Dallas Voice (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 12, No. 20, Ed. 1 Friday, September 15, 1995 Page: 1 of 52
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The Community Newspaper for Gay and Lesbian Dallas
Elizabeth Dole pushes to tone
down Red Cross AIDS program
Some say Red Cross chief attempting to support
husband’s effort to woo religious fundamentalists
Tyler jury hands
penalty to Dunn
2nd defendant sentenced
in gay Tyler man’s slaying
By Tammye Nash
STAFF REPORTER OF DALLAS VOICE
The second defendant convicted of
the 1993 gay-bashing murder of Tyler
gay man Nicholas West has been sen-
tenced to death.
A Smith County jury returned a sen-
tence of death by lethal injection after
eight hours of deliberation late last
week. The sentence was handed down
one week after the jury returned a guilty
verdict in the capital murder trial of 21-
year-old Henry Dunn.
Donald Aldrich was convicted and
sentenced to death by a Kerr Countyjury
last summer. A third suspect, David
East Texas activist Wesley Beard ... “I
really think justice has been served for
the whole city of Tyler.”
McMillan, is also charged with the mur-
der but has not yet been tried.
Nicholus West was abducted from
Bergfeld Park in downtown Tyler in late
November 1993. He was taken to a grav
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NEW YORK — The American Red
Cross is seeking to tone down the con-
tent of its AlDS-prevention program at
the behest of its president, Elizabeth
Dole, The New York Times reported this
Although internal Red Cross docu-
ments did not suggest any political moti-
vation, some Red Cross officials told the
Times the move by the organization's
board of governors was reflecting Mrs.
Dole's desires at a time when her hus-
band was trying to appeal to conserva-
Her husband, Senate Majority
Leader Bob Dole, has sought to empha-
size his conservative credentials in his
quest for the Republican presidential
“It is unconscionable,” Shana Ross,
the HIV-AIDS commissioner for the Red
Cross' Houston chapter, was quoted in
“I have to take into account that this
is because of who our president is, who
her husband is and the fact that he's
involved in a campaign now for the
presidency, and he is seemingly losing
ground to opponents who are more
conservative than he is,” she added.
A spokesman for the Dole cam-
paign, Nelson Warfield, said Mrs. Dole's
work at the Red Cross was “strictly sep-
arate” from the campaign.
The organization's chairman,
Norman Augustine, said the board
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A real lady —
Swayze says typical ‘over the top’ characterization of
drag queen wouldn't work for Miss Vida Boheme
METRO: Gay group honors
Joycelyn Elders; County Com-
missioners approve AIDS litera-
OPINION: Lesbian cancer center
in Washington, D.C. provides
women with support and health
BUSINESS: New upscale entry
in gay catalog market; New
menswear shop opens on Cedar
CALENDAR: Events scheduled
over the next ten days;
Entertainment and broadcast
By Colleen Barry
NEW YORK — The movie stars
Patrick Swayze and the opening words
of its too-long-to-remember title sug-
gests martial arts: To Wong Too. Must be
another action picture.
So why’s Swayze wearing taffeta —
not to mention the rhinestone earrings,
glossy lipstick and crimson wig swept
into an elegant bouffant?
His latest role may not exactly have
called for a leading man, but Swayze still
had plenty of Hollywood references on
which to style his performance: Joan
Crawford, Lana Turner, Rosalind Russell.
These actresses don’t exactly get
their due in To Wong Foo. Thanks for
Everything, Julie Newmar, but Swayze
says they helped give elegance and
poise to Miss Vida Boheme, a drag
Vida Boherrie defies drag queen-
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Patrick Swayze exudes patrician ele-
gance as Vida Boheme in To Wong Foo.
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Vercher, Dennis. Dallas Voice (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 12, No. 20, Ed. 1 Friday, September 15, 1995, newspaper, September 15, 1995; (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth615982/m1/1/: accessed April 24, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.