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2 EXTRAAVest THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER Tuesday. October 8, 1991 district from patrol cm Government notes oarti e ADDYSTON The village plans to blacktop Lowland Road. Two businesses, Jeff's Drive-Thru and the Cove Marina, each donated $1,000 to the project. The village is paying $2,800. CHEVIOT v BY BOB ELKINS The Cincinnati Enquirer ceived any information of true organized gang activity in the township, but most departments are alert for any intelligence they might get about gangs or gang members. Boyles said the board does not oppose young people being out with their friends. But "we do oppose gang-type antics that can develop. We don't want gangs opposing one another about such things as race or jurisdiction. This is just to get a handle on what's going on, not to pry, because these are young adults." He said gang activities can influence what takes place among students during school hours. Schwab said she had heard conflicting reports about gang activity in the district. "I will keep an open mind and make up my own mind," she said. Wagner said he will not be looking specifically for gangs. "It's to see what basically is going on in the community at night," he said. "You hear of kids running around in the neighborhood, but maybe they're from Forest Park or Mount Healthy. "I don't think there are gangs of kids roaming around in the township," Wagner said. Colerain Township Two other school board members, Helga Schwab and Michael Wagner, also have accepted an offer from Police Chief Edmund Phillips to see the district as an officer sees it. Schwab's tour will be Oct. 18 and Wagner will ride with an officer at Schwab said Philips offered the night ride "as an educational idea for board members to see what is going on in our neighborhood." The police chief said he had not re m I embers of the Northwest Local School Board are taking a closer I look at students' nieht-time activi Council will hold a hearing on recycling, 7:30 p.m., Oct. 16 at at City Hall, 3814 Harrison Ave. Street rehabilitation has begun on Bank and Forest courts. The project, costing about $103,000, is being paid for with federal funds. CLEVES Council will meet at 7 p.m., Oct. 15 to discuss a 3-mill renewal levy on the November ballot. ties from the vantage point of a police cruiser. Robert Boyles, school board president, said administrators "have word there are some gangs out there, that there are a lot of them running and cavorting at night. To satisfy ourselves where this is coming from, we will do this one weekend." Boyles planned to ride with a Colerain Township police officer last Friday night. SPORTS emg The general operating levy will generate $27,260 annually. COLERAIN TOWNSHIP U.S. Rep. Charles Luken has asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) how its guidelines affect a pro on h ot streal Reading hot-rodder posed Hamilton Countycivil defense project in the Pleasant Run neighborhood. Chris Chapman, a Luken aide, said last week it was too early to expect a reply to the letter, which dealt with the county engineer's proposal to build maintenance bays for about 12 trucks plus a civil defense emergency operations center on county farm land. The 11 -acre site abuts a half dozen back yards in residential Pleas Racer has won four national events in 1991 BY TERRY FLYNN The Cincinnati Enquirer ,ean Mink has been drag-racing D since 1955, but these days he only competes in a few races each year. But then, he tends to win most of the races he enters. Mink, a 56-year-old body shop owner from Reading, has been one of the dominant forces in National Hot Rod Association Super Stock class racing. For 1991, he entered four national events and won his class in all four. "I missed the (Springnationals) race in Columbus (Ohio) because I was recovering from surgery," Mink said as he leaned against his red and black 1968 Plymouth Barracuda race car. "But I felt better by Indy (U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis) and I won my class there." Mink, who was a regular competitor for years at Edgewater and Tri-State drag strips locally, races his Barracuda in NHRA's Super StockA Automatic (SSAA) class, one of the toughest classes in sportsman (amateur) drag-racing. ant Run. FEMA has pledged about $358,000 in matching funds toward the CD center project, providing it meets certain standards. At a recent hearing at the township senior citizens center, Don Maccarone, assistant county CD director, said FEMA considered General Electric Co.'s jet engine plant in Evendale a prime nuclear attack target, and that the operations center had to be a certain distance from that point. He said a county farm site south of Interstate 275 was rejected by the federal agency. Chapman said the congressman first wanted to find out what FEMA used to calculate the specifications . for the site. DELHI TOWNSHIP The township trustees will hold a public hearing at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday on an application for an amendment to the township zoning map. The application, filed by Glenn R. O'Dell, proposes amending the zoning at 421 Anderson Ferry Road from "D" residence to "OO" planned office district. The hearing will be held in the township administration building, 934 Neeb Road. FOREST PARK City council meets at 7:30 p.m., Monday at the Municipal Building, 1201 W. Kemper Road, for a workshop meeting. GREENHILLS Village council last week agreed to enter into an urban enterprise zone with Forest Park. All of Greenhills and the southeast quadrant of Forest Park are included. If approved by Hamilton County and the state, both communities can offer ' f C - - The Cincinnati EnquirerDick Swaim "These days I only run races where there is some contingency (manufacturer) money available," he said. "I can't afford to take a chance and race this car every week, to wear out the parts, because Dean Mink and his two cars that came from the Chrysler factory equipped for racing a 1965 Dodge Coronet, loregrouna, and a 1968 Plymouth Barracuda. they re so hard to find, bo 1 just run national events." Mink's Barracuda and another race car he occasionally runs, a 1965 Dodge Coro ters, air gauges and other weather equipment to try to guess how to set up the car for each run, because heat and humidity affect the way the car runs and the track surface. But most of it is still luck. Sometimes you guess right, sometimes you don't." After 36 years of drag-racing, Mink said he still gets a kick out of beating the other driver to the finish line. "I like to keep winning with the same engines, to see how much more I can make them do," he said. "I'll probably keep doing it (racing) as long as I can see." Sports digest, Page 8. various stock classes compete under a handicap starting system. NHRA's handicap system pits cars of different classes by their national class record elapsed time (the time it takes to cover the quarter mile from a standing start), which is coded by computer in the "Christmas tree" starting light system at the track. A car with a slower elapsed time gets a green light (start) sooner than a car with a quicker elapsed time. But if either car runs more quickly than the record for the class called a breakout that car is disqualified. Victory still exciting "It's hard to win in the eliminator," Mink added. "Some drivers have barome Today, these factory hot rods command tremendous prices from collectors. Mink bought the Barracuda in 1975 for $4,500, but he said on today's market it is probably worth $50,000 to $75,000. "The Coronet is another factory race car," he said of the bright blue Dodge with which he set several national Super Stock records a few years ago. "They dipped the fenders and bumpers in acid to make them thinner (and lighter), and the hood is made of fiberglass. Except for the windshield, all the windows in these cars are very thin Corning glass instead of safety glass." Mink's most recent SSAA class victory at Indianapolis over the Labor Day weekend earned him a spot in the Stock Eliminator competition, where winners in all the net two-door sedan, are rare birds even in drag-racing circles. Both originally came from Chrysler as factory race cars. Collectors' items "Back in the '60s, Chrysler sold these cars to serious racers," Mink said. "They were much lighter than street cars, and were ready to race right from the factory with the 426 (cubic inch) Hemi engines. They were sold with a bill of sale rather than a title, and the factory sent along a letter that these cars were not to be driven on the street." tax abatements, under certain conditions, to attract businesses. HARRISON City council will have a special session at 6:30 p.m., Oct. 15 at the community center to hear an architectengineering firm's evaluation of all the city's buildings. The regular meeting will follow at 7:30 p.m. HARRISON TOWNSHIP Trustees have approved about $27,000 in bids on two projects at the community center, 300 George St., Harrison, aimed at easing its use by the handicapped and senior citizens. Stanley Magic Door of Roselawn will install automatic doors at the entrance and John P. Tumlin & Sons of Harrison will attach a canopy at the rear exit and install a water fountain accessible to wheelchair users, clerk Greg Bybee said. The city of Harrison, which approved the project last week.and the township share the use of the center. Funds for the improvements will come from a grant from Hamilton County. 1 (Please see GOVERNMENT NOTES, Page 8) Togetherness wins big points on soceer field n BY TERRY FLYNN The Cincinnati Enquirer it. T 'here are no superstars on the roster of the St. Ursula Academy soccer team, just a group of girls who try a little harder and win a lot. St. Ursula, with just two seniors on head coach Bob Sheehan's squad, has become the class of the Girls Greater Cincinnati League, clinching a tie for the regular season league title last week with a 3-0 shutout of McAuley. Letters lems with injuries and changes at the goalkeeper position. Sheehan said junior Emily Donovan started the year at goal, but had to step out after fracturing a finger. Quick comeback "Another player took over in goal, but she transferred to Oldenberg (Ind.)," he said. "So we put Kiesha Techau (of Landen) in goal. She was a fullback and had never played goalie before." But typical of the efforts of the St. Ursula players, Techau, after losing to Anderson, 4-1, came back with eight consecutive shutouts. "Nikki (Ross) and I have played with four different goalies in four years," Hartoin said with a laugh. "But we try harder to help Kiesha out, and she's played really well." Sheehan said he feels the midfield is St. Ursula's strength. "We have some of our best players at midfield, and we have built around them. We only have 17 players, so depth is a bit of a problem. But that's where conditioning comes in. We like to think we're in a little better condition than some teams." Hartoin credits "a lot of hard work and some long, hard practices" with putting St. Ursula where it is in soccer. "Late in the game, we feel we can do a lot of things because we're in good condition," she said. "This is a young team," said Ross, "but we don't seem to be that far apart in age. Everyone gets along well. The older players don't look down on the young ones." Co-operation and consistency The team gets together before almost every game at a player's house for a team meal. "Because we have players from all over town, we usually have someone who lives near where we're playing a game," Hartoin said. "And the team is close in school and on the field." Ross said one of the reasons for strength at midfield is "there hasn't been a lot of change in personnel at , midfield this season. Everyone knows what to expect." "We have a lot of young players, but in terms of attitude and togetherness, this is an excellent team," said Sheehan, 5 F 3 in his eighth season as the head coach and savoring his 100th career victory following the McAuley game. St. Ursula's senior leadership comes from stopper Kelly Hartoin of Delhi Township and midfielder Nikki Ross of Anderson Township. "They've both been on the varsity for four years, and they know it s their turn to take over, Sheehan said. The Cincinnati EnquirerErnest Coleman St. Ursula midfielder Nikki Ross and teammates clinched a tie for the regular season league title last week. After 13 games, St. Ursula had a 11-1-1 record despite some early prob WEST ZONE Would like to see Soap Box Derby To the editor: I read with great interest your article of Sept. 6 "Cincinnati youth deserve the Soap Box." As a four-time participant, twice runner-up and city champion in 1968, I know what the Soap Box Derby has meant to me and the hundreds of other youths who participated during the 1960s. My hope in writing to you was that perhaps the other former Soap Box Derby supporters may have written to you as well. If it is possible to get a group together, then a Soap Box Derby competition may again be in Cincinnati's future. If you have received similar letters, could you please forward names, addresses or phone numbers, and I will contact them to see what the interest level is. Thanks again for giving the Soap Box Derby the publicity level it deserves and igniting the spark that may again bring a derby to Cincinnati. Michael J. White 2704 Royalwoods Court Cincinnati, Ohio 45244 nJCwtral Reaching us General Information...;.,.., ...............721-2700 Advertising , ...369-1781 EXTRA news 860-5180 Circulation 651-4500 Reader editor 369-1851 Submission! , Calendar Items for The Enquirer EXTRA must be received one week prior to publication. Other Items tor Tuesday's EXTRA must be recleived by 2 p.m. the preceding Thursday: other Items for Friday's EXTRA are needed by 2 p.m. the prevlousTuesday. Items should be typed and Include a description of the event, person or award with name, address, phone, date, place, time and cost, if applicable. Indude a black-and-white glossy photograph if DOS6ible. ' "'...I " , ': Send to Enquirer EXTRA, 4820 Business Center Way, Cincinnati 45246. Publication Is at the discretion of The Enquirer. 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