Month: February 2007

Police report 2 robberies on same day in Oak Lawn

By Staff Reports Police reported two armed robberies in the Oak Lawn business district on Sunday, Feb. 18. A man’s car was taken from him at knife point in a private parking lot in the 4000 block of Cedar Springs Road about 5 a.m. The 7-11 store at 3329 Oak Lawn Ave. was robbed of cash at gun point at about 3 p.m. by a suspect who fled on foot. The store attendant reportedly had seen the suspect before. This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition February 23, 2007 сайтраскрутка сайтов...

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Texas lesbians register union in Mexico

By Associated Press Midland couple become 1st international visitors to make use of new law PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Mexico A lesbian couple from Texas have become the first international visitors to take advantage of a new civil union law in Mexico’s Coahuila state. Maria Carreon Lara, 39, and Amparo Maldonado, 24, of Midland, Texas, registered as a “civil solidarity union” under the law that took effect last month in Coahuila the first of Mexico’s 31 states to recognize to homosexual unions. Nonresidents can register under the law, which provides gay couples with social benefits similar to those of married couples, if they are in Coahuila legally. It is unclear if the union will have any legal standing in the United States. The couple, who are of Mexican descent, have lived together for five years, local media reported. They registered for the union in the city of Ciudad Acuna, across the U.S. border from Del Rio, Texas. On Jan. 31, a lesbian couple from Mexico’s northern state of Tamaulipas registered for the first civil union in Coahuila. In November, Mexico City a semi-independent capital zone that has some of the same powers as states passed a similar measure, the first in the nation’s history. It takes effect in March. Latin America urban areas are becoming more socially liberal. Mexico City and Coahuila join the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires and the...

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Local Briefs

By Staff Reports Out At the Library exhibit continues through April 1 at Oak Lawn Library “Out at the Library,” a traveling exhibit celebrating the 10th anniversary of the founding of the James C. Hormel Gay and Lesbian Center at the San Francisco Library, remains on exhibit at the Oak Lawn Branch of the Dallas Public Library, 4100 Cedar Springs Road, through April 1. The exhibit includes boots worn by cross-dressing Civil War surgeon Dr. Mary Walker, classic LGBT pulp paperbacks, the 1978 appointment book of assassinated San Francisco City Supervisor Harvey Milk and more. For information, check online at www.DallasLibrary.org. Women’s Museum hosts celebration of International Women’s Day Words of Women present a celebration of International Women’s Day on March 3, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Women’s Museum, An Institute for the Future, 3800 Parry St. in Fair Park. The event will include the announcement of the winner of the annual Words of Women International Essay contest, presentation of the Woman of the Year award, speakers and audience discussion regarding the status of women. There will be a special presentation by the Dallas Women’s Conference, refreshments and entertainment by The Women’s Chorus of Dallas, Urban Ukes and Echo Theatre. Positive Voices Coalition to honor longtime supporter with roast Positive Voices Coalition will host a roast of longtime supporter Miss Rhonda Mae Cox at at its March...

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Soundout

By Tammye Nash Senior Editor 5 questions with Randy Pauer Randy Pauer recently retired from his position as district sales manager for Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) in Dallas and has opened his own, cruise-specific travel agency. How long did you work for Scandinavian Airlines? I had been with them 30 years when I retired, and I worked out of Dallas all that time. I was hired in Dallas, and I retired in Dallas. That never happens in the airline industry. But I loved my job, and I love Dallas. I traveled everywhere, but I didn’t want to move from here. In fact, they wanted to close the office in Dallas several years ago. But I said I didn’t want to move, and so they let me stay here. It was very nice of them. What does a district sales manager do? I called on corporate accounts. I covered seven states Texas and all the states bordering Texas, except for Louisiana, and the “four corners” states, Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico. I worked out of my home since the 1970s, so I had a virtual office before anyone thought that was cool. Was it difficult to be openly gay while working for SAS? I came out in 1975 and was out at work almost from my first day there. But believe it or not, SAS is quite conservative. I thought...

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Query of the Week

By David Webb Staff Writer What do you think about the legal maneuvering that has followed Anna Nicole Smith’s death? “I think she should be buried next to her son if that’s what she wanted. Either there or next to Marilyn Monroe.” David Fridley Florist “Howard Stern did it. I think if there is any money it should go into a trust fund for the child.” John Collings Author “The news is focused too much on that instead of more important issues such as the debate in Congress about the war and the Scooter Libby trial.” Phil Thrift Writer “I think everybody is out to get a piece of the pie.” Jennifer McEvoy Barista “It seems like a total mess. It almost looks like some people are looking for 15 minutes of fame through her death.” Tereasa Nims Journalist Have a suggestion for a question you’d like us to ask? E-mail staff writer David Webb at webb@dallasvoice.com. This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition February 23, 2007 adventure games for androidуправление имиджем...

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