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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - January 7, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana 124 KoKOMO TRIBUNE SO cents Teens honesty praised By JULIE McCLURE tribune local area editor A Kokomo High down town pupil turned in a purse lost in uptown Kokomo and found himself a bit astounded by the goodwill and rewards his deed Fourteeriyearold Ben New burn washailed Thursday for his citizenship and honesty by his the purses owner and First National The purses Sally Duke of works at First She called the Kokomo Tribune asking that Newburn be recognized for returning her purse and its contents I just with all the bad things that are said about teen that this should be recog she Newburn is the son of Jim and Susie 1915 Windsor His father is an ambulance driver and emergency medical technician for the Kokomo Fire and his mother works at Scoggins The eighth who enjoys rollerblading and video was taking it all in stride Thursday when he met Duke for the first He and his grandfather were returning from dinner and were driving toward uptown as Ben wanted to drive by the new Viper at Button While on Sycamore Ben noticed a purse in the street near Sycamore and Main and asked his grandfather to He picked up the dropped it off at the Kokomo Police Depart ment and then went Duke explained that she had just gotten off work at 6 when she drove uptown to a storefront where her church meets for special She believes the purse fell out of her car when she got out to go into the Dukes husband was called by the Kokomo Police then called her at the church and asked her where her purse Ben was honored Thursday for finding Sally Dukes purse and turning it into the Kokomo Police Department intact Tribune photo by Brian Reynolds certificates for the Kokomo Mall that were in my Im sign ing them over to When she learned that the purse and all its contents had been turned in to the she was had two bank gift certificates to the Kokomo all my credit she said of the contents of the I cant imagine what might have happened if someone else had picked it She All of that could have been I but there were pictures in there that I couldnt she I just Thank you Its really a The downtown campus pre sented Newburn with a certifi cate noting his honesty and citi Newburn was a little amused by this as Tuesday he was awarded an hour of deten tion after getting into a bit of trouble in health class and being sent to see his He neglected to sign in at the coun and wenti directly to lunch But Im the greatest he First National Bank surprised Newburn with a certificate and a savings bond as a way of thanking him for turning in Dukes And Duke gave Newburn a thank you and reach ing into her I want to give you something you could have but you I want to give you the two gift Newburn thanked her and said that was really nice of her to do anil First Tom Gillam then took Newburn and counselor Sharon Herr to lunch with the Kiwanis Club as a further gesture of In her thank you Duke wrote of Newburns It is my prayer that other people will see it as an and do the right thing if they should ever be found in the same situation Thank you You are a special person and I am glad our paths Hopes high for state bah Attention focuses on booze legislation By Kokomo Tribune staff and The Associated Press A statewide ban on open con tainers of alcohol in motor vehi cles would take the pressure off local communities trying to fight the Indiana is one of the few states that does not have statewide although more than 40 communi ties have enacted local open con tainer But local ordinances are hard to since they cannot be crim inal according to Howard County Attorney Larry Murrell has discouraged a push from councilmen and commis sioners to enact a local ordinance because it virtually has no enforcement said its an issue the state must deal Kokomo Common Council Pres ident Andy Dat saying a uniform law is needed to make this measure Some cities have it and some dont and that makes it difficult to Proponents of such a ban believe it stands a better chance of becoming law this legislative ses sion than in past Fred Evan Bayhs press said there is an enhanced sense of bipartisanship in the General a stronger concern for alcohol abuse and drunken driving among the public and more interest in law enforcement bills than in past ses Howard County Councilman James hopes hes The councilman has pushed for local officials to put an ordinance in place banning open alcohol containers from only to be met with discouragement because of Murrells Papacek has turned his attention to the state debate and to urge local representatives to vote in favor of the If we get this passed and remove containers from Indi ana will see a big difference fewer alcoholrelated Papacek Howard County Commission Vice President Brad Bagwell but hopes a measure isnt so restrictive that we become a Big Brother House Democrats seemed will ing to pass a compromise driver only ban last but it still allowed passengers to That same bill is likely to come back this with a possible Republican coauthor Brad Bayliff said hed like to see a stronger but at least this authored by Jesse Villalpan DEast is a move in the right The bill would ban open con tainers of alcohol from drivers or within the reach of Some say that would be unen since drivers could sim ply pass their beer or bottle to a passenger if pulled over by But Bayliff said this measure moves the alcohol out of their Stronger measures have cleared the Republicancontrolled Senate the past few Thomas RF6rt author of the senate bill that would ban open alcohol con tainers completely from except recreation said an open container ban would save He also said the state has lost in federal highway funds by not having such a Attack shatters champions secure world Skaters Olympic future in doubt DETROIT AP Nancy Kerri gan was doing what she had done a thousand going through her program in practice on the eve of an important Stepping off the she stopped to talk to a A stranger approached in a the secure world of figure skating was shattered and Kerrigan crumpled to the why me Why me the 1993 champi on and a goldmedal favorite at next months Olympics at Lille was attacked Thursday by a man who hit her on the leg with a club or metal fled the Kerrigan was to begin her quest for a spot on the Olympic team today at the Fig ure Skating Champi but a bruised and swollen knee left her partic ipation in doubt and jeopardized her chances of Olympic The attack also raised concerns about security at upcoming do you get out there after someones done that to you wondered skating coach Frank whp unknowingly point ed out Kerrigan to the assailant minutes before the How Kerrigan do you concentrate on the triple lutzdouble toe loop when you dont know what kind of mad mans put there Steven who examined said there was no but the fort could preclude her from par ticipating at her She sustained quite a not only physically but said her Jerry Police were searching for a 6 foot man wearing a bjack leather The attackers motive was but Plomaritis said the man clearly intended to debilitate the 24yearold I just dont want to lose faith in all or anything like Kerrigan told ABC on Thursday night from her hotel It was one bad and Im sure there are because this kind of thing has happened before in other but not everybody is like The attack recalled the stabbing of tennis star Monica Seles by a spectator during a tournament in Germany on April In that a supporter of Steffi Graf attacked the worlds 1 player so Graf could move up in the Iwas hoping we would not have one of these Monica Seles type attacks on so this is We are very concerned about said LeRoy president of the Olympic Athletes are such obvious prey for any deranged person who has something Jike this in we are m one of our own What do we do when we are one of 6070 coun tries represented Before the the 1992 Olympic bronze was the favorite to retain her national figure skating rules bar a competitor from making the Olympic team if the athlete does nt participate in the national championships and did not win a medal in the previous world But Ralph a USOC vice said if the Fig ure Skating Association petitioned to put Kerrigan on the team because of extraordinary circum We would be hard pressed not to listen Like Carrolls Michelle had just finished practice at Cobo Arena when a man with a camera asked the coach who Kwan He seemed very Car roll Then he pointed at Nancy and Is that Nancy Kerrigan and I told him it The next thing I there Nancy screaming like a She was absolutely Two other women skaters have been targets in recent In Tonya Hardirjg had to forgo a competition in her hometown of after a death threat was phoned to the And German skater Katafina Witt was harassed by a man whip sent her obscene and threatening He was convicted in 1992 and sentenced to more than three years in a psychiatric I think it scares everyone there that something like this could said skating star Kristi who was in Phoenix on Thursday for a Stars On Ice f Sasquatch Biologist out on limb British Columbia AP Massive footprints found in the a whoo whoo whooop call heard in the woods must be a sasquatch At thats what a wildlife biologist on Vancouver Island John of said he began his Sasquatch hunt years but kept it quiet for fear of being branded a I only sort of came out of the closet about a year ago and started talking to other people about Bindernagel His evidence includes humanlike footprints found in Strathcona provincial park while on a hiking trip in 1988 You have to see them to apprer date massive they really In Bindernagel said he heard a apelike call at a friends cabin near Comox Lake in The only thihg which I have ever heard which is similar is a chimpanzee in he It was sort of a whoo whoo He said his friend told him he has heard the cry always in and always at Bindernagel said he knows of no pther creature in North America which makes such a and believes it a sasquatch trying to communicate with its own Inside Style Parents can learn to Page Sports and Taylor win in the girls Howard Cpunty Bas ketball Page Also inside Classified Local News of record Town of Kempton is lacking contracted fire protection ByLlSAFIPPS Tribune Tipton Bureau Kempton residents who need a fire extin guished on property will have to pay a maximum of for the first hour that Kemptori volunteer firefighters the scene and for every hour after Residents will have to as of town of Kempton has no contracted firjg according to Fire Chief Russell He said the towns contract with the local volunteer fire depart ment expired That doesnt mean the nearly 362 residents and their 120 struc tures arent Riddle I He said it just means residents will have to pay out of their own pockets for fire instead of the expense being paid for out of the money collected from their property Kempton Town Board president Duffer said the community still has fire protection even with out the local volunteer depart He said hes talked with the Sharpsville Volunteer Fire Depart ment and theyve agreed to Puffer hes hopeful that the town board and firefight ers will be able to work out a con tractHe said they will continue He said the volunteer depart ment asked for about for a oneyear Duffer for a threeyear contract the firefighters asked for for the first year and a 5 percent increase for the second and third Duffer said the board offered a threeyear contract of for the first year and 6 percent for the second and third He fire protection is costing us 10 percent of our We can4 come up with much more Previously the Kempton Town Board had a contract with according to The fire department received a year to battle blazes ancA respond to Please see Page 8 ;