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   Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - August 6, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana                                Dream Team II downs China Page B2 Vol 143 No 327 Kokomo Ind Saturday Aug 50 cents John Andretti successfully requalifies in the second round after withdrawing his first attempt for todays Brickyard 400 in Indianapolis Tribune photo by Anne Farrar Indy bracing for NASCAR racing The city famous for its Memorial Day auto extravaganza is welcoming more than a quar termillion stock car fans for the first NASCAR race at Indianapo lis Motor Speedway Those in town the night before todays Brickyard 400 had the choice of a Southernstyle concert at the state fairground the NASCAR World traveling theme park and another stock car race the Kroger 200 at Indi anapolis Raceway Park All Brickyard tickets were sold out within days and the jace drivers seemed as excit ed as their fans I dont care what anybody tells you this is the biggest thing weve done in the 20odd years Ive been in the Dale Earnhardt the defending Win ston Cup champion said mis week As with the venerable Indi anapolis 500 police were bracing for massive crowds around the speedway west of downtown expecting more than a few atten dees to fuel their enthusiasm with alcohol State police superintendent Lloyd Jennings a weekend stock car racer himself said he expect ed NASCAR fans to be better behaved than their Indy Car counterparts They really come to watch the race whereas duringihe 5QQ we have people who comfe for a lot of other he said A lot of people get so intoxicated the night before the race mat when they go to the track the next day they dont even see the race I expect to see less of that sort of Thaf s not to minimize the beercarrying capacity of NASCAR fans he said You can still be a beer drinker but when you love your sport you stay sober enough to root for your driver and your he said These people still have fun at races maybe just a little dif ferent kind of Like the Memorial Day week ard coverage Television WRTV Channel tape delay Radio WIBC 1070 AM noon live end race about 340 troopers from across the state will be on hand Saturday just in case Were going to approach it the way we always Jennings said We want to be prepared so that if our assumptions are wrong well be ready for what ever comes Haynes I tit ksfor tax break City would expand zone By STEVE JACKSON Tribune staff writer Looking to help a major employer and to expand the pool of industrial land eligible for tax breaks Kokomo officials are pushing for the first expansion of the citys Urban Enterprise Zone Officials want to extend the cur rent zone westward to include an area bounded by West Boulevard on the south Kokomo Creek on the north Berkley Road on the east and Dixon Road on the west Its an area that includes the main plant of one of the citys largest employers Haynes Inter national According to Greg Aaron pro ject manager with the citys Department of Urban Develop ment and Design bringing the Haynes plant into the enterprise zone is the primary reason the city is looking at an expansion Wed like to expand because Haynes International has request ed that we consider Aaron said This is something were trying to do to help Inclusion would allow the man ufacturer of specialized alloys to enjoy inventory tax credits that are only within the states 15 enterprise zones While an expansion would pro vide obvious benefits for Haynes which has experienced losses over the past several years city officials say Kokomo stands to profit in other ways The proposed addition includes 115 acres of farmland zoned for industrial development Adding that land to the enterprise zone would help the city attract outside industrial employers By taking that in it gives us a nice area for development for industrial Aaron said He said Kokomo has received several inquiries in recent years about the availability of industrial land within the zone but we just havent had Aaron said an enterprise zone expansion would also make resi dents of the Belmont neighbor hood at Dixon and Defenbaugh roads eligible for lowinterest homeimprovement loans Indianas enterprise zones were originally established to provide cities with a mechanism to revital ize depressed and blighted neigh borhoods By providing various tax credits the zones encourage existing businesses to expand and new businesses to locate in areas traditionally overlooked for development According to Aaron the Indiana Enterprise Zone Board changed the rules governing the zones to allow existing companies not within an enterprise zone to request an expansion Citiesare not allowed to expand Eorttssion their own nor can they approach a company about being included If we didnt have a company like Haynes coming to us we wouldnt be able to do all Aaron said We might be able to do several things here with just one According to Aaron the expan sion of the Kokomo zone has been approved by the citys Urban Enterprise Association It is sched uled to be brought before the Kokomo Common Council for approval Monday night Ifapproval from the council and mayor is received a formal appli cation will be filed with the Indi ana Enterprise Zone Board That agency must approve all expan sions of enterprise zones within the state Starr takes over WASHINGTON AP In a move that shook the Whitewater investigation former Bush administration Solicitor General Kenneth W Starr was appointed Friday to take over the probe of President Clintons Arkansas business dealings from Robert Fiske Starr who is a Republican like Fiske was chosen by a three judge panel of the Court of Appeals in Washington The judges noted that Fiske was appointed as special counsel by the Clinton administration and said they wanted to make sure the prosecutors independence was apparent The White House said it would cooperate with Starr whose title will be independent counsel Republicans in Congress often skeptical of Fiskes ability to act without interference applauded the switch Fiske said he would work with Starr to make the transition as smooth as possible But one of his deputies said the investigation would probably be set back several months The judges acting under the revived independent counsel act said they intended no criticism of Fiske who has been investigating Whitewater since Jan 20 when Attorney General Janet Reno appointed him It is not our intent to impugn the integrity of the attorney gen erals appointee but rather to reflect the intent of the act that the actor be protected against percep tions ot the judges wrote Girl contracts salmonella By LISA FIPPS Tribune staff writer A 5yearold Kokomo girl is in Howard Community Hospital after contracting salmonella from handling turtles and crawfish from Wildcat Creek She was in good condition at the hospital Friday night a hospital official said According to the girls mother Dawn Rabbits her daughter Kaylee was diagnosed with sal monella by Dr Derinda Radjeski The 5yearold experienced a high fever severe stomach cramps and diarrhea with blood in her stool She was dehydrated and was not able to eat or drink Dawn Rabbits said her 13year old son Patrick Gump has not been diagnosed as having salmo nella She Mid he probably has it For a related story please because hes experienced similar symptoms He has not been hospi talized Rabbits Mid she was told to make sure Gump got complete bed rest and drank plenty or flu ids The children were at Wildcat Creek near the bridge over Carter Street collecting turtles and craw Ash to put into their aquarium Dawn Rabbits said Dawn Rabbits contacted the Kokomo Tribune to warn others of the danger Most people know they can con tract salmonella from poultry mat is improperly oookfd or handled Salmonella can he contracted a number of ways including from According to the Marshall Cavendish Encyclopedia of Fami ly Health there are different types of salmonella humans can con tract from various sources includ ing beef pork and eggs To avoid contracting salmonella children and adults should wash their hands thoroughly after han dling poultry turtles and any uncooked meat Salmonella will be killed if meat is cooked properly Freezing meat does not kill salmonella Also utensils that are used when preparing meat before if s cooked should be washed thor oughly Dont let cooked food come into contact with uncooked meat And wash your hands thoroughly after using the restroom Inside todays Kokomo Tribune Classified Nation News of record AW World AJH Leather roses Terry McShane Virden arranges leather roses Friday to get ready for the Honey Creek Rendezvous which today and Sunday She and her husband Neil made toe flowers and other leather goods tor sato at the event The rendezvous set in the WH140S insures food and entertainment at Cabot pan Reynolds   

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