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Tuesday, April 5, 2005
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LocalState Green Bay Press-Gazette Tuesday, April 5, 2005 B-3 Man faces charges in robbery, attempt Police say he held up liquor store, gas station BYANDYNELESEN For Green Bay police, it was a two-for-one. Two crimes solved; one suspect in jail. On Monday, prosecutors charged 37-year-old William Grignon with one count of armed robbery and one count of attempted armed robbery. He held up Four Seasons Liquor, 801 Klaus St., on March 28 and tried to rob the Military BP, 612 S. Military Ave., on March 29, according to a criminal complaint filed Monday. Grignon faces up to 60 years in prison if convicted on both counts. Detectives found Grignon after a woman called police and said she recognized the car de scribed in the liquor store hold-up. Officers were given a license plate number and spotted the car on Saturday. They stopped the vehicle and interviewed the driver, a 37-year-old Green Bay woman, who told them she was with Grignon when he robbed the liquor store. The woman told investigators that she was not aware that Grignon was going to rob the store when they pulled up. The pair drove away from the liquor store after the heist and Grignon threw the knife and hat worn during the robbery out the car window, the com plaint said. They then drove to Day Street where Grignon bought crack cocaine with the proceeds of the robbery, the complaint said. The woman also told police that she saw Grignon wearing the clothes visible in surveil lance photos from inside the gas station. The woman told de tectives that the shirt Grignon was wearing during the hold up was actually her shirt. According to the complaint. Grignon grabbed $200 in the liquor store incident. The clerk at the gas station refused to turn over any cash. Green Bay police Monday implicated Grignon in a rob bery at the Little Store, 2030 University Ave., on Thursday, but that robbery went un charged on Monday. It is not known whether that additional incident will be charged at a later date. Police also referred for prosecution the woman who was with Grignon during the liquor store incident. How ever, she was not charged Mon day, and prosecutors used her statements in charging Grignon. The Green Bay Press-Gazette is not naming the woman be cause she has not been charged with a crime. Brown County Court Com missioner Lawrence Gazeley ordered Grignon held in lieu of $50,000 bail. He is expected back in court Wednesday to fin ish his initial appearance. LiaisonSchool officials back keeping program From B-1 (the student liaison program) has made a difference." Monika Demerath, a senior, said she is a clear example. Demerath told the audience that had it not been for Harris and Smith she probably would've dropped out of school. "Richard (Harris) told me that I needed to stay in class, be on time and do the best I could, and I did," Demerath said. She also said both men helped her get along with diverse groups at school. Harris attended the meeting and said he was overwhelmed by all the support for him and the liaison program. "I believe that they understood what my role was and c ; ft JL J Lloyd Leuthner, CPA 1792 E. Mason St. 400-10 Se habla espanol - 217-4729 Free Electronic Filing Fees can be deducted from refund Securities ottered through Spelman J Co.. Inc. Council to revisit BY KAREN RAUEN Green Bay aldermen Wednes day will have to sort through what they've already done and what they want to do on the north end of Washington Street. Three developers will be be fore the Green Bay City Council with plans that conflict with one another. Tom Juza plans to build a hotel with views that overlook Admiral Flatley Park and the river. Vetter Denk Architects wants to straighten North Washington Street to develop the current Admiral Flatley Park site. Russ DeMille and company hope to build a 12-story tower ad joining the Days Inn. Their de velopment requires Washington to remain as is. At question is whether the City Council already promised John Vetter, principal of Mil waukee-based Vetter Denk Ar chitects, the right to develop Ad miral Flatley Park. Thus far, aldermen have been unclear about the impact of their Oct. 19 unan imous approval of Vetter s com prehensive downtown plan. Among other things, that plan calls for: I RiverTower a $25 million to $40 million "signature" mixed-use building at North Washington and East Walnut streets. The building could stretch 20-stories tall if the market demands it. It would include underground parking, ground-level retail, mixed-use office, condominiums, commercial office space and penthouses. I Main Street site a $12 million to $15 million development in lieu of Admiral Flatley Park. 'We want to follow this plan," Vetter said during the Oct. 19 City Council meeting. "We can get the job done, give us the first shot at doing it and we'll do it." Although discussion during PopeSchools planning special Masses this week From B-1 Paul was the only pope they've known, said Don Graff, principal at St. Matthew School in Al-louez. "It's one of those teachable moments," he said. The cardinals who will pick a successor "have a huge task before them. There are great social and political issues." Graff said several staff members came in Monday with materials from the Internet. "They're all fired up," Graff said. Theresa Williams, principal at Prince of Peace-Holy Martyrs School, said the school will hold a special Mass on Thursday for students, and another Friday at 7:30 p.m. for parents and the community. "He was such a spirit-filled person. You're hearing this as a celebration of his life," she said. "He was a wonderful spiritual leader." that I was having an impact," Harris said. "My goal was to help students grow beyond these walls." Some parents, like Doug Schreiber, said they couldn't believe the district knew about Smith's and Harris' past records and yet hired them. "We don't have to bring that element to school," Schreiber said. Nerad backed Fondow in the creation of the liaison program. "I think it's clear we needed this intervention," he said. Nerad said he would have a new background check plan ready for vote before month's end. "We are not interested in you having worries," he told the audience. LEUTHNER Tax Office A registered brokerdealer member NASDSIPC 468-3357 People of all ages have enjoyed the water fountain through the years in Admiral Flatley Park in downtown Green Bay. The park, dedicated in 1976, could be re-developed as part of a new downtown plan along the Fox River. FilePress-Gazette The comprehensive down- town plan, created by Mil waukee's Vetter Denk Architects and Boston-based landscape architect StoSS, works to draw people to the waterfront. It advocates extending piers out over the water with room for public the meeting suggests that Vetter Denk would develop both sites, the council action from Oct. 19 simply supports the Redevelopment Authority's endorsement of the comprehensive vision for downtown. During its meeting on Vetter's downtown plan, the Redevelopment Authority authorized staff to work with Vetter Denk to draft an agreement addressing the exclusive rights for development of available riverfront property, including Admiral Flatley and the property south of the new Nicolet National Bank Building. Special services Area parishes are planning special Masses and services for Pope John Paul II. Scheduled Masses include: St. Bernard Parish, 2040 Hillside Lane, 6:30 p.m. Thursday for the pope; an all-school Mass will be held at 8:45 a.m. Friday. St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, 140 S. Monroe Ave., 7 p.m. Friday. St. John the Evangelist, 413 St. John St., 5:30 p.m. Friday. St. Paul Parish, Wright-stown, 7 p.m. Friday. If you want a Mass included in this listing, please send the name of the church, address, service time and date to Jean Peerenboom at jpeerenbgreenbay or call her at (920) 431-8219. f fJTl D - ! CI A trusted name since 1925 . I .A downtown riverfront plan The plan for the downtown riverfront gatherings and welcoming boaters with transient docks. Not forgetting the west side of the river, the plan creates a softer image with enhancements to the water's edge and additional plantings. The long-term comprehen- Such agreements never were brought back before the Redevelopment Authority. It's clear as far as Vetter is concerned. The comprehensive plan includes development at Admiral Flatley and the south side of Nicolet National Bank Building. As creators of the comprehensive plan, Vetter Denk gets first crack at developing those sites. "There's a phenomenal vision that Vetter Denk brought as a private developer to the community," Vetter said. "Now Vetter Denk is going forward, living up to its word, developing Meetings Today Sturgeon Bay City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall, 36 S. Third Ave, Sturgeon Bay. Wednesday Brown County Planning Commission, 6:30 p.m., City Hall, Room 604, 100 N. Jefferson St., Room, 604, Green Bay. CESA 7 Board of Control special meeting, 5 p.m., 595 Baeten Road, Green Bay. De Pere City Council, 7:30 p.m., City Hall, 335 S. Broadway, De Pere. Green Bay City Council, 7:30 p.m., City Hall, Council Chambers, 100 N. Jefferson St., Green Bay. Green Bay Town Board, 7 p.m., Town Hall, 5999 County K, New Franken, Town of Green Bay. Hobart Village Board, 6 p.m., Village Offices, 2990 S. Pine Tree Road, Oneida. Martini Wednesday On the Fox River -1330 Marine 438-7640 Open 7 Dayt J sjV - I Receive up to a $1 ,000 Rebate ! on select units I Financing ; $10 o ; available for up ; r' to 12 months ' Maintenance All offers end April 30, 2005 ROBINSON XHEATING & COOLING 1740 Eisenhower Road I De Pere I 490.3394 sggsggg Li 1 sive downtown plan goes further, encouraging the city to reclaim its street grid system to re-establish a neighborhood feel. In other words, get rid of Washington Commons and find a "better and higher use" for the land underneath. the project that we said we would." Aldermen who have since argued that they didn't give Vetter rights to develop anything seemed to have different understandings of the October meeting. "You just want us to approve a plan to give you the time to see if you can do it? One year from now, if you haven't moved quite a ways along the line, you'll be exiting stage left ..." Alderman Guy Zima said during the Oct. 19 discussion. "That's the concept," Vetter said. No aldermen raised concerns ot I- IW2.Wftgt mi mm Vitamins That Make Sense Expires 4-30-05 No other offers, coupons or discounts apply 594 Red Bird Circle East De Pere 983-1287 1033 Main Ave. West De Pere 983-9205 (Next to Festival Foods) Check out website for additional The Bar Has Been Raised Camiini CANON EOS 20D With 18-55 KIT Second Generation 8.2 Megapixel CMOS Sensor with DIGIC II Image Processor Professional Level High-speed Continuous Shooting 9-Point High-precision AF with New Multi-controller Enhanced Color and White Balance Settings Rigid Magnesium Alloy Body for Outstanding Durability Advanced Viewing and Printing, Powerful Software Compatible with all EFEF-S Lenses and Many EOS System Accessories Includes Canon U.SA, Inc. I- year limited warranty and registration card. amera 1 Corner of Main & Monroe Downtown Green Bay 920-435-5353 Mon.-Thurs. 7:30-5:30, Fri. 7:30-6:30. Sat 9-3 Man behind the park Vice Admiral James Flatley Jr., a Green Bay native, gained recognition as a Navy fighter pilot and squadron commander on the aircraft carrier Lexington before and during the Battle of the Coral Sea early in World War II. He served as commander of the "Grim Reapers," a famed naval air squadron. Flatley was awarded the Navy Cross, Legion of Merit, three Distinguished Flying Crosses, Bronze Star, Commendation Ribbon and five Presidential Unit Citations. He wore 1 0 battle stars on his Asiatic-Pacific Campaign , Medal. An airfield at a Naval Air Station in Olathe, Kan., was named in his honor, and memorials exist elsewhere in the country. He died in 1958 at the age of 52. It was nearly 20 years before a park would bear his name in his native city. The park was dedicated in June 1976. From the Feb. 20, 1976 Green Bay Press-Gazette: "Local residents interested in honoring Flatley's memory, led by former schoolmate Harry Masse, have been pushing for a memorial park for a number of years. Plans to rename Bay Beach in honor of the naval aviator were rejected but when downtown urban renewal made the riverfront site available, the proximity to the water and shipping made it an ideal site for Flatley Park." about the park being developed during that meeting. Juza, DeMille and Vetter Denk Architects will present their plans during the Green Bay City Council's 7 p.m. meeting Wednesday Asking for your vote: Together we will restore fiscal responsibility, while committing to the success our students futures. ate Healthy Horizons "Making Quality Vitamins Affordable" Tue. - Fri. 9:30-5:30 Sat. 9:30-3:00 Closed Sun. & Mon. coupons - www.healthy $1599 99 orner Connecting Poinf COMPUTER CENTER jf-Hi -L

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