The Indianapolis Star from Indianapolis, Indiana on May 14, 1991 · Page 34
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BRIEFLY ..llfillllli GOOD WEATHER Planting of corn, soybeans about on schedule Last week's weather permitted Hoosier fanners to continue plowing and planting of corn and soybeans, Indiana's principal crops, Indiana agricultural statistician Ralph W. Gann said Monday. Tilling of land for spring-planted crops was 91 percent complete by week's end. slightly behind the five-year average of 93 percent. TEACHER FIRINGS Lack of control in classroom often to blame Lack of classroom control and good student relations, not book knowledge, are major causes for dismissals from Indiana public Schools, according to a Dall State University study released Monday. . Only rarely are teachers dismissed because they lack knowledge about the subject matter, said Bruce Alcorn, director of teacher certification, and Patrick Daunt, a professor of secondary education at BSU. j The two polled Indiana high school, middle school and elementary school principals to de- DANVILLE Landfill owners to be charged $50,000 a year . The owners of the Danville Sanitary Landfill will be charged $50,000 a year for a permit from the Hendricks County Commissioners to pay Inspectors to watch the operation. The commissioners agreed that the operating permit for Waste Management Inc. can be renewed, but the fee will be DANVILLE Hearing on proposed airport to be on May 29 Hendricks County residents concerned about plans to build a new airport near Danville will have another chance to hear Information and comment about the proposal. The Hendricks County Board of Aviation Commissioners will have a public information session from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 29 In Danville High School. David A. Clark of the aviation board said representatives of R.W. Armstrong of Indianapolis, the study and design consultants for the airport, will explain the preparation of a master plan for the proposed air field. That master planning will In- GREENWOOD Former computer hacker sentenced for theft '. Former computer hacker Timothy L. Schafer, 21. Greenwood, has been sentenced to three years In prison after he admitted stealing money from the cash register of an electronics store where he was employed. Johnson Superior Court 1 Judge Cynthia Emkes accepted his guilty plea and Imposed the sentence. Schafer admitted stealing $21 last year from Smith Electronics in Greenwood. At the time of the theft. Schafer was on probation for using his home computer to place DROWNING Sister identifies man found in White River A man who drowned In White River Saturday has been identified. The victim, Edward Richardson Jr.. 27. 2154 Dexter Street, was Identified by fingerprints and his sister, said Marlon County Coroner Dr. Dennis J. Nicholas on Monday. Richardson drowned about 8:20 p.m. after three men were unable to pull him from the river north of the bridge on 30th BEECH GROVE Motor vehicle license The license branch operated by the Indiana Motor Vehicles Commission at 135 South Rldge-vlew Drive will relocate to 3850 South Emerson Avenue In Beech Grove, about a half mile north of the 1-465 Beech Grove Interchange. RED CROSS Relief agency seeks $8 The American Red Cross has announced a campaign to raise $8 million to assist thousands of victims affected by natural disasters recently. The goal for the Red Cross In Indiana is $340,000. United Way of Central Indiana has, donated $50,000 to the campaign. ) FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS Sixty-five percent of corn acreage has been planted, on par with the five-year average. Twenty-three percent of the soybeans have been planted, a day behind the five-year average of 24 percent. Eighty-two percent of the winter wheat Is In good or better condition compared with 78 percent a week earlier and 80 percent last year at this time. termlne the reasons for teacher dismissals during a three-year period. More than half of the principals listed the main cause for teacher failure as the Inability to control students in the classroom. The Inability to teach or relate to students at the assigned level was listed by 25 percent of the principals. Nine percent said they had dismissed teachers for lack of commitment to the profession. Six percent said they had fired educators who showed a lack of daily preparation. higher than $35,000 a year. Officials said the Increase Is not to make a profit but to help pay the costs of adding a second sanitarian to monitor the dumping at the site near Danville. The Increase also would guard against hazardous substances that would exceed Waste Management's state permit. elude some cost estimates, and other details, such as the size of runways and number of hangars. Proposals to build a new airport have been controversial because neighbors near proposed sites have complained about noise and safety Issues. And county officials have wavered In their support for the project because of the cost to taxpayers. Federal grants can pay 90 percent of construction costs, the state pays 5 percent and Indianapolis Airport Authority officials have said they may pay the county's share of the costs. mail orders for electronic and other merchandise and not paying for them. One of his victims in the scheme was Smith Electronics. The owner of the store agreed to hire Schafer so that he would qualify for a work release program that allowed him to continue attending Indiana Unlversity-Purdue University at Indianapolis. He will have to serve 2'i years' probation remaining on the first sentence after the three-year prison sentence is served. Street. Authorities were unsure how he got in the water. Three servicemen from the nearby Naval Reserve Center. 1802 West 30th Street. Jumped in the water after they heard Richardson yell for help. At least one of the servicemen grabbed him but could not hold on. More than an hour later, the victim's body was recovered by Indianapolis Fire Department divers In about 10 feet of water. branch will be moving The branch will be closed Thursday and Friday so the move can take place. Hours at the new branch will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays. million for victims In announcing the grant, Joseph D. Barnette Jr., chairman of the United Way board, said, "Numerous people In our local service area have already been helped by this fund. Last winter during all the floods. Red Cross spent over $120,000 to help victims In Marlon. Hamilton and Morgan counties." THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR- Waiting Continued from Page 1 redly involved, the day was long and tedious. The mood, said Rep. Joyce E. Brinkman, R-Indlanapolls, was one of dismay. "Why are we here when the governor said he wouldn't call a special session until there was an agreement?" she asked. Could they reach an agreement before midnight? "1 don't see how," she responded. "1 don't think Evan (Bayh) should have called us In yet . . . Most Republicans and Democrats are saying, 'Why are we here?' " As the evening wore on, some legislators sat In the House chamber, waiting, as they had waited all day. for the show to get on the road. They talked of what they could be doing If they'd been able to return to their private lives. And they talked of their frustrations over the public's misunderstandings about the legislative process. Rep. Michael A. Dvorak. D-Granger. noted some constituents wrongly think that all 150 Tax Continued from Page 1 revenue, Goldsmith said. "I'm Just apprehensive that we are at a period In our city's development where we we don't have a well-defined economic or tourist vision for what we want our city to be," he said. Goldsmith suggested that perhaps action on the project should wait until after the elec Balloon Continued from Page 1 and widely distributed by balloon shops, tells children how to test the biodegradablllty of balloons by popping one and letting the shreds weather. But suspicions of the univer r i CLIP N' USEl" "J SIDING WINDOWS ROOM ADDITIONS S0FFETS & CUTTERS ROOF TEAROFFS 15 OFF (with ad) Highest Quality Workmanship i i (Deal with Owner) INS ua. si issiairtisiii Midwest Remodeling of Ind. Co. 788-1138 1-800-762-3931 297-8997 lsoutiVEast 4225 s. Madison wettNorfflj Ladies Only. . private world weight loss facilities. WEIGHT f COMTMeTOR weight loss jT f facilities. JS' - A I - - - . .---. .Mr. i ' V; i-. 1 legislators worked on the budget throughout the regular session, which lasted from Jan. 7 to midnight April 30. Rep. Robert E. Hayes, D-Co-lumbus, put it more bluntly: "Basically. It's 144 people here sitting around with their fingers up their nose. You're not involved In the budget and redisricting In any way." "I'm out of the loop," agreed Rep. Sarah M. Wolf. D-Green-fleld. Which didn't mean they had not done any meaningful work In the regular session, stressed tion. That way, whoever Is elected as mayor will help define that vision. But Mahern said it might not be a good Idea to wait because "it may be they can get a much better Interest rate now" for the bonds. Mahern, the Senate sponsor of legislation that gave the county the authority to adopt the tax. said the levy was Intended to end when the bonds for the original dome construction were paid off. sal symbol of gaiety and birthdays have spread. Several states, Including Florida, Tennessee and Virginia, have restricted mass balloon releases. Many balloon antagonists are most concerned with silver mylar balloons, which conduct electricity and aren't biodegradable. If any Indiana animals or Free Delivery Free Set-Up . a secluded, of Ladiizs Only LOSS - AEROBIC CLUB OPEN MONDAY SATURDAY 9:00 A.M. TO 9:00 P.M. Why are we here when the governor said he wouldn't call a special session until there was an agreement? . . . Most Republicans and Democrats are saying, 'Why are we here?' " Rep. Joyce E. Brinkman Dvorak, pointing to bills like one on Insurance coverage for breast-cancer screening. "We can all be proud of that." They also were frustrated that people think they are raking In the bucks, "that we wanted a special session because we want to make money," Dvorak said. "Does anybody really believe that?" said an astounded Rep. Jesse M. Villalpando, D-East Chicago. "I'm losing money." Many legislators are hurt financially by a special session, Dvorak said, because there Is no extra salary, only a stipend for But he said it Is not fair to characterize the proposal as a way to extend the tax Indefinitely, because it Is set to end In 2022 or before. Goldsmith said he was not ready to say whether the tax should be extended Indefinitely. The answer to that question depends on how the city wants to define Its future needs and pay for them, he said. The tax has brought In about $69.1 million. John B. Llvengood, executive vice president of the Indiana birds have died from eating balloons. It hasn't come to the attention of Douglas M. Mason, pollution prevention director of the Hoosier Environmental Council. Still, Mason said, he opposes balloon launches because the latex scraps could be swallowed by wildlife. "True, It does blodegrade. But animals are not designed to In Free Disposal t & 1" UUU LI lnl)ll Two Convenient Locations CALL TODAY! COLUMBUS 372-2227 301 5 N. National Road is TUESDAY, MAY 14, 1991 expenses, which doesn't cover everything. Some people, he said, may decide the Job isn't worth it. And. In consequence. Indiana could end up with a legislature "of people who are Independently wealthy or dirt poor and this Is a step up for them." Wolf noted the special session was eating into her law practice. It wasn't something she had anticipated. "I certainly felt that in four months we'd get everything done," she said. "I certainly feel that after the fiscal forecast back on April 1 5, that we should have locked them (the budget conferees) In a room and told them to be done with It." "Or get rid of them and find four others" to put on the budget conference panel, Hayes added. That was an Idea that Dvorak applauded. "What do we do In basketball when the first five guys aren't scoring?" he asked rhetorically. Wolf, laughing, said she would mutiny, "but I'm so low on the totem pole I'm afraid nobody would follow me," As Monday night wore on with no end In sight, Wolf said she would come more prepared the next day. "Tomorrow, I'm bringing my needlepoint." Restaurant Association, said last week the association does "not have a specific position on the extension" of the tax. "The (restaurant) Industry opposes food and beverage taxes for general revenue (purposes)," said Llvengood. "But there Is growing support for taxes related to tourism or convention business that can help our Industry. "This particular tax. . . . which does go for convention support, has some support In our Industry." gest latex. I kind of find it to be an Irresponsible argument (that latex balloons are safe)." he said. Logical or not, the anti-balloon forces seem to be on the ascent. Sturtevant said her two shops earned $10,000 a year from balloon launches two years ago. 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