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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - January 3, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana Vol 143 No 120 KOKOMO Kokomo Ind TRIBUNE Monday Jan 50 cents City wont escape snow Major weather system coming By TRISHA TURNER Tribune staff writer and The Associated Press The weather system local weather observer Robert Wise had said could dump 3 inches of snow on the Kokomo area by today moved further south and east than expected he said Snow fell early this morning in Chicago Des Moines and St Louis and the National Weather Service warned qf a major winter storm approaching the East Coast The storm moving up from the Gulf of Mexico was expected to dump as much as a foot of snow on the Appalachians and create icy road conditions from western North Carolina through southern New England The snow should begin accumu lating this afternoon and grow heavy by Tuesday leaving up to 12 inches in the central Pennsylva nia mountains and four inches of freezing Philadelphia the National Weather Service said But Kokomo wont escape all the white stuff as 1 to 2 inches were expected to fall this after noon arid tonight After a high temperature of 30 today light snow was to begin Tonights low will be 18 Flurries will continue locally Tuesday under cloudy skies The high is expected low will be 20 Snow will return Wednesday afternoon Wise said with of 30 Heavy and drifting snow also was expected today in the Col orado mountains Rain fell in the Pacific Northwest Florida saw thunderstorms and conditions were ripe for tornadoes forecast ers warned Only the Southwest was expected to be sunny Another major weather sys tem could move into the Kokomo area Thursday and Friday bring ing rain or snow with it said Wise First baby of 1994 This Sanders family Michele Tyler and Tyler 1206 W Cass County Road 600 North admire the new addition to their family who was also the first baby born in Howard Coun ty in 1994 Tanner Martin Sanders was bom at Saturday Jan 1 1994 in Saint Joseph Hospital Health Center and weighed in at 8 pounds 4 ounces Tribune photo by Anne Farrar Questions surround patients death By LISA FIPPS Tribune Tipton Bureau TIPTON Ind The Tipton Nursing and Rehabilitation Cen ter and Tipton Fire Department investigators are still trying to determine how a patient at the facility Fred W Temple suffered secondand thirddegree burns over 50 to 60 percent of his body Dec 17 Temple 71 died Dec 25 in Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis where he was taken for treatment for the burns The Marion County Coroners office listed the cause of death as cardiac and respiratory failure due to severe extensive body He died at Dec 25 according to the coroners Indianapolis attorney Kathy Lucas who works for the law firm representing the nursing center said an investigation continued during the holidays Some of the answers just arent in she sald its a real sad situation and we dbntknow any thing in In the Kokomo Tribunes first few accounts of the accident ref erence was made to a Tipton fire fighter Jamie Barr who said fire officials upon initial inspection thought Temple was smoking while on oxygen when the fire began However C Joseph Russell Tipton Nursing and Rehabilita tion Centers attorney said he wanted to clarify that we have no reason to believe that was the He said the firefighters accounts of what happened were speculation Russell said they have surmised that the accident had something to do with smoking because Temple was a Also according to Russell Temple did regularly use oxygen According to Tipton Fire Chief Mark Herron when firefighters arrived there was an oxygen line by the wheelchair in the room where the fire Herron said that line was a piece of a tube that goes from a portable oxygen tank to the nasal cannula It was burned in The other part of the line was not in the front lounge or near Temple who was in the hallway when firefighters arrived Herron said When asked if there was a portable oxygen tank in the room and if so if it was turned off Her ron said Well thats where were investigating An oxygen tank wasnt in the room front lounge when we The question is Herron said did Temple just have the tube and not the tank with him at the time the accident occurred As Russell noted the tube is When asked if the investigation was continuing Herron said that would be the safest thing to say Were still trying to piece things When asked if the accident had anything to do with cigarette smoking Herron said Oh Because he said there was a halfsmoked cigarette under the The fire chief would not discuss further details Federated seeks marriage on 34th Street Merger with Macys would make it the biggest on retail block CINCINNATI AP Federat ed Department Stores Inc is spending nearly half a billion dol lars in an attempt to take over Macy a combination that could create the countrys biggest retailer Federated says it closed a deal Friday with Prudential Insurance Co pf America to pay mil panys compete in several mar kets including New York City where Federateds BJpoming dales store goes up Macys department store But if as we farther the process we continue to believe that it will be in every ones best then the end result pf a combined Federated lion for half of Prudentials and Macys department store secured claim in the bankruptcyxpperation will be wfcll worth reorganization of New Yorkwhatever said Allen vQuestJpm ghairrnai chief executive officer of Federat ed The marriage would require approval of pther creditors and Bankruptcy Judge Burton R based Macys Federateds which helped bring the company through a bankruptcy reorganiza tion that ended in 1992 said Sun day it realizes that the merger might not be approvedThe com Lifland the New York judge over seeing Macys reorganization Federated paid Prudential million in cash with the balance to be paid in three years plus interest Federated also took an optipn to buy the rest pf Pru dentials claim In Macys within three years The deal make Federated a creditor of Macys a vpice in what happens to the retailer as it trigs tp emerge frpm it entered in January 199 But it is not clear how Federated could translate its role as creditor into control of Macys As part of its reprganizatipn Macys could simply pay off the debt Prudentials claim represents 15 percent of the overall debt in the Macys reorganization Federated which started the talks in the fall of 1993 negotiated the deal without notifying Macys management which was told about the deal Sunday Federated spokeswoman Carpi Sanger said Ms Sanger said it is premature to discuss what changes Federat ed might make if It acquired Macys Cincinnatibased Federated has billion in annual sales operat ing 219 stores in 26 states Federat ed s store groups are Blppming dales Abraham Straus The Bpn Marche Burdines Gold smiths Jprdan Marsh Lazarus Richs and Sterns Serbs tighten noose around Bosnian capital MOUNT TREBEVIC Bosnia Herzegovina AP Nestled in an abandoned motel on this strategic mountain overlooking Sarajevo Serb gunners are ready to put the final stranglehold on the Bosnian capital Well get the rats out of their said one Serb fighter who identified himself only as Zoran And Sarajevo will be our capital This is the spot from where Saraje vo has been destroyed the Serb military sources say plans already exist for a final Serb offen sive on the city with special units to take key buildings including the radio and TV center and the presidency The Bosnian Serb leadership insists on the division of Sarajevo as part of any overall peace plan for Bosnia But after the Muslim led government rejected this dur ing peace talks last month the Serbs appear determined to do it by force Even on New Years Eve a bar rage of Serb shells hit downtown Sarajevo killing five people and wounding dozens more Moments before Zoran spoke fellow Serb soldiers pushed a bar rel of plastic explosives down the steep hill triggering an explosion that left a huge black crater where three small nouses had been It was not known whether anyone was inside The Turks have no chance against said Dragan Milas another fighter using the Serb militias derogative term for the Bosnian Muslims Were taking the territory around Sarajevo bit by bit and well break them The motel facing dugin gov ernment positions on the densely forested Trebevic slopes south of Sarajevo is one of several Serb artillery positions that have pounded the city since the war started in April 1992 Downtown Sarajevo is a mile away When the typical winter fog lifts the citys landmarks such as the Holiday Inn hotel the ancient City Hall and the old bombedout Muslim quarters are clear targets We have them on the palm of our said a Serb comman der who gave his name as Slobo Dressed in disheveled uniforms and drinking homemade plum brandy he and his companions cracked jokes as they occasionally fired on the city with heavy machine guns Despite their outward joviality most of the soldiers complained that they had not eaten meat in months and that their monthly salary cannot buy even a pack of cigarettes Last summer Muslimled gov ernment forces tried to break through the Serb lines on Mount Trebevic by climbing the steep hill The advance ended in disaster said the Serbs who claimed to have ambushed and killed at least 150 Muslim soldiers mostly teen age boys Joker dead at 86 Cesar Romero played many roles SANTA MONICA Calif AP Cesar Romero the actor whose versatility won him roles ranging from a gigolo in The Thin Man to the Joker of the Batman tele vision series has died He was 86 Romero died Saturday evening from complications related to a blood clot that developed while he battled severe bronchitis and pneumonia said Gary Miereanu spokesman for St Johns Hospital and Health Center During six decades in Holly wood Romero was often cast as a gigolo or the other man but he claimed to have escaped the title of Latin Lover When I started in motion pic tures in 1934 they said I was going to be the next he recalled in 1984 I was never a leading man and very seldom did I do a picture where I got the girl But I was saddled with the label because I had a Latin name My background is Cuban but Im from New York City Im a Latin from With his striking good looks Romero proved a reliaole actor in musicals comedies dramas and Westerns He made his biggest impact with the public as the evil puncracking Joker in the faddish Batman series of the 1960s Romero remained active into the 90s appearing in television movies He marked his 80th birth day as Jane Wymans husband in the TV series Falcon He was just a dream a very very gentle man and a very giving said Miss Wyman a friend of Romeros for more than half a century He never turned anybody away who asked some thing of him He was absolutely Romero was born into a distin guished Cuban family in New Romero York City on Feb 15 1907 He was the grandson of Jose Marti leader of the Cuban revolt against Span ish rule The yen to act came when Cesar played four roles in The Merchant of Venice at boarding school Romero danced in Broadway shows and began acting in plays He was appearing in Dinner at Eight when MGM signed him to a contract and cast him as a gigolo in The Thin which starred William Powell and Myrna Loy Universal signed him for three years and cast him in The Good Hold em Dia mond Jim and other films Dar ryl Zanuck who had newly formed Twentieth Century bor rowed the actor for Clive of Cardinal Richelieu and other films Romero remained at 20th Century Fox for 15 years often making five or six movies a year He appeared with Shirley Tem ple in Wee Willie Winkie and The Little with Sonja Henie in Happy Landing and He was a regular in musicals The Great American Weekend in Springtime in the Coney Orchestra Carnival in Costa He also appeared as Cortez in Captain from Castile and por trayed the Cisco Kid in several of the light adventure films j Inside todays Tribune Local What you can do with your live Christmas trees Page 2 Style Explore Alaskas Inside Pas sage Page 9 Sports Its a sad day for Notre Pame coaches players fans Page 12 Also inside Business Classified Dear Local News of i
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