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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - March 19, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana Indiana opens NCAA pteyat East Regional Page 11 195 KOKOMO March 50 cents Diversion agreement is reached ByMIKEPALUCK Tribune staff writer A pretrial diversion agreement has been filed on behalf of a Koko mo man who was initially charged with promoting profes sional gambling and was later accused of possessing a handgun without a according to court The series of events that started July for James Silcox should now be resolved as long as he abides by the terms of the pre trial diversion a deputy prosecutor said last At one 320 Walnut was charged with two Class D felony counts of promot ing professional gambling and a Class A misdemeanor charge of possession of a handgun without a The charges of promoting pro fessional gambling have been dis and Silcox entered the pretrial diversion agreement relat ed to the handgun accord ing to Deputy Prosecutor Michael The prosecutors office will agree to withhold prosecution of the handgun charge if Silcox abides by terms of the Krebes A standard term of pretrial diversion agreements requires defendants to stay out of trouble for a The agreements also require defendants to notify prosecutors of any criminal charges or excluding traffic In the process that involved the criminal charges and a civil forfei ture Silcox surrendered 17 illegal electronic gambling devices and a 1989 Chevrolet pickup truck that police said was used to transport some of the according to court On July the owner of Best was questioned by Kokomo police at a garage behind 307 Taylor Reports said officers followed a pickup truck which they said was carrying two video amusement During an police ended up seizing 17 machines which they labeled ille gal video gambling According to police some of trie machines in the garage appeared to be manufac tured strictly for gambling pur while others appeared to be video amusement devices which had been altered into illegal gambling devices by the addition of extra circuitry and external electronic As he was questioned by court records Silcox told offi cers that he had transported the two machines they had seen in the truck from He also said that he knew most of the machines were At that court records Silcox was advised by police that the pickup truck would be seized because it had been used to trans port illegal gambling During a search of the police said they recovered a caliber handgun which Silcox admitted was his and that he did not carry the necessary permit for the court records The recovery of the weapon later resulted in the filing of the posses sion of a handgun without a per mit charge in Superior Court In August prosecutors ini tiated civil proceedings in Superi or Court 3 to take possession of the machines and uie Chevrolet pickup They took the action under Indianas Racketeer Influ enced and Corrupt Organizations alleging that Silcox had violated the law through an on going criminal enterprise of pro moting professional Proceeds from the alleged activ ity were used to operate Best prosecutors In filing the civil prose cutors sought to hold the machines and the truck until a judgment was rendered by the and to prevent further alleged violations of the racketeer ing In September Silcox was charged with two Class D felony counts of promoting professional Filed in Superior Court the charges accused him of transporting two gambling devices and possessing 15 of the machines on July The charge of possession of a handgun without a permit was added 21 of this accord ing to court The pretrial diversion agree ment filed this month in Superior Court 1 required Silcox to pay an initial users fee of and a total of in monthly Those amounts have been accord ing to the The truck is included in an agreed entry that was filed in the civil forfeiture case in Superior Court The entry required Silcox to surrender the truck and the illegal gambling Ready for the show Eastern High School senior Craig hangs papier mache faces this week in preparation for Thursdays art show at the From 6 to 8 that middle and high school pro jects ranging from ceramics to paintings will be on display to the public in the Tribune photo by Brian Reynolds 3 Arab nations agree to talks Security Council condemns massacre UNITED NATIONS AP Three Arab nations agreed Friday to revive peace talks with Israel and the PLO took a step toward the negotiating table after the Security Council unanimously condemned the Hebron mosque Madeleine Albright told the Security Council after the vote that Jordan and Lebanon agreed to resume negotiations with Israel in The PLOs representative at the United Nasser told the council that his group would not return to the talks until international protection is provid ed to But Albright and sources from both sides said a highlevel PLO Israeli meeting was planned with in days to try and restart that negotiating Israeli sources said Israeli and PLO negotiators were to meet Sunday or Monday in or where the PLO is PLO sources in Tunis reported that top Israeli negotiator Amnon ShahaK would arrive there most likely bearing new proposals to break the There were also reports of a po ble meeting between PLO Cni sible meeting os ief Yasser Arafat and Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Before the PLO official Samir Ghoshe also said the two might meet Sunday in On Arafat autho rized Faisal a leading PLO activist in the West to talk with Peres on a possible com The Mideast peace process was halted by the 25 massacre by a Jewish settler of 30 Arabs pray ing in a mosque in the West Bank city of The Palestine Lib eration Organization and Arab nations had demanded that the Security Council condemn the massacre as a condition for return ing to the The United States had tried to withhold its support of the resolu tion until the PLO agreed to resume the peace The insisted the resolution be adopted Bayh signs childprotection laws INDIANAPOLIS AP New laws intended to protect Indiana mostly from the abuse and neglect of parents and other were signed into law Fri day by Evan In a signing ceremony staged at the Indianapolis Childrens Muse Bayh put his signature to leg islation among other to strengthen enforcement of child support orders and pro tect drugharmed newborn The signing of nine bills Friday followed the enactment of a child molester registry March That law establishes a list of child molesters convicted in Indiana and requires convicted molesters to register with local authorities after their release from jail or The new laws are designed to Speed court intervention to protect newborns who test posi tive for illegal used by the Allow children to testify by videotape or closedcircuit televi sion in prosecutions of crimes against Permit county offices of the state Division of Family and Chil dren to support and treat families at risk of losing custody because of child abuse or Make it more for a biological father to disrupt the adoption of his This mea sure was prompted by Michigans Baby Jessica in which a father reclaimed a child after the child was settled with an adoptive Require law enforcement agencies to take new steps to track missing The state police will coordinate efforts to find missing including pub lishing a directory of the Child care and schools will be directed to follow new procedures to reduce abduc tions and properly identify chil Require employers to with hold child support payments fr paychecks unless both pare from parents liave agreed to another arrange Allow courts to grant cooper ative adoption agreements in which biological parents may be granted visitation Reduce likelihood of court fights over changes in custody Establish a trust fund for pro grams aimed at prevent child abuse and Pay tops for top Chrysler Combined salaries total million By DAVE PHILLIPS Tribune staff writer It pays to lead Chrysler The automaker paid its top two executives Chairman Robert Eaton and President Robert Lutz a combined million last a former General Motors executive in his second year at received in The pay included a gain from stock options he exercised and a few perquisites that included a initiation fee at a private received million in compen sation and stock options in Eaton was also granted options on company shares at prices ranging from to a The company estimates the options current value at mil The information was obtained from the companys preliminary proxy Lutz last year was paid including a gain of from exercising stock He received options on shares at prices ranging from to a share he can exercise over the next three Lutz received million in compensation in Chrysler officials said the gener ous pay packages resulted in part froni the automakers record pre tax sales and revenues last Members of the United Auto Workers which received an average of in 1993 profit sharing checks from the called the pay levels disappoint Its difficult to encourage part nership among all workers when upper management receives bonuses equal to 1000 percent of their said Kenny presi dent of United Auto Workers Local which represents hourly workers at Chryslers Kokomo transmission Chrysler is seeking shareholder approval to double the number of company shares to 1 billion Chrysler officials say they have no plans to issue additional shares but want shareholder approval for Chrysler also said two William Milliken and Jean de will reducing the number of company board members to Chryslers board has also approved a plan that gives former Chairman Lee lacocca use of the companys corporate jet fleet for another Chrysler shares closed off seveneighths at a share in New York Stock Exchange trading Robert tells hires in the will be in the Page Classified ads Comics 16 Dear Abby 18 Gott 19 Entertainment 9 Local news 2 Nation 7 News of record 10 Obituaries 10 Primetime 6 Religion 35 Sports State 7 World 7