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1998 Stories by Ann Zimmerman

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  • Highway roulette

    published December 31, 1998

    During afternoon rush hour on a sweltering mid-June day, five cars heading east on Texas 121 in Frisco line up at a red light at the intersection... More >>

  • Enough is enough

    published November 19, 1998

    Call it the little airline that could--if someone only would let it. Legend Airlines basically had its wings clipped before ever taking to... More >>

  • Trojan horse

    published November 12, 1998

    Dallas public school moms are mad as hell. Not all the mothers who send their children to DISD, mind you, and not even all the moms who serve on... More >>

  • Don Quixote of the drive-in

    published November 5, 1998

    Like a sad old movie queen who wears her lipstick askew and smells of mothballs, the Astro, Dallas' only remaining drive-in theater, has seen... More >>

  • Caught in the crossfire

    published October 29, 1998

    The last thing John McLemore wanted to do was work another weekend. The Waco TV reporter had spent the entire month of February in Houston... More >>

  • It's the details, stupid

    published October 15, 1998

    Taking a page from Investigative Reporting 101, former City Councilman Bob Stimson, who is running a heated race for the District 4 County... More >>

  • The Lie Detector

    published October 1, 1998

    On the surface, William Campbell, Ricky Dale Thomas, and Adonis Baxter have little in common. Campbell is the mayor of Atlanta; Thomas is a... More >>

  • Armed and dangerous

    published September 17, 1998

    Here we were, two intrepid reporters from the Dallas Observer, sitting in a small, dark library next to the chambers of state District Judge John... More >>

  • Chemical Warrior

    published September 10, 1998

    Early on a mid-October day in 1991, Phyllis Glazer barreled down Highway 155 on the way to her son's elementary school in Winona, an East Texas... More >>

  • Kingdom of uncool

    published August 20, 1998

    When Cheryl Kellis learned that plans were afoot to convert the 12,000-square-foot Baptist church across the street from her tidy frame house into... More >>

  • Defending Darlie

    published August 6, 1998

    Torrential rains lashed the crowds that had gathered outside the state prison in Huntsville, two disparate camps that had come to noisily support... More >>

  • Conflict? What conflict?

    published July 2, 1998

    Earlier this month, the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport Board awarded a $95,000 contract for an outside financial audit of its books and accounts to... More >>

  • Mayor potty mouth

    published July 2, 1998

    Elected officials often project one image to the world and another to those who know them intimately. When those two images collide, the effect... More >>

  • A mother and child reunion

    published June 25, 1998

    In the early-morning darkness, Kathy Krasniqi, a stout woman in a pretty print dress, waits on the front porch of her Richardson home. Her feet... More >>

  • Spinning wheels

    published June 4, 1998

    Fahim Minkah doesn't know what to tell the children. They were counting on him, believed in him, and now they don't think he can deliver. ... More >>

  • Is this any way to run an airport?

    published May 28, 1998

    In early November 1993, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport was about to take a small but important step. The board members presiding over the... More >>

  • Sunday in the park with gays

    published April 23, 1998

    For the last decade, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra's free Easter concert on the greensward of Lee Park in the heart of Oak Lawn traditionally has... More >>

  • Dallas Confidential

    published April 9, 1998

    Eddie "Junior" Lovejoy's short life and violent death are the stuff country and western songs are made of. Big dreams, cheating hearts, cold blue... More >>

  • Study this

    published April 9, 1998

    The $750,000 Ross Perot-funded survey of what's good and bad about the Dallas Independent School District has become a giant Rorschach test. Every... More >>

  • Ross to the rescue

    published March 12, 1998

    With little fanfare, Ross Perot launched his plan to rescue the embattled Dallas public schools. In January and February, a team from Sirota... More >>

  • The war over Gulf War Syndrome

    published March 5, 1998

    For Charles Townsend, war, as the saying goes, was hell. Among the first troops deployed to the Middle East during Operation Desert Shield in... More >>

  • Grow up

    published January 8, 1998

    More than a year has passed since 16-year-old Misty Murphy scuffled with a black schoolmate at Madison High School after he called her a "redneck... More >>

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