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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - December 12, 1999, Kokomo, Indiana A part of history local Page As Omet Cone to close doors business Page o1 your Community newspaper since 1 Kokomo Tribune december 1939 a Down St spam 9 it photo illustration by Michael hockey Are you ready its Cost hundreds of billions of dollars and countless More it brought big business and powerful governments to the verge of hysteria and it is largely responsible for spoiling at least in part the biggest party of the millennia what is it its the y2k of and in less than three we can All either let out a collective sigh of Relief we just wont know til it but what we do know now is that the party Prince aka the artist envisioned in his popu Lar 1980s hit 1999 wont be quite that exuberant for Many Kokomo area residents and other while some people May in fact be like its plenty of others either will be working or not going out in surveys have indicated that most peo ple Are planning to stay at Home to celebrate the new the next most popular activity this new years eve going to that Many area churches Are holding special services that will last until past mid night perhaps the least favorite but one including Many More people than on previous new years is companies ranging from Daimler Chrysler and Delphi Delco electronics systems to Banks and department stores will have technicians on the clock testing equipment of Utility emergency management will All have extra just for will have nearly people on duty from 10 to 2 staffing major emergency Load generators and other vital Points throughout its coverage which includes Tipton and Miami one thing you May not want to do at on the first pick up the on one Amer tech is discouraging customers from picking up a phone simply to Check for a dial tone or Call 911 to make sure its working for fear of jamming phone but on the other the company int expecting any if you want to make a make a Amer tech spokesman Dave Pacholczyk who else has this dreaded y2k Bug harassed Home computer for millions of computer users have had to or the y2k problems inherent in their personal or face the for the most part every computer is going to need some said Mike Miller of Miller and Miller information management systems in its going to be some thing that people Are going to need to continue to Check even after the first of the strange what a Bug can y2k stocking up to prepare or panic by Melissa Howe Tribune staff writer theres no stopping the Sun from setting on the it will go Down with people either panicking or leisurely watching the clock As the Cloud of y2k passes Over the most celebrated eve in the event of the millennium Bug causing prob lasting either minutes or the american red Cross is suggesting people collect a few Inex pensive such As nonperishable Batter operated radios and whether its y2k or anything a Snow or ice storm you need to be said Susan director of social services for the american red Cross Howar Tipton the local Agency has been distributing brochures explaining y2k to people who come into the Wal nut Street office we always have and we have a disaster team ready 24 hours a t see prepare countdown e2000 what is y2k and what does it mean to me Page a4 local Utility companies will have extra workers ready in Case the millennium Bug causes Page a4 is your computer ready for the year 2000 Page a4 the Howard count Kokomo emergency management Agency will treat y2k problems like any other natural pagea4 planes will have a lot of empty seats come Page a4 Law enforcement officials say they will have extra officers on the streets to keep people Safe come Page As phone numbers to Call in Case of emergencies y2k safety Page As or Fri 8noon Deal pm Day see Page 2 s teachers to vote on proposed contract after an 11hour Taylor Board reached a tentative by the Kokomo Tribune staff after going More than a year without a the Taylor school administration and its teachers Union have agreed to a tentative three year contract following an 11hour negotiating session that ended at 3 Becky the teachers Indiana state teacher association said saturday that the tentative agree ment includes salary such As raises for the 1999 and 2000 school on the school Board and teachers Union will Issue a joint state formally announcing the tentative agreement we reached an agreement on All out standing she said Riggs declined to elaborate on the specifics of the saying teach ers should be Given the Chance to study the proposed contract a ratification vote by teachers has been called for she after the she the Taylor school Board will meet to discuss the Taylor school Board president Lyman Marler said he was glad we finally reached a tentative settlement its been i think we got the Best Settle ment we could under the its a settlement that we can live t see contract Page a2 sex sting targets Reservoir by Mike Fletcher Tribune staff writer acting on complaints of alleged illicit sexually activity involving homosexuals and heterosexuals at the Kokomo Reservoir police set up a sting sat urday afternoon and identified four pos sible no arrests were but the names and information gained from the sting will be forwarded to the prosecutors office for possible said Kokomo police capt Michael Holsapple of the special investigations since no arrests were the names of Possi ble suspects were not we intend to put a Stop to this and we will be watching the area to see if we can put a Dent into this kind of behave said within a few tse Estinv mostly Cloudy High 44 l Low 32 some Sunshine High Udit i Pittil

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