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   Daily Herald (Newspaper) - August 3, 1990, Chicago, Illinois                               DailyHerald PADDOCK PUBLICATIONS August 1990 Sunday Steinlen opt of Challenge Cup Immy Sectt 7 Sections i35 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 sec- tion of Cherry Avenue in Hano- ver Park will be able to connect to the village's sanitary sewer system Page 3 Stealth safe President Bush won Senate ap- proval to save the B-2 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 spokes- man for the frustrations of black in his latest effort the filmmaker shifts his atten- tion from racial issues to the universal passions of love and music Section 6 REAL ESTATE Reason to remodel Instead of many subur- banites are staying put and re- modeling their homes while re- taining the ambiance and convenience offered by es- tablished communities Sec- 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 MABLEV Time to You'll understand if today's col- umn comes across a little bit grumpy Jack's 1989 real estate tax bill 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 entertain- ing ideads you'll find in Esca- pades 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- solidated its occupation of the small in full control of the capital and its soldiers reported surging through the southern oil- fields. Iraq warned foreign govern- ments it would turn the rich sul- 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 Emiri Guard. Kuwait's Sheik Jaber al- Ahmed fled to neigh- boring Saudi Arabia IDs govern- ment pledged in a radio broad- cast early Friday to win back the but with the huge imbal- ance of armed forces that seemed Impossible. Iraq has 1 million sol- 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 Mlna officials said. Iraqi soldiers swept through the oUflelds early according to residents and Lloyds' insur- ance service in London Iraq said its troops entered at the request of revolutionaries it Economic fallout of Kuwait invasion Oft prksee Initially soared 15 percent to their highest level In four PHces 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 Tnoreday In heavy trading. The Dow Jones industrial average closed off 34 66 points at ItnW 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 jwoblems by invading Kuwait. Confusion reigned at the U.S. headquarters of Kuwait U.S. motorists to invasion in pocketboo Saitdam Huaaein said had staged a coup Kuwaiti ami other diplomats called the coitp report a charade. 'Hie move by Iraqi President Saddam Hussein brought world- wiiie condemnation and sanc- tiois. Soviet Iraq's big- 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 bil- tlion 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 YORK-Coii likely to see at teas i gallon Jump at the early as Labor Daj heating oil pricesl i cause of Iraq's energy Thursday. Wholesale energ ready have soared concern that oil pr shipments might b the Middle East- 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 flict isn't resolved ing In oil prices co line prices quickly are a mckel-a- as pumps as and higher er on.be- ionof irtssaid prices al- i reaction to tuctionand disrupted in he source of r.S. oil ira- ifficult to tnucb COD- se. But they it consistently wholesale side to consumers. Idle East con- the uprr- 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 emergen- cy improvements aren't enough to unclog the traffic-choked stretch Sometime next the north- It's elow going on Route 53 through Itasca even during mid-afternoon. Dally Herald Brandt bound shoulder from Devon Avenue to Hi Road will be turned into a fourti 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- pletion this fall IDOT in decic ing on the work this ad- mitti d they erred in underestimat- ing traffic from the North-South opened late last year Vehicles routinely back up one to 1 5 miles in northbound lanes week- day mornings and says That is a decrease from threi- to four-mile backups earlier this as some motorists have given up on the delays and chosen othei 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 1-290 north to Hlggins Thai should allow traffic to move mon- quickly through the avoi ling McLean said The problem became apparent earler this year after the tollway opered Traffic exiting the North- BieSTEHFIELD 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 slxmlder from south of Thorndale to Devon. Next IDOT wW continue the west side shoulder into a fourth from Devon to Hlggins. Dlttancat not intent ---------KEY 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 1-290 Five lanes of motorists were feeding into three-laned 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 Hlggins where the exit ramps are being are caus- ing motorists to slow down slightly McLean says this year's improve- ments will increase Houte 53's ca- Daily Herald 3raphic 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 Klgin- O'Hare which would in- tersect 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 Higgms was just approved inter- nally by IDOT officials and cost esti- mates have not been prepared American Legion sues government over Agent Orange study Say ing their seen id-grade children are as important i an after-school sports a group of parents. Thursday urged S laumburg Town- ship Elementary istrict 54 to find money to hire mor- teachers pai nts from Steven- son Elementary tool in Elk Grove Village want boar members to hire an additional sec id-grade teacher to reduce class estimated to be about 28 students want you tn recognize a prob- lem exists and iv exacerbate the problem by a second-grade 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 igreed to keep an after-school jumoi high sports pro- gram at a cost of but would not rehir a second-grade teacher laid off part of across- the-board 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 ntendent William J Kntzmire said t wasn't a matter of funding the spoi ts program in lieu of a second-grade lass not a relation between what the board a to retain and what they decide o Kritrmire said UHlcd Prcn latorMUoMl WASHINGTON The American Legion sued the government for the first time in its 72-year history seeking to force health of- ficials 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- umbia. The suits ask the Department of Vetirans 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 Anencan soldiers sprayed Agent which contained the toxic contaminant to destroy ene- my ground cover and crops Axmt Vietnam veterans contend the herbicide causes medi- cal problems ranging from severe acne to birth defects in their chil- and that they deserve compen- sation is very but we have decid- 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 Secre- tary Edward Derwlnskt issued a statement in which he said the law- 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 af- fected the health of Vietnam veter- 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 feder- al health officials said military records contained insufficient Infor- mation to draw conclusions is a siti tunately exists at School classes at Coll Black well elemet will have 28 studi are very school W Harms said are not want every child i Harms said th tinue to monitoi may add a teach' than expected st starts ation that vnfor- everal said second ijrade Aldrin and tary schools also ts. ware of youi con- -d President Vicki poring them We succeed board would con- Ute situation and r if more children w up when school   

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