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2 EXTRAWest THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER Friday, October 18, 1991, V etition starts cameras rolling again Delhi police join dedication THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER Four Delhi Township police officers participated this week in the dedication of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. Chief Howard Makin, Sgt. Robert Chetwood and patrolmen John Coletta and Thomas Patton read aloud the names of 160 fallen Ohio police officers at the new memorial at Judiciary Square, One name they read was that of Delhi Patrolman John W. Be-chtol, killed Oct. 25, 1978, when his cruiser was hit broadside by a drunken driver. A parade of more than 10,000 police officers from across the nation Monday preceded the roll call. Private donations from police organizations and corporations paid to build the $10.5-million memorial, Makin said. BY LYNDA HOUSTON The Cincinnati Enquirer "Did you see that petition?" Bauer said. "All the grades at St. Aloysius signed it. I thought they were going to hang an effigy of me if I didn't open it up." Bauer said his daughter and son, Karen and Bill Bauer Jr. recently leased the theater and will continue operating it. "My brother and I have a personal interest," said Karen Bauer of Price Hill. "We grew up there too and we decided to open it for the kids. Hopefully they're going to be sincere and really want it (open)." Anthony was more than pleased. "It felt great," Anthony said. "They gave me four free passes to the grand opening." At the movies iressure from his young customers has prompted Parkland Theater owner Bill Bauer to start running the movies again. The Parkland Theater opens at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $3 for Friday and Saturday movies and $2 for Sunday matinees. Tonight at 8 p.m. after remaining silent since Labor Day the Sayler Park theater will reopen with Walt Disney's The Rocketeer. "I guess I felt guilty," Bauer said. "I went there when I was a kid and we had four generations go through there. I was going to leave it locked and go to Florida, but then these kids hit me with this petition." The young leader of the Parkland moviego- ers was 9-year-old Anthony Trimpe, who circulated the petition among his friends and teachers at St. Aloysius on the Ohio School. The petition had 262 names on it. 'g)' SCHOOLS ,:iiM..-..h,. S - 'fe': Three Rivers (3 E-i Appreciating a different plans :oram 'A on school levy r i f V said he thinks residents could be misinterpreting information. "From what I hear in the community in general, a lot of people are listening more to rumor than facts," Dreyer said. "I think that is unfortunate." After the second failure of an 8.23-mill tax levy last May, the board also formed a committee to analyze district operations. The board's findings, and the survey results, were presented at Monday's board meeting. High marks for district A 24-member blue-ribbon committee of clergymen, merchants and civic leaders spent six weeks analyzing district operations, including transportation, curriculum, buildings and grounds, finances, use of technology, administration and staff. Committee coordinator Jack Baker said the panel gave the district "unanimously high marks" and blamed the district's financial problems on state laws that have affected how schools are financed. "We did not find discipline problems, no teachers that were indifferent or unenthusiastic, no extravagant spending," Baker said. "We were looking for problems, that's for sure, but we didn't find any. What we did find was there they're just short on money and the reason for that is state BY LYNDA HOUSTON The Cincinnati Enquirer In a final effort to gain public opinion before the 7.23-mill tax levy vote Nov. 5, the Three Rivers school board will hold a forum. The meeting, to be held later this month, will be the third attempt to determine community attitudes toward the levy. Surveys got poor response Officials last month set out to gather comments from district residents through a survey, but instead got the cold shoulder. In August, a survey sheet was inserted into 3,600 district newsletters sent to residents each month. Officials asked what residents thought about the district, from transportation to curriculum. Only 90 surveys were returned, said Ron Reitz, assistant superintendent. "We were disappointed with the results," Reitz said. "I think a lot of people are satisfied and didn't have any feelings one way or the other. Others, I guess, just didn't take the time to bother filling it out and putting the stamp on it. But a lot of people who had a beef took the time to express it, and a lot who were appreciative of the services and programs did the same." Board member George Dreyer, who compiled the survey results, African music class teaches respect BY SUE KIESEWETTER Enquirer Contributor When Baba Abdullah Jubal Harris presents African music, dance and culture to children, he has two goals: teach them about a different culture, and give them a sense of self-esteem and pride in their heritage. He's working with youngsters and teachers at Josie Becker Elementary School in North College Hill as an artist-in-residence. Harris, a graduate of Withrow High School and the University of Cincinnati, began his two-week stay Oct. 8 and ends it Monday with a community program he is developing with the children. The program begins at 7 p.m. at the school. "I want to help all children and particularly African-American children gain a sense of self-esteem," said Harris, who lives in Columbus, Ohio. "I've always been involved with music since the sixth grade. By the time I got to UC, I knew there was a lack of emphasis on African music and the traditions of Africa." Harris is spending at least one hour in each classroom. He teaches the youngsters some African phrases, explains the different traditional African instruments he has made, uses story-telling and dance to explain the culture, and helps the youngsters make their own drums, using empty cans and construction paper. "We're going to play our rhythm now," he told 21 children in Helen Maguire's first-grade classroom as they used pencils and scissors to tap their drums. The drums, Harris said, are an important tool in getting his message across. Each child's drum may look a little different, but when all play them together, the result is harmony. "And like the drums, people can be individuals, yet live in harmony with each other," Harris said. "We play together and accept all peoples because all peoples make up humanity." First-grader Timothy Chess said he'd never learned about African music before but liked Harris program. "I learned about drums and shekeres," an African instrument, Timothy said. "I've never seen a shekere before." Principal Deborah Semenick said Harris "is bringing to us an opportunity to discover and revive not only traditional African drumming, dance and songs, but a culture of integrity and 'f imiiii 1 1 M N f i tfi , J it' 4; 17 The Cincinnati EnquirerDick Swaim Michael Gardner plays his drum at Becker Elementary. Baba Abdullah Jubal Harris is teaching children that though drums and drummers look different, they can join in harmony. compassion." ety in Chicago, and in New York. He also Harris studied at the African Culture Center traveled to Africa and is a member of the Chuck in Washington, D.C, the Sun Drummers Soci- Davis African-American Dance Ensemble. Police sponsor drive for coats Over-the-Rhine will benefit Seton graduates discuss career options BY RAY SCHAEFER cine and engineering to firefighting and the military. Kelly Leon, a sign up to attend two of the graduates' presentations. She said the medical and engineering fields were selected most often. "Among the 25 hot professions for the '90s, it seems the girls are going to medical careers, and not just to nursing," Wenning said. Molly Keller, a 17-year-old senior from Delhi Township, said she chose the medicine and engineering sessions. "I would enjoy knowing what (doctors and engineers) do all day," she said. The speakers told students to develop more than job skills when they leave Seton. "You're more than what you do," said Dr. S. Monteil Rosenthal, a 1977 graduate and family physician at St. Elizabeth Medical Center South in Edgewood, Ky. "You have to hold onto that. You may have more money, but you miss something inside." At least one student, 17-year-old Laura Wehner of Green Township, said the information she received from Lautz has made her consider firefighting as a career. "No one in my family is interested," she said. "But I love working with people. I hope to work in the Green Township area." Enquirer Contributor Suzanne Lautz was a little nervous. Lautz, a firefighter in Green Township, had not been back to Seton High School since she graduated from the Price Hill school in 1983. "The teachers are still the same," she said. "I don't think I've seen a new face." Lautz was one of about 35 Seton alumnae who returned for the school's Career Day last week. The graduates talked to students about careers ranging from medi WKKL-IV (Channel 12) reporter who graduated from Seton in 1979, and 1958 alumna Georgia Jones, director of personnel for WLWT-TV (Channel 5), were the keynote speakers. "This was the first career day in 10 years," said Jane Wenning, a 1966 graduate and Seton's public relations coordinator. "It's as good for the graduates as for the students. The graduates have a chance to give something back to the school." Wenning said students could . BY RAY SCHAEFER Enquirer Contributor Cincinnati Police Sgt. David Hall likes solving problems, especially when others benefit from the solution. "Solving a problem you search out is more rewarding," Hall said. That's why Hall, who is part of the Community Oriented Policing (COP) team in District 1, is starting a winter coat drive for needy people in Over-the-Rhine. The coat drive will be Nov. 1-7. Hall and the other five COP team officers in District 1, Chuck White, Terry Bush, Patricia Scott, Shirley Browner and Eric Dunn, will collect coats from Over-the-Rhine residents and businesses. Hudson Brothers Dry Cleaning on Elm Street will clean the coats, and the Tender Mercies shelter on 12th Street will distribute them. "It makes you feel good helping other people," said Duane Morgan, a Hudson Brothers clerk. "As far as I know, it's the first time police officers have done this," Hall said. "We're the ones who have contact with the people." Hall said the drive would be limited to Over-the-Rhine. He estimates about 300 coats will be distributed. Making a difference "If you find one person freezing in an alley on Thanksgiving, and you've collected 300 coats just to get one to that person, then you've done something," he said. The police coat drive is not the only one in the city. Radio station WIZF and social service agencies in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky will be collecting coats through Dec. 14. 1 "We distributed 2,000 coats last year," said Edna Howell, WIZF public affairs director. Howell said coats for that drive may be taken to the Lighthouse Runaway Shelter in University Heights, St. John's Social Service Center in Over-the-Rhine, Chabad House in Rose-lawn or the Welcome House in Covington. Lunches Here are the lunch menus for the week of Oct. 21. Milk is served with all meals. OAK HILLS Monday: hamburger, french fries, pickle slices. Tuesday: chicken nuggets, mashed potato, cookie. Wednesday: hot dog, french fries, ice cream cup. Thursday: sausage pizza, corn, pretzel rod. Friday: no school. SOUTHWEST Monday: hot dog, french fries, fruit. . Tuesday: burrito, corn, fruit. Wednesday: chicken nuggets, whipped potatoes with gravy, baked fruit item. Thursday: pizza, green beans, baked fruit item. Friday: chili, peanut butter sandwich, fruit push-up. CINCINNATI Monday: chicken nuggets, broccoli, carrots and cauliflower, din ner roll, apple juice. Tuesday: taco or soft taco, seasoned mixed vegetables, orange juice. Wednesday: rotini, garlic bread, pears. Thursday: cheeseburger, lettuce salad, fruit cocktail and gelatin. Friday: coney island, french fries, pineapple tidbits. Corrections WEST ZONE Developer Mike West of West Prop Inc. plans to build 152 single-family homes on Compton Road in Springfield Township if a zoning change he is seeking is approved. Incorrect information was given to an Enquirer reporter. Reaching us General information................... .........721-2700 Advertising 369-1 78 1 EXTRA news 860-5180 Circulation 651-4500 Reader editor 369-1851 Submissions Calendar Items (or Tho Enquirer EXTRA must be received one week prior to publication. Other Items for Tuesday's EXTRA must be recielved by 2 p.m. the preceding Thursday; other Items lot Friday's EXTRA are needed by 2 p.m. the previousTuesday. 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. Include a black-and-white glossy photograph if Send to Enquirer EXTRA, 4820 Business Center Wsy, Cincinnati 45246. Publication Is at the discretion of The Enquirer. 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