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Harvey Star (Newspaper) - March 11, 1990, Harvey, Illinois Sports Field for state a tournament Narrows Home guide election More endorsements on today a editorial Page building a House from scratch what to look for in an architect the Star your Community newspaper Harvey Markham area edition 44 pages�?6 sections sunday March la 1990 35 cents per copy 100th year a no. 21 Iep a to look at other Reading projects by Patricia Briske area residents who Are worried about a waste to Energy incinerator being built in Robbins May have a Straw left to grasp after wednesday nights Public hearing on the project. For the most part residents vocalized their opposition to the project but provided Little substantive new data during the five hour session. But one environmentalist has raised a valid concern said Jim Cobb senior Engineer from the Illinois environmental Protection Agency Wiepa. A a woman from Greenpeace tried to Embarrass the construction company Bechtel and project Developer Reading Energy corp., bringing up examples of some facilities where there were problems a he said. A we need to look at those places a Cobb admitted. The deadline for submitting written comments on the proposal to the Wiepa has been extended to april 7, Cobb said. After officials review the submissions and transcript of wednesdays often emotional Public hearing the Wiepa could Issue a construction permit a a week or two afterwards if no fatal flaw in the plan is discerned a he said. The Epa has already granted a draft permit or preliminary approval to Robbins resource recovery co. For the site plans. The facility would be at 134th Street and Kedzie Avenue. The hearing brought out More than 500 people who jammed the gym a parents group tells school policy concern threaten withdrawal of referendum support by Barbara v. Dargis thirteen Days before a school tax referendum goes before Bremen Community High school District 228 voters an association of parents is talking about withdrawing its support unless the Board of education commits itself to certain reforms. A if the school system is going to stay the Way it is do we want to pay More property taxes a asked one Hillcrest Parent during a meeting of the group the concerned parents of District 228, wednesday. Wayne Meeks was one of nine parents who gathered to discuss issues that the group feels demand immediate attention. Group members agreed to show up for tuesday s regular Board of education meeting at Bremen High school at 7.30 . To air their Agenda. Of particular concern Are the discipline policy the tracking system and the racial makeup of the individual schools. As it stands now at the Deans discretion a disciplined student May be kept from classes and sent to a seven hour Long supervised study. Sometimes infractions leading to such a penalty May be As minor As causing a hallway disturbance or As major As school truancy according to the concerned parents. While spending the Day in what has come to be called a the Box a a student is Given assignments to be completed and credited toward class time. The parents say keeping kids a even troublesome kids a from class is counterproductive. And they Are asking for input when it comes to meting out punishment. The parents group also claims that students at All Levels Are being discouraged from enrolling in challenging courses. The current method of tracking forces Counselor to a a prejudge student ability the parents believe. A kids Are made to feel they even try a Sharon Stanback co chairman of the group said explaining that her son was practically ordered not to enrol in an advanced level math course. The group also will urge the Board to consider new boundaries for its four High schools. Talk wednesday entered on racial imbalances among District schools and group members said they will ask for a More even distribution of the districts minority enrolment. Boundaries now Are geographical and racial considerations Are not taken into account when students enrol said or. James Riordon superintendent of schools. Enrolment District wide for the 1989-90 school year is 4,642 students. Each school at capacity can handle 2.000 students. This year students attending Bremen in Midlothian come from Posen Midlothian Markham Hazel Crest and Blue Island. The school at 152nd Street and Pulaski Avenue is 75 percent White 22 percent Black and 3 percent asian hispanic or other. Tinley Park High school draws from portions of Markham. Tinley Park and a slice of Oak Forest. The school located at 175th Street and 61st Avenue is 87 percent White la percent Black and 2 percent other. Hillcrest High school draws from Hazel Crest country club Hills Markham and a Small piece of unincorporated Cook county. Located at 174th Street and Pulaski Road country club Hills. Hillcrest is 24 percent we Hite 72 percent Black and 4 percent other. Oak Forest High draws from Oak Forest Midlothian and Crestwood located at 151st Street and Central Avenue the school is 95 percent White 2 percent Black and 3 percent other. The last Boundary change in the District was in 1973. At the time. Hillcrest was overcrowded with 2,200 students. Boundaries were redrawn sending Many former Hillcrest students to Tinley Park where enrolment had dwindled to 1,200. The parents agreed they will soft pedal their grievances where possible when they approach the Board tuesday. They said they done to want to be labelled As troublemakers and Are concerned that their outspokenness could Impact negatively on their children. Sum of Kellar school in Robbins. About 50 police officers including a half dozen state troopers also were called out As a precautionary measure should crowd control become a problem. The crowd remained quiet for nearly an hour while Wiepa officials read descriptions of How the 1,200-ton-a-Day, waste to Energy facility would work. But patience eventually wore thin As members of the audience began to shout Quot we done to want please turn to Page a-2 a monster stalks today a families by Carmen Greco or. In our Safe suburban neighbourhoods where children Clatter by on bicycles and the Guy next door putters contentedly in his Garden a monster lurks. Every so often he cracks the surface and serves As a chilling reminder that the family the Center of the american dream is fragile and susceptible to ruin. When Bennie Wilson broke into his Mother in Laws Park Forest Home recently and put two bullets in his wife a head the monster Rose in All its terrible fury. When Evergreen Parks Sarah Calderone said to have been brutalized repeatedly throughout her 10-year marriage pulled an my Rifle from the bedroom closet and shot her husband dead we saw the creature Loose again. These Are the most disturbing cases of Domestic violence the ones that grab the headlines and make it to the top of the six of clock news a the final desperate Wanton acts in a marriage gone terribly wrong. Taken separately however they misrepresent the everyday horrors of Domestic violence in America where death is just the most tragic outcome of a violent Home. For others it exacts a different toll shattering families inflicting permanent physical and emotional scars and perpetuating the vicious Cycle of spousal and child abuse. And for some women and children Domestic violence Isnit the exception its the Rule an everyday occurrence As common a happening As the Sunrise. Please turn to the dimensions Section student play honors a heroes students at District 152�?Ts Emerson school Harvey presented a play a the Hall of Black american heroes a in Observance of Black history month. They were assisted in their efforts by two juniors at Thornton township High school a Corey curties and Richard Harris. The Thornton speech students volunteered their time to work with the Emerson students every thursday for three months. The play directed by Emerson teacher Mattie curties highlighted the sacrifices and accomplishments of Black americans including Crispus Attucks sojourner truth Harriet Tubman Frederick Douglas Jackie Robinson Wilma Rudolph and sugar Ray Leonard. The students researched information about the persons they portrayed. They used encyclopedias newspapers Ebony Magazine television and books such As the a encyclopedia of Black America a the a world almanac and the a guiness Book of world student cast members were Winter Stokes Noami Washington Tene Jones Felicia Johnson Alphonzo Jones Denton Walker Christina Lee Michelle Jenkins David Cross Ostra Roberson Brandi Pernell Estell Winston Mario Thomas Lamont Overall Irma Bates Christopher Hurst Shawn Smith Darius Atkins Rossetta Smith Lovely Johnson Dontee Carmack Kevin Johnson and David Douglas. The stage Crew included Nnolim West and Lakeesha Stokes. Working the lights were Larry Holmes and Sanca Walker. Thornton township High schools speech department under the direction of Brian Mckinnon helped with the play production by lending costumes and assisting with makeup. Other activities during Black history month included reports on outstanding accomplishments of Black americans readings songs and Art works. There contributions Are incorporated into the social science curriculum in some of the classes. The fifth graders invited their parents and grandparents to share some of their experiences with the class As they discussed their heritage. Many parents also sent their favorite recipes to be included in a Booklet. The Observance of Black history month concluded with a Turkey with All the trimmings luncheon. Desserts were made by both parents and school staff members. Speakers for the Day included Tiffany Lucas Jeffrey Pugh and Richard Harris with Corey curties making the introductions. All Are students at Thornton High school. Rotha d. Patterson is principal of Emerson school. Star photo by Mary Compton in Observance of Black history month students at District 152�?Ts Emerson elementary school in Harvey presented a play Quot the Hall of Black american among those honoured were sojourner truth above left portrayed by Brandi Pernell and Jackie Robinson above right portrayed by Lamont Overall. Two Thornton township High school students a Corey curties at far left in photo at left and Richard Harris Center worked with the students each thursday for three months to produce the play. Emerson teacher Mattie curties at far right presents an award to the High school students for their help. /

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