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Lansing Star (Newspaper) - April 4, 1990, Lansing, Illinois She Soldier women in combat should they or they dimensions hoops Roundup of this weekends basketball action see a House of worship now converted to a family Sanctuary the Star your Community newspaper Lansing a Lynwood edition 40 pages�?6 sections sunday february 4, 1990 25 cents per copy vol. 3�?no. 49 / College Board oks contract with Fonte faculty negotiations next task South suburban College Sec president Richard Fonte has a new contract which went into effect thursday after approval by the Sec Board of trustees. The new contract replaces an existing one which was scheduled to expire on Jan. 31, 1992. The new agreement begins feb. I 1990 and ends Jan. 31, 1993. It gives Fonte a $1,000 increase to $80,000 Over his previous salary in the first year. His salary increases to $83,000 the second year and to $87,980 in the final year of the contract. Fonte gets five weeks of paid vacation As stipulated in both contracts but under the new agreement he is allowed to receive payment annually on unused vacation Days beyond 20 Days. In addition Fontess car allowance increases from $15,000 to $20,000. The car is owned by the College but Fonte has total use of the Auto. His personal allowance for other expenses such As travel was increased from $2,000 to $3,000. Finally Fontess new contract allows him to terminate his employment with the College after the second full year by giving 90 Days notice. The old contract called for 150 Days notice. The new contract also allows the Board to terminate him after giving him 150 Days written notice. In a related matter College officials announced collective bargain school districts join to solve problem of a illegal students by Kimberly link South Holland school District 150 officials May look to the Village to help Stop the influx of students who do not live within the District boundaries but attend District schools illegally. A a it a a real problem in a lot of districts. The taxpayers Are concerned. They Are educating youngsters from outside their District a said District 150 supt. Harry Agabedis who met with area school and South Holland Village officials last month. Thornton township High school District 205 supt. Richard Taylor said More than too non resident students have been dropped from the Rolls in just the 1989-90 school year alone. A we have no idea How Many Are getting away with it a he continued. A we have truant officers and a rigorous policy we follow. Those we find out about Are asked to leave and dropped from the Rolls. Its a More profound problem Here because transportation is easy from Chicago a Taylor said. Agabedis pointed out that District 150 has a More difficult time tracking Down these students. A we spend $3,400 per student per capita. Thornwood High school in South Holland spends $6,000 to $7,000. They have full time people working on tracking Down illegal students. We done to. We have to put All our Money into the education fund. A we just continue to Peck away at it and use whatever information we can get a he said pointing out that the District often learns of a suspicious situation from parents who Telephone the administration office. Agabedis said that three families have been turned away during the 1989-90 school year because investigative work revealed that they were not residents of District 150. Please turn to Page a-2 ing will begin wednesday when negotiating teams for faculty and administration sit Down and discuss Money issues. Sally Beckman president of the faculty Union said non economic issues have been resolved and negotiations went a fairly however Beckman said the Union has not decided what it is looking for in regard to Rooney matters. But Beckman added that she expects Money issues to be resolved quickly and amicably As the a win win non adversarial negotiating method is being used in contract talks this year. In other business the Board adopted a Resolution granting 50 percent tax abatement for five years for property located in the Village of Dixmoor. Fonte explained that Dixmoor has joined the Cal Sag historic waterway Enterprise zone and is asking the College to join with other taxing districts to encourage property tax abatement on new investments in Industrial manufacturing or commercial property within Dixmoor. Currently Dixmoor is working specifically to revitalize the Wyman Gordon property located at 147th and Wood streets. A the Wyman Gordon property is a steel Plant that has been closed Down for a number of years and Dixmoor wants to revitalize it. Currently we done to get any tax revenues from it anyway so we have nothing to lose and everything to gain by approving this tax abatement a Fonte explained. Fonte added that in the Long term a revitalization of the property will increase the tax base of property within the College District and increased assessments May amount to $12 million to $15 million. Moreover the College is considering some Type of cooperative agreement to provide training to the new occupants of the property. In other matters the Board approved a professional services contract with Ingalls Hospital employee assistance program to run from please turn to Page a-2 bowlers come in All sizes Bowling is a popular sport for South suburban residents of All Ages and today a sports Section describes the fun and Competition of the game. These youngsters Star photo by to so Thor have fun at castaways Bowling Alley in Calumet City. In the foreground is Steve Furtek while watching Are from left Bobby Grantz . Ryan and Felicia Hicks. Lansing prepares for annual 6 Good neighbor9 Parade in May by Dan Culloton its too Early for most of us to be thinking about the first weekend in May but not for the Lansing chamber of Commerce. The chamber is Busy making plans for the 23rd annual Good neighbor Parade. The theme of 1990�?Ts event is a nations of the As in years past the Parade will begin at Wentworth Avenue and Ridge Road proceed East to Torrence Avenue turn North to 178th Street where it will move East and end at the Lan Oak Park 2550 178th St. At the end of the Parade the chamber will provide a can of pop and a hot dog to everybody who participates in the event. A a it a always a very successful Parade for Lansing and for other communities a said Kathy Meunier publicity chairman for the Lansing chamber of Commerce. The Parade began in 1967 because a there were a lot of memorial Day parades and labor Day parades but there were not a lot of parades for this time of year a Meunier said. This years a a nations theme was chosen because a i think Lansing is made up of a lot of different heritages a a Meunier said. The chamber has budgeted $2,500 to organize the Parade but should spend less than that said Gary brei co chairman of the Parade committee. The chamber spent $2,200 in organizing the Parade last year brei said. A most of the stuff we get is donated a he added. The Parade will feature floats marching bands and Village officials. A we try to get the whole Community involved a he said. The event usually features Between 125 and 140 participants brei said. But More than 300 people participated in the Parade last year and More Are expected to take part this year Meunier said. A we get a marching group with 75 people and that a one entry a brei said. A even last year when we had Snow we had a lot of people show up. Ifs been run so Many times now that it is almost on Auto Pilot a he added. Plaques Are awarded for first second and third place in various categories such As Best Amateur and professional float and marching band. The winners Are chosen by a panel of five people and the trophies Are awarded at a breakfast two or three please turn to Page a-2 a flight school and the historic Ford hangar Are two attractions at the Road. Expansion plans at the site include a new North South runway and Lansing municipal Airport on Burnham Avenue and Glenwood Lansing perhaps some commercial development South of the officials Monitor growing use of Airport concerns of residents addressed by manager by Dan Culloton Lansing Lynwood and Munster ind. Residents who expect to hear the concorde tearing through the sound Barrier Over the Lansing municipal Airport can rest easy. Residents can expect a new North South runway and perhaps some commercial development South of the facility but the Airport does not plan to go International in the near future said Robert Malkas manager of the Airport on Burnham Avenue at Glenwood Lansing Road. A a done to expect this place to be another of Hare or a Midway or a Meigs or a third Airport a said Malkas who does no to like to Fly and is himself an opponent of unchecked Airport expansion. A expect this place to be a sophisticated reliever a recent fatal Accident at the Airport As Well As efforts to acquire land in neighbouring Munster has Given Rise to fears of some residents about Airport saftey and expansion. A Pilot of a gyr copter died Jan. 22 when the Small propeller Craft crashed two tenths of a mile East of the airports runway. On the same Day Munster officials voted to let Lansing buy 12.9 acres of land and 20.8 acres of air rights for a Clear zone East of the airports runway in Munster. In a recent interview with the Star Malkas tried to allay fears of homeowners around the Airport. The airports safety record has been a pretty clean since the Village bought it in 1976, Malkas said. There have been six accidents at the Airport in which planes have suffered severe damage or people have been injured or both since Malkas became manager in 1985. The majority of those accidents occurred before the runway was lengthened and drainage ditches at either end of the strip were covered. A that Type of thing has gone to nothing a Malkas said. If an emergency does occur Lansing paramedics and fire trucks Are less than a Quarter of a mile away Malkas said. Equipment from the Lansing firehouse at 19300 Burnham ave. Can reach the Airport in less than two minutes said fire chief Ralph Schauer. A a the Airport presents no real problem from a fire and Ems emergency please turn to Page a-2

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