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Volume 11, Number 9 (February 1983)

The Post Amerikan was an underground, alternative newspaper published in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois from 1972 to 2004.

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:. Pos t Amerikan vo l . 11, no. 9 February 1983 page 9

Revisited Anti-poverty agency

• * * * * * * * * * * * ..- * *·* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * moves back from s ub urb s

Brokaw employees ordered Apparently stung by critici s m in the
Post-Amerikan las t summer , the McLean
County Economic Opportunity Corpora­
tion ( MCEOC ) has moved i t s offices
back to a location near i t s clients1
the wes t s i de of Bloomington .
The agency had move d to the far wes t
side o f Normal i n June , half a mi le
from the neares t bus stop , and a good
2! to J hour round-trip bus ride for
many wes t -side Bloomington clients .
After le ss than six months i n i ts
west -Normal location, the agency moved
in December to 1100 W. Marke t in
Bloomington .

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or get fire d . new
When I llinois legislators finally
Brokaw has gone through a lot utro.i gnge t parking lot pas s e d, and Governor Thompson signed, a
that parking lot . After press bill banning the sale of drug
re luctant homeowners to sell, after paraphernalia , the measure received a
extracting ( on the second try) a hotly ton of publicity . All the media
dis pu ted zoning change rfrdoems t trhoey.inNogrmanal Parking in specifically­ reported that stores selling drug­
City Counci l , and afte provided employe e lots is a related equipment would have to shut
entire block of well -kept , tre e -shade d condition of employment at down by January 1.
residences , hospi tal admini strators Brokaw Hospital. No employe e, Now , it turns out , somebody was a bi t
can look out their office windows onto a while working i n the hospital , too high whi le filling out the
huge s e a of fre shly poured cement. shall park along public s tre e ts paperwork .
in the vicini ty of Brokaw while Because of a technicality that the
A lthough hospi tal officials ci ted de s ignated employee spaces media and lawmakers overlooked , the
their supposedly cri tical parking remain unuse d . Specific law aQtually take s effect July 1 --not
shortage as j ustification for leve refe rence is made to maps and January 1 .
the ad jacent neighborhood , much of the schematics di s tributed by Bloomington Senator John Mai tland , who
new parking lot was standing Support Services detailing sponsored the ne w law , told the
embaras singly empty--unt il the where employees are to park . Pantagraph that he was "admi ttedly
hospi tal de ci ded to force i t s somewhat embarras sed" by. the
employees t o park there . Because thi s is a condition oversight .
of employment , failure to
Here i s the entire text of Brokaw ' s comply will be grounds for If you have been raped,
Jan . 1 2 di rective to its employees: discipline as de fine d in the sexually attacked, or
Brokaw Hospi tal Personnel assaulted, call us for
Policy and Proce dure Manual.
January 1 2 , 1 983
I hope those who are s lightly
TO: ALL BROKAW HOSPITAL EMPLOYEES inconvenience d by this can unders tand
our reasons . We have spent many
FROM: JEFFREY B . SCHAUB, EXECUTIVE dollars over ten years acquiring the
V I CE PRESIDENT Franklin Avenue property and building
parking , and untold manhours have been
RE: PARKING spent in mee tings and negotiations to
solve what use d to be our number one
A t Brokaw we value our employe e s ' problem .
fre e dom and abi l i ty to ge t the job
done in creat ive ways - -as such we I ronically , this very solution has
don't i s sue s trong directive s without spawne d another problem , conflicts
good reason. We fe e l it nece ssary to with ne ighbors and our town . The s e
make the following direct ive because problems could very well s tand in the
Brokaw's communi ty relations are at way of Brokaw ' s future . I t's in e very
s take and be cause the Town of Normal employe e's bes t intere s t to see that
has aske d us , both officially and thes e re lations remain good . Thanks
i nformally, to correct the s ituation. for your cooperat ion in thi s matter
As a result , we are i ssuing the and for your continued excellent work
following dire ctive: overall .

( Signe d) Jeff Schaub

legal, medical and

&ug psychological assistance,
.sell referrals and alternatives


and ask for the


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Live mu sic in B·N W e a r e a Midwes tern network o f people
The Jerks who are interes ted in mus i c , s urvival
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who use up all your mayonnai se and put some a re l e s s d i re c t ly involved in
the empty j ar back in your refr iger­ music-related activities and work . But
ator . They are a four-man band from we all share a love for mus ic and a
LaSalle-Peru who can be found playing commitment towards b u ild ing hea lthy
around town , delivering the old rock c u l tures and a he a lthy society . We
s tandard s , as wel l as a selection o f have two pro j ects :
newer s tu f f and . a handful o f or igina l s .
The Direc tory- - a tool to encourage
They do what they do with punch , commun ication among peop le ' s mus � ians .
agi lity , and great vocals .
The Direc tory is a l i s t of o ur member s ,
The result is an exc i ting mixture
that goes from rocking " Back in the with their addresse s , phone #s , and a
USSR" to a speed- freak R+B " Dirty 3 0-word s e l f-descrip t ion o f the ir
Water , " around and back · to an E lvis reso urces , sk i l l s , interests and need s .
Coste l lo or XTC number , and j us t so
you don ' t think they don ' t know how The G a t h e r i ng s - - tw ice- a-year weekend
to play anything but covers , to their
own buoyant originals l ike " Dancing get- togethers for peop le ' s mu sic ians
in the Doorway" or " Dance 2 2 . " from a c ro s s t he Midwe s t to m e e t and

A brie f convers ation w i th The Jerks hear from e a c h o t h e r i n work s hop s , song
revealed that they . really are : Alan
Thacker , vocals , guitar , synthesi zer ; swap s , and mus i c a l j ams .
D ick Verucchi , drums ; the dapper Alan
Shupp , guitar , vocals ; and Dave To j o in MPMN, send yo u r a d d re s s , d i rec t
Morgan , bas s .
d i rec tory l i s t ing as d e s c r ibed above ,
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changes • • • we ' re looking for a new 8 2 3 5 , Mp l s . , MN 5 5408 .
name , k ind of going for a new approach ,
l ike " F re sh New Pope" . • • an ' up The next MPMN G a t he r ing- - S p r ing 8 3 - ­
w i th people ' feel ing , you know , we ' l l wi ll be h e l d i n C hic ago , I L , May 6 - 8 ,
.. p l ay Choc taw reservations and nur­
s ing homes • • • getting inspiration a s p q r t o f The Peop l e , Ye s ! ann u a l May
from not so much the gospe l of Chri s t
but the RHYTHM of Chri s t , you might Day people ' s c u l tural fes tiva l . The
s ay • . • You know , most people think
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h i s record col lection and his danc ing
that really put him over the edge wi th i ?a t ion to p romo te " t he c r e a t ive a r t s
the Romans . "
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