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Escanaba Daily Press (Newspaper) - September 1, 1984, Escanaba, Michigan Schoolcraft housing directors criticize Bill by Carol Marcella daily press staff Manistique a a Bill passed by Congress in 1981 is causing headaches for local very Low income and Low income housing directors this year. The problem Section is a Small part of a Large Bill known As Public Law 97-35, the omnibus budget reconciliation act of 1981. Apparently no one foresaw the affect the Section would have on housing projects. According to Denise fee chief legislative assistant for congressman Bob Davis the Bill passed by voice vote meaning any controversy surrounding it had been settled. One Section concerning social Security benefits had been hotly debated but the Section dealing with the housing projects received Little notice. Now however its getting plenty of attention. Dixie Klagstad Schoolcraft county housing director said Over the Gast few years 60 applications for admittance to the new Germfask and Manistique housing projects have been processed. Those people were told Thev were eligible under the then existing income guidelines. The 1981 Bill established new income guidelines for very Low and Low income projects such As those Here. The new guidelines took effect for new projects on july i. As a result 15 of the 60 processed applicants Are no longer eligible to live in the housing project. Some of those now ineligible have already sold their houses and Are living on a temporary basis with family or in other temporary situations. With their Hopes of moving into the new project dashed these people now Nave no permanent Homes and with very limited incomes cannot afford to rent under regular Market prices. In some cases these people sold their property or other assets so that they would be eligible for the new housing project. Ron Wooster local housing management officer with the . Department of housing and Urban development Hud stresses Hud guidelines do not advise or encourage applicants to take such actions. A if you purge yourself of assets to meet Hud requirements you have a two year waiting period before you can move into a project a Klagstad explained. A but some of these people have been planning this move for four to five years. They made arrangements then and now some Are not locally Little can be done. Sixty Days after the projects open if there Are still units vacant and no none eligible is on the waiting list Klagstad said she can write to Hud for a waiver. The occupants will still have to meet Low income standards but the guidelines for Low income Are less stringent than those for very Low income. Davis office Hopes to do something sooner. Fee said they Are trying to get exceptions for people no were previously approved for the projects. A we will certainly make a major stink about this. It s just patently unfair a she said. Congressman Davis voted in favor of the entire Bill while . Senators Carl Levin and Don Reigle both voted against it. A it was part of the 1982 budget recommendation and there was no Opportunity to vote on individual provisions a fee said. A the purpose of this Section was to direct Hud to provide assistance to the truly the new guidelines As set in the Law were turned into regulatory requirements by Hud. Generally they lower the definition of very Low income from 80 percent of an area s median income to 50 percent of the median income. Locally a single person in very Low income May not have an adjusted income exceeding $6,900 per year. The limit for married persons is $7,900 per year. The guidelines were $9,500 and $10,800 respectively according to Klagstad. Guidelines for adjusted Low income Are $11,050 for a single person and $12,600 for two people these Are increased from what they were. Klagstad said. Of the 48 units in Manistique two apartments can be filled with Low income applicants and the rest must be very Low income. In Germfask one unit can be Low income and the remaining 14 must be very Low income she said. The new Bill also changed the Way deductions Are computed to find the adjusted income. In the past ten percent of an applicants Gross income was deducted and an additional allowance was made for a second income. Now the ten percent has been changed to a Flat $400 and there is no allowance for a second income. Basically the guidelines apply to both new and existing projects. Those available for occupancy before october i 1981, have the same guidelines but can allow More Low income units in the projects according to Wooster. Directors of existing projects will also have to look at the affect the new guidelines have on their rents. If too much rent has been collected renters May get credit he said. It also affects family housing projects he added. Although the full Bill was passed in 1981, the Section dealing with housing projects did not go into effect until july i 1984 for new projects and oct. I 1984 for existing projects. The Bill was put out for comment and by the time that process was finished it was too late to implement for 1982, Wooster explained. Hud then writes the regulatory requirements and issues a handbook which still has not Boon distributed he said. Many directors of existing projects Are unaware of the effect the new guidelines will have on them because they still Haven to received information about it. But Davis office said they have been contacted concerning new projects in both Schoolcraft and Houghton counties. Golden girls the Highland Golden girls recently enjoyed their closing banquet. A Page 13 awarded Robert e. Olson up Cap s executive director was recently awarded for his outstanding commitment. A Page 2. Cloudy it will be mostly Cloudy on saturday and sunday with a 30 percent Chance of showers. A Page 2. Pm our year the daily saturday september 1, 1984 Escanaba Michigan two sections 22 pages 30 cents teachers turn Down contract in Gladstone Gladstone a Gladstone teachers a there were a lot of things discussed rejected a three year contract proposal but people done to put Down Why when from the districts school Board at a they vote no salaries Are just one area meeting Friday and their Union presi of a contract a Davison said Dent said he is hopeful weekend Neotia _.,. A j Lions will be possible in order to attempt school is set to begin wednesday tor to reach Accord by the time school starts students in Gladstone although teachers next week Are scheduled Oran orientation session tuesday. The Gladstone teachers Bob Davison Gladstone education association president said Friday that 90 of the districts 99 teachers voted on the contract and turned it Down by a 4 to i margin. Davison indicated no details of the contract would be released pending further negotiation. He said the teacher ballot was taken after a lengthy discussion of the proposed contracts details. Earlier this week had voted to adopt a a no contract a no work position and w Ith that in effect would not be expected to show up for school if a contract settlement is not reached this weekend. By daily press deadline Friday no negotiation sessions had been scheduled in order to reach agreement. Supt Wayne Bucholz said Friday night that Davison had notified him of the teachers vote and what step the school Board w Ould take next had not been decided. Meanwhile the Escanaba teachers and school Board have yet to reach a contract agreement and Are scheduled to meet at i . Today with state mediator Jerry Kendziorski in an Effort to resolve their contract difference. Escanaba education association president Bill Hyde said he was hopeful a that a settlement can be reached and that the association bargaining team would be available for extensive bargaining through the weekend if Escanaba teachers like Gladstone have also taken a position of not working without a contract. School in Escanaba also is scheduled to Start wednesday for students with tuesday As an orientation for Council will meet sept. 4 Escanaba a the Escanaba City Council has scheduled a special meeting 7 . Tuesday at the civic Center to discuss a variety of topics. At the work session Delta county area chamber of Commerce director is expected to discuss next years Bay summer fest activities. Council members will also discuss an economic development project and their attempts to receive a Federal economic development changes divides new York new York apr the Yankees Are 212 the mets 718 the Brooklyn museum is 718 the metropolitan museum of Art is 212. Central Park is 212 Coney Island is 718. After More than 80 years As a unified City of five boroughs new York is being split by the Telephone company the Bronx and Manhattan will retain the 212 area code while Queens Brooklyn and Staten Island will be Given a new code 718. As of 12 01 a m. Saturday callers to those three boroughs have the option of using 718 during a Lour month a permissive dealing period Quot but after Jan i Only 718 will be acceptable new York Telephone officials say it had to be done because the 212 area code was almost out of numbers los Angeles Houston and san Diego facing similar pressures already have adopted added new codes fewer pupils harder work Washington a there will be fewer pupils in americans classrooms this fall and they will be working harder than they used to total enrolment is estimated at 56.3 million students in schools and colleges a drop of 350,000 from last year in the Wake of a series of hard hitting reports which criticized the educational system there have been widespread action at the local and state level to demand More from students and to hold teachers accountable if children do not achieve. Tom Shannon director of the National school boards association said the big change in americans classrooms this fall will be a new climate with a a a focus on a teachers Are going to expect More of their students principals More of their teachers and school boards More of their principals Quot said Shannon. Speaking to a National convention of the american federation of teachers Here last week president Alvin Shanker said the series of education studies have sparked a positive change around the nation a after this year there will not be any state untouched by the Impact of the reports a he said. Shanker and National education association spokeswoman Nancy Kochuk agreed that the Public is willing to spend More Money to improve the schools As a result of publicity Given the reports w hich were critical of american education season opener the Escanaba eskimos got coach Jerry Cvengross final season off to a great Start with a 35-8 Victory Over the Gladstone braves As the area High school football season kicked off Friday. Additional pictures and game Story on Page to. Chi Polsen photo i to. Respiratory therapy week observed Escanaba a it was National respiratory therapy week and respiratory therapists All across the country including Escanaba celebrated by promoting Good cardio respiratory health respiratory therapy has evolved from an oxygen tank maintenance service to a highly sophisticated Field with specialized equipment and people trained to solve Many problems which May affect a patient according to Nancy Ferguson director of respiratory therapy at St Francis Hospital a during the mid-40s the Only form of solving breathing problems was an orderly who carted oxygen tanks to different patient rooms Quot stated Ferguson a in the �?T50s the concept went National with the american association of inhalation this grouping was made up mostly of nurses and others who were interested in the program. In 1961 the therapist became registered after months of on the Job training a this is really where respiratory therapy improved and the Job was More refined Ana certainly provided greater she added. A by 1969 certification procedures were developed where the manpower was not credentialed and this qualified entry level people to assist the registered therapist. A a we work very closely with the physicians who Are treating the a Hents a she added a we receive the ordered prescription directions and supervision from the attending physician in this Way we Are constantly consulting one another so the Best results can be provided to their respiratory therapy services include both diagnostic and therapeutic treatment for a variety of patients who May have difficulties in breathing diagnostic testing includes such procedures As pulmonary functions tests performed on a machine which measures the volume and flow of air throughout the respiratory system. This can assist in the physicians diagnosis of the degree and types of lung disease present. Respiratory therapists draw arterial blood Gas samples which Are Analysed in the medical Laboratory to determine the level of blood oxygen and Carbon dioxide present in the blood system. Quot the physician uses the results of this test to distinguish whether there is a need for oxygen respiratory therapy treatments or possibly ventilator sup Rort Quot stated Ferguson the bolter Monitor is a 24-hour test where the patient wears a cassette tape recorder that is clipped to a Belt or carried like a purse. A the electrical activity of the heart is usually recorded during Normal everyday activities to assist the physician in correlating symptoms with the actual egg a she added the stress test is used As a Means of determining exactly How much work a patients a heart can safely perform and Ferguson stated a serves also an Aid in the diagnosis of coronary artery therapeutic treatments May include ventilator Respirator support which is utilized when a patient May be unable to adequately breathe on their own. The ventilator is set up and administered by the department under a physicians orders and is followed by continuous monitoring by our staff and nurses Texas Cadet Dies of heat stroke after forced motivation exercises Bruce Dean Goodrich College station Texas of a Texas a amp a University Cadet was roasted from bed and forced to perform a motivational exercise a until he suffered fatal heat stroke despite a memo ordering a halt to such hazing a corps commandant said Friday. A preliminary autopsy on Bruce Goodrich 20, of Webster n showed he died of heat stroke or j c. Lee said Goodrich and his Roommate John Mcintosh were awakened at 2 30 a m thursday by three juniors in their unit of the corps who took them out for a motivational exercise that included nearly an hour of running push and sit in 77 degree temperatures and 79 percent humidity officials said both cadets had transferred to a amp a this semester. Such students Are frequently subjected to harassment or a hazing Quot students say. The three students overseeing the exercises could be suspended or expelled if they Are found guilty of violating University policy officials said. School administrators refused to identify the Trio Goodrich a heart had stopped and his body temperature was 104 degrees when he was taken by police to St Joseph Hospital in nearby Bryan after Mcintosh. Who was not injured could not revive him Goodrich died at the Hospital later thursday. A this was a most unfortunate Accident a a tragedy a and i know that no one regrets it More than those involved a a amp a president Frank e Vandiver said in a prepared statement col Donald Burton commandant of the corps of cadets said he specifically outlawed such exercises in orders issued in january 1983 Bob Wiatt director of Security and traffic for Texas a amp a said he expected to offer evidence to a grand jury for investigation aides to Reagan Mondale agree to at least one debate Washington apr High ranking aides to president Reagan and democratic nominee Walter f Mondale agreed Friday that the White House rivals will meet in at least one debate but said Large differences Over details remain White House chief of staff James a Baker Iii emerged from a 90-minute meeting with Mondale Campaign chairman James a. Johnson Ana said they had agreed to one f residential debate a and have not foreclosed the Opportunity or a we have some substantial differences a a Johnson said. A vice president Mondale wants substantially More debating than president Johnson said he proposed six debates be held while Baker agreed firmly to Only one. A we Are not just willing but pleased to agree to one debate and have not foreclosed the Opportunity for More Baker said. The Reagan aide said no dates had been set but that he wants a debate a not too close to election Day so there is undue Impact on the voters he said the question of whether or not there will be a debate Between vice president George Bush and democratic vice presidential nominee Geraldine a. Ferraro is a still being a the vice president himself will have to decide whether or not to debate Quot Baker said Baker and Johnson spoke to reporters on a Street Corner in downtown Washington after emerging from their meeting in the Law office of Dean Burch a longtime adviser to Bush. Johnson said he proposed separate debates on such topics As National Security foreign affairs the Economy and deficits the general Economy and the environment Baker said he did not like the idea of six debates and quoted Reagan who has said that six debates would bore the american Public. Baker said also that Reagan has a significant Lead in Public opinion polls and that the flite House has been receiving Calls from people who advise Reagan not to debate a but the president believes in debate Quot he said. Both Baker and Johnson said the question of which organization would sponsor the debates was not discussed. Baker said the two campaigns would continue their discussions and that there would probably be another meeting next week at a time to be set Scott Widmeyer Deputy press Secretary to Mondale said the Campaign has received invitations from 25 potential sponsors including the television networks

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