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   Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - April 25, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana                                232 April 1994 Kids crime Violence rises for youths in Indiana INDIANAPOLIS AP The number of juveniles arrested in Indiana for violent crimes increased 92 percent from almost twice the national according to a national study released The Kids Count study found nearly 4 million children national ly living in severely distressed neighborhoods that offer too few opportunities to succeed and all too many chances to said Douglas executive director of the Annie Casey which directed the Severely distressed areas were defined as those with high rates of school female headed unemploy ment and welfare Based on 1990 census Indi ana had children 3 per cent of the total living in highly distressed the study Indiana ranked 31st overall in the study of 10 indicators of child ranging from the per centage of children in poverty to juvenile arrest In addition to the violent crime arrest the state outpaced the national average in babies born to single teen mothers and children born in singleparent In percent of Indiana children lived in a singleparent a 28 percent increase over 1985 and more than 2 percentage points above the national The proportion of births to sin gle teens rose 31 In babies were born to unwed more than one out of every 10 The violent death rate for teens also In teenagers per died by sui cide or up from in There was good news for the The infant mortality rate fell 16 from to infant deaths per live The percentage of teen agers neither in school nor in the work force also from percent to Terrorist spree hits South Africa Extremists aim to derail historic election South Africa AP A car bomb devastated a crowded taxi stand used by black commuters raising the death toll to 19 in a terrorist spree aimed at disrupting this weeks historic allrace Debris was scattered over a fourblock area of the Johannes burg suburb of Parts of cars hung from tree limbs and body parts and twisted metal lay scattered on the ground after the Ten people were killed and at least 36 wounded by flying metal and glass and a col lapsing The attack came a day after a car bomb killed nine people in down town Johannesburg near the head quarters of the African National which is expected to win South Africas first election to include the black The two bombings were the worst ever in the Johannesburg police No one claimed responsibility for the but rightwing white extremists opposed to black majority rule have threatened drastic action before three days of voting begins A group of desperate people have war on the rest of this President de Klerk said We will not rest until they have been tracked convicted and as they In addition to the two huge there were at least 10 minor blasts Sunday and Monday at polling town halls and electrical No injuries were Explosions also struck two other black taxi stands but caused no The force of the blast at Germis ton flung election posters and at least one vehicle into blew out windows of nearby and wrecked about 20 which are used as A Harrison Township firefighter moves across a door frame at a fire at 520 Road 400 South which occurred just after 1 today Tribune photo by Tim Bath Firefighters battle barn blaze telephone service knocked out for some homes Crews from four volunteer fire depart ments fought a pole barn fire west of Kokomo for three hours early As firefighters battled the power and telephone service were knocked out in sever al homes and traffic was routed away from the said Steve Harrison Town ship Fire Department Indian Heights firefighter Joseph 5227 Council Ring suffered from heat exhaustion while on the scene and was treated at Howard Community Hospital and said Indian Heights Chief Gary The fire was reported just after 1 at 520 Road 400 South and involved a pole barn which was attached to a home owned by Wayne The cause of the blaze was unknown this Brenton and officials from the State Fire Marshals office were expected late this morning to investi Harrison Township and Indian Heights firefighters were assisted by units from Greentown and Brenton The woodframe pole which had metal roofing and was attached to the northeast side of a vacant But the fire was contained to the barn within an hour of firefighters arrival on the Brenton had no estimate of damage to the bnrn but said the structure and its contents were a total About of smoke and fire damage was done to the attic of the woodframe Brenton said utility lines were in the area of the but he was unsure if area power and telephone outages were caused by the blaze or by work done to extinguish Howard County Emergency Management Agency officials closed the area on 26 from the west edge of the Ivy Hills subdivi sion to Park Road from just after 1 to about 4 the Harrison Township chief Some firefighters remained on the scene late this but most left about 4 Testing the water Kokomo High School students Tish Cyndi and Eliza beth check an axial reader to determine levels of nitrate and phosphate in Wildcat For more on the water test see Page Tribune photo by Brian Reynolds Japan has new leader Hata faces a difficult repair job TOKYO AP Tsutomu a veteran politician known for his fencemending was chosen prime minister today and immediately went to work on what promises to be his toughest repair job keeping his coalition from a was elected by replace Morihiro who stepped dqwii because of a financial scandal just eight months after assuming was foreign minister and deputy prime minister under who rose to power with a promise to clean up corruption but resigned amid financial After Hosokawa announced his iesignation April coalition leaders began arguing over several key issues facing the government including trade fric tion with the United States and a revision of Japans tax Soon after the vote Hata began hearing out leaders of his fragile coalition of six parties and sev eral independent lawmakers on who they want in his new Hata is expected to retain most of the Hosokawa a carefully balanced lineup that reflects the strength of each party in the which includes both conservatives and We have to pass this years budget as soon as pos so we cant make too many changes in the he told reporters before the Stalker shoots kills estranged wife He commits suicide as police close in on him AP A man whom authorities said chased his estranged wife down at a grocery store and shot her to death had stalked her for a relative Ann of Chester ton died of massive head injuries at Porter Memorial said Amy a hospital spokes Ken died of an apparently selfinflicted gunshot wound as authorities closed in on him minutes after the shooting at Costas Before the gun man had managed to also snoot his wifes police Robert of Kouts was in critical but stable condition this morning after surgery at Porter Paula Nichol suffered a minor flesh wound and was in good condi Their ages were not immedi ately available this It wasnt just a domestic dis said Ann Flickingers great Fern He had been threatening her and stalking It wasnt just Inside Local Randall Elementary teachers begin adjustment to school Page Also inside Classified Local News of HINTED WITHI SOY INK   

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