Sad Philadelphia story in the morning papers: The company that publishes The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Philadelphia Daily News and Philly.com 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 >>
Hard at work on his eighth novel, Deadwood author Pete Dexter still packs a punch.
That 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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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