Northwest Herald from Woodstock, Illinois on August 13, 1988 · Page 1
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Woodstock, Illinois
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Saturday, August 13, 1988
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weather -More heat Hazy, with no let-up from the heat. Chance of a thunderstorm or two. High of 91. Page16A n ni ) - i sporto Azinger leads Paul Azinger neared his first major championship with one-shot lead in the 70th PGA. PagelB '"V- q mCy m Saturday, August 13, 1988 35 cents newsstand 23 cents home delivery -' t J 0, a Senior tourney The Pinecrest Senior Golf Cup, the first senior tournament in the area, was held Friday at the Huntley course, with Fritz Franz taking top honors. Page 2B Triathlon time The Illinois Parks and Recreation Triathlon begins at 8 a.m. Saturday in Crystal Lake, with nearly 1,000 competitors set to take the plunge. Page IB Commuter lot The frantic search to find commuter parking and still, .make the train, will soon be a memory when a 130-space parking lot is built. Page 3A A gamble Will Jordan's King Hussein severing of ties to the West Bank really, step up the pressure on the Palestine Liberation Organization? That question is debated in a point-counterpoint. Page 4A Missed a step A Marengo townhouse project missed a step in the normal order of things when occupancy permits were inadvertently issued a little bit premature. Page 8A New center A new women's health center is planned to open in Crystal Lake which will provide "gender specific" primary care. Page 9A Levy hike The Marengo City Council recently approved a 5.2 percent increase from ' last year in the village's tax levy. Page 9A Industry OK'd The Huntley Plan Commission gave its approval to a warehouse in the Kishwaukee industrial park. Page 9A rnr.ry i Obituaries....... . -2A Opinion 4A Calendar 10A Echoes.. 10A Comics 12A Accent 13A-14A Movie Guide 14A Advice 15A Weather 16A Sports 1B-4B Classified 5B-12B Used Wheels 13B-16B C It, MotUw I Nwppw, Inc. Four died this week in traffic incidents Herald news service JOHNSBURG A McHenry man became the fourth county resident killed in traffic incidents over the past week after his motorcycle smashed into a truck Friday at Bay and Cuhlman Roads. Jeffrey A. Kennebeck, 20, of 4219 Dennis, McHenry, was pronounced dead at the scene by Mary Jo Coonan of the McHenry County corner's office. The driver of the truck, Thomas M. Lux, 19 of 4219 89th Place, Kenosha, Wis., was taken to Northern Illinois MtJical Center and released. The McHenry County Sheriffs Department is continuing to investigate the accident, which occurred at approximately 10:30 a.m. Friday. The preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of the truck was headed west on Bay Road when he stopped to make a U-turn at the intersection. As Lux made the turn, he reportedly pulled into the path of the motorcycle, which was heading east on Bay near the Pistakee Country Club. The impact threw Kennebeck off his motorcycle and through a fence on the side of the road. The driver of the truck was ticketed for failure to yield the right of way while turning left. A court date has not yet been set. Kennebeck was the third county man, to die of crash-related injuries this week. Richard Webb, 24, of Crystal Lake was killed early last Saturday when the car in which he was riding crashed near. Sharon, Wis. Reckless homicide are still pending against a Woodstock man who was the See FATALS, page 2. Ate T n n 1.7." -a -.-Mv - . V" .r v: ,, , ( ' ... M 1 ..: : . I Scott Dalzell Herald staff An accident investigator from the McHenry County cycle-truck collision that occurred near Johnsburg Sheriffs Police surveys the scene of a fatal motor- Friday morning, killing Jeffrey Kennebeck, 20. Search plane downed Pilot killed in the crash United Press International SILVER PLUME, Colo. - A single-engine airplane involved in a search for a missing Chicago area sportswriter crashed in the central Colorado Rockies Friday, killing one person and seriously injuring another. The plane, which was operated by the Civil Air Patrol, crashed near a low ridge about three miles from the search mission headquarters. Killed was the pilot, identified as Terry Leadens, age unknown, of Franktown, Colo. The lone passenger, another volunteer, was indentified as Donald Drobney, 41, who was listed in serious condition after surgery at St. Anthony's Hospital in Denver. Clear Creek County Sheriff Bob Cahill said it appeared that gusty winds in the mountains might have been a factor in the crash, but said it was too early to determine an exact cause. The crash interrupted the search by about 60 rescuers for Keith Reinhard, who disappeared Sunday after telling friends he was going on a hike. The search already had begun to tell on the searchers. . Three of the specially-trained dogs involved in the rescue had to be pulled off the search Friday so their feet could be treated by veterinarians. Nearly two dozen rescuers also were given the day off because of exhaustion. Two rescuers also suffered minor injuries. Another 60 fresh mountain See PLANE, page 2 UPI photo Caroline Reinhard (left) of Algonquin is led away after reading an emotional statement to reporters. News of the day's tragedy does not dampen hopes By Donna Duncan Herald staff writer The son of the missing sportswriter reacted with disbelief and horror Friday when told about the fatal airplane crash during the search efforts. "This is incredible," said Sven Reinhard, 26-year-old son of Keith Reinhard. Reinhard, of 1155 Cary Road, in unincorporated Algonquin, has been missing since last Sunday. Sven, the oldest of three children, said, "It's terrible someone looking for my dad has lost his life." ( While Reinhard's son was saddened by the fatal crash, he is still optimistic his father will be found alive. Reinhard, a 22 -year veteran sportswriter for The Daily Herald, left June 15 on a three-month sabbatical from his job to spend time "soul searching" in the Rocky Mountains, his favorite vacation spot, friends said. ; He recently opened a store and was selling his own photographs in antique frames. The photos include scenery, trains and buildings. Ironically, the previous tenant of the store that Reinhard See HOPE, page 2 Thompson pulls his hat out of the ring By Carol Knowles United Press International SPRINGFIELD, 111. - Gov. James R. Thompson said Friday he has taken his name out of the running for the Republican nomination for vice president. The four-term governor said he received requests for personal information from George Bush's staff on Monday, while he was at Wrigley Field for the first Chicago Cubs night game. But Thompson said he called the vice president Frjday, telling him he was not interested in the job. "It's my belief at this moment in the life of Jim Thompson and his family it's not the right thing to do," he said. "I've got'a 10-year-old child. Waging a national contest would require me to leave my family for 2 lh months. If I were to be chosen and we were successful, it would mean moving to Washington and not bringing my family." Thompson said he was honored to be considered but emphasized the job had not been offered to him. He said his decision was not a reflection on the vice president. "There's nobody in politics for whom I have more affection. There's nobody I'd rather run with. There's no campaign I'd rather be in, but it's; not right this year." Thompson says Bush likely would have selected someone else anyway. He repeated that he would leave open until next year a decision on whether to run for a fifth term as governor. Thompson had been rumored, along with several others, to be in the running for the vice presidential spot on the ticket with Bush. Thompson will introduce George Bush's video at GOP convention in New Orleans prior to Bush's acceptance. District, union turn to a mediator to avoid strike By Danielle Aceto Herald staff writer McHENRY Contract talks between High School District 156 and the McHenry High School Teacher's Association have stalled and again the teachers are talking strike. Earlier in the week, a federal mediator was brought in to un-clog what has been four months of deadlocked talks. - "We've had five meetings and we could see that we were not poles apart, but apart enough to know that we're not getting anywhere. So we decided mutually to bring in a mediator," said Bev McHenry District 156 Aweve, union president. Neither side would say just that issues stood in the way of a settlement. The current contract expires Monday and teachers are expected to return to work Aug. 25, two days after the next scheduled negotiating session. Whether they will work without a contract is open to question. "It (a strike) is a possibility," Aweve said Friday. "If our next meeting doesn't go well, then well See MEDIATOR, page 2 River bacteria counts skyrocket after rains By Lisa J. Davis Herald staff writer McHENRY COUNTY The McHenry County Health Department deemed the Fox River unsafe for swimming Friday after discovering high counts of human and animal bacteria at 10 sites. Water samples were taken Aug. 9, for the first time since 1984, from the border of McHenry and Lake counties at Pistakee' Bay south to Algonquin dam. They revealed total fecal counts ranging from 150 to too numerous to count, said Pat McNulty, McHenry County director of environmental health. Samples showed bacteria levels ranging from 150 into 5,000. A fecal bacteria count of 100 and a total bacteria count of 1,000 in 1-inch samples of water is considered unsafe for swimming. If the sampling sites were legal beaches, McNulty said the health department would be forced to close them. Total coliform is a measure of bacteria present in the water. It is not harmful in itself,, but indicates either potentially harmful human or animal bacteria is present, McNulty said. Fecal coliform measures human bacteria present. The poorest water quality, total coliform too numerous to countfecal coliform too numerous to count, was noted from Pistakee Bay , to Burton's Bridge. Other sites revealing : high levels were Johnsburg Bridge with 790 total coliform1,680 fecal coliform and just downstream, at Riverside Drive in McHenry Park recorded total bacteria too numerous to count5,280 fecal coliform. "Anyone swimming in the river at this point would risk getting eye, ear and throat irritation or flu infections or skin rashes," McNulty said. "And if any water is ingest ed they may get intestinal problems such as diarrhea." Burton's Bridge checked in with a total coliform too numerous to count2,240 fecal coliform. The levels, drop slightly at the other testing sites downstream, "After the two. inches of rainfall we expected to see. high levels of bacteria in the waters," McNulty saicl.But it could be completely different in three; days. The river is constantly moving and has many, sources coming into it, and many factors influencing it,; h; . . "The last samples we took m 1984 revealed high levels of bacteria in the lower river and this time the samples are flipped in the other direction," he said. ,: " , - lite department dropped the regular water quality testing procedure after its 1984 samr&ng.. After a test was suggested at a recenf "Friends of the Fox" citizens group meeting, the department pledged to do one. Results Fox River tests made Aug. 9 by the McHenry County Health Department. "TNTC" means bacteria was "too numerous to count." ' Site tested Pis. Bay Johnsburg ' J'burg bridge ' McHenry Park McH. Shores Burton's Bridge Island Lake Rawson Bridge Haegers Bend Algonquin Total Fecal coliform coliform TNTC 320 790 TNTC 3,860 .TNTC 600 ,- 750' J 500 410 V TNTC 150 ' 1,680 ; .5,280 L 2,050 Vv-:: 17Q vt'iW. leov--' '220 230 v J

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