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1998 Stories by Brian Wallstin

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  • Need or Greed

    published November 26, 1998

    It's not clear when the uncertainty began to gnaw at Wayne Melson, but he knew when the federal government showed up that any assurances were null... More >>

  • Crushing the Opposition

    published October 8, 1998

    For more than four years, Dr. Bonnie Dunbar has been waiting for her day in court, where she hopes to prove that her employer, Baylor College of... More >>

  • On Borrowed Time

    published September 10, 1998

    When last we visited the mother of all neighborhood-to-standards projects back in February, the redevelopment plan for Fourth Ward/Freedmen's Town... More >>

  • Bad Science -- or No Science?

    published August 20, 1998

    Is Zonagen a legitimate biotech company, or is it simply a group of slick opportunists trying to make a buck off other people's innovations? ... More >>

  • Biological Disaster

    published August 20, 1998

    On the afternoon of October 7, 1987, Dr. Bonnie Dunbar nervously paced the sidewalk in front of 1301 McKinney. Upstairs, in the offices of... More >>

  • No Account

    published July 16, 1998

    Every June, as the city prepares its budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1, one particular piece of business appears on the City Council... More >>

  • Little Girl Lost?

    published May 21, 1998

    By the first day of spring, Brittany Ann Corcoran, age seven, was pretty much on her own. She had not seen her father, Jim Corcoran, with whom she... More >>

  • A Bitter Pill

    published April 23, 1998

    Houston entrepreneur Mark Wilson is on a crusade to let the world in on what he calls the Food and Drug Administration's "dirty little secret" --... More >>

  • All in a Day's Work

    published April 2, 1998

    It's graduation day at the Service, Employment & Redevelopment Center, or SER, and Tejano music and the smell of fresh tamales fill the hallways... More >>

  • Situational Ethics

    published March 26, 1998

    The night before the December 1995 runoff election for the District D position on Houston City Council, Jew Don Boney was on the verge of finally... More >>

  • Cuidado Cuidado

    published March 26, 1998

    Like lots of working people of limited means, Juan Lopez could only dream of owning a home. Then, in the summer of 1996, he heard about Homes for... More >>

  • What a deal!

    published February 26, 1998

    Every January, Harris County hands out roughly $12 million in federal grants to nonprofit businesses serving people with AIDS, and every year,... More >>

  • No Shame

    published February 12, 1998

    Last week, City Council named a downtown skyscraper after Bob Lanier, a tribute that prompted the almost inevitable comparison between the former... More >>

  • A Question of Life

    published February 5, 1998

    The little girl began to smile as the red rubber ball was dribbled on the wooden bench. With some effort, she turned her head toward the sound.... More >>

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