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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - February 14, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana 162 KOKOMO 1994 50 cents Seniors recall terror Murder trial opens Tuesday in AP They were freshmen when five fellow students were slain 3 years Theyre now antici pating Tuesdays start of the mur der trial for Danny Harold The memories of fear and panic are still Karen now a senior in wildlife ecology at the Universi ty of recalls the terror of huddling with friends at She disregarded her parents entreaties to return but I was freaking she Many of her friends fled the and some never came Whitney and many others are ready for Rolling to finally have his day in The trial is expected to last six to 10 Selection of 12 jurors and four alternates from among people summoned begins State Attorney Rod Smith and a team of prosecutors will try to prove that a 39yearold drifter from was Gainesvilles serial killer of He faces five murder three of sexual battery and three of armed If he would be sentenced to life in prison or death in Floridas elec tric He already is serving life terms for other Smiths case is built on DMA hair a detailed chronology of Rollings activities and his including at least one in which he allegedly described to a fellow inmate how the bodies were The which has repeat edly won court will attack the DNA information as novel scientific with a focus on the interpretation of that evi Public Defender Rick Parker Community leaders say Gainesville is still stinging from the impact of the murders and the negative There was no question there was a shadow over the communi ty when the homicides Police Chief Wayland Clifton I dont think it has but some of it will return with the trial Summer heat was still searing Gainesville the Sunday afternoon of when the bodies of Christina of Jack sonville and Sonja of Deerfield both University of Florida were found in their townhouse They had been stabbed and mutilated by a killer who played George Michaels Faith on their stereo loudly as later remem bered by neighbors who said they also heard heavy thumps while the music was Inside Local Indianas 1994 Junior Megan is honored by area residents upon her return to Kokomo Page Sports Scotrie Pippen emeges from Michael Jordans shadow leads East AllStars to Page 12 Classified Local News of PBIKIfO WITH SOYINK preparing to open airfield shot at well shoot back BosniaHerzegovina AP With attention focused on NATOs threat to bomb Bosnian Serbs besieging commanders have quietly final ized plans to open the airfield in Tuzla and defend it with air power if The opening of the runway to relief flights which could ease the plight of more than 1 mil lion people in the region was a dispute between NATO and the Serbs long before the 5 mas sacre in a Sarajevo market prompted the West to get officials have wanted Tuzlas airfield open for a On NATO said it would use air power to do The Bosnian whose forces are just five miles from the still On the United Nations Bosnia command approved a plan for opening and defending the air It also ordered 10 tanks to leave the Croatian port of Split for despite Serb threats not to allow such hardware The Leopard 1A5 armed with 105mm guns and thermal sighting equipment and accompa nied by about 100 crew would be the first tanks in Bosnia and could arrive by the Coupled with the steppedup NATO pressure and the Bosnian governments promises that the Tuzla airfield will be under officials expect the runway to be opened within The order is said Bengt Berlin of deputy commander of the Tuzla based Nordic We intend to open the And if shot at well shoot Gold American Tommy Moe of the first mens medal event of the goes airborne as he runs the mens downhill A full Olympics story is on Page Agate in In an unexpect results are listed on Page ed Moe finished with a time of in AP photo Baby boomers have new way to select a church New priorities guide choices for worshipping Editors note This is the second of a fivepart series on church expansion in Howard By KEVIN MARONEY Tribune assistant local area edi tor When Kokomo physician Mitch and his came to Kokomo six years they were looking for a So they opened the telephone book and liked the large ad for Indian Heights Baptist Church in After a few visits and meeting friendly the couple joined the the Meyers are parents of two The general prac titioner is also a deacon at the Southern Baptist Convention which has a a daycare sports leagues and other churchrelated pro His wife works with as a My view is that I want to take my children to a place thats clean and A wellmaintained building is Tricia Meyer Churchgrowth researchers say the Meyers are among 76 million baby a third of the who are taking lead ership roles in Americas cnurch This group of people born between 1946 and 1964 is the largest generation in They are difficult to please and need a good reason to attend forcing some congrega tions to turn to marketing researchers Mitch Meyer begs to I dont think my reasons for going to church are any different than people who went to church years I go to church because Im a he All the programs are but the bottom line is this Where will the Lord have me The Lord has a purpose for the church and the Theres almost something for everybody at Kokomos Indian Heights Baptist where the Meyer family There are the tutoring the weightloss senior adult teen programs and the typical Bible study Then theres the daycare min which has an enrollment of 70 And theres Moms in a group of mothers who pray together for their daughters and school In the 400member church has a familylife which includes a college size basketball according to the churchs pastor Jerry Adam For building the half miniondollar gymnasium for bas ketball and volleyball games is more than accommodating baby Its part of the job in working for the He says church growth isnt to impress people by brag ging about budgets Adamson said churches grow because its part of Gods Building for Sake He points to what is called the Great which is in Matthew In this Bible Jesus Therefore go and make disciples of all baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded That means sharing the the belief of redemption through Jesus And its not solely the pastors All sincere Christians have the responsibility of sharing their faith in Adamson Its also a biblical principle that 19 other Howard County pastors refer to when asked why 20 churches have invested an esti mated million in church addi Pastors also cite current and planned growth as reasons for the church construction in Howard the large gym at the Baby boomers Mitch and Tricia with their children Lori and chose Indian Heights Baptist Church in Kokomo after checking the telephone book Tribune photo by Anne Farrarj church is used by some of whom have never been in a Allowing nonChristians and nonmembers to use the gym is part of a touch ministry at Indi an The program gives athletic Christians an opportunity to share the Gospel with Adamson A lot of people are intimidated by a So when they have a crisis spiritual they will be familiar with our church as a place that cares about Adamson Our major job is to to help people to reach peo ple with Jesus to have a saving experience with God and then to mature in the Christian Tuesday Kokomo who manage million in church loans tell why churchgoers are good ;