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   Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - May 15, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana                                Little Al holds the pole for now Page B1 Vol 143 No 252 TRIBUNE Sunday May 15 1994 Many voters opted to stay home Primary draws fewer voters ByJEFFPARROTT Tribune staff writer Howard Countys 26 percent voter turnout in the May 3 prima ry may have been sparse but it wasnt uncharacteristic of Hoosier voting this year With about half of the states 92 counties reporting the statewide average was 31 percent according to David Maidenberg director of the State Elections Board Maidenberg said voter turnout in primaries is typically lower than in general elections because races among party members arent normally as controversial turnout to a large extent depends on the ofthe con Qfteny if a race isnt hotly contested it doesnt get ingrained in the vot ers Maidenberg pointed to Harrison County which reported the states highest turnout as an example There 63 percent of registered voters showed up to cast their votes on a riverboat gambling ref erendum At the other end of the spec trum only 17 percent turned out in Vanderburgh County where primary turnout has historically been low he said The closest battle in Howard County was the one waged for the Democratic nomination for sher iff Deputy Jerry Marr edged out Mai Phil Tempfin with 53 percent of the votes Marr will face Republican Koko mo Police Chief Lynn Rudolph who ran unopposed in the prima ry Local political observers were calling for several races to heat up the Nov 8 general election Incumbent Democrat Prosecutor James D Andrews and Repulican challenger James R Fleming who both ran unopposed in the prima ry should run the biggest local said Howard County Republican Party Chair Bill Menges The fact that two of Andrews investigators have filed a griev ance against Fleming and another attorney alleging violations of professional conduct should draw some public attention Menges said The sheriffs race between two qualified candidates in Marr and Rudolph should also pique voter interest Menges said Another battle to keep an eye on will be Rep Steve Buyers attempt to defend his 5th District Congres sional spat from Howard County Sheriff John Maidenberg predicted statewide at the general election will increase to somewhere in the mid 50 percent range give or take 5 That estimate could be a little low for Howard County if history repeats itself In 1990 the last nonpresidential election year percent turned out for the general election com pared to 24 percent in the prima ry In 1992 a record high 83 per cent of registered voters made it to the polls up from percent for the primary Menges predicted turnout Nov 8 would only hit about 40 percent because its a nonpresidential despite what happened in 1990 Speaking in the rain fnd With a huge portrait of the and Broadway It was at the site 26 years ago that late Robert F Kennedy looking over them Goy Evan Bayh shields President Clinton from the rain Saturday during a groundbreaking ceremony for Martin Luther King Memorial Park at 17th Street Kennedy urged a crowd stunned by Kings assas sination to remain while other cities around the nation burned Members of the King and Kennedy families joined the president and other officials for the ceremony For more on Clin tons visit to Indianapolis including reaction by Howard County Democrats see Page C1 of todays Tribune Tribune photo by Brian Reynolds No place to stash your trash No refuse barrels at Mississinewa SOMERSET rnd Signs ask ing visitors to Please carry out your will be a common site this summer throughout the propr erty at Mississinewa Lake Visitors to the beaches picnic areas and boat ramps at Salam onie Mississinewa and Hunting ton lakes will find instead of trasn barrels and the odors bees and trashscattering raccoons that go with them signs warning them to take their trash home with them This year the three local reser voirs will join other Indiana Department of Natural Resources parks and reservoirs in enforcing a carryrin carryout trash policy for all dayuse areas Visitors to the areas will be asked to bring a trash bag and carry home any trash they create For those who forget trash bags available at the offices and gates The policy is backed by state law Any trash left behind will be considered littering and the maxi mum fine for littering is Conservation officers will be mon itoring the property shelters and county roads outside the property for law breakers There are several reasons for this new policy Ginger Murphy naturalist said The mainreason is to encour age our visitors to create less Murphy said We all can be just as environmentally respon sible when we swim boat or pic nic as we are at home We hope that visitors learn to bring reusable plates cups silverware and food containers that can be taken home and used again or at the very least recycled In that way neither the property nor the visitor has a lotor trash to be thrown A second reason is to remove unsightly smelly trash barrels Our crews spend a lot of time picking up litter that has been blown from barrels or dragged out by Murphy said If visitors will cooperate with this policy it will help keep our dayuse areas cleaner Finally the carry out trash policy will reduce the amount of funds spent on hauling trash each year According to Murphy Salamonie Mississinewa and Huntington lakes spent more in trash removal in 1993 Those funds could be used for property improvements insteaa The trash barrels are being stored at the property in storage buildings Murphy said Some may be used to store materials on the property others may be recy cled Murphy noted The specific areas where this policy will be in effect at Mis sissinewa are the Miami Recre ation Area beach picnic areas launching Red Bridge Recreation Area picnic areas launching Frances Slqcum Recreation Area picnic areas launching all of Pearsons Mill Recreation Area and all hunter parking lots and wildlife areas All campgrounds at the proper ties will continue to have trash pickup but campers also are encouraged to reduce the of nonreusable items they bring and throw away Any good habit takes a little effort to develop whether its brushing your teeth recycling or planning your picnic so there wont be a lot of trash to take says Murphy This program has been sue cessful in 23 other states Indiana has a reputation among surround ing states for the quality of facili1 ties and programs at our and reservoirs Every visitor who practices carry out wiiii help to enhance that positive image A positive image for your local DNR property means morel business and tourism dollars in your community as well We hope our boaters swimmers picnick ers hikers and fishermen holp make this new policy work KT staffers win photo honors Reynolds Bath Kughen recognized Inside todays Kokomo Tribune Business markets C68 Classified Local PI of IMKI BLOOMINGTON Ind Two Kokomo Tribune photographers and a former police reporter received awards at the annual Indiana Associated Press Manag ing Editors photo contest Satur day Kokomo Tribune Photo Editor Brian Reynolds received two hon orable mentions while photogra pher Tim Bath and Rick Kugnen won a thirdplace award Reynolds received an honorable mention in the feature division for his June 24 photo of Lauren Christie 8 peeking through a hole in a fence to watch tennis lessons at Kokomo High Schools south campus He received the second honor able mention in sports division for his June 16 photo of Mistina Oliv er a former Kokomo High School basketball star as she was lying on the bleachers watching the Northern force rejects truce offer in Yemen Reynolds Bath Indiana AllStars practice in Indi anapolis Bath and Kughens thirdplace award was for a March 21 layout titled Life or DeathGift from Dad which was about bone marrow transplant recipient Terri Cline Jim Hale of the LaPorte Herald Argus was named as the winner of me 1994 John Bushemi Award the top honor at the SANA Yemen AP Leaders of northern Yemen rejected a truce offer by their southern rivals on Saturday shattering hopes for a quick end to fighting that threat ens fo break up their 4yearold nation The south angrily denounced the bloodthirsty gang in Sana for rejecting the offer and declared on Aden radio Nobody will be the There was no indication the northern leader Lt Gen AH Abdullah Saleh was ready to halt the campaign to seize the south ern capital Aden and reunite Yemens north and south by force The main battles Saturday appeared to be centered along the former border tive North Yemen and socialist South Yemen which united in May 1990 Both sides claimed to have each others forces on the run An Associated Press photogra pher was in a group of journalists that narrowly escaped miury Sat urday during a southern bombing raid outside Aden Two explosions were heard within seconds of each other in Sana late Saturday They could be immediately investigated due to a curfew and bad telephone lines Allout war erupted May 5 after months of skirmishes and feuding over the slow pace of integrating the impoverished nation of 14 mil lion on the southern tip of the Ara bian peninsula Unification was popular with Yemens people but southern leader Ah Salem alBeidh in August stalked out of Sana the northern capital accusing Saleh of trying to dominate the south The Arab League a grouping qf Arab nations expressed its con cern Saturday that Yemen stay united   

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