Dayton Daily News from Dayton, Ohio on April 27, 2005 · 6
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A6 DAYTON DAILY NEWS I FROM THE FRONT PAGE - 1r i Id IV" i.. . . H nit M I, I I W' KirfiA . It lw.,,,.. ...m-..: W Mfc tiniklL.k a.. ....... TY GREENLEESDAVTON DAILY NEWS TRAFFIC ON FIFTH STREET in front of the Dayton Convention Center was thick Tuesday morning as financial seminar attendees eager to hear Donald Trump looked for parking. Trump Thousands come to Dayton event Continued from Al area residents about his political future, children, and investing in the Dayton market. "His presence gives me reassurance," said Lillie Moss, a 30-year-old Cincinnati resident who paid almost $6,000 pulled from her personal retirement fund for two of the financial kits. "I can be an impulse buyer. Three thousand dollars apiece is not something to throw away," Moss said. The Better Business Bureau has warned of get-rich-quick seminars similar to American Financial Celebrities. Special VIP invitations including free tickets to the conference began appearing in area mailboxes in early April. The invitations said seminar attendees would learn to "retire in 2 to 5 years with an additional cash flow of $9,100 per month" and "lower your tax bill by 31 percent." u. , The BBB warned earlier that f ticket giveaways entice people to come, but the conference organizers often bank on them purchasing investment kits, which can cost thousands of dollars. Four of these kits were available for sale at the conference, with special one-day pricing averaging $2,995 per kit. Buyers either paid for the kits outright, or provided a check or credit card to be cashed or charged at a future date. "I think some of the deals they propose are few and far between," said Eric Hendrix, 36, a real estate investor from Cincinnati who came to hear Trump. "The speakers seem to hype these ideas up in the context of their products." Tom Shuler, a Dayton real estate agent, agreed. "They tell you things that aren't true. I have people coming, from these seminars and into my office wanting to buy real estate with zero down. Usually you can't." But for Lori Byrd, a part-time financial analyst from Kettering who came to see Trump and purchased a kit, the seminars offered real information. "I'm hoping this will help me in my job, and maybe I can make some extra money," she said. "But if I don't, at least I got to see Donald Trump. I just love himv :r: Contact Stephanie Irwin at 225-7404. lifer ' -. s&s RON ALVEYDAYT0N DAILY NEWS DONALD TRUMP FANS stand at Fifth and Main streets to take pictures as he arrives at the Dayton Convention Center to talk at a seminar. High Tech Ohio companies' exports up 23 percent Continued from Al ment for math and science courses among local junior high students. They have to start young because the courses students select in high school often prepare them for their college majors. Until recently, Ohio companies were able to meet employment goals by finding foreign students to fill high-tech jobs, which in Ohio average $55,900 a year, about 62 percent more than Ohio's average private sector wage. Local companies like MTC granted a fair number of visas to foreign students, but since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, and the ensuing homeland security precautions, that's changed, Gutridge said. "In the past, a lot of those students would stay here in our country and be a part of our scientific community," Gutridge said. "Now they're not able to stay as long, and are forced to go back to their native land. It's a brain drain." The latest study did, however, give hope for many Ohio hightech companies. Technology exports, often a precursor to an employment boost, rose significantly. Ohio exported $2.8 billion in high-tech goods in 2004, an increase of $529 million, or 23 percent. Nationally, the study shows that the high-tech industry is slowly turning the corner. Hightech employment was down by 25,000 jobs out of 5.6 million workers in 2004. U.S. high-tech exports were up by 12 percent for a total of $191 billion in 2004 and technology-related venture capital investments were up for the first time in four years. In comparison with other states for high-tech employment, Ohio ranked 36th, with its hightech firms employing 35 of every 1,000 private sector workers in 2003. But Ohio's high-tech payroll fared better, with a cumulative $8.9 billion in 2003, putting the state 15th nationwide. More needs to be done to boost the state's technology sector, Gutridge said. "The thing that has helped this country maintain its economic strength is our technology advancements," he said. "We lost the labor advantage many years ago, so we have to work smart and push technology." Contact Jason Roberson at 225-2446. Shooting Neighborhood putting pieces back together Dayton , L Hip if - t ' - . I ; Continued from Al ers seeking revenge after being robbed that day. At first, Brantley thought the shooting was from the nearby Dayton Police Academy, but the shots were too loud, too close. She ran into her home and called for SaLiha, who was inside. Brantley pounced on her. "I screamed for her. We both went to the ground and crawled to the back of the house. People were running everywhere," Brantley recalled. "I kept hearing the 'ping ping ping' of bullets. I've never been through anything like that. It was very shocking and very scary." Police later found where a bullet had penetrated the handlebar grips of SaLiha's bicycle where she left it on the sidewalk. Crime scene evidence technicians tallied 34 bullet casings and bullets between 3813 and 3821 Palmerston from 9 mm firearms. Despite all the flying lead, not one person was hit. The shootout is uncharacteristic in a neighborhood home to many retirees, Brantley said. "Why does this neighborhood have to be in their crossfire?" she asked from the relative comfort of her living room as SaLiha happily played inside. She wondered: Why can't kids today stay busy in a constructive way? Why are they in the streets shooting at each other? "Why can't they go to the gym and battle with boxing gloves? I don't want (SaLiha) to feel she's living in the wild, wild west." Neighbor Cynthia Fritz wasn't home at the time of the shooting, but her daughter was. She dove for cover when the shooting started. One bullet penetrated an outside wall and hit a curio cabinet, striking a glass inside that Fritz brought from Germany. S-f,-:: , HOOVESAVt g 3 V"" HcCAUST. Spate of gunfire Street names in boldface are where shots were fired. Police received six calls concerning gunfire in the 3800 block of Palmerston Avenue, where at least two houses were hit. At least one house in the 2000 block of Nicholas Road was hit There were no injuries. UKEVDIST. Dayton MIUKrCWT AVE. t ....... :zlZ ' rAMiknovn nib. a 1 1 DAYTON DAILY NEWS "I can't replace it," she said. Insurance adjusters are attempting to figure out how to deal with the damage, she said. Fortunately, homeowners' in- WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2005 surance policies typically cover damage from gunfire. Will Deaton, an agent with American Family Insurance of Dayton, said damage from shootings of that type would be classified as vandalism or malicious acts. Typical exemptions to homeowner coverage have included war or civil unrest, he said. But one thing insurance can't replace is a sense of security and well-being. That takes time. Camory's husband, Marcus Brantley, 35, was at work at the time of the shooting. Monday, he said his family life is returning to normal although SaLiha was at first too afraid to sleep alone. The bullet holes in the side of the house have been repaired, he said. "We're fine, we're fine," he said. "We deal with it one day at a time." Camory Brantley said the shooting has changed her view of the neighborhood, though. Until now, she's thought of her surroundings as a quiet place to live. "It makes you leery, it makes you wonder," she said. "This is my home. It's time for a change. People need to look at what's going on." n. g m m .'41 1 . l ' (' Isl iiiS IuJ i i&L.! Urrira XX m n T TTi' BmmmmmJ 1 : T JmrS$J .,...) VI La i.j ffe "ogpj" 'j5 'm&e mm mm. ; . -lii-mirgrmn r niini-i "Ti ui -"nifiiwtifh'mrtr- i x V v A HURRY IN TO CINGULAR TODAY. Tperfect gift ide o, t a. hi ( jrw .,, n ..- i ' ' n ' t ..' . : : ' i. X cingular raising the baoji" Cingular named "2005 Carrier of the Year" by Wreess Week. 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