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    A Grand Return? Um, Maybe.

    For as long as I can recall, the Dallas Grand Hotel has been neither grand nor much of a hotel. Last time I stepped foot in the place, my brother was in town from Norman for Texas-OU -- this was in the early 1990s -- and it already had one foot plant...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on September 5, 2007 @ 10:17 am
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    Picking Up the Slack

    On page 23 of this morning's New York Times is yet another story detailing the death of Carter Albrecht on Monday, and it covers just about everything -- the incident on Monday morning, the smoking-cessation drug, the application of the "castle doctr...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on September 5, 2007 @ 9:39 am
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    Beautiful Memories of a Beautiful Guy

    Around the time I moved to New York, Carter started playing with the New Bohemians. He came up to the city to do some recording with Edie Brickell, and called me one night to hang out. (Me! He called me!) I was at a Rhett Miller show at the Bowery Ba...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on September 4, 2007 @ 6:22 pm
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    Fattening Up (Bank Accounts) With The Colonel

    Ain't no secret that too much KFC (they're not allowed to actually say "chicken" any more, right?) will pretty much kill you in a full-on calorie onslaught, coating your insides in a layer of sticky trans-fat and clogging your veins with coagulated c...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on September 4, 2007 @ 4:31 pm
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    Poli-teed Off

    Politeed sells tees imprinted with questions sure to set fire to your hottest buttons, among them race, global warming, illegal immigration, abortion, war in Iraq, gay rights and foreign policy. Some of these T-shirts might get you decked in certain ...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on September 4, 2007 @ 2:34 pm
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    Chantix, Psychotic?

    "i later learned through a close friend that he had firsthand knowledge of two separate couples who had tried to quit smoking using chantix, and in each case, one spouse had tried to kill the other with no previous domestic conflct. one was successfu...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on September 4, 2007 @ 1:30 pm
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    The Funeral is Friday

    Jen Nabb has sent details for Carter Albrecht's funeral, which will take place Friday at 2 p.m. It will be held at Parkway Hills Baptist Church in Plano, between Park Boulevard and Parker Road off the Dallas North Tollway. And Carter's mother has sai...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on September 4, 2007 @ 1:04 pm
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    Guns Up 49, Pony Up 9

    But this time, even in a 40-point defeat, we unearth some good news. Like, um, OK, SMU has the same exact record as Michigan. And, since they don't tailgate but instead "boulevard" at Ford Stadium, I think it's safe to say this Green Day diddy can al...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on September 4, 2007 @ 12:02 pm
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    A Day Later, More Questions Than Answers

    So I called Sgt. Larry Lewis, the Dallas police homicide detective investigating the shooting, and he said he'd just gotten off the phone with a reporter from The Dallas Morning News, who'd already asked the same question this morning. Lewis said the...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on September 4, 2007 @ 11:22 am
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    Frat Boys Gone Wild!

    And now, for something a little lighter -- more of Avi Adelman's home movies. This time, he's out filming drunks on Lower Greenville Ave., and what sounds like a brewing disaster to some looks like a network pilot to us. Enjoy -- but with the sound w...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on September 4, 2007 @ 10:29 am
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    A Farewell from His Friends

    It was a somber yet celebratory gathering. Funny anecdotes about the respected musician filtered through sobs and emotional greetings as nearly every face from the local music scene made their way to pay respects to Albrecht's memory and to his bandm...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on September 4, 2007 @ 9:19 am
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    Sad News Travels Fast

    But central to the story are the quotes from Albrecht's Sorta bandmate and roommate, Danny Balis, who's also the producer of The Hardline on KTCK-AM (1310): Albrecht was working on a solo album that Balis called "the best thing he has ever done." ...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on September 3, 2007 @ 9:21 pm
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    "It's a Mystery Why This Took Place."

    Dallas police are trying to piece together the last hours of Carter Albrecht, center. Dallas police Sgt. Larry Lewis, of the department's homicide unit, has spent the better part of today trying to figure out just how Carter Albrecht ended up shot...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on September 3, 2007 @ 5:38 pm
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    DPD Confirms That Sorta's Carter Albrecht Was Shot and Killed Today

    The story has been circulating all morning among local musicians and friends who do not want to believe it, but the sad tale is true: Carter Albrecht, keyboardist, guitarist and singer in the band Sorta, is dead. He was shot early this morning by a m...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on September 3, 2007 @ 2:55 pm
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    Mmm. . .Grilled Horse Flesh|Pay Up or Unplug|Come On In, The Door's Open

    Mmm...Grilled Horse Flesh I can't figure the logic in selectively opposing slaughtering and eating horses ("Tex-Mex Horse Meat," by Megan Feldman, January 10) but being just fine with slaughtering and eating cows and pigs. OK, you love horses and...

    on January 17, 2008
  • Giant Disgust with Dallas Cowboys - Tony Romo and the Cowboys piss away a Super opportunity

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    Giant Disgust with Dallas Cowboys - Tony Romo and the Cowboys piss away a Super opportunity

    And you thought there was nothing more disgusting than 2 Girls 1 Cup. Though it's tough to trump the shocking Internet phenomenon, what happened at Texas Stadium last Sunday is even more repulsive. New York Giants 21, Dallas Cowboys 17. Are yo...

    by Richie Whitt on January 17, 2008
  • Gentrification Welcomed by Deep Ellum Artists - To keep the area alive, artists say change is necessary

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    Gentrification Welcomed by Deep Ellum Artists - To keep the area alive, artists say change is necessary

    Brian Gibb is sitting in his Deep Ellum art gallery on a sunny winter day, talking about why he moved to Dallas from Denton and how much his art means to him, when he looks out the big window to the street behind him and makes a telling observation....

    by Jesse Hyde on January 17, 2008
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    The Vick House Project

    Dog pile: Frisco's Michael Morford could be the poster child for the "If Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade Society." A 34-year-old employee of an investment bank, Morford says he went through a period of deep depression in 2006, which he endured ...

    by Patrick Williams on January 17, 2008
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    Alcohol and Logic Repel Each Other Like 'Border' and 'Enforcement'

    Dear Mexican: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that Mexican-Americans have the highest proportion of D.U.I.'s and alcohol-related traffic fatalities of any ethnic group (60 percent as opposed to 40 percent for Caucasians--t...

    by Gustavo Arellano on January 17, 2008
  • Sharon Keller is Texas' Judge Dread - When Sharon Keller turned off the clock on a Death Row inmate's last-gasp appeal, she became the most vilified judge in Texas

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    Sharon Keller is Texas' Judge Dread - When Sharon Keller turned off the clock on a Death Row inmate's last-gasp appeal, she became the most vilified judge in Texas

    Take her off the bench and Sharon Keller is funny, smart and personable, if a little shy. People genuinely like her. One of the most powerful judges in Texas plays gin every week with a group of Austin friends and enjoys sharing drinks with lawyers ...

    by Matt Pulle on January 17, 2008
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