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   Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - January 21, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana                                138 MO 50 cents Bill and Paul plumbers and pipefitters with Peerless Plumbing and work to repair frozen pipes at Columbian School Thursday I photo by Brian Reynolds Local students return to classrooms Normal water problems under abnormal conditions Area schools returned to class Thursday after a few days off due to bad but signs of this weeks subzero temperatures were still apparent at some of the buildings MWater problems at Joan of Arc Schools Palmer building closed that school Thursday and but will be back in class said Principal Pipes in one wall burst and soaked both secondgrade classrooms Teaching materials were but desks were removed i extent of damage was not known this Frozen and broken water pipes left Columbian School with no forcing can cellation of another day of school there Thurs David KokomoCenter Schools community relations But kids were back in class today after crews worked until after midnight getting water lines Barries There is heat and the building was warming up he One roonKhad standing but it was cleaned up and is open to students The auditorium floor at Bon Air School was still wet this morning after water pipes burst at the Barries Barnes said they hoped the floor would dry by Monday so stu dent schedules could get back to including that normally meet in the were moved to other rooms Barnes Qther KokomoCenter schools which had problems with pipes were Lafayette Maple Crest and But Barnes said none of those situations affected classes at those are normal water problems under these abnormal he 1 Although it is Apt believed to be weather heating problems Indian Heights Elementary ScfippJ to move pupils from three classrooms to other areas of that building But heat was back to normal at the school said j Principal Weatherrelated problems also forced the boys varsity basketball between TriCentral High School and Carroll to be mpved from TriCentral to The change wasmade because pipes at Tri Central leaked and caused the gym All TriACentral season ticket hold ers will be The pizza feast slated for that night has been delayed until Thorntonj testifies Blames irregularities on Foster ByMIKCPALUCK Tribune staff writer The kokomoCenter School has an outstanding balance of more than that it paid out during the 1992 Summer Job Training Partnership Act program with the help of local and the superintendent is not cer tain how much of that money will be That was one of the revelations that arose Thursday during the testimony of Superintendent Roger the 17th wit ness called during the trial of Larry KokomoCenters former director of vocational and adult According to information from 2782 Road 500 is accused of misappro priating about in Job Training Partnership Act funds during the summer of He is charged with four counts of one count of inducing or causing theft and one count of ghost all Class D He is also charged with one Class A misdemeanor count of official During nearly two and a half hours Thornton said the school corporation receives money from a number of and attempts to receive reim bursement for money spent in the JTPA But according to due to a number of irregularities with the 1992 summer JTPA KokomoCenter would risk violat ing state statute if it attempted to seek reimbursement for some of the money spent through the 1992 Thornton and Tom an investigator for the Howard County prosecutors testi fied that someone who violates provisions of a JTPA grant agreement can be fined up to and face up to two years in both men placed the blame for the grant irregularities on According to Foster wrote the final portion of the JTPA Related Page 2 and administered the pro gram in During cross defense attor ney William Beck II challenged Fosters authorship of the docu During extensive questioning by Prosecutor James Thornton pointed not only to problems with the 1992 JTPA but with a 1991 JTPA grant that was under Fosters supervi sion as The charges pending against Foster deal only with Called as an expert witness because of his experience with school finance and Thornton testified that when the JTPA grant for 1992 was Foster was under a 220day con tract with the KokomoCenter School The contract ran from July to June Thornton testified that the grant program started June and that Foster submitted time sheets for a period between June and July Under questioning frpm Thornton said that red marks had been drawn through two dates oh one of Fosters and he believed that the two days were not allowed after Foster had been The superintendent testified that Foster was paid for time worked under the JTPA and time worked under his 220 day And according to therejwas no legal rea son for Foster to receive payment for time worked between June 22 and June He also saidFoster had no legal right to work under die JTPA grant while under contract with the school corpora and Foster cant be paid twice to work the same hpurs According to the superinten Fosters contract would have had to been amended by the school board to allow the pay and he has found no such See Page 10 Board weighs HookSuperX liquor permits By DAVE PHILIPS Tribune staff writer After two hours of members of the Howard County Alcoholic Beverage Board agreed Thursday to wait and weigh exhibits before voting to grant HookSuperX permits to sell beer and wine at four Kokomo HobkSupefX first sought to sell alcoholic beverages at fcnir Kokor mparea Hooks Drug Stores 600 Essex 420 Center 2907 Washington and 20048 Apperson Way in March attorneys for the retailer withdrew the peti tions becausethe company was involved in a The Indianapplisbased drug store chain already holds beer and wine permits for two of its six Kokomo Hooks Hooks officials maintained Thursday the permits are needed to keep the company competitive The city has gained a Ipt pf new retailers in recent and we think beer and wine sales will give us a competitive edge in this said John district manager for Hooks officials submitted an estimated 100 signatures from patrons supporting the companys Kokomo attorney William representing remonstrators he declined tp iden submitted1 917 signatures from people against new Since December the board has approved just two new Wine and liquor permits in Howard In ppppsing the new Kokomp Pplice Chief Lynn Rudolph argued the cpunty is already wellserved with wine and liquor It becomes an enfprcement issue for us when1 age is not a fac and kids are within arms length of store shelves stocked witn Rudolph Hobks attorney Michael Schooling argued the citys exist ing drug stores and grocery store with permits havent cpntributed to aldohol Hooks Kokomo stores with permits have never been cited for state alcohol or excise law Schbening also court records from Howard County Court Judge Eleanor Stein that suggest most alcoholrelated offenders pbtain alcohol from package liquor or who retired in 1989 after nine years on the fre quently asked offenders where they obtained alcoholic Schoening asked Rudolph why the police chief hasnt opposed permit renewals or If alcohol abuse among minors is such a and only two new permits have been issued here since why arent you addressing the real Schoening On behalf of Schoening also submitted a November 1984 letter from thenPolice Chief Rodger Fain that said a board imposed moratorium on new per mits in the early 1980s had no affect on alcohol abuse by minors in Howard The board was later advised moratoriums were prohibited by state There are no legitimate objec tions to Hooks a former deputy attor ney general assigned tothe Indi ana Alcoholic Beverage Commis told the board in his closing Hooks is a qualified candidate no one has said pr proven they are a bad There is no hprnecounty rule in he You dont get to decide if your county is dry or Its a matter fpr the Legisla Inside todays Kokomo Tribune markets Classified ads 15J9 Comics 20 PearAbby 16 17 12 Local 23 Nation 5 News of record 10 10 7 State World MI SOVINK Paper claims Jackson will pay young teen Payment could be up to million LONDON AP An uncon firmed report today by London tabloid claims Michael Jackson has tentatively agreed to pay up to million to a l4yearpld poy who has accused him of sex The tabloid in what is billed as a world said the boy had sigried a Confidential interim contract agreeing to the ttupfourt settlement The Today newspaper said that lawyers for poth sides draw ing up paperwork to ensure that the civil trial will be It I agreement unless thereis agreement I 1 t ir 11 li f accused in a civil lawsuit of t molesting tbe boy during a five month Jackson denies any ties have but m PjRrrs cm trt igih March Jacksons Howard hung up on The Asso ciated Press when reached at his home Repeated attempts to reach him throughout the day A message was left at the office of attorney Larry who represents the The newspaper quoted what it described as one nighly placed legal source involved in the case as saving the amount involved was Between million and million but no one is cer Today did hot name that or d Wibe the sowrcing for pther aspects of its the paper sjtid it is believed the caph payments be spread over out JO The paper said a series of moves by the boys lawyer Larry Feld man in the Jast 14 days prompted Jacksons representatives to make baity moves to bring the case to a Ahhhhhh Zero the 4yearold polar bear enjoys a swim ture was 40 A related weather at the Milwaukee County Zoo Wednesday photo and national weather story is on Page The air around Zero was 105 of todays degrees below zero and the water tempera AP photo   

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