Thank you to all who entered the Sunshine Cleaning Crime Scene Contest. We have a winner: Steve McGaw of Fort Worth.
Inspired by the new Overture Films dramedy "Sunshine Cleaning" -- in which Amy Adams and Emily Blunt play down-on-their-luck sisters who start a crime-scene cleanup business -- we posed five questions about Fort Worth's rich history of famous crimes. Of more than 100 entries, 21 correctly answered all five questions. (Many of them may have gotten a leg up by looking for the answers on the Famous Crimes section of the Star-Telegram Crime Blog.)
Of those who got a perfect score, we randomly picked one grand-prize winner. McGaw, 50, attributes his A+ on his natural interest in the subject ... and his friend who used to be a cops reporter at the Dallas Times Herald. That's always a help.
McGaw has won a prize package that includes an iPod Touch, a Method tote bag filled with five Method cleaning products, the film soundtrack (featuring the music of Michael Penn), a film poster, a pen, and a cleaning catty. A few lucky runners-up will receive movie passes.
Three runners-up have won four movie passes apiece: Suzanne Hutt of Grand Prairie, Melissa Hernandez of River Oaks, and Deanna Ashbrook of Euless.
Here are the answers to the quiz. Be sure to look for the movie "Sunshine Cleaning," in theaters now. And if you're a fan of crimes, you'll want to bookmark the Star-Telegram Crime Blog.
1. In 1901, what unusual thing happened when notorious outlaw "Black Jack" Ketchum was hanged for his crimes?
Answer: He was decapitated by the rope, after having gained substantial weight in prison.
2. Outside what Fort Worth landmark did the gunfight between Luke Short and "Longhaired Jim Courtright occur on Feb. 8, 1887?
Answer: White Elephant Saloon
3. On May 14, 1990, five people were killed and four were wounded by masked gunmen inside the Glass Key Cafe in Fort Worth. What game was being played at the time?
4. What nationally famous criminal from the early 20th century is buried in Wise County?
Answer: George "Machine Gun" Kelly is buried at the Cottondale Cemetery is Wise County.
5. How many people died in the Luby's cafeteria massacre on Oct. 16, 1991 in Killeen?
Answer: Twenty-four. There were 23 shooting victims, plus the shooter, who killed himself.