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Bloomington, Illinois
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Tuesday, January 10, 1995
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cm ame-seic colleges back in vogue Pago C1 LJ GJ iLAJL 30 pages, 4 sections Tuesday, January 10, 1995 Bloomington-Normal, Illinois 5O0J Rod Groves Groves: Foundation pay should have been reported By RANDY GLEASON Pantagraph staff If Illinois State University's governing board had known that ISU President Thomas Wallace was receiving extra money from the university's private fund-raising arm, it probably would have reduced or eliminated Wallace's salary increase last fall. "Obviously, it would've had a bearing on what we did," said Rod Groves, chancellor of the Board of Regents, adding that Wallace may not have received any salary Increase. "The board would have been uncomfortable about the president receiving both things. I certainly would have recommended that the two be related." During the September meeting, the BOR voted to raise Wallace's salary from $115,600 to $131,700 - a 13 percent increase. The raise was approved to bring Wallace's salary closer to the average of presidents at similar universities. Unknown to the BOR at the time, however, Wallace was already receiving extra money from the ISU Foundation. Since November 1993, Wallace has received more than $50,000 from the foundation for personal use. He received $25,000 in the fall of 1993 and almost $30,000 a few months ago. The plans call for Wallace to receive the stipend each year not to exceed 25 percent of his salary so long as the foundation is happy with his work. The yearly bonus was approved by the foundation board in recognition of Wallace's work in fund raising, which has dramatically increased under his leadership since he came to ISU in 1988. For example, 7,000 alumni gave to the university in 1988. Last year, about 10,500 made contributions. ISU's telephone drive raised $30,000 during Wallace's first year. The telephone drive has raised $1 million in each of the last two years. And since 1988, the endowment has grown from $2.6 million to $11.3 million. "We wanted to do this in recognition of his work and to show our apprecia-tion for all he's done here," explained See WALLACE, back page 2nd-term mandate not pushing change By DON THOMPSON Springfield bureau chief SPRINGFIELD - Before a giant three-dimensional representation of the Illinois Capitol, Gov. Jim Edgar promised Monday to "build on the firm foundation we have already built" as he begins a second term. Edgar claimed a "mandate" to keep doing what he has been the last .four years, and a mandate for a newly Republican Congress to return more power to the states. - Republicans take control this week of all six statewide consti- GOP sobered by responsibilities, expectations Next page tutional offices and both chambers of the General Assembly for the first time since 1957, prompting promises of an end to partisan gridlock and a warning that Republicans must now deliver on the rhetoric they have been preaching for years. "We have accomplished much during the last four years," the 48-year-old Edgar said in his 12-minute inaugural address. "We have downsized state government We have done more with less" in the areas of welfare, social services, economic development and schools. He said voters clearly approved of that governing style in the November landslide that gave Edgar a record 64 percent of the vote and all but one of Illinois' 102 counties. But Edgar said voters in November "sent a loud message" that "they want leaner, more effective government They want Congress and Washington bureaucrats to stop dictating how states and communities must deal with their problems. ... They want results, not partisan bickering and gridlock. "Let this era be remembered as the time Illinois acted forthrightly to make government V" - - ' The PantaaraphLLOYD YOUNG Re-elected Gov. Jim Edgar received a warm welcome as he and wife Brenda headed to the stage where he was sworn See pomp, next page in Monday In Springfield. i Monday's inauguration was historic in several ways. Women (Comptroller Loleta Didrickson and Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka) now hold two statewide constitutional offices for the first time. Topinka became the first woman to hold the office of state treasurer, and the first Republican to be elected to the office in 32 years (Republican Donald Smith was appointed to the office in 1 977 to fill the vacancy left when Democrat Alan Dixon resigned to become secretary of state). Didrickson becomes the highest-ranking Republican woman ever elected to statewide office she follows by four years Democrat Dawn Clark Netsch, who was the first woman to hold statewide elective office. She becomes the first Republican to hold the office since 1 977. It was the first ticket-wide victory since Democrats swept the slate during President Lyndon Johnson's landslide in 1964. Republicans swept all six statewide offices for the first time since 1 957, the same year they claimed control of both nouses of the General Assembly and the last time one party controlled both the legislative and executive branches. Gov. Jim Edgar was re-elected with nearly 64 percent of the vote, the largest margin by a sitting governor in this century. He carried all but one of the state's 102 counties, more than any other Illinois governor. Pantagraph graphic Scout honored for role in snuffing fire on mom By DAVID BROWN Pantagraph staff When 9-year-old Billy York stepped off his school bus more than a year ago and saw his mom burning a pile of leaves, he like most other children his age stopped to watch. But as his mother, Shelly York, R.R. 4, Bloomington, added fluid to the fire, the pile exploded, throwing her across the yard and burning her hands, arms and hair. "While I was unconscious and burning, Billy put out the fire," she said, adding he "made me roll over when I came to." "All I heard was a big boom," said Billy. "I saw my mom fall to the ground." He used the basic fire lessons of "stop, drop and roll" to douse the flames below her neck and used his Blackhawks hat to put the fire in her hair out He first tried using his hands, but the blaze was too intense. He then ran into the house and alerted his father, William, and his grandparents, Karl and Mona Ernst See RESCUE, back page Reynolds accusation recanted Woman reportedly says sex charges unfounded f V v w -f r Mel Reynolds CHICAGO (AP) - A lawyer stunned a routine hearing Monday in the criminal sex-abuse case against Rep. Mel Reynolds by claiming a teenage campaign worker had recanted her claim of an illicit affair that led to the charges. The case took a second unexpected turn when a former Reynolds aide told The Associated Press that the congressman last year had discussed hiring the lawyer, Reginald Turner, to represent the alleged victim's family. Both Turner and Reynolds' attorney denied any connection between the congressman and Turner. "Good try,"-Reynolds said when asked about the aide's comments, adding that he wouldn't comment because he had fired the aide last month. News of the purported recantation prompted Reynolds to claim vindication in a case that threatened to end his political career. See REYNOLDS, Page A5 Cat, UAW to meet 1st planned talks since strike start PEORIA (AP) - More than 200 days into a company-wide strike, Caterpillar Inc. and the United Auto Workers agreed Monday to meet in hopes of scheduling their first negotiations. Caterpillar's vice president of human services, Wayne Z i m-merman, is to meet with UAW Secre tary-Treasurer Bill Casstevens. The time and place have not been set fed fJ: o It will be the first meeting of high-level officials since June 20, 1994, the day before a full-scale strike began over the union's complaints of unfair labor practices. The union has suggested meetings in the past, but only if its complaints to the National Labor Relations Board were the first order of business. Last week, the union changed its stance and offered to discuss "any issue." ' "It appears that the UAW is no See CAT, back page Russia declares 2-day truce, but forces bolstered GROZNY, Russia (AP) After a long, brutal day of fighting to capture the Chechen capital, the Russian government offered a 48-hour cease-fire "to prevent further bloodshed." Russian tanks and artillery hammered the heart of Grozny with hundreds of shells and rockets Monday as outnumbered Chechen rebels fought to hold the presidential palace and other key installations. Despite a few pre-dawn explosions heard about a mile and a half from the city center, the cease-fire apparently took hold Tuesday immediately after it began at 8 a.m. (11 p.m. Monday CST). Still, it was unclear whether Russia would halt its offensive without the Chechens' agreement to its terms, including laying down arms and retreating from their positions. The offer also restated the key Russian demand restoring Moscow's control over the breakaway republic. Russian troops pushed into Chechen positions from several directions on Monday, and the Interfax news agency said they controlled two-thirds of the capital. Chechen fighters armed with rocket grenades ducked in and out of shattered buildings, trying to knock out Russian tanks. Artillery shells and rockets slammed into buildings around the palace. There were strong indications of preparations for another major assault, with dozens of tanks and armored personnel carriers moving toward Grozny and others dug in at new locations around the city. Large transport planes landed every half-hour at two nearby Russian air bases, appar- See CHECHNYA, Page A5 AbbL C5 'NS,- Business D1 jbj. Classified pT Comics B6 Deaths C6 Focus C1 Mostly cloudy, high lower 30s. Details on back page i Entertainment Horoscope Opinion Record Sports B5 C5 A6 C6 B1 For the latest sports updates call CITYLINE's sports categories. Call 829-9000 Enter 6000 Pantagraph main phone number 309-629-9411 Atf Ths Pantagraph usas recycled paper and soy ink -in Copyright IMS ThaPantagrapli After a two-hour closed session, the Farmer City Council said Monday night it appears the town's largest employer will be leaving the DeWitt County community. ' PFT-Roberson, a trucking firm, employs 180 people. Story on A3 Dorothy Collins, 63, of Bloomington was killed and her husband, Wilfred, 79, was critically injured Monday morning in a rare in-town traffic fatality at Ginton and Grove streets in Bloomington. Story on A3 Students of the closed American College of Technology sought answers to their uncertain futures at Heartland Community College ad were assured the school would not "leave them out in the cold." Story on A4 Parents Of a teen-ager who was injured in a car accident near Olympia High School last month, asked the Olympia school board to review its policy on weather-related school closings to help prevent another tragedy. Story on A4 Two 21 -point outbursts last year by Illinois Wesleyan's Bryan Crabtree have the sophomore on the mind of Augustana coach Steve Yount as the Titans visit Carver Center at 7:30 p.m. today. Story on Bl Illinois Wesleyan is likely the best basketball team in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin, but Wheaton is not far behind. The Titans will still have to work for their fourth basketball championship in five years. Story on Bl First Of America has combined its nine Illinois banks into one, but the organizational change should make little difference to customers. Story on Dl Diet-Carry-Out has opened a local office at 2310 E. Oakland Ave., Bloomington. 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