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Arlington Heights Daily Herald (Newspaper) - May 15, 1986, Arlington Heights, Illinois Sports own Burbri giants will Clark a talented Rookie hip a s passionate Geraldo Rivera believes in a activists journalism by Anne Burris Herald staff writer Arlington Heights Village president James t. Ryan saying disclosure of wife abuse accusations threatened to harm his family and the Republican ticket stepped Down wednesday As the party a candidate for Illinois attorney general. The 22-member Illinois Republican state Central committee will meet today to discuss a replacement for Ryan with speculation entering on Lake county state s attorney Fred Foreman former attorney general Tyrone Fahner former . Attorney Dan Webb and former Cook county states attorney Bernard Carey. Appearing with his wife Carol at a Chicago news conference. Ryan said he plans to keep his longtime Job As Arlington Heights Village president. Ryan a resignation came two Days after the daily Herald disclosed that court documents and police records contain allegations by Carol Ryan and Ryan a first wife Diane that he had physically abused them. James and Carol Ryan said the allegations Are false but Diane Ryan has reiterated her accusations. Ryan 51, said he was afraid that negative publicity would act As a a lightning Rod during the statewide Campaign and end up damaging the rest of the cop ticket. A it seems obvious at this time that our past marital problems have turned into a the Issue a a he told reporters. A not Only has it the potential to Hurt our Campaign but to harm our children and our personal lives. And Carol and i refuse to allow this to he said he refused to let a my political enemies or anyone else to drag Down the Republican chances in november because of the news conference began with Ryan Reading from a Brief written statement. He and his wife periodically holding hands then answered questions for half an hour. Political career of James t. Ryan a Arlington Heights plan commission member 1967-70 a Arlington Heights Village trustee 1970-75 a Arlington Heights Village president 1975 to present a president Illinois municipal league 1985-86 a announced for Illinois attorney general nov. 25.1985 a wins uncontested Republican primary March 18,1986 a resigned As attorney general candidate May 14,1986 a last fall when we discussed the possibility of Jim running for attorney general we knew. That our personal lives would be open to the Public a Carol Ryan said a but we Felt that we had Faith in Peoples understanding and Felt that we would be supported by the Ryan said although he and his wife have answered the allegations a i did not want to spend the next six months continuing to refute among the disclosed incidents was an argument Between James and Carol Ryan in the parking lot of a Palatine hotel on May 31, 1982. A police report said Ryan had to be restrained twice by a police commander during the altercation. At the time Carol Ryan told police her husband had struck and choked her a few Days earlier prompting her to seek Hospital treatment. Last year Carol Ryan filed a police report complaining that Ryan harassed and shoved her during an argument at of Hare Airport. Her 1976 divorce petition also accused him of physical cruelty. James and Carol Ryan were divorced in 1983, but remarried about five months ago. In an interview last continued on Page 3 does no to add up Are calculators destroying our youngsters math skills 114th year-214 a paddock publications thursday May 15.1986 7 sections�?25 cents Ryan quits of family gop starts search new attorney general candidate another ticket is tarnished by Thomas j. Lee Herald political editor James t. Ryan a withdrawal from the Illinois attorney general race amid wife abuse allegations is giving Adlai e. Stevenson ammunition in his Campaign against gov. James r. Thompson. Thompson has sought to hold Stevenson accountable for the nomination of two disciples of Ultra conservative Lyndon Larouche on the democratic ticket. But Stevenson spokesman Robert Benjamin said Thompson was even More responsible for Ryan a presence on the cop ticket in the first place. A Thompson is the Republican party a slate maker and any problem on its ticket is his responsibility a Benjamin said. A it was his responsibility to see that Republican candidates on the statewide ticket be subjected to this kind of criticism. Governor Thompson is the Republican Kingmaker but he runs a shaky Thompson Campaign manager Gregory Baise dismissed the criticism. A you can to pin responsibility for the Ryan households personal problems on the governor a Baise said. A it am confident the voters of Illinois wont. But its perfectly appropriate for the voters of Illinois to thank Adlai Stevenson for the nomination of Larouche the two Larouche followers were nominated in the March 18 primary for lieutenant governor and Secretary of state causing major disruption on the democratic ticket. Gop leaders defended Thompson by noting that unlike democrats the republicans have no Slat making procedure for the statewide ticket. Gop primaries Are freely competitive and none of the candidates has an official endorsement. Even so democrats responded that Thompson is the titular Leader of his party and. As such enjoys Slat making influence. A if As Thompson says Stevenson is responsible for the situation on the democratic ticket then Thompson is also responsible for the situation on the Republican ticket a said Al Manning an aide to Neil har continued on Page 3 with wife Carol at his Side Arlington Heights Village president James t. Ryan said wednesday he is withdrawing from the Illinois attorney general race. Ryan has been under fire since monday because of allegations he physically abused Carol and his first wife. Carol Ryan has recanted her abuse allegations. Village moves to ease construction woe by Ellen m. Schmid Herald Sun writer the headaches of construction a such As displaced parking and heavy equipment traffic a Are Only temporary hardships the Leader of downtown Arlington Heights merchants told his colleagues wednesday. A hopefully a Bill Harris of Harris pharmacy and chairman of the Central business District association said a a we la be paid Back in unlike the current situation on the South Side of downtown no streets Are scheduled to be closed on the North Side when construction begins this summer on a three Block High Rise Complex South of Eastman Street and West of Arlington Heights Road Village manager Kenneth m. Bonder said. Vail Avenue currently is closed from South of Campbell Avenue to Sigwalt Street to allow construction workers Access to the 14-Story Madsen apartment retail building and the four Story municipal parking garage. And in an attempt to prevent problems when commuters and shoppers can no longer Park in the North Side construction zone the Village plans to convert a playground immediately South of North school into parking. The temporary lot which is owned by Arlington Heights elementary school District 25, will be used primarily by construction workers. Officials Esti mate contractors will need 200 spaces. A it will be different than on the South Side where construction workers Are parked on residential streets several blocks South of the Madsen building. Bonder said. A a that a just he said it is undecided yet whether a Corner portion of the temporary lot capable of holding 60 cars will be designated for commuters or for shoppers and business people. Construction by res corp development co. Of two a shaped buildings a erne to stories the other seven a and a municipal parking garage is slated a three Block site West of Arlington Heights Road which now contains an abandoned movie theater and dirt parking lots. Bonder said ground breaking is being held off until july 7 at the earliest so parking is not displaced during Frontier Days july 2 through 7 in nearby recreation Park. During construction one Village employee will be assigned to handle All complaints and answer any questions business people have. A that Way you done to have to Call my office and go to another office and another office a Bonder said. A Well give you one person and you can Chew on that person All you the Herald giants 11 cubs 3 White sox 3 Yankees 2contras to drop arms Eden Pastora a Leader of Nicaragua a Contra rebels and some 450 of his fighters plan to Lay Down their arms Friday and seek political Asylum in Costa Rica a rebel spokesman said wednesday a Page 7 Index weather on Page 2 3 dead 8 missing in blizzard from Herald nows services Timberline Lodge Ore. Thirteen students and advisers hiking up mount Hood were trapped in a blinding snowstorm near the Summit on monday and eight remained missing wednesday As three of the teenagers who were found half Frozen died after doctors struggled for hours to revive them. Two others walked to safety off the 11,239-foot Peak tuesday. The Frozen bodies of two girls and a boy part of a group of climbers from a Portland High school were found wednesday morning about 7,500 feet up the 11,239-foot dormant Volcano 50 Miles East of Portland. During the Day tuesday wind chill temperatures on the Mountain fell to about 50 degrees below Zero. The two teen age girls were pronounced dead after an All Day at tempt to revive them by a 40-member trauma team at Portland a Emanuel Hospital said spokesman or. William Long. The girls body temperature had been brought up from 43 degrees to 68 degrees fahrenheit said Hospital spokeswoman Lori canister. Normal body temperature is 98.6 degrees fahrenheit. The boys temperature was about 60 degrees fahrenheit when he arrived at the Hospital at about 12 30 Chicago time and later Rose to 93.2 degrees Long said. At about 5 30 ., the heart of the boy began to beat Long said but a Hospital spokesman said he died shortly before 8 Long said the cold temperatures disfigured the teens and made identification difficult. Dental records were checked to try to identify the victims. The to students at Oregon episcopal school in Portland and three adults had begun climbing the Mountain monday in the annual Sophomore class wilderness Outing. At least too people took part in the search but had found Only a Glove and a Mitten by mid afternoon. Molly Schula 17, and guide Ralph Summers 30, were Able to hike from the Peak Early tuesday to seek help. Summers said he and Schula left because he was an experienced guide and she was one of the strongest members of the group. The two said they left their companions huddled in a Small Snow Cave the party dug at the base of a Glacier. Searchers found what they believed was the Cave wednesday but it was empty said Clackamas county sheriffs it. Don Vickars. Racing Aid May revive Arlington by Dave Urbanek of our Springfield Bureau Springfield gov. James r. Thompson proposed a package of tax Breaks and financial Aid for Illinois race tracks wednesday a move that left Arlington Park owner Richard Duchossois a a optimistic that a plan to help rebuild the burned out track can be reached by this summer. But lawmakers from both parties said the package which one legislator said could Cost the state $60 million in Revenue will face an Uphill fight in the general Assembly. A we were generally encouraged by the governors proposal and the meeting a said Jim Fletcher who represents Duchossois interests in Springfield. A a we re much More optimistic about that proposal and what it Means for Arlington Thompson made his proposals during a Summit meeting of legislators track owners and others involved in the horse racing Industry. In the meeting the governor called for a a Flat 2 percent tax on the amount of Money wagered at a track instead of the existing graduated privilege tax which ranges from 1.75 percent to 7.75 percent depending on How much is bet. The lower tax would be phased in Over a period of three years. A elimination of the states share of the breakage tax the spare change left Over when a winners ticket is rounded off to the nearest dime. A a optional i percent surcharge race tracks could impose on winning tickets. In 1985, Thompson aides said the state collected $53.4 million in racing taxes from the six tracks with a limited schedule at Arlington. Under the governor s proposal in three years that total would drop an estimated $19 million to $34.4 million. Thompson said any revenues lost by a Cut in the racing tax would have to be replaced although he would not say with what. Along with replacing the lost revenues. House members also want any financial incentives for tracks tied to a pending Bill that would address the alleged illegal use of drugs in racing and illegal and unethical activities by track employees especially parimutuel clerks. Duchossois has said that for him to spend an estimated $100 million to rebuild Arlington racing in Illinois would have to be profitable. Thompsons financial incentive plan almost guaranteeing tracks a profit May be the foundation for Arlington a rebirth. A it was very encouraging for me and for or. Duchossois i think a said state sen. Virginia Macdonald a Arlington Heights who attended the meeting. A i think we will have a racing package this

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