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    BeloWatch

    The Kimberly-Clark News Psssst. BeloWatch has a tip for local businesses that really want the kid-gloves treatment in The Dallas Morning News. Not the standard News kid-gloves treatment. The extra-special, deluxe, we-drool-at-the-mention-of-...

    on January 11, 1996
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    A pox on 1995! - Next year will be better

    So long, 1995; what a year you were. Bob Packwood, the Republican "revolution," O.J. Simpson, Oklahoma City--ah, yes, we remember it well. Onward we march, through the accumulating history of human folly, greed, bad manners, and general goofines...

    by Molly Ivins on January 11, 1996
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    Private dealing - How Ron Kirk killed the public arena briefing

    Ron Kirk was being uncharacteristically subdued. He was standing up against a wall, a good distance from the political action, arms folded across his perfectly pressed denim workshirt, lizard boots planted firmly on the floor. This was last May,...

    by Laura Miller on January 11, 1996
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    Test Pattern

    The gloriously, infuriatingly eclectic Dallas Video festival continues to entertain--and bore The nature of any festival, whether it's centered on food or film, is usually hodgepodge--an eclectic confluence of the sweet and the bitter, the fatty...

    on January 4, 1996
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    Snoozepaper - Striving for mediocrity at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram

    In mid-November, journalists and editors from across Texas gathered at a downtown Dallas hotel for the annual rite of self-congratulation known as the Katie Awards. Seats cost $50. Valets parked cars. A chocolate pate dessert followed dinner. Free wi...

    by David Pasztor on January 4, 1996
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    Letters

    Furry beasts I would like to take this opportunity to voice my disgust with Kirby Fry and Inger Myhre, the villains of the Permaculture article ["Hugging the tree gently," December 21, 1995]. I am outraged that any people could be so cruel and se...

    on January 4, 1996
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    Unruly student - TWU student fights to keep regents meetings open

    After the protests, the lawsuits, the scathing editorials, and the state Legislature's disdain when Texas Woman's University was forced to go co-ed last year, the last thing the members of TWU's board need now is to testify before a Denton County gra...

    by Denise Mcvea on January 4, 1996
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    Buzz

    Fresh ink Will Cowtown cotton to another newspaper? Local journalist-cum-entrepreneur Robert Camuto apparently thinks so. Camuto has resigned from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram to launch his own alternative weekly. Camuto has a solid journali...

    on January 4, 1996
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    Stuff it - State legislators agree on the issue of dead deer heads

    The taxidermy issue requires advanced autopsy by the serious political ethicist. Not that the scholars at the Texas Ethics Commission have been derelict--indeed not. Their December decree that Texas lawmakers may henceforth disburse campaign funds in...

    by Molly Ivins on January 4, 1996
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    BeloWatch

    Editor's departure opens succession struggle at News As in all closed governmental systems, there is intense speculation among the proletariat about the succession struggle at The Dallas Morning News. The need for a new leader came with the ...

    on January 4, 1996
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    Swann's Song - How Dallas' most notorious landlady keeps socking it to City Hall

    When Kimberly Tracey called the city to complain about her East Dallas apartment complex, she had a list of gripes. Maintenance was poor, the linoleum on her kitchen floor concealed rotted wood, and the roof leaked in several places. The entire build...

    by Denise Mcvea on December 28, 1995
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    Suspense! Intrigue! Betrayal! - Jo Ann Miller spent 21 years nurturing the Granbury Opera House. But she won't be around for the final curtain.

    Act II The year is 1988. The scene is Granbury, now brimming with free enterprise, country charm, and overpriced antiques. After the Opera House began playing to sold-out houses, a new merchant class had come to town, snapping up every stone-slab...

    by Mark Donald on December 28, 1995
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    Talking trouble - Sam Krasniqi's rage boils over and gets him indicted

    The saga of Sam Krasniqi, an Albanian Moslem who was acquitted of molesting his son and daughter but was nonetheless unable to regain custody of his children anyway ("Tell Mama Why You Cry," Nov. 17, 1994), took a strange turn last week when Krasniqi...

    by Ann Zimmerman on December 28, 1995
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    Buzz

    Don't get kinky Texans learned long ago that Texas Jewboy Kinky Friedman is an acquired taste. But recently, because of the success of his series of detective novels and a new CD, From One Good American to Another, the Kinkster's horribly politic...

    on December 28, 1995
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    Look back in anger - From an arena that never was to a judge in a jam, ordinary folks took a beating in 1995

    What a difference a year makes. And if we only knew then... For example. Last winter, the majority of the Dallas city council balked at the idea of letting the voters decide whether or not to build a sports arena. It was a ridiculous idea, t...

    by Laura Miller on December 28, 1995
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    Letters

    Home sweet Hope House I loved the article "Young, gay, and thrown away" [Nov. 30] by Johnathon Briggs. I found an old issue today and read that touching story. When I was done reading it, I just sat there and thought about how hard life is for so...

    on December 28, 1995
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    The new Civil War - Tax breaks for corporations are about to tear us in half

    Bye-bye, Houston Oilers. Used to luv ya, Blue. Lost 'em to Nashville, Tenn., for a $292 million state-of-the-art stadium with 82 luxury suites, 9,600 premier "club seats" and 42,700 season tickets--plus a $28 million "relocation fee" and other go...

    by Molly Ivins on December 28, 1995
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    Hugging the tree gently - How two urban Texans got back to nature--without giving up pizza

    They arrived without invitation one fall night, five parcels of fur and bones and screaming lungs, crying desperately and unceasingly for milk and shadowing Kirby Fry and Inger Myhre's every move. The kittens, ranging in color and shape from a p...

    by Julie Lyons on December 21, 1995
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    In search of Santa - Kris Kringles are everywhere this time of year, but where's the real Mr. Claus? With a skeptical 7-year-old's help, we cut through the fake snow and polyester beards so you know where to go

    If you are 7-and-a-half years old, halfway through the second grade, and living on a steady diet of CD-ROM and Nickelodeon's "Weinerville," very little slips by you. Such is the case with Caitlin, who has already shattered some of the most sacred myt...

    by Holly Mullen on December 21, 1995
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    Buzz

    Did Ray Hunt support Mandela? We learn more about Mayor Ron Kirk every day. Last week, for instance, the mayor, who announced he would lead a trade mission to South Africa, told The Dallas Morning News, "I cannot escape the symbolic parallels of ...

    on December 21, 1995
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