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Tinley Park Star Herald (Newspaper) - August 22, 1976, Tinley Park, Illinois The president was a sky High a Derwinski says by Mitchel Golub Kansas City to. It was a different Gerald Ford who entered Kemper Arena for the first time thursday evening to accept his party s nomination for president the smile Wasny to forced As it had been during three Days of addressing state convention delegations. The to Hummer of answering question after question from reporters was gone this was an enthusiastic Man this was a Man who appeared to be enjoying himself for the first time in several weeks. For a few moments. Jerry Ford was letting it All hangout these were the vibrations u s rep Edward Derwinski r-4thi got As he walked along Side the president As he made his Way to the convention podium As a key Man in the Ford re election movement. Derwinski was bestowed the Honor of banking the president As part of the Quot escort a convention ritual of the Derwinski was one of 10 persons in the escort marching proudly As he bumped shoulders with the Ever present flock of Ford secret service police. Quot the president was sky High. He was As enthusiastic As i be Ever seen him you could feel his excitement he was showing his True emotions Quot Derwinski said. As a colleague of the president when he served in Congress. Derwinski has built up a close relationship with the grand rapids. Mich. Native. Derwinski has been a frequent visitor to t he White House during the past two years often dining with the first family an Ltd other Washington notables. Quot when he first saw me he said hied die Only a few people e Call me Eddie i think he had a boyhood Friend in grand rapids who he called Laddie he s always called me the congressman said while laughing. As the contingent reached the podium. Ford turned to Derw ins i for a Chat a the thanked me for my help and said a your Illinois people Are great Quot the congressman said. The president s later comment was in reference to the Illinois delegation which gave him one of the largest blocs of votes. The president then asked a question he already knew the answer to Quot Are you ready to help me again now Quot Quot you bet Quot Derwinski replied Quot we talked for a few More moments about How 1 w As doing on the National level with the ethnic thing it Derwinski is one of the leaders in the Republican party a Effort to win the ethnic vote it was very informal Quot the congressman explained Derwinski said he Only conversed briefly with the president because of other people in the escort who Don t see him often wanted to talk in be Learned not to Corral a Man and overstay my visit. I m sure i la be seeing him soon no encephalitis fear despite sick Birds by James Martinez despite a discovery of encephalitis carrying Birds in the area county and state officials have said there is no need to fear another sleeping sickness epidemic in Illinois. Three Birds captured in Southern Cook county by state officials earlier this month were found to be carrying St. Louis encephalitis antibodies this Means the Birds were exposed to the disease encephalitis was brought into the Cook county area last year by Birds that had been exposed to the illness. Mosquito that bite both Birds and people transmitted the illness to human beings Twenty five persons died of the disease in Cook county last year. But As a result of the encephalitis epidemic mos Quito abatement districts in the area stepped up their fight to control the Mosquito population. The state also began a program this year to capture and examine Birds for any signs of encephalitis because this is a new program however state officials said information gathered from the collections is inconclusive while three Young Birds from Southern Cook county and another Bird from the Joliet area have been found to carry the disease there is not enough evidence to show cause for worry Quot it May be absolutely Normal a said Jim Pauly general manager South Cook county Mosquito abatement District. According to Pauly there does not seem to be cause for worry because Mosquito trapped by the District have not shown any signs of the disease. Moreover the Mosquito population has been substantially reduced this year Pauley said that while Many years the districts traps average up to 350 female insects thrones that bite every night the average catch has been fewer than 24 Mosquito per evening. Though there has been no evidence of disease in the insects the South Cook county Mosquito abatement District has expanded its staff of full time insect fighters by two persons. The District has also made contingency plans for air spraying with the u s air continued on Page 2 44 pages�?4 Section Stanley a Star Tribune publication sunday August 22, 1976 20 cents per copy vol. 5-no. 15 of Palos Hospital growth Southlands Grant gets Palos Community Hospital in Palos Heights has been authorized to expand from 315 Beds to 495 Beds. The Hospital received permission to expand on August 6 from the Illinois state health facilities planning Board the expansion will consist of a multilevel parking garage and an addition to the Hospital on its North end which will duplicate the design of the existing Structure. The construction is scheduled to begin soon and be completed by july of 1979. The new building being designed by the architectural firm of Fugard Orth and associates inc will have a basement and four stories. It will provide extended services along with additional medical surgical Beds renovation and expansion of All ancillary departments and additional office space. The present Hospital building will be remodeler for expansion of services. A new 48-bed psychiatric unit will provide in patient care Day care out patient care emergency care and consultation to the general wards. The Hospital will concentrate on the segment of the psychiatric patient population most amenable to Short term intensive care. Most of these patients Are willing to enter the Hospital on a voluntary basis and therefore the stigma of a a commitment is unnecessary. The unit will have Semi private rooms with provision for four isolation rooms circulation areas and a Bright airy Day room. Staffed by psychiatrists nurses continued on Page 2 annexation of school site oked Kirby school District 140 and the Village of Tinley Park have reached an annexation agreement for the Helen Keller elementary school site. The school Iniard approved the measure at thursday night s meeting alter the Village revised a portion of the agreement concerning onsite w Ater retention the original agreement which was presented to the school District last month did not meet the let Oard approval because it Only granted the school District temporary on site retention for the property located at 163rd Street and Ozark Avenue the revised agreement allows the school District to petition for permanent on site water retention at a later Date. At the Short one hour meeting the Board also announced that the 1976-77 school budget was put on Public display August 9, at the administration Center. It will be on display for-30 Days. A maintenance Crew from the Rock Island Railroad which includes c. Adams of Dixmoor have spent several Days repairing the crossing on Central Avenue North of 167th Street. The Bill for thee work wont be charged to Oak Forest even though City officials had asked for a smoother crossing. Central Avenue will be open to traffic again this week. Staff photo by Kevin Horan Hud nod the department of housing and Urban development Hud Friday had Good news for Tinley Park. A $501,000 Grant for improving and annexing the unincorporated Southlands area was released by the w Ashington department around noon. In addition the Village will receive $20,000 for a Community development study. The study will serve As a springboard for future capital improvements in Tinley Park through the Hud program. More than $8 million to 41 communities in Cook county was released Friday. The Grant requests were initially approved by the Cook county developmental committee. All Grants approved by the Deve lop men Tal committee were funded in their entirety by Hud. The Village indicated it will begin construction in the Southlands urea immediately. The subdivision bounded by 171st and 173rd streets and Ocela and Ozark avenues is presently being taken through the Legal Steps for annexation by Village attorney Edwin Richardson. Engineering and preliminary work and planning has taken place in Southlands the past seven weeks since the Beard of trustees voted to Annex the area on july 7. Release of the Federal Grant came sooner than Village manager Dennis Kallsen had predicted. Kallsen did not expect the Grant to be released until september. The Federal Grant will pay for water German gets Mcc Post Frank w. German jr., Tinley Park Village clerk has been appointed to serve As vice chairman of the Public relations committee of the International Institute of municipal clerks Simc. German Village clerk of Tinley Park for five years will advise on techniques and programs which will inform the Public on the activities of local government and its various departments. A member of the Simc since october of 1971, German said he expects to be in charge of Public relations in the United states. His co chairman from Canada is expected to handle the Public relations in his country. German s special appointment was in conjunction with his recent certification by the Simc he is Only one of 17 clerks in Illinois to be certified there Are approximately 300 certified clerks in the country. Sewer curb and Gutter and Street Light improvements. South Landers who Are sharing part of the e annexation costs under special assessment will pay for Street improvements. Southlands property owners Are awaiting designation of the special assess ment District which should be set up by october. Preliminary Cost figures estimate property owners with a 100-foot lot a average size in the subdivision will have to pay $1,288, or $1,800 Over 10 years under the e special assessment. The first special assessment payment w ill be due january 2,1977. Installation of the sanitary sewer system should begin immediately. Village officials Are confident the sewer system will be in operation by mid fall. Most major improvements in the area Are expected to be completed by Winter. The entire project is expected to be com pm eted by Spring. I m a i i i industrious pleasure f boating i inside i n n i Magazine 1 the Star Herald today special convention coverage the setting staffer Mitch Golub was in Kansas City to cover the convention City sidelights were part of the scene As his Story on Page 14 show s inside Kenper Arena Golub and correspondent Diane Mizialko were on the floor of Kemper Arena and filed stories covering the inside Story of convention politic s. Full Page of stories and pictures on Page 6 i new from 500 Miles away editor Dennis Wheeler and staffer Frank Shuftan followed convention developments via television and comment on them in columns on Paie 4 Page Page classified 17 through 24 obituaries 3 editorials .4 off the beat 4 entertainment a inside mag sports9, 10, 11 to listings inside Magazine

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