Just before Channel 8 went on the air with its January town hall meeting on education, DISD school board members Yvonne Ewell, Kathlyn Gilliam, and three other people appeared at the station demanding to be let on the show. Ewell looked into the studio at the twenty-one people assembled for the program and said, “I don’t know any of those black people.” Doug Fox, news manager with Channel 8, says he had considered asking Ewell and Gilliam, but that since he wanted the Fort Worth area to be equally represented, there wasn’t enough room in the studio to accommodate everyone. And, Fox says, “anytime you get out there in the arena, you’re going to get mud splashed on you…”
What’s in a name? Sharon Boyd, an Oak Lawn area homeowners’ activist, spoke out against a new drive-through hamburger joint on Lemmon Avenue at a City Council zoning hearing in January. “I’ve refrained from mentioning,” she said at the end of her testimony, “the problems with the name.” The restaurant is Hooker’s Hamburgers. ..
Getting down to business: Danny Faulkner, who was indicted by the government for his involvement in the huge I-30 condo scandal of five years ago, began his federal criminal trial in Lubbock in February. To accommodate all his lawyers and legal documents, he’s leased two offices in the Federal Building where the trial will be held .. .
What are all the Dallas Ballet dancers doing now? One former principal dancer, Ken Nickel, is making a ballet exercise videotape called “Ball-a-cise. . .”
“There’s no question,” said council member Diane Rags-dale at a council meeting, “that we need to hold down the effect of S.O.B.s.” Was she talking nasty about the city manager? The city auditor? Nope. Sexually Oriented Businesses. ..