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Orland Park Star Herald (Newspaper) - November 21, 1982, Orland Park, Illinois Moraine Board hears about 6 tight nursing program when is a 3.2 Grade Point average on a 4.0 scale not Good enough to make the Grade when you Are trying to enter Moraine Valley Community colleges extremely a a tight nursing program. The difficulty of getting into the program which Only has 50 openings per semester with at least twice As Many persons applying for the posts was aired at tuesday nights Board meeting when a student complained about the Way the applicants were selected. Christine Graham a 21-year-old student from Orland Park said she has attended the College for three years and has applied for the nursing school three times each of which she was rejected. A the first time i let it pass. The second time i Felt it was legitimate but i feel this third time i should have been accepted a she stated. A i talked to the assistant Dean of nursing who told me the applicants Are selected on the basis of their Grade Point averages an complaint act test scores. I believe another important Issue is being left out though a the number of hours put in is. Graham who has a 3.24 spa and an act score of 18, said she did no to think it was fair that students who take Only one or two classes a semester should be put in the same category As full time students like herself. A a student can come Here and take one or two classes and get an a in each but i did no to take that route. I chose to come full time and work As Well. I feel now though if i had to do it Over id take one class at a time and get a 4.0 average too a she added. College president Fred Gaskin related that Competition for Entrance into the nursing program is especially keen noting that As Many As 118 students qualified for the 50 opening one semester. A we had Only 40 openings in the program until this fall when we decided to raise it to 50. We had decided at that time to weight list qualified applicants who did no to make it for the following semester but that group became so Large we had to abandon the idea a Gaskin added. Nursing school spokesman Kathy Wilders said she feels the spa and act scores Are Good indications to see if a student will succeed in the program. She added that she also looks at the students College record once she has accumulated 12 credit hours. Gaskin said the average spa of those admitted into the program is 3.76 on a four Point scale. He agreed that it is a a a sad situation that so Many qualified students Are unable to enter the program and said he has talked to the staff about counselling students on alternate programs in the health Field. He invited is. Grahm and her colleagues to arrange a meeting with him to discuss the problem and to consider the possibility of taking the number of credit hours spent at the College As a Means for Entrance into the Orland Park Star Herald 40 pages 3 sections sunday november 21, 1982. 25 cents per copy vol. Llu no. 43 City merchants seek methods to boost sales looking for a Way to boost the business Community a and consequently the City a share of sales tax Revenue a Palos Heights mayor Eugene Simpson has challenged the merchants to pull together or face the alternative of competing with newly recruited businesses from outside of the area. Sales tax collection by october was to per cent behind last years $748,000 was collected during fiscal year 1981-82, while the first six month period this year has shown $374,000. The mayor said based on a conservative four to five per cent inflation Factor inside the Star Heral Confidence More than 120 members of the Cook county Forest preserve police took part in an eight Day training course pictured above to instill Confidence in themselves and their fellow officers. Reporter Pete Reynolds and photographer Al Sieb take a look at this program on Page 5.cage top to who Are the Best boys basketball teams in the South suburbs find out in today a sports Section which starts on Page 9 As Star publications unveils its preseason Cage top to. Also in sports Are previews of the basketball fortunes at Sandburg Oak Forest Chicago Christian Andrew and Tinley Park plus photos and details about fridays season opener Between Bremen and Shepard. Marriage Cia is the Bride was dressed in White. The bridegroom wore jeans and a to shirt. So began the a wedding ceremony of two Oak Forest High school students. The mock wedding was staged As part of the students marriage and parenting course at the school. See lifestyles Page 17, for More details. �?�2 Jinx Al to a a a 1 Vlf a Jar it Elf a jul Quot to Quot "tp"cimhm________________13-16editorialentwtiinimflt.-------------Magazinelheetylaa __________________17-20 obituary-----------------.�?.�?.3 .9-11 to listings Magazine our phone numbers an departments 687-9400 or 755-6161 that amount is running below last year. Fifty two per cent of the Revenue comes from food and automobile including gasoline sales and 48 per cent from general merchandise. Sixteen business establishments have closed their doors since january i and there currently Are 14 empty stores. Simpson made a proposal november 4 at a special meeting of the City councils roads and construction committee to promote the existing businesses. He suggested the City raise business licenses from $35 to $100 to fund a Cash raffle for patrons and for advertising. Simpson made the proposal As a a voluntary Short term shot in the Arm Quot and he invited other ideas from committee members. He also issued an invitation to those shopkeepers to attend another special meeting in Hopes they would come up with More ideas. He urged the merchants to join forces with the City a and work for the same general that gathering took place thursday night with 30 merchants in attendance. Many said they were responding because the mayors suggestion a would hit them in the pocketbook a and some had questioned its legality. A for years this City government has stood off and watched you fend for yourselves a Simpson told them. A to do nothing is nothing but he said Palos Heights has to begin promoting its businesses and competing with surrounding malls and shopping centers. Those present were critical of any a a forced changes such As increasing the business licenses or making hours uniform but they agreed the latter is one of the problems. Another is parking and Access. A you can to impose that common hours on someone a declared Ron Barnett of Barnett interiors. Valerie Kunz of Baskin Robbins said a Little business As Are most shops in Palos Heights cannot pay its employees to keep open Long and late hours. Fred Magiera co owner of crate and Keg and the Tiffany Square shopping Center suggested that merchants adjust their hours to make them More convenient to shoppers they could open later in the Day so they could stay open later at night he said. Ald. Stephen j. Horvathjr. Said he wondered if the City merchants would initiate a Holiday hours a staying open evenings and weekends until Christmas. Rich Carroll of Slipway figure Salon continued on Page 2 Sandridge school fourth graders and their teacher Joan Mahler went to a a school on wednesday and thursday at Bremen Towne mall shopping Center in Tinley Park. Fourth graders from Kruse educational Center attended classes at the mall on monday and tuesday. The classes were part of school District 146�?Ts american education week Observance. Star publications photo by Bob Chwedyk begin efforts to fill masters Board term by Karen Caff Arini Moraine Valley Community College trustees tuesday began Steps to fill the seat on the Board that has been vacant since trustee Dianne masters disappeared eight months ago. Also the Board tuesday elected new officers despite objections by two trustees who wanted to hold off the executive changes until the december meeting. Board chairman Burton Odelson explained that a notice is being sent to mrs. Masters Home a to notify her that a hearing will be held at the next regular Board meeting at 7 30 . December 14, to determine if a vacancy does the notice also will be published. If it is determined at that time that mrs. Masters has abandoned her Post or is unable to fulfil the duties of her position the Board will take action to fill the vacancy. Odelson said the Board is acting on the advice of its attorney. Board member Lee harrs added that the Board As a whole has not discussed a replacement for mrs. Masters who was its vice chairman. Mrs. Masters has been missing since the Early hours of March 20, when she was last seen leaving a Palos Park restaurant. She had accompanied several College trustees and officials there after a Board meeting. Witnesses placed mrs. Mas ters within two blocks of her Home at 12460 South Wolf Road in unincorporated Palos township. Despite an investigation by Cook county sheriffs police that has included at least two searches of the heavily wooded surrounding area and the offer of a $10,000 Reward by her mrs. Masters husband Alan the trustee has not been heard from. Investigators acknowledge that the 35-year-old mrs. Masters Likely was the victim of foul play. The Federal Bureau of investigation has entered the Case but has thus far not reported any Progress. As for its reorganization the Board re elected Odelson chairman despite a a not votes cast by trustees Patricia Fleming and Harris. Maureen Pecor who was appointed acting vice chairman when mrs. Masters disappeared was chosen for that Post again with Only Harris dissenting. James Smith was elected Board Secretary replacing Harris who said he chose not to run for the Post again. Patricia Fleming was re elected the boards representative to the Illinois Community College trustees association with mrs. Pecor and Smith named As alternates to the Post. Harris said he wanted to defer the reorganization until december because he thought there was a need for More Board interaction in choosing its leaders. Mrs. Fleming also wanted the elections postponed. Harris added that the Board made a verbal agreement last year that it would have a revolving chairmanship. This system would limit each officer to a one year term rather than a two year term and the chairman would be replaced the following year by the vice chairman and the year after that by the Secretary. Under the agreement Harris As Board Secretary would Haw been named airman tuesday night since the elected vice chairman is missing. A it was his Odelson a motion last year that we change the term of officers from two years to one year. Now he has reneged on his Promise a Harris charged. He comment on suggestions that Odelson is dominating the Board stating Only that each Board member had a right to vote for or against him. In other action Joseph Llewelyn architect for College construction projects reported that work Ris progressing smoothly on the College Center building and the new looped Road on Campus although work on the exhibition baseball Field has hit a Snag due to the weather. He noted however that the original target Date for completion of the projects has been changed from late August to the beginning of the second semester next year. Local priests express support of bishops9 anti nuclear stand by Richard Morrissey area roman Catholic priests Are reacting favourably to a proposed pastoral letter which opposes the proliferation and even the existence of nuclear weapons. Signs like this began appearing on Telephone poles and Trees in Westhaven last week. The posters urge donations to a Legal fund to fight construction of a 174-unit, too per cent government subsidized apartment Complex in the Village. The Westhaven homeowners association is accepting contributions to Battle pheasant Ridge and associates who have received a $6-million mortgage commitment from the . Department of housing and Urban development. Donations thus far have totalled about $2,000, according to association president Michael Daum. The 110-Page document is the subject of heated debate among 278 Bishops at the annual meeting of the National conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington. The letter which has taken More than a year to write questions the Possession of nuclear weapons even As a deterrent to nuclear War. The Rev. Robert e. Dovick pastor of incarnation Church in Palos Heights said that he has always sensed an innate conflict Between the churches stance against abortion and its Lack of a stance on the nuclear question. A it seems to me that if the taking of a life of a Newborn is a tragedy then the possibility of All out death a should be a High priority topic with the Church he said. A i think if the Church is committed to the principle of preservation of human life a we crusade a lot about abortion a then i think we have to take a look at All aspects. Nuclear weapons Are the ultimate you might say. Its the total weapon a father Dovick said. The Rev. Richard homa associate pastor of St. Michael a in Orland Park preached last week against the proliferation of nuclear arms and said he received a favourable response from his parishioners. He said that perhaps people Are realizing that nuclear War May not be a a possibility anymore but a a we Are at a Point now where the probability of life is that we wont see the year 2000. What Are we going to do about it. The letter has made the government respond at least a he said. Many of the priests questioned were enthused that the proposed letter was bringing on Public debate perhaps with More response than the november 2 referendums on a world wide nuclear freeze the Rev. James Watzke an assistant priest at St. Damian a Church in Oak Forest said that like the re Ferenda on nuclear weapons held across the country the document May create some pressure on the Reagan administration. A it s pretty obvious this is a Broad based movement. Proponents feel that this Type of thing will limit the administrations priorities and could dictate principals in the future a if a nuclear crisis situation does arise he said. Father Watzke said that he supports the document but said it will not reflect the thinking of All the Church when it is finished. A this letter is not a final statement nor will it be when the final draft comes the final draft is scheduled to be finished next april. The Rev. William Devine pastor of St. Julie Parish in Tinley Park said the churches initiative in the matter will a bring out an attitude. It will create an atmosphere and something might be Able to be done. Taking the initiative like this will make it possible that at least things will be talked about a he said. Father Devine said that a the scary thing Quot about the proliferation of nuclear weaponry is the risk of an accidental explosion. Once an Accident occurs its affects will be irreversible he said. A the very fact that we have things that can go off acc Dently is scary. Once it has happened we can to take it Back Quot he said the letter has been the subject continued on Page 2

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