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Wilkes-Barre the Door!

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Journalists at the The Times Leader in Wilkes-Barre breathed a misguided sigh of relief when Fort Worth’s Richard Connor and a group of investors recently bought the northern Pennsylvania newspaper.


Loss of (Money) Down

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When the We-Love-You-Jerry proponents of the new Dallas Cowboys stadium in Arlington made their case for sales tax dollars to be used for the football monolith, the main argument was that all sorts of money would be rolling int...



Doggin’ the Cats

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Baseball is as American as apple pie, assuming the pie is stuffed with ster-oids, amphetamines, and gold-digging groupies in addition to apples. But how American can baseball be at LaGrave Field, where the Stars and Stripes bei...


Heavy Breathing

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There may well have been Junes just as sizzling in Cowtown before this, but for damn sure there haven’t been any years on record when the city had a red-alert ozone day this early – June 9, for you asthma sufferers ...



Lyda’s Story

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“At this point, she looks like she has had a stroke; her left hand is curled into a ball, she is hard and rigid like a board, is nearly totally paralyzed, has a feeding tube inserted nasally as she is no longer able to sw...


Bio-Flop

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Poor Ed. It’s not always been easy – or profitable – for this city’s favorite billionaire to play God.



As the East Side Turns …

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Supporters of the independent-minded Louis McBee were heartbroken when he was narrowly defeated by the establishment-backed Danny Scarth in the District 4 city council race on May 13.


Downtown Hits Pay Dirt

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The Fort Worth establishment had its prayers answered (assuming those folks can still pray without being struck by lightning).



How Did They Die? Technically.

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Last week’s article on the never-ending medical horror stories oozing from Cars-well Federal Medical Center lacked answers to critical questions that were put to a prison spokeswoman two weeks before the story went to press.


Frog Flap

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The Weekly’s story about wheelchair-bound student Adam Main being booted out of TCU’s on-campus housing (“Handicapping Adam,” April 26, 2006)drew about 80 postings (at last count) on a TCU weblog.