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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - August 4, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana 325 KOKOMO 50 cants Reno to FBI Is there a conspiracy NEW YORK AP Attorney Genera Janet Reno asked the FBI to investigate whether antiabor tion militants are conspiring to commit violence at abortion clin The New York Times reported All 56 FBI field offices received a confidential teletype on the day after a doctor and a volun teer escort were shot to death out side a the newspaper Several wellknown antiabor tion activists were listed in the including the David Michael Roy Matthew David Crane and Donald the Times The paper Weed plants popup Marijuana crop found in county By MIKE FLETCHER Tribune staff writer Agents of the Howard County Drug Task Force seized 307 marijuana plants with an estimated street value of from a woods in eastern Howard County Acting on a along with Howard County Sheriff deputies and Greentown Deputy Marshal Jeff found the cultivated crop inside the woods near a according to a department press Investigators said the 307 plants varied in neight from two to seven All the plants were A mature plant can yield as much as one ounce of marketable marijuana with an estimated street value of Assistant Kokomo Police Chief Charles Hackett said police have no suspects at this but inves tigations will Hackett also said some of the plants will be kept for evidence and testing and the rest will be destroyed in the police depart ments next evidence and drug burn in He said it isnt the largest crop the task force has but described it as a fairly large Antiabortion vigil begins in Fort Wayne FORT AP Hundreds of antiabortion and abortion rights activists staged peaceful demonstrations this morning outside a clinic Protesters representing both sides of the abortion issue mingled together outside the Womens Health but no vio lence was Fort Wayne police offi cers were present to keep the crowd under A few demonstrators are common at the Womens Health Organization on the only day on which abortions are per formed at the But todays rally drew larger crowds because it kicked off a national protest by Northeast Indiana Rescue and Operation Rescue National scheduled through Womens Health Organization is the only local clinic that performs Local antiabortion leaders had urged testers to refrain from violence at me which follows Fridays fata shootings of a doctor and his escort at a clinic in The escorts wife was wounded in the shotgun We have a good record in this town of nonviolent said Wendell director of the Northeast Indiana Res this is going to be a prayer said they had all signed the justi fiable homicide declaration that recently circulated among anti abortion supporting killing doctors who perform abor pended by the church for advocat Hon9 mg killing abortion told a Roman Catholic priest the Times that there is no such in who has been sus There is absolutely no conspir acy by Im sure of the paper quoted Trosch as whose Justice Department Ready to roll f f Excitement for Saturdays Brickyard 400 is building and the teams are preparing their cars to Joe Dau Bailey fills and checks the air on tires for Dale Earnhardts Inside todays Kokomo Tribune is a 16page souvenir edition which will give readers an inside look at NASCAR and the Brick yard Tribune photo by Tim Bath Scaleddown plans satisfy Clinton WASHINGTON AP Presi dent Clinton is insisting that scaleddown health reform pro posals moving through Congress still satisfy his demand to put the country on track toward coverage for Counting noses on Capitol he conceded that more ambi tious proposals simply wont pressed by reporters Wednesday on the limited reach of Senateproposed legislation that seeks to cover 95 percent of nonetheless main tained One rocksolid principle remains private for With the healthcare debate entering a critical the pres ident scheduled a morning strate gy session with his Cabinet today and dispatched Vice President Al Gore to a Capitol Hill rally with reform riders who converged on Washington from a crosscoun try bus In a wideranging news confer ence Wednesday Clinton sought to show case his administra tions work on health crime and the economy while dis counting the distraction of congressional hear ings into the Whitewa ter On foreign Clinton offered tough talk against Haitis mili tary saying he was keeping alive the possibility of military force to oust those who have trampled human rights and mur dered innocent peo Shrugging off polls showing his popularity Clinton sug gested mat maybe its partly a function of the times in which we live or a failure to adequately communicate his accomplish COUNTDOWN TO To revive public support for Health Clinton begins a nightly series of televised Oval Office addresses tonight urging Americans to demand major health care The TV messages are being promot ed by a million Democratic Party advertising blitz in major newspapers and on At the news con Clinton said he wouldnt get into being a legislator to mediate Capitol Hill debate over how best to improve health coverage for millions of whom are uninsured or But he urged the House and Senate to stay in ses sion beyond a scheduled mid month recess if necessary to pass rival health plans that would later be meshed by congressional nego And he sought to put the burden for compromise on whom he portrayed as We have reached out to and every time we have done they have moved Clinton So the questions now should shift to Are we going to cover all Americans or not In Senate Republican leader Bob Dole of Kansas didnt rule out the potential for agree ment on a healthcare but said Democratic proposals cir culating on Capitol Hill had seri ous He said Republicans planned to offer a competing perhaps as early as The main Democratic plans are a House proposal that would require businesses to pay 80 per cent of their employees medical insurance premiums and a less comprehensive Senate plan that relies on hundreds of billions of dollars in federal subsidies to expand coverage to 95 percent of Americans by the year Trying to justify moving away his original plan to guaran tee coverage to all Americans by January Clinton said simply Lefs remember how a bill becomes He said Senate Majority Leader George had to be practical and put together a slimmeddown plan mat is the most ambitious bill he can But Dole called Mitchells plan a governmentrun health care system that includes too many taxes as well as health care man dates mat should be oversees the asked FBI Direc tor Louis Freeh to set the investi gation in motion Just hours after John Bayard and his fim were shot to death as Britton arrived for work the Times Bar retts was wounded in the Over the fed eral marshals were dispatched to many clinics around the including Fort to help guard In its the FBI is using information provided by abortion rights groups such as the National Organization for Planned Parenthood and the National Abortion the Times Diaper search turns up crack cocaine Neglect charges may be filed against mother By MIKE FLETCHER Tribune staff writer It could have been a dirty but a Kokomo Police officer didnt Looking into an infants diaper the officer found more than three grams of crack Police arrested Dewayne on Class A felony charges of possession of cocaine with intent to deliver arid possession of cocaine in excess of three according to Koko mo Narcotics Investigator Thomas No bond has been set at this time as Copney faces an initial hearing on the charges this morn jail officials Investigators from the Howard County Drug Task Force learned that Copney had checked into the Fairfield 1717 Lincoln with a woman and her infant who were not He was wanted for questioning in a shooting which occurred in Kokomo in At police went to Cop neys motel room and conducted a search of the There they found the drug con cealed inside the infants The mother has not been charged in the incident at mis but investigations will con Assistant Police Chief Charles Hackett He indicated that possible charges of neglect of a dependent could be filed against the The infant was turned over to the Howard County Welfare police Detectives were originally want ing to question Copney as a sus pect in an incident in which Ty was shot at sever al the release Copney was not charged in the shooting Inside todays Kokomo Tribune Local The Honey Ciwk Rentovous opens Saturday and continues Sunday at Wildcat Valley Style Discover art at the Kokomo Sports The baseball players could begin a strike as early as Friday Alao Inside markets Classified DW DwrAbby D4 Entertainment B5 Farm C5 Local news Nation Dl News of record A6 Sports AS Cl4 Killers die in triple execution Its inhumane as murderers attorney declares AP Three killers who chased down a held him on his bed and shot him in front of his wife were put to death by injection in the nations first triple execution in 32 Hoyt Darryl Richley and James HobBM died within hours of each other Each declined to make a final RkWeys Mark called the process You lead them in there like slaughter them and get on with he was strapped to a gurney at 7 Asked if he had any last he looked straight up and said After being injected with the CUnes blinked his eyes several men closed mem for good and was pronounced dead at Fiftyeight minutes died on the same Asked if he had any last he said followed Richley into the death chamber of the Cummins Unit prison within an hour and was pronounced dead at He also declined to make a final The prison planned to allow 45 to 60 minutes between executions enough time to carry me bodies out in wipe down the gurney and change the needle before fee next man was brought Shortly before the parade of the Supreme Court denied a pint appeal by all three ;