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    Buzz

    Rosebud A visit to a famous downtown department store offers an interesting revelation about Dallas: this city has a more virulent cult of personality for beloved retailer Stanley Marcus, now celebrating his 90th birthday, than North Korea has fo...

    on May 18, 1995
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    Letters

    Armey's army I read the Dallas Observer once in a blue moon, and today must have been that blue moon. I read your article on Dick Armey ["The improbable rise of Richard Armey" May 4] and was not entirely surprised to find that you barely got thro...

    on May 18, 1995
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    Making schools smarter - Lege fiddles, with results unknown

    AUSTIN--A truism of education debates is that somebody, somewhere, has already figured out how to solve whatever the problem is. In Los Angeles, there's a Jaime Escalante, about whom the film Stand and Deliver was made, successfully teaching phy...

    by Molly Ivins on May 18, 1995
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    The Kirk connection - How Dallas' new mayor pulled it off

    It was a beautiful afternoon, one week before the Dallas mayor's race, and Ron Kirk was in the unusual position of having 45 minutes to kill. Political candidates in the home stretch of the fight do not have lives, let alone free time. But Kirk ...

    by Laura Miller on May 18, 1995
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    BeloWatch

    News spotlights new form of economic development Leave it to the Morning News to find the silver lining in the darkest storm cloud. You could call it optimism, the upbeat attitude perfusing Dallas' Only Daily that always seeks to make the be...

    on May 18, 1995
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    The Goddess of Love - How former schoolteacher Ella Patterson turned her earthy sex guide into an underground best seller

    The women at the post office cringed every time they saw Ella Patterson heading their way. The busty, energetic teacher-turned-author would arrive at West Dallas' central station lugging cartloads of her book, Will the Real Women...Please Stand ...

    by Denise Mcvea on May 11, 1995
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    Fit to be fried - Idaho's potato king accuses a dead Dallas oilman and his sons of a multimillion-dollar scam

    When Cloyce Box was alive, three things seemed destined to come his way: money, notoriety, and lawsuits. Box may have left behind his millions--and his reputation as a freewheeling businessman--when he died in 1993. But the lawsuits just keep on...

    by David Pasztor on May 11, 1995
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    Buzz

    Wild at heart Who would know more about affairs of the heart than St. Paul Medical Center, where they regularly repair and transplant them? The hospital's cardiac-rehabilitation program's "Going Home Instructions," handed to recovering surgery pa...

    on May 11, 1995
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    Oswald's ghost - Norman Mailer resurrects a tragically human assassin

    Norman Mailer stands behind the lectern, leaning against it as he addresses the 150 or so who have come to hear the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner speak. He wears a blue blazer, an argyle sweater vest, and gray slacks; his tousled white head of hair ...

    by Robert Wilonsky on May 11, 1995
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    Letters

    Hit man Thanks to both the Observer and David Pasztor for the article on William Dean Singleton and his career of destroying major daily newspapers in Texas ["Citizen Dean," May 4]. As a former employee of both the Dallas Times Herald and th...

    on May 11, 1995
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    Bovine bliss - They're happy in Northfield, Minnesota. And that's OK

    The municipal motto of Northfield, Minnesota, is "Cows, Colleges, and Contentment." Honest. Last year, they had a contest to think up a new motto and, after some civic thought, decided to keep "Cows, Colleges, and Contentment." So as we...

    by Molly Ivins on May 11, 1995
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    BeloWatch

    What happened to 'Dilbert' One day it was there, in its usual, reassuring place, between "Wizard of Id" and "Curtis." The next day, it was gone, wiped from Dallas nerds' essential reality without so much as an explanatory word. BeloWatc...

    on May 11, 1995
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    Buzz

    How do you spell m-a-y-o-r? Thanks to former vice president Dan Quayle, we know spelling isn't a prerequisite for elected office. But shouldn't a candidate at least know how to spell his own name? Dallas mayoral candidate Domingo Garcia found hims...

    on May 4, 1995
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    True believers - After Oklahoma City, angry white men gather at a Dallas motel

    By nightfall last Tuesday, the Ambassador Room of the Regal Row Ramada Inn held more empty chairs than crowd. The rumor of television cameras had scared a fair number of regulars away. On ordinary Tuesdays, the unadorned ballroom is packed with ...

    by David Pasztor on May 4, 1995
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    Fight the power of hatred - We cannot let evil cowards make us less free

    Sometimes there is solace in having the right words to use, in being able to call something exactly what it is. I would like to thank President Clinton for the phrase "evil cowards." Evil cowards killed babies in the springtime. Evil cowards...

    by Molly Ivins on May 4, 1995
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    BeloWatch

    On target The most insightful Morning News coverage of the city's $175 million bond program came not from the paper's on-the-team news coverage, but from veteran columnist Phil Seib. Seib, an SMU instructor and political consultant who write...

    on May 4, 1995
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    Letters

    Deadhead Whoa! Matt Seitz's vehemence re: the Grateful Dead and the movie Tie-Died ["Dead on arrival," April 20] was more bracing than the usual morning cup of coffee, but I fear his passion is untrammeled by much knowledge of the subject. T...

    on May 4, 1995
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    The Dogs of War - A tale of bitches and betrayal

    Breezy was a beautiful bitch, and Chuck Milner loved her dearly. He loved the way she seemed to float as she walked, the way she held her exquisitely formed, regal head high like a princess. She had perfectly shaped almond eyes, an aquiline nose....

    by Ann Zimmerman on April 27, 1995
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    Local hero - Disaster-relief expert Fred Cuny disappears while rendering aid in Russia

    Fred Cuny is missing in action. One of the world's foremost authorities on disaster relief and refugee management, Cuny was on an emergency mission helping refugees in Chechnya, the breakaway region under attack by Russian troops, when he and thr...

    by Ann Zimmerman on April 27, 1995
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    Buzz

    The incredible shrinking designer Dallas designer Victor Costa is known in fashion circles as the copy-cat couturier for knocking off the work of leading fashion designers. Recently he's borrowed something else--the time-honored method of dealin...

    on April 27, 1995
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