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    Decherd Promises "New Print Products"

    But how about them newspapers? Decherd said he expect circulation numbers to keep declining, as the paper further shrinks its area of distribution (to save $9 mil) and stops letting third parties throw the paper. And, yes, while they're still thinkin...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 19, 2007 @ 1:02 pm
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    Tom Hicks and Jon Daniels Can't Wait to Meet You!

    And if you're in the mood to ask Hicks, "Like, WTF, dude?" do feel free to go see him this morning -- in 20 minutes, actually -- at the Rangers' new store on McKinney Avenue, which is all of six days old. Then ask Daniels the same question; he'll be ...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 19, 2007 @ 12:25 pm
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    Jerry to Tony: Dude, Chill

    Metal Skool poses Friday night with fans Tony Romo, Big Dick Hunter and Hal Sparks. The Cowboys haytuhs' version: Tony Romo is staining his and his team's image by associating with a vulgar rock band that makes on-stage jokes about incest, pedophi...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 19, 2007 @ 11:53 am
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    Back to the Future

    Bet you didn't know this was the 20th anniversary of Some Kind of Wonderful. (Well, D's Eric Celeste might have known.) But what's Exit Speed about? On Christmas Eve, ten passengers board an American Autocoach bus traveling across Texas. Most are he...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 19, 2007 @ 11:00 am
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    Nancy Brinker Gets 21 News Jobs, Rolled into One Very Fancy Title

    As it's unlikely you saw this press release from the White House yesterday, perhaps you missed the announcement that President Bush has nominated two Texans (one of whom is very local) for some gigs currently open in his administration. Fine -- feel ...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 19, 2007 @ 10:13 am
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    And Sometimes, You Just Want to Sleep

    Russ Berger owns a company in Addison well known for its "acoustical and architectural design for recording studios and broadcast facilities," among them the tony joints belonging to NFL Films, Whitney Houston, Billy Graham, National Public Radio in ...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 19, 2007 @ 9:34 am
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    Yay For Us

    And while we're on the subject of navel-gazing, let me offer this one suggestion: Never go on national television and think a harmless, throwaway joke about home-schooled kids will go unnoticed. Because it won't. So please, nation, accept my apologie...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 18, 2007 @ 4:40 pm
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    Monday-Afternoon Quarterbacking

    But it does take the luster off Tom Leppert's resounding victory if he padded his victory margin with anti-gay voters. There's obviously no way to tell; even if there were exit polling on Saturday, who was going to admit to being a bigot? But maybe i...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 18, 2007 @ 4:01 pm
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    Selling Stevie Ray

    Turns out, Malone and Winders, who have been charged with the theft by Austin police, went to the wrong place -- because, as Norwine points out, the two signed a consignment agreement that explicitly stated the two owned the items outright. "It says ...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 18, 2007 @ 2:23 pm
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    Sosa What

    laying horizontal. Symmetry should return this week when Sammy Sosa hits his 600th homer against his old team. The lovable, loseable Chicago Cubs crawl into town this week, and Sosa needs just one dinger to become baseball's fifth to smack 600. Sosa...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 18, 2007 @ 1:47 pm
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    Stealing Stevie Ray

    Odd thing is, the storage unit was broken into twice -- in February and April. Cops only found out about the missing items when they busted one of the accused, 29-year-old James Matthew Malone, for smoking pot in an Austin motel room. Officers found ...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 18, 2007 @ 12:49 pm
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    Dallas, You Stink!

    Apparently, cities were ranked according to average high temps in the summertime and how humid a town gets. (Dallas is also in the Top 10 when it comes to "uncomfortable cities," which could explain the election of Tom Leppert as mayor, come to think...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 18, 2007 @ 12:01 pm
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    "In the Heart of Old Humid Dallas..."

    So, the big-screen Dallas was dead as of last week. Now, it's back on, according to John Travolta, who says he's meeting with a new director -- that'd be the third, by the way -- and hoping to start shooting here and elsewhere in early '08. Fine. Thi...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 18, 2007 @ 11:33 am
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    Kristy Kruger: 10 States in to a 50-State Tour Honoring Her Late Brother

    This morning, The Olympian way up in Washington catches up with Kristy, who's 10 states into her tour and plays there tomorrow. "I meet people with different responses all the time, and all my experiences are positive," Kristy tells the paper. "Peopl...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 18, 2007 @ 10:45 am
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    The Eye of the Beholder

    From The New York Times today: "Ex-Businessman Wins Runoff for Dallas Mayor." From the San Francisco Chronicle today: "Gay candidate loses runoff in Dallas mayoral contest." The stories, written by Gretel C. Kovach, are otherwise exactly the same. ...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 18, 2007 @ 10:00 am
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    Scout's Honor (or Not)

    Over the years, Teen Challenge has had the support of presidents (Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush) and religious leaders (Billy and Ruth Graham), and in its letter of protest the Girl Scouts of Tejas Council acknowledges "the mission of this organiz...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 18, 2007 @ 9:40 am
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    Tom Leppert's Your New Mayor

    A woeful but way better-than-expected 85,590 turned out to cast their vote for mayor, and they've chosen Tom Leppert. And it wasn't even close: 49,512 votes to Ed Oakley's 36,078. Good night, Dallas, and good luck. --Robert Wilonsky

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 16, 2007 @ 10:47 pm
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    Tom Leppert and Candlebox: Jesus, That's One Hell of a Double Bill

    "It's not looking good at this point," Ed Oakley told KDFW-Channel 4 at 9:04 tonight -- nonetheless, the nattily dressed council member said he was "cautiously optimistic" about gaining ground on his Republican foe. Said it twice, actually, though he...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 16, 2007 @ 10:29 pm
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    Ed Oakley Was Better Than His Campaign

    First I thought it was pretty amazing in 1995 when Carol Reed elected the city's first black mayor. But in 2007 I think it may be more amazing she was able to elect a white Republican member of the Dallas Country Club. I wish in 2011 she would try to...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 16, 2007 @ 10:00 pm
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    Leppert Still Leading. By a Bunch.

    With 320 out of 470 precincts completely reporting, Tom Leppert still has a commanding lead: He's got 57.76 percent of the vote now, which translates to 37,464 votes. Oakley -- who had predicted to The Dallas Morning News a few days back that he'd a...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 16, 2007 @ 9:48 pm
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