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2000 Stories by Larra Ann Keel

Archives: 2000
  • Sugar and Spice

    published October 26, 2000

    Sugarcane is rampant in Cuba. The primary agricultural commodity in that country has, over the years, pushed other vegetation out of existence.... More >>

  • Pass the blintzes

    published August 17, 2000

    Pass the blintzesThis Sunday, the Jewish Community Center hosts the Fifth Annual Jewish Arts Fest at the Meyerson. According to the press release,... More >>

  • I've Got Happy Feet

    published August 10, 2000

    Pam Johnson, founder of the Irving-based Secret Society of Happy People, may be onto something. As she says on the group's Web site ( More >>

  • Top of the shops

    published August 3, 2000

    Sometimes it's downright difficult to live in Dallas. The heat, pollution, and traffic are out of control. People don't trust the city government.... More >>

  • Fashion plates

    published July 27, 2000

    Someone once said, "Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are." (Obviously, that someone was French--specifically, it was epicure... More >>

  • There's a rave on my couch

    published July 20, 2000

    Some people don't worry about their free time. Maybe they have a passion like playing golf or going to the movies or logrolling that they indulge... More >>

  • Reluctance day

    published June 29, 2000

    Ah, Independence Day. It's the time to ponder our good fortune of living in this great country of ours; the time to give thanks for our freedom;... More >>

  • Attention, cheapskates

    published June 15, 2000

    Here at Night & Day we like to be considerate of our reader(s). When the bored and the uninspired turn to our pages hoping to find the perfect... More >>

  • #*!@ this

    published June 8, 2000

    Anyone who is a student of the English language should appreciate the importance, the power, and the usefulness of the expletive. Unfortunately,... More >>

  • Con artists

    published June 1, 2000

    Is there such a thing as an armchair anime fan? It seems that Japanese animation has spawned an exclusive subculture. It's exclusive in that you... More >>

  • Taste great

    published April 27, 2000

    Someone once said the rich are different. They have libraries named after them. They wear clothes that cost more than most people's cars, and... More >>

  • Degrees of obsession

    published April 13, 2000

    In Texas, we're fascinated with the weather. In other parts of the country, people don't really say, "Looks like it's gonna rain," or "They say... More >>

  • Everyone's a critic

    published March 30, 2000

    Rhae Lumpkin's property is a mess. The house looks to have been built in chunks -- one painted white, one painted red, and one rendered in... More >>

  • Cirque de cliché

    published March 30, 2000

    Circuses tend to get a lot of coverage in these pages. Two good reasons for this are the creepiness of clowns and the fanaticism of animal-rights... More >>

  • Better yarns, fewer yawns

    published March 23, 2000

    Once upon a time, there was a girl who loved to tell stories. She was quite sure she had some very interesting tales to tell, tales that other... More >>

  • Pass the roach

    published March 16, 2000

    We don't like bugs. Spiders in our vicinity elicit a quick "yuck" and are thereafter squished. Wasps and their stinging brethren are cautiously... More >>

  • Food fright

    published March 9, 2000

    It seems that cooking, along with letter-writing, sewing, and being courteous, is becoming a lost art. And really, who needs to be able to cook... More >>

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