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    DOWN AND OUT AND INSAN

    Second in a series Jessie and Clara Gillespie, an elderly couple surrounded by transients in the historic Oakland-University Park neighborhood, do not always confront the homeless with pistols and shotguns. When they are not protecting themselve...

    by Michael Lacey on November 28, 1990
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    LOOK WHO'S THINKING

    What do babies think? Due to an incredible scientific breakthrough accomplished with the newest and most sophisticated brain-wave analysis devices, it is now possible to literally read the minds of infants. Despite the potential "brain...

    by Michael Burkett on November 28, 1990
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    If You Asked . . .

    John Madden's routine is growing more than a bit tired. For the first time, I found it impossible to vote for either candidate in the governor's race. Riccio's on East Indian School serves the freshest pasta dishes in town. The Wei...

    by Tom Fitzpatrick on November 28, 1990
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    THE SHAME OF THE SUN DEVILS

    In the final seconds, the pass was intercepted. Larry Marmie spun his body completely around with an involuntary motion. If it had been completed, the pass by Arizona State University's quarterback Paul Justin would have won the game. ...

    by Tom Fitzpatrick on November 28, 1990
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    Days of Whine and Ruses

    The expression that came over Robert Bennett's face each time Senator Dennis DeConcini attacked him was riveting. The special counsel for the Senate Ethics Committee stared straight at Arizona's senior senator with a contemptuous glare. Bennett rem...

    by Tom Fitzpatrick on November 28, 1990
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    FROM PROSECUTORTO DEFENDANT

    It was only a few months ago that Tom Connelly's duties as an assistant U.S. attorney in Phoenix included making appearances in federal court to prosecute white-collar fraud. These days Connelly is still summoned to federal court, but not a...

    by Terry Greene on November 14, 1990
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    THE TELL-TALE SUSPECT - DENNIS CHAPMAN, ONCE CHARGED WITH KILLING HIS MOM, NOW IS ACCUSED OF BAMBOOZLING AN OREGON TOWN

    Phoenix insurance agent and wheeler-dealer Dennis Chapman got away with murdering his mom for money--if his father, four siblings and the cops are to be believed. Now, Chapman has been nailed in Oregon for pulling an impersonation stunt that has...

    by Paul Rubin on November 14, 1990
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    THERE'S STILL GOLD IN THEM THAR HILLBILLIES

    It's been purt' near twenty years since Jed an' all his kin last stood outside the Clampett mansion and said goodbye to fans of The Beverly Hillbillies. But last week, Donna Douglas, who immortalized the role of backwoods lollapalooza Elly ...

    by Dewey Webb on November 14, 1990
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    BEAT THE CRUSH! - NEED A PLACE TO STAY AND A LOAD OF GRAVEL? TRY THIS GRAND AVENUE MOTEL.

    One of the things that will get you thrown out of the Rock Center Motel is if you get loud, which must be difficult to judge. The motel, an old-fashioned grouping of eighteen or so cottages just off grungy Grand Avenue in Phoenix, shares...

    by Dave Walker on November 14, 1990
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    What Makes John McCain Run?

    John McCain can stop running now. The race is over. It's time for McCain to sit erect in a chair with television cameras whirring and face the Senate Ethics Committee. The long-awaited hearings into the savings-and-loan scandal begin Thursday i...

    by Tom Fitzpatrick on November 14, 1990
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    DECONCINI'S DEAD END

    The first time Dennis DeConcini left home it was to attend the University of San Francisco. As a college undergraduate, he was a wealthy young man who quickly turned playboy in the big city. Poor grades and a plummeting checking accoun...

    by Tom Fitzpatrick on November 14, 1990
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    KICKING A TOUCHDOWNTHE STORY OF A MAN WHO IS OBSESSED WITH DICK MAHONEY'S FOOTBALL CAREER

    We are tired of hearing that the media is too negative, and so we want to bring you the thrilling story of a man who was inspired. We are not entirely sure what it was that inspired William Chrisman, however, unless he saw an image of ...

    by Deborah Laake on November 14, 1990
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    ARIZONA RACISM:DON'T BE FOOLED BY CHEAP IMITATIONS

    Of course it's a shame about the defeat of the King holiday by the voters of Arizona. But we're going to remain calm and reasonable about this race relations thing. The people have spoken. Let the legislature do something about civil rights. ...

    by Michael Lacey on November 14, 1990
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    PFISTER FAMINE - WITH THE SRP CHIEF'S RETIREMENT, WE MAY BE TAPPED OUT ON SKILLED NEGOTIATORS

    It is early in the morning, and Jack Pfister is hunting for cream for his visitor's coffee. He is rustling around in an alcove that is a kitchen or a bathroom and that opens out of the north side of his large office. When he finds the cream--...

    by Deborah Laake on November 14, 1990
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    SITTER JITTERS

    Bonzo Jr. Goes to the Babysitter's: Yet Another Compelling True-Life Sci-Fi Docu-Drama in Two Acts Act I (The curtain rises. A five-year-old boy and his father are driving to the babysitter's house.) Boy: But . . . but . . . but . . . but ....

    by Michael Burkett on November 14, 1990
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    HATE TAKES A HOLIDAY

    I wanted to turn off the television set. Though it was two in the morning, I sensed that Terry Goddard would hold his lead over Fife Symington. Even Proposition 302 appeared safe. I thought the huge effort put in by the business commun...

    by Tom Fitzpatrick on November 14, 1990
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    STILL GETTING BURNEDDOC DRAGS ITS FEET ON COMPENSATION TO FAMILIES OF INMATE FIREFIGHTERS

    Months after five convicts were killed fighting Arizona's largest-ever forest fire, state prison officials still seem to be acting like grinches. The Department of Corrections reneged on a promise to pay funeral expenses and is fighting an attempt...

    by Darrin Hostetler on November 7, 1990
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    "I WAS JUNE CLEAVER" - THAT'S WHAT THIS EX-CON SAYS. AND THE COURTS AGREED THAT EVEN A GUN-TOTING FORMER DRUG DEALER HAS PARENTAL RIGHTS.

    On a July morning in 1989, Dan Rivera tucked a .357 Magnum into the shoulder holster beneath his black silk double-breasted Giorgio Armani suit. He remembers every detail of that morning because it was the last time he saw his child. "I've got m...

    by Terry Greene on November 7, 1990
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    "TOO REAL FOR THE IMMATURE!"THE RAW TRUTH ABOUT SCOTTSDALE'S FRISKY KIVA

    It's August 1963. Blissfully unaware of the presidential tragedy lurking in the wings, a smart young Phoenix couple blithely sets out to see the most-talked-about film of the season. He wears a sharkskin suit with a dark skinny tie. S...

    by Dewey Webb on November 7, 1990
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    WEIGHT A MINUTE!

    Picture this happy scene: A pretty, smiling, fortysomething woman sheds 48 pounds in three months. "I was so overweight, my teenagers were embarrassed to be seen with me," she says. Then her world turned around, thanks to the "Light-Ye...

    by J. W. Casserly on November 7, 1990
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