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Friday, March 10, 2006

Help Wanted: U.S. Defense Department Seeks Better PR Officers

"Our enemies have skillfully adapted to fighting wars in today's media age, but . . . our country has not adapted. For the most part, the U.S. government still functions as a 'five and dime' store in an eBay world."

--U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, on why al Qaeda is winning hearts and minds, in speech to U.S. Council on Foreign Relation (Thanks to alert WORDster Mark Larson) WORD Note: The WORD will take the next week off for Spring Break, sleeping in and seeking wisdom. Return: 3/20/06

Providence council votes 3-2 to approve cul-de-sac on 200 West

By Taylor Scott

February 16, 2006| PROVIDENCE - The City Council came to a resolution, after several hours of discussion Tuesday night, on their intentions for improvement of traffic conditions on 100 South from 200 West to Highway 165.

Council members Stacie Gomm and Ron Liechty led a task force assigned to brainstorm ideas for what to do with the traffic concerns on 100 South. "The goal of the task force was to come to a compromise," Gomm said, adding, however, the task force could not come up with a recommendation.

The council was presented with four options: the first a through street, second a "T" street, third a cul-de-sac, or finally to make no resolution whatsoever.

Reese Peterson, a representative for the residents on 100 South, said the homeowners would not accept any other solutions than to either make a cul-de-sac or to make no resolution at all. Peterson said if the council would not accept either of these recommendations the homeowners would be contacting the proper legal channels.

After a long discussion between the council members and with comments from the homeowners, the mayor began to call for motions by the council to come to final resolutions. Only after many stalemates and motions failing to pass did the council with a vote of 3-2 votes in favor of a cul-de-sac to be put on the donated property of Peterson and Mark Thompson near the end of 200 West. Council members Deon Johnson, Kathy Baker, and Trent Rasmussen voted in favor while Stacie Gomm and Ron Liechty voted against.

Details as to when the construction will begin and how much it will cost will be presented at a later date.


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