29 Jul

I just got my hands on the LPD Incident Report regarding what really happened on July 18 between Paul Beane and those at the Moonlight Musicals and oh boy it shows a much different story than the email that’s been floating around.

According to Officer John Gomez, Paul Beane was worried about a storm that was approaching with lightning because his granddaughter was on stage. Mr. Dolter had stopped the show but wanted some of the cast and crew to clear the equipment from the stage. Beane approached Dolter and expressed his concern about his granddaughter’s safety, then walked away to wait for her. Dolte made the decision to get the crew off the stage then went over to Beane to apologize. Mr. Beane then told Dolter that is actions were irresponsible and walked away. Jill Kerns, from the top of the stage told Beane that she wanted him to leave the area. Beane replied, “shut up, I’m not going anywhere without my granddaughter.” Another unknown female standing next to Kerns also asked Beane to leave and he told her to “shut up.” Officer John Gomez told all involved to calm down, and that’s when Beane’s granddaughter came out and they left.

According to Officer Gomez, Paul Beane DID NOT use profanity during the incident. Officer Gomez was within 15 feet of Paul Beane during the entire incident. He also did not observe any criminal violations during the incident.

The above is a nutshell version of the incident report which we will discuss on Thursday’s LFN on KFYO.

As I’ve mentioned in previous blog entries this is why I didn’t bring this RUMOR up on my show. Unlike my competitors in the morning, I know what sources are. You can’t run with a story just because a caller says something is true or because you read it on the internet or via email. The email that was being sent around wasn’t even signed by anyone. Now, I don’t blame Jim Douglass for running with the rumor as if it were fact. He has no idea what he’s doing. Being in the media isn’t his first or only job. Jim doesn’t understand that you should get facts and sources before slamming a City Councilman. I do, but then again I do this for real, not for play time to talk about Texas Tech Alumni events. It’s called integrity. Some shows/people have it, some don’t.

However, Jeff Klotzman is a different story. How could a veteran newsman just sit by and let his co-host proceed presenting a rumor as a factual story? Sorry Jeff, you should have known better and you should have told your co-host to stop talking about it. Jeff Klotzman is on the Board of Directors of the Moonlight Musicals and should have known what really happened.

If anyone involved with the Moonlight Musicals was involved with writing or sending this email and starting this rumor, they should resign from the Moonlight Musicals Board immediately. That includes Jill Kerns and Jeff Klotzman. Again, IF they were involved or concealed the truth. Or in the case of Jeff, knowing the truth but allowing his co-host to spread lies.

But maybe I’m wrong. Maybe those spreading the rumors would like to call Officer John Gomez a liar and accuse him of filing a false report. If they are going to call Officer Gomez a liar, then it’s time to speak up.

More on this on Thursday’s Lubbock’s First News on 790 KFYO.



  1. McGyver July 29, 2009 at 5:05 pm #

    I’ll call Gomez a liar. He is known to be a major suck-up among LPD officers past and present. He doesn’t have the guts to stand up to a City Councilman. His “incident report” is a CYA manuever.

    There is one side of this story that says that Dolter didn’t apologize to Beane for anything – but merely walked away from his tirade. There are several other conflicts with the Beane/Gomez version. Unfortunately, there is gutless board of directors – of which Jeff Klutzman is a member – squashing this side of the story.

    The other side of the story comes from a spineless cop and a loud-mouth, lame-duck City Councilman.

    Unfortunately, until somebody on the board of Moonlight Musicals grows a pair, the only side of the story that will get any publicity will be the wrong side.

  2. chadhasty July 29, 2009 at 5:16 pm #

    I would encourage the Board to come out with their side of the story then. Until then, the email is just a rumor meant to smear Beane. The author of the email needs to speak out, and I’m sure they know my number.

  3. McGyver July 29, 2009 at 5:21 pm #

    It’s obvious that the author of the e-mail is being muzzled by the gutless board of directors. From my perspective, it seems that she values her job, to which the board apparently holds the strings.

  4. Mike July 29, 2009 at 6:01 pm #

    I heard his show that morning. I flip between the two shows. Jeff Klotzman recused himself from opinion and sat there silent but did say he knows for a fact multiple people saw the incident. I believe his son is in the production. Sounds like Sgt. Gomez is being forced to say these things. Looks like Paul Beane is sneaking his way into the police decisions. Why was a police report filed weeks later?

    I like your show much more than Pratt’s. I heard today how he believes the email is because the art crowd doesn’t like this council. I’m not sure how that would be relevent here, but I guess that’s his take. It seems like this council does like approving funding or assistance for events as long as Gary Boren is running it.

    Your show should be good in the morning. Judging by all the callers on 950 yesterday, Beane has a lot of convincing to do.

  5. A Different Mike July 29, 2009 at 7:46 pm #

    I’m thinking the Prez needs to invite Beane, Gomez, Kerns, and Klotzman over for a beer. Maybe two.

  6. Mike July 29, 2009 at 8:02 pm #

    Just a domestic beer, no imports!

  7. jimmuy8 July 30, 2009 at 8:22 am #

    I’m sure it’s standard procedure to file an incident report days after the incident and after a huge public blowup and new reporting.

    Yes, I believe you use Form CYA-101.

    • williamsandhyattblog July 30, 2009 at 8:26 pm #

      Is it possible there was no incident report because there was no incident to report? If no one from Moonlight Musicals pursued the issue why would there have been a report? We expected more from their board than the statement they issued. I wonder if Mr. Beane considers this a “dead issue”? Thank God we’ve got free entertainment like this in the summer!!!!

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