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Editor: Ronnie Agnew V- Central f West J 860-5180 n t u L Friday, September 20, 1991 n " X7 ri r-ri r- n n U i A T - Jl L . J L. I J i J n T fivnlnnH ctnrtc volnnfino coorrVi9 i."" ! I J J VJ 5th eraders to celebrate creativity 5 1 lAJ Li IO 3 Sports news & digest8 fj Loveland Walt r "vr i Schaefer r - " . 11 '- 1 ,'' ! 1 ) ( v The Reds' playing inspires a young fan to AStrOS l0"t. stand up and cheer. The youngsters saw The Cincinnati EnquirerErnest Coleman the horpe team clobber the Houston . .. . . "Reds same is a I v. ; ml winner The Cincinnati EnquirerErnest Coleman during a Reds game. ;, baseball player," "Barry Larkin," said Eric Wickemeyer, 10, of Madisonville. "He's got good moves." "Chris Sabo," said Missey Coby, 11, of Northside, "because he is good and he looks a little like my dad." "Chris Sabo," said Adam Kling, 8, of (Please see BASEBALL, Page 2) !' activist joins race Environment, park become top issues BY ALICE HORNBAKER The Cincinnati Enquirer David Miller, an activist and city council candidate, refuses to fade from Loveland's political scene. Last month, in a surprise announcement, Mayor Gene Wene announced that he had removed Miller from the city's environmental committee. By a 5-1 vote, city council agreed. Wene said Miller's candidacy for a city council seat was troubling to him because Miller is engaged in a legal action about Loveland environmental issues. "There is controversy surrounding Dave Miller, including his filing of actions against the city with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)," Wene said. Because the environmental committee is not a charter committee, Wene said, he can add or remove members at his discretion. Miller said it is not true that he has filed a lawsuit against the city. "In June I filed a second appeal with the EPA after a year had passed and EPA's order to cap the Harper Avenue Landfill had not been enforced. In my first appeal I asked the order to cap be spelled out in detail as to how the capping would be done. I still want that to happen." Wene, who has been on council for eight years, is not seeking re-election. "I will take the time to reacquaint myself with my family and my community," he said. Miller said no one on the environmental committee, including Wene, ever told him that his work on the committee wasn't satisfactory. "I was dumbfounded by Wene's action, actually embarrassed," he said. Miller is a founding member of the environmental group CLEAR (Citizens Lobby for Earth, Air and Rivers) that repeatedly has challenged the city on Loveland's Harper Avenue landfill, which has closed. On Aug. 5, Miller filed to run for one of three city council seats on the platform of "clean and green" clean government and green space, he said. Miller owns an electrical contracting business in Loveland, where he has been a resident for 17 years. He is married and has two children, 12 and 15. Sharing Miller's political platform will be first-time candidate Lorrie Huey, 29, (Please see LOVELAND, Page 2) The YMCA is getting more than a traditional playground for its money, Neeley said. Fantastic forms The structure features play equipment arranged on a serpent-shaped mound and includes a mini-amphitheater, tunnels, a serpent head with an observation area overlooking the Y's soccer fields, and a slide that resembles the snake's tongue. When completed, Neeley said, the playground will be "the finest structure in a private situation around here." "A playground doesn't have to be just a swing and slides," Rudloff said. Volunteers are needed to help with the construction of the Countryside Y playground Sept. 26-29. For information, call Neeley at 621-3106 or 1-932-1424. Ridge Presbyterian Church, 5950 Montgomery Road, is sponsoring a rummage sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday. The association promises lots of household items, furniture, books, linens and toys will be on sale, and a large assortment of clothing for men, women, children and infants. Mail or deliver submissions to: Enquirer EXTRA, 4820 Business Center Way, Cincinnati 45246. They should be received at least two weeks in Number lack adds up to street hazard A numbers game goes on along thoroughfares and neighborhood streets in Greater Cincinnati. To most of us, an address number on a business or home is an insignificant addition of metal, wood or plastic digits nailed to a door or frame. Some businesses paint address numbers on windows. But try driving down the area's busy thoroughfares in search of an address and you're apt to wish you stuck one of those "If you can read this, you're too close!" bumper stickers on your car. More than a nuisance "I'm sure a lack of readable address numbers causes accidents or near accidents," said Col. Ray Hoffbauer, commander of the Hamilton County sheriff's road patrol. Drive down Beechmont Avenue. There are few buildings with address numbers large enough to read with ease. At least, business owners near the Clermont County-Hamilton County line where the address numbering sequence changes display addresses. In most cases and there are exceptions fast-food restaurants, car dealers and gas stations show little regard for displaying address numbers. Generally, small businesses display small, hard to read numbers. Banks and medical offices sport some of the most visible. Besides creating a hazard for the motoring public, an address number can mean life or death. Life squads and police often hunt for a street number when responding to emergency situations. At night, on a dark neighborhood street, the search is even worse. "People put house numbers everywhere" over a garage or a porch or on a sign in the front yard. "Then you see the (hard to read) script addresses with the numbers written out" Fifty Five Thirty-Seven, Hoffbauer said. Uniform placement . Hoffbauer admits he has an impossible dream. "I'd like to see every house number lit (by an outdoor light)." He would like to see some similarity in the way numbers are displayed and their location. "Jhat will never happen," he said. "But, people could do more to make them easy to see." ' The U.S. Postal Service has address number regulations. City regulations are far less restrictive than rural rules. Darla Stafford, manager of communications for the Cincinnati Division of the U.S. Postal Service, explained address numbers must be displayed on rural mailboxes. The regulation is not enforced, however, to the point the postal service cuts off mail delivery.' In the city, postal regulations require numbers be displayed before mail service is started in a new neighborhood. After that, there is no regulation to maintain numbers just the urging of the postal service "that it's in the best interest of the customer," Stafford said. In some neighborhoods, youth and civic groups have performed a community service by painting address numbers on curbs. A home or a business owner can invest a little or a lot in address numbers. Most every hardware or home improvement store has a variety. One large store chain has them from 30t to $5.99 each a range well within the budget of any homeowner. Fast food restaurants spend plenty for drive-through windows, attractive signs and even playgrounds. Car dealers color their windows every time there's a "factory discount." Is the expenditure of a few dollars for a few numbers that may save a life, or prevent injury or accident, too much to ask? PEACE AND QUIET are often shattered as trains rumble down tracks near many Tristate homes. Reporter Steve Kemme talks to people who live near railroads and finds many don't notice them. KIRK JOHNSON of Mount Lookout is working on master's degrees In hospital administration and business at Xavier. He's also training almost daily for the Iron-man competition in October in Hawaii. Terry Flynn reports. Officer John Goodloe and Pat Ormond talk Friday's game was the first time Chris had ever been to the stadium. Seeing the game live was great, he said. "You've got a closer view. You can see them better in person!" His favorite player: Mariano Duncan. Other favorites? "Billy Hatcher," said Jonathan Lawson, 11, of Madisonville. "He's just a good designer holds the blueprints for fun Police officers invite 350 kids BY RICHARD LITHEN Enquirer Contributor Community Oriented Policing (COP) teams meant bolstered law enforcement to many adults this summer, but to a few hundred youths, the cops on the beat meant baseball and friendship. As COP continues into the fall with a new lease on life, many of the 7-12-year-olds will recall their first-ever Reds game at Riverfront Stadium. Through efforts of community leaders and local businesses, police were able to buy 350 Reds tickets and take the kids to a game. "We have never, in the police department attempted a trip this large," said Lt. Chris Robertson; head of the COP program. Previous field trips only had about 30 children at a time. Officer Jim Gramke, who patrols in Corryville, said mothers were surprised when their children told them about the trip and many asked, "You're going where? With who?" Gramke said he had gotten to know many area children since the COP program started in May. He met one of them, Chris Wheeler,, 12, of Corryville, while shooting baskets in the neighborhood. Playground BY JAMES J. LIDINGTON The Cincinnati Enquirer Mi ost people believe archi tecture to be a serious I occupation. But it's fun and games to Frank Rudloff. When Rudloff was a student at the University of Cincinnati School of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning in the early- to mid-1980s, he got involved with a student group called "Adventure Playgrounds," after English and Danish programs that let children design their own playgrounds with adult supervision. "Playgrounds" lends design and planning help to organizations that want to build play areas while keeping costs down and providing experience for the designers. As a part of the design process, group members lead clients HYDE PARK The Eagle Republican Women's Club is sponsoring a talk by Hamilton County Treasurer Robert Goering at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the community room of Provident Bank, 3880 Paxton Ave. Goering will talk about the functions of his office. The public is invited. DEER PARK The Deer Park Democratic Club is sponsoring "armchair" horse races Saturday, beginning at 7:15 p.m., at the Deer Park Community Center, 7640 Plainfield Road. r Frank projects through which comment makeup. the issues Ma r'5 - v Hill and Sands Montessori School in the West End. "It was a 1960s, hippie-type thing," Rudloff said of the group, largely volunteers. But in recent months, the group's numbers dwindled to just a few active members, and Rudloff decided to go it alone. Then he was contacted by Lynda Neeley, director of Child-care at the Countryside YMCA in Lebanon. For a retaining fee, Rudloff agreed to help the center design its play area, built on a hillside in back of the Y where another, older playground is located. For its $25,000 project budget, counting cut-rate architectural fees and anticipated volunteer labor to help with construction, the YMCA will get a playground that will be worth "a minimum of $60,000 to $80,000," Neeley said. The Cincinnati EnquirerCathy A. Lyons Rudloff tries to involve clients and the community in as much as possible. This play area is on UC's campus. a modeling "game," ered," said Rudloff, 36, of Clifton, gives them a chance to The group has designed about on the play area's one play area a year during its "It lets them know all 15-year history, including sites at that need to be consid- Stepping Stones Center in Indian ; I 'Nad Items offered for sale by individuals and organizations include antiques, produce, new and used household goods, furniture and appliances. ' Proceeds from space rental and the 25$ admission fee benefit the RSVP program, which matches volunteer time and talent to area programs and services. The group logged 140,000 hours last year assisting 53 non-profit agencies, hospitals, nursing homes, schools and adult day-care centers. PLEASANT RIDGE The Women's Association of Pleasant 4 UHJ -hi i tm The first race begins at 7:45 p.m. Cost Is $5 at the door. LUNKEN AIRPORT Cincinnati's RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) is sponsoring a flea market from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the airport playfield at Beechmont and Wilmer avenues. fAhri n r 4

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