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And, finally, I am convinced that


somewhere there is a special training day for architects and engineers that teaches them the idea that water runs downhill may not be true. Every car park that I visited, bar one, had clearly applied this principle to the design of the drainage system. It would try the patience of a saint. (FrankTransue, we need you.)


Here’s a Good One Marks & Spencer is one of the


OU Parking Director Honored


After 26-Year Career Theta Dempsey has long had her


name associated with parking and transportation at the University of Oklahoma, but it became official in late February, as the university announced plans to name its trans- portation operations center in the Park- ing and Transportation Services direc- tor’s honor upon her retirement after 26 years on campus. More than 150 friends, family,


colleagues and university administra- tors gathered at her retirement ceremo- ny in Norman, OK, at which OU Pres- ident David L. Boren surprised Dempsey and those in attendance with the news of the building dedication. “I am truly overwhelmed,”


Dempsey said. “I have had the chance to work with some of the best people duringmy career.” Dempsey was committed to the


betterment of both the campus and community throughout her career. Her vision, insight and leadership ensured adequate parking resources for an ever-expanding university. She employed those same qualities to over- see the ClevelandArea Rapid Transit system transcend from campus buses 30 years ago to Norman’s public trans- portation provider today. Dempsey advocated for and achieved an exten- sive alternative fuels initiative at the university well before “going green” was a term. As a result, the recently constructedOUTransportationOpera- tions Center is the culmination of her efforts, featuring vast cleaner energy options, enhanced operational effi- ciency and a state-of-the-art mainte- nance facility.


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UK’s biggest retailers.Their town center stores often have their own parking facilities. M&S had operated these car parks without charge. But now, in order to protect, their parking for their cus- tomers, they have started to introduce a parking charge, which legitimate cus- tomers can get back in-store when they make a purchase. Who’s complaining? Other local


traders that for many years have had a free ride, courtesy ofM&S.


And Finally I live with my wife and youngest


daughter. In the bathroom, there are about 150 bottles, jars and tubes. I have a shampoo, a shower gel and a deodor- ant, and a one-third share in the tooth- paste. Discuss ....


Peter Guest is PT’s correspondent on all things European and Middle East. He can be reached at peterguestparking@hotmail.co.uk.


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