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    CITY MUSEUM ON HOLD

    The bad word from city officials just about broke the hearts of Bobbie O'Haver and others affiliated with downtown's Arizona Museum: If the Phoenix City Council goes along with a staff recommendation at its October 30 meeting, the museum like...

    by Paul Rubin on October 24, 1990
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    EXPLAINING THE PROPS

    This is a package deal. Prop 105 would amend the Arizona Constitution to eliminate the right of one motorist to sue another for damages in most circumstances. Prop 203 implements the "no-fault" plan, which is touted as "consumers' choice." A ...

    by Darrin Hostetler on October 24, 1990
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    IN THE LONG TRADITION OF CORPORATE SPOKESMEN, SAY HELLO TO JOE - CASTILLOHE'S AFTER MARCIA WEEKS

    It's easy to cuss the Arizona Corporation Commission. The name is so depressingly bureaucratic most people don't even know what it means. And when they find out what the commission does, setting utility rates in this state, the bile automatically ...

    by Kathleen Stanton on October 24, 1990
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    THE NO-FAULT CONYOU'LL BE SQUEEZED BY THE GOOD HANDS

    On the telephone, Betty Tamisiea doesn't sound angry. She speaks softly, as if embarrassed to utter words that she knows will later appear in a newspaper. Maybe she is simply nervous because she has never spoken to a reporter before, or...

    by Darrin Hostetler on October 24, 1990
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    DAIRY TALE THEATREFAIRGOERS FLOCK TO IOWA HOUSEWIFE'S MOO-ABLE FEAST

    As she puts the finishing touches on a life-size replica of a Holstein sculpted from over 400 pounds of dairy spread, Norma "Duffy" Lyon knows exactly which side her breed is buttered on. "I consider myself a dairy farmer's wife first," ...

    by Dewey Webb on October 24, 1990
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    BENCH THIS UTILITY MAN

    Mormon missionaries do not roar through neighborhoods astride Harley Davidsons, sporting fade haircuts and M.C. Hammer bloomers. Instead, these earnest young men invariably try to convert you by arriving at your residence atop sensible Schwin...

    by Michael Lacey on October 24, 1990
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    THE HARD LOT OF HEROES

    If it's Thursday, this must be Oakland. It's three in the afternoon. I'm standing on the playing field of the Oakland Coliseum watching the Cincinnati Reds take batting practice. It's so crowded I feel like I have just stepped on to a N...

    by Tom Fitzpatrick on October 24, 1990
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    SOB RULE

    What to Do When Your Baby Won't Stop Crying Excerpted from the troubleshooting section of Dr. Dad's Baby Owner's Manual ($24.95; Salami Press). 1. Pick up the baby. Maybe he/she just wants to be held. 2. Put down the baby. Maybe he/she j...

    by Michael Burkett on October 24, 1990
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    STADIUM

    The nadir came in 1966, when the first baseball game was played on an artificial surface, in a dome, in Houston. Gone were rainouts, outfielders' claims to have lost the ball in the sun and the bad hops that separate the great infielders from the mer...

    by Anna Dooling on October 17, 1990
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    FEAR HAS A FACE THE COPS SAY HER HUSBAND PLOTTED TO KILL HER. IT'S ON - TAPE. THEN A JUDGE RELEASES HIM??DELETE FROM JAIL FROM JAIL. YOU'D BE SCARED, TOO.

    When Margo Raczo-Miles walks out the front door in the morning, she wonders if she will be gunned down by someone hiding across the street. She checks her car for bombs and watches to make sure she's not being followed. The 25-year-old...

    by Terry Greene on October 17, 1990
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    WHAT A DOME IDEA - THERE ARE A LOT OF WAYS TO BUILD AN UGLY BALLPARK. PHOENIX IS CONSIDERING ALL OF THEM.

    John Meunier still remembers the first time he walked into a baseball park. It was at the Polo Grounds in 1957. He was an undergraduate fresh from his native England, studying architecture in New York City. Some friends took him to see the na...

    by Anna Dooling on October 17, 1990
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    NIGHT OF THE LIVING ED

    This weekend Nick at Nite's TV Land Tour rolls into Chris-Town. And given the opportunity, the cable network would probably like to tout the traveling museum as "more fun than a barrel of Monkees." Unfortunately, The Monkees is one of the few...

    by Dewey Webb on October 17, 1990
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    NICK AT NITEMAREDENNIS WAS MENACED, AND OTHER TALES OF TV TERROR!

    Jeff Stone smoking a cigarette?! During his eight seasons on The Donna Reed Show, he'd have had plenty to answer for. But two weeks ago, waiting to make a personal appearance at a Nick at Nite promotion in a mall outside Dallas, ...

    by Dewey Webb on October 17, 1990
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    A MOM WRITES ABOUT HER SON - DEBBIE MILKE ON HER BOY CHRIS: "THIS IS NO LIFE FOR HIM TO CONSTANTLY TRY AND UNDERSTAND."

    Chris Milke lived life on the edge, but he had no choice. During the child's first two years, his alcoholic and drug-abusing father, Mark, weaved in and out of jail. His mother, Debbie, partied hard, scraping by and moving the kid arou...

    by Ward Harkavy on October 17, 1990
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    OIL? WHAT A LOVELY WAR?

    I saw my son's still-damp footprint upon the bathroom tile . . . Later, in the twilight, he slept in my arms as I watched the evening news. The broadcaster described the blockade against Saddam Hussein that was gathering itself like a jelling...

    by Michael Lacey on October 17, 1990
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    TOURING THE TERRIBLE BEAUTY

    We were driving south from Shannon Airport, heading for tiny Kenmare, in County Kerry, not far from Ireland's fabled southwest coast, the land of the Ring of Kerry, Bantry Bay, Valencia Island and the isolated but magnificent Dingle Peninsula...

    by Tom Fitzpatrick on October 17, 1990
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    KILLER INSTINCTS

    As a child of the Sixties Who was into love and peace, It, like, wow, man, really bummed me To see global strife increase. So I long ago decided, If I ever had some sons, That never would I buy them Any war toys, any guns. That's a vow I ...

    by Michael Burkett on October 17, 1990
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    KEATING'S BEAN COUNTERS FACE A DAY OF RECKONING

    Now that the biggest fish in the S&L pond, Charles Keating, is sitting behind bars, a little-noticed state agency thinks it's time to go after the minnows, too. While Keating's attorneys file appeals aimed at getting the former millionaire devel...

    by Darrin Hostetler on October 10, 1990
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    DARK - TEACHINGS FROM GRANDMA CENSOR

    "I am not a racist," Nancy Burnett pleads over the phone. She doesn't see what the big deal is or why other Cottonwood residents are up in arms over her statements. But Nancy Burnett is getting used to being at the center of the fire storm i...

    by J. W. Casserly on October 10, 1990
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    THE LOST BOYJIMMY MILLER NEVER HAD MUCH, UNTIL HE MET THE SKINHEADS

    Except for the pimple-faced neo-Nazis putting together Molotov cocktails, the alley was empty. It was too dark that February evening in east Phoenix to see the shaved head of the youngest, an awkward sixteen-year-old with freckles and tattoos. ...

    by Terry Greene on October 10, 1990
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