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2001 Stories by Charles Siderius

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  • Sour Victory

    published December 20, 2001

    Steven Spiritas, chief executive officer of Supreme Beef, still works in the office above what just two years ago was his family's thriving... More >>

  • Reverend Fix-It

    published December 13, 2001

    The Reverend Charles Wilkerson fell to the floor at the bottom of the staircase. He clutched his chest and curled into the fetal position. The... More >>

  • Frozen Food

    published November 22, 2001

    Joe Harvey had just arrived at his job at the Dallas Zoo in early September when a co-worker called him over to look inside a cardboard... More >>

  • Road Warrior

    published November 15, 2001

    Luther "L.J." Lee looks out toward the interstate highway just north of Roanoke and to the Texas Motor Speedway beyond. As a younger man, he... More >>

  • Tanking

    published November 8, 2001

    Dallas officials said they were "surprised" and angered last month because the decades-old aquarium in Fair Park was jilted by the national zoo... More >>

  • Bad Apples

    published October 25, 2001

    Alvin Kelly leans forward and folds his hands together on the white table in front of him. From behind a plastic window, the 50-year-old... More >>

  • Fallout

    published October 11, 2001

    The advertisements on the back of DART buses displayed a photograph of a cherubic child and asked, "Is it wrong to feed a Palestinian child?"... More >>

  • Corraled

    published September 27, 2001

    Beef industry insiders say that the federal government has backed away from a stringent new meat-inspection policy that a local beef producer... More >>

  • We Love You, We Hate You

    published August 9, 2001

    The temperature approached 100 degrees, but the hundreds of children and parents stood firm in a sweaty and noisy three-block-long line... More >>

  • No Parking

    published July 12, 2001

    When the public complained about how animals were being cared for at the city's educational farm located north of Dallas, the city's park... More >>

  • La Cage Aux Folles

    published June 21, 2001

    Administrators at Trinity Medical Center in Carrollton just wanted the grackles out of the pear trees. The sometimes annoyingly loud crowlike... More >>

  • Mind Games

    published June 7, 2001

    Jan Bynum stands at the center of her daughter's room in Bynum's Farmers Branch house and looks around. On one wall is a University of North Texas... More >>

  • Survivor

    published May 24, 2001

    From the backseat of the single-engine airplane, Carmen Rivera-Worley watched uncomfortably as the 25-year-old pilot tapped his finger on an... More >>

  • Road Rage

    published March 22, 2001

    For Cheryl Bass, it all started when she and her husband, Robert, sat down to sign papers for their new house. They were first-time homebuyers,... More >>

  • Forget Me Not

    published March 1, 2001

    "The scriptures have said, 'The things that have been done in the dark will be known from the house tops.'"--Civil rights leader Fanny... More >>

  • Chick Fillet

    published February 15, 2001

    A toddler stretches his arms out over his head and puts both hands on the front glass of an aquarium. Behind the glass, a dozen or so baby chicks... More >>

  • Tuned Out

    published January 18, 2001

    Jason January, a Dallas County special prosecutor until he suddenly and inexplicably quit in October, accumulated some impressive photographs... More >>

  • Off the Killing Floor

    published January 11, 2001

    Supreme Beef Processors, the Dallas company that went bankrupt while fighting the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has won another court victory... More >>

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