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1996 Stories by Denise Mcvea

Archives: 1996 | 1995 | 1994
  • The Hip-Hop Hustle

    published September 5, 1996

    Dale Lane was seething. Just the other day, a friend had called the 27-year-old Dallas rapper--better known by his stage name,... More >>

  • To catch a thief

    published August 22, 1996

    John Battaglia was riffling through some billing invoices on his desk three years ago when he noticed something odd. A certified public... More >>

  • The Pride of Napoleon Lewis

    published July 25, 1996

    For months, Lincoln High School's librarian, Helen "Bobbie" Welsh, had struggled to operate a four-person library with the help of a single... More >>

  • The power of the picket

    published July 11, 1996

    Daisy Joe divides the world simply. You are either on the side of good, or the side of evil. You either do right, or you do wrong. And if you do... More >>

  • Back in the spotlight

    published June 27, 1996

    After two years of enduring suspicion that she helped murder her husband, Joan Ridgway finds herself once again a suspect in what authorities are... More >>

  • Storm warning

    published May 2, 1996

    On April 25, 1994, the weather-radar screen on Bill Gaither's television was ominous. The Lancaster city manager apprehensively watched the red... More >>

  • Rent check

    published April 25, 1996

    A federal jury has found that the City of Dallas violated outspoken landlady Christina Swann's civil rights when it tried to demolish her... More >>

  • Epidemic of hope

    published April 18, 1996

    Wayne Swearengin learned he had the HIV virus in 1989. Like everyone else diagnosed with the disease, he began searching for a drug regimen that... More >>

  • The House of Cottrell (Part II)

    published March 21, 1996

    So has the illusion of a big, prosperous, and happy family. The jurors who assembled in U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeff Kaplan's... More >>

  • The House of Cottrell (Part I)

    published March 21, 1996

    The jerry curl is dead. Once the royal crown of black hair styles, coveted by men and women alike, the curl is now a dinosaur, found mostly... More >>

  • Dealing with the Devil

    published February 15, 1996

    Back in 1986, Ed Zabel was always watching himself do things he said he wasn't going to do. It happened too many times to count, this exercise,... More >>

  • Unruly student

    published January 4, 1996

    After the protests, the lawsuits, the scathing editorials, and the state Legislature's disdain when Texas Woman's University was forced to go... More >>

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