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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - August 31, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana 383 KOKOMO 50 cents Bets stop here Illegal gambling machines were destroyed by the Kokomo Police Department with the assistance of Steel on Wednesday Tribune photo by Stephen Shaner Gambling equipment bites the dust Kokomo police arranged for the destruc tion of seized gambling equipment at Mervis 631 Ohio on The steel company assisted police in destroying 17 electronic gaming devices which were seized in 1992 by detectives in KPDs special Investigation The devices included some designed strictly for gambling and others that were once legal video machines that were altered to serve as gambling The machines were valued at to a according to Kokomo The prosecution connected to the machines has been according to The Howard County Drug Task Force defeftnined although the machjnes Jtad that they should be The task force is made up of the Kokomo Police the Howard County Sheriff Department and the Howard County Prosecutors taxes upset residents Family and Children fund at stake in new property taxes ByJEFFPARROTT Tribune staff writer Public discontent with climbing property taxes and the nations welfare system came to a head at the Howard County Council meeting Tuesday Residents pleaded with council members to reject the nearly million request for the new state mandated Family and Children The fund splits from the general county welfare budget next year for the first time to help the state more accurately track ris ine child welfare The general welfare budget request for next year was decreased by about million from this The result would be a million net increase between the two The council will approve or deny the request at its 13 final budget which is open to the If the budget is eventually approved by the county or state and no other areas of the county budget are about in new property taxes would be needed next That would require an additional tax of about cents per of assessed For property assessed at would see a yearly increase of X Despite the fact that a large por tion of the increase will go toward things such as foster and institu tional care for special needs chil residents comments to the council centered around the cycle of dependency We cant continue to let this go said Phillip Oyler of Koko Were letting these people continue to breed because they know youre going to pay for Were creating an abscess here that is getting to be Its time for you to change some of these said Mike Shallenberger of You have to say no to these state and federal I thought govern ment started at the bottom and went Say weve got to start Council president Richard Miller told the audience members he was sympathetic to their argu ments and reiterated his predic tion that the council would proba bly reject the Family and Child Fund He asked them to direct their sentiments to whom is really in control of the matter the state The councils which has been overruled by the state tax board repeatedly in the would nonetheless send a signal to the state that counties are tired of raising prop erty taxes to fund a staterun pro Miller has Earle who also attended the said welfare spending will be looked at in the next session of the General which begins in The representative said he does expect the Legislature to institute a time limit welfare recipients are allowed to receive after which theyll have to start sup porting Look for Prep Watch in Thursdays edition Prep a comprehensive look at all high school sports in the Kokomo Tribune debuts Each a page of boys and girls prep notes and general information will be packaged in full color on the Sports section We will have some weekly fea tures and others that will alter said Tribune sports editor Dave We will anchor the page with a feature on a play coach or maybe a Well target major upcoming especially for the week include a notes column and look back at some of our high school heroes from years Involved in coverage will be TriCen Lewis Cass ana Maconaquah high We feel we cover area high school sports pretty Kitchell That will but this is something above and And while well continue to include information on football and basketball in Prep our staff will make a concentrated effort to include more news and features on our nonrevenue excited with the project and what it will bring our read Kitchell We want those readers to share in the project As were anxious to hear any story ideas they might Inside todays Kokomo Trlbuns Local Classified Dear Ceasefire IRA calls for end to bloody violence Northern Ireland AP The Irish Republi can Army declared a ceasefire raising hopes of peace after 25 years of violence but leaving many people wondering whether it would This struggle is not This struggle is into a new SinnFein president Gerry Adams told a cheering crowd that spread across Falls Road outside the partys leader of the IRAs political party called the ceasefire historic and urged Britain not to squander this opportunity for bringing peace to Northern The announcement of a ceasefire beginning at midnight was the first step toward Sinn Fein being allowed to partic ipate in talks on the future of the British where more than people have died in a quartercentury of But many roadblocks to peace remain from the ancient antagonisms between a Protestant majority that wants to retain union with Britain and a Roman Catholic minority that regards itself as One Protestantbased paramili tary group threatened civil war if Britain settled the con flict on the IRAs And many Protestant unionists anxiously noted the IRA did not say anything about the ceasefire being A chance for peace The Irish Republican Army is expected to call an extended its first since in the hope of negotiating with Northern Irelands British rl OA dash with I Britain orders troops into Northern u Temporary i Ceasefire J 1993 Britain and Ireland Issue framework for J Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams says IRA will call a ceasefire at midnight tonight APOnpNc Text promise for the future Ireland AP Text of the ceasefire announcement by the Irish Republican Army Oglaigh na hEirann today Recognizing the potential of the current situation and in order to enhance the demo cratic peace process and underline our definitive commitment to its the leadership of Oglaigh na hEirann have decided that as of midnight August there will be a complete cessa tion of military All our units have been instructed At this historic the leadership of Oglaigh na hEirann salutes and com mends our other our supporters and the political prisoners who have sustained this against all for the past 25 Your determination and sacrifices have demon strated that the spirit of freedom and the desire for peace based on a just and lasting settlement cannot be crushed We remember all those who have died for Irish freedom and we reiterate our commitment to our republican Our struggle has seen many gains and advances made by nationalists and for the democratic We believe that an opportunity to secure a just and lasting set tlement has been creat Ponies ready to race at track in Anderson Indianas first parimutuel track Horses out on the nan Hooiiftr Park parimutueJ race track in Wednesday AP photo AP Indi anas first parimutuel track opens on Thursday and confi dent of the demand for horse rac ing in the are looking ahead to next year and the possible introduction of Hoosier which is owned by Churchill Downs of will run harness races from 1 to And operators say thoroughbred competition could begin next For the time Hoosier Park is concentrating onTvarness a tradition that began with road horse owners challenging each other to buggy By the early trotting racetracks were in Until state law was changed to allow Indiana hones raced mostly for small purees at county Now the pool of maneynnerat ed by bettors at Hoosier Park and another track planned for Shjilby County is expected to lute hack to Indiana some of die hone drivers and who left state previously in search 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