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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - August 20, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana Seven area teams open with jamborees Page B1 341 TRIBUNE 50 cents CVC plans move into new office Board will go across the hall seeks study for civic center By JEFF PARROTT Tribune staff writer The Howard County Conven tion and Visitors Commission will set up camp in new offices that are more than six times larger than its current it decided this the commission is forging ahead with plans to create a civic center and is seeking pro posals from research groups and companies to determine if one is according to Executive Director Peggy The CVC isnt going far when it moves into its new offices by It will occupy square of space vacated by Spelman and across the hall from the CVCs current location in the City Venture One The CVC is now cramped in a 200squarerfoot room and has no area for visitors to look through Hob son The CVC will lease the space for a year from Fortune Man agement Hobson It decided against moving to Indi ana Kokomos Elliott IU officials had offered to lease the structure for per year for 10 but costly ren ovations to the historic home were The Elliott House also has more space than what the CVC Hobson And the CVC will now stay near its kissing the Howard CountyKokomo Chamber of from whom it now rents The CVC will contin ue to pay the chamber for use of office machines and some ser a situation Hobson works well for both Many C Vs and chambers across the state dont have a good Hobson So Im glad Kokomos The North Central Indiana Small Business Development Cen the KokomoHoward County Development Corporation and Manufacturing Technology Ser vices also call the City Venture One Building their Were all working toward the same goal to increase the traffic business and quality of life in Hobson The which utilizes the citys hotel tax hopes to have a completed civic center fea sibility study by this The city can now only host a maximum of 350 people at one gathering and must turn to either the Ramada 1709 Lincoln or the Seville Restaurant and Banquet 3401 Webster or the Kokomo Country Club for large A separate civic center wouldpotentially to 500 Hobson The feasibility study will help deter mine whether to construct a new building or possibly move into the old Haynes International plant on South Main Hobson In addition to conventions and a civic center would offer local high school students a place to hold their prom without having to leave Hobson Purrfeet painting Rick Gonzalez of Rick Sandra Arts Graphics paints a includes a banner that We are the Kokomo wildkat on a wall outside the athletic office in the painted by Kokomos Pat Gonzalez completed foyer of Kokomo High south The the painting in eight measuring about by 7 feet in height and 20 feet in Tribune photo by Stephen Shaner Compromise crime bill moving WASHINGTON AP Con The Housetook steps to allow a al and vote on a com to meeting in devise a bil lion crime bill that could pass the perhaps this President Clinton endorsed the developing bill that would see roughly 10 acrossthe board cuts from the billion plan put together by House and Senate conferees in late several rooms in the said they were edging toward a deal that would subject the bills crime police and prison con struction programs to reductions of roughly one dollar in We are moving toward basic said Michael leader of a group of about 40 moderate Republicans with whom Democrats were bar Im happy with the tone of Theres a real spirit of coopera said Charles The new version would still include money to help put more police on the streets extend the death penalty to 50 more crimes require life sentences for some thirdtime and ban assaultstyle The House shelved the bil lion package last week by defeat ing a procedural 225 that would have let it come to the floor for a Any changes made in that bill would have to win approval anew from House and Senate negotia tors before going to the chambers for final Inside todays Tribune Local Susan convicted of murder for the shooting death of her gets more time to file an Page Also inside Classified ads Comics DearAbby B512 All B8 Gott Entertainment Local news Nation News of record Obituaries Primetime Religion Sports World B9 A89 A2 A7 A12 A12 A6 A35 Bl4 A7 GM denies report that its scrapping logo DETROIT AP General Motors officials denied a report Friday that the company was considering redesigning the block letter GM the automakers trademark for more than 30 In a story by a freelance auto motive The Detroit News reported GM was looking for a new logo to help humanize the Bruce GM vice president for corporate commu said that in GM changed the typeface and reposi tioned the signature General Motors that appears with he underlined block GM but the symbol was not There are no additional changes being Mac Donald The News report also quoted unidentified company insiders as saying changes are being consid ered for GM s divisional One recommendation is that the Oldsmobile rocket badge be modified because some female focus groups consider it too phallic and extremely the report MacDonald said Oldsmobile is the only GM division where a logo change is being New Cuban arrivals being sent to tent city Relatives protest reversal of policy KEY AP Hun dreds of Cubans who braved the open sea on homemade rafts and boats found themselves in cus tody detained at a hastily built camp after a reversal of About 400 refugees were held overnight at a Coast Guard station in Key West under the new policy barring their release to relatives or On Friday they were bused to the Krome immigration detention center west of where workers put up tents to house said Lamar a spokesman for the Immigration and Naturalization Were talking detention until their status is Woo ley Wooley said Krome would he the only detention center for new Cuban refugees who reach Flori The Coast Guard was ordered to take refugees it picks up at sea to the Navy base at Guan tanamo where nearly Haitians already were being held in a tent One refugee who made the 90 oule crossing wept when he was told that he was among the last Cubans to be freed before die poli cy was With tears streaming down his Benjamin Brenan embraced his 11yearold son at the Cuban Refugee Transit Center near Key Thank God said Can you believe son We made it We made Were Relatives of refugees who will be detained denounced President Clinton for changing the policy that had given Cubans preferen tial treatment over refugees from other We have been said Leticia who waited overnight in Key West in vain for two cousins who left Cuba by raft These people have been through hell in the ocean and putting up with said her Jack Now they have put up with all this and they cant even see their Clintons decision to change the Cuban admission in effect since came after a rising tide of Cuban refugees raised tears of a replay of the Marie hoatlift in when about Cubans overwhelmed law schools and social service The Coast Guard has rescued more than Cuban refugees from the Florida Straits this including 547 Cubans on the biggest single day since the 1980 Fri days total by midafternoon was The presidents decision was lauded by Lawton who had declared an immigration emergency in Florida because of the influx and demanded more federal Chiles said the policy change sends a firm signal mat could slow the exodus from Cubans should be encouraged to stay home and bring about the fall of Castro rather than he whos running for re election this has made an issue of the burden illegal immi grants place on Florida Earlier this he sued the fed eral government to collect bil his estimate of the public cost of accommodating hundreds of thousands of illegal Florida deployed 60 state troop ers to the Keys to help enforce the new detention The Cuban transit a vol unteer processing agency that had been the scene of emotional reunions between hundreds of refugees and their families all was nearly About two dozen volunteers Cubans flee their county by sea from the bay near 10 miles east of Havana Canadian photo stood around with little to Remnants of the crude rafts used by refugees littered the com a cluster of onestory buildings around a central court A ton of donated canned clothing and other sat in a a
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