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The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio · Page 39

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Tuesday, September 17, 1991
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i Editor: Ronnie Agnew "j U 860-5180 ; hi mih - - - i P c it Tuesday, September 17, 1991 -r i VZ3 CJ Q D A Springfield Twp. zoning fight2 i i Community government notes7 Local school news8 D E7o3 mm mfmmmm ' chools giving thought for food. r I i UT Easty John ( 4 Eckberg Nutrition one of many menu factors BY STEVE KEMME The Cincinnati Enquirer Although a school's primary concern is what goes into its students' minds, it can't ignore what goes into their Woman takes her 108 years, faith in stride Mamie Swift suddenly aimed a finger gnarled from arthritis at the ceiling of her room in the Christian Care Home on Compton Road and kept it there, pointing up at the buff panels to The Great Beyond. The frail woman, 108 years old in two days, punctuated her favorite prayer with this lively gesture and a surprisingly expressive face: "The Lord is my Shepherd," she said in the booming voice of a woman maybe 70 years younger. "I shall not want. ..." S stomachs. ; ' 1 After all. schools are in the business of feeding students as well as teaching them. In manv local school districts, y more than half the students buy their lunches at school. In the Cincinnati Public Schools alone, more than 22,000 students buy plate lunches daily m the 1 The prayer was as much a personal fountain of youth as it was a faithful plea to the Almighty for grace. She boomed through the timeless litany. ThA rininnati rnnnii'arPr'aH Qtrai.h : at a pulpit, not in an I ' ' easy chair at a nursing - home. The milk of choice is low-fat for Monfort Heights second-graders Brandy Barrow, Ryan Clements, Nick Mettey and Mike Campbell. Schools are struggling with the problem of providing food that's both healthy and appealing. "Sometimes it's difficult because a lot of students are raised on fast foods today," said Diane Sakmyster, director of food services for Cincinnati Public Schools. "They enjoy that kind of food." Cheryl Chancey, director of food services in the Northwest Local School District, summed up the problem this way: "We try to cater to the children, increase our revenues, and, at the same time, serve a well-balanced lunch. We have to take a lot of things into consideration." Many districts have changed their menus in recent vears in an Mamie Swift be thankful for and she knew it: a full life, food to eat, a new day, air conditioning. Snacks, TV fuel teens' obesity At 108. Swift is surelv amone a select Inst bv lookinc at todav's teen-acers. lanine few. Call the group the 108 oldest living Americans although nobody keeps track of that sort of thing. Swift remembers decades of American discrimination, nirkinc Alabama cotton in the late 1800s french fries in an oven instead of deep-frying them. "Fat content is a big issue right now," Chancey said. "We're trying to cut back on red meat and the use of fats in salads." But if schools trim too much fat, the students won't be getting enough calories, she said. "Children burn up a lot of calories," Chancey said. "They require more fat than adults because their metabolism is so high. They really need that pure energy." (Please see SCHOOL FOOD, Page 2) for 40$ a day, cooking biscuits in a wood fireolace coals on the skillet lid, a pot effort to reduce the fat, sodium ton Schools, said she is disturbed at the number of overweight junior high students. "It's amazing the number of kids who are overweight at that young age," she said. "As they become adults and their metabolism slows down, it's going to be an even greater problem for them." Baer recently overheard some teen-agers in a grocery store talking about fat and cholesterol. "I'll worry about that when I'm 60," one of them said. "Unfortunately," Baer said, "that attitude is more typical than we'd like to think." STEVE KEMME Baer can see the effect that bad eating habits and inactivity are having on them. "We're not only seeing more obese adolescents, but we seeing more super-obese adolescents," said Baer, an assistant professor of nutrition at the University of Cincinnati. Obese people are about 20 above their ideal body weight, while the "super-obese" are more than 40 above, she said. Children who snack a lot on high-fat foods and spend too much time watching television and playing video games are likely candidates for obesity, she said. Linda Bass, food service supervisor of Prince and sugar content of the food while maintaining a high nutritional level. They use ground turkey in place of ground beef in some foods for lower fat, serve more chicken, fish and salads, use lean beef in hamburgers, and cook of black-eyed peas gurgling nearby. The oldest American, Ettie Mae Greene of Lindside, W.Va., turned 114 earlier this month. Swift is not far behind. Although she is in no race of longevity, Swift doesn't plan to leave the here-and-now anytime soon for the hereafter. But, on the other hand, who's to know? "There'll be somebody who laid down last night and didn't get up this morning," she said. "And they'll be somebody who got up this morning and he's not going to lay down tonight." The bottom line: Be thankful for every day. This birthday stuff so troubling to many who face teen age, middle age, old age is but a lot of fluff to this thin woman with gray hair as soft as a baby's smile and eyes glassy with time. What's the fuss all about: I'm 108, so what? Softened opinions Skateboarders looking for their own space "I was uoset (about the ordinance)," Cleves BY LYNDA HOUSTON The Cincinnati Enquirer Skateboarders on public streets and sidewalk in Cleves will now be about as common as surfers. A small contingent of youth, village officials have said, were often caught riding in the streets and on sidewalks, angering motorists and pedestrians. In response to the ordinance, Cleves resident Jennie Pridemore, whose son is an avid skateboarder, formed SCORE FOR KIDZ (Special Community Organization for Recreational Enjoyment). The group, Pridemore said, is working to raise $3,000 to build a skateboard arena at Harmony Field and whatever it takes to purchase appropriate liability insurance. Pridemore said, "but being a parent and an adult, I can see where they're (council members are) coming from, because there is at least one kid that still insists on jumping into the street on a skateboard." SCORE FOR KIDZ will hold a fund-raiser Oct. 5, a youth dance at 7:30 p.m. at Harmony Field. Tickets are $4.50 for kids 10 and older, $2.50 for younger kids. "It's like a morale booster for the kids," Pridemore said. "We're trying to get them involved." Punishment under the ordinance remains unclear. Village council had postponed the vote for almost two months to get advice from parents and skateboarding enthusiasts, mainly young people. A recent prevalence of wayward skateboarders prompted the council to consider the ordinance. At the Sept. 11 meeting, village council voted unanimously in favor of an ordinance banning skateboards from streets, sidewalks and all other village property. "Reluctantly we did it," councilman Art Tenhundfeld said, "but I think it was for the betterment of the village in general." ,,, m .jinn. in in 1 1 ii i i Only his appeal can save Kleve's cars from auction Time has dulled her memory some but has not taken the edge off her opinions. A sampling: How about rock'n'roll, think it's going to last? "It's going to be here. That's the devil's music." Mini-skirts, are they here to stay, finally? "If women want them to stay, they are. Once women didn't wear pants. Now everybody wears them." What about Elvis? Dead or alive? "I just don't know." Favorite food? "Good old fried bacon. Crisp." Favorite president? That's easy: "(Franklin Delano) Roosevelt," she said, although she later acknowledged that she has never actually voted for a president. The first president she could have cast a vote for was Warren Harding in 1921 no wonder she never bothered. Swift never drank liquor, never smoked and gave up her one vice decades ago. "It's been a good while since I dipped snuff," she said. Swift came to Cincinnati after her husband died a few years ago. She lived most of her life in Buffalo, N.Y. Great nieces and nephews in Cincinnati now visit. She's comfortable even happy. Any secrets to long life? Don't bother to ask. "That's an unfair question," she said. "I cling to God's unchanging hand. other step in a yearlong legal battle Kleve has waged against Green Township to protect his automobiles. The township, however, has fought back in the name of good government. Kleve of Westwood has become almost a legend on the west side, mainly because of the heaps of junk stored in such landmark places as Race and Reemelin roads in Green Township. That was where the partial body of an airplane rested for years until it was finally removed. Kleve worked on the Manhattan Project, which produced the atomic bomb. Then, in 1945, he decided to build an experimental car he named The Kleve. The 21-foot-long, 4-foot-high vehicle was to be powered by a straight-edge engine that would make its top speed about 150 (Please see KLEVE, Page 2) BY LYNDA HOUSTON The Cincinnati Enquirer He always referred to his automobiles as "super cars." But today, Karl Kleve's automobiles from his beloved 21 -foot convertible called The Kleve, to the a limousine are simply rusting heaps that lie in the hands of a court-appointed receiver. Antique car buff E. Ronald Grossheim was appointed Sept. 5 by Judge William Matthews of Hamilton County Common Pleas Court to dispose of about 40 of Kleve's vehicles through an auction. The autos, many of them reduced to metal skeletons, are being stored at the Green Township Veterans Memorial Park in Dent, a former drive-in site. The court-appointed receivership is an- The Cincinnati EnqulrerFroa btrauo Karl Kleve's cars are being kept at a former Dent Drive-in site. The rusty vehicles, appraised at $500 by an antique car buff, are to be auctioned off next month. wood Town Hall, Harrison and Mon WESTWOOD The Franciscan Health System of Cincinnati is con-ductina "Project 5000" today and n ccvpral HUNDRED LOCAL Wednesday at the employee entrance of St. Francis-st. ueorge tiospnai, 3131 Queen City Ave. (in the rear of tana avenues. 'Night Mother will be presented at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. The play, winner of the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for drama, stars Kathleen Labanz and Judy Malone as the mother and daughter who fight for control over their lives. the hospital). 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the College of Mount St. Joseph social center, below the tennis courts. Students in grades 9-12 are welcome. For more information, contact your local parish or call 922-4460. The college is at Delhi Pike and Neeb Road. Park or drop off in the west parking lots off Delhi Pike. If your public event or activity needs a bit of promotion, submissions are welcome. Mail or deliver to: Enquirer EXTRA, 4820 Business Center Way, Cincinnati 45246. They should be received at least two weeks in advance:, "Proiect 5000" is a special food drive for St. John Social Service Cen That's enough to feed a family of four for two days. Collection times are 6-9 a.m. and 2:30-5:30 p.m. For more information, call 389-5113. kids enjoyed a special treat recently: They saw a baseball game free and the Reds romped, 13-2. Cincinnati police officers escorted them; the outing was organized by the East End Community Council. Richard Lithen was at the game. THE STORM CLUB baseball team recently captured the Babe Ruth League World Series title. What makes Storm Club so strong year after year? Terry Flynn ter, and donors can help by filling grocery bags with the following items: two cans of meat and fruit, tour cans of soup and vegetables, a jar of peanut butter, rice, macaroni or beans, a can of beans, a box of hot or cold cereal, powdered milk and 1 pound of sugar. WESTWOOD The Drama Work- DELHI TOWNSHIP Westside shop's first presentation of its 1991-92 Youth Nights programs begin for a season is this weekend at the West- third year with a liturgy and picnic from

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