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De Kalb, Illinois
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Friday, June 15, 1990
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rf rf Gctfihg tte --H s Watch for the monthly Engage ntont and Wcdr.j section in Sunday's "Daily Ckronklo.0, '-' , "'' " ... . - 3- -5 first ravr.d.xCza "JBM , St)fM4lW..i.!JW I 1 T 1 I'i. r oned rocaugurafioin) posJp miners patrolling BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) The inauguration of President-elect Ion Iliescu was postponed today following the worst violence in Bucharest since the December revolution. Club-wielding coal miners continued to patrol the capital. The miners streamed into Bucharest by the tens of thousands Thursday after Iliescu called for help in putting down anti-government riots. They clubbed passers-by and journalists and raided the offices of opposition parties. A woman answering the telephone at Diescu's office said a meeting of both houses of Parliament that was scheduled for today had been postponed until Monday. Iliescu was due to be sworn in at the Parliament ses The fighting began early Wednesday when truncheon-swinging riot police waded into University Square and broke up the anti-government demonstration. The demonstrators contend that the National Salvation Front, which took power in the revolution and won elections in May, is largely neo-Communist At least five people died, and new figures published today by the state Rompres news agency said 367 people were injured, including 112 who remained in hospitals. The miners streamed into the capital after soldiers fired on demonstrators who threw firebombs at police headquarters. Rompres quoted an unidentified spokesman for the miners as saying nobody had invited them to come to and destroyed the editorial offices of the newspaper Thursday. The paper, which had been the main voice of opposition against Iliescu and the government, did not appear today. Although Romania Libera is privately owned, "the government wants to change the editors," Roznoveanu said by telephone. At University Square, one hulking miner, his face smudged with coal dust, said he hoped he and all fellow miners would be able to leave the capital later in the day and "leave the police work" to regular law enforcement agencies. The violence by the miners Thursday was the latest outburst in the capital's worst street fighting since the bloody December revolution that ousted and executed Communist dictator Nicolae Ccauscscu. had no other details. Some miners were seen leaving University Square in trucks and buses early today. But others remained, beating those they considered government opponents. They forced some people to work along with crews sent in to repair trampled flower beds at University Square, where riot police ended a 33-day anti-govem-ment protest Wednesday. But the miners, looking dirty and worn, appeared to have stopped harassing Western journalists following dozens of assaults and threats against foreign reporters Thursday. Television crews, who were warned Thursday by police and hotel personnel not to film or report, moved about freely today. Mirela Roznoveanu, a journalist with the Romania Libera newspaper, said the miners beat a co-worker sion. The woman refused to give her name and said she Bucharest. v;-!. i ikt . i- ti -- Building plans get finalized 1 1111 "1 ' ' mmmsm - - j ... . ... Volume 111 Numb 84 Friday, Jgn 15, 1990 2 SkKoiu 16 PogM DeKalbSycomore, III. 35 Cents Hem. Dlind Orly 38 Onh) ! tibr&i 11 nasi Berry pickm' Vt, boomin' - . 1 . , - r3lLJJBiY ST iai By Tracy MoeDer Staff writer If you could taste the month of June, it would probably smack of strawberry. At Larson's Berry Farm in Sandwich, June is ripe for the pick-in' and for sale at 65 cents a pound. "I guess I'm a pie face," giggles rookie strawberry picker Vemie Evans, 88, of Big Rock. "My favorite is strawberry pie." Evans joined about 30 other pickers at 8 this morning at the Somonauk Road farm. They were armed with boxes and bowls. "You have to look for the red ones," advised veteran berry man Albert Lash, 82, of Big Rock. "I've been coming down here for 10 years, and I've picked 42 pounds so far this year." What does a person do with 42 pounds (and counting) of strawberries? Lash says he freezes them for year-round eating and likes to give them away to family and friends. "I'm just here to see what's going on, I guess," Evans said. "I think it's going to be fun."' Farm owner Steve Larson says he's been in the berry business for Larson Berry Farm in Sandwich. (Chronicle photos by Robb Perea) Del Lash (left) and his dad, Albert, sort through a row of strawberries, while Steve Larson brings another load of pickers to the By Kathy Astling Staff writer Final dollar projections and floor plans for the proposed $9.9 million building additions at Kishwaukee Community College are expected to be approved by the Board of Trustees in July and put to the voters for approval in the November general election. President Norman Jenkins said the final floor plans and dollar projections were submitted to the board Tuesday to be studied by the board. The board during its July meeting will be determining final floor plan; the length of bond issues and the final dollar amount for the scheduled referendum. Projects costs are estimated at $9.9 million, including site work construction of $200,000; building additions of $8.2 million; $485,000 for remodeling of existing campus areas; and another $1.5 million for equipment, professional fees, and contingency funds. The additions will replace the current 21 -year old pre-febricated buildings of Lincoln, Sandburg, Douglas, Dirksen, and Stevenson. The project will include the additions of D- and E-Wings and another 12,000 square-foot addition to the existing V-Wing. The addition to V-Wing, north of the existing area, will house agriculture and horticulture lab and classrooms; drawing lab, wood shop, and welding room for art; additional classrooms and computer lab; offices; and a photography lab. Cost is estimated at $1.2 million. The current V-Wing area will be converted into areas for agricultural mechanics, drafting and classrooms. The proposed D-Wing will house manufacturing technology, drafting technology, electronics, classrooms and additional office and storage space. The estimated $2 million building will be located south of the current gymnasium area and west of the existing B-Wing. The proposed $4 million student services area or E-Wing to be located east of the existing campus will house student and support services including admissions, registration and records, financial aid, business offices, counseling, bookstore, student cafeteria, student activities, the student newspaper and classrooms. ly why I like it. Maybe it's because I get to munch them afterward." Mike Wadle, straddling a row of plants, said the family picks berries every year, one year even in Germany. "We like to freeze them so we have fresh berries through the winter." "People come out because they like fresh fruit and they enjoy picking them out," Larson said. "Wc eat a few ourselves, but just like anybody else, we don't overdo it." about 12 years. He says a rainy spell in May has not made his 7-acre crop as plentiful as in the past, but he predicts he'll be able to stock up area freezers and resident bellies through the end of June. The crop is not that good this year," he said. "We had too much rain in May, too many days in a row and it didn't dry out There was a disease on the blossoms. They're edible, but you just don't have as Each member of the international strawberry picking Wadle family of DeKalb has a different method. "I've learned you don't bend at the waist," said Sharon Wadle. "You bend with the knees." Jacob Waddle prefers the squat method. "I just reach in and grab them," he said. "I don't care what they look like well most of the time. Usually I have to brush the leaves out of the way and reach in to get them. I like picking, but I don't know exact many. Helen Augustine of Sandwich climbed aboard Larson's berry cart with the first group of pickers. "I'm out here for the first time," she said already starting to fill her two boxes. "My husband usually comes out, but it just worked out for me to come this time. 1 like to make freezer jam, strawberry pies and just like to eat them. I used to pick berries as a kid. It's just kind of neat to come out and do it yourself." Is there a technique to picking? Firm releases 60 of 350 positions in Genoa both hourly and salaried positions is based on new business conditions and customer requirements. Through a combination of layoffs and attrition, the company plans to reduce its work force of approximately 4,100 to 3,265," said McWaid. ders and cost pressures. Maureen McWaid of the company's public affairs department said all 60 of those being released from the Genoa factory should be notified of their dismissal by the end of the week. McWaid said that the dismissal of AG Communication Systems is headquartered in Phoenix and has manufacturing facilities in Northlake and Genoa. Approximately 200 of the 1,000 employees in Phoenix will be affected, according to McWaid, and the company plans to reduce employment levels in By Kim Russell Staff writer Earlier this week, officials from AO Communication Systems said they will release approximately 60 of the company's 350 jobs in Genoa due to a decrease in production or Edison's customers to see refunds, bills to drop Northlake from 2,100 employees to approximately 1,525. She added that in the Genoa factory, plans arc to eliminate approximately 60 of the company's 350 jobs. "We're not dismissing employees in any one certain department," said McWaid. "It's pretty much going all across the board between both salaried and union employees. Both sides will be affected." According to McWaid, forecasts for the remainder of 1990 production and into 1991 are being adjusted, while employees of the company will continue to be notified for the next couple of months. AG Communication Systems develops, manufactures, markets and installs digital central office switching systems for the telephone industry. Inside refunds will be issued as credits on bills, starling July 1. The Citizens Utility Board consumer watchdog group had set a deadline of noon today for the ICC to order the rate cut or face further legal action. In April, Edison asked the ICC for a $982 million, 17.7 percent rate increase for the three nuclear plants. orders today and that the ICC has directed her to prepare them. The largest previous refund was in 1988 when Edison was ordered to refund $70 million for overcharges stemming from poor operation of its LaSalle nuclear plant, Monroe said. Estimates varied from $50 to $70 for how much the average customer will be refunded this time. The the actions, under which Edison will refund an estimated $400 million that it collected from a Jan. 1, 1989, rate hike. That increase was intended as a down payment on Edison's three newest nuclear power plants, said ICC spokeswoman Cathy Monroe. Hearing examiner Terry Freund said the ICC will formally issue the - CHICAGO (AP) Residential customers of Commonwealth Edison Co. likely will be seeing a . refund of between $50 and $70 soon ' "the state's biggest utility refund and a drop in their monthly bill, government regulators have decided. The Illinois Commerce Commission on Thursday opted in favor of Sycamore, county 2 Obiluariet S Theatert S Church 0 Sport 0 Community 4 10 Comtet 11 Clauified 13-14-15-18 Inserts: n mmmmi to: o S r i t i - i - -Jt fcndi student laboratory assistants , recognize these need, but do what rhey can to con- . , " s - r '5 t::xri a r::z 'i c -pcra- I; '-.jl- Illinois -t, iDirtt.. 3uthe I . C r r-'tii C :c t J the B-! - -r , T rl' ::i r-sindK: r f " ' 3 a "?- - t ' - Ivcd . ... . p ... ' v.' ,s fct r tZz M t r : i . AdJiuocal funds were U fvea tirrae to stress 6", - c ' ? trJ install equtpment necessary to begin Currently NlUOffcn graduate level courses in traiflextfall. S ' J i DuPae, but now will extend the entire master's , cU.' -ts of the state; and of undcrserved c; , program. The university plans to offers three cour-,1 ? a k --iticie claini en the state's resour-' ses per semester and two in the summer, limiting f t irpriate iPief .education If services, ; 1 ' the class section sizes to 25, Projections show that ,f -The D:i3 is rla 8 bX 4995 Pr08rm will have 75 part-time stu-.". . ,.:.m;,:-4 rn. jwt iwv. ' dents nd sward 15 decrees annually. - t

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