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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - November 11, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana 69 KOKOMO SO cents GOP ready to make change Sharpening the budget ax WASHINGTON AP Overhauling the income snuffing out a congres sional probe of the tobacco slashing foreign aid Republicans are busily setting their goals for a more conservative GOP lawmakers likely to chair commit tees in the Congress that convenes in Jan uary say their Election Day landslide was a popular call to rein in a government that has become too too costly and too And Tor the first time in 40 of House and Senate panels will give them a huge advantage in moving legislation that does exactly the public doesnt want so much Pete returning as chairman of the Sen ate Budget said in an inter view We have to go out and get rid of some of Without offering Domenid said his committee would look for pro grams that arent really working to see what we can get rid He also said it would move quickly to strengthen the presidents ability to erase individual items in spending bills and to endorse a constitutional amendment mat would require a balanced Behind the the GOP Senate staff is considering a plan that would trim fed eral spending by billion to bil lion through the year said one Republican aide who spoke on condition of The plan is aimed at achieving a balanced budget by then and paying for billion worth of tax cuts for the middle the aide Domenid said he would seek support for a plan he has advanced with Sam dramatically reshaping die income People would deduct their savings and investments from their incomes and pay tax only on the differ which he said would encourage Americans to save The man who will probably chair the House Ways and Means Committee said that one of his longrange goals is to elim inate the income tax repladng it with perhaps a national sales More Bill R said the taxwriting panel would move quickly on several tax cut including reductions in the levies paid by some betteroff Social Security people who save money for future med ical use and families with Also on his agenda is a cut in the capital gains tax That levy is paid on profits of sales of stocks and other and reducing the tax has been a longrange goals of Democrats say such a move would chiefly benefit the rich and cost the government Jesse who will head the Senate Foreign Relations said he would try to slash foreign He also said he would seek reductions in contributions to the United which he called that nemesis of millions qf The new chairman of the House Health and Environment who hails from Virginias tobacco said he would end Congress probe of the cigarette I dont think we need any more legis lation regulating said Thomas in whose district Philip Morris USA is the biggest private Jill Pat Harden and Tanya Stewart hang prom dresses donated by a local union to the Kokomo High School Magic Closet Tribune photo by Tim Bath Generosity hangs in magic closet A group of United Auto Workers Local 292 mem bers nopes to make the prom of 14 needy Kokomo High School students a night to And area residents can help with other such efforts for stu dents in need simply by eating chicken and noodles Local 292 member Pat Harden said 14 formal gowns have been given to the Kokomo High south Magic by a small group of UAW Local 292 The placed in a secret location at the south holds donated clothing and other items for needy students who receive the donations anony The gowns were donated to the UAW group by those who have worn the dresses only once and cleaned Harden This is the sixth year the UAW members have col lected donations for charity and the second year the efforts have been aimed at nelping the Magic A chicken noodle dinner is scheduled to begin at 11 Saturday at the UAW Local 292 1201 Alto with all proceeds to benefit the Harden said she expects about to be raised from that Ticket prices are for for senior citizens and for children under The dinner is part of UAW Local 292 members Harvest Hope which will also featuje DelRa Club nut crafts and an antique Harvest Hope will be conducted from 9 to 5 at the union Stretch run meets United Way goal By LISA FIPPS Tribune staff writer They did In two 18 associates loaned to die United Way and nearly 200 volunteers pulled together not only to reach their million but to sur pass During a campaign celebration Pete campaign announced die Kokomo com munity raised Upon hearing die good the group attending the celebration stood and Hossenlopp credited die loaned associates employees from area companies who are loaned to die United Way in order to solicit donations and die United Way You really dont get die job done widiout an outstanding leader and He singled out each of die key people who cam paigned for United includ ing die local organizations presi Mike At every campaign meeting Hossenlopp has teased Spear about his As much as I kid he stands tons tall for what he does for all of Hossenlopp The United Way volunteers also honored Victor who helped out wim various fundrais ing with a birthday cake and gifts as a From prowler to prosecutor Anderson man turned life around AP Madison Countys new prosecu tor credits members of the Ander son police force with helping him turn his life around after a teen age conviction on burglary In the 21 years since Rod ney Cummings was arrested in 1973 for stealing a private coin col lection from a couples hes done well for He won three state boxing become a police earned a masters degree in law from Indi ana And on he defeated incumbent William the man who prosecuted him 21 years before for the But Cummings said Wednesday he couldnt have done it without encouragement from officers who taught him discipline and self After he was convicted of bur glary and placed on three years probation in Cummings happened to walk past the Ander son Police Athletic League club when the pool tables inside caught his He entered die club and met some police who quickly befriended The officers encouraged him to participate in the clubs boxing and Cummings eventually won three middleweight Indiana Golden Gloves championships and an Amateur Athletic Union state they suggested I apply to the police he Cummings took their but was rejected because of his felony His friends and some community leaders would nt give writing to the gover nor to ask him to pardon Cum Otis Bowen granted the and Cummings became a member of the Ander son Police Department in Sonja Pete Hossenlopp and Mike Spear honor Victor Campbell with a birthday gift and cake at the United Way celebration Thursday Tribune photo by Brian Reynolds Allan a loaned associ also commended the but singled out other people who made me United Way The folks mat have pledged the money are the people who deserve die credit for what we have unquote Associates and volunteers are assigned certain peo ple or organizations from which to solicit Each has a While most met their a tew did money continues to trickle in and loaned associates and United Way staffers are confident the commu nity will help them meet almost every if not each divisions As guests arrived at United Presidential Lite which hosted the mere was talk mat United Way had not met die with a lastminute United Way raised And Hod who worked to get donations from die retiree division which is about short of its pledged to make up die difference if Hossenlopp said he was taking Peabody at his It was that pledge and the money from die raffle that helped United Way meet and surpass its Inside todays Tribune Local Steve hMfu to Russia to tiV about destroying nerve Page IMMCHI Obituaries Opinion Sports A10 AS Bl3