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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - December 19, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana Monday 50 cents pushes for aviators return Clinton This tragic loss of life was unnecessary Army helicopter crashlands near the demilitarized zone in North Korea WASHINGTON AP The Clinton administration wants the quick release of an American avia tor downed in North seek ing to defuse tensions on the worlds most heavily armed bor der and keep diplomatic overtures to the communist state on North Korean commu nicating through a congress man visiting say one pilot of a Army helicopter was killed and the other captured when the chopper strayed across the demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas into North Korean territory The death of Chief Warrant Offi cer David Hilemon of was the most serious North Korean military incident since the and came at a time of tentative steps toward normal ization of This tragic loss of life was President Clinton said in a lowkey The president said the administration was pressing for the prompt return of Hilemons body and the release of the second Chief Warrant Officer Bobby Hall of But he avoided any public criti cism of North Koreas handling of the CIA Director James speaking on CNNs Late Edi said there was no indica tion at this point that the North Korean military had responded to the incident by going on alert or initiating troop Bill who happened to be visiting Pyongyang when the helicopter went has become the main contact between the two While North Korean military in talks Sunday at the Panmunjom truce refused to divulge information on the officials in the capital told Richardson that Hilemon had died and that Hall had survived without Firm chosen to study need for civic center A market analysis would cost By JEFF PARROTT Tribune staff writer A firm has been selected to con duct a market analysis of the Kokomo area that will help deter mine whether a civic center should be Coopers Lybrand of working jointly with Fort Wayne based Irmsher will likely receive about to conduct the feasibility according to Peggy Hobson or the Howard County Convention and Visitors Hobson said shell inform commission members at their meeting on The study will be broken down into six beginning with a market review and followed by a detailed market facili ty program financial economic impact analysis and financing Irmsher estimates the centers construction should the study find it is needed will be completed almost three years from The Convention and Visitors Commission hopes it will get funding assistance for the project from its two the Kokomo Howard County Economic Devel opment Commission and Cham ber of Hobson Of the needed to start the first two phases of the the CVC will offer to pay and hopes the other two groups will split funding of she The CVC is expecting a record high year from its collection of the 4 percent hotel generating about in revenue from The tax began in Hobson said the center would be privately The CVC will take the results of the feasibility study to prospective hotel proposing that they build a hotel adjoining civic The facility would ideally attract conventions from as well as provide local residents with a large place to hold gather ings such as wedding receptions and Hobson Inside V Local County Court house workers are worried about but A commis sioner Use common PajeAZ Sports IiufittMQoU Also inside DearAbby Local News of BJ3 State Stole M A9H 107 Santa smooch and Santa portrayed by Garry and Tina Dudley share a kiss before they set off to give Christmas cheer to those who work through the The Kokomo couple spends Christmas Eve surprising people with their For more on the see Page Tribune photo by Brian Reynolds Delco Buck Club donations past present The Delco Buck Club has a tradition of giving generously to the which provides new clothing to needy children at Christmas Here are some of the dona tion totals for the past 20 years 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994s total Workers respond with holiday spirit When the traditional red folders from the Delco Buck Club passed down the assembly line this Delco employees responded with true Christmas The Buck Clubs donation this year is more than more than the clubs contribution in The money was given to the Kokomo Tribunesponsored Goodfellows on Each the Buck Club asks Delco employees for a couple bucks for the Delco Buck Since Delco employees have shared what they have with the areas needy children by partici More than has been donated since that all anony with current and retired Delco employees and Delco Alumni Club members joining The money will be used to buy new clothing at Penney for needy Shopping for those youngsters was completed last Ray Ham took up the first collection for the Buck Club He was an employee in the tool grinding department of Plant Ham died in never know ing that the first donation he col lected was just the beginning of a huge outpouring of charity from Delco Ham had passed the collection duties to his who in turn passed it on to a who has continued the The Buck Club began with the premise that those who organize lt and those who donate are anony and the money is annually given to The Buck Clubs contribution includes donations from Delco workers in all hourly and salaried Employees of the Delco retirees and the Alumni Club also contributors to this Tis the season to give g CdSellows Goodfellows is a charity spon sored by the Kokomo Tribune to help needy children at Youngsters age infant through age 13 receive new clothing at Christmas provided through cor porate sponsor Donations to the charity are used to fund vouchers which are distributed to eligible Howard County Donations to the charity may be mailed to the Koko mo Post Office Box 300 Union Donations may also be brought to the Kokomo Tribune and dropped off at the accounting The Tribune encourages dona tions in memory of loved Memorials and donation listings GOODFELLOWS MAKE CHILDREN SMILE will appear on Page 1 throughout the holiday Delco Buck Club In memory of my Joe Joedy Russell In memory of my Enver Mayes Dorothy Hansen Anonymous In loving memory of Larry Gentry and to the spirit of Christ mas wife children and grandchildren Anonymous In memory of Justin Michael Pickering In loving memory of Flossie Cottingham Lisa and Lanell In loving memory of Alice Ailor Jim and Gloria In loving memory of our Buck Johnson Rick and Cindy In loving memory of my David Felt Karen and Gary Buckley Total Royko charged with drunk driving other driver slightly hurt in twocar accident AP PulitzerPrize winning columnist Mike Royko was put in the back of a patrol car and charged with drunken driving after a twocar police who writes a syndicated column for the Chicago collided with a car while driving his 1994 Lincoln Continental Sat urday afternoon in suburban police Glenn Florkow said was slightly hurt but refused The other driver was treated for minor injuries at a hospital and Royko was charged with dri ving under the influence of alco hol and resisting Each misdemeanor carries a maximum penalty of one year in jail and a Royko also was cited for failing to yield while turning having an expired car registration and not having proof of police Tribune media relations manag er Jeffrey Bierig said the newspa per would not become involved in the except to offer Royko This is a serious but it is a personal one for Bierig said in a Roykos home phone number is Royko is scheduled to appear in court on the charges next He was released from police cus tody after paying 10 percent of a
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