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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - July 12, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana 302 KOKOMO July 50 cents Tipton festival is on Pork tale has a happy ending ByLISAFIPPS Tribune Tipton Bureau Were going to proceed with the Pork Festi Randy festival manag told the Kokomo The Pork Festival is a Tipton County Its purpose is to promote and celebrate one of the countys leading agricultural For 25 years chop licking pork has been cooked and served under a large food tent set up on the parking Tot south the More than from Indiana and sur rounding travel to down town Tipton each year to attend the Pork Many come just to devour the delectable The county recently spent more than to repave the lot and reconstruct the sidewalks around the the commissioners didnt want the tent on county They said they didnt want tent stakes pounded into the parking They said they didnt want grease tracked into the they odors from the grease and trash linger for weeks Pork Festival planners offered to put up three smaller tents and anchor them with instead of pounding stakes into pave They offered to repair any pjer formance bond to ensure were made to V The commissioners rejected the Pork Festival planners They wanted the festival to they more they wanted the fes tival to continue the commissioners offered to let the Pork Festival put up a food tent on the countys overflow parking a few feet east the courthouse lot that festival plan ners wanted to Its currently but the commissioners have to pave part of it before this years festival and said theyd be willing to make improvements each as funds to make the lot available for future Byal called a special meeting of the Pork Festival committee to decide if theyd accept com missioners According to Pork Festival planners accepted the commissioners pro We went over some drawings of that parking lot to see how we can make it Byal Theres only a limited amount of space theyd be able to pave for Its not going to be easy to well work something The 26th annual Pork Festival will be held this year Haiti issues a warning Haiti AP The armybacked government warned Haitians today against supporting outside military inter while international con demnation poured in over its order kicking out human rights The government message came hours after President Clinton alluded again to the possibility of intervention to oust military leaders and restore President JeanBertrand Mondays order to expel mem bers of the United Nations and Organization of American States observer mission was just the lat est expression of the desperation of that illegal Clinton Clintons special adviser on William Gray said the Security Council would hold an emergency session today or Wednesday to discuss Rick of describes the USAir jet crash he recently survived near Tribune photo by Jeff Parrott A new will to live Hellish jet crash revives local mans outlook on life 44 By JEFF PARROTT Tribune staff writer INDIANAPOLIS Rick Morgan went to looking for something A fiery plane crash on his way back as horrific and deadly as it has left him with just The Kokomo resident met with local media for the first time Monday at Methodist where hes recovering from injuries sustained in a North Carolina plane crash last week that killed 37 of the 57 people Morgan went down to Sumter about a month ago to help a friend move there from He was unemployed at the his last job ending earlier this year with Koko mo Sanitary Pottery Hed planned on staying in Sumter for a after finding work as a facility maintenance technician but he quit a week and a half after starting the it was so hard to said of the depression he felt during the months leading up to the Id been divorced for three out there in that single It was such a I just was not Having somehow survived a crash that ripped a USAir DC9 jet into three flaming has given Morgan a new appreciation for what it means to be Its changed my he told dressed in light blue hospital scrubs and perched in a remember a great ball of fire go through the whole plane dow seat near the jets Morgan said it felt like the pilot must have had trouble finding the run way and fired the engines back up in an attempt to climb But there was and we just Morgan What happened next took place so Mor gan There wasnt even time to react or pre pare for the I remember a great big ball of fire go through the whole he The next thing Morgan knew he was hanging from his still buckled The tail section had crashed into a nearby house and was resting at about a 100degree angle to the When I woke I found this tree or lying across my Morgan Christine the 44 yearold woman who was sitting next to told him later that he kept Can somebody help me Morgan then realized he could help himself and his safety I landed right on my feet onto what I guess was some ones living room Thats as detailed an account as Morgan would give this soon after the He said he has seen it repeat edly in which have limited his sleep to about three hours per He declined when askedto describe how the other pas sengers reacted once it became clear the plane was Ive got that will to live that new I dont really know how to explain who made several religious references during the press was asked to explain his The he said with a echoed his who was standing nearby with other family Morgan struggled to put into words what exact ly transpired when the plane plummeted swiftly to the ground during a July 2 It happened so He had no time to grasp was even he As the plane prepared to descend for its landing at CharlotteDouglas International Mor gan noticed somevery dark clouds from his win Rlck crash survivor going But he has told his He told rne it was just like being in she Just like youd imagine hell to with all the the crying and the He I dont want to go Morgan should be released from Methodist some time next said Hemant his plastic Morgan will have skin grafted from his thigh to burned areas on his hands and Hes also recovering from a broken bone in his a chipped bone in his leg and cuts to his head and He was asked whether he plans to sue Right Morgan I just want to get out of Murder charged He took my sons life By MIKE FLETCHER Tribune staff writer A murder charge was filed in Howard County Circuit Court Monday against Scott 3201 Albright who is accused in the Saturday shooting death of Billy According to Shorts statements to he admitted shooting Rad abaugh and even tried car diopulmonary to revive Rad abaugh before Howard Com munity Hos pital paramedics The murder charge filed by Prosecutor James Andrews alleges Short knowingly or inten tionally killed another human to wit Billy by shooting him in the chest with a 9mm Smith Wesson semiauto matic handgun at 2930 Albright Short is being held in the Howard County Criminal Justice Center on a court records A preliminary hear ing is set for Wednesday Kokomo attorney Charles Scruggs will be handling his The shooting occurred in the Radabaugh parking lot in front of Emily Grumes Dee Ceel Apartments Apartment 2930 Albright at according to sheriff Sheriff Deputy Don Howard said he believes there was a verbal confrontation between Radabaugh and Short before the fatal shot was but said that no motive has been established and the case remains under He did say that the gun allegedly used in the shooting was owned by Radabaugh was not police According to court Short told police that he and Rad abaugh were dating Crume on and off for the past few and that he knew the He also told police that he went to Grumes apartment Saturday night to While he was park ing his he noticed Radabaugh getting out of a vehicle in front of the apartment and coming toward Radabaugh went to Grumes apartment to get some money she owed him and was getting ready to leave when Short pulled court records He said that when Radabaugh approached he Short reached into his car and pulled out his 9mm handgun from under the front pointed it at the vic and dont come any Please see Page Lean on me Paul leans on his 7yearold daughter Sirnerias shoulder outside the disaster application center at Highland Middle School here Monday while his applied inside the building for federal Hart wasnt injured in the but lost his home and family pos More on the flooding on Page AP photo Inside todays Tribune Classified Local News of lowrri INK a ;