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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - November 16, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana Special basketball preview Section D Kokomo Ind 50 cents Killer intersection targeted ByJEFFPARROTT Tribune staff writer An eastern Howard County intersection where a woman and her daughter were killed last month will become a fourway stop the county traffic commis sion decided this morning The commissions normally lowprofile monthly meeting in a small conference room was full of citizens lobbying for the change at county roads 300 East and 50 North There On Oct 11 Ida Graber 64 and her daughter Joan Bontrager 39 died after the car they were riding in collided with one driven by a 17yearold Daniel Hester Investigators said he was head ing west on Road 50 North and ran a stop sign The commission voted unani mously to make the change but not before family members of the deceased and residents living near the corner spoke up Becky Maroney 4963 N Road 200 East said she narrowly sur vived an accident at the intersec tion in April but her sister Mar lene was killed there in 1988 I would love to see a fourway stop there It would be a big Seven accidents have occurred at the intersection this year com pared to two three and four in theprevious three years respec tively Citizens and traffic com missioners agreed that Road 50 North has become a major link between Greentown and Kokomo especially after road improve ments made it smoother The only opposition to the change came from County High way Department Ted Cain who told commissioners earlier this month that an engineer rec ommended it remain a twoway stop Instead hed advocated posting larger stop signs on 50 North at 300 East I dont want people to think I dont care about life because thats Cain said But he stressed his reservations about posting fourway stop signs every place that accidents occur in the county many because of dri ver error The corner of county roads 500 East and 50 North will also be changed from a twoway to a fourway stop The changes must be passed by the county commissioners a week from Monday a mere formality according to James Shearer who sits on both panels This boa is back in the bag Ted Schuck left Boulevard School principal holds open a bag pupils held the toy while Schugk read during KokpitibCenter for kindergarten pupils of that school to shove a 15foot SchoolsAmerican Education Week obhtinue stuffed toy snake into following his reading of The Day Jim today and Thursday mys Boa Ate the Wash Tuesday at Kokomo Mall Twenty Tribune photo by piTt Bath FAA tightening screws on rules for small airlines Safety inspections will be increased WASHINGTON AP The Federal Aviation Administration says it will begin regulating regional airlines under the stricter rules that cover major carriers a move recommended by the National Transportation Safety Board FAA Administrator David R Hinson said Tuesday his agency is moving to end differences in the way large and small airlines are regulated and promised increased safety inspections nationwide The safety board issued its rec ommendations at the conclusion of a ninemonth study of the safe ty of regional and commuter air Jrf rr lines Regional airlines feeding pas sengers to major carriers and often operating under the colors those carriers4 have prolifer ated in recent years Current rules impose tougher standards on planes with 31 or more seats while the standards are less strict for smaller planes which are termed commuter air craft The safety board recommended extending fixe largeplane regula tions to aircraft with 20 or more seats and to those with 10 to 19 seats wherever This would put nearly all sched uled airline flights under the same strict rules while leaving the less rigid standards in effect for air Tighter rules for smaller planes The National Transportation Safety Board recommended Tuesday that commuter airlines adopt many of the tougher rules that govern major airlines Some of the proposals Improve safety Inspections Restrict the number of hours pilots can fly Require dispatchers to help crew check the weather and determine weight and balance of the plane Improve training for Federal Aviation Administration inspectors Use flight simulators for pilot training Make sure the commuter airlines have their own safety officials AP Graphic taxis and other unscheduled smallplane service Among other reforms the changes would tighten safety inspections of aircraft reduce the number of hours pilots can fly and require dispatchers to assist crew in checking the weather deter mining the weight and balance of the plane planning routes and performing other ground duties Ys Men getting into spirit of Christmas The Kokomo Ys Men welcomed one of the first signs that Christ mas is coining when the Ys Men Tree Lot trees arrived Tuesday night at the Seashore Pool 804 W Park Ave The trees will go on sale Nov 25 at 10 Hours for the tree lot will be 10 to 7 Saturdays noon to 6 on Sundays and 18 weekdays according to ferry King who is organizing this years tree lot fundraiser The Ys Men will also be selling wreaths roping tree bags and tree stands This years trees are freshly cut in Michigan and Indi ana and will cost within a range of to The tree lot is a major fundraiser for Kokomos YMCA The Ys Men will also be deco rating uptown Kokomo on Nov 27 with wreaths and greenery Ys Men Dave Rayl left and Steve Ault line up the trees Stories of the weird and wacky Tribune photo by Dave Hess Roxanne the dog has a new toy AUCKLAND New Zealand AP Jean Glovers heart problem was not helped when her dog picked up an unex ptodad hand grenade and began playing with it in a park She was rolling on her back dropping it and picking it up coming up to me and portending to give it to me and then run ning off again Glover yyfl Tne more she tried to persuade the Rot tweiler to part with the grenade on Tues day the more the dog nought it was a game I wasnt going to touch it and when I got her to drop it I put her back on the chain and called the Glover said Glover 40 said she takes pills for heart palpitations and the grenaoe had given ft a real The grenade later was packed in sand and blown up by army disposal experts It aint over til the fat lady sues SELLERSVILLE Pa AP A woman once recognized as the worlds fattest by the Guinness Book of Records has sued a supermarket tabloid over a story that com pared her weight to a baby elephant and a small family car Rosalie Bradford who weighed more than pounds but has trimmed down to less man 300 claims the Sept 7 1993 story cast her as a thing or animal to be despised or pitied She is seeking million from EnquirerStar Inc of Florida claiming libel ana invasion of privacy Mrs Bradford said she was not inter viewed for the story and the tabloid made up all her quotes including Even going to the bathroom was a rughtmare I had a commode by the bed and Bob would haul me into a sitting position and men maneu ver me toward it inch by Pure hell darkens Florida Tornado rips up retirement area BAREFOOT BAY Fla AP A tornado spawned by Tropical Storm Gordon ripped through this retirement community killing at least one person and turning hun dreds of mobile homes into hulks of mangled aluminum and asbestos The deaths of two more people in Florida including that of a 16 yearold surfer were blamed on the tropical storm that left at least 100 dead when it smashed through the Caribbean In Barefoot Bay an Atlantic Coast town of people about 145 miles north of Miami metal hung from trees like huge strips of tinsel and debris was strewn everywhere The twister bounced across a twomile stretch just after 7 Tuesday destroying as many as 100 mobile homes and damaging 500 more Forty people were injured Police and rescuers went door todoor Tuesday night using flashlights to search for more vic tims in the dark rainy weather Its pure hell out said sheriffs Officer Dallas Durr About 150 people took refuge at two shelters The National Hurricane Center also reported tornadoes about 100 miles south in Lake Worth Delray Beach and near Jupiter Inlet
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