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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - February 15, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana 163 1994 50 cents Jackpot Kokomo couple wins INDIANAPOLIS AP Valen tines Day gave Kokomos Eldon and Linda Grube a heart of Thats because the couple has come forward with the winning Lotto Cash ticket worth mil Hoosier Lottery The Grubes were in Indianapolis Mon day for a news conference at the Pan Am They gathered their family and asked them to join them for the drive to They saw the couple receive their winnings in which was after I had no idea what was going I didnt know my family would be becoming said Patrick the sonin law of the The Grubes say they normally buy five but bought 10 quick picks this week because Sat urdays drawing was slightly big ger than The eiglith ticket was the Eldon and Linda Grube bought their ticket Saturday in Logans He bought the tickets on his way to a northern Indiana lake for the couldnt believe it when he was watching the draw ing on Saturday night at the lake and realized his eighth row of numbers were the I got and we got right back in the car and headed We didnt even get our he I am glad I never lis tened to my She would tell me to never gamble because it never pays Eldon Grube works for Chrysler and Linda Grube works for Delco Electronics He says he will take a leave of His wife is employed at Delco Electronics in They are the second Lotto Cash winners from Howard the Hoosier Lottery Victory American Diann Roffe of flashes the victory sign after winning the gold medal in the womens SuperG event in earlier A full Olympics story and story are on Page Agate results of the competition are listed on Page AP photo Facility planning major expansion Trade war looming By CATHARINE FERNANDO Tribune staff writer The YWCAs Family Interven tion Center is planning to expand from its present 10bed shelter to a 24bed facility and needs to reach that said Assistant Director Gail To support its capital the intervention center is applying for a grant from the Indi ana Housing Finance Beaton said the proposed shelter will have 12 beds for people in The remaining 12 will be allocated to those who are in crisis Kokomo follows the national trend which indicates that the largest group of homeless people in a city are usually battered women and she The Family Intervention Center first reached out to battered women at 4 on March By the following it had reached its The center offers a shelter to a woman who may have to flee an abusive spouse in the middle of the taking only her children with Women and children are given lodging for 30 days during which time they are provided with all their clothing if and During these we assist them in meeting their ongoing needs and help them find an if Beaton Besides Kokomo and Howard the shelter serves Tip Cass and Wabash coun In summer the shel ter overflows because of increased alcoholic The present shelter is made up of a house that can accommodate 10 Beaton snid the new shelter would most likely be in the vicinity of the present one which would probably be vacated because it needs By the center will know if it was successful in obtaining the state Other fundraising projects will also be initiated this If all goes according to construction may begin in Beaton On the intervention center obtained approval from the Kokomo Common Council to apply for another grant from the Indiana Family and Social Services This is to enable the shelter to fund support additional case management staff and night security Beaton This grant has to be turned in by and the intervention cen can expect a response by the middle of the Although the family intervention center is applying for the funding on its it requires the approval of the city when submitting its appli Beaton said donations of time or volunteer commitment are Those wishing to make a donation of items may call 459 Those wishing to offer their services can contact the volunteer coordinator at the same WASHINGTON AP In the wake of collapsed trade talks with the Clinton administration is taking steps to impose trade sanctions the Japanese for failing to open their markets wider to American The initial shot in what could escalate into a fullblown trade war was expected to be fired today with an announcement by Trade Representative Mickey White House and congressional speaking Monday oh condition ofanonymityvsajd Kan tor would announce a finding that Japan had riot lived up to a 1989 marketopening agreement that was designed to expand the mar ket share for cellular phones held by Motorola in the Tokyo President Clinton told reporters that all options on Japan were under and he promised a decision within the next few days on the administra tions response to the failed In Japan7rchief government spokesman Masayoshi Takemura urged the United States not to impose trade Tokyo has warned it might appeal the Motorola dispute to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Inside todays Tribune Classified Comics Local News of PRINTED WITH SOY INK Banks love church loans Editors note This is the third of a fivepart series on church expansion in Howard By KEVIN MARONEY Assistant local area editor For the most Indiana church congregations dont have to pay property But that doesnt mean they dont con tribute to the local Churches do have a positive impact in the Kokomo communi area business leaders How Congregations often bor row money from local hire local workers and buy building materials from local according to Jim presi dent of the KokomoHoward County Chamber of Whats happening is that the religious sector is always building and adding to the local Its not a tremendous but it is Brannon Its part of the overall expansion of our weve noticed Brannon was referring to the estimated million spent by 20 Howard County congregations in almost eight years to build new gymnasi ums and other And to finance these many of these churches have borrowed money from many bankers view loans to churches as good invest ments with low Society Bank in for has about million in loans on its books to 16 Kokomo area according to Jack vice president of corpo rate lending at Society The amount of the loans are to almost One of the loans is to Second Missionary Baptist Church at 818 Apperson Way according to the Robert In October the congregation was grant ed a building permit to construct a new church for building permits All the churches with Society Bank loans also have money set aside to help pay for construction pay half the building costs up but normally its a 30to 40percent down Simpson And so not one Kokomo area church has been delinquent in its payments to Society Simpson Theyre hardworking people who look They knbw what they and they work hard at Simpson We like church Theyre good Youd be amazed with their Classrooms are the most popu lar additions among the 20 churches which applied for build ing Church leaders say their congregations are outgrow ing their and thats why churches are getting loans for Churches are unique invest ments to banks in that their pri mary source of income is not guaranteed because it comes from They often drop their Largest churches according to 1991 total contributions Estimated total contributions of the 37 reporting church bodies billion Sam and Jack Simpson of Kokomos Society Bank say churchgoers are good customers because they make large down pay on time and typi cally keep good financial records Tribune photo by Anne Farrar donations into the offering plate on says Sam assistant vice president of corpo rate lending at Society Bank in If a church cant make the pay the lender may be forced to take possession of the property and to sell Selling a church building is difficult because of its limited Roberson Thats why banks scrutinize a churchs financial records before granting a banks will lend to churches if they have good financial records and have a building Roberson If they borrow they pay it It seems consistent from church to said who handles financial portfolios for many area church I think theres a lot of commit ment on the part of the congrega If you cant trust a who can you trust Wednesday Area churches raised big money to finance their newest ministry radio station Roman Catholic Church Southern Baptist Convention United Methodist Church Presbyterian Church USA Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Episcopal Church Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod billion billion billion billion billion million per capita Contributions from the Roman Catholic Church are not This amount represents an estimate based on the average contribution of multiplied by the million registered Catholic households added to the estimate of anonymous SOURCE Yearbook ol American KT graphic Canadian Churches 1993 and empty Snow days deal is a possibility INDIANAPOLIS AP A compromise may produce legisla tion that would allow school dis tricts to excuse students from making up days missed because of this winters bad Such a deal would emerge from debate over whether to maintain the states mandatory 180day school to permit schools to make up the time with extra hours in the school or to let schools forget snow days The battle is between the Indi ana State Teachers Association and business interests such as the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and Community Leaders Allied for Superior or Dean president of has lobbied against any change in law requiring a 180day school Its educational and its flushing taxpayers dollars down the Evans As slate superintendent of pub lic Evans pushed the Program for Educational which in 1987 received added funds from the Legislature to pay for five additional school John RFort chairman of the Senate Education has asked ISTA and the chamber to forge a compro Late the possibili ty of a compromise acceptable to business interests appeared But an ISTAbacked proposal had the potential to emerge from todays Senate Education Com mittee Becauseof the potential for a Sinks on Monday delayed hearing two bills on the issue that have passed the House Bill 1012 would ailow districts to cancel one or two days because of bad weather without making them Under House Bill districts could used up to two days for parentteacher conferences when students do not attend ;