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    BeloWatch

    Quick thaw Lest anyone feel comfortable trusting the august Dallas Morning News to do the right thing, BeloWatch will briefly revisit the tale of The Little Investigative Series That Couldn't Get Published. Faithful BeloWatch readers will, o...

    on October 12, 1995
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    Falling into The Gap - The chasm separating the haves and have-nots is getting wider

    On what passes for the left in this country, the debate is about the damage being done by Newt and the Newtzis. Not damage control, just damage. There's an extent to which liberals have been crying "Wolf!" for a long time now. (Actually, the lef...

    by Molly Ivins on October 12, 1995
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    Letters

    Sidekicks' identity crisis I don't know where you guys get off criticizing The Dallas Morning News for their puny coverage of the Sidekicks' win over Pittsburgh ["Best of Dallas," September 28]. You've done exactly the same thing. The Observer ra...

    on October 12, 1995
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    The Prophet - Amid controversy, Minister Farrakhan calls a million men to step into the Promised Land

    He is the single most controversial black political figure in the nation. He is adored, deplored, revered, and feared. And last week, Muslim leader Louis Farrakhan looked down on the 2,500 African-Americans gathered in a South Oak Cliff church with a...

    by Denise Mcvea on October 5, 1995
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    Yemengate - In a tiny Middle Eastern country, government officials have accused Dallas oilman Ray Hunt's company of cheating them out of millions.

    Yemen is a meager country, cobbled together from rock and sand on the southern tip of the Arabian peninsula. A sporadically volatile confederation of tribes that predates recorded history, Yemen still is not sure of its exact borders. It is a bit pla...

    by David Pasztor on October 5, 1995
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    House of blues - A forgotten rock and roll pioneer fights to keep his Oak Cliff home

    Matthew McQuater has lived in quiet obscurity for more than two decades in a modest, slightly run-down home in a modest, slightly run-down section of Oak Cliff. It's a quiet enough neighborhood, sandwiched in between beautiful homes and a golf course...

    by Robert Wilonsky on October 5, 1995
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    What Peavy actually said

    Media reports of a DISD trustee's comments offended an entire city. His exact words are even worse Editor's note: What follows is the full three-page transcript of comments by Dallas school trustee Dan Peavy--remarks that have scandalized the ci...

    on October 5, 1995
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    Buzz

    Part-time Jew, fulltime kvetch You remember, of course, back in August when city council member Paul Fielding sent Mayor Ron Kirk a scathing memo complaining that a meeting had been scheduled for the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur. "It saddens...

    on October 5, 1995
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    A whiter shade of black

    Colin Powell's popularity doesn't mean we've made progress on race issues The media, having created the Colin Powell Bubble, are now having a wonderful time bouncing it around. Recall, if you will, the heady spring of 1992, when all the poll...

    by Molly Ivins on October 5, 1995
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    Letters

    Chief impostor This is in regard to your recently published article "Lost tribe" [September 21]. You are to be commended for exposing a true impostor along with other impostors. Based on the information outlined in your article, it is quite obvio...

    on October 5, 1995
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    BeloWatch

    Investigation on ice A major investigative project by The Dallas Morning News' top guns--now slated for imminent publication--has been sitting on ice for months, producing a slow burn in the paper's newsroom, BeloWatch has learned. The proje...

    on October 5, 1995
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    Copping out - Dallas turns down federal millions that would put more cops on the street

    In a move that seems to disregard citizen crime concerns and the complaints of the city's police union, the city of Dallas will turn down $2.85 million in federal funds for additional police officers. Dallas was in line to get $5.25 million as i...

    by Miriam Rozen on September 28, 1995
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    Lost Tribe - Grand Prairie's Henry Clayton has proclaimed himself chief of the new 'nato Nation. Is he the head of Texas' largest Indian tribe-or an indian impostor?

    Henry Clayton is a short, plump man with a sharp, angular nose. He wears a pearl-button western shirt, a beaded necklace and ties his hair back in a pony tail. He looks, at least, like what he claims to be--the chief of the largest Indian tribe in Te...

    by Ann Zimmerman on September 21, 1995
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    Arenas in the sky - A Fort Worth businessman wants to give Dallas a sports arena--for free

    It's been too much for one poor man to bear. First, David L. Park watched the city of Dallas twist itself into knots trying to build a new downtown sports arena. Then Park decided to put the city out of its misery by offering to give Dallas a br...

    by David Pasztor on September 21, 1995
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    Buzz

    Taking a stand In a recent long-winded column, the publisher of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Arlington edition explained the paper's refusal to take NC-17 movie advertising, an issue that came to a head with the opening this week of MGM's Showg...

    on September 21, 1995
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    In the trenches - Filmmaker Todd Haynes outlines the danger of playing it Safe

    Four years ago, writer-director Todd Haynes was the toast of the American indie scene, having earned the prestigious Grand Jury Prize at Sundance for his feature debut Poison--as well as the ire of Congressman Jesse Helms. Poison had received a very ...

    by Jimmy Fowler on September 21, 1995
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    Letters

    No sacred cows--not even Nate Reader Lindell Singleton [Letters, September 7] must expect affirmative action to extend into a writer's mind. Not only does he chastise Jennifer Briggs' excellent, non-cliched observations regarding Nate Newton ["Se...

    on September 21, 1995
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    BeloWatch

    Lawsuit? What lawsuit? It is a remarkable fact that Dallas' daily of record has yet to publish a single word about the lawsuit three TV stations owned-like the News itself-by A.H. Belo have filed against David Goldberg, the news director of rival...

    on September 21, 1995
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    Global warning - Republicans are aiding and abetting denial of the worldwide shift in climate

    Republicans are aiding and abetting denial of the worldwide shift in climate Seeing yet another story in the newspaper about global warming doesn't make much of an impression unless, of course, some storm has just knocked out your electricity...

    by Molly Ivins on September 21, 1995
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    Attack of the Killer Gadflies (Part II) - You don't take Rick Finlan and Don Venable seriously? That could be a mistake you live to regret.

    The 1992 bond election passed by a 2-1 margin. The TEA audit had found no illegality in the use of the '85 bond funds. But Finlan and Venable were just getting started. "We had to establish a sense of paranoia in government," explains Finlan. "T...

    by Mark Donald on September 14, 1995
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