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Forest Hills Journal (Newspaper) - March 4, 1980, Cincinnati, OhioSet of if copy is cents Condo will be by Brian Mac Onnell staff writer construction opposed this week in Forest Hills the Anderson township special deputies received about $15,000 from their recent fund drive but they had hoped for More. The unit can make it through another year with the Money they received but capt. Tim birr wishes they had received More for a new car. See Page a-6 for details. The Turpin spartans lost to highly ranked elder in the boys basketball tournament 04-46. Elder stretched out a 20 Point Lead at the half and Turpin could not Cut the Lead despite a Good second half. For the Story and photos see Page a-2. Have you Ever had one of those very embarrassing moments when you wish you could disappear All of us have and Lois theuring writes about those moments in a confusion says a Page a-10. Musings a a spurts \-2, 13, 1� classified a Iti to Urstadt ants a-10 editorial a i Forest Hills journal 564 Batavia Pike Cincinnati Ohio 45244 528-1111 100% coverage of Anderson township my. Washington Newtown a California every tuesday and Friday. Making its Mark census diminishing property values in the Long term for the area in w hich the zoning change will have an Impact change in education Levels of the resident population mix. And diminishing average income Levels for the resident population the letter also cites safety hazards concerning poor Access to the area for emergency vehicles and increased demand Quot for a emergency services in an area with poor ingress and egress traffic problems created by the condominiums and the Park worry Newtown Council members who have decided to write a letter about their concerns to the commissioners. Carigan says traffic would create dangerous situations on roads in the area lawyer Road is already dangerous he says and the intersection of Ragla Dand Newtown roads is also dangerous. Both locations. Carigan w Rote would Worsen. Carigan states in the letter tha t residents near the land to be developed a a see the proposed White Mountain condominium development As the beginning of a a Block busting Quot strategy by the he argues that if the zoning is changed to allow Multi family housing in the area other developers will build complexes using White Mountain As a precedent part of the plan for the Complex Calls for Eagle to donate a parcel of land to the township Park Board for use As a recreational area Carigan says the residents a fear the influx of undesirable elements that w Ould seek the seclusion of the Park for illegal activities. A the development would have an Adverse Impact on the township school system. Carigan says. Since enrolment is on the decline in the system he says development of the land for single family Homes would encourage residence by families with school age children. Carigan also wrote that the condominiums would attract a people who Are Young and have no families or Are older and have finished raising their family. He says this would add people who Are not interested in supporting schools if Young marrieds and older residents Are attracted to the condominiums a a lifestyle that is totally incongruous to the Anderson township Model May be draw n to the development if this be the Case the result is inevitably detrimental to the nearby neighbourhoods a Carigan said Carigan urges the trustees to withdraw their support for the project saying that some of his reasoning May cause further consideration by the Board. A to Brien said he Lias spoken with Carigan but did not anticipate any action by the trustees. A from the Way we see it Quot o Brien said a it seems to be a Good idea. I told Quot or. Carigan. A to write Clown his ideas and present them to us. I will surely share his ideas with others. Maybe he has some facts we Haven t yet considered. O Brien said he thought Carigan had a a couple of Good Points in his arguments a whether its enough to change any minds Quot Bonen said �?o1 just Don t o Brien said opponents would have to get enough signatures to get a referendum on an upcoming ballot if the commissioners approve the project. Bobby deck Maddux elementary first grader reads his part in a commercial proposing the banishment of Homework. Behind Bobby Are Anchor Peryotis Kathleen Smith and Tim Clarke. The commercial is part of the taping of a to news broadcast by the fifth Grade class. Journa photo Macconnell Smith were the Anchor persons for the show and other students contributed also. One feature had the students updating Nursery rhymes to fit with current world problems. You be probably never really thought a lot about a Mary had a Little Lamb until the music is put to a Story about president Carter Iran and Afghanistan i the newscast begins with a music opening just like Abc nightly news. The Anchor persons then give the opening Story. Last week it was about a regional spelling Bee and the Maddux students to participate in it the second Story was the Reading and singing of the rhymes followed by the announcement that the Maddux Mustangs unicycle team was going to be in the St. Patrick s Day Parade in downtown Cin i Cannati. The news went on like that until the first commercial in which first grader Bobby deck showed his True feelings about schoolwork. The question came from the announcer. A How do Vou spell Relief a in o to a e w o r a a Bobby said. The show continued w Ith news about different classes and their activities. A we try to get the children to give As much of the material As possible a Spencer said. It gets the information out and lets them share Spencer said he is a torn Between two extremes As far As the newscast is concerned. A i love to give All the students a Chance to participate in the production but also 1 wish sometimes that 1 could have a steady team to make it a real Good irregardless. Spencer said he Lias no intention of changing the present format a a a totalling the kids to give everyone a Chance there is not favouritism or anything a lie said. A also 1 think it gives All the students a boost in cont to Page a-6 even after eight Inch Snow Anderson now has Anderson township Road officials Are now wondering what to do with All the Salt now on hand. Trustee John of Brien noted late sunday that the township used Only about 35 percent of the 2,000 tons of Salt purchased last year. A chairman of the trustees Road Crew of Brien said the Salt will keep until next Winter and noted that the Winter season is not necessarily Over yet. He foresees the township using More abrasives in the upcoming Winters especially during the extremely cold times such As last weekend. Calcium Chloride and Salt and Sand mixture were used then. Of Brien said Salt has Little effect on the roads when the temperature is less than about 18 degrees above Zero. It was one degree above at 8 . Sunday setting a Cincinnati record for March 2. Temperatures plummeted to 11 below Early monday to Register the coldest March Day in history Here. O Brien pronounced the roads in Good shape after Crews worked Long hours beginning soon after the Snow began late Friday. One shift worked from 11 30 . Friday to 6 . Saturday. Sunday morning the Snow plows were Clearing wider patches on the township roads. A the Sun was with us on sunday o Brien said. The Crews were prepared to go out again monday morning to Salt and Sand any areas where melting Snow turned to ice. A a Good portion of the streets he saw sunday were dry he added. The 17-hour period the Crew worked was close to the 21 or 22-hour stretches that the men put in several Winters ago. O Brien said that although one truck was out of commission the other five trucks and the township jeep were handling the work. A everyone was Busy a said the trustee. He said that township residents Are getting better about not parking their cars on the township roads a but its still a on 24-foot roads nine foot Snow plows have a hard time getting around a vehicle parked at the curb. The White Mountain condominium proposal by Eagle investment corp. Off Ragland Road in Anderson township has received the approval of the Hami i ton count y regi Ona 1 planning commission and the Rural zoning commission. But some residents near the Complex Are trying to Stop its construction. Patrick Carigan a lawyer Road resident has composed a letter to township trustee president John of Brien stating objections to the project from neighbors. In the letter Carigan says the condominiums would not be compatible with the current use in the area of single family Homes on larger lots. Carigan says property owners in 16 neighbourhoods in the township Are included in the opposition As Are residents of lawyer. Ragland and Newtown roads. Besides the letter to of Brien Carigan sent copies to the other trustees Robert Dorsey and Thomas Taylor and the Hamilton c of n to c of missioners. The approval of the commissioners is the Only remaining step before construction can be allowed. After approval by the planning commission and the Rural zoning commission approval by the commissioners is Seldom in Doughl in4, the five Page letter Carigan says residents Are concerned about a Adverse Impact of different life styles sudden Adverse impacts on township traffic arteries diminution of the school age mad news Salt surplus there is concern about fire paramedic or police cars being Able Roget into areas where even Snow plows have difficulty of Brien noted. Like the weathermen and others the township maintenance Crew was not expecting such a heavy Snow. The unexpected Snow set a record for Snow depth at greater Cincinnati International Airport Tor March. As in other portions of greater Cincinnati driving conditions were hazardous through saturday. There were a number of functions cancelled or postponed. Beechmont players Are honouring tickets for their March 1 performance this weekend. Heart sunday was postponed from last weekend to March 9. Some 14,000 volunteers will participate in Hamilton Clermont Butler Warren Adams and Brown counties. The eight Inch snowfall by far the biggest this Winter kept the traffic lighter than usual. Delays in Queen City metro service were reported. Warmer temperatures were predicted this week causing concern about fast melting and possible flooding. There were no reports of anyone stranded in Nee i of red Cross services sgt. Dills promoted sgt. Milton b. Dills of it. Washington was promoted to lieutenant recently at the safety director s office located in City Hall. Dills is a 21 year Veteran of the Cincinnati police division. He was appointed to the police let Ivision in 1957, promoted to the ram of specialist in Early 1966 and to his present rank of sergeant in late 1966. Dills has been assigned to District two. He is a graduate of the National crime prevention Institute at the University of continued to Page a-6 Snow creates hazards fun the weekends heavy snowfall extended Well into saturday dumping eight to nine inches on the area. Some roads were impassible and All were at least difficult to negotiate. With the had also comes the Good however As very few children were heard complaining about the White stuff and some Beautiful landscapes presented themselves to the observant Eye. Above a Bare tree spreads its branches wide to catch As much Snow As possible. At left Bird feeders were Busy places saturday since the ground was covered and these customers had trouble finding other food. J Ourn a i photos m a con Nel 1. By Brian Macconnell staff w Riter the mad news airs wednesdays at about 3 15 ., but not Many people Are familiar with the television show. There Are very few commercial interruptions but the Anchor persons have been know n to trip Over a word or two. That a probably because they Are fifth graders. A Maddux elementary school the students mostly fifth graders take part in a videotaped news broadcast each week. The show is taped wednesday mornings and shown in the afternoon to the majority of the school children. The news is not the kind we Are All used to in the evenings. Rather the students concentrate mostly on news around the school. Scott Spencer is the teacher behind the idea to produce the to news at Maddux and he said he believes the experience helps the children quite a bit. "1 think the news show makes the kids get More involved in school activities a Spencer said. A they really get to know what s going on around Spencer said he thought of the idea for the show at the begin Ning of this school year and suggested it to Maddux principal Rosemary Schroeder. A she liked the idea very much a Spencer said. A she likes anything she thinks will be Good for the children. If they enjoy it too that s ail the better. A Spencer said he really did not have any plans when he first suggested the show. A when i got the favourable reaction she asked me if i would handle the program a he said. A i really had t thought about doing it myself and i have a bad habit of not knowing when to say no 1 really like it though. It adds a lot to regular school the children seem to like the program too. Last wednesday about 10 were involved in the broadcast and they were All excited about their parts. Tim Clarke and Kathleen

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