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Lima News (Newspaper) - December 12, 1999, Lima, Ohio Pm Impi it t ii x .1a in it >1 i Ltd a ,1 1in 1 -.1 v a v-1 a a v Viviin j .1 a a a a a re i m a newsstand 50 cents daily $1.50 sunday a sunday dec. 12,1999the Lima news weather it s a wet one. Today rain Likely. High around 40. Southwest wind 5 to 10 Mph. Chance of rain 60 percent. Cloudy before Midnight with a Chance of rain then partial Clearing. Low in the lower 30s. Tomorrow partly sunny i i in the Inid-40s. Low in the nud-30s. Global Plant Good news for Liberty commons vacancies the Power Plant could bring in new Lima news the addition of global Energy to Liberty commons Industrial Park should help the rest of it fill up business and Community leaders say Quot we Are really excited about the idea of global coming in Quot said Greg Wannemacher co owner of the former Sundstrand facility Wannemacher and co owners Mark hoops and Sam Halker have been renovating the buildings and leasing them out. One is occupied by Iby Lor Glass a ind Raymor and others Are being used As storage Wannemacher said. Eventually he Hopes to see All the buildings occupied by one or More manufacturers. The main Plant s electrical Cape City has been maintained he said. The Plant also housed Westinghouse. Liberty commons could get a boost from the City. Lima mayor David Berger said the City intends to proceed with plans to install a Road that would surround the former Sundstrand. The a shaped Road would connect Uburth Street to South Dixie Highway. Other roads that were originally discussed through the Park won t be done Berger said. Those plans were contingent upon More of the companies agreeing to non withdrawal a vexation into the ci<35 but owners of the rest of the land refused Berger said. Non withdrawal annexation leaves a property in a township for property tax purposes but bring it into the City for income tax and Utility purposes. Part of the Industrial Park is in Shawnee township. Another former Industrial Plant Liberty c0mm0ns/a2 taking a close look Keith Mulder gets up close and personal while looking for the perfect Christmas tree saturday at the Smallwood tree farm Luke Palmisano a the Lima news in Tapai it Oneta. Ivi Ulder s wife Amber joined him in the search. At Century s end a nostalgic glance Over our shoulders urn of cent Ryby John Mac Donau the associated press real letters on paper. Sunday dinner with the family. A live person at the other end of the phone. Homemade ice Cream. Ask some people what they will miss about uie 20th Century and the answer is Quick and specific. But for Many others tiie question prompts a nostalgia a sense of loss. They speak of neighbourhoods gone now of too Little unhurried time of a bygone feeling of Community. It s not that life is Likely to change suddenly just because the Calendar Rolls Over. But As humans we take 2000 a look Back 1900 As the year 2000 rapidly approaches the Lima news is publishing a series of stories looking Back at the 20th Century. The stories Wlsh run each sunday and periodically through the week. The end of an Era As a time to assess. What was important what was forgettable what will we miss Berkeley biology professor Marian Diamond wishes it was still Safe to give a ride to someone on the Side of the Road with his thumb in the air. Diamond who turns 73 this month has t done that in years. The Rev. Joseph l. Roberts jr., pastor of Ebenezer Baptist cd Chin Atlanta where Martin Luther King or. Once preached misses the Days when people could unify around a goal and a Leader. Quot there were key people that we looked to for leadership and we followed them Quot says Roberts 64, pastor at the Church since 1975. Quot that seems to be Long gone. There s been a disillusion Mient with what we can do As eighty year old Farmer Rupert Blair of Warren vt., fears what is gone forever is the feeling that a Community was a person s exp a n0stalgia/a2 to allow out Byoun Mcmahon Chicago Tribune Moscow a instead of delivering a brutal onslaught on the surrounded capital of Chechnya russian forces were ordered saturday to hold their fire so More trapped civilians could flee Grozny. Moscow also dispatched a special envoy to the caucasus Region to help arrange Safe passage for the refugees. At least 10,000 and As Many As 40,000 civilians Many of them very old or very Young desperately poor or incapacitated remain huddled in the basements and bomb shelters of the War ravaged chechen capital. An estimated 4>000 chechen fighters Are holed up there As Well. Russian forces had issued an ultimatum that anyone left in Grozny on saturday faced Aimi dilation. But under a storm of scorn from the West and threats of sanctions from the european Union russian leaders softened their stance As the week wore on. Bombing raids were directed elsewhere and a corridor was opened to let people flee to safety. How Long the Lull will last was unclear Sergei a Loigu a senior Cabinet official said no deadline existed for the civilians to leave Grozny he promised that russian trucks and cars would help evacuate civilians. A Loigu also said the russian military had pledged to halt shelling for several hours during the Day to provide a window for the exodus. News agencies quoting military sources said russian artillery and warplanes could resume some attacks on the capital by sunday. But the first duty chief of the russian general staff a. Gen. Valery chechnya/a2 the Andersons artist to hang up Brush by Lyn Oxyer the Lima news a the Lima news file photo artist Sylvia Broil it works on painting last year. Brock is retiring after six years of painting windows at the Andersons in Lima. Sylvia Brock is ready to pass on her Paintbrush. After six years of painting the windows at the Andersons in Lima the 70-year-old woman is retiring due to severe arthritis. She has painted 25 scenes on the front windows generally four a year one for each season. The fall scene that s on the windows now is her last. Quot it s been interesting Quot Brock said. Quot but i just reached the Point where it was getting More Susan Goare who works in the Nursery will continue the paintings. Brock s scenes always show seasonal activities like people raking leaves in the fall or sledding Down Hills in the Winter. She puts animals and barns in her painting because she said people Ersoy rustic scenes. Brock began her projects by sketching a scene on a piece of paper. After developing an idea she Drew it on the window with a magic Marker. Then she painted it. It usually took Quot her ,4 to .5 hours a Day for eight to Rhine Days to finish a scene. Brock said. Scenes stay up for three nil ruths emd then the i windows Are washed in preparation for a new one. Quot i Tell people this is my sistine Chapel Quot Brock said. Quot because this is Tjie closest i la Ever come to painting a Public Brock began pain a the windows after she applied at the Andersons for a Job in the Nursery. She mentioned she was an artist and the interviewer asked if she could do window paintings. She had never done them before but said she would try Andy Wohlgamuth assistant store manager said the relationship has worked out Well. Quot i think it was dumb Luck Quot that the Andersons hired Brock he said. Quot if it wart t for those paintings we d have stickers or just Blank Brock has also painted Wall murals at the now closed Brothers four country store. Currently she makes portraits of houses for people. Brock received her Bachelor of Fine arts degree from the Ohio state University in Columbus. She plans to move to a senior citizens assisted living Complex in Bowling Green in the Spring. Brock will miss decorating the windows but said her body is telling her it s time to retire. Quot what s up there is the last i la be doing Quot she said. Quot it s just getting harder for me to Lyn Oxyer can be reached by phone at 993-2097 or email at . In the news to Quiero Taco Bell after his jeep was rear ended in the parking lot of a Tho Bell in Corvallis Ore. Last week Quot tinker Melonuk stepped out to have a word with the Driver of the offending Chrysler. In the Driver s seat was a Chihuahua named to Ilmi iian a wheel. The dog had just had a wild ride with the car careening across five lanes of traffic from a nearby Mcdonald s. Quot i said to myself of this dog s Mouth moves i m getting out of Here Quot said Melonuk a Baptist pastor. Taco Bell after All has commercials featuring a Spanish speaking Chihuahua named Dinky. Its signature phrase Quot to Quiero Taco Bell Quot Means Quot i want i co Pooch was a Little shaken up but otherwise unhurt and Happy to be reunited with his 77-year-old owner. The owner was buying her dog some your Holiday Safe during the holidays your Home can be a Poison min Fidd for children. A visiting arthritic grandparent leaves her easy to open bottle of me i cation within a toddler s reach. Party guests leave half full glasses of wine or % Beer on end tables. Pets Chew on toxic materials. See cities for gifts the Holiday gift guide Section tells you about the latest in Board games and offers other gift ideas for people who Are hard to buy f v it i a Mii Ake no. 1 All we wanted were some simple decorations during the holidays for the outside of our Home. Then i sent my husband to the hardware Story. Mistake no. 1. Read about it in Kim Kincaid s wins Heisman Wisconsin s Ron Dayne won College football s most glamorous prize the Heisman trophy on saturday Nii it. The senior tailback ran for 1,834 Yards and 19 ads in leading the 9-2 badgers to a big then title and a Rose bowl week ahead in the Lima news p monday Welcome the new year with a timely Parade of classic party appetizers. See Theli amp Sty be Section. M tuesday hip alternatives. New materials Promise mow durable joint replacements. See the lifestyle Section. A wednesday the let s reminisce feature will examine the decade of the 19708. A thursday the special Section pro football this week previews the weekend games. Index books. C7 business. C8-12 classified. E2-20 commentary b6-7 entertainment. .09-11 a restyle. Cl-6 obituary. B2 Region state bl-5,8 sports. ,. 01-8 weather. All a 1999 by Freedom communications inc. Published at Lima Ohio xxx pages x sections 4

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