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    In Valentine's Day News, Sex Toys Now Perfectly Legal in Texas!

    About four years ago in the paper version of Unfair Park, we chronicled the plight of Burleson's Joanne Webb, who was arrested by local police for selling dildos and other self-help devices out of her house. You remember, right, "Passion Parties"? (W...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on February 14, 2008 @ 10:10 am
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    Devean George Explains Himself

    "If I'm the bad guy ..." So began Devean George last night on TXA-21, following the Dallas Mavericks' win over Portland, concerning his killing the Jason Kidd trade that was all but a done deal by late yesterday afternoon. Someone has posted to the Y...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on February 14, 2008 @ 9:25 am
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    Dallas Attorney Not Popular in Savannah This Morning. Not At All.

    A Dallas attorney's ad in a Savannah paper is an unpopular read following last week's sugar plant explosion. A week ago today was the explosion and fire at the Imperial Sugar Company refinery near Savannah, Georgia, which left eight dead, one miss...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on February 14, 2008 @ 9:12 am
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    Fear of Not Flying

    Maybe you recall the name Kate Hanni -- she was among those stuck on the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport tarmac for some 13 hours in December 2006 after her Oakland-to-Dallas American Airlines flight was diverted due to weather. Hanni and at l...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on February 14, 2008 @ 8:38 am
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    We Now Have the Exact Second at Which Radiohead Tickets Go On Pre-Sale

    They will be available for those wanting to beat the crowds right here beginning at 8 a.m. tomorrow morning Dallas time. Got that? Eight in the morning. Eight. A. M. So set your alarm clocks and get that special someone -- meaning, you -- something s...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on February 13, 2008 @ 6:42 pm
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    Dallas to Get in the Hotel Biz -- And Turndown Service Won't Be an Option

    Rasansky came out swinging when the feasibility study was on the table, saying he was very concerned about the convention center and has a problem refinancing the $262 million in remaining debt without knowing what any additional money will be used f...

    @ Unfair Park by Sam Merten on February 13, 2008 @ 5:32 pm
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    Are You Kiddin' Me?

    I'll have more details on the Jason Kidd trade come morning -- and, says the latest version of the ESPN report, Jerry Stackhouse "ain't going nowhere" --but for now, here's why I hate it. Granted, your chances for an NBA Championship are escalated th...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on February 13, 2008 @ 5:01 pm
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    Sure, What's Another Destroyed Dallas Landmark, More or Less?

    If a Canadian developer gets its way, this Howard Meyer-designed building on Turtle Creek will become a hotel-condo high-rise with a restaurant. Local architect Cliff Welch sends word today of another important Dallas building on the chopping bloc...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on February 13, 2008 @ 3:32 pm
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    A New Old Kidd in Town? Looks Like, Says ESPN.

    The proposed swap -- salvaged from talks of a three-way trade with Portland that developed and fizzled quickly two weeks ago -- would require Dallas to send 24-year-old point guard Devin Harris, veteran swingman Jerry Stackhouse, the expiring contrac...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on February 13, 2008 @ 1:19 pm
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    Three Dots and a Cloud Of Dust ...

    Hard to top last week, when we said goodbye to two assholes (Bill Belichick and Bobby Knight) and hello to a hero (Nolan Ryan). Today, however, could be just as delicious as sports climbs atop Capitol Hill. NFL commish Roger Goodell will try to 'spla...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on February 13, 2008 @ 12:49 pm
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    Stoneleigh Finally Makes it Official: The Grand Re-Opening Will Be March 3

    But it'll be a soft opening at first, says Shelby Shelton, who sent out the announcement. "Grand opening events will follow later on," she tells Unfair Park, but no word yet on what that means exactly. Still, David Bull's eatery, Bolla, and the 5,000...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on February 13, 2008 @ 11:44 am
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    Mapes to Clinton: Remember the Alamo!

    Fowler's joined, once again, by Schutze's neighbor Mary Mapes, who moments ago posted this observation about the March 4 primary: "Texans will go to the polls March 4th, exactly 172 years from the day when the Alamo was going down." Yada, yada, yada....

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on February 13, 2008 @ 11:21 am
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    Southwest's Up and Down Day

    Kind of a good news-bad news Wednesday for Southwest Airlines. On the one hand, in today's New York Times there's a really flattering piece about Southwest's chief executive, Gary Kelly -- who, says the paper, "transformed himself from a buttoned-dow...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on February 13, 2008 @ 10:47 am
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    Queen for a Day?

    A Friend of Unfair Park with a punk-rock past points our attention this morning to this "awesomely bad version" of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody," performed by Irving "Punk / Reggae / Hardcore" band The Cygnus Psyanide. Me, I don't think there's a damne...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on February 13, 2008 @ 10:27 am
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    DART: Conflict? What Conflict?

    This is according to Hyattye O. Simmons (first named pronounced "HIGH-tee"), DART general counsel, speaking to the DART board's committee of the whole (please don't forget the "w" there). Simmons was called upon to give the board a legal opinion on w...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on February 13, 2008 @ 9:27 am
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    Trying To Make a Warehouse Story Sexy

    I was trying to decide which of these stories with which to start the morning: the one from the Wall Street Journal about how last year, developers built 18.6 million square feet of warehouse-distribution space in the DFW, which kicks the ever-loving...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on February 13, 2008 @ 9:00 am
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    Will They Take Tokens or Power Cards?

    In a subscriber-only story from Daily Deal, looks like Northwest Dallas-based Dave & Buster's is for sale to the highest bidder -- or, barring that, whoever wants it. Says the piece, Wellspring Capital Management LLC's decision to offloa...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on February 13, 2008 @ 8:22 am
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    The City's New No-Tell Hotel

    The addendum is a different story and should give everyone a reason to pay attention to the goings-on in the chamber. The addendum is where City Manager Mary Suhm sneaks in the juicy stuff at the last minute, and this one is no exception. Such as, an...

    @ Unfair Park by Sam Merten on February 12, 2008 @ 3:10 pm
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    Regular Season Don't Mean Nothin'. At Least, You Gotta Hope Not.

    The Mavs led the New Jersey Nets 36-25 midway through the second quarter Sunday night. Since then, they've played some of the franchise's worst, most harmless basketball since the days of Quinn Buckner, Wallace Bryant and Mike Iuzzolino. The Mavs mis...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on February 12, 2008 @ 2:07 pm
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    Bill Hill Goes Both Ways. Again.

    Not that I would pimp my former boss for my current one, but my old colleague and pal John Council at Texas Lawyer brings word that ex-Dallas County District Attorney Bill Hill has risen from the politically expired, changed spots and begun life anew...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on February 12, 2008 @ 1:06 pm
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