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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - June 23, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana Vol 143 No 290 Kokomo Ind KOKOMO TRIBUNE Thursday June 23 1994 50 Nuke crisis loses steam Communists agree to demands WASHINGTON AP A very happy President Clinton is suspending a threat of sanctions and preparing to offer North Korea a out of its isolation in return for its pledge to freeze a nuclear program that has given the world a bad case of the jitters Clinton and his senior advisers tried Wednesday to project calm caution after receiving a message from Pyongyang that North Korea wquld meet conditions for a freeze But there was no denying a sense of potential reconciliation with the hardline communist regime Former President Carter who went to the Korean peninsula to get the two sides to step back from a confrontation was simply exu berant This was one of those perfect agreements where both sides won and got what they he said Nobody But Senate Republican leader Bob Dole of Kansas was both skeptical and critical accusing the Democratic administration of apparent readiness to throw in the towel regarding North Koreas wellknown nuclear There is no basis in history or experience to believe more talk and more delays will limit North Koreas nuclear he said in a statement Two rounds of highlevel talks with North Korea last year failed to resolve the dispute over a nuclear program that the West fears could lead to the spread of dangerous weapons to a raft of dictatorial regimes North Korean President Kim II Sung offered the freeze to Carter and the administration then asked Pyongyang in a message to con firm the promise and also to accept conditions for high level talks The response was pos itive We got everything we said an administration official before Clinton went on television to announce the results and to take reporters questions He said it was a very important step forward toward defusing the tense monthslong dispute with the communist regime In return Clinton said the Unit ed States would suspend its cam paign at the United Nations to punish Pyongyang with economic sanctions PASADENA Calif Dont look now but the United States is shedding its label as the doormats of the World Cup The American team shocked Columbia 21 Wednesday to shoot to the top of the Group A standings Thomas Dooley left Mike Lapper middle and Mike Sorber celebrate this most improbable victory The story may be found on Page A7 AP photo Frantic 911 call reveals a crazy LOS ANGELES AP An enraged Simpson kicked in a door to his exwifes home last year after becoming upset earli er in the day over a picture of an old boyfriend in her photo album according to police records My exhusband has just broken into my house and hes ranting and raving outside in the front a frantic Nicole Brown Simpson told a 911 dispatcher Has he been drinking or anything the dispatcher asked Mrs Simpson replied But hes Audiotapes released Wednesday docu ment the chilling episode that occurred eight months before she and a friend Ronald Goldman were brutally stabbed and slashedto death outside her home Simpson has pleaded innocent to murder The tapes were released hours after Simpson appeared in court where a pros ecutor denied a widely repeated KCOP TV report that a bloody ski mask had been seized as evidence from Simpsons Brentwood mansion If there is a ski mask with bloodstains we would like the right to examine that lead defense attorney Robert Shapiro told the court as he sought access to all the prosecutions evidence Deputy District Attorney Marcia Clark responded that Shapiro had everything she had There is no ski she said KCOP news director Jeff Wald said the station stood by its story Simpson was overheard asking deputies to let him read rather than return to a holding cell during a closed door meeting between lawyers and the judge Ill do anything to stay out of that Simpson said Deputies returned him to the cell anyway Simpson pleaded no contest to batter ing his wife in 1989 They divorced in 1992 On Oct 25 1993 Mrs Simpson placed two frantic 911 emergency calls Could you please get somebody over here Mrs Simpson begged the dis patcher What does he look like the dispatch er asked Hes Simpson I think you know his she replied The dispatcher sent officers to the scene Mrs Simpson hung up but called back less than a minute later to say her exhus band had returned and had broke the back door down to get She cried and pleaded for police to come During the call Simpson could be heard swearing and yelling in the back ground By the time police arrived Simp son offered to pay for the French doors he had kicked open according to a police report He wasnt arrested Mrs Simpson later said she didnt want to prosecute and the matter apparently was Inside todays Tribune Local Rep Dan Burtons son arrest ed again Page A3 Style Explore world of art Page Bl Sports Kokomos Jim Ousley is one stroke back of the lead in the State Amateur golf tournament in South Bend Page A7 Also inside Business Classified Dear Local News of Local coaching legend is dead Bob Hamilton dies of a heart attack INDIANAPOLIS Hall of fame coach and longtime Kokomo High School teacher Bob Hamil ton died here at St Vincents Hos pital Wednesday night Hamilton had been at St Vin cents for a week after suffering a heart attack in his Kokomo home Known affectionately as Ham to hundreds of former students and players the 71yearold Louisville native arrived in Kokomo in 1950 and quickly made an impact on the football field After serv ing as an Hamilton assistant foot ball coach five years Hamil ton took over a program which had produced just eight victories in three years and in his first sea son as coach in 1955 led the Kats to the North Central Conference championship Before retiring as coach after the 1981 season Hamilton became the schools alltime leader in victo ries 147 and in 1986 was induct ed into the Indiana Football Hall of Fame Hamilton spread his talents throughout the Kokomo system In addition to teaching business courses for 36 years he coached wrestling tennis golf baseball Haynes returns home Sad little circus car sat alone 50 years By JULIE McCLURE Tribune local area editor Another Haynes original returned home Wednesday this one by way of a longago traveling circus The 1897 HaynesApperson Plea sure Carriage is now owned by Lewis Haines of Goshen who deliv ered it to the Howard County Muse ums Carriage House Wednesday afternoon for an unprecedented Cen tennial exhibit of vehicles built by Elwood Haynes One hundred years ago this July 4 Haynes drove an 1894 Haynes down Pumpkinvine Pike and into the histo ry books That car is returning to Kokomo as well on loan from the Smithsonian Institution where it is currently on exhibit Each Haynes car which has been located has an interesting history and the Haynes and Haines 1897 is no exception The carriage is believed to be the first of three vehicles built by Haynes in the winter of 18961897 and was originally sold to the Ringling Broth ers Circus in Providence Haines said the car was intended to be a carriage vehicle for horses but circus workers found to their dismay that the tires were too narrow to nav igate the thensoft surface roads where the circus traveled Because it became mired in the mud so often the Haynes stored away in a Rhode Island circus barn for a long time In 1953 Haines an avid antique auto collector learned the vehicle existed and negotiated with another party who was involved with the car to purchase it The car was still in the circus barn 100 percent original parts no wear and tear This car was in mint he said Because the car sat motionless for about 50 years Haines did have to restore its body which had sagged and repaired the tires He re leathered the surrey top and repaint ed the vehicle green He believes the car was originally a circus red the oldest car I Haines said and added that it still runs However he does not run the car out in traffic as its value is beyond priceless and he doesnt want anything to happen to it I wouldnt set a price on he said The Centennial exhibit opens July 1 at the Carriage House and is open from 10 to 7 Theres no admission charge Tom Tolen leftright Joel Tinder Mark Harwell and John Hahn move a 1897 HaynesApperson Pleasure Carriage into the Carriage House Wednesday Tribune photo by Brian Reynolds and basketball He was Kokomos first wrestling coach and in 31 seasons produced athletes who captured 14 state championships He was inducted into the Indi ana Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1974 Hamilton was athletic director at Kokomo from 1972 to 1984 and retired from the corporation in 1987 Services are pending at Fenn t Shirley Mortuaries Fortunate fiance fickle FOND DU LAC Wis AP The man who won a record million lottery jackpot last year and then went to court to split it with his fiancee has gotten mar ried to someone else Les Robins was making per year as a junior high English teacher when he bought the sole winning ticket in the July 7 1993 Powerball drawing The multistate jackpot was the largest payoff to an individual bettor in lottery history Robins went to court for permis sion to divide the jackpot between him and Colleen De Vries a nurse with whom he lived The state was ordered to send individual checks to each of them With taxes withheld each is to get mil lion a year for 20 years The two said at the time they had set no wedding date Now a friend says Robins nas moved on marrying a woman he has known for about seven years Robins and Julie Johnson wem married June 11 in Pensacola Flav said Patricia Holvick a pnetim teaching colleague of Robins