The South Bend Tribune from South Bend, Indiana on February 7, 1991 · 28
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Rick Strickland, vice president of community planning for United Way, said the new fund win allow groups more freedom to try projects that address changing health and human-care needs. We hope to promote community development and problem-solving," Strickland said. This is a lot less cumbersome to get at the dol lars necessary for fun partnership (through the normal fund distribution system). Any non-profit organization public schools, government units or others can apply. The first funding cycle win be for an 18-month period beginning July 1 and running through the end of 1992. In the future, the grants win be awarded on an annual haute Two percent of the total future United Way campaigns will be devoted to the new fund, Strickland said. Any money not awarded in any cycle win be carried over to the following funding cycle, be added. Strickland said the scope of the Venture Fund win be adapted to the changing needs of the community. The eight-member volunteer community planning division will set forth the guidelines for each years cycle. For this cycle, some $75,000 win be made available for unmet and emerging needs in the United Ways high priority areas. child abuse and neglect, educational disadvantages, early childhood deprivation and youth development. Long-term unemployment considered a low priority by United Way because of availabUity of other area service providers also wiU have preference for this cycle because of the local economic climate, Strickland said. Officials set aside $40,000 for teen pregnancy and parenting. The area was earmarked for one or two pant awards to programs that assist teen-agers. Applications for research and developmental seed grants will compete for $5,000. Strickland said the grants will be small amounts for projects that evaluate current Expanded veteran treatment studied By JAMES WENSITS Tribune Staff Writer WASHINGTON Legislation to expand treatment facilities for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder was introduced Wednesday by 5th District Congressman Jim Jontz, D-Monticello. Estimating his proposal would cost the Department of Veterans Affairs $140 million in the next five years, Jontz said the measure is needed to care for the nearly 500,000 Vietnam War veterans who suffer from PTSD and eventually provide treatment for veterans of the Persian Gulf war. Under the bill, veterans of the conflicts in Grenada and Panama also would be eligible for counseling. Jontz said the insufficient facilities now provided by the VA are being flooded by Vietnam veterans whose PTSD problems are being triggered by the extensive television and newspaper coverage of the Gulf war. Some veterans centers, Jontz said, have been reporting up to three times the normal number of calls since the outbreak of the Gulf conflict The lull introduced by Jontz on Wednesday is an updated version of legislation he put forward in 1989. Although that measure received widespread support from veterans organizations and was passed by the House, it died when the congressional session ended before the Senate could act Jontz said the estimated $140 million cost over five years would not require new spending but would require the VA to reorder priorities within its budget The cost represents about one-third of one percent of the VAs health-care budget, Jontz sail As proposed, the bill would add 30 PTSD treatment units by the end of 1994. There now are 22 such units. Jontz said the intent is to have at least one PTSD treatment unit in every state. The only PTSD treatment unit in Indiana is located in Marion. The measure would also add 40 new veterans centers by the end of 1994 to the 195 centers now in existence. Jontz said that a congresstonaHy-mandated report in 1988 found that only 10 percent of the Vietnam veterans suffering from PTSD received treatment that year. The study also estimated that 479,000 Vietnam veterans still suffer from the disorder. Saying the legislation is long overdue, Jontz accused the VA of not doing enough to respond to the findings of the 1988 report We have more vets in need of assistance then there is assistance, said Rep. Thomas Ridge, R-Pa., a co-sponsor of the bilL Roland Kelly files for City Council seat By HOWARD DUKES Train SOUTH BEND Bank executive and former WSBT news director Roland Kelly filed today for the Democratic nomination as 3rd District City Council member. Kelly, 64, of 1325 E. Wayne St S, filed in the St. Joseph County clerks office for the May 7 primary election. He is director of client relations and business development at Society Bank. The seat on the council now is held by Republican William Soder berg, who already has filed for another term. Kelly said his main concern will be the citys fiscal problems measured in light of a potential budget shortfall Kelly said he is meeting with city officials to determine the extent of the problem and discuss possible solutions. If elected, Kelly said, he would work hard to make sure that neighborhood issues like infrastructure are addressed. . Kelly said he plans to visit as many 3rd District residents as pos sible during the campaign. He said a major difference he has with Soderberg concerns the role of the citys Economic Development Commission. He said that while Soderberg has been dissatisfied with the commission, Kelly believes it has done an excellent job. He said improvements in the downtown area such as the One Michiana Square building were made possible through the work of the commission. Kelly, born Oct 21, 1926, In Port Chester, N.Y, earned a journalism degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1950. He worked for WSBT from 1953 to 1972 and again from 1982 to 1985. Kelly became the vice president of marketing at St Joseph Bank and Trust Co. (Society Bank) in 1972 and remained there until 1982. In 1985, be became director of client relations at the bank. Kelly has also been active in the community, serving on many boards. Kelly and his wife, Joyce, have three children, Laurine Kelly Dow, Roland A. Kelly III and Jason A. Kelly. Madison Center to open clinic at Edison Lakes human-service programming or that help to inform on prevention. Money from this portion of the fund also could go to help sponsor coalition-led events, Strickland said. United Ways partner agencies are eligible to apply for Venture Fund grants, but Strickland said the grants will not be allowed for extensions or expansions of programs already allocated money through United Ways normal funding process. Non-profit agencies can apply until March 15. The grants will be awarded May 20 for the 18-month funding cycle, which win begin on July 1. United Way wUl host an informational session for all interested applicants from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the education center at SL Josephs Medical Center. For more information, call United Way at 232-8201. Hickey emitters immioceinitt plea tto 3 1 charges By MARTI QOOOLAD HELINE Tram SujfWrner SOUTH BEND In a detention hearing Wednesday in U.S. District Court here, Thomas Paul Hickey chose not to fight an order to hold him in custody until his trial. He also entered an innocent plea to the 31 charges alleging he was a leader of a marijuana distribution ring based in Michiana from 1979 to 1986. The arraignment before Judge Robert L Miller Jr. followed the detention hearing. Hickey, 34, formerly of Mishawaka, was arrested Jan. 14 in the Seattle area. The arrest followed the airing of a television show, Unsolved Mysteries, which featured Hickey and codefendant William McCarthy, 36, formerly of South Bend and Niles, as wanted fugitives. Each had been sought for nearly five years and were arrested soon after the program aired. McCarthy was apprenhended near Vancouver, British Columbia, eight days after Hickeys arrest Each was living under a false name with his wife, authorities said. Miller chose not to set a trial date for Hickey after South Bend attorney Charles Asher said he may not be Hickeys lawyer for trial. William Grimmer, assistant U.S. attorney, estimated the trial would take four to six weeks. Miller set another hearing fen- Feb. 20 to determine a trial date. Although Hickey chose not to fight the detention order, Grimmer summarized the evidence he would have presented to support his argument that Hickey should remain in custody. He noted that Hickey and McCarthy had been indicted in 1986 as the alleged ringleaders of an extensive operation that is believed to have distributed some 100,000 pounds of marijuana. Grimmer said the marijuana was stored in a pole barn on U.S. 12, east of Niles, after being brought by semi-truck load from places such as California, New Orleans, Florida and New York. Grimmer said Hickey disap- Sared in the summer of 1986 after iling to appear when subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury in South Bend. McCarthy also vanished about the same time. The federal prosecutor said Hickey is believed to have remained involved in drug trafficking as a result of evidence federal agents found in the Phoenix area in 1989. Grimmer said Hickey is believed to have been working with a man named James Hager who was a fugitive from Ohio, but since has been arrested and convicted Grimmer Indicated 10 to 25 people who have been convicted for involvement in the Michiana marijuana operation may testify against Hickey and McCarthy. Some people from the Ohio operation also may offer evidence against Hickey. A search of a storage facility in Portland, Ore., turned up two guns, antiques, art objects and cases of wine -that Hickey is believed to have purchased with drug proceeds, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Barbara Brook. Both Hickey and McCarthy are believed to have spent some time out of the country. McCarthy was traced to Australia, Hong Kong and Canada, Grimmer said Hickey may own property in the Channel Islands in the English Channel, Brook said All the property would be subject to forfeiture if Hickey is convicted of the drug kingpin charges. He faces a maximum prison term of 10 years to life plus 216 years, fines up to $1.44 million and forfeiture of as-sests purchased with drug proceeds. Authorities indicated they have found more than $52,000 also owned by Hickey in cash and in a bank account In entering the detention order. Magistrate Robin Pierce also made note of the detention order entered against Hickey in federal court in Seattle shortly after his arrest. Tribune Photo JOE RAYMOND Lunchtime music Kelly Giggy plays the bassoon in the Elkhart Central High School Symphonic Band as part of Wednesdays White Water Series held at noon Wednesday in South Bend's Century Center. By GREG SWIERCZ Tribune Staff Writer SOUTH BEND Madison Center has announced plans to open a centralized outpatient clinic in the Edison Lakes Corporate Park in Mishawaka. Center officials worked out a lease agreement Wednesday for a 6,000-square-foot building in the Park Place office development at Edison Lakes, which will become the site for the centers outpatient programs. Associate Director Marzy Bauer said the center is planning to open the new facility July L with the eventual closing of the satellite clinics the center now operates. Executive Director Jack Roberts told the centers board of directors of the plans on Tuesday. Bauer said the first clinic opened at Madison Center in 1981 Two other outpatient clinics later opened to decentralize operations. But the new facility wiU bring oper- Policeman promoted to warden This is an artists conception of the building in the Park Place addition to the Edison Lakes development. The building will be the new outpatient clinic for Madison Center. ations together, she said. We thought it would be better for marketing and service delivery to concentrate the staff in one area, Bauer said. We also felt we wanted to locate in the growing area in north Mishawaka and Harris Township. Some 18 clinicians eventually will be relocated in the new building, she said. Courtyard Professional Services, the outpatient clinic located in the University Gardens complex, was closed at the end of last month when its lease expired, Bauer said. The staff has been assigned to other areas until the new central clinic opens. Two other clinics Scottsdale Professional Services and Mishawaka Professional Services also win be relocated later this year. Bauer said about a third of all outpatient admissions use the Madison clinics. SOUTH BEND - The SL Joseph County Police Merit Board has approved the promotion of Capt Terry Wilson to warden of SL Joseph County Jail, a position that carries the rank of major. Wilson win replace Maj. William Molnar, who retired from the county police department on Dec. 31. Molnar had been jail warden for 15 years, said Nagy. Nagy said Wilson, a 22-year veteran of the county police, most recently headed the detective bureau. He served previously as bead of the records division. Wilson also has served in the warrants division, the jafi and in the patrol division during his tenure as a county police officer, said Nagy. Nagy said be is asking the Merit Board to consider an amendment stating the commander of the jail divison shall be appointed by the sheriff and be a sworn officer from within the county police depart-,. menL Under current procedure, the sheriff may appoint the warden from outside the department, said Nagy. The chief of police and the assistant chief still may be appointed from outside the departmenL and Nagy said he is the first sheriff to appoint men to those positions from inside the departmenL Assistant Chief Frank Canarecci has been commanding the jail since Molnar retired in December. Beginning baton classes due SOUTH BEND Two beginning baton classes, for participants 4-years-old and older will be held on Mondays, starting next week, at Newman Recreation Center, 727 S. Eddy SL The classes are sponsored by the Public Recreation Commission. Class times for the six-week program are 3 to 3:45 pm and 3:45 to 4:30 pm Equipment win be provided. To register, call 284-8328. AA Ate- -1

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