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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - August 30, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana 352 MO TRIBUNE 50 cents As time goes by Jddy an Indiana University Kokomo the There wont be many sun worshipers later freshman checks her watch to see how much time she has today when rain and thunderstorms move into the before heading to an afternoon English She was according to local weather observer Robert Wise lounging outside the east entrance to the main building at Tribune photo by Brian Reynolds Tipton County must pay Volume turned up on ordinance Kokomo council members making noise on vehicle sound pollution By STEVE JACKSON Tribune staff writer The second reading of an ordi nance designed to make it illegal for motorists to play their car stereo systems at excessive vol umes passed the Kokomo Com mon Council Monday some Council members continued to make noise about die need for such a Councilmen Mike D at and Don Dat both criticized the ordi saying it was unenforce able and would require the city to buy equipment it does not have money I still feel this is an unenforce able said who was one of four council mem bers who voted against the ordi nance on first reading three weeks I understand the But if s one of those things thats here now and gone in a minute because if s a moving The proposed which passed 72 on second reading would amend the citys current noise regulations prohibit ing loud exhaust screech ing tires on so on to include the playing of car stereo systems at excessive Supporters of the measure say they realize the ordinance will not eliminate booming bass from all vehicles in the but it will provide police with a tool to stop it on occasions when they are able to do dont think this will solve the said councilman Richard But any thing we can do to provide die police with one more we should Kokomo Police Chief Lynn Rudolph said his department receives hundreds of calls annual ly from citizens complaining about loud car stereos in their Of civil dis turbance calls received so far diis Rudolph said 35 to 40 per cent of those were from com plaints about loud car While acknowledging die prob lem did Kennedy ques tioned whether it is a problem police need to devote attention I guess thats really my point in diis whole he said Offi cers are out diere in die and they have a tremendous job to I guess dieres so many odier important things officers could be doing rather dian stop ping automobiles for playing stereos too In addition to concern over whedier die ordinance can be Kennedy reiterated cost concerns he voiced on the first reading of die Current squad car equipment is not ade quate for monitoring stereo he and making die ordinance enforceable would require die purchase of new equipment a purchase die city has not budget ed Rudolph agreed diat die citys current equipment is old and may need replacement if it is to be used in such a Alley echoed saying ifs foolish to give police die audiority to enforce an ordinance and later deny diem die money to purchase die equipment needed to do And that would put die council in the awkward position of having to explain to die police depart ment at a later date why it approved die ordinance if it had no intention on funding die pur chase of die proper I can just see it he ByLISAFIPPS Tribune Tipton Bureau Tipton County must pay back wages to sheriff employees who were also volun teer reserve deputies at any time during die past two accord ing to die Tipton County commis The commis sioners were told die county would have to pay back wages to employ Fri day when diey met with Marcos die Department of Wage and Hour Ponce recently completed an audit of die sheriff department and found some employees also volunteered as That is not he told die commis Once hired and paid by a an employee must continue to receive pay for any work performed widiin diat The commissioners are unsure how much money is owed to sher iff The commissioners have transferred from die landfill budget to the overtime budget and hope that will be Since die sheriff department did not keep track of volunteered Commissioner Carl Colbert diey have to look through two years worth of radio logs to see who was He said diey are also unsure how many employees are The commissioners thought diey might have to pay back wages and at this point diere s no indication wed be Colbert Not only must Tipton County pay back but Ponce also told die commissioners those with arrest powers must sign an agree ment that they will be paid for 171 hours per 28 That will pre vent any confusion about whedier deputies have worked over time because odier county employees are paid for 160 hours per 28 Colbert Were not just picking on Marcos Department of Wage and Hour Division It would appear those working 171 hours would need to be paid 11 hours at the over time v since deputies have different work 171 hours is not the commissioners passed a per Ponces stating certain inadvertent viola tions have been discovered which are in need of correction and diat they will adhere to all rules and regulations of the Fair Labor Stan dards Commissioner Max Crouch said a majority of sheriff departments in the Hoosier state also allow employees to be Consid ering Colbert said he asked Ponce why and if the county was singled According to Ponce said were not just picking on Ponce told the commission ers he was looking at other sheriff departments Inside todays Tribune Classified Dan Quayle ready to run in 96 WASHINGTON AP Former Vice Presi dent Dan Quayle will use a speech to a conser vative organization next month as a spring board for his presidential campaign in a close friend Quayle recently returned widi his family from a long during which diey dis cussed whether he should seek die Republican All indications are diat me answer is die friend said Quayle will begin to campaign for Republi can congressional and gubernatorial candi dates and is planning to try out possible cam paign themes in major speeches next according to die who spoke on condi tion of Another associate said Quayle has made clear to friends that he would like to P Refugee crisis More Cubans staying home Flow of refugees eases WASHINGTON AP One week after more dian Cuban boat people headed for shores in a single chaotic a series of encouraging developments have Clinton administration officials breadi ing somewhat officials attribute a sharp drop in the numbers of boat people in the last few days to a combination of bad weather and roundtheclock appeals for Cubans to stay Growing numbers of Cubans understand that they will not come to the United States if they are picked up in die Straits of Undersecretary of State Peter Tarnoff said By only 118 Cubans had been intercepted by the Coast Guam throughout die The final tally Tor Monday was Tarnoff also said Cuban authorities have begun to take some small steps to counsel Cubans not to flee by Until die audiorities did nothing to dissuade Cubans from leav ing so long as diey did so in their own In President Fidel Castro has ordered diat any ves sel with minors aboard be pre vented from leaving Cuban The White House and State Department welcomed the And Panamas incoming for eign Lewis said his country is willing to receive up to Cuban refugees for six months if the United States houses them at American military bases along die Panama Canal and takes responsibility for Another encouraging Tarnoff is diat about 225 Cubans of the more than taken to die naval base at Guantanamo have asked for permission to return Housing the refugee Leaders offer troop support WASHINGTON AP The Clinton administration is counting on several Caribbean nations to step forward with public pledges to contribute troops to an Americanled coalition to oust Haitis mili tary At a meeting today of Caribbean defense and foreign ministers in several countries were expect ed to announce diey would join the Jamaica and Belize already have said diey would contribute to me which would consist mainly of American But in an additional sign of regional about a halfdozen other countries were expected to pin the The planned force would include thousands of supplemented by civil ian technicians and administra ;