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1997 Stories by Holly Mullen

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  • Paving paradise

    published October 16, 1997

    Robert Gessel and his family made some carefully calculated choices in buying a home in east Plano in 1991. They wanted a neighborhood with hills... More >>

  • Dr. Lucas' Little Shop of Horrors

    published October 9, 1997

    Paul Skendrovic cannot forget that smell--the thick stench of death and rot that met him as he entered the eerily quiet house. The Arlington... More >>

  • Rest in peace

    published September 18, 1997

    A year-long clash over the fate of a patch of land in Dallas' historic Greenwood Cemetery is apparently about to end, with both sides in the... More >>

  • Road warriors

    published September 18, 1997

    Four years ago, David Chandler thought himself one of the rarest of breeds--an urban pioneer committed to rebuilding a crumbling Dallas... More >>

  • Aural Sex

    published September 4, 1997

    A hazy orange sun is inching above the Dallas skyline as I dodge through early-morning traffic on Interstate 30. It's 6:35 a.m. on a Monday, I... More >>

  • Digging in

    published September 4, 1997

    When last we checked with the Friends of Greenwood Cemetery, they were furiously writing letters, making phone calls, and gathering photos, faxes,... More >>

  • Bad Judgement

    published August 21, 1997

    The lawsuit was just one of hundreds pending before State District Judge John McClellan Marshall, a nasty but unremarkable business dispute over a... More >>

  • Meltdown man

    published July 31, 1997

    Jim Lites was startled when he walked into the handsome University Park home of a new business associate two years ago. Lites, president of the... More >>

  • Talk to the animals

    published June 26, 1997

    Prince Jake never met a stranger. That much is apparent watching the three-legged dog work the waiting room of a Balch Springs veterinary clinic,... More >>

  • My two sons?

    published June 12, 1997

    For most of the last 17 years, Fonda Vera has lived like many other single mothers--balancing a full-time job with the needs of her two sons, now... More >>

  • Nerds of a Feather

    published June 5, 1997

    For the longest time, Jim Collier held to the thinnest filament of hope. He would hear a rustling sound from the back yard, or see a dark speck on... More >>

  • Accidental activists

    published May 15, 1997

    For years, Irma Janicek knew little more about Greenwood Cemetery than that her ancestors--many of them powerful businessmen from Dallas' earliest... More >>

  • The lies that BIND

    published May 1, 1997

    Twelve bleary-eyed jurors filed into Judge Hal Gaither's courtroom on the afternoon of April 14 and dutifully took their assigned seats. The seven... More >>

  • Feeling the Burn

    published April 3, 1997

    Larry North, self-made poster boy for the Dallas health and fitness scene, sits in the sixth-floor conference room of an Oak Lawn law office. Tiny... More >>

  • All fowled up

    published March 6, 1997

    For Lisa McAnally, last Christmas Day was hardly the peaceful experience most people reasonably expect from the holiday. On that morning,... More >>

  • Losing by Decision

    published February 20, 1997

    On the final night of Courtney Barnett's high school wrestling season, she is waiting, as usual. Waiting to see if any of the boys on the opposing... More >>

  • On golden pawn

    published February 13, 1997

    Brian Rieck was looking forward to hitting a few golf balls during an unseasonably warm weekend last month. But his plans were waylaid in the... More >>

  • Shameless in Seattle

    published February 6, 1997

    The morning of February 19 will bring more than business as usual at 400 South Record Street. In the cavernous lobby of the A.H. Belo... More >>

  • Grateful Dead

    published January 2, 1997

    The word went out quietly in August. A choice little wedge of land in Uptown Dallas, the trendy neighborhood around McKinney Avenue where real... More >>

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