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   Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - February 21, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana                                169 KOKOMO lTRIBUNE President warning Serbians WASHINGTON AP Seek ing to extend the initial success of threatened air the Clinton administration is warning Bosn ian Serbs that any move to resume their shelling of Sarajevo could still provoke NATO All parties should be aware that the ultimatum Presi dent Clinton said Sunday after a NATO deadline passed without air strikes against Serbian military Any heavy weapons in the exclusion zone not under control and will subject to air The ultimatum had opened Serbs to air attacks Sunday evening unless they withdrew their heavy weapons from the snowy hills of Sarajevo or turned them over to the United With Clintons the West ern alliance determined Sunday that air strikes were not needed at this even though some weapons were not in Administration officials said the prodded by its allies in turned over 150 heavy weaponsSunday and cooperated at every turn with the United As the 7 EST dead line all but nine known Serb artillery sites were controlled by the United with officials hopeful those areas would be neutralized Returning late Sunday from a meeting with NATO defense min isters in Defense Secretary William Perry said that forces would maintain a continu ing watch on Serb forces sur rounding If we find more artillery pieces move in the then we have to reconsider this decision to forgo air strikes for the time Perry told California coast hit by mudslides Im waiting for the Martians to come AP Home owners who had just finished clearing basements and garages of goo from last weeks mudslides faced another cleanup today after rivers of mud again slid down firescarred hills onto the Pacific Coast AH Im waiting for now is for the Martians to said Brian whose house was spared thanks to a thick wooden But his garage was 3 feet deep in water and the two new cars inside were Anderson and his had just finished clearing their house of mud from a storm 9 that left 25 homes Sundays storm dropped more than 2 inches of rain along the coast and left mostly cloudy skies in its wake The forecast was Were looking at no real signif icant chance of rain in the next five said Andrew a meteorologist for the National Weather An 8mile sec tion of scenic Pacific Coast High way remained closed Heavy snow clogged mountain highways and roads flooded by water as much as 2 feet deep made driving At least three traffic deaths were blamed on rainslick Flowing mud briefly trapped a handful of Malibu residents inside their homes on and a motorist had to be rescued after his car became mired in muck in Las Flores Los Angeles County lifeguards used ropes to rescue a woman and her two sons from their home in Carbon where a river of water about 4 feet deep and 15 feet wide swept down the Several homes were damaged by the although a precise count wasnt immediately avail No evacuations were ordered and no injuries were The area was stripped of vegeta tion by 2 arson fire that scorched acres of the Santa Monica Officials have warned that Mal ibu and other firescarred areas face repeated flooding with each In more than 20 fall wild fires burned across acres from Ventura County to the Mexi can Mudslides also roads in Topanga and La Tuna said Los Angeles County sheriffs Michael Plows and bulldozers scooped the muck from the Pacific Coast Highway and road crews shoveled debris to clear Pep session joys Tired but happy Lady Wildkats Jessica and Shel ley Stewart react to the crowd of nearly Kokomo fans that met the semistate champions at the south The Kats arrived to a warm welcome in Kokomo at approximately Sunday morning after a threeovertime victory over Fort Wayne Northrop in the semistate The Lady Kats will play Anderson in the opening game of the state finals at Market Square Arena For a column by John Dempsey and turn to Page Tribune photo by Brian Reynolds Inside KokomoCenter School Superirttendent Roger Thornton expresses strong support for the administration building secretaries who reported financial wrongdo Page Also inside Classified Local News of PRINTED WITH SOVINK DDay vets jumping again Pentagon reluctant to let them join in ceremony SAN DIEGO AP A group of World War II veterans spent the weekend parachuting out of air planes and reliving their most glo rious mission the DDay invasion of Nazioccupied France a half century The wartime now in their late 60s to would like to go back to France and para chute into Normandy all over again to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the June But the government isnt thrilled about The Pentagons World War II Commemorative Office is coordinating an anniver sary which will include current members of the 82nd and 101st Airborne For liability the Penta gon is reluctant to have the vets join It made some demands So thats what they did Saturday and After some intensive 33 veterans suited up one by vaulted out of a plane at feet and landed in a muddy Aside from a few there were no If I jumped when they were shooting at why cant I do it now asked 74yearold Oscar a corporal during the war and now a grandfather of 11 Richard whooped and hollered while When he he immediately stood raised his arms above his head and He was wearing the same boots he had during the war as a staff Absolutely he How did my buddies make out Falvey spotted his and said No fool like an old One thing was the same the French were waiting for them Several citizens of France heard about their jump and trav eled to see them land once They included 87yearold Robert Boissieres who told a har rowing tale of how he sent his wife and two daughters into hid ing when the Germans seized his Normandy He said he came to see the veter ans to remember how they liber ated his Every one of these men is a he said in French through a Although the bones are arthritic and the hair these men say they are still They want to show the world what valiant men they were and As they toasted each other on the night before their they cheered Airborne Airborne Airborne all the way All the way to Normandy Kokomo Sectional draw brings smiles By CAMERON WEPJIIN Tribune sportswritcr was the less than enthusi astic response from Western High Schools boys basketball coach Tom Lewis reaction after the pair ings for the 84th IHSAA tourna ment were drawn Sunday after In the Kokomo the Panthers 109 record did get the bye but they will play the Kokomo Fri day night at Im not thrilled with the Lewis would be Northwest ern coach Jim Yeakel The action gets started Tuesday in Memorial Gymnasium with 17 around The winners of those two contest will meet in the Second game Friday with the championship slated for Sat v All roads run through the Wildkats to win the Kokomo Sec Lewis J would rather play them first and its bet ter to play them Friday than Sat urday m the We will have a whole week to prepare for Kokomos boys have learned a little something from its girls which came from behind several times to win the Fort Wayne Semistate The Wildkat boys had a come back of its own erasing an 186 deficit to beat New Castle and win a share of the North Cen tral You need who have that attitude that they arent going to Kokomo coach Basil Maw bey Our football team won the conference and our girls just won the Now its time for us to do our Northwestern and Taylor will be playing for the second time this season with Northwestern coming out a 5947 winner in the first con The 93 since the holi day are riding a fivegame winning They could get forward Scott Johnson back if they can beat the origi nally thought to be out for the sea son with torn ligaments in his has been rediagnosed with a severe He possibly could return for the sectional should Northwestern This has been a group of over Yeakel said of his They are not very and I dont think weve played anybody where weve had a size advantage This group has just played well enough to win some ball Taylor has won only three times this but all have come in And the Titans are looking forward to their matchup with the The last two years weve drawn Coach Jeff Fish er They are the team you have to beat to win the Kokomo But it will be kind of nice to get a county team and hopefully we can get some revenge on For the third year in a East ern will play Maconaquah in the Earlier this Eastern lost at home to Maconaquah Since then Maconaquah has gone on to win the MidIndiana Confer ence while Eastern has added some new Tony a senior who joined Easterns squad at Christ mas has led the Comets in scoring the past three We have played a lot better Eastern coach Tom Laskowski We just cant have the lapses weve had at the beginning of some If we Section can avoid we will be We will play an Eastern team against I think Maconaquah showed its vulner that has a lot of new ern has a heck of a ability by losing 6955 at home to Maconaquah coach Rick Clark According to the they TriCentral 9aid on our game it   

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