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2000 Stories by Jonathan Fox

Archives: 2001 | 2000
  • Not So Special

    published December 28, 2000

    Like any other parent, Maria Gomez has high hopes and aspirations for her son. Marco, 16, is a student at Moisés Molina High School in Oak... More >>

  • True Disbelievers

    published November 23, 2000

    When Johnie Hopkins walked into Deeper Life Christian Church, a Pentecostal storefront mission in East Oak Cliff that ministers to Dallas'... More >>

  • Flood Relief

    published October 26, 2000

    Some city leaders hope to flush out downtown Dallas' void of pedestrian activity and tourist facilities by installing a very non-Dallas innovation... More >>

  • Good Vibrations

    published October 5, 2000

    This is not the place you'd expect to find a physicist. It's early September, and John Hagelin stands before nearly 400 roaring delegates and... More >>

  • Anchors Aweigh

    published September 28, 2000

    It was just before 5 p.m. last week when KXAS Channel 5 anchorman Mike Snyder answered his phone, his voice hoarse from giving interviews. He'd... More >>

  • Back Off, Buddy

    published August 17, 2000

    Like the lure of downtown parks to pigeons, the city of Dallas can't stop attracting litigation from topless clubs angered by increasingly... More >>

  • Public defenders

    published August 3, 2000

    Mike Looney vividly remembers his most nerve-racking day as a parent. It happened in early February of last year, when his oldest daughter, Sloan,... More >>

  • His good name

    published July 6, 2000

    Former FBI second-in-command Oliver "Buck" Revell of Dallas regularly makes the rounds of network and cable TV news shows to talk about everything... More >>

  • Granny get your gun

    published June 29, 2000

    Mary Thompson has her prey in sight. Thompson, a Dallas grandmother of six and co-founder of the women's anti-gun-control group Second Amendment... More >>

  • Whizzing inside the tent

    published June 8, 2000

    As with other behemoth multinational companies, Irving-based ExxonMobil's annual meeting is strictly a formality. Most of the crowd that packed... More >>

  • Brown-out

    published May 25, 2000

    T he ugly battle that would divide a school started innocently enough, as such battles often do. It began with two unfortunate and seemingly... More >>

  • Raising the roof

    published May 11, 2000

    Outside Franklin D. Roosevelt High School in East Oak Cliff, a concrete retaining wall is emblazoned with big red letters touting the slogan... More >>

  • Epistle to the Jews

    published May 4, 2000

    The call to a Dallas evangelist came from Cincinnati, Ohio. On the line was a Jewish man seeking spiritual answers -- of the Christian variety.... More >>

  • Sweating it out in Saipan

    published April 20, 2000

    Dallas' garment industry has all but died, but critics say Plano-based J.C. Penney still has a connection to one of that sector's most notorious... More >>

  • With friends like that...

    published March 30, 2000

    Over the last two years, scientists at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas have purchased 63 dogs for use in federally... More >>

  • Planting SEEDs of hope

    published March 23, 2000

    It's an early Tuesday afternoon at Barbara Jordan Elementary School in South Oak Cliff, and Chet Baker, a tall and cheerful visitor dressed in a... More >>

  • Smoke gets in his eyes

    published March 23, 2000

    Like other organs of local government, the Dallas County Sheriff's Department adopted a strict no-smoking policy in 1988. Over the last two... More >>

  • Not easy being Green

    published March 9, 2000

    Just when the McCain mania of the presidential campaign peaks and Ross Perot's Reform Party teeters toward meltdown, Ralph Nader arrives to... More >>

  • Divided they stand

    published March 2, 2000

    On the grass in front of the Dallas Independent School District headquarters last week, a small group of school support staff workers protested... More >>

  • Hot and bothered

    published February 24, 2000

    It's close to midnight at Baby Dolls Saloon, a popular topless club north of Love Field near Bachman Lake, and the place is electrified. Dancers... More >>

  • Air homophobia

    published February 24, 2000

    Southwest Airlines, rated last month by Fortune magazine as the nation's second-best place to work, may be less than gay-friendly.... More >>

  • Raise high the roof

    published February 3, 2000

    Claude Albritton, owner of the celebrated McKinney Avenue Contemporary arts and performance space in Uptown, is steamed. Last year, city building... More >>

  • No class

    published January 27, 2000

    Washington Elementary is housed in an old beige brick building in a neighborhood near downtown Sherman, a blue-collar town of about 35,000 near... More >>

  • Make 'em pay

    published January 27, 2000

    In a small, windowless meeting room at Fair Park's Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 20 people sit around an oval-shaped ring of tables and... More >>

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