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-a 'bats in belfry' on stage page 8 big deal: new deal hunt i amherst news-tim city sued for $6 million bender construction never paid work by jason havk nows-timos reporter while legal representa tion is .busy marshalling its ces to launch a court campaign against the designers of jackson street bridge, another party has struck first. trucking and exca vating, inc., avon-based contractors hired july, 2000, build levelled suit lorain common pleas last week brunk- horst engineering consultants, firm that drew up bridge's faulty schematics. bender's attorney, jonathan roscnbaum elyria, did not re turn telephone calls news-times,- but filed wednesday states was $150,000 services rendered as result caused loss work, unab sorbed home office overhead costs, idle equipment terest, expenses incurred al leged breach contract, am herst's conduct after breach, professional malpractice behalf brunkhorsl further called biunk horst's design performance "substandard, professionally ne gligent, competent practice conduct" according suit. found bridge could be constructed brunkhorst's blueprints, september, 2001, formed both engi neers plans specifi cations were "fundamentally flawed designed." despite warnings, directed continue, states, "after some per iod time, it became evident specifications so fundamentally no amount modifications save project." document, cited findings an oct is, 2002, study independent hntb, which outlined 53 errors brunk plans. amherst's refusal pay ben der contracted resulted "effectively putting plaintiff out business causing great economic hardship damage his reputation," states. "i think it's best interest file lawsuit city. mean, he given set drawings didn't work," said coun cil president john dietrich. "plus bonding tied many years takes get this tiling sctucd." dietrich hopes matter will settled avoid lengthy battle. "the law department told me they make quick sponse," mayor hig gins, who news-times tlic put dif ficult situation, especially con sidering contractor's prior fi nancial stress resulting from dustrial deals. "this sort been what, needs paid, doesn't paid," said. "there finger-pointing sorting determine where blame continued pago 5 check cute, creepy, clever costumes bubbly comets cheerleader, dashing prince charming, woody walt disney movie "toy story" gather ready shupe elementary school halloween parade friday, whilo incredible hulk goes green just thinking about candy. look more spooky-day pictures inside issue. story 'yanyee' comfort kids hawk roportor fans children's literature know all ab hogwart's school, superfudge, man yellow hat. now can add grctchcn book buddy. local autlwr cathryn bacon, orchard hill drive amherst, although her "grctchcn yanyee" appeared side-by-side shelves with such classic stories, different animal altogether. "it's harry potter, anything judy blume would write, curious george, 'goodnight, moon,'" signed copies "grctchen" sunday at public library. instead heart-pumping adventure, or fable, "grctchcn'' simple she feel safe loved, "everybody too busy. word 'frantic' wrote theme child come sit down sofa learn how happy quiet rushed into five six extracurricular activities," 47-ycar resident born brownhelin township. "there's thing wrong karate soccer, on, sometimes parent slow share story." published xlibis corp. illustrated oberlin college graduate anna leith auscr, tells talc young girl whose classmate's destroyed fire. gretchen's class donates items devastated fam ily, giving personal item, gives away sister's baby blanket "yanyee." very hard parents day, always hard, that's true, 12 wl. author bacon uniforms policy eyed paul morton aosoclato editor letter going today schools asks pa rents their opinions estab lishing uniforms. superintendent robert boy nton decision made point require beginning process gauge support policy. requires uniform policies bo introduced deliberate fashion, least month's notice stu dents ample op portunity suggestions comments principals, staff members, parents," let ter "our feasibility designed engage mem bers com munity open discussion garding issue." boynton dis trict's quest excellence strategic goals current year include action step n merits dress students april 15, 2004, issue hod brought him long ago. are lot people have thought we're doing because safety col umbine, really started," said, "when interviewed (the board) ago job, subject came up. kept them off until we finished bond campaign." includes survey asking whether prefer adoption dtcss requiring u standard color upper body gar ment lower garment, styles garments requirement, maintain ing existing policy, exam ples each choice, examples. if indicates sufficient kv pol icy, represented mittee dsvelop permit-; ting establish uniform; procc--dure tq appeal die requirements. allow religious worn luely approved, simply basis disagrees -with likely sot; approved. f 1: 4 t r
|Title||Amherst News-Times, 2003-11-05|
|Date of Original||2003-11-05|
|Submitting Institution||Amherst Public Library|