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Daily Herald (Newspaper) - November 19, 1989, Chicago, Illinois prep preview Section 1A-B Use decorate If home 4 PADDOCK PUBLICATIONS November 19; 1989 Sunday WEATHER It's warming op and much with partly sunny skies and a high around 50. Partly windy and wanner with a low around 40. INSIDE Bulgarians protest A crowd estimated at burned portraits of the nation's ousted leader Satui day at Com- munist Bulgaria's rally Page 3. ETCETERA Heartfelt charity The National more than lived up to its as the evenir g of hope to benefit AIDS research and care came to including Sandy Duncan and singer Sam way to tears and jing moments with their mances Page 14 BUSINESS Molex connects is a very quality company that's out of favor right says business exec in describing tie based of tors Section 2. SHOWCASE Front row center Verdi's famous is the Lyric of Chicago's most ambitios ing to Classical music ic Gowen reviews the duction Section 6 Page 3. SPECIAL SECTION Tradition today The making of a wedding is filled with frills and festivities food and Our bridal guide offers mation about area retailers who specialize in making weddings g in bor section with Weddings and USA WEEKEND In honor of an say on the new meaning of ition features seven from various including California and 12 14 DISCOVERY Heartland holidays and lis are two Midwest tions to put on your ti aveling list this Cedai burg of- fers its famous holiday and Indy celebrates with 92 Christmas trees lining Market Street and more than li rating Monument These two towns also offer tourists plenty of attractions Section 6. Congress set to repeal catastrophic illness law WASHINGTON Congress may give final approval Sunday to a repealing the landmark 1988 strophic illness insurance law for senior but some angry ate Republicans have vowed to block the can't do this to seniors in a bitter Sen. John told colleagues ly Saturday after he learned Senate negotiators debating the ic illness law had reluctantly voted to accept the House position de- manding McCain urged that the Senate stick with its original adopted last month on a 99-0 of repealing the law's controversial in- surtax but keeping some new Those benefits were to be funded by a small increase in the basic premium paid by all strophic law beneficiaries He warned that if the law is repealed and benefits now in place expire on Jan. 1, some senior citizens will be evicted from their nursing homes and the price of Medicare supplemental insurance on the vate market will skyrocket Anger by wealthier seniors and by some vocal elderly advocacy groups at income-based surtax spurred calls for the law's As the Senate worked into the ly morning hours McCain told fellow senators he would every legitimate parliamentary tic available to me to see that this incredible injustice is not Faced with thousands of letters and petitions from angry seniors calling for changes in the 1988 Congress has haggled for months over whether to reform the measure or repeal it Chicago welcome warms cold day for Lech Walesa By JOHN CARPENTER Dally Herald StaB Writer In Lech Walesa found a nation's capital of pomp and of politicians struggling to ride his bandwagon and share his In New he found glitz and the capital of But Saturday in sa found his He found the faced who for years have suffered in spirit with Walesa and his dis- cussing their homeland in the fee shops and Roman Catholic churches of the largest Polish community in the world outside of Long before Solidarity cap- tured the imagination of the Chicago's Poles were sending clothes and money behind the Iron WALESA in Chicago dreaming of the day when the leader of a non-communist land would receive a hero's come here and a key to their The dream came true Saturday at Daley a day officially cast as Lech Walesa Solidarity Day in the state of And don't think Walesa didn't under- stand the special significance of Chicago and its people on his brief American is your and the hearts of your forefathers that can turn into a good heartbeat for he said through a Sec WALESA on Page 7 Polish Solidarity leader Lech Walesa responds to the applause the crowd including Gov. James R. Thompson behind him at Saturday's Daley Plaza Daily Herald chapm r Area man shows his support for Lech BY Da ly Herald Staff Writer Andy of Streamwood left Poland in 1982, but he rallied Saturday for Lech Andy Fijalkowski arrived at his Streamwood house at 11 p.m. the burly Pole stayed up until 3 a.m. painting one word on a giant white bed With great splashes of red Fijalkowski painted the one word he knew would be of most importance da At a.m. kowski wearing a sheep skin a Chicago Bears hat and a Lech Walesa button was in the middle of a crowd of people in Daley Plaza in waving his flag and anticipating seeing the man who has changed the face of the Communist In sometimes uncertain 37, recounted his own trip from Poland to a new home in the United States seven years when Solidarity movement was in its Fijalkowski he speaks with friends in Poland and they tell him of the They talk about freedom they have to do things they never did It has changed very and jalkowski said he might go back next but just for a not sure I would go back there to I love but America is my second country and I love he Walesa is fantastic and football is Fijalkowski I am here with tomorrow I will have the With his flag kowski waited patiently for more than two hours in the cold for Walesa to He made friends with other ing happily in his native tongue about what a wonderful day it all know we are here be- cause we love When Walesa finally made it to the white and blue Fijalkowski could just see him through the crush of ing his flag Fijalkowski shouted to his hero As Walesa Fijalkowski was often ahead of much of the not having to wait for an interpreter to explain what sa had said is what I came to Fijalkowski said don't Everything is going to be The door is open Beatings stun Czech protesters From Czechoslovakia Demonstrators demanding an end to Communist Party domination lit candles and placed flowers on stained sidewalks Saturday where police had beaten protesters in the largest such rally in 20 Six theaters canceled shows day night as actors and students called for strikes to protest police brutality at Friday night's in which policemen clubbed hundreds of peaceful Tens of thousands of students marched for five hours to com- memorate student Jan killed by Nazis 50 years When demonstrators tried to reach central Wenceslas police attacked them with tear dogs and The human rights group Charter 77 likened the police crackdown to Nazi reprisals during World War Seventeen demonstrators and en policemen were officially listed as although official media failed to report any injuries suffered by demonstrators One report said a 20-year-old dent was beaten to death during the Leading human rights activist Petr Uhl said a paratrooper pulled a protester from the crowd marching through central Prague and a group of security force officers began ting him with he fell to the ground they hit him in the face until he was no longer Uhl said The state news agency CTK ed the Interior Ministry as saying that 143 people were taken to police Nine were detained on criminal charges and 70 on demeanor Twenty-one ple were Alexander the nist leader of the reforms in 1968, was detained during the march and released after three witnesses Observers estimated the size of the crowd at people It was the largest demonstration since ust 1969, when crowds gathered in Prague a year after a in- vasion crushed Dubcek's About people gathered on Wenceslas Square on Saturday after- noon and walked to where the protesters were beaten the day On the bridge again Cars move across the Bay Bridge between Oakland and San Francisco for the first time since last month's earthquake tured a section of the 8.5-mile Six highway patrol cars and 13 bridge toll trucks led the first cars in a triumphant procession late Associated Press Photo Right-to-die ruling breeds confusion for patient's family BY DAN ROZEK and DAVE URBANEK Daily Herald Staff Nothing has changed for Dorothy M. Longeway since the Illinois preme Court ruled that food and wa- ter can be withheld from some minally ill Although she was the impetus for the court ruling the 76-year-old Naperville woman remains unconscious in a convalescent center with her fate still Her plight illustrates that while the high court broke new legal ground on right-to-die it also raised as many new questions as it And hospital ad- and lawyers are just beginning to grapple with the tions raised by the court Much of the uncertainty focuses on the requirements the court said must be met before supplied water and nutrients can be withdrawn from terminally ill The most controversial restriction ordered in the court's 4-2 decision may be the one requiring a court der before food and water tubes can be That requirement apparently will force relatives to return to the DuPage County Circuit Court to seek sion to withdraw tubes supplying the nutrients and water that are keeping her Advocates on both sides of the right-to-die issue are criticizing that limitation and others set by the high significance of the ruling is that very few people will be able to navigate the restrictions laid down by the said ney Eugene who sented daughter and ther before the supreme court won't say it will be but it's nearly impossible Bonnie petitioned the court asking that food and nutrients supplied through tubes to Longeway be halted so she could die peacefully A series See RIGHT-TO-DIE on Page 4
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