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1999 Stories by Ann Zimmerman

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  • Trojan pony

    published December 30, 1999

    Sandwiched between Central Expressway and Southern Methodist University, University Gardens is a housing oasis -- an aging but genteel condominium... More >>

  • After the fall

    published December 16, 1999

    The first thought Mike Perryman had as he climbed out of bed that Sunday morning nearly two years ago was that it was his son Colt's birthday. His... More >>

  • Unraveling a mystery

    published December 16, 1999

    Dr. Robert Haley, chief of epidemiology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, sounds as exuberant as a schoolboy winning his... More >>

  • Skating along

    published December 2, 1999

    This Is How We Do It" blares on the sound system, its driving rhythm pumping up the already fevered crowd. Preteens in their Tommy Hilfiger... More >>

  • Picture imperfect

    published November 18, 1999

    When we last left the city marshal's office, officers were upset that a sergeant was allowed to continue working for months after he admitted... More >>

  • Return to sender

    published November 11, 1999

    Last June, for the sixth time in two years, Rufino and Cynthia Cruz loaded their two young daughters into their 1985 Chevy Suburban and drove from... More >>

  • Fighting fire with fire

    published November 4, 1999

    Looking back, Sherrie Wilson thinks she can pinpoint the moment she knew something was wrong. It was mid-August 1998, barely a month after she... More >>

  • Proof of citizenship

    published October 21, 1999

    On July 19, three carloads of armed officers from the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service arrived at the small Fort Worth house that... More >>

  • Cult of Madness

    published October 14, 1999

    In a small, nondescript room in Charter Hospital in Plano, a disheveled, glassy-eyed woman rocks in a chair as she speaks in a little girl's voice... More >>

  • Marshal law

    published August 5, 1999

    Last year, employees of the Dallas marshal's office were alarmed when Sgt. Don Madewell, a veteran of the department, admitted he had taken an... More >>

  • Chokehold

    published July 29, 1999

    On a moonlit July night three years ago, as Godwin Omokaro headed out to celebrate his 37th birthday, his life seemed full of possibilities. After... More >>

  • Radio-Free Garland

    published June 10, 1999

    Shortly after sunrise one day last August, the doorbell rang at the home of Marty and Mary Ann Markowitz in northwest Garland. It was 7:30 a.m.,... More >>

  • Desperate Measures

    published June 10, 1999

    Drenched in sweat from head to toe, 3-year-old Tate Sherrod writhes and moans as his pale blue eyes flash with terrified distress. Nurses in the... More >>

  • Big-time payback

    published May 27, 1999

    Tom Caton, a 29-year veteran of the Dallas Fire Department, did not decide to become a firefighter to get rich. Far from it. He put his life on... More >>

  • The Cult of Darlie

    published May 6, 1999

    If they start throwing chairs, you'll know you're on the wrong set." With such sage advice, my 11-year-old daughter bid me adieu before I jetted... More >>

  • More is less

    published April 8, 1999

    For the last few months, Dallas County Community College District professors have exchanged a series of angry e-mail messages lambasting The... More >>

  • Hercules unchained

    published April 1, 1999

    All the workers at the Dallas Zoo know that Hercules has an attitude problem. You can see it in his menacing eyes, which are always alert whenever... More >>

  • The keeper's tale

    published April 1, 1999

    On March 2, three months after zookeeper Jennifer McClurg was attacked and repeatedly bitten by a gorilla at the Dallas Zoo, she sat down with... More >>

  • Gone but not forgotten

    published February 18, 1999

    On the afternoon of February 7, Elizabeth Moier waited for her two daughters to return home from school, then thetheir daily ritual--walking the... More >>

  • The Fugitive

    published February 11, 1999

    For much of the first half of the decade, psychiatrist Robert Hadley Gross felt like a hunted man. Federal agents let the young doctor know he was... More >>

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