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    STILL ON THE FRONT ROW

    Who's the Laughing Boy? Why, it's Keith Turley, soaking up the Suns from his prime courtside seat. You can't blame the guy for relaxing; he was so busy last decade. Turley became Arizona Public Service Company chairman in '81 and set u...

    on April 24, 1991
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    A KINDER, GENTLER COFFELT

    In the unforgiving world of the Coffelt housing project, even the little victories are hard to come by. The 1,000 or so people who live in the public-housing project a mile due south of the Arizona State Capitol can't just say no to poverty. ...

    by Paul Rubin on April 24, 1991
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    FIFE WANTS ASU MONEY FOR RENTHE'S CUTTING THE SCHOOL'S BUDGET--EXCEPT FOR THE MERCADO DEAL

    Back when he was running for governor, real estate developer J. Fife Symington III refused to divulge financial details of his business empire, even though he campaigned as the guy with the "business mind" necessary to rescue Arizona from its econ...

    by Terry Greene on April 24, 1991
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    FAIRWAY TO HEAVENTHIS IS A COURSE OF A DIFFERENT COLOR--BROWN

    Annette Morris lines up an eight-footer on the third hole at the Arizona Acres golf course in east Mesa. "Just about the same one as that little guy had, Ian Woosnam," the sixtyish native of Canada says, referring to the new Masters champ's winnin...

    by Paul Rubin on April 24, 1991
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    CONDENSES WITH WOLVES

    The key to successful superparenting, of course, is time management. In order to have children, a career and a life (or simply enough free time to peel yourself from the walls), modern moms and dads must take a hard look at their daily schedu...

    by Michael Burkett on April 24, 1991
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    WHO'S JIVIN' WHO?WHAT'S THE REAL STORY ON RACIAL VIOLENCE BY PHOENIX POLICE?

    True or false? Reverend Oscar Tillman is a civil rights opportunist in the flamboyant tradition of New York's Al Sharpton. Yes or no? Phoenix Police Chief Ruben Ortega looks the other way when his officers abuse Valley blacks. A...

    by Michael Lacey on April 24, 1991
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    AN OLD AND TIRED HOOD

    "Criminals develop the panic disease," Joseph Charles Stedino says. His remark is greeted by silence. Murray Miller, the criminal attorney representing ex-Senator Carolyn Walker, sits across the table from Stedino. Next to Miller ...

    by Tom Fitzpatrick on April 24, 1991
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    FIFE'S VASSALS REBEL

    Shopkeepers at the Camelback Esplanade--the jewel in the crown of developer-turned-governor J. Fife Symington III--are willing to admit the newly elected Arizona leader may be a good politician. But they insist he is a lousy landlord. They'...

    by Darrin Hostetler on April 17, 1991
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    LITTLE HOUSE OF HORRORSIT ALL STARTED WITH A KNOCK ON THE DOOR

    This year, there isn't much of a garden around the little house in the quiet northwest Phoenix neighborhood. The lone iris sprouting beneath Judy Brownstein's bedroom window seems more defiant than beautiful. The rosebush in the driveway is a scraggl...

    by Terry Greene on April 17, 1991
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    A CROWN OF HORNS - THE WORD, ACCORDING TO THE ANGELS OF ATHEISM

    "No, I'm very, very serious. Very serious. We need to reduce the population of the world by at least two thirds." This is your convention, so don't you feel good to look out and see all these people here? "What would that have to do with...

    by Ward Harkavy on April 17, 1991
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    LET'S GET POLLUTED

    He's so shy he doesn't grant interviews, but these days his rugged Yankee mug is on Phoenix TV more than Lee Iacocca's. Peter Coors, head of the Colorado-based Coors brewing empire and scion of one of the most powerful families in the mountain...

    by Kathleen Stanton on April 17, 1991
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    NORMAN SPEAKS!

    In the Big Scheme, a poetry reading by an ASU professor normally wouldn't rank as a major event. But when the poet is Norman Dubie, and it's his first public reading in a decade, and he plans to read from his newest book, well . . . "This readin...

    by Paul Rubin on April 17, 1991
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    HEY, MAN, GO WITH THE FLOAT

    For a guy trying to make a splash in the relaxation business, Jim Eisenman lives with a lot of stress. To start with, he runs what appears to be the Valley's only flotation-tank business. During these hours, Eisenman and his wife provide frant...

    by Dave Walker on April 17, 1991
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    THE BUSS STOPS HERE

    Every night, without fail, my five-year-old son stalks me down for a goodnight kiss. What's nice about this ritual, other than the smooch itself, is that it's something he's wanted to do ever since he could muster a pucker. At bedtime, we have...

    by Michael Burkett on April 17, 1991
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    IMAGINARY MALADIES

    For the past two weeks, we've seen what is quite possibly the most magnificent hoax in Phoenix Suns history unfold. I refer, of course, to the mysterious ailments of three key players. These injuries were contracted with the statistica...

    by Tom Fitzpatrick on April 17, 1991
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    HOME FROM THE WARAND YOU CAN BARELY SEE ALAN STEPHENS' AZSCAM SCARS

    As it turns out, the Maricopa County Attorney's Office was right when it tried to involve Senator Alan Stephens in AzScam as though he were a dangerous man. Not right that he was guilty of racketeering, as became clear last week when J...

    by Deborah Laake on April 17, 1991
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    BATTLE LINES - THE MORE NEIGHBORHOOD ACTIVISTS LOOK AT THE NEW DISTRICT BOUNDARIES, THE UNHAPPIER THEY GET

    Maybe Gail Simmons and her neighbors in northeast Phoenix wouldn't have been so surprised--and so angry--if her city councilmember, Skip Rimsza, had just answered her question the way a pol might in, say, Chicago: "Of course we're gonna dra...

    by Kathleen Stanton on April 10, 1991
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    POP GOES THE EASEL

    He was standing by the stack of Kellogg's Corn Flakes boxes, staring ahead, eyes glazed, face pock-marked and wan, mouth slightly open. Later he was around the corner, with his shock of white hair and a Macy's shopping bag. And then he was in anot...

    by Bob Adams on April 10, 1991
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    FOOD FOR THOUGHT

    The last time Karen Finley performed in the Valley, she used a teddy bear to sponge her torso with raw eggs before sprinkling herself with multicolored glitter. The time before that, she slathered canned yams onto her bare butt and used sh...

    by Robert X. Planet on April 10, 1991
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    THE MOTHER'S FATHER CONFESSOR

    December 3, 1989, began as Armando Saldate's day off, but proved to be one of the most momentous of his twenty-year career. "It was a very long Sunday," the former Phoenix homicide detective says. "Two murder confessions and a poor little guy...

    by Paul Rubin on April 10, 1991
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