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   Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - January 11, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana                                128 50 cents Police examine allegations By TRISHA TURNER Tribune staff writer Kokomo Police Department is examining information in an effort to uncover any wrongdoing which may have been committed by one or both of Kokomo High School teachers Bruce Shuck and Michael Assistant Police Chief Charles Hackett refused to call the local departments actions an investi although he said any investigative tool we can use is being employed during examin The teachers are the subject of complaints in Hamilton ana Mari on counties alleging an act of sexual nature and drinking involving the teachers and a KHS officials of those counties sheriff departments Hackett said Kokomo police first received information involv ing one or both of the teachers and called Hamilton County officials with details they had sparking that countys He said he does not recall how long ago Kokomo police spoke to those Local police are now conducting interviews and using other inves tigative methods to look into any potential violations that may have occurred in Kokomo or Howard County involving one or both of the Examining evidence being into may lead to a full blown the assis tant chief The information would at that time be forwarded to the Howard County Prosecu tors he but he declined to speculate how long it would be before such a move could be He would give no further details of the situation being exam Without mentioning the teach ers KokomoCenter School Board approved their res ignations during its Monday The resignations were approved in the same motion as other personnel items and without discussion from board Shucks resignation letter cited personal and health while Wilson quit for personal After the Kokomo Center School Superinten dent Roger Thornton declined to give details on any issue related to the resignations except how the teachers are being Sub stitutes are being used and perma nent replacements will be he a former state represen Howard County Democrat ic chairman and athletic taught social studies and this school year was a parttime coun Wilson was an English Both taught at south cam A message left this morning by the Kokomo Tribune on the answering machine of Wilsons Carmel home went as did a call to Shucks Kokomo Shucks Mark was out of his office this Inside Local IndianaAmerican Water begins new era in water quali ty Page Business A familiar name returns to Chevys passenger car Also inside Classified Dear Ablpy Local News of PRINTED WITH SOY INK Michael on the watches Bobby Baldwin help his son Caylob to his feet after the boys The both students at Galveston Elementary were skating Monday at Delco More photos are on page Tribune photo by Brian Reynolds Zero tolerance bill in 1st gear V Legislation would eraqik down on young drunk drivers INDIANAPOLIS AP State i Thomas Wyss has won ari early round in his push on law makers to crack down on drunk especially when minors are benihd the He did it with the help of Gene Maloy of who told lawmakers that he backed a Wyss bill that would impose mandatory drivers license suspensions on minors caught driving With even a trace of alcohol in their To its a valuable asset its necessary for getting to Itheir its necessary for their social Maloy said Legislature N 12yearold was killed last year when a car driven by a drunk dri ver weilt off the road and struck him as he stood in his front Maloy said his other both teenagers believe the threat of losing a drivers license would be the strongest deterrent possible to minors thinking of driving after The Senate Committee on Cor Criminal and Civil Pro cedure unanimously passed the socalled zero tolerance bill after hearing prosecutors and drunkendriving victims testi ly on its Some1 in the liqubr industry also endorsed the which now goes to the full The bill cleared the Senate last along with legislation that would prohibit open containers of alcohol in motor but both measures failed to receive a hear ing in the The open con tainer bill was to be heard in a Senate committee RFort and other proponents hope steppedup sup port Evan Bayh and the anticrime mood evident among lawmakers this session will help push the bills through the General Under the minors caught driving with bloodalcohol levels of or higher would com mit a Class C infraction and have their licenses suspended at least 30 days and up to one Indiana defines intoxication at or Advocates say it would reduce the number of minors who drink and drive because it threat ens to strip them of a prized pos their Reports of death greatly exaggerated Kokorno womans Social Security check in limbo When Evalin Bates called her Solidarity Federal Credit 1 last she was informed that records show she j died Bates of Redwood Drive told the Kokomo Tribune that she felt just Mark Twain who The reports of my death are greatly I called the bank to check on and they said that SSI Social Security Administration had informed the bank that I died on 13 Not only is she very much i Bates but she tears that the payment of her SSI check might be delayed while investigation is going The SSI office in Kokomo did acknowledge that there apparent ly was a mistake in their but the office was not very pleas ant about she They curtly told her that they would investi But they suggested that she not keep calling She said I would get my and that is all I needed to She wouldnt tell me who else they passed this information on Bates Could be my credit and everything could be canceled because Im supposed to be she Later on a man who said he was with Social Security called Bates and told her that a woman in had The information was sent out through the Kansas City But they still didnt tell me why they thought it was who is on permanent dis ability from Delco Electronics said she received her pen sion check but not her Social Secu rity which was supposed to be in by Solidarity Credit is covering for me until I get my They were very nice about I have my house payments to make and But I hope that check comes Bates An officer from Solidarity Bank said she did not wish to comment on the incident although she con firmed that Bates had come in to discuss The Social Security office in Kokomo could not be reached for comment before the Tribune deadline Beatty pulls plans By TERRI HUGHESLAZZELL Tribune staff writer There will be no Howard Coun ty Sheriff Department reserve tin t at least not during Sheriff John Beattys The sheriff decided Monday to withdraw any consideration for a reserve unit after controversy arose during the Howard County commissioners Mike Deis had brought the reserve unit to the commissioners Monday saying he had been a part of ik Beatty told commissioners that there was a possibility of forming a but it was just in the plan ning A telephone interview following the meeting with Phil Tem second in revealed that the reserve unit was already being put into place and being and the Greentown Specialty Police had dissolved to become part of that Beatty said that isnt true and he and Templin have a difference in semantics when talking about where the reserve unit plan Late Monday Beatty told the Kokomo Tribune in a tele phone interview that he believes its better to let the next sheriff decide upon a reserve This is the last year of Beattys Hes already won two elected terms and cant run for reelection this hes not step ping out of Hes running on the Democratic ticket for the 5th Congressional seat which includes Howard When discussing the reserve unit Beattysaid the Greentown Special Police unit has not been dissolved as reported That is John a special deputy Who heads that Cox added there are no immediate plans to dis solve this The Greentown Special Police are called in for Eastern and Tay lor High School games and gradu security for the Howard County Fair and the Greentown Glass Cox fc Becoming a reserve unit under the sheriff department would have allowed duties and responsi bilities to Cox Thats on hold he and Beatty Although the Greentown Spe cial Police unit and the Howard County Emergency Management Agency do help the department during holiday Cox said they have no arrest but are a second set of eyes the there have been reserves used in the sheriff department in the under thenSheriff Earle Howard is now a state represen but said at the he made the request to the commis4 sioners to allow him to use the1 volunteers in the He said lia bility and other costs forced the reserve unit out of business before it really got NATO threatening Serbs bombers would participate in assault Belgium AP V President Clinton and his 15 NATO partners today threatened Bosnian Serbs wjjth air strikes if i they block the opening of a major relief supplies or pre vent the rotatfpn I besieged in ithe wartorn tor I mer depends the of Bosnian Serbs Pres ident fSHntoftMiijd the windup of a twoday NATO He jsaid bpaifeerj wquld partici pate in the assault if it is ordered by the North Cpuncil The warning in a communique forceful intervention Jn the1 bloody conflict has claimed some lives over 21 And yet Canton aided with Britain and France in their reluctance to open fire on the Serbs over their steady Bombardment of the Ionian The two allies have peacekeep ers on the ground who could be targeted for and the president said he understood the British and French Clinton insisted at a news con ference that the allies were unani mous in their resolve to open the airport at Tuzla in northcentral Bosnia and to evacuate Canadian peacekeepers frqm Srebrenica the and replace Dutch There are more instances ip which airpftwer cm be used now under he I made it clear tar our part we are prepared to fpUow His tough words were echoed by Weve asked the Serbs several times to open They said French Foreign Mirpter Alain Now weve decided to do it Tbf Tujla airport is a key butjpn point for humanitarian aid A army comman der warned that would suffer if NATO launched air strikes against his They cannot strike at us without also hitting said Chiefpfstaff Manojlo Milo yanovic in a telephone interview from the Serb stronghold of Our tactics are to Keep close to the The struggle among the allies to with the war in Bosnia pro a somber contrast to the exhilaration Clinton and his top aides registered over his accom plishments here on his first Euro pean On he announced completion of a major agreement with Ukraine to remove all nuclear weapons from the former Soviet And the NATO allies endorsed Clintons proposal strengthen ties with Eastern and Central Europeans nations with the prospect of future mem From Clinton was flying to Prague topersuade the leaders of the Czech Republic and Slovakia to approve the Astronomers prepare for a smashing show Comet chunks to create blasts on Jupiter WASHINGTON AP Astronomers around the world are tuning up their telescopes for the first scientific observa tion ever of a large comet smashing into a an event that happens perhaps only once in a thousand Comet ShoemakerLevy now broken upint9 at least 21 large crashes into Jupiter in hitting that gaseous planet with a series of impacts more violent than any atomic bomb ever More than 200 astronomers from observatories all over the world met Monday at the Uni versity of Maryland just outside Washington to plan a coordinat ed program designed to capture the splitsecond Hashes of light that will occur when the comet impacts Jupiter Every person with a tele scope large enough will be try ing to observe said Universi ty of Maryland astronomer Lucy the organizer of the Even amateur tele scopes may be able to see some The National Aeronautics and Space Administration plans to use its Earthorbiting Hubble Space Telescope for more than 23 hours of another NASA also will be trained on the space agency is holding off a planned refur bishment of the Kuiper Observatory so the flying lab will be ready for the big Twelve observatories in Europe and the United States are joined in a common effort called the Comet Impact Net work Observatories in California and Hawaii will focus instrur ments on the southern edge of Jupiter during the impact peri   

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