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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - April 21, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana 228 KOKOMO April 50 cents Serbs blasting helpless Muslims Nunn suggests hitting Serbia BosniaHerzegov ina AP Two rockets struck a hospital annex in Gorazde today and killed 20 people during another pounding of the besieged Muslim town by Bosnian Serb doctors The hell in Gorazde contin an exasperated amateur radio Enes said of relentless attacks by Serbs who have defied international demands that they halt a three week offensive against the eastern On President Clin ton urged NATO to threaten Serb troops with air attacks if they do not pull back from Gorazde and other safe areas designated by the United Nations for Bosnian Sam chairman of the Senate Armed Services Commit supported Clinton But he also said the Western allies might have to use stronger attacks and possibly even strike at neigh boring the dominant state in what remains of Yugoslavia and an ally of the Bosnian NATO diplomats reacted favor ably Wednesday to a request for air strikes but said a decision would be delayed several Although the Serbs political leaders have promised several times in recent days to stop the attacks on there has been no letup in the bombard ment that has seen shells fall as often as three times a A day after a rocket killed at least 10 people in the emergency room of Gorazdes main a medical team with the humani tarian group Doctors Without Bor ders reported a rocket attack on the hospital annex this Anne spokeswoman at the groups office in said the teams brief telex message did not say if there were any wounded or give other The annex was opened two weeks ago to ease overcrowding at Gorazdes main hospital because of Serb attacks on the which is harboring tens of thousands of Evan puts on a Tipton basketball shirt given to him to wear Wednesday during a game refereed by Phil coach of the Tipton boys varsity basketball team Tribune photo by Brian Reynolds staff visit Tipton Not all ideas come from governor says By LISA FIPPS Tribune Tipton Bureau Evan Bayh and his staff came to Tipton to getout of the do less talking and do more he said when he declared the city capital for a Tipton is the 51st such city to be capital for a Not all good ideas come from Indianapo he He Added that the purpose of creating capital for a day was so he and his staff could go to small and large Hoosier com munities and find out whats working and whats not in areas such as edu cation and health Education was the theme for the day as Bayh toured Each stop was planned to reinforce in some way the importance of Bayh toured the Bureau of Motor Vehicles to point out the fact that you have to demon strate you know something when you get a drivers Thats the point of the Gateway he Bayh helped to implement the Gate way The Gateway according to is a new testing Rather than administering multiple choice tests where students can guess the right answer if they dont know the Gateway Exam will make students explain how they arrive at their he its an essay For Bayh students will be given vari ous materials to The students will then have to write essays to answer questions about the material and explain how they arrived at the With the Gateway he teachers will know students know how to write coherently and legibly and apply what they At Tipton Middle Bayh visited and talked with teacher Jeanie Cunnyngham and her eighthgrade class as they worked in the Macintosh computer Since the Gateway Exam will not be admin istered until the 19951996 school cur rent Hoosier including those in Cunnynghams will be the first group to take the When visiting students at the Macintosh computer laboratory at Lincoln Bayh stressed the importance of Technology can get them students excit ed about and thats half of the battle these he noting education com petes with television and video games for childrens One of the last stops on the agenda was Tip ton High where Bayh and his staff shot some hoops on the basketball court dur ing a scrimmage with students and Bayh jokingly said his staffs motto is We may be but were According to David Tipton schools director of they played three and thegovernors team was behind by a few it was announced there had been a mistake in scoring and that Bayhs team actually Parker who added and If you know what I Steady as she goes Sandi rolls a lap around the Eastern High School track Wednesday night while her mother watched a boys baseball game near Tribune photo by Anne Farrar opens MIA search 100 Americans will probe 15 provinces Vietnam AP The United States launched a search today for Americans missing in the Vietnam War that will take investigators to 15 provinces and three major It was the second major opera tion since President Clinton lifted a 19year trade embargo against Hanoi on officials have said that progress in the fullest possible accounting of MIAs will weigh heavily in future relations between Washington and The officials say Vietnamese coop eration has been but still greater results must be Clinton has called for more cooperation and more answers before establishing diplomatic relations with As a first the two sides have agreed to set up liaison offices soon in Washington and More than 100 American inves tigators along with their Viet namese counterparts began inter viewing villagers and preparing to excavate burial and crash sites in 15 provinces and Ho Chi Minh City and Some of the cases were along the Ho Chi Minh The series of dirt roads and river cross ings through western Vietnam and Laos served as the commu nists major supply route from the North to its troops fighting against the The trail was perhaps the most heavily bombed target during the war and scores of airmen were shot down in the The MIA office said the new operation is to last 34 days and the teams hope to investigate as many as 65 cases and excavate as many as 16 sites where the remains of Americans are believed to be military officials said they hoped Vietnamese villagers would turn in remains of Ameri cans they are believed to be hold ing or provide the American teams with information that might lead to In virtually every past villagers have turned over what were believed to be American Some family members of the missing and some veterans orga including those that have visited have dis puted official reports of Viet namese They say they have been denied access to prisons where they claim Ameri cans were held after the Army John head of the MIA Office in said that in the last six weeks American investigators were granted access to 10 prisons where they had asked to check on reports of sightings of American Inside todays Tribune Local Some Indian Heights resi dents are alarmea at the prospect of a miniIndy car race track Page Style Art festival results Page Sports Pacers continue on Page Also inside Classified Local News of 31 closing next week All southbound lanes between 26 Motorists who use 31 through Kokomo are in for a rude The Indiana Department of Transportation will completely close all southbound lanes of 31 between 22 and from 9 Monday until April 29 for railroad Beginning May 2 at 9 the northbound lanes of 31 will be closed until May 6 for more railroad According to Maria Kalnbach of the transportation the work involves emergency repairs on that section of the crossing which has sunk below the road Central Railroad of Indianapo lis has called for the road closing so that they can make the repairs and bring the rails back up to the road They will also be strengthening the rails so that the sinking will not she That particular tract of the rail road is south of Lincoln Road near Kokomo the former Howard Johnson explained City Engineer Lawrence Theyre going to rebuild each side of that crossing which is very Southbound lanes will be twoway traffic while they work on the crossing and then they will reverse it going he The fourmile stretch will be closed except for local For most city the major thoroughfare to use is LaFoun tainWashington Lambert The proper way to get there would be from Lincoln and South way he through traffic on 31 will use a posted detour of 19 and Powerball fever turns to headache By DAVE PHILLIPS Tribune staff writer Somebody pulled the plug on lottery fever in Kokomo Thurs Lottery retailers in parts of Lafayette and Marion were unable to sell tickets for the million Powerball jackpot Wednesday evening after a con struction crew accidentally knocked down telephone lines shortly before 5 Ameritech spokeswoman Bob Clark said a contractor severed an underground conduit that housed four fiber optic telecommunica tions cables east of Ameritechs central office in Burlington in Car roll The telephone com munication fiber optic lines con nect retailers to lottery Service was restored by 9 in most The outage affected about 200 lottery including all of Howard Countys 77 Lottery officials say they lost about in It was unfortunate it came just before the drawing for one of Powerballs highest said Lottery spokesman Kip The accident also affected 911 emergency lines near Swayzee and the Grant County Sheriffs Department The disruption came during a peak time for lottery We lost quite a bit of sales with the cut coming right at the busiest said Carmen owner of Rozzis Market in The Hoosier Lottery said it was selling approximately Powerball tickets per hour statewide at the time the line went Sales topped tickets an hour within several hours of the EST Lot tery retailers are not allowed to sell tickets after A ticket sold in Kentucky had the winning lottery officials ;