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   Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - October 8, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana                                High school football action Pages B12 Vol 144 No 35 KOKOMO Kokomo Ind Saturday Oct 50 cents And theyre off No stopping em Members of the No 1 team from left Brenda Coalburn Scott Webster Beth Vore Darrin Martin and Charlene Foreman head for the finish line Friday during a bed race on the parking lot of Howard Commu nity Hospital The team was among those that raced in a fundraiser for United Way For a progress report on contributions and a strategy session see Page A2 Tribune photo by Stephen Shaner Dems want Buyers phone staff records By STEVE JACKSON Tribune staff writer Democrats on Friday demanded that Rep Steve Buyer release five months worth of phone and staff records in the wake of revelations that members of Buyers congres sional staff used official equip ment to conduct campaign busi ness At a press conference outside Buyers Kokomo office John Kocher 5th District Democratic Party chairman said he was requesting me release of the docu ments in order to determine if there were abuses other than those reported Thursday by the Kokomo Tribune and Fort Wayne JournalGazette Documents provided to the newspapers by a Democratic operative who demanded anonymity showed 29 faxes were sent from the Republican Buyers Washington Kokomo and Monti cello offices to campaign head quarters and 28 faxes were sent from campaign headquarters to Buyers Washington office during a threeweek period in August and September Because the evidence raises some very serious questions about how many times and at what cost Congressman Buyer and his staff violated the ethics rules of the House of Representatives I am calling upon the congressman to release certain office Kocher said He called specifically for the release of official phone records from Buyers Washington Koko mo and Monticello offices from May 4 to the present He also asked for the release of personnel records for his congressional staff such as time sheets and atten dance logs Buyer dismissed Kochers demand saying Democrats and challenger John D Beattys cam paign organization are trying to divert attention away from a dis cussion of issues is a country lawyer whos doing some grandstanding for Beatty but hes lost in the high Buyer said He said the issue is a nonstory since no more than five of the questioned faxes violated House rules House ethics rules allow general communication between congres sional and campaign staffs regard ing matters such as schedules voting records and press inquiries Communications Please see Dems Page A12 Garner case goes to Clinton County TIPTON Ind The civil suit between the parents of two girls who claim TnCentral Elementary teacher Donald W Garner made sexual advances toward mem Gamer and his employer North ern Community School will be settted in Clinton County One of die attorneys Mark lAcCann Friday told me Kokomo Tribune they Had agreed with Gamers attorney and North erns attorney to a change of venue of county to Clinton Circuit Court in Frankfort He said docu ments would be filed in Tipton Circuit Court sometime next week stating the agreement During a change of venue hear ing Sept 29 Tipton Circuit Court Judge Dane P Nash granted McCanns request tor a change of venue of county The parents claimed mpy would not be able to receive a fair trial in Tipton Coun ty in part because of newspaper troops put on alert Clinton sends carrier to Gulf WASHINGTON AP Presi dent Clinton put about sol diers on alert Friday and dis patched an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf after to Iraqi troops were spotted massing on the border with Kuwait Clinton said he considered the situation serious and would not permit Iraq to intimidate the Unit ed Nations into lifting sanctions imposed after the Persian Gulf War three years ago It would be a grave mistake of Saddam Hussein to believe that the United States would weaken its Clinton said at a news conference Asked if Saddam might be test ing the United States while its mil itary is engaged in Haiti Clinton declared Saddam Hussein should be under no illusions The United States is not otherwise At the Pentagon Defense Secre tary William Perry said the Iraqi troop movements are not routine and are not typical of what weve seen in the past and therefore cause us An Iraqi government spokesman said in Baghdad that his country had every right to move troops within its own bor ders and he accused critics of a plot to justify their evil inten Kuwaits Cabinet was called back for an emergency meeting Friday the Muslim Sabbath Saudi Arabias foreign minister Prince Saud Al Faisal met with Clinton at the White House and afterward pledged his countrys cooperation A official speak ing on the condition of anonymi ty said that includes allowing the United States to use its bases in Saudi Arabia as a staging area for It would be a grave mistake of Saddam Hussein to believe that the United States would weaken its President Clinton air or land strikes in Iraq In New York Ambassador Madeleine K Albright hinted the United States might launch puni tive air strikes if Iraq violates the ceasefire accords signed at the conclusion of the 1991 Gulf War Let it be absolutely clear to the Iraqi government that a repetition of its past mistakes will be met by my government with the same resolve as she told the General Assembly Besides the American forces the British Ministry of Defense announced it was sending an extra frigate to patrol off Kuwait officials said elements of two elite Republican Guard units had joined forces with other divi sions based in southern Iraq bringing the number of Iraqi troops near the border to between and men Some units were very close to the within tens of klicks kilometers of Kuwait one senior Defense official said At present there are about military men and women in the Persian Gulf region including 11 Navy and Marine ships Tnere are about 140 Air Force Marine Corps and allied combat aircraft in the region President takes precautions By The Associated Press WASHINGTON AP Pres ident Bill Clinton ordered a series of precautionary steps designed to give Saddam pause up to Army troops in the United States on alert to go to the region No for mal deployment orders had been sent but sources said infantry troops from Fort Riley have been put on alert the aircraft carrier USS George Washington cur rently in the Adriatic Sea with between 5060 warplanes on board to the Red Sea from whence its aircraft could strike Iraq if necessary It is expected to arrive by Sunday night the USS Tripolis fourship amphibious assault group carrying Marines from the southern Persian Gulf north toward Kuwait Army and Marine Corps snips loaded with heavy weaponry toward the Gulf They are normally based on the Indian Ocean island of Diego Garcia and will take five or six days to reach the region Potentially up to 13 such snips could be moved officials said satellite airborne and other types of reconnais sance a target list for potential air strikes by Toma hawk cruise missiles Two Navy ships with those cruise missiles the Aegis cruiser USS Leyte Gulf and the destroyer USS Hewitt are already in the Gulf The Leyte Gulf is armed with 122 cruise missiles while the Hewitt has 72 officials said articles about the case McCann and Garners and Northerns attorneys were ordered to take turns striking or deciding which counties they did not want the case tried in Nash gave them a list of five to choose from Howard Grant Madison Hamilton and Clinton However Indiana court laws allow both par ties to agree upon any county in the state Inside today Classified Dear Dr News of Peaceloving Iraq says it wont invade NICOSIA Cyprus AP Iraq denied on Friday that it planned to reinvade Kuwait claiming such sugges tions were part of a sick plot to justify prolonging interna tional sanctions sti fling the countrys economy In a statement car ried by the staterun Iraqi News Agency a government spokesman indirectly continued there had been military move ments but said peaceloving Iraq has no aggressive Iraqi opposition groups earlier claimed mat Saddam Hussein was moving elite forces toward the southern border with Kuwait after an alleged uprising in the military had been quelled Foreign Minister Sheik Sabah al Aziz Ahmed alSabah the acting prime minis ter instructed Cabi net members to take all precautionary on differ ent military and civil ian the Kuwait News Agency said Meanwhile the Baghdad govern ment spokesman defended Iraqs right to move troops with in its own borders in a statement carried by the Iraqi News Agency monitored in Nicosia Iraqs deputy prime minister Tariq Aziz addressing the General Assembly in New York during its regular session Friday focused on the effect of U N sanc tions on Iraq and did the troop move   

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