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Arlington Heights Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 4, 1990, Arlington Heights, Illinois Daily Herald adult illiteracy a painful reality _ a wham vim Section 2 bulls keep rolling along Stop pacers a ports Section 3paddock publications wednesday april 4,1990 wednesday weather sunny and warmer partly sunny warmer High in the Middle or upper 50s, Southwest to West winds 8 to 15 mph shifting to Northwest in the afternoon. Tonight partly Cloudy and turning colder Low in the Middle 30s. Thursday partly sunny rather Windy and colder High in the lower or Middle 40s. Suburban news master computer plan rolling Meadows Library trustees hired a consulting firm to recommend a master plan for linking the Library to a computer network system a Page 3. New Welcome signs Palatine s Green and White Metal Welcome signs Are being replaced with Wood signs featuring four prominent Village buildings a Page 3. Inside Marcos millions Imelda and Ferdinand Marcos spirited millions of dollars out of the Philippines As a contingency measure if communists took Over a Page 3. Business misleading forecast the governments main economic forecasting gauge plunged 1.0 percent in february a its steepest fall in nine months a but analysts said the drop is misleading a Section 4. Jack mabley what a bargain today when some Auto dealers have a half Price sales they mean the advertised Price is half the actual Cost of a car. And while sportscaster Brent Musburger got fired he can expect a boost in his $2 million salary at his next Job. This is the world according to Jack a Back Page. Showcase to trivia no matter How Well they manage to avoid it the rest of the week sunday is the night american families Are most Likely to watch to a Section 3, Page 12. Index bridge/3-13 business/4-1 Horoscope 3-13 movies/3-11 classifieds/5-3 obituaries 5-12 comics/3-13 showcase 3-11 crossword/3-13 sports/3-1 or. Lamb/2-2 stocks/4-4 editorials 1-12 television/3-11 showcase school Daze High school is the setting tonight As Abc presents a new series a the Marshall chronicles a which captures the spirit of the place with humor Grace and style. Joshua Rifkind portrays a Bright Manhattan student who rides the subway to school and then hops on Board a Topsy Turvy emotional roller coaster once inside the classroom. See Gordon Walekr a review in showcase sect. 3 Senate ends 13-year Battle passes historic clean air Bill from daily Herald news services Washington the Senate cracking a 13-year legislative deadlock approved a historic clean air Bill tuesday to Cut acid rain emissions in half reduce cancer causing Industrial pollution and attack smog choking More than too cities. With vice president Dan Quayle presiding senators approved the Bill 89-11 and sent the legislation to the House ending More than two months of floor debate and Back room negotiations with the Bush administration on a bipartisan Compromise. The Senate vote was the first major step by Congress since 1977 to strengthen the clean air act an Effort that repeatedly stalled on Capi legislation targets a log Rea Aget a Tol Hill in the 1980�?Ts due to Strong opposition from the Reagan administration. When it reaches its final form the legislation will touch every americans pocketbook through higher Utility Bills increased Auto and gasoline costs and other effects rippling out from pollution controls affecting industries ranging from Coal mining to petrochemicals to the neighbourhood dry cleaner. Senate majority Leader George Mitchell a Maine acknowledged the new requirements would be expensive to Industry but argued a the costs of inaction will be higher than the Cost of this health experts have estimated air pollution May account for 50,000 premature deaths every year he said. A we can no longer but to Many senators particularly from the Midwest the vote represented an agonizing Choice Between cleaner air and concern about the Impact of the new controls on employment and electric Bills. A this Bill will absolutely decimate my state of Illinois a declared sen. Alan Dixon. The states Utility plants which rely on High Fulfur see pollution on Page 4 look line and sinker Robert Melton of Itasca turns his attention away from the water figuring a watched fish does no to nibble. Robert took advantage of tuesdays Nice weather to get in a Little fishing with his dad Ron and sister Kristine at the Busse Woods in Elk Grove township. The mild weather is expected to continue today with partly sunny skies and temperatures reaching the Middle or upper 50s, the National weather service says. But cold is predicted to return. Forecasters Are calling for a Windy thursday with highs in the lower or Middle 40s. Daily Herald photo Bob Chwedyk arbitration May spell Legal Relief Cook county s arbitration court a eligible cases civil suits involving personal injury or contracts with an award value of $15,000 or less. A volume Cook county program expects to handle 7,500 cases per year. A hearings panel of three arbitrators hear Case and Rule on an award of decision is rejected the Case goes to trial. A arbitrators 3,500 to 5,000 lawyers being trained. A other Illinois arbitration programs Lake Dupage and Winnebago counties. Source. Cook county Orcutt court system. Daily Herald graphic by Pete Nenni daily Herald Legal affairs writer Ray Sargent a lawsuit has been floating slowly through the overburdened Cook county Legal system since 1985, just one of thousands of cases waiting for their Days in court. Although he a Learned to live with the delay the 32-year-old Hanover Park Man admitted tuesday that he has been frustrated at times by the Lack of Progress to recover damages to pay for injuries he suffered in a traffic Accident and for the repairs to his motorcycle. But with a court arbitration program that started in Cook county this week Sargent May see a Light at the end of the Tunnel. A a it a something a he said after an arbitration hearing tuesday. A i guess after four years anything is he will be notified today of the arbitration panels ruling in his Case. The new program is being counted on to handle the thousands of personal injury and contract matters that now clog up the court system. Anyone involved in any Case Worth $15,000 or less would be required to go through the arbitration process. By making judgments during two hour sessions instead of three Day trials officials Hope to quicken the slow As molasses time it takes to address All civil cases in the system. Just How slow is the process judge John t. Keleher the programs supervisor said that during the first four months of 1989, All the judges in the circuit courts Law division were trying cases filed in 1980. A that delay is hard to explain to the Public its hard to explain to lawyers a Keleher said. A a it a just not officials Are now screening cases to determine which can be sent to arbitration. They estimated that it could take i i years to get caught up and meet their goal of bringing smaller civil suits to arbitration within a year after being filed. See arbitration on Page 4 Sci hikes monthly rates Channel charges by Melissa Reiser daily Herald staff writer Sci of Illinois is planning to increase its rates in july with the monthly Basic service fee to jump by $3 in towns included in the Northwest municipal Cable Council but up Only 50 cents in Schaumburg and Streamwood. Sci general manager Mark Hess said towns with a dual Cable system a including Arlington Heights Bartlett Des Plaines Hanover Park mount Prospect Park Ridge Prospect Heights and Wheeling a will be charged More because the second Cable costs the company More for maintenance equipment and Power. The monthly Basic rate will increase from $15.55 to $18.55 in dual Cable areas and to $16.05 a not including an optional 50-cent charge for the Cable guide a in single Cable areas. In All Sci service areas the fee for the Home Box office Channel will increase by $2 As will the fee for the first optional Channel. Fees for two to six optional channels will decrease. Community leaders agree they would like More control Over the rates but opinions vary on whether the Cable Council should change to the single Cable system which would reduce the amount of channels from 120 to 60. A a that a one of the things that son our Agenda to talk about because Sci has told us that if we go to single Cable. Well have much totter Quality a Hanover Park Village presi Dent Sonya a. Crawshaw said. But she added officials Are concerned about outages with the single Cable system. Arlington Heights Village president William o. Maki said a a in a not As Adamant about sticking to a two Cable system As some of my colleagues. I think the one Cable system May to More beneficial to the Sci officials say a single Cable will improve reception but some Council members Are opposed to cutting channels and Public Access programs. A i done to think mount Prospect is willing to give up the second Cable until Public Access has gone As far As it can go a mount Prospect Village president Gerald a a skip Farley said. 8 5 sections 35 cents key provisions of clean air act a Urban smog require Illinois to develop pollution control plans. Most Likely this would include expanding the Auto emissions testing program. A automobiles require improved catalytic converter systems on new cars to reduce hydrocarbon and nitrogen oxide emissions by 1905. Auto owners in Chicago and eight other cities would be required to use cleaner fuels such As ethanol methanol propane or reformulated gasoline a toxic chemicals require Industrial plants to limit the amount of 191 cancer causing chemicals that escapes into the atmosphere. Would affect Many industries including Oil refineries chemical plants smelters paint shops. A acid rain require Utility companies and other industries to Cut Fulfur dioxide emissions in half Over the next decade. Source interviews news service reports daily Herald graphic Skinner pushes for expansion of of Hare runways by John Carpenter daily Herald staff writer . Secretary of transportation Samuel k. Skinner in his strongest statement yet on the Issue pushed hard tuesday for a new runway to to built at of Hare International Airport to ease flight delays. The massive delays at the worlds busiest Airport can to reduced dramatically by the installation of at least one new runway a without significantly increasing noise Over nearby suburbs Skinner said. But Skinner speaking at a press conference after the close of the first Ever National traffic safety Summit in Chicago said he feels like a a voice in the wilderness in pushing for of Hare expansion though he acknowledged the idea is gaining some support. A i done to understand sometimes Why people done to want their air system to be As productive As it can to a Skinner said. Gov. James r. Thompson also added impetus to the movement. Questioned by reporters Thompson said the Region could suffer economically if of Hare delays Are not addressed but he also said the problem cannot to solved at the expense of the suburbs. A a in a against new capacity at of Hare a Thompson said. A a in a against new noise at of Hare. In a opposed to the current status of delays at but Thompson added a a in a willing to negotiate on but Bensenville mayor John Geils vice chairman of the suburban of Hare commission and one of the most strident opponents of Airport expansion said he does not believe As Skinner has said that new runways can to built without increasing the number of flights. He said he also is worried of Hare expansion would slow the drive for a third regional Airport. A More runways not Only will defeat the need for a third Airport it will Send the perception that of Hare s expansion problems Are solved a Geils said. A and that a baloney. Reduce the number of flights and you la Deal with the regarding skinners comment that a new runway might not mean significantly greater noise Geils said the noise would be spread Over a larger area affecting 80,000 More Homes than now suburban mayors will assemble in Bensenville today to oppose skinners plan. Also contributing to this report were daily Herald staff writers Laura Janota and Dave Mckinney. Weighty suburban vote lifted gop chief to office by Madeleine Doubek daily Herald political writer a churned up suburban gop vote and the defeat of a few key committeemen Loyal to James e. Dvorak helped Richard a. Sixtol Clinch the Victory for the new Cook county Republican party chairman. Hot legislative and committeemen a races along with a key school referendum fuelled a Large Republican turnout in new Cook county gop chairman Richard Siebel. Daily Herald photo Mark Welsh several suburban townships. Meanwhile the races in Chicago were largely democratic contests and with committeemen there not up for election for another two years the gop turnout dropped by 54,000 votes from 1988. As a result the margin of suburban versus City vote Rose from 2 to i two years ago to 5 to i this year Schaumburg township committeeman Donald Totten said. And that was significant when it came time for the party to choose a new chairman monday night. During the election of party chairmen Ward and township committeemen cast votes equal to the number of ballots cast in their Ward or township from the March election a so that primary turnout greatly increased the already Strong influence suburban committeemen had Over the selection. It meant suburban committeemen had about 152,000 votes City committeemen Only about 29,000. That was an advantage for Sixtol a Northbrook resident against Dvorak a Chicago resident who waited until after the primary to announce he would not seek re election. But Sixtol on tuesday noted he won with 60 percent of the vote Over Rosemont mayor Donald Stephens the last minute alternative backed by Dvo see gop on Page 4

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