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By D Magazine |

Was it the Dondi Connection? Internationally known French businessman and playboy Philippe Junot and equally well-known French chef Alain Sanderens are opening the Lucas Carton restaurant and private club in North Dallas early next year, if not sooner. The restaurant, currently under construction at Belt Line and Mont-fort, is the sister restaurant of the three-star original Lucas Carton in Paris which made Sanderens famous in international culinary circles. There’s speculation that Junot’s friend, Dallas businessman Don Dixon, may also be a partner in the venture.

Joggers may soon be able to leave their footprints on the paths they pound, if the Texas Sesquicentennial Committee’s plan to expand the Trinity Trail system goes as hoped. Fort Worth Parks and Recreation Assistant Director Gary Kutilek says the bike trail will extend from Heritage fork, north of the downtown area, to East Gateway Park near the Stockyards. But the real perk for joggers is a chance to leave their marks in cement. The parks department is planning to let people come to the trail site on designated days when the cement is being poured and leave footprints, for a fee of around $20. The Ses-quicentennial comes but once, but footprints in cement could be around forever.

When the state’s stars gathered to record their version of We Are The World, there was one familiar voice missing. KVIL’s Ron Chapman was invited to participate in the celebrity sing-a-long, but when he arrived Chapman was turned away because he wasn’t wearing the right badge. A doorman says he recognized the popular disc jockey, but rules are rules. (Funny, we didn’t see a badge on Entertainment Tonight’s Leesa Gibbons, who was there singing to raise dollars.) Part of the money raised will go to Ethiopia to help feed people who are starving; the remainder will be used to benefit needy families in the Lone Star State.