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    Buzz

    Maybe she can talk to Bob These days, e-mailing Jesus is easier than reaching Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Just ask Linda Terrell, who has been working for two months on behalf of Denise Cowle, a Dallas woman who is dying of cancer and wants to ...

    on April 25, 1996
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    Hard lesson - Dreams of an African-American prep school wane

    Disillusionment has replaced dreams for many African-American parents who had hoped to send their children to an innovative private school promoted by a Milwaukee man. Some parents have told the Dallas Observer they no longer want to put their c...

    by Kaylois Henry on April 25, 1996
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    Dallas' lawyer joke - A legal comedy of errors led to a $5 million tragedy for the city

    On the day the Dallas City Council settled the Cinemark lawsuit, the mood around the horseshoe was grim. This movie-theater thing was just so out of control. A simple vote two years ago to reject Cinemark's Tinseltown proposal had led to a major...

    by Laura Miller on April 25, 1996
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    Letters

    A kick in the ASKA I am an entertainment lawyer representing talented artists in the Metroplex, including ASKA. I have rarely seen an article as inappropriate, unsupported, and unprofessional as Michael Corcoran's personal attack upon ASKA and th...

    on April 25, 1996
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    Juvenile Injustice - When Ron Carpenter's nanny got busted, his 3-year-old daughter did the time

    Ron Carpenter was looking forward to going home. It was shortly before quitting time on a Thursday in early November and Carpenter, a maintenance man at an apartment complex in far East Dallas, was anticipating being greeted by his daughter, Autumn, ...

    by Ann Zimmerman on April 18, 1996
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    Epidemic of hope - A new family of drugs may offer AIDS patients a new lease on life

    Wayne Swearengin learned he had the HIV virus in 1989. Like everyone else diagnosed with the disease, he began searching for a drug regimen that would slow down the virus' march. "I tried the AZT, but couldn't tolerate it," the 32-year-old Dalla...

    by Denise Mcvea on April 18, 1996
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    Buzz

    Water guns When Buzz got its water bill from Dallas Water Utilities, we were surprised to find inside it the informative pamphlet "Licensed to carry a handgun: Please read these reminders." And once again our noses were rubbed in the nitpick...

    on April 18, 1996
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    Letters

    Choking on cheese I would like to commend Robert Wilonsky for his provocative expose of Paul "Mouse" Millender ("Mouse," April 4). It was ingenious of Wilonsky to refrain from asking one difficult question. "Mouse" Millender benefited from the wo...

    on April 18, 1996
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    Luna landing - Chris Luna's deceitful public-service career finally hits bottom

    Chris Luna, who is not a morning person, answered the phone with the slur of sleep in his voice. It was 8:30 a.m. Tuesday--the day before the big Cinemark vote last week--and there was, of course, only one question that needed to be posed to Lun...

    by Laura Miller on April 18, 1996
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    Academy of Dreams - The enigmatic "Mr. Sha" brought black Dallas a vision of a prep school but it's a dream he's sold before

    It was a dream of such irresistible appeal--so simple, so timely, so full of promise--it was amazing someone hadn't dreamed it before. Why--the dreamer asked--should white children alone possess all the educational advantages, with an array of e...

    by Kaylois Henry on April 11, 1996
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    Net profit - Making a buck off Internet neophytes

    Alan Bonebrake, a Dallas chiropractor, doesn't know much about the Internet, except that he wants to know more. "People keep telling me it's the way to go," says Bonebrake (yes, that's his real name), who plans to advertise his services on the N...

    by Miriam Rozen on April 11, 1996
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    Buzz

    Wrong time; far right place We were watching Big Sky's unique lifestyles on CNN last week. You know--anti-government freemen, suspected Unabombers...is that Dick J. Reavis? Yep, it sure was. The Dallas-based author of Ashes of Waco and forme...

    on April 11, 1996
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    Letters

    Taking the blame While one has sympathy for the Geffens over the loss of their daughter, it's a bit of a stretch to blame Professor Joe Jaynes for the death of an 18-year-old college student--even one who was physically frail and "somewhat academ...

    on April 11, 1996
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    Mouse - Paul "Mouse" Millender is in hiding after being stabbed 24 times. He says his old skinhead running buddies did it. But he swears he's not a rat.

    Mouse recalls everything that happened to him on August 13, 1995. He remembers getting off work at the Galaxy Club in Deep Ellum. He remembers getting on his bicycle, only to find one of the tires flat. He remembers hitching a ride to his apartment, ...

    by Robert Wilonsky on April 4, 1996
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    Wish Woman - She hasn't got money or connections. But straight-shooting Linda Terrell is helping dying grownups live their dreams.

    Sipping coffee at midmorning around Linda Terrell's kitchen table is strictly a "come as you are" proposition. She hands you a well-worn mug, pours the stout black brew, and asks if you take milk or sugar. No fancy china cream-and-sugar set here. The...

    by Holly Mullen on April 4, 1996
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    Buzz

    Their boss is Goofy Who says Fort Worth Star-Telegram publisher Rich Connor can't take a joke? Well, most of his employees, actually. The allegation was confirmed this week when Connor barred S-T reporters from participating in a skit in the ...

    on April 4, 1996
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    Seeing yellow - Dallas massage therapist says SWBYP's gives folks the wrong idea about his business

    Robert Dorrell, a part-time state-licensed massage therapist, says he has grown tired of fielding telephone calls from misguided--not to mention overexcited--prospective customers, who mistake his service for a massage parlor. Typically, Dorrell...

    by Miriam Rozen on April 4, 1996
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    Fouled nest - Chicken king Bo Pilgrim meets his critics on his home turf

    For more than a year, chicken tycoon Bo Pilgrim has been casting about East Texas for a place to build his next processing plant. But the reputation of Pilgrim's Pride as one of the state's worst polluters has doggedly pursued his company, causing do...

    by David Pasztor on April 4, 1996
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    Letters

    Reading, writing, research I'm writing to commend you on the truly comprehensive article written by Laura Miller ["The truth about Townview," March 14]. I am a graduate of the TAG Magnet here in Dallas, and I am also African-American. I attended ...

    on April 4, 1996
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    Quarterback sneak - How Ron Kirk secretly pulled the strings in city's Big 12 deal

    Steve Hatchell answered the telephone in his hotel room last Thursday evening full of good cheer. And, hey, why not? The 49-year-old commissioner of the new Big 12 athletic conference was in New York City for an extended weekend. He was stay...

    by Laura Miller on April 4, 1996
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