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Alton Telegraph (Newspaper) - May 20, 1988, Alton, Illinois A-6 Fri., May 20. 1988 THE TELEGRAPHAREA/ILLINOIS Nun’s shop provides for poor CHICAGO (AP) - In a West Side neighborhood full of vacant lots and boarded-up stores, about the only thriving business apart from the liquor shops is a co-op clothing and school supplies store founded by a 76-year-old Roman Catholic nun. “We've got no competition here — absolutely none." said Sister Clarice Heilman, a member of the Ursuline order of nuns, who set up the non-profit co-operative as an employment project for neighborhood women. About four years ago, after retiring from Chicago’s YMCA College, Sister Clarice began teaching Bible classes to residents of the Henry Horner Homes, a public housing project on the West Side. As she learned about the women’s problems, she tried to find ways to help and eventually the Chicago Housing Authority gave her desk space in an apartment in the project. And then, more people showed up to "see what that white woman was doing Associated Press Sister Clarice Heilman aids Katherine Wrancher at St. Angela s Co op shop in Chicago. ized it might be more effective to house trailer, donated by a subur-teach the women through involve- ban church, that stands in a ment in an employment project. St. Angela’s Co-op and Resale Shop is housed in a refurbished in (apartment) 308." Initially Sister Clarice thought she would help high-school dropouts earn their graduate equivalency degrees, but then she real- vacant lot. Men in the neighborhood wired it for electricity and redid the interiors. Murder suspect treated in prison Steven L. Clendenny — charged with murder in the slaying and dismemberment of a Wood River woman — is receiving psychiatric care at the Illinois Department of Corrections' Menard Psychiatric Center. Clendenny, 27, of Wood River, was arrested April 20 and charged with two counts of murder and one count each of home invasion and armed robbery in connection with the killing of 69-year-old Julia Kusmanoff on April 17. Kusmanoff’s body was discovered in her home in the first block of Harnett Street on April 19. Law enforcement officials have been unable to find her head, arms and legs. Clendenny has told investigators he struck Kusmanoff on the head with a piece of pipe he found outside her residence. Department of Corrections spokesman Nic Howell said Clendenny was transferred on May ll from Madison County to the Graham Correctional Center. After an evaluation there, Clendenny was transferred to the psychiatric center on May 23, Howell said. Clendenny was transferred to Department of Corrections custody for violation of parole. He was paroled March 16, 1987, after serving part of a three-year sentence for burglary and criminal damage to property. Clendenny’s mother, Jean Clendenny, has said she believes her son qeeds psychiatric care for depression. A coroner’s jury in Edwardsville Wednesday ruled Kusmanoff’s death a homicide. Coroner’s juries rule only on the nature of a death. Clendenny is scheduled to go on trial July ll in Circuit Court in Edwardsville. SIUC enrolls students on Japanese campus NAKA JO, Japan (AP) - New freshman Emi Furusawa says she will study hard at the new Japanese campus of Southern Illinois University in Niigata. Surrounded by photographers Thursday, Miss Furusawa, 18, from Japan’s Tochigi prefecture, expressed her determination to study diligently both in English and Japanese during enrollment ceremonies for new students in Nakajo, a small rural town in Niigata prefecture, Japan’s biggest producer of rice. "For a long time, I’ve wanted to improve my English ability, and I have a dream to go to America," she said as the TV crews zoomed in on her. Miss Furusawa is one of 459 Japanese students who have come to Nakajo, a town of about 30,000 people, from across Japan to study at the American university’s new Japanese campus. Mika Sakai, a 19-year-old student from the port city of Yokohama, said she "loves" English and, therefore, chose the school. She said she hoped to make use of her English training in finding a job after graduation. More than 700 Japanese students applied to join the first class at the Niigata campus of the 119-year-old university, said Takashi Enomoto, an official in the town’s American University Program Office. Charles Klacek, vice president of academic affairs at SIUC, spoke first at Thursday’s enrollment ceremonies, held at the auditorium of a Nakajo junior high school. President John C. Guyon then welcomed his new Japanese freshmen, who wore brand-new business suits or dresses for the occasion. A red carnation was pinned to the chest of each student. A 15-member brass band from a nearby Japan Self Defense Force base played the national anthems of both Japan and the United States during the two-hour ceremony. SIUC’s Niigata campus is one of a handful of campuses opened in Japan by U.S. universities aimed at giving Japanese students an opportunity to study in an American atmosphere. Mayor Nobuo Kumagaya was a strong backer of the plan to invite a U.S. university to Nakajo in the hope of revitalizing the small town into an international city. Shunichi Eguchi, director of the American University Program Office, said the town provided land for the new campus and 400 million yen (3.2 million dollars) in support. The academic calendar calls for classes to begin May 24 in rooms in a prefabricated building. New campus buildings are scheduled to be completed before next May, when the second group of students will enroll, Eguchi said. Freshman year at the school will be devoted to intensive English study, so that students will be able to comprehend lectures. All classes at the school will be conducted in English by American teachers. At the end of the first year, students will have to pass an English proficiency test before advancing to their next two years of study, which will include courses such as biology, psychology and elementary logic. After that, good students will be able to enroll at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale for two years of study. Eguchi said each student paid 1.2 million yen (9,600 dollars) to enroll as a freshman. Your Personal Investment Service Programs It’s for anyone interested in investing in a good future. 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The book is titled Flight Into The 21st Century. The projects will be displayed Friday-Sunday at Alton Square, in addition to two NASA traveling exhibits. One is a scale model of the shuttle Orbiter, external tank and solid rocket boosters. The other is a 32-panel exhibit on the history of aeronautics. At I p.m. Saturday an officer from Scott Air Force Base will be speak on weather and the role Scott plays in the area. COCAINE STOLEN: Cocaine was stolen from the Maryville, Mo., Department of Public Safety and replaced with a white powder, city officials said Thursday. The IO ounces of cocaine had been seized in a 1986 drug raid and kept at the Department of Public Safety as evidence, city manager Dan Moellenberndt said in a statement. The city had taken what it thought was cocaine to the Missouri State Highway Patrol laboratory to have it made into crack so that officers could see what crack looked like, Moellen-brandt said. The patrol then notified the city that the substance they thought was cocaine was another substance, which they did not identify. It was not known when the switch was made, Moellenberndt said. There were no suspects. Information in the case was turned over to Nodaway County prosecutor David Baird, who said he would seek to have himself disqualified because of his close association with members of the Department of Public Safety. Baird said he would ask the state attorney general to appoint someone to investigate. Now through June 2... 50% Off Lenses SINGLE VISION. BIFOCAL. AND TRIFOCAL LENSES For a limited time only, order a complete pair of prescription glasses a get 50% off our everyday low lens price. Single vision, bifocal, trlfo lenses are included. Progressive power lenses, fashion tints, and other specialty items are priced so low, you ll think they're on sale too! no other discounts apply. Soft Contact Lenses Sale _ Daily Wear from $59.50 Free chenvcare kits, valued at $10.95. 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