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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - June 16, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana Vol 143 No 283 Kokomo Ind Thursday June Child drowns here A 2yearold boy died Wednes day after he drowned in a swim ming pool at his grandfathers home on the countys east side Burley G Adams 2 Swayzee was pronounced dead at at Howard Community Hospital Howard County Coroner Jeff Stout said An autopsy will be conducted today ana an investi gation into the boys death will continue Stout said Howard County sheriff deputies and emergency medical personnel from Indian Heights Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to the residence of Burley L Adams 811 E Road 400 South at The boys parents Shawn and Rebecca Adams first called police reporting they could not find their son Then they called back minutes later and said they found the boy in the pool not breathing Maj Phil Templin said The boy apparently wandered off as his parents were in the yard with the boys grandfather Tem plin said Upon arrival medical personnel and sheriff deputies administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the scene before transporting the child to the hospital Inspectors wont be expelled Diplomatic ties possible SEOUL South Korea AP Former President Carter said today that North Korea has agreed not to expel international inspectors from the country as long as goodfaith efforts are made by the United States and North Korea to resolve their dis pute over the Norths nuclear facilities Heat Related story Will China sup port North Page Dl President Kim II Sung has com mitted himself to maintain the inspectors on site and the disput ed nuclear reactor positions and also to guarantee that the surveil lance equipment would stay in good operating Carter said in an interview with the Cable News Network I look on this commitment of President Kim II Sung as being a very important and positive step toward the resolution of this cri Carter said adding that he relayed Kims comments to the White House In addition Carter said Kim expressed a desire for a nuclear free Korean Peninsula Earlier Carter met with Kim for three hours today at a presidential palace on the outskirts of the North Korea capital of Pyongyang The two men covered a wide range of issues but fears that North Korea is building a nuclear arsenal dominated the talks Another meeting was sched uled for Friday morning Kim told Carter through an interpreter What is important between us is trust confidence in each The meeting between us is the starting point for the first confi dence in each he said as translated on CNN CNN was the only Western news organization allowed into North Korea to cover Carters visit Upon arriving in Pyongyang on Wednesday Carter held out the possibility of full diplomatic ties with Washington if North Korea permits full inspections of its nuclear projects The time has come to establish full friendship and understand ing open trade exchange of visits and full diplomatic relations between our two the former president said at a wel coming banquet Youngsters line up to plunge into Kokomos Seashore Pool as Wednesdays heat index soared to 105 degrees Tribune photo by Brian Reynolds Dont drink and swim Alcohol contributes to swimming boating tragedies By RON LESKO Associated Press To Capt Sam Purvis the stories are as frustrating as they are sad With a little common sense most of them never would have hap pened About 90 people drown in Indi ana each year about half of them in alcoholrelated accidents In the summertime roughly seven of 10 water fatalities involve alco hol With temperatures soaring into the muggy 90s this week and the official start of summer just five days away safety personnel are bracing for an increase in water accidents The answers according to Purvis and other officers with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources are simple Dont drink and swim Dont drink and fish Dont drink and boat What weve seen is a lot of times people who are swimmers end up in Purvis an outdoor education officer with the departments law enforce ment division said Wednesday And what weve found is that alcohol is a The state successfully has low ered the number of boating acci dents in recent years by cracking down on drunken boaters The penalties are the same as for drunken driving But in many cases whether or not alcohol is involved drowning victims do not have life pre servers available That was the case May 28 with Wayne Galliher 64 of Toledo Ohio who fell out of a boat in a Jennings County farm pond It also was the case Tuesday with Michael Stitt 7 of Columbus who slipped into the White River while fishing with his stepfather If a life jacket is put on correct ly I dont know how they would drown in a case like said Lt Ken Lurtman commander of the departments District 9 office in Brookville Fishing accidents are common because such outings are inex pensive and can be enjoyed by the whole family That can bring inexperienced swimmers to unfa miliar waterways When the weather is good many water enthusiasts are novices and are unaware of the potential hazards lurking under the surface of a shimmering lake or river For swimmers an old adage always holds true Never swim alone All it takes is one slip to turn a fun afternoon into disaster You think youre doing some thing as innocent as wading and it turns into Purvis said I think just the best thing a person can do is teach a kid how to swim Get them lessons some where enough so they can save themselves And if they cant swim and theyre near water keep a per sonal flotation device on Safety tips By The Associated Press Some tips on water safety from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Avoid drinking alcohol around water Drunken boat ing is illegal Always have a personal flotation device available such as a life preserver or floating boat cushion Never underestimate any waterway Never swim alone Learn to swim Children should have at least beginning swimming instruction Review safety precautions and emergency procedures before using any pool or body of water Safety courses for boating and other outdoor activities are available in each county area By LISA FIPPS Tribune staff writer For the record it was 95 degrees Wednesday If it felt hotter than that it was Consid ering humidity was 38 percent the heat index made it feel like it was actually 105 degrees out side For those not blessed with air conditioning or fans the heat can be deadly said Bebe Dorris director of ministries at the Kokomo Rescue Mission The danger is great for the elderly and infants she said and lifethreatening for those with health problems Thats why the mission Wednesday made an appeal on radio station WWKI for people to donate fans It doesnt matter if theyre new or used Dorris said as long as they work Even though it was berry hot youths from Oakford and Rock Prairie Separate Baptist churches volunteered to stay in the sun They manned a straw berry stand along 31 and the TiptonHoward county line Leslie Harlow who stayed in the sun to sell strawberries from 10 until almost 3 said Well were under the shade of the vinyl awning on top of the Its not too bad cause its breezy out here and weve got plenty of Usually the heat doesnt stop schoolaged childrenfromplay ing in the local parks Yet in Kokomo on Wednesday afternoon children didnt have to wait in line to swing or slide at Highland Park Less than a dozen children were scattered on the playground equipment The usually crowded basketball courts at Washington School were barren The summer sun didnt stop Fontella Sands of Sharpsville from working in her yard though She spent part of the afternoon cleaning out her flower bed Its not important but I like being outside no mat ter what In fact Ive been laying out trying to get a tan I dont know just how hot it is but its a little warm Well more than a The heat wave is bringing peo ple out to Seashore Pool in droves and Wednesdays fig ures show an attendance of Kokomo Parks Superintendent Mike Karickhoff said since the pool opened June 11 the last tour days have seen daily atten dance of more than people at the municipal pool On a hot day the average attendance is about The large turnout bodes well for the season Blood matches Simpsons type LOS ANGELES AP OJ Simpsons blood type matches that of blood found outside his ex wifes condominium where she and a friend were stabbed to death in a fierce struggle with their attacker the Los Angeles Times reported today A more exact DNA test to deter mine whether the blood is in fact Simpsons has not been conclud ed the newspaper said citing unidentified sources Such tests can take two months or more Simpsons blood type is differ ent from those of the two victims the newspaper said The story did not specify what blood type he has Blood types are shared by many people A lawyer for the 46yearold for mer football star said Simpson was at home waiting for a limou sine to the airport when Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Gold man were killed Sunday night But a police source speaking on condition of anonymity told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Simpson would be arrested in the slayings perhaps within days The Times previously reported that Simpson had scratches on his body when police ques tioned him Mon day Mrs Simp sons throat was slashed and Goldmans wounds indicate he put up a fierce struggle before he died investigators said Police were also reported to have found bloodstains in Simpsons drive way and his vehicle and a bloody glove at o his mansion and OJ another at the crime scene Tests on the gloves have not been completed the newspaper said Simpsons attorney Robert L Shapiro did not immediately return a call for comment early today On Wednes day Simpson slipped past reporters ringing his house to attend a private visitation service at a funeral home Wednes day for Mrs Simpson Her family was said to have treated him cordially It was all Denise Brown Mrs Simpsons sister told the Daily News of Los Angeles Earlier in the day Shapiro told reporters that the former NFL star was at home in the citys Brent wood section at the time of the slaying two miles away OJ was at home wailing to get into a limousine to take him to the airport on a trip that had been planned well in advance for a pro motional event in Shapiro said Detectives questioned the lim ousine driver and searched the car KABCTV reported In Chica go TV stations reported that Los Angeles police were in Chicago and planned to meet with investi gators there today Howard Bingham a longtime friend of Simpson said he was coincidentally on the same Sun day overnight flight to Chicago The Boston Globe reported today They chatted before during and after the flight and he saw no sign of distress ne said I shook hands with him in the airport and Bingham said He seemed like always This whole thing is Funerals were scheduled today for Mrs Simpson 35 and Gola man 25 a waiter and friend Shapiro a lawyer with a track record for striking plea bargains for his celebrity clients took over the case Wednesday from attor ney Howard Weitzman who said he stepped aside because of his personal relationship with Simp son and other commitments Inside today Local What do local government officials think of the proposed welfare changes Page A3 Also Inside Classified Dr Local News of ;