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Seait belt Mt officers Vede3 Ears AUSQNQUEC The Historic Commission conducts its semi-monthly workshop at 8:30 am Saturday at Historic Village Han, 2 S. Main St CRYSTSt LAKE The Welcome Wagon Club sponsors a children's clothing resale from 9 am. to 7 p.m. today at the Salvation Army Building. County officials have no plans to enact 'zero saying police discretion important leave decisions about whether to stick drivers with a $55 seat-belt violation up to the individual officers. Capt David Shepherd, head of the patrol unit for the McHenry County Sheriffs department, said road deputies take seat-belt charges seriously. Many deputies have seen the aftermath of fatalities, which could have been prevented by seat-belt use. But Shepherd said the department has no immediate plans to enact a zero-tolerance policy for seat-belt violators. By KEVIN LYONS The Northwest Herald No seat belL No warning. No chance. "Zero tolerance" is a catch phrase politicians usually save for society's mortal enemies: drug dealers, gang members, sex offenders. But Illinois State Police Director Terence Gainer announced Wednesday his agency has adopted a zero-tolerance policy for Illinois driers who don't buckle up. But so far, McHenry County agencies "We kind of shy away from taking matters away from our officer's discretion," Shepherd said. "I don't know if we'd want to infringe on that" Shepherd said compliance is the ultimate goal for sheriffs deputies and other officers around the county. He said brazen drivers who tell officers they never buckle up for safety, as a general rule, are likely to get whacked with a fine. If an officer is fresh from the scene of a fatal accident, he also will be unlikely to issue a warning for the next seat-belt violator he comes across. Police officers still have authority to issjae a seat-belt violation only if the motorist is pulled over for another traffic violation. Last year, state troopers issued 11,067 more written warnings than traffic citations. Oral warnings were not recorded. There were a total of 53,989 in written warnings and a total of 42,922 citations for seat-belt violations. See SEAT BELT, page 2 The Mary Circle of St Paul's United Church of Christ conducts its annual spaghetti supper from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the church, 485 Woodstock St Tickets are $5.50 for adults, $3 for children ages 5 to 12 and children younger than 5 eat free. RfcHsSff: The McHenry High School drama department presents the musical The Wizard of Oz" at 7 p.m. today at the West Campus Theater, 4724 W. Crystal Lake Road. Tickets cost $5 for adults and $3 for students and seniors. For ticket information call (81 5) 385-1 1 45. A Saturday performance is scheduled for the same time and place. TV show focuses on I Vom Hebeim 4Unsolved Mysteries' looks at teenager's disappearance By KURT BEGALKA The Northwest Herald WOODSTOCK Wendy Von Huben has been missing for 18 months. Tonight, her desperate parents will make another attempt to find her. An episode of the TV show "Unsolved Mi I iff Mysteries" that chronicles Von Huben's disappearance will air on CBS. Show time is at 8 p.m. coinci-dentally, on her father's birthday. "Tomorrow is also Billy's birthday," Laura Von Huben said Thursday. "So it will be a blessing and a curse. But I'm hoping that it works out for something good here. William and Laura Von Huben last saw Wendy, now 17, on Feb. 22, 1997, when she told them she was going to stay a friend's house that night. VON HUBEN "UNSOLVED MYSTERIES? The TV show wjB probe Wendy Von Huben's disappearance at 8pm today on CBS. The Zkxi Ladies Guild sponsors its spring rummage sale from 8 am. to 3 p.m. today in the fellowship had at Zkxi Lutheran Church, 4206 W. Elm St Clothing, household items, toys, books and miscellaneous items will be sold. Today is special bargain day, with items available at $1 a bag. UNC The Sacred Heart Church Men's Club's 1 0th annual Rock 'n' Roll Dance begins at 7:30 p.m. today at Donnelly Acres Village Hall. Admission is $15 a person. Wonder Lake The community Boosters distributes kites, brochures and kite-flying instructions from 10 am. to 2 p.m. Saturday throughout Wonder Lake. Members of the civic organization will be out on foot to promote the organization's Kite Fly on April 26. Free kites and string also are available at the Wonder Lake True Value, 7602 Hancock Drive. For information, call Ed Burke at (815) 728-0271. Woodstock The Woodstock Public Library closes at 6 p.m. today for a staff in-service program. The book depository near the main entrance is available for returning items and the Nightowl Reference Service will be available for answering reference questions after 9 p.m. at (815) 338-0542. i Crystal Lake school District A7 meets at 7 p.m. Monday at South Elementary School, 601 Golf Road. LAKEW0OK The Lakewood Zoning Board of Appeals conducts a hearing at 7 p.m. Monday in the vil- lage hall, 2500 Lake to conskJ-' era request to reduce the minimum square footage for single family homes proposed for Falcon Greens Subdivision located north of Ackman Road along RedTail Drive. CsdmlSJtSK Reservations still are being taken for a lecture by Rch-' mond Historian Gail Drabant on the 1872 County Plat Map featuring 145 lustrations on sites around McHenry County. The lecture is at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Memorial Hall on Main Street in downtown Richmond, Tickets are $10 each. For informa-; tion and reservations, call the McHenry County Historical Society i at (815) 923-2267. 1 Patrick Kunzer The Northwest Herald Crystal Lake Jaycees members Louise Steinbach (left) and Terrl Reece work out in preparation for a 500-mile ride from Minneapolis to Chicago in July. PaDftSninig mmeile to fiOne psdlal Women in biking fund-raiser ride on plenty of motivation She never returned. Only later did they learn the Woodstock High School freshman, who had cut clashes from Feb. 17-21 and drove to Florida ona joyride with her boyfriend and two others. The two friends returned to Woodstcjct. Wendy's boyfriend, Jesse Lee Howell, turned up dead March 23, 1997. Authorities found his bludgeoned body along an empty stretch of railroad tracks, 60 miles northwest of Orlando. Five days before, Wendy called home from Bradenton, south of Tampa, and asked for bus fare home. On March 20, her parents wirgd the money as requested. Police corjfirmed she received the money, however they doubt if she boarded the bus. Evidence suggests Von Huben and Hor-ell spent the next night at a Knights 'ftf Columbus center. Howell called home and told his father the couple were planning to hitchhike to his grandmother's house jn Raleigh-Durham, N.C. The Marion County Sheriffs Department believes the couple may have stowed away ooti freight train instead. Tax-deductible contributions may be made in care of the Illinois Jaycee Charitable Foundation. Mai checks, made out to the foundation, to Louise Steinbach, 829 Nottingham Lane, Crystal Lake. III. 60014. dedicated to battling AIDS and HIV. These agencies AIDSCare Canticle Place, Chicago House, Oak Park-based Community Response, the Howard Brown Health Center and Sinai Family Health Centers provide a myriad of services including HIV testing, housing, counseling, nutrition advice and education. "I have a friend who rode last year and she described it as the single most life-altering experience in her life," Steinbach said. "I think, for me at least, it's just the gravity of the disease." More than 130 McHenry County residents live with the I ITV virus or AIDS, according to county health records. See AIDS, page 2 By KURT BEGALKA The Northwest Herald CRYSTAL LAKE Three members of the Crystal Lake Jaycees are about to go on the ride of their lives. They intend to bicycle nearly 500 miles from July 6 to 11 in the Twin QtiesWis-consin-Chicago AIDS Ride 3. After lending fund-raising help for AIDS Ride 2, Louise Steinbach, Terri Reece and Jennifer Beardsley vowed they would participate in the next trek. They are among more than a dozen McHenry County contingent "I like a good challenge. I like to do things different than the norm," Beards-ley said. "When we were at the (AIDS Ride 2) fund-raiser last year, I think the cause really struck us. "This ride is significant on a personal commitment level. I like to put my mouth where my money is, instead of the other way around." The three paid the $45 registration fee and agreed to raise a minimum of $2300 in pledges. Among with more than 2,000 other participants, the trio hopes the event will raise more than $6 million, most of which will benefit six Chicago-area organizations See VON HUBEN, page 2 IHarrison School students wax presidential "His name starts wKh ray name." John Wade Hanfaaa School stadeat tht raaaoa ho ookctod to oortrav Johi F. Koamdy Dan Tennant, 8, (left) and-Cory Sweety 8, laugh they watch Lauren do her wax-niuMUfn statue peiformance of President Thomas Jefferson, part of a PresSstenta! Wax Hussion putoofcy Harjrin Robin ChristTnin L-'l 1 Megan Wright, lifting her Reagan mask to wipe sweat off her face. Lauren Amettis wore a wig of tightly rolled orange yarn to imitate the colorful hair of Thomas Jefferson. "He knew five languages," she said. The students used exacting criteria to select their presidents. "His name starts with my name," said John F. Kennedy, portrayed by John Wade. "I thought he looked cool," Patrick Loir said of Gerald Ford. Quite a few class members thought they might like to run the country and inhabit the White House some day. Tina Brooke, as George Washington, showed particular enthusiasm. "I'd be living in a big house. And I wouldn't have to clean up," she said. Shiel thought he would rather find another career. "It's a lot of work," he said. iProject caps study Ion Washington, D.C. I By JESSICA GROSS The Northwest Herald I WONDER LAKE The Harrison School Presidents Wax Museum was about to open and John Quincy Adams could not tie his ascot quite right "The collar's supposed to be straight up," said Kyle Shiel, the third-grader play-'ing Adams. He tugged at his stiff, white shirt and asked a guest to knot the strip of black cloth that served as his 19th-century tie. I The students in Anne Waites and Adri-I anne Jinga's classes had raided their fathers' 'closet and slathered on silver hairspray to portray the nation's leaders Wednesday and Thursday. The project capped their study of Washington, D.C "He also had a bald spot right here," Shiel said, pointing to the center of his scalp. "But mom wouldn't let me do that" Dressed in oversized suit jackets and the occasional fedora, the "presidents" waited behind their nameplates. Parents, teachers and other students could press a button to hear, highlights of each presidency. Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan sat front and center, wearing heavy plastic masks. "I've got a stack of Kleenex in here," said

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