Saturday, October 15, 1994

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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - October 15, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana Tipton conference 42 KOKOMO 1994 50 cents Kidnapped soldier dies in raid BIR West Bank AP Israeli commandos stormed an isolated safe house where Islamic militants were holding a soldier hostage but the raid ended in tragedy when the soldier was killed along with three of his kid One Israeli commando also was killed and eight others were wounded in the which occurred about 90 minutes before the 9 deadline kidnappers had set for killing Nachsnon a 19yearold Israeli Russian singers will Derform here The Russians are coming to Kokomo in a literal sense as a choral group from the country vis its here for a day on First Presbyterian 2000 Jefferson will host Ecclesi Russias foremost Christ ian singing The Russians will present their Chords of Love concert at 7 Tuesday at the First Presbyterian was selected for a stop on the concert tour after the church raised for the International Bible Societys My First Bible Lloyd the churchs minister of music and said church members con ducted fundraising projects this past summer to raise money for the societys which places Bible literature in the hands of a halfmillion children who live in staterun Russian orphan As a way of thanking the the society included First Presbyterian on the concert The concert will include songs of worship and Christ ian songs and folk and English and Russian songs accom panied by Balalaikas and Admission is and a free will offering will be taken for the Bible Members of the singing group will be staying in Kokomo homes overnight before leaving for their next concert Swartzendruber said the singers have some English but Obviously are more comfortable conversing in Seven fam ilies will host the singers and their support Inside todays Tribune Classified News of One of the kidnap pers was captured along with an accom plice who rented the hideout for the radicals just north of Jerusalem in the village of Bir part of Waxman the Israelioccupied West Bank and only two miles from Wax mans Prime Minister Yitzhak who won a share of the Nobel Peace Prize earlier in the said that Waxman had been killed by his Rabin said he ordered the opera tion after he got firm word Friday morning that the hostage was being held in this West Bank vil Until he said Israel was certain the soldier was held in Fall foliage Davina Amy take a stroll Friday at Kokomo High downtown The eighthgraders are walking on Union Street near Vaile The colorful mapie tree belongs to Joy Pen 511 Union Tribune photo by Brian Reynolds I would say that I Would be happy to give back the Nobel Peace Prize to bring back to life both of the soldiers who Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin a Palestinian selfrule and he had put intense pressure on PLO leader Yasser Arafat to win his I would say that I would be happy to give back the Nobel Peace Prize to bring back to life both of the soldiers who Rabin told Pittco closes plant 150 lose jobs at former PPG operation By DAVE PHILLIPS Tribune staff writer Pittco Engineered Systems Friday closed its Kokomo archi tectural metals plant and five other eliminating about 150 local In a letter to Pittco officials provided few details about why they decided to close the one of the citys oldest manufacturing Carl chairman and chief executive officer of the Twins Ohiobased and other company officials were unavail Scott director of said a state ment from Pittco executives would be released publicly Mon The decision to close was due to business circumstances which could not be reasonably foreseen prior to this Kutzli said in the The company regrets that it was unable to provide advance notice of the pursuant to the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act of the letter Dick manager of the Koko mo told workers that the company had filed for Chapter 11 according to workers interviewed Fulk also told employees that four potential buyers would be touring the com panys facilities next We are working in conjunction with our which has a first lien on all assets of the to effect an orderly liquidation of all Kutzli said in the Kutzli and Jim Jones own more than half of Pittcos The remaining stake is controlled by The Edgewater a Cleve land investment banking The company produces architec iral metal parts and assemblies Local architectural metals plant closes Tribune photo by Stephen Shaner tural for exterior windows and glazing of commercial build It employs about 250 people in Kokomo and at five distribu tion and metalfabricating centers in Ohio Annapolis Farmers Texas and Den The Kokomo plant employed 150 including as many as 40 employees added in PPG Industries sold its architectural metals including the Kokomo to Pittco in November 1993 for an undisclosed As part of the members of Metal Pol Buffers and Platers Local 24 accepted a threeyear labor agreement that included wage and benefit Pittco officials undertook a major restructuring of the compa including senior management employee an expansion of sales and marketing functions and revised manufac turing A major emphasis of the restructuring was on cutting costs and upgrading computer systems to better man Concert tonight As a the Air Force Band of Flight free concert begins at today at Kokomo High south campus audi The Kokomo Tribune is spon soring the which will fea ture the Band of Flights concert the largest and most versa tile unit within the Band of Directed by Richard the band maintains a repertoire ranging from classic symphonic compositions and mil itary marches to Broadway show tunes and popular contemporary Doors will open at for those who have their free which are available at the Koko mo Tribune until noon Some seats will be available beginning at for those The Air Force Band of Flight who have not picked up tickets in The Air Force Band of Flight has serenaded presidents and vice visiting heads of cabinet members of Congress and millions of Ameri can and foreign age inventory levels and produc tion A maker of flat automotive and industrial coat ings and Pittsburghbased PPG placed the unit on the auc tion block after determining it no longer met its strategic The divisions sales have been flat in recent years as a result of the nationwide downturn in com mercial and nonresidential con Annual revenues in 1991 and 1992 totaled Sales in 1993 rose about 5 The unit has posted annual losses since PPG began operations here in when its Pitts burgh Plate Glass bought the eightyearold Diamond Plate Glass It marked PPGs first plant outside In five years after it closed the glass PPG began producing architectural metals for curtain wall and storefront appli The company moved to its cur rent at 1500 Murden 26 years Hoosier exports to Mexico are up 20 percent INDIANAPOLIS AP Indi ana exports to Mexico have risen 20 percent during the first six months the North American Free Trade Agreement has been in Richard Lugar said Fri Economic growth and job cre ation in Indiana depend on increasing our exports by finding new customers for our goods and Lugar said in a statement from a called the initial NAFTA results encourag He said Indianas export increases include gains of 22 per cent in automotive exports and 28 percent in A Connersviile Ford plant has added 300 jobs in the last many stemming from demand for its products in Europe and Mexi Lugar What a gift SAN DIEGO AP Its a pretty good wed ding present for Randall Curlee and Victoria Surgeons said Friday she should be able to give her husband or three days a kidney after The transplant was called off at the last minute Wednesday after a doctor accidentally nicked one of the brides kidney arteries with a A test Thursday found no blood flow damage to IngramCurlees left kidney and she was discharged Weve come through this pretty good so We can handle whatevers Ingram Curlee said as she left the We are and this will happen very