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Chicago Heights Star (Newspaper) - May 15, 1986, Chicago Heights, Illinois Inside n a a pig out Day today is great american Low fat pig oat Day. Try the recipes recommended by the american cancer society for a healthier diet. Food guide Page do. Unfaithful fifty percent of married men Are unfaithful to their wives. Thirty five to 40 percent of wives Are unfaithful to their husbands. Ii there Hope for a marriage after an affair turn to Page Al. Up ave today there Are 12 winning numbers appearing throughout the paper. Check to see if one is yours. If you Haven t entered yet turn to the entry Blank on Page Imi. Camper re Check our camper and by guide in today s classified Section. Busiimm_____________________c-1 to c-3 Classtfmd-c-4 to c-20 a Roo estate a Busman directory a automotive quids aunts Las Alapai Liall from woo puzz Mhz Muni vow Smimo editorials---a4 ent it in it arts�?b-1 to w food quote a tto a _______p-1 to e-3 local Como to b-4 mom m Omtwrioo-a4 sport--------------------b7 to i Star essay scholarship awarded by Anita Pfeifer what started out As just another class assignment turned into More than just a Grade for Rachel Simner a senior at Oak Forest High school. As Winner of the first annual w. E. Williams memorial scholarship sponsored by the Star newspapers she will receive $1,500 toward her freshman year at the University of Illinois in Champaign next year. Daughter of Judy Simner and Bruce Simner both of Oak Forest Rachel said she has applied for so Many scholarships to help her finance her Way through College that she has lost count. A my Counselor gives me every scholarship application that comes across her desk a Rachel said. The scholarship funds along with Money she a earned working at White Castle restaurant will help her pursue studies in u of is College of business. Her winning essay was chosen from More than 70 entries submitted for consideration. Contestants were Given the Choice of three topics on which to write the winning essay Page a-17. High rate of illiteracy in the u.s., the importance for Young people of keeping informed on current events or the need to develop Good communication skills. She chose the topic of illiteracy for her essay because �?�1 knew something about it though Rachel said she was a kind of shocked when she received notification of the award and had not expected to win the fates must have been smiling on her. Not Only was the essay assigned in class but her guidance Counselor had also encouraged her to enter by giving her the contest particulars a week before it was assigned in class. And then when the essay was erroneously mailed to another state Rachel still managed to rewrite it and submit it to her English teacher for of tem to peps a-2 sister City visitors will be honoured at Council meeting a special meeting of the Chicago Heights City Council has been called for 9 . Tomorrow to present to visiting officials of san Benedetto Del tronto Italy a proclamation honouring sister cities week and the nine year relationship of the two cities. The italian Flag is flying Over City Hall during the stay the second such visit by san Benedetto residents to Chicago Heights since their official relationship began. This year is the 30th anniversary of the founding of the sister cities program. San Benedetto officials will visit the Ford motor company stamping Plant and St. James Hospital medical Center tomorrow afternoon. Tomorrow night Bloom township is sponsoring an open House and Barbecue for the guests at the townships Skyline Pool facility in Glenwood. The Barbecue is open for anyone who has relatives or friends among the visiting dignitaries and tourists. Saturday the group will travel to Comiskey Park to watch the Chicago White sox Battle the world Champion Kansas City royals at 12 30 . A Farewell banquet for the group will take place sunday at z . In Ciprianit a restaurant loth and Halsted streets Chicago Heights. Special Marchegiano dishes will be featured at the banquet which is open to the Public. But unreserved seating is limited to about 65 people. Please turn to Page a-2 the Star Chicago Heights area edition 76 page�?6 sections thursday May 15, 1966 35 cents per copy 86th year no. 16 Joseph Aponte 17, of sooth Chicago Heights displays a plaque from the National kidney foundation of Illinois lac., honouring him As a patient of the the sooth Chicago Heights teen Ager has managed to maintain a b average at Bloom High school Chicago Heights despite la surgeries for his illness and the fact he spent most of his formative school years learning la Spanish in puerto Rico. Bloom High school student is kidney a patient of year9 a tax windfall9 Bloom town Board studies Road projects by Camille Root Louis Aponte could barely contain his Pride As he sat in the living room of his South Chicago Heights Home and recalled the years of pain and anguish his son Joseph has endured As a victim of kidney disease. A a he a tremendous especially when you think of what he a been through a Aponte said about his 17-year-old son. The recollections were vivid and painful a like the moment doctors told Aponte and his wife Digna to prepare themselves for their songs death or the time the Mother of one of Joe a classmates cruelly joked that the boy must eat like an elephant. In fact Joe had bloated up to three times his Normal size from medication prescribed for his kidney condition. Somehow i Hose memories were a Little easier to discuss in Light of a recent award presented to Joe by the National kidney foundation of Illinois inc. The South Chicago Heights teen was named a patient of the year by the kidney foundation in recent ceremonies in Chicago. The award is presented annually to a patient who displays exceptional ability to Cope to kidney failure or who with the problems related has inspired others to Cope with the disease a i sure think he has inspired a lot of people a his father said. Joe a history As a kidney patient spans some 12 years two countries and la surgeries. Through it All he has managed to maintain a b average at Bloom High school in Chicago Heights and was recently accepted at Illinois state University where he plans to study computer science. Although the teen has suffered from kidney disease since he was two years old it was not diagnosed until he was five years old and about to enter kindergarten in puerto Rico. Both Joe a parents Are natives of puerto Rico who came to the United states As youngsters. After they began to raise their own family they decided to move Back to their native land. At the time Joe was four years old. Standard procedure in puerto rican schools is to administer a Complete physical to All children who Are entering school. It was in one of these physicals through a urinalysis that it was determined a something was wrong with Joe his father said. Hie actual diagnosis of kidney disease a chronic nephritis with renal insufficiency a was made following a Biopsy the first of la surgical procedures Joe would undergo within the next to years. Over the years Joe has been treated mainly with medication. By the time he was is years old he was put on kidney dialysis first two and then three times a week. What Joe really needed however was a kidney transplant. A the dialysis was something to hang onto until the transplant a his father said. Joe a father was designated As the donor for the kidney. Meanwhile the apontes decided to move Back to the United states for the transplant. The operation was performed during the summer of 1982 at children a memorial Hospital Chicago. About to Days after the transplant Joe a body began please turn to Page a-2 by Tom Tozer Bloom township Highway commissioner Leonard Falaschetti told the township Board of trustees tuesday his Agency will be Able to oversee the repair of seven roads in the area due to a Windfall of $150,000 in motor fuel tax Revenue. A without this Windfall the township would never be Able to generate enough funds for this kind of Effort on its own a township supervisor Robert Grossi said. Grossi pointed out that the entire budget of the Highway commission is about $240,000. Falaschetti said the township and the county worked together to select the roads that most need repair. A if this had been spread out Over All 26 Miles we would t fix anything a he said. A we had to pick the streets that really needed it. I know other streets could use it too. But probably in another year or so More will be some of the streets targeted by the Highway commission Are in unincorporated Olympia gardens. They Are 207th Street from Western Avenue to Chicago Heights City limits Gardner Avenue from 209th Street to 205th Street Dutra Avenue from 205th Street to travers Avenue travers from 209th to 205th streets. On the Eastern Side of the township 188th Street from Wentworth Avenue to the state line will be repaired. Falaschetti said the motor fuel tax is collected by the county but is passed on to the township. Falaschetti a commission is responsible for the maintenance of 26 Miles of streets in the unincorporated parts of the township. Construction on the roads is expected to take place this summer. A we want to have it done before please turn to Page a-2 District 206 topic vocational education Bloom township High school District 206 students will have Access to vocational education classes and equipment in six area High school districts and two Community colleges due to action of the Board of education monday. In cooperation with Prairie state College Thornton Community College and Homewood Flossmoor Rich District 227, Thornton and Crete Monee High schools Bloom and Bloom Trail will coordinate vocational education programs and share equipment and costs for the classes. The cooperative was part of the educational Reform legislation passed last year by the Illinois general Assembly. A unless High schools go with the cooperative with other High schools and Junior colleges they would not get reimbursed for vocational education expenditures a supt. Or Richard Cannavine said tuesday. A in our Case that a about half a million dollars a the superintendent said. The cooperative plan has a a Sunset Quot provision that stipulates the program will expire in june of 1988. A the state is trying to Force districts to articulate More closely with Community colleges. But it wont change things much for us a Cannavine said. A we already have a pretty Good relationship with them a he said. On another matter the Board approved an increase in student registration fees from $35 to $40 for the 1986-87 school year. Carrabine said the increase is needed because for a few years the state will not be picking up the Tab for Book purchases for High schools. Illinois Board of education rotates funding for new Book purchases Between the various grades. For the please turn to Page a-2 bist. 161 task Force suggests proposals for gifted programs a gifted task Force committee monday presented the District 161 school Board nine recommendations to create a More comprehensive program for gifted talented and accelerated students in the District. The task Force which consists of administrators teachers and parents has been meeting since Spring of 1985. It was created by the Board of education to study the possibilities of developing a More comprehensive gifted program and to make recommendations to the Board. The Board of education approved the committees report during its regular meeting on monday. Board president Ann Dickett said the report will be used As a basis for making decisions As the Board studies its goals. The committee recommends the current program for the gifted eventually be phased out in favor of an on site service in each school. It also recommends a continuous kindergarten through eighth Grade program in which students could be pulled out or put into the program depending on How they Are performing in school coordination Between the gifted and classroom teachers so gifted students Are not doing double Homework. Board member Dorothy Hagestad expressed concern however that a pull out program might cause some children to be upset if they Are told they Are no longer gifted and Are no longer in the program. Board member Peter Hochberg noted parents also might be upset and would need to be educated on the program itself. Adrienne Olsen a Parent who sat on the task Force responded that if it is program oriented the Parent can always be shown that the child is not performing As Well As before. A please turn to Page a-2 Alex Miller Center of Flossmoor and Jonathan Metz of Chicago Heights seem to be having a Good time As they go through part of the preschool screening process under the guidance of Barbara Pasquinell Early childhood teacher at Serena Hills school Chicago Heights. Developmental screening for District 161 three and four year Olds will take place at the school monday through May 22. Appointments for the free testing May be made by telephoning 799-6056. I i a

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