Joe Pappalardo

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  • 14 years ago | Longform

    NUEVO LAREDO--It's nearly 10:30 on a Thursday night and 23-year-old Les is on the street, prowling for women. He's come to the right--if not necessarily the proper--place. "It's much more organized than I expected," Les says, walking past the poli...

  • 15 years ago

    HUNTSVILLE--Stampy the nervous beagle weaves through the metal chairs, braving a tangle of feet and ignoring the hands that sporadically descend to pet him. The dog finds his destination by scent and stops, lifting a leg to spray the weathered bas...

  • 15 years ago | Longform

    "...Persons of humanitarian and reformist disposition often go...to the Balkan peninsula to see who was in fact ill-treating whom...all came back with a pet Balkan people established in their hearts as suffering and innocent, eternally the massacr...

  • 15 years ago

    Welcome to Monday morning at the corner of Hermosa and Peavy. It's a mess. Approach the ravaged intersection like a crime scene: There's one deep wound along the southwest corner, a 3-foot-long, 18-inch-deep pothole half filled with water. There's...

  • 15 years ago

    Jeanette Lee points to the pepper spray on her key chain lying on the table at St. Luke's Love Field United Methodist Church. "I have one on each key chain, and I have an authentic police whistle," she says. "Once I found a bullet in here, but I d...

  • 15 years ago | Longform

    These days, the front door of Beal Aerospace is locked, and knocks go unanswered. Three vehicles dot the otherwise empty parking lot, testifying that there is still life at the headquarters of the defunct satellite launch company. All but a handfu...

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