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    Blood sport - There are two to blame for the Kirk-Fielding feud

    Steve Salazar had a birthday last week. Salazar is a freshly minted Dallas city councilman. This means that he's still scoping out men's room locations, never mind figuring out where all the political land- mines are buried at Dallas City Hall. ...

    by Laura Miller on August 10, 1995
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    Letters

    Who's indecent? I was very surprised and disappointed when I read your BeloWatch column of July 27 ["Editorial error"]. I expected better of the Observer. Since when is an editorial writer at the News such a high-profile person that he deser...

    on August 10, 1995
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    The mouse that roared - How telecommunications deregulation will help Disney--and other media giants--rule the world

    So why should you care if Mega-MonsterMedia merges with MultiMam-mothMovies? No skin off your nose, is it? Look again, Bubba. That's blood on your proboscis. How are you going to like living in a city where one company owns the newspaper, tw...

    by Molly Ivins on August 10, 1995
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    Mr. Retardo - The making of a messiah: David Koresh's twisted road to Waco

    Preparations "...The sad reality is this: they wanted a big one. They wanted a spectacular one." -David Koresh As the morning sun inched into the rain clouds over the blackland prairie on Sunday, February 28, Special Agent Sharon Wheeler ...

    by Dick J. Reavis on July 27, 1995
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    Buzz

    Get loaded Like most Texans, you've probably been wrestling with those sensitive, personal questions that you're just too embarrassed to ask: When can I shoot to kill? How old do my kids have to be to "bear arms?" and Is there anywhere that I can...

    on July 27, 1995
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    Good day for a robbery - Garvin McCain claims he can tell you when it's safe to go outside

    In a tiny office at the end of a sterile, white corridor that stretches across the fifth floor of the University of Texas at Arlington's Life Sciences Building sits a white-bearded professor who says he has developed the decisive weapon in the war on...

    by Johnathon Briggs on July 27, 1995
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    Letters

    Life in the ant farm The Indian in the Cupboard. What the hell were the producers thinking of when they thought to go with that title? You don't see Hollywood making movies called "The Jew in the Cupboard," or the Chinese, or the Mexican. What's ...

    on July 27, 1995
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    BeloWatch

    Editorial error On Wednesday, June 7, the weekly column by Henry Tatum, associate editor of The Dallas Morning News editorial page, appeared as usual, accompanied by his photograph, on the paper's "Viewpoints" page. It was typical Tatum. A f...

    on July 27, 1995
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    Getting real - Clinton's plans for fixing affirmative action are sensible and moderate

    Let's assume that everyone on all sides of the affirmative-action debate is speaking in good faith. It makes the discussion so much more pleasant. What we are all after is the famous level playing field. We may differ on how to get there, but th...

    by Molly Ivins on July 27, 1995
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    Virgin Academy - At Dallas' old Ambassador hotel, Mr. Gothard's good girls learn the virtues of remaining pure

    It is one of the stranger sights in South Dallas: each day, when the weather is fair, 125 teenage girls stream out of the Ambassador hotel and cross the street into Old City Park. The girls are dressed almost identically, in navy blue smocks and...

    by Julie Lyons on July 20, 1995
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    Buzz

    Realtor politik The folks who sell real estate in the tony Preston Hollow neighborhood were emotionally traumatized last month when an appraiser they invited to speak before a North Dallas Branch of the Greater Dallas Multiple Listing Service Rea...

    on July 20, 1995
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    Photo finish - Investigator in Ashley Estell case says Plano cops drove him out of department

    The last day criminologist Daniel Rhodes worked for the Plano police department, he found someone had been messing with things on his desk. He had already found a new job with the Arlington police department and was cleaning out his cubicle. But...

    by Denise Mcvea on July 20, 1995
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    Texas' revenge on America - Why do we love Washington's most hated politician?

    "I think it proves there is a God," said one Texas liberal of Senator Phil Gramm's presidential campaign, which is going nowhere fast. Gloating is in violation of the liberal creed, which calls for compassion at all times, especially for those w...

    by Molly Ivins on July 20, 1995
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    BeloWatch

    Beware of reporters bearing flowers You have to give the guy credit for ingenuity--as well as a brazen willingness to dupe the bereaved. In the June issue of American Journalism Review, Morning News police reporter Todd Bensman--in a story t...

    on July 20, 1995
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    Letters

    Neander-goof One of the best things about your wonderful weekly is its ability to challenge convention. Sometimes you even do this on behalf of the underdog. Sometimes, however, all you do is give a platform for goofy people with terrible id...

    on July 20, 1995
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    Lies on Tape - Secret city documents expose arena-study coverup at City Hall.

    At Dallas City Hall, it can take a long time to find the truth. That's because this city manager and city council don't like the public to know what they're doing. So they play games. They have a lot of closed-door meetings. They discuss...

    by Laura Miller on July 13, 1995
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    Behind closed doors - What the council says in secret.

    On November 16, 1994, the Dallas city council convened behind closed doors, citing in its formal agenda two exceptions to the Texas Open Meetings Act--"discussion of Reunion Arena leases" and "attorney briefings"--as justification for doing so. ...

    by Laura Miller on July 13, 1995
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    Buzz

    Ask what Miss Texas can do for you It's nice to know somebody is addressing society's more pressing problems. Miss America President Leonard Horn has given the Miss Texas organization a deadline to correct a long-time Texas beauty pageant traditi...

    on July 13, 1995
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    A touch of class - Safe-sex activist promotes "designer" condom vending machines

    The words "Be prepared" may soon greet patrons when they enter the restrooms of local bars and restaurants. The slogan, printed on designer condom dispensers, isn't just aimed at former Boy Scouts, but at anyone who is sexually active. The brigh...

    by Johnathon Briggs on July 13, 1995
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    Letters

    A better brew Six Flags Over Beer indeed ["Theme parks for beer," June 29]. Instead of the adventure- land approach of brewing, why don't these micros concentrate on making better beer? A good bock, or a true lager, for example. Also, the beer ne...

    on July 13, 1995
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