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   Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - July 31, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana                                KOKOMO 321 July Stepl troops land in Kigali Rwanda AP The first troops landed in the Rwandan capital Saturday to secure the airport for an expanded international aid The next step is encouraging millions of displaced people to return President Clinton ordered 200 American soldiers to Kigali to support the relief effort in Rwan where millions have fled their homes to escape ethnic carnage that killed up to Defense Secretary William Perry was to inspect the aid mission Daniel com mander of the joint American task said if was unclear how many American soldiers would eventually be sent to whether they would be deployed outside or how long they Romeo Canadian commander of the peacekeeping force troop strength in Rwanda could reach about if the Americans agree to Ifftke on all jobs the United Natidns would like them officials hope a new com mitment of Canadian and British troops will help them carry out their mission and prompt nations to send the troops they have The fact the Americans are here will make the other countries send their troops said Shaharyar special represen tative for Rwanda for Secre taryGeneral Boutros Thousands of refugees have died in a cholera epidemic in where million Rwandans are packed into squalid Relief efforts so far have concentrated on providing them with medical care and clean water to prevent the spread of the waterborne The goal now is to convince the refugees to return Most are majority Hutus who fled in fear of reprisals by the victorious Tutsi led rebels for the mass killings of The rebels have installed Rwandas new Aid officials in Goma said day they thought the cholera epi demic was coming under But in the most crowd ed of the camps around hundreds of refugees rioted as a Red Cross convoy distributed bags of cooking beans and corn Refugees said at least one per son was killed and others were wounded as men wielding clubs fought off mobs thatsurrounded the bags of Dallaire said all 200 of the first Americans ordered in should arrive by Inside todays Tribune Local Tipton courthouse workers have a mystery to Can you help Page Also inside Classified Dear News of Catch of the day There wasnt anything fishy about the way the children participating in the Jim Moose Garden Kids Fishing Clinic took to the Koko mo Reservoir waters The children reeled in 443 fish in the threehour tourna ment which marked the final event of the two week Monica Soupley of age and Jesse Shepard of age get a look at a few of the prime catches during the The clinic was sponsored by the Kokomo Kokomo Park and Recreation CocaCola Bottling and Additional photos and a story on the tournament may be found on Page Tribune photo by Stephen Shaner Children will have hot time in most schools By TRISHA TURNER Tribune staff writer As superintendent of Bunker Hills Maconaquah School Ronald Wilson watched his telephones light up on hot days when other area schools were sending children home We only heard from parents when other schools sent kids said who has been superintendent at Western School near Russiaville since July It does put pressure on us to send kids Its not the sole factor in making the but I think wed be kidding ourselves if we said it wasnt one of many Wilson met with other officials from his new school corporation Wednesday to discuss how West ern will deal with the latesummer heat as children file back into the classrooms many of which are not airconditioned to begin the 199495 school year next Westerns middle and interme diate schools are not aircondi Wilson That corporation is not alone in thinking Across the coun school administrators are keep ing in mind the upper90degree heat of August 1993 as they pre pare their battle plans for inclement Some school corporations in the area sent chil dren home early or three days that month because of heat in the I guess if I had a crystal Id just say wed avoid those days for said Taylor Schools Superintendent Damon school and it can get unbearably After Labor things just seem to get better real In Howard Northwest ern is the only corporation that has air conditioning in nearly all of its I think air conditioning sets a much better instructional atmos said Northwestern Schools Superintendent Patrick We believe we get a lot more David KokomoCenter Schools community relations offi agreed that having air condi tioning is the he many of his corporations 16 buildings that house children were built in times which saw school start after Labor Day and end by Memorial meaning the summers heat was not a con Only three KokomoCenter schools both Kokomo High School campuses and Bon Air are With the longer school in the future any new building will be Barnes Its totally part of the In it is stiffer state require ments on instructional time which lead most local administrators to think twice before releasing chil dren from school because of inclement weather including extreme heat Well but well do it if we have said Lindan superintendent of Eastern Schools in Were mandated by law to send kids to Some people forget Some children released from school early may not have anyone at home to supervise Real ize we must be sensitive to the needs of our parents and the safe ty for our said Robert KokomoCenter Schools assistant An early dismissal creates Who will watch my children problems for many of our working Mark said his corporation fol lows heat and humidity guide lines in considering whether to allow students to have recess or physical education outside during hot And Wilson said he believes temperatures in the mid90s for several days serve as an indicator of ranging from use of fans to early pupil Cathy Howard County Board of Health pediatric nurse suggests that parents just use common sense when preparing their children for school on hot Here are some steps she suggests But other local school officials said there are no set rules to fol low in deciding when its iust too hot for children to safely learn in Its just a judgment Peigh One that led to our decision to dismiss early last year for the most we had kids getting really And we had some areas if you put kids in the temperature was KT Graphic 95 A Howard County Board of Health pediatric nurse practition er said childrens health is gener ally not at risk in hot classrooms if they drink plenty of fluids and wear cool Theyve had no air condition ing in this world and chil dren havent keeled Cathy Oplinger Just use common Drug dealers pinched By MIKE FLETCHER Tribune staff writer Drug dealers who get caught by police are feeling an extra pincrj financially since the Indiana Department of Revenue began assessing an excise tax on Not only are dealers facing fines and lawyer they are being taxed about 10 times worth of their said Larry McKey of the departments public affairs Were hitting the dealers where it hurts them the their he July the Indiana General Assembly added a Controlled Substance Excise Tax Act to the taxation laws in the Indiana Code The tax is imposed on con trolled substances that are deliv possessed or The Indiana Department of Rev enue does the accord ing to the Local police hope this will have a positive effect on reducing the drug This tax allows authorities to have another tool to fight the war on according to Kokomo Police Chief Charles Hackett there is always someone to take their drug dealers place when there is a lot of he the department of rev enue has cashed in on three drug busts since the law went into Operation Operation Crackback and most recently Operation When asked how much tax has been collected in these local drug McKey said the money col lected is confidential information and wouldnt be He say the collections are a small per centage of the total amount Most of the suspected dealers in these raids didnt have largev quantities of drugs with them when they were according to they stilu be taxed for the drugs they allegedly sold to undercover police The state will assess a tax previous drug deals based prr police reports and the If the tax goes department shall demand imme diate payment and take action collect the Even though the delivery possession or manufacture controlled substance is dealers can pay this tax without the worry of being payment is the department would issue a but it isl only valid for 48 the bjli The new tax has nothing to do with the criminal conviction ofla drug its a civil he The bottorrj line is a person has the ty to pay the tax anonymously without any legal McKey But that doesnt legalize drug activity as far as the criminal element He ajso said to his nobody has paid the tax up from and all of the taxes assessed have been as a result of being for the offense The amount of the tax is deterj mined by the weight and cation of the For schedule II or 111 controlled subv will be taxed for each A proportionate nmou0t will be taxed for each fraction Schedule IV drugs are to taxed and a schedule V is a 100 percent penaM is assessed if the tax is not paid before the possession manufacture of a controlled stance took t To put it in simpler tax for an ounce of marijuana would be Add the 100 cent and a person be paying in taxes approximately worth efr LSfS are all classified as either schedule I or Schedule IV and V refer to other types of stimulants and   

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