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    BeloWatch

    Last of the great dull stories The Dallas Morning News published a story that makes 15 minutes spent watching cement dry seem compelling. The article, by urban affairs writer Chris Kelley, celebrated the retirement of some of the state's mos...

    on September 14, 1995
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    Letters

    Bad reception I read with great interest your piece on KERA ["Pulling the Plug," August 31]. If the slant of the article had not been so petty, it would not have held my interest for the length of time it took to read the article. As one of ...

    on September 14, 1995
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    Stop the sanctimony - It's time to question the popular wisdom about families

    On the theory that it is sometimes helpful to point out the obvious, may I enter the debate on family values by pointing out that there are a lot of unhappy families in the world? Miserable, in fact. Some sociologists study unhappy, unsuccessful...

    by Molly Ivins on September 14, 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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    Slouching toward Hollywood - Can four young Dallas filmmakers sell their dream-and still keep their souls? Matt Zoller Seitz follows the trail of Bottle Rocket

    Jimmy Caaaaaaan! Luke Wilson was thrilled. It was November 1994, and the star of The Godfather, Thief, and Misery, icon to two generations of aspiring young actors and a walking template of life's rougher passages, was jogging beside him on train...

    by Matt Zoller Seitz on September 7, 1995
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    Giving good book - Dallas 'Love Goddess" sex guide goes big time

    Ella Patterson labored long and hard to write, print and distribute her sex manual, Will the Real Women...Please Stand Up. The former Dallas schoolteacher immersed herself in her project, running her business from an upstairs guest room in her DeSoto...

    by Denise Mcvea on September 7, 1995
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    Buzz

    Lookin' for love Last week on a KLIF talk show, former Mayor Steve Bartlett tore into Observer columnist Laura Miller. Of course, Miller hadn't been invited to defend herself, but why quibble? What Buzz found interesting was Bart-lett's part...

    on September 7, 1995
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    Letters

    From men II boyz As an ex-employee (of my own volition) of the Dallas Cowboys, I was greatly amused at Jennifer Briggs' tell-all tale on the "plowboys" ["Secrets from Cowboys camp," August 17]. It was great for someone to finally spill some of th...

    on September 7, 1995
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    It's a woman's world - Reflecting on the anniversary of woman suffrage in America

    Happy anniversary, women of America! Happy anniversary to us. Hasn't it been fun to hear all the wonderful foremothers quoted and to see all the doughty old dames marching in the demonstrations of 75 years ago? Abigail Adams, of course, is al...

    by Molly Ivins on September 7, 1995
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    The all-O.J. channel

    Following the downward trajectory of television news Warning! O.J. content within. Let's "stipulate," as Marcia Clark says, that if the media had spent as much time on what the Republicans in Congress are doing to environmental laws and regul...

    by Molly Ivins on August 31, 1995
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    Strange bedfellows - Introducing: the Morning News' 'Met'

    So...The Dallas Morning News is getting into the weekly newspaper business. According to an August 23 "media advisory," Dallas' Only Daily has entered into a "consulting relationship" with The Met, Not Dallas' Only Weekly. So much for being ...

    by Peter Elkind on August 31, 1995
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    Letters

    Ministry of hate Regarding your story on Dallas' Nation of Islam leader Jeffery Muhammad ["Black man's burden," August 10]: as with all hate-based groups, there will be some who may want to overlook the damage these groups do in favor of the posi...

    on August 31, 1995
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    Buzz

    Put him on a trading card In the wake of Mickey Mantle's wake--enlivened as it was by tales of his drinking and skirt-chasing--we have all realized, once again, that our sports heroes are no angels. Still, it never ceases to amaze Buzz what ...

    on August 31, 1995
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    BeloWatch

    News strikes out In an August 25 editorial, The Dallas Morning News finally weighed in on the manipulations of Baylor Hospital doctors in the case of Mickey Mantle. The editorial first quotes an ethicist to offer a helpful definition of "lyi...

    on August 31, 1995
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    Who's afraid of Robert rose? - At the Dallas County Courthouse, everybody. David Pasztor explains why

    Jimmy Lewis White ran a red Volkswagen Beetle off the side of Highway 820 on Jan-uary 15, 1995. The Bug apparently flipped and rolled, killing driver John Marcellus, an off-duty Fort Worth police officer. Tests after the accident pegged White's ...

    by David Pasztor on August 24, 1995
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    Buzz

    You can skedaddle, but you can't hide Keeping up with Dallas' Jet Set can be a chore. Take the Crow family. When its members aren't smuggling the treasury minister for a murderous dictator into town [see "The Crow-Qadhafi Connection," December 1...

    on August 24, 1995
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    Out of Africa - Two Ghana natives chronicle a continent few know about

    Arlington businessmen Charles Biney and Eric Owusu disagreed mightily about what to name their magazine. Both natives of Ghana, the men had worked hard to put together a distinct, informative publication about the African continent for readers i...

    by Denise Mcvea on August 24, 1995
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    BeloWatch

    Mad as hell--we think Wonder why you haven't seen much investigative reporting in Dallas' Only Daily lately? Why Dallas Life shut down? Why the "Today" section is crammed with wire-service copy? It's because The Dallas Morning News is devoti...

    on August 24, 1995
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    Letters

    When you're right, you're right As the old saying goes, "Two out of three ain't bad." Ann Zimmerman's article in the August 3-9 issue is headlined "Angry Right Men." I agree that from the perspective furnished by the Observer, I am to the politic...

    on August 24, 1995
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    Couldn't Medicare less - Shady goings-on in the fight over health care

    Heads up, team; sneak play ahead. The deliriously misnamed Coalition to Save Medicare is about to join the national debate about health insurance programs for seniors. What we have here, hiding behind those Foster Grants, is a coalition of huge corpo...

    by Molly Ivins on August 24, 1995
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