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Harvey Star (Newspaper) - April 5, 1990, Harvey, Illinois The Star rolling along whether for touring or simple exercise bicycling is one Way to go prime time april showers dimensions feature focuses on brides and their preparations your Community newspaper Harvey Markham area edition 78 pages�?6 sections thursday april 5, 1990_35 cents per copy_100th year a no. 28 reassign sixth Grade students to Coolidge dist. 151 cites overcrowding by Robert Porche in a move designed to ease overcrowding in school District 151 classrooms the Board of education this week voted to relocate All sixth Grade students to the Coolidge Junior High building in Phoenix next school year. The South Holland school District also serves portions of Harvey and Phoenix. A facility utilization committee has met on three occasions since last january to a determine the Best use of our District buildings with the children As our number one priority a according to school officials. Monday evenings unanimous Board decision was the first action taken As a result of those meetings towards resolving the overcrowding Issue. The decision to move five classes of sixth Grade students in the fall will open up a total of five classrooms in the districts three elementary school buildings. The Board promised that Steps will be taken to ensure that the move will be smooth and beneficial to the students. The committee actually a subcommittee of the boards goals committee had discussed a number of possible solutions. Among them was the relocation of All Early childhood and or pre kindergarten classes to one location and shuffling the districts special education classes. The sixth Grade relocation plan seen As the Best of the ideas discussed was also deemed by Board president Gary Boender As the most affordable. Boender also said that several of the other options discussed Are All a future enrolment and budget limitations will be major considerations. The committee consisted of Board members District teachers principals staff members and parents As Well As other District residents. The Board also approved the a honorable dismissal Quot of More than 20 educational support personnel members and probationary teachers due to a unknown 1990-91 enrolment and the teachers were discharged effective at the end of the current term via the if reduction in Force process. School districts Are often forced to release personnel due to uncontrollable elements like a drop in enrolment. State Law mandates that the please turn to Page a-2 electrical fire Harvey firefighters battled a fire a 14716 Hoyne ave. Monday morning. No one was seriously injured in the incident. However a woman was transported to the Hospital after she thought the burning House was her own. Also a firefighter was treated for a slight muscle pull. The 12 residents of the building were not injured. When firefighters arrived the 8l�r photo by Todd Pong Opoulos fire was located in the second floor but later spread. The roof and second floor eventually collapsed and fire marshal James eaves said the building was a total loss. Preliminary investigation pointed to the cause of the fire As electrical. Harvey firefighters were assisted by personnel from Riverdale Dolton Markham and Dixmoor. Gnu official sees benefits from Airport As elected and appointed officials continue to debate the merits and location of a third regional Airport others study the Issue a or watch and await developments with anticipation. A series of four stories storting today will focus on some of those persons and their views of the project. By Kimberly link a the Airport is an essential part of a very Large economic scale program. The potential benefits to the Region and to the entire metropolitan Chicago area in the Long run far exceed any negatives that May exist. A so says Jerry Juska governors state University assistant Dean of the College of business in support of a third metropolitan Airport landed in the South suburban Region. A More people should View it As the catalyst for making our geographic area truly an International City a Juska continued pointing out that a third Airport would a make the area a world class business and cultural and educational he noted that a third Airport regardless of where it will be built will not Only economically Benefit the immediately surrounding Region but will also boost the downstate agricultural Industry and manufacturing plants throughout Illinois and neighbouring states. A in the whole economic development system its the heart the pump that drives it. Its not just an Airport. Its More than that. Its a global economic development program a Juska said. A the More people the larger the service the bigger the warehouse a he said of the proposed $6 billion Airport and the industries that will surround it. A they develop it if they did no to think there was a four Sites currently Are being studied by a multistage commission and its consultants near Peotone a Bis Tate location straddling the Illinois Indiana state line Northwest Kankakee county and expansion of the existing Gary municipal Airport. A fifth site a Southeast Chicago Airport stretching into Calumet City and Burnham was recently thrown into the ring by Chicago mayor Richard m. Daley. Juska explained that he and some of his Gnu colleagues first became involved in the Issue of a regional Airport about two years ago. A two years ago it became evident that the Federal aviation administration was seriously considering a third Airport. We at the University expected economic development for the Region but also saw it As a special learning experience for students not just of the College of business but for All students to experience firsthand economic planning a Juska also looked at the a International a Chicago has had a Large and Rich history As a transportation capital of the country a dating Back to the Early Railroad Days he noted. He painted a a logical scenario placing Chicago As the base for the Exchange of products the concept of a global transportation with Chicago As a global transportation Center he explained european firms could ship their products into please turn to Page a-2 Harvey Park District twisters recently captured an unprecedented fourth state wrestling title. Displaying the trophies Are team members and coaches on stairway from top to Bottom David Douglas Star photo by Mary Compton Tony Davis coach Quinoy Harrell Jason Pero Timothy Williams and Kapman Bradshaw. In front Are from left to right Leonard Bowens coach Arnold Carroll Milton Blakely and Durand Womack. Twisters win 4th state title Harvey Park districts twisters wrote history recently by winning a fourth state championship in Illinois kids wrestling federation Competition. After finishing third in 1986, the twisters placed a lock on the state title. In 1987, the twisters won the state championship by breaking a state record by crowning six individual state champions. In 1988, the twisters won their second title and rewrote the record Book scoring 345.5 Points to demolish the old record of 287. Nine twisters qualified for the state finals which was another record. The twisters crowned seven champions breaking their own record and tied a record by having 13 medal winners during a single state tournament. The twisters faced the 1989 Competition with some doubts since five state champions from the previous year had graduated to High school. The twisters won the state championship with Only nine qualifiers compared to 23 qualified by the Dolton Falcons. The twisters managed to Crown four champions one second and two thirds to tie one of the few remaining records by winning three championships in a Row. This year the twisters won an unprecedented fourth championship in a Row scoring 195.5 Points to the second place teams 139. The twisters qualified nine wrestlers for a he state finals while the Dolton Falcons qualified 18. Over the past four years the twisters have had 60 state qualifiers 45 medal winners and 22 champions. The 1990 tournament results were a 93 pounds harem Bradshaw qualifier a 72, Tony Davis first three time Champion four time Placer a 82, Jason Pero first team please turn to Page a-2

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