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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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    THE PRICE OF THE JOBTHREE WOMEN CHARGE THEIR BOSS DEMANDED SEX

    A key architect of the Victims' Rights Initiative has been accused of sexually abusing at least three female employees. Allen Heinze, who resigned unexpectedly Friday as executive director of the Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys' Advisory...

    by Kathleen Stanton on October 10, 1990
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    IT'S GROWING

    In the past two years, Arizona's contingency of young neo-Nazis has doubled from 100 to about 200. This is according to the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, a group that monitors extremist hate groups in the United States. The ADL esti...

    by Terry Greene on October 10, 1990
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    CHARLIE KEATING'S JAILHOUSE BLUES

    The punishment of Charles Keating has begun. Even before a jury has been chosen, a California judge, eager to increase his voter-approval rating, sets a bond so incredibly high that it be comes nothing less than an indefinite jail sentence. This...

    by Tom Fitzpatrick on October 10, 1990
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    The Selling of John McCain's Soul

    A writer of fiction most certainly would enjoy a rare literary feast in sitting down to write a novel based on the rise and fall of Senator John McCain. McCain's life story has all the elements required for the creation of a complex, even memorab...

    by Tom Fitzpatrick on October 10, 1990
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    ON LADIES IN THE LOCKER ROOMS

    I changed planes in Boston last weekend on the way home from my vacation in Ireland. While waiting to catch the plane for Phoenix, I bought both the Boston Globe and the Boston Herald. I n reading through the two papers, I was astonished at the ...

    by Tom Fitzpatrick on October 10, 1990
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    A HOUSE DIVIDED

    I recently came across the results of a government study which concluded, after years of exhaustive research, that husbands do less housework and family cooking than wives. Obviously, this project was conducted by the kind of freeloading, fed-funded ...

    by Michael Burkett on October 10, 1990
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    THE PLEASANT VALLEY WAR: PART IITHEY'RE SERIOUS ABOUT THEIR BATTLES UP IN THESE PARTS

    Things have been pretty pleasant in Pleasant Valley in the last hundred years or so, since its name was branded on frontier legend. But folks up here by the Mogollon Rim think it might be time to set the battle lines again. Flashback t...

    by Ann Walton Sieber on October 3, 1990
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    GEORGIA STATON

    In this atmosphere of tense campaigning, where Georgia Staton, the Democratic candidate for attorney general, has been publicly scorned as a "junkyard dog" by a prominent attorney and has been deserted right and left by members of her own party, it i...

    by Deborah Laake on October 3, 1990
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    Dick Mahoney

    At Dick Mahoney's rambling, Spanish-style house in Encanto, there are some very noticeable things: a slightly disreputable gazebo in the backyard, a swimming pool filled with silt, and a pervasive air of altogether cheerful neglect. All his books are...

    by Deborah Laake on October 3, 1990
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    OPPOSITES DETRACT

    In the Superman comic books of my youth, the Man of Steel often hung out in the far reaches of the universe on a cube-shaped planet called Bizarro World, where all the rules of nature, logic and common sense were reversed. Green traffic light...

    by Michael Burkett on October 3, 1990
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    TERRY GODDARD

    Into the lobby of Terry Goddard's downtown campaign headquarters, someone has just lugged a canvas banner that is painted in new campaign colors. At the moment, Goddard is sequestered upstairs with television reporters and he cannot witness t...

    by Deborah Laake on October 3, 1990
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    A GROOVY KIND OF POLITICIAN - BUT, LIKE, GUESS WHAT? THESE SIXTIES KIDS--FIFE, TERRY, GEORGIA, DICK, AND GRANT--ARE SUSPICIOUSLY LIKE THEIR PARENTS.

    Before September 11, there were seven of them. Seven candidates standing for major office who, at age 45 or younger, were a collective statement about the turnover in Arizona's political power. There probably never had been so many you...

    by Deborah Laake on October 3, 1990
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    GRANT WOODS

    On the wall of Grant Woods' office is a photograph, taken of him when he was at Occidental College, together with an old black man named Preacher. Woods attended the small liberal arts school in Los Angeles beginning in '72, so he missed the ...

    by Deborah Laake on October 3, 1990
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