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1993 Stories by Tom Fitzpatrick

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  • DIARY OF A SCARED HOUSEWIFE

    published August 4, 1993

    Too many of Joe Calo's friends in the Italian-restaurant business and the drug trade here in Phoenix were being systematically murdered. Seven... More >>

  • A LESSON IN HOW POWER CORRUPTS

    published July 28, 1993

    I sat there watching Congressman Dan Rostenkowski proclaim his innocence of all wrongdoing. Everybody in Chicago calls him "Rosty." Very few... More >>

  • BACK TO WORK

    published July 21, 1993

    The first letter I read upon coming back from vacation had this to say: "How come you wrote about the Suns the way you did? How dare you sell... More >>

  • GOODBYE,RAMBLE

    published July 14, 1993

    "Would you like to spend some time alone with him?" "Yes," I said. The vet looked down at Ramble the Dog. He shook his head from side to... More >>

  • IN HEMINGWAY COUNTRY

    published July 14, 1993

    HORTON BAY, Michigan--The road is narrow. No traffic. I haven't seen another car for a long time. I hoped it would be this way. It's like a... More >>

  • WAIT UNTIL NEXT YEAR

    published June 23, 1993

    A moment frozen in time: The clock shows there are still 3.9 seconds to play. The Phoenix Suns trail the Chicago Bulls, 99 to 98. So near and... More >>

  • ERROR JORDAN

    published June 16, 1993

    Michael Jordan is on the edge. His problem, like that of someone caught in the advanced stages of alcoholism, is that he no longer can recognize... More >>

  • TEMPEST AT THE POINT

    published June 16, 1993

    The only difference is the good guys won this time. --Suns coach Paul Westphal The monkey has been removed from Kevin Johnson's back for... More >>

  • TRUMPETING THE SUNS

    published June 9, 1993

    Strange. They are such public figures. Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley. They are quoted constantly. But we don't really know them. For us... More >>

  • GO AWAY, SUNS

    published May 26, 1993

    We remember so little. The playoffs move too fast. Yet they never seem to end. It is as though we're all prisoners on a runaway train. There is no... More >>

  • SIDEWALK STORIES

    published May 19, 1993

    I wonder where she is today. At this very minute, as you begin to read this column, Joan is probably walking along a Phoenix street, pushing a... More >>

  • GONE DOWN

    published May 19, 1993

    I see it now. The Suns are not going to win an NBA title this year. The task simply isn't possible. The Suns are good. On some nights, very... More >>

  • SUNDAY IN THE LOCKER ROOM WITH CHARLES

    published May 12, 1993

    That which does not kill us makes us stronger. sign above Charles Barkley's dressing stall Here comes Charles Barkley. He seems almost... More >>

  • THE MOST POPULAR MAN IN PHOENIX

    published April 28, 1993

    I remember: All season long, the writers came from all over, from Germany and France and even New York City. They came from the New York... More >>

  • INDECENT PROPOSALS:

    published April 28, 1993

    What if Fife Symington paid Annette Alvarez $1 million to have sex with him? What if Fife Symington paid you $1 million to have sex with... More >>

  • MURDER TRIAL? WHAT MURDER TRAIL?

    published April 21, 1993

    Perhaps it has finally ended. I have some irreverent and possibly unprofessional things to say about this haunting murder trial: All... More >>

  • CONTENDERS NO MORE

    published April 21, 1993

    This is the silent season for Suns fans. It is a time for gnawing doubt and fear. Charles Barkley's shoulder injury has revealed more than... More >>

  • ARIZONA'S LONGEST-RUNNING COMEDY

    published April 14, 1993

    :I, for one, am going to miss Fife Symington. When he's gone, there will be so many priceless and amusing incidents to remember. Take the... More >>

  • HARRY THE HOARSE

    published April 7, 1993

    But most amazing of all: the expression on people's faces as they look toward the press box in the middle of the seventh and watch the man sing... More >>

  • FINAL CHAPTER

    published April 7, 1993

    For almost a dozen years, arguably the finest independent bookstore in town has been Dushoff Books Ltd. in the shopping center at 32nd Street and... More >>

  • THE FIGHT BUSINESS

    published March 31, 1993

    We proceed along the downhill path to wisdom. Already, the triumphal march upon Philadelphia is behind us. Renowned as the Bad Boy of the NBA,... More >>

  • QUESTIONS

    published March 24, 1993

    1. Who will benefit from the Super Bowl's coming to Tempe? It will be a fine thing for hotels, airlines, rental-car people and restaurants in... More >>

  • SUCCESS HAS SPOILED THE SUNS

    published March 17, 1993

    Fantasy time is over. The joyous figures on the wedding cake have toppled. Reality has set in. Only those Phoenix Suns fans who dress... More >>

  • FOR GOD'S SAKE, MURDER

    published March 17, 1993

    On the talk shows, the right-wing zealots pretended they were not responsible for Dr. David Gunn's murder. Over in Mesa, a place made famous... More >>

  • BARKLEY MAKES THE SUNS RISE

    published March 10, 1993

    It's easy for me to remember the Phoenix Suns' opening-night game this season. It was Charles Barkley's first home appearance in a Suns uniform,... More >>

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