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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - June 22, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana Vol 143 No 289 KOKOMO Kokomo Ind Wednesday June 50 cents Murderer showed no mercy LOS ANGELES AP Simpsons care taker reportedly contradicted the former foot ball stars alibi and a friend said Nicole Brown Simpson stopped dating in the month before her slaying because she feared some body was stalking her Mrs Simpson was nearly decapitated in the attack according to a source in the coroners office who said the killer showed no She was certain she was being the friend told The Associated Press speaking on condition of anonymity She wasnt dat ing anybody because of it because wasnt doing well with the As Simpson headed back to court today his alibi for the night Mrs Simpson and a male friend were slain was under question and new details of the Simpsons stormy relation ship emerged The caretaker at Simpsons estate Kayto Kaelin contradicted Simpsons claim that he was at home waiting for a limousine to take him to the airport around the time of the killings NBC News reported Also a woman said she saw an enraged Simpson speed through streets a few blocks from Mrs Simpsons condominium where she and Ronald Goldman were slain June 12 Simpson yelled at a driver in his way the unidentified woman told the TV news maga zine Hard Simpson appeared in Municipal Court A related editorial Page A5 We were glued to the tube during the chase PageDl today where his lawyer Robert Shapiro planned to seek access to all evidence investi gators have in the killings Simpson being held without bail and under a suicide watch has pleaded innocent Anna Shrock shows Robin Tate 9 the correct way to wear a hoop for her costume in On the Banks Of the Wildcat Tribune photo by Dave Hess Cast prepares to walk into history Tuesday night was costume selection night for those participating in On the Banks of the Wild a historical pageant celebrating Kokomo and Howard County history Billed as a Giant Outdoor Spectacular Extrava a 200member cast win portray 150 years of history through comedy music and drama The community has been invited to participate in a play that basically involves promenading in peri od costume which will be provided learn ing of lines and very little else Although it is a historical pageant depicting vari ous sketches of life in Howard County from its early beginnings when it was American Indian ter ritory there is a heavy di which will be narrated dose of humor in the script Preliminary rehearsals began May 31 at Wash ington Elementary Gymnasium The final week of rehearsals will be at Kautz Football Field of Koko mo High School downtown campus and dress rehearsals are scheduled for July 2 and 3 The shows will take place five nights from July 5 9 at Kautz Field Preshow entertainment begins at each night and the pageant will begin about 45 minutes thereafter Advance tickets may be purchased at the Kokomo Mall where the sesquicentennial headquarters is located or from any First Lady contestant or cast members Tickets cost for adults and for children ages 12 and under At the gates the tickets cost for adults and for children Inside Local What gives teeth to a shark show at the Converse Fair Page A3 Style breakfast Cooks recipe what you want for Page 83 Sports Finally the NBA season comes to rest tonight Page Cl Also inside Business Classified Local News of Take A Hike 5yearold kid wins national game contest BURLINGAME Calif AP Fiveyearold Derek C Nelson loves collecting leaves and rocks Soon hell start collecting checks Derek won the 1994 Young Game Inventors contest Tuesday with his board game Take A Hike I like to take Derek said from his home in Germantown Term My favorite thing is to col lect pretty rocks and Dereks game about collecting natures wonders beat out 640 entries from children in the and Canada His winnings worth include a trip to San Francisco for himself his parents and his younger sister and a savings bond His prize also includes an agree ment with Imaginarium which operates 68 toy stores nationwide to market his game He will earn about 25 cents for each game sold Take A Hike will retail for between to said Universi ty Games President Bob Moog whose company sponsored the contest In Dereks game players move safari hats around a board repre senting a forest looking for cards depicting a caterpillar a beetle and other critters while trying to avoid bears and rainfall The first person to collect one card for each of five different crea tures and get back to camp wins It has all the elements of a classic board game It doesnt require reading its interactive and it involves collecting objects Moog said It has a chance of being around when Derek C Nelsons grand children start playing he said Bill strikes a wall Would prevent companies from replacing striking workers By DAVE PHILLIPS Tribune staff writer Despite a lastminute appeal organized labor appears headed toward another defeat in efforts to pass federal legislation preventing companies from replacing striking workers Union groups trying to prevent a filibuster have waged a lastminute letter writing and callin campaign to urge the Senate to vote on the bill that would amend the National Labor Relations Act All were asking is that they let it come to a said Kenny Hill president of United Auto Workers Local 685 The Senate is always waving the flag and preaching democracy Lets hold a democratic The bill passed the House last spring and has cleared the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee But it has stalled in the Senate under the threat of a filibuster At this point I dont have 60 votes to overcome a Sen Howard Metzenbaum DOhio and the bills sponsor told Congressional Quarterly in todays edition Despite President Clintons support and last minute lobbying backers have failed to muster the 60 votes required to force a final vote The bills fate is being viewed as a sign of orga nized labors political clout If s more important than the North American Free Trade said Hill Business groups believe the bill would undermine employerworker cooperation and encourage more and longer strikes at a time when labormanagement cooperation and competitiveness are most needed But labor says the bill would enhance the collective bargaining process and prevent strikes All we want is a level playing field and with this bill both sides would be forced together for talks more said Hill Right now the company suf fers nothing during a strike except for a shortage certain work Several area firms Kokomo Spring Co and Mil bank Manufacturing Co among them have relied on replacement workers during recent strikes Experts on labor law say the bills impact has been overstated by both groups The research goes both ways But when organized labor now represents at most 15 percent of the work force the potential impact is marginal especially when you consider that most negotiations end in contracts said James Dworkin assistant dean of the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University All this bill will do is take from one pocket and put it in another In the United States workers have a right to strike over economic issues And you cannot be fired for he said At the same time a company has a legal right to keep the business Since 1987 a bill to ban strike replacements has twice passed the House but twice failed in the more conservative Senate Sens Richard Lugar and Dan Coats are opposed to the bill Guaranteed job protection dramatically alters the balance of power in labormanagement relation said Coats Strikes may become the weapon of choice rather than of last resort Clearly this does not serve to foster meaningful renegotiation or mutu al compromise Coats said he is also concerned about the bills impact on smalland struggling firms Workers particularly in skilled positions or in less populated areas cannot easily be replaced on a temporary he said Given such alternatives some businesses will have no option but to cede readily to demands however unreasonable or face the loss of their business Russia joins NATO program Todays signing opens new era in Europes history BRUSSELS Belgium AP Russia signed a landmark partner ship accord with NATO today opening a new chapter in Euro pean history and ending months of bickering over its postCold War ties with the Western allies The Partnership for Peace plan gives NATO a new role at a time when it no longer has an adver sary The accord became official today when Russias foreign min ister Andrei Kozyrev signed it in the presence of American counter part Secretary of State Warren Christopher at NATO headquar ters in Brussels The plan unites Russia and the North Atlantic Treaty Organiza tion in a relationship that during the Soviet era would have been the unthinkable joint military exercises cooperation in peace keeping and other shared activi ties Russia also will be able to open a delegation at NATO head quarters In a brief statement Kozyrev said Russia was committed to seeking cooperation rather than confrontation with the NATO allies He said the accord would open a new chapter in Euro pean history after a halfcentury of Cold War divisions Christo pher called the occasion an his toric We are reaching out to Russias government and its military to establish a new more constructive Christopher said Hoosier hospitality After receiving dozens of ovations during his illustrious high school and college basketball career Damon Bailey came to Kokomo Tuesday to meet 600 or so of his fans Bai ley signed autographs and posed for pictures at Spiece as some people waited in line for over four hours to meet the Hoosier star Bai ley left signed a hat for Adam Gibson age 8 and Shayla Hawkins 11 The story is on Page C1 Tribune photo by Dave Hess
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