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1998 Stories by Jim Schutze

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  • Bait and switch

    published December 10, 1998

    According to The Dallas Morning News and its City Hall reporting staff, the news on the Trinity River project over the last three months has been... More >>

  • The garden of life

    published December 3, 1998

    The act of stepping in off the street through this gate, into this place, is a silent shock to the system, a trick on the soul. You begin... More >>

  • Peep-hole power

    published November 5, 1998

    Every community in the world has some small subset of busy bees who work behind the scenes to make things happen, but in Dallas it's always been... More >>

  • Give her what she wants

    published October 15, 1998

    After a long weekend in Phoenix with officials of the U.S. Olympic Committee, Dallas boosters came home this week facing what may be the toughest... More >>

  • Watching us, watching them, etc.

    published October 1, 1998

    Dallas Observer reporter Jim Schutze is claiming The Dallas Morning News "subtly misrepresented" remarks Schutze made to Morning News reporter... More >>

  • Going for the gold

    published September 17, 1998

    Perhaps the mayor and The Dallas Morning News and the Dallas Citizens Council forgot to mention it when they said a Dallas Olympic bid would not... More >>

  • Some Fly, Some Die

    published September 10, 1998

    On his path to the White House, George W. Bush must pass by the Dallas Independent School District--the Bates Motel of local politics. (Think of... More >>

  • Politically incorrect

    published August 27, 1998

    Dallas Morning News executives have threatened to halt publication of the Dallas League of Women Voters' election guide because of the league's... More >>

  • All wet

    published August 6, 1998

    Buried at the back of a report by the Army Corps of Engineers is an admission that the $2 billion Trinity River project may make flooding in the... More >>

  • Raw deal

    published July 23, 1998

    On his way out the door, departing City Manager John Ware is setting up a sweetheart tax-dollar giveaway to former Governor Bill Clements and... More >>

  • Hispanic enough

    published July 9, 1998

    Mexican-American leadership in Dallas has pretty much resolved the question of whether the city's new city manager, Ted Benavides, is Hispanic. It... More >>

  • Death on tap

    published July 2, 1998

    In late May, when Dallas AIDS activist John Thomas learned he was infected with a microbe called cryptosporidium parvum, he finally decided to... More >>

  • Cursed are the peacemakers

    published June 11, 1998

    The early results are in. And preliminary indications are strong that Laura Miller's transition from longtime Dallas columnist to neophyte Dallas... More >>

  • Unfairness doctrine

    published May 14, 1998

    A mini-revolt is brewing among Dallas Morning News reporters who believe the paper's coverage of the Trinity River bond election was... More >>

  • Fly Boys

    published May 14, 1998

    If boys could fly, the world would look like Eisenbergs. Scores of boys on in-line skates, skateboards, and BMX bikes are perched atop enormous... More >>

  • Business as usual

    published April 16, 1998

    At the heart of Laura Miller's investigative report "Clueless" on Al Lipscomb in the May 30, 1996, Dallas Observer was Lipscomb Industries, a... More >>

  • Attack of the geeks

    published April 2, 1998

    A loose alliance of computer experts, dubbed the "Geek Garrison" by their leader, has descended on the Dallas Independent School District,... More >>

  • City Hall's Slam-Dunk Gang

    published March 12, 1998

    City Manager John Ware sat stone-faced, staring straight at Larry Duncan while they did it to him. Mayor Ron Kirk turned away, trying to gloss... More >>

  • Poop on the scoop

    published February 5, 1998

    Faced with the single biggest embarrassment in the modern history of their newspaper, top Dallas Morning News editors went to great lengths last... More >>

  • Baby, it's them

    published January 29, 1998

    Black and Hispanic community leaders--at each other's throats in recent months over the Gonzalez-Harden mess at DISD--are drawing together, very... More >>

  • Flood money

    published January 22, 1998

    If the grand plan to rebuild the Trinity River floodway through Dallas ever gets done--a one- to two-billion-dollar package of levees, parks,... More >>

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