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Big Spring Herald (Newspaper) - June 3, 1990, Big Spring, Texas Biff Sorino sunday area weather sunny sunday. Possibility of isolated thunderstorms sunday night. Mostly sunny monday. High sunday in the Middle 90s. Low sunday night in the mid 60s. High monday near the Crossroads of West Texas a Mem 84 pages 5 sections vol. 63 no. I june 3, 1990 75c newsstand 25 Home delivered on the Side area grads have plenty to celebrate. See stories on pages 6-a and 8-a kindergarten students have a Field Day. Photos on Page 5-a. City festival draws quite a crowd. Story on Page 1-a. More photos on Page 9-a. Big Spring is would gain with Compromise plan by Patrick Driscoll staff writer big Spring a More than $10 million would be poured into the big Spring Independent school District in the next five years if a recent Compromise state school refinance plan is passed. It would require a a cent sales tax increase plus added a a sin taxes. Coahoma is would also get increased funds if the $4 billion to $6.2 billion plan is voted into Law by legislators when they go into a fourth special session monday at 2 p.m., said rep. Troy Fraser a big Spring. Rich school districts like Forsan is and the larger Dallas is and Houston is would not see any additional funds but would not lose any either. The Compromise reached Friday by gov. Bill Clements and legislative leaders follows efforts since feb. 27 to comply with a Texas supreme court order to revamp the school finance system ruled in october to be unfair to poorer school districts. With two gubernatorial vetoes of Bills requiring �?~/2-cent sales tax increases legislators already missed a court set deadline of May i and an extended deadline of june i to pass a Bill. As a result a court appointed special master unveiled an alternative a Robin Hood plan on Fri a schools Page 9-a Gorbachev Bush differ on Germany by Tom Raum associated press writer Camp David my president Bush and soviet Leader Mikhail s. Gorbachev wrestled Over differences on Germany in a final full Day of sum Mitry at this Mountain hideaway saturday. Despite disagreements Bush said a i see this Glass not half empty but half Lull a and Gorbachev described the talks As instructive but said there were a real problems the leaders would not a turn a Blind Eye the leaders met in the relaxed setting of this rustic presidential Retreat accompanied by Barbara Bush and Raisa Gorbachev. The two presidents stripped off their Coats and ties for discussions that led Gorbachev to conclude a ifs been a big on a sunny Spring Day the Gorbachev also strolled the paths lacing this sprawling compound and pitched horseshoes. Bush an aficionado said Gorbachev had never played horseshoes and Etc literally threw a ringer the first the Day Long session of informal talks All but ended the four Day Summit. The last act was to be a wrap up news conference sunday and then Gorbachev was heading for stops in Minneapolis and san Francisco. Contentious issues such As Germany and Lithuania were shelved a Summit Page 9-a made in the Shade big Spring a under hot sunny skies Earlene Boothe uses an umbrella to Shade herself As she cheers on her grandson Ryan Vassar during a Little league baseball contest at the National league Park recently. For area youth baseball results see Page 3-b. Festival draws bigger crowd by Patrick Driscoll staff writer big Spring this years heart of the City festival Drew an estimated 5,000-6,000 people to downtown big Spring saturday an organizer said. The 6-year-old event turned out to be bigger than last year said Beverly Franklin downtown coordinator for big Spring main Street inc. A a we be had bigger crowds we be got More Booths a she said. There were 69 Booths set up near the courthouse for the to a m. To Midnight festival which is designed to showcase the downtown area and raise funds for its improvement Franklin said. Last year there were about 60 Booths. She estimated this years event Drew about 1,000 to 1,500 people from out of town. A a that a plus dollars for big Spring a she said. The attractions included five different musical performances ranging from jazz to country music and Booths featuring varied events from instant computer to shirts Dunk a cop and face painting. There was even a pet the Donkey a or Goat sheep Rabbit or calf a Booth. As people milled and lounged in the Shade of Trees and tarps eating and drinking a band played or an auctioneer rattled of bids for an assortment of items ranging from jewelry to a tool Box. Meanwhile the Sun shone on with higher than 90 degree temperatures under a Brilliant Clear sky. Of course there was food All the Normal stuff like dogs burgers Barbecue tacos Sno Cones and Cotton Candy. The harder to please could also find things like hurly Fries and burritos de Tripas. A festival Page 9-a Day care would help unwed mothers by Debbie Lincecum staff writer big Spring High school teacher Suzy Combs said most of her students could have been better served if a Day care Center was made available for their children. A school administrator said there May be More help on the Way for teen aged parents. Combs a Veteran teacher in the school District was the Home bound teacher this year. It was her first year in the program which offers an educational alternative for students who Are medically excused from attending school for four to six weeks. Out of 12 students she taught in their Homes this year to were pregnant or had recently had a baby Combs said. The girls circumstances made it difficult to fulfil her main goal keeping them caught up with school work until they could go Back to regular classes. Several found it so difficult to stay on top of studies and a Newborn baby that they dropped out Combs said. Sixteen year old Chrissie Cochran of big Spring is one of those. When she had her baby in december it changed every aspect of her life she said. A crib baby pictures clothes and toys took Over All available space in her room in the family Home. The High school Sophomore had to learn quickly How to handle feeding changing and bathing a baby. Now Cochran said she has to learn How to be a Mother. Cochran was one of Combs a students for about four months this year. She dropped out a few weeks before the end of school when taking care of a baby became More work than she had expected and she fell behind in her studies she said. A a baby is like having a 24-hour-a-Day Job. I have to watch him All the time unless he a sleeping a Cochran said. A then i have time to myself. I want to get Back in school but i Don t know if ill be Able the Issue of teen pregnancy was raised by the big Spring High school newspaper the Corral in january of this year. The article by Theressa Ray chronicled the changes in the lives of Young parents Connie Solley Booth and Donny Booth a Sophomore and senior. The Young married couples advice to other teen age parents included the importance of staying in school and an awareness of the responsibility that comes with a a baby is like having a 24-hour-a-Day Job. I have to watch him All the time unless he a sleeping. Then i have time to myself. I want to get Back in school but i Don t know if ill be Able having a child. The article stated that the two moved in with Donny a brother who helps out when work school and the baby become difficult to manage. Cochran like Many other Young mothers faces the fears and trials of parenthood unmarried and living with her family. Going to High school would mean she had to leave five month old Phillip Matthew with a Babysitter a Prospect she said is a a Little a i done to want to leave him with just anybody. I would want to be sure that he was Okay if i was going to school All Cochran said the Ideal solution would be a Day care Center at the High school. Between classes she and other teen age mothers could visit their babies possibly even learn something about caring for them. Though such a program seems improbable an alternative plan is in the works now. A daycare Page 9-a Herald photo by Tim Appel big Spring a teen age Mother Chrissie Cochran decided to drop out of High school when caring for her son Phillip Matthew born in december made attending school difficult to arrange of the High school receives funding it is seeking from a vocational Grant mothers like Cochran May be Able to keep their kids in Day care and go to school

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