Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on March 25, 1988 · Page 20
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 20

Logansport, Indiana
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Friday, March 25, 1988
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Page 20 Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Indiana, Friday, March 25, 1988 Suicides Shock Evansville EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) Some youngsters in need of psychological help are afraid to ask for it out of fear they'll be labeled "crazy," a high school senior who counsels her fellow students says. Patty L. Keliey, 18, is one of several students receiving training as a peer group counselor at Reitz High School following the suicides of three students in the past two weeks. "It's a scary situation," she said. "Even people who didn't know them are affected by it." More than 600 parents and students attended a meeting at the school auditorium Thursday night to talk about the deaths, the latest of which occurred only Wednesday. "We're concerned about the families it happened to," said Judy G. El'freich, whose daughter is a freshman at the school "I'm not really worried about more (suicides), but you just can't predict things like that.'' Along with the peer counseling groups, Reitz principal Christine Settle said the school would begin a "buddy system" to pair newcomers with older students. Miss Keliey was talking to fellow students in the hall during part of the meeting and said she had to send one boy home who was especially disturbed by the deaths. "I hope all this helps," she said. "People have come to me to talk, but they're afraid to tell their parents because they know they'll get sent to get help. And then they'll have to come back (to school) and have people tell them, 'Well, we know you're crazy now.' So it's a lot easier for them to talk to us." Police were at the meeting to head off rumors about the deaths, said Vanderburgh County Sheriff Clarence C. Shepard. "There are a number of rumors going around about satanism and cults and things of this sort," Shepard said. "We have found nothing in any of the three that indicates any satanism or cult." The three victims were boys who knew each other and were in the same year in high school, the sheriff said. Two were Reitz sophomores, and the third was a former student who transfered to another school. Sandy Allen gets a new wardrobe for her new job Associated Press The World's Tallest Woman Faces Giant Clothes Problem INDIANAPOLIS i AP) — When Sandy Allen left her job as the world's tallest woman at the Guinness Museum of World Records to become the mayor's tallest secretary, she didn't have a thing to wear. The clothes she had worn to her job as a "live attraction" at the Guinness museum in Niagara Falls, Ontario, for eight years were too informal for the office of Mayor William H. Hudnutlll. But unlike other women, Miss Allen couldn't walk into a store and buy clothes right off the rack. Ready-to-wear clothes simply don't exist [or a woman who is 7 feet ?'.M tall. Thanks to a small army of seamstresses and consultants, however, the 32-year-old Shelby ville native goes to work in style. Sherry Boram, a personal image consultant, became interested in Miss Allen's predicament this winter when she was asked by a friend of a friend to chart Miss Allen's colors. "Sandy's circumstances bring a whole new meaning to 'I haven't a thing to wear,' " said Ms. Boram, a consultant with Color 1 Associates. The two women hit it off immediately, and Ms. Boram, who lives inPendleton, bef/m organizing the forces to bring Miss Allen's wardrobe up to date. Ms. Boram first planned a "capsule wardrobe" that included nine color-coordinated pieces that could be mixed and matched. Then she recruited volunteer seamstresses, sewing supply retailers, pattern drafters and fitters to produce a tailor-made wardrobe. Three Purdue University instructors and six students drafted the sewing patterns. Several area merchants donated fabric and notions for the project. The American Sewing Guild's 24-member Indianapolis chapter made the garments and muslin fitting shells used to adjust the patterns to Miss Allen's size. The project included making custom-sized accessories, including a shoulder bag, reversible vest and more than 30 handmade wooden clothes hangers. Miss Boram said she will be making items for Miss Allen as long people volunteer their time, talent and materials. "I'm quite flattered," Miss Allen said. "Saying thank you doesn't seem enough." There's just one small problem with having all the new clothes, she said. "I'll be at least a half-hour late for work every morning because with all of my lovely new clothes, I'll have a hard time deciding which to wear." The latest victim, Larry E. "J.J." Orth, 15, was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at 6:30 Wednesday morning. Orth had called friends to tell them he wouldn't be back at school, and the friends went to his home and found the victim in his living room, along with a note indicating he was having family problems. Eric G. Sanders, 16 and also a Reitz student, died March 10; and Steven R. Schaefer, 15, who left last year, died March 13. "The last two appear to be copycats," Shepard said before the meeting. "But all three were immediate, personal, emotional problems with the young men. One was a boyfriend-girlfriend problem, and the others were family problems." Bell, GTE Balk At Revealing Salaries INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission's request for salary figures of top utility executives has sparked a protest by the state's largest telephone companies. "We don't feel any useful purpose is served by publicly revealing salaries of individual employees," Dennis J. McCabe, spokesman for Indiana Bell Telephone Co., said Thursday. A spokeswoman for GTE North, Indiana Operations, called employee compensation "a confidential matter." "We don't reveal it for line workers. Why should we do it for top executives?" said Flo Eichar, GTE's state director for public affairs. The commission has asked that executive salaries topping $50,000 be included in annual utility reports required by state law. Those must be filed with the cormnission by April 30. Until 1982, telephone executives' salaries were part of a Federal Communications Commission report, with a copy sent to the state commission. With deregulation, the FCC dropped the salary requirement from its form. But only recently did the commission realize the salary information "had slipped through the cracks," said Robert C. Glazier, the commission's utilities director. "Our chief accountant, who has taken an interest in improving the annual report forms, realized we had this glitch, this missing piece of data, so we made up new forms." Glazier said salary figures often are scrutinized during rate cases, which is why the state's 45 telephone companies should make them available to the commission. Gas and electric industries already supply those figures to the state commission on Federal Energy Regulatory Commission forms. McCabe said Bell does provide the commission with information that shows how many employees fit within a certain salary range. World Report Judges Use Law To Detain Juveniles VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Teen-agers arrested for traffic offenses in Porter County are being held in the county's juvenile detention center instead of jail cells. Previously, teens could be placed in the juvenile detention center on the second floor of the county jail building only on orders from Juvenile Court Judge Raymond Kickbush. But a law signed early this month by Gov. Robert D. Orr lias changed that. Judges who do not handle juvenile cases were given authority to assign teenage traffic offenders to juvenile detention centers. The old law specified that only juvenile judges could order juveniles into the county detention center. The two laws apparently contradict each other. In Lake County, two judges are at odds on the issue, but judges in Porter County say they will follow the new law. Seat Belt Use In State Drops INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State police say more Indiana motorists are being cited for seat belt violations and studies show use of belts declining. In January and February, 2,080 motorists were ticketed by state police for not wearing seat belts. That's nearly half of the 4,277 drivers cited during the last six months of 1987. About 9,000 motorists have received warnings since the law took effect July 1. The state's mandatory seat belt law was passed by the Legislature last year. While drivers cannot be stopped merely for a seat belt violation, they can be ticketed if they are stopped for another violation and are not wearing seat belts. A joint study released by Indiana and Purdue universities also showed that seat belt usage has been declining. 4 ' I Joint Labor-Management Plans Fragile FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Joint labor-management programs in the auto industry are spreading but still face resistance, a former United Auto Workers president says. "Like any human relationship, they are fragile," Douglas A. Fraser told Indiana University-Purdue University's annual Business Conference Thursday on the Fort Wayne campus. "So much depends on the individual," Fraser said. "You can have a plant manager who protects his turf and does not embrace the program.'' Or, he added, officials of local unions do not cooperate, fearing a lessening of their influence. Nevertheless, Fraser said automakers and autoworkers are benefiting from joint programs between the UAW and General Motors Corp., Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Corp. The programs cover such issues as retraining of workers, alcohol and drug abuse and product quality, Union and company officials administer services jointly on a regional basis. Starving Comatose Patients Condemned INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — "The deliberate killing" of comatose or other disabled patients through the withholding of food and water is condemned in a report by more than 100 theologians, ethicists and academics. The report, released Thursday by the National Legal Center for the Medically Dependent & Disabled, declared that discontinuing tube feeding conveys the message that the lives of handicapped people are without value. The center is based in Indianapolis. The ethicists rejected the argument that such feedings are of no benefit to the patient and impose a severe burden on society. "If that is excessively burdensome, then so is spoon-feeding, maintaining room temperature and ordinary nursing care," wrote William May, professor of theology at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Flour Mill Will Move For Office INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The new owner of a flour mill on the edge of the White River State Park has accepted a plan to move the mill to another site within the next five years. State and city officials announced Thursday that they had reached agreement to pay $6.8 million to acquire the mill from SMHCO Inc., a partnership backed by Archer-Daniels-Midland Co., one of the nation's largest milling companies. The partnership submitted a winning $9.7 million bid Thursday in federal bankruptcy court to obtain the Acme Evans mill, I DRIPPING FAUCETS WASTE MONEY! For Repairs or Replacements CALL 753-3790 JIM DAVIDSON B&M Plumbing & Heating I STYLE ATTRACTION SALON Full Family Service OPEN MON. THROUGH SAT. 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