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    Charitable counter-charge Speaking on behalf of the more than 1,000 volunteers in Dallas, we appreciate the opportunity to inform the community about the American Cancer Society and answer some of the questions raised in David Pasztor's article "...

    on March 9, 1995
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    Lambs to the slaughter - Laws to speed executions will make it harder to save Death Row's innocent

    Randall Dale Adams is married and living a quiet life in Columbus, Ohio, near his mother and family. Clarence Brandley has turned to preaching, opening his own church in Houston. What the two men have in common, of course, is that each--after ye...

    by David Pasztor on March 9, 1995
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    Desperate dealing - City scrambles to finance arena privately--and steal racetrack back from Fort Worth

    The earth moved at Dallas City Hall last week. But in more ways than you know. On Monday, Dallas lost the race to build an auto racetrack to Fort Worth. Which was a bad thing. On Friday, First Assistant City Manager Cliff Keheley--the City H...

    by Laura Miller on March 9, 1995
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    Bullish on Cow Town Is there no stopping them? First they revitalize their downtown--while ours begins to look like Robocop's New Detroit. Then they capture the preeminent arts event of last year--the Barnes Collection--for their already thriving...

    on March 9, 1995
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    Bad Company - Drugs from Bolivia. Cash to Panama. Arms to Nicaragua. Bo Abbott says the CIA called - and he delivered.

    Every Tuesday evening, several hundred profoundly disaffected citizens gather in the ballroom of a hotel near Dallas Love Field. Tax protesters, survivalists, anarchists, conspiracy nuts, and Biblical literalists, they are drawn together by a sh...

    by David Pasztor on March 2, 1995
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    Blowup in City Hall - Councilman Duncan summons city staff for personal errand

    Therman Nobles wanted to go home. Instead, he was sitting in the underground parking garage at Dallas City Hall, behind the wheel of tire truck No. 901020, with the engine idling noisily. He sat with his arms cradled around the steering wheel, st...

    by Laura Miller on March 2, 1995
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    Rough road ahead - NAFTA road warriors fight it out for federal funding

    If you've got a smooth, north-south stretch of two-lane blacktop in your neighborhood, you might want to enter it in the race to be the official "NAFTA Highway." You'll join a crowded contest to be the road that will carry billions of dollars wo...

    by Miriam Rozen on March 2, 1995
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    Death sentence Continuing in its tradition of giving its readers a twisted version of reality, the Star-Telegram did what not even Judge Lance Ito would dare try--it fired a jury. In this case, it was the celebrated Arlington 10, the group of "or...

    on March 2, 1995
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    Ware must go I want to commend the Dallas Observer and Laura Miller for the excellent coverage on this arena outrage ["Arena stonewalling," February 23] for which the taxpayers are being asked to subsidize the very rich trio of Ray Hunt, Don Cart...

    on March 2, 1995
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    Crazy day in Nootsville - Job Creation Act threatens sanity of our environmental and health laws

    Wheeee! In the mad, mad, mad, mad world of Nootsville, we're coming right up on a hairpin turn at 90 mph. No joke--a total 180 in the middle of the road at high speed, such high speed that no one seems to have taken the time to consider just wha...

    by Molly Ivins on March 2, 1995
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    BeloWatch

    The truth awaits Channel 8's report on its stormy undercover foray into Sunset High School has been pushed back another week. Station news director John Miller told BeloWatch on Friday that Valeri Williams' story about security in the Dallas...

    on March 2, 1995
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    Letters

    How to make room in Reunion Okay, so the Dallas City Council won't let us vote on whether or not we want a new arena because we "don't understand the economics of all this" ["Let them cast ballots," February 9]. Well, here's a little bit of ...

    on February 23, 1995
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    BeloWatch

    God is their co-pilot It is common for a journalist to wish a colleague heading off for a difficult interview "good luck." It is less common to commence an investigative project with a request for divine aid. But that, BeloWatch has lea...

    on February 23, 1995
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    Whither Debbie Does Dallas? Manufacturers and distributors of adult video tapes are threatening to pass up the Video Software Dealers Association national convention in Dallas this May. The convention will fill the Dallas Convention Center, welco...

    on February 23, 1995
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    Arena stonewalling - Amid lies, John Ware's moment of truth is here

    Louise and Philip Elam spent the first Valentine's Day of their 10-month-old marriage poring over yet another daily newspaper story that made their hearts sink. But, friends say, they spent their first Valentine's Day not at a restaurant, nor wi...

    by Laura Miller on February 23, 1995
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    Another view - What City Hall isn't willing to hear about the new arena

    The unsuspecting members of the Greater Dallas Planning Council had no idea what they were in for. As far as they were concerned, economist Mark Rosentraub was just another distinguished speaker, addressing just another monthly breakfast meeting...

    by Laura Miller on February 16, 1995
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    Pickup Games - How a giant lawsuit against General Motors could leave lawyers with millions - and Texas truck owners breathing fumes

    When Ron and Regina Godbey in January 1992 bought a used charcoal-gray General Motors Silverado pickup, they fell in love. "It was beautiful," remembers Ron, a skinny 25-year-old insurance salesman. "People used to stop us in the parking lot and...

    by Miriam Rozen on February 16, 1995
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    Bad lawyer joke - 'Tort reform' is a misleading euphemism--an excusefor insurance companies to gouge more

    Sometimes I think I made Warren Chisum up for my own amusement. Brother Chisum, the Bible-thumper from Pampa and chairman of the Legislature's conservative caucus, is opposing a bill to require that caucuses report who gives them money and how th...

    by Molly Ivins on February 16, 1995
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    JaM's acid test Thousands of North Texans are probably convinced their kids are druggies after seeing a particularly inane news-you-can-use graphic on Channel 5. The helpful advice came as a bonus during a report from Jammin' Jane McGarry on the ...

    on February 16, 1995
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    Letters

    The perfect word Thank you for your article on the Dallas Opera ["Building to a crescendo," February 2], which was quite good and quite enjoyable. One minor point, however, meant in the spirit of edification and better writing: "Build to a c...

    on February 16, 1995
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