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    Cheap Shots 03-22-1989

    Add Klan-superstar-turned-Louisiana- GOP-legislator DAVID DUKE to the long list of people who've beaten BRUCE BABBITT at the polls.Reporter JAMES RIDGEWAY of the VILLAGE VOICE mined that nugget recently, to which a former campaign worker for Bruce...

    by Ward Harkavy on March 22, 1989
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    Two Of My Favorite Mouthpieces

    Flamboyant defense lawyers have always fascinated me. The first one I ever met was Ernie Navarre. I met him long ago in Lima, Ohio. Navarre wore a gold watch and a different suit every day. He drove a big car. But he also regularly undertook...

    by Tom Fitzpatrick on March 22, 1989
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    The Mix Rape Trial: Justice Screwed

    Editor's Note: This story was changed from its original version to eliminate the name of the victim. Well, the law has been screwed. And this war is over. A woman, who said she was the victim of a vicious rape by a police officer, has now beco...

    by Tom Fitzpatrick on March 22, 1989
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    The End of the Line

    Dedicated to the memory of Ed Abbey, an Arizonan who understood that it is important to litter the asphalt paths of America with beer cans pitched from a fast-moving vehicle. Larry Miller, director of the Regional Public Transportation Authority...

    by Michael Lacey on March 22, 1989
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    Advice Squad

    It happens, occasionally, in the middle of the night. I wake up screaming in fear that someone might one day mistake this space for some kind of advice column. This has yet to occur, thank God. But it could. If anyone can mistake Alan ...

    by Michael Burkett on March 22, 1989
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    Cap 'n Dave's Kitchen

    I'm man enough to admit it: My swimsuit column idea has been a total flop, and I can't say I blame anybody for not getting into it. The plan, originally, called for thousands of you readers to send me pictures of yourselves in skimpy aquatic ...

    by Cap'n Dave on March 22, 1989
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    Bungle in the Jungle - Rooftops

    The Rooftops coming-attractions trailer certainly appears to be promoting a dance movie. And because the film is directed by Robert West Side Story Wise and executive-produced by Taylor White Nights Hackford, there seems no reason to believe other...

    by Michael Burkett on March 22, 1989
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    Dozey-Do - A compelling true-life sci-fi tragi-drama in 25 acts

    ACT ONE. (It is 9 p.m. in a living room that would look like a toy store if toy stores had no shelves and the merchandise didn't come in boxes. Visible in the clutter are a large, bearded man and a small, unbearded boy. The man looks at his watch and...

    by Michael Burkett on March 15, 1989
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    Creatures from the Encanto Lagoon

    File it under trickle-down benefit: Among the many aftereffects of the Encanto Park renovation is a cleaner lagoon. Observers say the fish who live there like it better. The recent renovation of the city's most parklike park, which occ...

    by Dave Walker on March 15, 1989
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    Making Developers Toe the Line--Kind Of

    Nobody likes to admit it, but the much-ballyhooed zoning agreements intended to forestall battles between neighborhoods and developers are riddled with loopholes that can leave residents out of luck. And probably no one knows that bett...

    by Kathleen Stanton on March 15, 1989
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    Cleaning Up Is Hard To Do - Arizona's Superfund was meant to save us from the polluters of the past. Three years later, we're still waiting to be rescued.

    he state Superfund was the undisputed crown jewel of the 1986 Arizona Environmental Quality Act (EQA), a visionary scheme to clean up polluted groundwater that won warm endorsement from legislators and lobbyists, environmentalists and industriali...

    by Kathleen Stanton on March 15, 1989
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    Q: Who's Buried in Grant's Tomb? - A: Arizona local officials blow a shot at a juicy federal research project

    While the state's high-tech elite occupied center stage with their supercollider capers last year, there was not a word said about a luscious, and much more accessible, little toxic-waste research plum being dangled by federal officials. ...

    by Kathleen Stanton on March 15, 1989
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    Blabber Mouths and Radio Egos

    I used to relax by listening to the radio talk shows. That was before they started taking themselves seriously. I'm still an avid listener. But I'm no longer able to relax while doing so. There was a time when stately, plump Pat...

    by Tom Fitzpatrick on March 15, 1989
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    Umpires: The Old Men of Spring

    It's more than an hour before the Cubs' exhibition game gets underway. The seats behind home plate are already filled. Al Barlik, with the short haircut and the severe expression of a retired police captain, sits straight-shouldered in the nin...

    by Tom Fitzpatrick on March 15, 1989
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    Keeping up with our Fearless Leader

    Some believe Mayor Terry Goddard lost his backbone during his education at Harvard. Others believe a spinalectomy was performed on Goddard during the many years the silver-spooned bicyclist spent unemployed. Yet a third camp claims the proble...

    by Michael Lacey on March 15, 1989
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    Cap'n Dave's Kitchen

    It recently has come to my attention that you people are not sending me any pictures of yourselves in swimming suits. Two weeks ago I announced my desire to have a swimsuit column of my own, featuring pictures of real people (like you) and not s...

    by Cap'n Dave on March 15, 1989
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    American Gotham - New York Stories, a three-part anthology of unrelated minifilms directed by Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, and Francis Coppola

    It's not often you can pinpoint exactly where a generally terrific movie goes dead wrong--but that's no hard chore while watching New York Stories, a three-part anthology of unrelated minifilms directed by Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, and Francis Co...

    by Michael Burkett on March 15, 1989
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    Heathen Can Wait - Farewell to the King

    Writer-director John Milius seems to have a lot of important thoughts he'd like to impart with his new action-adventure film, Farewell to the King--but the only message you're likely to get is, You Can't Avoid History. That observation floats ...

    by Michael Burkett on March 15, 1989
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    Who's In Charge Here?

    Here's a scoop for you: The most powerful people in Arizona are mostly fifty-year-old white men. And many of them are either politicians, developers or bankers. You're not surprised? Then here's some news: Charlie Keating isn't one of ...

    by Ward Harkavy on March 15, 1989
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    Grind and Bare It - At the Hi-Liter, there's a lot more to show business than meets the eye

    n 1962, Jack and Leah Eurich came out from Michigan looking for a saloon of their own. They found a little place they liked, a piano bar in a two-story office complex on North 12th Street near Camelback. Jack tended bar, which had been his line s...

    by Dave Walker on March 15, 1989
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