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2003 Stories by Charles Siderius

Archives: 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000
  • Ladies of the Lake

    published July 31, 2003

    Pat Douglass steers his 31-foot cabin cruiser, the "Wet Rat," away from its slip at Pier 121 Marina and slowly motors through the "no wake" zone... More >>

  • Shot in the Dark

    published July 3, 2003

    Dallas Independent School District police officer Mike McKinney was working an off-duty protection job at an auto parts store one night in March... More >>

  • Make Yourself at Home

    published June 26, 2003

    A fortyish man wearing a wrinkled baseball cap, jeans and a dirty nylon jacket steps into an elevator at the Dallas central library and directly... More >>

  • Dying Breed

    published June 12, 2003

    Ten or so bicyclists gather around an outdoor table in downtown Dallas with bicycles of many varieties leaning against chairs or a nearby post.... More >>

  • Cops on Campus

    published May 22, 2003

    Getting to school and back home to the West Dallas projects in the 1980s without being accosted or beat up wasnt easy for Sophia Graham. The... More >>

  • Drug Money

    published May 15, 2003

    A popular Dallas County court program that successfully treats first-time drug offenders instead of shipping them off to prison is almost out of... More >>

  • Wabbit Season

    published May 1, 2003

    Elmer Fudd and lovers of rabbit stew probably think the most ridiculous airlift of all time is under way. Those who cherish rabbits as something... More >>

  • Feelin’ Saxy

    published April 3, 2003

    4/4 North Texas' reputation as a hothouse for budding jazz talent blossoms a little wider this weekend at the Third Annual North Texas... More >>

  • Vacancy

    published March 27, 2003

    If you build it, they'll be pissed. Dallas hotel owners, already struggling with what one hotel manager describes as the lowest occupancy rates... More >>

  • Greasing the Wheels

    published March 20, 2003

    Auto racing tycoon Bruton Smith stood in a massive parking lot helping direct traffic away from his brand-new Texas Motor Speedway six years ago.... More >>

  • Hard Words for Software

    published March 13, 2003

    Last month, the Dallas Central Appraisal District proudly announced that its new self-designed "state-of-the-art mass appraisal system," known as... More >>

  • Farm Teams

    published February 6, 2003

    Dallas park officials would probably prefer that you not read this article. You can't really blame them, though. You might not be interested in... More >>

  • Trashy Dreams

    published January 16, 2003

    On a wide new road, beyond the city van where two workers catch an afternoon nap, there is a visible sign that Dallas is about to enter a new era... More >>

  • Facing the Music

    published January 9, 2003

    TYLER--In one corner of a disheveled hotel room off Interstate 20 sits the computer that Al Petty uses as he frantically tries to work himself out... More >>

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