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Park Forest South Star Newspaper Archives Aug 22 1976, Page 5

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Park Forest South Star (Newspaper) - August 22, 1976, Park Forest, Illinois A huh hunh workmen spread one of the finish coatings on the new Tennis courts at Rich East High school Campus. The four courts replace the three courts eliminated at Central Park. Thigpen found guilty sentencing sept. 27 Melvin Thigpen. 22, of 1125 East 11th Street East Chicago Heights was found guilty Friday morning on charges of rape attempted murder aggravated kidnapping and aggravated Battery. The jury trial which began August 13 and ended thursday was before judge Dwight Mckay in the Harvey Branch of criminal court. The jury deliberated three hours before returning the guilty verdict. Sentencing will take place on september 27. According to court record on december 1,1975, Thigpen went to Rich East High school and stopped a 17-year-old girl As she car theft attempt brings arrest an automobile burglar alarm thwarted the alleged attempt of two Young men to steal the car in the Arbor Trail apartment Complex parking lot tuesday night arrested were Dennis Lindsey. 24. And Melvin Dansby 25. Both of Robbins police said Paul Novak and his wife. Nancy. 55 North Arbor Trail were sleeping when they heard an Auto alarm Start blaring Novak said he looked out his window and saw two Young men inside his wife a car when Novak shouted to the Young men. They jumped out of the car and ran towards the Woods. Sometime later the suspects wandered out of the Woods and were apprehended by officer Theodore Peck and detective Robert Maeyama both were charged with attempted Auto theft was leaving cheer leading practice. Thigpen had a gun and forced the girl out of the building into his car driving her to a location near interstate 57 and Steger Road. There according to court record she was raped and told she would be driven Home. Still holding her at gunpoint ask seniors to attend hearing at its meeting thursday. Park Forest senior planning group voted unanimously to urge Village seniors to attend the forthcoming Plaza chapter 12 bankruptcy hearing scheduled for Friday in Chicago a we Are deeply concerned about and committed to a viable Plaza for All citizens most especially seniors who need and want products and services the group said in a statement issued after its meeting the Plaza task Force is offer ing round trip bus transportation for that Day for $2 per person with departure set for 8 30 a m. From Stine Way drugs in the Plaza reservations May be made by calling great Southwest trading Post. 747-8841 persons interested in further information on Park Forest senior planning group May Telephone South suburban area Owca 748-5660. Or visit the Yew at 45 Plaza. Park Forest soil unused articles through St a classified ads Sharon Groch 15, daughter of or. And mrs. Walter Groch of 178 Miami Park Forest has. Been missing from her Home for the past nine weeks. A Sophomore at Rich East High school Sharon is five feet one Inch tall and weighs 95 pounds. She has Brown hair and eyes. Anyone knowing her whereabouts is being asked to Contact her parents at 481-1337 or the Park Forest police department. High school students save 15.00 on a class mag offer Good sept. 1, thru oct.30,1976 negotiable Ltd \ fee \i%5 Gold Lance rings i _ or a is i wok. You must i bring this Coupon with on o Gold Lance class ring delivery 24 get $5.00 off / weeks Tennis courts get final touches the Star sunday August 22,1976 of 3 final surfacing and striping of the fourth court w ill Complete for use the newly constructed Tennis courts at Rich East High school Campus. The four courts originally planned to replace three courts eliminated at Central Park were financed 43 per cent by Rich school District 227 and 57 per cent by the Village of Park Forest As part of an ongoing Park improvements program. Additional facilities developed As part of the project include paved parking lot seating and rest area basketball backboards. Yet to be installed is a hitting Board on the Tennis practice area. In addition three of the courts Are developed for flooding for Winter ice skating. The Village and school District have entered into a scheduling maintenance agreement which will govern operation of this new facility. The District will have priority use during the school year for physical education and team activities. The new facility will be programmed by the Village department of recreation and Parks for primarily Tennis leagues tournament and lesson programs during the summer months. Orientation set two Days Park Forest co operative Nursery school will hold orientation meetings on wednesday and thursday in the school. 7 Hawthorne Road. Park Forest both sessions will begin at 8 . Parents of children in the monday wednesday Friday classes will attend the wednesday session and those with children in the tuesday thursday classes will meet on thursday. Both evenings will provide Opportunity for parents to meet the school s teachers and Board of directors and to hear about plans for the coming school year information on the school is available by calling 748#-l79< r Thigpen drove the girl about a half mile and told her to get out of the car. Several shots were fired and she was hit in the hip and stomach. She played dead in the ditch until the car drove off. Then she made her Way to a House a half mile from the scene summoned police and was taken to the Hospital for treatment the girl aided police artists in developing a composite sketch of Thigpen and on december 3, she identified him in a police lineup. Thigpen is being held without Bond. Judge Mckay is empowered to sentence Thigpen on the most serious of the four charges. Prices effective sun., mon., tues. Effective August 22, 23, 24, 19t6 visit our sidewalk Sale on saturdays. Cd store Only door busters Vinyl Mats our Reg. 9 2.28 a for $ 3 colourful and durable. 36 x6 effective August 22, 23, 24, 1976 amp is Man amp door busters sink set our Reg. 2.47 1 88 5 piece Kitchen Helper effective August 22, 23, 24, 1976 a >0 it door busters fashion rings 2 $ special Purchase for Large selection. Choose several. Effective August 22, 23, 24, 1976 a. Ltd ,00.0 of 0,0. Amp amp or to door busters a sleeping Pillow 2 $ our Reg. 3.44 for 5 regular size sleeping Pillow. Effective August 22, 23, 24, 1976 l. J pm door Buster Gas Bike lock our Reg. 1.97 $ 1 combination lock with Chain. Effective August 22, 23, 24, 1976 door busters a potting soil our Reg. 1.38 99 8 quart ready to use. Effective August 22, 23, 24, 1976 Faa now there Are two. Southwest largest Van converters and accessory dealers in the South suburban area location no. 1 Van am 12640 s. Kroll drive 2 Block West of Cicero on 127th Alsip ill. 371-1 150 location no. 2 Van am 7409 Archer ave. Summit ill. 469-8039 buy direct we buy Large volume quantities our prices Are lower and you save More sunroofs captains chairs cabinets Luggage Racks wheels windows a stereos a Dinette sets a ice boxes watch for the opening soon of More convenient locations Van am custom vans sell unused articles through result getting Star classified ads cat 17 pm Yiew Malili 515 w. Lincoln open today sunday 12 00 to 5 00 . Custom drapery v Jimmh shop at Home service f h phone 481-4200 free estimate no obligation 50 off includes custom made to measure and fabric in Stock. All ready made curtains and drapes Stop in and see our great collection of curtain and draperies and get expert help. We have in Stock a Complete selection of Kirsch hardware Sallil a Al Trig i a 2 stores Only Park Forest Kresge in Park Forest Plaza or Chicago Heights Kresge at 1630 Halsted St

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