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3:24 pm
Thu February 8, 2001

Racism in North Texas

Dallas, TX – Thirty-one years ago this spring, deep in the heart of Florida farm country, I came face to face with a sign of those times. Scrawled in large letters on a weather-beaten board, propped beside the rickety door of a local restaurant, which was really nothing more than a wooden shack battered by one too many hurricanes, glared the words "No Jews, No Blacks, No Mexicans Allowed."

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11:38 am
Thu February 8, 2001

Hollywood Writers Vs. Producers

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11:23 am
Thu February 8, 2001

Oh, To Be An Extra!

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11:26 am
Tue February 6, 2001

Alcatel Lawsuit Targets Investors

Dallas, TX – Kurt Hubler, KERA 90.1 Reporter: Ken Lewis, the President and CEO of Chiaro Networks Limited, says his Richardson company - an internet router - was dealing with a lawsuit before it could install its office phone lines. His former employer, Paris-based Alcatel, claims Chiaro recruited Alcatel employees in an attempt to gain trade secrets. Lewis, who estimates 20% of his staff consists of former Alcatel workers, denies the charges.

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4:43 pm
Fri February 2, 2001

Womens Rugby Comes to Dallas

DALLAS – (Ambient sound of rugby game with man yelling, "C'mon, ladies! Go! Go!")

Suzanne Sprague, KERA 90.1 Reporter: On a Saturday morning near White Rock Lake, nearly 30 women coated in thick, cold mud grab and push and tackle each other while a few dozen fans cheer them on.

(Ambient sound of crowd cheering, "Push! Push!")

Sprague: This is women's rugby in Dallas.

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9:10 am
Fri February 2, 2001

"The Weir": A Theater Review

Dallas, TX – ?The Weir? is one of the few plays I've seen both locally and in New York. Conor McPherson's drama about a group of friends telling ghost stories was superb off-Broadway, but in many ways the intimate Allied Theatre Group production now at Stage West is even better.

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4:55 pm
Thu February 1, 2001

N.Texas School District Says Tri-lingualism Must Be New Norm

Carrollton-Farmer's Branch/Dallas, TX – Bill Zeeble, KERA 90.1 Reporter: Ruth Feldman, in charge of Family Services and Parent Education for the Carrollton-Farmers Branch schools, says the demographic profile of some Dallas suburbs like hers isn?t what it used to be.

Ruth Feldman, Family Services, Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District: When you hear about a suburb, you think it?s not a minority. But they?re moving northward, and now it is 51% minority.

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2:31 pm
Tue January 30, 2001

Texas leads in rhino conservation

NORTH TEXAS – Suzanne Sprague: Rhinos began coming to Texas in serious numbers about ten years ago. They had been poached almost to the point of extinction in parts of Africa plagued by political instability. But in an effort to save and study the remaining population, the government of Zimbabwe began exporting some of its wild rhinos to zoos across the world. Texas became a leading destination and now has more rhinos than any other U.S. state.

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12:48 pm
Fri January 26, 2001

Delta Pilots Prepare for Possible Strike

DALLAS – Suzanne Sprague, KERA 90.1 Reporter: Mike Donatelli is something of a morale booster for Delta's pilots' union, which is part of the Air Line Pilots Association. As the strike preparedness committee chairman, Donatelli is traveling the country to lay the groundwork for a possible strike by Delta's 9800 pilots. At a Dallas hotel ballroom yesterday, he helped conduct a so-called family awareness meeting for 300 pilots and their families.

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1:10 pm
Thu January 25, 2001

Varian Fry Exhibit comes to Dallas

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