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South Holland Star (Newspaper) - May 27, 1990, South Holland, Illinois Your Community newspaper South Holland a Dolton a Riverdale a Thornton edition 44 pages�?6 sections sunday May 27, 1990 35 cents per copy 100th year a no. 43star tops class in National Salute to suburbs Best the Star has been named finest in its class among major suburban newspapers in the . And Canada. This newspaper won suburban newspapers of americans first place award for general excellence a the most coveted award in the suburban newspaper Industry. The Star led All suburban newspapers with circulation Between 50,000 and 100,000. Presentation of the award will take place june 14 at snaps summer management conference in san Antonio Texas. San is an organization of More than 200 newspaper and newspaper related companies in North America. Total circulation of the member newspapers is approximately 18 million. A we at the Star take a great Deal of Pride in this Honor a Norman Rosinski president and publisher of Star publications said. A we Are particularly pleased that it recognizes the contribution of virtually All facets of newspaper production a editorial Content advertising effectiveness and typography. A it reflects the work everyone Here has put into making an already Fine newspaper better. A of course that Effort will continue. We have a number of further improvements in process a Rosinski said. According to san the contests goal is to provide recognition for the suburban newspapers judged to be the Best in the Industry and a to stimulate higher standards of excellence. As Well As to focus National attention on suburban newspapers. This is the third year for the general excellence Competition conducted by san. The Star has previously won a number of first place awards in the organizations separate contests measuring various facets of editorial and advertising Quality. Second place in the circulation class won by the Star went to the grand Prairie news in suburban Dallas Texas and third to the Downers Grove 111. Reporter. Also the Wilmette 111. Life published by Pioneer newspapers won first place for suburban papers of More than 100,000 circulation. Both Star publications and Pioneer Are members of the Chicago Sun times company a family of publications. Village eyes pud proposal South Holland also plans leadership confab by Kimberly link the South Holland Public relations commission this week geared up for its first leadership conference while a joint committee of the zoning Board and planning commission eyed a proposal for a planned unit development. A we have an integral part in putting this leadership conference on a chairman Samuel Cutrara said at the thursday night meeting of the Public relations commission. A your objective is to get some feedback. Out of that there should be plenty of work for us to the june 6 conference is scheduled from 8 . To noon at Seton Academy. The symposium is designed to gather input and ideas that can help Village officials steer South Holland through the last decade of this Century and into the 21st Century. On the Agenda Are presentations by Michael d. Roche executive director of the fair housing coalition Sheryln d. Reid director of the Community relations department of the Village of Oak Park and Faisal Rahman Dean of the Graham school of management at St. Xavier College. Participants will also take part in workshop sessions focusing on such topics As the roles played in the Community by civic and service organizations business groups and residents. One commission member questioned How information from the conference would get out to the Public. Videotaping tape recording and note taking were discussed during ensuing talks. A a we re still trying to tie this thing together a Cutrara said. During a period set aside for citizens comments Mike Konkol one of Only a handful of people in the audience asked about the villages policy of picking up tree branches. A a in be never had a problem before a Konkol began. A they said that if it was More than a truckload there would be a $100 Konkol said he was also told that the $100 fee had been in effect for the past three years despite the fact that he has never before been confronted with a Bill for Branch pickups. A i know they come out with a Chipper. How do you know if its More than a truckload a he questioned. Public relations director David Janke offered to look into the matter. The commission will next meet june 28. In a joint committee wednesday Between the zoning Board and the please turn to Page a-2 school Board fat teachers Back Mack in bist. 133 dispute plan traffic study at dist. 149 school school District 149 Board of education thursday approved a plan to Analyse parking and traffic patterns at Berger Vandenberg school in Dolton. The District serves portions of Dolton South Holland Calumet City and Burnham. The traffic and parking study will be conducted by the Northwestern University traffic Institute As part of an agreement with the Village of Dolton which plans to Purchase the property vacated by the District. The Purchase plan came about with the villages establishment of tax increment financing districts areas pinpointed for redevelopment. As the 1989-90 school year draws to a close the school Board also finalized preparations for the 1990-91 year. Bus fees were increased from $70 to $75 per semester for students living less than one and a half Miles from school in areas not deemed hazardous for crossing streets. Free transportation through Van Der a bus lines is provided for students living More than a mile and a half from school and in neighbourhoods determined to be hazardous for children walking to school. Book fees were hiked from $32 to $35 for grades one through eight and from $16 to $20 for kindergarten. The Board also authorized the expenditure of $6,600 for summer curriculum for such programs As student assistance and Reading assessment. With the 1990-91 fiscal year beginning july i supt. James Cunneen was authorized to draw up a ten please turn to Page a-2 by Kimberly link the Riverdale school District 133 Board of education teachers Union and Parent teacher association stand in support of their superintendent a despite a petition that has been circulated by a Small group of parents calling for the resignation of Willie Mack. According to representatives from each of the three bodies allegations hurled against Mack have stemmed from a disgruntled former it a officer. A we support or. Mack and we believe All of or most of the teachers support him a said Board of education president Linnette Kapitan. Kapitan said she was aware of letters and petitions circulated by a group calling itself the concerned parents and taxpayers. She indicated that she believes the Campaign against supt. Mack stemmed from the april it a election and the defeat of former president Jeanette Dubose. A there has been a problem since. You could say its retaliation a Kapitan alleged. The a retaliation Quot has ranged from accusations that Mack has not made Progress in boosting student test scores to charges that the superintendent is having an affair with a school Board member. But the Board has no plans to give Mack the Boot. A we feel we re Lucky to have him a said Kapitan adding that the super Intendente a two year contract will expire june 30, 1991. Regarding the letters and petitions she asserted a we Haven to really done anything about them. We be basically been ignoring them to this one of the letters from the concerned parents and taxpayers dated May la stated that District 133 residents a want something to be done to control the chaos plaguing our school. A the has not created a positive environment to stimulate learning. He has created chaos Between parents As Well As the staff and the group also charged that Macks automobile was spotted in the driveway of a school Board member at 3 . A were they discussing the children a test scores at this hour of the morning a the authors of the letter asked. Quot Riverdale is a Small Community and or. Mack has violated the Trust that we placed with him a the letter continued. In a list of allegations the group also charged that Mack a has been insensitive to the needs of the Black Community and. Has openly discriminated against Blacks and exhibited hostility and racial supt. Mack is Black As is former Pat president Dubose whose name appears at the Bottom of a letter of please turn to Page a-2 traffic headaches Star photo by Todd Panagopoulou Tom Boyer of Crete and Bob Miller of Alsip appear to be in danger of being overrun by Road construction equipment on 153rd place and Wentworth Avenue in Calumet City but both Are safely below the pavement installing sewers. Road repairs Are plaguing motorists throughout the South suburbs this Spring and More pictures Are on Page a-9 today. Residents can assist Park Effort the South Holland Parks and recreation department is enlisting the help of residents to keep Village Parks clean and quiet this summer. A it has become apparent that the Park ordinances prohibiting alcohol loud and disruptive noises animals and illegal dumping of Yard wastes Are not being followed in Many Parks a a department official said last week. A those residents living adjacent to a Park or enjoying Park facilities Are asked to report to the South Holland police department any violation of an ordinance or vandalism to Park property a the official added. A no involvement is necessary beyond a simple phone Call. No names need be Given. These Parks belong to everyone and it is your tax dollars going to repair the vandalism and enforce the ordinances. Your cooperation is necessary to keep our Parks the Best in the area a the official concluded. Party a Over grads the real world beckons by Carmen Greco or. They might not want to hear this but for the College graduating class of 1990, the proverbial party is Over. No More sleeping in after Marathon Beer blasts. No More blowing off classes in favor of Impromptu dalliances with that classmate in philosophy 101. The real world beckons. After our Best and brightest let those mortar boards Fly this year the world they enter will be a Complex one according to local business academic and government leaders. As the workplace changes with technological advances requiring a Large Pool of skilled employees with Strong backgrounds in science and math the Economy will become increasingly global they say. James Yackel Chancellor at Purdue University Calumet says even High school students who choose not to attend College will require pos secondary training to compete in a highly specialized Job Market. A you see it when you go to factories a says Yackel. A a they re terribly automated though Yackel says american schools have re emphasized science and math to help keep Pace with Japan he added that we re still lagging behind other countries Espe area Community leaders offer advice Dally where women and minorities Are concerned. A most of the workers entering the work Force by the year 2000 will be women and minorities two groups not historically Well represented in science and technical Fields a he says. A a it a a pretty grim at the same time our Economy will become increasingly dependent on other countries says Tinley Park mayor Edward Zabrocki who also works As a guidance Counselor to students at brother Rice High school. A a we re now a global Economy and we have to think in those terms Quot says Zabrocki. A if somebody hiccups in West Germany we might get a slight burp in the Zabrocki expresses the Hope for a cooperative spirit among new College grads too saying a Man has to work with Man neighbor with neighbor country with country and House with House. That a the Only Way Well toward the end of the �?T80s, a Survey was done of College students asking what was More important to them making a lot of Money or developing a a meaningful philosophy of then they overwhelmingly chose the Money. But Yackel says he detects a change in mood among College students today not Only at his school but at College campuses across the country. A More students now Are very interested in affecting change in society a says Yackel pointing to an increase of graduates entering jobs in teaching. A what i Tell students typically is that they should focus on what they like to to do As opposed to picking something that pays a lot of Money or is glamorous at the but whatever career one decides to pursue Dennis Irvin president and chief executive officer of the first National Bank of Harvey says an undergraduate degree May not be enough to a make it in today a world. A it an undergraduate degree does no to give you carte Blanche like it did 20 years ago a he said pointing to an extremely competitive Job Market. A you May have to go to graduate Herb Hrebic owner of stack the deck an educational publishing House in Tinley Park says employers Are also seeking people with Good Oral and written communication skills. The ability to to Fink speak and write Are skills that All agreed Are essential for College grads entering the workplace even for those who majored in technical Fields such As engineering. A communications skills Are crucial a says Hrebic a former English teacher at Quigley South High school. A they open a lot of doors that would otherwise be closed to Hebric also plugs the nations College students saying unfavourable comparisons to their counterparts in Japan Are unfair and that american students Are As a Bright and imaginative As Leo Goodman Malamuth president of governors state University says current College grads Shoul consider their newly minted dish Mas As Only the first hurdle in thei education. A learning is lifelong process. I College they re Only learning i learn. What they Learned yesterday is out of Date today and obsolete to a profit Center predicted by Dan Culloton state funding for improvements planned at the Lansing municipal Airport will help the facility become a profit Center for the Village an Airport official said last week a i think that this Airport can provide for this Community a said Robert Malkas Airport manager. The Illinois department of trips Portal Ion a latest airports plan Seaside nearly $11.4 million Over to next five years for projects at to Lansing Airport at Burnham Aven and Glenwood Lansing Road. Under the plan the state won give the Airport $2 million for improvements in 1991 and $9 4 Milli please turn to Page a-2 f

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