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    Those Freed-Man Blues

    Nevitt met Moore years ago at a Sons of Hermann Hall blues show, and when she approached him recently with the idea of putting on a blues festival to benefit the Innocence Project (DNA testing ain't cheap), he was happy to take it on.After all, Dalla...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 7, 2007 @ 11:20 am
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    WTF, NYT?

    Today's the day that will long be remembered as the day 27-year-old auditor Landon Yeager told the world he has soft, minty lips. Too bad he's married, ladies. And how do we know this? For The New York Times tell us so: He carries one in his pocket,...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 7, 2007 @ 10:21 am
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    Making a Killin' Off Kennedy

    First off, have you heard the one about Don McElroy, a funeral home worker who loaded President Kennedy's casket into a hearse at Parkland Hospital? He claims he has the original death certificate that was tossed after a few minor typos -- "600 Penns...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 7, 2007 @ 9:30 am
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    A Trafficking Jam

    So why are we mentioning this? Because law enforcement officials also discovered during their investigation that one of the biggest drug operations in Vicksburg's history was being supplied by someone in Dallas. As the AP reminds, this shouldn't come...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 7, 2007 @ 8:41 am
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    Leppert's Running Up That Hill

    Don Hill called Ed Oakley minutes before his 2 p.m. press conference to give him the devastating news: Oakley's longtime political ally and the mayor pro tem was going to be endorsing his opponent, Tom Leppert, nine days before the mayoral runoff. ...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 6, 2007 @ 5:42 pm
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    Trinity Trust? Not on Yer Life.

    Dallas City Manager Mary Suhm sent a memo to the city council a couple weeks ago inviting the members to a meeting with a top honcho in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to discuss the Trinity River Project. Of course, if it's an affair involving our ...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 6, 2007 @ 5:04 pm
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    They Might Be Illegal or a Bald Eagle, But Not a Kegle Nor Spread Eagle

    Majority Leader Harry Reid, who's forcing a test-vote on the bill tomorrow, was quoted in the Associated Press story as offering the chamber some profound words of wisdom. His inspiration? Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat. Obviously. "This mess is so bi...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 6, 2007 @ 4:33 pm
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    Well, Shit, That Looks Familar

    Yeah, we know -- these things happen. And, no doubt about it, Jeff Milburn -- who, this very Friday, takes his tiny NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series team out to the TMS for the Sam's Town 400 -- is a great story. That's why we told it two weeks ago and ...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 6, 2007 @ 4:09 pm
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    Knock, Knock. Who's There? Democrat Ed Oakley, That's Who, Damn It.

    So it's no surprise that Michael takes offense at the way Ed Oakley keeps turning an allegedly nonpartisan race into a Dem vs. Them contest with these door hangers Oakley's campaign has been putting on folks' knobs in recent days. After the jump, yo...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 6, 2007 @ 3:22 pm
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    Gawker De-Lited With Dallas Radio Station's T-Shirt Giveaway

    Today, Gawker features an item about how batshit some folks went for a recent T-shirt giveaway on The New103.7: Lite FM (or whatever the former KVIL calls itself these days). Looks like Gene & Julia were giving away Gawker's "Don't Free ...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 6, 2007 @ 3:13 pm
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    And Don Hill Endorses...?

    Surprise, surprise, surprise: Don Hill is moments away from holding a press conference at City Hall, where he is about to endorse...wait for it...wait for it... Tom Leppert? Yup. More TK from Matt Pulle, who's on his way this very second to the 2 p...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 6, 2007 @ 2:45 pm
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    Mr. Moriarty Comes to DTC

    Kevin Moriarty is the new artistic director at the Dallas Theater Center. He comes here from Brown University, where he teaches in the MFA theater program, and from the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, New York, where he runs the summer season. He's only th...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 6, 2007 @ 2:28 pm
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    The Accountant Gives His Account

    Yesterday we reported that on Monday, a U.S. District Judge David Godbey dismissed the claims of a former Richardson resident who says his constitutional rights were violated when federal agents stormed his home and office in April 2005 and froze his...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 6, 2007 @ 12:42 pm
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    "Today" is the Greatest Day But Still One of the Most Overrated Songs Ever

    Oh, how Ben Kweller tries valiantly to make something out that squishy Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream anthem "Today." God knows it's cuter than the original -- and more decipherable. And it's more than likely the best thing about the Pumpkins trib S...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 6, 2007 @ 12:24 pm
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    Romo Holiday - Tony Romo makes a short, sweet journey from anonymous backup to A-list celebrity

    SAN ANTONIO--Yesterday a backup quarterback. Tonight the lead singer. Don Meredith serenaded a nation with "Turn Out the Lights," Troy Aikman recorded the forgettable "Oklahoma Nights" and we can only assume Roger Staubach hummed some Pat Boone tu...

    by Richie Whitt on August 9, 2007
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    In and Out - Jim Foster is a hard man to find

    Oh my word. Oh my, oh my. I am looking at this. I don't want to see it. It just came in the mail. This is scary. A couple weeks ago in the course of some reporting on Dallas County Judge Jim Foster, I asked his assistant, Bob Johnston, for a copy...

    by Jim Schutze on August 9, 2007
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    Tell the Truthiness

    Tell the truthiness: Is a high-speed toll road along the Trinity River a good idea? Would it help relieve traffic congestion downtown? Is the road the best use of resources? Those are good questions to which Buzz has no answers, but we do know on...

    by Patrick Williams on August 9, 2007
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    Ole Oops - Popular prosperity preacher sues ABC and Trinity Foundation

    A film snippet showing a California preacher boasting about his opulent lifestyle on 20/20 has dunked ABC and correspondent John Stossel in hot water, thanks to Dallas-based religious watchdog Ole Anthony and the Trinity Foundation. Not only was ...

    by Glenna Whitley on August 9, 2007
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    Lawyering Up

    Most people arrested and imprisoned in the United States are assigned lawyers to help them navigate the legal process. Not so for immigrant detainees facing deportation. The proceedings are civil, but many people are detained while their cases wend ...

    by Megan Feldman on August 9, 2007
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    Innocence Project|Jail to Inmate: F You|Katrina Waves

    Innocence Project Freakin' incredible: Incredible! Absolutely incredible! ("Chains of Evidence," by Glenna Whitley, August 2.) No wonder we are headed down a path of destruction. We will soon be a Third World country. If that makes you mad, GOOD!...

    on August 9, 2007
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