I am not a lawyer but I have spoken with various attorneys about this suit. Most of them think that it is risible. The bottom line seems to be that Pickler, et al., have taken a rusty, leaking bucket full of chicken feces and hurled same against 'the wall' and are hoping something sticks. This is pitiful.
Here's what I know about these questions.The "S" curves are there because the original country roads did not connect "straight up" from Park to Summer. Typical is Perkins Road from Poplar to Walnut Grove Road. You made a left on Walnut Grove and then a right to go north to Summer. Perkins Road EXTD "fixed" this problem. The "S" curves met the engineering standards and codes of their day. They also took less valuable developable land away from subdivision developers who already owned raw land along these existing - and proposed - roads.The Red Barn was a local fast food chain - just a few stores - that promoted its fried chicken as being the specialty. This was in the early to middle '60s, as I recall. Unfortunately, no one I knew liked the chicken and the burgers were not distinctive enough from McDonald's to draw customers from the Golden Arches. The Red Barns were not around very long.That's it for me. Good luck with the rest of these riddles.
This was a tough one. The old church would be very expensive to bring up to code. So, the building might have to come down no matter who won. This way, CVS knows that they will be in the bright klieg lights and under the microscope of the neighborhood watchers. No crawfishing on their promises! Also, St. Luke's Methodist in particular and the local Methodist ministries in general will benefit from the money. These are worthy beneficiaries who run admirable programs. Let Midtown take away its lessons on how to organize and how to unite. There will be future battles.
By Toby Sells
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