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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - February 11, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana 159 KOKOMO 1994 50 cents Storm veterans advised not to donate By Kokomo Tribune staff and The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS American Legion officials say they are advis ing Desert Storm veterans not to donate blood because of reports that warfare materials may have been used in the Persian Gulf As long as we dont know whats making our Desert Storm veterans wed rather err on the side of caution when it comes to protecting the purity of our blood said Bruce national commander of the Indi anapolisbased American who heads the mil lionmember veterans said Donald Riegle in Febru ary gave details on the floor of Congress about firms ship ping materials to Iraq before the war that could have been used in the construction of biological war fare The presence of the harmful materials could explain why close relatives of Desert Storm veterans are coming down with similar symptoms as the Thiesen Margaret McCarthy of the American Red Cross headquarters in said the orga nization appreciates the efforts of the American Legion in advising people to refrain from blood donations if they are In a statement issued through the Fort office McCarthy We are pleased that the American Legion is encouraging healthy practices and appreciate their reminder to peo ple that individuals who are not feeling well should not give Many active duty and reserve Air Force personnel at Grissom Air Force Base served in Opera tion Desert Shield and Desert The base is scheduled to become a reservist facility later this USOC throws counter punch Trying to block Harding blow skater Nancy Kerrigan practices her routine today in at the Olympic Amphitheatre AP photo OREGON AP The Olympic Committee countered Tonya Hardings million lawsuit by arguing that competing in the Games is not a right but an honor and a privi lege only the USOC can In papers asking an Oregon court to dismiss the the com mittee said Thursday that Con gress gave it sole authority to decide who takes part in the Harding filed her lawsuit asking for damages and a court order to block a USOC hearing set for Tuesday in Nor way that could get her banished from the Games for her actions surrounding the 6 clubbing attack on Nancy A judge was scheduled to hear Hardings request for a court order In USOC executive director Harvey Schiller acknowledged today that the case had become a burden in prepar ing the 154 athletes on the team for the which begin Womens figure skating doesnt start until it has become a distrac Schiller This is not where the focus should The focus should be on our 100plus who are here to be the best they can Thats why they are Thats why we are Schiller also said the USOC was studying the chances of Harding training in rather than shar ing a practice rink in Hamar with which might add to the distractions for other In its reply to Hardings the USOC said the federal Ama teur Sports Act of 1978 gave it exclusive jurisdiction to resolve disputes covering the eligibility for and participation in the Olympic Selection and confirmation as a member of the official Olympic team is an honor and a privilege not a right enforce able by the the committee Despite the USOCs strong response in at least one Related graphic First weeks schedule of Olympic Page sentiment to let Harding I think its a case of the tail beginning to wag the dog the dog is the Olympic Games in Lillehammer and to have this sideshow getting center I think the answer may follow from said the who spoke on condition of Committee officials questioned by The Associated Press said it was too soon to tell whether they would pursue other legal paths if Harding gains a restraining order or just throw in the towel and let her whose exhusband has implicated her in the attack on is seeking million in punitive damages and at least million in compensatory damages if the USOC prevents her from skating in the Among herobjections to the dis ciplinary hearing She doesnt have the money to defend she doesnt have the and if she did show she wouldnt get treated The USOC said the Supreme Court held in 1987 that the com mittee is not bound by the guaran tees of due process in the Consti But in any the committee it was willing to pay for Hardings lawyer to go to Oslo or change the hearing date to accommodate The USOC said that Hardings selection as a member of the Olympic team depends upon not only her athletic prowess but also upon her adherence to a code of conduct mandated by the rules of amateur athJetic Harding admitted lying to the FBI during a 10hour interroga tion the committee Certainly there are enough facts available to call into question whether Harding has conducted herself as befits a member of the Olympic the committee skated well in her first Olympic practice today in a day after she arrived in The arena was jammed with journalists and other 10 times the normal crowd at a practice Bosnian Muslims jockey for position GENEVA AP Bosnias Muslimled buoyed by NATOs threat to bomb Serbs besieging refused today to discuss a plan to demilitarize the city and put it under The who previously demand ed the immediate demilitarization of now insist Serbs first comply with NATOs 21 deadline to with draw their forces 12 miles from said Lord the European Union mediator in the NATOs ultimatum to end the siege of Sarajevo or be bombed has encouraged the Bosnian government in thinking the Western military alliance is on its and that it can get a better peace The United States has always insisted it will not back a peace settlement rejected by the Bosnian But Wash ington is putting new pressure on the Muslims to reach a When talks resumed in Geneva Thurs Bosnian Serb leaders were furious at NATOs ultimatum to end the siege of Sarajevo or be but indicated they would put their guns under United Nations The NATO threats have badly influ enced the peace Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic This encouraged Muslims to refuse a peace settlement for This was confirmed by a map published by the Bosnian delegation that suggested an entirely new division of Bosnia into 17 and not three ethnically based ministates as discussed for almost a Bosnian Serbs dismissed the map as totally It would strip them of territory they have seized in eastern Bosnia and deny them a link in northern Bosnia between their holdings in east and Despite all the jockeying for the three sides sat down today to discuss 15 disputed areas covering just 2 to 3 percent of Bosnia which have blocked Kokomo man charged Timothy Wise faces Class D felony charge A Class D felony charge of oper ating a vehicle while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury has been filed against a Kokomo man involved in traffic accident according to court The charge was filed Wednes day in Howard Superior Court 3 against Timothy Road 450 The charge alleges Wise was intoxicated as he drove on 2287 Road OO North and his actions resulted in serious injuries tb Floyd The charge Morgans injuries as open fracture right femur and fractures of the 6th and 8th Morgan was taken to Saint Joseph Hospital Health Center for was reported to be in fair condition at Methodist Hospital in Accord ing to a report filed in Superior Court Wise was unconscious following the and his injuries included cuts and a broken leg and The accident occurred around midnight according to court A Greentown woman told a Howard County deputy that she witnessed the and her account is included in Wises court According to the she was following Wise eastbound on 35 when he hurried through a yellow light at Goyer and The woman said the car Wise was driving ran off the roadway the then crossed the cen ter line and sideswiped a car dri ven by Stephen was westbound on Stephen Morgan is identified in the report as a son of Floyd Mor According to the womans state Wises 1987 Buick contin ued east on traveled into the westbound and struck Floyd Morgans car Stephen 1501 was the report Emergency personnel who responded to the accident scene reported to the deputy that they detected the odor of alcohol on The deputy and officials at Howard Community Hospital also reported the smell of alcohol on court records A blood I sample taken from Wise at Howard Community a level of percent Records Other Superior Court 3 revealed jjnijit Wise was charged with operating a velvcle while intoxicated as1 a Class a misde meanor on March Two days the state filed a pretrial diversion agreement on Wises On the state filed a notice to terminate the pretrial Wise had violated The court issued a summons Wise and set a March 30 initial hearing for the 1993 OWJ The court jacket containing the 1993 charge against Wise and the pretrial diversion agreement had been checked putof house by an officials in the Howard County jerks Office said Inside Local More nasty weather heads toward Page Style Have a sweet time at Ibn Saud Grotto Page Sports Building for Heavsns Sake Church series begins Howard County churchgoers have spent an estimated mil lion on church expansion Find out more by reading Building for Heavens The fivepart series begins Sun day and ends The series will discuss current statistics on building and expan what ministers and church goers have to say about church growth and why banks consider churches good The Kokomo Girls Basketball Regional Page Classified Local News of PRINTED WITH SOY INK agreement on the threeway division of the I wouldnt expect dramatic results said conference spokesman John On Karadzic blocked refusing to negotiate unless international panels including Bosnian Serbs were formed to investigate Satur days mortar attack that killed 68 people in Sarajevo Trade talks fall short WASHINGTON AP and Japanese negotiators failed during early morning bargaining to resolve a contentious trade dis pute that threatened to cast a major pall over the first summit meeting between President Clin ton and Japanese Prime Minister Morihiro and Japanese officials said that Trade Representative Mickey Kantor and Foreign Minis ter Tusutomu Hata met from 1 to 4 EST trying to bridge their differences but adjourned without The talks have broken said an administration who spoke on condition of This official said there were no plans to get the two sides together again before the meeting between Hosokawa and Clinton later in the The two leaders were to meet at the White House for a working lunch and then a joint news con ference later in the There was still the possibility that the two leaders might find some way to bridge the although officials were not optimistic that could
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