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   Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - September 8, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana                                Vol 144 No 5 KOKOMO Kokomo Ind Thursday Sept 50 cents A really show TIPTON Ind Chris Johnson Connersville on Wednes day washes the outside of the concession stand where he will work during the Pork Festival The festival begins today and ends Saturday For a schedule of events and more see Page A3 Tribune photo by Stephen Shaner Down to the wire Can baseball players owners strike a deal Inside today Style Join Bob and Oscar for a musical evening at Havens PageBl Sports This weeks edition of Prep Watch focuses on how some fall sports are fighting for survival Page Cl Business Kmart to close 110 stores including 12 in Indiana Page B7 Also inside Business Classified Local 3 City faces a challenge By LISA FIPPS Tribune staff writer Mayor Robert Sargent Wednes day proclaimed Sept 1218 as Community and Family Values Week and challenged parents educators businesses labor cler gy government and the commu nity to restore Kokomos moral and ethical values system After meeting for a year to dis cuss how churches can have a more positive influence in the community a group of United Methodist clergy and other con cerned citizens approached the mayor about setting aside a week to address what they consider a decline in societys values After reading the proclamation Sargent introduced speakers rep resenting parental youth reli gious business labor and educa tional values Parents With the help of God we as parents can bring our communi ties and families back together said John Temoney quali ty and reliability engineer at Delco Electronics He cited distorted belief systems and substance abuse as evidence of the decline of values in not only America but in Kokomo He said to ingrain values in youngsters parents should teach children racial and cultural pride honesty a desire for education dedication to family love of self and others and using time wisely Youths Greg Bender a student at Koko mo High School spoke of his own value system built on God fami ly education the Carver Commu Community Family Values Week calendar O Sept 10 Director of Purdue Programs Michael OHair will address Day of Caring for the United Way at at Delco Park lodge concerning the community values week program CISept 15 At at RJKs Kelley Center 130 Anthony G Rud associate dean of education at Purdue Universi ty will speak on Perspective on Moral Education Development Character and a Sept 16 At in lUKs Kelley Center Room 130 Tom Von der Embse dean of IUK division of business and economics and Tom Capozzoli assistant professor of organizational leader ship of supervision at Purdue University Programs at Kokomo will speak on Ethics in O Sept 16 At noon in the council chambers in the city build ing Jim Butcher will speak on Community and Family Values in Bring a brown bag lunch CJ Sept 18 At 3 in the council chambers in the city build ing Joe Hale president of the PSI Foundation will speak on Wrapup of Weeks Activities Where do we go from here NEW YORK AP One day before the deadline to cancel the season players and owners are trying to work out an agreement After a threehour meeting Wednesday night negotiators said they expected talks to resume today the 28th day since the strike began Aug 12 Acting commis sioner Bud Selig has threatened to declare baseball finished for 1994 if an agreement isnt reached by Friday If we get closer to a deal Im sure that date might have some Colorado Rockies owner Jerry McMorris said after the latenight meeting at a Man hattan hotel McMorris and Boston Red Sox chief executive officer John Har rington offered a glimmer of hope This was a positive McMorris said Weve been seek ing to get the negotiations started but you cant do that unless you start talking Weve got to contin ue to And talk they did Harrington said In terms of a specific pro posal theres been no movement but there was a good exchange of ideas and But players union head Donald Fehr who invited the manage ment group to dine said talk is cheap Ill begin to be optimistic when a deal is signed I he said Officials on both sides said the union might propose a variation of the taxation concept in which richer clubs would snare a larger percentage of local revenue with smallermarket clubs if they spend more than a set amount on payroll or earn more than a set amount of revenue nity Center and his brother Clergy The true Christian ethic is said the Rev Charles John son of Grace United Methodist Church Talking of Jesus Christs sacrifice on the cross for a lost world as the epitome of love he urged people to love as we have been loved because love is an indomitable force Johnson said people think val ues taught in childhood dont hold true in adulthood but they guide our whole lives Each of us every moment of our lives by our actions are teaching the values we live Business In the past the mindset of busi nesses has been if we do well we do said Carl Anderson vice president of human resources at Delco Electronics However he said companies have found if we do good we can do Labor Labor has traditionally been involved with community ser vices said Artie Scruggs business manager of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Works Local 873 Whats good for com munity is good for he added So on behalf of labor he accepted the challenge to try to instill and restore values in the community Education To teach values educators must recognize that humans are spiri tual animals that seek meaning and said Lindan Hill superintendent of the Eastern School Corp And then educators need to amplify the opportuni ties for each child to find meaning and rattling a saber at Haitians WASHINGTON AP The Clinton administration is stepping up its campaign to intimidate Haitis military rulers with Marines carrying out preinvasion warmups in the Caribbean and more tough talk from Washing ton Shortly after President Clinton returned from his 12day vacation on the Massachusetts island of Marthas Vineyard he and his top aides reviewed military planning for Haiti Were at a very delicate said one official speaking on con dition of anonymity This is seri ous Joining Clinton at the meeting were Vice President Al Gore Secretary of State Warren Christopher Defense Secretary William Perry and National Secu rity adviser Anthony Lake among others The administration has been hoping that Army chief Raoul Cedras and his allies would agree to step down voluntarily if they are convinced that the invasion threats are serious Officials acknowledged that the administration suffered a major credibility setback last October when a plan to land 200 noncom bat troops from a military vessel in PortauPrince WAS aborted after armed demonstra tors protested on the dock The troops had been scheduled to take part in military training activities but the vessel was with drawn Big Sisters i Colts Gray asks for volunteers By LISA FIPPS Tribune staff writer Indianapolis Colts defensive back Derwin Gray has joined another team Big BrothersBig Sisters of Howard County As honorary spokesman he was the guest speaker Wednes day during the groups kickoff to find volunteers Gray said in 1993 Howard County adults spent hours acting as Big Brothers and Big Sis ters to 95 boys and girls But my purpose tonight is more than to say he said I ask for your Gray said finding volunteers would be a team effort There are 22 girls and 53 boys on a waiting list to be matched with Big Brothers or Big Sisters he said Carefully screened adults become Big Big Sisters to be role models friends confi dants and a source of stability for youngsters according to Made line Hendricks director of Big Who is he Name Derwin Lamont Gray Born April 9 1971 in San Antonio Texas Height weight Resides in Indianapolis with his wife Vicki College Graduated from Brigham Young University Colts jersey number 30 Position Defensive back Careen 2nd year with the Colts Sisters She said often the boys who join Big Brothers have no male role models Girls are in need of Big Sisters usually because the moms are so busy spending time and energy just to put food on the table and domes on their thil drens backs if s hard to do any thing The goal Gray said is to find at least 35 matches And Big Broth Sisters will reward the person who finds the most volun teers The first prize is mil he said Quickly adding just The first prize is actually a weekend trip for two to Chicago After Grays speech those in attendance huddled in groups to come up with some ideas about who to recruit and how to get people to volunteer while Gray who up to now has never been involved with the organization spoke to reporters about why he is helping Howard Countys Big BrothersBig Sisters The fans come out and support us I mink its important for us to do the same It sounded like something Id like to do I thought if d be fun I hope I can say some thing that might made a differ ence Youth need as much posi tive influence as Those who would like to volun teer can call 4529638 Big Broth ersBig Sisters is funded in part United Way Campaign Chairman Pete Hossenlopp left and Kokomo Mayor by the United Way of Howard Robert Sargent right talk with Indianapolis Colt Derwin Gray Marsha Ward and county Victoria Hogan are in the foreground Tribune photo by Tim Bath   

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