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Logansport Pharos-Tribune (Newspaper) - March 11, 1990, Logansport, Indiana Sunday March Norse in Gaumer a 20year coaching career ends Page c1 outside Cloudy mostly Cloudy with 40 percent Chance of thunderstorms today High in 70s digest sentenced Farzad Bazot 31 an iranian exile who works for London weekly observer newspaper has been sentenced to death in Iraq for alleged espionage last Day Gen Augusto Pinochet of Chile greeted some foreign leaders saturday but was snubbed by Many who delayed arriving until he gives up the presidency to successor Gen Pinochet Patricio Aylwin who will be inaugurated today tomorrow lunch time learning intimacy win be the topic of the lunch time learning program at four county counselling Center n 015 Michigan from to Tea room opens the i Tiwa career centers Tea room 401 Tanguy will be serving lunch now through april from to 1 lunch is prepared by students from the Center Index Ann Landers Page b7 area Page a3 classified pages c7c11 comics Page b6 opinion Page a4 nation Page a10 lifestyle pages b1b8 sports pages c1c6 television Page b6 weather Pagello state pages business pages sold n 3 hours Philco 26 console Model to excellent condition Call 000000 classifieds work Call 7225000 today Flory preserve to remain passive City battling Hunters trash in attempt to preserve wildlife habitat on Southside by Dave Long pharos Tribune Start the Wilmer Flory wildlife preserve on the cites Southside promises to remain unchanged As a passive recreational area in the 1990s the wildlife preserve is on the site of an old Landfill usually referred to As the old City dump off East Clay Street but the Only visible remnants of the Landfill Are a few barrels that Parks administrator Dick fairer says have worked their Way to the surface Over the past few years whats below the surface is not As Well known the 33 acres were annexed into the City in 1986 much of the preserve is covered with Brush and fallen Trees making navigation difficult but the Parks department is slowly cutting walking and jogging trails through it the Brush and Thicket at the preserve is not necessarily Beautiful or easy to walk through but former Cass county wildlife biologist Joe Scheidler says it is Good for wildlife and for natural Plant growth the preserve is in an Early stage of succession of Plant growth according to Sheidler which Means the undergrowth Brush shrubs and Brambles Are Able to get sunlight because the Trees Are not mature and dont Shade the entire area that allows wildlife to flourish and the condition of the preserve now is considered the highest value for wildlife to survive Scheidler said preserve Scheidler said which is Good for the ground at the preserve is Rocky and wildlife preservation hard which is not Ideal but the rough the former wildlife biologist said terrain will slow the succession of the animals would be much stronger if they were living on soft Fertile ground but the ground at the preserve is adequate to maintain a lot of animal life Scheidler is now engaged in a private landscaping and Nursery business the property was dedicated As a nature preserve in the name of the late Wilmer Flory a Logansport teacher noted for his horticultural work the Cass county Park Board several years ago attempted to clean up the Park and placed a split rail Fence along Clay Street to define the boundaries but vandals hauled away the Fence and the preserve became a dumping ground for tires according to Cass county Extension agent Richard Rusk a member of the county Park Board Rusk said the Park contains several Sycamore and Ohio Buckeye Trees along with other interesting types of vegetation i doubt that the area is suitable for housing and there was never any intention to use it for anything other than rest and relaxation Rusk said plans to Plant greenery in the preserve and construct a shelter with running water never materialized he said we never got too much help from the City and there was always a lot of vandalism we also had a problem with who was supposed to patrol the Park the preserve was actually in the county see Flory Page a5 haitian military Leader resigns during protest q country has had five changes of government since february of 1986 Porta Prince Haiti a haitian ruler it Gen Prosper Avril who Rose to Power 18 months ago in a revolt by soldiers demanding democratic Rule resigned saturday during a popular uprising against his military regime the embattled haitian Leader turned Over Power to maj Gen Herard Abraham the army chief of staff who said he would Transfer Rule to a civilian led government within 72 hours Diplomat sources speaking on condition of anonymity said Avril would leave the country Gen Avrill within two Days but there was no word on where he would go and How he would get there within hours of the announcement that Avril was stepping Down groups of people burned houses and cars belonging to his supporters the television station Tel Haiti said teen agers shouted slogans outside the House of a Spe Cial police agent in the slum suburb of Martis Sant and that the agent and backers wildly opened fire killing six radio Metropole said seven were killed it was Haiti fifth change of government since february 1986 when dictator Jeanclaude baby Doc Duvalier fled the impoverished Caribbean nation into exile in France thousands of residents poured into the streets of Porta Prince the capital to celebrate youths erected flaming tire barricades at major intersections and Black smoke filled the sky Miami tribe awaits Federal recognition to pursue plans Peru ind a stripped of its recognition by the Federal government in 1897 the Miami Indian tribe has pinned its Hopes of economic Prosperity on regaining its identity More than just Pride is involved in the tribes drive to regain acknowledgement jobs improved social services and Federal funding Are at stake for the members nationwide including living in Miami Wabash Grant Allen Howard and Huntington counties in Indiana tribe members also live in Elkhart and St Joseph counties the miamis anticipate that the Bureau of Indian affairs will decide by March 16 whether or not they will be recognized but another delay would not be unexpected after 93 years just let your mind wonder i can imagine but i dont even know How its going to affect said Raymond White tribal chairman i said i would probably fall Over with a heart attack when they rendered that opinion its going to be a jubilant Day and one of the biggest Days in Miami see Miami Page a2 Steve Logansport berries coach Phi Hershberger gives some advice to Junior guard Scott Montgomery in the third period of the Logansport Northfield regional basketball game saturday at Marlon Logansport lost to the norsemen 7239 Story on Page c1 local legislators critical of 90 general Assembly Weatherwax Sabatini unhappy about process holding Back action on Bills to with state pm As the 1990 Indiana general Assembly Heads toward its final session Day on tuesday Cass county two state legislators say the system has broken Down state sen Tom Weatherwax r Logansport told a chamber of Commerce sponsored third House forum saturday the process is not As an example Weatherwax said by 8 on the last Day to pass Bills coming from the other chamber the House had Only passed one of the 175 Bills sent Over from the Senate and Only passed 63 More by the end of the Day in very upset with what state rep Bob Sabatini told the group the House As a result of its 5050 political split at the Start of the session has been the choking Point for much of the legislation trying to move through the system that has pushed much of the critical negotiation into conference committees and resulted in Bills that did not pass both Chambers being tacked on to other Bills that made it to a conference committee Bills that Are amended or passed in different forms in the House and Senate must go to a committee of senators and representatives to have those differences worked out the committees recommendation must then be approved by the legislature Bills that have been Defeated can come Back to life by being added to a Bill that is being negotiated in committee still left for the legislature on tuesday is the state budget Bill Weatherwax said the Bill presumably will provide Money for a new state prison Money to reimburse counties for housing prisoners that should be housed by the state additional medicaid funding million to pay for repeal of the Federal catastrophic health care legislation and More than s6 million to Aid welfare caseworkers Community mental health centers and Community programs for the developmentally disabled Are also expected to get More Money and there is a proposal that Public school tuition support be increased by 2 percent Weatherwax was critical of the fact that Federal spending cuts have led to loss of unemployment services in Indiana and that the medicaid costs to the state will increase dramatically because of the catastrophic health care repeal in an Exchange with state employees attending the forum Weatherwax said he didst believe that the state needed collective bargaining one of the state workers pointed out that she had seen a net decrease of s26 from the most recent pay raises because of the increasing Cost of health insurance Weatherwax countered that the previous administrations had sheltered state employees from health insurance increases Sabatini said a Bill that has emerged from conference committee will have the state fund a Deputy prosecutors position in a county where there is a state mental institution with More than 350 patients Sabatini also supported funding for More welfare caseworkers saying that there is a need for More of them in places such As Cass county

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