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1994 Stories by Tom Fitzpatrick

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  • TWO-FACED TERRY TRIES AGAIN

    published September 8, 1994

    Terry Goddard is playing his same old dodge. The perennial candidate for office is attempting to slouch his way to victory in the Democratic... More >>

  • GODDARD THE FRIGHTENED

    published September 8, 1994

    The panic is on. They see his chances slipping away. This time, Terry Goddard may not even make it through the Democratic primary. Less than a... More >>

  • THE CHURCH BUYS SILENCE

    published August 18, 1994

    When I read Bishop Thomas O'Brien's challenge in the Arizona Republic recently, I decided this would be a trial worth watching. The message,... More >>

  • THE BASEBALL STRIKE: AS BORING AS IT IS STUPID

    published August 18, 1994

    I must now find a new way to amuse myself. Baseball is gone, never to return--in this season, at least. What is left? There are so many... More >>

  • BROTHERS AND VICTIMS

    published August 11, 1994

    I could never get the killing out of my mind. For one thing, I never could make any sense of it. Besides, I never could learn enough from... More >>

  • THE SUNS AND PHOENIX'S SPINELESS DAILY PRESS

    published June 22, 1994

    The comparisons stick in the back of your mind. The O.J. Simpson story is merely the opposite side of the coin to the now-infamous Phoenix... More >>

  • A PROFILE IN COURAGE

    published June 15, 1994

    We go along thinking there are no surprises left. We think we have seen it all. And then a baseball coach like Jim Brock comes along. Without... More >>

  • CHICAGO, ROSTY'S KIND OF TOWN

    published June 8, 1994

    It's the waiting, you keep thinking. That's what will wear on Congressman Danny Rostenkowski, at least until the cell door finally closes. But... More >>

  • AN OPEN LETTER TO CHARLES BARKLEY

    published June 1, 1994

    Dear Charles, This is the perfect time for you to retire from the National Basketball Association. Your stock both as a player and a publicly... More >>

  • JACKIE'S FINAL PERFORMANCE

    published May 25, 1994

    For Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the spirit of Camelot never died. But we went too far. We deified Jackie. No one understood her exalted status... More >>

  • CHARLES, NOT IN CHARGE

    published May 18, 1994

    There are a few moments when the mask of the professional athlete is snatched away. One such moment is immediately after a decisive defeat. On... More >>

  • REMEMBERING A BRUSH WITH EVIL

    published May 11, 1994

    There was nothing unusual about John Gacy's brick bungalow. I had seen thousands just like it all over the Chicago area. But Gacy's house at 8213... More >>

  • TWILIGHT OF THE GOD

    published May 4, 1994

    And the days dwindle down to a precious few. . . . --song from the Broadway show Knickerbocker Holiday For Charles Barkley, these are the... More >>

  • THE SECRET OF NIXON'S SURVIVAL

    published April 27, 1994

    There are worse things than jail. There is no telephone there. There is, instead, peace. A hard table to write on. The best political writing in... More >>

  • GOOD NIGHT, SWEET D

    published April 6, 1994

    Pro basketball is all glitter, bombast and tasteless television commercials these days. It's as though the game has been taken over by the Madison... More >>

  • GOOD NIGHT, SWEET D

    published April 6, 1994

    Pro basketball is all glitter, bombast and tasteless television commercials these days. It's as though the game has been taken over by the Madison... More >>

  • IF THEY'RE NOT HIRED FOR THEIR HAIR, WHY DO THEY ALL LOOK ALIKE?

    published April 6, 1994

    I do not consort much with television types. For this reason, I do not know what it takes to become a female anchor in the Phoenix market. So... More >>

  • IF THEY'RE NOT HIRED FOR THEIR HAIR, WHY DO THEY ALL LOOK ALIKE?

    published April 6, 1994

    I do not consort much with television types. For this reason, I do not know what it takes to become a female anchor in the Phoenix market. So... More >>

  • GOOD NIGHT, SWEET D

    published April 6, 1994

    Pro basketball is all glitter, bombast and tasteless television commercials these days. It's as though the game has been taken over by the Madison... More >>

  • IF THEY'RE NOT HIRED FOR THEIR HAIR, WHY DO THEY ALL LOOK ALIKE?

    published April 6, 1994

    I do not consort much with television types. For this reason, I do not know what it takes to become a female anchor in the Phoenix market. So... More >>

  • IS THIS THE PARTY TO WHOM I AM SPEAKING?

    published March 30, 1994

    I had a long telephone conversation with Byron "Bud" Brown, the Scottsdale real estate man, the other day. Brown, 65, was belligerent... More >>

  • PLANET PHOENIX

    published March 30, 1994

    Martha Spears has made what she says is an irrevocable decision about Governor J. Fife Symington III. "The man's a jerk," Martha says. "Fife... More >>

  • IS THIS THE PARTY TO WHOM I AM SPEAKING?

    published March 30, 1994

    I had a long telephone conversation with Byron "Bud" Brown, the Scottsdale real estate man, the other day. Brown, 65, was belligerent... More >>

  • PLANET PHOENIX

    published March 30, 1994

    Martha Spears has made what she says is an irrevocable decision about Governor J. Fife Symington III. "The man's a jerk," Martha says. "Fife... More >>

  • IS THIS THE PARTY TO WHOM I AM SPEAKING?

    published March 30, 1994

    I had a long telephone conversation with Byron "Bud" Brown, the Scottsdale real estate man, the other day. Brown, 65, was belligerent... More >>

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