Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Three Waukesha County deputies were honored Wednesday by the Waukesha Optimist Club for their response to the mass shooting in Brookfield.
Waukesha County deputies Mike Doud, Robert Faith and Juan Rodriguez were among some of the first law enforcement officers at the Azana Spa & Salon shooting that left three women dead, as well as the suspect. They didn’t know where the shooter, Radcliffe Houghton, was, if he was even still alive or if he would open fire on them. Still, they didn’t hesitate. “In response to a dynamic and chaotic situation, deputies Faith, Rodriguez and Doud distinguished themselves by demonstrating courage while entering the Azana Spa,” said Sheriff Dan Trawicki. “Deputies Faith, Rodriguez and Doud and other officers were part of the initial entry phase. “During this phase, deputies Faith, Rodriguez and Doud helped to secure the building while aiding in the …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Trendy magazine did a photo shoot at Brookfield's Azana Spa as part of a feature on domestic violence.
Monday, February 25, 2013
The magazine was at the Spa on Monday taking pictures of owner Tami Gemmell and the Azana family.
Cosmopolitan magazine was at Azana Salon & Spa taking pictures of the Azana family for a feature on domestic violence. The salon will be featured in the May 2013 issue. Days after Azana hairstylist Zina Daniel Haughton obtained a four-year restraining order against the husband she planned to divorce, he stormed into the upscale Azana, killing her and two of her co-workers and wounding four others before killing himself in October. "What a great way to turn such a horrific event into education, way to go!" said Christine Elizabeth Hanson Pruitt on the Azana Facebook page. Zina Haughton's chair and station have been replaced with a small table and chairs in the newly renovated salon, a white candle and a vase that will forever hold three …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Gov. Scott Walker is proposing a law that would monitor domestic abusers with GPS devices.
Zina Daniel’s family believes that GPS monitoring on domestic violence abusers could have saved her life. Days after hairstylist Zina Daniel Haughton obtained a four-year restraining order against her husband she planned to divorce, he stormed into the upscale Azana, killing her and two of her co-workers and wounding four others before killing himself. Elvin Daniel, Zina’s brother, has been pushing for use of a GPS monitoring device that would alert a domestic violence victim when the abuser is nearby or is about to violate the restraining order, reported Patch media partner WISN. Gov. Scott Walker has included the $3 million proposal as part of his budget, which needs to be reviewed by lawmakers.
Monday, December 10, 2012
First proceeds to go to Azana Salon & Spa, scene of mass shooting in October.
The Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce has set up a fund to help businesses in the community deal with workplace tragedy, with the first proceeds to go to Azana Salon & Spa. "The Chamber acknowledges the need for the funds already established to help the victims and their families, and the Chamber board of directors felt it important to show their support to the business owner and the re-establishing of her business in the community,” said Carol White, the chamber's president, in a statement. The salon was the scene of a mass shooting in October. Three employees were shot and killed and four others were injured by Radcliffe Haughton, who took his own life after the rampage. Among those that were killed during the shooting were Zina …
Friday, November 30, 2012
Nearly six weeks after a mass shooting, fire and sprinkler damage physically ruined Azana Salon & Spa, the shop will reopen Saturday with a renovation that includes tributes to the three women who died.
From chaos to tranquility, damage to repair, old to new. At the foot of Azana Salon & Spa's main doors that Radcliffe Haughton entered and unleashed a deadly mass shooting six weeks ago now lies a granite plaque honoring the three women he killed. In memory of Zina, Cary & Maelyn Oct. 21, 2012 We miss you Those doors will reopen for customers Saturday morning for the first time since the tragedy. Inside the doors, just off to the side, hairstylist Zina Daniel Haughton's chair and station have been replaced with a small table and chairs, a white candle and a vase that will forever hold three yellow roses. Three to represent Zina, Cary Robuck and Maelyn Lind. The same for a trio of white fluffy pillows on the couches. They are subtle touches…
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The public is invited to bid on auction and raffle items at all six All About Learning day care centers, all to benefit Courtney Felecia Buss, a preschool teacher who was shot in the Azana Spa tragedy.
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- Lisa Sink
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
At three years old, the day care children really don't understand what happened to their teacher, Miss Courtney. They just know her leg was hurt but it's getting better and they helped her by doing what they could to help set up a center raffle and auction. The auction — which is open to the public through Monday and features coveted items like a shovel autographed by the "grave digger" former Green Bay Packer Gilbert Brown — is boosting the spirits of Miss Courtney, 22, who was one of the survivors of the Azana Salon & Spa mass shooting. Courtney Felecia Buss, a preschool teacher at All About Learning in Oconomowoc, also worked as a receptionist at Azana. She called the day care center on Monday, Oct. 22 to let them know she was at …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
New purple gift cards will be released Dec. 1st, the day Azana Salon & Spa reopens following remodeling.
Azana Salon & Spa's remodeling is progressing and the spa will reopen at 8 a.m. Dec. 1, as employees prepare a special tribute inside the salon for their fallen coworkers. The spa also will start selling on Saturday new purple gift cards, a portion of which will benefit the Azana Victims Fund, owner Tami Gemmell said in a press release Tuesday. The fund proceeds will be distributed equally at year-end to the seven families impacted by the Oct. 21 tragedy — the families of Zina Daniel Haughton, Cary Robuck, Maelyn Lind and the three other spa employees and a customer who were shot and survived. "We're excited to say remodeling plans are on schedule and Dec. 1st is a go for re-opening," Gemmell said. "We hope people will drop by that day to …
Friday, November 16, 2012
The newly opened Culver's of Elm Grove donated more than $14,000 to the Azana Spa Benefit Fund for the families of the women slain in the Oct. 21 mass shooting. Red Oak Counseling also raised funds.
Culver's in Elm Grove is donating more than $14,000 the the Azana Benefit Fund for the families of the three mothers slain in the Oct. 21 spa shooting. The store, which just recently opened around the busy Moorland-Bluemound Road corner from Azana Salon & Spa, held a big event Nov. 8, saying it would donate 100% of all sales from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The community responded in force, with the restaurant's drive-through lane snaking back out onto Bluemound Road and patrons eating quickly to give up their tables to more families. Red Oak Counseling of Elm Grove, led by Roxanne Guenther, also organized a raffle that was held in Culver's Nov. 8, which raised another $1,480 for the spa's benefit fund at Associated Bank. "We want to thank the …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
More than 100 spas in Wisconsin and at least eight other states agreed to donate a cut of their proceeds Tuesday to an anti-domestic violence fundraiser to help the families of Azana spa shooting victims.
- Lisa Sink
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The beauty salon community has rallied around a Brookfield spa struck by a mass shooting in a way rarely, if ever, seen by other industries hurt by workplace violence. More than 115 salons in Wisconsin — plus at least eight other states — stepped up to participate Tuesday in a "Cut It Out" event to raise awareness of domestic violence, the root of the Oct. 21 tragedy at Azana Salon & Spa across from Brookfield Square mall. Days after hairstylist Zina Daniel Haughton obtained a four-year restraining order against her husband she planned to divorce, he stormed into the upscale Azana, killing her and two of her co-workers and wounding four others before killing himself. There's something about the nature of salons — to pamper and care for …