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  1. Thanks, EMME (and everyone else) for the quick help! I spoke with the gentleman who allegedly complained to Fiesta, and he swears up and down that he made no such complaint. I'm of course still following up on this...
  2. Hi, it's Craig Malisow at the Houston Press. I'd like to do a little write-up about this and was wondering if anyone had contact info for MAM's owner(s) and/or the complainant. Thanks, Craig 713.280.2481 craig.malisow@houstonpress.com
  3. OK, we're getting way off the subject (buildings!) and am just going to put my last two cents in. I'm a big fan of JFK assassination conspiracy theories. I've read a lot about them, and it's fascinating to see all the different ideas people have come up with over the years. The article cited here is of the "multiple Oswald" school, which has various versions of Oswald running around all over the place; buying a car with cash, talking smack at a rifle range, etc. I think the debate about the assassination is wonderful. After all, I'm the business of asking questions, too, and I think it's especially important in such a historical matter. However, I would never use any theorist literature as a primary source. Even if 20 conspiracy theorists put Oswald at the Savoy, I would not rely on that alone. There is simply too much shaky, questionable research in this arena, and it would be irresponsible as a journalist to rely on that stuff alone. Thanks, Craig
  4. Hola, This really has nothing to do with anything, but... I have read on this forum that Oswald stayed at the Savoy; however, I've found no documentation supporting that. Otherwise, I would have definitely included it! As far as I can tell, Oswald went to Mexico in late Sept., 1963, and returned to Dallas by Oct. 3. That's when Marina and baby June were living with Ruth Paine in Irving. Oswald briefly stayed at a Dallas YMCA before winding up at his boarding house on North Beckley, which is where he fled after the assassination and in the neighborhood where Tippit was killed. Oswald apparently did stop in Houston on his way to Mexico (via Laredo), where he called the Texas Socialist Labor Party. However, in the accounts I read, it does not explicitly state he stayed in Houston. But if anyone has any more info on this, I'd love to know! Thanks, Craig
  5. Hey all, Just wanted to let you know that my story on the Savoy, Holiday Inn and Central Square came out today. It's available on the racks and should be online later today at www.houstonpress.com. I'd like to thank everyone for all their time and help -- this site was invaluable. I hope you enjoy the story and am curious about your thoughts. Thanks again, Craig
  6. Hello -- Just wanted to thank everyone so far for all the help! Craig
  7. Hello all, My name is Craig Malisow, and I'm a reporter with the Houston Press. I'm looking into writing a story about the history and current status of the old Days Inn, Savoy, and Central Bank(?) buildings. So far, this forum has turned out to be a great resource. Can anyone help with more info about current owners, building conditions, etc? I'd especially like to hear from anyone who's spent time inside the buildings. Besides contacting me here, you can reach me at craig.malisow@houstonpress.com, or at 713.280.2481. I don't think the local media have done an in-depth exploration of why these buildings have basically been allowed to rot all these years, and I'd like to talk to all the players involved. Thanks, Craig
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