just the... More >>

  • ALONE AT THE TOP

    published November 17, 1993

    In a largely misspent life, I have spent entirely too much time in the company of football coaches. In a way, they have always both fascinated and... More >>

  • THE PLUG IS PULLED

    published November 17, 1993

    I felt a tinge of sadness the other day when I read that the Chicago Bears had waived their massive defensive tackle, William "Refrigerator"... More >>

  • BARKLEY FACES THE DOWNHILL AHEAD

    published November 3, 1993

    "I have no fear of getting old," Charles Barkley says. "I'm at peace as my skills decline." It is an hour after an exhibition-game loss to the... More >>

  • SOMETHING TO INFURIATE EVERYONE

    published October 27, 1993

    Notebook: Last year was fun. It was full of constant surprises. There were miraculous shots that won games. Almost every night at America West... More >>

  • CARLE HODGE'S NEEDLESS DEATH

    published October 20, 1993

    The murder of Carle Hodge, the finest science writer I ever knew, remains a mystery. That his death would be shrouded by enigma is only... More >>

  • THE CARDINALS, MODELS OF CONSISTENCY

    published October 13, 1993

    Joe Bugel is too easy a target. He is the quintessential Bozo. He is a caricature of the simpleminded football coach. Unfortunately for Bugel,... More >>

  • STOP EVERYTHING! CHARLES FELL DOWN.

    published October 13, 1993

    A degree of madness has enveloped us all since last year's acquisition of Charles Barkley by the Phoenix Suns. It has now reached astonishing... More >>

  • A DOCTOR'S THOUGHTS ON CLINTON'S HEALTH PLAN

    published October 6, 1993

    There is nobody in the medical field in this state with a better reputation than Dr. John Eckstein at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale. Having... More >>

  • IN RUSSIA, DAYS THAT SHAKE THE WORLD

    published October 6, 1993

    Ernest Hemingway said that no one had ever written a truer account of battle than Stendahl in his re-creation of Waterloo in his classic novel The... More >>

  • ONCE A LAWYER MOVES IN, THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD

    published September 29, 1993

    The neighbors from hell had left a message. I saw the huge potted palm that blocked the driveway at once. The wilted plant sat there in a... More >>

  • FOR DECONCINI, POLITICS WAS AN ENRICHING EXPERIENCE

    published September 22, 1993

    It seemed a flawless setting. Dennis DeConcini visualized this as his final great moment in Arizona politics. Such presumption was not... More >>

  • ALONE IN THE DARK

    published September 22, 1993

    At the time, it seemed of no consequence. It happened on a night in Chicago while the Suns were playing in the championship series against the... More >>

  • NOTES FROM THE TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL

    published September 15, 1993

    TELLURIDE, Colorado--It's the fourth and final day. The 20th annual Telluride Film Festival is almost history. Everyone's getting ready to blow... More >>

  • THAT'S SPELLED P-L-A-G-I-A-R-I-S-M

    published September 1, 1993

    Leo Damore was in a state of high dudgeon. At this moment, his fury knew no bounds. Damore's blood had been stirred by reading an excerpt from... More >>

  • ERIC MAGEARY ISN'T GOING ANYWHERE

    published August 25, 1993

    I drove to the Arizona State Prison at Florence last week to watch the Board of Pardons and Paroles in action. Anyone who spends much time as... More >>

  • YOUNG GUNS

    published August 18, 1993

    As this matter unfolds, you will find that what happened to Mr. Jordan was the kind of random violence that all the public is concerned and afraid... More >>

  • EVEN HIS WIFE CAN'T STAND HIM ANYMORE

    published August 11, 1993

    We have to distrust each other. It's our only defense against betrayal. --Tennessee... More >>

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