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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - July 18, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana Vol 143 No 308 KOKOMO i i Kokomo Ind Monday July 18 1994 50 cents Dining trend of the future 5 meals a day maybe healthier WASHINGTON AP Instead of three squares the American daily diet of the future may con sist of a fivesnack routine holdmeal and a Chicago food writer Whether you call it grazing mouthsurfing or refueling its evolving as a result dual income fastpaced Christopher Wolf says in an article in the current issue of The Futurist magazine In the future this grazing phe nomenon will be formalized into a recognized pattern of five meals a Wolf attributes the trend in part to the premium people put on leisure time and hasslefree lives and the food industrys success in making it easy to eat at any time More women working outside the home means fewer of them making meals from scratch hence the popularity of singleserve por tions drivethrough Janes at restaurants takeout food and microwave dinners With two working parents and dds having all kinds of activities md people with different time schedules in the morning peo ole eat when said Lawrence Stifler of Health Man agement Resources in Boston Vending machines arid sidewalk food carts also contribute Easy accessibility is at the bot tom of said Graham Moli tor vice president of the World Future Society and former fopd company employee He said graz ing originated with cavemen who picked at food all day because they couldnt get enough edibles in one sitting Wolf says theres evidence that eating smaller more frequent meals may actually be healthy boosting energy levels because the body gets a constant supply of nutrients and has less food from each meal to digest And a University of Toronto study published in 1989 found that people who nibble through the day nave significantly lower blood levels than peo ple who stick to the threermeala day regimen Balancing act Kenji Hanafusa a Japanese trapese artist demonstrates his talent between perfor mances at the Hall of Fame Circus Saturday in the Big R parking lot 1900 E North St The circus closed out its performances Sun day afternoon Hanafusa told the Kokomo Tribune he arrived in the United States three weeks ago and then joined the circus He uses the tent ropes to practice tightrope walking Tribune photo by Anne Farrar Jupiter Comet chunk pounds planet GREENBELT Md AP One of the biggest of the 21 fragments of comet ShoemakerLevy 9 smashed Jupiter early ing the most powerful planetary explosion ever observed and blinding some instruments watch ing from Earth The comet shard called frag ment G hit the backside of Jupiter and immediately bloomed intp a huge fireball that for a few moments was brighter than the whole planet astronomers report It was a big said Eugene Shoemaker a Geo logical Survey scientist and codis covered of the comet He estimat ed that the energy released by fragment G was equal to about 250 million megatons of TNT and created temperatures of more than degrees The energy released is beyond any of our experiences on said Lucy McFadden a University of Maryland astronomer Ten thousand megatons is the total energy that we can create on Earth with Infrared radiation which is heat was so great from the explo sion that detectors at the Keck Observatory instruments were overwhelmed or saturated More big explosions are expect ed as fragment H hits later today Pictures from other telescopes including the Hubble Space Tele scope show that the effects of ear lier impacts have left black pock marks in a band on the southern end of Jupiter The marks are spreading out and some now are bigger than the diameter of Earth Scientists said the spots seemed to be thinning and it was unknown hoW long tpese scars would last Shoemaker said that G and H were about two miles in diameter Impacts on Saturday and Sun day came from fragments about a third as large and astronomers reported seeing fireballs that erupted up to 600 miles above the Jupiter cloud tops Plumes from the eruptions then spread out leaving behind a black scar mark ing the impact point Telescopes on Earth and instru ments on the Hubble Space Tele scope captured views of heated gaa rising rapidly and then spreading out in a black smear After fragment C hit early Sun day astronomers at the Keck Tele An infrared color image taken by the Keck Obser vatory in Hawaii shows impact of fragment G1 on Jupiter this morning AP photo scope in Hawaii took infrared photos The views show two lowing ovals each about the iameter of the Earth left by frag ments A and C The best is yet to come said David Levy an amateur astronomer and a codiscoverer of the comet This is just the orchestra warming he said After G and H hit today astronomers will look for more explosions from the impact on Tuesday of fragment K and of fragment Ql on Wednesday Both are about two miles across The 21st and last fragment called W is forecast to hit on Friday Horner seeks transfer of his probation By TRISHA TURNER Tribune staff writer Larry W Horner has made pub lic his desire to take a school prin cipals position in South Dakota Wednesday through Indi anapolis attorneys Dennis E Zahn and James H Voyles the former KokomoCenter Schools superin tendent filed a petition in Howard Circuit Court requesting that he be allowed to transfer to Freeman the probation he is serving for a conflict of interest charge Special Judge Douglas Morton said Friday he was waiting to see if Howard County Prosecutor James D Andrews objects to the transfer before making any deci sion on the matter I dont know if theres going to be a he said If so Ill schedule a hearing on the If the transfer is not contested Morton said he will make a ruling on the petition without a hearing He expected to plan a hearing or make the decision himself some time this week Horner KokomoCenter super intendent from 1986 to 1993 in February pleaded guilty to a Class D felony conflict of interest charge in Howard Circuit Court Sentenc ing the count as a Class A misde meanor March 10 Morton approved a pleaagreement which called for a oneyear suspended prison sentence 90 days of in home detention and a year of supervised probation Also under the agreement Horner was to resign from Koko moCenter to not teach or hold any other position in a Howard County school corporation and to not hold a position of public trust Ten of the 11 theftand conflict of interestrelated charges Horner faced were then dropped This month an attorney for Freeman Academy in South Dako ta said Horner had been asked to Horner be administra tive head that school The position would be for one year said attorney Stewart Hofer and Horner would perform the duties of a school principal Freeman Acade my is a private nonresidential Christian school for boys and girls in grades five through 12 Horners written request for probation transfer said he has completed inhome detention and has complied with all other terms and condition of his sen After checking with authorities in South Horner believes they would accept his probation there the petition said Andrews said Friday he was unsure whether he would object to Horners request He has said it must be resolved whether the for mer superintendents new posi tion would violate the provision in his plea agreement prohibits his holding a position of public trust But Hofer said the position is not one of public trust because the academy receives no public funds In 1993 Horner was accused of illegally approving school employees extra pay without KokomoCenter School Board approval Charges related to that were dropped in the plea agree ment The conflict of interest charge to which he pleaded guilty was related to his filing no required conflict of interest state ment when purchasing a boat with other KokomoCenter administrators and representa tives from a computer company in 1990 That purchase was made just after the school board approved a million purchase from the company PSI planning another refund By DAVE PHILLIPS Tribune staff writer PSI Energy Inc sitting on top of million in unclaimed refunds to former customers will ask state utility regulators for permission to give the money to current customers As part of a tax settlement with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission and other consumer groups the utility earlier this year mailed million in refunds to its Indiana customers However following two well publicized efforts the utility has not been able to locate some for mer customers who were eligible for the special onetime refund In addition current customers who have changed addresses also failed to apply for a refund Ratepayers who were PSI cus tomers for any period between July through Aug were eligible for the initial one time refunds A ratepayer who uses an aver age of kilowatts a month would receive about If the state approves PSI would pay the refunds over a threemonth peri od company spokesman Ange line Protogere said today Indus trial customers will split million and commercial ratepay ers will receive million The refunds stemmed from a million settlement PSI reached with several parties who challenged PSIs rates following the abandoned Marble Hill nuclear power plan project The facility near Madison was scrapped in 1984 and PSI was granted emergency rate relief to recover billion in losses The Indiana Supreme CourHn November 1991 ruled that PSI ef fected an extra million wtferi its federal taxes were 34 percent in 1987 Under flje emergency rate order 1984 regulators had granted rate of return based on federal taxes of 46 percent In a separate case the stafe Supreme Court declined in July 1993 to review a lower court dejtt sion that found PSI had illegally charged customers from April 1990 to June 1993 Lower counts agreed with outside claims that PSIs return on common a 1990 rate order was too high and not supported by the utilitys actual operating costs Indianas Utility Consumer Counselor the Citizens Action Coalition the city of Terre Haute Save the Valley and certain indi vidual and industrial customers had filed the separate suits PSI reached an agreement with the parties in August and the IURC approved the settlements in November Under the pact PSI set aside million of the million for potential legal fees requested by the groups In late December customers also received a percent rate reduction or about a month for the average ratepayer as part of the settlements Inside todays Tribune Business Classified Dr Local News of ;