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ra - June 27, 2012 VouR COMMUNITY Page9 Y killed.crossing high A 93-year-old Sweet Home man was killed Thursday after- noon when he was struck by a van as he crossed Main Street in Fos- ter. Wallace L. "Fritz" Cole was operating a power scooter when he was struck by a van, said Sweet Home Police Department Public Information Officer and Commu- nications Supervisor Penny Le- "land. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Sweet Home police and fire person- nel responded to the crash in the 4800 block of Main, in front of Hill- top Market, at Fritz Cole approximately 3:23 p.m. on Thursday. The driver of the van, Florin- da Ericksen, 42, of Independence, was not injured, police said. Sweet Home Fire and Ambu- lance Chief Mike Beaver said Cole was dead when medics arrived. "He had multiple injuries - internal and external," Beaver said. "We confirmed it with an EKG. Nobody survives that kind of impact." Police Department spokes- woman Gina Riley said Cole was a resident of the Wiley Creek Community senior housing com- plex just east of the accident site. There is no crosswalk in the area. Riley said speed or alcohol Pieces of Fritz Cole's wheelchair lie on Main Street, Sweet Home Police Officers David Hickcox and Brian Stevens take notes as they survey the scene. Behind them is the van that struck Fritz Cole. County commission OKs quarry expansion By Sean C. Morgan Of The New Era On remand by the state Land "Use Board of Appeals, the Linn County Board of Commissioners on June 13 upheld its April 2011 approval of the expansion of the Weber Quarry, located off Berlin Road and operated by Liberty Rock Products. Kenneth and Renaye Carol We- ber were seeking a four-acre expan~ sion of the quarry's operation area by designating in a Comprehensive Plan amendment the new acreage as a significant aggregate resource, a move opposed by several residents in the area, who claim that blast- ing at the quarry has damaged their wells and homes over the years. Liberty Rock Products is owned by Cal and Roger Emmert. Commissioners John Lindsey and Will Tucker voted to approve the application. The decision imposed National Fire Protection Association stan- dards for blasting, said Chairman Roger Nyquist, who was absent. The 2011 approval retained the custom- ized set of standards that had been in use at the quarry. Nyquist voted in favor of the application last year. Last year's decision was ap- pealed by neighbors to the Land Use Board of Appeals. which remanded it to the Board of Commissioners. Weber asked for a voluntary remand prior to a LUBA hearing. The standards were in conten- tion last year during public hear- ings on the quarry. The proponents argued that the national standards. which allow larger charges, would actually break the rock away from the quarry better, releasing more en- ergy into the air and decreasing the designation will allow the use of impact of blasting. 37.1 acres. The quarry has existed since The quarry's conditional use 1940, predating the uses around permit was issued in 1981. It was it, according to the applicants' at- modified in 1997. torney, Myles Coway, during last The commissioners will vote year's hearings. Of 84.11 acres, 33 again after staff prepares a resolu- have been used as a quarry. The new tion and findings. 50rlO= n: Property Manageme nt Department (54t) 367-4226 www.amescreekrealty.com Camilla J~m ltal); 16 j,~. Faijoys dancing, pl%~ng Ihe phmo and ~inuning. (~ulfllla looks forw~wd lo cooking with her American host famil~.~ end from abroad. Enrich yo family with another culture. Now you can host a high school exchange studen- t (girl or boy) from France, German)', Scandinavia, Spain, Australia, Japan, Brazil, Italy or other countries. Single parents, as well as coup]es ~ ith or without childr-en, may host. Contact us ASAP for more information or to select your student. Photos by Scoff Swanson left and right, as safety officialswork at the scene of the accident. Bonnie 541-514-4565 Amy at 1-800-733-2"/73 i fo . om. Foandcd in t976 ASSE International Student Exchange Program is a Public P, eneh~t. Nond~rofit Organiza**on, For privacy reasons, photos above are no~ photos ofacrtlal students Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. - I p.m. Calhoon, RPH have been ruled out as factors in "We are still processing to- the crash, rensic evidence from the scene The Linn County Major Acci- and MAIT is still investigating the dent Investigation Team respond- crash," Riley said. 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