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Arlington Heights Daily Herald (Newspaper) - March 31, 1990, Arlington Heights, Illinois Fourth week a of the Spring Home show Homs St Vuu Section 7 bulls work overtime to beat kicks sports Section 4paddock publications saturday March 31, 1990 10 sections 35 cents saturday weather Cloudy Cool mostly Cloudy a 40 percent Chance of rain late in the Day highs in the lower 50s but cooler near the Lake winds Northeast to North around to mph. Saturday night Cloudy a 50 percent Chance of rain Low in the upper 30s or lower 40s. Time to change suburban news fresh air Low renovation costs mean Palatine township elementary District 15 can include air conditioning at Hunting Ridge school in Palatine a Page 3. Library study most Northwest suburban Public libraries will begin distributing surveys today to learn Why residents use out of town Library facilities a Page 3. Abortion Bill vetoed Idaho a governor confronted with thousands of pleas and a threatened potato Boycott on Friday vetoed a restrictive abortion Bill a Page 3. Showcase a fourth War Star the humor and warmth of parenthood were a far cry from actor Roy Scheider a experiences making his current movie a the fourth the cold War military drama directed by John Frankenheime casts Scheider As a Vietnam vet who commands an american army base near the Border Between West Germany and Czechoslovakia a Section 2, Page 2 business Motorola gets reprieve Motorola hit by a court decision blocking . Sales of its flagship computer Chip can continue to sell the Chip until the court rules on its Appeal of the verdict a Section 3. Index Bridge / 2-5 movies/2-4 business/3-1 obituaries 5 to classifieds 5-1 portfolio/3-3 editorials/1-6 sports/4-1 Leisure in b "9 in ill h it a a i it t i i jilt museum tour a Hodge podge of artillery shells photographs books flags women a dresses and a rations fill the Vietnam museum in Chicago a Uptown neighbourhood. For a look inside see Section. 2 local Home Sale tax Relief for All or penalty for few by James p. Bozikis and Joyce Kelly daily Herald staff writers weighing the needs of the Many against the needs of the few has led some Northwest suburban communities to tax the Sale of residents Homes in order to raise Revenue in an anti taxation climate. The Many Are the residents of a Village such As mount Prospect who see More capital improvements and increases to Village services without paying More in property taxes. The few Are the residents who move into or out of the Village and have to pay a real estate Transfer tax to the municipality in addition to the similar taxes assessed by the state and the county. And in a time when Northwest suburban residents Are just saying no to taxes the real estate Transfer tax is sparking a debate Between realtors and Village officials. In mount Prospect Friday where officials next week will consider increasing the tax local realtors handed out fliers at the train station to lobby residents to fight a proposed increase in the Transfer tax. The buyer who selects a $150,000 Home in mount Prospect pays about $375 in state county and Village Transfer taxes. That works out to about $150 More in taxes than the buyer who finds a similar priced Home in Arlington Heights which has no municipal real estate Transfer tax. Mount Prospect a like Many Home Rule communities including rolling Meadows Hoffman estates Schaumburg and Des Plaines a imposes a $1 tax for every $1,000 of a Homes Selling Price. Cook county taxes 50 cents on every $1,000 and the state of Illinois taxes $1 for every $1,000 but mount prospects proposal to increase the villages Transfer tax to $3 per $1,000 has opponents of the tax lobbying officials. The foes claim the taxes penalize Home buyers and Sellers who would have to pay an additional $300, or a total of $675 in taxes on that $150,000 Home if the increase is approved. Ben Caesar who chairs the North operators of the Rosemont o Hare exposition Center oppose a $20 million request to the state to help build a convention Center in Schaumburg. Only Schaumburg hotels would Benefit from another Center they say. Daily Herald photo Bob Chwedyk expo centers Duel turns bitter by Dave Mckinney daily Herald staff writer Competition May be the american Way but backers of the Rosemont of Hare exposition Center say they will do everything in their Power to thwart plans for a $73.8 million Schaumburg convention Center. A this Isnit sour grapes a contended Rosemont mayor Donald e. Stephens. A a we be got the 10th largest convention Center in the country and we did it without any state Money. A every dime was financed through the Village of Rosemont. If Schaumburg wants to build a convention Center get Busy and build it. But done to go asking everyone else to pay for it a Stephens said. But backers of the Schaum see Center on Page 4 Schaumburg is. Rosemont Here s How Schaumburg s proposed Illinois International Rosemont convention Center compares to Schaumburg o Hare the o Hare exposition Center in convention exposition Rosemont. Center Center exposition space 100,000 so. It. 450,000 so. It. Total annual attendance 200,000 1,250,000 number of conventions 55 73 1989 Trad shows or consumer shows number of hotel room nights year 400,000 107,000 number of jobs 2,000 1,500 direct spending by delegates $70 million $214 million annual net operating profit loss $600,000 $2.3 million a projections based on december �?o89 Lav in Tho and Horwath marketing study. Sources Village of Rosemont Schaumburg metropolitan exposition auditorium and office building authority. Daily Herald graphic county to begin widening Euclid by Melissa Reiser daily Herald staff writer the Cook county Highway department on monday will begin a project to reconstruct Euclid Avenue Between Douglas and Waterman avenues in Arlington Heights. The project includes construction of a new storm sewer system Complete removal of the existing pavement and Stone shoulders construction of a new three Lane pavement with curbs and gutters and a traffic signal upgrade at Dryden Avenue. The existing two Lane design will be expanded a using the shoulder space a to include a Center turn Lane said Village traffic Engineer Thomas Ponsot. Eliminating the realtor Ben Caesar right urges a Chicago amp North Western commuter Friday to protest an increase in a mount Prospect real estate Transfer tax. Daily Herald photo John Konstantaras West suburban association of realtors government affairs committee said the municipalities Transfer taxes Are unfair. A they Only affect the buyer or seller and the Money goes to roads and capital improvements which everybody benefits from but Only a Small number of people Are provid ing for a Caesar said. But Elk Grove Village president Charles j. Zettek said Caesar touched on the main Point of the tax a to meet the needs of the Many at the expense of the few. A your rationale is we believe the see Transfer on Page 4 soviets occupy lithuanian o up associated press Vilnius .s.r a soviet troops took Over the building housing the lithuanian chief prosecutors office late Friday after staff members refused to work with a Moscow loyalist named As new chief prosecutor by the Kremlin. The takeover was the first occupation of a government building in Vilnius since Lithuania declared its Independence on March la and it came As an abrupt reversal by the soviets after initial Steps by both sides toward a Compromise. Soldiers previously had occupied a few communist party buildings. Uniformed men Early saturday also moved into Lithuania scentral newspaper printing Plant. They refused to identify themselves and said Only that they were protecting the building. Witnesses said they saw at least seven men armed with nightsticks. Lithuanian president vytautas Landsbergis said on television the decision to take Over the prosecutors office a brings shame on the so sex Streamwood manager Emond convicted in 2nd scam trial by Laura Janota daily Herald staff writer a Federal jury found Friday that the illegal dealings of former Streamwood Village manager Edward j. Emond tainted the Cook county clerks office. Emond sentenced last september to six years in prison for extracting bribes and kickbacks from Streamwood Village officials was found guilty of taking part in a car rental Billing scam that bilked the county of nearly $30,000. Louis Carbonaro an attorney for Emond called the verdict during the four Day trial the government produced invoices from Emonds cars a us Post office Box company that inflated the number and prices of rental cars used by the county on election Days. The 1983 to 1988 scheme which involved Emond and two other car dealers who pleaded guilty and testified in the Case was made possible by former Cook county clerks office employee Joseph Matalone also found guilty in the Case. Matalone who was in charge of renting cars for suburban elections had obtained cars from a Chicago company. Those Bills were paid by Emond and car dealers Nathan Eckstein and Al Goodman who then provided the county with inflated Bills. After deliberating about 5 i hours the jury found Emond guilty of five counts of mail fraud. Matalone a Long time Friend of Emonds and a former administrative assistant to Cook county clerk Stanley Kusper jr., was found guilty Estonia begins plotting own path to Independence a Page 3. Viet a they Are trying to destroy the Legal system. We have had these challenges before. We have stood against them and we will do it again a he said. Premier Kazimiera Prunskiene told reporters after an emergency session of the presidium of the Lithuania parliament that the government told employees of the prosecutors office to try to work in the building under the lithuanian official rather than Moscow a Choice. Lithuanian legislator Egidius Bickauskas said earlier on to that the soviet troops occupied the building with the help of an employee. Moscow earlier tried to Force Lithuania to adhere to soviet Law by firing Lithuania a chief prosecutor Artris Paulauskas and announcing he would be replaced by Antanas Petrauskas. Of to counts of mail fraud. Emond faces up to 25 years in prison and a $1.25 million Fine on the charges. Matalone whose attempted suicide delayed the fraud trial for several months could receive a maximum of 50 years in prison and a $2.5 million Fine. Emond must surrender May 25 to begin serving his sentence on Streamwood corruption charges. Emond and Matalone also will be sentenced then in connection with the county Case. Emond has appealed the Streamwood conviction. Euclid Avenue reconstruction one Way eastbound Only it Euclid la bulb Job b. A Kensington Detour route for West bound la Central re shoulders Means there no longer will be parking along that stretch of Euclid Avenue he said. The work Between Douglas and Waterman avenues is the first phase of the county a Euclid Avenue project. The second phase will improve the thoroughfare from Waterman Avenue to Elmhurst Road. The first phase will Cost about $1.4 million which is funded by the county. The Village paid about $90,000 for engineering design work. The second phase is designed Widen Euclid Avenue to three lanes from Waterman Avenue to Rand Road retaining the shoulders of the Road and Widen Euclid Avenue to five lanes from Rand to Elmhurst roads. The second phase still is being designed and construction is scheduled to begin in summer. Jozefine a a fill Bocourt Center end her work brigade pose at an apartment building they built in suburban Havana to replace slum housing. Daily Herald photo Daniel e. Baumann Cuba Fine tuning its a a perfect society a foals communists Castro say have been building a perfect society since 1959. Now however they must rectify a Little things like workers who done to work and supplies that Arentt supplied. Daily Herald president and editor Daniel e. Baumanns report appears on today a editorial Page. Edward j. Emond

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