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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - July 13, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana Vol 143 No 303 KOKOMO Kokomo Ind Wednesday July 50 cents Help here for Habitat By CATHARINE FERNANDO Tribune staff writer Building affordable homes for people in the lowincome bracket has been Habitat for Humanitys hallmark But this week the ecumenical organization made up of volunteers has benefited from the services of another church group that has teamed up with them in a building blitz to complete a house within a week The 25 missionaries from United Presbyterian Church in Mercer arrived Monday and will work until Thursday on a house at 1607 N Apperson Way They started this morning Mon day and should have a roof up by this said Nick Pate who handles publicity for Habitat for Humanity of the Kokomo Commu nity Inc Pate said it was the church group who contacted the local Habitat organization to offer its services The group includes seven couples headed by Joel Troyer They choose one missionary church a year to do this and this year Kokomo was Pate said The pace at which they work is swift and so if s called a blitz build The local Habitat organization already had worked on the founda tion of the house and the others Brooker The family who will be living in the house once its completed is also assisting with the work They are John and Beth Brooker and their three children Josh 10 Danny 9 Habitat offers houses at cost to those who cant afford the market value of homes The family in turn must invest 250 hours of sweat equi ty per adult in the construction or renovation of these homes They may work on their own or any other home that is a Habitat project The visiting group is staying at First Congregational Church The Miller right and Henry Clinger and his daughter Marti with saw in hand the corrimunity has been very recepinstall insulation at a Habitat for Humanity project Tuesday on 1607 Apperson Way tive toward them N with Jan Clinger seated Tribune photo by Brian Reynolds No smoking KokomoCenter school board clears the air By TRISHA TURNER Tribune staff writer KokomoCenter Schools Corp pupils caught smoking on school property beginning Aug 8 will have to answer to police according to a policy approved by the school board Tuesday The seven member board unanimously voted to ban all smoking in school build mgs facilities and vehicles The action first proposed by Superintendent Roger W Thornton in June prohibits smoking in outside seating areas during KokomoCenter Schools sponsored events Smoking will be banned on all school property for daytime students in grades kindergarten through 12 and for night school students younger than age 18 Current policy allows students to smoke in designated areas at Kokomo High School south cam corporations alter native at McKinley School All employees are allowed to smoke in designated areas although Thornton has estimated only 5 percent of faculty and staff are smokers Thornton said current police liaison officers working at the cor poration will be called on to make sure the new ban is followed An additional two to three offduty Kokomo police officers will also behired for several weeks after the ban takes effect Aug 8 Drug free grant monies will like ly be used for the that may be needed to pay for the additional employees Thornton said police are being asked to enforce the ban because school personnel have other responsibilities I think our principals assis tants and teachers ought to be spending their time on educa Thornton said after Tues days board meeting But the state statute is Those violating the rule could be found to be in violation of state or federal law Thornton said in proposing the smoking ban Indiana Code prohibits chil dren younger than 18 from purchasing tobacco or from accepting it for personal use Federal law prohibits smok ing within any school facility he said Any student caught smoking will be charged with a Class C infraction much like a traffic vio lation Thornton said That charge is punishable by a fine up to according to Richard Good execu tive director of the Indiana Prose cuting Attorneys Council Although he said in a written proposal to the board that sus pension expulsion are not the most desirable disciplinary Thornton added that students repeatedly caught smok ing could face such punishment Signs will likely be placed at cer tain spots near outside seating areas which indicate there is to be no smoking beyond those points and police already assigned to work at school events will be asked to enforce the ban The new smoking policy calls for the school corporation to help pay costs of smoking cessation classes for students and employ ees Thornton said it is unclear how much that could cost but that wellness funds may cover that expense Adult staff at individual build ings may request that outside smoking areas out of the sight of students be established Peru girl dies of injuries PERU Ind A 7yearold Peru girl died of head injuries at 5 today from injuries she suffered in a twovehicle accident at 6 Tuesday The accident was on Broadway Street half mile south of 24 near the Frances Slocum Bank according to the Peru Police Department Kayla Reichert Peru 2 was a passenger in her fathers car at the time of the accident a police report stated Police said Thomas H Reichert 43 Peru 2 was stopped on Broadway Street facing south wait ing to turn left into the Frances Slocum Bank when he was rearended Reichert was driving a 1994 Chevrolet Shawn J Pigg 16 Peru 3 was southbound on Broadway Street and failed to see the stopped vehicle Chitting it in the rear Pigg was driving a 1983 Chevro let truck Kayla and her brother back seat of the automobile when it was were wearing safety belts Christopher suffered minor bleeding from his neck and is listed in satisfac tory condition this morning at Dukes Memorial Hos pital Kayla was taken via Lifeline helicopter to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis where she later died Rae Ann Reichert 39 the mother of the children and a passenger in the Reichert vehicle suffered bleeding to her neck She also was wearing her safety belt She and Thomas were treated and released from Dukes Both Pigg and a passenger in his vehicle Andrew Bedwell 5 complained of neck pain They were not wearing safety belts They were treated at Dukes and released Inside Business markets B56 Classified ads B710 Comics Bll DearAbby 68 B9 Entertainment B4 Local A24 Nation A6 News of record A12 Obituaries A12 Sports A711 State A6 Style Bl3 A6 Brutal massacre reported in Haiti PORTAUPRINCE Haiti AP The Embassy will investi gate reports of a new massacre of Haitians a spokesman said today as UN human rights monitors prepared to leave under an expul sion order from the government Twelve young men were found shot to death Tuesday near MorneaBateau a hamlet 19 miles west of the capital the private Haitian Press Agency reported The agency and local radio said the victims apparently were killed elsewhere and dumped at the site American investigators are to go to the scene embassy spokesman Stanley Schrager said UN offi cials worried the expulsion of the observer team would result in such cases getting little attention It could very well just fall through the said spokesman Eric Fait pne of 92 observers scheduled to leave Haiti tonight They gathered at two hill side hotels until their departure The observer mission has docu mented hundreds of politically motivated killings kidnappings and rapes since a military coup in 1991 overthrew President Jean Bertrand Aristide In response to the monitors expulsion President Clinton again raised the possibility of a invasion to return Aristide to power Glove fits This photograph entered as evidence in the courtroom during the preliminary hearing for Simpson shows the dark glove found on Simpsons estate June 13 AP photo Test links victims LOS ANGELES AP Blood on a glove found at Simp sons estate contained DNA material from Simpson and the two people he is accused of killing a television station reported Forensic tests on the blood from the glove showed a strong probability of a PNA match with blood from Simp son his evwife and her friend KCBSTV reported late Tues day citing unidentified sources close to the investigation The test results received by the district attorneys office came from a right hand glove found at Simpsons estate after the June 12 killings of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman the report said The use of such genetic testing as evidence has been challenged in some California courts A left hand glove believed to have been abandoned by the killer was found at the murder scene in front of Ms Simpsons condominium Authorities believe the two gloves are a matched set ;