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Best Of 2009 People and Politics

Fort Worth Weekly Staff
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Athletes of Alt

DAN MCGRAW
In downtown Fort Worth on a Friday night, diners and clubgoers and Bass Hall patrons are likely to see some rather odd athletes bouncing around. What makes them odd is that they are bouncing around on one wheel.



Full-Contact Females

ERIC GRIFFEY
Jennifer Alonsa is looking forward to doing a little hitting. The 30-year-old probation officer for Tarrant County, who is built like a linebacker, admits to having a bit of a mean streak.


Sprinting to Fame

SARAH RUTLEDGE
“This baby better like track, after all this,” a very pregnant Keisha Davis says as she walks across the grassy infield at Clarke Stadium in south Fort Worth.



The Princess of Pong

Texas Wesleyan is a powerhouse in American table tennis, led by The Princess of Pong
Dan McGraw
It’s the beginning of summer in the city, and like most college athletes, Jasna Reed is taking it comparatively easy. But that wasn’t her plan.


Same (Smelly) Song

Eastsiders say a local food processor is still stinking up their neighborhood.
ERIC GRIFFEY
When Bill Cole saw a “haz-mat” team in front of his Riverside-area auto repair shop last month, it brought back some pretty bad memories.



Flying the Coop

Cowtown’s last minor-league roundball fling scored only debts and bad feelings.
Dan McGraw
When it was announced in 2005 that a new minor-league basketball team – the Fort Worth Flyers – were coming to Cowtown, plenty of promises were made.


Blackjacked

The deck gets hot for the casino drama 21, but it’s too late to recoup its losses.
Kristian Lin
The low-temperature gambling thriller 21 is based on Ben Mezrich’s book Bringing Down the House, his account of a ring of MIT math students who used card-counting techniques to win millions at Vegas’ blackjack table...



Wars of Words

A great, neglected story from black history is turned into a square film.
Kristian Lin
While watching The Great Debaters, I wound up focusing on the supporting actors.


Arabesque

The politically aware action thriller The Kingdom has something for everyone.
Kristian Lin
The Kingdom is the fourth movie directed by Peter Berg, and it’s obviously his bid to join that elite club of filmmakers whose action thrillers appeal to both the popcorn-eating masses and the socially conscious moviegoers.