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local rremonmibunc Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1993 A3 I Board hears pros, cons BY LIZ WELLING 1 Tribune Start - Year-round education usually doesnt have tremendous original support, but there arc few critics in school districts using die year-round system, said David Rutledge, a Lincoln elementary school principal. Rutledge led a discussion on year-round schooling at Monday night's Fremont Hoard of Education meeting. Rutledge, who chaired a commission in 1990 that studied the issue in Lincoln Public Schools, Fielded questions from board members and about 20 residents on the advantages and disadvantages of year-round education. About 400 schools in the nation operate under year-round calendars, he said. Even though it's thought of as a way to increase days of instruction, very few districts merge into die system purely for academic reasons. "What drives most is dollars and cents," he said. He cited one system, a 45-15 multi-trick plan, which can increase die holding capacity of existing buildings by as much as 50 percent. In the plan, students arc divided into groups with 45 days in school and 15 days off. During the rotation, groups A, B and C would be in school, widi group D on vacation. When D returns, group A goes on vacation and so on. "Many schools arc already at capacity, Rutledge said. This alleviates having to add new buildings. Anodicr advantage would be increased days of instruction. .CALEtJD SIT GOLDEN OLDIES let eat out, 500 p m car pool from Penney' parking lot to Vet's Club in Arlington. TOPS 387, 6 p.m., Memorial Hospital of Dodge County' Health Education Center, 2340 N. Clarkson St. Weigh-in, 5 30 p.m. TOPS 58, 7 p.m., St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 538 W. 16th St MEN'S GROUP, 7 p.m., Dom estic AbuseSexual Assault Cnsis Center, 321 E. Military Ave. FREMONT UONS CLUB, 7 pm.. Al't Cale, 207 S. Bell St. Board meeting starts at 6 30 p m FREMONT CITY COUNCIL 7.30 p.m., city council chambers at aty hall, 725 N. Park Ave. Use north door. AA YOUNG PEOPLES' group, 8 pm., west door of Presbyterian Church, 520 W. Linden Ave. AL-ANON AND ALATEEN, 8 p.m., 138 N. Main St. SUPPORTIVE SINGLES coffee, 9 p.m., Al's Cafe, 207 S. Bell SL All singles welcome. Wednesday AARP regular meeDng, 9 a.m., Fremont Senior Center, 1730 W. 16th SL NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, 10 a.m 99 S. Irving Ave. at Dodge Street. Use south door. SERTOMA CLUB, noon, Craig's Restaurant, 1624 E. 23rd St. ADDICTIONRECOVERY INFORMATION SERIES 12:10 p.m., Keene Memorial Library, 1030 N. Broad SL Free; sack lunch optional. NEW MOM'S PROGRAM, 1-4 p.m.. United Family Services, 640 N. H St. For information call 721-5551. PRESBYTERIAN YOUTH CLUB 4.30 p.m., 520 W. Linden Ave. For children grades 3-8. Use west door; call 721-7904. YOUTH CLUB 4 30, 5:10 and 5.50 p.m., K-8, 9 and 10-12 graders, First Congregational Church, UCC, 1550 N. Broad. TOPS 425 weigh in, 6:45 p.m., Plaza Lanes, 520 W. 23rd SL AWANA 6:45 p.m., Fremont Alliance Church, 16th Street and Lincoln Ave. KIDS KLUB 7 p.m., for kids 3 years old through sixth grade, First Baptist Church, Fifth and C streets. SOS2 Systems of Support, 7 p.m. at 321 E. Military Ave. ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT GROUP 7 p.m.. Dodge Room at Memorial Hospital of Dodge County, 450 E. 23rd SL NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, 7.30 p.m., 809 S. Broad St. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS, 7:30 p.m., St. James' Episcopal Church, Fifth and D streets. EAGLES AUXIUARY, 7:45 p.m.. Eagles Club, 649 N. Main St. FREMONT JAYCEES, 8 p.m., place varies, call 721-757C. Thursday WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN clinic, 8 a.m. to noon and 1-4.30 p.m., 626 N. D St. BIBLE STUDY FELLOWSHIP for women. 9 a.m., First Lutheran Church, 1110 N. Lincoln Ave. MEDICAREMEDICAID ASSISTANCE, 9:30 a.m., Goodwill, 2415 E. 23rd St. For questions call 727-2775. Heartland Chiropractic Clinic -,1861 E. 23rd St.y (Hwy. 30) Fremont, HE U DR. JOHN T. KORPI DR. RANDY J. CAMENZIND Convenient Hours 24 Hour Emergency Care Preventative Healthcare Patient Education Complete Family Care 1 Now Accepting Appointments (402) 721-1060 Hour: Mon . Wed., Fri. 7.30 a m. - 7.00 p.m., Tue. 9:00 a m. - 7.00 - p.m. Thur. 900 am. - 900 p.m.. Sat. 800 a m. -12.00 p.m. lie said on average, U.S, students attend school 180 days, compared to 200 to 240 school days in other countries, such as Japan. "It seems to me die real problem is dial students arent performing," said board member Howard Yost. "We're always 17lh (when compared to other countries) and dial seems unproductive." Spreading the number of days out would mean greater learning retention, said James Merritt, superintendent of Fremont Public Schools. "If you don't have die three -month break in the summer, students are less likely to lose what they have learned," Merritt said. Rutledge said more statistical information is needed before he can draw a correlation between year-round education and improved test scores. (Test scores) dont go down and in some cases they have gone up, he said. "But it's not a guarantee by any means that changing to a year-round system will make them increase." Year-round education isnt without concerns, he said. "Very few go into it thinking it's die best thing since sliced bread, he said. Changing to a completely different concept can be a scheduling nightmare for schools and can add some of its own expenses. "One of the downsides we found was that many buildings didn't have air conditioning, he said. "Retrofitting some of these (old) buildings with cooling systems can present a barrier. When people first hear the Two people sprayed with mace at motel Fremont Police Department officers do not yet know why two people staying at a Fremont motel were maced early this morning. Gene Nelms, 915'2 E. First St., and Suzanne Cooper, 915 E. First St were taken to Memorial Hospital of Dodge County about 2:45 a.m. today after they were sprayed with mace at a room in the Super 8 Motel, 1250 E. 23rd Ave. The Fremont Fire Department was called to the motel at 1:37 a.m. today to investigate a smell at the nortlr part of the second floor, according to reports. Rescue personnel were called back when the people reported the incident Deputy Police Chief Steve Tellatin said Nelms and Cooper let two other people into their room at the motel. The people that were maced knew the people who maced them, he said. However, police had not determined the motive of the incident, Tellatin said. Mace victims usually have a burning sensation in their throats, become teary-eyed and have other symptoms, he said. Police are still investigating Man gets prison term for driving during suspension BY CINDY HADISH Tribune Staff Saying that alcohol has been a curse" on a Prague mans life, a judge sentenced the man to 20 months to five years in prison on a felony driving during suspension charge'. Gerald Albers, 30, pleaded guilty Jan. 25 to driving during a 15-year suspension of his license. His license had been suspended on a third-offense drunken driving charge. He appeared Monday with Fremont attorney Avis Andrews in front of Dodge County District P rn Liu David Rutledge, an elementary school principal from Lincoln, an- swers a question on year-round schooling at Mondays Fremont concept of year-round schooling, about 10 percent support the idea, 30 percent disapprove and 40 arc neutral, Rutledge said. He said this is why there has to be a lot of community support for the idea to work. "It can make for a very volatile situation," he said.' However, a Fremont grade E the incident. Nelms and Cooper were treated at Memorial Hospital and released. Police investigating liquor store burglary Fremont Police Department officers are investigating an early morning burglary at a Fremont liquor store. An officer discovered the front door glass broken out at Victory Liquor, 1440 W. Military Ave., about 5 a.m. today. Beer apparently was taken in the break-in. Deputy Police Chief Steve Tellatin said. The amount of loss was undetermined because, employees were still completing an inventory of the business this morning. Officials investigating cause of basement fire The cause of an early morning basement fire remains under investigation. A dog woke up the residents of 321 W. Third St. sometime before 2:50 a.m. today, said Lt. Don Beatty of the Fremont Fire Department Steve Dye and Lee Ann Kilpatrick, the residents of the home Judge Mark Fuhrman. Joe Stecher, chief deputy county attorney, asked that Albers receive the maximum penalty on the charge. The Class IV felony is punishable by up to five years in prison andor a $10,000 fine. A witness said Albers had been drinking Oct. 6 when he drove a pickup truck from a construction site, Stecher said. However, Andrews said credence should not be given to the witness who later reportedly wrecked the truck. Andrews asked that Albers be given a sentence comparable to the eight-month jail sentence of a Fremont man who also was charged with driving during a 15- National News r Expanded Local News StateRegional News School Menus Comprehensive Weather Road Reports Local and National Sports of school teacher who taught at a year-round school in Colorado, told board members the concept was overwhelmingly supported by teachers, students and parents. "It's great, said Diana Har-nisch, a teacher at Grant Elementary. "I hope we make the change. owned by Vemon White of rural Hooper, were uninjured in the fire that started in the basement, he said. About eight firefighters were at the scene until about 6 a.m., Beatty said. "It didnt take much time to knock it down, he said, but steam and other factors made it difficult to tell if the fire was completely out. According to fire department reports, flames reached the first floor, and there was smoke damage to the entire home. Beatty said a broken water line caused water damage in the basement. "Its quite a mess, he said. A suspected electrical malfunction in the basement is being investigated as a possible cause, he said. Police Hogan Lane and Palmer Drive, 1:40 p.m. Sunday: vehicles driven by Mary Veskma, 28, 2725 Palmer Drive, and Donald Brown, 59, 'Route 5, collided. Barry Johnson of Oakland reported someone took a handgun from the Elkhom Valley Rifle Club Gun Show at 3 p.m. Sunday at Christensen Field. Reported loss $149.95. Christine Reinhardt, 1225 E. Ninth SL, reported someone took a cassette year suspension. Fuhrman said the cases were not similar because the other man had driven a motorcycle on a path at a state park and alcohol was not involved. Alcohol has been a curse upon your life, Fuhrman said, citing five drunken driving cases in which Albers has been involved. He ordered the time to be served at the Nebraska Department of Corrections Penal Complex in Lincoln with credit for time served. Also Monday, Fuhrman continued sentencing to April 5 for Gary Townsend, 20, a former Arlington man who pleaded guilty Jan. 25 to violating terms of his probation. In Dodge County Court Friday, Judge Daniel Beckwith and Judge Stall Your Aw year-round education Board of Education meeting. Rutledge chaired a commission in 1990 that studied the issue in Lincoln Public Schools. Rutledge, a principal at Calvert Elementary School in Lincoln, said the city has placed any ideas for year-round schooling on indefinite hold. The commission, which studied the issue for three months, determined that the district would save about $500,000 a year over player from her vehicle sometime Friday or Saturday while it was parked at her residence. Estimated loss $125. Estimated damage to the dash $300. Edgar Leu, 245 Schuyler Ave., reported someone hit the comer post of his lot that holds up the fence at 2020 N. I SL sometime between Friday morning and Saturday morning. Estimated damage unknown. Tammy Mcister, 1525 W. Ninth St., ApL 1, reported someone took her 1976 Chrysler from her residence sometime between 12:30 and 9 a.m. Saturday. Estimated loss $75. Jeremy Sweet of Nickerson reported someone broke a window of his vehicle sometime between 5-11:20 p.m. Saturday while it was parked at Holiday Lodge and took his radar detector. Estimated loss $175. Donald Dickmeyer, 1226 Willow St., reported someone shot the window of his vehicle at 8:30 p.m. Saturday while it was parked at 2223 E. Ninth Sl Estimated damage $150. Jimmy Hansen, 1541 Grant Sl, reported someone broke a window of his vehicle sometime between 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday while it was parked at 101 W. 12th St Estimated damage unknown. An employee of Hanzel Trucking, 150 E. Cloverly Ave., reported someone cut the cables and removed the battery from a truck parked in the parking lot sometime Sunday or Monday. Estimated loss $125. An employee of Nebraska Printing and Litho, 238 E. Sixth SL, reported someone broke out a window of a company van parked at 2202 E. 10th F.A. Gossett III of Blair ordered the following: t Jason Pollard, 22, 916 Grant St., f pleaded guilty to a third-offense drunken driving charge. Gossett ordered a presentence investigation and set sentencing for March 30. Sonia Smith, 18, of ONeill pleaded guilty to a charge of being a minor in possession of alcohol and was fined $250. Jeffrey Jones, 20, 414 N. Logan Sl, pleaded guilty to a charge of being a minor in possession of alcohol and was fined $250. John Houser, 22, 838 N. Union St., pleaded guilty to a drunken driving charge. Careless driving and no proof of insurance charges were dropped as part of a plea agreemenL He was placed on probation for six months. Thomas Bazer, 17, 1940 N. Broad SL, pleaded guilty to a charge of being a minor in possession of alcohol and was placed on probation for six months. Bay With 10 S.S 10 years, but the figure wasn't a large enough savings to justify die change. "The savings equals to about one-half of a percent of the (Lincoln Public Schools) budget," he said. "For that price tag in savings, they said they liked what we had. St. sometime between Friday and Monday. Estimated damage $100. Rescue 2117 E. 20th Sl, 10:47 a.m. Saturday; Helen Hilge, same address, had a medical emergency and was taken to Memorial Hospital of Dodge County. Sixth and D streets, 9:41 a.m. Monday; Myron Erikson, 340 W. 21st St., had a medical emergency and was taken to Memorial Hospital. East Military Avenue and County Road 26 V2, 2:07 p.m. Monday; Amy Meier, 1250 N. Park Ave., was in a vehicle accident and was taken to Memorial Hospital. 2025 Bramble wood Lane, 8:32 p.m. Monday; Louis RieharL same address, had a medical emergency and was taken to Memorial Hospital. 23rd Street and Clarmar Avenue, 9:50 p.m. Monday, Philip Beck, 2067 E. Third St., had a medical emergency and was taken to Memorial Hospital. 640 W. Jackson Sl, 6:21 a.m. today; Joe LoGrande, same address, had a medical emergency and was taken to Memorial Hospital. Fire 304 E. Sixth St., 9:41 a.m. Monday; assist squad at medical emergency. 2025 Bramblewood Lane, 8:30 p.m. Monday; assist squad at medical emergency. 23rd Street and Clarmar Avenue, 9:50 p.m. Monday; assist squad at medical emergency. 640 W. Jackson Sl, 6:21 a.m. today; assist squad at medical emergency. I tehlHr Contract for new Valley weather station awarded VALLEY CPM Associates of Aurora, Colo., has received the contract for the new Omaha Weather Forecast Office to be built in Valley. CPM will purchase the land from the Lyman-Richey Corporation and lease the land and facility to the National Weather Service for 20 years at $119,520 per year. Groundbreaking should take place in May, and the project should be completed by Dec. 1. The new office in Valley will serve eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa. News and Weather 10 After :ach Hour I

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