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Lima News (Newspaper) - June 28, 1998, Lima, Ohio MONDAY High ir Low 70 y recalls Shawnee Class of 1938 golf carts take to 28, 1998 50 CENTS SUNDAY REPORT Knoxville continues to rate high in categories established by Department of The Lima Recent report cards issued by the state to grade school districts show large gaps between the districts in west central districts in Putnam and Auglaize as well as districts in Van Hancock Logan and Shelby show a wide range of performance standards highest of performance standards met by a district in the region was 16 out of a possible 18, which Miller City and New Knoxville schools The lowest achieved was four by Lima highest rate in the region as well as the state was 98.2 percent met by The lowest attendance rate in the region was held by Lima schools with 92.7 the results into a state west central Ohio districts did quite well even though officials caution against a representative for the Ohio Department of said the lowest attendance rate in the state was 83.9 percent at Cleveland highest dropout rate was 59.5 percent at Cleveland schools and the lowest was which nine districts met including Jennings and New overall opinion of administrators in west central Ohio seems to be that the report cards are a useful tool to show districts how students are succeeding in one small area of cards are a good Mike superintendent of Allen East a way to communicate one and only cards on Auglaize County of performance to the A lot of positive things going on in the school system aren't reflected in 1 those report I The administrators point out that while there are problems with the report it is a pilot program and the state has time to fe the problem the state can't fix is making the report cards show the work teachers and parents perform to educate the children in each test only measures what you Superintendent William Kreinbrink of Miller City schools have to look at at family at It's everything Everything has to be in superintendent of Kenton agreed and said the report cards can't measure you leam in walking in the heat of Dotson and Trent Cheney hurtle down North Shore Boulevard during the 48th annual Soap Box Derby in Lima on four top category winners now advance to the All-American international Soap in Akron from Aug. 3 to 8. ready for another big Fifth annual homage to patriotism and fun has all the markings of a good time for McGEE The Lima to 1998 Star Spangled Spectacular is coming and with it a virtual logjam of activities at The fifth annual festival wiU be held 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. think for a lot of it reminds them of the down-home Fourth of July things that when they were said Karen marketing director of The Lima think the event has really gained a regular which is the she fishing derby for children wiU be 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and children's rides are noon to 4 p.m. Remote control car races and roller hockey tournaments for children will also be held during the food and drink vendors will provide and and of events at Faurot Park extended list of Star Spangled Spectacular Associated farmer surveys flooding to his County hay among states swamped by Associated thunderstorms swamped parts of eight states early bringing sudden flooding requiring helicopter A train derailed and spilled fuel in the extreme weather that killed at least five dumped up to 10 inches of rain in several eastern Ohio washing away forcing evacuations and leading to one Carroll man whose car got tangled in downed power lines on a Fairfield road was National Weather Service in Cleveland said Knox County was swamped early Saturday with 4V2 inches of rain during a three-hour meteorologist Kevin which declared a state of emergency Saturday called off tiie alert around noon when the rain stopped and flood waters the patrol Rain eases grip in teen drivers facing new Graduated system places new restrictions and more practice hours necessary to get behind the The Lima is the order of the day for trying to get their new law takes effect Wednesday radically changing the method use to get their new called the graduated licensing allows 15V2-year-olds to get a temporary mandates 50 extra hours of practice driving time with 10 and outlaws driving between 1 and 5 am. by anyone under 17, except for work or an to Leo chief of public information for the Ohio Department of Public the law is supposed to reduce accidents in the 16 to 20-year-old age said that age but mostly the 16- and 17-year-ol<is, makes up only 8 percent of licensed drivers in yet for 16 percent of all crashes and 14 percent of all fatal crashes in an of that age in traffic he are the age group for involvement to the number of goal of the new law is to lower of teens involved in but and parents have to understand tJie law before they can follow deputy registrar of the Eastgate License Bureau in said and parents call or come in asking what the new licensing requirements agreed the requirements are confusing at but after attending a meeting about the new said she can explain them She also has chures to pass out explaining the are four thongs that are going to change Md it tells you about she said of the pretty black and are two phases to the new The first phase goes into effect The second phase takes effect Jan. 1. The new changes break down like who are 15 Vz purchase a temporary Any driver under the age of 16 with a temporary permit must be companied by a guardian or licensed driving instructor older than 21. After a driver turns 16, he may be accompanied by anyone older than 21. who obtain a temporary permit after Jan. 1 must hold that permit for at least six months before trying to get a driver's Teens who obtain a temporary permit before Jan. 1 schools address school is out for the Ohio educators remain busy trying to improve security and keep students safe in Ught of several deadly shooting sprees at schools across the schools have been working on security for a couple of Robert assistant state school said president of the Drug Strategies policy research said schools must establish norms against aggression and increase security and train staff and teachers in recognizing and stopping Day to raise March 13 will be National Elephant Day in Bangkok newspapers reported designated the day to i the gentle which has been | Thailand's national animal since 1963. of habitat and exploitation by has caused the number of elephants in Thailand to decline to 6,000 from estimated 300,000 at the turn of the The animals are take jokes seriously 115 jokesters together in the same room and what do even a humor mavens gathered this week in the west coast city of Bergen are not And they're more interested in the uses and implications of jokes than telling here is taking humor said Sven chairman of the 10th International Society for Humor Studies conference that ended there is a lot of fun during the news 8 1998 By Freedom Communications Inc. 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