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   Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - September 11, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana                                Notre Dame loses in waning seconds Page B1 8 Beatty says hes fulfilling commitment ByJEFFPARROTT Tribune staff writer Howard County Sheriff John Beatty said that despite the con siderable time he is spending run ning for he is adequate ly fulfilling his commitment to serve as a is trying to unseat Republican Steve Buyer in the 8 Beatty admitted he has probably divided his time between serving as sher iff and running for Con gress since he announced his candidacy last Sep The statement came in response to county phone records obtained by the Kokomo in which Beatty has placed about 60 cam paignrelated long dis Beatty tance calls from his direct office line at the Howard County Criminal Justice Center since last year A sampling of the most of which are to includes the Democratic Congres sional Campaign the National Committee for an Effi cient Congress a Political Action Committee that helps Democratic candidates target and Indiana Democratic Tim Jill Long and Pete Vis When questioned about the pro priety of the long cam Eiignrelated calls on a county nded phone Beatty said he has paid for them all out of his own He supplied copies of two checks written to the Howard County for a total of along with an affidavit from Democratic Auditor Marilyn Cook verifying she gave her approval to reimburse the county for the Beatty defended the job hes done as sheriff and said he doesnt feel the campaign has compro mised his ability to serve out his second Any time anyone decides to run for office and they already hold an thats the first com plaint that is Beatty I dont think hes spending enough time in his regular But I am telling you our people feel confident in the job Im I havent heard the complaints from the voters not hes not They know how to get hold of my number is I carry a beeper all the But Howard County Commis sioner President David Griffey said he was alarmed at the num ber of calls when he learned of and said Beatty should have stepped down as sheriff to run for He should have taken a leave of absence if he was going to be a candi date for said a I understand he has a but if hes speak ing to a group of 500 people at a hog roast in Rensselaer or and his pager goes off because an incident has happened in Howard how effective is he going to be as sheriff Beatty said he considered taking a leave of absence but felt it would do the department more harm than since his employees are used to the way he handles issues and know they can reach him 24 hours a Griffey added that he was never informed of the arrangement between Beatty and Cook to reim burse the county for the Beatty said he didnt feel he need ed to inform the commissioners or county Cook said shed checked out the legality of the practice with the State Board of Beatty was asked whether he would consider paying back the for all the time hes spent county because I have been owed by the county for many he I have in seven and a half never one time received a dime for I do have I am entitled to Beatty said despite his admis sion that he has spent half his time he will still take a month of vacation after the 8 And as Im on vacation Ill have my beeper with me and the department will know how to get hold of Ive got that vacation coming to me and Im going to take Hinton There is no wrongdoing ByJEFFPARROTT Tribune staff writer Responding to questions raised about his placement of campaign calls from his direct office Howard County Sheriff John Beatty has charged his opponent in the 5th District congressional race with similar Beatty said Steve Buyer has had legislative staff members speak repeatedly to reporters about campaignrelated In Beatty has singled out Buyers former congressional press Pat as a legislative staffer who has blurred the line between campaigning and government Hinton denied the Theres been no wrongdoing there This is a non Hinton Any time theres been a ques tion from a reporter relating to the I ve always pitched it to Mike Gopher Buyer s cam paign Hinton Jim Bonhanx Beattys campaign said hell be able to refute that with a list of stories he is Although he refused to release the list he said it contains stories published from various district in which Hinton speaks for Buyer on campaign Bonham cited a recent speaking engagement at the Kokomo Rotary Club as an Hinton notified the Kokomo Tribune that Buyer and Beatty would be speaking something that a congressional staffer shouldnt have done dur ing governmentpaid office Bonham Hinton defended his I thought Buyer went there as a The Kokomo Rotary Club actually invited Buyer to speak by himself men later decided to invite Beatty resulting in a Hinton last week moved from Buyers congressional staff office in Washington to his campaign headquarters in where hell serve as campaign press sec retary until the 8 Hinton said he made the switch because Congress has been out of session and theres just a lot more activity in the district right He said he took an official leave of absence from the congres sional payroll on Tuesday and will likely return as Buyer s leg islative press secretary if the con gressman is Day of Caring An army of volunteers prepares to rehabilitate the home at 822 Jackson Volunteers restore home A little rain didnt dampen the spir its of the volunteers who turned out Saturday for the third annual United Way Day of The event brought together area res idents to do volunteer work to kick off the annual United Way fundraising In the biggest project undertaken in the three years of the the local agency coordinated volunteers to restore a woodframe home and have it placed on the countys Historical Register of The vol unteers began working on the home Friday The home is located at 822 Jackson The a woman who asked that the United Way not identify was born in her house 75 years United Way director of communica tions Thomas DeRienzo said around 400 people of all ages were expected to volunteer their time on a total of 20 projects including the home reno The Untied Way will also officially launch its campaign to raise mil lion by Tribune photos by Stephen Shaner Shane paints the outside of 822 Jackson Carrla Querry and Jeff Whiteford apply their talents to the interior of a home that is part of the Day of Caring project Gunman kills 2 at meeting AP A Ford worker opened fire with a handgun as a union meeting was breaking up killing two fellow workers and wounding two The Oliver surrendered to authorities and was being Police Chief Ronald Deziel French left the room during the returned about 20 min utes later with a Mag num and started Deziel refused to give a He told another I just shot four Deziel He repeated the statement to police when they Police planned to seek first degree murder charges against said Officer Robert Boch All five men were representa tives of UAW Local in a unit representing maintenance and construction workers at the Ford Motor Rouge Plant Deziel French has worked at the plant for 28 There were no threats or other signs of a dispute before the Deziel Inside today Business Classified ads Dear Abby D6 Gott D7 Entertainment Metro E67 Cl6 Nation A2 News of A6 Obituaries A6 A5 Science A4 Sports Bl9 State A2 Style El5 World   

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