Kokomo Tribune, January 31, 1994

Kokomo Tribune

January 31, 1994

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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - January 31, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana Local I 2 Monday Jan Kbkorno Tribune WalMart gives scholarship Kokomos WalMart store has announced a WalMart Foundation community scholar ship which will be presented this spring to an area high school stu dent The scholarship is payable over a oneyear period and will be awarded to a college or uttiversi student based on the applicants scholastic and aca demic achievements extracurric ular and work activities as well as financial need For more information on the scholarship contact store manag er Bryan Bennett or Pat Keck at 4563550 Western group plans meeting RUSSIAVILLE Ind The planning committee for Western High School final fling will meet at 7 Tuesday in room 105 at the high school All parents of graduating seniors are invited to attend the meeting to plan events for the after graduation party School honors six pupils BUNKER HILL Ind Maconaquah Middle School has selected its student citizenship award winners for December 1993 Named were Kimberlee Casavan the daughter of Jerry and Andrea Casavan and Jesse Carson son of Bruce and Brenda Carson from eighth grade From seventh grade are Jennifer Smith daughter of Daniel and Lumngning Smith and Benjamin Schrock son of Marlin ana Lou Arm Schrock Natasha Harts daughter of Dennis and Deborah Harts and Steven Birkey son of Dale and Mary Birkey were chosen from sixth grade Safe Homes kicks off year CAMDEN Ind DUCC Dont Underestimate Carroll County has declared February Safe Homes Awareness DUCC is the coordinating coun cil affiliated with the Governors Commission for a DrugFree Indiana and Safe Homes is a pro ject in which adults pledge no alcohol or other drugs will be sup plied to youth in their homes Safe Homes 94wili officially be launched at Carroll High School Feb 4 during the boys basketball game The motto of the event will be Cougars and Oracles Pulling Together for a Better Carroll The gym nasium will be decorated by with banners from local pupils Each school in this county will choose a week in February to pro mote Safe Homes 94 PTA Council sets celebration The Howard County Parent Teacher Association Council will celebrate the founding of PTA Tuesday at Boulevard School Complimentary dinner will be served at 6 and all present past and prospective PTA mem bers are welcome Tina Dudley will discuss Dealing with Family and Marilyn Skinner will speak on The Importance of Parental Involvement in Free child care will be provided after the dinner TaxAide people helping people City Site The 1994 American Association of Retired Persons AARP will be providing tax assistance to people ages 60 and over and to low income persons Some sites will be open during February March April others will only be open in February I denotes sites open only in February Address Hours Kokomo Carver Senior Citizens Center Friendship Haven Howard Co djovt Office Bldg Senior Ci Senior Ci Center School United Way Greentown First United Methodist Russiaville tfLionsClub For evening appts call 4530187 10aim lues 46 Wed 5 8 Wed 10 12 Wed 9 14 58 9 noon 14 Fri E Sycamore St 1 Wed St home bound 4574357 or 4576691 10 Wed 9 Mon SOURCE AARP Kt graphic Making taxes less taxing Volunteers help elderly and low income people with returns By SUSAN GOFF Tribune staff writer Tax time can be just that tax ing Filling out those forms can try the patience of anyone Each year local volunteers pro vide free tax assistance through TaxAide a program sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service and the American Association of Retired Persons This is the 15th year that local volunteers from the AARP will be available to assist local residents are over 60 yearsof people who have low incomes prepare their tax formss year 990local people received help through this free service said program coordinator John Vent Locally 27 volunteers have completed weeklong training from the Internal Revenue Service Vent said Volunteers are trained in completing tax forms and the deductions that seniors and lowincome individuals may be able to take The volunteers will staff sites in Kokomo Russiaville and Greentown beginning Tuesday and continuing until April 15 To schedule an evening appoint ment with a volunteer call 453 0187 any Monday between the hours of 4 and 6 Individuals who are home bound and can not come to one of the sites to receive aid can call 457 4357 4576691 or 453r0187 to receive an appointment for help When coming for a tax session participants should bring All of their W2 forms which report their wages This years tax forms both state and federal These forms should have been mailed to each person if the participant did not received forms the volunteers will have copies of them Any copies of Form 1099 used to report items such as Social Security interest pension divi idends and returned taxes Any other income forms Last years state and federal tax forms Volunteers will have copies of the other forms the participant may need to report other forms of income such as the sale of a house For more information call the IRS at 800 8291040 Seniors compete for Junior Miss Frankfort Jaycees sponsor annual state event FRANKFORT Ind Thirty seven high school seniors will compete in the 30th Indianas Junior Miss Scholarship program here Feb 613 The young women who won their local Junior Miss program will compete for in schol arships and a chance to advance to Americas Junior Miss program in Mobile Ala Howard Countys representa tive in this years competition is Megan Hamilton Other area girls competing are Rachel Marie McGinnis Miami County and Jessica Jean Mitchell Clinton County In honor of the 30th anniver sary most of the past Junior Miss state winners will appear on the final two nights of the program One half of the Junior Miss com petition occurs offstage consist ing of scholastic achievement and a 10minute interview by a panel of judges For the other half com petitors speak on stage for pres ence and composure show athlet ic ability in a physical fitness rou tine and display presentation skills in creative and performing arts Preliminary competition runs from Wednesday to Friday and 12 finalists will compete on Feb Callus If you have any questions about news advertisements delivery production or your billing the Kokomo Tribune wants to help Just dia4593121 toll free in state 800 3820696 and ask for the appropriate extension News Entertainment ext 251 Local ext 253 or 244 Opinion ext 207 Photo ext 247 Sports ext State nation world ext 232 Tipton County ext 293 or 675 4903 Miami County 4721021 After 7 Friday and 5 Sat urday the Tribune newsroom can be reached by dialing 4572211 or 457 2170 The Tribunes FAX number is 4563815 Advertising For retail advertising dial 459 3121 from 8 to 5 Monday through Friday For classified adver tising dial 4563811 from 8 to 5 Monday through Friday and from 8 to noon Saturdays or dial toll free in state 800 3820696 Corrections If you see something wrong in the Kokomo Tribune dial 4593121 and ask for the appropriate news or adver tising extension number Customer service To subscribe to the Kokomo Trib une dial 4563821 or dial toll free in state 800 3826696 from 8 to 5 Monday through Friday or from 8 to noon on Saturday and Sunday Payment can be made directly to the Tribune for three months six months or one year sub scriptions Payment by the week or by the month can be made to the carrier Rates are weekly carrier home deliv ery motor route delivery monthly carrier motor route three months carrier motor route six months carrier motor route one year carrier motor route Mail subscription rates are the same as motor routes It must be paid in advance Sunday only outside of Howard County is Missed paper If you do not receive your newspa per call the circulation department at 4563821 or toll free in state 800 3820696 before 7 Monday through Friday or before noon Satur day and Sunday Educational Services The Kokomo Tribune is proud to be a part of the effort to provide the best education possible for our youth For more information about the Trib unes Newspaper in Education serv vices dial 4593121 or toll free in state 800 3820696 and ask for the educational services coordinator The Kokomo Tribune USPCZjHeWt 300 N Union St Kokomo Indiana Anton A Oraagat Managar Evanlng adttlona pub iahad tally aiieapt Saturday Sunday Mamorlal Day Labor Dacambar 26 and January 1 Saturday Sunday pub Ilihad Sacondclaia poitaga paid at Indiana Mambar of Audit Burtau of Circulation Mambar of Aaaqclatad Praaa Tha Awoclatad Praaa la axclualvaly antltlad to tha uta tor publication of all oawa dlapatehaa cradltad to It er not otharwlaa craatad In papar and local tharaln ADVIRTI8ER8 Tha fdvartliar agraaa that tha pupMahar hall not ba llaMa for damagai arlalng out of arrora In advartlaarnanti bayond tha amount paid for actually oocupiad by that portion of tha in which tha arror ooMirrad whathar wen arror dua to tha ganoa of tha publlahara aarvanta or otharwlia and thara ahail no liability for nonlnaartlon of any advartlaamant bayond tha amount pale for auch advartlaamant Tha Kokomo Trlbuna Foundad 1iW 12 The program is at Frankfort Senior High School One Maish Road The participants will meet Gov Evan Bayh visit the Statehouse and tour Frankforts Frito Lay plant Participants will stay will Frankfort families and are escort ed by Jaycee members in cars donated for the week by local car dealerships Galyans has become a new sponsor by donating physi cal fitness outfits and CocaCola is continuing its support by donat ing products throughout the com petition Schools accept applications TIPTON Ind Applications for Lester Vern Hart memorial scholarship are available at the principals and guidance offices at both Tipton County schools This annual award will be pre sented to a Tjpton County gradu ate who plans to enter a Christian college in the 19941995 year Funds have been made available by the family of the late Hart Additional financial support was made by the Lilly Endowment Inc Deadline for submission of completed applications is May 1 People Who Know Use Valvoline VALVO UilraO Call For Appointment DWIGHT NUTS TIRE 31 BYPASS N 4577274 Gulf veterans report illnesses Symptoms are blamed on Gulf service BOSTON AP Thousands of Persian Gulf War veterans hit by mystery maladies moved the gov ernment to start tracking their nesses They dont want another Agent said Larry Hennessy diagnosed with vocal cord cancer two years after he returned from duty Hennessy is convinced his Gulf service caused it I think it was related td the oil fires and the smoke from all the vehicles and the space heaters we had in the said Hennessy 42 of Randolph who spent seven months in an engineering unit that built roads and paved air strips Treated with radiation his cancer is in remission Hennessy was among 88 men and women who served in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait who answered the call Saturday at a veterans hospital here some seeking treat ment others registering for future monitoring Most were combat veterans Few had been treated since return ing home Their medical information will be forwarded to the Persian Gulf Registry a national data bank set up to track health problems The Boston hospital is one of 32 desig nated as Persian Gulf Family Support Centers Police blotter Over the past two years thou sands of Gulf veterans have com plained of a range of maladies that have defied diagnosis I hear most often of chronic fatigue bleeding gums respirato ry problems aching joints headaches and memory problems stomach problems and night said Shirley Jackson Boston coordinator of the outreach program This is a way for us to know whats going on if certain people are having clusters of she said The Department of Veterans Affairs has identified veterans whose health problems may be related to expo sure to toxic substances in the Persian Gulf Several Indiana vet erans including Rep Steve Buyer complained of maladies they blamed on their Gulf service A lot of people when they got home from the war didnt want to deal with their medical problems Its important for them to register even if the symptoms are said hospital spokeswoman Holly Hickson Guys are she said Sometimes theyll say Sure I have a rash but it goes We want to track people over the long Two injured in Sunday crash A Kokomo man was said by his father to be in critical intensive care at an Indianapolis hospital this morning after a Sunday threevehicle accident here Timothy W Wise 22 4511 S Road 450 East sustained head injuries in the crash which occurred just after midnight according to a report from Howard County Sheriff Department Wises father Robert Wise said this morning that his son was sta ble and was to be moved out of critical care today The report said a 1987 Buick Skyhawk driven by Wise was eastbound on 35 near Road 200 East when he swerved in the roadway crossed the center line and sideswiped a westbound 1992 Buick Roadmaster The driver of the Roadmaster Stephen F Morgan 46 1501 W Boulevard was uninjured the report said The Skyhawk then struck a 1991 Buick Park Avenue driven by Floyd L Morgan 72 1501 W Boulevard headon in the west bound lane Floyd L Morgan was transport ed to Saint Joseph Hospital Health Center for internal injuries in his abdomen and pelvic area He was in critical condition there this morning Wise was taken to Howard Community Hospital before being taken via Lifeline helicopter to Methodist The sheriff department report said tests showed Wises blood alcohol content to be 328 more than three times the legal limit of intoxication in Indiana Woman dead after accident LOGANSPORT Ind A Walton woman died as a result of injuries sustained in a Friday acci dent near here Jennifer C Eckenboy 24 Walton 2 sustained a skull fracture and was taken to Logansport Memorial Hospital before being taken via Lifeline helicopter to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne She died at Saturday It was unclear whether Eckenboy was the passenger or the driver in the onevehicle acci dent according to a news release from Indiana State Polices Peru post Reports said a 1991 Jeep travel ing east on Cass County Road 75 North traveled off the right side of the roadway and then Back onto the road before skidding out of control broadside into two trees north of the road The Jeep then was said to have rotated off the trees coming to rest in a ditch Eckenboy and the vehicles other occupant Shane L McLochlin 21 Logansport 4 were thrown from the Jeep McClochlin was in critical condi tion at Parkview this morning Cab driver robbed Sunday A local cabby was robbed at knife point early Sunday Kokomo police said City Cab driver Raymond L Tritt 35 Galveston was sent to the 1000 block of East Monroe Street to pick up a fare officials from the cab company told police just before 3 Sunday After picking up a man in that block Tritt was told to take the man to Studebaker Park According to a news release from police Sgt Kelvin Archer when the cab got to the 900 block of North Jay Street the passenger demanded that Tritt stop the cab The passenger then allegedly dis played a knife and asked for Tritts money Say I Love You rifh Diamonds Diamond Tennis Bracelet from 24 HOUR INFO LINE Press 2 talking ads Ad no 7292 Press 8 National Association Remodeling Industry To place your ad on the Info line call ;

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