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Preston Hollow People (Newspaper) - March 10, 2006, Dallas, Texas REAL ESTATE How to get a real estate deal 1C m NEIGHBORS Linda Altick is a SPORTS St Marks lacrosse squeaks by BSD 4A FRIDAY MARCH 10 2006 Cameras ill Catch Runners Program to cut accidents by 25 percent By Peter Simek Staff Writer Big Brother may soon be watching Dallas tions The city plans on installing video surveil lance cameras at 1 percent of Dallas intersections in an effort to catch runners in the act The city hopes the cam eras will force drivers to think twice before running a red light and help cut down on fender benders and parallel impact acci dents Proposals from camera vendors are due to the city by March 10 and the cam eras are expected to be rolling by the end of the summer according to Eliza beth Ramirez assistant Since 2003 a number of neighboring cities have instituted the camera program director of Transportation Operations for the city of Dallas and engineer who is overseeing the project Ramirez said the citys decision to implement the camera enforcement plan follows state legislative changes in 2003 that made it possible for cities to issue civil penalties to violators caught by surveillance cam eras The fine for being caught running a red light on tape will be much less than the fine a run ner receive if he or she were caught by a police officer and thus slapped with a criminal offense Since 2003 a number of neighboring cities have instituted the camera program Garland has been doing it since 2003 Ramirez said Richardson Piano and Frisco have also started up Ramirez said 15 cameras will be installed at intersections at a cost of See RED Page Kenny and the kept the dance floor full with classic songs from nino I i j Diane and Winkelman dance to of Kenny and the at the Hillcrest High School and Franklin Middle School Beach Blanket fundraiser last Saturday at The Richardson Hotel Lifes a Beach Hillcrest and Franklin raise funds with fun One of the premiere auction items this year was a black Fender Tele caster guitar autographed by Billy Gibbons of the Texas band 72 Top STAFF New Larry North Fitness Center To Open in Preston Royal Village Neighboring stores enjoy higher customer traffic By EmRy Turner Special Contributor Although the grand opening is not expected until this July Chris Gallagher president of Larry North Fitness says 300 new members have already signed up and are working out at the temporary facility in Pre ston Royal Village Gallagher who has partnered with Larry North since 1993 says the new location is a real lure for residents in the Preston Hollow area Even though our Highland Park location is only about four miles from this new one the idea of the Preston location being just a little bit closer avoiding traffic lights and traf fic make working out seem more appealing Gallagher says At this point in the building process the fitness company has temporarily secured 4000 square feet of shopping center space directly next to the other 10000 square feet under con struction that will become Larry Norths sixth fitness center in Texas Gallagher says the tem gym located on the northeast corner of Preston Royal Village offers a variety of equipment and allows patrons to get accustomed to the envi and a healthy routine Tom LaBarba general man ager of Roys Natural Market which is located next door to the fitness center at Preston Royal and is one of the largest vitamin stores in the country says he has already seen a boost in business since the 4000 square foot facility opened in September 2005 He Larry North doesnt sell supplements and I dont sell workout clothes says LaBarba It is really a great match like a hand and glove type of thing To get residents familiar with the facility the fitness center is offering an opportunity for Sec H WEEKEND He was a poet an artist a revolutionary of his day If he were alive today hed certainly be very Samantha Morton on John Wilmot Earl of Rochester played by Johnny Depp in The Libertine Jay Leno Salutes Philanthropists Contact Crisis Line steps up annual award and fundraiser By Tiffany Ludwig Staff Writer Carla McClanahan president of the Contact Crisis Line board said Jay Leno is about to unveil what she considers Dallas best kept secret The Preston Hollow resi dent said she knew nothing about the Contact Crisis Line a confidential 24 hour service that helps callers through crises rang ing from a hard day at work to domestic abuse to thoughts of suicide until a friend told her about it sev eral years ago Now as board president of the old nonprofit organization she is excited to bring the celebrity in for the Contact Crisis Line Presents Jay Leno Live at the Majestic event March 25 This is a great opportunity for us McClanahan said The majority of people are coming to see Jay Leno but as a result every day were getting new sponsors which is an answered prayer and a blessing The event is more than just a fundraiser though It is an opportunity to recog nize community members and organizations who have contributed to the field of health and human services by presenting them with the Spirit of Contact award Shelba Brown who is receiving the award on behalf of the Chi Omega alumnae chapter said she believes that giving back to the community helps create a better place for everyone to live and builds friendships as people work together Brown who last month was first honored along with Cheri and Pat Summerall of Southlake Texas said she is proud to accept the award on behalf of Chi Omega Its a very prestigious award and were thrilled we were chosen said Brown who added that Chi Omegas annual Christmas market has given about million to Dallas nonprofit agencies and has partnered with Con tact in previous years This funding is essential See CONTACT Page Book Project Keeps Arl Alive in Texas Schools Local PTAs split profits from sales fund cultural programs By Sarah P Henry Staff Writer The Texas Cultural Trust and are to heip raise money for the arts in public schools with a new publication called Adventures in the ARTS Mystery of the Gooey Grey Glob The book which includes an interactive CD ROM teaches children from sec ond to fifth grade about the visual arts through col ors different line textures shapes and shadows The book also intro duces young readers to famous artists like Frida Kahlo and Henri Matisse This book grabs your imagination the way a Harry Potter book would said Donna Axum Whitworth chairman of the board for the Texas Cultural Trust It walks the student through the story and in addition there are projects and guides WEATHER that tell them how to create their own artwork Jill Chris a PTA member at Northwood Elementary in Dallas ISO says Were doing this as a fundraiser and to add to kids art education Because the art has been cut back so much in public schools they only get it once a week According to the Texas Cultural Trust Texas current public investment in the arts is less than 18 cents per citizen placing it last among the 56 states and territories of the United States The national median for state funding is more than eight times that amount at per citizen With all the state budgets being cut especially in the areas of arts education we feel this is very important Sec PROJECT Page Party Cloudy Party Cloudy Party Cloudy
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