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Eastern Hills Journal Press (Newspaper) - April 4, 1990, Cincinnati, OhioFood i i i k _ i. It f la. A a a a o. O �r-4 to a it cd 3 c of 1 ltd it o it e a z x a pc 3 o a a Quot so it a ltd m <r4 01 to a o a a 3 a Quot a. X co o in a o o m 3 m o 3 x 1-h a Man gets h cooking a3 sports improvement expected on softball diamonds a11 -4 inside business. ,.a10 police. .a13 i churches. A 13 schools. .a8 i classified a sports. A11deaths. A6 viewpoints.,., a. .a12 Tern Hills Eoj vol. 55, no la o o actions 22 pages w Ooster paving slated Mariemont Wooster Pike is scheduled to be repaved this summer according to Earl Francis Public information officer for the Ohio department of transportation. Francis said that the repaving will be done in two segments. Bids for the first segment extending from the Eastern Boundary of Mariemont to the Western Boundary of Terrace Park Are to be awarded in May. The second segment to be ived is the portion of Wooster within the Village of Mariemont. Bids for that portion will be awarded in june Francis said he said that both projects Are expected to be completed during the 1990 construction period and should be finished by fall. Mariemont police chief Richard Pope said that lines indicating the different lanes will be added when the Road is repaved in Mariemont. A i wondered Why there weren to Lane lines when i came to Mariemont a Pope said. A no one seemed to know. Adding them should help reduce the confusion when people enter the Village he became police chief about two and a half years ago. Briefly by news editor Nancy o Connor 745-0077 Mariemont names new officers Mariemont two Mariemont patrolmen have been promoted to fill vacancies created by the. Retire ment of it. Robert Dellbrugge and the creation of a new position. Police chief Richard Pope said that Richard Hines has been promoted to lieutenant and Timothy Sharrock has been promoted to sergeant. They were the top scorers on the exam Given to All candidates. Pope said that Sharrock fills a new permanent third shift opening created in a recent reorganization of the department. Hines will be working full time on the Day shift. He replaces Dellbrugge. Oakley meeting time changed Oakley a Public meeting to discuss the future of the ambassador theatre has been changed to 7 15 . On tuesday april 10. It will be held at the st. Cecilia school cafeteria. The meeting is being jointly sponsored by the Oakley residents association the Oakley chamber of Commerce and the Oakley Community Urban redevelopment corporation. Cincinnati City Council a members theatre owner James Ferguson and. The City a neighbourhood housing and conservation department have been invited. Wednesday april 4, 1990 newspaper serving Fairfax Hyde Park Madison place Mariemont my. Lookout Oakley amp Terrace Park 35< Leblond site plans Call for shops offices by fran Siye staff reporter 7? Roger Witting senior vice president for retail renovated. It development for Acmor properties stands before space and a the Leblond Makino office building which will be Mark Bowen press staff will offer so,000 Square feet of office first floor restaurant. Hyde Park Acmor properties has begun redevelopment of the former Leblond Makino site in Norwood where it plans to build an upscale retail restaurant and office Complex. The property is located at the Corner of Edwards and Madison roads. Although the number of retail stores for the site is not yet known Roger Witting senior vice president for retail development said the former Leblond Makino office building is being renovated and will offer 80,000 Square feet of office space. A about .30 percent of the office space is spoken for a Witting said adding that the office building is expected to be completed by late 1991, he said that a restaurant is planned for the first floor of the building. A we propose to build an upscale retail Center on the balance of the site featuring Fine restaurants and shops. We can to name any at the present time because we Haven to even finalized the plans completion Date for the retail portion of the site is the fall of 1992, at the earliest and could be Spring or fall of 1993, Witting added. Michael Heines director of marketing for the Developer said that they see their primary competitors As Kenwood and downtown retailers a we Haven to announced what we re going to be doing Here. With any timing you do you la have Competition. That a what americans about. It could be downtown or it could be Kenwood. They would be the most logical Choice for competitors a Heines said. Please see Leblond a3 Mapplethorpe exhibit draws support by fran Siva staff reporter Cincinnati since the controversy Over the Robert May it Elethorpe photography exhibit began More than 300 new members have joined the contemporary arts Center in a show of support. In addition the cac has had More than 700 phone Calls and Over 200 letters from people supporting the right to show the exhibition according to Amy Banister director of communications for the Center. See editorial Page a12 she said that phone Calls about the exhibit have been two to one in favor of the show and letters have been three to two in support of the exhibit. New members have been joining at the rate of 50 a Day she added. According to Banister most cac supporters Are East siders. A a very Large percentage of our More than 1,800 members Uve on the East Side a she said. A and from surveys we know that the majority of our visitors Are from the East Banister said that the Only other such controversy during her eight years with cac was Over the sculptures of the flying pigs at Sawyer Point. A that has gone on to win two National awards and now is sort of a loved landmark a she noted. A when we initially booked the exhibit wed done so knowing that some of Mapplethorpe a work is sexually explicit but we in no Way anticipated the vehemence of the response a she said. That response has divided the pubic. A a we re saddened by the fact that this has polarized the Community a Banister said. A i think this kind of thing is. Tremendously draining. But a great majority feel this is an area that needs to be addressed. A we see ourselves As a forum for new ideas and a Way to think about contemporary issues. There was certainly no calculated attempt on our part to develop controversy a she added. A i think that Art is always a personal kind of decision and should Challenge the viewer emotionally and for Patricia Weiner who owns a. Gallery in. Montgomery the crucial question raised by the controversy is of censorship. A i oppose any form of censor clergy report negative reaction to photos by fran Siva staff reporter Cincinnati a local clergy leaders asked about the Robert Mapplethorpe photography exhibit say the Only comments they have heard from parishioners so far have been negative Douglas Mullins senior minister of Hyde Park Community United methodist Church said that some Church members have indicated that the pictures at the Center of the controversy do not appear to be Art and should not be shown. A my personal feeling is that the pictures in question Are not Art Are in bad taste and considering the Basic stance this Community has taken with respect to pornography the pictures do not belong in Cincinnati a Mullins said. Father William Drain pastor of st. Mary a Church in Hyde Park said Only that he would stand by the statement issued by archbishop Daniel e. Pilarczyk. In it Pilarczyk indicated he would not see the exhibit. A if the exhibit offers an inappropriate portrayal of sexual activity it would seem to be something persons of religious and moral sensitivity would not patronize a his statement read. Ronald Hanson pastor of the Blue Ash Baptist Church said he also believes the pictures in question should not be shown and that Church members he a heard from agree. A Many of them Are making Calls to share their opinion a 1� explained. A if what has been discussed in the paper is being shown our City does not allow that a he said. John Speakes interim episcopal minister for Indian Mil Church said he Hasni to heard from his congregation. A i have not seen any of the pictures a he said a adding that from descriptions he a heard a i think my sensitivities Codd be offended. On the other. Hand i done to have to go. I can stay ship a she said. A when you Start to prohibit or censor some things it could Lead to something else. It frightens me. A a it a not that i approve of Mapplethorpe Sart but that i disapprove of censorship a she said. For Mary ran who has a gallery on Erie Avenue in Hyde Park the solution of separating the pictures at the Center of the controversy is a Good one. A a in a very Happy they re putting the controversial ones in a room by themselves a she said. A you can choose whether to walk into that room. I believe in artistic Freedom but personally i done to like anything that degrades human beings. A when very conservative folks Are exposed to Art by very Liberal folks who done to have the same Type of family Structure its shocking. A my personal feeling is that you want to have Art. That children and people of All Ages can look at. On the other hand there a the first amendment and Freedom of expression. I please see exhibit a13 kids of All Ages turn out for Toon grand opening by fran save staff reporter Hyde Park As searchlights crisscrossed the sky an estimated 2,000 people turned out saturday night for the grand opening of the new Toon Art Gruenes in Hyde Park Square according to the shops manager Michael Schorr. The shop features animation cels original drawings comic strip Art and rare autographs. It opened for business March 3l Richard Abrahamson my one of the shops founding partners said that a percentage of All sales for the first month will go to kids helping kids a drug treatment program. Special guests saturday included animator and director mrs. Marcia Fertig and Sody and Ruth Clampett the wife and daughter of the late Illustrator Bob Clampett. Fertig was an animator and director who worked for Disney studios Hanna Barbera and Warner Brothers. She also spent seven years As a director for filiation studios. She and her family now live in Cincinnati. Bob Clampett created Porky pig tweety Bird and Beany and Cecil. The new shop is run by partners David Underhill Abrahamson and Mendy Meek. An animation cel is a drawing on acetate that has been hand painted and used As a Frame in a cartoon. Each cel is equal to l/24th of a second in a cartoon. Abrahamson said that animation cels were not appreciated As an Art form until 1984, when the first Mickey mouse cels were auctioned for $39,000. An auction last year of cels from Roger Rabbit made $1.6 million. He said he and his partners plan to have regular promotions with top animators and directors. What is the attraction of the cels the comments of one family were typical of those heard throughout the evening. A basically i Haven to grown up yet a laughed White Oak resident de mis Kirkpatrick. A my son and i watched bugs Bunny on to the other night. We bought him a bugs Bunny this morning and we re still deciding on a ninja Jeanne Johnson of Hyde Park said she and her children came to the opening because they live in the area and the shop piqued their curiosity. A a it a interesting because its different a she said. Too staff David Underhill left Mendy Meek and or. Richard Abrahamson Are partners in a new Art shop at Hyde Park Square

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