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Lake Highlands People (Newspaper) - November 26, 2004, Dallas, Texas Real or fake We weigh in on choosing the perfect Christinas tree Page IB WEEKEND Tracy Byrd brings his sweet sound to Dallas Page GIFT GUIDE Need ideas for the hoi presents for Mom Dae Lake MIXED ADC 752 2627 E YANDELL DR EL PASO TX 79903 FRIDAY NOVEMBER 26 VOL 1 ISSUE 13 ONE QUARTER Police Investigate Home Invasion Burned Body The Dallas Police Depart ment as of press time is con to investigate a pair of heinous crimes which took place recently in Lake Highlands The incidents arent believed to be related Police are still looking for the culprits responsible for a Nov 16 home invasion in which a woman was robbed at gun point The other crime took place Nov 14 when a burned body of a Dallas man was found by police The home robbery took pake in the 10300 block of Bernadin Circle where the vic tim said that a man approached her with a pistol and forced her to lay down on the floor in the bedroom The burglar then forced a second person inside a bathroom and closed the door A second man is said to have ransacked the bedroom while the first robber held the pistol to the womans head The sus fled the house in posses sion of 30 DVDs valued at In the other case the burned body of Abdel Karim of Dallas was dis covered in an alley in the df Drive where authorities had responded to a fire call Police discovered a body that was bound and set on fire It was later ruled that Mr died from multiple sharp force injuries Anyone with information about the latter crime should call the departments homicide unit 2146713661 Plymouth Rocks On REBECCA WIGHT discovers the sig of the courting candle during the Nov 19 Thanksgiving festivities at the Scofield Christian School SCOFIELD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL STUDENTS dress in costumes to celebrate Thanksgiving STAFF PHOTOS SHANNA LOPEZ Teardown Workshop Disappoints Residents Despite rocky start good ideas emerge By Brent Flynn Staff Writer Dallas residents expecting a public airing of their concerns about line mansions instead found themselves partici pating in a group urban planning exercise at the Nov 16 workshop on resi spon sored by the city Rather than an activity focused on the advertised topic of the workshop residential participants Were asked to paste game pieces repre com residential and civic developments to a map of the area bordered by Royal Lane Preston Road Forest Lane and Central Expressway It became apparent to many in the audience that little or no official city information would be offered at the meeting and residential were to be merely a peripheral One woman left the room muttering something about saving her neighbor hood Those who stayed gave mixed assessments of the workshop format cise It was at that point that the meeting started to get ugly We want you to focus on the teardown issue yelled a voice from the audience These people are com ing here for information from the city shouted another are being given carte blanche to rape the environ ment because of the they are bringing to i the area Terry OConnor Dallas resident We got hoodwinked here said Lakewood resi dent John Bowland This is just not what we expect ed He said people in his neighborhood Hillside have been looking at creat ing a conservation district the community and hoped to gain some insight from other neighborhoods that had done the same thing However the four people he rode with to the work shop became frustrated halfway into the exercise and left Preston Hollow resident See WORKSHOP on Page A Teachers Greatest Lesson Cancer in remission woman savors renewed sense of Thanksgiving By Greg Ford Staff Writer Beth doesnt sweat the small stuff anymore Shes been through enough to know whats important and whats not v This Thanksgiving Ms a teacher at Forest Meadow Junior High and head coach of the Lake Highlands junior varsity softball and vol teams will be sitting down for dinner knowing that she is in remission from an cancer It is a disease that put her through two surgeries weeks of chemotherapy and months of reflection on what really matters in her life All my friends and family they are what made it so bear Inside POLICE STAFF PHOTO ELIZABETH LAVIN REASON FOR THANKS Forest Meadow teacher Beth is in remis sion from ovarian cancer able she said It was so easy to have a positive attitude The people here at Forest Meadow and at Lake Highlands High School well I couldnt have asked for better people The whole Lake Highlands com munity has been great Ms ordeal began last year at her desk While typing out a test she experi immense pain that forced her to lie down on the floor The source was a football sized rumor that caused one of her ovaries to rupture After her first surgery in September 2003 it was determined that she suffered from grade 1 can cer A second surgery in November revealed no addi tional rumors the cancer had been contained She then began py a process that often saps the patient of strength and causes them to lose their hair That happened to Ms Initially she tried to high light and cut her hair which See LESSON on Page Ringing in New School Traditions escorts and Bell Boys serve on and off the field By Heather Campbell Contributing Writer The announcers booming voice echoes for miles around Wildcat Stadium on a typical fall Friday night Sparkling drill team mem bers move in unison to the bands beat cheerleaders clad in faces tumble down the field stu dents are decked out in red black and the football team charges through an over sized sign Leading all the spirited proceedings as they have for years were the Bell Boys The four seniors ring the bell before games run the flag down the field after touchdowns and throw miniature footballs into the stands during the fourth quarter Though Lake Highlands playoff dreams were ended by Carter High School earli er this month the schools spirit shined as bright as PHOTO JAKE DEAN RAISE THE FLAG Campbell Gillis left and Sam Douglas of the Bell Boys lead the football team on to the field ever during the 387 season Meredith Harrison a soph ending loss thanks to the member of the work of the Bell Boys drill team They definitely make our school look better said See SPIRIT on Page SA NEIGHBORS GARDENING 2B MOVIES HOME IB WEEKEND 7 A READER POLL Last question Does your bank charge too many unnecessary fees This weeks question Is it too early to put up Christmas lights before Thanksgiving Vote coined WEEKEND FORECAST Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy
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