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2002 Stories by Rose Farley

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  • So Long, Partner

    published December 5, 2002

    James Barfoot is starting to get that feeling that comes shortly before a good relationship goes bad. As president of International Market Place... More >>

  • A Girl Named Suicide

    published November 28, 2002

    When the tuxedo-clad announcer, in his best let's-get-ready-to-rumble voice, bellows the name Valerie "The Wolfe" Mahfood, a chorus of boos fills... More >>

  • Trash Talking

    published November 14, 2002

    Digging through somebody's trash is one of those reporting tactics that we at the Dallas Observer try to avoid, but this time the... More >>

  • Someplace Like Home

    published October 10, 2002

    Hilda Fernandez looks north from her perch on the 27th floor of the county government center. From here, it is easy to see the massive efforts to... More >>

  • Test Case

    published September 12, 2002

    The more David Spence spoke, the deeper the hole he dug himself before the Dallas Ethics Advisory Commission. When he was finally finished, the... More >>

  • Skeeter Scare

    published August 8, 2002

    The arrival of the West Nile virus in Dallas has proceeded with all the panicked fanfare that typically comes with public health scares: News... More >>

  • Trouble in the House of Tudor

    published July 25, 2002

    The last thing Arthur Eisenberg wants is people to think he is a neighborhood antagonist. After all, he has lived in the "M Streets East" for 25... More >>

  • Code Breaker

    published June 13, 2002

    Robert Ramirez, a successful artist and a family man, wants the same thing other business owners in the Bishop Arts District in North Oak Cliff... More >>

  • Hoosegow HMO

    published June 6, 2002

    Michael Flemons was like a lot of tough bosses. As president of MDF Enterprises, a Dallas company that provided "trauma" therapy to Medicaid... More >>

  • Helter Shelter

    published May 30, 2002

    The rank odor of filth and death can be detected in the parking lot outside the Oak Cliff animal shelter, located on a dead-end street next to the... More >>

  • She Got Game?

    published May 9, 2002

    "You're gonna get killed."That's what my mom said when I told her I was trying out for a women's professional football team. Not some... More >>

  • Sweetheart Deal

    published April 25, 2002

    Williams Run was supposed to be a sterling example of the latest thinking in affordable housing when Virginia McGuire convinced state officials to... More >>

  • Re-volting

    published February 14, 2002

    Until now, Dallas residents haven't had to think about how to get electricity. It always came from TXU, a stodgy monopoly that was regulated by... More >>

  • The Christmas Coronation

    published January 31, 2002

    Technically, Dallas County residents will be able to cast a vote in two local judicial races--one for the 68th civil district bench and the second... More >>

  • This Land Is My Land

    published January 17, 2002

    Murdine "Baby Ruth" Berry's knees have grown weak, but that doesn't stop her from making the rounds on her land. Walking cane in hand, the... More >>

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