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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    THE FAT CATS HAVE A FIELD DAY

    An elderly Pinnacle West stockholder poked Keith Turley gingerly in the back. At this very moment, Turley was standing nervously at a urinal in a men's room on the main floor of the Hyatt Regency hotel. "Hi there, Mr. Turley. How are y...

    by Tom Fitzpatrick on May 30, 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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    SEE WORLDNOSING AROUND THE DOWAGER OF DIVINITIES' NEW FACE

    There's no use sugar-coating the bitter truth. Mary See, 135-year-old grande dame of the soft-center set, is finally showing her age. For one candy lover, the ravages of time recently became shockingly apparent when a box bearing See's...

    by Dewey Webb on May 23, 1990
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    GO WEST, YOUNG MANGO WEST, YOUNG MAN

    Many people have lived in Phoenix for years and never gone to Sun City. Here are ten reasons the long drive out might be worth it. 1. The Hillcrest Golf Course, 20002 Star Ridge Drive, Sun City West. Its championship layout makes it...

    on May 23, 1990
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    OVER-THE-HILL STREET BLUESLET'S SEE, NOW, WHAT'S THAT DADBURNED CODE FOR "POODLE AT LARGE"?

    It's 2:05 p.m. on a Wednesday. We're working the second-shift patrol out of Sun City Sheriff's Posse headquarters. My partner's name is Jack Goodrich. Moved out here from Omaha a few years ago after retiring from Union Pacific Railroad. Me? I...

    by Ward Harkavy on May 23, 1990
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    I PASSED FOR OLD - THEY TRIED TO TELL HER SHE'S TOO YOUNG . . .

    I was an illegal alien in Del Webb's community of oldsters. For seven months in 1984 and 1985, I lived in a Sun City condominium owned by my parents. Because I was only 28 at the time, this was a problem. In fact, it was more than a pro...

    by P. J. Seagraves on May 23, 1990
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    CAP'N DAVE'S SENIOR TRIPA GUIDED TOUR THROUGH THE LAND THAT YOUTH FORGOT!

    Like most people, my only regular exposure to Sun City-ites is what I hear them say on talk radio. "Okay, next we go to Raymond in Sun City," the host says. "Ray, thank you for calling." What usually follows is five minutes of bitter ...

    by Cap'n Dave on May 23, 1990
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    MECHAM GOES NOT SO GENTLY INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT

    Some scenes cling to your mind. They are so powerful that they are impossible to block out. For me, there will always be that remarkable television footage of an enraged Evan Mecham pounding his little fist on the counter at the secretar...

    by Tom Fitzpatrick on May 23, 1990
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    WHERE COTTON IS KING

    Cotton Fitzsimmons is my clear pick for National Basketball Association coach of the year. Nobody comes close. Cotton came back to the Phoenix Suns when they were at the bottom. They were reeling from a drug scandal almost entirely created by...

    by Tom Fitzpatrick on May 23, 1990
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    GET OFF JIMMY BRESLIN'S BACK

    I write this column assuming you already know that Jimmy Breslin is the best newspaper columnist in the country. During a thirty-year career on various New York papers, Breslin has gotten into all the good fights. He has done so in his own way. He ha...

    by Tom Fitzpatrick on May 23, 1990
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    LOVE WITH THE PROPER SEPTUAGENARIAN - BOY MEETS GIRL, SUN CITY-STYLE.

    When Marie Kelso moved to Sun City five years ago, she was not interested in meeting a man. She was eighty then, and met one anyway. It happened at a pinochle game. He used the direct approach. "Are you married?" he asked. When she sai...

    by Anna Dooling on May 23, 1990
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    A WRINKLE IN TIMEPHOTO--HISTORIAN GETS A LOT OF YARDAGE OUT OF OLD FOLKS AT HOME

    The man was absorbed in vacuuming the gravel that graced the front yard of his house in Sun City when photographer Allen Dutton cruised past. Dutton was there to document life in the retirement community, and this improbable spectacle was mor...

    by Anna Dooling on May 23, 1990
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Few Child Refugees Get to Stay Here Legally. Meet One of the Lucky Ones Few Child Refugees Get to Stay Here Legally. Meet One of the Lucky Ones

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Chris Simcox, Accused of Child Molestation, Has Indirect Ties to GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Doug Ducey Chris Simcox, Accused of Child Molestation, Has Indirect Ties to GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Doug Ducey

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Ask a Mexican on Going Back to Europe, Tech Support, and Open Borders

I have some questions and observations. During George W. Bush's administration, there was a lot of talk for and against comprehensive immigration reform (amnesty to some). One remark that I… More >>

Cover Story: The City Drags Feet After Camelback Hiker Disappears Cover Story: The City Drags Feet After Camelback Hiker Disappears

The three-day disappearance of Eric Fernandes, a Seattle hiker who died on Camelback Mountain in May, attracted national attention — and second-guessing. Fernandes could have done more to avoid a bad… More >>

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At the time of his death, in May 1981, Bob Marley was 36 years old and reggae’s biggest star. He was not, however, a big seller. For Dave Robinson, this presented… More >>

Ask a Mexican on American Investment in Mexico and Cultural Identity

The tragedy currently playing out on the U.S. southern border has reminded me to once again ask my three-years-ago-posed and perhaps-more-relevant-than-ever question (slightly tweaked): If the U.S. had sponsored and… More >>

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