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Arlington Heights Daily Herald (Newspaper) - May 5, 1990, Arlington Heights, Illinois Daily Herald Blackhawk win 4-3, to tie series sports Section 3 joblessness highest since january 1989 ply la Section 4 8paddock publications saturday. May 5, 1990 9 sections 35 cents saturday weather Cloudy and Cool mostly Cloudy Cool with a 40 percent Chance of showers and a High in the Middle 50s. Suburban news youth awards the rolling Meadows youth commission As a whole and four individual members have been selected to receive state awards for Volunteer efforts a Page 3. Hispanic festival Wheeling High school will play Host to the fifth annual hispanic festival today from 3 to 6 . It will feature hispanic entertainment and food a Page 3. Inside Kent state memories the Mother of one of four students killed at Kent state University welcomed a memorial but said the students Are not resting in peace a Page 3. Nuclear arms role president Bush speaking to graduates said Friday that nuclear weapons must continue to play a key role in safeguarding Europe from War a Page 7. Defection from China a chinese Diplomat announced his defection Friday claiming that most officials of his country privately support the democracy movement a Page 7. Home styles what shot Kitchen and Baths Are in the spotlight. For the latest on what homeowners want in these areas Check out the results of a new Survey a Section 7. Leisure sky a the limit the 60-year-old Adler planetarium Isnit Content to let the world go by. Its planning underground expansions to better serve its patrons a Section 2. Burt Constable to or not to its a much argued question in the Constable household. And Burts position is that there Are worse things to turn on to than the to. See the Back Page. Index bridg�/2-5 obituaries/5-Io business portfolio/2-6 classifieds/5-3 religion/2-2 comics/2 5 showcase/2-2 crossword/2-5 sports/3-1 Leisure 2-1 stocks/4-4 movies/2-3 television/2-3 showcase Archie returns in the crowded Field of nostalgia oriented to a Archie to Riverdale and Back again a no cd a sunday movie holds its own. To critic Gordon Walek reviews the show based on the comic strip in showcase Section 2. Petitions Are in but Long Road lies ahead for tax amendment by Laur Janota daily Herald staff writer proponents of the tax accountability amendment will announce today that they have enough signatures to get the referendum on the november ballot a but the Illinois supreme court not the voters May ultimately decide the Issue. A total of 251,519 valid signatures Are needed to get the Issue on the ballot and proponents say they have that amount and then some even though a onetime goal of 400,000 signatures May not be reached. A ifs been a monumental task As far As the number of signatures tax accountability amendment Impact Here show some 1989 tax increases would have fared if the tax accountability amendment requiring a three fifths majority for passage was in effect before their votes. Yes no would it pass now income tax Gas tax cigarette tax computer software tax sources House and Senate roti Calls from june 30, 1969 House 72-45 yes Senate 30-27 no House 62-52 no Senate 32-22 no House 60-47 no Senate 32-24 no House 73-40 yes Senate 53-5 yes daily Herald graphic we be had to collect a said Paul Jacob Campaign manager for the tax accountability amendment committee headquartered in Arlington Heights. A we feel like things Are going pretty Well but i can Tell you there a a lot of tired but with Legal challenges expected the Long Road is just beginning for the proposed amendment. The amendment would make it More difficult for the general Assembly to pass state tax increases and that has lobbying groups for schools local governments Public employees and mental health organizations poised to Campaign against it in the courts. There could be challenges for instance on whether those who signed and those who collected the signatures Are registered voters. Based on such technicalities the question could be kept off the ballot upon review by the state Board of elections. Looming As an even bigger threat May be possible challenges that question the amendment on constitutional grounds. A a we be asked our lawyers to look into it a said Roberta Lynch director of Public policy for the american federation of state county and municipal employees statewide Council. A a in a sure ifs being discussed right now with some of our lawyers but it will probably be a coalition of groups that challenges it a said ran zoning change for garage denied by Melissa Reiser daily Herald staff writer the Cook county zoning Board of appeals is recommending denial of a rezoning request for a vehicle repair shop at Palatine and Wilke roads near Arlington Heights. Paul Iverson requested a zoning change from residential to Industrial use for the 1.3-acre parcel in unincorporated Cook county. The recommendation will be reviewed at a future Cook county Board meeting. Iverson said he wanted the zoning change so he could build a three car garage where he could do repairs on his Tow truck and other vehicles. A House and garage currently Are on the property but Iverson said the garage is not Large enough for his Tow truck. Neighbors probably would not see the proposed garage from their houses because it would be shielded by Trees Iverson said. The car repair business would be Small and not include body work or painting he said. The rezoning proposal faced stiff opposition from residents in Arlington Heights and the unincorporated area As Well As the Village of Arlington Heights. Village planning director Charles Witherington Perkins said Industrial zoning would not be compatible with the nearby residences. Although Iverson planned a Small operation Witherington Perkins said if the property was rezoned there would be nothing to prevent a future owner from building a Large Industrial Structure. The Industrial zoning also would allow the owner to erect business signs he said. Residents said the property already is an eyesore and possible safety Hazard with Many junk cars changing the zoning would Only encourage More cars on the property and would probably increase traffic and noise in the area residents said. In addition living next to an Industrial area would diminish property values residents said. Freed hostage Robert Polhill left embraces sex hostage Frank Reed who has returned to the United states after his release monday. Associated press photo sex hostage Reed welcomed Back to . Washington freed hos Tage Frank Reed returned to the United states Friday angrily denouncing the plight of Western captives in Lebanon and calling for Public pressure to Force political action to free them. A thank you All for your love and concern and yes for your tears for i cry with you that this tragic affair will end soon. God make it soon a Reed said to reporters after a 10-hour flight that brought him from West Germany to Andrews air Force base outside Washington. Reed 57, was freed in Lebanon monday. See Story on Page 3. Mud drenched Crews Survey an unlikely site for artefacts by Dave Mckinney daily Herald staff writer daily Herald map despite ankle deep mud and a constant windswept drizzle archaeologists dug up Indian arrowheads and pieces of Flint Friday at a vacant Elk Grove township parcel that eventually will be turned into a giant flood Reservoir. Friday marked the first full scale dig at the unlikely site flanked by the Busy Northwest tollway a trailer Park and Elk Grove villages densely built Centex Industrial Park. The . Army corps of engineers which is helping oversee the $22 million flood control project first discovered Spear Points on the land in 1986. Midwest archaeological research services a Harvard Norm Leahy a staffer on the tax accountability amendment committee in Arlington Heights examines petitions to get a taxpayer referendum on the ballot. Daily Herald photo Vincent Piem by Barnette press Secretary for the Illinois education association. Both Labo groups say passage of the amendment could dry up funding sources for education and other local governments. They say that could mean higher local property taxes. While tax accountability proponents say the amendment can withstand scrutiny challenges Are expected in part because of the propositions expected popularity with the voters. A a they re very frightened a Jacob said of opponents. A they realize that people Are for it. If people get a Chance to vote on it its going to but regardless of popular sentiments the prognosis for getting the amendment on the ballot is not Good said Patrick Quinn democratic candidate for state treasurer and a Leader of past statewide petition drives for voter initiatives. Quinn said the Illinois supreme court has been Clear in its opinions that binding statewide voter initiatives to change the Illinois Constitution cannot delve farther than changing the Structure and proce see tax on Page 5 Latvia declares its Independence from soviet Union associated press Riga .s.r. A latvian lawmakers voted for Independence Friday but plotted a More cautious break from the soviet Union than neighbouring Lithuania. Latvians greeted the declaration of Independence with tears a chorus of the republics traditional Anthem and dancing in the streets. The 138-0 parliamentary vote 50 years after Moscow seized the three Baltic states on the soviets Western Border put Latvia on a similar secessionist path with Lithuania and Estonia. However unlike Lithuania a Independence declaration of March la the vote by Latvia a supreme soviet called for a gradual break with the soviet Union. Latvian president Anatoly Gorbunov said he was already thinking about the next step negotiations with Moscow. A everything is ahead a he said. A this is Only the very very Gorbunov later was asked at a news conference what reaction he expected from the Kremlin. He said he could not predict what Moscow would say but he added that the latvian government had tried to make it Clear in the declaration that there is a no cause to close the door on dialogue and Start setting fifty seven anti Independence lawmakers refused to cast ballots. Even so the measure had no problem achieving the two thirds majority needed for approval. After the vote was announced latvians inside and outside the Hall broke into a chorus of a god bless Latvia a profile a the people 1989 population is 2,681,000.54% Are latvians and 33% russians. A Economy chief farming occupations Are cattle Breeding and Dairy farming main crops Are Oats Barley Rye potatoes and flax. Industrial output accounts for 50% of Latvia a income particularly machine building electrical and consumer goods paper and textiles. Daily Herald graphic Latvia a the republics traditional Anthem. A cheering crowd showered emerging lawmakers with roses pansies and daffodils. The deputies also voted to drop the words a soviet socialist from the republics name making it simply a the Republic of 111., consulting firm was hired to examine the too acres of land near Elmhurst and Higgins roads. The metropolitan water reclamation District of greater Chicago plans to begin the 350-million gallon Reservoir later this year. Those plans Arentt Likely to be affected Agency officials say but before they can proceed the lands cultural and scientific value must be documented. On Friday eight to to workers for the consulting company spent the Day meticulously looking for ancient Indian relics Over six to eight acres of mud which was slowed up late last week. The work could last through the month depending on what is found. Archaeologists dug up Indian arrowheads and pieces of Flint Friday at a vacant Elk Grove township parcel that eventually will see on Page 5 be turned into a client hand Rma Mair

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