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   Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - October 29, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana                                Cass win in playoffs Sports 56 60 cents Hotel ordered to pay Tailhook victim wins in court LAS VEGAS AP A federal jury ruled Friday that the Las Vegas Hilton failed to provide adequate security at the 1991 Tail hook and ordered the hotel chain to pay whistleblower Paula Coughlin It was the first verdict to result from the at which more than 80 women claimed to have been assaulted or molested by drunken Navy and Marine avi The Navy and Marine Corps pursued 140 harassment but none led to a courtmar who contended the sexual assault ended her Navy held her attorneys hand as the verdict was Im very gratified that the jury has vindicated Paula and that justice has been Coughlins Dennis said outside of Coughlins sitting in the front row of the wept as the verdict was The District Court jury determined the hotel and the Hilton Hotel acted with and awarded Coughlin million in actual such as future loss of income and medical Inside Classified Dear News of Autumn fun Bruce does a flip into a pile pf leaves at Somers Park Thursday Students had a chance to enjoy the Autumn day as they were out of school because of a teacher Todays high tempera ture could reach but a chance of scat tered showers is likely for local weather observer Robert Wise The low tonight is expected to drop to Tribune photo by Tim Bath Coke cups proclaim We Care By JULIE McCLURE Tribune local area editor m A MWKIsWeCareCoca m m Cola cups will appear in Kokomo beginning W W reminding area residents that the annual Christmastime campaign is rapidly The cups were introduced Fri day by CocaColas general manager Craig Severns at Rax Last Rax donated a quarter per cup pur chased to We The pro ceeds totaled Severns aaid a limited number of the cups are available at a variety of locations around the area listed CocaCola is an active sup porter of We Care mis is the second year for the commemo rative In the compa ny issued a commemorative CocaCola can with the We Care employees will also be decorating a tree with CocaCola Polar Bears for the We Care TrimaTree scheduled for 6 at the We Care isjan annual fund needy at The annual Bob Rax district Tammy store show the We Care CocaCola cups with CocaCola general manager Craig Severns Tribune photo by Brian Reynolds marathon We Care telethon will be hosted by founder Dick Branson and Charlie Crop We Care divides its proceeds among the Kokomo Rescue Mis the Salvation Army and the Kokomo Tribunesponsored Goodfellows to help the under privileged at There are a limited number of the cups available at the follow ing locations i Cedar Crest Snack Bar Chrysler Cone Palace Country Catfish Delco Electronics Dels Deli Dairy north and south Dairy west Fast iwe Foods Windfall and Kokomo Fazolis Restaurant Go Ear Corner Store Grocery Depots Russia Koko mo Grocery Sacks t Burger Dairy Galveston Helms Corner Stare Jackson Square MiniMart Rax Restaurant Rays DriveIn Sweetshop WalMart Food State Lord Jons Tacos Poor Galveston Rozzis Sams Club Welfare McClean will table appeal to tax board I By JEFF PARROTT Tribune staff writer Howard County property own ers can breathe a collective sigh of knowing they wont have to dig deeper into their pockets next year when property tax bills are The county councils denial of the welfare departments full 1995 budget request wont be appealed to the state tax according to James Howard County Family and Child Services direc tor of the Indiana Family and Social Services McClean has tabled his appeal after learning of the IFS SAs statewide decision this year not to overrule budget actions taken by county government offi he In the overall spirit of coopera tion with the council and were going to collectively try to reduce costs for next McClean Well have to wait and see whos appointed to the begin dialogue with the and try to keep costs down keep our fingers McClean had asked the county council for about million between his two budgets gen eral Welfare and Family and Child Services in the September budget But the council only approved about claiming that any more would have necessitated a property tax increase over last The extra money McClean was requesting for 1995 would have driven up the tax rate about cents per assessed or for a home assessed at The new IFSSA policy stems from Evan Bayns efforts to ground property taxes that have climbed steadily in recent said IFSSA spokesman Rich Over the last two years Evan Bayh has mounted a major effort to identify the causes of why property taxes have been increasing at an unacceptably high Schneider A com mittee Bayh formed to probe mat issue found that county welfare swelling to keep pace with the rising costs of outof home placements of Tax rates Howard County property tax for the past 10 years Tax rate tor each of assessed value 94 93 92 91 90 For example For a home with an divide by 168 Is owed have been one of the main cul Schneider What IFSSA Director Jim Hmurovichs policy in the spir it of what the governor is is instead of appealing local gov ernment officials to work 1wim mem to figure out other ways to provide these ser vices without appealing for higher Howard County Council Presi dent Richard Miller had predicted the councils budget denial would be and called the FSSAs decision great If s a 180degree turnaround Miller For the last several theyve not honored our desires on the tax issue and have simply passed Schneider said the FSSA wilCdo what it can to help its county departments cope with the but said their ability to meet the needs of families arid children will depend on coopera McClean and county offi cials are going to have to sit down and figure how are they going to bridge that gap1 he McClean said costcutting options now being discussed include a placement criteria list for juvenile detention to avoid unnecessary con tracting with specialists that work on keeping the child in the home instead of an institution and using Medicaid to fund eligible children in need of Kokomo 57 Monday Galveston 68 Tonight Parade from National City Bank starts at 5 Peru 57 Monday Bunker Hill 57 Monday Walton Tonight Tipton 58 Monday Greentown 57 Tonight imi ma f ghiinr IL Mnmm martna im D in Man 1MO Wok or 67 Monday kWin fcomtwteftV 7 MMtatf at Amman 611   

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