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    PHOTO FETISH

    In a merciful world, no parent would be forced to view such horror. But in the flaming hellhole of reality, I had no choice. I looked. And it was worse than I ever could have imagined. My little boy's beautiful, angelic face was frozen, for...

    by Michael Burkett on November 7, 1990
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    PROPOSITION ME! - CONFUSED ABOUT THE BALLOT INITIATIVES? READ ON.

    Everywhere I go recently, people ask: "Cap'n Dave, what's the deal with the election this year?" They are referring to the fact that this upcoming vote is a mind bender. In addition to the usual nagging responsibility of doofus-selection for all...

    by Cap'n Dave on October 31, 1990
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    LET'S MAKE A DEAL MAKER - IS THERE A CONSENSUS BUILDER IN THE HOUSE? IS HIS NAME SYMINGTON OR GODDARD?

    One candidate for governor favored dramatic increases in funding for education, while his opponent didn't. Otherwise, the two men differed little on the issues. The pundits lamented that the race deteriorated into a "beauty contest." A newspaper desc...

    by Darrin Hostetler on October 31, 1990
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    STATON V. WOODSTHE MUD MAY FLY, BUT IT SURE DON'T STICK

    No candidate this year--with the notable exception of Evan Mecham--has been the target of more questions about his integrity, honor and past actions than Grant Woods, Republican candidate for attorney general. Each time Woods begins to build ...

    by Kathleen Stanton on October 31, 1990
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    UNDRESS FOR SUCCESSPARR GOES VIDEO TO REVIVE SAGGING UNDERWEAR BIZ

    "I don't care what you do. I don't mind any bare buns but I didn't want any swingin' frontal shots. Just remember that we're in the underwear business, not the pornography business." Or so Phoenix jockmeister Dan Martin said several months ...

    by Dewey Webb on October 31, 1990
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    "I'M MAD AS HELL . . . " TOM REGINA HAS GONE TO SOME PRETTY STRANGE LENGTHS TO EXPOSE ARIZONA'S REVENUE DEPARTMENT

    Tom Regina turned himself in. He did what few Arizona businessmen have ever considered--Regina picked up the telephone, dialed the Arizona Department of Revenue and snitched on himself for not paying $89,000 in taxes. Regina, a 36-yea...

    by J. W. Casserly on October 31, 1990
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    JAIL MY WIFE . . . PLEASE

    I looked into the eyes of Darwin Schultz and immediately understood that he was going to do all the talking. I could sense the terrible tension gripping Schultz as he leaned forward from his corner booth seat at the French Corner restaurant th...

    by Tom Fitzpatrick on October 31, 1990
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    THE LOST GIRLS

    Jami Goldman is 21 years old and still trusting enough to think most people are on her side. She's also a double amputee who is now in the midst of a court fight with the state of Arizona that will determine the future course of her li...

    by Tom Fitzpatrick on October 31, 1990
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    THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED - THE UGLINESS OF RACISM AND THE MADDENING EFFORT BY A KIDS' FOOTBALL LEAGUE TO COVER IT UP

    There are some things that you have a right to believe will never happen to you, particularly if you are a Pop Warner mother. Pop Warner mothers are selfless creatures who chauffeur their kids around to endless football and cheerleadin...

    by Deborah Laake on October 31, 1990
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    ESCORTED INTO TEMPTATION

    The purpose of a law enforcement sting is to put a buxom topless dancer on the lap of a sex-starved man to see if he'll get an erection. State Senator Leo Corbet went bull-goose tumescent when the state Attorney General's Office did th...

    by Michael Lacey on October 31, 1990
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    GIVE MARMIE THE HEAVE-HO

    I went out to Sun Devil Stadium on Saturday and Sunday to get a firsthand look at Arizona's two professional teams. The big difference is that the Phoenix Cardinals make more money than the Sun Devils. They also seem to enjoy themselve...

    by Tom Fitzpatrick on October 31, 1990
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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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