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1997 Stories by Phyllis Orrick

Archives: 1997 | 1996 | 1995
  • Unspun

    published April 23, 1997

    Knight-Ridder Adds to Its Bay Necklace On March 23, the Knight-Ridder-owned Contra Costa Newspapers Inc. unveiled The Sunday Times, the... More >>

  • Unspun

    published April 16, 1997

    The 49ers Story, or Bad Newspapers Make Good PR Early last week, 49er flack Michael Colbruno alerted local press outlets that the football... More >>

  • Unspun

    published April 9, 1997

    Execrable Behavior Shame on Jane Ganahl and the editors at the Examiner Sunday magazine for the toe-sucking cover story on former Supe... More >>

  • Unspun

    published April 2, 1997

    Just Say No News Early last month, the California Department of Education deliberately distorted the findings of a school crime survey to... More >>

  • Mulch

    published March 26, 1997

    Cruz's Curse At the height of the Tuesday morning commuter crush into downtown San Francisco, a stalled 18-wheeler blocked two lanes on... More >>

  • Unspun

    published March 26, 1997

    "The column wasn't killed," Finefrock said. "We chose not to run it." Stephanie Salter's column for the Sunday, March 16, Examiner would... More >>

  • Unspun

    published March 19, 1997

    For Him, "Camp" Means Having a Tent If Tom Stienstra had his way, the Examiner's sports section would be turned on its head. Boating,... More >>

  • Unspun

    published March 12, 1997

    Dirty Numbers on School Safety Schoolyard violence is always an emotionally hot topic, so it's understandable that state Education... More >>

  • Unspun

    published March 5, 1997

    Smoke and Peerers In the week of March 24, a new round of publicly financed anti-tobacco TV ads is due to break on California airwaves, the... More >>

  • Unspun

    published February 26, 1997

    Say Cheese There's a "crisis" on campus, and it has nothing to do with politics. It's "the calcium crisis." Manufactured and being milked... More >>

  • Mulch

    published February 26, 1997

    Sex Takes a Bath S.F.'s Public Health Department issued rules that closed the city's gay bathhouses 13 years ago, citing them as venues for... More >>

  • Unspun

    published February 19, 1997

    The Crack-Up The Feb. 17 protest by Media Alliance against the New York Times for its coverage of the San Jose Mercury News'... More >>

  • Mulch

    published February 12, 1997

    Light-Rail Off Tracks In blocking the contract for a $136 million light-rail train system at San Francisco International Airport, S.F.... More >>

  • Unspun

    published February 12, 1997

    Where the Coppertone Girl and Carl Lewis Roam S.F. isn't what you'd think of as billboard country. That designation would seem to belong... More >>

  • Mulch

    published February 5, 1997

    Confidentially Yours The sexual harassment suit filed against C. David Burgin, the former executive editor of the Alameda Newspaper Group... More >>

  • Unspun

    published February 5, 1997

    License to Annoy Predictably, the 1996 Communications Decency Act -- with its absurd, prudish intent to gag the Internet -- has inspired... More >>

  • Unspun

    published January 29, 1997

    ANG Angst Back in the 1950s, when computers were commonly referred to as "electronic brains," Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn made a... More >>

  • Would You Buy a Used Car From This Rabbi?

    published January 22, 1997

    Two days before Thanksgiving last year, a clear fall afternoon suddenly turned dark, as dense black clouds spewed into the sky. China Basin's Pier... More >>

  • Mulch

    published January 15, 1997

    Government in Exile Political moderate Barbara Kaufman, the newly sworn president of the S.F. Board of Supervisors, sounded a conciliatory... More >>

  • Unspun

    published January 15, 1997

    Women and Children First Unlike Gov. Pete Wilson, Marybeth Wallace, a Noe Valley mother of three schoolchildren (two in S.F. public... More >>

  • Unspun

    published January 1, 1997

    TV Industry Calls in Its Chips The dynamic fairly guaranteed mutual disappointment. With congressional leaders musing throughout the fall... More >>

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