* Savannah Morning News, Monday, June 27,1994 - 3C
"Statistics will show if we can get
kids back to 3.0 in their sophon
Commissioners To Discuss Widening Of U.S. 80 With State
year, there will be only a small per- Staff Report did, Commissioner Frank Murray If that is done, the state could re- gram. Commissioners said they
centage of them that will fall off af- said. _ - pay the county for its share when it would work for a way to give the
Continued From Page 1C ter their sophomore year," he said. Chatham County commissioners But the $20 million widening of gets the money. school system a voice in Plaritiing
Starting Friday, the program is HOPE officials also are dealing want to use a Jury 6 meeting with a the 5.1-mile section of the highway "I support^ that 1,000 percent," Commission matters.
being expanded to cover four years with concerns from private colleges state transportation official to dis- from Bull River Bridge to Lazaretto said Chairman Joe Mahany "We've • Adopted an ordinance prohibit-
of public college. The income limit that fear free public college tuition cuss delays in the widening of a Creek Bridge has been postponed got a cash-flow problem, not a fi- ing disturbances inside county build-
will rise to $100,000. will cost them top students. stretch of U.S. 80 to Tybee Island, until after 2000, Metropolitan Plan- nancing problem - and we do have ings and within 50 feet outside. The
And private college students will The numbers, however, suggest commissioners indicated last week. ning Commission transportation the cash." issue arose after workers in the
get an extra $1,000, rather than $500. private colleges are benefiting plen- State Department of Transporta- planners said Thursday. Murray said the county gets the Montgomery Street courthouse com-
But before fall quarter, several ty. tion Commissioner Wayne Shackel- Murray, whose 4th District in- blame regardless of whether the de- plained that a man frequently
questions raised during the first During the first two quarters of fbrd promised the widening of U.S. cludes the highway, said the county lays come from the local, state or shouted Bible passages inside and
year of HOPE may have to be an- the 1993-94 school year, 14,946 pri- 80 would be sped up if county voters should see if it can use some of its national level. disturbed court proceedings.
swered. vate college students received approved an extension of the spe- available tax money to move up con- "The county is being criticized, • Endorsed a plan by the Savan-
One is the criteria for receiving HOPE-enhanced tuition equalization cial-purpose sales tax, which they struction of tf§ project. not the state, not Tybee Island, not nah Tree Foundation to negotiate
- and keeping - a scholarship. payments. By contrast, 8,597 public Port Wentwprth," Murray said. with property owners to plant trees
Vollmer said preliminary figures college and university students ben- Meanwhile, Chatham County En- on the Waters Avenue widening pro-
show about 62 to 63 percent of the efited from the program. gineer George Lyons told commis- ject. The road is being widened be-
6,600 public college and university
freshmen didn't maintain a "B," or
3.0 grade-point average. That makes
Georgia Military College and
Truett McConnell College, two pri-
vate schools, enrolled more HOPE
Team tions and broken bones to gastroin-
testinal illnesses common in south-
sioners that the widening of U.S. 80
between Bryan Woods Road and the
Bull River Bridge will begin in fiscal
tween Stephenson Avenue and Mont-
gomery Crossroad, and many trees
have been cut to make room for the
them ineligible for HOPE in their scholars than any public college or The list includes tapes, massage 19&7. extra lanes.
university. Continued From Page 1C lotion, disinfectants for tables, su-, In other matters, commissioners: "Certainly on Waters Avenue,
sophomore year. During the first two quarters,
Harry Downs, acting chancellor ships, held the first weekend in May tares, casting, antibiotics, anti-in- •• Put off until August discussion you only have to drive a little ways
of the University System of Georgia, HOPE officials recorded only one in Kansas City, Mo., Wheeler said. flammatory drugs, gauze, Band- of the county school board's request to see that it Is a war zone," said
said such figures should be expected freshman and three sophomores at There, U.S. Weightliftlng Federa- Aids and sunscreen. for representation on the Metropoli- Paige Hungerpillar, chairwoman of
and the grade requirements should the public Medical College of Geor- tion officials approached Wheeler While Wheeler and Vacala are or- tan Planning Commission in light of the Chatham County Tree Commis-
be lowered. gia who got scholarships, although and asked him if he'd be willing to ganizing medical supplies, McMuI- the school system's building pro- sion.
Downs said the grade-point aver an MCG financial aid officer said provide the medical coverage at the len and Wilson will leave next week
age of a typical college freshman that figure later increased to about Indonesia competition. for the U.S. Weightlifting Federation
drops about half a grade - or .5 10, "I think the fact that Team Sa- training center in Colorado Springs, Minnesota Native Wins Think-Off
grade average - from their high The low figure, MCG officials vannah made up 25 percent of the Colo., for two weeks of intensive
said, is due to the tiny number of The Associated Press and in a fish, you can find a rhythm
school scores. So a 3.0, or "B" high team this year played a big role in workouts. that is common to all of life," he
school average, would drop to 2.5, first- and second-year students at me being selected to cover the Their trip will be backed by Can-
the school. NEW YORK MILLS, Minn. - said.
making a student ineligible for worlds," Wheeler said. dler Hospital, which recently be- Even a fish's life is meaningful, phi- Hilts defeated the first runner-up,
HOPE. Meanwhile, Gov. Zell Miller's At the Junior Worlds, Wheeler came the official sponsor of Team
alma mater, Young Harris College, losophizes the fisherman. That's Zen Buddhist monk Charles Carpen-
"You're getting into a highly and Vacala will handle routine med- Savannah, providing members with meaningless, says the Zen Buddhist. ter of Coon Rapids, Iowa, by a vote
competitive environment," Downs had 483 students receiving HOPE tu- ical care, but they have to be pre- a portion of their training and trav-
ition equalization money. Both were meaningful in the final of 70-54 from the audience.
said. "You can be the leading player pared to deal with anything that can eling funds. standings of the second annual But Hilts said he believed that
on your high school football team, One of the main reasons more happen to the athletes or then4 four But once in Indonesia, the famili-
private students benefited is that Great Midwestern Think-Off. Carpenter out-thought him.
but once you get to college, you're coaches. ar faces of Savannah will comfort Peter Hilts won the think-off with Carpenter argued persuasively
near the middle or the bottom." public college students must have a In addition to the U.S. team, ath- McMullen, who lives in Thunderbolt
"B" average to get a HOPE scholar- a little inspiration from his second that life is neither meaningful nor
Downs said anyone who main- letes from Third World countries and trains at Howard's Gym on Vic- career. The 25-year-old Lakeville meaningless, Hilts said.
tains a 2.5 grade-point average, the ship. That policy doesn't apply for also may ask for medical help, tory Drive and with Team Savannah resident is a high school social stud- The event was held at the New
equivalent of a C+, is a "pretty good private school tuition equalization Wheeler said. at Herty Elementary School on Skid- ies teacher, but in the summer he York Mills Regional Cultural Center
scholar" and should be rewarded grants. Holding up a seven-page facsimi- away Road. usually works as a commercial fish- in this town of 940 about 150 miles
with a HOPE scholarship. However, HOPE money doesn't le from the U.S. Weightlifling Feder- "We know these guys a lot," northwest of Minneapolis. More than
pay the entire tuition bill at private erman in Alaska.
Lawmakers keeping an eye on ation, Vacala rattled off the supplies McMullen said of Wheeler and When an audience member at 650 people from 12 states entered.
the program don't think so. colleges, while it does at public col- that have to be transported to Jakar- Vacala. "We know that they know Saturday night's competition tried to The center is a not-for-profit organi-
"That's ridiculous," said Rep. leges. That has raised concerns that ta to treat everything from infec- what they're doing." stump him by asking what life zation dedicated to expanding the
John White, D-Albany, vice chair- "A" and "B" students who other- means for a fish, Hilts was ready. cultural and creative opportunities
man of the House Education Com- wise might choose a private college "My answer is meaning is not of rural Americans.
mittee. "If you're going to do that,
why call it scholarship? If you want
will attend a public school instead.
"Public colleges are looking at Gas Prices Jump 2 Cents limited to consciousness. But the life
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the private colleges and saying, cycle of a fish is meaningful, the For A
to just go out and give the money The Associated Press gallon, up 2.08 cents, between June survival drive of a fish is meaningful
away, you should do that." 'They don't have the same criteria 10 and June 24, said Trilby Lund- SfE WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU'
we do,' " Vollmer said. "Then you LOS ANGELES - The retail berg, who directs the biweekly
Vollmer said one option is to let have the private colleges saying, 'A price of gasoline nationwide jumped Lundberg Survey .
freshmen who failed to maintain a kid can go to a public college, tui- more than 2 cents per gallon during The retail price rose slower than
3.0 get their grades up their sopho- tion-free. We are at an unfair disad- the past two weeks, an industry ana- wholesale prices, suggesting that the
more year to win reinstatement into
vantage; that's going to drive us out
of business.' "
lyst said Sunday.
The price rose to 118.4 cents per
cost of gasoline will continue to
climb as retailers catch up.
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