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   Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - April 10, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana                                Brown 217 KOK OMO April Trucking talks break down as strike goes on WASHINGTON AP Talks meant to temporarily settle con tract disputes between the Team sters Union and 18 of 22 trucking companies it is striking broke down The union said industry nego tiators were under a gag order from their negotiating coopera but Trucking Management which negotiates for the said the Teamsters should do the responsible thing and work toward agreement on a master national As the strike entered its fourth the Teamsters hosted repre sentatives of 18 freight hauling companies at its international hoping to reach interim agreements and end walk outs against those But the talks broke down after less than a hour and the industry rep resentatives left the building after caucusing among None of the company negotiators would discuss the talks as they left the They headed for a meeting with officials of which represents 23 TMI last week released the 18 relatively small companies to negotiate the interim called metoo on their That would allow them to end their strikes by agreeing to accept all provisions of a master contract once it is They said that they would free them but when they did they said but heres a gag Teamsters President Ron Carey told The Associated We cannot negotiate unless they get a clearance to talk The union said in a statement that when TMI learned that the companies interested in interim agreements were invited to meet with the TMI issued a order claiming it wouldbe illegal for its member companies to exchange views with the union about TMIs unreasonable bar gaining Its clear that most freight com panies no longer support TMIs the statement But TMI President Arthur Bunte accused the Teamsters of attempting to deceive the public and their TMI said it legally represents all of the trucking companies and the union has no legal authority to bargain individually with Instead of prolonging the he perhaps the Teamsters should do the responsi ble thing by negotiating with the carriers legally designated repre Bunte said TMI released the car riers to negotiate interim agree ments in an effort to preserve Teamster jobs at the smaller Many of the smaller companies are eager to end the But four big companies are sticking to their guns in seeking a contract that will lower labor Those four Consolidated Yel low Freight and ABF have made no overtures toward a rec Carey accused those companies of allowing smaller carriers to suf fer while they divert business to nonunion The people who are prolong ing the strike are the people who are benefiting from the he Consolidated and Yellow together control 62 percent of the Carey said there were no major issues awaitingresolution between the two The primary stick ing point is a plan by the trucking companies to nire parttimers and use trains more often for Corey of makes his mark on the mural children are creating at Indiana University Kokomo Photo by Anne Farrar Culture reflected in young artists mural Before and after the childrens opera Abecedarian at Indiana University Kokomo Howard County youngsters con tinued to work on a mural to encourage appreciation and understanding of our cultures Work began on the mural dur ing the April 1993 Month of the Young According to Vicki director of the IUK child care cen about three times each week during the past year children from area elemen tary schools and day care centers have lent their hands in creating the which measures 10 feet by 11 When the located just outside the IUK child care will be a latex paint ing of the earth with childrens faces around All children contributing to the effort place imprints of their hands in paint the color of their skin on the Its expected the mural will be completed by early in time for the celebration of Martin Luther King Maconaquah adjusts to further cuts Superintendent anticipates million budget loss due to Grissom closing American refugees make it to Burundi Burundi AP About 300 American and Euro pean refugees die blood bath in arrived safely in Burundis capital Satur day and early a Embassy source The refugees mostly Ameri Belgians and Germans left by car convoy from Kigali early Saturday and reported no trouble as they left the scene of intense fighting around the capi AP photographer JeanMarc wno covered said in a telephone They were checked by Rwandan government soldiers but not has sled as they left the and waited about two hours in mid afternoon at the Burundi border town of 70 miles north west of the capital of The including families with were terrified by rumors of people in Kigali being dragged out of their homes and shot to but they had not experienced any horrors them he About 20 to 30 cars brought the first refugees to Bujumbura Satur day and two more groups arrived the Embassy source told The Associated Press in a telephone Bouju said Marines were at the Bujumbura along with C141 transport planes and heli There was no word of any immediate plan for a air evac uation from At dawn some 280 French paratroopers landed at Kigali airport to help evacuate any of 600 French citizens who want to Another 120 soldiers were to arrive Saturday About 330 Marines were sent to Burundi Saturday to help with an Navy Gordon Peterson said from command head quarters in The Marines come from a force of based on four Navy ships off the coast of The rebel front said it was ready to attack French troops if they got in the Radio France Internationale citing a front spokesman m ByANNHUBBARD Tribune Peru Bureau BUNKER Maconaquah School is adjusting to estimates that the cor poration will lose another 599 stu 58 staff members and more than million in funding by this When you have this kind of shock to your obviously there has to be some adjustments Superintendent Ron Wil son Those adjustments are necessary because Grissom Air Force Base will be realigned to a reservist facility With the active dutys departure comes the depar ture of their and the fed eral money that was allocated to Maconaquah to educate With fewer students and less fewer staff cooks and bus drivers are When all is said and Wil son estimates Maconaquah will lose an estimated from its 1995 general fund This is a shock to your corpo rate system when this happens to he Reductions at Maconaquah started in 1992 following an announcement made April that Air Force Base would lose its active duty mission Wilson projected in early that changes due to the realignment at Grissom would mean a loss of 100 students and million in At that 40 percent of Maconaquahs students were military In 14 teachers laid off for the 199293 school Of were called back in The school system lost 107 stu dents during the 199192 school A projected loss of 100 stu dents was made for the 199293 school In 27 teachers were given their pink slips for the 199394 school Of 10 were called back in because of unexpected higher Wilson had projected a loss of 400 students but only lost This Wilson announced the need to eliminate teachers and one administrator as enroll ment dropped to He also noted the need to lay off non certified staff He pro jects a loss of 599 or an enrollment of for the coming school During the 199091 school Maconaquah had a peak enroll ment of Wilson called the period between April and August the adjustment The first adjustments will come in the form of transferring teach ers from Randall Elementary School to other schools in the sys Wilson said eight teachers will need to be transferred into the other This also will be a time where teachers could decide to change buildings or grade Wilson Since Randall Elementary School is scheduled to close this Wilson said all the materials and equipment have to be trans ferred to other But this move will not take place until after school is out this We want school to stay as nor mal as it can until schools Wilson A transfer task force has been formed to deal with these prob Wilson The results of these decisions will come to the board meetings piece by piece as they are he The task force has been meeting monthly and is made up of ele mentary principals and teachers affected by the The task force also has to deter mine how Randall will be utilized after its closed as a school whethei it will be boarded have a custodian assigned there or be used as a warehousetype facil And transferring or laying off classified staff in the including cooks and is also an Please see P8 Its not just Ivy Tech anymore Inside todays Tribune Local A 6yearold Logansport girl can now hear the world around Page Sports Tom Lehman takes the lead into the final day of The Page Also inside 1820 Classified Dear Local News of PRINTED WITH SOY INK By TRISHA TURNER Tribune staff writer Ivy Tech State College has become the abbreviated title for Indiana Vocational Technical Col But state and local officials from the twoyear college say the change in name does not reflect a sudden change in curriculum or mission it shows what Ivy Tech has become during its 31 year Its a result of said Bill Ivy Tech state execu tive assistant for public Ivy Tech State College has not replaced Indiana Vocational Technical College as the schools official which can only be altered by the Ivy Tech State Board of Trustees and the gover nor or by the state DuBois it was the schools abbreviated name in the colleges state officers changed to Ivy Tech State But Shanon execu tive dean of Ivy Tech Region 5 in said the Ivy Tech State Board of Trustees could vote on State College making Ivy Tech State College the school s official name as well when it meets on Such an action would be the first step toward making the title Indiana Vocational Technical College The school is now being called Ivy Tech State College in promo tional in logos and on tele phone services in its 13 regions across the said Judy enrollment services manager of Ivy Tech Region 5 in Indiana Vocational Technical College had previously been referred to in about 15 varia tions of nicknames ranging from Ivy Tech College to just plain Ivy DuBois The executive assistant said the uniform abbreviated title for Indiana Vocational Technical Col lege should make referring to the school less In the he Weve confused the pub lic and DuBois said the addition of the word state to the colleges abbreviated title reflects the Tact that Ivy Tech is a statesupported Omitting the word voca tional but keeping a shortened form of the word technical in the title shows that Ivy Tech has moved from offering traditional vocational training to providing education in more technical When Ivy Tech first opened its it predominantly offered subjects traditionally considered such as home eco which is no longer DuBois But he most of what we do is highly This doesnt mean is said It just means technical is a word that better explains the In skilled labor comprised 40 percent of the By it is estimated that 85 perT cent of American jobs will be in skilled Christiansen Ivy Tech State Colleges curricu lum continues to become said Sharon Region 5 director of instructional and student thanks to two years of curriculum reform statewide at the Included in that movement are an attempt to make Ivy Tech general course credits transferable to Indianas fouryear postsecondary schools and to establish dualcredit prov grams with high I think some people may Does this signal a change in tna colleges mission DuBois the mission will continue to be technical   

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