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o comets oust sailors pag a h m i 50 go 3 o. w amherst news-tim bridge repair: $1 million . spikers lose their first page 10 by jason hawk now3-tlmo3 reporter when city council members emerged from 20-minutc mid meeting powwow with law di rector ken stumphauzer mon day night, angry jackson street residents were finally able to claim victory. announced in his administrative report at council's sept. 8 that the is formulating plans demolish unfinished thai straddles railroad tracks on and build theater mentor gets players service award 81 storyteller donna kuczynskl stu dents michael mcguiro sisters anna sarah wagner. three youngsters once upon time... storytellers kids nows-tlrr.os kuczynski heard her aunts uncles tell stories about living ireland, it inspired her. now she's passing gift new generation of young storytellers. last year, started storytelling program st. joseph catholic school, where traditional pasture captured scratch declaration eli cited applause who live defective bridge's shadow. 'the problem likely costs for will be pretty significant," lie said, esti mating final price tag nearly si million. "council aware what i've just disclosed, they arc process trying determine how this funded. there lot limita tions can done" not yet clear whether pay project tax money, defray through grants, pursue legal prosecution spotlight past, but doesn't mean evelyn witham's legacy over. an actress, stage technician, director, committee member, past president, trustee, ohio community association witham worked workshop group middle ridge road 1961 2003 before she died may. president david cotton has created outstanding honor. "this commemorates ev's long love theater," he said. "even after couldn't act or rect, continued come theater. was week died, kind dedication rare." wasn't one show up say lines. according cotton, best quality perhaps commitment people behind masks, costumes, makeup. "she so many us," "there time thought going leave theater, talked me into staying. wonderful woman, inspiration us all." said gi ven every only vhen member employee exhibited some remarkable way same distin guished arts as -award's namesake? " achieve accolade ,2uyear box office attendant lucille trclka. "lucille our tirelessly," cotton. lives right next door keeps eye building us. helps parkcrs go. responsible all season tickets knows 12 imagination 11 students. wlten school year ended, mcguire, wagner, made weekly prac tice sessions throughout summer. months preparation, trio travel ashland university weekend "once time" storytell ing conference, tlie youths perform. also have oppor recoup later, reach settlement original planner drunkhorst engineering's insur ance company, which offered proposal during its six-week vacation fix existing bridge. rejected plan, designed mannik smith, insurance com pany's engineering consultant firm. "the smith prop osal woefully, woefully adequate," stumphauzer. bridge, frankly, whatever could do cheapest" conference weekend. tunity meet renowned kathryn windham. "wluu tried stress art form used radio, television, movies, beginning time," kuc zynski. history world stories. it's how, we pass historv what's mt.w, practicing ancient help excel other areas pago addressed changes approaches die construction retaining wall south side av enue had already been dis cussed dismissed hired consultants hntb, inc. hntb independent engi neer review alleged mistakes ar chitectural plans, pany subsequently released re port citing s3 errors design. retained create set dave presents trelka debates scooter law; ban eyed nows-timos roportor less than mopeds more bicycles, de finitely headache offi cials very soon may classified motorcycles. flirted scooters recent meetings left pa rents holding pricey receipts literally useless motorized scooters, new-market products between mph. tough issues coun cil tackled five-week dealt police clu'ef lonnie dil lon's request remove po pular riding devices streets withdrew monday night dillon, pro ducts conform motor vehicle safety standards are meant use highways. pose seri ous risk both riders licensed motorists, matter cause tragedy, ho appears much these vehicles does comply guidelines user manuals,' prepared statement. those rules, should operated child ren under age 14, minors without adult supervision, traffic, individuals icss-than-pcrfcct vision, coordi nation, reflexes, balance. certain botched project, stum phauzer, present several scenarios consideration. computer calculations specs being finalized. "in reality, nothing's happen until year," "but docs start, we'll visible plan requirements extent met." hntb's proposals, include provisions skeleton, troubled opportunity view them return input weren't initially satisfied removing scoo ters streets, including at-largc williams, proposed comprehensive amendment dillon's would sidew alks, parking lots, multi-use pathways, parks. reason i'm bringing cast west sidewalks, couple neighbors plained recklessly op crating sidewalks smaller children," williams's exclusions didn't sit well peers, like ward steve p'simcr, labelled "complete unfair city." "if you add provisions, then don't sec any place ride these," "we're basically banning two councilmembcr ed cowger agreed: "no circles driveway," uuj eyes longtime cilmembcr nancy brown, possible out further restriction financial bind city. "i agree shouldn't want alarmist, we'd saying 'all right, we've bought you've taken away sidewalk anywhere yards.'" october town meeting. "tills asking for," area resident alvin miller, publicly answers since old declared unsafe 2000, elected brunkhorst design one. scries delays difficulties halted progress, hear express numerous concerns, ordered contractors cease activity. service. time, fully expects parents demand provide park, no keep children safe off understand al ready paid money these. buying day." good mo ney nick brusky, suggested mandate force obtain ml m2-class driver's license ex change free reign sidewalks. "to licenses, prohibit 14 operating (scootcrs).j think older wouldn't nuisance pedestrians." ideas considered included sisting operators register department, ob tain liability insurance, wear protective helmets, pads, gloves. none recommenda adopted, developments issue elyria, officials liave ruled kids' if such lawful classification made, argued subject state laws regulating age. investigation effect requested, await results taking action.
|Title||Amherst News-Times, 2003-09-10|
|Date of Original||2003-09-10|
|Submitting Institution||Amherst Public Library|