Fort Worth Star-Telegram from Fort Worth, Texas on September 30, 1992 · 38
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Wednesday, September 30, 1992
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Section A Page 22 I AMNION Fort Worth Star-Telegrom I Wednesday September 301992 Bureau aims to serve up city's best for Davis Cup BY MARKS LEACH Fon Wonh Star-Telegram FORT WORTH — As tickets go on sale today for the Davis Cup World Group Final the Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau is cranking up a community effort to welcome the international tennis event and show off Cowtown to the world The bureau briefed about 70 local officials and business leaders yesterday on the long-anticipated competition which is scheduled Dec 4-6 at the Fort Worth-Tarrant County Convention Center And although there were few details of the local effort the speakers expressed no doubt that the event will offer a big chance to promote the city "We want to make this one of the great community events in the history of this city" said Doug Harman bureau director "Give us your ideas" The impact of the Davis Cup on the city's tourism industry is likely -to be substantial Fort Worth is expected to host 3500 foreign visitors bringing $8 million to $10 million for hotels restaurants and other tourism services according to event promoters Local officials have not estimated the financial impact of the championship on Fort Worth — But even more important than the economic impact will be the media exposure for Fort Worth The Davis Cup is expected to draw about 200 journalists half of whom — will come from outside the United States "It's a great opportunity to show cff your city" said Russ Cline a F111-1 FEATURE AuTo TINT : ALARM ----- ------- Lifetime Warranty Doors & Hood 'S Price Installed Lights Flashing Carbine Model 475 Rashing LED 2 Remotes MOST 411S Panic lorition Kill Doors & Hood Lights flashing 2 Remotes Ignition Kill $ i 5900 pi 78 UK 00 Hwy 80 W : WEST rr"1TH AIM AUTO TINT ! 5604468 SINCE 1984 STOP Titl IJRGIMR!! 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Memory !Speed Dialing" ortyvorthl 196-1400 4 illi'arge filr IN rtn 041114No CMUYort I 'T000110 MET 'KM s OAK Some sound advice from Tom Bosley: Find Out With a FREE hewing check-up TRY BEFORE YOU BUY Arlington (817) 459-1759 932 N4Cooper Wt5 41 P V74 'P" 4 0 0 4 I ‘ ewe 4 r-- Fort Worth Star-Telegram I I A MC VE heyenne Frye 9 sits out a workout with ice on her foot in yesterday's session of the Hurst Recreation Department gymnastics program The Hurst Aerials a 57-member competition team 'boast a 1990 state championship About 500 students participate in the program each week Cross From Page 1 7 In one of the most celebrated criminal cases of the 1960s Cross was convicted of killing Susan Rigsby 21 at his Austin apartment on July 18 1965 He began serving a life prison term in February 1966 Rigsby's sorority sister Shirley Stark 21 was slain at the same time Cross was charged with her killing but he was never tried in that case His conviction was overturned in January 1987 on a legal technicality and a new trial was ordered Cross was released on bail while awaiting the second trial which began in July 1987 He was convicted a second time and sentenced to 80 years Cross was a 22-year-old UT student with a reputation in Fort Worth of being quiet and unassuming when he confessed to the killings of Stark and Rigsby He told police he put their bodies in the closet of his Austin apartment covered them with clothes and went to visit friends According to his confession he had a date later that night and had sex with his date a few feet from where the bodies were hidden Twelve days later the women's bodies were found in an Austin field Before his confession which was reportedly prompted by a visit from his parents Cross had consoled the victims' families and had given police false clues in the case In preparation for his release Cross was transferred yesterday from the prison system's Ramsey Unit in Rosharon 40 miles south of Houston to the central prison in Huntsville the spokesman said Water From Page 1 addition to tests already being done would also be necessary "We want some precautions taken to ensure that there's no pollution getting into the water" he said " And if some reason the water becomes contaminated then we want the system in place so that we won't fail to detect it" Because the need for continuous monitoring is prompted by the proposed landfill Waste Management should pay for the installation of the equipment the consultant recommended But the city would be responsible for monitoring water for any contaminants Kubala said Plummer's firm didn't provide cost estimates Arlington already takes water samples up and down Village Creek to detect any pollutants that might be introduced to the lake he said Samples taken downstream from Fort Worth's southeast landfill have not shown water contamination in the four years that the facility has existed Kubala said "We've been monitoring the Tommy From Page 17 Davis said "Everybody was reacting to it We scooted over and put our heads down and I heard it It sounded like it hit a chair" The woman's nephew cried out "Oh my God" as the crowd encircled Tommy she said "He passed out and we were trying to get him some air" Davis said "I could see the dent on his head" Tommy's injuries should be corrected by his surgery said his father Tom Davis Physicians have estimated that Tommy will be able to return to Harwood Junior High School in about two weeks his parents said Cross originally received a life sentence but won a retrial in 1987 after the US Supreme Court in a separate case ruled that the mental competency of a defendant should be determined before trial begins In the first trial Cross was found competent by the same jury that subsequently convicted him The lighter sentence of 80 years in his second trial along with the 60 years of "good time" he amassed during his first 20 years in prison assured him of an early release from prison With the exception of several "minor incidents" during Cross' first years in prison "he's had a very good attitude throughout his incarceration" Nunnelee said While in prison Cross has earned bachelor's degrees in humanities general studies and behavioral science from the University of Houston-Clear Lake In 1989 he obtained a master's in humanities from the university He also holds an associate degree in arts and a certificate in computer science from Alvin Community College Cross had been denied parole on previous occasions He grew up in southwest Fort Worth and graduated from Paschal High School in 1960 "He was a quiet kid" said Richard Udlock 78 a former neighbor "He would wave but he pretty much minded his own business" He said Cross was the only child of James Cross Sr an executive with The Fair department stores which have since closed "He was one of the finest men I've ever met" he said of the elder Cross This report contains material from The Associated Press creek for umpteen years now and we have not had anything show up yet" he said "But there's always the possibility that some contamination could get into the water That's part of the reason why we want this continuous sampling of the water If something does happen then we would be able to treat it and also find out where it's coming from" The site of the landfill which would accept solid waste from several area cities is 25 miles south of Lake Arlington in unincorporated Tarrant County The land is near the intersection of Dick Price Road and Everman-Kennedale-Burleson Road The report also recommends: That Waste Management install a 6-foot-thick impermeable clay liner to provide better protection than the 3-foot-thick clay liner proposed by the company Instead of testing the water annually to determine whether ground water is contaminated as Waste Management has proposed samples of the water should be taken every 90 days Waste Management should be required to notify the city when any hazardous waste is discovered at the landfill Major league baseball games along with many amusement parks operate under an assumed-risk policy under which ticket holders assume all -dangers incidental to the game said Jay Miller director of Rangers customer relations Each ticket carries a fine-print warning that fans could be hit by flying bats or balls Schleifer said the club's concern is that Davis gets well and returns to the park next season Schleifer also visited the boy's hospital room Monday and invited him to a game next season "They told him that he might get to sit in the dugout" Tom Davis said "I told him if he sits down there I'm going to put a crash helmet on his head "We'll go but we'll sit up hig)er" Trustees given profile in superintendent quest BY MARY DOCLAR Iron SS onh Star-Telegram ARLINGTON — The emerging candidate profile for the Arlington superintendent's job is that of a man who is from Texas with experience running a school district the consultant leading the superintendent search told school board members last night Bob Thompson who was hired to find a replacement for former Superintendent Rick Berry gave the board details on the pool of applicants describing the amount of interest in terms of gender geographic location and previous experience He stressed that the profile could change as the application period draws to a close "We may have 75 people who have applied but there won't be 75 qualified" Thompson said "Traditionally the larger district you get the fewer the number of bona fide applicants In terms of bona fide applicants I'm guessing 30 or so" Thompson said 52 candidates have expressed interest in the job either by applying being nominated by an outside source requesting information or committing to apply At least eight of those candidates did not meet the job qualifications he said Only three of the candidates who have expressed interest have been identified as minorities although County seniors make semifinals of national scholarship program BY INDIRA AS LAKSHMANAN Fon W orth Star-Telegram FORT WORTH — Seven Tarrant County high school seniors were named semifinalists today in the National Achievement Scholarship Program for Outstanding Negro Students The honorees are among the 1500 black students nationwide who will vie for 800 scholarships worth $3 million to be awarded in the spring The program sponsored by the prestigious National Merit Scholarship Corp recognizes the African-American students in each region of the United States who scored highest on the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test Tarrant County semifinalists are in Fort Worth Thelma Johnson and Valerie Rawlston of Paschal High School and Stacy Harris and Nicole 'Nelson of Polytechnic High School and in Arlington Damian Scott of Bowie High School Albert Chap Recycle From Page 1 7 If approved by the council the program is scheduled to begin in the spring Recycling plans for multifamily home residents and businesses will be addressed later officials said "The concept of burying and abandoning materials that are reusable is a luxury we can no longer afford" said resident John Daeley "There are however some trou Five months of anonymity over for woman in Houston Thesasociated Press HOUSTON — A woman found unconscious on the side of a freeway five months ago and dubbed "Estelle Doe" by Hermann Hospital officials has been identified as a Maryland woman Authorities yesterday determined that the woman who has been in a coma since April 28 was Nancy Sue McDonald 32 of Easton Md The woman's jaw and right leg were fractured and she had a severe head injury from an apparent hit-and-run accident She was carrying only a tube oflipstick and a comb "I'm on cloud nine" Hermann Hospital spokeswoman Lisa Fuglaar said "I've felt all along that Estelle or rather Nancy knew what was going on around her I think she's very relieved that we will no longer call her Estelle" The case was featured Sept I 6 on NBC's Unsolved Mysteries program A jailer at the Easton Md city jail recognized the woman as a former inmate who lived in the city Fuglaar said Fuglaar contacted the family and the family called the TV show and was connected to the Missing Persons Clearing House Officers discovered that McDonald had been arrested for hitchhiking in Fort Lauderdale Fla four days before she was found iri 1-bus that number may be higher because most applicants did not indicate race on their application materials Thompson said Four of the applicants are women he said School board President John McInnis said that more candidates may apply as the application period winds down "This is a process in which you can never predict whether people will be in or out until the end: McInnis said Board members extended the deadline for applications by about a - week because many potential ap- ' plicants were confused by a publication that incorrectly listed the Oct 1 deadline as Nov 1 They also tenta- lively reset the date for the an- nouncement of finalists to Nov 5 The board is planning to interview candidates Nov 9-13 and decide on their top choice Nov 14 Thompson said that many candidates have expressed concern about the district's financial problems and the salary range Several wanted assurances that the district is willing to pay the upper end of the $90000 to $120000 range he said Another source of concern has been recent publicity about poten tial candidates who might fit the job profile Thompson said He said the publicity works against the search because applicants don't want their current districts to know that they are interested in the job man of Lamar High School and Michelle Hicks of Martin High School Other area honorees include: David Harrison of Cistercian Preparatory School in Irving Latifah Saafir of Weatherford Islamic Academy Lawrence Price of De Soto High School Nicole Shade of Duncanville High School Herman Walker of Edmund Marcus High School in Flower Mound and Waleed Mebane of the Texas Academy of Math and Science in Denton Winners will be chosen on the basis of strong grades high Scholastic Aptitude Test scores participation in extracurricularactivities and the recommendation of their high school principals They will be eligible for one-time awards of $2000 or four-year scholarships sponsored by corporations colleges and universities bling aspects to the program" Daeley said that he wants the city to pick up leaves at least once or twice a year and he wants to be able to put out one bag of trash for one pickup and three bags for the next without penalty Civic activist Kay Taebel praised the program "America is the most wasteful of all countries" she said "I'm glad we're finally in an era that realizes we need to conserve and recycle" Officials expect to reduce the waste stream by 17 percent to 20 percent and to increase the life of the city landfill ton Fuglaar said the woman went back to the same Fort Lauderdale truck stop and hitched a ride west as soon as she got out ofjail McDonald has been staying in a Houston-area nursing home since she was transferred from the hospital in July She remains incommunicative "She's in the same condition as she was when she left the hospital" said Patty Riddlebarger also a hospital spokeswoman But Fuglaar and Janine Medley McDonald's court-appointed guardian are convinced the woman is aware of her surroundings She said the woman nodded when asked if Nancy Sue McDonald was her name and nodded again when asked if she was from Maryland "She responded to her name which jut absolutely amazed me" Medley said "I got a brief nod out of her when I called her by name and she seemed real peaceful this afternoon" Medley said she spoke to the woman's stepmother yesterday but the family hasn't made plans on when they will pick up McDonald "I can't say what the next step is" Medley said "The first step was a big one so we have to digest that first I am just ecstatic This is what we were shooting for and we've done it!" 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