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By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | December 7, 2002
FORT WORTH, Texas - T.J. Shockley, 83, of Azle, Texas, formally received his Purple Heart and Bronze Star yesterday at Naval Air Station Fort Worth. The Purple Heart came 57 years and six months after he earned it. In June 1945, Shockley, a young Army private, was among 137 soldiers sent to take a hill in the Battle of Okinawa. Only 17 returned. It was Shockley's first and last battle of the war. He was blinded by a phosphorus grenade and shipped back to Hawaii. His vision returned that September, about a month after Japan surrendered.
By Josh Shaffer and Ellen Schroeder and Josh Shaffer and Ellen Schroeder,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | January 5, 2003
FORT WORTH, Texas - Amid the concrete and asphalt of south Arlington, traces of a howling wilderness remain. Walk five steps into the woods off Hidden Oaks Lane and the street disappears, hidden by vines and twisting branches. These oaks once stretched to Kansas in an unbroken grove, a forest too dense for the pioneer's ax and too hardy for the scorching Texas summer. Now the remnants that survived the bulldozer mingle with basketball goals and satellite dishes. The disappearance of the trees is a testament to Texas' dwindling supply of open land, from the untouched forests and prairies to the ranches and farms that replaced them.
By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2013
Considering what Navy's Keenan Reynolds had done to Hawaii the week before, the South Alabama football team couldn't be blamed for focusing its defensive efforts on the sophomore quarterback Saturday. But the Jaguars forgot to account for Darius Staten. The senior slotback had seven carries for a career-high 127 yards and one touchdown to propel the Midshipmen to a 42-14 rout before an announced 33,086 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Navy scored 32 unanswered points over the final three quarters as a defense missing three starters shut out South Alabama for nearly 40 minutes.
By Stephen Wigler and Stephen Wigler,SUN MUSIC CRITIC | June 15, 1997
Last Sunday, when the jury of the quadrennial Van Cliburn International Piano Competition announced the winners, the news was met by the usual chorus of critical dismay: The Cliburn rewarded pianists who bored and ignored those who didn't.I was among those unhappy with the decision. I had just made my first visit to Fort Worth, Texas, for the finals of the competition, in which six pianists perform 12 concertos over three evenings. The three pianists I thought most interesting were not those deemed worthy of medals by the Cliburn jurors.
By Aman Batheja and Aman Batheja,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | March 18, 2004
FORT WORTH, Texas - David Neeley hated to think about those boxes in his storage room, all filled with useful items collecting dust. There was a vacuum cleaner in good condition and a pasta maker, among other things. "I found more and more items that are either duplicates of things I already have or that I just don't use," Neeley said. "I thought, `I need to find a home for these things, not just throw them away.'" After looking through some of those boxes in his Irving, Texas, house a few months ago, Neeley learned of Freecycle (www.
By Fort Worth Star-Telegram | February 10, 1994
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Noting what he called a breakdown in America's religious and family values, U.S. District Judge David Belew Jr. has ordered a woman and her four children to attend Sunday church services for a year as part of a probation agreement in a drug case."
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.
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.
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.
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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