Ara Arax was the family's fourth murder victim in four generations - two in Armenia and two in the United States, including an uncle who killed a Long Beach policeman in 1934.
Arax thinks $18,000 his father paid to buy into another nightclub may have wound up in a major drug deal, spurring Ara to go to the police.
In My Father's Name" names every reputedly corrupt policeman as well as every alleged conspirator to the murder, except one - a longtime bar patron and friend of the man Arax believes ordered the hit.
But in a final, threatening paragraph, Arax lets Fresno wonder "where I might strike next" and leaves readers wondering if he ever can shake off the past.
But he doesn't acknowledge the newspaper's need for proof to avoid libel, its role a few years later in exposing local corruption or the awkward position his criticism places Arax as a competing journalist.
At the end, Arax says that to hate Fresno would leave him stuck in the past and would force him to "relinquish any voice in its future.
BEIRUT: Bourj Hammoud's Arax Street -- once known as Beirut's bargain hunter's paradise -- has been grappling with soaring international gold prices, as jewelers there report a nearly 80 percent drop in sales over the last five years, and expect a bleaker future with the price of the metal's kilogram inching toward $50,000.
Demand has plummeted from nearly 1 kilogram a week, a decade ago, to less than 100 grams today, said Shahe Ohanian of Ohanian Jewelry, also on Arax Street.
For decades, the Lebanese used to flock to Arax Street, scurrying from jewelry store to adjoining jewelry store in search of a good bargain.
They were drawn to Arax Street for the relatively cheap prices jewelers they offered, owing largely to comparatively lower labor costs.
One of the agreements scheduled the start of construction work on a hydro-electric power station on the Arax
river which runs along the two countries' border.
The two ministers signed three documents: memorandum of understanding between the two ministries, memorandum of ecological norms observance on the common border and Arax
river, as well as draft agreement on construction, management, exploitation and transfer of Meghri hydropower plant.