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1996 Stories by Phyllis Orrick

Archives: 1997 | 1996 | 1995
  • Unspun

    published December 18, 1996

    Gentlemen Start Their Engines As the computer selling season heats up for the holidays, plugs for PC and electronic games are... More >>

  • Mulch

    published December 11, 1996

    Rudy Ropes in Willie Sure, Mayor Willie Brown was deeply interested in NYC's approach to the homeless, and that's why he chose the first... More >>

  • Unspun

    published December 11, 1996

    KQED, R.I.P. The melon slices, chilled Calistoga, and uncorked bottles of red were all laid out for last Thursday's KQED board of... More >>

  • Unspun

    published December 4, 1996

    Take an Icon to Lunch The Nov. 24 New York Times Magazine devoted its entire issue (from William Safire at the front struggling manfully... More >>

  • Mulch

    published December 4, 1996

    Peace Through Credit In 1994, San Francisco State University erupted over a mural named for Malcolm X, unveiled in the campus quad. The... More >>

  • Unspun

    published November 20, 1996

    The Ex Cries "Rape" It's not unusual for S.F. cops and the DA's Office, known for their mutual distrust (if not outright... More >>

  • Unspun

    published November 13, 1996

    Back Bites -- and Scratches The annals of book publishing are replete with tales of author abuse -- agents who demand 15 percent... More >>

  • Unspun

    published November 6, 1996

    The Stern Watch Brace yourself for a big dose of Howard Stern. By early next year, barring interference from Justice Department... More >>

  • Unspun

    published October 23, 1996

    Serial Soccer Mom Maybe the Contra Costa Times wire editor, whose job it is to pick which stories from out-of-town papers and news services... More >>

  • Unspun

    published October 16, 1996

    KTVU's Free Willie Plug Any regular viewer of Channel 2 (KTVU) is aware of the cozy relationship the station has with Mayor Willie Brown.... More >>

  • Unspun

    published October 9, 1996

    Good Government, Bad Editorials Nothing unleashes the Good Government reflexes in editorial writers quite like the subject of campaign... More >>

  • Unspun

    published October 2, 1996

    Equus or Excess? The new Benetton ads plastered on downtown construction sheds a couple weeks back -- a black stallion mounting a white... More >>

  • Unspun

    published September 25, 1996

    Heard It Through the Grapevine If ever a story had "legs," as the cliche goes, it would be the San Jose Mercury News' three-part series in... More >>

  • Unspun

    published September 18, 1996

    Un-Media Rising For the severely civic-minded, or those who simply prefer their public affairs programming effectively untouched by human... More >>

  • Unspun

    published September 11, 1996

    Don't Get Mad -- Get On-Line That's what Tony Raymond, former Web master for the Federal Elections Commission (FEC), did when it... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published September 4, 1996

    Halfway House Party It's deja vu all over again for Potrero Hill neighborhood activists who want to keep the population at a local halfway... More >>

  • Unspun

    published September 4, 1996

    Where the Rubbers Meet the Road With all the artily and artfully posed body parts splashed around even mainstream print advertising and TV,... More >>

  • Unspun

    published August 28, 1996

    Your Tax Dollars at Work Those hapless folks at the Bureau of Automotive Repair were too dim to figure out that imposing tough new... More >>

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