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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - August 12, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana 333 50 cents death of bill Calls GOP leadership obstructionist ByJEFFPARROTT Tribune writer Howard Cdtittty Sheriff J0hn Beatty sharply criticized the House for defeatthg a tjlllloh anticrime bill Thursday calling It symptomatic of what Washington politics has the Democratic nominee for Steve Buyers 5th District particularly lashed out at House who along with 58 beat the bill in a 225210 procedural vptev The bill called among otter new police a ban on assaultstyle more prison a mandatory life senteftee for three time felony drug offenders and more crimes eligible for the feder al death The bills despite being lobbied for fiercely by President is widely seen already as his worst legislative defeat thus It also doesnt bode well for Clintons fellow House Democrats up for reelection in Theres been an awful lot of political partisanship shown by Related editorial A good bill gone the Republican Beat ty That was their Theyve been obstructionist in dealing with this called that argument a false assessment and defended his vote to kill the bill as one to uphold the will of the American He said Democrats saddled the bill with pork projects and too many social programs in a joint HouseSenate conference prompting Buyer and other House members to reverse their original yes votes when it came back up for a final Buyer said he hopes the bill will be sent back to a confer ence committee and strength He said hell only pass a revised crime bill that provides more funding for prison construc restores truthinsentencing establishes minimum mandatory sentences for repeat drug felons and cuts out urban social programs like midnight Lawmakers cane crime Stinging loss WASHINGTON Democrats portrayed a the pebv piedemandit crime But thafe was befoVe they Now it is woundlicking coolerheads For Congress has struggled to address the issue Americans say most concerns Neither Democrats npr Republicans can relish going to the voters in 88 days to explain why they cant address that For President Clinton Thursdays 225210 House vote blocking floor consideration of the billion crime measure was a stinging From his the timing is exposing Him as vul nerable at the very moment hie health care on which he stakes his is before Congress and health cares jGlinton vulnerability Analysis House GOP Whip Newt Gin grich of Georgia said he hoped the crime vote would be a lesson to Clinton on where the American people are and where the Con gress and that it would lead to more bipartisanship on health There was no reply from the Democrats who now must either try a more palatable approach to the crime bul by dumping the ban on many assaultstyle perhaps or try to win more House Speaker Thomas met into the night Thursday with stunned White House strategists and said he hoped for another attempt to legislate on crime next Spare change Kokomo Fire Department firefighter John Stahl picks up change drooped by a passing motorist who missed his boot at the main fire station at Washington and Superior streets during the Fttl the Boot campaign Firelighters at all fire stations in Kokomo are collecting for the Muscular Dystrophy Association today and TrtoufW photo Tim Bath Eddie Hansen of shows his disgust at the vacant Col iseum Thursday AP photo The fat lady sings Baseball fans brooding in left field NEW YORK AP Forget the race for Roger Maris record and perhaps the expanded The baseball players are on Players walked out on one of the most exciting seasons in decades Thursday nights stopping the sport for the eighth time since They went on strike rather than give up a system that has increased foe average salary more than 20fold since the free agent era began in Its just going to be weird not coming to the Ken Griffey said after the Seattle Mariners routed the Oakland Athletics 81 in the final game before the Today was a normal Griffey Tomorrow it will be No talks were held Thursday and none were scheduled fpr of0rieS owners argue among Hoosier baseball fans have an The strike threatens the final 52 days and 669 games of the regular And it creates the possibility that the World which was played through two world wont be take place for the first time since All of us are anguishing over the said Milwaukee Brewers owner Bud chair man of the ruling executive As the strike deadline George Steinbrenner and two other owners publicly ques tioned parts of managements bargaining strategy and Marge Schott questioned the experience of the owners chief Management is demanding a salary cap and wont give up the right to impose a cap after the leading players to feel a strike was their only means to force an Donald head of the Major League Baseball Players Associa said players were resigned and resentful because they believed owners forced the stop Cracks in the owners solidari ty appeared Stein brenner of the New York Yan kees said owners should be allowed at the bargaining Peter Angelos of the Baltimore Orioles said they should give up the right to impose a salary cap and Jerry McMorris of the Col orado Rockies said a salary cap should be IRS giving clubs break Dues would be tax deductible WASHINGTON AP As long as their primary purpose is serving the dues to such clubs as the Rotary and Kiwanis would continue to be tax deductible under regulations pro posed by the Internal Revenue The status of the dues was in doubt last August when Congress passed a budget act that banned deduction of dues to social Most social club dues had been deductible as long as the taxpayer derived a business such as meeting from member Contributions to strictly pro fessional continued to be Under regulations the IRS pro dues to clubs will continue to be deductible as long as the clubs principal purpose is public not recreation or enter The proposals will be issued in final form after the IRS considers testimony from a public hearing scheduled for Dancing llamas pirouette to fame By LISA FIPPS Tribune staff writer They actually do have two left but that nasnt stopped the Keslings llamas from square In the llamas are square dancing their way to Burbank to be The Keslings and their square dancing llamas have been asked to be on the Jay Leno The Keslings llamas have made the Kokomoarea somewhat famous because their along 31 and the TiptonHoward county is spotted by thou sands of motorists each When asked when theyd be on the latenight talk show with the Bea Kesling We dont The plans are incom Bea Kesling said Wednes day they received a FAX from the Jay Leno asking if theyd be guests on the When asked if they were excited about being on national she Ill were very excited But right now were getting ready for the state The Keslings squaredancing llamas will dance three times twice today and then again around noon on In the Kokomo Tribune published a story about the Keslings and their squaredancing Picked up by the Associat ed news of the squaredanc ing llamas spread across the Unit ed Within two weeks the Keslings did at least 45 Missing banker checks In He tells his lawyer hes in Indianapolis AP A banker missing lor eight days has contact ed attorney to report he is well and in the attorney said Richard Kammen said he con tacted Cannel police to report David Taylor is Mlp and should no longer be considered a missing We did to feee up the police resources which were being used to look tot Mr Kammen Taylor had IMMI suspend 2 from his job as vice presi dent at First National Bank in An audit was under and the suspension was pending an investigation of the bank branchs the bank Marion County authorities found Taylors car crashed 3 in a His wife had reported Taylor missing that and gave police a note apparently written by Tay lor that indicated he was despon dent over personal Inside todays Tribune Locwl Local businesses beef up the Kokojuo Rescue Pap Style Female substance abusers have special Pap Sportt There is an alternative in Indi anapolis for baseball Also Inside ClasstfiMi Local 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