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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - August 22, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana 343 KOKO TRIBUNE 50 cents Crime bill advances to Senate House Republicans bargain to rescue legislation WASHINGTON AP White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta said today it would be a disgrace to the country if opponents of die Housepassed crime bill are able to block its passage through a fili buster in the The bill cleared the House 235 195 in a rare Sunday after key Democrats and moderate Republicans bargained until dawn and 3 the two previous It now goes to the where Democrats must find the same kind of help from moderate Republicans that rescued the billion compromise in the I think the Senate is going to act to get this Panetta said calling the issue of crime the fundamental issue that most concerns Joseph chairman of the Judiciary Com said debate should begin today on the bill designed to help hire new police officers build new prisons much to the consternation of the powerful National Rifle ban militarystyle assault With the outcome uncertain for a crucial preliminary vote Sunday flashed the results of deals that cut billion from the Hoosiers split along party lines By The Associated Press Indianas congressional delegation split along party lines in voting on the billion anticrime Indi anas seven Democrats voted The states three Republicans Dan Steve Buyer and John Myers voted earlier Fortytwo Republicans support ed the motion to allow considera tion by the full compared with 11 when a similar move failed 10 days The 11 vote sent shocked Democratic leaders and Clinton into a forcing them to negotiate with the GOP moderates and causing a potentially devastating delay in the timetable for health care reform In the past few we on our side have had to reach out to moderate It was said Charles chairman of the House Judiciary subcommittee on AP Graphic Buyers stance shocks Beatty ByJEFFPARROTT Tribune staff writer Sundays House vote on the anticrime bill left some others pouting and senators rolling up their Im obviously pleased with the efforts of the joint House and Sen ate said Howard County Sheriff John Beatty this trying to unseat 5th District Republican Steve Buyer in the 8 has joined fellow Democrats in vocal support of the Buyer held firm to his opposi tion of the bills hugathug social programs throughout the and criticized the joint conference report for watering down some punitive measures and slashing hinds for prison con The freshman congress man opposed the bill for banning assault weapons but backing off a measure that would have tough ened sentences for criminal acts involving the use of Buyer also said the funding for a promised new police offi cers will actually only result in about with bene fits and salaries Beatty said he was really in total shock that Buyer refused to support the after Democrats agreed to billion in preven tion program The sheriff repeated his charge that Buyer opposed the bill under pressure from the Republican leadership and the National Rifle Association of which Beatty is a In the final funding for 12 categories of social programs like midnight basketball were lumped into a block grant scheme enabling communities to use the grants as they Beatty said that in programs such as the Police Athletic Boys and Girl Scouts and the Tri Ad program in which law enforcement helps the elderly pre vent crime would be The billion compromise now moves over to the Senate for Floor debate was scheduled to begin at 1 according Mark deputy press secretary for Richard who was travel ling back to Indiana this Shoeff said Lugar wouldnt be ready to comment on the bill until he examines it since it has changed considerably from the Senates version passed in Its difficult to say what parts of the bill hell zero in Shoeff A spokesman for Dan Coats was equally when asked for insight into where the senator stands on the The bill has been substantially and with health care keeping Coats he hasnt really looked at the final package passed last saia Coats spokesman Tim What do we do now Bernice who has worked at MagnaTek for nine talks with fellow workers who will lose their jobs when the company closes Tribune photo by Tim Bath MagneTek employees fear layoffs By DAVE PHILLIPS Tribune staff writer Leonard a retired Chrysler has a wife and three chil dren employed at Mag neTek Kokomo The familys company ties including more than 50 years of service will come to an end in November when MagneTek closes the plants doors after nearly 50 years of If it was just my wife and this wouldnt be so Bates said while standing in front of the small waiting to pick up his There arent a lot of good paying and with one of my daughters here going through a well probably have to take her back Los Angelesbased MagneTek put an end to speculation and rumors last week when it announced it will close the Kokomo facility on North Web ster and eliminate 100 jobs as part of a plan to consolidate power supply manufacturing at a company plant in Please see Company running away from union Some Mi ers believe iTek work companyis closing its Kokomo plant to avoid Teamsters attempts to organize the facilitys produc tion and maintenance The company denies organiz ing efforts played a role in its decision to close the facility and consolidate operations in They dont want anything to do with bargaining with me said Bernice who has worked at the plant for nearly nine Plant workers voted 4522 to organize in late How the NLRB upheld man agement charges that Team sters officials illegally induced workers to sign union autho rization cards by promising to waive union initiation On the Teamsters asked the NLRB to investigate whether the company was moving to escape organizing We mink theyre run ning away from said Brian a business representa tive for Teamsters Local which represents work ers in 80 counties in Illinois and Copp said workers approached the Teamsters Local 135 of Indianapolis in November because it was the only union with We arent seeking higher wages or better health care decent raises and to be treated better and The Teamsters have filed a request to hold another autho rization but the NLRB has not set a second organiza tion Veterans reunion needs a few good men Organizers of the 12th Annual Indiana Vietnam Veterans Reunion in Kokomo are looking for volunteers to man the Moving Wall that will be in place 13 the week of the The Moving a halfscale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in bears the names of the more than casualties of the Vietnam It will be erected 13 on the grounds of Faith Presbyterian Albright Road and Kirk and will remain in place until the last day of the Since the Moving Wall will be open for public inspection 24 hours a volunteers are need ed to help visitors locate names on the structure that measures 253 feet in Volunteers should call Carl or Julie in the An opening ceremony will be conducted at the Wall 6 Anyone who wishes to place a wreath at the monument should call Dick president of the Howard County Vietnam Veter ans or The appearance of the Moving Wall is sponsored by United Auto Workers Local UAW Local 685 and the HC The slated for 16 will be on the grounds of Ramada Inn and Kokomo near the intersection of The event that attracts thou sands of veterans from around the country and could be the biggest according to For He said he has received more inquires than usual about the and all the area hotels and motels are Forrey said he has received many calls for information from veterans on the East He said veterans from Aus tralia and England have attended the and could return to Kokomo this Dont let the sun go down till theyre all paraphrased from the is the theme for the It reflects the contin uing effort of families and Viet nam veterans to receive a full accounting of troops who are listed as prisoners of war or miss ing in The plight of the POWs and MIAs will receive much attention again this Among the speak ers will be three men who have returned to Vietnam in an effort to locate their Other speakers will include Sammy a Congressional Medal of Honor and Adrian of Good Morning Vietnam Davis attends the reunion annu and Cronauer was a speaker in The Guess famous for songs including American Woman and These is scheduled to perform the evening of At noon that Britt Small Festival will take the The John Steer and The Circuit Riders also will The reunion will include mili tary vendors and unit Tipton Boy Scouts are he lookout for Tony Elliotts Cumin B9 Entertainment B3 Local Nation J4 OMtuarim Opinion A6 Sports Style Bl Cuban blockade idea begins to leak AP As Cuban refugees took to the sea in record Defense Secretary William Perry headed for southern Florida today to observe the exodus of Cubans and to meet with top Navy and Coast Guard Perry was scheduled to meet with Coast Guard officials in Key before conducting an air tour of the Florida straits to assess the flood of A senior defense speaking on board Perrys down played reports of a potential block ade against The idea of a blockade is not something currently at the forefront of our the official On White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta raised the possi bility of a presumably to prevent other countries from selling goods to as a way to turn up me pressure on Fidel Stopping an exodus Until Cubans fleeing their homeland enjoyed a virtual opendoor President Clintons new stance on Cuba more closely resembles policy toward President Fidel Castro has stopped restricting hoping the United Slates willloosen economic Dire poverty has added to the refugee For 30 any Cuban wno reached the mainland would not be turned With one brief Cubans could be turned over to friends or relatives and aUowad to Cubans will be intercepted at sea and taken to the Navy base at Those who do make it to shore will be detained they will go through a thorough review to determine whether they can Extreme violence and poverty since the first freely elected JeanBartrand was ousted in Hunched the since George Bushs Haitians have bean intercepted at sea and turned back to a IKW But onty Grenada and Antigua wi take Panama backed out of a deal to serve as a safe fr More than Haitians are at living in city oflap unused air ;