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Chicago Homewood Flossmoor Star (Newspaper) - March 10, 1974, Chicago, Illinois Teen Ager Dies of a mysterious Reyes syndrome a 16-year-old South suburban girl died thursday of the mysterious Reyes syndrome disease. But a 14-year-old boy from the same Community Hazel Crest has survived what apparently was a mild Case of the disease. Hazel rest officials and spokesmen for state and county health agencies have been Quick to state that the disease is not contagious. Debbie Higgins died thursday afternoon in tylers children a Hospital at the University of Chicago. She had been in a coma for five Days. Glenn Sulzer the other Hazel Crest youngster is a fully recovered and has returned to school. His doctor Andrew Loew of Homewood said that tests were not conclusive to state that Sulzer definitely had Reyes syndrome. He admitted though that it was most Likely what the boy suffered. Although both attended Hillcrest High school they were not acquainted relatives said. Sulzer is a freshman and miss Higgins is a Junior at the school. Doctors stress that it is not communicable. All doctors interviewed repeatedly said that if youngsters in fact did have keyed a syndrome it was Ari extreme coincidence that they Are from the same area. Or. Eugene Diamond a professor of paediatrics at Loyola University medical school who has served on several presidential commissions called the syndrome a rare obscure disorder. He said that it accompanies other viral infection such As an influenza b infection but can sometimes 1m triggered by Chicken he a or aspirin poisoning among other things. It is a collection of symptoms a baffling aspect of the syndrome he said is How it selects its victims from among the thousands of cases of influenza that occur with no pattern Liat Lias been discerned to Date. He too stated that it is riot contagious. He noted that the Peak of Reyes c on Finui d on Page 3 want ads 755-9500 news Sycamore 8-6161 want ads 755-9500 news Sycamore 8-6161 volume 33-no. 78 52 pages�?4 sections sunday March 10,1974 18045 Martin Avenue Homewood 15 cents per copy mm1 Mem a it t amp dist 161 report classroom space is needed completion of suburban Heights medical Center at 333 Dixie Highway in Chicago height is scheduled for june. The facility will include offices for 32 staff physicians an emergency room a Laboratory a pharmacy an optical department and a Ray and Industrial Medicine services. Photo by Phil faso. Of Board seeks contract policy after struggling with the problem of teacher and administration requests for release from contracts some members of the school District 233 Board of education say they have realized a need for establishing a Board policy in that area. In an attempt to get the machinery moving at the february 19 meeting Board president Louis Bodee said he would present for a first Reading his proposal the next time the Board met. Tuesday however Bodee said it would be inappropriate at that time to present his suggestion since it had not been discussed by the professional studies committee i pc. He said he did want to get a Board consensus on the idea and on possible wording once again though opinions differed and Bodee was not Able to get agreement on his proposal. His posture he. Said is predicated on the idea that if an individual does not want to teach at Homewood Flossmoor High school and if an acceptable replacement is available a and Only then a and if its not harmful to students to have a replacement. A then i think its better not to have that person the first part of his proposal states that the Board expects a teacher to fulfil his or her contractual obligations until the Board of education effects a release from that contract. Bodee said he had arrived at the particular wording after consulting with the schools superintendent principal and other personnel. Board member Paul Singer said he objected to the entire proposal As Well As the need for a policy. He explained that since a contract is supposed to be a binding document there is no need to repeat its purpose further he said each requested release situation should be reviewed on its own this idea is in fact included in Bodeep a proposal. Mrs. I Mise Rhein said she agreed with Singer. Rachford said there is state Law per Taining to the breaking of contracts and suggested that perhaps this might guide the boards thinking. Thomas i it Larocca said that although he disapproved of Bodeep a particular proposal he feels very strongly that the Board needs a policy to provide guidelines. He added that this is especially important when the makeup of the Board changes and that even when the organization remains the same its members May tend to be inconsistent from time to time. It was also pointed out that such guidelines should be made for the teachers Sake so they would a know where they other thoughts voiced on the subject were concerned with a a negative attitude a and interpretation by some faculty members of the policy to mean that As Long As replacements were found they could be released from their contracts. Finally it became apparent to Bodee that the Board was not going to agree on the wording of a proposed policy that night. A i feel at this Point tonight we can to write one a Bodee said. He emphasized the need a to get something written and to get the views of the he instructed Rachford to put together a proposal for the committee. In other business the Board authorized several purchases approved expenditures totalling $70,428.94, extended Spring recess adopted the summer school schedule and accepted a resignation. Zone commission oks recreational vehicle ordinance the following purchases were authorized a tractor and Mower from International Harvester sales and service company of i rinsing for $6,810. A data processing supplies on a unit Price basis in the quantities required from Cal systems amp forms communications innovations company data documents inc., and Robi inc., for a total amount of $7,504.58. Bodee was authorized to sign letters of intent to submit projects under the National defense education act title Iii program. In this program the school District earmarks certain funds in the budget but is reimbursed up to 46 per cent by the Federal government for spending in special areas. Also approved was for equipment continued on Page 3 More schoolroom space is unabashedly needed in Flossmoor elementary District 161. That Point was made and driven Home last week to school Board members by superintendent Mardell Parker. By and Large the top District administrator said District 161 has outgrown its physical plants. The superintendents remarks reinforced others made by Donald Barber assistant superintendent last month. Barber at that time related per classroom student enrolments to the Board. Comparing those enrolments to desirable maximum enrolments Barber confided that current overpopulation existing in 45 per cent of the Flossmoor systems 121 classroom spaces is the a greatest imbalance in class sizes that has in his recollection Manifest itself in the District. Use of teacher aides in crowded classrooms this year and realignment of attendance areas next year is planned to pacify the situation in the Short to Middle Range. Long term solution however May Only occur with a total facilities plan that sets Forth a voter approved construction Agenda admitted Parker. Board discussion last week of the districts physical Plant deficiency was prompted by a vocal music curriculum report Given by Jack Henneberry another assistant superintendent in District 161. Henneberry described ways in which Carl Orf instruments Are successfully used to provide participatory music instruction to students. The assistant superintendent also recounted ways by which vocal music experiences Are correlated with instruction in other teaching areas. Inside the Star today Flossmoor a plan commission sitting As the zoning commission approved ordinance revisions saturday restricting the use of Carper trailers in the Village. The revisions now go to the Village Board of trustees for adoption As amendments to the Flossmoor zoning ordinance. The new Law would require trailer and camper owners to Park or store these vehicles in their backyards or garages and would prohibit occupying these vehicles within the Village. An exception permits overnight parking on a driveway for the purposes of loading or unloading a camper but no longer than 24 hours. Twenty residents attended the hour Long hearing but there was no opposition to the new regulations one Home owner said the zoning code amendment would prevent him from storing his camper be two property proposals for plan commission preliminary review of two subdivision proposals for property that has been in the Public Eye recently is on the Agenda of the Homewood plan commission at its regular meeting at 8 ., wednesday in the Homewood Village Hall Council room first on the Agenda is a proposed 215-lot subdivision of the ringer Fitch site located East of Center Avenue Between 183rd and 187th streets also on the Agenda is total development corporations proposed 17-lot subdivision of the Sisters of mercy property at 18241 Perth Avenue the proposed subdivision is for re single family residential usage. The plan commission and the zone Board of appeals recently turned Down the company a proposal to build 48 townhouses on the site also to be heard is the Village of Homewood s request for an Extension of an existing commercial planned unit development at 900 Ridge Road commonly known As the old Village garage site cause his Corner lot has a backyard too Small to meet the restrictions. The Law requires that camper vehicles stored in a backyard must be no closer than six feet from the House and at least five feet away from the property line. In addition self propelled vehicles motor Homes must be parked on pavement. Mrs. Patricia s. Paulsen the Flossmoor trustee who has headed an and hoc committee established last August to consider off Street parking of camper vehicles said the ordinance amendment would satisfy most Home owners in the Village. She said there would soon be some situations such As Corner lots where the Village government would have to consider a variance if warranted. The committee included elected officials camper owners and residents who have been opposed to storing and parking these vehicles on the Street and front driveways. Opponents claimed that they were unsightly and were dangerous to neighbourhood children a your committee had a Broad spectrum of representation and considered a number of similar ordinances from other communities a mrs. Paulsen said. A we think we have an ordinance that is acceptable and will stand up in court Quot Percy Wagner zoning Board chairman said tie new regulations Are designed to meet problems being encountered elsewhere before they get to Flossmoor he indicated there have been relatively few object ions to camper vehicles in the Village Ami those objections have entered on tin storage of them on front driveways mrs Paulsen s committee also continued on Page it 3 it Bloom and Rich Central basketball teams won regional championships Friday night to Advance to sectional Competition reports in sports Section d. Corresponding with the world s dignitaries is the Hobby of a woman featured in especially for women Page b 1. With cookie sales accomplished girl scouts can turn their attention to National girl scout week stories on Page a 8 and b 1 Pate classified advertising. Business directory c 1 through 15 dining entertainment guide .0 9 editorials. A14 especially for women e 1 through 4 it Page the hot Corner .0 1 Pmj Arthurs court a 10 movies .0 6 obituaries a 6 sports. 0 1 through 5 questioned about the space available and number of teachers engaged in vocal music instruction Henneberry a responses were less than enthusiastic. The Supply of musical instruments is adequate at Western Avenue Heather Hill and Flossmoor Hills schools but under Par at i Cavitt Avenue Serena Hills and Normandy Villa schools said Henneberry. Vocal music instruction spaces Are inadequate in All buildings Henneberry added. And the number of teachers involved in actual instruction is insufficient. Deficiencies Are not Only apparent in the vocal music program Parker jumped in. They prevail As strongly in Art instruction where a single teacher serves All six elementary buildings in the District and in special education an area continually increasing in enrolments. A we have to set some priorities a said Parker emphatically. A it seems that we need a total facilities plan a said Board vice president James Cerone pulling the disparate Points of discussion together. A we have to question the entire Issue of whether Art and music Are More important than learning centers construction of which the Board has been staunchly advocating confirmed on Pago 3 rat debate in Home Vood is tuesday a Public debate and discussion about the proposed regional transportation authority rat will be held in Homewood a Village Hall auditorium tuesday at 8 Speaking in opposition to the rat proposal which will be voted on in a special referendum March 19 will be state rep Thomas Miller a South Holland. Speaking for the proposal will be Bernard Cunningham a transportation consultant and past president of Park Forest. Moderator for the debate will be or Lowell Culver professor of political science at governors state University questions from the audience will be allowed after panel members make their presentations. Resolution Horta stand is expected following a special regional transportation authority rat debate the Homewood Village Board will consider passage of a Resolution on the rat at its regular Board meeting other items to lie taken up by the Board tuesday night Are consider a motion instructing the Village president to execute a contract Between the Village and data fix management decisions inc., to perform data processing work Foi the Village consider a proclamation declaring control month and in citizens of Homewood to tie a seven cancer warning april a cancer Cou raging the it aware of the signals consider a Homewood motion to approve the Flossmoor a Glei Twood Jaycees request to hold a summer fair at Washington Park Racetrack from july 11 21

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