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1996 Stories by Tony Ortega

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  • Recordings

    published April 18, 1996

    Live Tracks (Freedom) The Derailers Jackpot (Watermelon) These two albums prove that your arms are never too short... More >>

  • Why a Picture's Worth 1,000 Words

    published April 11, 1996

    A dozen people, some giddy from sleep deprivation, gathered at the Tempe home of Tom Polakis on March 30 to compare notes after one of the most... More >>

  • Affirmative Reactionaries

    published March 28, 1996

    An Interstate 17 rest stop under cloudy February skies. Tourists get out of cars to stretch their legs and buy snacks from vending machines.... More >>

  • Tepid Response Force

    published February 22, 1996

    The same day Richard Romley announced he would seek reelection as Maricopa County attorney, one of his subordinates was looking into a case that... More >>

  • Joe Enhancement Fund

    published February 8, 1996

    When Sheriff Joe Arpaio sued the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors in 1994, challenging its authority to cut his budget, the action was widely... More >>

  • Culture Schlock

    published February 1, 1996

    Halvor Elvik wants balloons. The Norwegian foreign correspondent has jetted to Phoenix after covering President Clinton's State of the Union... More >>

  • Mayoral Smoke Screen?

    published January 18, 1996

    Antismoking activists were pleasantly surprised when Phoenix Mayor Skip Rimsza went on the offensive against cigarette manufacturers. In letters... More >>

  • Where There's Smoke

    published January 4, 1996

    The UnMarlboro Cowboy holds up a photograph of what was once the inside of someone's mouth--a row of badly stained lower teeth, cancerous gums and... More >>

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