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Rushville Republican (Newspaper) - March 17, 1990, Rushville, Indiana Saturday March 17, 1990 35 cents Mcaa games Page 3 Rushville t Republican a Community newspaper serving Rush county since 1840the weather saturday night Cloudy and colder. Low in the Low to mid 30s. Sunday partly Cloudy and cooler. High 45 to 50.t tap Michael Jane of 0 Rushville consolidated school corporation is looking for children who will be eligible to attend kindergarten classes next fall. If you have a child who will be eligible or know someone who does please Contact your local school. I Index h classified 6,7 obituaries. .2 comic.5 sports. .3 editorial.4 to. .7 tip from pharmacist triggers arrest by Jeff Emsweller assistant editor a Rushville pharmacist alertly notified Law officers of a possible illegal drug Purchase and in doing so helped officers of the Indiana state police make an arrest of a Carthage woman and a Greenfield Man thursday evening on an assortment of charges. According to a spokesperson at the Indiana state police Post located in Connersville Debra l. Cole 31, r. I Box 65 a Carthage was arrested and charged with obtaining a schedule 3 controlled substance by fraud deceit Possession of a schedule 3 controlled substance and Possession of stolen property. Also arrested by is officers was Robert w. Hogan 41, 726 East North Street Greenfield on charges of Possession of a schedule 3 controlled substance and Possession of stolen property. Both Cole and Hogan were placed in the Rush county jail under $5,000 Bond. According to the spokesperson at the Post on March 13, trooper investigator Bonnie Barnard was contacted by a pharmacist in Rushville who stated he had received a Call from a female subject that stated she was calling from an Indianapolis doctor s office and was calling in a pre script Lon for a drug known As Tussi Onex. The spokesperson said that the report said the prescription was supposedly being called in for a person named Rhonda Williams. Hie pharmacist stated that he could not locate the doctor and thought that it might be someone calling in prescriptions for themselves. Trooper Barnard located a physician by the name and number the subject had used and verified that the doctor did not Call in the prescription and that he did not have a patient by that name. Barnard then notified the pharmacist and the pharmacist stated that he would Call again if the subjects called Back. On March 15, the Rushville pharmacist contacted trooper Barnard and told her that the female subject had called Back asking if the prescription was see busted Page 2 school pass statewide Tornado test this is one of a series of articles designed to heighten Public awareness of Tornado safety during Tornado preparedness week. By Charles Wilson editor it was t a race but they were measuring the seconds at area schools Friday afternoon. Tornado the occasion was the annual statewide Tornado Drill conducted by the National weather service shortly before 2 . Friday afternoon. The test was originally to have been done thursday but was postponed for one Day due to the threat of actual severe weather. Overall school authorities gave Good grades to the local response and judged this Duck and cover year s Drill to be More of a real test than in years past. Response times at county schools ranged from Quot a matter of seconds Quot to three minutes according to data com a group of new Salem elementary first graders Duck and cover their Heads in a restroom during a Tornado Drill Friday afternoon. The Drill was part of a statewide test conducted by the National weather service. Kathy Foust photo piled from Telephone Calls to the schools after the Drill. The test was complicated at some schools by its timing at 1 48 ., when some classes were at recess out doors on school playgrounds. Despite that unexpected timing school officials indicated the test went without a hitch. 8ee Drill Page 2 All tied up sometimes trying to have a Good time can get you All tied up As eight year old Chris Jones Learned during this week s warm weather. Chris of 319 e. 10th St., was going to play volleyball when he got tangled up As shown Here. Larry stiers photo alcohol is local drug of Choicey Jeff Decker staff writer alcohol is the drug of Choice of those tried in the local court system. According to the judges of the county and circuit courts. Rush county court judge Thomas Marshall and Rush circuit court judge Barbara Harcourt spoke and fielded questions at wednesday s meeting of the committee for drug free schools held at the administrative offices of the Rushville consolidated schools. School administrators teachers Counselor and Law enforcement officers were among those in attendance. Harcourt said that her observations As a judge and her welfare department background have led her to believe that alcohol is the number one abuse problem locally. Quot in my experiences i think that alcohol has been More of a problem than any Type of drugs whether they be Street or prescription drugs especially among juveniles Quot Harcourt said. Alcohol abuse was particularly prevalent among offenders in child abuse and neglect cases Harcourt noted. Quot alcohol has been a far greater problem among the people that i be worked with than actual drug abuse Quot Harcourt added. Marshall came armed with statistics that seem to support Harcourt a observations. According to Marshall among the approximately 600 felony and Misdemeanour cases processed in the county court each year at Leas by Kathy Foust staff writer Rushville boys club memberships Are up. According to rec director Chet Walker who submitted his monthly report to the common Council tuesday night. The boys club was open 20 Days in february and reported a 100.70 attendance average. There Are 512 member at the boys club compared to 682 members in 1989. According to the report the rec has 331 members who live in the City and 181 from the county. 90 percent involve some sort of substance abuse. Of that 90 percent. Marshall estimated that 97 percent Are alcohol related. Quot the drug of Choice in this area seems to be Marshall said. Marshall said some Steps have been taken to Correct this situation but Harcourt said More preventative Steps need to be taken to remedy the juvenile alcohol abuse problem. Marshall said some of the things being done by the county court to Deal with the problem include giving credit towards a jail sentence for time spent in a rehabilitative program handing out jail sentences to those convicted of or pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated charges and setting up stricter probation rules. Rush county probation officer Mark Fields said it is now the policy of his department to prohibit drug and alcohol abuse As a provision of the probation. Marshall said Quot House arrest Quot probation is now being utilized and the county court is considering Quot guardian interlock Quot systems devices that test a Driver s breath for alcohol before letting the Driver Start the car. The courts have some problems when dealing with juvenile alcohol offenders the judges said. Marshall said often times "16 or 17-year-old kids Quot Are tried in his court for a first dw1 offence. After the second offence these same children Are tried in the juvenile court. There were 29 new renewals 339 renewals and 144 new members. School by school there Are 289 members at Rushville elementary school 19 from St. Mary a six from new horizon 12 from Arlington 16 from Mays one from Manilla 30 from Milroy seven from new Salem 42 students from Benjamin Rush or. High school 61 students from Rushville consolidated High school 13 from other schools and 16 from outside the county. There Are 364 boy members and 148 girl to gauge drug use by Jeff Decker a Tail writer the local committee for drug free schools should know just How prevalent drug and alcohol use is among students of the Rushville consolidated schools when it receives the results of a recent Survey. Gay Worth of the drug free committee said three separate surveys of students in grades 5-12 were completed during february. Dire rent surveys were used for different age groups. Students throughout the school system were tested. Worth said. Results of the surveys should be received within the next few weeks and will be announced at the next committee meeting on May 16. The Survey was sponsored by the school system and the Indiana substance abuse prevention resource Center in Bloomington. The resource Center will tabulate the results. The surveys included not Only questions about drug Ana alcohol use but All it included other general questions. The 5-6 Grade Quea Tlona ire included Quot How Many cigarettes have you smoked in the last month Quot Quot have you Ever used cocaine or crack sometimes called Quot Coke Quot or Quot Rock cocaine Quot Quot and Quot during the last 12 months. How often have you. Told a lie to avoid getting into trouble Quot. The High school question Aire delves a Little deeper. Including asking for information on the student s parents and their drinking and Cis use and question on Frow easy it la in obtain alcohol pm Motr. My a see drugs Page 2 memberships up at rec

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