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Houston Voice, No. 998, December 10, 1999 - File 004. 1999-12-10. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 23, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/1439/show/1409.

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Title Houston Voice, No. 998, December 10, 1999
Contributor
  • Hennie, Matthew A.
Publisher Window Media
Date December 10, 1999
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).
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Title File 004
Transcript HOUSTON VOICE • DECEMBER 10, 1999 LOCAL NEWS NEWS INSIDE Around lhe Nation 4 Hawaii court okays marriage ban 4 Former Houston teacher files bias suit 4 lobel resigns as head of NGLTF 4 Utah hate crimes law ruled useless 4 Challenge to N.C. DP lows forges on 4 Gaither's murder was a hate crime, killer says 7 Health News 14 Steamy new book documents gay animals .14 French doctors urge WTO help on AIOS ... .14 New Russian AIDS drug to debut in 2000 .14 World AIDS Day marked by setbocks 14 Police lack strong leads in early morning shooting VOICES & ECHOES Bearden: Hale on lhe highway 9 Editorial: Anti-gay ads in our paper? 9 OUT ON THE BAYOU Truth Seeker Outside the music box Out in Print: 'Gore Vidal Bestsellers On Stage: An invigorating 'hush' Eating Out: No ploce to count calories COMMUNITY Donotions for holidoy efforts Occasions Community Calendar My Stars' CLASSIFIEDS . . CARMART .... BUSINESS DIRECTORY.. Issue 998 by MATTHEW A. HENNIE The father of a 31-year-old Houston woman who was shot and robbed made an emotional plea last week for the public's help in solving the brutal attack. Police have few leads and have been unable to interview Tracey Lynn Deel at length since she was robbed, shot several times in the face and chest, dumped and left for dead in the early morning hours of Nov. 28 after leaving Chances, a Montrose bar for lesbians. Friends in Houston's lesbian community have rallied to raise funds for Deel's medical recovery and joined with her father to post a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and indictment of her attackers. CrimeStoppers has offered a $1,000 reward in the case. "My daughter has spent her life trying to help people. I can't see how anybody would do this to another human being," Richard Deel said during a press conference with police investigators Dec. 3. "For those guys that are involved, they are going to find you. Even if they don't, one day you will have to meet God. When you do, you'll have to pay." On Thursday, the Houston Police Department released a composite sketch of one of the suspects in the case. Authorities said two young Hispanic males attacked Deel at Whataburger, 3712 South Shepherd, about 3:55 a.m. and ordered about $9.55 in food. Deel called a friend about 2:30 a.m. Sunday and said she was at Chances, which was preparing to close, police said. About two hours later, Deel—who had been shot several times by a .22-cal- iber pistol—managed to crawl more than Richard Deel, whose daughter was robbed and shot, asked lor the public's help in solving the Nov. 28 attack. 300 yards to awaken residents of an apartment complex at 10280 Windmill Lakes and ask for help. Police would not comment on where Deel lives. Deel's Honda Accord, described as a white, 4-door with license plate VCB 71C and with a Green Bay Packers sticker on the windshield, is still missing, police said. Police released a composite sketch ol one of the men suspected in the Nov. 28 shooting of Tracey Lynn Deel (right). About two hours after the attack, police said, two suspects in the case were videotaped at two banks withdrawing money from an ATM using Deel's debit card. Some $400 was taken, authorities said. Last week, police released brief videotape segments of the men using Deel's bank card at the ATMs. A third suspect in the robbery has used Deel's credit card, police said. "This is a pretty brutal crime," said Sgt. L.D. Foltz. "The public should be cautious." Tracey Deel Fund Southwest Bank of Texas Dwayne D. Whiddon 713-235-8881, ext. 1180 Attn: Mail Teller P.O. Box 27459 Houston, Texas 77227-7459 Houston Police Department Homicide Division 713-308-3600 CrimeStoppers 713-222-TIPS Gays lose as Exxon Mobil dumps DP benefits 500 Lovett Bi*. Houston. 1 713-529-8490 DALLAS (AP)—Exxon Mobil Corp. has adopted a policy against giving benefits to the partners of newly hired gay employees, breaking with a policy at Mobil before the companies merged last week. The oil giant said Monday it would continue Exxon's long-standing policy of extending spousal benefits only to couples in legally recognized marriages. It will also continue to extend benefits to same-sex partners of Mobil employees who were receiving benefits before the merger, a spokesman said. Human Rights Campaign, the largest gay-rights group in the nation, accused Exxon Mobil of taking a step backward from tin* trend of offering benefits to partners of gay employees, a policy followed by about half the country's largest corporations. "Rollbacks or cancellations of these types of policies are very rare, and we don't understand why Exxon is doing this," said David M. Smith, a spokesman for the group in Washington. "Gay people don't have access (to legally recognized marriages), so thev are being denied a benefit made available to other employees in the workplace." Smith said other major oil companies, including BP-Amoco, Shell and Chevron offer benefits to same-sex partners. Exxon Mobil spokesman Tom Cirigliano said the Irving-based company's policy is to provide benefits coverage only to spouses in legal marriages, including common-law marriages. "We feel basing benefits coverage on a legally recognized relationship eliminates the need for the company to establish criteria of its own to assess the legitimacy of a relationship," Cirigliano said, "that's whether it's same sex or heterosexual." At their annual meeting in May, Exxon shareholders by a 94.1 percent vote rejected an amendment to company bylaws that would have granted benefits to unmarried partners. Company directors had recommended against the proposal. The new Exxon Mobil also has adopted Exxon's general anti-discrimination policy. Human Rights Campaign and some shareholders had urged the company to adopt Mobil's policy, which specifically prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation. Since 1998, Mobil had let employees in same-sex relationships get benefits for their partners and had a policy specifically bar ring discrimination based on sexual orientation. "Exxon Mobil's current policies provide strong protection against any discrimination on any basis, including sexual orientation," said Ed Burwell, a company spokesman. The Human Rights Campaign said nearly 3,000 U.S. companies now offer same-sex partner benefits, including more than 80 Fortune 500 companies. Three years ago, Perot Systems Corp. became the first large Dallas-based company to offer partner benefits to gay and lesbian employees. However, it decided in 1998 to stop offering it for new employees. Wm L.R. Raymond, CEO Exxon-Mobil Corp. 5959 Las Colinas Blvd. Irving, TX 75039-2298 Wm Phone: 972-444-1000 Fax: 972-444-1348 www.exxon.com/contact/index.html Pi
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