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    Doing Some Quick Math

    For instance, in Precinct 3342-5759 in Southern Dallas, Oakley won the early voting, but by a slim margin: 61 votes to Leppert's 54. And in other precincts in the south, the margins were about the same -- a handful of votes. But if you go to Precinct...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 16, 2007 @ 8:42 pm
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    A Scanner Dirty

    I got the same story at the Reverchon Park Rec Center this morning. The ballots were going in, but only blank-side up. The poll workers said something about the "scanners being dirty." Oh, I will bet they are... Pulle said he spoke with Dallas Cou...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 16, 2007 @ 8:38 pm
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    And How About Them Council Races?

    Math also has some council updates. In Oakley's old district, No. 3, David Neumann has a comfy lead -- with 1,647 votes, or 56.52 percent -- over Joseph Hernandez, who has 1,267 votes. In District No. 5, Don Hill's old stomping grounds (where The Da...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 16, 2007 @ 8:08 pm
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    And Your Early Winner Is...

    ...Tom Leppert, with 59 percent of the vote in early voting -- which translates to 19,096 ballots cast his way. Ed Oakley, on the other hand, got 12,897 votes. Which means, as Matt "Math" Pulle points out from county election HQ, he has 6,000-plus vo...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 16, 2007 @ 8:01 pm
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    I Voted, But Will It Count?

    At around 1 p.m., some 200 folks had come through Cigarroa, which would put voting at our location on pace with the May 12 election turnout -- surprising, to say the least. But it was disturbingly difficult to get a hard count: The women working the ...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 16, 2007 @ 3:44 pm
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    Pick a Winner!

    Several Friends have e-mailed, wondering if Matt Pulle will be reporting from county elections HQ tonight as he did back when we had 11 candidates from which to choose. Yup -- and, from the sound of it last night 'round the office, Mr. S...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 16, 2007 @ 10:55 am
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    Where Do You Want to Go, Dallas, and How Will You Get There?

    "Head toward the sky where the sun has begun to set," he told me as he put his hand on my shoulder and stared out into the distance. "Drive toward the Trinity River, which for generation -- generations -- has divided our community and has been a symb...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 15, 2007 @ 6:50 pm
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    Crow's Nest

    See, folks like Mitchell Rasansky and Tom Leppert and Dallas Blog are trying to make it look like Oakley's helping out a major campaign contributor. (Says Oakley's financial report for the runoff period, them Crows dished out a combined $30,000 in mi...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 15, 2007 @ 5:20 pm
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    Who's Your Daddy?

    LeBron James got fatherhood, siring the royally named Bryce Maximus James between Games 3 and 4 of the NBA Finals. But he also got the shaft, having to play alongside hapless Cavaliers teammates that never ever threatened the Spurs during the worst-p...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 15, 2007 @ 3:51 pm
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    Nowhere But In Your Own Backyard

    I hope you read about Linda Stogner in my feature about stand-up comedy. She owns the Backdoor Comedy Club, but when she's not telling jokes, she's also a filmmaker. Her most recent endeavor is Nowhere But Texas, an hour-long documentary about some p...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 15, 2007 @ 3:00 pm
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    Rodman and Vedder, Together Again

    Maybe you've heard stories about the time Dennis Rodman "sat in" with Pearl Jam during a Dallas show in 1998. Yeah -- it really happened on July 5 of that year at Reunion Arena, if I have my dates and arenas right. Two years before he signed on as a ...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 15, 2007 @ 2:25 pm
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    DFW Airport Doesn't Fly with Salon

    Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) "Who came up with that absolutely crack-brained triple-horseshoe design -- with a tram that only goes in one direction? American Airlines' annoyingly named SkytrAAin whizzes people to their gate at speeds of up to 6 miles pe...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 15, 2007 @ 1:52 pm
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    Drowning Pool Gives One Back to the "Soldiers"

    As you may recall, members of the U.S. armed forces in the Middle East took to playing the Drowning Pool song "Bodies" -- as in, "Let the bodies hit the floor" -- before flying sorties over Iraq. Inspired by this fact, D.P. wrote "Soldiers," intended...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 15, 2007 @ 1:00 pm
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    You, Me & Dupree

    I sit up in the cheap seats in the city council chamber collecting the political equivalent of sports trivia. This week I was there waiting for an item to come up when a handsome young fellow with a familiar name went to the microphone to speak about...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 15, 2007 @ 12:16 pm
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    If You Can Read This...

    I've heard from several Friends of Unfair Park this morning complaining about our "new format," which is a grey screen with black type. Yeah, that sounds pretty unreadable. Trust me, it's not a new format. It's some kind of a glitch, and our people a...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 15, 2007 @ 11:41 am
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    Dead Dallas? More 'n Likely.

    Only this site -- UltimateDallas -- says it's still a go: "A representative from New Regency, the production company behind the movie, informed ultimatedallas.com that the project is 'still active,' but had no further comment at this point." Which me...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 15, 2007 @ 10:55 am
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    As In, "He Feels Awful"

    We revealed his clandestine scheming and scamming of an Addison-based sports company back in March. Dallas' Only Daily painted him with a broad brush a few days earlier. But yesterday, the Securities and Exchange Commission weighed in on Dallas attor...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 15, 2007 @ 10:11 am
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    PAC It Up, People

    One of the two guys running for mayor is gay, though damned if I can tell which one. Good thing Reuters is bringing up the rear today in the parade of "Ed Oakley is gay" articles. Still, this one is a little different, if only because Ed Stoddard spo...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 15, 2007 @ 9:43 am
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    A Summer-League, Cancer-Surviving Former Mav Tells His Inspirational Tale

    There's no reason for you to know the name Ray Johnston; he was a former Dallas Maverick, yes, but only a summer-leaguer. He was, not so long ago, just a 25-year-old loan officer with season tickets, as the Associated Press describes him today. And, ...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 14, 2007 @ 5:31 pm
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    When Getting Screwed on a New Car Takes on a Whole New Meaning

    In short, it involves a man who bought a car from a dealership that wanted it back one week later, going to far as to claim the vehicle had been stolen. And that man claims that because of the dealership's actions, he wound up in jail -- where he was...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 14, 2007 @ 3:55 pm
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