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By New York Times News Service | February 11, 1993
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Inmates call it the God Pod.They're talking about a Christians-only wing at the county jail that features religious videos, hymn sings, Bible instruction and what one non-believing convict complained to his lawyer recently is "a cushier life style" than other inmates lead.Tarrant County officials praise the unit, which they prefer to call the Christian Rehabilitation Pod or the Chaplain's Education Pod. They insist inmates have no greater privileges there than elsewhere in the jail, aside from being allowed to play a secondhand organ donated by a local church.
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March 3, 1993
CLINT Eastwood's "Unforgiven," which relentlessly deglamorizes the heroic myth of the Old West, already seemed destined for classic status before it was nominated for a bevy of Oscars this year.The film, purportedly based on a real historical figure, stars Mr. Eastwood as William Munny, a reformed gunslinger who teams up with a black sidekick named Ditty, played by Morgan Freeman, to carry out a contract killing in a godforsaken prairie town.Until recently, black cowboys were virtually invisible in American Westerns.
FEATURES
By Tim Madigan and Tim Madigan,Fort Worth Star-Telegram | June 3, 1993
Italian crowd-pleaser Simone Pedroni, who brought a semifinal audience to its feet with a dramatic recital Tuesday afternoon, was one of six pianists selected later that night in Fort Worth, Texas, for the finals of the ninth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.The five other finalists selected are fellow Italian Fabio Bidini, Armen Babakhanian of Armenia, Belgian Johan Schmidt, American Christopher Taylor and Russian Valery Kuleshov.Mr. Taylor is the first American in the finals since 1981.
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By Dallas Morning News | March 24, 1993
FORT WORTH -- A Dallas teen-ager convicted of murde Monday in the 1991 Skinhead hate slaying of an African-American warehouse worker was given 10 years' probation yesterday.Prosecutors had asked the all-white Tarrant County jury to sentence Christopher William Brosky, 17, to life in prison for his role in the drive-by shooting of Donald Thomas, 32.The ruling elated Brosky and his family, but it shocked survivors and friends of Mr. Thomas."I feel a lot better than I did yesterday," said Brosky, who wept and embraced his mother and girlfriend when the jurors returned their sentencing decision after 2 1/2 hours of deliberation.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and Dan Connolly,Sun Reporter | February 25, 2007
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.-- --The seven-letter word keeps resurfacing in the life and baseball times of Aubrey Huff. Without. Huff, the Orioles' new middle-of-the-lineup slugger, graduated from a Texas high school without being drafted and without getting any serious looks from Division I colleges. In his first seven seasons in the majors, Huff hit 141 homers without fanfare because he played primarily in the obscurity of Tampa Bay, a place without baseball tradition, without a consistent fan base.
SPORTS
By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | May 22, 2003
FORT WORTH, Texas - There have been two major golf championships played at Colonial Country Club since the course was opened in 1936, but neither was as major an event as the one being held here this week. Neither Craig Wood's victory in the 1941 U.S. Open nor Meg Mallon's win 50 years later in the U.S. Women's Open can match Annika Sorenstam's appearance in this year's Colonial tournament, which begins today. By becoming the first woman to play in a PGA Tour event since native Texan Babe Zaharias teed it up in the 1945 Los Angeles Open, Sorenstam has caused a swirl of excitement that reverberates far outside the gates of this stately club.
NEWS
By Neal Thompson and Neal Thompson,SUN STAFF | February 2, 1998
FORT WORTH, Texas -- In the year leading to today's trial of Diane Zamora, lawyers on both sides have proclaimed that it would be extremely difficult, if not impossible, for the defendant in such a high-profile murder case to receive a fair trial in her hometown.But the prosecution's attempt to move the trial failed, and the defense has failed in its efforts to corral some of the publicity.So Zamora's fate will be decided by seven men and five women -- all of whom said they had heard, seen or read of the case.
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By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | November 26, 2003
FORT WORTH, Texas -- They roam the Texas countryside by the hundreds of thousands. They can grow to be 400 pounds and have been known to flip a vehicle in a collision on a dark country road. And one bullet usually isn't enough to drop the biggest ones. Wild hogs, which once were a problem only in east and south Texas, are moving into areas of the state where many thought they couldn't survive. They damage crops and play havoc with wildlife, and experts worry that they carry diseases that could create an epidemic for farmers and ranchers.
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By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,SUN STAFF | September 8, 1996
MANSFIELD, Texas -- It was a love that some say was strong, others obsessive. And it appears that somehow that bond became twisted, leading David Graham and Diane Zamora down the forlorn, Seton Road toward murder on Dec. 4.The two 18-year-old honor students who within six months would be at prestigious military schools -- Graham at the Air Force Academy and Zamora at the Naval Academy -- are today in jail, charged with the murder of Adrianne Jones, a...
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By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | April 17, 2005
Bob Schieffer, the CBS Evening News anchor and Face the Nation moderator, spent his day off yesterday telling Texas tales of his career to an audience at the Annapolis Book Festival. Schieffer, 68, drew on sketches and scenes from his recently published autobiography, This Just In: What I Couldn't Tell You on TV. The former Washington correspondent recalled his first memory of a politician on the hustings: the day Senate candidate Lyndon B. Johnson landed in a helicopter in Schieffer's hometown, Fort Worth, in 1948.
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