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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - July 14, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana VoL143 KOKOMO Kokomo Ind Thursday July 50 cents Dont invade Sister Weller urges prayers petitions By CATHARINE FERNANDO Tribune staff writer Americans should write to their congressional representa tives or to President Clinton deploring the invasion of Haiti said Sister Ann Weller of the Hospice Saint Joseph in the beleaguered Caribbean island In a recent telephone conversa tion with Sister Jean Marie of the Sisters of Saint Joseph in Tipton Weller said leaders should be told repeatedly that an inva sion will only result in more deaths Although the Haitian military evicted interna tional human rights monitors from the island on Monday Weller along with a number of other mis sionaries have refused to leave She is going Weller to Sister Jean said She will not willingly The Tipton motherhouse fully supports Wellers decision she added Were supporting her by We are stayin ii Sister Ann Welter PortauPrince the Hospice Saint Joseph operated by the Sisters of Saint Joseph in Tipton was set up five years ago In the Haitian capital 4BasLimbe is the town where the sister parish of Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Church is located Marines rehearsing Sen Nunn urges Clinton to be cautious prayer and in every way we Sister Jean said She said that the support of prayer is what is keeping them going But she wants people to write to their congressmen and to Clinton not to invade Please see Dont Page A6 WASHINGTON AP Marines rehearsed a military evacuation of Americans from Haiti on a nearby island today while the chairman of the Sen ate Armed Services Committee cautioned against invasion saying Haiti is not a vital interest Pentagon sources speaking on condition of anonymity said several hundred Marines were practicing invasion techniques on Great Inagua Island in the Bahamas about 80 miles northwest of Haiti They are part of a force of some Marines posted on Navy ships near Haiti The Atlantic Command the joint military command that controls operations around Haiti issued a brief statement saying Joint Task Force 120 operating in the Caribbean in the vicinity of Haiti is prepared to evacuate American citizens in Haiti should this become In Washington Sen Sam Nunn urged the Clinton administration to think through any inva sion very When we think of Haiti we should also think of other spots in world where we have potential Nunn said on NBC He said North Korea is a vital interest that has to be our first top priority Bosnia is also impor tant and Haiti is important but neither Bosnia nor Haiti are Nunn said if American lives are threatened we have to be prepared to move very rapidly But if our mission is to restore democracy thats a differ ent mission and we need to think through that one very Two key concerns of the military in any action against Haiti would be to secure the Embassy in PortauPrince and to protect the roughly citizens in the country They include people of Haitian descent reporters busi ness people and missionaries Protecting citizens was a key justification given by officials for the invasion of Granada in 1983 and the invasion of Panama in 1989 Donut gets 180year term ByMIKEPALUCK Tribune staff writer A Detroit man who claimed he was innocent of charges in a drug related confinement and torture case was sentenced to 180 years in prison Wednesday Orza Donut Salone 25 said although a Howard Circuit Court iury found him guilty of 10 felonies June 9 I still enter a plea of A moment later he said I hope the court will have mercy on Judge R Alan Brubaker responded by using terms like outrageous and heinous to describe Salones crimes A 12member jury found Salone guilty of four Class A felony counts of criminal deviate con duct four Class B felony counts of criminal confinement and two Class B felony counts of aggravat ed battery Authorities said Salone confined two men and two women at 603 E North St while armed with a shotgun and forced them to per form sexual acts He was also accused of burning the hands of two of the Kokomo residents with a glowing red knife that had been heated repeat edly on a stove The incidents occurred Sept 28 after Salone dis covered that some of his crack cocaine was missing from the home he shared with the victims testimony revealed Troy S Moore 21 Detroit is charged with nine felonies in the case and his jury trial is set for Oct 14 in Circuit Court Brubaker ordered Salone to serve 45 years in prison for each of the four criminal deviate conduct convictions He imposed 10year sentences for each of the four criminal confinement convictions and 20year sentences for both aggravated battery convictions The judge ordered the sentences related to each of the four victims to run concurrently but he said each of the four sentences 45 years maximum for the Class A felonies should run consecu tively to each other for a total of 180 years Salone who received credit for 274 days in jail said of his convic tions and sentence Im gonna appeal Deputy Public Defend er WilliarUcC Menges Jr repre sented Salone during the three day trial in June and was appointed to handle the appeal Jn imposing the Brubaker cited aggravating fac tors raised by Deputy Prosecutor Michael P Krebes He called the incident at 603 E North St one of the most outra geous cases that I have seen in the city of Kokomo for some period of time it was a citi zens of the community that is totally unacceptable here and in society in Brubaker said although Salone was not charged with dealing drugs it was evident he and Moore came here to deal drugs and the dealing precipitated the series of events that resulted in serious injuries to the victims He used the term heinous to describe events that occurred over a number of hours including tor ture and various sexual acts the victims were forced to perform He cited the sheer ruthlessriess and brutality of the crimes and said the two men and two women experienced extreme physical and mental anguish that he is certain continues to the present time The judge said Salone showed no signs of remorse or rehabilitation and that prior offenses have esca lated to more serious offenses Brubaker said the number and type of offenses and the number of victims weigh heavily and that any lesser sentence would seriously diminish the seriousness of this cause and the acts that took Discovering IUK Katrina Klemme 14 fluffs up her clown hair at Indiana Uni versity Kokomo during a Wednesday session of Destination Education lUKs Discovery Week The week kicks off the Destination program for its Class of 1994 all incoming eighthgraders Klemme a member of the programs Class of 1993 is one of 58 area students in three grades involved in the program for children who face barriers to higher educa tion She and others from the Class of 93 are working with clown instructor Dennis Sigle to prepare a Friday show for parents of Destination participants at IUK Tribune photo by Brian Reynolds Inside Business Chrysler tackles sets record for quarterly earnings Page B6 Sports Bryan Burns fires record 66 to win Howard County Junior Golf Tournament Page Cl Also inside f Business Classified Local News of Suspect wears bulletproof vest to court Charged with murder in death of local man By MIKE PALUCK Tribune staff writer Scott A Short charged with murder in the weekend shooting death of another Kokomo man wore a bulletproof vest to the Howard County Courthouse Wednesday in response to threats that have been made against him officials confirmed Increased security was evident as 26 3201 S Albright Road appeared in Circuit Court for his initial hearing on the mur der charge He is accused of killing 21yearold Billy H Rad abaugh by shooting him in the chest with a 9mm semiautomatic handgun Defense attorney Charles H Scruggs said he had heard that Short threats had been made against Short but Ke didnot want to elabo rate Scruggs did confirm that Short was wearing a bul letproof vest under his black suit and white shirt Lt Napoleon Leal of the Howard County Sheriff Department said Detective Don Howard on Tues day received information from one of the witnesses in the murder case that a man had planned to bring a gun into the courtroom According to Leal the man was confronted Wednesday and he denied the allegation No weapon was found the officer said Short was released from the Howard County Criminal Justice Center less than 24 hours before he was scheduled to appear in court He was released a short time after his father delivered 10 percent of his bond to the clerks office In most cases one security offi cer monitors prisoners who are brought to court Wednesday Leal joined two other members of the sheriff department and two court security officers as Short made his brief appearance before Judge R Alan Brubaker The judge entered a plea of innocent and set a Jan 20 jury trial for Short Just prior to the hearing Scrug gs filed notice that he plans to pursue a selfdefense strategy for his client This was a justifi able the motion says Scruggs snid the motion speaks for and it would be inap propriate for him to comment beyond what the document con tains The law requires defense attorneys to notify the prosecutor of the type of defense they will employ and he was complying with the statute Scruggs added The attorney said he anticipates filing other motions as Shorts trial approaches but he could not say what those motions might be this early in the case But a motion to dismiss the murder charge will not be among them according to Scruggs That motion would not be well found he said Scruggs said following Wednes days hearing he took Short to another room in the courthouse until a large group of spectators in Circuit Court left the area Then accompanied by the Superior Court 1 security officer the attor ney and his client walked across the street to Scruggs office 126 W Walnut St According to a statement Short gave to police he knew Rad abaugh and both men had been dating a woman at the apartment complex on and off for two or three years While parking his car Short said he noticed Radabaugh getting but of a vehicle in front of the apart ment and walking toward him Short said that when Radabaugh approached him he Short reached under the front seat of his car and pulled out his 9mm hand gun He then got out of his car and told Radabaugh not to come any closer At that point Radalpaugh reportedly said You have the guts to pull the told police that when Radsbaugh was a few feet away him When asked why he responded because he wouldnt Court records also indicate that Short attempted cardiopulnxonary resuscitation to revive Radabaugh before Howard Community Hos pital paramedics arrived Radabaugh was not armed police
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