4 MONTROSE VOICE / MARCH 20, 1987
News from Neighborhood & Community Groups
^Community Center Proposals to
be Presented at Forum Meeting
Proposals received from Montrose area building owners to provide a facility to serve as a
community center for Montrose will be presented at the next public forum meeting ofthe
Montrose Activity Center. The meeting will be held on Monday, March 23, 7:30 p.m. at the
Montrose Counseling Center, 900 Lovett Blvd., Suite 201.
Dwayne Wells, chairman ofthe community center committee, reported that between four
and six proposals were expected by the March 20 deadline.
The committee is seeking public feedback on the proposals as a means of assisting the
Montrose Activity Center, Inc. board of directors in their negotionas with prospective
HMCCR Presents Third Alpha II
The Metropolitan Community Church of the Resurrection will present the Third Annual
Alpha II Fun(d)raiser on Saturday. March 21. at 7:30 p.m. A $7 donation is requested for the
show which will beheld at the church, 1919 Decatur. Door prizes will be awarded.
HKPFT Hosts Third
Cajun Gumbo Cook-Off
The Third Annual KPFT Cafun Gumbo Cook-Off will be held Sunday. March 22, at Clear
Lake Park from 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
The benefit will be hosted by Pe-Te Johnson for the listener supported station. Admission is free, with gumbo, soda and beer at $1.
The cook-off will be held rain or shine at the park in Clear Lake, on Nasa Road One, just
past the main gate into NASA Call 526-4000 for more information.
The nation's first hospital devoted
entirely to the treatment of AIDS victims has stopped accepting new
patients who lack the funds or insurance to pay for their care, hospital officials announced.
The Institute for Immunological Disorders operated by American Medical
International has provided $2 million in
services to impoverished patients since
it opened in September.
By August hospital officials expect
the total cost of caring for indigent
patients to have risen to $5 million.
Those cost are far in excess of the
$250,000 committed to indigent care by
AMI when it signed an affiliation agreement with the University of Texas System establishing the hospital.
"The highest priorities of the institute
are to continue to provide care of the
highest quality to its current patients as
well as to continue its research program
directed toward eventual elimination of
this disease," the institute's board said
in a prepared statement March 13.
"The need for services by patients
who are without health insurance and
have no other financial resources has
reached a point that threatens the ability of the institute to serve these two
priorities," the statement said.
"Therefore the institute is not currently accepting new patients who are
unable to pay for their health care."
The hospital serves about 600 outpatients and has the capacity for 150 inpatients but on March 14 had only 10
inpatients, a spokeswoman said.
Indigent patients already accepted
for admission and patients whose insu
ranee or funds lapsed after admission
will continue to receive treatment, hospital officials said.
Officials said they also will counsel
patients with AIDS-related disorders
about financial problems and help them
maintain their health insurance and
The facility also will help indigent
patients gain admittance to Jefferson
Davis Hospital, a county operated facility with an outpatient AIDS clinic and
16 beds for inpatients.
PAUL A. REICHENEKER
June 7, 1963—February 20, 1987
Paul passed away at his Houston residence
February 20. 1987 with his mother and
father by his side.
Paul is survived by Mr. and Mrs. George
Reicheneker; three sisters. Angie. Lynette.
Amy, and a brother, Dennis, all of Illinois.
A service was held in his hometown in
Illinois. A memorial service will be held in
Houston on Sunday, March 22. 1:00 p.m. at
Paul wil! be truly missed by his many
friends who knew and loved him.
February 2, 1952—March 11. 1987
George left this life at 4:45 p.m. on March 11
in a Washington. D.C, hospital from complications due to AIDS.
Formerly of Houston, George was
involved through the years with set design
for the Alley Theatre. Townhouse Theater.
Windmill Dinner Theater, and Theater
Under the Stars. He also designed the Rip-
cord's float for the Gay Pride Day Parade in
1983. The float went on the win the Grand
Marshal's Award of which he was very
George is survived by his parents and his
lifemate Jeff Dodd of Washington, D.C
Among other things, George will be remembered for his never failing good humor and
constant smile. In fact, he is most likely
smiling down on us all right now
Interment will be in his hometown of
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