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City officials debating feasibility of Brook Run Theater BY ELLEN ELDRIDGE

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Front left, Michael Klug, with fiancee Kate Butnik, right, light the Memorial Flames at the Marcus Jewish Community Center-Atlanta’s “Yom HaShoah Commemoration” on April 12, a program remembering victims of the Holocaust. Back, left to right, Abe Besser, wife Marlene, Joel Arogeti, wife Beth, and Marc Gelernter, far right, look on. See more photos on page 17.

Power company continues cutting trees beneath lines, even if residents don’t like it BY ELLEN ELDRIDGE

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Many Dunwoody homeowners dislike losing their trees, but Georgia Power Company officials say they prioritize safe and reliable electricity. That means removing trees that could grow 15 feet or higher. The cycle of mowing in Dunwoody is almost complete, said Kym Stephens, the metro north transmission forester for Georgia Power. But trees could still be tagged and removed from yards. “We’re actively working in Dunwoody,” she said, but added that she can’t say exactly when or if they will cut trees down. The utility company in 1953 purchased easements in order to have the full legal right to the strip of land under a high-power line. Stephens described at the Dunwoody

Homeowners Association meeting April 12 that utilityowned easement information is publicly documented and “anyone who closes on a home will have access to the information,” she said. Matt Chambers, the forestry supervisor for Georgia Power Company, said a new federal standard affects the way the utility does business. The triggering event for a major blackout in 2008 that affected Dunwoody residents was a tree, Chambers said. So, the federal government got involved to prevent a similar future “cascading event” from happening, he said. If a utility fails to act or vegetation contacts a power line and causes an outage, the federal government could fine SEE POWER, PAGE 3

Dunwoody city officials recently declined requests to study the possible use and operations of a theater building at Brook Run Park. Instead, they decided to determine how much it would cost to fix the deteriorating building. City Council voted 6-1 on April 13 to seek bids on saving the unused theater building. That could mean possibly renovating the structure or building a new theater altogether. Danny Ross, chair of the Brook Run Conservancy and a former city councilman, offered on March 9 to pay $20,000 of the $40,000 cost for a feasibility study for the project, which would include finding out how much it would cost to restore and operate the theater. The study also would determine whether residents want a theater in Brook Run Park. On April 13, former DeKalb CEO Liane Levetan, Stage Door Players Director Robert Egizio and resident Erika Harris spoke on behalf of a theater in Brook Run Park, asking the council to approve the feasibility study. Harris, a mother of four children, said she takes her kids to cultural activities in several surrounding cities, but nothing in Dunwoody. “We have an opportunity to explore the potential to keep our residents here in Dunwoody and to bring others in through the possibility of creating a Brook Run Performing Arts Center,” she said. “As a mom of children who are extremely inclined towards the stage, as a mom who believes in exposing her children to the arts, as a resident who appreciates local amenities as an opportunity to create community and culture, I fully support the idea of exploring the potential that exists in the “old theater” at Brook Run Park,” Harris said. Levetan called serving the arts in the Dunwoody community a “tremendous asset,” and Egizio informed council members that many theatergoers shared their support for a community performing arts center in Brook Run Park. City Councilman Denis Shortal said “time is of the essence” in saving the theater SEE DEBATE, PAGE 2


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As more new cities come into being in DeKalb County, the county government needs to rethink its job, DeKalb CEO Lee May said. May updated residents about the Georgia Assembly’s legislative session during the April 12 meeting of the Dunwoody Homeowners Association. With the proposed cities of LaVista Hills and Tucker on the ballot for November, May said DeKalb County government needs to work with city governments. He said that as long as cities and the county continue with dialogue, progress can be made. “We are intentional as a county to work with new cities,” May said. “We need robust dialogue even when it’s a tough conversation. One if his biggest concerns is in finding an “out-of-the-box thinker” for the superintendent of schools position. He said a proposed Druid Hills annexation had everything to do with the schools. “Very few things for me have a higher priority,” May said.

Though he said he supports charter schools, May said he doesn’t think they are a panacea and what matters most is “having options.” May said legislation passed that will help ensure better oversight for county government. An office for an independent internal auditor will be created as will an independent audit oversight committee composed of members who are not appointed by the Board of Commissioners. They will be selected in a similar fashion to the new board of ethics committee, by members of the Chamber of Commerce, Leadership DeKalb and other bodies. The committee will bring forth nominees and the measures put in effect through legislation will “add teeth” to insisting the Board of Commissioners selects someone. If after 30 days, the BOC hasn’t selected an internal auditor then the audit committee will choose a person to fill the job, May said.

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Debate continues over Brook Run Theater CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 center in the park. Heneghan said he has no doubt a theater is needed in the comand that the city could end up spending munity, but he asked about the costs to more money if it doesn’t move quickly save the building. on the theater. “I would maybe advocate we step “I think this is well worth the expenback and look at the physical quesditure,” Shortal said of Ross’ request the tions first, like John [Heneghan] said,” city pay $20,000 to $40,000 for a feasiDeutsch said. bility study. City Councilman Terry Nall said he He pointed to the city’s efforts to tear could not support down a dormitory at the resolution. He Brook Run that cost argued the park is twice as much as exnot the right locapected. The countion for a theater; cil voted April 13 to “My hope is the that sustainability spend an additionconservancy will focus needs to be considal $98,000 to comon outdoor recreation ered if a theater is to plete demolition of be constructed; and the dorm. [in the park].” that the absence of “We are underthe Brook Run Thegoing demolition ater in the city’s curby neglect,” Coun– CITY COUNCILMAN rent planning means cilman Jim RitichTERRY NALL approving a feasibiler said. ity study now would City Counbe a “distraction.” cilwoman Lynn He added that Deutsch argued that parking is already difficult at the park if the council approved the study, all of the and an indoor theater doesn’t belong in money should come from the city, rather Brook Run. than a portion from the Ross family. “My hope is the conservancy will foBoth she and City Councilman John cus on outdoor recreation [in the park],” Heneghan questioned the location of a Nall said. community theater or performing arts DUN


COMMUNITY City supports DNC Milkweed Project The city of Dunwoody has committed to support the Dunwoody Nature Center’s Milkweed Project, which seeks to help protect the Monarch butterfly species by planting milkweed throughout the community. Alan Mothner, the executive director for the Nature Center, said the solution is simple. B RIEFS “Monarch butterflies only eat milkweed plants,” Mothner said. “They exclusively eat milkweed, so no milkweed means no Monarchs. It’s that simple.” Mothner said at the April 13 council meeting that this project is more of an “awareness campaign” and that he wanted the city’s support, not its money. The city resolved to provide space in each of the parks for milkweed, which is being grown at the Nature Center. “Monarch butterflies are one of the major pollinators in American gardens, fields and farms,” Mothner said, and he added that the species has lost 96 percent of its population since 1992. The butterflies represent a critical element in our food supply, he said, and they have been disappearing by the millions over the last 20 years. The Xerces Society, a major butterfly research organization, estimates that the population of Monarch butterflies was more than 1 billion in 1992. In the winter of 2013-14, the population was estimated to be only 35 million. The rollout of the Milkweed Project puts into practice a local solution that with proper funding and support could be a regional solution, Mothner said.

Man arrested for impersonating DEA agent Daniel Harbison, of Dunwoody, was arrested April 3 for impersonating a DEA agent, after he pulled over an off-duty police officer. The man made the mistake of pulling over an off-duty Doraville police officer, who was driving on Ga. 141 on April 3, said Tim Fecht, a spokesman for Dunwoody police. According to Fox 5 News in Atlanta, the man approached the officer’s personal vehicle and flashed fake DEA credentials, a DEA T-shirt and was wearing a gun. That’s when the officer informed the man he was a cop and that his fellow officers were coming to check his credentials. Daniel Harbison was arrested April 3 at about 9:30 p.m. by Doraville police at his Dunwoody Glen Apartments home, Fecht said. Anyone who thinks he or she may have been unlawfully pulled over by Harbison is asked to contact the Doraville Police Department.

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the utility company $1 million per day. “They can even make it retroactive, saying the utility should have known about the risk,” Chambers said. He said the severity of fines made the utility company less lax about enforcing its policy, which means even 45-year-old dogwood trees that haven’t grown to 15 feet must be clear cut when found in the right of way. Mowers come through with tractors and they are instructed to mow 250 feet, for example, Stephens said. They mow in unmaintained areas only and mowers don’t remove trees, she added. Workers tag the tree so the owner can contact Georgia Power. “We’re not required to notify residents,” Stephens said, saying many

homeowners choose not to contact the company because they know there isn’t anything they can do to save an incompatible tree. “If they haven’t heard from a homeowner after a week, they will try again,” she said. “We try to be consistent with moving crews through the area, but we try a couple times to make contact with the homeowners.” Though the company website offers valuable information, Stephens said she makes every effort to meet with and help homeowners understand the process and why keeping vegetation under control is crucial to safe and reliable service. “I try so hard to make an effort to meet with people,” she said. Educating homeowners helps “win the battle,” she said.

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quality and restoring the shoreline, and identify potential funding sources for lake planning and maintenance. Brookhaven councilmen at their March 24 meeting gave unanimous approval to a $203,315.47 contract with Sustainable Water Planning and Engineering LLC to study the Nancy Creek watershed beyond the limits of Murphey Candler Lake and its associated drainage basin. The firm was among six companies that responded to the city’s request for quotation for the project. A selection committee of city officials reviewed and scored the submittals, with the top three firms chosen to interview with the committee in December. SWP&E was ranked the top firm among the three, and the committee recommended that the city enter into negotiations with the company. SWP&E will develop a watershed improvement plan for the Nancy Creek watershed that will include a prioritized capital improvement plan list of best management practices, projects and tasks that would be effective in improving conditions throughout the watershed. Shane Day Boyer, president of the Murphey Candler Park Conservancy, said his group was aware of the study and its importance to the lake. “We certainly hope to have input in the process,” he said. City officials during discussions last year estimated that the study would take about six months and that a public input process could extend the time period. Murphey Candler Lake was created in 1954 and is one of Brookhaven’s most active recreational areas. The lake, fed by a drainage basin on the north fork of Nancy Creek, serves as a stormwater detention basin for a large portion of north DeKalb County and parts of eastern Fulton County. DUN


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Park, lake draw Murphey Candler residents together BY JON GARGIS Recreation. Education. Location. Brookhaven is now. So I’ve always lived Ask a resident of the Murphey Canin this area,” she added. “We had a comdler Park neighborhood why they’re livmunity in our church, in our schools ing there and their answers are bound to and this neighborhood.” fall into one of those categories. Or perAnother longtime resident, Shane haps even all three. Day Boyer, grew up here. His mother The neighborhood and the park it still lives in the house he grew up in— surrounds, between Chamblee Dunacross the street from the park—which woody and Ashford Dunwoody roads, she bought in 1978. Boyer and his wife are just inside I-285 in Brookhaven. bought their own home in the neighborIt was the location that initially aphood and renovated it in 2005. pealed to Maggie Wise and her hus“There are not many neighborband, but once they discovered the area, hoods around Atlanta that have a —the older homes and the abundance 100-plus-acre park at its core. The abilof mature trees—helped them decide ity to walk down to the park and evto relocate there. The park and nearby erything else the park has to offer is Murphey Candler Lake also were a posthe perfect reason for us to stay,” Boyitive influence. er said. “In 2005, we bought a four-bed“We [previously] lived in Chamroom home for just my wife, myself and blee, just a couple of miles away, and we our dog.” loved the accessibility of [this] area— “Ten years later, we now have three it’s so close to 285 and 400—but we ackids, and [having the nearby] park is tually drove around all of what’s now perfect,” he said, adding that the lake is Brookhaven. The accessibility of 285 also beneficial when they take their basand 400 was so important to us,” Wise set hound Scooter out for a walk on the said. “I work in Buckhead, he works up 1.5-mile trail around it. in Alpharetta, so it’s a really good spot Thule said the outdoor attractions for both of us. bring out a lot of her neighbors, which “I definitely feel like this neighborhas helped her get to know a lot of them. hood is a suburban neighborhood, but “As time has gone by, we are really atthen it’s inside the Perimeter, which tached to our community. I feel like I is just the coolest thing. I could nevknow a lot of people here, there are a lot er imagine living [outside the Perimof people that are outside, the park ateter] and have to deal with a big comtracts a lot of dog walkers and a lot of mute every day just for a suburban feel joggers,” Thule said. “If you have a famof a neighborhood. [And] we kind of got ily, the neighborhood attracts families. lucky to get in right before it became “The pool brings families togethBrookhaven.” er, the youth sports at Murphey CanThis summer will mark the third year dler Park brings families together,” she Wise and her husband have resided in added. “We’ve been able to meet a lot of the neighborhood, and she’s not alone people who live in our little neighborin thinking the city’s incorporation has hood because of the many things that helped the neighborhood to be attracare so convenient to it. When we want tive to potential homeowners. to see our neighbors, we just go outside “As part of the city of Brookhaven, and walk down to the park, and we’re I think for a lot of people it feels like bound to see a dozen people that we a more contained community than to know and like.” be in unincorporated DeKalb CounIn addition to the park and lake, ty. I think if nothing else, cityhood has Boyer says another major draw for the helped our residential market in this neighborhood is Brookhaven’s toparea,” said Lisa Thule, who is in her fifth ranked school, Montgomery Elemenyear as president of the Murphey Cantary. Two of Boyer’s children go there. dler Neighborhood Association. “It has been a wonderful experience for About 366 homes are within the them,” he said. neighborhood, Thule said, which itThe neighborhood is also served by self is approaching Chamblee Middle nearly 50 years of School and Chamage. Thule and her blee Charter High Is there something special about family have residSchool. your neighborhood? Let us know at ed within in it for “The schools editor@reporternewspapers.net nearly half that time are really attracframe—22 years. tive to young fam“My husband ilies who are thinkand I moved here with two children, ing about their kids’ high school when and we had three more in those years. they’re just starting first grade,” Thule We feel kind of entrenched,” she said. said. “We were really attracted to the neigh“We have very good schools in this borhood because of the location, and area, and if you are on the private school because it’s close to the schools we were track, you’re not very far from many of already in. those as well. “When I moved to Atlanta, I always “We don’t have a lot of single peolived in Brookhaven. I lived in Peachtree ple here. We do have a good number of Garden Apartments, that’s where Town empty nesters here, but this is a place DUN

where people come to raise a family,” she added. Rresidents don’t have to go far to find events. The Murphey Candler Park Conservancy, of which Boyer serves as president, created the Duck Duck Goose 5K last year, which included live music and prizes. Movie nights, he added, have been held at the Murphey Candler Park Pool and the nearby ball fields. At Halloween, it’s not uncommon to find a party being held by residents in one of the neighborhood circles. PHIL MOSIER “I wouldn’t move beMaggie Wise, left, with her husband Brett, cause it’d take me anand their two dogs “Suzie,” left, and “Kip,” other 20 years to restop for a break at Murphey Candler Lake. build the community that I feel very comforteral, but I appreciate this of our able in,” Thule said. neighborhood: People are walkFor Wise, it’s the hospitality of her ing by or driving by in their car and neighbors that makes the area truly feel they wave hello, you can stop and like a neighborhood. talk to someone on your walk. That’s “I think this is the South in genfriendliness.”

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“Yes. My ancestors, there were 13 brothers who fought for the rights of the states in the Confederate War and that was the first time in history that ever happened. They were fighting for the rights of the states to make their own choices— not for slavery, that was never an issue. It was a time for freedom and definitely it should be left in place as a memorial Confederate holiday. We have to speak for our ancestors as descendants and keep [Confederate Memorial Day] in place. It’s a very important thing.”

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When spring cleaning becomes magic There’s good news for all of you spring cleaners out there. Cleaning has been elevated to “life-changing magic.” This new status is due to a little manual by Marie Kondo that has climbed its way to the top of the New York Times bestseller list with the seductive title, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing.” Life-changing is a tall order. When I think “life-changing,” a few things spring to mind—my new dishwasher and whole ground flaxseed meal, for instance (and then when I stop to reflect I hastily add “husband and kids,” as if someone is actually checking my mental list of life-changers, but in fact, spouse and children are so life-changing they should have their own special category). At any rate, I had heard of the book due to its stint on The List, but I didn’t actually buy it because I don’t have room for another thing in my cluttered home. Instead, I got the CliffsNotes version from a friend (thank you, Cathy) who explained to me that the gist of the process—the litmus test, if you will, for discarding or keeping an item—is not if you might wear it again one day, or if it was given to you by your old roommate, or if your child made the thing in summer camp when he was 10 years old, or if you think you might be able to grow basil in it…no. The fundamental question you must ask yourself about a particular item is: Does it give you joy? That’s not only a tantalizing question, but a liberating approach to cleaning out a closet. And to add a bit of Japanese-art authenticity, along with some primeval excitement, to the entire expunging process, you are to hold said item to your heart and wait until you feel the joy actually “spark.” Bear in mind, please, that I have not read the book and am not offering a review or even instructions; I am merely intrigued by the method and was interested in testing the joy-sparking potential of my own wardrobe. I decided that I’d clean first and then read

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Some mothers and daughters chalter Kathleen joked that she got pulled in lenge the traditional methods of spendeven before she was old enough to join ing quality time together by making sixofficially. year commitments to serving others in “I was in third grade, involved with a the community. lot of at-home activities,” Kathleen said. The main mission of the Nation“I was just a tag-along. I needed someal Charity League, which started in where to be and something to do, and California in 1925, is to foster mothmom said, ‘Oh you can just go with er-daughter relationships in a philanyour sister.’ But now I’m an active memthropic organization committed to comber of the organization.” munity service, leadership development Kathleen Stueve estimates her family and cultural experiences, said District averages 200 hours a year at 17 different Specialist Sharla Calloway. philanthropies. “I think I have a better relationship When the Stueve family moved from with both my daughters because of this,” Texas to Georgia, they worried their Kay Stueve, of Buckhead, said. “It’s work with NCL might end, but an “exsomething not about shopping or makepansion chapter” started in Buckhead up or boys. We have a relationship built in 2002, Stueve said. She is now inon serving others.” volved with creating The national oran expansion chapDo you know an organization or ganization spread in ter in Macon, which individual making a difference 1996 from its roots would add to the exin our community? Email in California to Texas isting eight chapters editor@reporternewspapers.net and Georgia, with the in Georgia. Roswell-Alpharetta Calloway said chapter, said Calloeach chapter could way, who is also a past president of the form its own identity in the national Roswell-Alpharetta chapter. structure, so the Buckhead chapter does Women of “The “Roaring Twenties” things a bit differently than the Dunhad more of a chance to speak up about woody chapter. what they wanted and what they wanted “Not everyone who applies or is for their daughters, Calloway said. sponsored gets in,” Calloway said. “We “I think it had a lot to do with the keep it small so the leadership is meanfact that there were society and debuingful, and we do ask people to commit tant balls, and some women in Califorfor six years.” nia who were part of that scene in the Whitney Frank joined the Dun‘20s wanted their daughters exposed to woody chapter of NCL in 2009, when doing more good in the world,” Calloher eldest daughter was going into sevway said. “The original chapters were all enth grade. “To be eligible to join, you about creating opportunities and a philmust have a daughter going into seventh anthropic thrust for their daughters.” grade,” she said. Kay Stueve and the elder of her two Frank said that though she didn’t fuldaughters, Rebecca, were invited by a ly know what they were getting into at sponsor to join their local Texas chapthe time, she looked forward to serving ter in 2007, when Rebecca was going needs in their community while spendinto the seventh grade. Younger daughing time with her daughters. Her in-


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1. Chastain Park Spring Arts Festival

Saturday, May 9, through Sunday, May 10. Organized by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces and with the help of a team of volunteer artists, this year’s festival celebrates its six-year anniversary. The event will feature approximately 185 vendors and artisans, plus a children’s area, beverages and food trucks. Free. 4469 Stella Dr., NW, Atlanta, 30327. www.chastainparkartsfestival.com.

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Saturday, May 9, through Sunday, May 10. This rain or shine event will take over Dunwoody Village Parkway to display an artist market, with a Kidz Zone, rides, arts and crafts, games, live music and a food court. Free. 1449 Dunwoody Village Pkwy., Dunwoody, 30338. www.dunwoodyartfestival.splashfestivals.com.

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Saturday, May 2, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year marks the third annual Food ‘n Fun Fest, a community event raising awareness, funds and foods to fight hunger and homelessness. In addition to a quartermile Hunger Awareness Walk, the event features sports, fitness games, carnival games, fire engines, crafts, bouncy houses, music, food and more. Free and open to the public. Visitors are encouraged to bring a can or more of food for the Community Assistance Center Food Pantry. North Springs High School, 7447 Roswell Rd., Sandy Springs, 30328. www.ourcac.org.

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Sunday, May 17, 1-7 p.m. Discover DeKalb Convention Visitors Bureau presents the Oak Groove Festival, a neighborhood event that features live music, food, drinks, a kid’s area with bouncy houses and a climbing wall, and more. The festival will also host vendors selling art, jewelry and household goods. New this year is the “Pit Stop” shady rest area, sponsored by Audi Atlanta. Free and open to the public. Vista Grove Plaza Shopping Center parking lot, 2836 LaVista Rd., Decatur, 30033. Parking is free at the Oak Grove United Methodist Church, 1722 Oak Grove Rd., and shuttle service will be provided to and from the lot. www.oakgroove.org.

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The Dunwoody Nature Center’s largest fundraiser of the year will feature a catered dinner, entertainment and silent and live auctions with a variety of prizes. All proceeds benefit the programming, education and outreach efforts of the center. 400 Perimeter Center Terrace, Dunwoody, 30338. To learn more and see prices, go to: www.events.org/monarchsandmargaritas or call 770-394-3322.

movie “Shrek,” features all new songs from Jeanine Tesori that bring the story to life on stage. Family friendly, this show is recommended for children ages 6 and up. Tickets: $10 in advance; $12 at the door. St. James United Methodist Church, 4400 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd., Atlanta, 30042. For more information go to: www.forefrontarts. com or call 770-864-3316.

Little Diggers Saturday, May 2, 10 a.m. – Heritage Sandy Springs offers a workshop for kids to grow a small garden in a glove and learn about horticulture and gardening. Suitable for children 6-10 years of age with supervising adult. Free. The event takes place during the Heritage Sandy Springs Farmers Market, 6110 Bluestone Rd., Sandy Springs, 30328. Visit: www.heritagesandysprings.org or call 404-851-9111 for more information.


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With legislation passed, proponents of new cities go back to work BY JOE EARLE

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Let the real campaign begin. In the final hours of the 2015 General Assembly, state lawmakers approved public votes on whether to create new DeKalb County cities called LaVista Hills and Tucker. Supporters of the new cities, who have been lobbying for their creation for years, now turn to winning public support in a Nov. 3 referendum. “The hard part is ahead of us,” former LaVista Hills Yes co-chair Mary Kay Woodworth told a crowd gathered April 13 in a Lavista Road restaurant to celebrate the legislative win and distribute new yard signs for the coming campaign. Allen Venet, now sole chair of the LaVista Hills Yes group, said the supporters would begin raising money, distributing their message and organizing community meetings to try to convince their neighbors to approve the new city. The legislative effort “is behind us,” Venet said. “It’s a whole new ballgame. Now we have to work hard to get our message out.” He said the group planned “to hold as many neighborhood meetings as people will let us in to talk.”

If voters in the area approve it, LaVista Hills would take in nearly 70,000 people and stretch from neighborhoods near Emory University to ones outside I-285. It would become the most populous city in DeKalb County and would share a border with the proposed city of Tucker. Much of the lastminute legislative bickering over the new cities’ proposals was about where to draw that line. Venet said that if LaVista Hills wins approval at the ballot box Nov. 3, voters would return to the polls to elect members of its new city council on the day set for the 2016 Georgia presidential primary. Venet said campaigns JOE EARLE for the proposed new cities Stan Mislow points out his home on the map of the propposed city of LaVista Hills. already face organized opposition. change. We can make the case that this have cities all around us that are better “We have a difficult task,” he told is a better form of government [than at spending their tax dollars and betthe crowd. “Very few people like DeKalb County]. We have reasons we ter at serving their citizens. Not perfect, but better. The opposition just says no.” Not everyone at the gathering was convinced that the new city was needed. “I’m trying to make up my mind,” Jim Reagan said. “I think it may be a good thing because most of the people are so fed up with DeKalb County’s corruption they want something different.” Jack Riggs said he moved into a DeKalb County neighborhood in 1994 “specifically not to have city taxes.” He said he wanted to see proponents and opponents on the same stage, arguing the same points, before he made up his mind. And Rhea Johnson, who said he supported the concept of the new city, worried that not enough preparation had gone into it. “I am absolutely in favor of it, but there are serious issues,” he said. “There is no plan. ... It has to be well-planned, well-organized and well-executed. It needs to have a plan.” But others were eager to see the new local government created so they could join Dunwoody and Brookhaven among the “new cities” created in Tristan Abby Vongkultrup Chandler Georgia since Sandy Springs won legLead Therapist Lead Esthetician islative and voter approval nearly a decade ago. Bill Kushner said he was so eager to live in the not-yet-created city of LaVista Hills that he moved. His house had been in a disputed area that might have ended up in the proposed city of Tucker, he said, so he bought a new home a 1407 Dresden Dr. #300 Atlanta, GA 30319 few blocks away that was safely within the boundaries of the proposed LaVisOpen Tuesday-Sunday 12:00pm-9:00pm ta Hills. Nearby, Stan and Betty Mislow re404.528.1483 viewed a map of the proposed city | APRIL 17 – APRIL 30, 2015 | www.ReporterNewspapers.net

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Three tell their tales of Holocaust survival BY JOE EARLE

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For Holocaust survivor Herbert Kohn, there’s a reason to remember what happened during that horrible time. It’s to make sure nothing like it ever happens again. “The lessons of the Holocaust must be passed on to our children, grandchildren and others to learn how to prevent and stop crimes against humanity from happening again and again,” he says. The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta in Dunwoody held a Holocaust remembrance program April 12. The 50th annual community-wide Holocaust commemoration in Atlanta was scheduled for April 19 at Greenwood Cemetery, 1173 Cascade Circle. “A lot of people don’t realize what happened,” Kohn said. “Nowhere have you ever seen when millions of people get killed in a very short time. It’s unbelievable. It was the worst crime that ever happened in all the history of the world.” To keep the memory alive, survivors of the Nazi killing machine tell their stories publicly. Here are three, including Kohn, who now live in Reporter Newspapers communities. Each has a particular story to tell.

Helen Weingarten recalls her first sight of the train. “We were told to go to the train station,” she said. “When I got there, I saw a long train, a very long train, with cattle cars – those big doors that open. We were told to get into the cars.” She was a young woman at the time, in 1944. World War II raged on European battlefields, but in the out-of-the way Romanian village where Weingarten lived, they knew little about what was happening. Weingarten and her family – her father, mother, five sisters and two brothers – were ordered by the Nazis to leave their home. First they were taken to a Jewish school. Then they were told they were being moved to a ghetto. “I didn’t know what a ghetto was,” she said. They didn’t stay long. “We had been there four or five weeks, until all the Jews from the surrounding areas had been gathered. After that time, we were told to go to the train station,” she recalled one recent morning at her Sandy Springs apartment. Up to 100 people were crowded into each of the cars. A pail served as a toilet. All she had to eat was bread she had brought with her. There was no space to lie down. “There was nothing on the floor to lie down with,” she said. “When everybody was in, the doors closed and the train started. We

didn’t know where it was going. We didn’t know anything. For five days, it didn’t stop. It kept going and going. After five days, I heard the train whistle. I can see it like I’m still there. It slowed down and then it stopped.” When the train doors opened, “I saw women walking with shaved heads. I thought I was in a crazy place. Who shaves their heads in this day and age? We went out of the cattle car. Everybody had a little suitcase. [The guards] said, ‘Leave it on the side of the train and we’re going to take it to the hotel where you’re going to stay.” The “hotel” was simply a cruel joke. She, her family and hundreds of others had been taken to Auschwitz, she said. More than a million people died in that Nazi concentration camp. Its name has become one of dark symbols of the Holocaust. From the train, the women were herded into huge barracks, Weingarten said. “Lunch was soup in a little container. When I was through with the soup, there was sand in the bottom. ... They took us out in the afternoon to a big place. There were about eight or 10 Nazi people there, with machine guns on the table. They told us they were going to shave our heads. We said, ‘No, nothing doing.’ ‘So we’re going to kill you right here,’ they said. Killing was nothing to them.” After she had been in the camp about six months, she was placed in a group of about 500 women who were to be marched to the gas chamber. “They told us to march toward the crematorium. About five minutes later, a car came from the opposite direction and stopped. A Nazi man came out of the car and ... and said, ‘These women are not going to the crematorium.’ We turned around and marched to the train station. We went to labor camps.” Weingarten and three of her sisters survived Auschwitz, as did a younger brother. Other family members died there. “I was at Auschwitz six months. One hundred and eighty days. It was a very, very long time.”

ly radio, but she remembers that her father bought a cheap one and turned it in instead. In 1943, Manuela was ordered to wear a yellow star on her jacket to identify herself as a Jew. She remembers wearing it on a bright green jacket on the first day of school. Her teacher called her to the front of the class and kindly told the other children that “the Germans want to hurt me, so you have to be nice to her.” Then, in 1942, the Germans began rounding up Jews in Paris, she said. “We were registered as Jews and no one came for us,” she said. “To this day, we don’t understand. It was one of the many miracles as to why I’m here today.” They decided to leave. Her mother gave her piano to a neighbor for safekeeping. A family friend burned their identifying stars. Two teens she says worked for the French Resistance helped them catch a train to the south of France, then under control of a separate government headquartered in Vichy. Smugglers helped them cross the border. For Manuela and her younger sister, it seemed a great adventure. “We thought we were going on vacation at the time,” she said. They ended up in a small village. The police interrogated her parents. They said the family could stay, but just for a short while. “My parents were Manuela Bornstein says “many miracles” kept her walking the streets. ‘What to do? What to do? What alive as a Jewish child in France during World War II. to do?” she said. “Then they saw an ad for a house for She was born in and grew up in Paris. When the Nazis rent.” invaded and took control of northern France, she said, They moved in. The village held only “30 houses, she and her family, like the other Jews of Paris, began to 100 inhabitants,” she said. A larger community a halfface greater and greater discrimination. mile away “had a church and a city hall and a wonderHer father was forced to sell his business. Her parful mayor,” she said. “The mayor found a job for my faents’ identification cards were stamped to proclaim that ther as a farm hand.” And he issued false identification they were Jews. They were ordered to turn in their famicards to her parents. Later, she discovered the same man | | 16 APRIL 17 – APRIL 30, 2015 www.ReporterNewspapers.net

issued false cards for a number of residents who were hiding from the Nazis. She sees now that her parents protected her and her sister from what was going on around them. Life in the village “was an adventure for us. We were very confident, very naïve,” she said. “We had a good time, my sister and I. ... We were not afraid. We went to school with the other children.” They had food and shelter. After a while, her younger brother was born. But there were signs of danger. “There was a lot of resistance in that part of France,” she said. The Germans took control of the area. When troops marched through, people would hide. “There were shootings, there were killings,” she said. “It was awful.” Also, “there were roundups all the time.” At times, her father would spend several days at a nearby property that had a hiding place. One night, the entire family spent a night in the forests where members of the resistance usually hid. At one point, “my mother told us if we were arrested, she would give us each a poison pill and we would die,” she said. On Sundays, she said, they raised their glass and there was this [toast]: “The four of us. Until next Sunday. Hoping to be alive another week. Until next Sunday.” They all survived. After the allied forces liberated Paris in 1944, the family returned. “My father made his way back to Paris,” she said. “He was able to get our apartment. Also, to get my mother’s piano back.” Little by little, they found out about members of their family who had been killed. At one point, she was told that almost 200 members of her extended family had died in the Holocaust. But she, her parents, her sister and brother survived. “The biggest miracle is there were four of us going and five coming back,” she said.


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In 1933, when he was 6, Herbert Kohn walked to school one day only to find things had changed. “Shortly after we arrived and I settled down in my desk, the teacher said, ‘Are there any Jews in this class?’ and I raised my hand proudly,” he said. “There were two of us in the classroom. The teacher told us to get our things and go home. ‘Jews are not allowed in public schools anymore.’

“I really did not understand what this was all about – the children in this class were all my friends. I was more concerned and worried how I would get home since I never had walked home by myself!” That was only the beginning. Kohn lived in an upper middle class family in Frankfurt. “We lived in a very nice apartment,” he recalls. Kohn, who’s 88 now and lives in Dunwoody, saw the discrimination, segregation and persecution of Germany’s Jews that began the Holocaust. “Everyday life for Jews became more difficult,” he said. “I remember that all park benches in public parks were marked ‘Jews not allowed’; every business, store, restaurant, movie theater that was not owned by a Jew had signs on the entrances: ‘Jews are not wanted here.’ ... Things got worse every day. My father lost his job and realized that we had to get out.” He remembers Kristallnacht in 1938, the “night of broken glass, when storefronts were broken and synagogues burned.” “It was the beginning of the killing stage,” he said. He was 12. The next day, he and his grandfather walked around town. “I actually saw what happened that night,” he said. “I saw the synagogues

destroyed – my synagogue. I saw the fire trucks there, doing nothing, but making sure the fire didn’t spread.” That same night, storm troopers arrested his father and took him away. He returned three weeks later, his hair white and having lost 30 pounds, Kohn recalls. “He had been taken to the Buchenwald Concentration Camp,” Kohn said. “He and the other inmates suffered unspeakable abuse.” After three weeks, his Nazi captors found a certificate in his wallet. It cited him for his service in the front lines of the German military in World War I. He was released. After his return home, he fled to England. His wife and children soon followed. They ended up working on a farm in Alabama. Kohn’s maternal grandparents died in Germany – his grandmother from natural causes in 1940 and his grandfather in a cattle car carrying prisoners to an extermination camp, he said. Kohn enlisted in the U.S. Army. In 1945, he returned to Germany as a soldier. He saw the concentration camps. At one point, he and an Army buddy visited Frankfurt to see Kohn’s former home. He visited a former childhood friend who had turned on him and taunted him as a boy. “I walked in and there he was, hiding behind the sofa, with his feet sticking out,” Kohn said. “My friend was there, ready to beat him up. I remember very clearly, I spat on the floor and I walked out, and took my friend with me.”

In remembrance The Marcus Jewish Community Center-Zaban Park (MJCCA) held a “Yom HaShoah Commemoration” on April 12, inviting the public to remember the victims of the Holocaust with a special program. The ceremony was attended by Rabbi Brian Glusman, from the MJCCA, who gave the introductions. Part of the program included lighting six Memorial Flames, representing the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Left, author and Holocaust survivor Irving Roth delivers the keynote address. Below, left, the a cappella group “Shir Harmony” performs. Below, right, Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul, standing, far right, attended the ceremony, held in the auditorium. Inclement weather moved the event indoors, from the Besser Holocaust Memorial Garden.

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Sandy Springs Police Capt. Steve Rose has punctuated his 35-year law enforcement career by telling tales. His crime reports include just enough snarky wit and sarcasm to secure a fan base for his column. He says his writing is something he would continue even after fully retiring from law enforcement. But, he’s not leaving Sandy Springs police; he’s transferring to a new job. And while he’s leaving his community outreach role to take on the duties of South District commander, he says he isn’t abandoning his “Weekly Wrap,” which he says has become world famous. Rose has been adding his touch of humor to serious subjects in law enforcement and sharing it with the community for almost 15 years. He retired from Fulton County Police in 2006, the day before he started with Sandy Springs police. Rose, now 62, is married to a Sandy Springs detective, has two children and two step-children, one of whom works as a police officer in Atlanta. Five children call him Grandpa. And still, he writes. What has become Rose’s “Weekly Wrap,” started as private writing, Rose said. Around 2001, he said he moved into “community work” with Fulton County police. “I cranked up crime prevention because all our neighborhood watch programs had become obsolete and we were getting hammered in burglaries,” Rose said. Email at the time was becoming more mainstream, so he said decided to send a series of reports to residents. “They were kind of dry,” he admitted of his reports. “Crime stats are dry anyway.” He started incorporating the sometimes snarky humor of his private writing into his crime reporting, adding tips for residents to stay alert and avoid becoming victims. He said he wanted to make crime prevention tips interesting to read, while taking jabs at dumb criminals. “The whole thing came from the idea that most of these criminals are basically idiots,” Rose said. While Rose never minds offending just about anyone, and has quipped about distant drunken uncles and far-off “redneck” relatives, he prefers not to offend his wife. Once, Rose wrote about how when you’re married to a police officer and you hear something go bump in the night, it’s not necessarily you who has to get up and check it out. He said he finished his joke with a punch line about the difference being when he puts on his gun belt, he doesn’t ask if it makes his butt look big. “That’s a very sexist statement,” Rose admitted. Though people had told Rose they were offended by

him before, he said he never really cared because “everyone has an opinion.” But, when his wife returned home upset about the column, he apologized to her and thought to himself that he’d “learned a lesson,” he said. So, is anything off-limits for the crime blotter? “I don’t like to make fun of victims even though some of them do some silly things,” he said. His readers get the point. Catherine Fuss joked that if she left her purse in the “steal me” spot of a grocery cart or failed to hide/take/lock items in her car, she would be “just asking for it.” The Sandy Springs resident said she started following Rose’s “Weekly Wrap” in a local paper and subscribed again after reading about the email list on a NextDoor Neighbor website for her community. “Capt. Rose’s ‘Weekly Wrap’ is a treasure, and I wish I had time to read it even more thoroughly than I do,” Fuss said. “The big draw for me is his sense of humor – great dry wit and good-natured sarcasm.” Rose said after he promoted email subscription through the NextDoor Neighbor app, his readership expanded. “I’ve got about 13 [Microsoft] Outlook groups inside Sandy Springs,” Rose said, adding that he got so many requests via NextDoor that he had to create two more groups. And his readership is worldwide. “I had a lady email me from Seattle, and one from Australia,” he said. They told him he was so unlike the “dry” and “robotic” officers they know. Originally, his crime blotter emails went to neighborhood watch commanders, but his style “took off” from there, he said. An editor at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution asked him to start contributing to a regular column, which he later collected and in 2013 self-published in a book. Neither Fulton County nor Sandy Springs police departments ever had a problem with Rose’s sarcasm, he said. Sandy Springs Police Chief Ken DeSimone said he jokes with Rose about his readership. DeSimone said that when the Dunwoody Police Department had its launch, he noticed which citizens recognized Rose. “His biggest audience is of the older generation,” DeSimone said. “Anyone over 70 knows Steve Rose. Right then, I started teasing him.” DeSimone agrees Rose does a great job with community outreach through his writing, but his work on the bigger programs—like the citizen’s academy and the volunteer citizens on patrol—go largely unnoticed, DeSimone said. People just don’t know that’s also part of Rose’s job in doing outreach. The chief ’s decision to transfer Rose to a district commander position comes from both a desire to give depart-

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ment captains new experiences and to promote Rose, DeSimone said. “He does a great job and this is a natural transition,” DeSimone said. Rose’s desire to continue his police publications will only be hindered by time and his new responsibilities. “He’ll be an on-duty scene commander,” DeSimone said. “He’ll get called out at 3 a.m. more.” But, Rose said he will make time to show the other side of law enforcement officers—the human side—through his writing. Fuss said she knows that beneath the surface, Rose cares for her community and he desires to protect residents by informing them. “Being aware of the crimes being committed is a wakeup call for me each time I skim the list,” Fuss said. Rose agrees that preventing crime by informing citizens and criticizing criminals is the point. “If you’re interested in seeing what smartass comment I’m going to make in the column, you’ll probably read the rest of it,” he said. “I’ll go back to people and ask did they pick up anything from it, and they’ll admit they learned something about identity theft or other methods to reduce opportunities for crimes.”

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MAKING DEKALB SAFER FOR ALL this project is supported by a national crime victims’ right week community awareness project subgrant awarded by the national association of voca assistance administrators under a victims of crime act (voca) grant from the office for victims of crime, office of justice programs, u.s. department of justice.

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Sherry Boston dekalb county solicitor-general

dekalbsolicitorgeneral.org 404.371.2201

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PUBLIC SAFETY

Police Blotter The following information was pulled from Dunwoody’s Police-to-Citizen Portal Event Search website and is presumed to be accurate.

 4700

block of Layfield Drive—On April 7, a robbery in the street with a gun was reported.

BURGLA RY  5200

block of Wynterhall Way—On March 31, burglary was reported at a residence and three arrests were made.

 900 block of Potomac Road—On April

1, burglary was reported at a residence.

 4600

block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road—On March 27, April 1, 4, 6 and 8, incidents of shoplifting were reported; On April 3, larceny from a building was reported.

 4400

block of North Shallowford Road—On April 6, robbery of a business with a gun was reported.

 4300

 4400

ROBBERY

 4600

March 31, shoplifting was reported.

block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road—On March 27, 29, 31 and April 2 shoplifting was reported and on March 29 and April 2, arrests were made for shoplifting.

From police reports dated March 27 through April 9.

block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road—On March 31, robbery was reported; On April 2, a strong-arm robbery of a business was reported and an arrest was made.

ported.

 100

block of Perimeter Center West— On April 2, a burglary was reported at a residence.

 1200

block of Valley View Road—On April 3, burglary was reported at a residence.

 6400

block of Azalea Garden Drive— On April 7, burglary was reported at a residence.

A UTO TH EFT  4300

block of Peachford Circle—On April 6, theft of a motor vehicle was reported.

THE FT/LAR CEN Y  4600

block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road—On March 27, shoplifting was re-

 4700

block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road— On March 27, a sudden snatching of a purse was reported. Reports of shoplifting were made on March 29, April 2 and 3. Arrests were made in connection with shoplifting reports on March 29, April 2 and 3.

 100

block of Perimeter Center Place— On April 8, shoplifting was reported and an arrest was made.

block of Peachtree Place Parkway—On March 31, theft of articles from a vehicle was reported.

 1000

block of Crown Pointe Parkway—On March 31 and April 1, theft of articles from a vehicle was reported.

 4800

block of Blyth Court—On April 1, larceny was reported.

 4600

block of Peachtree Road—On April 2, larceny was reported.

 700

block of Ashwood Parkway—On April 2, theft of articles from a vehicle was reported; On April 7, an arrest was made for theft of articles from a vehicle.

 9300

block of Madison Drive—On April 8, larceny from the mail was reported.

A S S A U LT

 First

block of Perimeter Center East— On March 27 and April 3, theft or articles from a vehicle was reported.

 4000

 200

 1800

block of Perimeter Center Parkway—On March 28, theft of articles from a vehicle was reported.

 2400

block of Jett Ferry Road—On

block of Dunwoody Park—On March 27, a simple assault and battery was reported and an arrest was made. block of Independence Square— On March 27, harassing communications were reported. CONTINUED ON PAGE 22

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Dunwoody Police Blotter CONTINUED FROM PAGE 21  10,000

block of Madison Drive—On March 27 and 30, simple assault and battery was reported. An arrest for family battery, simple battery, was made March 30. block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road—On March 29, a simple assault and battery was reported; On April 6, aggravated assault and battery with a gun was reported.

 1200

block of Hammond Drive—On March 31, credit fraud was reported.

 5200

block of Forest Springs Drive— On April 1, fraud by impersonation was reported.

O T H ER

 4700

 4500

block of Village Oaks Court— On March 29, a family offense without violence was reported.

 2000

block of Dunwoody Club Drive—On March 31, a simple, family battery was reported.

 2300

block of Dunwoody Crossing— On March 31, simple assault and battery was reported.

 3700

block of Dunwoody Club Drive—On April 2, simple assault was reported.

 5500

block of Trowbridge Drive—On April 7, simple, family battery was reported.

F RA U D  4700

block of Dunwoody Station Drive—On March 27, fraud by swindle was reported.

 1300

block of Dunwoody Gables Drive—On March 27, fraud was reported.

 1800

block of Womack Road—On March 27, a report of possession of marijuana was made.

 4300

block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road—On March 27, an arrest was made for marijuana possession; On April 6, an arrest was made for driving while unlicensed.

 1700

block of Kellogg Springs Drive— On March 27, damage to private property was reported.

 4600

block of Vermack Road—On March 29. An arrest was made for driving while license was suspended or revoked.

 100

block of Perimeter Center Place— On March 29, amphetamine drug possession was reported.

 4600

block of N. Shallowford Road— On March 29, a wanted person was located and arrested.

 6700

block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road—On April 1, an arrest was made for disorderly under the influence; On April 3, an arrest was made for driving while license was suspended or revoked; On April 4, an arrest was made for begging.

 4400

 6800

 Ga. 285 at Ashford-Dunwoody Road—

block of Peachtree-Industrial Boulevard—On March 30, an arrest for driving without a license was made during a traffic stop for headlights required; On April 5, damage to private property was reported.

 1800

block of Cotillion Drive—On March 31, an arrest was made for driving while unlicensed.

 Ga. 285 at Peachtree Road—On March

31, a wanted person was located and arrested; On April 2, an arrest was made Read more of the for DUI. Police Blotter online at www.reporternewspapers.net  4600 block of Peachtree Place  4900 block of Parkway—On March 31, a wanted perOak Trail Drive—On March 29, a DUI son was located and arrested. was reported. block of Dunwoody Club Drive—On March 29, a DUI was reported.

block of Perimeter Center East— On March 29 and April 1, arrests were made for probation violation; On April 6 and 9, an arrest was made for failure to appear.

 4700

block of Peachtree-Industrial Boulevard—On March 29, suicide threats were reported; On April 1, criminal trespass was reported; On April 3, damage to private property was reported.

 3800

 First

ported.

 1800

block of Lake Ridge Lane—On March 31, an arrest was made for possession of marijuana.

 5200

block of Happy Hollow Road— On March 31, reckless driving was re-

block of Chamblee-Dunwoody Road—On April 1, an arrest was made for brake lights and turn signal required. On April 2, a wanted person was located and arrested.

 4400

block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road—On April 4, an arrest was made for possession of marijuana.

 600

block of Ashwood Parkway—On April 4, disorderly conduct was reported and an arrest was made.

 4400

block of Chowning Way—On April 4, an arrest was made for possession of heroin.

 5200

block of North Peachtree Road— On April 6, damage to private property was reported.

 4500

block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road—On April 7, an arrest was made for driving while license was suspended or revoked.

 100

block of Perimeter Center West— On April 7, an arrest was made for driving while license was suspended or revoked.

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