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2001 Stories by John Suval

Archives: 2002 | 2001 | 2000
  • Friends Forever

    published December 13, 2001

    While others try to fathom the implications of the first human clone, Miller Quarles is thinking that it could have been his baby. And that is... More >>

  • Burning Grief

    published November 8, 2001

    Duke Jahnke did not expect the death of his fire captain nephew to turn into political hay -- at least not on the very day of Jay P. Jahnke's... More >>

  • Bar Tabs

    published October 25, 2001

    Back in 1998 when he was an assistant district attorney, Chuck Rosenthal regaled colleagues with a list of endorsements to guide them in the... More >>

  • Paying the Price

    published October 11, 2001

    For Dr. Pat McColloster, she is one of the patients who got away. He treated the 32-year-old woman in 1995 for a routine case of hypertension... More >>

  • Driving Miss D.A.-isy

    published October 4, 2001

    Craig Bellamy was a picture of rectitude and professional duty when he took the witness stand in October 2000. A member the Houston Police DWI... More >>

  • A High-Priced Chop

    published October 4, 2001

    Gordon Quan was not at all pleased when he learned recently that a developer had illegally toppled a 60-year-old oak on city property at D'Amico... More >>

  • Prose and Cons

    published August 23, 2001

    It was almost 7 a.m., the hour Scott Nowell always set off for his accounting job at the prison furniture factory inside the Daniel Unit in West... More >>

  • Tax Rebate Waste?

    published July 26, 2001

    When it comes to trumpeting limited government spending, U.S. Representative John Culberson has few peers. The first-term Republican from West... More >>

  • Three-peat Heat

    published July 19, 2001

    While California angrily seeks recompense from Houston energy companies for their alleged profiteering in the state's electricity crisis, a second... More >>

  • The Fire Inside

    published July 5, 2001

    The young black man stands barefoot and handcuffed in the middle of Harrison Street, surrounded by a scrum of cops, most of whom are white. His... More >>

  • The Bored Patrol

    published June 21, 2001

    The agent casts a bleary eye over the Rio Grande toward the sallow glow of downtown Matamoros. It's after 1 a.m. on this balmy May night. Sitting... More >>

  • Shady Deal

    published June 21, 2001

    It was a real massacre, say the folks at Stages Repertory Theatre, made all the worse because they had thought the granddaddy of an oak on the... More >>

  • Mixing It Up

    published May 10, 2001

    Margie Schneider was driving near her home in November 1999 when she noticed that an overgrown field at the corner of Barker Cypress and Keith... More >>

  • Green Port?

    published May 3, 2001

    When the Port of Houston Authority won approval for its $387 million bond election in 1999 to build a Bayport container terminal, it made no... More >>

  • The Enforcers

    published March 29, 2001

    James Plilar was a steelworker long enough to know he wanted less grueling work to coast into retirement. He was pushing 50 when a friend told him... More >>

  • Vanishing Act

    published March 15, 2001

    The last rousing strains of the march from The Bridge on the River Kwai die out. All lights are trained on the ring. In the shadows of... More >>

  • Out of Africa

    published February 1, 2001

    …The cock that crows in the morning belongs to one household but his voice is the property of the neighborhood. -- Chinua Achebe,... More >>

  • Bugged Out

    published February 1, 2001

    Rick Anderson dreams of a more trusting society. And one way to achieve it, the president of National Telco Inc. argues, is to secretly record... More >>

  • Working Stiff

    published January 11, 2001

    On this recent Sunday, Glenda Turner takes her place in a back pew at Holman Street Baptist Church and is soon swaying gently. She smiles serenely... More >>

  • Chinese Puzzle

    published January 4, 2001

    In a setback for a Chinese mother who fled her homeland fearing for her unborn child's life, the Immigration and Naturalization Service has denied... More >>

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