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    RUNNING THE 80K TO SIBERIA

    You may remember Barnett Lotstein from the Ev Mecham saga. He was the cocky little guy from the Attorney General's Office who failed to convince a jury in 1988 that the quirky ex-governor was guilty of anything more than stupidity. As ...

    by Paul Rubin on February 6, 1991
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    THE FIFE DRUMAND BUGLE CORPS AND OTHER WAR STORIES FROM THE GOVERNOR'S RACE

    The first battle of Operation Desert Bull began two weeks ago when Phoenix television stations aired a short clip of Terry Goddard in his naval reserve uniform. Fife Symington reacted angrily, accusing his opponent in the governor's race of taking...

    by Darrin Hostetler on February 6, 1991
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    THE PRICE OF POWER - FROM LEGISLATOR TO LOBBYIST, ALFREDO GUTIERREZ OWNS THE RING.WHO OWNS ALFREDO?

    Don Moon is not an easy man to intimidate. Physically, he is only slightly smaller than a grizzly bear. Within state political circles, Moon, a Phoenix attorney, is considered shrewd and streetwise. But when a cop tipped him that he wa...

    by Kathleen Stanton on February 6, 1991
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    THE LOVER

    It's odd about the people you remember best. I came into this business before Don Larsen pitched his perfect game for the New York Yankees and before John F. Kennedy was shot in Dallas. I have encountered an uncommon assortment of cha...

    by Tom Fitzpatrick on February 6, 1991
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    ALL THE NEWS THAT'S NOT FIT TO PRINT

    The battle over Peter Arnett and his reporting from Saddam Hussein's capital of Baghdad will not go away. Turn on any local talk show these days and you will hear outraged citizens accusing Arnett and CNN of being naive dupes for the e...

    by Tom Fitzpatrick on February 6, 1991
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    THE KILLING FIELDS

    The television in the saloon was tuned to CNN as the first wave of American bombers struck Baghdad. The crowd, mostly men, gathered in front of the screen erupted with shouts of joy and pumped the air with their fists, woofing encouragement...

    by Michael Lacey on February 6, 1991
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    THE TIME MACHINE

    This morning, my son told me that he and his pal Brian are planning to build a time machine so they can zap themselves back to prehistory and cavort with the dinosaurs. Should they succeed, I'm going to ask him to drop me off in my own childhood. ...

    by Michael Burkett on February 6, 1991
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    RAIDING THE MARYVALE CANCER BUDGET

    When he talks about why little children might be dying of cancer, Dr. Jonathan Buckley speaks gently, as though he's delivering a speech about petunias to a gardening club. But Buckley's recent speech on the mysterious Maryvale cancer cl...

    by Terry Greene on January 30, 1991
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    DRIVE-BY JUSTICE - JESSE GARCIA DROVE THE CAR DURING A SOUTHSIDE GANG SHOOTING. THAT MAKES HIM AN ACCESSORY. SO WHY IS HE DOING ALL THE PRISON TIME?

    Jesse Garcia is trying to explain why he was in the wrong car, on the wrong street, with the wrong pal, on that steamy afternoon last July. "Very bad luck," says the 22-year-old Phoenix native. "I wish I didn't have that day off. I wis...

    by Paul Rubin on January 30, 1991
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    PUTTING PHOENIX THROUGH THE WRINGERRURAL FOLK TEACH CITY SLICKERS HOW TO PLAY WATER POLITICS

    Water farming is quickly becoming the Valley cities' version of the pet rock--an Eighties fad that just doesn't cut it in the Nineties. No water will ever be transferred out of southwestern Arizona and perpetually thirsty cities like Phoeni...

    by J. W. Casserly on January 30, 1991
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    SAFE CRACKING

    So you slapped some plastic covers onto your electric outlets, then congratulated yourself for childproofing your home. Right? Well, think again, pal. Making a house safe for crawling, inquisitive, orally fixated rugsters is no fifty-cent, two-min...

    by Michael Burkett on January 30, 1991
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    THE WORDS OF WAR:A MOTHER AND A GENERAL

    Sue Appleberry waits anxiously. The war protest rally will begin in minutes. Never before has she made a speech in public. She feels her stomach tightening as her turn to take the microphone nears. Her speech had been carefully prepared the...

    by Tom Fitzpatrick on January 30, 1991
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    INTRUDERS IN THE DUST

    Maybe presidents shouldn't be permitted to watch movies--at least not in times of military crisis. During the Vietnam War, Richard Nixon's favorite film was Patton, a movie about the daring Army general who overcame all odds in World W...

    by David J. Bodney on January 30, 1991
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    CATCH UP WITH MUNSTERBUTCH PATRICK IS LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO THE BLOOD BANK

    Onetime child actor Butch Patrick, best known to three generations of TV viewers as little Eddie Munster, thoughtfully examines an old publicity photo. Taken some 25 years ago, the shot features Patrick in a typical Munsteresque pose of the period...

    by Dewey Webb on January 23, 1991
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    THE EVE OF DESTRUCTIONBEHIND THE SIGNS, THERE ARE HEAVY HEARTS

    There were lots of clever signs at the January 15 antiwar rally at the Federal building in downtown Phoenix. The crowd of 500 that had gathered by sunset, just a few hours before the U.S. government's deadline for Iraq to leave Kuwait, still ...

    by Ward Harkavy on January 23, 1991
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    SATANAND THE SCHOOLGIRL

    When Donna Davis strolled through the secluded campus of Oak Creek Ranch School near Sedona, her heart was finally at rest. That March day in 1989, she thought she'd found a boarding school where her fifteen-year-old daughter Erin could escap...

    by Terry Greene on January 23, 1991
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    LOUIS, LOUIS, QUITE CONTRARY

    Louis Rhodes is a tomahto in a tomato world, a conservative who defends liberals, a flag-waver who defends flag-burners. He is the state's pre-eminent defender of people with contrarian views--even when those views are contrary to his own. ...

    by Kathleen Stanton on January 23, 1991
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    RUNNING ON EMPTY - FIFE SYMINGTON REFUSES TO DISCUSS THE FOUNDATION OF HIS CAMPAIGN--HIS BUSINESS RECORD. HERE'S WHAT HE HAS TO HIDE.

    Miss Manners, the 1920s bible of Victorian etiquette for polite society, is quite clear on the subject of money. "Never discuss money at the dinner table or in public, and especially not with strangers. Discussion of the ~`haves' and `...

    by Darrin Hostetler on January 23, 1991
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    The Blast Detail

    It took a war with Iraq to do it, but I've forgotten all about the sins of Senators Dennis DeConcini and John McCain. These days, I spend every spare moment staring into my television set, watching the war on CNN. "The War in the Gulf,"...

    by Tom Fitzpatrick on January 23, 1991
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    NOTHING BUT THE TOOTH

    It's a paradox. You try to instill in your child a deep, abiding respect for truth and honesty. You strive to establish a firm base of mutual trust. Yet you can look the kid straight in the eye and tell him that when his teeth fall out, he should ...

    by Michael Burkett on January 23, 1991
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