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    THE MYSTERY OF MYRONTHE TRAIL MAY BE COLD, BUT THE MEMORIES STILL HURT

    Three years ago this week, thirteen-year-old Myron Traylor had just finished his paper route and left his South Phoenix home with his mother, Debbie, to visit his grandparents. About a half-mile separated the two homes in South Phoenix...

    by Dave Newbart on July 24, 1991
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    ANIMAL RITESMESA VET ACCUSED OF ABUSE

    A Mesa veterinarian is being investigated by the state for alleged incidents of animal abuse, including the mysterious death of a chow puppy. The vet, William T. Gray of Sysel Animal Hospital in Mesa, denies he's an animal abuser and b...

    by Terry Greene on July 24, 1991
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    THE JUDGE WHO WENT TO POTREMINISCING ABOUT MARQUARDT WITH THOSE WHO WERE SENTENCED BY HIM

    Ex-Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Philip Marquardt probably doesn't remember Richard Mendez, but Mendez remembers the judge. And Mendez says he knows just how Marquardt must be feeling as the judge's own August 9 sentencing date for marijuana p...

    by Kathleen Stanton on July 24, 1991
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    GROW UP!A TESTY MANIFESTO INTENDED FOR SHORT PEOPLE EVERYWHERE

    I am coming out of an ABCO on one of those torrid days that send shoppers actually scurrying from the store's air-conditioned sanctuary to their cars. I am moving at a good clip when I see the gray-haired man out of the corner of my eye. He i...

    by Deborah Laake on July 24, 1991
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    ROSE AND THE DIAMOND PARADISE

    I had forgotten how manipulative and deceitful Pete Rose can be. Rose was back on national television the other day attempting to convince everyone he never bet on the outcome of baseball games while managing the Cincinnati Reds. Rece...

    by Tom Fitzpatrick on July 24, 1991
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    VOICES OF THE LAMBS

    Jane Chapman's life was wonderful. After college, there was Stanford Medical School, then she and her husband David migrated to Hawaii and it was there, in paradise, that they raised an infant daughter, Lana. One day a doctor tol...

    by Michael Lacey on July 24, 1991
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    WHY SAVE THIS AIRLINE? - AMERICA WEST IS FLYING SOUTH. AND ALL ARIZONANS ARE HOSTAGES.

    In late May, only weeks after announcing record losses for a second straight quarter, America West Airlines chairman Ed Beauvais boasted to nationwide airport executives meeting at the Phoenician resort that the airline would soon expand service i...

    by Kathleen Stanton on July 17, 1991
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    R.I.P. TREATMENT - DID COP BILL GRAVELL DIE IN THE LINE OF DUTY? IT'S A DEFINITE MAYBE.

    When it was Yavapai County Sheriff Buck Buchanan's turn to vote at the meeting of the Arizona Peace Officers' Memorial Board, several Oro Valley cops shifted nervously in their seats. "Some of us have become so concerned with the letter of the l...

    by Paul Rubin on July 17, 1991
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    SUPERMARKET SWIPE!ABCO RUNS A SPECIAL ON SHOPLIFTERS

    Thanks to the airport-style security popping up in one of the Valley's supermarket chains, the act of purchasing pickle loaf is now only slightly less daunting than boarding an Israeli jet. You know those security walkways like the ones used t...

    by Dewey Webb on July 17, 1991
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    FOR LOVE AND GLORY

    LS2Moonlight and love songs Never out of date Hearts full of passion, jealousy and hate Woman needs man and man must have his mate That no one can deny It's still the same old story A fight for love and glory A case o...

    by Michael Lacey on July 17, 1991
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    THE PRINTS ON THE CAN

    Charles Hyder, the career prosecutor, takes his seat in the witness box. He squares his shoulders and stares directly ahead. "Yeah," he says in answer to a few of the first questions. "That's right," he adds, fending off a few ot...

    by Tom Fitzpatrick on July 17, 1991
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    ASU'S MODEL COUNSELING PROGRAM BITES THE DUST

    ASU's pioneering sport- psychology program was put to the acid test in the days after Bobby Janisse's self-inflicted death. It passed with flying colors. Several ASU wrestlers and head coach Bobby Douglas credit sport psychologist Mark Anders...

    by Paul Rubin on July 10, 1991
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    A FOX IN THE DEQ HENHOUSE?

    Fife Symington has told Ed Fox, his new environmental chief, that he wants to see "improved performance" in the state Department of Environmental Quality. But whether that means a tougher stance on polluters is unclear. Neither Fox nor the ...

    by Kathleen Stanton on July 10, 1991
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    AUTO-BODY EXPERIENCEPUTTING THE "CAR" BACK IN CARNAL KNOWLEDGE

    Right now, there's an X-rated spectacle that's unquestionably the hottest show in town. Not surprisingly, the show attracts the usual panting suckers. But the reason it's so steamy has more to do with a thermometer than overheated glan...

    by Dewey Webb on July 10, 1991
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    PASS THE OSTRICH, PLEASETHIS IS THE STUFFING OF LOCAL FARMERS' DREAMS

    Just because Roy Lynch's dream sounds bizarre, that's no reason to bury your head in the sand. Lynch, owner of the Arizona Ostrich Ranch, predicts that ostrich meat will soon battle to become a staple in the American diet, hogging a pl...

    by Dave Newbart on July 10, 1991
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    BOBBY HAD A GUNAND ASU'S MOST PROMISING WRESTLER TURNED IT ON HIMSELF

    No one paid much attention when Bobby Janisse excused himself from the off-campus bash last March 9. "Be right back," he told a young woman he had met earlier that Saturday. "Save my seat, okay?" Bobby stepped into the bathroom at an apartm...

    by Paul Rubin on July 10, 1991
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    IT'S NOT TV, IT'S MTVAND FOR KINGMAN'S KIDS, IT'S A WINDOW TO THE WORLD

    KINGMAN--This place is still an insulated, redneck, dust-blown, drive-by town, with mediocre-to-rotten radio, no mall and not enough to do. It is still more than 100 miles from anywhere, unless you count the boom-town horrors of Bullhead City. It ...

    by Dave Walker on July 10, 1991
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    MARCHIN' THOMAS TO THE BIG HOUSE

    President George Bush's appointment of Judge Clarence Thomas to the U.S. Supreme Court is so slick, so urbanely cynical, that it will become a prime anecdote in the Bush legend. This is the way the old Yale man handled the questions of abor...

    by Tom Fitzpatrick on July 10, 1991
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    SETTLING SCORES

    It will be as tense a moment as anyone can ever remember in a Maricopa County Superior Court. The following words will be heard by the spectators crammed into Judge Frederick Martone's courtroom on the thirteenth floor of the Central C...

    by Tom Fitzpatrick on July 10, 1991
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    WHEN A SNITCH TAKES THE STAND

    There was not a sound in the courtroom as the witness identified himself. "My name is Ron Kermit Frazier." The prosecution has two star witnesses, one an undercover FBI agent, the other this man, a paid informant. Both infiltrated Eart...

    by Michael Lacey on July 10, 1991
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