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Park Forest Star (Newspaper) - July 26, 1984, Park Forest, Illinois World new briefs a Roundup of news briefs from around the world the nation and i the state via the services of i United press International. The world Tel Aviv Israel a israelis bloc in a National Unity government to end a political deadlock after inconclusive elections. Three key Small parties also demanded labor and liked form a Unity government. London a the Mammoth . Aircraft carriers will no longer be unique among War vessels because the soviets Are building their own a ship that could handle 70 fighter aircraft Jane a defense weekly reports. Nato officials say the soviet Carrier probably would not be operational before the Early iwo. Huancayo Peru assassins a who knew what they were doing pumped 14 bullets into the mayor of Peru a largest Central andean City As he was jogging a City official says. The City Council blamed a a right Wing death squad for the murder tuesday. Police said the maoist group shining path we responsible. The nation Washington president Reagan signalling the Start of a rough and Tumble Campaign against Walter Mondale is ruling out tax increases and announced an Effort to preserve Cost of living increases for social Security recipients. He went to text yesterday for some campaigning. Hot Springs Ark. A vengeful gunman wounded in a police shootout managed to escape to a Motel bar where he killed four people before shooting himself to death authorities said Early yesterday. Hie Man had been thrown out of the bar last week for being drunk and Rowdy he had sworn revenge. Los Angeles the jury that convicted Marvin Pancoast of killing Vicki Morgan mistress to department store heir Alfred Bloomingdale prayed for him after deciding he we sane at the time of the murder. Pancoast who will be sentenced August is sobbed u the decision we announced tuesday. Washington the administration by responded privately to a soviet proposal for ground rules on space weapons talks in Vienna this fall but other los. Officials have publicly rejected preconditions. Some officials suggest mane vering Over a proposed announcement to open talks is really a soviet ploy to avoid them. Washington while statistics indicate that the Economy is rolling into High gear chairman Paul Volcker of the Federal Reserve Board again wares that continued High Federal budget deficits could cause a blow out. Dearborn Mich. The United Auto workers Are seeking seats on the boards of general motors corporation and Ford motor company in 1964 contract talks Law president Owen Bieber says. Bieber spoke at a news conference tuesday following the opening of talks at Ford. Law a negotiations opened monday. Lancaster Ohio Illinois gov. James r. Thompson ays be is urging Anchor Hocking corporation officials to acquire an abandoned Kankakee county Plant for the household product manufacturers planned expansion. Thompson mid Anchor Hocking is considering acquiring the Fesco plastics corporation Plant which we closed seven weeks ago with the iou of 125 ohs. He said Anchor Hocking would employ 300 workers if the Plant is chosen. The state Lemont 111. The death toll in the worst refinery explosion on record Rose to 15 today. Officials mid Many of the dead were company firefighters racing to contain a go leak that exploded leveling the sprawling Union i company refinery. Springfield nearly 95.000 in Federal emergency fobs Bill funds will go to five special projects involving Illinois elderly state officials have announced. That includes $30,000 to the metropolitan Chicago Council it a aging for developing Corpora Volunteer programs for reared and current workers and 43.000 for two projects Coordie lated by operation Able a Chicago Agency that promotes Job cities for older workers. Joseph Aurelio pizza Baron a Page do the Star Park Forest 68 pages�?7 Section thursday july 26, 1964 35 cents per copy vol. 35-no. 17 bouquets of radishes u Lovely u Rosa Are symbolic of the vegetable Abondance Aren gardeners Are polling from their gardens their rewards for Many Spring hours devoted to sowing and Chi rating. These beauties Are being offered Dor Sale at the Homewood Farmers Market one of several Sites in the area where producers and containers meet on saturdays. Roger Newenhouse left and Brian Deboer Are from big Johns farm stand of Chicago Heights. Star photo by Bob Chwedyk Board plans More meetings on White Hen store proposal the Village will do what it can to allow a White Hen pantry convenience store to be built in the Community and May conduct additional open meetings to discuss the project Park Forest Village president Ronald bean said monday. Bean speaking during a regular Village Board meeting said that although a site at India Wood Boulevard and Orchard Street is unacceptable to nearby residents another site May be available. Quot the Village wants to look at All the options Quot bean said. A the Village May be Able to exercise its influence to get impediments removed. A we will find a Way in which All different views can be aired a be told the audience and trustees monday. The topic came before the Board under first Reading of an ordinance to allow the project to proceed. Trustees approved first Reading and will continue to discuss it monday during a rules committee meeting. An ordinance must have three readings before it is approved. Several weeks ago More than 30 residents from the India Wood and Orchard area expressed opposition to the proposed store and adjacent retail strip during a Public hearing conducted by the villages plan commission. The commission recommended that the Village Board deny the plan. As did the villages environmental commission and the traffic and safety commission. Edmund fus real estate manager for White Hen pantry a division of jewel told trustees that he wants a Chance to speak with groups of residents about the project a the plan Isnit etched in Stone. If it opposition Means drastic cuts in retail space on the site we would be willing to do that we want to take just a bit More of your time to put our Best foot Forward a fus said. George Paul Ufa of j. Farrell and associates in Matteson said 12 Sites have been examined for such a store since about 1978, and the India Wood and Orchard location appears to be the Best that firm has been working with White Hen to find a suitable place for the retail outlet. Bean told fus. To submit a letter asking for an Extension of the deadline before which the Board must make a decision on the project so that a meeting or meetings can be scheduled. The Village president also said that a petition drive in favor or against the store would not necessarily have an effect on the boards decision. A we Are Here to follow the ordinances and do what is in the Best interest of the Village a be said. A a petition with 1,000 signatures is of itself not an indication that it is a Good or bad project there a a prescribed procedure that we must follow and we will follow property tax Bill a surprises become headache for assessors by Franklin Shuftan last weekends a a surprised for Cook county property taxpayers has turned into a headache for some suburban township assessors. Virtually All suburbanites by now have received their 1963 property tax Bills from the Cook county assessors office and in South Cook county they often show higher than expected balances due. Reassessment last year of the county s South quadrant a which includes Bloom Rich Orland Bremen and Thornton townships is largely to blame though increasing need for funds by some local governments is a contributing Factor for property tax hikes As Well. Township assessors report answering a flood of Calls since Friday but Point out that in most cases there is Little they can do for the frustrated homeowners. Each of the five South suburban townships that was Reass emed showed an increased level of assessment Bloom township Rose 7.71 percent Bremen 10.8 percent Orland 15.34 percent Rich 11.06 percent and Thornton 10.79 percent however these percentages of increase do not reflect what May have happened to any individual tax Bills. In some cases Bills went up Well above the rate for a particular township. In other instances Bills might even have declined. Tax time shows How few people truly understand the property tax system most of the assessors agree. A what we spend most of our time doing is explaining to people Why they must pay that certain amount a said a line fan tin a Deputy assessor in Thornton township. A once they understand their Bill they still May not like what they owe but they accept it Quot tax Bills Are determined by three separate and distinct factors tax rate the states equalization Factor multiplier and assessed valuation. Explaining tax rates and multipliers is difficult enough but add in the a wild card of quadrennial reassessment and confusion reigns. Racial stability Hud to fund new housing Effort Here by Margaret Seltzner part Forest will receive up to $72,200 from the department of housing and Urban development Hud to Start a program promoting stable racially diverse South suburban communities rep. George of Brien a fourth announced yesterday. The program involves a cooperative agreement Between the Village and Hud to reduce housing discrimination and expand housing choices in the Village and throughout the South suburbs. There Are four goals of the program Park Forest officials mid yesterday. Activity will include educating Black Chicago Home seekers to their housing options throughout the Chicago metropolitan Region As Well As demonstrating to White Home seekers from Chicago and suburbs that racially integrated areas Are stable communities. Hud officials soon will begin negotiations with part forests office of Community relations Over the actual amount of funding for the program. The agreement also will determine Bow the Village will operate the program which will be reviewed by Hud. According to Kathy Cardona assistant to the Village manager for Community relations in Park Forest goal of the program will be to reduce discrimination in the areas housing Market and expand housing choices for Blacks and Whites. It also seeks to educate Home seekers and Sellers about fair housing Laws the subtleties of steering and discrimination the myths and realities about integrated living and How to become a Home purchaser. The program will be implemented by tiie housing Center under contract with the Village of Park Forest and May involve subcontracts with area realtors. Is. Cardona mid the Village seeks substantial participation of the real estate Industry governors state University and local Cable television companies. A we want very much the cooperation of the real estate Industry and have already asked the greater South suburban Board of realtors to think about How they could be involved but have not developed ways yet in which we will do that a is. Cardona mid yesterday. She mid the program will involve a Media Campaign videotapes produced by the University a debunking myths about integrated living a an outreach program through speaking engagements on integrated living and Home buyer seminars in conjunction with the real estate Industry. Two seminars will be directed at Black groups in Chicago and emphasize open housing throughout entire metropolitan area. A your experience is that Many people close their options too soon when seeking a new Home a is. Cardona mid. A for example Blacks assume continued on Page a-13 Library Survey lists a growing number of out of town users because of reassessment that showed an enlarged taxing base for example some local units of government were Able to lower their tax rates and still collect More Money. Where in recent years multiplier or tax rate jumps have caused higher Bills township assessors my they Are telling confused homeowners this year to compare the change in assessed valuation. Too Many property owners Are surprised simply because they failed to heed notices that appeared in their mailboxes in january and february the assessors say. Those notices detailed information on individual properties that was to be considered in reassessment a but the trouble is that people did no to interpret the notices As to what it would mean to them in dollars and cents on their tax Bills a said Shirley Green Rich township assessor. Additionally All of the increase in taxes from last year must be paid for in the second instalment which is due next month. Continued on Page a-13 nearly one Quarter of Park Forest % Public Library patrons do not live in the two villages served by the Library a recent Survey indicates. Most out of town borrowers come from Chicago Heights Crete Matteson Richton part and University Park to use the part Forest facility during a meeting this month of the Park Forest Public Library Board of directors results of the Survey were discussed. The Park Forest Library serves residents of Park Forest and Olympia Fields. The Survey was conducted Between april 30 and May 6 of this year and is part of a years planning process the Board is using to produce a Long Range plan for the Library. Library officials mid 676 Survey forms were collected and tabulated. Results showed nearly 79 percent of the people using the Library do so at least once a month. The Library also Learned that nearly a fourth of its patrons come from communities other than Park Forest and Olympia Fields. Chicago Heights Crete Matteson Richton Park and University Park provide the majority of the Library a nonresident patrons the Survey indicated. The Survey provided an Opportunity for the Library to Check its performance against the states new standards for Public libraries avenues to excellence Library officials mid. The Library found that among those patrons looking for a specific title More than 66 percent found what they were looking for. Patrons looking for books by a particular author or on a certain subject had a better than 75 percent Chance of finding what they were looking for and patrons who were browsing for books or recordings had a better than 91 percent Chance of finding something of interest Accord continued on Page a-13 inside Rini Ifird 0-1, d-2 j>-3 to d-14 a Mai estate guide a Buff Alfh directory a automotive quid crossword Puzzle in classified e-1 to e-4 Minim. Entertainment �-5 to e-7 editorials -jt-10 feedback.-._e-6 fend guide a urn ,-c.i to 63 King Arthurs court--�?1-2 -e5 ___a-6 obituaries sports to news. -c-7 to c-9 s-0

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