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Calumet City Star (Newspaper) - May 27, 1990, Calumet City, Illinois Homegun reviewing a Stanley Tigerman design on annual House Wal too goo those who seek perfection in their lives a see of regional softball baseball tournament action the Star your Community newspaper Calumet City a Burnham edition 44 pages�?6 sections sunday May 27, 1990 25 cents per copy vol. 3�?no. 81star tops class in National Salute to suburbs Best the Star has been named finest in its class among major suburban newspapers in the . And Canada. This newspaper won suburban newspapers of americans first place award for general excellence a the most coveted award in the suburban newspaper Industry. The Star led All suburban newspapers with circulation Between 50,000 and 100,000. Presentation of the award will take place june 14 at snaps summer management conference in san Antonio Texas. San is an organization of More than 200 newspaper and newspaper related companies in North America. Total circulation of the member newspapers is approximately 18 million. A we at the Star take a great Deal of Pride in this Honor a Norman Rosinski president and publisher of Star publications said. A we Are particularly pleased that it recognizes the contribution of virtually All facets of newspaper production a editorial Content advertising effectiveness and typography. A it reflects the work everyone Here has put into making an already Fine newspaper better. A of course that Effort will continue. We have a number of further improvements in process a Rosinski said. According to san the contests goal is to provide recognition for the suburban newspapers judged to be the Best in the Industry and a to stimulate higher standards of excellence. As Well As to focus National attention on suburban newspapers. This is the third year for the general excellence Competition conducted by san. The Star has previously won a number of first place awards in the organizations separate contests measuring various facets of editorial and advertising Quality. Second place in the circulation class won by the Star went to the grand Prairie news in suburban Dallas Texas and third to the Downers Grove 111. Reporter. Also the Wilmette 111. Life published by Pioneer newspapers won first place for suburban papers of More than 100,000 circulation. Both Star publications and Pioneer Are members of the Chicago Sun times company a family of publications. Council sets recycling fines Calumet City readies mandatory program by Anita Pfeifer Calumet City residents have six months to get into the habit of recycling or pay the Price. The City Council voted 6-1 thursday to accept an ordinance on first Reading that will penalize residents who do not comply with the City a mandatory recycling program. The ordinance will be posted for two weeks and then return to the Council floor for adoption on june 14. Residential and business customers of the City a trash and recycling program who do not Recycle by december will open themselves up to a $10 Fine for the first offence and a $50 Fine for every succeeding offence. The ordinance still gives residents the option of giving their recyclables to charitable organizations or Selling them to recycling centers themselves. Its intent according to mayor Robert Stefaniak is not to penalize Resi dents. The purpose of the ordinance is to reduce the amount of garbage in the waste Stream whether its through the City program or individual initiative of residents. Residents who do not Recycle Are not the Only target of the ordinance. Scavengers who take recyclable materials from bins placed for curbside pick up also will be fined. Fines for the pilfering of recyclables go into effect immediately. There is no Grace period in the ordinance for unlawful scavenging. Once the material is placed at the curb it becomes the property of the City of Calumet City according to the ordinance. Unauthorized collection of any recyclable material May result in a Fine of up to $300. Alderman Irene Donahue Ward 3who cast the Lone dissenting vote on the recycling ordinance said she favored citing scavengers who steal recyclables from the residential bins but she would not vote to Fine residents for noncompliance. An ordinance restricting skateboarding in the City to sidewalks and Bike paths not in commercial districts was sent Back to committee for further review. At Issue is its enforcement. Calumet City police chief Steven a. Rhoads has suggested a three tier Fine schedule based on the age of the skateboard riders. However City attorney Thomas Bobak said for the City to implement a different set of penalties for violation of the same offence could be unconstitutional. The ordinance is expected to be reviewed again at the ordinance and Resolution committee meeting on june 12. Aldermen unanimously approved a motion by Donahue to seek speedier notification of what hazardous wastes Are taken to the Cid Landfill. While the majority of the Landfill is located in Chicago the portion set aside for hazardous wastes is within the boundaries of Calumet City. Donahue said she has become increasingly concerned about the hazardous wastes going to the Landfill and the lag time Between when chemical waste management inc., a majority owned subsidiary of waste management of North America inc., please turn to Page a-2 District 155 Board approves student insurance plan bid Park District begins Sale of Pool passes for summer season discounted season passes for Calumet memorial Park District swimming pools May be purchased on june i from 4 to 8 . At Downey Park. Persons who do not buy a pass on june i May Purchase one at the regular rate beginning june la. Passes will be sold at memorial Park from june la to 15 Between the hours of 2 to 7 . Starting june 18, passes May be purchased at memorial Park from noon to 7 . Monday through Friday. Early Bird rates Are $40, family season pass $15, adult season pass $10, student season pass for Young people 17 and under and $3 for senior citizens age 62 and above. Regular rates Are $50 for family season pass $20 for adult season pass $15 for student season pass and $5 for senior citizens age 62 and above. The Park District also offers daily passes. They Are $10 for adults and $7 for students when purchased under the Early Bird plan. Regular rates Are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Rates Are for residents of the Calumet memorial Park District and proof of residency is required at the time of Purchase. Persons wishing information on nonresident rates May Telephone the memorial Park recreation office at 862-6440. Calumet memorial Park District will accept in person registration for openings for swimming lessons on june 16 from to . To 4 pm. At memorial Park. The number of openings in each class will be determined by How Many people enrol during mail in registration. Openings will be posted on May 31 at the memorial Park recreation office. Persons wishing information on the Park districts swim program May Telephone 862-6440. The Park District is also sponsoring a seminar on natural Yard care on june 6. Bob Howard from Allen landscape in Highland ind. Will explain How residents can care for their Yards naturally. Howard a presentation will also give information on environmentally Safe waste removal composting and natural and organic products for Lawn care. Advance registration is required and must be completed by saturday. Registration will be conducted at memorial Park from to . To 2 . On saturday or residents May Register by mail. The seminar is scheduled from 7 to 8 30 . At the maintenance meeting room at memorial Park. Persons wishing More information May Telephone 862-6440. By Rick copalello the school District 155 Board of education in Calumet City has approved a bid that will enable students to receive voluntary insurance coverage for the 1990-91 school year. Mutual of Omaha was unanimously accepted by the Board As the provider of student insurance coverage in the District according to superintendent James Rajchel. The insurance plan is a program that most school districts offer and parents can decide whether or not to use the services Rajchel said. A they can take it if they want the costs approved by the Board will be $18 per year for coverage of a student while on District premises or $79 per year for 24-hour coverage. Dental insurance could be added at an additional $5 per year according to the new policy which would cover costs up $25,4 00 in the event of an Accident. Rajchel said that the number of those who sign up for the insurance program has been declining Over the past few years with Only about 20 to 25 students participating in the insurance program in 1989. He estimated that there Are approximately 800 to 900 students currently in school District 155. The superintendent pointed out that school districts do not provide liability coverage and he added that if a student is injured on District property the parents Are responsible. Rajchel said that the voluntary insurance rate which increased almost 6 per cent will be effective during the 1990-91 school year. A it does no to Cost District 155 anything. Its available if parents want it a he added. In other business before the Board during a recent meeting school officials again discussed reinstating the band and athletic programs in the District under the boards direction. Rajchel said there was a a Good Board discussion concerning the possibility of providing the programs that resulted in differing views among the Board members. However the superintendent said that because it has been so Long since the athletic programs were Cut in the District in 1977-78, it makes current estimates for coaching costs difficult to figure. A a it a anyone a guess what those salaries would be a Rajchel said. Traffic headaches Star photo by Todd Panagopoulou Tom Boyer of Crete and Bob Miller of Alsip appear to be in danger of being overrun by Road construction equipment on 153rd place and Wentworth Avenue in Calumet City but both Are safely below the pavement installing sewers. Road repairs Are plaguing motorists throughout the South suburbs this Spring and More pictures Are on Page a-9 today. Traffic study approved in dist. 149 school District 149 Board of education thursday approved a plan to Analyse parking and traffic patterns at Berger Vandenberg school in Dolton. The District serves portions of Dolton South Holland Calumet City and Burnham. The traffic and parking study will be conducted by the Northwestern University traffic Institute As part of an agreement with the Village of Dolton which plans to Purchase the property vacated by the District. The Purchase plan came about with the villages establishment of tax increment financing districts areas pinpointed for redevelopment. As the 1989-90 school year draws to a close the school Board also finalized preparations for the 1990-91 year. Bus fees were increased from $70 to $75 per semester for students living less than one and a half Miles from school in areas not deemed hazardous for crossing streets. Free transportation through Van Der a bus lines is provided for students living More than a mile and a half from school and in neighbourhoods determined to be hazardous for children walking to school. Book fees were hiked from $32 to $35 for grades one through eight and from $16 to $20 for kindergarten. The Board also authorized the expenditure of $6,600 for summer curriculum for such programs As student assistance and Reading assessment. With the 1990-91 fiscal year beginning july i supt. James Cunneen was authorized to draw up a tentative budget. Cunneen also was directed to establish salary ranges for administrators. In addition the District head will look into the possibility of utilizing a Bank credit card service for the collection of fees. In personnel matters Annette Bailey was appointed assistant principal at Caroline Sibley school in Calumet City. Please turn to Page a-2 class of �?T90 gets advice As it enters a real world by Carmen Greco or. They might not want to hear this but for the College graduating class of 1990, the proverbial party is Over. No More sleeping in after Marathon Beer blasts. No More blowing off classes in favor of Impromptu dalliances with that classmate in philosophy 101. The real world beckons. After our Best and brightest let those mortar boards Fly this year the world they enter will be a Complex one according to local business academic and government leaders. As the workplace changes with technological advances requiring a Large Pool of skilled employees with Strong backgrounds in science and math the Economy will become increasingly global they say. James Yackel Chancellor at Purdue University Calumet says even High school students who choose not to attend College will require pos secondary training to compete in a highly specialized Job Market. A you see it when you go to factories a says Yackel. A a they re terribly automated though Yackel says american schools have re emphasized science and math to help keep Pace with Japan he added that we re still lag Ging behind other countries especially where women and minorities Are concerned. A most of the workers entering the work Force by the year 2000 will be women and minorities two groups not historically Well represented in science and technical Fields a he says. A a it a a pretty grim at the same time our Economy will become increasingly dependent on other countries says Tinley Park mayor Edward Zabrocki who also works As a guidance Counselor to students at brother Rice High school. A a we re now a global Economy and we have to think in those terms a says Zabrocki. A if somebody hiccups in West Germany we might get a slight burp in the Zabrocki expresses the Hope for a cooperative spirit among new College grads too saying a Man has to work with Man neighbor with neighbor country with country and House with House. That a the Only Way Well toward the end of the �?T80s, a Survey was done of College students asking what was More important to them making a lot of Money or developing a a meaningful philosophy of then they overwhelmingly chose the Money. But Yackel says he detects a change in mood among College students today not Only at his school but at College campuses across the country. A More students now Are very interested in affecting change in society a says Yackel pointing to an increase of graduates entering jobs in teaching. A what i Tell students typically is that they should focus on what they like to to do As opposed to picking something that pays a lot of Money or is glamorous at the but whatever career one decides to pursue Dennis Irvin president and chief executive officer of the first National Bank of Harvey says an undergraduate degree May not be enough to a make it in today a world. A it an undergraduate degree please turn to Page a-2 i 7 ? ? 7 7 7 7 7 7 ? a ? ? 7 7 7 it 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 ? ? ? ? ? ? 7 in

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