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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - December 28, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana Kokomo Ind KOKOMO Wednesday Dec 50 cents SNIPPING AT THE FROST Keith Nelson of Townsend Tree Service trims hoarfrosted winter The trees may be white again this weekend but this limbs baclnrom a tree Tuesday morning near the intersection time with snow Forecasts call for rain and snow to hit the ai County Roads 100 South and 400 East Townsend is snip ping away branches that are close to electric power lines owned for PSI Energy to prevent power outages later in the area Friday turning to snow Friday night and Saturday The balmy weather will end as well with temperatures dipping to a chilly 10 degrees Saturday night Tribune photo by Joshua Hodson Remember loved ones children Goodfellows is a charity spon sored by the 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 distrib uted to eligible Howard County families 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 GOODFELLOWS MAKE CHILDREN SMILE 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 my husband War ren E Saul Lois 0 Have given to every Delco Buck Club since original one Anony mous memory of Francis Echel barger longtime dedicated teacher and principal at Eastern Schools by Mr Nicholsons sixth grade social studies classes penny pitch In loving memory of Wesley and Mary Tobin son Robert Tobin In memory of loved ones Ruth and Wilbur In memory of my good friend Carol Stockdale Joyce Spicer In memory of our grandparents and greatgrandparents Cecil and Ollie Bell Reed and Theuna Clay pool and my brother David W Fowler Joyce Randy Ashley and Meghan Spicer In memory of Mom and Dad In memory of Patricia Glerum T Anonymous In memory of Helen Johnson Frances McKillip Marie Hirst and Raymond Hirst the McKillip fam Total inside Looal Three Freadi or Three French on the third day of Style Have fun in Local BvinfljraOTW L Speedway K Cla Pfear Ljjcal Vol 144 No 116 Clinton turns to 9term congressman for Ag post Glickman puts Kansas back in middle of agricultural map WASHINGTpN AP In his first major appointment since the November congres sional elections President Clinton is turning to a defeated veteran Democratic congress man to serve as his agriculture secretary Rep Dan Glickman of Kansas turned out of Congress by a Republican who capitalized on Clintons unpopularity was to be named to the Cabinet in a Rose Garden ceremony today said administration officials who spoke on condition of anonymity He will replace Mike Espy a former Mis sissippi congressman who is leaving the Cab inet under an ethical cloud In getting the post Glickman edged past Deputy Secretary Richard E Rominger a former California director of agriculture and Rep E Kika de la Garza DTexas chairman of the House Agriculture Committee until the Republican victory in the Novem ber elections demoted him to ranking Democrat Rep Jill Long also received a lot of attention Glickmans selection comes at a time of retrench ment at the Agriculture Department The sprawling bureaucracy is being forced to trim its staff by reduce spending by up to billion and close nearly Glickman of its county offices As a nineterm congressman with three farm bills behind him Glickman brings valu able experience as Congress goes about writ ing the fiveyear farm legislation in 1995 Glickman SO edged out Deputy Secretary Richard E Rominger and Rep E Kika de la Garza DTexas chairman of the House Agri culture Committee for the Cabinet job Glickman parted company with Clinton earlier this year by voting against the Gener al Agreement on Tariffs and Trade the new world trade pact the administration says will boost farm exports He also blamed the presidents low popularity for his surprise election defeat Republican state Sen Todd Tiahrt running ads tying Glickman to Clinton beat the betterfinanced incumbent His candidacy received a boost from White House chief of staff Leon Panetta a friend of Glickman The selection makes Kansas a political center of agriculture incoming Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole and incoming House Agriculture Committee Chairman Rep Pat Roberts also are from the Farm Belt state Recount process snagged Heart attack sidelines lawyer By STEVE JACKSON Tribune staff writer The final step in the recount of the Howard County sheriff race may be delayed because of the ill health of one of the candidates attorneys John Wood who represented Republican Lynn Rudolph in last weeks recount which declared Democrat Jerry Marr the races winner suffered a heart attack over the holiday weekend accord ing to his office He underwent surgery at St Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis Tuesday and will not be available for several weeks That could delay a potential request for a judge to review about 70 disputed ballots from the recount Wood presumably has not had a chance to review the ballots to see if it is likely that a judge would rule in Rudolphs favor on enough of them to overturn the recount commissions ruling The recount ended around 4 Thursday and Wood had other court business that morning Wood said late Thursday morning he had not slept since Wednesday and therefore did not plan on reviewing the ballots that day The courthouse was closed Friday Rudolph said he has not spoken with Wood about the recount since its completion and therefore does not know whether he will pursue a courtroom challenge of the disput ed ballots I havent had a chance to have a meaningful conversation with Rudolph said Rudolph also said he will not discuss the recount with Wood while he is in the hospi tal saying his first concern is for his attorneys health County Republican Chairman Bill Menges who served as co counsel during the recount said Tuesday he will likely take over the case in Woods absence How ever Menges will need time to review Woods files on the recount and to review the ballots Once Ive had an opportunity to go over that well decide where to Menges said Last weeks recount gave Marr a Howard County sheriff deputy a 22vote margin over Rudolph Mar rs victory total on election night was 13 votes He is scheduled to take office Jan 1 The approximately 70 disputed ballots consist mainly of ballot cards where a hole is not clearly punched out for one of the two can didates In most cases the three member recount commission decided to count the ballots if it could be determined which candi date the voter intended to choose attorneys for either Marr or Rudolph then filed objections to the ballots if they felt the intention wasnt clear Either side is entitled to ask a judge to make a final determina tion on whether the ballots should be included in the final tally State law says ballots where the voters intention is clear are to be counted Drilling for water FAIRMONT Minn Six yearold Jesse Lasch works at drilling a hole in the ice while fishing on Hall Lake here Tuesday AP photo Women whipping osteoporosis by pumping iron CHICAGO AP If you want to help your grandmother avoid a broken hip buy her some dumb bells and get her pumping iron a couple of times a week a study suggests Postmenopausal women who trained intensively on exercise machines twice weekly for a year built up their bones increased the size and power of their muscles and improved their balance researchers said The study shows for the first time that a single treatment can improve several risk factors for spine and hip fractures in older said study leader Miriam E Nelson a physiologist at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutri tion Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in Boston Bone density is only one ele ment in these she added It may be even more important to improve womens muscle strength and balance to prevent falls which are the great est risk factor for fractures in the Fractures caused by osteoporo sis the thinning of bones that accompanies aging strike million Americans annually most ly women The fractures often lead to longterm disability or death and they cost more than billion in direct medical expenses annual ly The researchers stuoUed the effects of strength training on bone thinning in 39 post menopausal women ages SO to 70 The findings were published in Wednesdays issue of The Journal of the American Medical Associa tion A related article accompany ing the study said Americans need to consume more calcium than they do now in order to build and maintain healthy bones In the study 20 of the women underwent 40minute strength training sessions twice weekly with professional trainers They worked out on equipment that uses aiiinstead of weights to create resistance The 19 other women remained sedentary All of the women previously had been sedentary and none had taken estrogen or other medications known to strengthen bones for at least a year before the study At the end of a year the 20 women who had trained showed a 1 percent gain in the density of leg and back bones compared with a percent loss in the 19 women who did not train researchers said Also the trained women showed strength improvements in leg and back muscles of 35 percent to 76 percent above the nontrained group Russians blasting Chechnya Raid destroys an orphanage MOSCOW AP Russian war planes resumed bombing Chech nya today after leaders of the rebel republic refused President Boris Yeltsins offer of peace talks An orphanage in the Chechen capital was destroyed in one raid The children were playing when they started the bombing at said Nadezhda Medved the director of Childrens Home No 1 in Grozny The blast cratered the courtyard in front of the orphan age causing a sixstory building to cave in The orphanages children and staff have been living in its base ment since Russian air strikes began and were not injured in todays raid Scores of civilians have died in air strikes against Grozny since the Russians invaded Chechnya on Dec 11 In a televised speech Tuesday Yeltsin said he had ordered a halt to air strikes that cause civilian casualties in Grozny He also pro posed new peace talks But the raids resumed after Chechen officials dismissed his speech for failing to meet their main demand withdrawal of troops Its clear the Russian president doesnt want to change his plans and withdraw Chi mayev Chechnyas deputy foreign minister was quoted by Russian media as saying Russian aircraft also hit the out skirts of Grozny with missiles early today the ITARTass news agency said Another air attack on the village of UrusMartan south of Grozny casualties it