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   Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - February 4, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana                                152 let II Pounded 50 cents Cold era ends between Vietnam Clinton ends trade embargo Vietnam AP Viet nam will open a liaison office in Washington as a transitional step toward full diplomatic relations with the Deputy Foreign Minister Le Mai said But he declined to predict when diplomatic relations would be His statement came after Presi dent Clinton lifted a 19year trade embargo against Vietnam and said the United States was open ing a liaison office in The government and people of Vietnam welcome this decision of the American Le Mai told a news He said Clinton had proposed that Vietnam open the liaison office in Representa tives of the two countries will meet to discuss the number of per sonnel for the offices and other We dont think that such an issue is Le Mai I think that we can go ahead very soon with the establishment of liaison He described the opening of the offices as a positive and signifi cant which contributes to opening a new page in Vietnam relations in the interest of the two Clinton had only announced that he would establish a liaison office in Vietnam to handle trade and human rights among other and left it to Le Mai to announce the opening of a Viet namese office in Clinton emphasized that the lift ing of the embargo and the open ing of a liaison office in Hanoi did not constitute normalization of But Le Mai seemed to be push ing for that to round out Viet nams acceptance into the interna tional community in recent years after it had been isolated for invading Cambodia in The Vietnamese government reaffirms its policy whereby it consistently attaches importance to relations with the United States and wishes for normal relations between the two Le Mai Vietnams only presence in the United States is a mission at the United Nations in New York headed by an The United States maintains an MIA office in Hanoi to account for the Americans missing in action from the Vietnam There are 22 Americans in the office includ ing military and civilian special ists and three State Department In an apparent effort to reassure veterans groups and families of Americans unaccounted for from the Vietnam Le Mai pledged that Vietnam would continue cooperating to resolve their The Vietnamese government reiterates its policy of consistently regarding the questions of Ameri cans missing from the war as a humanitarian concern not linked with political he The government and people of Vietnam have and will be cooperating in a constructive spirit with the American people to solve this issue to the fullest possi ble he Veterans groups and families of missing servicemen said Clintons decision to resume trade with Vietnam breaks a promise he made to keep the pressure on Hanoi to fully account for Rjchard 13 his brother Justin 11 and Nick Dill play a game of 21 using a portable basketball The along with the Floyd family were playing on the porch of the Floyd house at 915 Walnut in the warmer weather Thursday For all of the weather forecast took a rosier turn Thursday with warmer temperatures and less snow in the According to Robert local weather skies will be partly cloudy Saturday with a high of Wise It will be partly cloudy with a chance for flurries Saturday night and a low of Partly cloudy skies will continue Sunday with a high near 30 and snow late in the Wise Tribune photo by Tim Bath Many oppose embargos end Some call it a broken promise ByTERRI HUGHESLAZZELL Tribune staff writer Thursday will be the day that goes down in history as the day President Clinton sold out the MIAs and POWs in Southeast said Dick president of the Howard County Vietnam Forrey said the presidents lift ing of trade embargoes on Viet nam is just another broken promise to the American and all he and others can do is let the American people know that live POWs are lost to open up trade with a communist Forrey said its not only the POWs and MIAs who will be losers because of Clintons but all Were going to pay for the j the companies Tbrrey And with the cheap labor well lose jobs He said he and others will push for boycotts of American compa nies doing business in Vietnam and to get those who voted to lift the 19yearold trade embargo out of Steve urged the president to wait to lift the ban until the United States is confident all information on those missing has been But Kay who was an original organizer of the Howard County Vietnam believes as long as the organiza tions fighting for POWs and MIAs continue their strong this change wont This may open doors that havent been opened in the said the sister of a Vietnam Veter an who opposes this Its been 19 maybe its time to move onto something Stoughs feelings are still mixed as she hopes this move doesnt stop the work thats now going Her concerns are that the Viet namese havent been as live as the president says they only in tecent years get the trade embargo Thats another concern of For who says he worked with the Vietnamese and says they are manipulative Stough that veter ans groups will continue their fight to keep the issue alive if that nothing will be Mitschelen wants his trial moved out of county By M IKE PALUCK Tribune staff writer Lyle former assis tant superintendent of support services for KokomoCenter School has asked that his trial on nine theftrelated charges be moved out of Howard In the motion for change of venue filed in Howard Circuit alleges that he will beuhable to receive a fair trial in Howard County because of adverse Efefense attorney Richard Kam of Indianapolis filed the Mitschelens behalf this according to court Mitschelen and former Kokomo Center superintendent Larry Horner face a total of 20 and their cases have been com bined for a potential threeweek trial beginning March The motion signed by Mitsche len and says that since the recent trial of former adminis trator there has been substantial widespread prejudi cial publicity in the Howard County As a result of the Mitschelen has been held to widespread the motion Mitschelen also believes that he will be unable to receive a fair trial because substantial hostility and prejudice exist against him in Howard The motion says Mitschelen only recently discovered the effect and impact of the publici It goes on to say some of the most prejudicial portions of this publicity have emanated from the Office pit Prosecuting Attorney of Howard and Roger Superintendent or the Kokomo Center Township Consolidated School system the defendant believes has been working in active concert with the prosecu Thornton testified as a prosecu tion witness during Fosters David communi ty relations officer for the school issued a statement on behalf of who was out of the administration building at Tribune The statement Thornton has been very careful concerning his comments so as not to jeopardize the court Andrews could not be reached for comment A secretary said the prosecutor would be out of the office until late in the Chief Deputy Prosecutor Ronald who has participated in the KokomoCenter was not for comment at Tribune He was in a secretary Mitschelen and Kammen have requested a hearing on the motion for change of a Circuit Court official said the defense team should have sent the motion to Special Judge Douglas Morton for his review and any further 4128 Liberty faces nine two counts of one count of con spiracy to commit one count of inducing or causing one count of ghost employ ment and one count of conflict of all Class D felonies and three Class A misdemeanor counts of official One count each of conflict of interest and official misconduct filed against Mitschelen are relat ed to the school officials alleged June 1990 purchase of a boat with sales representatives of a corpora tion that had agreed to sell Koko moCenter computer equipment worth The boat pur chase occurred 16 days after the computer according to records of the Horner also faces charges in connection with the boat Legislators wave green flag for lUKs building project By CATHARINE FERNANDO Tribune staff writer Indiana UniversityKokomos million science building pro ject is one of the 14 construction projects on college campuses across the state that cleared the House Thursday by a 6436 the million pro posal is expected to face a tough battle in the Under the amendment to House Bill IUK would be allowed to pass bonds to finance Its plans for a science Linda director of media said the science classes and laboratories are currently located in the universitys Main The proposal calls for a squarefoot facility that will house laboratories and offices for biolo learning enhance ment classes and faculty There also will be room for a physical plant shop and This project has been on lUKs agenda for a number of said Earle DKoko Legislature Related story Senate tackles 82 bills before its Page Chancellor Emita Hill has been talking to me about it ever since she got Hill was appointed chancellor in January This has been on the list for a long time but we just never got it Howard Although enrollment at IUK has grown nearly 40 percent over the past Howard said the science facilities currently in use have not changed much since the when the campus was moved to its present Until the Seiberling Man sion was the site of the Kokomo Ferries We feel we need it because our labs are There has been a growth in the number of taking science In a statement Howard If for no other this expansion is necessary to handle the increased interest in nursing edu which is the single largest major on By putting up a building for the we will be freeing up additional space in existing facili ties for nursing classes as well as room to handle some of the new degree programs that have been approved for Ferries confirmed that nursing is the campus strongest From the nursing enroll ment has increased from 131 to 226 fulltime equivalent stu Ferries If the Senate approves the mea it will be another feather in the cap for which began construction of its million library last The squarefopt building will include a hightech multimedia auditorium and exhibition The authored by chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Patrick D South will now get a hear ing in the Evan Bayh has already made clear his opposi tion to the bonding Inside Local Local nun in Haiti sends let ter to President Clinton on Page Style Grandma favors legalization of marijuana for medical rea Page Sports Taylor will meet in the girls sectional basketball final Page Also inside Classified Local News of PMNTEP WITH SOYINK Mystery callers voice is familiar Don from Kokomo really Dave from New York NEW YpRK is once again in the forefront of national as some character named Don who lives there was featured on Tom Snyders CNBC talk show Wednesday Rumor has it that the voice behind Don was actually gasp David Earlier this it was report ed Letterman will return to his old stomping grounds a 21 shot with Conan his suc cessor on NBCs Late NBC host of CBS toprated Late is returning a OBrien was on Lettermans show May Letterman made his impromptu callrin telling Snyder he was Don from call ing from a car phone while cir cling Indianapolis on Route 465 at 95 mph with his lights Don told Snyder he was rebuilding a diesel Im puttin her together and Im gonna run her around the yard in the David Letterman Don Lettermans publicist in New York did not return a telephone call from the Kokomo Tribune seeking more   

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