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   Daily Herald (Newspaper) - August 1, 1990, Chicago, Illinois                               Daily Heiald Rangers' Ryan beats Brewers for 300th win 3 PADDOCK PUBLICATIONS August Wednesday WEATHER In the 80s Sunny and wanner with a high in the mid 80s but cooler near the lake.Fair and cool tonight with lows from the lower to middle 50s. Light variable winds. SUBURBAN NEWS Cable pact pushed Arlington Heights trustees are recommending approval of a revised cable franchise agree- provided TCI meets some conditions Page 3. Tax clampdown Legislation unveiled Tuesday by the crafters of the Tax Accoun- tability Amendment would clamp down on local govern- ment spending Page 3. INSIDE A vote against B-2 The House Armed Services Committee Tuesday approved a billion defense bill that kills the B-2 bomber and slashes SDI funding Page 3. Pilot an alcoholic One of three former Northwest pilots accused of flying while intoxicated doesn't get drunk easily because he is an alcohol- his lawyer said Page 3. BUSINESS New UAL doubts Fresh doubts arose Tuesday about a billion employee- led buyout of UAL send- ing the airline company's stock tumbling Section page 4 SHOWCASE Fighting crime If you ever assumed there was a consensus of opinion among top cops about the gene- sis of crime and how to fight a public televi- sion documentary at 9 p.m. to- day on WTTW Channel will clear your head Section Pages. SUBURBAN LIVING Battle of Britain The British people and the world remember the decisive Battle of Britain that was fought 50 years ago this sum- mer and gave Adolf Hitler his first major setback of World War II Section 2. INDEX SPORTS Bears make contact Coach Mike Ditka brought some needed excitment to the Bears' training camp in Tuesday by staging a 30- full-contact scrimmage at Pioneer Stadium four days before the team's first exhibi- tion game. The Bears play the Cleveland Browns in the Hall of Fame Game at Saturday Section 3. Neighbors respond to a mother's call to fight gangs BY ANNE SCHMITT Daily Herald Stall Writer Streamwood resident Debbie Kidd said she decided to organize a par- ents organization to fight gangs last year when she overheard several young children she was caring for talking about drugs. it's just too Kidd said. Evidence that gangs exist can be found at the local where she has forbidden her children to play after Kidd said. But those signs torn-up playground drug paraphernalia and gang sym- bols remain even in the she said. asked the 'What sign is she said. Kidd's group never got off the ground last year because few par- ents seemed willing to she said. So when she heard about the Mothers Against Gangs meeting Tuesday she decided to come. Kidd and nearly 30 other residents of Hanover Park and as well as police officials from all three responded to the call of Doris whose 19- year-old Andre was shot to death months ago by a gang member. Now Rainey said she is founding the organization to keep kids from joining gangs by helping them find jobs and other activities. Streamwood resident Rose Bend- a co-chairman of the has seen fights near her home at Oak Av- enue and Lake Street. like Rai- wants to provide a hotline for kids to ca 11 with problems .-ire she said. They fear retribution from gang members and they fear being coerced in to joining a she said. cam 3 from the and I don't want the same thing for my chil- Bender said. Representatives of Mothers Against Gangs chapters in Chicago and Aurora came in support of the newly formed tri-village chapter. have the opportunity out there to do something and not to wait like Chicago said Frances founder of the Chicago chapter. You have the opportunity to stop so it does not become a pub- lic safety issue in Han- over Park and Parents also asked practical ques- like what are the signs gang members use to identify themselves. The way someone wears a hat or an for indicates gang said Anthony a former gang member who dropped out after Pierce was shot. He also had advice for parents. with your kids and work from he said. be said Jean who grew up in Stream- wood. have to call police. You have to tell them who you Tax Mlto are arriving and some Miburban like Jim Giannone of Hoffman huge incraaaaa in their taxaa. Hla property tax bilUncreased bjf more than OVer the bill. Dally Herald onge Tax horror Homeowners 'numbed' by increases BY DAN ROZEK Pally Herald Staff Writer He knew his tax bill was going to jump but only in his worst nightmare could Jim Giannone imagine his taxes sky- rocketing by more than His worst nightmare has ar- rived in the mail a new tax bill boosting the property taxes on his Hoffman Estates home by 74 percent. The bill took Giannone and his by leaving the couple wistfully wishing for the kind of tax increase that would have appalled them only days fantasize now about a 30 percent or 35 percent said adding that that was the size of increase he origi- nally expected. 'I could handle Giannone still is trying to adjust to and accept a Irate taxpayers get a lesson on appeals BY MICHELLE MARTIN Daily Herald SUM Writer______________ Hundreds of angry taxpay- ers packed the Schaumburg Township offices Tuesday night hoping to learn how to get their property tax bills re- duced Patrick the Demo- cratic party's candidate for Illinois state came to explain how residents can appeal their tax bills. Many of the Northwest sub- iirhan rpgirtpntg who jammed into the rented room wanted to prote it the latest valua- tions on their which have jui t been through the quadrennial reassessment process tax bill went up 70.1 said Jerry Kosiba of Schaumburg. Kosiba didn't think of ap- pealing in the when his house was reassessed. didn't realize how my _____See MEETING on Paae 4 tax bill that jumped than he from just un- der annually to more than was he said. still numb. I was ex- pecting a increase. it's far more than I expect- Homeowners across sub- urbs are grappling with the new tax which began arriving in mailboxes late last week and early this but not many have seen increases like Gian- none's. One who has is Prospect Heights resident Ray whose tax bill soared or 64 percent. was expecting a to said who has seen his tax bills grow in the past 30 years from annually to nearly I saw that I nearly did a The Cook County assessor's office this year reassessed prop- erty in the North and Northwest suburbs for the first time in four and sometimes five open- ing the door for the higher tax bills. Many suburban homes saw See HORROR on Page 4 Rolling Meadows' city manager resigns BY BONNIE BOOTH Daily Herald Staff Writer Rolling Meadows City Manager Daniel L. Wentzloff is citing person- al reasons for his abrupt resignation this week after serving just 21 months in the city's top non-elected administrative post. while packing up his belongings and giving final direc- tions to his secretary on would only City council members reached Tuesday said Wentzloff resigned for al but none would elabo- rate. Building and zoning officer Rod- ney Blane has been appointed inter- im city but he said Tues- day he has no interest in the job on a permanent basis. Wentzloff resigned at a closed-door city council meeting called tins week by First Ward Ald- erman Robert D. Second Ward Alderman Thomas F. Menzel and Fourth Ward Alderman John T. Rock. Taylor said the executive ses- sion to review personnel matters was called to discuss issues regard- ing Wentzloff. In December the city council gave Wentzloff what appeared to be a vote of confidence with a 5 percent pay increase. That brought his sal- ary to per year. City council members comment- ing on t ie resignation said Wenztloff had done an adequate job as city Jean of Elgin helps illustrate gang symb at the Mothers Against Gangs meeting. Dally Herald Lewnard U.S. House hikes ceiling on debt by billion Preaa____________________________ WASHINGTON The House voted Tuesday to let the government go billion deeper into debt next while White House and con- gressional negotiators failed to break their 12-week-old standoff over deficit cuts. The extension of the government's authority to borrow money which should see it through the next year came on a 221-205 vote. If adopt- ed by the Senate and signed into the provision would allow total fed- eral red ink to swell to trillion by Sept. Sweetening the measure was an overwhelmingly popular amend- ment to stop using the Social Securi- ty system's huge surpluses to make the annual federal deficit look smaller. That provision ap -roved 413-15 would take effect i i when the program that prc ides to the elderly and disat led is expect- ed to run an billior turplus. It would not affect m eral now not incluc of the federal bailout and loan industry. If n pt'Cted billion surr curity should amass 1991 budget shortfall billion. As the House debate it House am ers met again with Pr discuss their stalled bu When the session c sides remained div search for billion i es and spending cuts and billion over f i xt year's fed rted to reach ing the f the savings. for the ex us Social Se the 'ould be the debt lim Senate lead iident Bush to the two ed in their i tax increas- or next year 'e years. Workers fix raila and clean up corn after righting a reight train that derailed juat north of Route 176 in Rondo i i Tuesday morning. Daily Hernia Photon ob cnwedyk Freight derailment stalls commut rs About commuters were forced to find another way to work Tuesday because of the derailment of a freight train on tracks used by Metra. Service on Milwaukee District was disrupted by the ment of four cars ne See story on Page 9. orth line lerail- r Rondout. Trinidad premier released Daniel L. Wentzloff See RESIGNS on Page 4 PORT OF Trinidad Tri- nidad and Tobago Prime Minister A N.R. shot in both legs and badly was freed by black Moslem rebels Tuesday but other hostages seized during a coup at- tempt are still held and are wired with the government said. citizens of Trinidad and the prime minister of our beloved country is now safe. He was released at this afternoon. He is in good Attorney General Anthony Smart said in a broadcast on state radio. State radio said was taken by ambulance to Camp an army camp in the Port of Spain. He met briefly with govern- ment advisers and was then taken to Sinclair Nursing Home for medical treatment. State radio said Robinson was badly beaten and his I Ion. He could not wal liament building in d of Spain without help the Jamaat al Muslim Robinson was re fourth day of a com only hours after rebi Abu appealed to dent Jimmy Carter .1 rights leader Jesse Ja ate in the crisis in Caribbean nation. In New Napn formation adviser to i said another if eluding several Cabi remained held in re at the parliament bu slate television stati in the Friday coup atl Robinson a mat good health. He has b each leg. The other ho being held and wir said Pillai. ace was swol- from the pai- Port rom rebels of en ased on the attempt anJ leader Yasiti former id black civil kson to medi- he two-island an in- le prime min- in- tet strongholds Iding and the both seized mpt. who is not in shot once in itages are still I with explo-   

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