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Anderson Herald Bulletin (Newspaper) - May 30, 1990, Anderson, Indiana A % to a i sports managers Davey Johnson out. Bud Garretson in Page by r in a 0 i Bacilli in Hiss inside it sin elected Russia s president Page b-7 it i lifestyle r Ifa greek cajun Anne Panconi takes on new cuisine Page a-9 volume 121, number Anderson Indian wednesday May 30,1990 . Briefing local graduation ceremonies slated for area schools several Hundred seniors will Complete their High school education soon in the Madison county area. The following graduation ceremonies Are scheduled thursday Liberty Christian 8 . Friday Daleville and Shenandoah seniors will graduate at 8 . Sunday june 3 Alexandria Monroe will graduate at 4 . Valedictorian is Jennifer Lynn Urban salutatorian is Julia Ann Holloway. Sunday june 3 Elwood 3 . Frankton 5 . Lapel 2 . Wednesday june 6 Anderson and Highland graduations at 8 . Thursday june 7 Madison Heights 8 . Sunday june to Pendleton Heights. Valedictorians and salutatorian for most schools will be announced just prior to ceremonies according to school officials. Numbers of graduates were unavailable. Sixteen seniors graduated from Indiana Christian Academy May 22. State prosecutor charged in divorce dispute Vincennes a Sullivan county prosecutor John Elmore was charged tuesday with breaking into his sex wife a Home striking her and trying to drag their 8-year-old son out of the House. Elmore who was accompanied by his parents and another woman apparently was angry because his former wife and her husband planned to move to California with the child said Lee Hoefling Knox county chief Deputy prosecutor. Elmore surrendered himself in Knox county circuit court. He pleaded innocent to two felony and three Misdemeanour charges before judge Murphey c. Land nation leak forces Nasa a to scrub launch Cape canaveral Fla. A Nasa scrubbed the launch of space shuttle Columbia on tuesday when it detected a leak of liquid Hydrogen into the orbiters rear fuselage shortly after fueling began. The shuttle loaded with a $150-million Observatory called Astro that will Monitor unseen radiation and provide astronomers with unprecedented views of Distant stars and galaxies was scheduled for 12 38 . This morning Index bridge.b-10 classified. B7-11 lifestyle.a7-9 comics.b-5 lottery.a-2 courts.a-6 markets.b-7 crossword.b-11 police fire.a-5 deaths.a-2 sports.b1-3 editorials.a-10 theater.b-6 Blue skies smiling Why can to we have this kind of Day on the weekend Beautiful sunny skies with mild temperatures in the Mld-70s today. Chilly tonight some Clouds but warm thursday see Page a-2. Victims 9 isolated after transformer spews insulation by Bill Leahy he staff writer Chesterfield a patrons at an area tavern were showered with possible pc contaminated Spray when a transformer exploded tuesday afternoon. As Many As three transformers May have been involved according to Chesterfield police. However Chesterfield fire officials believe the explosion was confined to one. Pc stands for poly chlorinated biphenyl which according to reference sources is a recognized poisonous environmental pollutant that tends to accumulate in animal tissue. It is a powerful carcinogenic. A Odds Are the transformer did not contain pc so said Charles Strait administrative assistant for Indiana Michigan Power Muncie. He added that the smaller units were the least Likely to contain any pcs. But he said the company had taken tests to be sure. A we washed Down the area with solvents and Oil dry a Strait said. Nine cars and people standing around them were involved in the cleanup he said. A afield tests showed the Oil does not contain pc so Strait said adding that see pc Page a la Crews react to pc threat a paramedic checks the pulse of a victim at the scene of a transformer explosion tuesday. Seven people were contaminated by the insulating Oil when it sprayed through the air. Dean Orweller photo Bare wires protrude from a transformer in the parking lot facing county line lounge. Patrons of the tavern were contaminated As they stood in the lot downwind from the Accident. Dean Orewiler photo front Lino Don t let 17-year Cicada Bug you Gary ind. Apr hoosiers m Northwest Indiana Are bracing this week for swarms of Cicada an insect that a in the process of making its reappearance after its traditional 17-year hiatus. Experts say the 1-2 Inch Long insects will shed their shells and Fly around making a nuisance of themselves. Swarms of them up to i million per acre in some woodlots will clog sidewalks veil Trees and generally harass pedestrians and homeowners. There a Little that anyone can do about it said Bob Waltz state entomologist for the Indiana department of natural resources. A tolerate them As Best you can. That a not a satisfactory solution for some but its the Only practical one a he said. The 17-year Cicada one of three periodical species emerges from Homes underground about once every 17 years. The species is found in Southern Wisconsin Northern Illinois Eastern Iowa and Western Indiana. After surfacing the cicadas mate Lay eggs and die during a one month period. The eggs remain see front line Page a la Complete was Down everything controlled contained in decontamination by Judi Turpen he staff writer traffic was rerouted through the West door of the emergency room at St. Johns medical Center tuesday night after nine people were brought in for treatment and decontamination of possible exposure to pcs. The first patient arrived at the South Entrance of St. Johns emergency room shortly after the 6 30 . Explosion of a transformer at jct a county line tavern on Indiana 67, near Chesterfield. All were treated for possible pc poly chlorinated biphenyl contamination according to a spokeswoman at St. Johns. A there were no other visible injuries Quot she reported. However one Man was examined after he complained of Back pain. A we confined the area in which they were brought into. The Entrance was cordoned off to prevent Access by other people and nursing staff was equipped with gowns masks Etc.,�?� said Stephen Lee director of environmental services at St. Johns. A the patients were decontaminated in the garage Virea outside of the emergency room and water from the process was contained. They were cleansed Down thoroughly and sent inside to be examined by a physician a Lee said. A fall clothing shoes Etc. Were collected and will not be returned to them a he added. Lee said pcs Are reported to be highly toxic and Likely to cause rash skin irritation and other types of problems. By 8 30 ., friends and family members were reporting to the Hospital with clothes to replace those discarded by victims believed to have been sprayed with the chemical when the transformer burst at the lounge on Indiana 67, near the Madison Delaware county line. A no fair you got shoes a one Young woman told another victim As she reached for a pair of socks provided by the Hospital so she have to leave barefooted after discarding her shoes. The heavy traffic at the South Entrance did no to seem to deter other activity in the emergency room and pay Tient services area where an estimated 34 children were treated through the a Well baby clinic a which of see was Down Page a la assistant principal named acs director of student services Hobby Graves 3, of Elmhurst iii., eyes a Cicada As it emerges from its Shell tuesday. After a 17-year hiatus this is the bugs big year. A photo by Gregory fanning he staff writer a Madison Heights assistant principal continued her journey on the educational fast track tuesday night. Barbara Kay Downing who was selected As assistant principal four years ago was picked As Anderson Community schools next director of student services. School Board trustees approved her selection in tuesdays regular meeting. Downing will replace Virginia Hurley who is retiring i after this school year. A mrs. Hurley has done a fantastic Job and i can continue in her footsteps a Downing said after the meeting. A i want to continue the program of implementing open communication among Community members teachers students and she said she had wanted to move into Central administration in order to have an Impact on students in All _ grades. Downing after graduating cum laude from Ball state University with a major in English in 1973, Downing was hired in see director Page a la

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