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Winchester Star (Newspaper) - July 27, 2015, Winchester, VirginiaSee us on the web wow. Winchester Star. Com 75� monday july 272 0 15 120th year no. 20 Winchester Virginia 22601 the Winchester Star bulletin Board. A7 classified ads. B5 comics. A8 dear Abby. A9 editorials. A4 6 08566 00037 5 miss your paper Call 665 4946 from 7 to 10 a. Office 8 a. To 5 p. M., 667 3200 today s forecast 88 partly sunny with a 50% Chance of rain. Partly Cloudy at night with a 30% Chance of rain. North winds at 5 Mph. High full report a10 Low two sections 20 pages 65 local. A6 nation. A5 obituaries. A2 out of the past. A9 sports. B1 Virginia. A3 on Winchester Star. Com Check out the digital replica of today s edition on the web site and read your paper online every morning. Disabilities act has affected Many lives Law passed 25 years ago brought accessibility by David Crary a National writer new York five Days before he was to Start College Fred Maahs world turned upside Down. Off the Delaware coast in 1980, on the last Day of summer vacation the 18 year old took a dive from his family s boat into an unseen Sandbar barely a foot below the surface sustaining injuries that paralysed him from the Chest Down. After months of medical care he had to find a new College to attend the one at which he enrolled said its Campus was not accessible to wheelchairs. One of his first jobs was on the second floor of a building with no elevator two friends carried him up and Down the stairs. For those first couple of years i was really dependent on family or friends said Maahs. Back then people with disabilities were primarily kept at Home. Were that diving Accident to happen now the Campus and workplace would be accessible with ramps curb cuts elevators designated parking spots. A Blind or deaf person or anyone with a Host of other disabilities also would find accommodations enhancing their Jeff Taylor / the Winchester Star Winchester resident Anthony Jacobin has purchased and is restoring the late 1700s Era House behind him at 37 s. Cameron St. In Winchester. Renovated House to play new role artist residency by Raya Zimmerman the Winchester Star Winchester in an old House where yellowed newspaper serves As some of the insulation and Horsehair plaster covers the Walls Anthony Jacobin Peers around at what he Hopes will one Day serve As an artist residency. It s still very much a work in Progress Jacobin said inside his recently purchased House at 37 s. Cameron St. Jacobin and his partner Jai Mianne Amicucci own the Gray gallery which is two doors Down at 43 s. Cameron St. And showcases contemporary crafts and Fine Art. Jacobin said he wants to rent out the House and eventually turn it into a space where artists can live while they work. An artist in residence program works like an artist s sabbatical Jacobin 28, said. An accepted artist would have a place to live and work on their Art in a new environment Community and experience life in a new location. Grants Are available to support artists to live for free he added. Artists could also work for Trade such As overseeing the gallery a couple of Days a week in Exchange for rent. Amicucci who is the executive director for the Shenandoah arts Council said she does t know of any artist residencies in Winchester or in the immediate 2015 Frederick county fair Ginger Perry / the Winchester Star a barred Rock rooster crows at the Frederick county fair poultry barn on sunday. No ban on poultry As local fair gets underway by Val Van meter the Winchester Star Clear Brook there will be plenty of poultry at the Frederick county fair despite an Avian flu virus that s creeping East from the West coast. The fair got underway sunday with pageants for the county s Littlest princesses and continues through saturday at the Fairgrounds at 155 Fairgrounds Road. Last week Maryland announced it would ban poultry exhibitions this summer and prohibit the importation of hatching eggs and poultry from outside the state in an attempt to keep the virus at Bay. Maryland is one of the nation s largest poultry producers with annual sales of $ 980 million in meat and $ 52 million in eggs. Avian influenza is highly infectious. While not a threat to humans it can wipe out flocks of feds a. Ignored court on funding for disabled by Antonio Olivo � 2015 the Washington Post Washington the u. S. Justice department says Virginia is not being serious enough about efforts to comply with court ordered reforms to its program for people with disabilities. A letter to the Federal judge overseeing a 2012 Federal settlement sent by the Justice department last month Points As evidence to the Way the state has used proceeds from the Sale of state run institutions that treated people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Under a 2014 Virginia code adopted As part of the state s efforts to help people being moved out of those institutions to adapt to life inside private group Homes or regular Community settings Money from the property sales is meant to go toward providing More services for that population. But the state gained Zero dollars for disabled residents from the $ 5.4 million Sale of a shuttered institutional site in Chesapeake this year the Justice department said. Instead the Money was used to cover a reduction of that same amount in the budget of the department of behavioural health and development services the Agency in charge of disabilities programs in Virginia. Relatives and advocates for the disabled say they fear the state might do the same if it finds a buyer for the site of another institution the 78 acre Northern Virginia training Center near George Mason University that Olivia Christian 15, places a giant cabbage on display shelving at the Frederick county Fairgrounds on sunday. Olivia and her family owners of to farm in Frederick county submit around 100 items in the annual fair including entries in the agriculture Home economics livestock baking and Flower divisions. Money that was supposed to help people adapt to life in private group Homes or regular Community settings was used to cover a reduction in the budget of the department of behavioural health and development ser vices. Sen. Ted Cruz r Texas republicans jockey for spot gop seniors rebuke Cruz in Fox presidential debate by Thomas Beaumont and Nicholas Riccardi associated press Ames Iowa Rick Perry is attacking Donald Trump s credibility and branding the billionaire businessman a cancer on conservatism. Rick Santorum a conservative Stalwart popped up on a to program popular with liberals. Lindsey Graham set his cellphone on fire. With the first debate of the Republican presidential Campaign approaching the White House hopefuls Are by Erica Werner associated press Washington senior Senate republicans lined up sunday to rebuke Texas Republican sen. Ted Cruz for harshly criticizing majority Leader Mitch Mcconnell an extraordinary display of intr party division played out live on the Senate floor. As the Senate met for a rare sunday session Sens. Orrin Hatch of Utah Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and John Cornyn of Texas each Rose to counter a stunning floor speech Cruz gave on Friday accusing Mcconnell r ky., of lying. None of them mentioned Cruz by name but the target of their remarks could not have been clearer. The drama came As the Senate Defeated a procedural vote to repeal president Barack Obama s health care Law and took a step toward reviving the Federal Export import Bank both amendments on a must pass Highway Bill. Squabbling and Sanctimony May be see v Irginia Page a3 see debate Page a2 see Cruz Page a2 see fair Page a10 see House Page a10 see Ada Page a2

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