Thursday, August 27, 1992

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Anaheim Bulletin (Newspaper) - August 27, 1992, Anaheim, California Anaheim Bulletin NORTH COUNTY NEWS RECREATION A. Trafford Templet on/North County News INTRODUCTION: Volunteers lead guests in saying grace before getting to Family YMCA. The event was held to introduce parents and their children to know each other at the recent "Family Night" picnic put on by the Anaheim YMCA staff members. CRIME City may log record-high murder rate By Vik Jolty North County News If crime and violence continue at the current rate, police officials said homicides will reach a record high by the end of the year. With 28 people killed to date in an increasingly violent atmosphere, the city this year could easily surpass the previous record high of 30 killings in 1989, police officials said. The number of homicides so far this year already have topped 1991's total of 26 and 25 in 1990. And unlike last year when gangs, drugs and armed robberies were the primary reasons for the killings, family violence and domestic disputes have claimed an increasing number of lives. Eight people have been killed and two have committed suicide so far this year in family-related violence in Anaheim alone, police said. "We are going to have a banner year this year," said Anaheim police Lt. John Cross, the Crimes Persons Bureau commander. "I don't have any real reason for why we have so many Please see MURDER/A4 Family violence symptom of deep-rooted problems By Vik Jolly North County News Though it may appear sudden, family violence doesn't surface abruptly, experts say. Instead, its causes are psychological and deep-rooted in family history. In recent weeks, domestic disputes and family violence issues have resurfaced in Orange County with many incidents ending in serious injury, suicide or homicide. Please see VIOLENCE/A4 THURSDAY, AUG. 27, 1992 TRANSPORTATION 73 sites eyed for project Katella widening slated for 1996 By Anne M. Peterson North County News The Orange County Transportation Authority must acquire at least 73 properties and parts of 123 others before Katella Avenue is widenened through 14 miles of the county. The Katella Avenue Super-street Project, which extends from the San Gabriel Freeway to the Costa Mesa Freeway, is set for construction at the earliest in 1996. "It'd be guess work, but the— earliest construction would be three years from now only if a city is totally on top of this thing," said Mike Baron, Orange County Transportation Authority superstreet project manager. "We don't have any funds available to start it right now because the money won't be there for three years." Although total costs haven't been calculated, the project is fully funded by the Orange County Transportation Authority through the Measure M half-cent sales tax. A1989 feasibility study indicated the project would cost $53.6 million. The project spans six municipal districts — Los Alamitos, Cypress, Stanton, Garden Grove, Anaheim and Orange and areas of unicorporated county land. The environmental impact report, released earlier this month, states Katella Avenue has experienced increasing traffic congestion and uneven traffic flow for the last 10 years. The project will include traffic Please see SUPER/A6 SPORTS Fall sports High school cross-. > country and girls' : »tennis teams previewed/A26 STEPPING OUT ■! NEIGHBORS More than a dream Local record company tries to shed its Orange County image/A21 New kid on the block Melinda Guinaldo joins staff of Cornelia Connelly School as a director/A14 PROFILE Taking her leave "Queen Mary" Turner steps down as treasurer to be closer to family/A3 COMMISSION Waiver approved Planners allow Home Depot to increase its outdoor sales display to dismay of some/A5 People...................A14 Police report........A10 Building permits....A6 Business...............A17 Marriages.............A20 Viewpoints............A12 Real estate.............A9 Military..................A1S Around town........A16