Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Assignment #5

Latest pit bull attack: 2 teens
By Kip Mooney
Based on a report by Dan X. McGraw, DallasNews.com

NORTHEAST DALLAS--Four pit bulls attacked two teenagers Monday, making it the third dog attack in a week, according to Dallas police.

The 13-year-old (who was bitten but not seriously hurt) and his 18-year-old sister (who used a belt to scare the dogs away) were walking along Hoblitzelle Drive Monday around 5 p.m. when the dogs attacked them.

Dogs caught two of the dogs and held them in their squad car, and cornered the other two in a backyard.

The unidentified owner was issued three citations.

But these teenagers aren't the only victims.

On Feb. 21, dogs attacked Clarence Webber and Helen Fuller outside Jerry's Market at Bernal and North Westmoreland in West Dallas.

At Parkland Memorial Hospital, Webber received treatment for injuries to his eye, face, hand, and thigh, while Fuller received treatment for arm and head wounds.

Later that day, a 12-year-old boy was attacked after trying to retrieve a lost ball.

The series of attacks have ignited debate that cities should ban certain violent dog breeds.

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Lakeview Prep reopens after fire
By Kip Mooney
Based on a report by Dan X. McGraw, DallasNews.com

After a weekend fire, East Dallas' Lakeview Preparatory School will reopen its doors.

The two-alarm blaze broke out around 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning. No injuries were reported. Fire officials have not yet determined the cause.

"The damage looks significant," said Gigi Ekstrom, Lakehill's director of marketing. "We haven’t determined how significant it is. We are hoping to have some more answers by the end of the day."

She said it's likely the gym will be unavailable for the remainder of the school year. Sports are done for the year, but phys-ed classes will use the cafeteria.

  • PHOTOS: Share your before and after photos.
'One Man Star Wars Trilogy' comes to Addison
By Kip Mooney
Based on a report by Lawson Taitte, Dallas Morning News

Millions of kids have been impacted by the original Star Wars trilogy (not to mention horrified by the prequels), but perhaps none as significantly as Charlie Ross.

He's performed his One-Man Star Wars Trilogy more than 1,200 times in over 200 cities, and now brings it to Addison's WaterTower Theatre.

Over the course of an hour, he burns through all three original films, performing all the roles, making sound effects, and singing along with the orchestra.

The Canadian actor got his start a Fringe theatre festival in Minneapolis, only fitting as he takes part in the Addison's Out of the Loop Festival. May the force be with him.

Opens 7:30 p.m. Thursday at WaterTower Theatre, 15650 Addison Road, Addison. $15, festival passes good for all shows $60. 972-450-6232. www.watertowertheatre.org.

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