Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on March 24, 1988 · Page 1
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 1

Logansport, Indiana
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Thursday, March 24, 1988
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Weather Rain everywhere, but nice temperatures Ted gets anew contract 9 K-State not same team Purdue beat Jontz To Speak At Third House Rep. Jim Jontz will be the guest speaker at a Third House Session April 9 at Holiday Inn. Jontz, D-Brookston, will speak at 9:30 a.m. on important legislative issues before Congress. He will answer questions from anyone in the audience. Ron Miller will serve as the moderator for the event. The session is sponsored by the Logansport/Cass County Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee and is free. Litter Walk At France Park France Park will undergo its own spring cleaning Saturday when the park will be opened free to walkers participating in a Trail Litter Walk. Ken Bennett, the county's park superintendent, says the park will be opened at 10 a.m. to anyone interested in walking through the park who will pick up litter. A special section appearing with today's Pharos- Tribune gives an overview of agriculture issues that will be affecting the area farmers in the coming year. It also is loaded with advertisements that will be of interest to the farming community. Final Four Four Indiana high school basketball teams are left in the state tournament and will vie for the championship on Saturday in Indianapolis. A look at the teams' stats and how they stack up against recent Final Four teams is on PAGE 9. Ann Landers 15 Area.State 3 Business 12 Classified 16 Comics 14 Faces 8 Health 15 Heloise 15 Opinion 4 People 6 Sports 9 TV Guide 15 Weather 8 „ Royal Center Gets Toil-Free DRoyal Center customers will pay for the service to Logansport because of the results of the Logansport vote INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - General Telephone will offer toll- free calling between Royal Center and Logansport under an extended area of service plan approved by the Utility Regulatory Commission. Residents in Royal Center had requested the extended area Not available for 9 months By MARGO MAROCCO Business Editor It may be Christmas before extended area service (EAS) is available between Royal Center and Logansport. Mike Berry, Communications Manager with GTE, said today that, although he has not yet seen the actual order from the Utility Regulatory Commission (URC), his best estimate for having the equipment in place for EAS would be nine months. "There is engineering to consider and equipment must be ordered and installed," Berry said. It was in October 1986 when residents in Royal Center, which has 741 GTE customers, filed a petition with the URC bearing 127 See Vote— Page 2 service, which allows people in one telephone exchange to call or receive calls from another exchange without paying toll charges, the commission said Wednesday. The Royal Center request is the first approved by the commission since it adopted extended area guidelines in 1986. Customers in Royal Center will have to pay the total cost of expanding the service area, the commission said. More than 75 percent of Royal Center customers had expressed willingness to bear the total cost, the com- mission said. By contrast, only 49 percent of customers in Logansport said they were willing to pay for extending service to Royal Center. Under the commission rules, at least 51 percent of the customers would have had to approve for the commission to order the two exchanges to share the cost of the service expansion. Logansport customers will be able to call Royal Center toll free without paying extra for the service. See Telephone— Page 2 Reagan Going To Moscow Summit hopes for treaty Ml. (An )H pixi » muiM PUm Tiitaw cliuilM it »wll SMH ISi "SWll SKll Of SUCCESS" tenia ckacn n !«•'» sucasshDi sell Phone 722-5000 Associated Press Reagan and Shevardnadze make White House announcement WASHINGTON (AP) - For the first time in 14 years an American president is going to the Soviet Union. President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev will meet in Moscow from May 29 to June 3, and if their negotiators can unravel disagreements over the next nine weeks, they will sign a sweeping pact to cut long-range nuclear weapons. "I wouldn't want to lay you odds," Secretary of State George P. Shultz said on the chances of reaching agreement in time. The road to the summit is also Uttered with divisions on Central America, the Middle East, and above all, Afghanistan, where plans by the Soviets to end their 8-year intervention have hit a snag. Reagan has been talking about going to the Soviet Union since the autumn of 1985 when he and Gorbachev were in Geneva for their first meeting. Not since President Nixon visited Moscow in 1974 and President Ford went to Vladivostok later that, "ear has an American chief ol .itate traveled to the land Reagan once called "an evil empire." On Wednesday, Reagan finally announced his plans, during a brief appearance in the White House rose garden with Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze. "Muscovites are very hospitable people,'' Shevardnadze told a news conference. Reagan was offered a chance to visit other parts of the Soviet Union as well, "but I understand his options are limited," Shevardnadze said. The summit's proposed highlight would be the signing of a treaty to scrap 30 percent to 50 percent of the superpowers' long-range bombers, missiles and submarines. But major differences remain, despite pro- See Summit— Pase 2 Pole-Sitter Set 516-day Record $90,000 short, but she's coming down INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A 19-year-old woman raising funds for cancer research will step down today from her perch 43- t'eet above ground, where she has given up life's simplest luxuries for what she claims is a world-record 516 days 'as a pole-sitter. Mellissa L. Sanders raised $10,000 for cancer research by living in the 42-square-foot box built on poles above an Indianapolis restaurant. On Feb. 25, Miss Sanders said she had broken the 488-day world record for pole-sitting set by Mark Sutton of Victoria, Brit- ish Columbia. She said she stayed another month to raise more money, and she reported another $4,000 in donations. Miss Sanders, of Tuscon, Ariz., said she was most looking forward simply to walking around. The last thing she will miss is taking a bath atop the pole in an inflatable tub. "I have water, but washing my hair was really difficult," she said. Still there will be things she said she will miss, such as staying up all night on the phone. "I'm going to miss the birds on my balcony and the ,crazy drivers going by down below," she said Wednesday. The area around the intersection includes a few gas stations and a number of stores, she added. Miss Sanders said she was disappointed to have fallen far short of her goal to raise $100,000 for cancer research. "I wish things were different, but stuff happens," Miss Sanders said sighing. "I'm just going to take it day by day." Mauri Rose Sanders of Tucson, who broke a similar pole-sitting record in 211 days in 1959, said See Pole— Page 2 I DID IT' Associated Press Indianapolis polo-sitter Mellissa Sanders will leave her perch after 516 days in disappointing fund-raising elYort Small Towns Pitch In On Projects DBurnettsvilieand Twelve Mile are just two towns with community events that will help local groups ByALVIAFREY Staff Writer When people living in small towns get together to do things these days, big is the key word and fun and fellowship are the results. And Twelve Mile and Burnet- tsville are no exception. Virginia Reed, one year ago this winter, decided to form a community breakfast in Twelve Mile, because, as she says, "There is no restaurant here." "Also, so many of our residents do not go to Florida for the winter, and do have difficulty getting around," Reed says. "So, .1 decided to organize a weekly breakfast." The breakfasts, which are held every Saturday during the spring, summer and autumn from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., are served in the community building. Reed says an average of 200 people are present to eat every week, and local churches and businesse are in charge of cooking and serving. The cost of the breakfast is whatever one wants to pay, and all the proceeds, excluding the cost of sausage and ham, is earmarked for community projects, benefits, the volunteer firemen, or the Lion's Club. "I've been told that it's the best thing that has ever happened to Twelve Mile," Reed says. Moses Deeb, who has been involved with the breakfasts since the first one, says that "most people come to visit and chat, just to be together, rather than eat." And over in Burnettsville, townspeople are preparing for the community-wide garage sale to be held April 23 from 8 a.m. to 3p.m. The sale, in it's fourth year, is sponsored by the Community Center, says Community Center board member Hilda Davidson. Davidson says approximately 30 families will be involved with the garage sale, while downtown, the Masonic Lodge will hold a pancake and sausage breakfast, the firemen will serve sandwiches and soda, and the Emergency Medical Team will sponsor a car wash and bake sale. "An event like this gets people out of 'heir houses, keeps them in town and keeps them active," Davidson said. "We've received so many positive comments about the event," Davidson says. "Most of all, it's the fact that we're all working together, and sharing one another's company.''

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