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Logansport Pharos-Tribune (Newspaper) - April 10, 1990, Logansport, Indiana Tuesday april 10 1990 National Forest in Gary t 0 d a y in 7 openers White sox win cubs rained out Page 8 founded 1844 Logansport Indiana outside rain Windy and cold tonight rain and Snow Likely Low 32 wednesday decreasing Clouds High 37 digest launch delayed Nasa scrubbed the launch of the space shuttle discovery this morning after a problem developed in a unit that supplies Power to the shuttles Wing and Tail surfaces hostages released a French woman and a belgian Man and the daughter born to them during their Captivity were released tuesday the three had been held More than two years in Lebanon Sajak cancelled following months of sitting at the Bottom of the late night scene lbs has decided to cancel the Pat Sajak show tomorrow blood pressure Check free blood pressure checks will be offered at a health screening from 10 to 3 at Hooks drugs West for an additional cholesterol glucose and glaucoma tests Are available Index Ann Landers weather state 11 12 10 4 5 8 Page 11 Page 14 7 6 find through classified whatever you want to find from a lost dog to a better Job you can find in classified read classified daily Pharo tribunes classified phone 7225000 parents say bus bullies at Winamac q reports of violence and bad language on Winamac school buses caused More than 70 parents to attend a school Board meeting last night 18th Street crash three people were injured shortly before monday when a car driven by Hazel Petrocchi 65 407 Crest and a truck driven by Robert Hunter 56 it 1 Cicero collided at Steve Tribune 18th and Market Street Courtney Ward 1 granddaughter of Petrocchi was transferred in stable condition with a head injury to methodist Hospital in Indianapolis Logan Board moves closer to accepting whittle offer by Diane Robinson pharos Tribune regional editor a sampling of what whittles Channel one offers helped change the minds of several Logansport school Board members who had initial qualms about the 12minute commercially sponsored news program the Board previewed the program monday but did not vote on it superintendent Steven Kain indicated earlier that a vote would not be taken before May Channel one is a daily broadcast of current events and features offered As part of whittle communications educational network the program which features 10 minutes of news and two minutes of commercials is geared toward a teenage viewing audience if Logansport agrees to show Channel one the corporation will receive at no charge one to set for each 23 students in its secondary schools a signal receiving dish to pick up the broadcast and two Vars one to record and play the Channel one broadcast and the other for the schools use As of March 10 48 school corporations in Indiana have accepted the when offer said or David Nesper director of instruction there Are 302 school corporation in the state but not All of them will be offered Channel one because of their smaller size Nesper played two tapes one promoting Channel one and the other showing several Sample broadcasts the broadcast usually has four news stories one of these a focus Story shows How that Issue will affect teens the program also features three or fou part news series which delve into topics that affect Young people like career searches or summer employment before each Story students Are shown a map that indicates where exactly the news is taking place see show Page 2 Byther Seward pharos Tribune regional reporter Winamac bullies bad language and physical violence on the school bus system Drew More than 70 parents to the Eastern Pulaski school Board meeting monday our daughter is yet another so called casualty of bus no said Kathy Wyatt Wyatt and her husband Kevin told the Board that they drive their daughter Rebecca to school every Day rather than let her ride the bus bus no 12 which covers a route through the Southwest Section of Franklin township is regarded by Many bus Drivers and parents As the most troublesome route those attending the meeting said the Driver of that route has requested a Transfer to a different route superintendent Robert Klitzman said he was not aware of other parents driving their children to school to avoid the bus from 45 to 66 students from kindergarten to Grade 12 ride each bus in the Eastern Pulaski school system there Are 20 buses in the corporation bus routes run both in town and in the county some people blame the problems on the Long routes and the combination of younger and older students some children Are on the bus As Long As one hour going to or from school but Klitzman said none of the children who ride bus 12 Ravel More than 40 minutes a main concern expressed by parents was bullies who harass younger children Mary Comer who lives on another bus route said her children often come Home with stories of physical violence the bad behaviour is being passed Down the younger kids have to choose Between being a victim or joining with the Corner said the language is the most consistent and everyday problem and the kids Are never sitting in their seats they walk up and Down the aisle the whole time the bus is Kevin Wyatt said the Wyatts presented the Board with seven proposals to improve the situation on the buses one of the proposals was a contract including rules and punishments that would have to be signed by parents and students before a child would be allowed on the bus the kids dont realize that Riding the bus is a privilege not a Kevin Wyatt said other suggestions included stricter punishments for bus Rule infractions periodic monitoring of All buses by an administrator and training sessions for All Drivers including discussions of disciplinary procedures the Driver of bus 12 this year has cracked Down on the kids yet there is no Way she can keep her eyes on the Road and see bus Page 2 Drivers training will Cost offered in summer school Only by Diane Robinson pharos Tribune regional editor Logansport students who want to take Drivers education classes will now have to take the course during the summer and their parents will pay a si50 user fee superintendent Steven Kain told the Board that a strained budget necessitated the change which the Board approved monday the change was opposed by the teachers association As i look at our budget i dont feel we have any alternative but to drop Drivers education or move it to the summer on a user fee he said increased appropriations for utilities rising health insurance premiums and salary increases for certified staff could cause significant deficits in the budget Kain told the Board we have taken some measures to improve our budget situation by eliminating overtime and cutting Supply budgets but More reductions need to be he said that the Cost of the Drivers education course which enrolled 126 students during the school year was about that amount includes teacher salaries and fringe Benefit costs the school is not reimbursed for the program by the state the s150 user fee would pay the Cost of salaries insurance car rental and maintenance i dont think theres anyone on this Board who not bothered by taking a free program and making it a user fee said Board president or Gary Miller but we have to Deal with facts Here and not the Logansport education association was opposed to the change citing concerns about the Cost to Low income students and loss of employment opportunities and vacation Dine for students with a summer program we Felt that the program was very much one mat needed to said Sharon Harruff Lea president we feel reductions should be made in areas that dont involve students if cuts need to be made they should be made across the she said the organization was also unhappy because the decision eliminated two full time teaching positions the Board tenured 17 teachers at the meeting including physical education and swimming instructor Tony Logan who was also terminated As boys swim coach Kain declined to comment on reasons for the termination Steve Tribune William Justice l and Max Metzger r present Tom Captain stubby pouts the Book of Golden deeds pouts wife Lou is second from left county honors Captain stubby by Dave Kitchell pharos Tribune City editor Tom Fouts Long known As radios Captain stubby was both Humble and humorous in accepting the Logansport evening Exchange clubs Book of Golden deeds award monday night for Fouts 71 it 2 Galveston it was an Opportunity to literally say thanks for listening to the Community just As he has for years on his Long running radio show anybody Home for More than 130 people gathered at the Holiday inn for the dinner the award was a Way of saying thanks for it Means a lot because Well you can get an Honor from folks in different areas in the country but its a known thing in show business if you can get an Honor like this from a Hometown by gosh it does folks i just wont forget Fouts said Richard Cassidy a past Golden deeds recipient was the master of ceremonies Hes been a great spokesman for Cass county and Indiana for Many Many Cassidy said Cass county and Deer Creek township have been very Lucky to have Canadian businessman Pat Murray the guest speaker for the event said Fouts humor and broadcasting style was noticed by one of Canadas great commentators Gordon St Clair it was St Clair who in 1973 recorded a patriotic single record that was popular in the United states it was based on his commentary the St Clair was a fan of stubby Murray said he Felt that Captain stubby clean humor made his listeners feel see deeds Page 2

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