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Dallas Newspaper Delivery Man Dies & Midday Roundup


By KERA News & Wire Services

Dallas, TX – Dallas police say a 58-year-old newspaper delivery man has been found fatally shot in an apparent robbery attempt that turned deadly.

Sgt. Bruce McDonald says the victim was killed early Monday while just doing his job.

Robert Lawrence had been a contractor, delivering the Dallas Morning News, for about 20 years. Senior director of circulation operations Chip Danneker says the area where Lawrence was killed had only recently been added to his route.

Nobody has been arrested.

Lawrence's pickup, with newspapers stacked inside, was located in front of a convenience store. Police say his body was found several hundred feet from the truck.

Perry still courting right at Glenn Beck event

With his Republican primary victory safely behind him, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is still working hard to court conservative voters. Perry made a guest appearance Saturday night at an event in Tyler hosted by conservative radio and television talk show host Glenn Beck.

Speculation is swirling that Perry may consider a run for president in 2012. Experts say appearing with Beck keeps him in the minds of conservative voters. Perry has denied he's considering a run.

Perry calls Beck "a national leader" with a powerful message about Washington and what he calls its "out of control spending."

Perry is running for a third term as governor. He faces former Houston mayor Bill White, the Democratic nominee, in the race for governor in November.

New Health Clinic Opens in Oak Cliff

Dallas Health and Human Services is opening a new children's clinic in Oak Cliff, May 3. The low cost facility offers exams at $5 per child, Immunizations are $10. Those same services are offered at no cost to those with Medicaid.

Immunizations don't require an appointment, but other services do.

The clinic is on East. Jefferson Boulevard. For more information call (214) 948-0245.

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Fish kills from algae top 100,000 in 2 Texas lakes

Officials say more than 100,000 fish have died in two golden alga-infested Texas lakes - kills so large that pelicans are apparently flying hundreds of miles from the Gulf Coast to feed.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department estimates at least 50,000 fish have died at Possum Kingdom lake in northern Texas. Officials say at least another 68,900 are dead about 90 miles to the southeast in Lake Whitney.

Both lakes are part of the Brazos River system.

A Possum Kingdom fishing guide tells the Fort Worth Star-Telegram he has seen "a couple of hundred" pelicans and presumes they are attracted by wind-driven scents of the dead fish.

A wildlife biologist says the golden alga should clear up as water temperatures rise.