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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - December 16, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana Kokomo Ind KOKOMO r t j Friday Dec 16 1994 50 cents Bayh launching welfare reform Critics fear for states poor children WHERES SANTA CLAUS By JEFF PARROTT Tribune staff writer and The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS Gov Evan Bayh is predicting that his welfare reform program which aims to move people from welfare to work will reduce the welfare caseload by slightly more than 50 percent over the next seven years The states plan won federal approval on Thursday and is slat ed to begin on Jan 1 There is no other state in the United States of America that is putting into place as many reforms to the welfare program for a longer duration of time as we in the state of Bayh said Over the next seven years the reforms are expected to help move of the current adults off the welfare rolls and save the state million The plan calls for to ablebodied people receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Chil dren to participate in job training and placement programs The plan also includes a time limit on benefits work requirements child support enforcement and teen pregnancy prevention After Jan 1 people applying for welfare for me first time and recipients whose benefits are up for review will be eligible to par ticipate in the program It was unclear how recipients will be chosen for the program Critics said it is replete with pit falls that havent been addressed We believe this is a social experiment that has the potential to be devastating to Indianas poor said Jan Linde mann of the Indiana Coalition for Human Services That concern has prompted Center Township Trustee Jean Lushin to begin studying the fea sibility of building a child day care center for township residents one he believes will be seriously needed once welfare mothers join the work force Please see Bayh Page Clinton pitches tax cut plan Republicans mock president as a johnnycomelately WASHINGTON AP Cast ing his net for millions of middle income voters President Clinton is offering a few hundred dollars in tax cuts to Americans raising children paying tuition and sav ing for retirement The middle class needs help he said because All is not well with Clinton said the economy is booming but more jobs are not enough We have to raise Republicans mocked Clintons attempt to move toward the politi cal center and join a bidding war for middleclass support after Democrats were drubbed in the November midterm elections Hes now joining in with the Sen Trent Lott of Mississippi a Senate GOP leader said today on NBCs Today show I think it was a small step in the right We welcome the president to help us lead in a new GOP Sen Fred Thompson of Ten nessee said in the Republican Buyer has warning for Clinton INDIANAPOLIS AP Indiana Republican lawmakers wel comed President Clintons call for a middle class tax cut They just wondered what took him so long Although he should have pursued these tax and spending cuts two years ago I welcome the president to a discussion about how we can fundamentally change the way Washington does busi said Rep John Myers Rep Steve Buyer said he was willing to work with Clinton if the president attempts to cut taxes and reduce government spend But the northern Indiana Republican warned against acting irresponsibly and cutting taxes without addressing the ballooning national debt response to Clintons speech But if he will not we welcome the president to White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta appealed for bipartisan support today saying on CBS This For both parties if they are serious about trying to help working families this is an opportunity to work Meanwhile an ABC News poll taken after Clintons speech found that 75 percent of those who heard the address approved of his plan to cut taxes but most said he was proposing it because the Republi cans forced him into it With Republicans firmly in con trol of Congress and Democrats asserting their independence from their politically hamstrung presi dent whatever tax cut emerges in 1995 likely will bear little resem blance to the package Clinton unveiled on television Thursday night Inside todays Tribune Business Classified oati A7 Vol 144 No 104 RUSSIAVILLE Ind Cayce Arnett has a bell at the ready and Suzzanne Dowden waits for her cue as the two practice for the Crest Gift ed and Talented Reading Group Best Christ mas Pageant Ever this week The youngsters gave a performance for fami lies and friends Wednesday and a dress rehearsal for other secondgrade pupils at the school Tribune photo by Brian Reynolds Chrysler comes through for Goodfellows in a big way Goodfellows director Jean Lushin talks about the good that Goodfellows donations can bring to Chrysler union representatives Brian West leftright John L Smith and Mark Datzman community service chairmen Tribune photo by Bnan Reynods Chrysler Corp union members and management came through for Goodfellows in a big way this year presenting checks for to the charity Thursday Chrysler management and mem bers of United Auto Workers Locals 1166 685 and 1302 made the dona tion to help needy kids at Christmas Goodfellows is a charity sponsored by the Kokomo Tribune to help needy children at Christmas Youngsters age infant through age 13 receive new clothing at Christmas Frovided through corporate sponsor C Penney Donations to the charity are used to fund vouchers which are distrib uted to eligible Howard County fam ilies Donations to the charity may be mailed to the Goodfellows Kokomo Tribune Post Office Box 9014 N Union Kokomo Ind 469049014 Donations may also be brought to the Kokomo Tribune and dropped off at the accounting department The Tribune encourages donations in memory of loved ones Memorials and donation listings will appear on Page 1 throughout the holiday sea son Chrysler management United Auto Workers 1166 United Auto Workers Local 685 and United Auto Workers 1302 In memory of Mr and Mrs William Moos In memory of Patrick Gerald McConnack The Gang Phi Beta Phi Alums In memory of Karen Cardwell Mom Dad Tonita Cindy Lissa Monica and Mike In memory of Agnes Lass Aman da McKellar Tom and Gail Jones In memory of Mom Roberta RatliffChet Taylor Anonymous Adrienne Mozzone Mrs Lingelbaughs 4th grade class at Boulevard School money earned from recycling Penneys Golden Rulers In loving memory of Robert Birdie Swing Betty Bev and Brenda In memory of Norma Because if s Christmas From a friend In memory of our Great Grandpa Matthew Sarah and Emily In memory of Harmon Sprinkle In loving memory of Chester Clara and Jennie In memory of Linda Zent In loving memory of parents Cecil Isaacs Ethel and Harrel Fisher In loving memory of parents Thomas and Edith Gulfey In memory of my mother Mary Lou Eades my lather William Eades and my grandfather Henry Ross Pamela Dibble Anonymous In memory of Jill Stacey In memory of Jenny Abby Tyler and In memory of my Dad and Mom Mr and Mrs Homer L Phillips In memory of Dwight Michaels and John E Taylor Betty Michaels In memory of my beloved son the Rev Father Roy Fennessy his mother Anna FeawMy 13540 Total