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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - February 26, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana 174 K OKOMO 50 cents Ruling favors Daily Next step to be discussed By CATHARINE FERNANDO Tribune staff writer A judge has ruled the city of Kokomo breached its contract with Kokomo Firefighters Union Local 396 when in 1992 it denied overtime compensation to arson investigator Rick On the Kokomo Board of Works and Public Safety will discuss the next step to process the said Ken city Special Judge Dane who is Tipton Circuit Court made the ruling Nash ruled that by the terms of the collective bargaining agree ments dated and between the city and Local the union represents all members of the Kokomo Fire Department except 14 people holding management At the time of Dailys promotion from firefighter to arson investiga tor on he was not of the 14 included in that management Nash When Daily submitted a request for overtime compensation in March Fire Chief Joe Zup pardo turned it On March Daily instituted a grievance proceeding claiming his entitle ment to overtime under the collec tive bargaining agreement His claim was for work done in He took his complaint to the Kokomo Board of Public Works and which on denied it on the grounds that he was not covered by the col lective bargaining Only fire department employees may directly appeal to the board Of works when an employee and a department head fail to reach agreement on any Other employees have to address their complaints through the city Daily next took the matter to alleging breach of con tract and challenging the Boards On 7 last Daily filed a motipn for summary The following the city filed its crossmotion with sup porting affidavits from Lawrence works board Rick former board mem and Daily in turn responded with affidavits from Jone then and John former personnel Ken city said Friday that the next step for the city be as the court to process the griev He said the city would not appeal the Neither Ferries nor Local 396 President Chuck Sosbe could say what the total amount of overtime pay Daily was An earli er news report stated the overtime claim was for work done in Both Ferries and Sosbe said they would be addressing the amount of overtime at issue at the board of works meeting on Inside today Classified ads Comics 15 Dear 18 Dr Gott 19 Entertainment Local news 2 Nation 17 News of record 10 Obituaries 10 Primetime 6 Religion Sports World 17 IjAlHIMlH WITH Kokomo High School senior Neal is among 12 students getting ready to go to drib bling in tribute to the Lady Kats thirdstraight appearance in the state finals Tribune photo by Brian Reynolds They dribble for threepeat Most people use their on the but riot from Kokomo High They used basketballs on the roadway dribbling all the way to 31 in honor of the Kokomo Lady The girls basketball team will be trying for their thirdconsecu tive state championship today at Market Square Arena in Indi They play Anderson at 11 If the girls they will play the winner of the game between Lake Central and Columbus The state championship game is set for The young men who practiced dribbling Friday afternoon trav eled to they plan to dribble three times around Market Square signifying a possible three For information on road condi call 317 2328300 or 317 Coach Mike McCroskey gives Wendy Hightower a pointer during Friday mornings practice at Market Square Arena Tribune photo by Tim Bath Heavy snowfall snarls traffic By Mike Fletcher and The Associated Press More than 6 inches of snow blanketed Kokomo Friday after according to local weather observer Bob Gusts reached 56 mph at one point Friday Wise This morning temperatures will be a brisk 5 above with winds from the northwest at 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 20 That will create more blowing Wise Because of the heavy snowfall and strong 31 south of 28 was closed Friday According to the Tipton County Sheriff 31 was closed by the authority of the sheriff department for emergency traffic There are accidents galore out Visibility is near sheriff deputies Traffic was diverted to Division Road until the highway could be deputies Roads all over northern Indiana were closed At least one person was killed after a storm dropped up to 2 inches of snow an hour and produced winds of up to 40 Snow is not the major problem in said Steve a meterologist with the National Weather Service in Its snow and the blowing They get another 23 inches and it gets really hard to keep the roads Fort Wayne had received 4 inch es of snow as of 4 while South Bend had received an Haines There was no report of how much snow Lafayette he Indianapo lis received about 2 inches of A blowing snow advisory was issued for all of northern Indiana until midnight The northbound lanes of Inter state 69 were closed about two miles north of Fort Wayne as offi cers tried to clear a 15car said Mark Carunchia at the Indiana State Polices Fort Wayne A crash involving five semi truck trailers closed a portion of Interstate 65 around and the highway was closed Kerrigan settles for silver But future looks golden Norway AP There was no Olympic gold at the end of Nancy Kerrigans come Not that silver was Not at Related story and photo More on the Winter Page around Rensselaer because of blowing and drifting At least one person was killed in an accident near though information was not immediately said Max communications dis patcher at the state police post in No one was seriously injured in the 169 which was blamed on poor visibility and icy Carunchia A dispatcher at the Lafayette post who refused to give her name said she did not think anyone was injured in the semi State and county roads all over the northern part of the state were closed because of state police officials I dont think it takes away from what I did out Kerrigan said Friday night aftet finishing second to Oksana Baiul of I was I was I was enjoying I did the How can I complain After seven weeks of tumult fol lowing a clubbing attack that severely bruised her right Kerrigan couldnt She remade herself into a mentally tough and physically strong became a celebrity and signed endorsements that will reap her If she was disappointed that she lost the gold medal by the smallest of margins five judges to four Kerrigan didnt let I was really proud of and to watch the American flag raised after what I had put in to be it was she I skated Standing on the medal Kerrigan looked just It was almost unimaginable that a thug ambushed her and hit her on the knee after a practice session at the championships 6 in i On Friday she was dressed in gold and ready to win She started out turning what was supposed to be a triple flip into a But that was her only It was a really good double she To be able to con centrate and do the rest of my triples as well as I it shows how strong I am and how strong minded I And that I was pre pared for this The roaring crowd drowned out the final few bars of Kerrigans Neil Diamond More than 12 dozen flowers were tossed on the and Kerrigan thought she had For my mind and my I thought I she She was first with all the Then Ukrainian world champion Oksana Baiul skated and got five firstplace votes and the Its said Kerrigans Mary What Nancy really wanted to do was skate brilliantly That was her biggest and she did We just had to leave it up to Fate had been unkind to her for nearly a Kerrigan was first in the technical program at the world then flopped her way to Her con fidence was She decided to cut down on out side rededicated herself to consulted a sports psy chologist and got into the oest shape of her It paid Even as a silver Kerri gan has a golden After the Kerrigan signed a seven part deal with the Disney worth a reported million that includes a TV personal television and a Search for remains begins today in Vietnam Vietnam AP and Vietnamese teams are to fan out across much of the country today in the biggest search for the remains of missing Americans since the Vietnam war ended in Future diplomatic relations between Hanoi and Washington hinge on the success of the Washington says it will not restore ties until Vietnam accomo dates requests to help find the remains of MlAs American ser vicemen missing in The teams comprises more than 100 Americans and their Viet namese They will interview witnesses in 21 provinces almost half of all provinces plus Hanoi and Ho Chi Mlnh formerly said John head of the MIA office in The operation will end March In another move toward restor ing diplomatic Hanoi said Vietnamese and negotiators will meet in Hanoi beginning Monday to discuss economic and political talks are also planned in New York on human rights violations by the commu nist as cited by the State Mondays talks would be the first major discussions between the two countries since the Paris peace talks that led to the end of military involvement in Viet nam in Vietnam reunified in 1975 after the communist North defeated the Saigon President Clinton lifted the trade embargo on saying Vietnam had been cooperating in accounting for Americans missing from the The operation beginning Satur day is the first since Howev four days after the embargo was Vietnam turned over what are believed to be the remains of 12 Americans from a major search in ;