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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - December 31, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana Kokomo Ind KOKOMO TRIBUNE Saturday I Dec 31 1994 50 cents DONT DRINK AND DRIVE For people planning to bring in the New Year and drink a caution from Kokomo police dont drink and drive If you do this may be what youll see during the New Years holiday officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints throughout the city during this weekend while keeping a lookout for intoxicated drivers So far this month officers have made 22 drunken driving arrests and expect more KT Illustration by Tim Bath Clinics under attack 2 dead 5 wounded in Boston suburb BROOKLINE Mass AP A man in black pulled out a rifle and opened fire in an abortion clinic Friday and minutes later a nearly identical attack took place at a clin ic down the street Two people were killed and five wounded State police helicopters hovered low over suburban Boston and hours after the attack officers using dogs continued to search for a suspect who witnesses said may have been wounded in a gun battle with a clinic guard WMURTV in Manchester reported Friday evening the inves Office audits inthewoi Kokomo CPA firm plans report to commission Jan 17 By JEFF PARROTT Tribune staff writer An audit of Howard County Pros ecutor James Andrews office will reveal whether the prosecutors staff members were paid more than what was approved by the county council for 1994 That according to County Com missioner Dave Griffey has emerged as the focal point of an audit of four prosecutor accounts The audit didnt orginate with that goal in mind however Griffey said It began when Prosecutor elect James Fleming told commis sioners at their Dec 19 meeting that Andrews was asking supple mental salary claims be paid from the Pretrial Diversion Fund that was about in the hole Im not sure that if the funds were there we wouldve ever demanded to audit Griffey said He noted that its too early to draw any conclusions Theres nothing earthshattering at this point to report a few accounting errors but nothing to get excited Fleming requested an independent audit of Andrews books a mess that he wanted cleaned up before he takes office He protested Andrews request for supplemental payments for his staff from the account because it was in the red Greg McCarty of Bucheri McCarty Metz a Kokomo certi fied public accounting firm hired by the commissioners to conduct the audit has told Griffey hell report the audits findings at the Jan 17 commissioners meeting Griffey said Theyd like to have it done in the next couple of weeks and Im going to make an effort to have Tm not sure that if the funds were there we wouldve ever demanded to audit any Dave Griffey county commissioner something for McCarty said County Auditor Marilyn Cook said staff members from the firm were in the auditors office this week pulling the prosecutors paid claims and beginning their research McCardy will analyze Andrews Drug Task Force Fund Title IVD Incentive Fund Pretrial Diversion Fund and the prosecu tors share of the Howard County Law Enforcement Fund The commissioners will decide how if at all to act on the audits results once theyre received A determination that Andrews used discretionary funds to pay his employees more than what the county council approved in Febru ary would once again spur the debate about whether a prosecutor can spend his discretionary funds as he sees fit Griffey said the State Board of Accounts has made it clear the council must approve all salaries tigation centered on New Hamp shires coast just across the Mass achusetts border Law enforce ment sources told the station a 23yearold New Hampshire man was the suspect Witnesses at both scenes gave similar descriptions of the gun man and police issued a descrip tion of a single suspect But they stopped short of saying the same man was responsible for both attacks He just started shooting and shooting and said Deb bie Gains who had accompanied a friend to Preterm Health Services He was very The dead were identified as Shannon Lowney 25 of Arlington and Leanne Nichols 38 of Salem Each was a receptionist at one of the clinics The wounded were all clinic employees or volun teers The slayings brought to five the number of people killed in shoot ings at abortion clinics since 1993 Fridays bloodshed began at a Planned Parenthood clinic on Bea con Street and spread to Preterm Health Services a mile away about 10 minutes later Police said they were looking for a 5foot7 white man with a dark complexion curly dark hair and black jacket and pants Police said the duffel bag was found at the second clinic Natalya Kabanovsky an electrol ysis technician in Preterms build ing said a man fitting the descrip tion had protested abortion over Help others be nappy Goodfellows is a charity spon sored by the Kokomo Tribune to help children throughout the year Needy youngsters age infant through 13 received new clothing at Christmas provided through corporate sponsor Penney Donations to the charity are used to fund vouchers which are distrib uted to eligible Howard County families Donations to the charity may be mailed to the Goodfellows Kokomo Tribune Post Office Box 9014 300 N Union Kokomo Ind 469049014 Donations may also be brought to the Kokomo Tri bune and dropped off at the accounting department The Tribune encourages dona tions in memory of loved ones Memorials and donation listings will appear on Page 1 throughout the holiday season In memory of Fred T Parkhurst sadly missed by Millie Carol and In memory of Marion and Helen Langston children and grand children In memory of Oscar and Dorothy Cottingham Glen Edwards Caroline Cunningham and Glen dak Downs Delco department 873 third shift Total Anyone in the war zone has to expect to be part of the war thats going David C Trosch Roman Catholic priest the past several months He was anxious He wanted to tell every body what happens she said Lowney was a receptionist at the Planned Parenthood clinic She was a wonderful young woman bright personable and committed and what every person would want in a Susan Newsom vice president of Planned Parenthood of Massachu setts Lowney grew up in Fairfield and had graduated magna cum laude from Boston College in 1991 her brother said She died doing what she believed said Liam Lowney 22 She was committed to and worked to provide women the right to The Planned Parenthood clinic was participating in a nationwide trial of the French abortion pill RU486 Workers have received death threats at the clinic lately and Friday began with the usual gathering of protesters outside the center where about abor tions are performed annually said Nicki Gamble president of Planned Parenthood of Massachu setts Boston Mayor Tom Menino ordered police to guard all clinics and hospitals in the city Gov William F Weld promised state police protection to clinics Workers at Planned Parenthood said the clinics door is locked and operated on a buzzer system It was unclear how the gunman got in In Washington Attorney General Janet Reno called the attacks a senseless horrible and said the Justice Departments criminal division marshals the FBI and the federal clinic vio lence task force were investigat ing Anyone in the war zone has to expect to be part of the war thats going the Rev David C Trosch a Roman Catholic priest suspended for advocating the killing of abortion doctors as justi fiable homicide said in Mobile Ala However the Rev Flip Benham director of the antiabortion group Operation Rescue National based in Dallas condemned the attacks An eye for an eye it doesnt work that he said Vigilan tism invariably brings with it law lessness One never has the right to take upon himself the roles of judge jury and Police officer cleared Probe determines no rules broken Kokomo Police Chief Lynn Rudolph said Friday the depart ment has cleared an officer accused of sexual assault by a Howard County woman Rudolph said an investigation determined that offduty officer David F Reynolds was cleared df the allegation and there was ho violation of any Kokomo Police Department rule or regulation Reynolds who has been on administrative suspension returned to his assigned duties Fri day Unfortunately things like this happen when youre in the public eye It took a lot to get through this but I want to express my apprecia tion to fellow officers and the administration for their support through the Reynolds said Friday Im just glad to be back serving the city of According to a news release about the case Kokomo police determined the incident occurred outside the citys jurisdiction and it was also investigated by the Howard County Sheriff Depart ment The internal investigation con cludes that the complaint received is not sustained there is not a pre ponderance of evidence to justify a reasonable conclusion that the inci dent occurred as it was report according to the depart ment Reynolds was placed on adminis trative leave with pay in Novem ber after the sexual assault allega tion was made The incident was alleged to have occurred some where in Howard County outside Kokomo while the officer was off duty according to police Inside today Classified Dear Dr Local News of Prime Vol 144 No 119 ENJOYING THE WEATHER Bill Turner of Kokomo and his two Bischon 43 degrees Friday according to locaJ weather Frishe dogs enjoy the unseasonably warm observer Robert Wise But it wont be here weather Friday at Washington Street and Lin long as Wise is predicting snow for New coin Road Turner was taking the dogs to the Years Day Rains likely today veterinarian Temperatures reached a high of KT photo by JOCIMM Hodxm ;