April 27, 2008 |
Let us now pause in somber tribute to the 30th anniversary of a momentous -- and shockingly unremembered -- turning point in the long twilight struggle between communism and capitalism. An event every bit as important as the Nixon-Khrushchev Kitchen Debate, Ronald Reagan's "Tear Down this Wall" speech and Yakov Smirnoff's defection to the West. We write, of course, about the debut of "Dallas," the 13-year soap opera that shook the world. Yes, April 1978 was the first time our nation turned its lonely eyes to Southfork Ranch, the winningly...
September 16, 2008
IRVING, Tex., Sept. 15 -- Starting with Terrell Owens's opening touchdown, the final Monday night game at Texas Stadium was a wild affair. Seven lead changes later, Dallas had a 41-37 victory. "We kept believing in each other," Cowboys Coach Wade Phillips said. "Everyone said 'Hey, hang in there, we're going to come out on top,' and we did!" The wackiness included Tony Romo following one flub with another, leading to Philadelphia touchdowns 14 seconds apart; Eagles rookie wide receiver DeSean Jackson losing...
November 23, 2012 |
Larry Hagman, 81, whose character J.R. Ewing on the celebrated television show "Dallas" became one of the most enduring villains in American television history, died in that Texas city Friday, according to a statement from his family. He died at Medical City Dallas Hospital, the family said in a statement first released to the Dallas Morning News. The cause of death was complications from Hagman's recent battle with cancer, his family said. "Larry was back in his beloved hometown of Dallas, re-enacting the iconic role he loved...
October 7, 2009 |
DALLAS -- A federal grand jury has indicted a Jordanian teen accused of trying to blow up a Dallas skyscraper with what he thought was a car bomb, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Hosam Maher Smadi, 19, was indicted Wednesday on one count of attempting to use of a weapon of mass destruction and one count of bombing a public place, but the charges were not made public until Thursday. Each count carries a maximum sentence of life in prison, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. Smadi was arrested on Sept.
December 24, 2008
Stars 4 3 1 -- 8 Maple Leafs 0 1 1 -- 2 Dallas rookie James Neal recorded his first career hat trick and 13 Stars had at least one point in a rout of Toronto. It didn't take long for the Stars to look dominant -- they were up 3-0 before the Maple Leafs had a shot on goal. FIRST PERIOD Scoring: 1, Dallas, Neal 9 (Daley, Lehtinen), 3:23. 2, Dallas, Ott 3 (Ribeiro, Brunnstrom), 8:55. 3, Dallas, Brunnstrom 10 (Ott, Robidas)
April 21, 2008
Ducks 0 1 0 -- 1 Stars 0 0 4 -- 4 Dallas is taking its chase of the Stanley Cup into the second round of the playoffs -- and the reigning champs aren't. Stephane Robidas, playing with a cage covering his broken nose, scored the tying goal on the power play early in the third period and then set up Stu Barnes for the go-ahead goal 52 seconds later, sending the Stars past the Ducks to end their first-round series in six games.