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    White Elephants - Mavs' draft gifts usually pale in comparison

    Faster. Quicker. Meaner. Stronger. Whiter? Exposed, humiliated and dismissed by the athletically superior Golden State Warriors two months ago, the Dallas Mavericks entered last week's NBA Draft with attitudes to tweak, limitations to minimize a...

    by Richie Whitt on July 5, 2007
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    Who'll Be Our Next Mayor? Hell If We Know. But We'll Keep on Guessin', Anyway.

    I see there's a little discussion taking place about who people might wanna vote for in next month's mayoral election. (No votes for Jennifer Gale yet, shame.) But let's say you want -- you need -- to know more about the candidates vying to run Dalla...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on April 18, 2007 @ 4:38 pm
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    Yer Goddamned Right, Sam Coats!

    I know we just posted Sam Coats' anti-Trinity River toll road spot, but we just found another one of the mayoral candidate's ads, and it kinda tickles us -- intentionally, we suppose. The guy's just so aw-shucksy, so down-homey, so old...sorry, meant...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on April 18, 2007 @ 3:11 pm
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    Swift Justice? Not Bloody Likely.

    So, it's official: All 53 illegal immigrants charged with fraud after the December raid at Swift & Co.'s Cactus meatpacking plant have pled guilty in federal court in Amarillo. They face five to 10 years in prison and fines of up to $250,000 for usin...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on April 18, 2007 @ 2:43 pm
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    Sam Coats Whips Out His Fresh Eyes...

    ...in a new TV spot in which, once more, Coats tells us he's against the Trinity River toll road -- or at least all for a toll road referendum. Dig the folksy music. Dig it hard. Then head over to Sharon Boyd's Web site to see Max Wells' latest flier...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on April 18, 2007 @ 1:44 pm
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    That's Nacho River. Get It? C'mon, People.

    Fer it's Upper Neches River Authority assistant general manager Monty Shank, who asks, "Do they want a river from its headwaters to the ocean dam-free?" And agin' it's Angelina County Judge Wes Suiter, who says, "If they don't have the ability to sus...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on April 18, 2007 @ 12:59 pm
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    St. Vincent on Fire (Well, Arcade Fire, Anyway)

    If you still haven't heard much of Clark, check out her MySpace page, which features four St. Vincent tracks -- among them, the title track to her Beggars Banquet bow, Marry Me, which is due July 10. And in other cool-kids indie-rock news, Pitchfor...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on April 18, 2007 @ 12:16 pm
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    A Star Is Boring

    This is why hockey sucks: Take away the names and numbers from the sweaters -- sweaters, yeah, that's another reason -- and Mike Modano looks like a non-impact scrub against the Vancouver Canucks. Offsides. Tiny goals. Dump and chase. The sport's rul...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on April 18, 2007 @ 10:55 am
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    Aw, Your BlackBerry Doesn't Work?

    If you don't own a BlackBerry, well, you probably don't care that some 8 million users worldwide are having big problems with their devices, oh, right about now -- with no fix in the foreseeable future. (Update: Service is back up. Whew....

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on April 18, 2007 @ 10:03 am
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    TXU Finds No New Takers

    TXU this morning issued a statement that the company's done shopping for takers: "No proposal was received that could reasonably be expected to result in a proposal superior to the definitive merger agreement announced February 26, 2007 ...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on April 18, 2007 @ 9:42 am
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    OK, So...Ski Fort Worth, Then!

    You can Ski Dubai. Might as well be able to ski Fort Worth. About a year ago, we mentioned that Jeff Green, the chief executive of Bearfire Group, was looking to build somewhere in Dallas the mammoth CoolZone Winterplex, where it'd be winter all year...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on April 18, 2007 @ 9:10 am
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    Re: Brief Comment About Comments

    as we rebuild the Midway, you will not be able to access any Unfair Park item that was posted before yesterday at 1:51 p.m. But that Matt Pulle item about Don Hill that's below this one? Man, it's terrific. Just read it, like, 10 times -- slowly. --R...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on April 17, 2007 @ 6:24 pm
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    Don Hill Has "Courage." So, Thanks, FBI!

    Well, he brought it up. This afternoon, at a mayoral forum hosted by the Stemmons Corridor Business Association, Don Hill mentioned that he has been the subject of an FBI investigation. Of course, Hill didn't break any news; everyone's known about th...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on April 17, 2007 @ 5:50 pm
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    Take Another Hit

    Did you miss the Lil' Wayne reality show auditions on Saturday, for Lil's new show Making the Next Hit? Have you spent your days cursing your misfortune, sure that you're the next big singer, rapper, producer or model? Curse no more! Since the audit...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on April 17, 2007 @ 4:30 pm
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    Sam Coats Calls for Trinity Toll Road Vote

    Coulda sworn he said this yesterday, but Sam Coats is gonna say it again, dagnabit: He wants The People to vote on the Trinity River toll road. See, he loves the Trinity River Project (says Coats, "I'm a strong supporter of the Trinity River Project"...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on April 17, 2007 @ 3:10 pm
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    Hyundai Drives from Dallas to S.F.

    Well, both AdAge and AdWeek have confirmed that Hyundai Motor America has found itself a new national creative agency -- and it's San Francisco-based Goodby, Silverstein & Partners. Now, why should you care? Well, you probably don't, unless you work ...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on April 17, 2007 @ 3:02 pm
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    Golden Opportunity

    For the Mavs, tonight it's -- yawn -- game No. 81. For the Golden State Warriors, it's the most important event in 13 years. In other words: Psst, hey, buddy, wanna buy a watch? No? OK then, how about I sell you a tip. After watching the...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on April 17, 2007 @ 2:17 pm
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    Neches River Makes a Top 10 List. Just Not in a Good Way.

    This morning, the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit American Rivers released its list of "America's Most Endangered Rivers of 2007," and sitting at No. 6 on the list is the Neches River in East Texas. Why? Well, you probably know the answer, but says ...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on April 17, 2007 @ 1:15 pm
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    Wright Writes Himself to a Pulitzer

    A Friend of Unfair Park wonders: How about a shout out for Lawrence Wright? He took home a Pulitzer for general non-fiction yesterday for his best-selling investigation of the 9-11 attacks, The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11. But he's ...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on April 17, 2007 @ 12:50 pm
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    A Brief Comment About Comments

    Uh. Yeah. Well. Hunh. Turns out that during our technical transition yesterday, we managed to lose some reader comments -- not that many, something like a couple hundred out of several thousand. Many of them were attached to Bible Girl items; apparen...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on April 17, 2007 @ 10:59 am
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