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2000 Stories by Peter Downs

Archives: 2001 | 2000
  • Pipe Schemes

    published October 11, 2000

    The sights along Riverview Drive, just north of I-270, are unremarkable: a few modest ranch homes on large lots, a former nursing home, a couple... More >>

  • All in the Family

    published October 11, 2000

    Although people in many manual occupations want "something better" for their children, for many members of the Pipefitters union, there is no... More >>

  • Putting on the Ritz

    published July 19, 2000

    Just imagine: Thanks to electronic communications, you can do your job from anywhere in world, without having to be tied to any particular... More >>

  • Waiting to Exhale

    published May 31, 2000

    Jim Farris could walk, but slowly and only if he stopped every few yards to rest. He could breathe, as long as he had a tube up his nose feeding... More >>

  • Removing a Doorstop

    published May 31, 2000

    The idea behind lung-volume reduction is as simple as the idea of removing a doorstop so you can close a door. As Dr. Thomas Egan, head of the... More >>

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