May 16, 1997Brent & Siempre in the woodshop.
After. [Photo & Text: sa] Dave Tollas and crew are working on the preparation. [Photo & Text: sa] May 28, 2004 The work area in the Arcosanti foundry apse is readied for some needed improvements. [Photo & Text: sa Crews from several departments are ready to help. The concrete has to be wheeled to the level below the foundry and handed up in buckets. [Photo & Text: sa] Three pillars will support the extended work area. John Spinner and Gabriel Hendrix. [Photo & Text: sa] Bucket brigade. Many hands make the task possible and fun. [Photo & Text: sa] After the pour, tired, yet exuberant. [Photo & Text: sa] Before. [Photo & Text: sa] Thanks to ongoing maintenance by Dave Tollas, the trusty old concrete truck continues to be of great help. [Photo & Text: sa]
State Rep. Beth Griffin today voted for legislation that will eliminate driver responsibility fees and open a path for people to get their driving privileges restored.Griffin, of Mattawan, said she applauds the legislative package that eliminates an ill-conceived fee that people charged with driving offenses were forced to pay on top of court costs and fines related to their offenses. She said the fees caused financial hardships on hundreds of thousands of Michigan families.“People who were forced to pay driver responsibility fees often lost their main source of income because they had their driving privileges revoked, making it difficult to get to and from work,” Griffin said. “This created a situation in which people were unable to escape from deep debt, and were sometimes forced to depend on public assistance.”The fees were enacted by a previous administration dealing with a budgetary shortfall under the guise of using the fees to improve the driving habits of those paying them.Griffin said the legislation on its way to the governor will help people get back to work so they can earn a living and provide for their families.The legislation is now under consideration by the governor.##### Categories: Griffin News,News 14Feb Rep. Griffin casts vote to end burdensome driver responsibility fees Legislation opens door to restore driving privileges
Jewish News 1, the 24-hour international news channel launched in September, is now available on the internet.The channel is available on the web at jn1.tv. Jewish News 1 is currently also available in English over Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and European Russia via the Astra 4A, Hotbird and Galaxy satellites. The service also plans to broadcast in other languages in the future.The channel is backed by Ukrainian businessmen Igor Kolomoisky and Vadim Rabinovich, and has studios in Tel Aviv, Brussels and Kyiv, airing international news from a Jewish perspective.