Saturday, December 3, 1994

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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - December 3, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana KOKOMO Saturday 1994 50 cents Viewed through a television camera Friday Dick and Charlie Cropper of WWKI Radio prepare for the opening of the We Care telethon Tribune photo by Clint Keller Over items on the block By JULIE McCLURE Tribune local area editor Donations came pouring into WWKI We Cares office just in time for the telethons 22nd year to take to the airwaves to help the needy at Forty seven hours after We Cares opening at 6 more than items will have been auctioned by founder Dick Bronson and sidekick Charlie All the proceeds go to three community Those the Salvation the Kokomo Rescue Mis sion and the Kokomo Tribune sponsored use the money to buy clothing and The massive effort involves lit erally thousands of from those who serve on shifts during the 47 hours to every indi vidual who drops off an auction The We Care which sells We Care merchandise and will Related photo Students at Kokomo High down town raised through the sale of We Care Page remain open throughout the announced a couple spe cial offers which resulted in a rush to The specials include anyone buying a 1995 calendar will receive free note cards the famous We Care cookbooks are on sale for while they The We Care offices are located at the back of the WWKI radio station at 519 Main In We Care raised a record and Bronson has said that total represents what the community wants to Each what the community wants to give is his This years giving has resulted in a large number of continuous bid items which includes travel trailers and Local attorney Charles Scruggs once again wowed the We Care volunteers when he dropped of a 1994 Honda 1100 Shadow motor which has only about 800 miles on This We Care donation is valued at Delco Electronics Customer Sat isfaction Department employees also surprised the We Care work ers when they brought in a Brick yard 400 HiTech Brickyard 400 Gold Edition 101 collector card one of only which were made to commemorate the The set has a cherry wood case and 90 cards from the inaugural race at the Indianapolis Motor Ten cards show the top 10 finishers and a commemo rative gold card has the Jeff as the featured par And Whites Meat Market dropped off a certificate for worth of steaks a month which will also be a continuous Please see Page A6 How to bid Heres how to watch and bid for the WWKI We Care telethon this weekend Where to watch Telecable channel 35 Where to listen How to bid Call 4561100 12 operators on duty or 800 444WWKI When it begins 6 Fri day When it ends 5 Sun day Who it benefits WWKIs We Care raises money which is divided among the Koko mo Rescue the Sal vation Army and the Koko mo Tribunesponsored Goodfellows to help the needy at Questions WWKI Amazing Hazel Coy shows she cares Hazel Coy contributes quilts to We Care Tribune photo by Brian Reynolds By JULIE McCLURE Tribune local area editor For the past 15 Hazel Coy has been there for WWKIs We Her pieced and hand sewn have brought in big dollars for the charity each and Hazel is a special person to We Cares founder Dick Bron Isnt she Bronson as Hazel dropped off a 100 yearold butter churn to the chari ty Friday The 81yearold Ervin Township resident continues to amaze We Care volunteers by spending her year making quilts despite bat tling arthritis and the after effects of suffering polio earlier in her Ive been a hard worker all my life I lived on a farm and I keep she Describing herself as a widow lady who has lived in Ervin Township all her Hazel also has made quilts for a multitude of grandchildren and greatgrand She doesnt have cable televi but listens to the We Care telethon on the and she does know when one of her quilts is among the lots being She listens as the bids go higher and hopes for a 1 hope and pray they can get everything they she said ol the Her first quilt brought around and since then she has made youth quilts and lap robes too And she hopes to continue mak ing the although her arthri tis sometimes makes it If Im I will have she I have to keep my hands Schoolchildren raise their voices in song for We Care Tjve WWKI We Care Joy of Singing tapes and compact featuring the musical talents of students in Howard County arrived at die We Care Friday The We Care store has the CDs for and the tapes for throughout the which began Friday night and continues through A portion of the proceeds from the tapes will go to the schools music departments that partici pated in the including Eastern and Western school cor Each school will receive copies of the CDs and tapes to sell al their beginning Names of the students who par ticipated in the project are iaclud ed with the tapes and Workers become ill at Peru Dozens go to hospital By Kokomo Tribune staff and The Associated Press AP Thirteen people were hospitalized in stable condition Friday after they became ill when a fork lift that was not burning fuel properly emitted high levels of carbon authorities The 13 were among an estimat ed 70 employees working at Pat ton Electric at the Peru Indus trial Park who were initially taken to Dukes Memorial Most were either given oxygen or checked for proper oxygen lev els and Beth public relations and marketing director for the hospital The remaining 13 were in stable condition complaining of symp toms such as nausea and At 5 several peo ple were still in the emergency room and were to be according to Both Fire Chief Bill Click and Emergency Management Director Jerry Hamman attributed the ill nesses to the fork Employees were using a forklift to remove an unsaturated polyester resin tank from the building when employ ees became Click The tank was left in the building by All Season the buildings former No carbon monoxide how were registered from the resin Hamman A technician who services fork lifts reported to the and said the normal level of carbon monox ide emitted from a fork lift is 4 percent or The level of carbon monoxide coming from the machine in question was 5 times the normal Click The Peru City Fire Department was notified at Rescue teams from throughout the city soon A threemember team from the Peru City Fire Department entered the building wearing breathing coordinat ing with local EMS units to prop erly get people removed from the At least three people passed while others experienced dizziness and weak Click Some were in quite a bit of dis he Dukes Memorial Hospital insti tuted its disaster plan 10 and the first patient arrived at Treska In the disaster extra res piratory therapists and volunteers report to the All patients brought to the hos pital were given arterial blood gas which test for the bain nee of oxygen in the Some received additional lab tests while others received Patients who complained headaches and nausea received pain By Click and Ham man said the building was safe for employees to return to Patton Electric bought the former All Season Industries building from the local redevelop ment commissions in The New Havenbased company man ufactures heaters anct Company officials could not be reached for comment Friday Hill given life on clinic protection violations AP For mer minister Paul Hill was sen tenced Friday to two life sentences the maxi mum for violating the new federal clinicprotec tion law in the shotgun slay ings of an abortion doc tor and his Next a judge will decide Hill whether Hill should get the electric chair oft state murder charges in the of Pensacola was the first person in the nation prosecut ed under the federal law against using violence or otherwise fering with those entering abor tion The lifewithoutparole fences will run a former Presbyterian killed John Bayard and his volunteer body retired Air Force James Barretts 69yearold June was wounded in the attack July The your is simply I was trying to prevent Britton from killing the 30 people he was going to kill that Hill told District Judge Roger Vjn Vinson said he did not doubt Hills sincerity about believing he had a higher but God does not look with favor on the taking of any human Inside todays Tribune Classified News of 91 4II Kl HTM AM