Kokomo Tribune, February 15, 2001

Kokomo Tribune

February 15, 2001

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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - February 15, 2001, Kokomo, Indiana Midweek hoops blowout II1 w NORTHWESTERN VS EASTERN TRICENTRALVS ELWOOD MACONAQUAH VS NORTHFIELD PERU VS ROCHESTER OHId STATE VS PURDUE NORTHWESTERN VS INDIANA CONCERT REVIEW SPORTS Pag4s B1 LIFESTYLE Page C1 KOKOMO TRIBUNE Kokomo Ind Thursday February 15 2OO1 SOcfc Seashores fate in councils hands Parks board recommends replacing 64yearold pool By AARON KRAUSE Tribune staff writer Mike Karickhofi With little fanfare the Kokomo Parks and Recreation Board decided Wednesday to affirm a committees recommendation on the Seashore Swimming Pool and forward the matter to the city council for a final decision The committee appointed last fall by Mayor James Trobaugh has recommended that the city demolish the 64yearold pool and build a new one on the existing location The committee fo cused on three issues while pondering the pools fate Whether the city needs to provide a pool fa cility to the community and if they thought so whether it be best to renovate the existing pool or construct a new facility The committee ultimately decided that repair ing the pool would not be cost effective Among the repairs needed for the pool on Kokomos west side were a new pool liner new concrete a fixed fence and an updated filter Some community members have said that the committees lacked solid facts and figures Quite the opposite is said Mike Karick hoff superintendent of Pdrks and Recreation It was well thought out and it was appropri Karickhoff said of me recommendation He also said department officials have spoken to V See SEASHORE Page A2 HAPPY VALENTINES DAY l KT photo by Tim Bath BE MY VALENTINE First graders Samantha Rose and Zach Duncan show off their valentines when their class at Pipe Creek Elementary in Miami County and candy Wednesday Kids and porn Coalition warns of pornography addiction from the Internet By AARON KRAUSE Tribune staff writer The 9yearold girl shown on the video thinks shes talking to a 9yearold boy through ah Internet chat room But chilly music in the background hints thats not the case The camera flips to a man prob ably a pedophile laughing while writing the girl that he is her age and would like to know where she goes to school The likely pedophile is probably addict ed to pornography according to two ex perts on the subject Jack Samad vice president of Internet Safety and Communications for the Nation al Coalition for the Protection of Children and Families said 86 percent of rapists have admitted to regular use of pornography Samad and Rosemary Meyer the coali tions director for Internet safety spoke to KT photo by Bruce Pyke WARNING Rosemary Meyer program director with the National Coalition for the Protection of Children and families speaks Wednesday about child exposure to pornography on the Internet more than 30 people Wednesday in Koko mo about myths surrounding sexuality and pornography and the presence of the subjects on the Internet They spoke at a seminar presented by the Church Com mittee of Prevent Child County a program of Family Service As sociation of Howard County Inc The Internet though a valuable re source has turned every computer into a virtual porn Meyer said She said that when people think of pornography images of magazine covers usually spring to mind That is the stereo typical image she Its no longer a Playboy or a Hustler or other Meyer said Today we live in a sexualized For example according to the Cincin natibased coalition there are now more INTERNET SAFETY TIPS FOR CHILDREN Do not give out your name address school phone number any personal facts or photos with out your parents Do not open any files or emails or anything else you receive online or from someone you dohot know If you see something opline that makes you feel uncomfortable log off and tell your parents right away Do not meet anyone in person that yoLlve met online unless your parents give you permission and go along with you Understand that people are not always who they say they are Sometimes an adult may pretend to be a child Do not fill out any registration forms or questionnaires without your parents approval Do not give out information about your parents or their place of employment on the Internet Follow your familys rules for online safety at home at school at the library at a friends house or anywhere else that you use the Internet Source Tax cut could save millions INDIANAPOLIS AP An Indiana House committee endorsed legislation Wednesday that could save the state million over the next two years by pro hibiting taxpayers from claiming multi plepersonal property tax credits under a House Ways and Means Chairman Patrick Bauer DSouth Bend said the bill simply clarifies what he intended in 1999 insertedjyaxcut provision into the budget bill JMie waning hours of that session Lawmakers leaHfed months later that the tax cut would cost the state about million more than originally pro jected for the current twoyear budget cy cle and shave the budget surplus close to or below billion That is the amount Gov Frank OBan non had maintained was necessary to cushion the sjate from an economic downturn Lawmakers fear that economic downturn isoccurring now and it and the socalled million mistake has strapped for I think the Tax Board interpreted it too Bauer said of the 1999 tax cut taxcut provision exempts the first in assessed value of personal property from the property tax Personal property can include a companys inven tory machinery or equipment or such things as an individuals mobile home recreational vehicle or camper The state has never applied such a tax credit to personal property so officials did not have background data to precisely es timate its costs Officials later determined that more personal property was eligible for the ex emption than originally thought and businesses with several sites could file for multiple credits under thelaw Tim Brooks chairman of the State Board of Tax Cqjatfmissioners also ac knowledged that his agency informed county officials the law allowed for multi ple filingsand should be interpreted that way Often a firm hasnroperty spread over several parcels oflbd as defined for tax purposes So a bjyess could have per sonal property parcel and more on another parcel and could currently claim the tax break on both Under the change endorsed Wednesday a taxpayer could claim only one credit on T See TAX I Page A2 V8 POWER WINDOWS POWER IOCKS POWER OVERHEAD ONE OWNER MILES TODAY Mostly cloudy entertainment High 38 Uw 30 FRIDAY Limited sun High 38 To subscribe call 4563821 or 4593121 Advertising 765 4593121 or 800 3820696 Rage A12 Todays A1designed by Joni Keith Office hours 8 lo 5 Sal Sun 8 lo Noon ;