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2002 Stories by Wendy Grossman

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  • Rice Freeze

    published December 12, 2002

    The 2003 Princeton Review ranked Rice University the best academic bang for your buck. Students can get a top-notch education for a... More >>

  • Over and Out

    published November 21, 2002

    At a champagne-soaked dinner Dr. Akhil Bidani thanked Baylor College of Medicine administrators for putting their trust in him. The festivities at... More >>

  • In the Doghouse

    published November 7, 2002

    "This is where the puppies went down the drain," John Nix says in a matter-of-fact this-is-where- the-coffee-pot-is voice. The automatic cage... More >>

  • Bad Reruns

    published November 7, 2002

    The toilet backed up, overflowed and soaked the hardwood floors in raw sewage. On a Saturday morning, Olivia Jolly's four-bedroom northwest... More >>

  • Holding On

    published September 19, 2002

    Carol put an alarm on her daughter's door, terrified that one night Stephanie will slip out of her room and kill her while she sleeps. Stephanie's... More >>

  • Orphan Souls

    published September 19, 2002

    Two or three nights a week, "Ruth" woke up with her six year old daughter, "Lisa," standing over her holding a steak knife in each hand. Lisa... More >>

  • An Absolute Maybe

    published August 8, 2002

    Lee Dilley spent an hour shooting pool and drinking beer at a Berry Road icehouse with a couple of guys he'd known since kindergarten. It was a... More >>

  • The Gong Show

    published July 11, 2002

    Yongsheng "Jason" Wang sits at the worn wooden table that serves as his desk. The 39-year-old physicist spends his days in a dark bedroom, writing... More >>

  • Banner Banter

    published July 4, 2002

    The bright orange protest poster outside a Bellaire home continues to bring a banner year for the legal business. On a recent Friday afternoon,... More >>

  • Buyers' Remorse

    published June 20, 2002

    With a second baby on the way, Mary and Keith Cohn decided they had outgrown their two-bedroom bungalow near Rice University. They spent six... More >>

  • Laying Siege

    published June 13, 2002

    In a city filled with skyscrapers and sterile strip malls, Montrose is the last place for fun, funky artisans to gather, work and thrive, says... More >>

  • The Dutiful Son

    published May 16, 2002

    After school, 14-year-old Ted Stubbs rode his bike a mile down Galveston's oyster-shell roads to visit his Catholic-school classmate David Hisey.... More >>

  • Rock-A-Baby Bye-Bye

    published April 25, 2002

    Clarissa Santana spreads a bath towel on the blue carpet, takes off her boxers and lies down on the love seat. Biting down on a throw pillow, she... More >>

  • Man's New Best Friend

    published March 21, 2002

    The German shepherd's hair bristled. Sniffing the air, his nose twitched and his black body stiffened. From his ears to his tail, the dog froze,... More >>

  • Salt in the Wounds

    published March 21, 2002

    After almost 20 years and $1.5 million in legal fees, Mickey Reynolds thought there was victory. The Wharton County commissioner had been among... More >>

  • Shady Deal

    published March 21, 2002

    Lisa Thompson and husband Rodney Collins want to build an environmentally responsible house he designed for their lot at Colquitt and Greenbriar.... More >>

  • Moonstruck

    published February 28, 2002

    Dave Criswell lay in his grandmother's guest room, a soft breeze blowing across his body. Diagnosed with a rare kidney disease, he was bedridden.... More >>

  • Tribal Warfare

    published February 21, 2002

    When she moved to Houston 20 years ago, Carroll Cocchia says, she couldn't find any other American Indians. "They were invisible." Two years ago,... More >>

  • Oh, Oh, Donna...

    published February 7, 2002

    Garth James Treadway got arrested in Fort Bend County on a South Carolina charge of endangering a child. The county jail made use of his... More >>

  • Foul Out

    published January 31, 2002

    Shar-day Campbell was sitting in tenth-grade Spanish when a friend asked her a question. Shar-day answered, and got in trouble for talking during... More >>

  • Trip Out

    published January 17, 2002

    Thomas Iocca had just finished teaching medieval literature to his seventh-grade English students and wanted to reward the kids with an... More >>

  • Grassroots Campaign

    published January 10, 2002

    Thirty years ago, Stephen Hale was arrested for possessing marijuana. Three years ago, his law license was suspended for delivering it. Now the... More >>

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