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Arlington Heights Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 28, 1990, Arlington Heights, Illinois Paddock publications saturday april 28, 1990 9 sections 35 cents saturday weather showers Likely occasional showers and Hun de storms and cooler today with a High of 65 to 70. The Chance of rain is 90 percent. Suburban news arson ruling a fire last month that destroyed two houses on Fremont Street in rolling Meadows has been ruled an arson by the rolling Meadows fire department a Page 3. Garden dedicated the first handicapped accessible Park and Garden area in Arlington Heights was dedicated at an Arbor Day ceremony next to Berkley school a Page 3. Inside drug solution anti drug chief William Bennett said some neighbourhoods Are so infested with drugs that the children should be placed in orphanages a Page 3. Bomb mailed a bomb in a package addressed to the Rev. Pat Robertson exploded Friday at his Christian broadcasting network injuring a Security guard a Page 7. Business inflation casts Shadow the Economy grew at a Strong rate in the first Quarter but that was overshadowed by the biggest jump in inflation in More than seven years the government said a Section 4. A bom in Thersa a born in the Rosa a a Barney Simon play about South african apartheid is now showing at the North Light theatre in Evanston. See Tom Valeo a review in showcase a Section 2, Page 2. Home styles Community roots developers Are learning that Trees Are not Only Beautiful and beneficial to the health of the planet but also enhance the value and attractiveness of a Community and Are preferred by Many homeowners a Section 7. Index Bridge 2-5 movies/2-4 economic jitters Are fueling Rise in Home mortgage rates by Dave Mckinney daily Herald staff writer spurred by High interest rates overseas and uncertainty with the . Economy mortgage rates have been gradually rising in the Chicago area and could reach la percent before Long some analysts and Bankers said Friday. Most suburban lenders still offer 30-year, fixed rate mortgages in the 10.5-percent Range with an average of two service Points. But an increase in rates that began Back in january has undercut predictions that rates would stay below to percent this Spring. A most people including myself had expected rates to be dropping now and we were All wrong a said John Pfister vice president and director of marketing research at Chicago title insurance co. A it does no to look like Well be dropping in the foreseeable future so id buy now. But shop nationally fixed rate Home mortgages Are averaging 10.56 percent the highest rate in nearly a year according to a National Survey released Friday by the Federal Home loan mortgage corp. Rates averaged 10.41 percent last week. A separate Chicago title Survey showed the National average for a 30-year fixed rate loan in april was slightly lower at 10.25 percent up from 9.68 percent in december. Still the current rate is below last april a rate of 11.07 percent Pfister said. During the first week of this month rates averaged at 10.22 percent. But this week the average Rose to 10.36 percent he said. Analysts attribute the increase to inflation fears and higher interest rates in overseas economic markets like Japan and Europe a something that is bound to affect rates Here at Home they say. A people fear things will get worse. The markets Are acting on fears not realities a said Michael Nieset vice president at Emba que capital see mortgage on Page 4 a solitary nun kneels before the closed doors of the Church of the holy sepulchre in Jerusalem Friday. Christians closed the Church for one Day to protest a jewish settlement in Jerusalem sold City. Associated press photo Christian churches dose Jerusalem shrine in an unusual show of Unity about 150 clergymen from nine major Christian sects gathered to oversee the closing of the Church of the holy sepulchre which Marks the site of Jesus tested a jewish settlement in a crucifixion and burial. House owned by the greek Ortho the religious shrine was shut Dox Church in Jerusalem sold Friday for possibly the first time City. In 800 years As christians pro see Story on Page 7. Leisure Jordan Pippen get bulls off to a Good Start sports Section 3 a Rad latter column from we Lillis by of be the mailbag Constable Back Page Arbor Day addition with Wheeling president Sheila Schultz and Holmes Junior High school faculty and students looking on Village workers wrestle a 15-foot-tall Norway Maple into position for planting As an Arbor Day offering. Daily Herald photo Dave Tonga my Herald vocal Cord damage does no to silence Polhill Chicago Day twelve of Chicago a cultural institutions will be open free sunday afternoon in Honor of the second annual Chicago Day. The event designed to celebrate the Centennial of the founding of Many Chicago museums offers free transportation Between most of the institutions including the Art Institute the University of Chicago Campus and the Chicago historical society a Section 2. Washington a freed hostage Robert Polhill has a growth on his vocal cords a doctor disclosed Friday As a silent Polhill said through his wife he hoped soon to be welcoming others Home from Captivity in Lebanon. Polhill in a statement read for him by his lebanese born wife Ferial said he and his family hoped his release sunday marked a the beginning of the end to the hostage a Biopsy is to be performed soon probably Early next week to see if tile growth on his vocal cords is a tumor or an infection said or. Russ business 4-1 obituaries/5-10 classifieds/5-3 portfolio/4-3 comics/2-5 religion/2-6 editorials/1-6 showcase/2-2 Home styles/7-1 sports/3-1 Horoscope 2-5 stocks/4-4 Bush pulls Japan from a hit list As Congress protests associated press Washington a president Bush on Friday removed Japan from a a hit list of countries judged to have erected the most offensive Trade barriers against american products rewarding japanese efforts to ease Trade tensions Between the two economic superpowers. The president said he had decided to cite Only one country a India a under a Tough Section of . Trade Law which provides for economic retaliation if the barriers Are not removed. C the decision brought immediate protests from members of Congress who charged the administration had made a serious mistake in not naming Japan the country Congress specifically had in mind when it wrote the provision known As super 301, into the 1988 Trade act. A i am thunderstruck a sen. Robert c. Byrd d-w.va., said in a Senate floor speech. A excuse me or. President but this boggles the mind. Letting Japan off the Hook is a serious mistake and i think Congress ought to take a look at critics said Japan needed to be targeted to keep pressure on the government of prime minister Toshiki Kaifu to live up to a flurry of Trade concessions he has made aimed at lowering americans huge $49 billion Trade deficit with Japan. A it is Clear that Japan should be on the list a said sen. Don Riegle d-mich., one of the sponsors of super 301. A your government is not using the tools that Are available to Correct this continuing Haemorrhage of . Capital and but Bush in announcing his decision said he was persuaded that Kaifu shared a my commitment to ensuring that Trade strengthens rather than undermines the Friendship Between our administration officials said targeting Japan could provoke a Public backlash against the United states and make the japanese Reform even More difficult. A we believe that the most effective Way to achieve results is through cooperation not confrontation a . Trade representative Carla Hills told reporters. A year ago the administration used the super 301 provision to target Japan Brazil and India As the countries with the highest barriers to american Trade. Japan was cited for barriers to sales of .-made supercomputers satellites and Wood products. In the past month . And japanese negotiators have reached Market opening agreements in All three areas. Suspect ruled unfit to stand trial in Valentines Day death of sex wife by Pete Nenni daily Herald Legal affairs writer an Arlington Heights Man accused of strangling to death his sex wife in a Valentines Day attack was ruled to be unfit to stand trial after his psychiatrist reported Friday that he was severely depressed and suffering from suicidal thoughts. During a hearing in the Cook county criminal courts building in Chicago judge James Bailey ordered 33-year-old Raymond b. Hammerli placed in the custody of the Illinois department of mental health to receive treatment. Hammerlin a defense attorney Ernest Blomquist presented a report from or. Henry Conroe who said Hammerli is not competent to stand trial. Conroe said the treatment would last for one year. Earlier this month by or. Robert a. Reifman director of the psychiatric Institute of the circuit court of Cook county said Hammerlin a depression renders him unable to assist counsel in his own defense. A there was no quarrel about the status of this thing a Blomquist said. In the two Page letter Conroe filed with the court the psychiatrist reported that Hammerli was de see unfit on Page 4 associated press Zajtchuk Deputy commander of clinical services at Walter medical Center where Polhill is being treated. Polhill a wife described him As a physically weak but mentally very very she read his statement to the american people and answered questions outside the Hospital where her husband arrived thursday for a stay that doctors said could last As Long As three to four weeks. A i regret that at the moment i am unable to thank you More directly and personally a Polhill said in the prepared statement. A but my voice decided to go on vacation before i a however i do want you to know How very much i appreciate the warmth and sincerity of your Welcome and the support you be Given my wife and family who join me in hoping that this is the beginning of the end to the hostage situation. A i am. Happily now free to join you in your continued support for the loved ones of those who remain in Captivity and in welcoming the hostages Home in the very near the doctor said Polhill 55, a has lost a lot of weight and has a growth on his left vocal a there is no evidence that he was beaten a the doctor said. He said Polhill had indicated to other physicians that he was not. Daily Herald graphic debate team set to defend title by Jeff Carlson daily Herald staff writer the rolling Meadows High school congressional debate team will try to talk its Way to a third straight state title in Springfield today. Coached by Wayne Wagner the team is composed of seniors Ken pippin jams Potocki and Martha Schneider and Sophomore Tim Mcfadden. About 20 teams will compete for state honors. As defending champions Wagner admitted the pressure will be on the students to repeat their Victory. Other schools including Prospect High school will be trying to end rolling Meadows reign. A we know everyone is out there laying in the weeds for us a Wagner said. A and there Are other very Fine competitors. We Are going to have to be at our very the Competition is modelled after debate in the . Congress. Students meet in committee sessions to study Bills and resolutions in the areas of foreign affairs Public welfare and economics. The Best Bills Are then brought out of committee for debate and the students begin one on one Competition. A students attempt to solve current problems with legislation of their own writing a Wagner said. A the student Congress combines the Best of politics and people skills with oratory debate and research students Are judged on their arguments speech style introduction and conclusion and ability to incorporate previously raised issues into the debate. Several individual awards Are voted by students in addition to the team Competition. There also Are awards for introducing the legislation that Sparks the Best debate Best presiding officer and Best individual speaker. The student with the highest Point total in the Competition is also honoured. A it is the Only event i can think of in High school life where awards Are generally determined by kids in the Competition a Wagner said. All of the competitors in Springfield must have won at least one individual award this year

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