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D Magazine July 2003

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Business: The Golden Boy

Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons has a reputation as a ruthless corporate raider. But the financier outwitted his takeover targets s much as he out-muscled them. In an excerpt from the biography Golden Boy: The Harold Simmons Story, author John Na
By John Nance
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Dallas Look

Listen up, ladies: shopping for swimwear doesn’t have to be a stressful affair.
By Kristie Ramirez
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Dallas Shops

Summer backyard barbecues are so predictable. Throw a Mexican fiesta instead. We tell you where to get your wares.
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First Person: I Believe I Can Fly

With no pre-flight instruction, I piloted a two-seat Cessna. And, for once in my life, I was sober.

By Tim Rogers
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In-Town Escapes

Are you looking for a quiet retreat but can’t get out of town? Or maybe you need a romantic destination to celebrate that special occasion or rekindle an old flame. Here are nine hotels where you can get out of Dallas without leaving the city limits.
By D Magazine
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My Double Life

For years, Jody Dean’s celebrity status in Dallas afforded him a nice lifestyle, invitations to exclusive events, and opportunities to meet interesting and attractive people. On the outside, he was on top of the world. But on the inside, he was falling ap
By D Magazine
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Pulse

AP scandal at St. Mark’s a rockin’ babe, the best Parks sister, a new host for Cheaters, Bobblehead Moses, The List, and more.
By D Magazine
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Spaces: Technocrats and Glowing Panties

Specialty readers like Victoria’s Secret know the power of good lighting – it improves the look of the merchandise and the customers. But a new construction code in Texas effectively wipes out incandescent in favor of flourescent (read: unflatterin
By Virginia Postrel
Best Lists

The 100 Most Expensive Homes in Dallas (and the People Who Own Them)

Many made their fortunes in oil and real estate—or inherited them from those who did. A few hit it with sports. But then there’s the cosmetic surgeon, the dairy magnate, and the trucker. For the voyeur of domiciles, other delici
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The Dallas North Beefway

There are so many steakhouses lining the stretch of the Tollway from LBJ to Legacy Road in Plano that our Tolltags might as well “moo” when we pass a tollbooth. The stampede began in 1994 with Del Frisco’s. Now, with the addition of Ruth’s Chris, Smith &
By Nancy Nichols
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Travel: Serenity and the City

Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica is the perfect respite from the big city – if you can survive the trip from LAX.
By Jennifer Chininis
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Where the Boys and Girls Are

Every week, emails flood our in-boxes with messages from lonely hearts looking for great places to meet singles. So we did the research. Take our advice: skip the bars and nightclubs and go to Starbucks in West Village. Whether you’re looking for Mr. Righ
By D Magazine