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1996 Stories by Ann Zimmerman

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  • Losing Faith

    published December 5, 1996

    It's political theater imported from another time and place. In the packed pews of Kirkwood Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in... More >>

  • Dog daze

    published December 5, 1996

    Bandit, our winsome, butterscotch-colored golden retriever, is like a lot of men I know: not very complicated and utterly focused on meeting his... More >>

  • U.S. Reprehensible

    published October 31, 1996

    It was happy news, and Elizabeth Faeth meant to share it. On March 9, 1995, the legislative assistant to U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson... More >>

  • Mesquite grilled

    published September 5, 1996

    Helen Washington was in a hurry. A big hurry. And anyone with a shred of humanity would understand why. A home health aide, Washington had... More >>

  • Time out

    published August 29, 1996

    District Court Judge Mike Keasler was not pleased. On August 23, Scott Fernandes, a 27-year-old youth soccer coach, stood before the judge... More >>

  • A Minor Affair

    published August 8, 1996

    Sheldon Pearl is edgy. As the new school year draws near, the East Dallas teen-ager can't seem to shake the anxiety that knots his neck... More >>

  • Trail of Tears

    published August 1, 1996

    A gray granite marker put up by the Texas Historical Society stands in a weed-choked field a dozen miles west of Tyler. It is the only reminder of... More >>

  • Black Tie winners

    published July 25, 1996

    Don Maison was worried. As president of AIDS Services of Dallas, the only local agency providing housing to indigent persons suffering from... More >>

  • Kiss and Tell

    published June 6, 1996

    The middle-class blandness of Garland, Texas, with its great expanse of ticky-tacky tract houses, strip shopping centers, and wholesale stores... More >>

  • Held back by love

    published June 6, 1996

    At the end of this school year, Mrs. Davie's fourth-grade class at McKinney's Glen Oaks Elementary School had expected to be saying goodbye to... More >>

  • Campaign casualty

    published June 6, 1996

    A few weeks ago, as Cheryl Wattley was filling out her daughter's financial-aid package for Amherst College where she'll be a freshman this fall,... More >>

  • The Halo Club

    published May 9, 1996

    E-e-e-e-e-o-o-o," squeals Kathryn Benton, a brown-haired moppet with vivid blue eyes and a wide smile. With a rigid hand she paws through a book... More >>

  • Out of bounds

    published May 9, 1996

    In the fiercely competitive world of youth soccer, no one has more power and influence over children than the coaches. Several weeks ago, a young... More >>

  • Juvenile Injustice

    published April 18, 1996

    Ron Carpenter was looking forward to going home. It was shortly before quitting time on a Thursday in early November and Carpenter, a maintenance... More >>

  • History in the making

    published March 28, 1996

    Four years ago, Greg Vaughn's 13-year-old daughter, Holley, came to him with an age-old problem: the-night- before-the-term-paper's-due... More >>

  • Just don't call them nelly guys

    published February 29, 1996

    Not long ago, Cheer Dallas, the country's first serious gymnastics-oriented, pompon-eschewing, non-drag-wearing gay cheerleading squad, had the... More >>

  • Holding on

    published February 8, 1996

    Two weeks ago, Kathy Krasniqi collapsed at her job, gasping for air, her chest pounding with pain. After a week of tests, doctors have determined... More >>

  • Games Grownups Play

    published February 1, 1996

    The boys should have been having a ball. It was a sunny autumn day, and on the greensward that is Garland's Winters Park, the culmination... More >>

  • Quest for fire

    published January 11, 1996

    Susan Campbell takes pride in knowing a chameleon from an anole. (It's an anole running down your backyard fence.) She has been known to spend 100... More >>

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