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Exercise early in life for better health later in life

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Loren Has The Pipe, left, and R.

J.

Smith of Robinson Electric work at Western Medical Eye Center, which is being built at 3958 Stockton Hill Road.

This is one of 101 commercial building or remodeling projects under way in the city.

Has The Pipe also did much of the electrical work in the patient rooms in the Kingman Regional Medical Center.

"It has become nearly impossible to review commercial plans in-house and keep up with current construction at the same time," Lutz said.

The Home Depot was the large project that was permitted in March, with construction proceeding toward a September opening.

The project is estimated at $4 million and included city permit fees of $15,436, according to city documents.

Two other large projects are the Mohave County administrative building in historic downtown Kingman and the Wal-Mart Super Center just north of the current Wal-Mart.

Wal-Mart has applied for grading and building permits, McErlean said.

Soil tests have been submitted and the plans sent for review.

No construction schedule or target date for opening the store is known at this time.

Eight restaurants are on the list for construction or remodeling, according to Kingman Building Office documents.

An International House of Pancakes location at 3600 Stockton Hill road next to the Golden Corral and a Chili's eating establishment at 3840 Stockton Hill Road have plans in the review process.

The In and Out Burger at 1770 Beverly Ave.

and Nacho Mama's at 102 W.

Beale have submitted plans.

The Nashville Grill at 4400 Stockton Hill Drive remains under construction without a completion date set.

McLean said R Place at 4120 Stockton Hill Road could open as a Scotties Broasted Chicken.

The owners of a similar operation in Lake Havasu City have talked to city officials about renovation of the building that housed R Place, which closed following a fire.

Four medical buildings are in various stages of planning or construction, not including the recently completed Mohave Mental Health building and the Cancer Center at the Kingman Regional Medical Center.

Western Medical Eye Center at 3968 Stockton Hill Road and the Cornerstone Podiatry building behind the Donut Depot on Stockton Hill Road are framed ready for some inside work, McErlean said.

Three bank buildings have been discussed with the Kingman Building Office, but plans have not yet been submitted.

Stockmen's Bank plans a two-story addition at the Stockton Hill Road site and a new branch on Andy Devine Avenue.

Another bank has been discussed for the Chicago Title building on Andy Devine Ave., according to city documents.

The Bureau of Land Managements building at 2755 Mission Boulevard and Hualapai Mountain Road is being framed with street and sidewalk work progressing.

Scott Dunton, owner of the old BLM offices on Beverly Avenue, has not said what would replace BLM at the old site.

Three related projects are in progress at 940 Beale St.

behind the TA Travel Plaza.

Sunshine Truck is building a truck wash, a store and a vacuum canopy on the hill behind the travel plaza.

McErlean said the city staff has met with the architect, designer and construction company for the new Mohave County administrative building.

It is likely that an outside building inspector will be hired to be available as needed for the county project because of its urgency.

The city issued permits for 42 new houses in March compared with 27 in March 2003.

New housing permits continue to run ahead of the record pace of 412 during 2003.KINGMAN – If you believe exercise is not important before the teenage years, think again.

Children should begin exercising as soon as they can walk, said Dr.

A.

Paul Kalanithi, a Kingman cardiologist.

"What's good cardiovacularly speaking is isotonic exercises like walking, running and swimming," he said.

"Obesity can begin among young children.

There's a tendency in society to have big, fat babies and that's not healthy for their future."