October 07, 2003
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Downtown renovation plans move ahead
The Friends of Downtown committee hosted a luncheon meeting yesterday to allow downtown business owners to meet with the architect retained by Cleveland's Economic Development Committee.
"The vision of the city's planning committee is to improve the attractiveness of downtown," said J. Andrew Rice. "The purpose of today's meeting is to begin to talk with downtown business owners about what they'd like to do with their buildings."
Joiner said the goal was to get business owners to think about their own businesses, and how they could improve the appearance of their structures.
Rice echoed Joiner's comment that "the main thing we're doing is cleaning up," but added that "individual expression (in building appearances and facades) is what will give the downtown area character."
The group was strongly encouraged to "start talking" about the renovation project - to other business owners and to city council members.

UPDATE for real estate
Many people who are interested in finding a new place to live seem to do their looking on weekends, so the Cleveland Advocate Update is going to make that process more convenient for everyone - realtors and prospective buyers alike. On the back of each Update published Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays will be an up-to-date listing of available properties and land parcels in the area. As the Update is distributed to all restaurants and convenience stores in Cleveland, this makes those listings readily available to people searching for a new home. To advertise in the Update Real Estate page, contact the Advocate office at 281-592-2626. The cost is $5 for 3 lines for 3 days.

Funeral Services scheduled
--Maxine Williams; arrangements pending through Pace-Stancil.
--Elvia Bryce; arrangements pending through Pace-Stancil.
--Gerda Shakno; arrangements pending through Pace-Stancil.
--Dana Jackson; arrangements pending through Pace-Stancil.
--J.C. Kervin, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2 p.m., Pace-Stancil/Probst Chapel, with interment at Holly Grove Cemetery.
--J. W. Ward, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m., Pace-Stancil/Probst Chapel, with interment following at Splendora City Cemetery. Visitation hours are Tuesday, Oct. 7, from noon to 9 p.m. at Pace-Stancil/Probst Chapel.
--Mary Ellen Griffing, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m., Pace-Stancil/Probst Chapel, with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery in Houston.

Police Report
Cleveland police made 6 arrests over the weekend. Arrested were Brian Anthony Massie for DWI; Michelle Elisa Green for theft by check; Jose Aurelio Espinoza for reckless driving; Steven Douglas Gabriel for possession of controlled substance; and Monty Alan McGlaun and Tiffany Ann Johnson for theft. Two more aggravated sexual assault of a child were recorded, as well as an accusation of aiding a suicide.

On Tap at the Texan
Now showing is Matchstick Men, starring Nicholas Cage, rated PG-13. Showtime is 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Admission is $2 for children aged 3-11, and $4 for those aged 12 and up.