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    Insider

    Spreading the Campaign Wealth Harris County Republican Party Chairman Gary Polland plans to charge GOP judicial candidates $6,000 each for a campaign effort next fall on behalf of the party ticket, but that proposal is drawing some sniper shots f...

    by Tim Fleck on July 2, 1998
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    Letters

    Memorial Full Monty Wow! You pulled the proverbial drawers off a certain hospital administrator ["Tell It to the Boss," by Margaret Downing, June 18]! I left Hermann in June 1997, and up to the time I left, there were none of us who had anyt...

    on July 2, 1998
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    1998 Houston Press Music Awards Winners

    Submitted for your approval: 100-degree heat, ten venues, 55 bands and a handful of nightclub managers who responded to the record temperatures the only way they knew how -- by chilling their interiors to meat-freezer comfort levels. But never m...

    by Paul J. MacArthur on June 25, 1998
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    Punches, Passion in Tenure War

    Late last month, a University of Houston senior stepped into the small office of an assistant professor to appeal the "D" given him in an anthropology course. Eric Springstun had completed an extra assignment in his effort to raise his grade, bu...

    by Russell Contreras on June 25, 1998
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    The Insider

    Sanchez to the Rescue With Mayor Lee Brown on the verge of suffering his first defeat in a City Council vote last week, a strange political bedfellow provided some temporary relief. Much to the glee of Brown Council opponents Rob Todd and Jo...

    by Tim Fleck on June 25, 1998
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    Obstacle Courses - Several somebodies weren't doing their jobs when these Greenspoint-area sidewalks were built

    It's not often that a city employee admits to being physically ill at the sight of poor-quality work done by his department. So when public works department spokesman Wes Johnson says his look at the sidewalks in the Greenspoint area "made me sick," ...

    by Bob Burtman on June 25, 1998
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    Letters

    Games People Play How ironic that the caught-on-tape but innocent-until-proven-guilty Hotel Six remain on the job and city webmaster Michael Dean Goldsberry ["Insider," by Tim Fleck, June 11] was arrested and locked out of his office pending tria...

    on June 25, 1998
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    Capital Irony - As Governor Bush reviews the case of Henry Lee Lucas, a local lawyer casts a jaundiced eye

    For much of the past year, attorney Barry Abrams didn't laugh much. But last week, he read in the Houston Chronicle of Governor George W. Bush's sudden concern whether accused mass murderer Henry Lee Lucas actually committed the killing for which he ...

    by Steve McVicker on June 25, 1998
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    Attacking the Taxman - James Farmer and Cliff Williams do their best to irk the IRS

    If ever there was a best-case scenario for having the Internal Revenue Service take away your car for nonpayment of taxes, Houston attorney James Farmer probably experienced it April 22. Farmer's long-running battle with the IRS came to a head t...

    by Richard Connelly on June 18, 1998
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    Psalms of Silence - Is a veteran choir director about to be sacrificed on the altar of modernism?

    Within the weathered walls of Trinity Episcopal Church, the rich opening swells of Bach's "Fantasie in g minor" fill the sanctuary and announce the evening choral service. Ed Franklin, draped in colorful vestments, effortlessly works the keyboard of ...

    by Bob Burtman on June 18, 1998
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    The Insider

    Flushing Out the Chambers Harris County District Attorney Johnny Holmes came back from last month's biennial legal conference of jurists, prosecutors and lawyers at Del Lago resort smarting from a conversation with an unnamed defense attorney. At...

    by Tim Fleck on June 18, 1998
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    Tell It to the Boss - After their hospital's merger with Memorial, Hermann employees are asked prying questions

    If employees at the former Hermann Hospital want to keep their basic medical coverage and qualify for good-health bonus programs, they're going to have to search their souls. Starting July 1, a whole new system of medical insurance coverage goes...

    by Margaret Downing on June 18, 1998
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    Letters

    Religion Class Clash The A-list of leading Houston Buddhists was a venture into the inner workings of the privileged of Houston. Truth, in any form, is for all, not just the rich and powerful. The dissemination of that truth, when distorted by t...

    on June 18, 1998
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    The A-List Buddhist - In Gail Gross, all things are one: spiritual wisdom, designer clothes and terrific skin

    "Oh, hon-ee!" It is the morning of the "Ancient Wisdom for the 21st Century" seminar, and Gail Gross has just sighted another one of her very best friends in the whole world entering the posh conference room at the Houstonian. Squealing with exci...

    by Shaila Dewan on June 11, 1998
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    1998 Houston Press Music Awards Nominees

    Aftershock Nomination: Best Metal/Hard Rock; Best Rap/Hip-Hop Sound: Metal, rap Time logged: Two years Etc.: After claiming victory last year in the Best Rap/Hip-Hop category, the Aftershock posse is back again, and this time they...

    by David Simutis on June 11, 1998
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    Lovett? Or Leave It? - Can public opinion preserve what a preservation ordinance can't? Or: Follow the bouncing wrecking ball

    On one hand, it's a story about property values, and "quality of life," and trees, and historic preservation (sort of) and about how all of these things are good, if you can find a way to hold on to them. On another hand, it's a story about prop...

    by Brad Tyer on June 11, 1998
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    The Special Needs of Frank Gonzales Jr. - The Texas parole board let him out to die; instead, he got involved in a killing.

    Frank Gonzales Jr. is someone that Governor George W. Bush would prefer that you didn't know about. Because if members of the governor's parole board had not approved of Gonzales's release from prison last year -- nine months before he'd normally hav...

    by Steve McVicker on June 11, 1998
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    Letters

    Cinema House Censorship I register my opinion about the regretful decision that AMC Houston will no longer provide a valuable service. I refer to the Houston Press newspaper, which I looked forward to picking up each week at one of three AMC...

    on June 11, 1998
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    1998 Houston Press Music Awards

    Ballot-stuffers and shameless self-promoters take note. There's a reason why every Press rack in Montrose is empty: It's coming up on Sunday's ninth annual Houston Press Music Awards Showcase, the festival equivalent of an official "Hug Your Local Mu...

    by Hobart Rowland on June 11, 1998
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    The Insider

    Future Political Wars President Bill Clinton meant to placate Hispanic leaders with his visit to an eastside community center here last week, but the visit's main effect may have been to sharpen a developing 21st-century rivalry between two Houst...

    by Tim Fleck on June 11, 1998
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