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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - June 30, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana KOKOMO 297 June 50 cents Judge bars Barrett Leal wins seat By TRISHA TURNER Tribune staff writer Fiftyeight days after the elec Napoleon Leal is officially the newest elected member of KokomoCenter School 2404 Berkley has been declared by Grant Cir cuit Court Judge Thomas Hunt to be eligible for the board seat he failed to get in the May 3 He will replace Paul William Bar Sycamore who was elected to the board in that Barretts election was deemed void in a court ruling Leal Barrett does not meet the residency requirements of Indiana Code section 38134 by his own admis Hunt said in his written deci That state law requires school board candi dates to live in their districts at least one year prior to the election in which they will Barrett moved to the Kokomo Center Schools district in Id like to say the system Leal said this It was clear the statute was Barrett said Hunts decision reflects the letter of the law and not the intent of the He called for the statute to be Democracy in the textbook is one Barrett Democ racy in practice is Leal placed last of four candi dates in a race for three Kokomo Center School Board positions in the May 3 primary a finish not good enough to earn him a Barrett placed third but had been declared by the Howard County Election Board in April to have violated the residency require May Leal filed a petition in Howard Circuit Court contesting the election Howard Cir cuit Court Judge Alan Brubaker removed himself from the case because Leals wife works in the local Circuit Court Hunt was appointed to the case by the Indiana Supreme Hunts decision follows a Tues day hearing on the issue conduct ed in Grant Circuit During that Leals Rod ney argued Barrett would violate the law if he took the board Barrett said the statute is But the special judge wrote that the residency requirement is con stitutional because there is a com pelling state interest in establish ing a oneyear residency requirement that local school dis tricts have the right to require interested taxpayers be the individuals selected to govern their school Hunts ruling orders the Howard County clerk to replace Barretts name with Leals on the May 3 election County Clerk Sue Metcalf was to be out of her office until this said a woman answering the telephone in the clerks office No one else was available from that office to give any information on the said the woman who would not reveal her The fouryear board seats con sidered during the May election are open KokomoCenter School Board President Michael who finished first in the said Leal will be sworn in as a new member during the boards July 12 Thats what the judge he so away we HaynesApperson Schedule June 30 4Drago Amusements Carnival opens uptown Kokomo6 July 1 Festival uptown Kokomo 6 laynes Centennial Exhibit j k p HaynesApperson royalty Cami a junior at Indiana was named Miss Kokomo HaynesApperson 1994 at the fes tivals scholarship pageant Wednesday night at Kokomo High south Ann Catherine was named first runnerup and Jenny Lee Osborne was named second Bunker will represent Kokomo in next years Miss Indiana Tribune photo by Dave Hess No butts about it Mall ban draws near ByJEFFPARROTT Tribune staff writer Smokers will have to take one last drag of their cigarettes before entering the Markland Mall from now A smoking ban takes effect there Steve the malls said hes had an over whelmingly positive response from cus tomers and employees about the rule But the policy hasnt taken effect so lets see what Buckley Posted signs and the malls monthly publication began announcing the ban about a month he Security guards have been asked to ease into the For the first 30 days or so theyll just diplomatically let them smokers know our policy that you cant smoke in com mon and ask them politely to put it he Simon Property the Indianapo lisbased developer that owns the has even provided a supply of Kudos candy bars to sweeten up any potential The malls security guards will be armed with the and will offer them as cigarette substitute to anyone they con front with a lit But Buckley said hes not worried the rule will anger since they only spend an average of two hours at a time in the Its the store employees Im a little concerned because theyre work ing 8hour shifts and in retail sometimes he Thats going to be a little tough on them for a Employees accustomed to stepping out into the common area for smoke breaks will have to step outside The malls two Subway and Piece of the are exempt from the poli cy and may designate smoking Piece of the Pie has always allowed smoking in its entire restaurant and will continue to do Valerie restaurant said many smoking mall employees expressed their relief that one indoor smoking spot will Subway has decided to go Markland Mall shoppers that take offense to the smoking ban can still light up at the Kokomo at least for the time A nosmoking with a designated smoking is being discussed there but hasnt been adopted according to mall General Manager Patricia Manhunt under way for suspected killer 2 children die in gun fire AP A domestic disturbance aggravated by the arrival of a police detective exploded into the fatal shootings of the lawman and the two young children of the missing authorities said A manhunt was under way this morning for David who fled from his Warsaw home after the shootings Wednes day police As many as 100 police crime technicians and conserva tion officers searched Kosciusko County and other areas aided by infrared lights and heli police Killed were Phillip a 32yearold detective with the Kosciusko County Sheriffs and Casey Swearin and her 18monthold Hochstetler and the toddler died at the and Casey died after being flown to Parkview Memorial Hospital in Fort said Detective Steve Adang of the Warsaw Police Swearingens wife also was We believe Officer Hochstetler was shot and were not sure from Adang said this Hochstetler was found in the front not far from the con crete steps at the front of the small and the children was found in the living Adang who resided less than half a block away from the Swearingen home on Warsaws east had gone there after learning Swearingen had been seen near a rural home where sev eral guns had been stolen earlier in the A fight between Swearingen and his wife of six Lee was underway at the and that conflict coupled with the unfortunate arrival of the officer at an unfortunate time apparent ly triggered the Adang Inside today Local Delco Kokomos largest attracts sev eral visitors for its open house Page Style Guest artist coming to The Page Also inside Classified Local News of 1way robbery Hucksters rip off users on information superhighway AP Say youre cruisijig the information superhighway from the comfort of your home computer and come across what appears to be inside information on a hot new You spend on stock and lose your Youve just become a victim of what securities regulators say is the latest trend in investment scams frauds perpetrated over computer networks or bulletin board services by hardtotrack Call it Iway Regulators in Vermont and sev eral other states have issued warn ings due to the growing number of scams perpetrated via connect ed computer called the and the booming com puter bulletin board The scams have just begun to spring up in the past year or two as online computer services have become more People worldwide use these ser vices and the Internet to conduct conversations via their personal and many conversa tions are available for all to Con artists often stage private conversations that they intend to be read by We are just now starting to get and a growing num ber of states are in the first stages of focusing on this latest variation on the unending theme of invest ment fraud and said Craig Iowas superintendent of securities and the president of the North American Securities Administrators Some recent scams Missouri regulators say a stockbroker not licensed to dcf business in that state marketed dubious stock implying in one case that Donald Trump was a behindthescenes player a tiny cruise The New Jersey Bureau Securities filed a ceaseanddesisr order against an electronic mail chain letter promoted by a San man and other people around the The letter asked for in return for information about investment The Texas State Securities Board was investigating a case irj which a retiree sent to an outofstate man who promoted himself on a major bulletin boarc service as a skilled money The mutual fund he touted didnt exist and he apparently pocketed the Investigators reported two pumpanddump schemes in wnich Canadian companies were heavily hyped on computer bul letin board Their stock prices tripled or more in a short period of then