* Romatae Worth I .Local beautician {dose Buaneeees ! ' • i CwUnnef From Page 1A was In the building,” Mrs. Grier sluted. ^ “The floors ware rotted, the basement was a swamp and during the time wp have ^rented (about four someone triedS^braaktaL" Users was nb lease pro vided for the tenants at 1404 Beattie* Ford Rd. “We begged’ Mr. Beil flop a (lease,” Romaine Worth jetated, “but he said he building has been In bed repair since I moved In there in 1977 Bed has only painted on the outside. When we walked inside, we practically sank, ao I triad to cover the floors with I carpet.” The condition of the building was ao bad that 'neither Word) nor Grier, I respectively, were able-to {keep or get insurance af J.Ur IMS. -I—“In January, UBS. my insurance lapsed” staled Mr*. Worth, “beoauae the building did not meet with the Building Inspectors’ standards or specifics tions. Lawyer BeO pre mised to fix it up. But he didn’t, so 1 don’t nave any insurance.” Grier tried to get fire, insurance, but was unsuccessful also because of '-das condition* of the building, according to Itrs. Grier: i me oniy answer attorn , ^JSSLrzvms be tM rent the building weekly. He bad bo further comment. Worth was paying $45 per week; Grier $35 per week.' This did not include the electricity bin. ,• $ *■ After flie ceiling col elapsed, Qrier paid another. J week’s rent. Beil's office ? took the money. Worth ; stayed until February 13, “pKHising riot only her opera I tors, but the Northwest ; Beautyette’s operators as well. Worth paid, bar rent until jhe left. In the case of the cos metologists, many cus tomers have been lost. “A lot of people saw me on Channel 9’s news and they think that I am out of, business,” Mrs. Worth ex plained. "They donj know that I have a shop on Graham Street - Sunshine Beauty. ITierefore, I have lost a lot of customers because they think that I have closed nfy doors." ' Mrs. Whiteside added, "I regret leaving the beauty shop after 22 years of being there. If the owner had fixed the building, I would still be there." Should the tenants have' to pay for equipment da-. Jtion of the building, or | should the owner of the ■ building be liable for resd > tut km? , Acrorm ng to me tenants' ; attorney, Linda Heine, ; the owner of the building • should be responsible for : the looses of the tenants, ; because of the oral agree ; ments to repair the struc • ture. "The rule of law,” ac t cording to attorney Kleine, ; "is that oral contracts are • just as good as written1 I ones. He has wrongad ! than. The tenants wiD ! have an uphill battle in • cotat." I Attorney Beil did send , the tenants a letter after | the ceiling fell The letter, •.sent some tints in Decent- • rher, according to Worth, ; stated that he wanted the 1 building vacated. "He • stated that he was waltii^ \ for the weather to got < hotter before the contrac Jtors started working on the •building,’’ attorney Kleine stated. Davidson - The Duke En dowment will celebrate its 16th anniversary with a year-long series of col loquia to be held on the campuses of Davidson Col -lege, Duke University, . Furman University and Johnson C. Smith Univer The colioquia will feature Mmmp***, creative solution* to u» ciflc problems of private higher education, and will include response*, com mentary and Oacuaslan. The first coUoquhunt ^"International Educa tion and The Liberal Arts College,” will be held at Davidson at * p.m. Tues day, March «, In the Vail Common*. r-_' . - .. ' . K__ ..... . • - I

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