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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - May 23, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana KOKOMO TRIBUNE May SO cents Hes in INDIANAPOLIS Members of rookie Marco Grecos crew react to his qualifying Sunday for the 78th Indianapolis The Brazilian was the only driver to jpjn the 33car lineup on the last of the four days of time Oppressive heat that reached 134 degrees on the track cut speeds and limited qualifica tions to less than 30 Greco qualified at 221216 mph to become the sixth driver in the race from the Dick Simon For a story and photo on Sundays see Page Tribune photo by Anne Farrar All thumbs up for economy Higher corporate lower jobless rate WASHINGTON AP The propelled by pro ductivityboosting gains in busi ness should enjoy its best growth year since the nations top business economists predicted In a forecast certain to please the White the National Associ ation of Business Economists boosted its estimate for growth this The experts conclusion the economy should keep expand ing at a respectable rate in despite a series of credittighten ingmoves by the Federal The betterthanexpected growth will translate into higher corporate a smaller federal budget deficit best of all in political a lower unemploy ment rate for the the NABE forecasting panel The current which began as perhaps the most maligned one on has steadily gained NABE said in its latest quarterly The economists said it was espe cially encouraging that so much of the strength this year will be con centrated spending on new equipment and factories pro7 jected to rise by faster than any other These investments boost a coun trys longterm productivity by replacing outmoded equipment with more modern machinery and also expand operating which helps to keep inflationary bottlenecks at It is a lovely way to Its expand percent this the best performance since a per cent increase in The panel said that after the torrid 7 percent growth rate of the final three months of last year and the slow down to a rate of percent in the JanuaryMarch the econo my is probably expanding at a rate of percent in this trades workers voting on revised pact said William Dunkel NABE president and dean of the business school at Temple The NABE forecast predicted that the as measured by the gross domestic will By DAVE PHILLIPS Tribune staff writer Skilled trades workers at United Auto Workers Local 292 will return to the ballot box today to vote on a threeyear local contract with Delco Electronics Union officials say the new agreement first reached last but later rejected will create 20 new skilled trades improve department and bring additional skilled trades work in house that had been Among the changes under the Local 292 shop chairman Tony Long said electricians will now install communications cable previously handled by workers at a General Motors sub sidiary that provides data process ing and other computer The locals skilled trades ranks include 420 We think weve made some good changes to the said yI think it wUl Local 292s skilled trades mem posal last forcing a new round of talks among management and local and international union offi Skilled trades members were concerned the pact didnt offer enough job protection measures of new which still has three remaining contracts to be ratified by UAW locals has been pressed by the union in local talks to protect jobs during the companys recent restructuring and The union has held several preemptive strikes to force GM to protect jobs threat ened by The initial reached last will create 527 new production jobs and generate a managementand unionled study to make Delcos integrated circuit manufacturing operations more including the pos sible addition of a third In a related Delco and UAW Local 292 officials have reached an agreement that will allow GM to transfer 100 produc tion workers to Kokomo from idled GM plants Long said the workers should arrive within 60 days and could come from Indianapolis Allison Engine formerly owned by and GM plants in GM has offered up to in incentives to workers in Southern Ohio and other locations to accept transfers to other GM Delco management has also scrapped plans to transfer engine control module work to a plant in Long The move would have affected 25 Inside Tribune Classified Dear Local News of titles proving costly for candidate By CATHARINE FERNANDO Tribune staff writer These although Linda Koontz still continues in her pro fession as a court she does it on her own time in between campaigning for the county clerks who was a court reporter in Judge Carl Van Dorris Howard Superior Court filed for the Republican nomination for Howard County which apparently was against the According to Canon 5 of the Police investigate shooting at motel Howard County Sheriff Department officials this morning were seeking information about a shooting early Sunday at an area James Koko Motel Room was treated and released two bullet wounds to his right arm at Saint Joseph Hospital Health Sheriff Napoleon Leal said deputies were called to the at door to find an point ing a revolver at him The male jtheh fired three shots at tbld striking Simpson with two of the The male suspect then ran Leal Witness said the male may have left the motel northbound on 31 in a red Toyota The suspect is described as between 5feet5 and 6 feet between 180 and 200 pounds with shoulder sandy He was wearing blue a black jacket and a black basebajlstyje according to a description given sher iff amended Indiana Judicial Code of Conduct An employee who declares an intention to run for partisan elective office shall take an unpaid leave of absence upon the filing of nomination papers Van Dorn sought the opinion of the Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission and the Indiana Supreme Court Administrators office to ascertain her In late he acted on the recommendation from the judicial commission that Koontz be required to take an unpaid leave of absence while she is a candi Koontz worked full time for more than a month since filing for But she went on an unpaid leave of absence beginning April fol Koontz lowing a vaca tion period approved by the Howard County Like Democratic incumbent Sue Koontz was not chal lenged in the Although Koontz has since suf fered a loss in her she I was prepared to do what ever I needed to do to keep my position as a candidate in good After the I if I go back to my job as a court reporter until and then be subject to whoever is elected judge if they wish to retain my she If I get I dont take office for another who has worked in Howard Superior 2 since worked as a freelance court reporter for attorneys prior to she Most of the work I do is here in Howard County for attorneys who need an unbiased person to take Koontz This is her first foray into the political and Koontz knows that she needs to make her face and name a household figure in Howard Im in a posi tion where the attorneys and the judges know but the general public would not recognize my she One of her main concerns if elected would be the proper main tenance of records in the clerks office which were lost from August 1993 to January because of the lack of backup computer fil My management style also would be Koontz I think that people should be and more informa tion in general should be given to everyone on the staff about what they are Arlington Cemetery Historian Tom Sherlock places flowers Sunday on the site where Jacqueline Onassis will be buried today AP photo Eulogy for a first lady She was a blessing to us and to the nation NEW YORK AP Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was remembered today as a woman with a spirit of adventure and love of one who gave a lesson to the world on how to do things Family and friends gathered inside a Park Avenue church to mourn in a private while hundreds of people stood outside to say a final goodbye to the former first As the service John Kennedy in a steady paid tribute to his mothers love of bonds of home and family and her spirit of Then he read from the prophet On that day it will be behold our God whom we look to save he Let us rejoice and be glad he saved widow of President Kennedy and of millionaire Aristotle died at her Fifth Avenue home Thursday night of In his eulogy prepared for the Edward Kennedy said his sisterinlaw was always there for all our family in her spe cial She was a blessing to us and to the nation and a lesson to the world on how to do things how to be a how to appreciate how to be A private wake was held inside Onassis Fifth Avenue ment Sunday at exactly 10 a hearse carry ing a dark mahogany casket covered with ferns and a cross of white flowers arrived at Ignatius Loyola It was followed by four limousines carrying the Kennedy entourage and a police Onassis was to be buried later today in Arlington National next to her first