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4A the Journal Times. Friday, Dec. 6, 1966 Racing. Wis. CoqjitqcdD races ttakiiinigj shape By LoH Bergetrom Journal Time RACINE An outspoken former alderman plans to seek election to the city council this spring, and one longtime alderman has decided to call it quits. Carl Meier, 54, known in the 1970s for speaking out against city officials and policies, said today he will try to win the 10th district seat held by Frank Barry. Meier, of 2601 Pinehurst Ave., served six years on the council before leaving in 1977. He said he will run again because he believes public officials aren't listening to their constituents. Barry, 74, of 2605 James Blvd., wants to serve a 17th term on the council, he said. He is chairman of the license and welfare committee and of the board of health. The eight even-numbered alder-manic seats are up for election this spring. Candidates have until Jan. 6 to file. ) The only alderrruinnot planning to seek re-electiwr'this spring is John Eilers, 43, of 931 Arthur Ave. "Eight years is long enough," he said. Eilers, who said he wants more time to spend with his family, said it is "... unfortunate there is such a bad perception of the aWermanic position that a lot of quality people don't run. In fact, the position can be very gratifying." In addition to the race between Meier and Barry, there will be a race in the 2nd district, where Al- derwoman Dorothy Constantine is opposed by Dwight Mosby. Mosby, of 2004 Franklin St., is a realtor with Bud Orth Jc Associates who has been active with the Racine Fair Housing Council. He has filed an intent to run, but couldn't be reached this morning for comment Constantine, 50, of 1527 College Ave., is seeking a sixth term on the council because, "I want to finish the Job of revitalixation of the neignborhood." Thomas Dawkins, 40, of 1128 Erie St, is unopposed in his bid for a second term in the 4th District. He said he has "a lot of things yet to do,'' including the cleaning up of rundown property in the district. James Eastman, 45, of 2310 Hansen Ave., win seek an eighth term as 6th District alderman. The chairman of the finance committee said he had considered not running, but decided "... the time is well spent and I want to see some of these downtownprojects through." Robert Turner, 38, of 36 McKinley Ave., is seeking a sixth term in the 8th District He said after five terms, he feels many of his projects are beginning to materialize. William Duchac, 62, of 2050 Russet St., is seeking a fourth term in the 14th District He said he wants to finish work on the animal control committee and as chairman of the city-county Jail task force. Michael Vidian, 62, of 1116 Flor-.enee Ave., wants a third term in the 16th District because, "I have a lot of things I still want to investigate." Burlington's includes library addition .ByMaffDteNlohow Journal Timet ' . BURLINGTON' A 19M .city budget approved Thursday by the city council contains money for a kmg-talked-about library expansion project ' But property owners won't have, to pay higbertaaet because, of ft Alderman James Mfcurt,4baar man of the council's finances and personnel committee, said the city's tax rate will remain the same $10.78 per 81,000 of assessed valuation for the fifth straight year. , . The budget of 85.4 million is up about 8400,000 from, this -yearV budget, but McCourt said the city expects to receive more revenues from sources other than the proper tytax. ." . :.t The budget earmarks 8308,000 to expand the public Uhrary, housed since 1964 in an old post of fice butt Cling at 901 H. Pine St, across from city hall. i McCourt said the library addition is the only major new project funded.'' . .. . -.(... i: The library, which has 20 seals,', hasn't been expanded for mere thaan two decades, according to-Stepnonj-Proces, the city's library service director. '. A In June of 1964, the city bought a house at. 148 E. Jefferson St., next,' to the library, so land could .be, cleared for future expansion, ft: leased the building to Trendsetters Hair Styling Salon, so it could draw, income in the meantime. The tenet expires in October of 1987. , An Elkhorn architect, AathorjL' Bakntrieri, lias been, hired by the-city to design the library addition.) Bales tried now is preparing prelim-j inary sketches to present to the bt 1 brary board's building committee. Plans call for a 8,000 to 7.000-8quare-foot addition. . v . : Proces said he expects to begin1 procedures , next week to-apply to the state Department of Public la struction's Division for Library Services for a $80.00r grant thai could be used tofomisb and eqm the addition. Sturtovant OKs Ruud zoning Journal Times staff STURTEVANT A zoning change to allow a 65,000 square-foot assembly plant for Ruud Lighting Inc. here was given preliminary approval by the village board Thursday, Clerk Barbara Pauls said. The zoning change from residential to commercial must pass the board's planning commission Dec. 17 before it's approved, she said. As reported earlier, Alan Ruud, president of the company, plans to build a two-story assembly plant and warehouse at Highway 20 and 90th Street. Construction could begin in May, Ruud said. He said the site was chosen because of its accessibility and visibility; most of the firm's 50 employees live in Racine and Union Grove. Ruud said earlier he is planning to build the plant on 40 acres of land purchased from the owners of the former St. Bona venture Prep School, which closed in 1983. About 18 acres of that will be developed -for other commercial use, he said. I Roberts, Journal Timet Christmas shopping Holly Gorsegner. 10, a student at Holy Name School at 1510 Villa St.. had a big decision to make: what to get mom 'and dad for Christmas. Terri Okskita. right., and other members of the school's parents group, helped out. The Home and School Association created "Santa's Secret Shop" within the school this week so the kids could do their own shopping, and keep their gifts a secret until Christmas morning. Linda Michel. 'chairwoman of the project, said there were hundreds of choices the children could make, costing from $1 to 1. Any profits from the sale, held Wednesday, Thursday and today, are to be donated to the school. ', Kenosha murder chargo expected M Journal Times staff KENOSHA A 61-year-old Chicago man who confessed to killing a coworker nearly 17 vears aso was to be charsed todav with first-degree mur der, according to the district attorney's office. Palmer Berry was being were arrested on two counts each of shoplifting after police said they Slflore spirit needed Journal Times staff RACINE The Community Action Agency has requests for 2,787 Christmas food baskets but has resources to guarantee baskets far only 617 families', " '' v-'?,. "People just may not be thinking in the holiday spirit," said Nancy Henry, associate director ef the agency that last year helped 3,(75 lanaV 1m. ' ' ..,-:: : - Non-perishable food items or checks can be dropped elf at the agen cy's offices on tbe second flow ef Memorial Hall at 72 7th Sffrdm 8 a.m. 1 to 5 p.m. weekdays through Dec: 21, Henry said The agency also win pick up donations. . ' .. ....:,?.. People who would Tile to provide a food basket on their own may call the agency to get the name of a needy family, she said: - "Maybfethte weekend people win think about Christmas;'' : Chrbtmaa otealing? RACINE ?r A lf-yeawiU fWland a woman from Burimgton wen aev rested by Raeir police on sMpfffting charges Thursday after police aeef thay found merchandise valued at almost 8650 taken from two stores. Patricia u. vanswoi, 37, xx OT3 chapel Terrace. Burlington, ana ne gin held today in lieu of $50,000 cash bond set at a bearing Thursday. Caftch'mg tfasti but ff&mcy $d By Lorf Boffljetrofn Journal Times RACINE Marcia Dalrymple says she loves to give people "taste sensations," so she spends up to 12 hours a day at her "bouse of the happy cookers." She says she helped lead a trend now catching on across the country: carryout gourmet food. Thursday, Marcia and her employees at Marcia 's Gourmet House were the focus of cameras for a crew from ABC's "20-20" news program. "They are doing a program on the craze of , gourmet carryout food ... I was 4 years ahead of myself. Now they are going ape over it," she said. She said tbe craze has been fueled by "yuppies ... they have more money to spend and they are beginning to get away from junk food. They love good food." All kinds of people come to her place at 600 4 Mile Road, including a lot of retired people, she said. The man often says, "Hey, I'm retired so why can't mama be retired, too?" she said. Her shop may be one of several carryout places featured on the special, which doesn't yet have a date to be aired, she said. She started the carryout business after years of cooking for other people, because, "Loving food the way I do, I thought it was such a shame tbe way young people were eating." She said she wanted to provide an affordable place where peoplecould go to get "something they never tasted before." . She serves dairy specials, including ethnic and regional dishes, soups, desserts and . croissant sandwiches. The food served to customers and to the TV crew Thursday included Cajun Wack beans and brown rice. Iamb curry and oriental pork bans; In addition to dally specials, people often i ; bring her recipas and ask ber tontake taan'b because thev don't have time: she aM V ' They'll say, "1 need a lemoajnerutgue piekV' tomorrow,' or "I need this for 10 people ; ! tomorrow mgM, and she u whip it up, with -, ber own touches. . '.'Very rarely do I ever follow a recipe, because I can look at it and tell it'll be better" " this way," she said. For tbe filming Thursday, Dalrymple had the walls of her shop lined with photographs and -V paintings of and plans for the city of Racine, bit hopes a touch of Racine will show on national TV, she said: "I believe this town could be exciting and I hope I live long enough to see it happen. It could be a small, intimate, vital town an oasis from the big city." caOght with $284.48 worth of Mems at K mart at 1750 Ohio St., about 10:30 a.m. Thursday. . r Police said while investigating the K mart thefts; they canx across merchandise from Shopko at 4801 Washington Ave. ,,'- .,. When asked to show a receipt for the Shopko items, police said VSnSwnl took them to her car! where ponce said they found other items allegedly taken front Shopko for which no receipt could be shown. Police said the woman loaded adult and infant clothing, Jewelry, i J'rUC'luuiieJW Journal Times reporter, died Thursday at her home at 1232 Main St - Wratten, S6v w&e -a society reporter for the. Journal Times in the mie J930S. She wrote a children's book. "Jo Anne Lives Here," published kj ' J935: She was the i960 Republican of the Year and was active in tat auxiS llal St ye's Hospital. ! r a J. ft. . .c;..., , . ' . - , Program to aid sen assault victims By Gary Metre Journal Times RACINE - St. Mary's Medical Center and the Women's Resource Center say they are Joining forces to better serve sexual assault victims. The Women's Assault Unit in St. Mary's is set to open Monday. A workshop to explain it to police, prosecutors, rescue squad members, social workers, schools and medical care workers was scheduled today at St. Mary's, according to Kathleen Krenek, executive director of the re source center. Krenek and Ken Vetrovec, a spokesman for St. Mary's, said the unit blends services offered by the hospital and resource center. The idea, according to Krenek, is to make medical care more comfortable for a sexual assault victim, and to enhance prosecution for victims who want to report a crime. Vetrovec said St Mary's win notify the resource center when a sexual assault victim enters the hospital, allowing the center to send someone to aid and counsel the victim. Krenek said the center's representative will act as an advocate, helping the victim through the medical examination, providing counseling. . and helping victims through police interviews and court appearances. ' . Vetrovec said the hospital would provide space1 for the resource center to counsel victims. t. Although Krenek said she hoped assaults would be reported to police more often because of the program, she said victims won't be pressured to talk with authorities. sacking cSub Journal Times staff RACINE COUNTY Tbe Empty Stocking Club is proving to be a cooperative effort, bota ea a grand and small fytj as deasonstrated by Una letter that aecempaaM a Wishing alt of you a blesacd Chriatmtm ttuon from M th grammas." Thanks to the cooperation of scores of people, the club raised $8,747 in Just a week to benefit the annual Tex Reynolds Toys for Tote" program, which since 1929 -has made sure thousands of needy chUdrea get gifts for Christmas. 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