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1999 Stories by Tony Ortega

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  • Double Crossed

    published December 23, 1999

    Here's why you should be skeptical about what Graham Berry and Robert Cipriano say about the Church of Scientology: Berry's been after the church... More >>

  • "I Felt As If I Was the Apocalypse . . ."

    published July 8, 1999

    Two years ago, Hector (a pseudonym) was one of Angela Kirkendall's best students, a boy so taken with Kirkendall that he sat close to her desk and... More >>

  • Mentor's Lament

    published July 8, 1999

    Angela Kirkendall's 26 11- and 12-year-olds pull out math homework, straighten crumpled papers and whisper urgent messages. It's the morning of... More >>

  • Moving Target

    published June 10, 1999

    In March, Maricopa County sheriff's deputy Steve Barnes came forward with damning news: several of Sheriff Joe Arpaio's deputies, Barnes said, had... More >>

  • Parish Is Burning

    published May 27, 1999

    Father Dennis Riccitelli, who's twice been transferred by Catholic Church officials after parishioner complaints, has another churchgoer revolt on... More >>

  • Blowing His Cool

    published May 27, 1999

    Maricopa County sheriff's director David Hendershott ordered detention officer David Cool to produce a false memo suggesting former sheriff's... More >>

  • Think Tank Warfare

    published May 13, 1999

    Nearly a year after his death, Senator Barry Goldwater's legacy lives on, continuing to affect his beloved state and its contentious politics... More >>

  • Underwear Under Scrutiny

    published May 13, 1999

    In January, the Federal Bureau of Investigation confiscated the financial records of the Posse Foundation as part of the U.S. Attorney's probe of... More >>

  • 109 Degrees of Incarceration

    published May 6, 1999

    Lance Paul Hawthorne was not a model citizen. When a landlord attempted in 1989 to evict Hawthorne for not paying rent, the... More >>

  • Insider Account

    published April 29, 1999

    During Sheriff Joe Arpaio's tenure, several of his employees have come forward with damaging information about what really goes on in the offices... More >>

  • Detention Mounts

    published April 22, 1999

    While he spends lavishly on new offices, a bulletproof car and new employees to fight cat mutilations, Sheriff Joe Arpaio has so understaffed the... More >>

  • Lies and Videotape

    published April 15, 1999

    For more than two years, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office withheld a videotape that contains key evidence in a multimillion-dollar lawsuit... More >>

  • Concealed Weapons

    published April 8, 1999

    When The Pistoleros singer Lawrence Zubia decided to kill himself after years of depression and drug abuse, for some reason the familiar buttes of... More >>

  • Joe's Spies

    published March 25, 1999

    For six months, Sheriff Joe Arpaio has ordered one of his employees to spy on a key member in the election campaign of Tom Bearup, the only... More >>

  • I Varied Wyatt Earp

    published March 4, 1999

    There's no longer any question that a book published by the University of Arizona Press has earned a reputation it did not deserve. For... More >>

  • Eclipsed

    published February 25, 1999

    In Deep Impact and Armageddon, last year's two Hollywood fantasies about asteroid-caused extinction, it's Americans who take the lead to save the... More >>

  • Picket Fencing

    published January 21, 1999

    Residents of a quiet south Scottsdale neighborhood received an unusual present the day after Christmas. In their mailboxes, homeowners found a... More >>

  • The $8 Million Victim

    published January 14, 1999

    Joe Arpaio became Maricopa County sheriff in 1992 by taking advantage of dissatisfaction over Tom Agnos. The former sheriff had botched a murder... More >>

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