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    Buzz

    Don't even think about it, mayor Sometimes Buzz marvels at what life in Dallas has done to its citizens. Last week, a seemingly bright, articulate woman called with a question. "I've called everywhere--city and county--and no one seems to be able...

    on March 14, 1996
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    Alarming news - City has no burning desire to collect false-alarm fines

    The city of Dallas' overwhelming problem with false burglar alarms became abundantly apparent this past January when Ivey Head's 77-Drive-In Cafe on South Industrial Boulevard burned to the ground. A controversy ensued because a police dispatcher had...

    by Miriam Rozen on March 14, 1996
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    BeloWatch

    A document the A.H. Belo Corp. recently filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission flatly contradicts a key Dallas Morning News executive's published explanation for the demise of the paper's Sunday magazine. On November 15, 1994, Th...

    on March 14, 1996
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    Letters

    Get up offa that thing I just read the article, "Single with children" [February 22], the story of Linda Koop and the two boys she took in. I could say a lot of negative things about some of the players in that piece--but my hat still goes off to...

    on March 14, 1996
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    This Gross House - How a junk-collecting man and his gun-toting son are holding city inspectors and a North Dallas neighborhood at bay

    Neighbors think the old man who lives at the corner of Cortez and Thornberry might be a little crazy. His house is falling down, its paint is fading away, and plastic tarps cover holes in its crumbling wood-shingle roof. The old man's yard, jammed wi...

    by David Pasztor on March 7, 1996
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    Space Aliens are Breeding with Earth Women

    George Broussard leads me through post-apocalyptic hell. The enemy is everywhere and heavily armed. They spring out from hiding, aim and fire their weapons. Broussard races down the alleyway and plugs these swinelike foot soldiers with thunderous sho...

    by Howard Wen on March 7, 1996
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    Out of bounds - GOP congressional candidate Sessions crosses lines to get son into prized school

    Among the parents living in the tidy, peaked-roof cottages of Dallas' 'M' Streets neighborhood, it has been fodder for gossip for months now: How did Pete Sessions, Republican candidate for U.S. Congress, get his 6-year-old son into highly coveted St...

    by Holly Mullen on March 7, 1996
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    Buzz

    In his dreams I turned to my dinner partner--beautiful, bright, smartly dressed. She bent close and whispered...and winked. Her wink made me smile. Whew! Point Buzz in the direction of a cold shower! A scene out of a Danielle Steel potbo...

    on March 7, 1996
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    Letters

    Return to Camelot I am writing in response to the article that appeared in the January 18-24 issue of the Dallas Observer ("It's the stock price, stupid!"), written by Miriam Rozen. The article is, in my opinion, full of lies, distortions, half-t...

    on March 7, 1996
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    Feeling small - Pat Buchanan ponders his puny conscience

    Editor's note: This is the final week Molly Ivins' column will appear in the Dallas Observer. We are forced to discontinue her column because the management of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram has ordered her syndicate to yank it from our pages. The Star...

    by Molly Ivins on March 7, 1996
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    BeloWatch

    News plans new Arlington daily; suburban newspaper war looms The Dallas Morning News has declared war on the Fort Worth Star-Telegram by announcing a blitzkrieg invasion of Arlington. After learning that BeloWatch and others were onto the st...

    on March 7, 1996
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    Just don't call them nelly guys - In a town that knows cheerleading, folks are flipping for a relentlessly upbeat gay squad

    Not long ago, Cheer Dallas, the country's first serious gymnastics-oriented, pompon-eschewing, non-drag-wearing gay cheerleading squad, had the opportunity for statewide exposure. This Week in Texas, a magazine with a huge circulation that lists even...

    by Ann Zimmerman on February 29, 1996
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    Alicia Comes Home (Part II) - How a determined father found his abducted daughter

    On November 3, 1993, both the letter and the tape were introduced as further evidence for terminating forever Pat Hope-Hall's parental rights. Court-appointed social worker Paula Everett and Carol Bowdry, a retired CPS administrative reviewer, both u...

    by Mark Donald on February 29, 1996
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    Alicia Comes Home (Part I) - How a determined father found his abducted daughter

    The cloyingly heartfelt sound of new-age music swells in the background as the credits brashly announce the topic for the day's show: "Help! My Daughter's Been Kidnapped." Sally Jessy Raphael's nasal voice rises over the music as images of girls...

    by Mark Donald on February 29, 1996
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    Somebody say amen! - The Rev. Sheron Patterson brings the word to black singles

    Is the black man worth loving?" The question hung over the crowd gathered in the pews of Jubilee United Methodist Church on a recent Friday night, a promise and a paradox. To each of the 125 African-American men and women, the answer was obvious....

    by Kaylois Henry on February 29, 1996
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    Buzz

    Phil who? When U.S. Sen. Phil Gramm dropped out of the presidential race, he left a couple of high-profile Texas Republicans with a hard decision: To whom should they shift allegiance? Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison stood shoulder to shoulder wit...

    on February 29, 1996
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    Letters

    Gazing into the abyss There are at least two errors in the statements made by Ed Zabel in the Observer article about him ["Dealing with the Devil," February 15]. The first concerns gargoyles, which were designed to be waterspouts, and nothing els...

    on February 29, 1996
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    BeloWatch

    Journalistic charity begins at home Obviously it's a little much for BeloWatch to expect The Dallas Morning News--whose editors talk so much about objectivity, accuracy, and even-handedness--to describe the world as it really is. But it'...

    on February 29, 1996
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    Lost in loonyland - Pat Buchanan waves the bigot's banner in New Hampshire

    Setting aside that Pat Buchanan is a racist, sexist, xenophobic, homophobic anti-Semite, what wonderful news from New Hampshire! It's the nuts! It's the berries! Yes, well, that is rather a large mound of manure there connected with his name, mu...

    by Molly Ivins on February 29, 1996
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    Bo? Hell no! - Chicken king Bo Pilgrim wants to bring a new plant and new jobs to East Texas. But East Texans say they want no more of his filthy business.

    The March night promised to be chilly. An unusually large crowd turned out for the Sulphur Springs City Council meeting, more than could fit within the warm confines of City Hall, so the meeting was moved to the much larger civic center. When th...

    by David Pasztor on February 22, 1996
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