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    SHOULD ABUSIVEFAMILIES BE KEPT TOGETHER?

    For several weeks last spring, angry parents besieged radio talk shows with tearful complaints about their children having been removed from their custody. Their hysteria was directed at the Child Protective Services branch of the Arizona Departme...

    by Terry Greene on January 16, 1991
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    GOOD LUCK, ARIZONA

    Two men from Harvard. Their names are Samuel P. Goddard III and J. Fife Symington III. Both seek to become the next governor of Arizona. How do we choose between them? What can we expect from either of them? Goddard, t...

    by Tom Fitzpatrick on January 16, 1991
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    MICKEY BUSINESS

    Thousands of years from now, when archaeologists unearth the ruins of my home, they will no doubt assume they've stumbled upon a holy shrine constructed by a small but fanatical sect of cartoon-animal worshipers. And they won't be far ...

    by Michael Burkett on January 16, 1991
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    A ROSE BY ANY OTHER FAME

    Pete Rose deserves to be in baseball's Hall of Fame. The preliminary committee which chooses the names to be placed on the ballot has decreed that Rose's name will be kept off because he is still on baseball's ineligible list. Ro...

    by Tom Fitzpatrick on January 16, 1991
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    THE GUNS OF JANUARY

    It came so unexpectedly. Congress had been debating for three days. Now it was almost time for the final vote in the United States Senate. Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii was one of the last speakers. A camera poised high above Inouye ...

    by Tom Fitzpatrick on January 16, 1991
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    THE GREAT BLIGHT HOPE - THOUSANDS TURNED OUT FOR ARIZONA CENTER'S GRAND OPENING. THE QUESTION IS, WILL THEY EVER COME BACK?

    Andy Conlin can't decide whether he's happy or wary about the antiwar demonstration that turned up at Arizona Center shortly after its November opening. "I was flattered," says the Rouse Company's Phoenix point man at first, "because it sho...

    by Lawrence W. Cheek on January 9, 1991
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    LOVE WITH THE PROPER PARTRIDGEDANNY BONADUCE'S GUIDE TO LOVE, AMERICAN STYLE

    Forget love at first sight. Get ready for marriage on first date! "It seemed like a fun idea at the time," chuckles Phoenix deejay Danny Bonaduce. "Of course, my fiancee back in Philadelphia wasn't too thrilled about it." The ...

    by Dewey Webb on January 9, 1991
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    THE WATER WARS

    The door may be opening a little wider for water raids on rural Arizona by the big cities. And the threat comes from one of the least likely sources--a state senator-elect who hasn't even taken office yet. Carol Springer, a Prescott Republican, an...

    by J. W. Casserly on January 9, 1991
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    A DISTANT DRUMMERWILL STEVE BENSON EVER GROW UP?

    When Arizona intrudes on the national consciousness the way an angry red pimple pops up on prom night, expatriate Steve Benson gets tears in his eyes. Then, when he stops laughing, it's time to get back to work. It's been a year since...

    by Ward Harkavy on January 9, 1991
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    A HEROINE WITH A SPINEA TEMPE HOUSEHUSBAND CREATED A COMIC-BOOK CHARACTER WHO IS CAUSING EXCITEMENT IN REFERENCE ROOMS - EVERYWHERE

    For a comic-book superheroine who hasn't been in wide circulation yet, the Incredible Librarian has quite a following. She gets fan mail from Australia. Her exploits are publicized in newspaper stories and trade journals. Her image is printed on...

    by Dave Walker on January 9, 1991
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    THE KINSHIP OF KILLERS

    Mario Puzo has always insisted that when he wrote The Godfather, he knew so little about organized crime that he had no real Mafia dons in mind as models for Don Corleone. From his writing, it is clear that he regards them as a higher ...

    by Tom Fitzpatrick on January 9, 1991
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    BREEDER'S DIGEST

    An anthology of minitales that couldn't be padded to full-column length--or sold to Reader's Digest on short notice. If Uri Geller, What Am I? As my wife walked our son home from kindergarten in the company of a new classmate and his m...

    by Michael Burkett on January 9, 1991
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    CORBIN DECKS THE HALLS WITH FOLLY

    Now, nearly fifteen years later, Don Devereux still remembers the empty feeling. He had just received word that Don Bolles, a reporter he much admired, had just been blown up in broad daylight by a bomb placed underneath his car. "I wa...

    by Tom Fitzpatrick on January 9, 1991
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    KING'S STAND-INASU LAW SCHOOL GRAD LIVES A DREAM

    When Joe Rogers first read Martin Luther King Jr.'s words in public, something strange happened. As president of the Congress of Afro-American Students at Colorado State University, Rogers was no newcomer to public speaking. He had par...

    by Dave Walker on January 2, 1991
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    THIS JUKE'S FOR YOU - IN CASE ANYONE IS LISTENING, OR CAN HEAR IT OVER THE POOL GAME, THE MUSIC MACHINE IN THE CORNER BAR IS SOUNDING BETTER

    The life of your average barroom sot is getting better. No, beer and whiskey have not become cheaper or any less debilitating. No, the long-term health benefits of cigarette smoke have not finally been revealed. Neither pool nor darts ha...

    by Dave Walker on January 2, 1991
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    DEATH FRETSTWO LAWYERS ARE FIGHTING-- OVER HOW YOU SHOULD DIE

    "He is wrong and I am right," the voice says. "Clearly, I am right and you are wrong, and you surely must know it," comes the reply. Nyah-nyah-nyah-nyah-nyah! Will they stick out their tongues? Pout or resort to spitballs? No, ...

    by J. W. Casserly on January 2, 1991
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    LIFE WITHOUT FATHER

    Blame it on the holidays, the leftover eggnog or those sappy long-distance telephone commercials on TV, but I've been thinking about calling my father. It's not like we chat at the beginning of every new year. Or at the beginning of ev...

    by Michael Burkett on January 2, 1991
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    RAIDERS OF LOST ART - ARE ARIZONA'S POT HUNTERS ADVANCING SCIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE--OR SCARRING THIS HALLOWED GROUND?

    The caller wanted to talk to Peter Hester about death. Hester, a self-styled adventurer, amateur archaeologist and the most notorious of Arizona's pot hunters--those who excavate long-abandoned Indian villages and burial sites for knowledge, fu...

    by Darrin Hostetler on December 26, 1990
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    DEATH COMES FOR THE DESERT

    Glen Christensen's life came to its untimely end as the sun dawned on the hottest day ever recorded in the City of Phoenix. Christensen was asleep in his bedroom at the Fontanelle Supervisory Care Home when the building's air-conditioning system b...

    on December 26, 1990
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    MY SMUT RUNNETH OVER

    "Laissez les bon temps rouler!" Translation? "Let the good times roll!"--which just happens to be the official motto of Fat Tuesday, a New Orleans-style bar and restaurant in Tempe that promises customers a virtual Mardi Gras on Mill. Bu...

    by Dewey Webb on December 26, 1990
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