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   Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - January 15, 1999, Kokomo, Indiana                                A2 FRIDAY JAN LOCAL KOKOMO TRIBUNE Judge denies Shands release Stan Shand returns to prison to serve his time for having sex with a teenage student By MIKE FLETCHER Tribune staff writer Despite testimony from numer ous supporters of former North western teacher Stan Shand Howard Circuit Court Judge Lynn Murray denied a reduction of his sentence Thursday After serving about a year and a half of the sentence Shand felt he had been rehabilitated and filed a petition to reduce the sen tence to only probation for the crime of sexual misconduct with a 14yearold female student dur ing the school year 19961997 Murray made her ruling to deny the petition after hearing testimony from Shands friends and family and the parents of the victim The court finds that a reduc tion or modification in the sen tence would be an inappropriate leniency depreciate the serious Shand felt he had been rehabilitated and filed a petition to reduce the ness of the offense and would not be in the interest of Murray said in her decision A hearing was Wednesday on the matter in which about 30 friends and family of Shand were present to support the former edu cator The parents of the student testified opposing the release The petition did not listl spe cific reason for the reduction but Shand spoke at the hearing say ing he was rehabilitated and that staying in prison any longer would not benefit him or society and that he could be a productive person out of jail Judge Murray was not con vinced however and ordered him to return to prison to serve the sentence The court finds that the defendants sentence was just and appropriate considering the nature and circumstances of the offense and balancing of the aggravating and mitigating fac Murray said in her deci sion The court does not find that the evidence submitted in support of the defendants peti tion establishes any significant factors that alters the courts determination of an appropriate sentence or that convinces the court the defendant is fully reha Shand pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct of a minor a Class B felony and was sentenced in September of 1997 Murray handed down the pre sumptive sentence of 10 years on the B felony conviction and sus pended four years following the plea Shand who taught at Northwest ern for 22 years retired amidst the investigation in June 1997 You can contact Fletcher by email at Indiana University Kokomo celebrates Omicron Phi Omega Chapter Alpha Kappa Sorority Inc and Indiana University Kokomo will join together Sunday to honor the accomplishments of Civil Rights pioneer Martin Luther King Jr ture the Lutheran Bell Choir Chris Washington music direc tor for Second Missionary Bap tist Church and Monty Sanders music director for Oakbrook Community Church MLK Celebration 99 will fea The program is scheduled to begin at 3 in the Indiana University Kokomo Havens Auditorium There will also be a Celebrat ing the Dream program for chil dren from 2 to 4 Saturday at Second Missionary Baptist Church Activity Center BREAKING THE ICE Frank Catt 3737 W Road 200 North blows the snow off his driveway Snow blowers have been hot many stores have had difficulties keeping them in stock KT photo by Tim Bath Ice Continued from pase A1 shut off to the store A leak was found in the seam of the roof but there was no col lapse Several employees who were in the store were evacuated while firefighters checked the roof in the back storage area of the store WalMart personnel then con tacted a structural engineer and a roof contractor from the Marion WalMart store which had similar problems to come and remove the ice The store which usually opens at 6 was closed Thursday morning for the repairs but reopened at 5 said Dave Hildreth a manager at WalMart About a third of the store remained closed during the evening as engineers continued working on removing the snow and ice from the roof Anytime you have a flat roof and you have inclement weather it can happen to said Hildreth A small amount of water dam age was reported but no major structural damage was reported Hildreth added he was unsure when the rest of the store would reopen This weekends weather may help as a warming trend is on the way Today is expected to be partly sunny and not as cold with a high in the lower 30s Tonight the National Weather Service reports will be mostly cloudy and cold with lows rang ing from 5 to 20 across the state Saturday will be cloudy breezy and much warmer with highs in the middle 40s Sunday brings a chance of rain and still warmer temperatures with highs in the 40s Monday is expected to be dry with lows in the 30s and highs in the 30s to 40s You can contact Fletcher by email at Continued from page A1 testimony is House Judiciary Committee Counsel DavidSchippers told60 i Wednesday evei cuss the applicable laws relating to perjury and obstruction of jus tice the two crimes of which Clinton stands accused Then on Saturday Buyer will team with Rep Charles Canady and Lindsay As he has several times since Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr issued his report Nov 11 Buyer will also bring up the sub ject of how Clintons conduct relates as derinchief of the nations armed But Buyers presentation expected to begin around 10 Saturday will play to a tougher crowd In preparation Buyer has decided to refuse press interviews until the Senate trial is com according to a press release sent Thursday He just doesnt want it to be like the Simpson case where the lawyers are trying it through the Gopher said Today the managers will dis removal Graham will discuss the legal precedents for impeach ment and Canady will show how these felonies rise to the level of high crimes and misdemeanors as set out by the framers of the Gopher said will provide a little more dry background other cases of obstruction of justice or perjury that federal district courts have ruled r BliySPatteffipte to insert language into the Department of Defense budget authorization bill that would have held the president and the Secre tary of State to the same stan dards of exemplary conduct as military officers Gopher said The congressman has contin ued to question the Presidents fitness for the commanderin chief position partially because of Buyers own ties to the mili tary Gopher said Buyer served in the Army as an attorney during the Persian Gulf War withdrew the name of a nominee for head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff because the nom inee had an adulterous affair and said 1 or current military people have come up to Steve and asked him why Clinton is held to a different Of course as a civilian Clinton is not subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice Gopher admitted But Clintons own pec cadilloes have undermined his authority over the nations troops Buyer insists You can contact Smith by e mail at ssmith@ktonline.com. Impeach Continued from page A1 event before departing for a trip to New York to encourage Wall Street to invest more in minority interests On Wednesday he had said he intended to work on the nations business throughout the trial and trusted senators to do the right The White House said today the House case is based on politi cal revenge not law and that Clinton would not testify as some House prosecutors have suggest ed he should I dont think the founders intended a party that is in the majority in the Congress could remove a president at their whim based on partisan political differ Press Secretary Joe Lockhart said But House Judiciary Commit tee chairman Henry Hyde the lead prosecutor said the House had impeached Clinton simply because he had violated his oath to tell the truth and uphold the laws of the nation You are seated in this historic chamber not to embark on some great legislative debate but to listen to the evidence as those who must sit in Hyde said in an introduction of the House prosecution team We the managers of the House are here to set forth the Hyde said his team would show how egregious and crimi nal Clintons conduct was in concealing his affair with Monica Lewinsky and that Clinton had violated his oath to tell the truth in court In many ways the case you will consider is about those two words I Hyde said One week after the 100 senators were sworn in as jurors Rehn quist banged the proceeding back to order The Senate will con vene as a court of he intoned at EST The Rev Lloyd Ogilvie the Senate chaplain offered a brief prayer that the senators would engage in nonpartisan patrio The prosecutors then were given the floor to make their case that Clinton had obstructed jus tice and committed perjury before a grand jury and that both offenses were high crimes and misdemeanors requiring his removal from office Before they opened their case House managers filed a brief say ing they needed trial witnesses to prove the president should be removed from office They argued Clintons defense defied evi dence as well as common To the extent that President Clintons trial memorandum rais es issues of credibility those issues are best resolved by live testimony subject to cross exami the prosecutors said Senators wont decide whether to allow witnesses until after both sides make their opening argu ments at the trial Among the witnesses the pros ecutors are considering calling are the president and Ms Lewin sky House officials said In a freezing drizzle 14 people had lined up outside the Capitol by midmorning for a chance to view at least a few minutes of the trial The Senate set aside 50 seats in the gallery for the public and those seats were to be rotated every 15 minutes or so Its crazy That 15 minutes better be said Al Sitter son 32 who drove in from the Virginia suburbs to get in line at dressed in heavy win ter garb He had hoped to end up with a ticket as a souvenir but was told he couldnt Rejecting Clintons argument that he did not lie in his testimony before a federal grand jury inves tigating his relationship with Ms Lewinsky the House managers reiterated their contention that a complete and impartialreview of the evidence reveals that the pres ident did in fact commit perjury before the grand President Clinton discounts substantial evidence as well as common sense when he main tains he testified the House prosecutors wrote Anticipating a Clinton motion to dismiss the case early in the trial the House prosecutors also argued that the Senate has never granted a motion to dismiss or strike an article of impeach Firsttime Ownara Trust Your Home to BEEI parable product w line windows Lowest air Infiltration of any window Warranty as long as you own your home plus transfers If you sell No payments for 6 months Easy financing available Kokomo UNCI YOUR lMllMC POTENTIAL The largest plumbing company In the is looking for careerminded people to become dependable Service Technicians no experience necessary If you believe 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civilly and deal with them in a bipartisan man he said Garton said Thursday after noon that Johnson had comported himself well following the affair Garton added that he was proud with the way Sen Luke Kenley RNoblesvilie handled committee investigation and that hadit hot been lbr1Kenley16hti sons punishment could have been more severe Regarding Johnsons future prospects as a Senate leader once again Garton demurred We set the committee struc ture every two years and I cant look that far ahead right he said Johnson acknowledged the dif ficulties of regaining his reputa tion from his peers and from his constituents The formal part of the process is over if that reputation is to be captured back Ill have to deal with that in the he said Follick may be reached via email at LOTTERIES Indiana INDIANAPOLIS AP Here are the winning numbers selected Thursday in the Hoosler Lottery Daily Three 626 Daily Four 0925 Lucky 5 710122636 Cash 4 Life DBS MOINES Iowa AP The winning numbers drawn Thursday 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