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PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME: LEXINGTON’S DERMONTTI DAWSON ENSHRINED Wildcat, Steeler, Hall of Famer BRYAN STATION GRAD RECEIVES PRO FOOTBALL’S HIGHEST HONOR CANTON, Ohio — Bill Ransdell was wearing No. 63. There was the former Kentucky quarterback, the last Wildcats signal-caller to beat Florida, the man who helped Jerry Claiborne follow a winless season with a bowl season, now a Lexington restaurant owner, the guy who at UK wore jersey No. 9. Saturday night in Canton, Ohio, Bill Ransdell wore a No. 63 JOHN CLAY HERALDLEADER SPORTS COLUMNIST TOM E. PUSKAR | ASSOCIATED PRESS Former NFL player Dermontti Dawson, left, and his presenter, his Bryan Station High School football coach Steve Parker, unveiled Dawson’s bust during his Pro Football Hall of Fame induction Saturday. SUNDAY L E X I NG TO N Coupons inside up to AUGUST 5, 2012 Pittsburgh Steelers jersey. Dermontti Dawson’s jersey. They’re not supposed to be the stars, the “Big Uglies” fighting it out in the trenches far removed from the headlines. On this most important night, however, at the Pro Football Induction Ceremony at the birthplace of the sport, the linemen were centers of attention. Oh, former New York Jets See CLAY, A2 MUST READS $203 Total value might vary by ZIP code METRO FINAL EDITION $2.00 1 What’s right way for downtown? LEXINGTON CONSIDERING RETURN TO TWO-WAY STREETS » Olympics in Sports Sunday, C1: Michael Phelps puts golden finish on career in another big day for the U.S. in the pool; Serena Williams wins tennis gold in singles and advances in doubles » Mark Story in Sports Sunday, C1: UK football legend Art Still part of effort to bring American sports to Samoa » Your Money Sunday, B4: Lexington sewer and solid waste services soon to be billed separately from water MUST CLICKS » Photo galleries on Back-to-school rallies; Snapped: UK Fan Day and 23rd Ballet Under the Stars Ex-official’s travel, other expenses for two years: $55,010 HEAD OF STUDENT LOAN AGENCIES RETIRED ABRUPTLY, GAVE NO REASON By Beth Musgrave and Linda B. Blackford, Buy photo reprints at CHARLES BERTRAM | Vine Street is one of the eight one-way streets that the city is considering converting to two-way as part of efforts to revitalize downtown. . St E. N. u Fo e in ton e Vin gh Hi S St. E. im .L . St E. es . St M N. tin . . St St ird nd Th co Se E. pe Up . vd Bl E. ar t. rS Ma S. Lim ng Ki er th Lu rth t. dS N. E. S. e n sto e y wa d oa Br Sh ort St. St. E. ell xw Ma . St of ue ns ) en pio e. Av am id Av Ch ucl (E In the 1950s, the police department converted Lexington’s Maxwell, High, Second, Short, Mill and Upper streets to one-way. Roughly 20 years later, city planners made that same switch on Main and Vine streets. It was the era of Urban Renewal. Downtown retail was beginning to erode with the development of suburban shopping areas such as Southland and Eastland. Turfland Mall was being opened er p Up on N. y wa ad ro B ec By Beverly Fortune and Amanda Hancock and Fayette Mall was in the planning stages. “They thought going to oneway would make downtown more friendly to business. That was the main consideration, not about increased traffic flow,” said Chris King, the city’s director of planning. More than half a century later, some city officials see one-way streets as a flawed policy, and they are talking about reversing the changes made decades ago to downtown streets. Scott Shapiro, senior adviser to Mayor Jim Gray, says downtown revitalization is the current goal. “The city has spent $27 million S W. BACKERS SAY SLOWING TRAFFIC WOULD HELP BUSINESS, PEDESTRIANS Midland . St se Ro N See TWO-WAY, A7 Pairs of streets that are one-way Traffic flow CHRIS WARE | Delivery: 1-800-999-8881 Classified: 1-800-933-7355 News: (859) 231-3200 $25 for $50 to use at Holifield Photography! Ave. The former head of the state agencies that oversee student financial aid in Kentucky spent $55,010 on travel and entertainment in 2010 and 2011, including $42,000 for 30 out-of-state trips, according to a review by the Lexington Herald-Leader. While traveling in New York, Florida and Washington, D.C., Edward Cunningham often treated dinner guests to meals that cost more than $100 a person, according to expense reports requested by the newspaper in February under the Kentucky Open Records Act. Cunningham abruptly retired from his post as chief executive of the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority and the Kentucky Higher Education Student Loan Corp. after a board meeting April 17. Cunningham, who had led the closely related agencies since July 2006, gave no explanation for his departure in a resignation letter and could not be reached for comment by the newspaper. Board members and agency officials said See EXPENSES, A8 Weather, Page C8: 80% chance of rain; some storms strong to severe. High 83, Low 64 Vol. 30 No. 216 © 2012 Unique Care for New Arrivals and Families Unlike any women’s facility in the state, The Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East provides state-of-the-art maternity care. 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