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2 EXTRACentral THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER Friday, September 13, 1991 Glendale marches back to Civil War era for Street Fair Schedule of events The 27th annual Glendale Street Fair opens with a return of the Civil War Living History Re-enactment, beginning at 6 p.m. Friday. Activities are free and open to the public, except where noted. Events include: enter the annual BlueGray Grand Ball, at 8 p.m. in Town Hall. The ball is sold out, Gruber said. A re-enactment of the reputed encounter between Confederate Brig. Gen. John Hunt Morgan's troops and women students at the now-demolished Female College is noon, Sept. 22. It will recreate the legend that the young college students, scattered about the campus, were sipping tea as Morgan's troops approached them. Some say Morgan ordered his troops to confiscate school supplies. Others say Morgan shared tea with them. Participation has more than doubled this year, with about 300 re-enactors from the Tristate, Virginia and Illinois. Last year, 125 fought battles, as about 6,000 people watched. founded in 1855. "It doesn't start up again until the following Monday." Events will open Sept. 20, with authentic porch suppers and carriage rides. Dinners will be set at four historic homes in the village, said Jinny Halbauer, co-organizer of the dinner. Tickets are still available, and proceeds will benefit programs at the Harry Whiting Brown Community Center. To order a ticket, call Halbauer at 771-6175. Other main attractions include carriage rides from a livery at Van Cleves Park on Fountain Avenue Sept. 21 and Sept. 22, and a display at the fair of antique fire equipment. Festivities on Sept. 21 will conclude as women wearing hoop ball gowns and escorted by men in military attire or black tuxedos BY GINA GENTRY-FLETCHER The Cincinnati Enquirer Confederate and Union soldiers will march through historic Glendale Sept. 20-22 for the second annual Civil War Living History Re-enactment. The event will be part of the 27th annual Street Fair, which transforms Village Square into a celebration of history. Sixty-five booths with general store merchandise, antiques, arts and crafts, food and beverages will be open Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. "There's a whole feeling of how important this is to the entire town," said Nancy Gruber, fair chairwoman for 25 years. "At 6 p.m. on Friday evening (Sept. 20), time stops in Glendale, and we revert back to the Civil War era," she said of the village, Sept. 20: Re-enactors set up camps. Union soldiers will camp on the Harry Whiting Brown Community Center lawn on Sharon Road; Confederates will be at the green belt area on Oak Street. A "porch supper" at four historic homes in the village will conclude events for the day. Carriage rides are available to the supper. . Patrons are encouraged to dress in period costume. For tickets, call Jinny Halbauer, at 771-6175. Sept. 21: 7:30 a.m., powder issue for re-enactors at the railroad depot in Village Square; 9 a.m., armies assemble in respective camps. The event is open to the public. 10 a.m., cannon volley and flag-raising in Village Square will open the Street Fair. 1 1 a.m.: antique fire-equipment display and demonstration; noon: Confederate assault on railroad depot; 1 p.m.: duel between rival soldiers at Village Square; 2 p.m.: main battle at the green belt area on Oak Avenue; 3 p.m.: mail call; 4 p.m.: Confederate assault on Village Square-Fountain Avenue area. The Street Fair closes at 5 p.m., and at 6 p.m. is the camp supper for re-enactor and ticket holders to the BlueGray Grand Costume Ball; camps close to the public at 7 p.m. The ball begins at 8 p.m. at Town Hall. Tickets for the supper and ball are sold out. Sept. 22: 9:30 a.m., church service in Fountain Avenue Park. Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets; 10:30 a.m.: brunch for re-enactors and re-enactmentStreet Fair committee. The weekend concludes at 2:30 p.m. with a final battle in the green belt area on Oak Street. GINA GENTRY-FLETCHER EnHOTgeilCy IllirSeS: Easing the pain of disease, death, heartbreak were father and son. Son beat up father. Father shot son. They're in V v. . ' CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 There are three hospitals in Cincinnati staffed to see the worst injuries and provide fastest treatment. University and Good Samaritan hospitals are classed as Level One Trauma Units facilities with a full complement of specialists 24 hours a day. Children's Hospital Medical Center, with like personnel, provides all critical emergency care for children and teens in Greater Cincinnati. A cadre of nurses toil in the hectic arenas called "ERs" emergency rooms. They face a world of ever-changing emotions, from the high of helping save a life to the helplessness of seeing death's clutch. Deck's team was able to stop the 16-year-old's bleeding. But a few hours later, five minutes after Deck left for home, the boy began bleeding again. He died. An autopsy revealed that, undiscovered, an air tube had worn through an artery wall. It could not have been repaired. "I think about him to this day," Deck said. "As we were waiting for tests, he started crying and I start ' ' ' " y 7'U 1 J ' v 'i ..... .. . the same room. Then you worry about your safety. That's stress. "You worry about AIDS. There , are precautions . . . But we don't walk around in protective gear all the time when someone comes in spurting blood all over the place. "There are nights when I go home and tell my husband, 'I don't want to do this anymore.' It's usually after one of those nights when we have so many patients there's no place to put them two major trauma cases going on at the same time and a belligerent patient." Nurses are threatened, spit upon, kicked. Alcohol and other drugs play an increasing role in the ER. "It makes me angry belligerent patients, people who use drugs. We are getting more and more of it," Beck said. "We get more cocaine overdoses. And we get people who have blown every vein in their body shooting up whatever." Marge Lehman of White Oak, a veteran nurse of 31 years in the University Hospital emergency room, feels frustrated. "I can't do more to help the environment of these people. I love them. But they have to put up with alcohol and drugs. I can't do anything about it. "Commercials tell people to get off drugs, but there are not enough places for people to go who want off drugs," Lehman said. Nurses are trained to help, to give comfort. Still the most wrenching feeling a nurse encounters is one of helplessness. Beck recalled an 18-year-old truck accident victim. "... You knew he was going to die. He was conscious but delirious. He kept saying his name and phone number over and over. "It was the one time I felt like the best thing I could do was hold him, be there with him. . . . There was no hope. You could tell he knew it. He was so young." At least once a month, distraught parents arrive at Children's Hospital Medical Center in the early morning. In their arms they hold their lifeless baby. Deck calls them "the witching hours" 5 to 7 a.m. "The parents put their child to bed the night before, and they get up to find the baby dead in the crib." Deck said. The Cincinnati EnquirerErnest Coleman Flight nurse Nancy Franklin of University Hospital Air Care: "We never know what we are flying into." ed crying. I didn't want to leave. But 40 minutes after my shift ended, he was stable. I felt comfortable he knew another nurse. I found out he died that Critical care nurse flies to emergencies A J ..' ft Ridge. "It may be 100 outside with no circulation and you're dealing with a life or death situation." The flight itself is an adventure. "We never know what we are flying into. It might be night and the helicopter pilot has to rely on life squad members on the ground to let us know if there are wires running east or west, north or south. Out in the country, it gets very dark. "I've been in the helicopter when we started to land and the pilot pulled us back up, because he was uncomfortable about BY WALT SCHAEFER The Cincinnati Enquirer There may be one place in the realm of emergency medicine more frenzied than a hospital emergency room. Nancy Franklin has worked as a flight nurse for University Hospital Air Care for three of her seven years as a critical care nurse. "In an ER, you have a lot more people around to help you. At an accident scene you are working in a confined area like the back of a life squad," said Franklin, 34, of Pleasant Helicopter response is so fast that the critical care nurse and doctor team often have no idea what they'll be facing. Air Care responds to the very worst cases those the life squads feel are hanging onto life by a line so thin they can't make it to a hospital by ambulance. "Sometimes we don't know if it's a car accident or a heart attack; a child or an adult," Franklin said. "We are always tested. Every scene is different and you don't get time to rehearse. You get only one chance to do the very best you can." Marge Lehman Emergency nursing is filled with action loaded with stress, anger and frustration. Nurses agreed a key prerequisite is being able to switch gears to go from a fever to a gunshot wound, a slow to a fast pace. "The stress comes in part from the pace," said Pam Beck, 41, of Harrison Township, who has spent most of her 20-year career in emergency rooms, the past dozen at Good Samaritan. "You never know what's coming in. I think there's added stress today. A lot of what we see today is different than 20 years ago." Recently, Beck saw two men in the ER with the same full name one beaten, the other with a gunshot wound. "It turned out they "We do everything we can for those babies" victims of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) said Deck, a nurse for eight years, the past three at Children's. She also worked at St Francis-St. George and Bethesda. "In the most terrible situation when a child dies the hardest part is dealing with the families," Deck said. "Especially when dealing with SIDS deaths, where the parents feel guilty. ... I am a medical person who can go in and tell them there's nothing they could do. " "It's a job where you last forever or you last a little while," Deck said. "There are few in-betwee-ners. If they don't like it, they are out in a year. I think about my job. It's often not a very happy job," Deck said. "But I like what I do. Most everybody who says they couldn't do it really could. "If you saw a child hit by a car, wouldn't you do something? ... I'm trained to do something and feel I can make a difference," Deck said. Fairfield offers pre-schooler classes Reunion CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 bygone eras when the building had high school students, said Principal Jim Gum. Today the building houses kindergarten through sixth grade. Through the efforts of the alumni, the pupils have focused on the history of Hartwell, Gum said. When they finished studying its history and the history of the school murals, which depict the Miami-Erie canal in 1850, they were asked if they wanted to adopt the school's past colors and mascots. After pupils voted by a 3-1 margin to return to the original warrior mascot and orange and black colors, the alumni were so pleased they purchased new uniforms and established the Hartwell Heritage Case. Periodically alumni change the displays, largely made up of members' memorabilia. "There's not been a single situation where we've called on them when they Sports classes for 3- and 4-year-olds are offered on Mondays and Tuesdays 11-11:45 a.m. Classes for 4- and 5-year-olds are offered Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11-11:45 a.m. Recreation classes for 3- and 4-year-olds are on Mondays and Tuesdays, 9:30-11 a.m. For 3- to 5-year-olds, the classes meet on Thursdays, 9:30-11 a.m. "Holiday happy days" for children ages 3-5 are one-hour programs. They include crafts, songs, games and baking. Programs start at 10 a.m. Fees are $2 for Fairfield residents, $3 for nonresidents. Planned are Fall Fun, Sept. 25; Halloween Happening, Oct. 30; and Let's Give Thanks, Nov. 20. Fees must accompany registration and can be paid at the recreation center. For more information, call 867-5348. BY SUE KIESEWETTER Enquirer Contributor The Fairfield Parks and Recreation Department is offering several classes for children ages 2-5 at the recreation center, 2200 John Gray Road. "Toddler time" for 2-year-olds and parents will be offered on Fridays 10-10:45 a.m., Sept. 30 through Nov. 7. The fee is $15 for Fairfield residents, $18 for non-residents. Sports and recreation classes are open to 3- to 5-year-olds beginning the week of Sept. 30. Each session lasts six weeks. The fee is $15 for residents, $18 for non-residents. In the sports classes, youngsters will be introduced to basic skills in soccer, T-ball, kickball and tumbling. Recreation classes consist of arts and crafts, games, music and physical activities. haven't responded," Gum said. He spoke of a tutoring program in which the alumni are involved, of the time they moved the resource center, and of alumni who helped with all the other neighborhood groups and PTA. Alumni also purchased furniture for the lobby, he said. And he mentioned their representation on the school's advisory council. Each year, the council reviews the school's five-year plan and sets project priorities. Together, the alumni, PTA, Hartwell Improvement Association and other community and civic groups work to fund the projects. "We see them as a terrific asset to our school. I think they have about 800 active members," Gum said. That willingness to pitch in may go back to their own school days, Marcum says. "It was a very nice school to go to," Marcum said. "It was small. You knew everyone else. You went to school with them for 12 years. I guess I knew everyone in that school." The alumni association, Richey said, is a good way to renew friendships. "You drifted apart once you got married or moved out of the city or the state. It's kind of like going down memory lane when we get together now." Added Herrin: "Now that we've raised our families, we have more time to get together, to chit chat." On the second Monday of each month, the alumni meet at Shoney's Restaurant on Ohio 4 in Fairfield at noon for lunch, to talk business and socialize. An annual dinner dance is held in September and a supper at the school is held in April. This year's dinner dance will be at 6 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Hartwell Knights of Columbus Hall. Cost is $15 per person with reservations required. To reserve, phone 398-6074. 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