The Philadelphia Inquirer

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    February 16, 2012

    The Best Treatment for a Dying Newspaper -- Euthanize It. Been There, Done That.

    Sad Philadelphia story in the morning papers: The company that publishes The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Philadelphia Daily News and is negotiating to sell all three entities to a cabal of rich, powerful politicians. In a heart-rending op-ed piece in The New York Times, veteran Philadelph ... More >>

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    October 27, 2011

    Let It Bleed

    Hard at work on his eighth novel, Deadwood author Pete Dexter still packs a punch.

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    October 26, 2010

    "The Old Rangers Are Gone."

    ‚ÄčThat quote, from Texas Rangers owner Chuck Greenberg, is the theme of this morning's World Series round-up.It comes from an interview in USA Today concerning the prospects of keeping Cliff Lee, which doesn't sound like the impossibility others have made it out to be; says Lee, beating the San Fra ... More >>

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    April 22, 2009

    The Top 10 People I'd Like To See Disappear From My Sports TV

    True story: Back in 2004 I was preparing to go to the Summer Olympics in Greece as a reporter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. In preparation for what was potentially a hostile, dangerous, terroristy, post-9/11 environment, all Knight-Ridder newspaper chain employees headed overseas were requi ... More >>

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    March 25, 2008
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    March 19, 2008

    Bush's BFF in Dallas Saves Historic Resort in Pennsylvania

    Dallas hotel developer and Bush "pioneer" Mark Langdale Big piece this morning in The Philadelphia Inquirer about the reopening of the legendary Bedford Springs Resort in Pennsylvania, which was built in 1796 and shuttered 21 years ago before undergoing a $120-million restoration and expansion. Turn ... More >>

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    March 17, 2008

    Action Jackson's Back in Town

    Housing Secretary Alphonso Jackson U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department Secretary Alphonso Jackson's in town today -- which is swell, because we all remember what happened when he spoke in Dallas in April '06, right? At 2 p.m. he'll be at the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas on N. Lamar St ... More >>

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    January 29, 2008

    Turns Out, Terrell Owens Owes His Former Team Close to $1 Million

    Terrell Owens might be a Dallas Cowboy, but according to The Philadelphia Inquirer today, he owes the Philadelphia Eagles about $800,000. Turns out an arbitrator ruled Friday that the Eagles could indeed collect on some of that signing bonus Owens' former team claimed he forfeited in 2005, when he w ... More >>

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    October 25, 2007

    Philly Paper Pulls Down Pants on Dallas' "Pull 'Em Up" Campaign

    Dwaine Caraway isn't trying to outlaw this, right? Just checking. You know who doesn't think Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway's campaign to get Dallas to pull up its saggin' pants is all that? The editorial board of The Philadelphia Inquirer. Wuh-oh: Clearly, some lawmakers feel they have nothing ... More >>

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    November 28, 2006

    Up-and-Comer, Come and Gone?

    During an online chat today, Washington Post media writer (and CNN's Reliable Source) Howard Kurtz was asked to name the Top 10 newspaper in the country. You might recognize the name of one of 'em. (OK, all of them, but, c'mon, play along.) Washington, D.C.: Mr. Kurtz, in your column yesterday ... More >>

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    October 5, 2006

    McNabb to Owens...And it's Dropped

    Ya know, seems not so long ago we all kinda hated Terrell Owens and could not have cared less about what he said or did. Ah, the good ol' days... Can't wait till Monday, because just the prospect of the Eagles-Cowboys game on Sunday has already turning into a beating. Says here there's another round ... More >>

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    July 11, 2006

    Rather Detailed

    Dan Rather will be working for Mark Cuban. Happens to all of us sooner or later. The local paper says details about Dan Rather's move to Mark Cuban's HDNet are forthcoming; we say, why wait? No, seriously. Today's Philadelphia Inquirer has a lengthy story on the subject, including interviews with bo ... More >>

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    June 20, 2006

    Free Tickets! Don't Thank Us.

    The Mavericks would be wise to recall the wisdom of Bill Murray in Groundhog Day: Don't drive angry. Here's something to make your daily slog through this daily bog of Mavs news-n-notes from around the country a little more palatable, not to mention profitable: Last night, the Dallas Mavericks' owne ... More >>

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    June 13, 2006

    Hurricane Harbor

    Who needs coffee when there's this to greet you first thing in the morning: "Mavs-Heat isn't must-see TV," blares the headline from the San Francisco Chronicle, where columnist Gwen Knapp says Sunday offered much better sports viewing than Game 2 of the NBA Finals. You know what was better than the ... More >>

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    June 8, 2006
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    February 20, 2003

    The Day the Sky Fell

    Plus: Waking up the Snooze, Anti-Semitic Morons, True Fanatic

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    October 17, 2002

    Morning Glory

    Channel 11's Rene Syler makes a big-market leap, and the press jumps her, of course

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    December 13, 2001

    Fun and Justice

    Ten years later, the Dallas Times Herald is still missed

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    December 14, 2000

    A Killer Abroad

    In 1977, Tyler native Holly Maddux was murdered by Earth Day creator Ira Einhorn. More than two decades later, her family is still waiting for the fugitive to return.

  • News

    July 27, 2000

    Scrambling for cover

    Randall Cunningham wants to be a backup. Really. But the one thing he's never outrun is quarterback controversy.

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    August 21, 1997

    Payback Time

    How two hacked-off Cowboys scored on Channel 5 and Marty Griffin

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    July 18, 1996

    Rough Justice

    The trails of covering the Irvin case

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    January 4, 1996


    Striving for mediocrity at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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    October 19, 1995