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   Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - September 15, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana                                Vol 144 No 12 Kokomo Ind Thursday Sept 50 cents Great American pastime strikes out NEW YORK AP Even before the commissioner stepped to the microphone and began talking about it being a sad day everyone knew what was coming Baseball was done for 1994 The exciting pennant races the struggle to break some of the sports most hallowed records even the World Series finished Yet not even acting commissioner Bud Selig could answer the big question Whats next Maybe starting spring training with replacement players Maybe an entirely new league made up of major leaguers Maybe no baseball at all Baseball as I knew it growing up is said Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Curt Schilling Selig called off the remainder of an extraor dinary season on Wednesday Day 34 of the players strike The sticking point was a cap on player salaries that team owners want to impose Many fans had no sympathy for either side I think there are going to be a lot of people that say You took away some Twentysix of the 28 teams voted to cancel Baltimore owner Peter Angelos agreed with idea but wanted to reword the resolution Cincinnati owner Marge Schott said minor lea guers should be used to continue the season Selig said This is a sad Selig said in a thing I really enjoyed and ruined my faxed statement Nobody wanted this to summer said William Ryan of Boca happen but the continuing player strike Raton Fla To shut down the national leaves us no choice but to take this pastime is the ultimate act of rj A lost season lost possibilities rj Jim Litke A day too When people think back to what the final image of the 1994 season will countered union head Donald Fehr it may be Bud Selig at a press conference protesting pain and gnashing his teeth but nevertheless going ahead and dash ing the hopes and dreams of many peo President Clinton meanwhile said maybe it was time for government to take some action and consider taking away baseballs antitrust exemption In the meantime the game may start taking a new shape Barring a deal which few expect until March at the earli est players and owners will try to wipe each other out In honor of the Moving Wall Larry Spence is reflected on part of his motorcycle which has been painted to honor the Moving Wall Tribune photo by Tim Bath Vietnam veteran rolls out a tribute By MIKE PALUCK Tribune staff writer Larry Spence is one Viet nam veteran who doesnt feel a need to see the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington After spending four hours at a halfscale replica of the memori al in Kokomo two years ago Spence was inspired to trans form his feelings into something tangible He now has a render ing of the Wall on his Harley Davidson motorcycle The Moving Wall returned to Kokomo in 1992 in conjunction with the Indiana Vietnam Veter ans reunion Spence volunteered to assist visitors locate names on the structure which measures 253 feet in length He worked the midnight to 4 shift and to this day he remembers the rain and the large number of people who turned out to view the Wall It was 2 and there were little old ladies who shouldnt have been out of Spence said There were little tiny kids and grown men too All of them were there for the same reason Im never going to forget Spence who served with the Armys 15th Supply and Service Co in Vietnams Central High lands in 196566 said he didnt understand what he was feeling at the time but visions of that night at the Moving Wall stayed with him He rebuilt his 1972 FLH Harley and painted it as a tribute to the Wall The bike painted by Brad Plantenga of Kokomo features a Related stories A special section is included in todays edition on the Viet nam Veterans Reunion which begins Friday scene of the Vietnam Veter ans Memorial on the gas tank With the Wash ington Monu ment in the background a woman points to a name on the memorial The name is that of her son and she is showing it to her granddaughter who is now without her father because of the war The painting has enough detail that names of veterans can almost be read on the Wall A large American flag ripples across the rest of the tank Spences brother Bill served with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam in 1967 As a tribute to him Spence had a helicopter painted on the front fender of his chromefitted Harley Spence believes the cycle is a fitting tribute to the Moving Wall and he doesnt have to go to Washington to see the real memorial The meaning is still there and thats what it was supposed to do in the he said of the Moving Wall The bike was in the shop for a month and Spence got it back Aug 25 in time for his 47th birthday Although the motorcy cle is a tribute to the Moving Wall Its not a show bike I built it to he said The Moving Wall has returned to Kokomo in conjunction with the 12th annual Indiana Viet nam Veterans Reunion this weekend Spence has volunteered to assist visitors locate names on the monument from 4 to 8 today Wanted for a millionaire COLUMBUS Ohio AP An anonymous bachelor is hoping some women ask him about his sign His highway billboard reads Millionaire Looking for a Wife Ages 35 to A telephone num ber is provided A call made early today was answered by a recorded female voice asking for information about religious preference age occupa tion education number of times married number of children and ages The voice requests a recent photo be mailed to a post office box Other billboard companies said they have not received similar business and that the only other billboardusing bachelors they knew of were Texas Inside Business MagneTek workers set to hold second vote to organize Style Storytellers coming to IUK PageA9 Sports Northwestern keeps Howard Countys golf tradition alive Bl Also Inside Business Classified Local Truck driver dies in 3vehicle accident Two others sustain minor injuries BUNKER HILL Ind A 65 yearold Quincy man was killed in a threevehicle accident near here Wednesday afternoon Truman E Beaver 65 Quincy 1 died at the accident scene of massive internal injuries according to a news release from the Indiana State Police Peru Post The drivers of the two other vehicles involved in the crash one a Kokomo man sustained minor injuries The release said Beavers 1993 International straight truck was southbound on 31 near the intersection of Ind 218s north junction when it apparently did not slow for other southbound traffic which had just begun to move following a stoplights change to green The truck rearended a 1994 Ford straight truck driven by Charles E Allison 31 Whiteland which then struck a 1989 Chevro let S10 pickup truck driven by Stanley R Carlile S Road 00 EastWest L16 Kokomo in the rear Police and rescue units were called to the scene at Allison and Carlile were treated for minor injuries at Dukes Memorial Hospital in Peru and released Beavers body was also taken to Dukes A state police report did not indicate whether Beaver was thrown from his vehicle although he and the other drivers were wearing safety belts Clinton argues his case tonight I hope I can persuade the American people I am right WASHINGTON AP Advancing relentlessly toward confrontation in Haiti a deter mined President Clinton tonight plans to argue the case for military invasion to Americans uncon vinced that restoring democracy is worth the price There is no point in going any further with the present Clinton declared Wednesday dis playing gruesome photographs of dead and disfigured victims of Haitis military regime The time is at hand They need to leave and theyre going to leave one way or the I assure you that every avenue has been Madeleine Albright the ambassador to the United Nations said today Asked about public opinion against an invasion Albright told CBS It may not be popular the president has said that but he is the leader he is the commander in chief and he believes that this is the right thing to In a meeting with a group of reporters Clinton did not rule out setting a deadline by which Haitis leaders must leave promising more to say on that tonight And he said if an invasion did occur the operation could be over in a matter of months Clinton held out the possibility of Haitis military leaders leaving voluntarily and the administra tion was prepared to give them safe passage In PortauPrince Haiti s armyinstalled president Emile Jonassaint stood firm Haitian military ctepart t of are ID ftwauPrinceand consist of the one airport sedurttyca Pa two artillery AIR FORCE one training and liaison turboproppowered NAVY Up to poorly armed Irregulars supported by approx imately sheriffs and police auxiliary Source The Statesmans Yearbook AP We will maintain the chosen he told a news confer ence Wednesday night at the national palace No waffling Juanita Oliuer Kokomo flips her way to victory in the pan cake flip race Wednesday during the 15th annual Area Five Agency on Aging and Community Services Senior Games which continue through Friday at Foster Park About 400 senior citizens from northcentral Indiana are competing in three days of fun competitive events Oliuer won the gold medal in the flip race For another photo of the opening ceremonies see Page A3 Tribune photo by Tim Bath   

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