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    DISD, You Really Shouldn't Teach Kids to Lie. Not a Good Lesson Plan.

    I wrote about this yesterday. But today I wondered what the school district was doing about a key issue: A school district administrator named Dr. Thomas R. Kelchner signed a letter last September swearing that the hearing panel, of which he was chai...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on December 7, 2007 @ 3:33 pm
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    Happy Birthday, Lethal Injection!

    Among the panelists is museum director and former warden Jim Willett, recently featured in the paper version of Unfair Park. Also participating is Associated Press reporter Michael Gracyzk, who has observed more than 300 executions during his career,...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on December 7, 2007 @ 3:00 pm
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    Hollywood Henderson Will Sack a Neighborhood Activist, If He Has To

    Well, today comes word that chief among those against the aginners is none other than former Dallas Cowboys great Thomas "Hollywood" Henderson -- who, the paper reports, happens to own "six properties in the Central East Austin neighborhood planning ...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on December 7, 2007 @ 2:16 pm
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    Ad Agency, Minus a Few

    Or it used to be: Yesterday, imc2 laid off more than two dozen employees, following the loss of a handful of clients. Unfair Park had heard from several sources that the number was around 50, but Samantha Keyes, imc2's director of marketing, says "th...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on December 7, 2007 @ 1:29 pm
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    Dallas Man Wants Goverment to Account for All of Its Gold

    Far as I know, all the gold in California is in a bank in the middle of Beverly Hills in somebody else's name. But that's just not good enough for Dallas' William J. Murphy III, who happens to be the chairman of something called the Gold Anti-Trust A...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on December 7, 2007 @ 11:42 am
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    Wine, Wine, Wine

    "This is one of the most unique and unusual holiday gifts opportunities ever available to Dallasites." Hey, I'm all for that -- especially if it'll get you drunk. And, yeah, as it turns out there are some 300 bottles of Palomino-Chardonnay available ...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on December 7, 2007 @ 11:21 am
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    Something Special at Your Front Door at 3 in the Morning

    Question for Tim Wagner, The Voice of American Airlines and Friend of Unfair Park: Is it customary for American to return lost luggage to its rightful owner at 3 in the morning? Just wondering, because it happened to Don Teague, NBC News' Dallas corr...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on December 7, 2007 @ 10:00 am
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    Dallas-Based Company is in Israel, Putting the "Oy" in Oil Exploration

    Israel ain't much of an oil-producing country -- "only a couple thousand barrels of oil a day," according to Slate last year. Which isn't stopping Dallas-based Zion Oil and Gas, HQ'd on Abrams Road, from digging into some Holy Land in hopes of striki...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on December 7, 2007 @ 9:24 am
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    Chip Moody, Ready for Action!

    A video double feature this a.m., courtesy "eyeontv," who yesterday posted to the YouTubes these ancient KXAS-Channel 5 promos featuring Chip Moody and shockingly topless sports guy Jim Brinson, who really puts the "action" in Action News. Moody, dur...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on December 7, 2007 @ 8:35 am
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    Why You Should Never Dance In Public, People. Ever.

    ABBA's "Dancing Queen" + Neiman Marcus 100th anniversary shindig in downtown + free alcohol + rented tuxedos + white people "dancing" = exactly what you'd expect. I expect this was posted to the Interwebs yesterday as part of some kind of extortion s...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on December 7, 2007 @ 8:21 am
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    "Did the President Give You This Number?"

    Ponder's just a few miles southwest of Denton; 'bout 430 folks live there, give or take. HQ'd there is a private school by the name of Freedom Christian Academy, where, my guess is, they don't teach bar mitzvah classes. Probably a safe b...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on December 6, 2007 @ 5:03 pm
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    Tony Romo is So Totally Hotter Than Jessica Simpson's Ex

    In keeping with today's hot-or-not theme, by which I mean this item about Benny Hinn-some and then some, I just browsed myself straight into Us magazine's "story" from yesterday about Tony Romo and Jessica Simpson's dry-hump party-party ...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on December 6, 2007 @ 4:56 pm
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    Tr Wilcox, Still Vying for Top Chef

    Wilcox will also join cheftestants from past Top Chef seasons tonight at 8, when Bravo airs its Holiday Special cook-off. A warning to them who frown upon the spoiler: The cable net aired the special at midnight last night, and if you click through t...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on December 6, 2007 @ 3:55 pm
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    Blues Legends, Recorded Live in Dallas, Are Up for a Grammy Award

    It was recorded at the Majestic Theater on October 16, 2004, when Henry James Townsend, Joe Willie "Pinetop" Perkins, Robert Lockwood Jr. and David "Honeyboy" Edwards came to town to reclaim Dallas' "place as a blues capitol," says the MySpace page s...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on December 6, 2007 @ 3:22 pm
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    Hammering Out a Deal

    Lawyers. That's the latest update on the continuing saga of host Greg Williams and KTCK-AM (1310, The Ticket). The wind has drastically changed directions since I wrote in my November 22 column that "The Hammer" would be back on the air at The Ticket...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on December 6, 2007 @ 2:20 pm
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    Bringing the Kidd Back to Dallas?

    Another source said the Nets were planning on -- if not already -- talking to Dallas, the Lakers and perhaps Cleveland about a trade. Kidd nearly was traded to the Lakers last February. After last night, I don't think I have a problem with that. Mos...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on December 6, 2007 @ 1:55 pm
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    Dallas Theological Seminary is Spreading the Gospel in Chinese

    Today, the Associated Press takes a look at the seminary's first-of-its-kind Interwebs expansion, which it accomplished "using advertisements in Christian magazines in Taiwan and Hong Kong," resulting in hundreds of applications -- far more than DTS ...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on December 6, 2007 @ 1:02 pm
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    Douchebags in the Follow-Up Blog Item

    The best part was hearing the first-person accounts of homo sapiens douchebagus interactions from across North Texas. You, brave readers, are to be commended for your courage and valor in dealing with douchebagus, who, as we all know, can be a diffic...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on December 6, 2007 @ 12:00 pm
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    Murphy's Law

    Recall, if you please, that The News scapegoated the shit out of Brokaw too, in order to hype its own stories about the credit card mess, which it stole from blogger Allen Gwinn anyway. First the noble school system set out to fire Brokaw, who had ...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on December 6, 2007 @ 11:00 am
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    Benny Hinn: Hot or Not?

    Grapevine's Benny Hinn today tells Sen. Charles Grassley, via the Associated Press, to go take a flyin' leap. Which would be fine, except Grassley's the ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee who wants Hinn and a handful of other televangelis...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on December 6, 2007 @ 10:21 am
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