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    It's the stock price, stupid! - High-flying Danny Wettreich has shut down companies, destroyed jobs, and drawn the scrutiny of two federal agencies, But he says it's what the stock market thinks of him that counts.

    Danny Wettreich, a 44-year-old native of London, England, personifies precisely what many find repugnant about American capitalism. In the 13 years since he moved to Dallas, Wettreich has bought and shut down businesses, shuffled millions of dol...

    by Miriam Rozen on January 18, 1996
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    Virtual realty - Real-estate agents face extinction in an information-rich century 21

    Any real-estate agent worth his listings knows staying ahead in the business these days means getting a piece of the hottest property around, cyberspace. But just how to go about getting a presence on the Internet has caused a schism among Realtors. ...

    by Miriam Rozen on January 18, 1996
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    Buzz

    Between a Boulder and a hard place More than a year ago, feminist Karen Ashmore said goodbye and good riddance to Dallas. Ashmore, who co-founded the Dallas Rainbow Chapter of the National Organization for Women, said she was burned out on Big D'...

    on January 18, 1996
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    Gold diggers - The telecommunications bill brings out the greed in all of us

    Gold Rush! Yee-haw! Look at them settlers lashin' their teams and bouncin' their wagons in an all-out scramble to stake a claim in Electronville. The telecommunications bill is the Gold Rush of 1996, an industry free-for-all, a wild, pell-mell greed-...

    by Molly Ivins on January 18, 1996
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    Letters

    Granbury's jewel on the square During the summer of 1989, I was fortunate enough to direct a production of Kander and Ebb's musical Chicago at the Granbury Opera House. I had met Jo Ann Miller on a previous visit, and was enthusiastic about worki...

    on January 18, 1996
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    The making of an activist - Arena process stirs one woman to get involved

    Julie Mote--whose name, I assure you, would not ring any bells at Dallas City Hall--was sitting in her North Dallas home with her husband two Wednesdays ago, eating baked chicken and asparagus, when something unusual happened. The couple began d...

    by Laura Miller on January 18, 1996
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    Quest for fire - The Dallas Museum of Natural History seeks a hot new concept to save itself from extinction

    Susan Campbell takes pride in knowing a chameleon from an anole. (It's an anole running down your backyard fence.) She has been known to spend 100 hours designing a box of skulls and bones and animal teeth for children to paw through, and her idea of...

    by Ann Zimmerman on January 11, 1996
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    Lovers no more - Tonjua Benge and Carlos Minor launched a torrid affair while truck drivers at D/FW Airport. Now they're accusing each other of terminal harassment.

    "I do not like to put ladies in jail," Judge Leonard Hoffman told Tonjua Benge. In her 31 years, the soft-spoken single mother of two has never been convicted of a crime. But on this day in February 1995, on the Texas visiting judge's orders, sh...

    by Miriam Rozen on January 11, 1996
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    Buzz

    Daisy Duke dreams Is it some kind of colossal I.Q. test? Buzz learned last week that Texas Motor Speedway officials have been "overwhelmed" by interest in the condominiums they plan to build at the stock-car racetrack under construction north...

    on January 11, 1996
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    Stop the music - KERA-FM goes for gab in effort to grab ratings

    On January 5, KERA-FM music director and disc jockey Gabrielle West was not returning phone calls, nor would she for the next several days. Her voice-mail message at the public radio station explained why: "We're going through some serious changes th...

    by Robert Wilonsky on January 11, 1996
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    Letters

    Final curtain As an old friend and admirer of Jo Ann Miller, I must congratulate Mark Donald on his outstanding article about the way this remarkable woman has been ousted from the Granbury Opera House by an ambitious actress and a shortsighted b...

    on January 11, 1996
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    BeloWatch

    The Kimberly-Clark News Psssst. BeloWatch has a tip for local businesses that really want the kid-gloves treatment in The Dallas Morning News. Not the standard News kid-gloves treatment. The extra-special, deluxe, we-drool-at-the-mention-of-...

    on January 11, 1996
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    A pox on 1995! - Next year will be better

    So long, 1995; what a year you were. Bob Packwood, the Republican "revolution," O.J. Simpson, Oklahoma City--ah, yes, we remember it well. Onward we march, through the accumulating history of human folly, greed, bad manners, and general goofines...

    by Molly Ivins on January 11, 1996
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    Private dealing - How Ron Kirk killed the public arena briefing

    Ron Kirk was being uncharacteristically subdued. He was standing up against a wall, a good distance from the political action, arms folded across his perfectly pressed denim workshirt, lizard boots planted firmly on the floor. This was last May,...

    by Laura Miller on January 11, 1996
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    Test Pattern

    The gloriously, infuriatingly eclectic Dallas Video festival continues to entertain--and bore The nature of any festival, whether it's centered on food or film, is usually hodgepodge--an eclectic confluence of the sweet and the bitter, the fatty...

    on January 4, 1996
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    Snoozepaper - Striving for mediocrity at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram

    In mid-November, journalists and editors from across Texas gathered at a downtown Dallas hotel for the annual rite of self-congratulation known as the Katie Awards. Seats cost $50. Valets parked cars. A chocolate pate dessert followed dinner. Free wi...

    by David Pasztor on January 4, 1996
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    Unruly student - TWU student fights to keep regents meetings open

    After the protests, the lawsuits, the scathing editorials, and the state Legislature's disdain when Texas Woman's University was forced to go co-ed last year, the last thing the members of TWU's board need now is to testify before a Denton County gra...

    by Denise Mcvea on January 4, 1996
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    Buzz

    Fresh ink Will Cowtown cotton to another newspaper? Local journalist-cum-entrepreneur Robert Camuto apparently thinks so. Camuto has resigned from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram to launch his own alternative weekly. Camuto has a solid journali...

    on January 4, 1996
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    Stuff it - State legislators agree on the issue of dead deer heads

    The taxidermy issue requires advanced autopsy by the serious political ethicist. Not that the scholars at the Texas Ethics Commission have been derelict--indeed not. Their December decree that Texas lawmakers may henceforth disburse campaign funds in...

    by Molly Ivins on January 4, 1996
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    BeloWatch

    Editor's departure opens succession struggle at News As in all closed governmental systems, there is intense speculation among the proletariat about the succession struggle at The Dallas Morning News. The need for a new leader came with the ...

    on January 4, 1996
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