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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - February 3, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana 151 1994 50 cents Water rates hiked IURC approves monthly bill plan By DAVE PHILLIPS Tribune staff writer Get ready to tap your checkbook for more cash Related story PSI ratepayers receive Page The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission Wednesday approved a percent increase in rates for IndianaAmerican Water Kokomo cus IndianaAmerican Water serves customers in Terre Haute and To help cover construction costs and meet new federal IndianaAmerican officials origi nally requested overall rate hikes of percent or percent in The order will increase the Greenwoodbased utilitys annual revenues by or Rates were last increased in May The rates our customers are paying today do not reflect any increases in our such as those due to inflation or to changes in water quality stan or any special expenditures we have made in the past two said Richard manager of the utilitys Kokomo W More stringent water quality regulations also prompted the companys request for rate The new to take effect by will cover nearly million the utility has invest ed in Kokomo for new treatment facilities and other In a related the commis sion rejected a company petition to implement singletariff The plan would nave established uniform residential and industrial water rates across the utilitys five Indiana service several customers and including Seymour Mayor John Burkhart and the Office of the Utility Consumer opposed the Were the utilitys customers satisfied with the singletariff pric ing we would view such proposal more the commission the utility has failed to convince its as shown by the position of the city of Seymour and the and we believe it inappropriate to force such a pricing mechanism on the utilitys customers over their Under the utilitys original peti Kokomo water rates would have climbed percent under singletariff the commission approved the utilitys request to read water meters and bill cus tomers on a monthly IndianaAmerican Water cus tomers in Kokomo currently are billed on a threemonth Marchione said the company expects to complete the change to monthly meter reading and bijling in Kokomo this Some of our especially those on a fixed find it a burden to pay for three months of water ser vice at one said Inside Classified Local News of PAINTED WITH SOYINK Kokomo firefighter Gary collapsed after rescuing a 16monthold girl from 2358 King early this morning Tribune photo by Tim Bath Local firefighter rescues child Gary other firefighters praised by chief By MIKE FLETCHER Tribune staff writer A Kokomo firefighter saved the life of a 16 monthold child early this morning by pulling her from a burning home on the city s Firefighter Gary entered the burning home battling extensive heat and smoke and rescued 16monthold Amber Calhoun did an outstanding Kokomo Fire Chief Joseph Zuppardo Without the individual effort or we would have had loss of This was a tremendous heroic he Credit should go out to all the firefighters who battled the Zuppardo Firefighting is definitely a team but Calhouns actions were According to fire report by Patrick firefighters were called to 2358 King at Calhoun entered theburning home encoun tering heavy heat and smoke and sea relied the bedrooms and found the child in her crib in the center Calhoun worked his way out of the room when the child went Calhoun then removed his oxygen mask and placed it over the babys face and crawled to the front Emergency person nel began resuscitation on the child who had stopped Both the child and Cal houn were transported to Saint Joseph Hospi tal Health Calhoun was treated for smoke inhalation and was released at 6 this Minor suffered from smoke inhalation and was treated and according to the Two smoke detectors were present in the but didnt have batteries in fire fighters One detector was about 10 feet from the origin of the A working smoke detector would have prevented this near ONeill wrote in his Two other Nathan 11 and Josh were later transported to the Lawson was treated for minor burns and Walker was treated for smoke Both were treated and The fire originated in a bedroom on the northeast side of the according to the Two male ages 10 and 11 admitted playing with a candle in the bed room approximately an hour before the fire was Six children and one Elizabeth were at home at the time of the the report Love was not Firefighters estimated the damage at Send nukes back to South Korea It doesnt pass my common sense general says WASHINGTON AP Rein troducing nuclear weapons into South as urged by the would send a dramatic political message to North Korea but push tensions into a dangerous new pri vate analysts It doesnt pass my common sense said retired Calvin a former comman der of the Armys I which would reinforce South Korea in the event of A State Department official said the department opposed the Sen ate measure and considered it an encumbrance to efforts to settle the North Korean problem through The official spoke Wednesday on condition of Waller said in an interview that the United States already has the capability to use nuclear weapons against North Korea without bas ing them in the south as it did during the Cold War until Presi dent Bush ordered them out in warplanes based in the United States and Europe could fly nuclear missions on the Korean peninsula if but no one in the Clinton administration is even suggesting that nuclear threats are being In a voice vote Tuesday the Senate passed a nonbinding measure urging the administra tion to prepare to reintroduce tac tical nuclear weapons those of short range such as artillery and airdelivered bombs and missiles in the event North Korea con tinues to resist full inspections of its nuclear Shuttle Discovery carries crew of including a Russian AP photo Shuttle carries Russian CAPE AP Discovery blasted off at dawn today with the first Russ ian to fly on a open ing a new space age free of Cold War The shuttle roared away on the eightday science mission at The spaceship rose into a clear sky the rising sun gave the huge clouds of vapor left in its wake a pale orange It auickly settled into a 218mile Joining five Americans on board was Sergei Before the head of Russi as space Yuri wished Krikalev good luck and a safe return in uspesh novo Attorney labels charges relatively minor By TRISHA TURNER Tribune staff writer The attorney for Bruce Shuck called the charges his client faces relatively Mark Ryan they are indeed important and need to be a former Kokomo High School teacher and counselor and former state was charged on Monday with one count of Class A misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a minor and two counts of Class G misdemeanor furnishing alcoholic beverage to a according to a Kokomo police news But the Kokomo attorney representing the 42yearold said his client has in essence lost his professional He questioned whether the charges filed against his client merited such an This is relatively minor he Shuck resigned his position at south in December after 18 years of employment at KokomoCenter School He cited personal and health reasons for his decision to KHS teacher Michael Wilson was also mentioned in transcripts of police questioning the teenager to whom Shuck allegedly provided Wilson submitted his let ter of resignation citing personal reasons the same week as At the time Shuck and Wilson submitted resignation letters jn KokomoCentier Superintendent Roger Thorn ton would give no further details on the And he again declined to give I think that Their resignation is for personal reasons is the statement I have to repeat to you he said that Asked if the teachers were asked to the superintendent I dont believe that would be an accurate 921 James turned himself in to Howard County Criminal Justice Center on day and is free on according to Howard Circuit Court and police Thornton said KokomoCentef gave the Howard County prose cutors office any information we had that might relate to anything that might be filed against Shuck or The corporation also spoke with Monroe County offir cials and possibly another county regarding the former he Statements provided to police by a KHS student he allegedly supplied with alcohol implicate Shuck in two of what police called the possibility of sexual battery on the Circuit Court records But no charges related to the possible sexual battery were filed against That is one point Ryan said he wants to During police KHS senior Steven Hall 758 Riverview said Shuck grabbed his crotch during a trip t0 Indiana University in according to court He also alleged Shuck and of took the 19yearolds pants halfway down at Wilsons No charges have been against Ryan pointed out that in the transcript of police Detective Sean Kinney said to Has there been any Sexual activity between you and Shuck or Wilson Hall told Kinney there had not Kinney Has there been any conversation that tjxey wish to have sexual activity with you Hall again replied The information I read in tfani scripts of the police interview of Hall in no way lends itself to a criminal charge of sexual Ryan it was in a setting in which people are joking around think the bottom line te that its not of a sexual Ryan said of the activities police called possible sexual The attorney said his client has no comment on the specific allega tions regarding him listed in Cir cuit Court Called at Wilson said Tuesday he had no comment on the ;