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   Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - May 6, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana                                V0L 243 May 50 cents getting tankers Grissom Air Force Base loses out ByJEFFPARROTT Tribune staff writer GRISSOM AIR FORCE The Pentagon will forgo a savings of million and stick with its original decision to station a wing of National Guard refuel ing tankers at Fort Waynes Baer Field The announced Thurs comes despite a recent National Guard Bureau study that found Grissom Air Force Base can handle the tankers without any major An estimated million will be spent to equip Baer Field to house eight to 10 KC 135s according to the National Guard Bureau Were looking at the big pic said Toivo spokesman for the National Guard Nei admitted it would be cheaper initially to equip Grissom instead of But he said it would damage unit moraleito transfer personnel from Fort Wayne to and Fort Waynes urban population is bet ter suited for personnel than is Grissoms rural Steve has fought to change1 the Pentagons mind since it announced plans to send the National Guard to had Baer over Grissony has ignored savings i said the mendeda demographic the area jsurrpunding Grissom be conducted for recruitment pur and asked that personnel stationed at Baer be polled on who would be willing to transfer to Neither of those were Buyer The Guard Bureau went through the feasibility study and treated it only as a mere exer Noi said Grissom had never been considered before Buyer and even the said staying with Baer was really not a tough Noi said the National Guard was unwilling to gamble on Gris soms uncertain It will be demobilized from active to reserve status on and cur rently houses an Air Force Reserve wing of 22 Please see Page Karlanne seated on the and Joyce with head participate in Thursdays com munity prayer the Howard County Courthouse Tribune photos by Tim Bath Community public gather to pray Heal Our Land SHI is t i i jprayer the Howard County Zourthousejirew a large crowd for whatbfgafiizershope will be art ongoing Colnrnunity leaders and the public gathered at noon to pray xfor the nation and community during the 43rd observance of National Day of The cere mony bore the theme Heal Our The program included the reading of a proclamation by Kokomo Mayor Robert Bible special a short message and prayer by community leaders and the pub iicv Speakers offered prayers for government and jus pastors and youth community ser Vices and educators and schpol boards and the Tanya Gumrhings is area church who felt led by God to organize the com H nizing the she said the goal was to bring Christians together to pray for the nation and com Last Cummings and Robert director of the Koko mo Rescue Mission stressed that Thursdays onehour program is not just a onetime coming Were planning for this to be The Kokomo Rescue Mission will open its chapel every Thurs day from noon to 1 for prayer for the The public is welcome in the chapel for the entire or any portion of the Visitors are asked to enter the chapel through the Washington Street Parking is available at the fill ing station at Washington and Taylor or in the cjty park ing lot east of the mission atMul berryand Washington Will Price is shown in prayer at service Angry protest A South Korean vypmjn fights with a riot policeman in Seoul earlier today While trying to reach a rally to protest Japanese Justice MinisterShigeto Naganos remarks pn World War II and the Nanjing Nagano has retracted his statements and might A story is on Page AP photo Kokomo man dies in truck accident A 37yearold Kokomo man died late Thursday afternoon when he was ejected from his pickup truck on old five miles east of Indiana State Police Ronald 2502 Park was identified as the victim of the onevehicle accident that occurred at State police said Hollenback was driving 24 when he lost control of his 1989 Dodge fullsize pickup The truck rolled several and Hollenback was He suffered massive internal and was dead at the acci dent according to an acci dent The report said seat belts were installed in the but were not in If was the opinion of the investigating officer that seat belts could have possibly prevented the Miami County sheriff deputies and Miami County EMS respond ed to the accident with state House approves ban on weapons Could be from crime bill WASHINGTON AP A ban on certain assaultstyle weapons must survive tense negotiations on a more wideranging crime bill becomes tempering the euphoria of guncontrol advor cates celebrating a razprthin House v Hoosier votes AP A vote by the House on whether to ban 19 types of assaultstyle weapons had a dramatic ending as Indiana Andrew Jacobs switched his vote in favor of the Three other members of the Indiana delegation supported while five voted against All three Republican repre sentatives from Dan Steve Buyer and John Myers voted against the Democrats Lee Hamilton and Frank McCloskey also opposed Democratic Tim Roe Phil Pete Visclosky and Jacobs voted in favor of the Jill also a did not My next priority is to get the crime bill passed and on thepresi dents with the assault weapons ban in as soon as ye ecstatic Chads said shortly after the House approved the ban he To get the bill that squeaked through the House by a 216214 vote Thursday in a sharp rebuke to the National Rifle Association next must get through a HouseSenate confer ence resolving differences in the two chambers crime The Senate crime passed in included an almost identical ban on assaultstyle The House crime passed two weeks didnt mention Schumer said he wasnt worried about a Senate filibuster if it is included in the crime bill because those participating would be delaying passage or the crime bil ls many popular As a I hope they fili he It would be the silliest thing from a Republican point of Inside Physicians spell their wayto victory in tion of KokomoHoward Countys Page Also inside markets B45 Classified ads Entertainment Opinion trillion budget passes WASHINGTON AP The Senate is ready to give final approval to a compromise trillion Federal budget for 1995 that embodies most of Presi dent Clintons plans while reining in his spending plans a Democrats edged the blueprint to the brink of conv pletion Thursday when they pushed it through the House on a 220183 roll call Supporting the plan were 219 Democrats and an independent 17 Democ rats and all 166 Republicans voting were As Clinton proposed in HouseSen ate would shrink defense increase job framing and other domestic programs and leave taxes It would cut next years deficit to the lowest level in six Hoosier delegates split INDIANAPOLIS AP Five Indiana Repre sentatives voted in favor of President Clintons trillion federal budget for Three other House members voted the which passed on a mostly 220 183 vote Democratic Lee Hamil Jill Frank Tim Roemer and Pete Visclosky voted for the Democrat Andy Jacobs joined Republicans Steve Buyer and Dan Burton in voting against the Democrat Phil Sharp and Republican John Myers did not  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