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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - February 9, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana Vol 143 No 157 K OKOMO Kokomo Ind Wednesday Feb 9 1994 50 cents Greentown Volunteer Fire Department Capt Norm Carter extinguishes flames in barn debris Tuesday Tribune photo by Tim Bath 4 hogs 36 baby pigs perish in fire GREENTOWN Ind Four hogs and 36 baby pigs perished in a barn fire in eastern Howard County Tuesday Greentown Volunteer Fire Department with assistance from KokomoHoward Coun ty Emergency Management Agency and Converse Volunteer Fire Department responded to the blaze around 11 Tues day at 10131 E Road 150 South The other agencies were brought in for tanker support according to Greentown Fire Chief Kenneth Groves The fire possibly was ignited by a heat lamp that may have been knocked over by the pigs Groves said Owner Jeff Graff told Groves that there were more than 400 bales of straw and hay in the barn which made it difficult to extin guish He also said that the bottom of the barn was being used for a nursery for the hogs litters Assistant Fire Chief Jim Harris said the damage was estimated at between and Judge Van Dorn plans to retire Served 20 years as Howard Superior Court 2 judge After serving 20 years as Howard Superior Court 2 judge Carl E Van Dorn has announced his plan to retire at the end of his current term In a press release Van Dorn indicated that he will not file as a candidate for the Republican pri mary in May i Jan 18 Stephen M Jessup Howard County Court Juvenile Court Referee for more than 15 years announced his intent to challenge Van Dorn for the Supe rior Court 2 bench during the pri mary May Jessup confirmed that the pri mary will be his first step into the political arena Van Dorn has been the judge of Supe rior Court 2 since 1974 when he was appointed by Gov Otis R Bowen He was elected to a sixyear term in 1976 VanDorn and reelected in 1982 and 1988 In announcing his retirement Van Dorn said Retiring from this iudgeship will give me an excellent opportunity to devote more time to community projects such as building new Hoosier Kiwanis clubs in 1995 Ive wanted to do such things for some time We all know a few people who retired too late healthwise to enjoy doing such Van Dorn said he may do some work as a senior judge during his retirement He said he also hopes to visit some new major league baseball parks which can be reached by passenger train in the summer of 1996 Of course there may be more votes for a family trip to In the press release Van Dorn said it has been an honor to serve as judge and to serve with all of the other judges in Howard Coun ty during the past 20 years He also said it has been quite a positive experience to work with all of the prosecutors county clerks and public defenders dur ing his tenure on the bench Van Dorn said he has appreciated the cooperation of the attorneys he has worked with over the years and he praised his court staff for their assistance and The judge also praised the vol unteers who had worked on his projects and campaigns over the years He said he especially wanted to thank the voters who elected him as judge three times UAW targets Delco plant Strike threat comes as company plans cutbacks in Flint By DAVE PHILLIPS Tribune staff writer The United Auto Workers Tues day issued a threat to strike sever al General Motors Corp parts plants operated by AC Rochester and Delco Electronics Corp in Flint Mich The unions international office set a strike deadline of 10 to settle local differences at the sixplant complex in Flint where Kokomobased Delco employs workers in assem bling instrument clusters The facility also produces spark plugs cruise control systems fuel pumps air filters and other com ponents Dale LeBeau president of Flints UAW Local 651 which represents about workers at the com plex said today the two sides are at odds over company plans to reduce employment levels through synchronous and lean manufacturing The company has also proposed a reduction and consolidation in job classifica tions Theyre looking at consider able job reductions in the hun dreds through subcontracting and outsourcing said LeBeau adding that the proposed cuts were even ly distributed throughout the plants LeBeau could not say if the company planned to transfer the jobs to nonGM companies or other GM locations such as Mexi co Both groups were scheduled to resume bargaining today The two sides continue to talk and were hopeful a settlement can be reached said Delco spokesman Milton Beach Seeking to settle numerous unresolved local issues the UAW in recent weeks has increased pressure on GM with strategic strike notices Last month the union waged a fourday strike against a Shreve port small truck plant and threatened to strike GMs Fort Wayne fullsize truck assembly plant before local agreements were reached A strike would affect GMs vast North American assembly plants within days and poses a financial setback for the rebounding automaker Against a rising tide of vehicle sales GM cant afford a strike that would deplete invento ries and curb sales momentum Some of GMs highvolume car and light truck plants are already scheduled to be idle for significant periods this year for retooling and model changeovers Spielberg grabs nomination The The Remains of the Day earn eight BEVERLY HILLS Calif AP Schindlers Steven Spiel bergs searing Holocaust drama of death and salvation captured a leading 12 nominations today for the 66th Academy Awards including best picture and direc tor The Piano and The Remains of the Day earned eight nomina tions each including best picture The other best picture nominees were The Fugitive and In the Name of The Best actor nominees were Daniel DayLewis for In the Name of The Laurence Fishburne in Whats Love Got to Do With Tom Hanks in Anthony Hopkins in The Remains of the Day and Liam Neeson in Schindlers The actress nominations were Angela Bassett in Whats Love Got to Do With Stockard Charming in Six Degrees of Sepa Holly Hunter in The Emma Thompson in The Remains of the Day and Debra Winger in Jane Campion became only the second woman to be nominated for best director for The In addition to Spielberg she faces Jim Sheridan for In The Name of The James Ivory for The Remains of the Day and Robert Altman for Short Inside todays Kokomo Tribune Local Former Howard County Sheriff Department dispatcher files a lawsuit Page 2 Style Get ready for Mardi Gras by trying some Cajun cooking 9 Sports Hoppers Jose game Big Ten lead at Michigan Page 12 Also inside Serbs agree to pull back Could be tactical maneuver SARAJEVQ BosniaHerzegov ina AP Bosnian Serbs facing possible NATO air strikes today agreed to withdraw heavy weaponry from around Sarajevo and put it under monitoring the commander said Gen Sir Michael Rose commander for Bosnia told reporters at Sarajevos airport that the ceasefire to begin at noon local time Thursday was reached in talks between senior Serb and government commanders soldiers would take over sensitive positions in and around Sarajevo he said No other details were immedi ately available It was unclear whether the move was a tactical maneuver by Bosn ian Serbs to win time in the 22 monthold conflict that has killed more than people or whether the threat of air strikes forced the Serbs to act The talks were attended by Bosnian army Gen Jovan Divjak and Bosnian Serb Gen Manojlo Milovanovic The agreements came as NATO meeting in Brussels was dis cussing a demand for the Serbs to withdraw their heavy weaponry or face air strikes A mortar attack Saturday on a crowded downtown market that killed 68 people pushed the oft threatened and oftdelayed idea of air strikes once more to the fore The NATO demand would require the Serbs to move their heavy weaponry 13 miles from Sarajevo But that might not do much to end the siege of Sarajevo Serb longrange artillery has a range of 1825 miles and most of the damage done in Sarajevo has been by weapons not covered by the NATO plan mortars machine guns and snipers Smoke detector distribution t iwrf area Urban within Kokpmo 1 Apperson Way 100 500 N 100 1100 S 2 Armstrong 400 1400 S 3 Brandon 600800 S 4 Buckaya 100SOON 1001400 S 5 Carter E 6 Courtiand 100 r 1619 W 200900 W 9 Harrison I 1001100 W 10 8001108 11 Indiana 4001000S 300 block E 100200 W x 1004oo E 200300 E 200500 W 17 Main 100 SOON 10050QN eoo 19 1004001 1 20 McCann 2001000 S 21 Mulberry 100300 E 22 Murtfcn 5 200400 E 9001400 25 Superior 100300 E 100900W 100300 JE 28 Union 100SOON 100uoo s Smoke detectors free to Kokomo residents Residents who live within Kokomos urban enterprise zone will receive free smoke detectors courtesy of a donation from the Kokomo Urban Enterprise Association to the Kokomo Fire Department The purpose of the donation is to increase safety awareness The announcement was made at Mayor Robert Sargents news con ference this morning when Fred Hollis association chairman said firefighters would be going door todoor to distribute the smoke detectors The smoke detectors were pur chased from Furrow Building Materials which sold the 800 items at cost to the fire depart ment Fire Chief Joe Zuppardo said Howard County fits the bill of national statistics which show that nearly 50 percent of homes do not have smoke detectors or at least one that works Due to the winter storm condi tions the distribution will take place next week and firefighters will dispense smoke detectors and safety tips to residents Another move to bring home the importance of installing work ing smoke detectors was initiated by WWKI Radio which got together with the fire department and Big R Stores to distribute bat teries to anyone who brings in a smoke detector The battery giveaway will take place from 1 to 4 today at Big R Over and over again the fires fighters who go out to these fires have seen how lives could have been saved or worse damage pre vented by having smoke detectors in the Zuppardo said At the news conference the mayor honored Kokomo firefight er Gary P Calhoun by ing today Gary P Calhoun Day for his heroic act of saving the life of a 16month old baby in a Feb 3 house fire Calhoun found Amber Minor in her crib in her smokefilled house and gave her his breathing appa ratus while carrying her to safety Sargent also proclaimed today as Joseph Wenger Day to pay trib ute to another firefighter who will be retiring after more than 47 years in the department ;