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    SAN DIEGO -- A lawyer wants a federal court to stop the Super Bowl unless the city expands access for the disabled at the stadium.

    Attorney Amy Vandeveld said she filed an application for an injunction Friday in U.S. District Court to force the city to comply with the terms of a 2001 settlement aimed at expanding disabled access at Qualcomm Stadium.

    "We want the court to deny access to Qualcomm Stadium for all events, including the Super Bowl, until all modifications under the settlement agreement are resolved," she said.

    Vandeveld wrote a letter to the city last month saying that Qualcomm's restrooms were not in compliance with the agreement, which resolved a 1997 lawsuit brought by disabled activist Beverly Walker. Vandeveld said concession stands and entrances were inaccessible, and the required number of wheelchair seats had not been installed.

    The city has argued that the Super Bowl, scheduled for Jan. 26, is a private event and is not covered under the terms of the agreement.

    "We disagree with the allegations," said Maria Velasquez, spokeswoman for the city attorney.

    A hearing on the request for the court order is scheduled for Thursday before Magistrate Judge Leo Papas.

    Vandeveld, who represents Walker, said city officials showed continued indifference to the concerns, leaving her with no choice but to "hit them in their pocketbook."

    "They were basically thumbing their nose at the court and the plaintiff and the settlement agreement," she said.
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    Fuckin' lawyers. [img]graemlins/irked.gif[/img]

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    block THIS year's superbowl...yeah...that'll happen
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    Assuming that the stadium has, in fact, not lived up to an agreement to make this facility fully accessable to the disabled, then I see no problem with this. Obviously no one, including this lawyer, actually thinks the Super Bowl is going to get cancelled, but are just using its public profile as the biggest pro football event of the year to draw attention to disabled concerns. Using something more peripheral to shed light on an issue is hardly out of the ordinary.

    Perhaps you have to have experience with the disabled to understand why access issues are so important.

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    Since I live in San Diego, this is something that's been going on for a few months already. She's a disabled person who feels the stadium doesn't have "adequate" access for disabled people. What I want to know is, even though I'm not a sports fan by any means, but am the father of a handicapped child, is who exactly is this "we" she's talking about? In every news item concerning this story out here, she seems to be the only one complaining about it. And, does or did she plan on attending the Super Bowl? I highly doubt it. I've been to Jack Murphy Stadium (now Qualcomm, but I still refer to it in its original name) tons of times and everything seemed fine to me. I've yet to hear anyone complain about the place. If it wasn't, I'm sure someone would've made some noise about it a long time ago. She's just trying to get in her 15 minutes of fame, that's all.
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