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Chicago Heights Star (Newspaper) - November 21, 1982, Chicago Heights, Illinois Wes Mason reminisces former Bloom High school basketball coast Wes Mason stands on the Brink of the first Cage season in decades that be Bas not been a coast. He looks Back Over bus successful and sometimes controversial career and reminisces about some of bus greatest players and games. Sports editor John Meyers hot Corner Page 39.philharmonic�?Ts new Home the Illinois philharmonic orchestra Bas a new name and will soon begin its new season at a new performance site the Bloom ugh school auditorium. The orchestra is the subject of the cover Story in today a inside Denver look gone sportswriter Dave Richards once a duplicate for Singer John Denver Isnit any More. The reason Why is revealed in Star sides Page 12. Pig Banka. Magazine classified advertising Buti Omi directory. In. .16�?� 28 . 11 18 dining. Editorials biwiiv1 we . 8 Tbs hot Coner. .39 u. Magazine it Biti i Tim a ----------------6 sports .39-43 to listings.�. To or no what is the effect of television on children today a dimensions Section talks about a unplugging a that set and seeing if theres a difference in your child. Page la. 66 pages�?6 Section Chicago Heights Star sunday november 21, 1982 35 cents per copy 82nd year no. 69 Lionberg Schmal murder Cas supreme court Grants rehearing by Michael Walsh one Day after he was supposed to die in Stateville s electric chair the convicted murderer of a Young South suburban couple Learned he has a new Chance at Freedom a because of his attorneys incompetence the Illinois supreme court thursday ordered Dennis Williams. 25. To face a new trial for the May 1978. Murders of Larry p. Lionberg. 28. Of Harvey and his Fiance. Carol j. Schmal 24. Of Glenwood the court reversing Williams conviction by a Cook county circuit court jury cited a unique circumstances Quot for its decision specifically the disbarment last month of Williams attorney Archie Benjamin Weston of Chicago. The High court noted it had been a unaware Quot of information about Weston a conduct in earlier appeals by Williams which both til state supreme court and the Illinois appellate court had denied. That information included charges that Weston in a separate Case neglected his responsibilities As the administrator of an estate commingled and converted estate assets and failed to follow orders of the probate court. A because of the newly acquired information concerning Williams counsel which we have concluded May Well have had an effect on counsels ability to represent his client in the trial of this capital Case we can no longer say with any degree of Assurance that Williams received the effective assistance of counsel guaranteed by the Constitution Quot Justice Robert Underwood wrote. The couple was abducted from a Clark Gas station in an unincorporated area near Homewood where Lionberg was working his first Day As an attendant sometime after 2 30 a m. May la 1978. Their bodies were found the next Day in East Chicago Heights. Is. Schmale body was found on the second floor of an abandoned apartment building. She had been shot twice in the head with a 38-caliber handgun and tests indicated she repeatedly had been raped. Lionberg a body was found near a Creek behind the building. Like his i by Michael Walsh ghosts of Long buried pain and terror surfaced last week among family and friends of a Young South suburban couple who were murdered in 1978 As the Illinois supreme court ordered a new trial for the Man convicted of their slayings. The High court thursday ordered a new trial for Dennis Williams. 28, the Man convicted of slaying Larry p lion Ance he had been shot twice in the head with the same handgun Williams of East Chicago Heights who in 1975 pleaded guilty to arson charges and who served 21 months in jail and three other defendants eventually were tried for the Lionberg Berg 28. Of Harvey and Carol Schmal 24. Of Glenwood in May 1978 the court cited the incompetence of Williams attorney Archie b Weston As the basis for its decision Quot i done to want that Man set free i Don t want him to have a new trial i want that Man dead i want him said George Schmal. 34. Carols father whose life he said fell apart after his daughter s murder. Schmal murders and All were found guilty by a Cook county circuit court jury but Only Williams faced the electric chair winning a reprieve last month Willie Rainge and Kenneth Adams both 24 and both from East Chicago a if they were going to give Williams the electric chair. Id like to be close enough to make sure he a said Schmal. Who said he suffered a nervous breakdown in the aftermath of the murder and who can no longer hold a Job a my daughter was dedicated to helping people kids Williams took this girl away from these people who needed help this girl my daughter. Quot Heights were Given sentences of life imprisonment and 50 years respectively. Paula Gray who recanted her testimony about one month after giving it continued on Page 4 Schmal said Lionberg. His daughter s Fiance a had a heart he treated Carol Well and she was Happy with him he would be made us a very Good should Williams eventually find Freedom. Schmal said he d Start All Over again in East Chicago Heights he d laugh at us and say. A we pulled that one off he can to be freed he can to be t continued on Page 4 ruling stirs painful memories pc Board decides to release report after heated debate move to eliminate tax multiplier faces Senate test a talk with your fingers was the theme a of a special program last sunday at the Chicago Heights Public Library which featured min classes in sign language for the deaf As Well As demonstrations of the Library s new telecommunications device for the deaf add shown at right with librarian Barbara Paul. The machine was donated to the Library by the Chicago Heights Lions club. The device enables deaf persons also having the machines to receive regular Library information services by communicating via special Telephone hookups to the Library. Add is similar to a teletype machine. Persons knowledgeable in sign language were present at the special program and open House to help explain the add and Library services for the deaf and bearing impaired. The Library s special add number for the deaf is 754-6328. The librarian said that the 8pen House was a my Success and Library patrons have already started using the new number. Star publications photos by David Dorset $2,500 study will be at 7 30 p m tuesday in the College s Board room on november la the Board decided to withhold the report pending further examination Board members said the document written by Joseph cosand professor emeritus in education and the University of Michigan need not be released at that time but agreed that it could eventually be made Public. A Challenge by the Star and the presence of 25 persons concerned with the status of the report on thursday led trustees to discuss the matter a the Legal opinion i received is that it s clearly a Public document for which the Public has paid Money Quot said trustee Michael Monteleone a i found nothing negative in it it was making recommendations that s what the consultant was charged with doing everyone in administration and the Board have had time to absorb it. The Only people who done to know about it is the the report was addressed to Creal and dated october 26 since that Date rumours have run through the College continued on Page 4 by Franklin Shuftan elimination of the state equalization Factor which passed the Illinois House thursday without a vote to spare is being reviewed cautiously by area members of the state Senate. Only one of four South suburban state senators a Aldo Deangelis a Olympia Fields a is on record As supporting gov. James Thompsons action to squelch the Impact of the a a multiplier in computing property tax Bills. Sens. Frank Ozinga a Evergreen Par William Maharr Homewood and George Sangmeister a Mokena All were noncommittal on the Issue when polled Friday. The multiplier is a figure As signed by the state department of Revenue whose ostensible purpose is to equalize assessments Between counties. It is used to multiply assessed Valu it Lions on property tax Bills yielding an equalized assessed valuation to which the tax rates of local governments Are then applied when democrats last Spring sought to use the multiplier As an election year Issue against Thompson the governor used his amendatory veto Powers to gut the provisions of a Bill already passed by the legislature substituting instead his proposal to effectively neutralize the equalization Factor. Deangelis. Assistant Republican Leader in the Senate said a key Issue involved in the multiplier dispute is a removing the inequities of the present currently Deangelis said the multiplier severely penalizes property owners who Are assessed properly continued on Page 4 by Michele Horaney both the controversial a cosand report Quot and a commentary on it by the president of Prairie state College were released thursday by trustees at the Chicago Heights institution. The move to release the cosand came with a 6 to i vote after an hour s heated discussion at the end of a regular monthly meeting trustees argued the merits of withholding the report which deals with re organization of the administration. For additional study they also debated whether the report might be misinterpreted by the Public. Trustee Charles Mason voted against the motion because he said he was afraid individuals and personalities would be implicated by the controversial report. The commentary by president Richard Creal was released with 4 to 2 vote with one abstention t voting against that motion were trusted Mason and Board chairman Joseph Hawkins. Abstaining was trustee David Amadio. A special meeting to discuss the

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