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    Crime? What Crime?

    Guess my dad shouldn't have called in the attempted break-in at the church he owns next to his auto parts store Sunday; aw, never you mind that hole in the side of the building, Mr. Herschel. And I guess the folks at the Denny's on LBJ Freeway and Sk...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on July 11, 2007 @ 11:12 am
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    "Get Your Booty to Bar-B-Cutie"?

    You know what Dallas-Fort Worth could use more of? Yup -- barbecue restaurants. And says here we're getting ... this can't be right ... "up to 55 locations" of the Brentwood, Tennessee, chain called Bar-B-Cutie. The company's first locat...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on July 11, 2007 @ 10:37 am
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    Jerryworld: SI's Favorite Place to Visit

    Jerry's an "adder-onner," he says, paying for everything in the Ginormodome out of pocket, save for the mere $325 mil for which Arlington's on the hook. (All together now: Suck it, Dallas County commissioners and former Mayor Laura Miller and the Dal...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on July 11, 2007 @ 9:26 am
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    Locals Gettin' All Anti-War Protest Song Up in This Mother

    Always thought Ben Fleming sounded a little like Neil Young, come to think of it ... A good Friend of Unfair Park directs our attention this evening to Neil Young's Living With War Web site, where there are listed nearly 2,000 anti-war songs subm...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on July 10, 2007 @ 6:28 pm
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    "The Perfect Sergeant" is Now a Constable

    Every now and then, taking the high road pays off. Jaime Cortes, who twice ran and lost against The Constable Formerly Known as Mike Dupree while never responding to the incumbent's personal and baseless attacks, has been appointed to replace the dis...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on July 10, 2007 @ 4:44 pm
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    Webber to Grill in Dallas?

    ESPN.com's Marc Stein sends word today that Chris Webber may not be on the verge of retiring after all. Webber, who's already played worn out his welcome with the Golden State Warriors, the Washington Bullets, the Sacramento Kings and the Philadelph...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on July 10, 2007 @ 3:49 pm
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    Pony Up the Dope

    There is no doubt, however, that drugs are a problem in horse racing, and over the years trainers have been rumored to use some pretty weird stuff to give their horses an advantage. The use of oceanic cone snail venom, a potent painkiller, has been c...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on July 10, 2007 @ 3:05 pm
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    The Eisley "Invasion"

    But if you're too cheap, you can stream the song -- and two more tracks, "Many Funerals" and "A Sight to Behold" -- on the band's MySpace page. And, of course, you can check out the former Mos Eisley Thursday night, when they share a bill with The Fr...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on July 10, 2007 @ 1:59 pm
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    Romance Is in the Air

    This is really just a post to let you know where I'll be tomorrow through Saturday, if you need to find me: at the Hyatt Regency Dallas, for the 27th Annual National Conference of the Romance Writers of America. You must respect the list of conferenc...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on July 10, 2007 @ 12:48 pm
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    For Those About to Learn How to Rock

    I wrote about Rock Camp in the paper version of Unfair Park a couple of weeks ago. It's a summer camp for aspiring musicians of all skill levels and ages, ranging from about 12 to 16. Led by Fort Worth rocker Lee Allen and a team of very patient musi...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on July 10, 2007 @ 11:48 am
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    Our "New" Mosquito Problem? Try "Very Old."

    So, we finally got an answer from Andria Kavanaugh, Fort Worth's official mosquito specialist, about those saltwater mosquitoes National Public Radio reported were swarming in Dallas County. As you may recall, NPR ran a piece last week a...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on July 10, 2007 @ 10:58 am
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    A Spoon Full of Keven McAlester

    Big day for our old pal Keven McAlester, whose his Roky Erickson doc gets a DVD release right about now. Kev, former met-ropolitan and current good human, celebrates with the biggest video currently racking up positive feedback on the blog-o-circuit:...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on July 10, 2007 @ 10:00 am
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    Dallas Needs Cops. Houston's, Maybe.

    So, the Dallas Police Department is trolling for officers -- in Houston, says here, which seems like a bad idea. Because, see, while Dallas needs about 350 new officers to swell its ranks to a reputable count, the Houston Police Department "has 400 t...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on July 10, 2007 @ 9:13 am
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    FC Dallas, Where It Must be the Money

    So why isn't FC Dallas following suit? Maybe it has something to do with money. The winner of the tournament gets $100,000. "It's a big cup competition," Hoops coach Steve Morrow told Al Dia. "I want to win and get my bonus." And maybe a win in a to...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on July 9, 2007 @ 6:11 pm
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    Welcome to the Neighborhood

    On Saturday, a man named Rodney Burris died in the back of a Fair Park-area church while protecting a gas-powered generator; two other men who were with Burris fell ill from the carbon monoxide, but they will recover. You will learn this much, and on...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on July 9, 2007 @ 5:09 pm
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    Tim Seelig's Long Goodbye

    Standing ovations were easy to come by at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center last night as Dr. Timothy Seelig conducted and performed his last concert as the artistic director of the Turtle Creek Chorale. (How many people get a standing O simply ...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on July 9, 2007 @ 3:46 pm
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    You Know, Bob Mong, You're Right

    I can't believe I'm about to write this, but here goes: Jim Moroney and Bob Mong are right. The Dallas Morning News is doing a good job, and for Craig Flournoy and Tracy Everbach, who panned the paper for the Columbia Journalism Review, to neglect to...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on July 9, 2007 @ 2:27 pm
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    A Dallas Native is Behind a Progressive Causes Money Machine

    Since 1985, it says here, Working Assets has generated over $50 million for progressive nonprofits" -- among them, Greenpeace, Doctors Without Borders, Amnesty International and various enviro-friendly causes. It does this getting folks to use their...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on July 9, 2007 @ 1:27 pm
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    A Former L.A. Ram Great Is Now Saving Souls Just Outside of Dallas

    Isiah Robertson lives with his four children in Garland. He looks like an ordinary guy who'd be out mowing his yard and playing catch with his grandchildren -- well, except for the fact he's 57 years old, 6-foot-4 and built like a tank. In the 1970s ...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on July 9, 2007 @ 12:38 pm
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    Yeah, They're the Most Likely to Succeed

    Congrats to three local high school students who were recently honored as Presidential Scholars of the Arts. Very big deal. These three kids -- Jay Jackson (Carrollton), Brittanie Brown (Oak Cliff) and Asher Frankfurt (Dallas) -- were three of just 2...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on July 9, 2007 @ 11:34 am
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