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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - June 5, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana V T KOKOMO Vol 143 No 272 i i Kokomo Ind Sunday June 5 1994 Boy suffers burns Firecracker ignites tank A 10yearold boy suffered minor burns Friday after he put a firecracker in an unattached and empty vehicle gasoline tank caus ing a small explosion Nicholas Dillman 924 E Sycamore was transported to Saint Joseph Hospital Health Center He was treated and released for minor burns to his lower legs according to a press release by Kokomo Police Sgt David Mitchell Kokomo firefighters and police were called to the boys residence at They found Dillman injured after he had been playing with fireworks in a vacant lot behind his residence While play ing with fireworks the boy threw one of them inside an empty auto mobile gasoline tank which had been left in the lot the release said Firefighters said the incident remains under investigation Firefighters were also called out at Friday on a report of juveniles playing with fireworks which caused a small fire at 1005 S Locke St According to reports the juve niles fled the area before firefight ers arrived It was reported that they were tossing firecrackers in bushes which ignited dried leaves causing a small fire No injuries or damages were reported Firefighters said that there has been several incidents where small fires were caused by juve niles playing with fireworks ever since they went on sale Library workers back on the job Picket lines were dropped and members of Iron Workers Local 370 were back at work Friday according to the Indiana Universi ty Kokomo media relations office Work resumed Friday on the library a square foot facili ty which is expected to be com pleted late this year at a cost of million Members of the union went on strike Wednesday after failing to reach a new labor agreement with Contractors Association a busi ness group which represents sev eral construction firms No details were available as to how the strike was resolved or if a new contract agreement was reached Inside todays Tribune Local KokomoCenter School Board members will consider smokefree schools Page Cl State Rep Steve Buyer deliv ers the Republican response to President Clintons radio address Page A2 Also inside Classified Local News of Kokomos Bobby Pettigrew set an alltime area best and won the state shot put title with a toss of 6221A at Saturdays IHSAA State Track and Field Championships Tribune photo by Anne Farrar YES Wildkats run away with state track title By DAVE KITCHELL Tribune sports editor INDIANAPOLIS There can be no arguments no questions Saturday was simply the greatest day in history for Howard County track and field Kokomo High School literally and shockingly ran away from the field to win the 91st annual IHSAA Boys Track and Field championship here at the Indi ana University Track and Field Stadium What was thought to be a threehorse race never devel oped Kokomo won easily with 59 points outdistancing Lawrence Central 40 and Evansville Bosse But there was much more Frankie Young not only suc cessfully defended his state long jump title but established a state meet record in the process with a flight of 247JA Teammate Bobby Pettigrew established a school record of while winning a state title in shot put and five other Kokomo individu als and both relay teams placed Success spread well beyond Frankie Young the city limits Easterns Jeremy Ashcraft became the schools first state champion in the pole vault and at meets end was presented the prestigious Robert S Hinshaw Mental Attitude Award And as if to promise area track Jeremy Ashcraft and field fans that good things will follow until at least the spring of 1997 Lewis Cass fresh man Andy Leininger took third the high jump m Additional stories and photos onBl Board ksat districts By TRISHA TURNER Tribune staff writer KokomoCenter School Board on Monday could take its first step toward adding districting requirements to its election plan In her last regular meeting as a board member Phoebe Carter will propose that four districts be cre ated from which to draw board candidates beginning with the boards 1996 contest Carter first made public her ideas about districting during a March school board meeting It is something I have talked about with different board mem bers at different times since over a year Carter said last week This is not something that came up all of a The resolution drawn up by Carter and school attorney William Nolan was distributed to the media last week by the school corporation It calls for one Koko moCenter School Board member to be elected from each of four dis tricts by all KokpmoCenter voters every four years beginning in 1996 Three atlarge members Related story Election idea worries KokomoCenter board president Page Cl would be elected in 1998 and every fourth year after that KokomoCenters current elec tion plan in place since 1990 calls for all board members to be elect ed at large meaning they may live anywhere in the school district Carter said her resolution to the original plan will more fairly or equally represent the total popula tion of The basic northsouth dividing line for the quadrants within the KokomoCenter Schools district would be Markland Avenue and Sycamore Street according to the proposal The primary eastwest dividing line would be Washing ton and Lafountain streets The final version of the pro posed resolution also adds to the current plan a reference to the state statute requiring candidates to be residents of their least a year before Please see KC Page AS Auto buffs want look at Pioneer By CATHARINE FERNANDO Tribune staff writer Antique automobile enthusiasts who are observing the centennial of the automobile in the United States are looking forward to see ing the original Haynes Pioneer on loan from the Smithsonian Institution for three weeks More than 30 antique car own ers will be participating in the re enactment of Elwood Haynes test drive of his horseless carriage at 10 on July 4 On that day antique car buffs from Howard County and around the nation will gather to make that historic drive down Pumpkinvine Pike which today is East Boulevard and Goyer Road Were all excited about bring ing the Pioneer said Don Wooldridge president of the Pio neer Automobile Club of Koko mo The Pioneer itself is a nation al treasure Thats why its been kept in the Smithsonian Institu tion all these President of the Howard Coun ty Commissioners Dave Griffey who has seen the Pioneer at the Smithsonian twice said its a priv ilege to have it back home for the people of the community to appreciate it Griffey already has his 1923 Haynes all spruced up for the big day After the test drive and the HaynesApperson Festival parade his car too will go into the Carriage House adjoining the Seiberling Mansion which was renovated according to the specifi cations of the Smithsonian to accommodate the Pioneer as well as five other early automobiles Elwood Haynes claim that his was the first gasolinepowered automobile in the United States is mired in accusations and contro versy The automobile designed by Elwood Haynes was built in Kokomo in 1894 by Elmer and Edgar Apperson at their Riverside Machine Shop near downtown Kokomo Please see Auto PA8 A historic look at Elwood Haynes horseless carriage Photo provided ;