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1998 Stories by Randall Patterson

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  • Santa's Selves

    published December 24, 1998

    It was thought that Santa Claus, like God, was everywhere. For this photo project, the Press's Phillipe Diederich looked on street corners,... More >>

  • Battle of the 'Bots

    published December 17, 1998

    The point of ELEC 201, Dr. John Bennett said, is to prove that engineering, and engineers, aren't dull. Explaining the joys of creation, Dr.... More >>

  • Roll of a Lifetime

    published November 26, 1998

    In the headquarters of culture, New York, New York, the idea was born. A television producer on the make was flipping through the New York Times... More >>

  • The Patron

    published November 19, 1998

    Before attending a polo match, said Sheri Roane, "the first question everyone asks is, 'What should I wear?' I always say, 'Sporty casual.'... More >>

  • Death Be Not Pricey

    published October 8, 1998

    One fine day, when the sun was surely breaking through the clouds, he came down from the heavens to save us -- one good man unto a land of death... More >>

  • Falling in Love

    published August 27, 1998

    Downtown, the couple picked up their marriage license, sufficiently impressing the clerk that he escorted them out and stopped traffic as they... More >>

  • Two Bullets in the Back

    published July 9, 1998

    The fear began. At 1:35 a.m., Carolyn Deal was wakened by the sound of shattering glass. She roused her 62-year-old husband, Jack, who told her to... More >>

  • Parting Shot

    published May 7, 1998

    When he answers the door, he is shirtless and unshaven, an old man with a bulldog's underbite but no front teeth. "Ah, shut up, you!" he growls at... More >>

  • Taking the Waves

    published April 9, 1998

    "What am I trying to say here?" said Gene Gore, as he stuffed in another French fry at the Purple Cow restaurant. "What is the deeper thought of... More >>

  • Choke, Hit, Bash, Cha-Cha-Cha

    published March 19, 1998

    By a quarter to nine that Saturday, they were at the gym, waiting to see the doctor. They stood with their arms crossed, not speaking. At least... More >>

  • The Last Conqueror

    published March 5, 1998

    Unless it is a gunshot, there is nothing sweeter to the ears of Cecil M. Hopper than the sound of a bulldozer in the morning. Pistons surging,... More >>

  • Final Down

    published March 5, 1998

    The long, sad federal case of the high school athlete who was benched ["The Trophy Son," January 15] came to a conclusion last week when it was... More >>

  • The Trophy Son

    published January 15, 1998

    In her immaculate kitchen, remembering the saddest day, Mrs. Sonja Rutherford's lip began to tremble. "It makes me cry even now," she said,... More >>

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