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    Southern Fried|The Death Train|Disposable Kids

    Southern Fried Dallas deserves better: I am a theater lover and can't recall ever reading a more nasty, vicious review of a Southern comedy ("The Silent Treatment," by Elaine Liner, on Unfair Park, July 25). I did a little research and was surpri...

    on August 2, 2007
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    The God Dilemma - Ask A Mexican?

    Dear Mexican: Why do Mexicans say "Ojal Dios quiere!"? Ojal refers to Allah, the Muslim god, and Dios is the Christian god. Do Mexicans want to cover their bases and get a double blessing, or maybe they can't make up their minds? Qu pas con lo...

    by Gustavo Arellano on August 2, 2007
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    The Colonel Gets Fried - It took time and 90,000 signatures, but Dallas finally joins the 21st century

    It's a different city now. Fundamentally. Here's why. Last weekend the city secretary ruled that a citizens group had met the legal test for calling a referendum on building a major high-speed, limited-access toll road through the proposed river ...

    by Jim Schutze on August 2, 2007
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    Captain Casual - Wade Phillips ushers in a kindler, gentler, better Cowboys era

    SAN ANTONIO--He was done signing autographs. Finished glad-handing fans. Complete with his first day of training camp as head coach of the Dallas Cowboys. But, refreshingly, Wade Phillips was just getting started. As Phillips jogged into The A...

    by Richie Whitt on August 2, 2007
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    Mr. Nixon, Please Hold for Mr. Dubya

    Perhaps you missed this in today's Dallas Morning News; among those who did not were Think Progress and Salon's "War Room" reporter Tim Grieve. And by this, I mean a syndicated column from Universal Press Syndicate's 40-year veteran Georgie Anne Geye...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on May 31, 2007 @ 5:37 pm
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    A-Rod Hits a Home Run

    OK, so some of you aren't jazzed by Alex Rodriguez visiting a Dallas topless bar three weeks ago. But what if I told you that he frequented, at least twice, a Dallas swingers bar three years ago? According to multiple eyewitness sources, A-Rod's p...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on May 31, 2007 @ 5:00 pm
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    "Shocking About Samir"

    About an hour ago, I spoke with James Maguire, who wrote perhaps the definitive book about spelling bees: American Bee: The National Spelling Bee and the Culture of Word Nerds. And among those word nerds, of course, was Colleyville's own 13-year-old ...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on May 31, 2007 @ 4:34 pm
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    The Truth About "The Truth About Tom"

    Hoping to make someone, anyone pay attention to the mayoral runoff, Ed Oakley has launched The Truth About Tom, a dumb and clumsy Web site largely dedicated to exposing Tom Leppert's record as CEO of Turner Construction -- and misrepresenting one of ...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on May 31, 2007 @ 4:02 pm
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    In the Line of Fire

    Quoted extensively in the story is Dr. Robert Suter, professor of emergency medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center -- and a former paramedic himself who, four years back, served as president of the American College of Emergen...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on May 31, 2007 @ 2:28 pm
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    Oh, Yeah, We Still Need a New Mayor

    A Friend of Unfair Park sends his take on this morning's Ed Oakley-Tom Leppert forum at the North Dallas Chamber. Highlights are after the jump -- and, no, we don't have any idea who our Friend is voting for. But we can guess... Nonetheless, says our...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on May 31, 2007 @ 2:07 pm
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    XM's Off a KLIF

    Some of us likely know we used to call home the former KLIF-AM studios on Commerce Street and Central Expressway, till our former publisher decided, ya know, a sterile Uptown high-rise really is more, ya know, alternative than a landmark building. At...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on May 31, 2007 @ 11:30 am
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    A Famous Pro Athlete in a Local Topless Bar? Say It Ain't So!

    Us, we really don't give much of a crap about A-Rod's personal life -- or Tony Romo's, for that matter. To be honest, we're only mentioning it this a.m. for two reasons: One, we love the front page of yesterday's Post; "best headline ever," proclaime...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on May 31, 2007 @ 10:47 am
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    The Bicycle Thief

    Only, over the weekend the bikes were stolen from Pacific Cycle's Dallas shipping yard. It's not like they'll be easy to offload: All the bikes were made specifically for the event and have the race and hospital's logos incorporated in their design. ...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on May 31, 2007 @ 9:56 am
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    A Depressing Story About Mel Renfro

    To that list they can now add depression -- the heartbreak of which is revealed in another Times story today about former Dallas Cowboy and Hall of Famer Mel Renfro, who, for years, had been suffering from undiagnosed depression as a result of his ha...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on May 31, 2007 @ 9:08 am
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    Law Briefs

    We just received word that five women who were treated at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas for anorexia and bulimia filed a lawsuit today in state district court in which the woman -- each a patient in Presbyterian's Eating Disorder Program -- claim "...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on May 30, 2007 @ 5:51 pm
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    When You Think "Deep Ellum," Naturally You're Gonna Look to Canada. D'uh.

    Longtime Deep Ellum artist Frank Campagna was recently notified he was not selected as a semi-finalist for DART's new Green Line station in Deep Ellum, set to replace the Good Latimer Expressway tunnel that's covered in spray-painted artwork. He wasn...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on May 30, 2007 @ 3:22 pm
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    Breaking Wind

    Save on Energy is a Texas-based "energy marketing firm" (according to their press release) that helps you compare electricity prices over several different providers, from Green Mountain (those dudes nagging you outside Buffalo Exchange every weekend...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on May 30, 2007 @ 2:33 pm
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    A-Rod = A-Fraud

    Maybe it's his cousin's sister's friend, or something. Maybe his wife, Cynthia, knows all about it. Maybe it's harmless, innocent. Or just maybe -- like some of us have long been saying -- Alex Rodriguez is far from the Boy Scout he tries to portray ...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on May 30, 2007 @ 1:00 pm
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    Don't Let the Screening Process Hit You in the Ass on the Way Out

    According to an Associated Press story that just moved, 16,727 employers verify their workers' legal-immigration status through a system called the Electronic Employer Verification System. Immigration legislation pending in the Senate, reports the AP...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on May 30, 2007 @ 12:21 pm
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    Belo Stock: I Wanna Take You Higher

    after it "broke out on Tuesday" -- hmmm, wonder why. It opened at $21.60 this morning and is already way, way up to $22.31 at last check, which is a nearly 3 percent gain. --Robert Wilonsky...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on May 30, 2007 @ 11:47 am
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