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Tuesday, October 15, 1991
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EdjtonLeisa Richardson j h 860-5180 p-sgMag 1 n H0 D 1 Tuesday, October 15,1991 y jrr b? trj' A Yj Mt. Healthy to vote on charter2 r A r p5 r""" p7 r " vji ecu iwp. cictuoii issues z Z I I I I 1 J f J Princeton's soccer success4 . . Avn East y rr i 2 I , John .1 Eckberg Pulling the team together ) ' "V?''w- At ' - A . H ( Assistant coach Brian Hillson watches two players on his 8-and 9-year-old squad Football's positive Kleve filing postpones park plans BY LYNDA HOUSTON The Cincinnati Enquirer Westwood car collector Karl Kleve has thrown another legal wrench into the Green Township administrative machine. In the escalation of a legal battle with the township over 40 of his rusting cars, Kleve acted as his own legal counsel last month and appealed the ruling that named a receiver to auction his autos, now being stored on township property. Kleve's fleet including the 21-foot-long ifeve, a convertible he designed in the 1940s rests at the Green Township Veterans Memorial Park, a former drive-in theater on Harrison Avenue in Dent. The appeal is putting a damper on the township's plans to make a park of the 12-acre site. Several weeks ago, trustees granted a $230,000 contract to Broome Paving Inc. for preliminary excavation at the site. But they had expected Kleve's cars to be auctioned by the time work was to begin. His appeal has canceled an auction that was to occur Saturday. Trustee Pete Rebold, who voted against the contract, said Kleve's appeal "kind of puts the township in legal limbo. "I think it's going to have to be put on hold," Rebold said of the park development. He said it could be at least six months before Kleve exhausts his legal options. However, Trustee Tony Upton said that because unofficial appraisals from experts show Kleve's autos have little value, they could be junked legally. "Even if we got rid of the cars and the court made us pay Karl for them, if they're not worth anything, what's the difference?" Upton said. "If we can (dispose of the cars) within the next few weeks, there should be no effect on the contract" with Broome. The township has hired Terry Kessel-ring, of the Antique Car Shop in Elsmere, Ky., to appraise Kleve's cars. Attempts to reach Kleve for comment were unsuccessful. The auction would have come a year after Kleve filed for an injunction against the township to keep from having his cars removed from his property on Harrison Avenue near the Cheviot corporation line. Kleve sought $5.7 million in damages should they be removed. The township then sought unspecified expenses when it countersued to remove the cars. Although Kleve's motion for an injunction has since been denied and the cars removed from his Harrison Property, the township's claim is pending in Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge William Matthews' court. r ( Program unites neighborhood BY TERRY FLYNN The Cincinnati Enquirer Jason Harper wants to go to college, and the 11-year-old North College Hill sixth-grader hopes football will be his ticket. That's one of the reasons why he has been playing football with the Winton Hills Falcons in the Ohio Youth Buckeye League since he was 8 years old. For the organizers, coaches and parents involved in the Winton Hills Falcons, formerly the Finneytown Falcons, there's a hope that the football program will reflect their efforts to improve the reputation of the Winton Terrace area. "We want to help the kids, and we want to involve them in the community," said Bruce Black, who coaches the team of 11 -year-olds, including Harper. "There is a perception that the Winton Terrace area is a 'bad' part of town," said Black, a Woodward High School graduate who has worked as an air-conditioning engineer at Good Samaritan Hospital for 22 years. "Unfortunately, there have been things happening in the community to reinforce that image," he said. "We want The Cincinnati EnquirerErnest Coleman train. influence years ago, and the program was about to fold," he said. "Some of us got together and decided to move the program to an area where it could benefit the communi-ty." The Falcons field teams in six age groups 6-7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12. They compete with teams from all over Greater Cincinnati in the youth football league. "We're 4-0 so far," said Harper, a running back and linebacker who, after some urging from his coach, mentioned that in four games he had scored 18 touchdowns. Bryon Carter of Walnut Hills, a teammate of Harper's on Black's 11-year-old squad, said playing with the Falcons "is making me understand a lot of things about discipline and teamwork. I've definitely grown up with the program." Carter, a safety and wide receiver, said playing football with the Falcons "has really been fun. I think I'll keep playing, maybe even college." The various Falcon teams practice twice a week, on Wednesday and Thursday, at the fields behind the Winton Terrace Recreation Center. They play their games on Saturdays. "The response of the parents and members of the community has been terrific," said Black. "We have great turnouts for our games. We're seeing more kids come out for the teams, too. Last year we had maybe 125 players, but (Please see FOOTBALL, Page 2) McNUTT Enquirer Vocational classes merit preservation A recent suggestion by Cincinnati Public Schools' blue-chip review board, the Buenger Commission, to begin de-emphasizing vocational education seems like a troubling recommendation. After all, as supporters of vocational education are quick to point out, not all students are financially able or intellectually capable of attending college. Yet they will have productive and fulfilling lives as meat cutters, mechanics, roofers, general contractors and hair dressers. They have no need to read J.D. Salinger. They have no need to learn about logarithms (who does?). They have no reason to know of the picayune details of Ohio, American or art history. And graduates of the Cincinnati vocational education system tend to disagree with commission findings that "job training classes focus on skills that are increasingly obsolete." Graduates, too, often make the traditional argument for vocational education: "Not everybody can go to college," said Lawrence Kennedy, a 21-year-old Corry-ville resident who graduated from the vocational education program at Taft High three years ago. He was standing on Ludlow Avenue getting ready for classes at Cincinnati Technical College. But something is wrong ' The world needs plenty of cosmetologists, hair-dressers, barbers, meat cutters and mechanics. Yet something has gone amiss when 50-60 of the juniors and seniors in an urban school system are in a vocational education program. Students enrolled in vocational education receive only minimal exposure to reading, writing and math skills. And if that's the case, a re-evaluation is long overdue. Few 16- or 17-year-olds have the foresight to see 20 years down the road to chart a lifelong vocation. Teen-agers, by necessity, must be gener-alists. They can't afford to dismiss math, reading and writing. Nobody can predict an employment future. Take the job of a meat cutter, for instance. A talented meat cutter one day may find himself promoted to the purchasing division. The purchasing position could in turn yield to marketing, and marketing could someday lead to the executive suite. That upward scenario accompanied by an inevitable salary escalation has doubtlessly happened thousands of times in Greater Cincinnati, and it's happening today at any number of firms in any number of trades. "Vocational education makes kids make a life choice way too early," said Lynn Goodwin, former deputy superintendent for Cincinnati Schools and treasurer. Goodwin, a Deerfield Township resident who began his career as a vocational education instructor and now works at a municipal bond firm, said that it is impossible for public schools to stay on the "leading edge" of vocational technology because of the expense. Graduates 'ill-prepared' What is most troubling about this portion of the Buenger report is inescapable employers are telling future employees that vocational training is not enough: Today's graduates are "ill-prepared." "Cincinnati's public schools should focus upon providing a quality education in the major disciplines for all students," the Buenger report found. Even Kennedy soon learned that vocational training was not good enough for him. "You can get a job at McDonald's," he said, "But who wants to flip hamburgers the rest of his life?" So, Kennedy has gone back to school. And what is his course of study? Metal shop? Auto mechanics? Nope. "Business management," he said. 1 COUNTRY CHURCHES WITH tiny congregations cling to the edge of suburban communities, and while some are barely surviving, others have grand plans for the future. Walt Schaefer talks with some of their members. NORTHSIDE RESIDENTS ARE fighting back against a negative image, deteriorating infrastructure, pollution, and what they claim is neglect by city officials. Patrick Kerin reports. Coat giveaway braces for increased need n - O'Brien is bracing for a cold winter. He upon a mountain of 4,000 used 1,020 new ones, and 3,000 used sweat- "V ... .... r : IT" The Cincinnati EnquirerErnest Coleman Marlow Johnson and Demetrius Gazaway compete over a pass. to show a positive side, to change that image. This is a positive thing that is happening in the community, and it's making a difference." Black, along with a small group of coaches, first became involved in the Falcon football program four years ago when it had headquarters a few miles north on Winton Road in Finneytown. "Some problems came up a couple of BY RANDY The Cincinnati J ers. "It's eoine Center, 2900 W. Galbraith Road. The evening includes a costume contest, games, trick-or-treating, snacks, movies and breakfast. Fee is $10 for Y members, $13 for non-members. Each additional child is $8 and $11, respectively. For registration and additional information, call the branch at 923-4466. K If I erry is sitting coats, O'Brien, Paul Stores, don't own a one. The seven and other This year, because the funds. "The decrease need increases "Our clients help." The Society intends to help, part, the help will provide The group modern, to get crazy," he said. "Believe me." At a glance WHAT: Operation Warmth, the St. Vincent de Paul Society's annual winter coat distribution to the poor. About 4,000 coats will be given away. WHEN: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., a coat will be given to any adult who asks for one. Children will receive their coats at school. . WHERE: 11 25 Bank St.. Cincinnati. DONATIONS: Call the society's store at 621-3265. L i the general manager of St. Vincent de said he sees people every day who winter coat and have no hope of buying non-profit, charitable corporation operates retail stores, a shelter for the homeless programs for the poor. he said, their needs will be greater state has reduced general-assistance in government help means we'll from the private sector," he said. will be hurt dramatically. They need of St. Vincent de Paul in Cincinnati he said, as it has for 157 years. In will come in coats: Two programs coats for children and adults. is giving away new children's coats neon ones paid for by $10,000 to $15,000 raised in its "Pennies-for-Poverty" campaign. The campaign's first year has been financially successful, said Dee Jansen, special events manager. All year, penny containers for donations have been placed at various businesses. The Buckeye Tavern Association allowed the group to place 145 containers at various bars, she said. (Please see ST. VINCENT, Page 6) ' The Cincinnati EnquirerDick Swaim St Vincent de Paul stores president Dick Powell and special events director Dee Jansen check out coats to be given away.' tions due by Thursday. Call 352-4080. DELHI TOWNSHIP The Radio Repertory Co. will re-enact one of Cincinnati's most sensational crimes in a performance of The Tanyard Murder at 8 p.m. Thursday in the College of Mount St. Joseph theater, Delhi Pike and Neeb Road. The Radio Repertory Co. creates and produces radio plays. The Tanyard Murder tells the true story of a 19th-century murder and the reporter who covered it, Lafcadio Hearn. The performance is free. CHEVIOT The Pioneer Antique Association is holding an auction of antiques and collectibles at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Sunny Hollow Inn, 3833 Applegate Ave. New members are welcome to the group, which meets regularly the third Wednesday of every month. For information call 574-4142. COLERAIN TOWNSHIP The Colerain Branch YMCA is sponsoring its third annual Halloween Overnight for children age 5-12 beginning at 8:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at the St. Ann's Parish CLIFTON The Cincinnati Park Board is sponsoring the first of two Sunday afternoon bus tours at 10 a.m. this Sunday at the Trailside Nature Center in Burnet Woods, Martin Luther King Drive and Clifton Ave. The tour will take participants to about 10 parks throughout Greater Cincinnati, from Mount Airy and Mount Storm on the west side to French and Drake in the east. Park board naturalists will discuss natural history, nature and geology. Cost is $8 per person with reserva

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