Logansport Pharos Tribune, December 21, 2005

Logansport Pharos Tribune

December 21, 2005

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Issue date: Wednesday, December 21, 2005

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Logansport Pharos-Tribune (Newspaper) - December 21, 2005, Logansport, Indiana Pioneers Babb makes complete transformation SPORTS PageBI Tips for buying jewelry gifts LIFESTYLE Page A7 LOCAL Page KEEPING IN DAILY Logansport Iricl Wednesday December 2OOS Another workday at Carlisle Contract not ratified extension continues By KEVIN UUY PharosTribune business writer Even after stating that the compa ny had made its final contract offer to the union Carlisle Industrial Brake and Friction in Logansport may be coming back to the bargain ing table for further negotiations In a 96 to 15 vote USW Local 700518 members did not ratify the contract Dec 17 Since the union is not at an impasse members also voted unanimously to bring it back to the bargaining table So we are still Mark Camp shop steward and designated spokesperson for the USW Local 700518 bargaining committee said of the status of things at Carlisle Camp says he has not heard from In ternational nor does he know what the companys management will do even after stating in a letter to union members that they had made their last best and final offer Since we are not at an impasse I wouldnt think that it is Camp said I mean we have things to give up on the union Camp said union members are willing to sacrifice undisclosed bene fits in order to lower the cost of health care as well as an increase in their pensions and wages Camp said he expected the vote to go the way it did The major hitch in coming to an agreement is health care cost especially the proposed coverage of prescription drugs He said for his own condition a threemonth supply of prescription drugs costs him Under the cur rent proposal that same script T See CARLISLE Page A2 The gift of education Determination not age earns education By KEViK UUY PharosTribune business writer In the giving spirit of the season some are on their way to attaining an accredited education aruhthelr gift is fromthe state in the form of free adult learning Logansport has its own site nestled into an old elementary school on Tanguy Street It is called the Landmark Adult Learning Center and one of its main fo cuses is training its students to get their General Equivalency Diploma also known as the GED Pam Rausch who is the morning class instructor says she sees the pride and determination in her students each day Most of the people who attend adult education are here because they really want to Rausch said They know that there was something they missed out on in their earlier education So they are here because they like to be here and it is something they really really want There a lot of satisfaction from being able to help them achieve those It may take some of those students 10 or more years to study enough to pass the GED test because they must balance work PharosTribune photo by Arnold Emomt SCHOOL DAYS Landmark Adult Learning Center instructor Pam Rausch is pictured teaching one of her morning classes The students in herclassroom are studying for the GED which is the equivalent to a high school diploma and can create additional job and education opportunities Landmark is located at 401 Tanguy St and the services they offer are free of charge and family and other obstacles which can prolong the process As with ail teachers you go into teach ing because you think you are going to be able to help Rausch said She said she has had numerous success stories over her 13year teaching career all of which has been with the Adult Center The persistence to stick with it is some thing Rausch admires Approximately 10 years ago one stu dent came in doing well when suddenly the person stopped attending because of her job Once the factory closed eight years later she came back studied took T See EDUCATION Page A2 NEWS TRACKER THE ISSUE j The Landmark i Adult Learning i Center is i somewhat of a I secret that its administrators i would rather I have revealed i because of the services it offers the i WHATS i HAPPENING Adult students get the chance to be taught by i statecertified teachers at no cost to the i student It is a free education i WHATS I NEXT Landmark I continues to educate people so they can enter i or reenter the job force which j will be depleted i once baby boomers begin retiring in large numbers ON AN EARLY WINTER MORNING f r PharosTribune photo by Arnold Ernest RIVERSCAPE These geese seem oblivious of the singledigit temperatures as they swim along the area near the confluence of the Eel and Wabash rivers searching out their breakfast The steam is from the Eel River as it mixes with the Wabash river Temperatures are expected to be warmer Thursday and Friday heading into the 40s by the end of this week Doctor charged in Medicaid fraud scheme found dead i Dr David Kennedy was medical director at Logansport State Hospital By MIKE FIHCHER For the PharosTribune KOKOMO A 55yearold doctor facing numerous felony charges in a Medicaid and insurance fraud inves tigation was found dead in a Carmel hotel room Tuesday Kokomo police Lt Jeffrey Kirk said Dr David B Kennedy a doctor with the Kennedy Clinic was found dead Tuesday afternoon at Carmels Courtyard by Marriott The Cicero doctor who was in charge of the Kokomo psychiatric counseling service at 2703 S Park Road faced one count of corrupt business influence six counts of Medicaid fraud and nine counts of insurance fraud Information about the cause of death was unavailable Tuesday Carmel police were called to the hotel at to a report of a man lying dead on a bed said Tim Green Carmels assistant police chief Green said Kennedy was alone in the room Were handling it as a death investigation and we dont suspect foul Green said JKennedy 55 also was the medical director of Logans portf State Hospital V See DOCTOR Page A2 Abbott meted 2 years probation in fatal accident Defendant expresses remorse during sentencing Tuesday By KRISHNA BAKER PharosTribune staff writer A Logansport woman accused of leaving the scene of a fatal accident will serve two years on probation for the crime Thirlyfiveyearold Bridgett Abbott pleaded guilty to failure to stop at or return to the scene of an accident re sultingjn death a Class C felony in connection with the April 8 2004 death of 77yearold Frances Nance Nance was killed as she was walking out to her mailbox at 9426E US 24 and was struck by Abbotts car Abbott claiming she thought she had struck a deer failed to stop and continued to her Logansport destination where she later discovered the damage to her a piece of clothing hanging off the front passenger side On Tuesday Cass Superior Court 2 Judge Rick Maugh mer sentenced Abbott to two years in the Department of Correction suspending the sentence to probation pur suant to the plea agreement During the hearing Abbott seated next to her attor ney Jeffrey Stanton addressed the court by reading a let ter sne had prepared This has been very devastating to me as it has been for the said Abbott as she read from the letter I am truly Abbott went on to express her remorse to the family stating that she should have stopped after the accident T See ABBOTT Page A2 today To subscribe or advertise 800 6764125 or 574 7225000 Office hours 8 to 6 Monday through Friday B to 11 Saturday 6 to 11 am Sunday ;