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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - January 28, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana 145 Reading 50 cents Slip slidin away Paul and Julie far help school bus Thursday The youngsters sidewalks and relied on parents and pupils Andrew Stephanie were waiting for their bus at Buckeye and Harrison neighbors to help them to the bus stop or Billy and Jessica streets and were heading to Elwood Haynes as they traverse an icecovered street to their Many youngsters found the icy streets and Tribune photo by Tim Bath TV Update TV normally found in todays Kokomo will be distributed with Saturdays The Greenville company that provides the television book said icy road conditions Thursday in Michigan pre vented The Tribune apologizes for the inconve Inside Local Area residents get a preview of how they can help with Howard County and mos 150th Page Also inside markets Classified Dear Dr Local News of HINTED WITH SOVINK Prosecutor calls for grand jury Will investigate allegations against TriCentral teacher fcyLISAFIPPS Tribune Tipton Bureau Tipton County Prosecutor Vance Curtis has called for a grand jury to gate a complaint that alleged Tri Central Elementary teacher Don ald WGarner had inappropriate contact with four female grade According to a press release issued by the grand jury will and most likely con on When contacted Thursday by the Kokomo Garner said he had not been notified of the grand jury When con tacted in December by the Tri Garner said he was innocent and Thursday said he still main tains that he is In Indiana State Police Gary Boyles said he was investigating allegations made against the At time Boyles said the alleged inappropriate contacts were allegedly made during the 19921993 school Garner has been on paid leave since Hes been a teacher for the Northern Community School for 14 years and coached various including for 25 According to the ISP began its investigation after the juveniles reported their allega tions to the Tipton County Office of Family and juve niles were sixthgraders when the alleged inappropriate contacts allegedly he Boyles would not tell the Tri bune why the girls waited to report the alleged incidents or what the alleged inappropriate contact The alleged incidents were on different days during the school from December 1992 to May Boyles Garner was also the TriCentral varsity girls basketball Tri Central named Jim Mullins as the interim Mullins was previ ously the assistant Vietnam a business gold mine Senators vote to urge president to lift trade embargo Vietnam AP A market of 70 million a pool of cheap and oil and coal resources await American businesses as they wait on Wash ington to lift its 19ryear trade embargo against The wait may soon be over after Thursdays Senate vote urging the Clinton administration to lift the Virginia director of the Washingtonbased United States Vietnam Trade said she believed a decision from President Clinton could come within 10 even though the Senate vote js not businesses expect Vietnam to show strong growth in the years ahead as it develops a mar ket which was intro duced in the late 1980s after years of failed communist economic Vietnam estimates it would need billion in private and public investment to rebuild the country and double economic out put by Mobil has already won the right to explore for oil off southern But the trade ban prevents Mobil from producing or selling its IBM and Digital mean have signed agreements to help Vietnam with million in information technology purchases over the next seven General Electric estimates there is as much as million in potential sales of power jet medical equipment and locomotives from Vietnams rebuilding Boeing says it could sell up to billion worth of planes to The country is also rich in and wages are relatively American firms can open make gauge the market and sign contracts with Vietnamese counterparts but with few exceptions they cannot do any There are 35 compa nies with representative offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh Vietnams Ministry of Foreign Affairs hailed the Senate vote as a positive action required by the reality and in accordance with aspirations of the Ameri can Among the dissenters were vet erans groups and members of the families of Americans unac counted for in Indochina from the Vietnam including of them in The American the largest veterans group in the Unit ed States with million mem said in a statement issued in Hanoi that veterans and families will take their case to the White Ore ecutors subpoenaed videotape of Tpnya Hidings recfpt TV appearaiicfg to find she and figure skatirigs an Inquiry that could knock her out of the out of Olympics SKifc Associa tion on Thursday after Harding any ppor knowl Jgeofthe Jaiiv6 attack on Nancy ejrjgan but that she J not comf forward with igs that I association named a five member panel to look into wMKej Haidirig its stan darde of ethics or The panels recommendation will go to which will forward team roster o the for the ter Games next month in Lille The United States Olympic Comrnititee is cjeeply concerned with statements maqe Tonya wrdipg relative to stated knowledge of the attack on Nancy execu director Harvey Schiller During a news conference Harding she had no prior knowledge of the planned assault on Nancy Kerrig I am for failing to report things I learned about the assault when I returned home she contin learned that some persons that were close to me may have been involved the first reaction was one of disbelief followed by shock arid have since reported this information to the V Prosecutors subpoenaed Port lands three major network TV stations this demanding they deliver videotapes of her recent by 2 Harding said her lawyers told her that her silence after the attack wasnt a University of Ore Son law professor Wayne West ng said thats probably true regarding a charge of hindering but may not be on a charge of If the goal of the alleged con spiracy against Kerrigan was to help Harding win an Olympic medal and cash in on endorse then she might be consid ered an accomplice in not coming he Hardings Jeff nas been charged along with bodyguard Shawn Eckardt and two other men with conspir ing to assault who was clubbed in the knee in On five days Hard ing told KOINTV ste didnt believe Gillooly was I cant believe she I dftes someone want to dis credit me I just dont under The Oregonian newspaper reported today that Harding lied to authorities during a 18 interview but changed her story when interrogators told her they knew she was During her news conference Harding said Despite my mistakes and my rough I have nothing I have done nothing to violate the standards of of that are expected in an Olympic ath Near she pleaded to remain on the have devoted my entire life to one objective winning an Olympic Gold Medal for my she This is my last Actor Claude Akins is dead Familiar face to folks In Kokom By Kokomo Tribune staff and The Associated Press Claude who began his film career as a menacing in the film sic From Here to Eternity and became the folksy Sheriff Lobp on died of Akins died Thursday at his home in this foothill suburb of Los said Claude Akins of Balti The younger Akins said his father was although Akms some film ref ererice books list a 1918 birthdate that would have made him Last Akins lost half his stomach to cancer But he never completely abandoned the idea of working As late as a month ago he was reading scripts in his son said in a telephone Akins was a familiar face to many Kokomo as his mother lived in Kokomo at one and his Hazel currently lives in visited Kokomo to visit withfamily and area schools where his nephews attended and the Kokomo Tri bune covered those visits over the Akins was listed on a prayer list at Andrews Episcopal Church in where Hazel is a One of Akins last roles was in the 1992 feature Falling from He played the grandfa ther of a country troubadour played by Indiana singer John Akins was raised in The 200pdund actor whose rugged features and down home speech defined his work played supporting roles in dozefrs of including The Cairie Mutiny and Inherit the Wind He appeared in more than 140 TV shows as a variety of soldiers and In recent Akins became famil iar to television and radio audi ences as the pitch man for Aamco He was the epito me of bluecollar his son He wanted work He always went to work with his game face on even if it wasnt the best In the 1950s and Akms appeared with some of Holly woods biggest stars in a string of Westerns and war including Rio How the West Was Won and The Devils Brigade he was best knownas the bumbling Sheriff Elroy Lobo in and the Bear anda spinoff series both which ran from Claucle said he recalled once when on the way to golfing prae picked up boxes of donuts and handed them out to He talked to them about their his son He made them feel appreci Born in and raised in Akins acting career began at age 5 when he was a talk ing robin in a church When they clapped for he that hed never want to do any thing but his son A smalltown upbringing made him yearn for Akins recalled in a 1974 TV Guide inter When youre from a town of you want to be some body or something but you dont know where to go or he Besides his son and is survived by his of Altadena daughters Wendy Doneger of ana Michelle Johnson of Private services were tenta tively scheduled for his son I
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