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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - April 12, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana Vol 143 No 219 Kokomo Ind KOKOMO TRIBUNE Tuesday April 50 cents Steve DeSoto a Drago Amusements employee tests a Hurricane ride in the rain at the Markland Mall parking lot Monday Tribune photo by Brian Reynolds More rain heading our way Flooding advisories issued for many Indiana counties By Kokomo Tribune staff and The Associated Press The Kokomo area received inches of rain Monday and overnight with more on the way according to localeweather observer Robert Wise Wise said the area can expect to see another halfinch to 1 inch of rain today tonight and Wednesday He said strong storms could hit the area today before a brief dryingout peri od The weather observer noted that Howard County has been fortunate when compared to Benton County where a flood advisory is in effect All county roads in Benton County were closed and the weather service said there will be record flooding at Big Pine Creek Streams and rivers were up to their banks in northern Indiana and flooding advisories were issued for Adams Allen Carroll Hunt ington Tippecanoe Wabash Wells White and Whitley counties The southern half of Tipton County has been hit harder by the recent rain than the northern half Tipton County Highway Department Assistant Superintendent Jerry Larson said As of this morning only three roads were closed 600 South from 600 East to 700 East 500 West from 450 South to 600 South and 500 South from 450 West to 600 West However signs were put up along several other roads to warn motorists of high water Larson said as of this morning areas near and in the Tipton city limits arent experienc ing much flooding But if rains continue those areas could flood tonight or Wednes day he added This is a test of the cleanout of Big Cicero Larson said So far it seems to be handling the water But as creeks swell and overflow we dont know whats going to Wise said the high will reach 62 today with rain in the forecast He said rain will return Wednesday before the area gets a reprieve Thursday It will be sunny and warmer Thursday with a high of 65 More rain is predicted Friday and Saturday Grissom losing doomsday plane GRISSOM AIR FORCE BASE Ind The E4B National Emer gency Airborne Command Post will no longer land at Grissom Air Force Base base public affairs offi cials said today Members of the planes crew a modified 747 would not say when their last flight in or out of the base would be The plane has been landing at Grissom since the fall of 1983 The NEACP is not related to us in any way It just sort of passes according to Capt Keri HumphreyKlinard Grissom Pub lic Affairs chief One day one of the team mem bers said it was nice working with you and I havent seen them HumphreyKlinard added The E4B is nicknamed the doomsday plane because it is outfitted with special electronics and shielding that would allow it to function as a command center during a nuclear war Under direct control by the Joint Chiefs of Staff at least one E4B is always on alert with a fully manned battle staff at one of several bases around the world Grissom is not being used as a landing location anymore because it is being realigned to a reservist facility Oct 1 according to public affairs The plane will be using another military installation which has not been determined Humphrey Klinard said WrightPatterson Air Force Base is one base being considered pending an environ mental impact study The Air Force is considering changing the forward operating base for the plane according to Maj Tom LaRock director for defense information at the Penta gon LaRock said he expected an announcement to be made in n week or two The mission and operation of the plane is per formed by the Air Combat Com mand located at Langley Air Force Base Va The joint chiefs of staff have the overall responsibility for the mission and the staffing for the actual aircraft LaRock said Board mulling over chemicals stored in Kautz Field shed Hazardous waste believed to be in containers in a Kautz Field stor age shed poses no threat to the public said the community rela tions officer of KokomoCenter School Corp The next step in dealing with the substance is determining who will get rid of it said David Barnes In recommending that Kokomo Center conduct a public auction of property in storage at the school corporation Business Manager Kenneth Barnes told the school board Monday that hazardous waste is in storage with some of that leftover property at Kautz Field David Barnes said containers in the storage shed southeast of the Kautz Field track were marked as holding hazardous waste He did not know how many containers were in the shed but said the busi ness manager believes the sub stance in them includes science chemicals and oils The science chemicals are believed to have been donated but never used The oils likely were to be used in a construction project which was never completed It is unclear how long the sub stances have been in storage David Barnes said But they are not leaking and he said they look like they were put there by people who knew what they were School officials dont know what the containers were made of Currently school officials are studying what can be done to dis pose of the materials a venture which could cost the school corpo ration Bombing thrusts into bigger role in Bosnia WASHINGTON AP NATOs bombing of Bosnian Serbs thrusts the United States and its allies across a major political frontier eroding their claims of neutrality and pointing towarda larger role in the twoyearold civil war Coming just a week after American military lead ers had shunned the use of force in the Muslim enclave of Gorazde the bombing also served to high light the debate within the administration about how deeply the United States should get involved After months of confusion and hesitation the clear signal now is that President Clinton is ready to use force in Gorazde and the five other designated safe areas to stop Serb nationalists and force them back to the negotiating table Secretary of State Warren Christopher said Mon day I dont rule out extending the Sarajevo model of NATOs noartillery zone to Gorazde and the other safe havens He demanded that the Serbs reverse their drive on Gorazde and return to the positions they held March 30 For months the United States had insisted that it An AP news analysis was merely an honest broker among the warring par ties and wasnt taking sides even though NATO forced the Serbs to lift their siege of Sarajevo and American warplanes shot down Serb planes in a no fly zone Now having carried out the first bombing in the 45year history of NATO its difficult for the alliance to continue asserting neutrality Once we start using air strikes against one party it is clear that this whole notion of neutrality is a fic tion has been a fiction for some said Andrew Bacevich head of the Foreign Policy Institute of the Paul H Nitze School of Advanced International Studies Theres no question this has been a dramatic change and we have now become active in the said Bernard E Trainer a retired Marine lieutenant general and now head of the national security pro gram at the John F Kennedy School of Government Safe zones Gorazde is among six areas the United Nations ruled safe Theoretically those areas are offlimits for the ethnic fighting that has ravaged Bosnia for the past two years But most of the safe zones have suffered intermittent violence Why attack Gorazde Despite Gorazdes designation as a safe zone the Serbs have pounded the town for nearly two weeks Gorazde a Muslim enclave is prized because of its strategic location along the highway that links the Serbian capital Belgrade with the Adriatic coast and with BosniaHerzegovina Bosnian Presidency mostly Muslim Gude Eileen Glanton Bob Blanchini Wm J Castello Inside Local Kokomo agrees to a settle ment on overtime pay with Kokomo Fire Department employee Rick Daily Page 2 Style Travel to Bourbon Street Page 9 Also inside Business Classified Local News of Firefighter faces public hearing He allegedly violated Kokomo Fire Department rules By CATHARINE FERNANDO Tribune staff writer A Kokomo Fire Department internal investi gation has found sufficient evidence to accuse Anthony M Pasquali 35 of three violations of local fire department rules Monday Chief Joseph Zuppardo recom mended to the Kokomo Board or Public Works and Safety that a public hearing be conducted for Pasquali to respond to the accusations The board set Pasqualis hearing for 10 May 9 Pasquali will be informed of his legal rights and may be represented by an attorney Pasquali was placed on probation in Febru ary after he pleaded guilty in Howard Circuit Court to two misdemeanor charges of public indecency that accused him of appearing in a state of nudity in public According to the charges one of the inci dents occurred on South Webster Street during an unspecified period in June last year The other incident took place June 16 at 608 Elk Drive The charges were based on statements given by a 9yearold girl court records indicate In court Pasquali told Judge R Alan Brubaker that he was having problems at that he had made a and that he had been sexually Brubaker ordered Pasquali to serve a year in the Howard County Criminal Justice Center for each conviction But he also suspended the jail time and ordered Pasquali to serve one year of supervised probation for each count with the two years of probation to run consec utively Pasquali also has to pay an initial probation users fee of and for each month he is on probation and continue with counseling In court Pasquali apologized for the incident especially to the young victim Zuppardo told the board that a criminal con viction in any court for any crime is a violation of department rules The criminal charges to which Pasquali pleaded guilty fell within the auspices of immoral which is another viola tion Zuppardo said Zuppardo said Pasqualis actions were in violation of conduct unbe coming an Pasquali had been placed on administrative leave last November During this time Pasquali was not paid a salary but continued to receive benefits pending the outcome of the criminal case He returned to work the day after he was sentenced in February because Zuppardo said his administrative leave covered the period of the criminal suit But once that was resolved the fire department initiated its own internal investigation Zuppardo said he had delivered the notice of the public hearing to Pasquali at his home after the meeting The chief said the board will decide what action to take against Pasquali ranging from a reprimand to dismissal KTs Follick wins award Tribune assistant Opinion page editor Joe Follick won a second place award for column writing at the Society for Profes sional Journalists regional writ ing conference last Friday rollicks column titled The End of an Unhappy Life told the story of a Kokomo man who was found frozen to death on his doorstep last Decem Follick ber The conference in Cincinnati was attended by over 300 jour nalists and students from six states including Ohio Indiana Kentucky and Illinois ;