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   Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - May 16, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana                                Vol 43 No 253 Monday May 30 centd eniors fcbrthe Local goldenagers will go forthe gold beginning this weekend at the Indiana State Senior Games in Evansville Some area athletes got in the spirit of the upcoming state games Sunday by taking part in a ceremonial torch run The state games conducted for the first time are a qualify ing event for the United States National Sports Organization Those games will be con ducted in San Antonio Texas during the summer of 1995 torch began its journey Sat urday in northern Indiana Its to be carried until it reaches its final destination the opening cere monies of the state games in Eyansville The games will be conducted Saturday through May 26 The torch arrived in Kokomo Sunday afternoon and a group of seniors led by Chuck Whitney captain of the run for the Area Five Agency on Aging and Com munity Services started the run He was joined by other seniors including those with dis abilitibs in the journey which ended at the Kokomo Senior Citi zens Center in Foster Park Whitney 1501 Belvedere Drive begari his senior athletic career in 1982 after attending a race walk hes since participated in several local games and competed at the national level In 1989 he placed fourth in the 200meter dash in St Louis In 1993 he placed sec ond in the 400meter dash at Baton La He plans to enter track and field events in the Indiana state games Others froms this area entered in the senior games so far are Richard Lasbury 3400 Walton Way Jerry Martin 1722 S Mar ket George Laflin 1908 Graytwig DriyeBarney Hawkins and Ron Shaner both of Peru and Jerry Lambert of Logansport 3 The state games are competi tive and recreational events designed for adults 50 and older The games focus attention on the importance of regular i exercise and provide an opportunity for socialization The games at Evansville event is a qualifying site where senior athletes can qualify to compete in the bi annual USNSO Games Adults 50 and older may com pete in the Indiana senior games For the purpose of qualifying in the 1995 USNSO Games pants must be at least 55 by the time those games Age divisions will be 5054 5559 60 and 75 and older Chuck Whitney prepares to transport the torch through uptown Kokomo to the Senior Citizen Center on Sun day Tribune photo by Brian Reynolds Amoiig events slated are com petition in air bad minton bowling cycling danc ing carts pool racquetball skeetshoot spincasting table ten nis triathlon and twomile walk Athletes can register for indi events up until the time of that event they have to register for team events before the start of the games For more information on the games contact The Area Five Agency on Aging and Community Services at 1800 Smith Suite 300 46947 800 6549421 The Southwestern Indiana Regional Council on Aging Inc care of Indiana State Senior Games Post Office Box 3938 7 Martin Luther King Jr Evansville Ind 477373938 800 2532188 Train derails m m A m M 1 person killed It was a hell of a rude awakening SMITHFIELD AP An Amtrak train jumped the track before dawn today killing one person and seriously injuring at least four others More than 170 people were treated for lesser injuries The Silver Meteor bound from New York to Florida with about 400 people aboard derailed after hitting a bigrig truck trailer that fell off a CSX freight train officials said The lead engine slid into a ravine A small fire in it was quickly extinguished In all 12 of the trams 13 cars derailed I saw people coming through the woods and thats when we saw the train said Deputy Lt Medlin We startea checking cars Thats when we found people with broken legs and lacerations People were sit ting on top of one car and we had to get an extension ladder to get Johnston County Richard Self said the person ymo died was in one of the engine cars Many of the injured were in the first passenger car which flipped onto its side Most of the passen gers likely were asleep when the wreck happened From the look of some of the seats in there the positions they were in it was a hell of a rude Medlin said I was thrown out of my bunk and I landed on both of my chil a passenger Sue McGrath told television station WTVD Said passenger Dick Hutchinson There was a bump and then three short bumps Everybody stayed relatively calm It was terri Jontz finds himself standing on sideline INDIANAPOLIS When you get thrown off the bus get ting back on can be tough Former congressman Jim Jontz ousted by voters two years ago and now the Democratic nominee challenge Republican Sen Richard Lugars bidfor a fourth term found himself Saturday the outside looking in The event was a commemora tion of Robert F Kennedys appearance 26 years ago before a campaign crowd on the citys near northside He stunned the audi ence with the news of Martin Luther King assassination then pleaded for peace as cities across America burned The ceremony to announce a design competition fora sculpture memorializing King and Kennedy drew President Clinton Sen Edward Kennedy Ethyl Kennedy Bobby Kennedys widow Kings sons and Lugar When Air Force One rolled to a stop at Indianapolis International Airport and Clinton stepped off the plane Lugar was right behind him At the ceremony Lugar shared the rostrum with Clinton and both men stepped before the microphone and TV cameras to speak The 90 minutes of speechmak ing were absent of politics given a bipartisan podium that included Gov Evan Bayh a Democrat and Mayor Stephen Goldsmith a Republican Absent too from the bipartisan mingling and from the newspaper quotes and the TV news reports in this election year was Jontz Thats not to say Jontz was nowhere to be seen He was there standing across the street beside a lamppost with several hundred other spectators who werent allowed onto the small grassy area in front of the podium He could hear the amplified speeches and perhaps see the tele vised images of Clinton and Lugar on a huge screen standing oft to one side But Jontz stood as far from even with Lugar as he did primary elec tion nignt Jontz was no closer either than the millionplus gap that separates his impover ished campaign treasury from Lugars wealthy one Jontz said his absence from the podium was a matter of propriety and protocol The KingKennedy ceremony was nonpolitical and inviting Jontz a private citizen after serving three terms in Con gress would have been out of place Jontz had a better seat at the Democratic fundraiser luncheon that followed and afterwards brushed off any suggestion of a snub That was not a political he said That was an event to honor Bobby It wouldnt have been proper for somebody whose status was candidate to have been a part of that Believe me I was out where the action was with the people who came because they really care Thats where my support he said That was my crowd no ques he said Inside Local TriCentralElementary School spellers find history at Kelley School Page A2 Style Detroit has World Cup soc cer and a whole lot more this summer Page HI Sports Pacers continue torrid pace take series lead on Hawks PageAS Also inside Business markets Classified Pear Entertainment tocal New of AW Sports 44 v1 v Warning Margarine may be bad for your health WASHINGTON AP A littleknown type of fat found in margarine and other processed foods could for deaths from heart disease in the United States each year according to a researcher Wry is recommending warning labels to alert con to the frisk Such warning labels are indeed more justifiable than those on cigarettes and alcoholic beverages the nature of the product is invisible to the Harvard Universitys Dr Walter Willett says in a commentary published to4ay by the Ameri can Journal of Public Health researchers last year reported that diets high in margajrine long touted as a healthy alternative to butter and similar foods could double the risk of heart attack But Willett Harvards nutrition chief and a renowned researcher on diet and heart goes even saying the trans fatty acids found in those foods are probably worse than saturated fat people be shocked I suspect said Wil Jett Many people who are trying to make good nutritional decisions for themselves and their kids are being grossly other scientists and the food industry said Wil lett is overreacting ifs true they raise your cholesterol level but whether theyre going to impart the same risk as sat still said Dr Margo Denke urated fatis of the University of Texas pQctcjrshiiYS long war ed fat the animal tat to 1 people to avoid saturat in butter and meats in favor of polyunsaturated vegetable oils which do not pose a heart risk But using liquid oils isnt always practical so food manufacturers solidify them in a process called hydrogenatiort Hydrogenated or partially hydro genated vegetable oils are used to make margarine shortening and a wide range of cookies crackers chips and other processed foods Hydrogenation creates a new type of fat not found in nature the name trans tat Many of these foods are regarded as healthy because they contain no cholesterol or saturated fat Americans dont know that the trans fats they contain are bad too Willett said Studies show trans fats increase the socalled bad cholesterol lowdensity Hpoprotein or LDL cho lesterol to the same degree that saturated fat does Some studies show they also decrease good choles terol HDL or highdensity lipoprotein Willett assessed available research and determined that the median intake of trans fats is 2 percent of daily calories That means half of Americans eat fewer than that and half eat more Willett urged Americans to stop eating trans fats and called on the Food and Drug Administration to add them to food labels Hydrogenated oils as ingre dients indicate their presence but doesnt tell the amount FDA is considering the issue said the agencys Dr Ed Scarbrough The story about trans fat is still he said I see this as a potentially major issue the FDA will have to deal Emo makes the show INDIANAPOLIS Emerson Fittipaldl tosses his hat to the crowd after becoming one of the nine drivers to make the field Sunday for the May 29th Indy 500 The defending champion qualified on the outside of Row 1 with an average speed of mph It wasnt fast enough to bump pole sitter Al Unser Jr who ran on Saturday For the story turn to Page A8 Tribune photo by Anne Farrar   

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