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    The Insider

    Diversification Since the FBI investigation of alleged bribes to members of City Council went public in May, critics of the operation have accused the agency of targeting only Hispanic and black councilmembers and lobbyists. But now it appears th...

    by Tim Fleck on July 18, 1996
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    One's a Goner - Not even 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week can last forever

    The death toll is mounting: Simos Diner in Weslayan Plaza is long gone to North Shepherd, the Shipley's on West Gray at Dunlavy is but a fond memory, the venerable Albritton's on Waugh was shuttered last week and is slated to fall to the wrecking bal...

    by Jim Sherman on July 18, 1996
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    Letters

    A Word from Randall Davis To say that the article written by Lisa Bass ["Lofty Aspersions," June 27] was disconcerting would be a dramatic understatement. I was completely taken by surprise regarding the subject matter, short response time and pu...

    on July 18, 1996
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    Home Economics

    When Bob Lanier introduced an ambitious housing initiative called Homes for Houston last year, the mayor optimistically projected it would create 20,000 units of affordable housing, both apartments and single-family homes, by the year 2000. The ...

    by Brian Wallstin on July 11, 1996
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    Homeboy - Stephen Fairfield's restless spiritual journey brought him to the Fifth Ward, where he found true deliverance while helping to rebuild the neighborhoods

    "It is not merely a commendable thing for man to be kind and bountiful to the poor, but our bounden duty ...." -- "Duty of Charity to the Poor, Enforced and Explained," from The Works of Jonathan Edwards Stephen Fairfield's improbable destiny ...

    by Brian Wallstin on July 11, 1996
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    Counter Revolution - At the Empire Cafe, employees let them eat cake

    It wasn't the faux Tuscan paint or the arch paintings of seminude glamour girls that led David Brown to apply for a job at the Empire Cafe, a stylish coffee bar-cum-hangout on Westheimer's antique row. The ponytailed idealist says that when he starte...

    by Megan Halverson on July 11, 1996
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    The Insider

    Creative Campaign Finance 101 Normally, the campaign finance reports for city officials make for pretty dry reading, which is why the cabinet drawer that housed them in City Secretary Anna Russell's office once bore the sarcastic label "graft and...

    by Tim Fleck on July 11, 1996
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    No Contest

    Led by Steve McVicker, Houston Press writers swept four of five first-place awards for newspapers with circulations of more than 100,000 in the Houston Press Club's 1995 Excellence in Journalism Awards. McVicker was named "print journalist of th...

    on July 11, 1996
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    The Fine This Time - OSHA spanks Exxon for safety lapses at its Baytown refinery

    When you get caught with your pants down, sometimes it's best just to admit it, pull them up and move on. Or, if you're Exxon Company U.S.A., admit it, pull them up and then claim they never fell down in the first place. That, at least, appears to be...

    by Bob Burtman on July 11, 1996
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    Letters

    In Defense of Dr. Johnson After reading your article about the controversy surrounding Dr. Elizabeth Johnson and the results of her DNA tests ["Blood Feud," by Steve McVicker, May 30], I felt compelled to comment. I have been a practicing forensi...

    on July 11, 1996
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    Hardball - How softball coach Holly Nuber won the state championship -- and lost her job

    Holly Nuber lugs an empty white carton through the gleaming hallways of Pearland High School. She looks every inch like what she used to be: the coach of Texas' championship softball team. Tall and athletic, she wears Bermuda shorts and a green polo ...

    by Bonnie Gangelhoff on July 4, 1996
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    Dream House - TUTS is claiming a new Music Hall is a done deal. But is it?

    In late April, Texas Commerce Bank CEO Marc Shapiro sent out a letter brimming with good news for fans of musical theater. Acting in his capacity as a part-time fundraiser for the Houston Music Hall Foundation, Shapiro told a potential contributor to...

    by Megan Halverson on July 4, 1996
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    The Insider

    Body Count Maybe it does pay to be a Friend of Bill. After asking Attorney General Janet Reno to authorize the Justice Department to be "more forthcoming" to "appropriate city authorities" on the FBI's City Hall sting, Mayor Bob Lanier reports th...

    by Tim Fleck on July 4, 1996
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    Cameron Frye Has a Big Idea - And he's put his own money behind it. But who's Cameron Frye?

    If Cameron Frye's arms were legs, he'd walk a hundred miles a day. Windmilling, they work like giant exclamation points in sync with Frye's voice, which he modulates according to the ever-changing topic at hand: the 43 times he's seen Phantom of the ...

    by Bob Burtman on July 4, 1996
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    Letters

    First Recorded Freudian Slip by a Computer Spell Checker Both may be exaggerations, but rumors of Betti's internment [The Insider, June 13] are less premature than those of her interment. Barry Mennima Houston ...But Not Deserving of S...

    on July 4, 1996
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    Slab o' Trouble - Some David Weekley homebuyers discovered their dreams were built on shifting sands. What's worse, they say, is that Weekley knew.

    We at David Weekley Homes are not just selling shelter; we are selling the dream of home ownership ... a sense of security and stability ... a stress-free retreat from the world ... a place to raise a family ... rest and relaxation ... a place to cre...

    by Bob Burtman on June 27, 1996
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    Weekley for the Defense

    If the Murillos, Townsends and Ganjis tried to bring their suits against David Weekley Homes today, they might have a tougher time in court, thanks to revisions in the law approved during the 1995 legislative session. Those changes were largely due t...

    by Bob Burtman on June 27, 1996
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    Lofty Aspersions - Some renters find that downtown life ain't so grand. Tough, says their landlord.

    The eviction notice arrived on a Tuesday, crisp and white and bearing the signature of Randall Davis. The developer had had enough of tenant Jay Seegers, and told him so in the most obvious way possible -- by ordering Seegers out of the roomy, N...

    by Lisa Bass on June 27, 1996
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    Death in the Back Seat - However it went down, Jaciel Gonzalez shouldn't have died

    Anytime a 15-year-old kid whose hands are cuffed behind his back is shot to death while riding in the back seat of a police car, someone has some explaining to do. Those were the circumstances surrounding the death of Jaciel Gonzalez, who suffer...

    by Steve McVicker on June 27, 1996
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    The Insider

    Port of Desire With the profusion of poison pens jabbing over the upcoming appointment to fill the city's slot on the Port Authority Commission, not all the stings being inflicted at City Hall these days are of the FBI variety. Two weeks ago, Por...

    by Tim Fleck on June 27, 1996
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