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Preston Hollow People (Newspaper) - March 11, 2005, Dallas, Texas WEEKEND Old97sthrow benefitconceit 9A NEIGHBORS Teacher Judy Berg ends career on a high note 5A D LJJ Cfi 02 1A 0004301651 MAILED FROM ZIP CODE 75219 Preston Holl MIXED ADC 752 09 BV12120 SOUTHWEST MICROPUBLISHING 2627 E YANDELL DR EL PASO TX 79903 I FRIDAY MARCH 1 1 2OO5 PRESTON PEOPLENEWSPAPERS COM VOL 2 ISSUE 1 O Teardowns Are The Only Option Developers Say As growth continues economics may iforce small homes from neighborhood iBy Peter Simek iStaff Writer Developers blame rising values for the recent building boom in Dallas a trend that has seen many of the communitys older homes razed to make room for larger more expen sive houses In the past five years property val ues in the city have risen up wards of 25 percent Dev elopers say that many of the 2200 squarefoot cottages that dot area neighbor hoods are no longer worth the square foot they must now charge Chad Brown of Transcend Development Inc says devel opers must build big in order to balance the land and home costs I think it doesnt make eco nomic sense to build a 2200 squarefoot house They have to be so nice in order to charge a square foot Land value in this area is in the range and its going up by the day You cant build a 2000squarefoot house on that i4You have to pay attention to people in the neighbor hood and large homes arent here They ruin the charm of the neighborhood Chad Brown Transcend Development Inc Gordon Stark of Stark Build Inc says that many develop ers have been attracted to the neighborhood because of its rising value but unless the smaller homes are cleared away developing just doesnt make sense A builder would be quite crazy to pay that much for the dirt Mr Stark said Developers he said are forced to clear the lots to make room for larger homes a trend he claims will only increase over the next 15 years appraisers say that every thing inside LBJ will be torn down and built up Mr Stark said Although developers claim that this trend is unavoidable they recognize a need to keep home values and size from flying out of control Mr Brown said builders must be careful about how they develop for the sake of the homeowners and the developers I dont want to create a sit uation where the old homes See TFARIXWNSonPngc IOA Someones Got to Give HIOTO JAKK DKAN Lacrosse parent Robin Look and Marilyn Monroe try to raise eyebrows as well as funds at the Lacrosse auction PHOTOS JAKE DEAN HILLCREST CLUB LACROSSE player Colby Morgan and his teammates listen to coach Bill Elliott during a timeout Community Support Drives Lacrosse Success Aggieland Championship latest victory for Hillcrest club team By Kim Sykes Special Contributor Trying to describe a game of lacrosse to an unfamiliar onlooker is a sport in and of itself might say its like hockey played on a soccet field Or field hockey with hel mets instead of skirts When Coach Bill Elliott Was begin ning the Hillcrest Lacrosse Assoc iation nearly 10 years ago the 20 players who came together were at first sight as hard to describe as the sport itself It started as a ragtag bunch of kids practically pulled off the street if they were willing to run with a stick he said BREAKING THROUGH Johnathon Richardson 57 breaks up a white advance by Rex Rosandich left and John Beasley during a Hillcrest lacrosse scrimmage Since then the program has grown to include eight coaches 100 players and four teams both boys and girls Though the association continues its policy of allowing any player whos interested to participate no tryouts last season brought an unpre cented degree of success to their efforts Following last season the varsity lacrosse team is one of the top ranked in the state and at the annual Aggieland Lacrosse Tournament in College Station this past year both var sity and junior var sity teams went undefeated Also in 2002 a Hillcrest player won a Field Scovell athletic scholarship to play lacrosse at the college level a tremendous feat for any player living 1500 miles from the big lacrosse uni versities What is remarkable about Sec LACROSSE on IOA Doctor Praised For Fifty Years of Service Preston Hollow physician recognized by city for long career By Leah Shafer Contributing writer Living in Texas was always in the cards for Dr Daniel Rader His grandmother a Salado local put a handful of Texas soil on the Oregon bed in which he was bom in 1916 so he could claim native status I am a Texan at heart in my youth and adulthood have always had that cognition he said Dr Radcr made his way to the Lone Star State to practice ostcopathic medicine in 1951 at the nowclosed Steven Park Hospital on Hampton Road and Colorado Boulevard in north Oak Cliff The 88yearold hasnt looked back since Ive never missed a day in my practice in all my years Im a healthy young man STAKMMIOTajKRKMYaiKSNITr DR RADER sits in his grandfa thers chair from the 1800s housed at his small practice he said Mayor Laura Miller recent ly recognized Dr Raders tremendous contributions to the city of Dallas in medicine and as a model citizen with a mayoral proclamation at a city council meeting But Dr Rader isnt letting the attention change his prac tice His main enjoyment still comes from seeing patients at his PrestonForest Tower family practice three days a week I like to see people like today a woman who had a rib cage pain and she could hardly raise her right arm with our wincing I found out what it was pleurisy though the power of observa tion Dr Radcr credits that type of observation to his study of osteopathic medicine a prac tice that includes traditional Western medicine with more attention to prcvcntativc care giving the body what it needs to heal itself and attention to Sec on Pajjc IOA Parents Disagree on School Uniforms DISD to decide about mandatory new dress code By Jessica Hoover Staff Writer Parents of children at Hillcrest High School have mixed feel ings about whether Dallas ISD should implement a district wide school uniform policy that could take effect next fall The school board is set to vote on the issue this month although action could be post poned until April DISD spokesman Donald Claxton said the district mailed out 16000 surveys to parents last November and 76 percent of the 673 who responded approved of uni forms Of 400 residents contacted in a phone survey 795 percent were in support Hillcrest parent Lynn Derman is very much opposed to uniforms and said that although the statis tics seem favorable the num ber of parents who received surveys is small considering the size of the district Her sur vey arrived too late for her to properly participate she said It was biased It was written in a way to garner support for a mandatory uniforms pro gram not to solicit honest feedback she said So they took this biased survey with flawed results and they are running with it Ms Derman said now is not the time to be discussing the issue in light of the districts hiring freeze and a board deci sion last week to give adminis trators the option to retire early in exchange for a lump sum I think its fiscally irrespon sible to go ahead with that in light of the million deficit she said Aimce Bolendcr president of Alliance AFT which repre sents teachers in Dallas agrees Its very hard for us to understand why there would be talk on adding new obliga tions in the budget at the same time not being able to give employees the much needed stepincreases she said Mr Claxton said the district estimates uniforms will cost to for a pair of pants and shirt He said they are anticipating providing one uniform for each student who qualified for the free or reduced lunch program Students who are eligible will be able to apply for a uniform About 123400 students are Six UNIFORMS on Page 10A m READER POLL Last weeks question Its now March Have you kept any of your New Years resolutions This weeks question Do you think local TV news has become too violent and negative Vote online Peoplenewspaperscom WEATHER 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