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Arlington Heights Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 28, 1990, Arlington Heights, Illinois Saturday april 28.1990 daily Herald Section 1/ news 3 truckers protest against Lithuania associated press Moscow a a Man who burned himself to death was sending a message to president Mikhail s. Gorbachev a that lithuanians will not live in a Lithuania that is not Independent say suicide notes released Friday. In the lithuanian capital of Vilnius russian truckers Lay Down in front of their rigs and blocked rus hour traffic to protest the Baltic republics declaration of Independence on March la. The suicide victim Stanislova Jamaitis 52, died thursday of Burns suffered when set himself ablaze in front of the Bolshoi theater in Central Moscow. Jamaitis a lithuanian left suicide notes to his wife Tasala and to lithuanian president vytautas Landsbergis. The lithuanian supreme Council or parliament re leased the texts Friday. Spokeswoman Rita Radzevicius translated them from lithuanian to russian and read them Over the Telephone. The official soviet news Agency Tass also reported the existence of the note but did not mention any political motive. Tass said the letter a spoke of an impossible family life and a desire to commit the version released by lithuanian authorities apologized for a something bad in his marriage but stressed political motives. A i have lived my whole life in occupied Lithuania a wrote Jamaitis who was born two years before the soviet Union forcibly annexed Lithuania and its sister republics of Latvia and Estonia during world War in he was killing himself he said to a let Gorbachev know that lithuanians will not live in a Lithuania that is not Independent a said the note read by is. Radzevicius. The suicide recalled the 1971 self immolation of a lithuanian student Romas Kalanta in the Western lithuanian City of Kaunas. The truck blockade in Vilnius marked a new level of protest by non lithuanians in the Republic. Demonstrators Lay Down in front of their trucks in the Center of Vilnius to protest a a adventurism decisions of the lithuanian parliament Tass said. Supporters of the lithuanian popular front saudis dragged the trucks from the streets with tractors Tass said. It also reported that local authorities released truckers arrested in the protest to keep the peace. Because of Gas shortages caused by the Kremlin blockade Rush hour traffic was much lighter than usual Friday. Many people walked to work or used the City a extensive trolley report rolling Meadows classifies fire As arson by Larry Smith daily Herald staff writer 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. The March 6 fire which destroyed two adjacent houses started in the Home of Phil and Sharon Rybarczyk and spread to the House of their neighbor Mark pastor. A cooperative investigation Between members of the fire department s investigations unit and the state fire marshals office classified the fire As an arson after samples of evidence sent to a crime Laboratory proved to contain a fire accelerant or traces of a Petroleum product according to a statement released jointly by the rolling Meadows police and fire departments. A there were accelerant found throughout the remaining House that was not destroyed a said fire chief Roger Hugg. The fire was intensified by Petroleum accelerant open Wood Frame construction and fanned by 20 to 35-mile-per-hour winds officials said. Because arson is a felony crime in Illinois the results of the fire investigators inquiry have been turned Over to the rolling Meadows police department for a criminal investigation. Officials refused comment on whether the Rybarczky who now Are living with family had any involvement with the Blaze. Deputy police chief Donald Ballantine said there Are no official suspects at this time. A right now we have our suspicions but no suspects a Ballantine said. A a we re working on every Lead we rolling Meadows officials Are asking that anyone who has knowledge of the fire Contact the police department at 255-2416. All contacts will be kept confidential. Through an Illinois arson award program sponsored by the Illinois fair plan association rolling Meadows officials Are offering a Reward for information leading to the capture and conviction of the individuals responsible for the fire. New Park is accessible to handicapped easy Reading taking advantage of the warm weather this week Paul Varga sales manager for Idee corp. Of Schaumburg relaxes on his lunch hour in Busse Woods. Weather forecasters were predicting a cooler front for the weekend. Daily Herald photo Vince Pierri county a Bigelow zoning hearing delayed by Larry Smith daily Herald staff writer a hearing before the Cook county zoning Board of appeals to allow a rolling Meadows Developer to construct an office building near the City was delayed Friday. Perry j. Bigelow of the Bigelow group is attempting to get zoning approval to build an office building on just Over i acre on the Northeast Corner of Plum Grove Road and Taft Avenue in unincorporated Palatine township near rolling Meadows. Bigelow a nationally known House builder asked for and received a continuance to allow him to retain a lawyer and a land planner to help him present his proposal. The next possible Date for the hearing will be either june i or june 8 when the zoning Board next is in Palatine township a Cook county official said. Bigelow said Friday he did not decide to ask for a continuance until a Day earlier when he was made aware of what he feels Are a a erroneous statements being made about his intentions for the property neighbors near the property said they fear if Bigelow gets the commercial zoning he is seeking from the county he will be Able to do what he chooses with the land. The residents want to retain what they say is the country atmosphere of their neighbourhood. Residents in the area vigorously have opposed the proposed office building. At one Point a group offered to buy part of Bigelow a property which abutted their Back Yards to prevent construction directly behind their houses. Rolling Meadows City officials already have said they will oppose the construction of the office building. Aldermen last August rejected Bigelow a request for the City to Annex the property and permit him to build his office. The City and Bigelow were attempting to reach a Compromise to Annex a third lot which now is not at Issue for residential use. In that Compromise the Developer agreed to build houses on the lot. That Compromise failed. Russian truck Drivers guard their truck during a Rush hour protest Friday of Lithuania a drive for Independence. Associated press photo shiite jailers provide hostages with doctors Medicine in Captivity associated press Nicosia Cyprus a despite their obsession with Security the shiite moslem militants holding Western hostages in Lebanon sometimes bring in doctors from iranian funded hospitals to care for ailing captives informed sources say. American Robert Polhill freed sunday suffered from diabetes. But apart from loss of weight a growth on his vocal cords and malnourishment during his 39 months in Captivity he clearly was Given medication. A the hostages have common health problems such As diabetes High blood pressure or High Levels of uric acid a said a shiite physician who spoke on condition of anonymity a medicines for such health problems Are not a problem. They can be obtained anywhere in Lebanon a he said. West German businessman Rudolf Cordes freed by another shiite faction sept. 12, 1988, after 605 Days in Captivity said he often considered suicide when in Captivity. His jailers gave him five Tranquili Zers a Day and had a doctor examine him. In january last year one group was reported to be seeking a cardiologist to examine an unidentified hostage who was believed to be suffering from a severe heart condition. It underlined that the hostage holders make some Effort to Aid ailing captives possibly because at least one and maybe two captives have died from neglect. Frenchman Michel Seurat a researcher died of a severe illness believed to be hepatitis in december 1985, released hostages reported. His captors islamic jihad claimed on March 5, 1986, that they had killed him in retaliation for France extraditing two pro iranian iraqi dissidents to Baghdad. Briton Alec Collett a new York based writer who suffered from diabetes is believed to have died in Captivity through illness. Medical personnel from the Khomeini Hospital in Baalbek in Eastern Lebanon and clinics run by the fundamentalist iranian backed Hezbollah in Beirut a Southern slums Are summoned to help ailing hostages other shiite sources said. Baalbek and Beirut a Southern shantytowns Are shiite strongholds and most of the 17 westerners missing in Lebanon Are believed to be held in the slums. Various groups hold seven americans four britons two West germans two Swiss an irishman and an italian. While Medicine might help treat the hostages physical ailments there is nothing that can be done to alleviate the immense psychological trauma of being chained Day and night usually blindfolded beaten and submitted to mock executions not to mention poor food and unsanitary conditions. A you have to learn to master your sadness your desperation to Channel your misery a former French hostage Jean Paul Kauffmann said after he was freed May 4,1988. A the worst thing for a hostage is not the physical suffering but the feeling of having been Bennett put kids from drug neighbourhoods in orphanages from daily Herald news services Orlando Fla. A Federal Antidrug chief William Bennett said Friday that some neighbourhoods Are so infested with drugs that children should be removed from them and placed in orphanages. A no one is a stronger proponent of the family than i am but when we reach the level of child abuse that we see in some parts of America we be got to do something a Bennett said. A we May just have some Way to get children out of the environment which they re in to go to orphanages to go to boys town to expand institutions like that where they will be raised and nurtured. A there Are communities in America right now where children Are not being raised at All. There is no positive input in their lives no nurturing influence no discipline a Bennett said. But Bennett offered no details about How children would be separated from families or what facilities would be used under such As plan. A i think before this is Over we will see a dramatic increase in orphanages a he said. Bennett spoke to about 1,000 members of Pride the nations oldest and largest drug education organization during their annual convention. Gov. Bob Martinez who spoke after Bennett said some children already Are being removed from drug infested neighbourhoods but a in a More indirect a often that Parent the drug user is a child abuser therefore the child is already taken the abandonment of the child a Martinez said. Bennett said americans can no longer afford to be casual about drug use. A i think that among some there is a kind of let them eat crack attitude. A if they want to die let them die and if they want to destroy their children in their process its none of my is just offensive in american and an unacceptable notion. We Are All in this together a Bennett said. Bennett who is the director of the administrations office of National drug control policy said that in the 1970s and Early 1980s a the whole society winked at but americans now identify drug abuse As the nations no. I problem he said. A this is a Tough fight against a very Tough enemy a Bennett said. 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Prospect across from Sandhurst shopping Center Sleivis amp i 577-5170 by Melissa Reiser daily Herald staff writer the first handicapped accessible Park and Garden area in Arlington Heights was dedicated Friday As part of an Arbor Day ceremony. The project next to Berkley school where Many local handicapped children attend classes was about two years in the making said Mae Zimmanck who was instrumental in raising funds and seeing that the playground was made accessible to the handicapped. Zimmanck who has an artificial limb and uses a Cane to walk remembers coming to the Park in 1988 and seeing a child in a wheel chair who could Only watch other children play on the equipment. The Only area for the handicapped was a raised Sandbox and it was surrounded by Wood chips making it virtually impossible for a child to wheel a wheelchair next to it she said. The incident prompted Zimmanck to begin contacting government officials individuals and local groups to help revamp the playground so handicapped and non handicapped children could play together in it. A a it a important for the handicapped to have interaction with Normal children so when the Normal children grow up they have an understanding of the handicapped a said Zimmanck. Fridays ceremony included a ribbon cutting for the playground. In addition officials planted a White Oak tree for Arbor Day. The playground is not completely finished. A raised Garden area designed so children and adults in wheelchairs can Plant Flowers or vegetables is Complete. The rest of the equipment such As rolling slides ramps and ladders will be installed later this Spring. Zimmanck said she is pleased so Many people and groups cooperated on the project. She also said she Hopes it sets an example that As playground equipment throughout the Village needs to replaced officials choose equipment that is equally accessible to both the handicapped and non handicapped

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