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    THE WISEGUY

    The last I heard about Harry Garbus was that he was serving his second term in federal prison and had tried to escape. And then, the other day, I picked up the phone. It was Garbus. "I've been out of the joint six months," Garbus...

    by Tom Fitzpatrick on June 27, 1990
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    CHEAP SHOTS

    A waste company is a terrible thing to mind, isn't it? Take ENSCO. Please. When the Arkansas company started buying full-page ads in Arizona newspapers a few weeks ago to spruce up its image, it couldn't even get its own logo right. Next to t...

    by Ward Harkavy on June 27, 1990
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    EVEN "GOOD"COWBOYS ARE A TARGET

    Rancher Troy Neal talks more like an ecologist than a land baron as he surveys the 76 Ranch, his 24,000-acre spread in the Zane Grey country near Payson. "We have to take care of the land, or it won't take care of us," he says, gazing up...

    by Kathleen Stanton on June 13, 1990
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    BLOWING THE WHISTLE ON THE REGENTSIS THE POWERFUL BOARD PUSHING ITS LUCK AT THE STATEHOUSE?

    "All my life I've gotten everything I've wanted in politics," John Kromko says, "and I'll eventually get them, too. It's just taking a while." Them in the combative veteran Tucson legislator's lexicon, refers to the Arizona Board of Re...

    by Darrin Hostetler on June 13, 1990
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    UNHAPPY FATHER'S DAY - RETIRED UOFA LAW PROF'S PATERNITY EXCUSE? THE BIRDS, THE BEES AND THE REFRIGERATOR.

    Law professor Jack J. Rappeport was once famous on the University of Arizona campus for his knowledge of contracts. He was lesser known for teaching domestic-relations law. That's changing rapidly. These days, Rappeport is noted i...

    by Terry Greene on June 13, 1990
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    ARIZONA'S NEW RANGE WAREARTH FIRST! DECLARES OPENSEASON ON COWS

    The truth in their message stands out so starkly that, even though they sound like extremists, you know they're basically right: The Earth is being destroyed by abuse and corporate greed and somebody has to stop it. And there is something rom...

    by Kathleen Stanton on June 13, 1990
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    IT'S RAINING HATS AND DOGS!COOLER HEADS PREVAIL IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

    Want to win friends and influence people? A waggish mutt milliner with the unlikely name of April Ode has just the cure: "Walk your dog with a hat on, boy, and people come flocking to you." Ode, who does for man's best friend what Dr. ...

    by Dewey Webb on June 13, 1990
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    NEW LIGHT ON THE SHADOWS OF THE BOLLES MURDER

    It's early morning. The bartender spots the tall man as he comes through the door. "I'll have a vodka on the rocks," Neal Roberts says in a soft, polite voice. Roberts is tall and angular. He is an almost obsessively neat man with t...

    by Tom Fitzpatrick on June 13, 1990
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    THE UNSOUND AND THE FURY

    It happens each time they meet. Sam Steiger and Ev Mecham appear on the same platform and Mecham turns into a seething mass of fury before long. The game begins when Steiger warns the audience of Republican voters: "The problem is that Ev can'...

    by Tom Fitzpatrick on June 13, 1990
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    ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST: THE STORY OF WILL BRUDER

    The tour of Will Bruder's buildings begins south of the tracks, amid the old warehouses and storage lots and junkyards around West Buchanan Street and Seventh Avenue. This isn't a sneak investigation into the working-class underside of Br...

    by Lawrence W. Cheek on June 6, 1990
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    LIBRARY PLANNERS PLAY FOLLOW-THE-READER

    The new downtown library is still just a block of clear plastic. It sits on a scale model of central Phoenix, centered in an orange splotch that represents the proposed library site. Built to scale, the block represents the approximate square...

    by Dave Walker on June 6, 1990
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    MOBILE DUMP: A SECRET MEMOAG CHALLENGED BID LONG AGO, THEN DROPPED THE PROBE

    The state Attorney General's Office raised serious questions seven years ago about the legality of the Ensco bid to run Arizona's hazardous-waste dump in Mobile, but dropped the inquiry after getting heat from the agency in charge of the dump...

    by Kathleen Stanton on June 6, 1990
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    GARBAGE IN? GARBAGE OUT!

    Mobile isn't the only place in Arizona where the words "hazardous waste" can set off a riot. Just last week, a Scottsdale businessman decided to withdraw a proposal to construct a $7.5 million recycling plant in Guadalupe because a group of...

    by Terry Greene on June 6, 1990
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    WHERE WAS CHAMBERS?

    It was almost half time of the final game with the Portland Trail Blazers. Until now I hadn't realized how badly Tom Chambers was playing. Then Kevin Johnson hobbled off the court after suffering an injured hamstring tendon. It was at this momen...

    by Tom Fitzpatrick on June 6, 1990
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    THE GAMMA KNIFE

    Frank Turco sits hunched forward. He is worried. But he is also powerless. Turco is in the waiting room on the fourth floor of the Barrow Neurological Institute of St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center. Down the hall, behind rows of s...

    by Tom Fitzpatrick on June 6, 1990
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    THE BABE RUTH OF SCOUTING

    This is about the death of a baseball scout. Tony Lucadello never tired of the search. Throughout his forty-year career, he managed to retain a sense of fierce pride in his reputation as organized baseball's premier scout. During th...

    by Tom Fitzpatrick on June 6, 1990
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    NEIGHBOR AGAINST NEIGHBOR - CAN MOBILE HOMES AND POSH HOUSES CO-EXIST? NOT IN THESE PARTS.

    Laura Slade still doesn't have an in-house bathroom, but she finally has electricity. And running water. The inconvenience of having to use her neighbor's "facilities" is a small nuisance to the 38-year-old woman who will tell you how proud she is of...

    by J. W. Casserly on May 30, 1990
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    V.I.PIAONCE HOLLYWOOD'S BIGGEST JOKE, ZADORA GETS THE LAST LAUGH--SERIOUSLY

    Although she's come a long way in the past few years, Pia Zadora is currently going nowhere fast. But this time, the singer is happy to report, that lack of momentum has absolutely nothing to do with her career. Trapped in a noon-hour traffic jam...

    by Dewey Webb on May 30, 1990
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    GASOLINE ALLEYDOWN BY THE OLD MILLSTREAM, IT STINKS

    This is not how Art and Lynn Shupe envisioned their life in Arizona's White Mountains. "Since all this happened with the company, we haven't had any life," Art Shupe says. "My place is about destroyed. We had this beautiful spring--cle...

    by Paul Rubin on May 30, 1990
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    CHEAP SHOTS

    Remember those stuffy lawyers who whined recently about the "noise" from the city's noontime concerts in PATRIOTS SQUARE interfering with their "billable hours"? "They're humbugs--that's what I call them," says SUSAN TRAVIS, a downtown law-f...

    by Ward Harkavy on May 30, 1990
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