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    Out of bounds - GOP congressional candidate Sessions crosses lines to get son into prized school

    Among the parents living in the tidy, peaked-roof cottages of Dallas' 'M' Streets neighborhood, it has been fodder for gossip for months now: How did Pete Sessions, Republican candidate for U.S. Congress, get his 6-year-old son into highly coveted St...

    by Holly Mullen on March 7, 1996
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    Buzz

    In his dreams I turned to my dinner partner--beautiful, bright, smartly dressed. She bent close and whispered...and winked. Her wink made me smile. Whew! Point Buzz in the direction of a cold shower! A scene out of a Danielle Steel potbo...

    on March 7, 1996
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    Letters

    Return to Camelot I am writing in response to the article that appeared in the January 18-24 issue of the Dallas Observer ("It's the stock price, stupid!"), written by Miriam Rozen. The article is, in my opinion, full of lies, distortions, half-t...

    on March 7, 1996
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    Feeling small - Pat Buchanan ponders his puny conscience

    Editor's note: This is the final week Molly Ivins' column will appear in the Dallas Observer. We are forced to discontinue her column because the management of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram has ordered her syndicate to yank it from our pages. The Star...

    by Molly Ivins on March 7, 1996
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    BeloWatch

    News plans new Arlington daily; suburban newspaper war looms The Dallas Morning News has declared war on the Fort Worth Star-Telegram by announcing a blitzkrieg invasion of Arlington. After learning that BeloWatch and others were onto the st...

    on March 7, 1996
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    Just don't call them nelly guys - In a town that knows cheerleading, folks are flipping for a relentlessly upbeat gay squad

    Not long ago, Cheer Dallas, the country's first serious gymnastics-oriented, pompon-eschewing, non-drag-wearing gay cheerleading squad, had the opportunity for statewide exposure. This Week in Texas, a magazine with a huge circulation that lists even...

    by Ann Zimmerman on February 29, 1996
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    Alicia Comes Home (Part II) - How a determined father found his abducted daughter

    On November 3, 1993, both the letter and the tape were introduced as further evidence for terminating forever Pat Hope-Hall's parental rights. Court-appointed social worker Paula Everett and Carol Bowdry, a retired CPS administrative reviewer, both u...

    by Mark Donald on February 29, 1996
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    Alicia Comes Home (Part I) - How a determined father found his abducted daughter

    The cloyingly heartfelt sound of new-age music swells in the background as the credits brashly announce the topic for the day's show: "Help! My Daughter's Been Kidnapped." Sally Jessy Raphael's nasal voice rises over the music as images of girls...

    by Mark Donald on February 29, 1996
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    Somebody say amen! - The Rev. Sheron Patterson brings the word to black singles

    Is the black man worth loving?" The question hung over the crowd gathered in the pews of Jubilee United Methodist Church on a recent Friday night, a promise and a paradox. To each of the 125 African-American men and women, the answer was obvious....

    by Kaylois Henry on February 29, 1996
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    Buzz

    Phil who? When U.S. Sen. Phil Gramm dropped out of the presidential race, he left a couple of high-profile Texas Republicans with a hard decision: To whom should they shift allegiance? Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison stood shoulder to shoulder wit...

    on February 29, 1996
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    Letters

    Gazing into the abyss There are at least two errors in the statements made by Ed Zabel in the Observer article about him ["Dealing with the Devil," February 15]. The first concerns gargoyles, which were designed to be waterspouts, and nothing els...

    on February 29, 1996
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    BeloWatch

    Journalistic charity begins at home Obviously it's a little much for BeloWatch to expect The Dallas Morning News--whose editors talk so much about objectivity, accuracy, and even-handedness--to describe the world as it really is. But it'...

    on February 29, 1996
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    Lost in loonyland - Pat Buchanan waves the bigot's banner in New Hampshire

    Setting aside that Pat Buchanan is a racist, sexist, xenophobic, homophobic anti-Semite, what wonderful news from New Hampshire! It's the nuts! It's the berries! Yes, well, that is rather a large mound of manure there connected with his name, mu...

    by Molly Ivins on February 29, 1996
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    Bo? Hell no! - Chicken king Bo Pilgrim wants to bring a new plant and new jobs to East Texas. But East Texans say they want no more of his filthy business.

    The March night promised to be chilly. An unusually large crowd turned out for the Sulphur Springs City Council meeting, more than could fit within the warm confines of City Hall, so the meeting was moved to the much larger civic center. When th...

    by David Pasztor on February 22, 1996
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    Single with children - A year ago, Linda Koop took in two homeless boys on a moment's notice. Now she wants them to call her mom.

    Matthew, 12, recently traveled to downtown Dallas with members of Park Cities Baptist Church to deliver sandwiches to the homeless. While there, he spotted his mother, who didn't see him. Eager to avoid her, he jumped back into the delivery van....

    by Miriam Rozen on February 22, 1996
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    'A little bit of revenge' - Stung Star-Telegram yanks Ivins column from Observer

    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, apparently responding to recent Dallas Observer stories about its newsroom turmoil, is forcing the syndicator of nationally known columnist Molly Ivins to pull her column from the pages of the Observer. Observer Edi...

    by David Pasztor on February 22, 1996
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    Peavy sues Observer - Former trustee says publication of racist, sexist comments invades privacy

    Former Dallas Independent School District trustee Dan Peavy has filed suit against the Dallas Observer for reprinting a transcript of the profanity-peppered tape recording that led to his resignation. In its October 5, 1995 issue, the Observer p...

    by Glen Warchol on February 22, 1996
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    Buzz

    Just another politician Though it's nothing new for a candidate to stump as "not another political insider," Buzz had to stop and look twice at a campaign sign planted in the Midcities. Bob Stewart, a Republican running for the District 42 state ...

    on February 22, 1996
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    Letters

    Pee-pee? No, GOP I was somewhat appalled at your suggestion that Dallas Morning News editorial-page editor Rena Pederson should take a "G.O.P. urine test" simply because you were not in agreement with the News' editorial assessment of President B...

    on February 22, 1996
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    BeloWatch

    The good, gray Dallas Morning News has ended its search for a new managing editor by elevating a veteran of 16 years at the paper, and--though he and the News are loath to admit it--a stint chasing UFOs at the National Enquirer. The elevation of...

    on February 22, 1996
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