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Montrose Voice, No. 460, August 18, 1989 - File 011. 1989-08-18. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. February 24, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/163/show/154.

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Title Montrose Voice, No. 460, August 18, 1989
Contributor
  • McClurg, Henry
  • Darbonne, Sheri Cohen
Publisher Community Publishing Company
Date August 18, 1989
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 22329406
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 011
Transcript Speaking of service—we feel like an Andy Rooney routine. One day this week LOBO had a brief power outage caused by an HL&P transformer burning in the alley. This was the second fire for this particular transformer this year. And both*times it mysteriously knocked out our air conditioning. Now HL&P denied any responsibility, as though it was just one of those coincidences that the transformer burned and our air conditioning just happened to stop working—twice. Ever try talking to a giant utility? About anything? And do you think they cared? All of us are helping them pay for that giant nuclear plant but will they return the favor? And we foolishly thought "customer service" meant providing service to the customer. At LOBO we preach to our employees to provide friendly, helpful service to our customers Oust don't get that cranky old man who treats the business like it were his own). The big department stores, according to the press, are attempting to rediscover service. This at the same time franchise food chains seem to specialize in mumble disservice. Has anyone noticed the sad state of service at Kroger's on Montrose?Most of the clerks seem to be plotting against management and the youthful managers hardly inspire confidence. Yet across the street at everyone's Walgreens we've never met an unfriendly clerk. Not that we get around that much but if there is an award for all-around friendly service it should go to the crew at Charlie's. Waiting tables is no fun job but these guys make the most of it. And, after all, they always get my eggs right. It was bound to happen. Since the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Missouri's new abortion law that also left standing the preamble of that law, to wit life begins at conception. Now a woman in Kansas City, convicted of forgery, is serving a term in jail. And she's pregnant. So now she's suing the State of Missouri for false imprisonment of her fetus. After all, the state says the fetus is life, and that life is being confined without due process. Frankly, being Missouri-born, we feel the state is getting just desserts. Let them figure this one out and get back to us later. News is news, but it also depends where you read it. Last Friday, one of the Houston papers, relying on a report from the Washington Times, reported that Craig Spence, a central figure in that Washington call- boy scandal, was arrested in New York on gun and cocaine charges. He supposedly told the Times he was dying of AIDS and planned a suicide. Also, according to this story, he was reduced to begging and sleeping in Central Park. Spence, as you may recall, was the one who arranged a late-night tour of the White House for a few of the guys of the evening. The New York Times saw the story a little differently. Also on Friday, The Times reported Spence's arrest and the same charges. There the stories part. According to the New York Times, Spence called the police to report that a man in his room had just robbed him of $6,000. When the police arrived they found Spence and Casey Ragan, 22, of Brooklyn, whom Spence had met on Times Square. Need we say more? What is interesting is that Spence called the police, they arrived to find both men in the hotel room with Spence holding a gun (thus the charge of criminal possession of a gun) and allegedly Ragan had used the gun to rob Spence. Oh yeah, and they found a small amount of cocaine. Ragan was not charged. The Washington Times, which is owned by the Moonies, was the only paper Ronald Reagan would read, and originally broke the male prostitute story, seemed to have overlooked Mr. Ragan and the $6,000 (there was no further mention of the money). The New York Times never heard of the planned suicide or the declaration of AIDS. But they both got the charges right and ran nice photos of the accused. Stand by for later developments. Back in our old stomping grounds, Dallas, District Attorney John Vance recently went after the two dailies there when they reported that around one-third of drug-dealing convictions in 1988 resulted in probation. Vance appeared before a press conference crying foul and produced figures that only "35.5 percent" received probation. How those reporters will play loose with the facts. And then Vance pointed out that some of those probations were granted by judges, not all by his prosecutors. Of course, in May 1987, Vance had vowed that his office would not grant probation to drug dealers. But then, the office of district attorney is elective, and none of us expect elected officials to always mean what they say. LOBO Presents Jeff Striker in his newest epic The much awaited appearance of Stryker in an unfamiliar role, an all new posture for gay videos hottest star. 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