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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - June 26, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana 293 KOKOMO June We must not turn back now Clinton pushes health reform WASHINGTON AP Presi dent Clinton on Saturday denounced halfhearted health reforms that would do nothing for millions of The acting House Ways and Means chairman accused Republicans of trying to scare senior citizens to death over Medicare limits needed to help pay for universal health care cov Now that weve come this we mustnt turn Clinton said in his weekly radio Momentum is building toward a Democrats on Ways and in a rare Saturday post poned a debate about cost con tainment because of internal divi sions over how tightly to control medical We are really still debating that on our said Sam after gaveling the panel to work shortly after 8 The debate grew rancorous after Republicans ridiculed as a fanta sy the Democratic proposal to help pay for coverage for all Americans by cutting the growth of the health insurance plan for 36 million elderly or dis abled We are trying to legislate here with a magic said Clay He claimed one hospital alone in Gibbons home district of Tampa stood to lose million in the year 2000 if the Medicare cuts looking directly at a camera carrying the hearing live on cable said I want to tell the seniors through C SPAN right now This is just an organized attempt to scare you to Dont believe They didnt vote for Medicare when it first came Hutu refugees welcome French Zaire AP Hutu refugees waved French flags and placed flowers on the jeeps of French soldiers Saturday to wel come them into their refugee camps in The French based in bor der towns in sent scouts into Rwanda to check on the needs of refugees fleeing the fight ing and ethnic The soldiers found two camps with a total of 500 refugees from the Hutu ethnic group in Hutu controlled areas of western Rwan said JeanClaude It was the first French contact with Hutu he French troops started going into Rwanda on Thursday on a authorized mission to prevent more France increased its force to on Lafour cade did not say when all would be in The French Defense Ministry said Saturday that other European countries may send troops to the Central African and Italy said it would consider sending troops to help with relief Nearly three months of war between Hutudominated govern ment forces and Tutsiled rebels has left more than Shining stars INDIANAPOLIS Even while surrounded by Kentucky Kokomo High Schools Debbie Benziger helped the Indiana girls All Stars rally for a 10092 victory Saturday at Market Square The Indiana team swept the twogame series with Benziger chipping in with three points and six Miss Basketball Tiffany Gooden scored 24 points and grabbed 10 The Indiana boys team wasnt as blowing a big lead and losing to the Kentucky The game stories may be found on Page Tribune photo by Anne Farrar Charge Friendly meeting at Little Bighorn FORT AP More than a century after the Bat tle of Little the cavalry and Indians met again this time in the spirit of friend I figured it was time to get said Francis South Dakotas commissioner of Indian share the common value of Were all on the same Organized in part by the 7th Cavalry Regimental the symbolic ceremony drew cav alry members and Indians from across the It started Thursday with a horseback ride to nearby Bear Butte and culminated Saturday with a 90minute cere mony on the Fort Meade parade About 250 mostly The ceremony came 118 years to the day that Arapaho and other tribes defeated George Custer and the 7th Cavalry in the Battle of the Little Bighorn in Fort a former frontier was home to the 7th Cav alry from shortly after the Little Bighorn battle until the end of World War Inside Local An area teen attempts sui cide to get out of a school for gifted Page Classified Local News of Will their rest be disturbed Monument to others may remain in Pioneer Cemetery By CATHARINE FERNANDO Tribune staff writer When Kokomo Councilman Fred Hollis called on labor unions and fraternal organiza tions to support his suggestion that Chief Kokomos cenotaph be moved from Pioneer Cemetery to Highland he had not researched its The city of Kokomo is named after the Miami Indian I dont know about its history or whos buried there or any Hollis All I wanted was to give it more I just thought it should be in a place like Highland Park where more people can see Hollis came close to getting his Mayor Bob who originally believed that it was an abandoned set in Kokomo residents were outraged after hearing a pro Gravestones in Pioneer Cemetery in 1904 were gathered posal to move Chief Kokomos cenotaph to Highland Park Tribune photo by Brian Reynolds and laid down in concrete around the Chief Kokomo cenotaph when it was built by the Grand Army Republi can in 1911 Photo provided motion the process that would have enabled the city to move the monument erected in 1911 by the Grand Army of the Republic over to Highland Park so that more people could see Hollis also said that the loca tion of the monument in Pioneer one block south of Superior Street on South Purdum is not necessarily the safest place to saunter around to look at the But their proposals raised the ire of the Moody family who were outraged that the city thought so little of its past that it was willing to bulldoze an authentic piece of its own at a mere David Moody and his wife Debra Dillman were moved to action when they heard a radio news report that said Chief Kokomos monument was being In fact pamphlets outlin ing the events for the sesquicen tennial celebrations even marked the date as July If you read what it says on the what theyre doing is out of said the who immediately went to the library and anyplace they could dig up information on the old You might as well move the plaque on Boulevard Road which was once Pumpkirivine Pike where Elwood Haynes drove his over to Highland Dave Moody who lives on South Purdum grew up in South Purdum Street and still lives in the area where his parents lived for 50 He runs Moody Cycle which was estab lished in Other than a gen uine love for his he has no connections to either the pioneers buried there or the Miami descendants of Chief he But anyone with a sense of history can see what this place he said strolling over the threeacre cemetery which is maintained by the It was Thomas who moved to Kokomo circa who gave the oneacre at the bend of the Wildcat over to the city to be used as a burial The citys earliest dead were buried there including Union sol diers Chief Kokomo of the Miami The cemetery fell into disrepair from its earliest days because no one really maintained Later when Crown Point cemetery was built in most of the graves were moved to the new Moody said there is no certainty that all of the graves were He points to the many dips arid sunken places in the field which his parents had told him usually indicate that a coffin has deterio rated and the ground above it Please see PA8