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2 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana September 25'ii Kidney Care center opens in Jas The Cat!lolic-hospitals in lasper and Evansville have opened a joint servme, named RegiOnal' Kidney Care, in Jasper. The new facility was devetatJed jointly by Memo- rial Hospital and Health Care Center bf Jasper and St. Mary's Medical Cente.r, Inc:, of E,afisviUe.: .... ' , SeVen di,qlvsi's, stations are located in the facility, for chronic renal dialy.sis service. Accordhigto a joint-state- ment from the hospitals, pa- tients and f;alnfliL, s in Dubois County ai!d stirrounding C0uuties (x:ill n9.1onger have to.tra,el IIngee times a week to Evansv{lle,,Vinennes or Bed- ford for t/eatment. Dialysis removes impuri- ties from the body, much the way normal kidneys do, through the use of special equipment.' Regional Kidney Care provides state-of-the-art according to the hospitals• The acilily is located ac;os "tlie steei frdm Memorfal s- main entrance. Fou r doctors from Nephrol- -ogy Associates, with offices -in Evansvjlle, will be con- dueling, patient evaluations ' and supervising ongoing care. ' :Patients. will be selected on the basis of medical suitabil- ity, psychological and emo- tional adjustment, distance from home to the dialysis unit and the availability of dialysis slots. St. 'Mary's Medical Center is a Catholic not-for-profit .......... health carecenter sponsored by the Daughters Of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul,Mem0rial Hospital and Health Care Center is a full- • Seiyice 1el-bed 'acute care fa- • cility owged and Operated by the Sislers of th e Little Com- . .ponY of Mary, Inc. ., ? ; ,, :', . ;. -) t • high efficiency hemodialysis, 00,-:Survey finds :widespread support for school choice By'NANCYFRAZIER O'BRIEN for'theCatholic sample, but only 24 percent gave pub- sential first step in a process with Jasper Mayor Bill Schmitt cuts the ribbon formally opening Regional Kidney Care, are members of the town council and representatives of the Sisters of the Little Mary and the Daughters of Charity. 76 percent of t ....... Catholic News Service  _ _ Micha.el Guerra, director of theNCEA's secondary School WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Three out of five Americans favor the use of tax money to provide vouchers for parents to choose public/private or parochial school education far their children, according to a new Gallup Poll released Sept. 17. The poll, which also ,showed that seven in 10 > ............... .,Ctholics supported the user " :: of tax mo-ney for vouchers, was conducted by the Gallup organization for the National Catholic Educational Associa- tion. Sister Catherine T. Mc- Namee, NCEA president and a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet, said at a Wash- ington press conference Sept. 17 that the survey results confirm "a clear desire on the part .of the American people to exercise their rights as users of education to deter- mine where their children should attend school." The survey was conducted in telephone interviews July 3-30, 1992, with 1,239 U.S. adults, including 492 Catholics• The sampling error was plus or minus 3 percent- age points on results pertain- ing to the general population. and plus or minus 5 percent department, said the press conference was "not designed to provide momentum for anyone's political campaign." But staff members from the U.S. Department of Education distributed statements at the press conference in which Secretary of Education Lamar Alexander said the increased national support for the :voucher system of parental choice shown in the survey was due to President Bush's "consistent leadership" on the issue. Bush has proposed a pilot program of vouchers that would include religiously af- filiated schools, but no action has been taken on it in Congress. Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton, the Democratic nom- inee for president, has op- posed the concept of vouch- ers or tax credits for parents of children attending non- public schools. The poll also explored atti- tudes of Catholics and the general U.S. population about the quality of public and Catholic schools. Asking re- spondents to give schools the standard A, B, C, D or F grade, it found that 62 per- cent of all respondents gave Catholic schools an A or B, II I I POSITION AVAILABLE CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL ST. BENEDICT'S scHOOL EVANSVILLE, INDIANA • K-8 Elementary School • Enrollment of 310 • Faculty of 22 • Excellent support staff • State of Indiana Accreditation Candidate must be a practicing Roman Catholic and hold or be eligible for a valid Elementary School Administrative License. Salary commensurate with education and experience. Please send resume to: Ms• Phyllis Beshears, Catholic Schools Office, 4200 N. Kentucky Ave., Evansville, IN 47711-2799. Phone: (812) 424-5536. I II I III I III IIII lic schools an A or B. Among Catholic respon- dents, 25 percent gave public schools an A or B and 78 per- cent gave Catholic schools an AorB. "We are encouraged to see Catholic schools getting good grades from most Americans, but their responses to ques- tions about school choice re- mind us that this is not a Catholic school issue; it is a justice issue," said Guerra.. "American education is not working well for most stu- dents," he added. "Full and fair parental choice is the es- that will make all schools ac- countable to those they serve." George Gallup Jr., presi- dent of the Gallup Institute in Princeton, N.J., said the poll was ';highly significant" be- cause it showed that "a large and growing number of peo- ple" back the use of tax funds for public, private and parochial schools. Robert Kealey, executive director of the NCEA's ele- mentary schools department, said the use of tax money for school choice has a great deal of support among minorities, 2 .lJ African-American resp dents and 67 percent Hispanics favoring • ment funding• "The civil rights the 1990s is quality for all," he said. "With troduction of gc funding for educatiO choice, low- and middlP come families who ford to live in areas with best public schools we! have an opportunity to cise a right the rich ways enjoyed -- choo schools for their FAVOR OR OPPOSE FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR PARENTS WHO CHOOSE RELIGIOUS-AFFILIATED SCHOOLS Favor Oppose  33% I GENERAL POPULATION 64% Chart Based on Gallop poll (e/92) N = 1,239 DONOr KNOW = 3% WANT VOUCHER SYSTEM TO ALLOW PARENTS TO SEND CHILD TO ANY SCHOOL THEY CHOOSE c B...d o. o.,.p (M) GENERAL POPULATION N = 1,239 DON'I" KNOW = 3%