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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - April 20, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana 227 KOKOMO TRIBUNE April 50 cents Election board rules Barrett is not eligible By TRISHA TURNER and CATHARINE FERNANDO Tribune staff writers Howard County Election Board members this morning ruled Paul William Barrett is ineligible to run for KokomoCenter School Board in the May 3 primary because he fails to meet state residency The emergency meeting was called in response to questions about Barretts as he had lived in Delaware County until he moved to Kokomo in October Earlier in the Jerri chief deputy for the Howard County clerks had believed Barrett was a legal I just dont she said Tuesday of the possibility that Barrett does not meet residency We just always went by the school Bourff said there was no question that Barrett was a can didate and that no state statute exists regarding residency But after being questioned about the state statute by a Tribune the meeting was Indiana Code Article A candidate for school board office must have resided in the school district at least one year before the Sycamore who attended the said it was but he under stood the board must follow state he added that prior to filing his candidacy he checked KokomoCenter School Boards elected plan approved by the state in which made no mention of residency require Barrett I read it through and I checked with the clerks office and I waited till the last day before Barrett Now that hes Barrett said the democrat ic process has been nullified because there are only three can didates for the three positions on the school Now they will win by he I do believe the state statute needs to be revised in light of present society when people move because of job opportuni and not because they want to get elected on a school Barrett works at Indiana Voca tional Technical College Region 6 in Although Barrett has now been deemed his name will still appear on the bal lot and he could still receive But Bourff We the election board do not certify winners in the school board We send the printouts and copies of the ballot tallies to the school board and its up to them to since Indiana law has precedence over all local ordi in the event that Barrett should secure a sufficient number of the board would still have to rule him William KokomoCenter Schools said he does not believe the corporation has a poli cy for dealing with such an occur At this point I dont think its a school he And I think it would be premature at this time to chart a course of Inside todays Tribune Local KokomoCenter 21st Century committees Page Sports Millers bucket at 02 keeps Pacers winning streak in Page Also inside Classified Local News of Sex with an alien from outer space Psychiatrist firmly believes experiencers AP Harvard psychiatrist John Mack has never had sex with a space nor does he care It could compromise his a Pulitzer Prize winner and Harvard faculty firmly believes those people who claim to have had extremely close encounters with beings from other And in his new Abduc he relates his findings after spending four years studying 120 experiencers people who say they had sexual or reproductive experiences with aliens who abducted them and took them aboard The 13 case studies in his book include who remembers an alien woman taking a sperm sam ple from him when he was in high school who says she gave birth to a humanalien hybrid and who tells Mack he had an alien wife in a parallel uni There is a consistent reproduc tive Mack do I mean by that literally there are millions of babies being made I dont I cant claim that this is occurring literally in our physi cal dimension of What Mack does claim is that experiencers are not mentally ill and not working out the effects of incest or other Their emotional and psychological state resembles he and trauma is the response to some thing outside his not inside the They dont want to believe it any more than we he They want me to find them Descriptions of abductions are consistent frpm patient to Mack He believes the experi even if he cant explain exactly what they As for having such a close encounter he said I think my role is to be uncontami nated by the As soon as a psychiatrist reports they had an then theyre immediately disqualified as an objective As Abduction hits bookstores this Mack hits daytime tele His fellow academics have been less welcoming than talk show Theres a split between how people regard him as someone with past accomplishments and skills and how they regard this said Malka chairwoman of Cambridge Hospi tals psychiatry department and Mack s People are skeptical because it just seems quite remote and Mack is on the staff at Cam bridge a Harvard teach ing He also leads the Program for Extraordinary Expe rience which is overseen by the schoolaffiliated Center for Psychology and Social On deck Jose a and Don a 29 to 31 due to bridge Completion is both with Wirtz Yates work on the deck of a estimated to be weather bridge east of Russiaville on 26 is closed from Tribune photo by Brian Reynolds Western has a new superintendent By TRISHA TURNER Tribune staff writer Western School Board didnt look far when searching for a new superinten Ronald superinten dent of Maconaquah School in nearby Bunker Hill since was tapped by the Western board Tuesday to become head of West ern July Under a threeyear con he will make annual ly There seems to be a dignity about him and what he does that appealed to Western School Board member Dan Carter said of the 51yearold We feel very confident he is the person for Western at this We believe the community accept him and recognize his many fine quali Carter led the boards superin tendent search which began when Dean Resler died in At Tuesdays board Wilson told the board and stand Wilson Related story Maconaquah reacts to super intendents Page A12 ingroomonly audience of about 35 he is both excited and ner vous about starting his new He listed his strengths as school team building and developing new Im going to be very visi he I know they have had a pro gressive system at he told I plan to improve upon and enhance using my own style and leadership Wilson was not among the 36 candidates from across the United States who originally applied for the But after the board eliminated one name from its original list qf three finalists in members called on Wil The Maconaquah superinten dent first interviewed for the Western job late that He just brought together in one person the qualities we were look ing Carter The boards man said members were seeking a superintendent with leadership a bright intellect and outstanding community ser Wilsons last three years as Maconaquah superintendent have been difficult ones for that corpo Grissom Air Force about four miles from Maconaquah Schools administra tive has been downsizing since When downsizing is Wilson estimated about a third of corporations students and funding will have been Carter said the professionalism and grace with which he has handled that situation were seen as a plus by Wilson told reporters he believed the timing was right for his beginning the new noting Maconaquahs downsizing plan is 95percent Theres no real good time to leave a school he I wasnt actively seeking the but Ive always left myself open for new Wilson said he will submit notice of his upcoming resigna tion from Maconaquah at a Thurs day board He is leaving a post which pays annually at a corporation of approximately students Western enrollment is A Lawrenceburg Wilson has a bachelor of arts degree from Franklin College a master of sci ence degree from Indiana Univer sity and guidance and counseling certification and an educational specialist degree from Ball State He joined Maconaquah as a guidance counselor in He has also served as athletic direc football coach and teacher at a variety of Indiana school corpora tions since Bosnia I i A BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA Srebrenica PfT Zepa SERBIA Gorazde a living hell Bosnian Serbs defying threats from NATO Castello BosniaHerzegov ina AP NATO took a tenta tive step today toward threaten ing Bosnian Serbs with air strikes over their onslaught at but there was no letup in the bombardment that has made the town a living After sporadic shelling and shooting Serb guns began lobbing shells into Gorazde at a rate of one a minute this officials workers in the Muslim town also reported heavy machine gun The few aid workers in which is swollen with spoke of despair after a threeweek Serb offensive that has killed at least 345 people and wounded more than We feel so helpless in the face of the great tragedy for the peo ple of said a bleak message from a NATO ambassadors today backed a request for air strikes to protect ed safe areas like but the alliance delayed a final deci sion pending military advice on options for using air The ajlies agreed that we have got to find a way to respond pos itively to the said Britains Sir John peacekeepers have said it is too late for air strikes around Gorazde because Serb troops are too close in and bombing would endanger the civilians esti mated to be huddled in the The town is at their Clinton sends new options to allies WASHINGTON AP As Gorazde totters on the brink of President Clinton is urging NATO allies to expand the scope of threatened air strikes against Bosnian Serbs who seem to have been unde terred by warnings of retalia Clintons designed to stop Serb is con tained in a mix of military and diplomatic recommendations the North Atlantic Council is to consider later this week in the Sir Michael said There is nothing we can do to sustain the fences of Aid workers in Gorazde report ed Tuesday that the heavy artillery and sniper fire being inflicted on the town was more intense than any suffered in Sara jevo during its siege by Serb officials had held out hope for a new ceasefire agree ment signed by a Serb leader late But it appeared to be only the latest in a string of bro ken promises by Serbs to stop the Even as Serb guns again pounded the the Serbs political Radovan Karadz issued a statement saying The Serbian side unilaterally proclaims peace in With the Gorazde crisis comes to an Karadzic said his declaration was in response to appeals for a ceasefire oy President Clinton and Russian President Boris He also urged other nations to pressure Bosnias Mus limled government to return to peace An International Red Cross Vanya said the agency was desperately trying to get a convoy of food and medi cine to which is about 35 miles southeast of In Gorazde hospital they are operating without they have run out of analgesics and she The roof of the hospital was blown off The towns water plant was so there is no drinking The United Nations has been helpless to stop the Serb offen sive on and two air attacks by NATO planes last week only infuriated the A third attack was thwarted when a British jet was shot down Satur The Serbs have consistently maintained that their attack on Gorazde was provoked by a gov ernment But offi cials have said the Serbs clearly initiated the
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