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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - September 24, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana Western countys Friday winners B12 21 KOKOMO 50 cents Celebrating the arts Sycamore School firstgrader Shante OBannon tries out a drum set with The Storytellers at Indiana University Kokomos Havens Auditorium Friday v x Tribune photos by Brian Reynolds Children learn about others through music A group of Detroit musi cians spent Friday in Kokomo using music to teach about other cul The dubbed The Sto performed for Koko moCenter Schools pupils Friday morning and conducted a public show at Havens Auditorium at Indiana University Kokomo that Sycamore School firstand seventhgraders were allowed to try their hands at the instru ments used by the mark ing its 13th year of The Storytellers Were also to perform for Indiana University Kokomo education students and the Pi Lambda Theta education honorary this The four a notfor profit use a blend of sto ries and Brazilian and African American music played on exot ic instruments in their Their Friday night show was part of lUKs performing arts series titled Celebrating the 30 Years of Havens Audi with audience participation and several musical Sch001 Jacob waits to hit a gong as firstgrader Kamoria Clark plays the congo drums before The Storytellers Audrey Allison Minimal tax hike in order By STEVE JACKSON Tribune staff writer Kokomo officials have met their 1995 budgetary meaning the citys property owners should see only a minute increase in their property Early in the budgetcrafting the Kokomo Common Council set a goal of fashioning a 1995 budget that presented only about a million increase over 1994 enough money to cover increased salary and insurance costs and little As the council wrapped up for mulation of the budget in time for Monday evenings final vote on they settled on a final about Thats only about more than their stat ed It looks pretty actu said councilman James who serves as chairman of the councils Finance Mayor Robert Sargent said he is pleased with the I think its a real decent bud he I know the council and all of us worked hard on I think it shows were living with in our City officials expect the Inside todays Tribune Classified News of Pupils reach out to help young Russians By TRISHA TURNER Tribune staff writer Redeemer Lutheran Schools annual special missionary effort will be a little different this Instead of donating money to causes that involve no handson effort from the pupils will help purchase school supplies they will pack to send to This is something they can visualize and school Principal Delores Dorsett instead of something they never The project is sponsored by Louisbased Lutheran Hour Min which encouraged Lutheran schools across the country to become We always look for something that excites that puts them in Dorsett This is a good way for them to learn about people in other coun Dorsett Dorsett said the schools 176 pupils traditionally donate money to missionary causes during their weekly chapel Beginning next the Russia project dubbed By Kids For Kids will become that Children in preschool through grade six will be I think theyll be real excited about doing she and teachers will be putting up posters and displays for encour In all money collect ed will be used to purchase specif ic items requested for use in Russ ian schools and Each box sent overseas will contain worth of supplies plus a postcard and note from its In participating students will receive educational informa tion about Russia from Lutheran Hour Redeemer Lutheran hopes to pack 50 and a news release from the national group said about 400 schools are expected to participate across the United Supplies will be shipped to Moscow and Petersburg start ing in Purchases have already been made by some participating the release and supply boxes have been shipped so Dorsett just does nt have any materials in its The whole economy is so 1 think this will be a plus for education and getting a post card and note could be Contributions from the public will be Anyone wishing to donate should contact Dorsett at the Just trying to survive PORT Haiti AP Clemence Sinai stands on the beach in this dirtpoor Haitian look ing out across the azure water for the Americans she hopes will change her in the hometown of Jean Bertrand everyone has heard the Americans are People are most of them Stomachs tightened by hunger soon may know the relief of regular food at least thats the The latenight knocks at the The The They will be a thing of the once the Americans walk across this lonely Will there be resistance in Haitis wretchedly poor southern peninsula Hell no erupted an elderly woman whose tattered blue dress and bare feet belied her bubbly Were Were very Well be hopping up and down and waving our arms Duclair Vulcam cast his net into the slowly drawing it The har vest is a single halfpounder and per haps a dozen fingerlength care fully extracted and dropped into a plastic bottle cut in There is a lot of hope he glancing at the knot of people forming around a foreign visitor under a searing September It gives us Sinai bursts in again 1 have I cannot feed 1 am only living by What 1 even though 1 dont I feel like 1 am being Children wait for a meal in Haiti AP photo million budget to create a proper ty tax rate of between and per of assessed The final rate is contingent on the citys assessed value and the approval of the state tax The 1994 tax rate is about If the tax rate projections are a house will be charged between and in That same house was billed about in city property taxes this That increase would compare favorably with those proposed by other local taxing The Howard County Council approved a budget that would keep property tax rates they did so by denying about of the appropria tion requested by Family and Child The state tax board has historically denied the county councils efforts to reduce the appropriations for welfarerelated KokomoCenter School approved a 58cent increase in its property tax rate for Corpo ration officials expect the state tax board to approve an increase clos er to 30 The Kokomo Common Council will meet at Monday at City Car hits child arrested A 12yearold girl was arrested on two felony charges after lead ing Kokomo police on a chase that ended with her driving a stolen car into a house The Kokomo girl was treated at Saint Joseph Hospital Health Center for minor injuries and was She is charged with resisting arrest and vehicle according to Kokomo The car driven by the girl also struck a park dugout in the inci Damage to the locat ed at 324 Kingston was esti mated by its owner to be in the hundreds of The reported chase began at the intersection of Phillips and Supe rior went through Miller Highland Park and ended at the Kingston Road According to Kokomo a gray 1990 Pontiac Bonneville was reported stolen by Sharron 1500 Markland Lot at about As offi cers recorded the a girl was seen driving a car match ing that description at Phillips and Superior But the girl refused to pull over for police and continued to drive south on Phillips Street and into MillerHighland 1325 Kingston While in the according to the car struck a baseball dugout and went up the bank of the east side of the park at a high rate of As it left the the vehicle reportedly went air borne across Phillips Street and onto McKinley School The release alleges the 12year old lost control of the car in the side yard of the striking its south The home was vacant at the time of the said its Jerry He said the cars front end and passenger side were as were foundation blocks and sid ing from his Kokomo fire fighters were called to assist police in removing the car from the
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