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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - October 30, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana Nebraska might take No 1 ranking Page B1 Vol 144 No 57 Kokomo Ind Sunday Oct 30 1994 Gunman fires at White House WASHINGTON AP A Col orado man armed with a Chinese made assault weapon sprayed die White House with a barrage of bullets on Saturday authorities said the bul lets struck the mansion where Presi dent Clinton was relaxing but no one was injured Witnesses said passersby tackled the suspect who was identified as Fran cisco Martin Duran of Colorado Springs and turned him over to Secret Service agents who vaulted the fence surrounding the White House com pound Twenty to 30 shots were fired at the mansion The president was in no danger said Richard Griffin assistant Secret Service director for protective operations Mrs Clinton and their daughter Chelsea were not in the mansion at the time of the attack Clad in a dark trench coat the heavyset gunman pulled out his weapon in the midst of a crowd of tourists and began firing in short bursts toward the White House People scrambled for cover as he began moving east away from the building Witnesses said he trained his gun on the crowd just before he was tackled Duran 26 was taken for question ing to a Secret Service field office where he invoked his right to an attor Duran ney Hes not saying anything any special agent Tim Cahill said All we can do is make him comfort able get him water and The Secret Service said Duran car ried a SKS Chinese semiautomatic rifle which has been banned from import into the United States since last May The government said more than 1 million SKS rifles are in circulation in the United States alone White House press secretary Dee Dee Myers said the attorneys office was considering what charges would be filed She said no formal charges would be lodged before Sun day Myers said authorities were checking the mans fingerprints to verify that he was in fact the person listed on his drivers license It was the second major breach of White House security in as many months In September a singleengine plane was crashed into the lawn and Please see Gunman Page A10 Inside todays Tribune Classified Dear Abby News of Advice columns move to Style section today Beginning today Dear by Abigail Van Bureri the most widely syndicated column in the world and medical answers from a practicing physician will be found on a special Advice page in the Kokomo Tribunes Style section Abby and Dr Gott will appear on the Advice page seven days a week Their move from the Classified section will allow the Tribune to publish along with Abby and Dr Gott a third but different advice column each day of the week The additional columns and their schedule are Sundays the Tribune will publish Children Today by Dr Charles Schwarzbeck a consultant to families and schools in Seattle He teaches at the University of Washington School of Medicine Mondays Ask Anne in which columnists Anne B Adams and Nancy NashCummings offer practical wisdom and useful household tips on topics ranging from food to finances home remedies to heirlooms Tuesdays The Doctor written by W GiffordJones Wednesdays HassleFree Home written by Dr Yvonne Fournier education consultant to schools and corporations and president of Fournier Learning Strategies Inc who will address questions about homework education or parenting Thursdays Watch Your Lan written by Lydel Sims of The Commercial Appeal in Memphis in which questions and comments about good and bad language are addressed Fridays Juggling Jobs and written by Family Education Consultant Tracey Barnes Priestley Saturdays written by Dr Paula Bern author of How to Work for a Woman founder of her own public relations firm in Pitts burgh and instructor of executive semi nars at CarnegieMellon Universitys Graduate School of Urban and Public Affairs Having a grape time Brittani Ploughs 5 is dressed up as a bunch of seedless grapes Friday at the Indiana University Kokomo fourth annual Halloween open house and haunted house in the Kelley Student Center The event was sponsored by IUK student organizations Children 10 and younger and their parents were invited free of charge About 450 children attended last years open house Tribune photo by Stephen Shaner We Care We Care decks the halls Members of the American Legion group Connie Smith of Forest front left Mary Lovelace and Katie Fowler of Russiaville and Cindy Smith of Kokomo decorate their We Care patriotic Christmas tree Friday at Smiths house in For est Tribune photo by Stephen Shaner By JULIE McCLURE Tribune local area editor WWKIs We Care has always counted on a group of volunteers who practice the art of caring each year to help the needy at Christmas And the Russiaville American Legion Auxiliary has been practic ing for We Cares TrimaTree Festival Tonight representatives of 30 businesses and service organiza tions including the auxiliary will gather at the Markland Mall to transform artificial Christmas trees into a way to help the needy in the Kokomo area The trees will be auc tioned at 4 Nov 6 at the mall after the public has had a week to preview the decorations Tonights assembling of the Rus siaville auxiliarys tree will actually be the second time the group has put it together They assembled a practice tree this past week We havent done this before and we were a little said Melinda Simmons an auxiliary member It just so happened that we were assigned a and I have a so we decided to set it up and practice putting the tree The tree was put together at Con nie Smiths home Melindas moth er with 350 handmade ornaments that were made by about a dozen or so auxiliary members And the group found out some thing interesting by practicing We had so many ornaments we had to call and see if we could get a bigger Simmons said So now the group has a to work on tonight The group chose a patriotic theme for its tree and was assisted by Rodgers Building Supply in Russi aville which provided cutout hearts and stars which were then handpainted Crossstitch orna ments are also featured on the tree We want whoever buys this tree to feel really proud to have she said of the hard work the group has put in so far Everybodys just thrilled and a little nervous about it but we are looking forward to Last years inaugural TrimaTree festival raised more than for We Care The festival will fea ture more trees this year and more groups will participate The artificial trees range in height from to 10 feet and are Mont gomery Pine Traditional Pine Douglas Fir Winter Spruce Ver mont Spruce Winter Spruce Valley Alpine Alpine Fir and Koster Alpine Each business and service organi zation selected its own theme Prospective buyers may stop by Markland Mall beginning Monday to see their handiwork and choose a tree to bid on Nov 6 Proceeds will go to WWKIs We Care which raised last year to help the underprivileged at Christmas We Care divides its pro ceeds among the Kokomo Rescue Mission the Salvation Army and the Kokomo Tribunesponsored Goodfellows which provide food clothing and toys for the needy Local businesses and organizations contribute their time and talents The following businesses service groups and organizations are decorating trees tonight at the Markland Mall to benefit WWKIs We Care The trees will be auctioned at 4 pjn Nov 6 to raise money to help the needy at Christmas The listing includes the business or organization and die theme Cricket Sox antique Christinas Past Gods Little Helper Christinas Under the Lights JCs Junior Chamber of Commerce Kokomos Precious Moments t The Hut Baskets by Country Christmas Sycamore Village Health Care We Create Magi cal Moments CocaCola Bottling CocaCola Polar Bear DuPont Photomasks UNMask the Joy of Christmas t Janes Decorative Pointing Students Ginger Spice West Middietan community Candy Cane Christinas Dorothy Edwards Realtors Homes for the Holi days Delco Department 186 White Christmas Fanta sy Upper Deer Creek United Church Calico Cre ations Op Shop The Glass Needle Xi Zeta Psi Sorority Hoosier Holiday Delco Department 72218222 Toyland Cedar Crest Lanes The Appk Tree All American Longaberger Baskets Heartfelt Christinas Kokomo Tribune A Collection of Christmas Memories Furrows Crystal Fantasy Rotary Club Be a Friend Rookies Sports Bar Grill A Wildcat Christ mas Kokomo Thursday Noon Kiwanis Wildwood Compassionate Friends Keflectionb of the Heart Petut Park Daisy Girl Cuuntrytime Christmas Krogers West All That Center Chapter Eastern Star A Starry Christ mas Wrightsman Custom Canvas Ckiideu Elegance American Legion Auxiliary Love and Patrio tism Service Excellence Team of Howard Communi ty Hospital Angels ol Mercy WWKI Radio Buds Bangles and Beads
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