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D Magazine October 1981

1982 AUTO GUIDE

Car makers are discovering a maxim lost in the fuel-frenzied early Seventies: Fun sells cars.
By Alex BarclayRoyce

A School That Really Works

THE PROBLEM with public schools in Dallas is not blacks or bilinguals. It’s DISD. When a group of East Dallas parents decided they’d had enough, they started their own school. Now their children are getting an education.
By GRADY HILLMAN

ANSWER PAGE

By D Magazine

BREAKING AWAY

Most marriages are made of magic, but the magic usually fades fast and the relationship disappears like a mirage
By D Magazine

CONSUMER CONDO CAVEAT

How to buy without getting burned
By Katherine Hampton

CYNTHIA’S STORY

Sometimes she has a daydream: Dale comes home and wants her back again; she stands there triumphantly and says ’No’
By CONNIE DURHAM

EDITOR’S PAGE

By Rowland Stiteler

INSIGHTS

Dreaming in landscapes.
By Michael Berryhill

JACK’S STORY

They got married when they were too young; he tried to be a bachelor and a husband at the same time; he was destined to fail
By MIKE SHROPSHIRE

JO’S STORY

Relationships, like people, change with the passing years; sometimes a ’good’ divorce is the best thing that can happen to a couple
By Jo Brans

LETTERS

By D Magazine

MEDIA BATTLING MA BELL

Publishers fight ’dial-a-newspaper.’
By Pat Bradley

RATING THE DIVORCE JUDGES:

A who’s who in the ’soap opera’ court circuit
By G.R.

RESTAURANTS DINING OUT

Noodling around with homemade pasta.
By D Magazine

RIDING ON A SMILE AND A SHOESHINE

BE IT CADILLACS OR CHRYSANTHEMUMS, WHAT THEY’RE REALLY SELLING IS THEMSELVES.
By Amy Cunningham

ROBERT’S STORY

Thousands of marriages lie beneath the sod of memory; was it a mere coincidence that they all succumbed in the same era?
By ROBERT FARRAR CAPON

THE CITY LIPSTICK & LARCENY

On the streets with a lady of the law.
By Lee Ballard
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40 Greatest Stories

Tom Landry: The Gamesman

The Dallas Cowboys coach sees life as a game, not a jungle. The purpose of the game is to win. Sometimes that makes the game a jungle for the men who play for him.
By Peter Gent

THE NEW NORMALITY

Today’s average marriage will dissolve in 7.6 years; does that mean our society is failing? Or is our culture simply changing?
By George Rodrigue

WINDFALLS

By Carol Edgar

WINE SPECIAL CASES

They’re hard to find, but they’re worth it.
By Colman Andrews