D/FW airport officials, apparently believing that it’s better to be safe than sorry, have taken over the management of the airport’s $28-million parking operation from a Buffalo, New York, firm that has had a history of financial associations with reputed members of organized crime.
In January 1982. APCOA Parking Systems of Cleveland, which has operated the parking facilities for eight years, was bought out by Delaware North Companies Inc. At that time, airport executive James Alderson expressed concern about the reputation of the new owners.
The annual Urban Pioneer tour has a new twist this year. For the first time in the tour’s history, says Sid Trest, all of the structures on the tour will be in one area of the city: Oak Cliff. This will also be the largest show ever, with 12 homes and two commercial structures. The tour (scheduled for October 1 and 2) will be highlighted by a festival in Kidd Springs Park.
In four years, Dallas Baptist College will graduate a group of some of the most “computer-literate” students around-or so it hopes. This year, says college representative Tommy Thom-ason, all full-time freshmen at the college will be required to buy a computer. The college has arranged a lease-purchase agreement through Radio Shack Inc., whereby each freshman can purchase a TRS-80 model 100 computer by the end of his fourth semester. The fee for the first semester is $275, with slightly decreased payments for each of the next three semesters and a $200 note at the end of that period. Apparently, the TRS is about the size of a large textbook and can-and, in many cases, must-be carried to class.