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    Radack-al Treatment - What happens when the county's premier good ol' boy tangles with a sensitive '90s-style guy? It ain't pretty.

    County Commissioner Steve Radack had been feuding with County Judge Robert Eckels for nearly two years, almost since the day Eckels assumed the top spot at Commissioners Court. The two seemed destined to clash: Radack, 47, is a former cop, an old han...

    by Tim Fleck on December 12, 1996
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    The Insider

    Straight Outta West U With the prospect of a wide-open Houston mayoral race set to begin just after the New Year, an unlikely candidate is stirring in the WASPy environs of West University Place: Rob Mosbacher, a 45-year-old independent oilman, l...

    by Tim Fleck on December 12, 1996
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    Les's Turn

    If Rockets owner Les Alexander's dispute with Aeros owner Chuck Watson were as simple as coming across with a few million bucks to break a lease, a new downtown basketball arena would be just a mayoral edict and another referendum away from reality. ...

    by Bob Burtman on December 12, 1996
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    Letters

    Only a Knothead Gives It Up Jim Simmon did an amazing turnabout in his column ["Champions!"] for your November 14 issue: He owned right up to being a lame-brained knothead by voting for the stadium proposition. He then followed with all the reaso...

    on December 12, 1996
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    In The Rough - In its quest for a Municipal golf course, Lake jackson learned a valuable lesson: Never buy land without checking it out first. Unfortunately, the lesson came six years too late.

    The city of Lake Jackson loves its trees, especially the gnarled, thick-trunked live oaks bearded with Spanish moss that dominate its landscape. Such an oak is stamped on the city's stationery and adorns a welcoming sign on the outskirts of town. Whe...

    by Michael Berryhill on December 5, 1996
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    Crashing the Grand Old Party - Dolly McKenna is the GOP candidate for the 25th District. But will Republicans vote for her?

    At 9:45 a.m., congressional candidate Dolly Madison McKenna looks like she's died and gone to heaven. She's on the second stop of her "Cost of Ken Bentsen Day," a mission designed to show that her Democratic opponent is a cog in Big Government, which...

    by Lisa Gray on December 5, 1996
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    The Insider

    Let's Make a Bet "This," says lawyer David Berg, "is why the public hates lawyers." Last week, Samsung Electronics and Texas Instruments jointly declared victory. Just before a Texas state jury was to decide a fraud case that Samsung had filed ag...

    by Tim Fleck on December 5, 1996
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    It Was Like This

    The Houston Trial Lawyers Foundation threw its second annual First Amendment Awards banquet the other night at the Houstonian. It was one of those self-congratulatory affairs that always makes me a little uneasy -- you know, a lot of plaintiff's lawy...

    by Jim Simmon on December 5, 1996
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    Letters

    Missing Jow In your November 21 edition, you very kindly informed us about your three "new film guys." However, I did not see anything about what happened to your "previous film guy," Joe Leydon. Will you still be running his most excellent revie...

    on December 5, 1996
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    ,,, And Don't Talk to Barkley - Pinched for fat. Put in their place. The Rockets Power Dancers don't care, just as long as they're given a chance to make their moves.

    Fame exacts a price, and in show business, that price is often a fleshy one. Heidi Jones, a rookie dancer for the Houston Rockets Power Dancers, was discovering just that a month ago under the fluorescent lights of the Westside Tennis Center's gy...

    by Megan Halverson on November 28, 1996
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    Six Degrees of Dolcefino - In Wayne, all things converge

    For years, we misinterpreted Wayne Dolcefino.mmmmm We watched with amusement as the overamped reporter practically vibrated while revealing the scandal du jour (HISD cafeteria employees steal milk!). We laughed about his reputation as a lady's man....

    by Lisa Gray on November 28, 1996
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    Midtown Jamboree - Why let a few conflicts of interest get in the way of a grand redevelopment scheme?

    Next month, the cash-strapped Houston Independent School District -- which lately can't seem to generate much sympathy for its own plight -- is expected to give a huge financial boost to the single largest redevelopment project in city history. ...

    by Brian Wallstin on November 28, 1996
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    The Insider

    Stockman's Stapp Infection When it comes to providing constituent services for campaign contributors under fire from federal agencies on pollution and sexual harassment allegations, Congressman Steve Stockman is a real blue-collar kind of guy. ...

    by Tim Fleck on November 28, 1996
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    Letters

    Coercive Calvina The accusatory demeanor and coercive tactics of Calvina Fay, executive director of Houston's Drug-Free Business Initiative, are reminiscent of Joseph McCarthy ["Just Say No (to Open Debate)," by Bob Burtman, November 7]. Ironical...

    on November 28, 1996
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    Blood Sport - In the dogfight business, pit bulls get killed all the time. Sometimes, so do people.

    The Vasquez cousins were dead; the dogs were alive. Neither made a sound as two HPD detectives investigated the murder scene. In fact, it would be hours before Sergeant Butch Doyle and officer J.C. Bonaby noticed the 78 dogs in the back yard -- and e...

    by Steve McVicker on November 21, 1996
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    Dog's Best Friend? - The inside story from dogfighter Bobby Hall

    Bobby Hall -- one of the most famous dogfighters in America -- literally wrote the book on his profession. In BullySon and His Sons, printed in 1986 by Walsworth Press, Hall chronicled his at the time 26 years as a dogfighter and trainer in Houston. ...

    by Steve McVicker on November 21, 1996
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    The Insider

    He's Out of Here Achieving faculty diversity at the University of Houston has been the subject of much rhetoric by its administration in the last few years, but the school apparently won't put its money behind its mouthings. Christian Davenport, ...

    by Tim Fleck on November 21, 1996
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    Burned Out - Houston artist Bert Long returned home from Spain, only to find he had no home

    From the driveway, Bert and Connie Long stared, shocked, at their house -- or at what had once been their house. Where the middle-aged couple expected to see their upstairs bedroom, there was now a big burned-out hole. The bungalow's first floor...

    by Lisa Gray on November 21, 1996
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    Letters

    Taste of Turpentine I found your rather scathing and venomous attack on state Representative Sylvester Turner ["Man Overboard," by Jim Simmon, October 24] to be characteristically similar to Wayne Dolcefino's $5.5 million-dollar story -- grossly ...

    on November 21, 1996
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    Where the Sidewalk Ends

    West Webster Street is a rutted excuse of a street that skirts the southern edge of the Fourth Ward, veering west off of Webster Street for about seven blocks before dead-ending into Taft. It's a very old street by Houston standards -- old enough to ...

    by Jim Simmon on November 21, 1996
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