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D-2Metro THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER Thursday, October 24, 1991 1 Allen 1 Howard Police find drugs after train crash Trolley driver takes trip to past 1 r x v 7. I THURSDAY MONITOR THE COLLEGE OF MOUNT ST. JOSEPH invites children to dress in costume for the annual Halloween Trick-or-Treat from 6:30-8 p.m. in the social center. "DRUGS: A DEADLY GAME," a program sponsored by Cincinnati Public Schools and the Dan Beard Council of Boy Scouts of America, will be presented to more than 1 5,000 students in grades 3-6 during Red Ribbon Week. It will be introduced at a student assembly at 1 p.m. at Heberle Elementary School, 2015 Freeman Ave. Cincinnati Public Schools Superintendent J. Michael Brandt, Assistant Cincinnati Police Chief Dale Menkhaus and Cincinnati Mayor David Mann are among dignitaries who are to attend. INSIDE FILE No favors for Uncle Lou Even if you do have friends in high places, you can't flout the law that forbids politicking near polling places, a Clermont County candidate has found. Earlier this week, Louis Shinkle, who is running for re-election as a Batavia Township trustee, parked his pickup carrying a big campaign sign outside the board of elections office in Batavia. Because absentee voters were inside marking their choices, political activity was prohibited within 100 feet of the ballot box. Someone mentioned the truck and Tim Young, the elections director, promptly hunted down Shinkle and ordered the vehicle and its message off the lot. Reporter's question: So, what did he do? "He moved it," Young said. Q. Did he say anything about it? "Lou Shinkle is my uncle, you know." Q. Well, did he give you any guff? "He always gives me guff." Despite their kinship, Young wasn't likely to let the transgression pass. The elections director is a Democrat and his Uncle Lou is a Republican. REPORTER: Jim Calhoun UNITED WAY PEOPLE The Cincinnati EnquirerJohn Curleyj A MOVING SERVICE: From left, Ed Stubbs of California, Ky., Jim Conley of Burlington, Ky., Scott Stubbs of Grant's Lick, Ky., and Roger Stubbs of Burlington move a part of the altar from St. Paul's Church in Northside to St. Boniface, also in Northside. The churches merged when St. Paul's closed. The altar weighs 2,000 pounds. Drug-abuse charges are pending against the driver of an automobile that collided with a train, Butler County Sheriff Richard Holzberger said Wednesday. Four cars derailed and an estimated 60 families were evacuated from Hamilton's East Side Tuesday. Holzberger said Wednesday that marijuana and pills were found in the automobile of Willie F. Roark, 59, of Corliss Avenue, and that Roark will be charged with two counts of drug abuse. Roark was listed in serious condition at Mercy Hospital of Hamilton Wednesday with injuries suffered when his automobile was struck by a Norfolk and Southern Railway locomotive at the Penn Lane crossing. Officers said Roark was eastbound and drove in front of the southbound train. He was cited for failure to yield at a railroad crossing. Two of the derailed cars were loaded with molten sulfur, causing police and firefighters to evacuate homes in a 10-block area. Residents have returned to their homes. All of the railroad cars had been righted and removed by Wednesday afternoon and portions of Hensley and Mosler Avenues were closed for repair of damage caused by the accident. CAMPAIGN Quayle will visit to support Hopkins Vice President Dan Quayle will make a quick stop at CincinnatiNorthern Kentucky International Airport Oct. 31 to support a last-minute push by Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hopkins. The White House has not released a time for Quayle's appearance, said Larry Cirignano, Hopkins' campaign press secretary. "They wouldn't be coming back unless it (the election) was close," said Cirignano, referring to previous campaign appearances by President Bush, Quayle and other administration officials. Meanwhile, Democratic candidate Brereton Jones and the rest of the Democratic ticket will rally at 7:30 p.m. today at Turfway Park in Florence. COURTS Grand jury indicts ex-probation officer A former Hamilton County probation officer has been indicted on charges that she stole about $300 given her by a probationer to pay fines and court costs. Vanessa Edwards-Harris was indicted Tuesday by a grand jury on three counts of theft in office. She is accused of stealing the money on Aug. 21, 1990; Sept. 28, 1990; and from Jan. 1 to April 1, 1991. Edwards-Harris resigned when the investigation began in July, said Andrew Hitz, chief probation officer. Edwards-Harris faces up to 10 years in prison and a $5,000 fine on each count. GOVERNMENT Trustees in dispute over landfill signs Bitsy Shaffner believes fellow Union Township Trustee Carl Mor-genstern is playing politics with environmental signs for a closed landfill in Butler County. "I think he is going to call a press conference to show him putting up the signs at the Skinner landfill," said As he stood in the doorway of an old trolley-style streetcar, John Miller, 75, remembered his first job in 1937. He was a motorman on No. 2200, an electric-powered streetcar that ran from Peebles Corner to Eighth and State streets. "It was a two-man car. One person collected fares. The other one drove the car. My job was driving," Miller said. His reminiscing started as he looked Wednesday at a trolley used in the '30s. It was in the parking lot at Longworth Hall on Pete Rose Way. Cincinnati Street Railway Inc., a nonprofit group, brought the car here from Pittsburgh. Plans are to refurbish it to use on a Riverfront Trolley line that will connect the Serpentine Wall with Long-worth Hall and the Museum Center at Union Terminal. The group hopes the first car will be ready and operating by Oct. 15, 1992, during the Tall Stacks celebration. Funds for the trolley line will come from the federal Urban Mass Transit' Authority and corporate sponsors. Operating costs for the line are estimated at $4 million. Cincinnati Street Railway Inc. also has bought four other trolleys. A fund-raiser to mark the opening of an antique mall is planned at Longworth Hall at 6:30 p.m. Friday. The event will include food and entertainment. The fee for the event is $35; proceeds will be used to help restore the trolley line. "Growing up, all I wanted to be was a streetcar driver," Miller said. "My dad drove a streetcar for 25 years. Between my dad, my uncles and myself, we have a total of 150 years driving streetcars in Cincinnati." The rumbling of a streetcar making its way through traffic, the clanging bells, the lines of people waiting and rushing to make connections, all served to provide the incentive for Miller to chose his life's work. At 8, he said, he knew what he had to be. A streetcar driver to him was an important person in practically everyone's life. "People depended on you. You got them to work, to shopping areas and back home." Miller started driving city buses when streetcars were discontinued in 1951. He retired from the transit company in 1974. He said driving a streetcar was more fun in the 1930s, '40s and early '50s. He said drivers didn't have to worry about getting robbed or otherwise abused. "Your passengers became your friends. On a regular route, everybody sort of knew everybody. If somebody started something on the streetcar, the other passengers would quiet him down. One time, a passenger threatened to throw another one off the car because he started harassing me," Miller said. He remembers the free coffee and sandwiches at the end of a midnight run, passengers who always asked about him when he missed a day because of .sickness, the same faces and greetings each day. "It was almost like one big family." It was fun, but not always easy. Being on a fixed rail, streetcars couldn't dip in and out of traffic. "If you got behind a big truck, a slow driver or a wagon, you couldn't go around them. You had to wait until they moved faster or moved out of your way. "Climbing a hill in snow and ice was easier than driving a bus. But there were problems when salt was used to melt the ice. It made the rails slippery. I remember sliding halfway down Vine Street Hill one time, before I could stop." Miller said he doesn't want to drive the refurbished car, but he'd like to take a ride on it. He likes the idea of restoring the trolley system along the Riverfront. "It's a part of Cincinnati's history and a big part of my life," he said. Allen Howard's column appears on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Girl's condition is serious after being hit by car A 3-year-old Westwood girl was reported in serious condition at Children's Hospital Wednesday after she was struck by a car. Amber Beumle ran into the street at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at 3042 McHenry Ave., and was hit by a 1984 Oldsmobile driven by Jenice Brassell, 34, of the 3000 block of McHenry, according to police reports. Working with children was an important consideration to Ruth Bullock when she began volunteering for Cerebral Palsy Services in 1961. The agency serves people with cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities through physical and occupational therapy, educational and recreational work activity, and Said Shaffner: "I'm tired of him taking responsibility for closing it. It's been a team effort by township trustees and administration since 1982." COLLEGES NKU freezes hiring after budget cuts Northern Kentucky University has joined a growing list of state schools that are imposing a temporary hiring freeze to combat an estimated $31.6 million in budget cuts. The state is expecting a $155 million deficit in its current budget, and the schools must help make up the difference. NKU joins the University of Kentucky, Morehead State University and 14 schools in the state's community college system in the hiring freeze. "We're buying some time . . . until we formulate a long-range plan," Dennis Taulbee, NKU vice president for administration, said Wednesday. Taulbee guessed the university's next step would be to allow limited hiring and to require all departments to absorb a share of the shortfall. POLICE Driver is charged with manslaughter John Sewell, 24, of Windsor Road in Middletown, has been charged with voluntary manslaughter in the traffic death of Samuel G. Lynch Jr., 22, of West Chester, Middletown police said Wednesday. Sewell is accused of ramming the rear of Lynch's vehicle and running it off Cincinnati-Dayton Road near Hendrickson Road about 2 a.m. Oct. 10, a police spokesman said. The vehicle landed on its top in a ditch. Police signed a warrant against Sewell on Oct. 18, and he has been sought since then. A passenger in Lynch's car, William Rigsby, 21, of Sandric Lane in Bethany, was treated and released from Middletown Regional Hospital. social development programs. Ruth Bullock "To hear a child speak a first word or take a first step is everything," she said. . Bullock, of Mariemont, works with children half a day each week at Children's Hospital. Shaffner, president of the board of trustees. "I don't know why else he would want them, other than to make it his issue," she said. The metal signs, 2 feet square, read "US EPA Superfund Clean-Up Site" and are to be installed at the closed Skinner landfill off Cincinnati-Dayton Road. Shaffner said she learned Oct. 17 that the signs were sent to the Union Township Administration Building in Morgenstern's name. They later were delivered to Morgenstern's home at his request, she said. Morgenstern turned in two of the signs during a trustees' meeting Tuesday night, but he still had two in his possession Wednesday. "I had custody of the signs, so what?" Morgenstern said. "I never intended to do anything. I didn't want them disappearing." Morgenstern, who is campaigning as an environmental "watchdog" for the township, said the signs cannot be installed by anyone until the EPA sends a letter of authorization. It has not arrived. ",No one did anything about the signs until I got into it," Morgenstern said. "I merely have custody because I was afraid they will O LOTTERIES OHIO Super Lotto: 2 11 17 29 31 33 Kicker: 1 8 0 7 3 7 Pick 3: 8 8 9 Pick 4: 16 8 8 Cards: Ky 104 3 94 INDIANA Daily 3: 7 4 7 Daily 4: 16 15 KENTUCKY Pick 3: 5 4 5 Lotto: 8 30 42 43 46 49 LOTTO AMERICA 18 35 41 48 52 54 (Drawings of Oct. 23, 1991) LOTTERY NOTES: A Dayton, Ohio, couple with 10 children won Saturday's $8 million Ohio Super Lotto jackpot. Lotto Kentucky's jackpot keeps climbing as there was no winner again Wednesday. It's now at $28 million. News spots Wastvilla ; Y ColumbiX Peyton kt IND f r' . 3 rankfort C ::::::::: ys.-.- v-.w.-v-f.-::::::::-: ::::::; legislature foresaw a shortage when it extended help to Case Western in 1969. The state spends $140 million a year to assist the seven schools, which have a combined enrollment of 4,000 students. The office also reviewed Ohio's teacher-education loan program, in which students can work off loans if they teach in Ohio schools for four or five years after they graduate. The oversight office questioned 104 students who applied for loans. None indicated an interest in teaching because of the program. More blacks urged for Dayton police 2 DAYTON, Ohio: Confrontations between blacks and white police officers could happen again unless more blacks are added to the police force, the mayor said Wednesday. As many as 200 people attacked offi- Numbers on each item correspond to locations noted on the map. Two studies criticize universities' funding 1 COLUMBUS, Ohio: Two studies released Wednesday said Ohio's education funding policies have encouraged medical schools to keep enrollments down and failed to attract more prospective teachers. The Legislative Office of Education Oversight said all of Ohio's six public medical schools get more money if they limit enrollments. Case Western, a private school that receives a special state subsidy, has been encouraged to increase its enrollment, the study said. It said the policy covering the public schools was adopted in the early 1980s when the Ohio Board of Regents expected an oversupply of doctors. But the police officers," said Mayor Richard Clay Dixon. "But we warn and we caution that incidents of this nature will occur unless we integrate our police force." Civil-rights groups say blacks represent 40 of the city's population but 14 of the police patrol force. Police Chief James Newby said police have begun holding meetings with residents of the neighborhood in an attempt to defuse the situation. Holmes teacher eligible for top state honor 3 FRANKFORT, Ky.: Marian Sumner of Holmes Junior High School in Covington is one of nine semifinalists for 1992 Kentucky Teacher of the Year, selected by the Department of Education. Three teachers each from elementary, middle and high schools were selected from 102 nominees of local districts. Three finalists will be named teachers of the year for their school categories early next month. The finalist with the highest evaluation will be announced as Kentucky Teacher of the Year in late November. Attorneys allowed to see hunger strikers 4WESTVILLE, Ind.: Three attorneys from the state Civil Liberties Union were allowed into the Maximum ControfComplex here Wednesday to interview four inmates who have staged a 31-day hunger strike to protest alleged constitutional and human rights violations. Rich Waples, a spokesman for the Indiana Civil Liberties Union, said the three would have unlimited access to all 35 inmates at the facility. The attorneys then expect to meet with the Department of Correction. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS cers Tuesday night outside a public-housing project on the city's west side during an investigation of a fatal shooting. Three police officers were injured in the attack. Five people were arrested. "We're not going to tolerate people throwing rocks, bricks or fighting our V 'I t

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