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( tr77 20 suliday Decenthor 3 1 21R10 I wvovstat Iclegrancom Arlington area Shuttle service ending after run described as success ARLINGTON — The free shuttle service that has served the area around The Parks at Arlington mall ends at 6 pm today Organizers say the service which began Nov 26 was successful enough to ensure it will be continued next December "We did considerably better" than the shuttle's first year in 1998 said Dan Fernandez executive director of the Cooper 20 Transportation Management Association Inc a nonprofit corporation sponsored by General Growth Properties owner of the mall The service offered rides primarily to the mall along three central-city routes It was offered for the month of December 1998 but ran along much more limited routes The service was not offered in 1999 The project was jointly organized and funded by the city of Arlington and the association Fernandez said ridership on the shuttles dipped recently because of cold weather but he said overall ridership far exceeded 1998 totals Dallas area Garland woman is killed in accident in Oklahoma A 42-year-old Garland woman was killed Saturday when her vehicle ran off a highway and overturned in Muskogee County the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Judy Turley was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash along US 69 about three miles south of Muskogee the patrol said Troopers said Turley's vehicle ran off the highway and rolled as many as six times before coming to rest on its wheels Turley was wearing a seat belt the patrol said Fort Worth area Woman probably knew her killer police say FORT WORTH — Dec 4 began as a typical day for Denise Myers Hunt After leaving her administrative assistant job at United Parcel Service Hunt 42 went to Q The Sports Club to work out made her daily phone call to her mother stopped by a supermarket for a few groceries and headed to her Woodhaven apartment Only her killer knows what happened after that At 7 pm the next day police received a 911 call from her apartment It was an "open line" call one in which no one talks but leaves the phone off the hook officials said Police officers who went to the apartment at first thought it was on fire but the smell turned out to be hard-boiled eggs in a pan left on a stove burner A search of the apartment revealed Hunt's body She had been strangled in a bedroom In the weeks since homicide detectives have found evidence indicating that Hunt probably knew her killer "There was no forced entry no 'signs of robbery and no sign of any sexual assault" said detective Mike Carroll who is assisting lead investigator Curt Brannan on the case "All these are indications this is not a stranger-type killing" Northeast Tarrant Bedford retiree sees self as government watchdog BEDFORD—It started with coffee In 1993 Ralph Good had just retired as a supervisor at Bell Helicopter Textron and was looking for something to do with his spare time So he went to a City Council meeting and was distressed to learn that Bedford was spending $12000 annually on coffee for employees That struck Good as excessive and it sparked his interest in city affairs (He is pleased to note that subsequent councils reduced the coffee bill) "I got up and asked them where did they get the idea of spending $12000 for coffee? Two of the council people really got irritated with me so that got my interest stirred more" Good 73 said at his Bedford home Most council meeting nights since 1993 Good can be found in council chambers a few sheets of paper in hand waiting to air his views during the public comment portion of a meeting Good sees himself as a citizen monitor of the council he said Ile is inclined to be critical especially concerning budgets and open government but not necessarily antagonistic Slow pace of business worries Parker Square RovvER mum) — Parker Square was envisioned as a shopping center where people would picnic on the lush green that surrounds the gazebo Municipal county state and federal offices agencies and centers will be closed Monday New Year's Day Banks — It is a federal banking holiday 1111 Mail — No pickups or deliveries Only the DallasFort Worth Airport mail center will be open ARLINpTON M No garbage or recycling collection Monday Service will resume Tuesday City Hall will be closed Monday and reopen Tuesday The City Council will not meet until Jan 9 No Handitran service will be offered Monday Where there would be holiday celebrations concerts political debates and quiet strolls But the $30 million Parker Square for all its turn-of-the-century-style charm is not there yet Despite a design by nationally known architect David Schwarz restaurants that are an epicurean's delight and quirky speciality stores tenants say Parker Square is almost unknown more than a year after its opening And some store owners in the square at Cross Timbers Road and Timber Creek Drive are quietly if not acutely concerned Representatives of Parker Square owner Five Star Development say that with time and more advertising the square will flourish They say that word-of-mouth about customer service and nifty touches such as the complimentary mouthwash offered at the Thai Tango restaurant will attract customers And when completed in 2002 Parker Square will offer more stores and be more competitive with area malls property manager Nancy Wylie said State Oilman and philanthropist Myr le Greathouse 78 dies ABILENE — Oilman and philanthropist Myr le Greathouse has died at Abilene Regional Medical Center after an illness of several months his daughter said Ile died Friday at age 78 of unspecified causes Mr Greathouse worked at WES-TEX Drilling Co for nearly 50 years becoming its executive vice president in 1956 and its president in 1979 The company grew from two drilling rigs to more than 20 WES-TEX sold its 21 rigs in 1997 but stayed active in oil exploration In 1986 Mr Greathouse and WESTEX won the Petroleum Industry Award from the Abilene Chamber of Commerce and in 1988 he was named Oilman of the Year by the West Central Texas Oil & Gas Association Donna mayor indicted on charges arising from scuffle MeALLEN — Donna Mayor Lonnie Flores was indicted late last week on charges that he hit a lawyer during an early morning bar scuffle If convicted of misdemeanor assault the mayor could face up to one year in jail and a $4000 fine The incident has also led to civil court McAllen attorney Vicente Gonzalez tiled a $200000 lawsuit against Flores on Thursday claiming that Flores cut his lip SUNDAY DECEMBER 31 2000 Geti inu 11110 iliS triC mistworosswessompozsm4 Star-TelegramCARom MARY BAUMAN Bob Eckstein 51 of Fort Worth hangs his leg out of the trunk of his car Saturday as he installs speakers in the rear seat What's open closed for New Year's holiday IN Central Library will be closed Monday el Recreation centers senior citizen centers and the Tennis Center will be closed Monday GRAND PRAIRIE No garbage or recycling will be collected Monday City offices recreation centers the Kirby Creek Indoor Pool the city animal shelter and the city landfill will all be closed Monday OTHER CITIES City offices libraries and senior citizen centers will be closed Monday in Mansfield Kennedale Pantego and Dalworthington Gardens No garbage or recycling will be collected Monday and injured his neck during the fight The trouble began Oct 18 when the two came to blows in the early morning hours at a Donna sports pub Flores said he'll fight the charge in court "I don't agree with the grand jury's decision" he said "But I will let the courts take their course" Two men killed in boating accident off Port Mansfield PORT MANSFIELD — Two Raymondville men died Saturday when their 17-foot boat made a sudden turn and threw them overboard into Port Mansfield Bay authorities said Killed were Lauro Flores 37 and Rogerio G Flores 39 Coast Guard spokesman Petty Officer John Epps said It was not known if they drowned or were struck by the boat A third man 37-year-old Gregorio Ramirez was pulled from the 55-degree water and survived the accident which happened about 8 am Epps said Compiled from staff and wire reporls -) For more news go to wwwstar-telegrancom To search the Metroplex go to wwwd1wcom ) Star-Telegram newsroom ARLINGTON EDITOR Larry Lutz (817) 548-5525 IlutzUstar-telegrancom CITY EDITOR Theresa M Humphrey (817) 548-5524 thumphrey©star-telegrarncom NIGHT CITY EDITOR John Gandy (817) 548-5407 icgandythstar-teleg rancom ASSISTANT CITY EDITOR Joe Stebbint (817) 548-5416 jstebbinsstar-telegrarncom ASSISTANT CITY EDITOR Amanda Rogers (817) 548-5486 arogers©star-telegramcom ASSISTANT CITY EDITOR Bill Miller (817) 548-5425 wmillerqostar-telegrancom DAI I AS BUREAU (872) 263-4448 PHOTO EDITOR Gregg Ellman (817) 548-5402 gellmanOstar-telegrarncom ASSISTANT PHOTO EDITOR Bruce Maxwell (817) 548-5409 binaxwellstar-telegramocom HOW FOWN SIAR FRI na kristi Payne (817) 548-5531 kapayncastar-teleg ra acorn Police warn of revelers' shots fired into the air BY DEANNA BOYD Stitadcgrittn Still Writer FORT WORTH — Stephanie Medina shyly rakes her pants leg and scrunches down her lavender sock to reveal the scar on her right leg that made her the talk of her elementary school last year About four inches long the scar serves as a permanent reminder to Medina who turns 9 this week of last year's New Year's Eve celebration when she was hit by a falling bullet shot into the air from a reveler To her family it's an example of the potentially deadly consequences that the tradition of shooting into the air to ring in the New Year can bring "It's something you can either talk about later or it's over" said Steve Arredondo Medina's grandfather "It could have been worse" Last year Fort Worth police responded to 150 shots-fired calls between 11 pm on New Year's Eve and 1 am New Year's Day In addition to Stephanie 29-year-old Kelly Von flatten was struck on the top of the head by a falling bullet while standing in a neighbor's driveway in the 5800 block of I leatherglen Terrace Police officials said that although there may have been more people shooting their guns into the air last year because of the dawning of 2000 every year holds the potential for such gunfire In the hour before and after the arrival of 1999 911 dispatchers answered 102 calls regarding shots fired according to police statistics Von flatten who still has a bump on her head from where she received three stitches to close an inch-long gash plans to stay safely inside her home tonight "All my friends say what are the chances?' " said Von flatten 29 "I'm not going to risk it It's just too dangerous There were kids out with us last year This year my kids will be inside" "The people that shot their guns off last year weren't caught or punished so they might be doing it again this year" she added "You look at New Year's Eve in a whole new light" Lt David Burgess police spokesman said that the innocent most often pay for the actions of revelers who are not using common sense "Most of these people that have been hit are innocent people just minding their own business" Burgess said "They get hit by a round that nobody knows where it came from" Firing a weapon in city limits is a Class B misdemeanor in Fort Worth punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a $2000 fine If the falling bullet kills or injures someone stiffer charges will be filed Burgess said Burgess said that the department will have extra officers on the streets this holiday looking for people firing guns But those who fired the bullets that struck Stephanie and Von flatten have never been found Officer Dorcia Meador range master for the police department said that on average most handgun ammunition can travel about a mile after being fired into the air "The bullet can travel a mile and still be dangerous" said Meador who like several officers used to park her patrol car under bridges at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve to ensure her safety Von flatten said that she posted fliers around her neighborhood the week after she was struck asking people with information about anyone firing guns into the air on New Year's Eve to call police "Obviously no one said anything" Von flatten said "But I was just making my neighbors aware that this kind of stuff is going on because it really scared me" Stephanie and her family were celebrating with relatives in the 3300 block of Ellis Avenue when shots rang out like firecrackers Typically Stephanie's mother Elizabeth Arredondo made the children stay inside when midnight struck but ventured outside with Stephanie under the watchful FORT WORTH Today: Join the Zawadi Writers for Kwanzaa morning worship services at 10:30 am at the Greater St Stephen Baptist Church 3728 E Berry St to celebrate the principle of creativity For more information call (817) 534-1365 Monday: Closing ceremonies to celebrate the principle of faith will be held 7 pm at Grace Temple Seventh Day Adventist Church 4200 E Berry St For more information call (817) 535-3800 or (817) 534-3366 DALLAS Today: Melody "Allah" Bell will present Kwanzaa activities for children at Pan African Connection Bookstore and Resource Center 612 E Jefferson Blvd 1 pm Storytelling dancing and singing will be some of the action at the gathering For more information call (214) 943-8262 Today: The South Dallas Cultural Center will present a multidisciplinary arts celebration Let Every Man's Heart Lie Down at the center on 3400 S Fitzhugh St 4-7 pm Based on the classic Nigerian narrative the event will feature spoken word original music and a 30-piece choir For more information call Vicki Meek at (214) 939-2787 eye of her brother-in-law The three were walking toward the front of the house when Stephanie was hit she said "She started screaming and hollering!' Elizabeth Arredondo recalled "I thought maybe she cut herself or something" Doctors found that a small caliber bullet had entered her right leg just below the knee and traveled down before resting near her ankle "It fractured her ankle where the bullet had stopped" Elizabeth Arredondo said The bullet couldn't be removed until Feb 15 to allow the wound to heal Today Stephanie's leg buckles on occasion while she plays Steve Arredondo said he shares his granddaughter's story with friends in hopes that they'll keep their guns silent this holiday season He admits that as a young man growing up in Fort Worth he too fired a gun on New Year's Eve "At that time you had 3000 people not 30000 people in a neighborhood" he recalled "There was no one around back then" It was a tradition that even older family members participated in he said "My father-in-law used to fire a shotgun All you could see was the leaves coming down At that time we didn't think about it" Arredondo said In New Orleans last year gunshots echoed around the city and five people were wounded There were two arrests both of which resulted in convictions In Kansas City Mo a man was killed by a falling bullet from someone else's weapon moments after he fired his gun into the air In Atlanta a teen-ager was wounded The potentially deadly practice has prompted tougher laws in some states public awareness campaigns even the deployment of battlefield technology that can pinpoint the source of gunfire In Arizona last year firing a gun into the air was raised from a misdemeanor to a felony punishable by up to a year behind bars The law came in response to the death of I4-year-old Shannon Smith in June 1999 But with the likelihood of falling bullets highest around this time of year Shannon's Law has become the centerpiece of a holiday public-safety campaign warning people not to fire guns into the air Phoenix City Councilman Phil Gordon said he expects that police will soon be aided by a random gunfire-detection system The system an offshoot of technology used in the Persian Gulf War uses sound sensors to pinpoint the source of gunfire and broadcasts the coordinates to police A similar system called Shotspotter has been used in Los Angeles and in Redwood City Calif Los Angeles County sheriff's officials were not satisfied last New Year's saying that the device could not differentiate between gunshots and fireworks But officials in Redwood City a community of about 80000 just south of San Francisco said that the number of reported gunshots went from 400 two years ago to four last New Year's Eve and the Shotspotter resulted in one arrest two years ago Detroit relies largely on its Bells Instead of Bullets campaign which began in 1996 after an elderly woman was killed by a stray bullet on New Year's Eve The campaign includes posters put up in schools billboards and televised public service announcements Chicago has had a similar campaign and so does New Orleans where prevention efforts were intensified after a woman from Boston was killed in 1994 while waiting to see New Year's fireworks over the Mississippi River Louisiana also has a longstanding law against indiscriminate gunfire with a minimum of two years in prison for a first-time offense and five to 10 years for those with a criminal record This report includes materitd from The Associated Press Kirlanzaa cdentiar Today: The Words and Deeds organization will present a cultural Kwanzaa film from 7:30-9 pm at Pan African Connection Bookstore and Resource Center 612 E Jefferson Blvd For information call (214) 943-8262 Monday: Melody "Afiah" Bell will present Kwanzaa activities for children at Pan African Connection Bookstore and Resource Center 612 E Jefferson Blvd 1 pm Storytelling dancing and singing will be some of the action at the gathering For more information call (214) 943-8262 Monday: The Coalition to Advance Civil Rights and the African American News and Issues Newspaper will present Faith and the Grass Roots Struggle at the Inner City Community Development Center 4907 Spring Ave from 7-9 pm For more information call Thomas Muhammad at (800) 914-1653 Monday: The United States of Africa Revolution Party will celebrate the principal of faith and host the annual Karamu Feast at Pan Africa Connection 612 E Jefferson Blvd For more information call (214) 943-8262 For more information about Dallas area events contact the Third Eye at (214) 428-1040 4 11 A I A ' st col r( aE es til sh cc q 1! PI d 1fr G IN - in :lit "al 'et ()1 B ' IT -It - CI k 1 F: n 11 1 - S - b f 7 irl Arl 1 ington area I' l etriti K'-'''T warn o 3 i °lice f revelers - Shuttle service ending after -VI ! 'k Q09-4 a I '14 ' run described as success ' ARLINGTON — The free shuttle ser r - '"7N Tr today Organizers say the service which tki T71 tri rci shots fired into the air vice that has served the area around The ‘: i IVY DEANNA BOBoil) Parks at Arlington mall ends at 6 pm eye of her brother-in-law The three were 6 toward the front of the house ' ' : -v---1- 1 1 I i 1 t f c- y ft i Star Tdcgnim Stall Writer walking FORT WORTII — Stephanie Medina when Stephanie was hit she said began Nov '26 was successful enough to -01: -' t N1ti k-J i-s0101 ensure it will be continued next December shyly raises her pants leg and scrunches "She started screaming and hollering!' down her lavender sock to reveal the scar Elizabeth Arredondo recalled "I thought r "We did considerably better" than the ' on her right leg that made her the talk of maybe she cut herself or something" : shuttle's first year in 1998 said Dan Fer- SUNDAY DEC E MBER 31 2000 her elementruy school last year Doctors found that a small caliber bullet nandez executive director of the Cooper About four inches long the scar serves had entered her right leg just below the 20 Transportation Management Associa- as a permanent reminder to Medina who knee and traveled down before resting near 'I tion Inc a nonprofit corporation spon- iii ni 11 r rr l turns 9 this week of last year's New her ankle sored by General Growth Properties own- Get till") 111 0 MS LjEtiill ' Year's Eve celebration when she was hit "It fractured her ankle where the bullet t er of the mall by a falling bullet shot into the air from a had stopped" Elizabeth Arredondo said The service offered rides primarily to rev eler The bullet couldn't be removed until t' the mall along three central-city routes It To her family it's an example of the Feb 15 to allow the wound to heal was offered for the month of December potentially deadly consequences that the Today Stephanie's leg buckles on occa- 3 ' t V ' r - -' 1998 but ran along much more limited I - : tradition of shooting into the air to ring in sion while she plays routes The service was not offered in New Year can bring 1999 - 1 '-' the Steve Arredondo said he shares his i "It's something you can either talk granddaughter's story with friends in The project was jointly organized and i - I about later or it's over" said Steve hopes that they'll keep their guns silent funded by the city of Arlington and the Arredondo Medina's grandfather "It this holiday season He admits that as a association t ' - ''''' ' ' -- ': ' ' - '' ' - could have been worse" young man growing up in Fort Worth he Fernandez said ridership on the shuttles - :-:-: : 2 :!:':f tn:::::2 :1: dipped recently because of cold weather Last year Fort Worth police responded too fired a gun on New Year's Eve II but he said overall ridership far exceeded - - - i 173 to 150 shots-fired calls between i 1 pm on "At that time you had 3000 people Ai ) New Year's Eve and I am New Year's not 30000 people in a neighborhood" he - A 1998 totals i' Day In addition to Stephanie 29-year-old recalled "There was no one around back Dallas area : '-- - -li - - 1 C60 FTD - ------- i: Kelly Von flatten was struck on the top of then" 4 - -- - - -- - the head by a falling bullet while standing It was a tradition that even older family i : I : in a neighbor's driveway in the 5800 block members participated in he said - --1 - Garland woman is killed !--------------- I of Ileatherglen Terrace "My father-in-law used to fire a shot- ! 'I in accident in Oklahoma - - - - - t - Police officials said that although there gun All you could see was the leaves 'A : may have been more people shooting their coming down At that time we didn't - ' t A 42-year-old Garland woman was 1'' e '” '1 - ' - ' :u- ''''''--- 44- -' guns into the air last year because of the think about it" Arredondo said - St killed Saturday when her vehicle ran off a - : - - k i ' L 1 dawning of 2000 every year holds the In New Orleans last year gunshots highway and overturned in Muskogee Star-TelegratnCARom MARY BAUMAN potential for such gunfire In the hour echoed around the city and five people ' County the Oklahoma Highway Patrol Bob Eckstein 51 of Fort Worth hangs his leg out of the trunk of his car Saturday as he before and after the arrival of 1999 911 were wounded There were two arrests " said installs speakers in the rear seat dispatchers answered 102 calls regarding both of which resulted in convictions In i Judy Turley was pronounced dead at shots fired according to police statistics Kansas City Mo a man was killed by a the scene of the crash along US 69 about Von Hatten who still has a bump on her falling bullet from someone else's weapon three miles south of Muskogee the patrol head from where she received three stitch- moments after he fired his gun into the air aE said Troopers said Turley's vehicle ran off What es es to close an inch-long gash plans to stay In Atlanta a teen-ager was wounded 's open closed for flew Year's holiday 9 safely inside her home tonight The potentially deadly practice has ti the highway and rolled as many as six "All my friends say 'Well what are the prompted tougher laws in some states sh times before coming to rest on its wheels Municipal county state and federal offices IN Central Library will be closed Monday chances?' " said Von flatten 29 "I'm not public awareness campaigns even the cc Turley was wearing a seat belt the agencies and centers will be closed Monday III Recreation centers senior citizen centers patrol said New Year's Day and the Tennis Center will be closed Monday going to risk it It's just too dangerous deployment of battlefield technology that Banks — It is a federal banking holiday GRAND PRAIRIE There were kids out with us last year This can pinpoint the source of gunfire V Mail — No pickups or deliveries Only No garbage or recycling will be collected year my kids will be inside" In Arizona last year firing a gun into 13 Fort Worth area the DallasFort Worth Airport mail center will be Monday "The people that shot their guns off last the air was raised from a misdemeanor to a dr open City offices recreation centers the Kirby year weren't caught or punished so they felony punishable by up to a year behind 1 fr Woman probably knew ARLI9TON Creek Indoor Pool the city animal shelter and might be doing it again this year" she bars G M No garbage or recycling collection Mon- the city landfill will all be closed Monday added "You look at New Year's Eve in a The law came in response to the death 'IN her killer police say day Service will resume Tuesday OTHER CITIES whole new light" of I4-year-old Shannon Smith in June - in FORT WORTH — Dec 4 began as a III City Hall will be closed Monday and City offices libraries and senior citizen cen- Lt David Burgess police spokesman 1999 But with the likelihood of falling typical day for Denise Myers Hunt reopen Tuesday The City Council will not meet ters will be closed Monday in Mansfield said that the innocent most often pay for bullets highest around this time of year al After leaving her administrative assis- until Jan 9 Kennedale Pantego and Dalworthington Gar- the actions of revelers who are not using Shannon's Law has become the center- -ei rant job at United Parcel Service Hunt 42 No Handitran service will be offered dens No garbage or recycling will be collected common sense piece of a holiday public-safety campaign ol went to Q The Sports Club to work out Monday Monday "Most of these people that have been warning people not to fire guns into the air 1' made her daily phone call to her mother hit are innocent people just minding their Phoenix City Councilman Phil Gordon B stopped by a supermarket for a few gro- own business" Burgess said "They get hit said he expects that police will soon be ' IT ceries and headed to her Woodhaven apart- Where there would be holiday celebra- and injured his neck during the fight by a round that nobody knows where it aided by a random gunfire-detection sys- It ment tions concerts political debates and quiet The trouble began Oct 18 when the came from" tem The system an offshoot of teclmolo- - el Only her killer knows what happened strolls two came to blows in the early morning Firing a weapon in city limits is a Class gy used in the Persian Gulf War uses k after that But the $30 million Parker Square for hours at a Donna sports pub B misdemeanor in Fort Worth punishable sound sensors to pinpoint the source of ' 'i E At 7 pm the next day police received a all its turn-of-the-century-style' charm is Flores said he'll fight the charge in by up to 180 days in jail and a $2000 fine gunfire and broadcasts the coordinates to n 911 call from her apartment It was an not there yet court If the falling bullet kills or injures some- police b "open line" call one in which no one talks Despite a design by nationally known "I don't agree with the grand jury's one stiffer charges will be filed Burgess A similar system called Shotspotter -1 but leaves the phone off the hook officials architect David Schwarz restaurants that decision" he said "But I will let the said has been used in Los Angeles and in Red- - S said are an epicurean's delight and quirky spe- courts take their course" Burgess said that the department will wood City Calif Police officers who went to the apart- ciality stores tenants say Parker Square is have extra officers on the streets this holi- Los Angeles County sheriff's officials - b ment at first thought it was on fire but the almost unknown more than a year after its Two men killed in boating day looking for people firing guns were not satisfied last New Year's saying F smell turned out to be hard-boiled eggs in a opening And some store owners in the But those who fired the bullets that that the device could not differentiate accident off Port Mansfield !c pan left on a stove burner A search of the square at Cross Timbers Road and Timber struck Stephanie and Von flatten have nev- between gunshots and fireworks c apartment revealed Hunt's body She had Creek Drive are quietly if not acutely rota M ANSE EL D — Two Ray- er been found Officer Doreia Meador But officials in Redwood City a corn- been strangled in a bedroom concerned mondville men died Saturday when their range master for the police department munity of about 80000 just south of San In the weeks since homicide detectives Representatives of Parker Square own- 17-foot boat made a sudden turn and said that on average most handgun anunu- Francisco said that the number of reported have found evidence indicating that Hunt er Five Star Development say that with threw them overboard into Port Mans- nition can travel about a mile after being gunshots went from 400 two years ago to - ( probably knew her killer time and more advertising the square will field Bay authorities said fired into the air ' four last New Year's Eve and the f "There was no forced entry no'signs of flourish They say that word-of-mouth Killed were Lauro Flores 37 and "The bullet can travel a mile and still be Shotspotter resulted in one arrest two years robbery and no sign of any sexual assault" about customer service and nifty touches Rogerio G Flores 39 Coast Guard dangerous" said Meador who like sever- ago said detective Mike Carroll who is assist- such as the complimentary mouthwash spokesman Petty Officer John Epps said al officers used to park her patrol car Detroit relies largely on its Bells Instead ( ing lead investigator Curt Brannan on the offered at the Thai Tango restaurant will It was not known if they drowned or were under bridges at the stroke of midnight on of Bullets campaign which began in 1996 :5 case "All these are indications this is not a attract customers struck by the boat New Year's Eve to ensure her safety after an elderly woman was killed by a '' I 1 stranger-type killing" And when completed in 2002 Parker A third man 37-year-old Gregorio Von Hatten said that she posted fliers stray bullet on New Year's Eve The cam- - I Square will offer more stores and be more Ramirez was pulled from the 55-deg around her neighborhood the week after paign includes posters put up in schools :-( l ree schools Northeast Tarrant competitive with area malls property manager Nancy Wylie said water and survived the accident which she was struck asking people with infor- billboards and televised public service happened about 8 am Epps said mation about anyone firing guns into the announcements i I i air on New Year's Eve to call police Chicago has had a similar campaign Bedford retiree sees self State "Obviously no one said anything" Von and so does New Orleans where preven- i i ! as government watchdog --- — Compiled frm saff nd wire repors flatten said "But I was just making my tion efforts were intensified after a woman c I ot at star-telegrancom neighbors aware that this kind of stuff is from Boston was killed in 1994 while a supervisor at Bell Helicopter Textron and t BEDFORD — It started with coffee Oilman and philanthropist going on because it really scared me" waiting to see New Year's fireworks over -i In 1993 Ralph Good had just retired as 7-r77-7 wwwstar-telegramcom more news go to INtyrle Greathouse 78 dies Stephanie and her family were celebrat- the Mississippi River - ''' ' i 4 P:141-I ing with relatives in the 3300 block of Ellis Louisiana also has a longstanding law I was looking for something to do with his ABILENE — Oilman and phi Ian- i''12- T o search the Metroplex go to Avenue when shots rang out like fireerack- against indiscriminate gunfire with a min- I spare time thropist Myrle Greathouse has died at Abi- 11 wwwd1wcom ) ers imum of two years in prison for a first- So he went to a City Council meeting lene Regional Medical Center after an ill- and was distressed to learn that Bedford ness of several months his daughter said Typically Stephanie's mother Eliza- time offense and five to 10 years for those was spending $12W0 annually on coffee Ile died Friday at age 78 of unspecified beth Arredondo made the children stay with a criminal record for employees causes Star-Telegram newsroom inside when midnight struck but ventured This repod includes material from The Assadoutside with Stephanie under the watchful ated Press ' That struck Good as excessive and it Mr Greathouse worked at WES-TEX - - - — - - sparked his interest in city affairs (He is Drilling Co for nearly 50 years becoming AIIIINGION EDIT011 -- pleased to note that subsequent councils its executive vice president in 1956 and its Larry Lutz (817) 548-5525 reduced the coffee bill) president in 1979 The company grew IlutzUstar-telegramcom Kirlanzaa cE16 ntiar "I got up and asked them where did from two drilling rigs to more than 20 CITY EDITOR they get the idea of spending $12000 for WES-TEX sold its 21 rigs in 1997 but Theresa M Humphrey (817) 548-5524 FORT WORTH Today: The Words and Deeds organization will coffee? Two of the council people really stayed active in oil exploration thumphrey©star-telegrarncom Today: Join the Zawadi Writers for Kwanzaa present a cultural Kwanzaa film from 7:30-9 pm got irritated with me so that got my inter- In 1986 Mr Greathouse and WES- NIGHT CITY EDITOR morning worship services at 10:30 am at the at Pan African Connection Bookstore and Resource est stirred more" Good 73 said at his TEX won the Petroleum Industry Award John Gandy (817) 548-5407 Greater St Stephen Baptist Church 3728 E Berry Center 612 E Jefferson Blvd For information call 1 Bedford home from the Abilene Chamber of Commerce icgandyUstar-tel e g r mum St to celebrate the principle of creativity For more (214) 943-8262 Most council meeting nights since and in 1988 he was named Oilman of the i ASSIS1ANT C ITV EDII0s information call (817) 534-1365 Monday: Melody "Allah" Bell will present 1 1993 Good can be found in council cham- Year by the West Central Texas Oil & Gas Joe Stebbint (8 1 7) 548-5416 Monday: Closing ceremonies to celebrate the Kwanzaa activities for children at Pan African Con- I hers a few sheets of paper in hand wait- Association istebtansstar-telegrarnCom T a ASSISTANT CITY f DITON principle of faith will be held 7 pm at Grace Tem- nection Bookstore and Resource Center 612 E pie Seventh Day Adventist Church 4200 E Berry Jefferson Blvd 1 pm Storytelling dancing and ing to air his views during the public corn- - Amanda Rogers (817) 548-5486 St For more information call (817) 535-3800 or singing will be some of the action at the gathering ment portion of a meeting Donna mayor indicted on arogers©ster-telegrarncom (817) 534-3366 For more information call (214) 943-8262 Good sees himself as a citizen monitor charges arising from scuffle is ASSISTANT CITY EDITOR I of the council he said Ile is inclined to be critical especially concerning budgets and McALLEN — Donna Mayor Lonnie Bill Miller (817) 548-5425 DALLAS Monday: The Coalition to Advance Civil Rights and the African American News and Issues News- Flores was indicted late last week on wmilier(kstar-telegrancom Today: Melody "Allah" Bell will present Kwan- zaa activities for children at Pan African Connection paper will present Faith and the Grass Roots open government but not necessarily a DAT I AS EWAN Struggle at the Inner City Community Development t charges that he hit a lawyer during an car- Bookstore and Resource Center 612 E Jefferson ' antagonistic ly morning bar scuffle (972) 263-4448 Blvd 1 pm Storytelling dancing and singing will Center 4907 Spring Ave from 7-9 pm For more ' si PI1010 MITCH information call Thomas Muhammad at (800) 1 If convicted of misdemeanor assault be some of the action at the gathering For more Slow pace of business Gregg Ellman (817) 548-5402 information call (214) 943-8262 914-1653 the mayor could face up to one year in gellmanOstar-telegrarncom FT worries Parker Square jail and a $4000 fine ASSISTANT PHOTO FUT OP Today: The South Dallas Cultural Center will evolution Monday: The United States of Africa R FLOWER MOUND — Parker Square The incident has also led to civil court Bruce Maxwell (817) 548-5409 present a multidisciplinary arts celebration Let Party will celebrate the principal of faith and host Every Man's Heart Lie Down at the center on 3400 the annual Karamu Feast at Pan Africa Connection was envisioned as a shopping center McAllen attorney Vicente Gonzalez tiled bmaxwello)star-telegramocom S Fitzhugh St 4-7 pm Based on the classic 612 E Jefferson Blvd For more information call where people would picnic on the lush a $200000 lawsuit against Flores on iloss IWO 5 IAR FM I rin Nigerian narrative the event will feature spoken (214) 943-8262 green that surrounds the gazebo Thursday claiming that Ilores cut his lip kristi Payne (817) 548-5531 word original music and a 30-piece choir For more For more information about Dallas area events 5--r 1 kapayner4ostar-telegramcom information call Vicki Meek at (214) 939-2787 contact the Third Eye at (214) 428-1040 4 C3 — wei s 1 I ! 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