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    Whitey Lockman

    Current job: Player-personnel senior adviser, Montreal Expos. Cool because: Hit .279 over fifteen years as a big-leaguer. Former Cubs manager. Scottsdale resident. First spring training: "I came here as a player in 1947 with the New York G...

    by Cap'n Dave on March 1, 1989
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    Jerome Holtzman

    Current job: Sports columnist, Chicago Tribune. Cool because: Has covered the Cubs in spring training since 1959. Biggest change in spring training since then: "Well, I've just gotten older, that's all." Other changes: "There...

    by Cap'n Dave on March 1, 1989
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    Jim Bouton

    Current jobs: Motivational speaker (thirty to forty appearances a year) and inventor (Big League Chew, bubble gum made to look like chewing tobacco, and Big League Cards, personalized baseball cards for regular people). "My latest invention is cal...

    by Cap'n Dave on March 1, 1989
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    Harry Caray

    Current jobs: Cubs broadcaster on WGN TV and radio. Budweiser salesman extraordinaire. Cool because: Cub fan, Bud man. Third, fourth, fifth and sixth favorite local restaurants: "I go upstairs to Gregory's, I go to Don & Charlie's, I go ...

    by Cap'n Dave on March 1, 1989
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    Bob Hemmerle

    Current job: Executive recruiter for Mattel and Hasbro toy companies. Cool because: While working as an usher at Phoenix Municipal Stadium ("I quit my job to go to spring training one year, and I was living with a girl and she said if I didn't g...

    by Cap'n Dave on March 1, 1989
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    Same Verse, Different Chapter - And there's still plenty of time on the meter for Poet's Corner

    It's a freezing winter evening, cold enough so that the streets of this Old Town Tempe neighborhood are devoid of activity. Even the usually omnipresent cats and dogs have either begged entry into living rooms or become icebound in their water dis...

    by Matt Cartsonis on March 1, 1989
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    Tower of Babble - What's all the hubbub about downtown's new hub?

    Whatever else you might say about Patriots Square, you can credit it with the overdue arrival of architecture criticism in Phoenix. The monsoons of invective that have buffeted the park and its architect, Ted Alexander, haven't all sprung fro...

    by Lawrence W. Cheek on March 1, 1989
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    Don't Worry, Be Unhappy

    If the widow of cartoonist Al Capp married actor Al Pacino, she'd be Mrs. Al Capp Pacino. Yes, everyone, it's an Italian coffee joke. I know you people just love 'em. Speaking of coffee, it just so happens I'm not drinking any. I'm ner...

    by Barry Friedman on March 1, 1989
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    The Nadir of Consumer Protection

    Rebuffed in previous attempts at closing down adult bookstores and movie theatres, Representative Leslie Whiting Johnson has reversed field and now says she wants to protect their customers. So the Mesa Republican is sponsoring legislation that wo...

    by Howard Fischer on March 1, 1989
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    Bribe and Groom

    Two long-time friends recently decided to get married after seventeen years of dating. How this could happen in 1989 America is beyond me. But it did. The wedding was to be a major northern California to-do, attended by some two hundre...

    by Michael Burkett on March 1, 1989
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    Salman Rushdie Chic

    An interviewer once asked Vladimir Nabokov: "What are the literary sins for which you could be answerable someday?" And Nabokov replied: "Of having spared in my books too many political fools and intellectual frauds." I am, each morn...

    by Tom Fitzpatrick on March 1, 1989
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    The Amphitheatre and Richard Mallery

    Richard Mallery is so smooth. He has the velvet touch. In a real estate deal, there's no one who can touch him. Mallery is the slickest operator in the West. A senior partner at the powerhouse law firm of Snell & Wilmer, Mallery ...

    by Tom Fitzpatrick on March 1, 1989
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    Behind Enemy Lines

    We sat in the foothills kitchen of Tracy Thomas as the nanny waited to take his infant son. After our cup of coffee, he would climb into his Mercedes and depart for the men's grill at the Paradise Valley Country Club. It is a natural thing fo...

    by Michael Lacey on March 1, 1989
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    Next Stop: Central Avenue

    When is a deal with the Phoenix City Council not a deal? Apparently when the public finds out about it. Bonnie Bartak, aide to Phoenix Mayor Terry Goddard, is unhappy New Times reported earlier this month that the city council had appr...

    by Howard Fischer on February 22, 1989
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    Street Smart - This auto man's empire was built on the principle of aiming high

    Wearing his trademark pith helmet (with chin strap) and an oversize pair of sunglasses, Ulysses Horatio Penelopi Poindexter C. Mortimer Alewishus Hale Gammill II regularly drives his Model T along Central Avenue to his Rotary meeting in downt...

    by Dave Walker on February 22, 1989
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    Piercing Together The West-side Cancer Cluster - An inside look at how Maryvale--and the state of Arizona--are dealing with an unknown killer

    The 800 people who stormed into the Maryvale High School auditorium one June night in 1987 were outraged and insulted. They had just learned from this newspaper that for more than a decade, a suspiciously high number of children in their work...

    by Terry Greene on February 22, 1989
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    Cops Skate on Bolles Murder Case

    It's the cops who always are accusing judges of turning criminals loose on technicalities. These days, however, nine current and former Phoenix Police Department officers are smiling because a technicality may have gotten them off the hook. ...

    by Paul Rubin on February 22, 1989
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    Terry and the Pirates

    As soon as it became clear a couple of months ago that Mayor Terry Goddard was abandoning the Municipal Center project, I phoned Ed Wundram. Wundram is the professional adviser who in 1985 oversaw our much-touted international design c...

    by Deborah Laake on February 22, 1989
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    Cheap Tricks

    I recently came across the results of an Urban Institute study that set out to determine how much it costs to raise a child up to age eighteen. The numbers ranged from about $52,000 per poor child to $143,000 for a well-to-do one. Now that these...

    by Michael Burkett on February 22, 1989
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    Presenting the Next (Oh, My God) Governor of Arizona

    One of the following charlatans will be the next governor of Arizona: David Hinchcliffe: He's the double-domed thinker who introduced the resolution at the state Republican convention declaring this a Christian nation. He'd be perfect for a state pa...

    by Tom Fitzpatrick on February 22, 1989
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