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   Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - December 9, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana                                Kokomo Ind KOKOMO Ready set toss that pie ItV Carol Pontius lettright Lori Johnson Nancy Ludlow Linda McDaniel Sandy Kasch Denine Elbe take aim and fire pies at Sharon Lowry Ivy Tech State College director of Instructional and Student Affairs Thursday Lowry became the target as the result of a 1994 college blood drive sponsored by the Ivy Tech Student Senate Competition among students and their pro grams for most pints given resulted in eligibility to throw pies For more on the event see Page A2 Tribune photo by Tim Bath State OKs KC board election plan By TRISHA TURNER Tribune staff writer KokomoCenter School Boards next election will be a bit different from those of the past By unanimous vote without dis cussion Thursday the State Board of Education approved the addi tion of districting requirements to the KokomoCenter School Board election plan said KokomoCen ter Superintendent Roger W Thornton The decision to approve the changes came nearly four years to the day after it OKd the school boards original election plan on Dec 6 1990 KokomoCenters original plan called for all board candidates to run at large mean ing they could live anywhere within the school district The plan calls for one member from each of four residency dis tricts to be elected by all Kokomo Center voters every four years starting in 1996 Three atlarge members will be elected in 1998 and every fourth year after that The northsouth dividing line for quadrants in the KokomoCen ter Schools district will now be Markland Avenue and Sycamore Street The primary eastwest dividing line will be Washington and Larountain streets The state education board must now send notification of its deci sion to KokomoCenter Schools and the Howard County clerks office and election board said KokomoCenter Schools attorney William Nolan who attended the state boards Thursday meeting in Indianapolis with Thornton Howard County Clerk Sue Met calf said the clerks office will inform those filing for board can didacy in 1996 of the revisions The districting requirements were proposed to KokomoCenter School Board in March by men member Phoebe Carter who said the changes would provide fairer representation for the school dis trict The local board approved the plan by a 43 vote in June for warding it to the state education board for final approval Carter who left the Kokomo Center board in July said she is pleased by the decision because of its benefits for the city of Kokomo and Center Darlene Poulard KokomoCen ter School Board president said she believes the plans revisions may not be perfect but hopefully will encourage some increased participation in different areas of the school district KokomoCenter board member Michael Coady who as president of the board in June voted against the election plan changes said he is now behind the new policy 1 feel just like I did after the Koko moCenter School Board he said The time for debate is over and now Im faces a mess in Bosnia WASHINGTON AP Evacu ating peacekeepers from Bosnia would carry such grave risks military planners may as well prepare for guerrillastyle warfare lasting weeks Pentagon officials say This wont be any 100hour war this will be a said a senior officer familiar with the situation in the warravaged former Yugoslavia Unlike the Persian Gulf War when forces engaged the demoralized army of Saddam Hussein across a wide expanse of desert the tens of thousands of NATO ground troops needed for a withdrawal of the peacekeeping force in Bosnia would have to maneuver in extremely rugged terrain well known to any oppo nent who might want to hinder them The Security Council has not decided yet to withdraw and the Clinton administration still hopes such a step can be avoided But White House spokeswoman Dee Dee Myers told reporters aboard Air Force One en route to Miami on Thursday that NATO had asked the United States for a troop commitment if necessary to evacuate the peacekeepers The present approved seadr ing troops in she said She said Clinton signed a declara tion Tuesday night that could lead to a commitment Bosnian Serbs have crippled the mission blocking humani tarian convoys and taking more than 300 peacekeepers hostage in an effort to thwart NATO air strikes Should the United Nations decide to try to pull out its belea guered force troops would make up substantial part of a NATO rescue mission said a Pen tagon official briefing reporters Thursday He declined to specify an exact number or describe the type of force that would be used saying NATO officials will review options next week However military officials familiar with the planning said the United States would con tribute anywhere from a single brigade to soldiers to as many as to would not heavy armored tank divisions such as those that faced Iraqi troops Instead they would be lighter infantry forces with armored personnel carriers that could escort large numbers of troops overland to ports or airfields for evacuation Inside Business Classified Dear Local News of HAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS Vol 144 No 97 DeLuise Harden Two join charitys board Goodfellows a charity spon sored by the Kokomo Tribune has announced two new members to its board of directors Pat Harden a member of United Auto Workers Local 292 and the 1992 Goodfellows Volunteer of the year was named to the board with Kokomo High Schools Kay DeLuise Both Harden and DeLuise have been active in assisting high school students through The Magic Closet which DeLuise founded with several other teach ers The Magic Closet is a secret place at the south campus where students in need of clothing shoes or other personal care items may go for assistance DeLuise received a special award at the 1993 Goodfellows Volunteer Recognition Party for Goodfellows volunteers George Cottingham leftright Mark Ault and Ann Ault fill out vouchers Thursday Tribune photo by Dave Hess her efforts to help children Unit ed Auto Workers Local 292 has conducted several fundraising events to help The Magic Closet Delco Electronics employees also participate in The Buck a large fundraiser for Goodfellows The Goodfellows charity is gear ing up to mail vouchers to about to families today which are to be redeemed begin ning Sunday at Penney in the Kokomo Mall The vouchers also may be redeemed through next week at the store Goodfellows is a charity spon sored by the Kokomo Tribune to help needy children at Christinas Youngsters age infant through age 13 receive new clothing at Christ mas provided through corporate sponsor Penney Donations to the charity are used to fund vouchers which are distributed to eligible Howard Donations to the charity may be mailed to the Goodfellows Koko mo Tribune Post Office Box 9014 300 N Union Kokomo Ind 469049014 Donations may also be brought to the Kokomo Tribune and dropped off at the accounting department The Tribune encourages donors to donate in memory of a loved one Memorials and donation list ings will appear on Page 1 throughout the holiday season Anonymous donations are accept ed and listed as anonymous in me Page 1 list Anonymous In loving memory of my hus band Charles Warren Hayes Laura Hayes In memory of our departed sist ters Rosemary Lingenfelter and Nolie Varnau Chi Chapter Omega Phi Tau sorority Zollman Curb Jumpers In memory of Gerald Hueston and Randy Brunk Barbara Cameron In memory of David Kemp In memory of Barbara Newlon Ray and family In memory of Steve and Josh Agness In memory of our mothers Total to date Jury in place for trial against Simpson LOS ANGELES AP Ending a grueling twomonth search for the people to decide Simp sons fate lawyers have selected a panel of 12 alternate jurors that closely resembles the main jury picked last month The alternates sworn in Thurs day range from a 44yearold black female computer technician who said Nicole Brown Simpson wasnt a saint to a 28yearold female Hispanic real estate appraiser who said Simpson was the only person who had a visi ble motive to kill his exwife There are nine women and three men among the alternates The group is comprised of seven blacks four whites and one His panic The main jury selected Nov 3 consists of eight women and four men Eight jurors are black one white two Hispanic and one of mixed race Some of the alternates could be pressed into service immediately Superior Court Judge Lance Ito was scheduled to meet with attor neys Monday to discuss unspeci fied allegations of juror miscon duct If any jurors are dismissed members of the alternate panel would be selected at random to replace them Regardless of the possible dis missal of jurors for misconduct some of the alternates probably will sit in judgment of Simpson because ifs likely that jurors will be lost for various reasons during the trial which could last six months   

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