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Culture, The Exhibitionist Lisa Davis Exposes Molestation, the Mormon Church in <i>The Sins of Brother Curtis</i>

Lisa Davis Exposes Molestation, the Mormon Church in The Sins of Brother Curtis

In 1984, a vicious crime took place in Utah: Two men murdered their brother's wife and infant daughter. The perpetrators confessed, expressed no remorse, said they'd do the same thing again -- and claimed to be following orders from God.…
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Calendar, Night&Day WWJD: Who Would Jesus Defend?

WWJD: Who Would Jesus Defend?

In 1984, a vicious crime took place in Utah: Two men murdered their brother’s wife and infant daughter. The perpetrators confessed, expressed no remorse, said they’d do the same thing again — and claimed to be following orders from God.…
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Brain Candy Bring a good book with you when you fly, knucklehead: I don't know why Karen Zuercher even bothered to write her column about how lousy airport bookstores are . It was so negative…
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Bechtel and Its Buddies Networking for fun and profit: I just wanted to thank Lisa Davis for the wonderful investigative report she did on Bechtel . The company so prides itself on working behind the…
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Amateur Hour Don't quit your day job, ace: I understand that you're temporarily without a restaurant reviewer, and assume you must be assigning staff writers to cover local eateries in what one can only hope will be the interim ["Noblesse…
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Papered Over

I am probably dating myself, but I remember a running gag in the early days of Spy magazine that revolved around a mathematical equation. The equation was long, with a great many fractions containing a great many variables. At bottom,…
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A Contest Contested But she was voted Miss Understanding: As the promoter of "Bondage A Go-Go," April Fools' Day came two days late for me. Imagine my surprise when I woke up April 3 and found out I was a…
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The Radical Rabbi The reality gap: As a former member of Dr. Lerner's organization -- five years ago called "Politics of Meaning" -- I read your feature with curiosity ("The Rabbi Who Would Save the World," March 20). I look…
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Celebrity Boxing II: SF Weekly vs. Guardian Because we're taking the high road, we'll refrain from whining, "He started it!": Would someone please take the high road here ("It's the Journalism, Bruce," Mecklin, March 13, a response to charges in…
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Eye on the Prize

It is an understatement, even a cliché, to suggest that journalism is a profession prone to self-congratulation. Indeed, journalists give themselves awards arranged along almost every imaginable parameter. There are national, regional, state, and local journalism awards relating to news,…
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Pointed Queries

When three members of Congress write a letter, asking the executive branch of the U.S. government to answer questions raised by the press, it usually makes the news. When three members of Congress from California write the secretary of the…
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The Fallout From "Fallout" Happily, some jellyfish babies have since become successful politicians: I rather enjoyed reading about the Navy's mishandling of nuclear substances at Hunters Point, and I applaud SF Weekly for bringing this story to our attention ("Fallout,"…
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Shame and Courage

A well-placed friend of mine tells me that way back in the ancient times of the Carter administration, the federal government was already aware that cleaning up after nuclear operations of the U.S. defense establishment would likely run into the…
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The Path of Inquiry

"Fallout" is based on months of interviews and documentary research by staff writer Lisa Davis. In reporting this series, Davis reviewed thousands of records held by the National Archives and Records Administration, including both previously declassified documents and documents declassified…
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We're Honored

Two SF Weekly staff writers have been recognized in this year's Missouri Lifestyle Journalism Awards, a national competition sponsored by the journalism school at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Staff writer Matt Smith received the first place fashion and design writing…
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Even More Honors

Two SF Weekly writers have received honors in the California Newspaper Publishers Association's 1998 statewide journalism competition. The awards were announced June 26. Peter Byrne won first place for investigative reporting among the state's largest weekly papers. Byrne was honored…
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We're Honored

SF Weekly and two of its writers have received top honors in the prestigious Maggie Awards, an annual competition among magazines published west of the Mississippi. SF Weekly's three first-place awards were announced in Los Angeles at the April 23…
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People Kill: So Do Guns Thanks for Lisa Davis' piece ("Tale of a Gun," May 6). I am an investigator for defense attorneys on capital murder cases and have come to the conclusion that a huge percentage of murders would…
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Hepatitis Youth Outreach While much effort on the part of Lisa Davis ("Viral Combat," March 11) has been spent deconstructing the multimillion-dollar wrangle between Chiron and the CDC, those of us working on the ground in the fight against hepatitis…
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No More Givebacks My compliments to SF Weekly on the outstanding article by Lisa Davis on the proposed merger of the UCSF and Stanford medical centers ("Giving Away the Hospital," Sept. 10). It is an important article because it makes…
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