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our :>eciions INDIANA'S GREATES" WEEKLYNEWSPAPEI »♦»*»«**«♦*♦»*»»*»»CARRT SORT»*C-045 58 00/00/00 0 Y N INOIANA STATE LIBRARY 140 N Senate Ave Indianapolis IN 46204-220740 102nd YEAR ■ NUMBER 33 ■ SATURDAY, AUGUST 16,1997 ■ PHONE 317/924-5143 ■ www.lndlanapoHsrecorder.com ■ 76+ | Peace Corp Marilyn Maxwell, haa been accepted n toe Peace Con*. Amett departed for HRHRtf last iie&K___\ aYouthEnhance- olumeer. H iiKlude assisting Ike ' to contain die drug and addk*ion problem, as well as assisting in the preservation ctf the family unit. Arnett will facilitate training in cnmmu- nicatioo and indhridnal poop counseling. Approximately 113 Indiana residents are i overseas today. Since ndfe than 2,7031 residents have serve Write to local tobi company Indiana Black Ex iw UPS strikers refuse to be bullied By BARATO BRITT SUIT Writer United Parcel Service workers are overtime tonight. What's left of them anyway. As the Teamsters strike against UPS continues, disabling the many customers who use the package shipment company's services, members of Teamsters Local Union 135 remain steadfast to the national consensus the company owes them more than it wants to give. Prior to this strike, the company has not had an interruption of this magnitude in its 90-year history. J.D. Martin, a UPS driver and employee for IS years, believes employees have been underserved since his entrance into the company. In fact, the current entry level salary of $8 an hour was the same when he was hired. However, the current rate is still the highest in the package shipment industry. "We will not go back without any changes," said Martin. "They work us like dogs. It's obvious by the turnover rate (1 SO percent.) The pay is just not good enough for that." Making over $50,000 a year, Martin admits he does not have to be out on the picket lines. He could easily choose to cross the lines as an estimated 7,000 employees nationally have done. But to do so would be a smack in the face to the people who he believes are working "slave labor" for "sweatshop" wages. "Those greedy b s just want to break the See UPS, Page A4 0NtY AGAINST m'i*m u*>* TEAMSTWS LOCAL ONION IM a-, mm*m~~Z3a'a ^t****a^****~w^*i ^**m- _____J_^_\ •• '""* IhlHLaaaf - 1 ■**. 1 Mmm m\W * M " w\__ * t ,amos '* '"*' '-mama** f \A ON i>iR\K£ ~W\ ONLY AGAINST ^ *«f**r\L<ltU,m Mi As labor talks continue between the Teamsters and United T Parcel Service, local employees continue to crowd the UPS 16th .. Street facility, with picket signs in defense of their walkout (Recorder Photo By Curtis Guynn) Week in Review (Above) Happy Martin University graduates. (Recorder File Photo) This Indianapolis family takes a break from fun In the sun at the Indiana State Fair. (Recorder Photo By Curtis Guynn) Airmen Tee off Pictured from the left is the winning team comprised of Malcolm "Cam" Cameron, Indiana University head football coach, Willie Lanier, former NFL player, Donnie Simpson, radio personality and Michael Pegg, during the Tuskegee Airmen Celebrity Golf Classic held at Eagle Creek Golf Course Tuesday. (Recorder Photo By Mike Patton) Martin University carrying on the tradition Recorder Staff Report Thursday, Aug. 14 marks the historic date in the life of Martin University. On this day alumni, students, faculty, donors, community leaders and others will come together to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the school's founding. The gala will be held at the Marriott Hotel. Judy Waugh, WRTV-Channel 6 will be die mistress of ceremonies. "As far as I know, this is the first formal presentation of this magnitude in the history of Martin University," said Priscilla Dillon, 20th anniversary gala chairwoman. Martin University, a not-for-profit, non- denominational institution, was founded in 1977 as Martin Center College by Rev. Fr. Boniface Hardin, a Benedictine priest who continues as president ofthe University. President Hardin believes education is the key to opening doors of opportunity. He founded the college to serve adults, minorities, and low-income individuals. He believed these three groups were not being served adequately by higher education. "One of the goals of Martin Center College was to help these individuals overcome traditional barriers to obtaining a college degree," Hardin said. "These barriers include the difficulty of finding class times that were compatible with a full-time work schedule, family responsibilities, health, age, failure in another institution, and transportation." Martin Center College was incorporated and accredited by the state of Indiana in 1979. Seven students were enrolled in its first classes. The first graduate earned a bachelor's degree in 1981. In 1987, the institution was accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. In the same year, the main campus of Martin Center College was moved from its original site at 35 th Street and College Avenue See TRADITION Page A5 Recent drug' survey is dead wrong By MONYCA D. COLEMAN StaffWriter (Editor's Note: The names of the teens in this story have been changed to protect their identities) A survey recently released claims drug use is down, but those using beg to differ. According to the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, which released information which says nine percent of American teens used drugs in 1996 • is down from 10.9 percent in 1995. Yes, illicit drug use among teens 12 to 17 declined for the first time since 1992. However, local teens say that information is false. In fact, several teens spoke out about the growing drug problem at their schools. "Naw," says Barbie, who is 15. "That can't be true. Lots of kids I know smoke weed." Barbie isn't the only teen unconvinced. Her schoolmate Scooter says he sees more kids turning to drugs, in fact he's one of them. "I smoke weed because it makes me feel good," says Scooter who is also 15. "Weed is from the earth, God made it so it can't be all that bad." This lackadaisical attitude toward marijuana seems to be spreading among the city's youth. Several teens feel it's the "safest" drug and don't realize the long term harm marijuana can have on the human body. "If bud is so bad, why did they: legalize it in California?" added Otto, 17. "I'd rather smoke bud See DRUGS Page A4 _^^BBpaaaaaaaaaaaataaaaaaaaalaaaaa■* Warren Township finishes first year- round school year By JIM NELSON StaffWriter While most area students an busy making back-to-school plans, it is business as usual for some students in the Warren Township School District. Warren Township just completed the first year of their year- round school curriculum and district officials report the first year has been a tremendous success. Warren Township offers a year- round school program at three elementary schools, Brookview Elementary, Lowell Elementary and Moorhead Elementary, as well as Stoneybrook Middle School, and the program is available to aay student living within Che boundaries of Warren Township School District. The official end to the first year of year-round school was June 11 and students participating in the program have been back in die classroom since Jury 21. The rest of the students return See WARREN Page A5 ~ *v i eels.
|Title||1997-08-16 Indianapolis Recorder|
|Uniform Title||Recorder (Indianapolis, Ind. : 1897)|
|Subject||African American newspapers -- Indiana -- Indianapolis; African Americans -- Indiana -- Newspapers|
|Digital Publisher||IUPUI University Library|
|Digital Collection||Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper Collection|
|Digital Specifications||Scanner: nextScan FlexScan microfilm scanner, Archive view: 400 dpi tiff, Full view: 400 dpi jpg 2000|