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   Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - May 8, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana                                Local A2 Surtday Msy KokdffiWlritU Tribune Galveston cleans up GALVESTOM Ind A general cleanup project is planned this week for residents in town The Town of Galveston will col lect items not generally serviced by its weekly pickup However the following items will not be picked up paint containers bat teries closed or sealed oil drums hazardous chemical containers and appliances Residents may place materials for collection in their usual weekly pickup areas such as alleys and curbs Residents east of 35 will be serviced Monday and Tuesday and items from those living west of 35 will be col lected Wednesday and Thursday Any materials set out after resi dents designated dates for pick up will not be collected according to a news release from the town Park volunteers needed Saturday GALVESTON Ind Volunteers are being sought to clean up the local park and help with repairs there Saturday Work will begin at 8 that day May 21 is the rain date Kokomos Wyatt is lottery contestant INDIANAPOLIS Kokomos Roger Wyatt had given up hope that he would be selected to be a contestant on the Hoosier Millionaire Show But after sending in 300 entry tickets Wyatt scratched off a Hoosier Lottery ticket which revealed he was an automatic seat winner for the show according to a news release from the lottery He is to be on the show June 11 If he wins the big money he said I might retire arid go to trade school and learn more about the heating and airconditioning Poole receives promotion PERU Ihd The Indiana State Police Peru Post announces the promotion of its public informa tion officer Raymond Poole a 9 Ayear state police veteran was named to the rank of sergeant Poole is a native of Anderson Scott honored at Indiana BLOOMINGTON Ind A Galveston man was among those students receiving commissions for completing the Air Force aerospace studies program at Indiana University Friday Bradley R Scott of Galveston 2 was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Air Force during a service which featured guest speaker Thomas Ehrlich IU presi dent The event honored those completing the Air Force program and the Army military science program Week ahead Tuesday Northwestern School Board 7 Northwestern High School library Eastern School Board Eastern administration office Wednesday Taylor School Board 7 Taylor High School library Squeaks wont pave roads ByJEFFPARROTt Tribune staff writer You may be tired of cratersized potholes along your street or road but calling the Howard County Highway Department to complain wont get them filled any quicker According to Ted Cain Highway Department county roads are no longer improved according to who squeaks the loudest Rather Cain lets traffic counts determine which wheels get the grease he said Youve gotto put the money on the roads that get the most traf fic first riot necessarily the ones in the worse Cain said Gone are the days of past county commission administrations when politics determined how highway department funds were spent he said It used to be if you knew some one you got your road Cain said Were not operating that way Cain and County Commissioner David Griffey said theyve fielded a steady barrage of phone calls lately from impatient residents wondering when their roads are going to be resurfaced I cant pave em all in one Cain said Somebodys going to have to be first and some bodys going to be Griffey said people should real ize that the department has spent much more money on road work over the last two years than it did throughout previous county com mission administrations According to Cain an average of was spent on road improvements each year from 198992 The department spent about million last year and will fork out nearly million in Road improvements include paving chip and sealing and wedge and leveling Chip and sealing is when they cover a sur face with tar and then cover the tar with a layer of rocks Wedjje and leveling is simply filling in holes and paving over bad spots Cain said he has no idea how much of highway department funds were actually spent on road improvements from 1980 to 1989 because of poor record keeping He said the previous several high way department supervisors who by law are appointed by county commissioners werent qualified as engineers like he is They man aged funds poorly buying unneeded supplies and equip ment he said The department also used to install drainage pipes under private driveways but now leaves that cost to the homeowner Gainsaid Cain worked as a civil engineer with the Indiana Department of Transportation before Turing on as an engineer with the county in 1988 This years paving began April 4 It was originally hoped to be completed by June but delays from the weather have pushed the expected completion to early July Cain said Major roads to be paved this summer include 440 East 300 East between 100 South and Center Road Jefferson and Malfalfa Roads Nihja Turtle shot DEriq Waters right gives a pretend shot to an injured one of the Ninja The boy was partici pating in the Your Hospital Cares program Friday at Howard Community Hospital Pupils were given handson learning experiences at stations staffed by employees Tribune photo by Tim Bath Local update Roofing study is approved KokomoCenter Schools will pay about for a survey to determine which roofs need work at that corporation Last week KokomoCenter School Board apprftved an agree ment which calls for Schenkel Shultz of Indianapolis to complete the project which will determine the length of time which will be needed to do any roof work need ed said Kenneth Barnes Kokomo Center business manager The company will also show what work KokomoCenter needs to do to repair its roofs Head Start funding sought Staff responsibilities would be Police blotter rearranged and summer programs would be planned if Kokomo Center Schools Head Start pro gram receives supplemental fund ing it has learned is available to it A total of in federal funds is being sought by the school corporation an action approved last week by Kokomo Center School Board The money would be used in the 199495 school year to make the following adjustments toHead Start accord ing to a written proposal from Robert Lawson KokomoCenter assistant superintendent of aca demic affairs Reassign responsibilities to provide a fulltime education coordinator with no additional staff required Create the new position of fulltime speech therapist Employ a halftime social who would work in the corporations social services department Plan for a 1995 summer school program Install at Roosevelt School boiler controls which could be moved to anotherbuilding if nec essary The corporation is also pursuing funding to continue the Kokomo Adult Basic Outreach Program a family literacy program which serves Head Start parents The amount of the grant available is The school board also approved the corporations apply ing for that money last week Cognata Greenhouse 2604 N Washington 4598257 Strawberry plants Bulk garden seed Tomato Plants3 pots Vegetable plants Potted Roses 24HOUR INFO LINE 4570371 180037 tTRIB Thefts burglaries Fire runs Thursday no time listed Tony Evans 627 Uncle Tom Greentown eightto10 boxes of nails and nail gun taken from garage of home loss set at Saturday James L Cleek 1005 N Webster red 1994 Dodge Ram pickup taken from Chrysler 2401 S Reed Road loss set at Tuesday 325 E Lincoln Road vehicle fire Wednesday 116 E Center Road gasoline cleanup no fire Wednesday 814 S Diamond trash fire Friday Elwood Haynes 910 S Cooper smoke detector malfunction no fire Press 2 talking ads Ad no 3175 National Association Remodeling Industry To place your ad on the info line call 4563811 mM Call us If you have any questions about news advertisements delivery production or your billing the Kokomo Tribune wants to help Just dial 4593121 toll free in state 800 3820696 and ask for the appropriate extension News Entertainment ext 251 Local ext 253 or 244 Opinion ext 207 Photo ext 247 Sports ext State nation world ext 232 Tipton County ext 293 or 675 4903 4721021 After 7 Friday and 5 Sat urday the Tribune newsroom can be reached by dialing 4572211 or 457 2170 The Tribunes FAXnumber is 4563815 Advertising For retail advertising dial 459 3121 from 8 to 5 Monday through Friday For classified adver tising dial 4563811 from 8 to 5 Monday through Friday and from 8 to noon Saturdays or dial toll free in slate 800 3820696 Corrections If you see something wrong in the Kokomo Tribune dial 4593121 and ask for the appropriate news or adver tising extension number Customer service To subscribe to the Kokomo Trib une dial 4563821 or dial toll free in state 800 3820696 from 8 to 5 Monday through Friday or from 8 to noon on Saturday and Sunday Payment can be made directly to the Tribune for three months six months or one year sub scriptions Payment by the week or by the month can be made to the carrier Rates are weekly carrier home deliv ery motor route delivery monthly carrier motor route 13 weeks carrier motor route 26 weeks carrier motor route 52 weeks carrier motor route Mail subscription rates ajre the same as motor routes It must be paid in advance Sunday only outside of Howard County is Sunday only mail subscriptions unavailable Missed paper If you do not receive your newspa per call the circulation department at 4563821 or toll free in state 800 3820696 before 7 Monday through Friday or before noon Satur day and Sunday Educational Services The Kokomo Tribune is proud to be a part of the effort to provide the best education possible for our youth For more information about the Trib unes Newspaper in Education serv ices dial 4593121 or toll free in state 800 3820696 and ask for the educational services coordinator The Kokomo Tribune IU8PC 2976801 300 N Union St Kokomo Indiana 46901 Ardtn A Draeget Manager Evening edition publlihed dally except Saturday Sunday Memorial Day Labor Day December 25 and January 1 Saturday Sunday adltlont pub llthad Seconddate pottage paid M Kokomo Indiana Member of Audit Bureau of Circulation Member of Attoclated Pren The Aaeoclated Praii It exclusively entitled to the uit or publication of all dltpatchei credited to It or not otherwlie created In paper and alio the local newe publlthad Herein ADVERTISERS The agraei that the publlther ihell not be liable for damagei arising out of errors In advertltementt beyond the amount paid for apace actually occupied by that portion of the advertliement In which the error occurred whether auch error It due to the negli gence of the publishers aervants or otherwlie and there shall be no liability tor nonInsertion any advertisement beyond the amount paid for edvertliement The Kokomo Tribune Founded 1850 On September an article appeared in The Kokomo Tribune regarding the 1992 JTPA program which alleged that certain teachers of the KokomoCenter Township Consolidated Schools were overpaid The information from this article was supplied to The Kokomo Tribune iin a Kokomo Schools press release On October Board Presidqpt Darlene Joulard read on behalf of Board Member David Lavengood a letter of apology at a public Bpardrneeting which read as follows i On September 30th I received a phone call from Trisha Turner a staff writer for The Kokomo Tribute She asked if I had my Board material with me and I said She informed me that I had a document she wanted She told me that it was public infor mation and that she had legal rights to the document I believed she had those rights and gave the information to her The information concerned six teachers of our corporation who had allegedly been overpaid for hours worked in a summer program Although I have since learned that Trisha Turner could have obtained the docu ment at the Administration Building as a public record to which she was entitled I want to apologize to the teachers involved for the action I took without having all the facts and without a clear understanding of what my role should be in matters of this kind I want to make it clear that I hold the teachers of this school district in high esteem I respect and admire their dedication and the role they play in the development of our children I would knowingly do nothing to cause them harm The KokomOCenter Township Consolidated School Corporation by its Board of School Trus tees does sincerely regret the misinformation that was published regarding teachers Susan Baker Bonita Snell Mike Shipley Dennis Younts Tim Railey and the late Fred Rusk relative to the 1992 JJPA project In fact by affidavits or the State Board of Accounts audit it has been shown that four of these teachers were actually underpaid The School Corporation has sent checks to the teachers for the monies due for the work performed in the summer of 1992 This matter occurred during a very difficult period of time when the Board was diligently working to resolve problems confronting tHe school system while seeking to treat fairly all of its employees Though correct and compjete mformatipn was not always available to the Board when it had to deal with these issues no member of the Board initiated the release of any mation or made any public comment intended to harm any employee The KokomoCenter Township Consolidated School Corporation does hereby extentf to these teachers and their families a sincere apology Paid Advertisement   

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