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Logansport Pharos-Tribune (Newspaper) - April 6, 1990, Logansport, Indiana Friday april pact breakthrough with Japan today i n 18 Tribune big time baseball berries Are in Page 11 founded 1844 Logansport Indiana outside Chilly partly Cloudy tonight with a Low near 20 saturday brighter with highs reaching the upper 40s digest oxide Telescope Nasa officials Are hopeful of a timely launch next week after finishing tests on the shuttle discovery and the billion Hubble space Telescope it will carry into space tuesdays launch Date was jeopardized earlier this week when a Power outage interrupted testing of the Telescope and orbiter Rembrandt attack an unemployed Man described by police As confused sprayed Rembrandt famous painting the night watch with an unidentified chemical in Amsterdam today but museum officials said damage was minimal it was the second attack on the priceless artwork in nearly 15 years and the third this Century immediately after the attack a museum guard applied a neutralizing agent and the damage to the 1642 masterpiece appeared limited Lithuania lithuanian lawmakers took a conciliatory tone with Moscow in seeking talks on Independence but the Kremlin continued its Hartline position As soviet troops took Over another government building in the Baltic Republic soldiers dressed As police invaded the lithuanian prosecutors offices thursday forced employees outside and took Over the building tomorrow wide Load it was an exceptionally wide Load that crept through Delphi thursday afternoon Crews from Helvie House mover san Flora work their Way North on ind 421 in Delphi with a Steve House owned by Doug Whiteman of Delphi the Home is a rental and was being moved to Wells Street on the North Side of the City thursday afternoon North Miami school on probation Buffalo Frontier get limited oks health fair health fair90 will be held from 10 to 4 at the Logansport mall free health screenings Booths and a Teddy Bear clinic will be part of the festivities Index Ann Landers 13 15 14 15 7 11 13 10 4 18 Byther Seward pharos Tribune regional reporter North Miami elementary school principal Donald Davis was surprised to learn that his school had been placed on probation by the state Board of education i still have not received any report we have had no indications and no feedback whatsoever since we were evaluated in Early Davis said Davis said the probation was unexpected because North Miami is the Only elementary school in Miami county that is accredited by the North Central association of schools the state evaluation was based on step test results North Miami scores indicated deficiencies in math and total test Battery scores attendance was also considered in the evaluation we were not deficient As far As a National Davis said the state Board of education based its evaluations on comparisons among Indiana schools schools were grouped into leagues of 50 according to socioeconomic criteria this is the first year for the new evaluation system what it comes Down to is the number of free lunches a school said Douglas Lesley principal of Frontier High school Chalmers Frontier was one of 46 school that received a shortened two year accreditation a full accreditation is for five years we were in a unique position we were placed in an elite league with some of the higher Quality schools in the Lesley said we honestly Felt we May have been despite that belief Lesley said the Short term accreditation gives the school the incentive to improve itself probation Indianapolis a Here is a list by county of schools put on Proba Tion for not meeting state performance based standards probation 8 Clay county Forest Park elementary school Brazil Delaware Daleville High school Daleville Jackson Medora Junior senior High school Medora Madison Chesterfield elementary school Chesterfield Miami North Miami elementary school Denver Vanderburgh Harrison High school Evansville Vigo University school and Warren elementary school both Terre haute 2year accreditation 46 White Buffalo elementary Buffalo and Frontier High Chalmers we have adjusted our curriculum and we Are working on other ways to raise our Lesley said Frontier students tested a Little Low in math and language arts on the step according to Lesley however the school received special recognition for its High attendance rate earlier in the school year and boasts one of the highest graduation rates in the state in confident that Well move into full accreditation Lesley said Buffalo elementary pan of the North White school corporation also received a two year accreditation superintendent John Heath was not available for comment accreditation based on tests is first for state Indianapolis a state education officials say a new performance based accreditation system will help improve schools especially the eight schools put on probation the state Board of education voted unanimously thursday to accept the first accreditation report under the states new system of evaluating schools based on a variety of measures including student academic achievement attendance and graduation rates the eight placed on probation failed to meet state standards another 46 were Given two year accreditation while they Correct minor deficiencies and 302 schools received full five year accreditation i believe what we have Here is a system that will continue to Lead to improved learning and said superintendent of Public instruction h Dean Evans George Stone the departments director of the accreditation process said the focus of performance based accreditation is on school improvement and for schools to get better the intent has never been to punish each year on fifth of Hoosier Public schools will be evaluated using the performance based system approved by the general Assembly some workers already called Back to Logansport Battery Plant by Margo Marocco pharos Tribune business editor members of United Auto workers local 84 at oxide corporations Logansport Plant voted overwhelmingly thursday to ratify new three year local and National contracts in the few hours since the contracts were ratified the company has recalled five workers who were Busy this morning unloading batteries there bringing batteries Back into the Plant from different locations so we can Start wetting them Down and said Law local president Tim Wilson there Are five trucks outside right now carrying batteries and More on the Way from what i understand it is expected they will Call about 20 people Back in the next couple of weeks with recalls ranging from 30 to 50 people and maybe More in the future it All takes Wilson said prior to the ratification vote which took place at the Logansport armory details of the proposed contracts were explained to the membership by Wilson the contracts had expired april 1 the ratification of the local agreement will make the Plant More Cost effective for the company to Wilson said in other words the language in the local contract which pertains to vacations Job bidding procedures and work rules gives the company More flexibility to make the Plant More Cost the membership which at one time totalled 240 people voted 125 to 11 in favor of ratifying the local agreement the actual membership has dwindled since layoffs began some of the former workers now have other jobs the National agreement covers oxides Law member plants in Logansport Burlington Iowa Allentown and Denver Colo members of local 84 ratified the National contract 127 to 9 the National agreement pertains to wages and benefits such As health and life insurance and retirement All the other plants also ratified their local agreements and the National pact by about the same margins Wilson said we agreed to a wage freeze for the first two years with a 25cent wage increase the third year for All production workers and 50cent wage hike the third year for All maintenance Wilson said there were no cuts in the medical or dental insurance in the third year of the pact workers will get an additional life insurance Wilson said the National agreement also Calls for re see oxide Page 2 gov Bayh will speak at los monday Good government Day officials elected most Logansport High school students will hear a speech by gov Evan Bayh at the schools annual Good government Day monday Bayh the nations youngest governor will meet with los students who have been elected student body City officials for a Day hell speak to the schools sophomores juniors and seniors at 9 in Mchale auditorium Good government Day is my 5peaker sponsored by the schools key club los students have elected Brad Craven mayor and Ujj Brandstatter clerk treasurer students elected City Council members for the Day Are John Berkshire Troy Crawford Mark Eaker Scott Montgomery Jenny Sera and Joel Wihebrink other City officials appointed Are Brock Rhea police chief Lance Minglin fire chief Mike Stover Street commissioner Todd Doner City attorney Brett Stines building commissioner John Gundrum cemetery Sexton Cory Harmon utilities manager Randy planning director Darin Winegardner housing authority director Nikki Amelio mayors Secretary and Scott Ellington Parks and recreation director baby born to provide sister with Bone marrow parents try to save girl with cancer los Angeles a a healthy baby girl was bom to a couple who conceived the child to serve As a Bone marrow donor for their cancer stricken daughter Abe and Mary Ayala revealed eight weeks ago that they had conceived the baby named Marissa eve As a last resort to save the life of their 18yearold daughter Anissa who is dying of leukaemia the baby weighed 6 pounds 4 ounces at birth tuesday night at Queen of the Valley Hospital in suburban West Covina the couples Niece Lydia Sanchez said thursday see cancer page2

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