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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - October 16, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana Purdue shocks Wisconsin with 2424 tie Page B1 43 KOKOMO 1994 Haiti rejoices as Aristide returns Haitians celebrate the return of President JeanBertrand Aristide AP photos Haiti AP JeanBertrand Aristide proudly reclaimed the nation he was forced to flee three years his persecutors gone and his people dancing Saturday to the promise of a society His return literally on American wings completes the first phase of a world effort to sow democracy in a land cursed by a long history of The diminutive priest turnedpresident must now transcend Haitis fractious his tory to unite his wretchedly poor nation and create true The Clinton which sent troops to Haiti to ensure the departure of its military is hoping the restoration of Aristides elected government will send a mes sage to dictators around the The Security Council welcomed Aristides return by voting Saturday to lift stifling trade sanctions imposed to force out army Aristide released a white dove into the air before he addressed thousands of dancing Haitians at the National Today is the day that the sun of democracy never to he Today is the day that the eyes of justice never to close Today is the day that security takes over noon and Aristide spoke from behind a bulletproof shield a reminder of the danger he still faces from rightist A cordon of American sol diers separated the populist president from his GIs manned rooftops and and Humvee jeeps prowled the watching for trouble by Aristides armed At least exuberant people gathered outside the pressing against the green iron am I ever happy Im ready to die tomorrow said MarieHelene A new life can begin Thousands more Haitians danced toward leapfrogged by 13 Black hawk helicopters that ferried Aristide and his delegation from the airport to the Many more people stayed listening to the address on state TV and The streets of on the north were nearly empty during the speech as people lis tened in shops and in their festooned for the occa sion with streamers and pictures of Aris Thousands paraded through CapHaitien streets after Aristide s Aristide mentioned by name some of the at least people killed during military including a priest who was a close friend and his justice min but urged Haiti to move beyond the tragedy of the past three He said there must be an end to violence and preached Students take to water in pop can crafts By TRISHA TURNER Tribune staff writer Up to 40 Kokomo High School students will compete in the south campus pool but if they theyll be The open to the is called Pop Can And it challenges students in grades eight through 12 to engineer contraptions they will navigate through the water to collect soc cer balls and place them in a goal in the pools We have no idea what the competition will be said Jack KHS industrial technology education chairman and a sponsor of the club conducting todays At the scheduled to begin at 1 teams of three to five will attempt to navigate selfdesigned vehicles made pre dominantly of pop cans and not bigger than 10 feet by 4 A feet across the pool to collect the At least one team member must be in the And if a team member falls from the contraption into the the device must be returned to the starting point at the end of the The object is to have collected more of the 12 available balls and place them in the goal dur ing the threeminute neat than the other team in the Awards will be given for most creative sportsman bestlooking vehicle and competition KHSFirst is a revised version of the ScienceTech a stu dent group which for the past three years has teamed up with Delco Electronics to com pete in the national FIRST For the Inspiration and Recog nition of Science and Technolo gy The national competition requires students to work with businesses to design and assem ble vehicles for events that vary each FIRST supplies most of the and teams must stick to that list in putting together their The details of the 1995 contest will not be announced until Jan In past KHS group met shortly before that announcement to begin plan ning for me follow ing years which saw Kokomo teams finish in the national con test decline since 1992 when it Corey a Kokomo High School tapes soda cans together to form a floating device called the which will be used in todays Pop Can Regatta at south campus Tribune photo by Stephen Shaner Pop Can Regatta KHSFirst competition Q 1 today Q Kokomo High south pool Q Free and open to the public finished second the club was revamped to allow for more We found mere were a lot of places kids needed to be before they got to the David son For with problem kids didnt know how to problem solve or didnt have enough experience at we have a yearlong The name of the group was changed because if s sort of our he We want Kokomo High School About 45 eighththrough 12thgraders have been involved in twicemonthly KHSFirst meetings with school and Delco sponsors since Group members work on problemsolv ing projects at each Other such as are planned for this school With the extra Davidson said he hopes the local team will place high in the national whose regional event is 27 and 28 in But thats not our main he Our main goal is for the kids to have fun and learn that technology and mam can be Aristide waves from the bal cony of the National Palace Trip is chance of a lifetime By TRISHA TURNER Tribune staff writer A Kokomo firstgrade teacher needs more than to take advantage of the chance of a life I feel this is right for me to do Elwood Haynes School teacher Sharon Grier The time is right for me to learn some She has been selected by the Cit izen Ambassador Program of Peo ple to People International in to trav el with other elemen tary educators to Vietnam January Participants will learn about elemen tary education there while visiting schools and takr ing part in cul er tural The Vietnamese Ministry of Education invited the American 1 expect to learn as much as I can about their school systems philosophy of their And Im expecting to let them know what we do in she It would be a great thing to bring back to classrooms and to talk to groups to let them know what its Grier did not apply for When she received an invitation from Peter the University of Virginia elementary education professor leading the she worried it may not be 1 took it to some other people to see if they knew the organiza she You get a lot of junk mail trying to get you involved in what you dont But she learned her selection was based on criteria including community experi ence in education and location of They didnt say but I think they chose me because Kokomo has a Vietnam veterans reunion every she According to information from the nonprofit Citizen Ambas sador People to People Where to send money donations toward the cost of Elwood Haynes School teacher Sharon Cri ers trip to meet with Viet namese educators should be sent to the Sharon Grier USAVietnam Educational Exchange Society 224 Main Account number 9950 was founded in 1956 by President Dwight Eisenhower and pro motes friendly relations among all countries through the medium of professional and techni cal Grier has been with Kokomo Center Schools 25 She said shes thrilled to have been chosen for an opportunity that happens once in a but she may have to decline if she cannot raise the cost of the trip by Since she will not be paid dur ing her two weeks off work and must fund a flight to Los Angeles for briefing with others in the del she estimates her costs will near But my son just left for I dont have any small children at home and my husband is support said who has never been Its right for me to go The trip includes stays in Ho Chi Minh City and Hong Despite the United States past differences with Grier expects to feel welcome while learning about that coun trys communistbased system of This is the kind of thing 1 want to feel the Kokomo community she I think Kokomo should be Our children have to deal with a wider world and different cul Teachers need to be aware so they can teach about differ ences and the ability for all of us to get along and help our Inside todays Tribune Classified
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