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   Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - December 24, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana                                Kokomo wins with Classic ending Page it Kokomo Ind KOKOMO Saturday Dec 24 1994 50 cents Pilot coming home Release will come on Christmas Day PANMUNJOM Korea AP North Korea said Saturday it would release on Christmas Day an American pilot who has been held since his helicopter went down in the communist country a week ago South Koreas Yonhap News Agency reported There was no immediate confir mation from officials Yonhap said the agreement to release Chief Warrant Officer Bobby Hall came during a meet ing between and North Kore an officials at the truce village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone that separates the two Kore as The release would cap an inci dent that threatened to damage relations between Washington and Pyongyang that had been improving since they signed a nuclear accord two months ago On Thursday North Korea released the body of Chief War rant Officer David Hilemon of Clarksville who died when the Army OH58C helicopter strayed into North Korean territo ry Dec 18 and went down The body was accompanied by Rep Bill Richardson who coincidentally arrived in North Korea the same day that the chop per either was shot down or made an emergency landing Richardson negotiate the repatriation antf said the agree ment he readied had called for North Korea to free Hall very The New Mexico Democrat said he had hoped the pilot would be freed by Christmas North Korea had refused to commit to a specific date saying it needed to complete its investiga tion into the incident North Korea has said Hall is in good health No contact was being allowed with him Is Santa real Ask the man in red VALPARAISO Ind AP A pair of twins arguing about whether Santa Claus is real sparked a debate among all of the secondgraders in Lee Ann Flo rans class at Washington Town ship School If you dont believe Karlie you wont hear any bells ring on Christmas Katie Schultz told her sister The other 8and 9yearolds soon began sharing their own thoughts and several of the pupils revealed they didnt believe in the man in red Floran arranged for one Santa Claus to visit the class this week to answer questions from skeptical students Some of the students expressed concern about the lack of snow this holiday season They worried it would hamper Santas mobility on his sleigh on Christmas Eve The Santa said the lack of snow could slow him down on a few rough roof tops but said he would still make all of his deliver ies on time Why dont you just get a pick up truck and a ladder 9year old Jared Glissman asked Santa thanked him for the suggestion The children then took turns sit ting on Santas lap and revealing their wish lists to him Santa told them elves today need more sophisticated toy building skills than elves of the past who focused on wooden trains dolls and teddy bears He seemed a little bit surprised by some of the gift requests like Sega Systems and Mortal Kombat After a dose of beardtugging and red nosetweaking the sec ondgraders appeared to be believers Ruth Manning carries out food for the Christmas boxes that were assembled Friday at the former Reliable Drug Store in Forest Park Shopping Center Tribune photos by Brian Reynolds Rescue Mission volunteers play Santa to help families to the Kokomo Res I cue Mission families 1 in a sixcounty area will have Christmas this year Robert M Cox director of the Mission said this is the 16th year the mission has been sending Christmas boxesto needy fami lies More than 150 volunteers and helpers converged at the former Reliable Drug Store 2130 W Sycamore Forest Park Shop ping Center to begin delivering the boxes at 6 Friday to fami lies in Howard Cass Carroll Tip ton Miami and Grant counties The boxes contained a family gift of one bath towel per family member up to five towels and a new girt for each member of the family This years gift for women was a funnel scarf while the mens gift was a threepair package of socks Childrens gifts were cho sen by age and gender Used gifts that were donated throughout the year were also included in the box after being cleaned and checked for damage Several organizations also donat ed new and used toys for families with children younger than 12 In addition to gifts families received a canned ham canned vegetables fresh fjrult eggs bread margarine potatoes soup and pumpkin pie Paper products and cleaning supplies were also included in the boxes The food and paper products were purchased with funds donated by We Care civic organi zations churches businesses and individuals All of the canned vegetables were supplied through the many food drives throughout the city Applicants for the boxes were chosen according to income guidelines No one was denied because of where they live Mike Deardorff loads one of the many Christmas boxes the rescue mission delivered to needy families Friday Truce begins Serbs Muslims continue talks SARAJEVO BosniaHerzegov ina AP Bosnias Serbs and the Muslimled government agreed to a pause in their war beginning today but the deal fell short of what Jimmy Carter had hoped for Fighting appeared to ebb across Bosnia on Friday and the United Nations reported no civilian casu alties The rebel Serb leader Radovan Karadzic said his troops would hold their fire unless fired even before the weeklong truce begins at 6 Carter left Sarajevo this week after getting both sides to agree to a fourmonth truce that was sup posed to begin Friday Talks bogged down as Yasushi Akashi the chief for the former Yugoslavia tried to work out details The Serbs and the government agreed in principle to a four month truce and they were to use the ceasefire starting today to work out the longer truce Until a comprehensive four month truce is reached there will be no discussions about an inter national peace plan that is sup posed to be the basis of their talks Brokered by the socalled Con tact Group of the United States Russia France Britain and Ger many the plan would require the Serbs to reduce their holdings in Bosnia to 49 percent from the 70 percent they now occupy Bosnias government wants the Serbs to agree to the plan before talking about any modifications Serbs want to talk without first approving the plan Help Goodfellows make Christmas merry for kids Goodfellows is a charity spon sored by the Kokomo Tribune to help needy children at Christmas 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 that are distributed to eligible Howard County families Donations to the charity may be mailed to the Goodfellows my Kokomo Tri fe bune Post Office i Box 9014 300 N Union Kokomo Ind 46904 9014 Donations may also be brought to the Kokomo Tribune and dropped off at the accounting department The Tribune encourages dona tions in memory of loved ones Memorials and donation listings will appear on Page 1 throughout the holiday season In memory of Roberta Bob bie Knight Leslie and Kevin Kolodziejski In memory of Roberta Bob bie Knight Macy Knight The German classes of Koko mo High School south campus In loving memory of my hus band Stanley Paul Shuck and my mom and dad Marble F and Flossie E Cottingham Lois Shuck Remembering loved ones Jesse and Charles Crowder Daisy and Charles Weaver and May Fleenor In loving memory of Lillie Gra ham from husband children and grandchildren In loving memory of Harry D Smith Jr from his wife Belle and children Rodger Linda and Jerry In loving memory of David C Vance In loving memory of Catherine Kate and Bill Parkes Helen Parkes Red and Blue staff at Kokomo High School and Rakuya Trice Anonymous Christmas tips received from our paper route in Sharpsville Kyle Greg and Brian Zahn From Mrs Wrightsman and fourthgrade class room 11 at Pettit Park School In memory of our parents Claude and Laura Thomas and Frank and Aldine Reed In memory of Fred McMain from his grandsons Merry Christmas Harrison II Extension Homemakers In lieu of a Christmas exchange Anonymous Kokomo Police Department Crime Prevention Unit In memory of Stephen Gonza les Marcia and Jonathan Gonza les Anonymous Total Inside todays Tribune Classified B510 Comics BU A9 M Aion A3 A12 AS totiften A47 Swwto A3 JUAf IlVI Vol 144 No 112   

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