Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on March 23, 1988 · Page 1
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Wednesday 13 Weather MM cloudy tonight with showers possible Evansville knocked out of NIT; party Strike dents economy in Panama U.S. military force 1.100 U.S. (room « TaiWtxce B perm.ir*ntty assigned to Honour t)»M fty commarxJ artd conlrol. communicBlforv,; and togislics! su f>*ercrs»s o'vJ |Otnl waning Logansport, Indiana, March 23,1988 IttEFW Street Sweeping Heads Downtown The Logansport Street Department will sweep West Market Street from the bridge to West Miami Avenue on Thursday. The sweeper will also be on North Cicott Street from West Market to U.S. 25. The street sweeping program will continue Friday on Michigan Avenue from Sixth Street to Chase Road. Residents along the sweeper route are asked to find alternative parking between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on the scheduled days. The downtown area will be swept on Thursday night beginning at midnight, according to Street Commissioner Mike Fincher. Farm Section The annual Pharos-Tribune agriculture section will be published Thursday. The 20-page section has a variety of features on agriculture in our area. Teaching Vets A group of Vietnam veterans went into the classroom to tell students how it really was during the war. PAGE 10 Remains Lost A Seattle mother will bury and empty casKet because her daughter's remains were lost by police a number of years ago. PAGE 11 The Ratings NBC held its lead in the most recent ratings of television. PAGE 12 No NIT Repeat The Golden Eagles won't soar in the NIT this year. Southern Mississippi, seeking to be the first repeat NIT champion since St. John's defended its title in 1944, was derailed by Virginia Commonwealth 93-89 Tuesday night. PAGE 13 Dawson-Show This time, Eric Show didn't hit Andre Dawson. Andre Dawson didn't hit Eric Show, either. PAGE 13 Bell Speaks American League MVP George Bell is in a much better mood after an air-clearing meeting with Toronto Blue Jays officials. PAGE 15 Ann Landers 21 Area.State 3 Classified 22 Comics 20 Faces 12 Food .....9 Health 21 Heloise 21 Opinion 4 People B Sports 13 TV Guide 21 Weather 12 Love For Carousel Logansport art teacher's project helps restoration ByALVIAFREY Staff Writer When Kay Antonelli was a little girl, going to Riverside Park with her family to ride the wooden animals on the carousel was a "real treat." Antonelli, now 34 and an art teacher .at Logansport High School, says the carousel has always been a source of inspiration to her and it's a special part of the the community not to be taken for granted. So, when she was informed by her department head that Lilly Endowment, Inc. was in search of 75 teachers upon which to < bestow a grand total of $300,000 in grants, Antonelli was quick to respond. And her proposal? The restoration of the carousel at Riverside Park, of course. Antonelli said that although she was surprised at being chosen as a Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program recipient, she somehow knew that the proposal was unusual enough to warrant attention. The idea grew not only out of Antonelli's love for carousels, but from her advanced art students as well. Antonelli says that Cass County Carousel chairman Eric Wolf asked that her advanced art students renovate one of the horses during the 1986-87 school year. The restoration process, a year-long endeavor, began with historical research. From there, Antonelli and her students stripped, sanded, primed and laquered the horse before air brushing for shadows and painting details with fine camel hair brushes. And although the project was "quite a learning experience," Antonelli says it was only a starting point. "The students did an exceptional job, but I wanted the opportunity to research further the complete and proper steps in See Carousel— Page 2 Kay Antonelli Birds By The Thousands Cast against the setting sun, thousands of black birds take to the skies, creating a moving portrait that only nature can point. The flock was seen near the Lincoln Middle School football field , Steve Sutnmers/Phiiros-TribuiH' Tuesday evening. The birds had congregated in the open field south of the school to look for food and to rest. It's just one more indication that warmer weather is on its way. Civil Rights Veto Overturned Vote will negate 'Grove City' decision by court WASHINGTON (AP) - Supporters of a civil rights bill enacted over President Reagan's veto say it will help cure "an epidemic of discrimination" that followed a 1984 Supreme Court decision limiting federal protection for many groups. "Discrimination in federally funded institutions is occurring at accelerated rates," Rep. Don Edwards, D-Calif., said Tuesday as the House joined the Senate in overriding Reagan's veto of the Civil Rights Restoration Act. Edwards, chairman of the House Judiciary subcommittee on civil rights, said the Education Department closed or suspended hundreds of sex bias cases after the court ruling. "Heaven knows how many thousands of complaints have not even been filed," he said. "We are facing an epidemic of discrimination." Both chambers of Congress came up Tuesday with the two- thirds majorities needed to override Reagan's veto —• the ninth such rebuff he has suffered since taking office. The votes were 73-24 in the Senate and 292-1153 in the House. President Reagan Carter Ford Nixon Johnson Kennedy Eisenhower Truman Roosevelt Vetoes 63 31 66 42 23 25 201 250 631 Overrides 9 2 12 6 0 0 3 12 9 AP Lugar, Quayle Back Reagan Sen. Richard G. Lugar, R-Ind., adhered to "an arch-conservative agenda" when he voted to sustain President Reagan's veto of a civil rights bill, Lugar's Democratic Senate opponent claims. Indianapolis attorney Jack Wickes charged Tuesday that Lugar missed a critical opportunity to stand up for civil rights when he sided with the minority in the 73-24 Senate vote to override Reagan's veto of the bill. The House also voted to override the veto, 292-133. Sen. Dan Quayle, R-Ind., like Lugar, voted to support Reagan's veto. See Velo— Page 2 Even as the voting occurred, Reagan was calling the bill "a power grab" by the federal government. But the White House later issued a statement acknowledging the override and saying the administration would "work to implement the-new law." Congress was tied in knats for four years over how to handle the high court ruling that only specific programs or activities receiving federal aid had to comply with four major civil rights laws protecting women, minorities, the elderly and the handicapped. Lawmakers finally settled on a restoration act that bars discrimination by entire institutions, government agencies and some corporations that receive any federal aid. If a college athletic department discriminates, for example, the federal government can cut off aid to the whole school — even if that specific department received no assistance. Ralph Neas, executive director of the Leadership Con- ference on Civil Rights, called the override "a bipartisan reaffirmation of civil rights." The conference, a IBS-member coalition of major religious organizations and groups representing labor, women, minorities and senior citizens, was the moving force behind the bill. Education Department spokesman Michael Jackson said the department had closed or narrowed more than 200 sex bias cases through 198(> as a Sec Indiana— Pa: 1 .-,' 2 Domestic Stamp will be used beginning next month Postage Rates Rising DThe charges to businesses for mailing bills and advertising and sending books and magazines to American homes will rise WASHINGTON (AP) — The postal rate increase that will push the cost of mailing a first- class letter to 25 cents next month is likely to affect consumers in a host of other areas as well, as businesses pass along their own higher costs. While first-class rates will be most readily noticed, the charges to businesses for mailing bills and advertising and sending books and magazines to American homes also affect individuals. Prices and subscription rates may well increase, with the postage costs being cited as a factor. The new rates, for example, would add about $!.lf> to the annual cost of mailing a weekly newsmagazine to one home. Utilities, credit card companies and department stores will have to spend about 36 cents more, annually, to bill one customer. The cost of an average book club mailing will rise by about 50 cents. The increases arc needed to avoid deficits for the agency that could reach $5 billion in 1989, postal officials said Tuesday in announcing the April 3 rate hike. The last rate increase was in February 1985. and the Postal Service lost more than $220 million last year. The new 25-cent letter rate is part of a broad series of rate changes affecting all (ype.s of mail. "These are the first adjustments in general postage rates in more than three years. They reflect the higher costs the Postal Service is experiencing." said John N. Griesemer. chairman of the agency's board of governors. Advertising mail prices will increase 24.9 percent, compared to hikes of IH.l percent foi newspapers and maga/.im",

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