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Daily Herald (Newspaper) - August 3, 1990, Chicago, Illinois PADDOCK PUBLICATIONS August 1990 Sunday Steinlen opt of Challenge Cup Immy 7 Sections Cent I Friday WEATHER Sunshine Sunny and warm with highs ranging from around 80 inland to the middle 70s near the lake Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph Fair and not as cool tonight Lows will range from the lower 60s outlying areas to the middle or upper 60s near the lake SUBURBAN NEWS Sewer line coming Property owners along a tion of Cherry Avenue in ver Park will be able to connect to the village's sanitary sewer system Page 3 Stealth safe President Bush won Senate proval to save the Stealth with backers saying the U.S needed to maintain strong defense Page 3 SHOWCASE Spike Lee's vision While his films have made Spike Lee an unofficial man for the frustrations of black in his latest effort the filmmaker shifts his tion from racial issues to the universal passions of love and music Section 6 REAL ESTATE Reason to remodel Instead of many are staying put and re- modeling their homes while re- the ambiance and convenience offered by communities SUBURBAN LIVING Hidden ownership If you want to own property but are concerned about letting anyone else know it a secret land trust may be what you are looking for Columnist Julie Martoccio explains Section 6 JACK Time to You'll understand if today's col- umn comes across a little bit grumpy Jack's 1989 real estate tax came in the mail this week Back Page INDEX SPECIAL SECTION Summer and fall fun Savor summer and fancy fall with the Daily Herald's colorful dining and entertainment guide Escapades Filled with the best in everything from to night to get away Escapades lets you unwind and enjoy the good life You're bound to find something to celebrate and somewhere to escape to with all the ing you'll find in Section 1A Iraq holds world at bay in Kuwait Promises more war if nations interfere KUWAIT Iraq invaded Kuwait on Thursday after two weeks of threats and quickly con- its occupation of the small in full control of the capital and its soldiers reported surging through the southern fields Iraq warned foreign ments it would turn the rich tanate into a if they came to Kuwait's aid The led by tanks and backed by set up a provisional government Diplo- matic sources in the Persian Gulf estimated more than 200 Kuwaitis were killed or mainly from the government's Guard Kuwait's Sheik Jaber Ahmed fled to boring Saudi Arabia IDs ment pledged in a radio cast early Friday to win back the but with the huge ance of armed forces that seemed Impossible Iraq has 1 million diers Kuwait has Iraqis occupied all government buildings in Kuwait City and strengthened their hold on the capital Friday as they moved south to the oil installations at officials said Iraqi soldiers swept through the early according to residents and Lloyds ance service in London Iraq said its troops entered at the request of revolutionaries it Economic fallout of Kuwait invasion Oft Initially soared 15 percent to their highest level In four moderated somewhat later with unleaded gas up 3.8 cents to 68 cents 9 gallon on commodities markets and crude oil up a barrel to The value of the dollar and the price of gold both jumped In the flight to safe havens that occurs In times of uncertainty But prices fall off later in the with renewed concern about the U.S economy Gold closed up at on the New York futures market The stock market swamped by inflation after of Iraq's invasion of Kuwait worki oil prices soaring felt sharply In heavy trading The Dow Jones industrial average closed off 34 66 points at Graphic CRISIS IN THE PERSIAN GULF Scenes from occupied Kuwait City bordered on the bizarre Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is the center of a powerful personality odt Hussein seemed determined to solve his financial by invading Kuwait Confusion reigned at the U.S headquarters of Kuwait U.S motorists to invasion in said had staged a coup Kuwaiti ami other diplomats called the report a charade Hie move by Iraqi President Saddam Hussein brought condemnation and Soviet Iraq's ge t arms said it was sui pending weapons shipments to Irs q President Bush called the invasion He fre ze control of Iraqi assets in the United States and blocked most See stories on Pages 7 and 8 Iraqi including its most important revenue source oil Fellow Arab failed to take action Iraq responded by freezing re- payment of Iraqi debts to the United the official Iraqi News Agency reported The total size of the debt is unclear Last Washington provided in agricultural credits to Iraq Iraqi soldiers rounded up and moved eight America r oilfield workers from their work places near the border of Kuwait and See INVASION on Page 7 SAUDI ARABIA TURKEY SYRIA U S S Fl NEW likely to see at teas i gallon Jump at the early as Labor Daj heating oil i cause of Iraq's energy Thursday Wholesale ready have soared concern that oil pr shipments might b the Middle about a quarter of i ports Experts say it's predict exactly sumer prices will i said it was clear tli higher costs on UK would trickle down Assuming the Mi isn't resolved ing In oil prices co line prices quickly are a as pumps as and higher er prices i reaction to disrupted in he source of oil to se But they it consistently wholesale side to consumers Idle East con- the d affect the same See on Page 7 IDOT to widen Rte 53 further BY DANIEL CUHRY Daily Herald Staff Writer State transportation officials are planning another widening of Route 53 north of the North-South Toll acknowledging this year's cy improvements aren't enough to unclog the traffic-choked stretch Sometime next the It's elow going on Route 53 through Itasca even during Dally Herald Brandt bound shoulder from Devon Avenue to Hi Road will be turned into a said Illinois Department of Transportation spokesman Char es McLean Th decision comes as IDOT crews centime to work on million in emergency lane additions started this s ummer and scheduled for com- this fall IDOT in ing on the work this ad- mitti d they erred in ing traffic from the North-South opened late last year Vehicles routinely back up one to 1 5 miles in northbound lanes day mornings and says That is a decrease from to backups earlier this as some motorists have given up on the delays and chosen he said Bit the bottlenecks probably still will even after this year's cons ruction is McLean says prompting the need for next year s improvement trying to squeeze every last bit of capacity we can through the IDOT spokesman said Next year's widening will open Rout e 53 to four lanes from where it merges with north to Thai should allow traffic to move quickly through the ling McLean said The problem became apparent earler this year after the tollway Traffic exiting the IDOT puts shoulder into Route 53 mess This IDOT Is adding two northbound One extends into tiie Thorndale exit on the east side The other Is a conversion of the west from south of Thorndale to Devon Next IDOT wW continue the west side shoulder into a fourth from Devon to not intent 11990 construction 1991 construction Shoulder Parents urge Dist 54 to hire chers BY JEAN WRIGHT Daily Herald StaH Writ South onto Route 53 converged with two lanes of traffic from Five lanes of motorists were feeding into Route overburdening the stretch Hundreds of motorists have stopped using the roads because of the McLean says But de- lays partly because of the construction itself And unrelated improvements at Biesterfield where an interchange is being and where the exit ramps are being are ing motorists to slow down slightly McLean says this year's ments will increase Houte Daily Herald each lane Traffic is averaging more than vehicles IDOT had envisioned widening Route 53 in its long-range plan But officials were waiting to coordinate plans with those for the O'Hare which would in- Route 53 Suburban and city officials have wrangled over the scope of that project and say it won't be built until at least 1994 more than cars a day are exiting the North-South onto Route 53 McLean says next year's widening to was just approved inter- nally by IDOT officials and cost mates have not been prepared American Legion sues government over Agent Orange study Say ing their seen children are as important i an sports a group of parents Thursday urged S ship Elementary 54 to find money to hire teachers pai nts from son Elementary tool in Elk Grove Village want boar members to hire an additional sec teacher to reduce class estimated to be about 28 students want you tn recognize a lem exists and iv exacerbate the problem by a said Elk Gi ave Village Tony speaking i behalf of about 20 Stevenson par its at the board meeting Vacco said pan its are concerned because the board to keep an high sports gram at a cost of but would not rehir a teacher laid off part of budget t its have beer told repeal edly that one second gi ide class is being eliminated due to lack of funds and yet you find 000 for an after school junior high Vacco said Supe William J said t wasn't a matter of funding the ts program in lieu of a lass not a relation between what the board a to retain and what they decide o said WASHINGTON The American Legion sued the government for the first time in its history seeking to force health of- to finish a study on Agent Orange's impact on Vietnam vets The nation's largest veterans group and the Vietnam Veterans of America together filed two suits concerning Agent Orange in US District Court for the District of Col- The suits ask the Department of the Health and Human Services Department and federal Centers for Disease Control be ordered to complete a study of Age it Orange's impact on veterans soldiers sprayed Agent which contained the toxic contaminant to destroy my ground cover and crops Vietnam veterans contend the herbicide causes cal problems ranging from severe acne to birth defects in their and that they deserve sation is very but we have ed it is the only way to make the government fulfill its promise to care for those who served in Vietnam We have watched the government stumble and stumble for more than 12 years on the issue of Agent Miles the Legion's national commander and a Vietnam said Veterans Administ ration tary Edward issued a statement in which he said the suits the potential to slow down or impede significant progress made by the federal government in addressing the health concerns of Vietnam veterans In Congress ordered the VA to conduct a comprehensive study of how exposure to Agent Orange the health of Vietnam ans The VA did nothing for four years and then in 1982 asked the CDC to perform such a study That study was halted in 1987 after al health officials said military records contained insufficient mation to draw conclusions is a siti exists at School classes at Coll Black well will have 28 studi are very school W Harms said are not want every child i Harms said th to may add a teach than expected st starts ation that everal said second Aldrin and tary schools also ts ware of youi con- President Vicki poring them We succeed board would con- Ute situation and r if more children w up when school
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