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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - June 28, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana 295 MO TRIBUNE June 50 cents Boy lighter fire 7yearolds curiosity leads to mobile homes destruction A cigarette lighter fell into the hands of a 7year old boy Monday sparking a fire that destroyed a Taylor Township mobile Virginia the boys 59yearold grand was sitting on the porch when she asked the boy to go inside and retrieve her cigarettes and according to Indian Heights Fire Chief Gary Being 7 years old and he decided hed wait and see just what this lighter would and he set the trailer on Wysong Steward has emphysema and is on constant oxy gen She and the boy escaped the trailer Wysong When firefighters arrived on the scene at they were operating under the assumption Steward was still in the They later learned shed gone across the where she was waiting inside another Wysong Thirteen Indian Heights firefighters fought flames and smoke until about 7 One fighter was treated and released at the hospital for heat Wysong The fire destroyed Stewards at 4508 East 200 South and caused heat damage to four surrounding mobile The American Red Cross is helping her daughter and two grandchildren find a new place to and is also seeking shelter for seven families displaced from a fire early Tuesday morning at an apartment building at 200 Union Anyone with a vacant apartment to rent or cash to donate should call June Young at the American Red 459 For more on the Union Street see Page Indian Heights firefighters Steve and Aaron help Skeet Williams to an ambulance at a mobile home fire Monday Tribune photo by Anne Farrar This Kokomo Regency mobile and its were destroyed by fire Tribune photo by Brian Reynolds Korean foes embrace step toward peace Korea AP f North and South Korean officials agreed today to hold their first taking a step toward what many Koreans hope will be an end to a halfcentury of The relatively quick agreement on the talks first day surprised mariy South who remain cautious because previous proposals for a summit between the leaders of the two Koreas have failed to come But for the first the two nations set a date for a meeting of their After eight hours of sometimes heated negotiators agreed to hold a first summit in the North Korean on July South Kore an officials That would be followed by a meeting in South Korea at a date to be decided during the Pyongyang the Korean officials If the summit goes relations between South and North Korea will enter a new said Lee South Koreas deputy prime The plans were confirmed by North Korean The negotiations have been seen as a lit mus test of North Koreas willingness to cooperate in settling tensions over its secretive nuclear South Korean officials want North Koreas nuclear program at the top of the but North Korea insists the issue can be resolved only in direct talks with the United The summit and the reopening of North Korea suspended since last were arranged after former Presi dent Carter made a private mediation visit to the two Koreas earlier this The Korea talks are due to restart July 8 in White House press secretary Dee Dee Myers said Mon day the talks will continue as long as theyre The Clinton administration has said it will improve diplomatic relations if North Korea cooperates in resolving con cerns over its nuclear Inside todays Tribune Style Some bright ideas on how not to get burned by the Business UAW backs GM plan to fund pension shortfall Page Sports NBA players putting twist in Wednesdays draft in Indir Page Also Inside Classified Local News of Wildfires out of control arson spark blazes in Southern California By The Associated Press Lightning and arson sparked several new blazes as wildfires raged today through national forests from central California down to San Fire crews struggled to contain two wildfires while nine others burned out of Six new fires start ed officials Fires have burned across about acres of chaparral and timberland since About two dozen firefighters have been most by heat If you feel like your brains starting to thats real said firefighter Anthony state and local crews working 12hour shifts in heavy protective gear sweltered in tempera tures that topped 100 degrees in some spots Dry erratic winds and rugged terrain hindered crews stretched thin by the sheer number of Firefighters came from as far away as Idaho and New Mexico to relieve exhausted Giant C130 Other fires burning today In Riverside County east of Los a fire has spread across acres since Also in Riverside four separate fires that began Monday burned more than In the Sequoia National north of Los lighting sparked two fires To the south in San Diego a fire that began Sunday has blackened acres near the Mesa Grande Indian In central another fire that began Sunday has burned more than 650 acres of timber in a remote area of the Sierra Hercules transport planes dumped loads of flame and more were to arrive today from Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve bases as far away as North Both sides seek evidence in case LOS ANGELES AP Defense attorneys and prosecutors are ask ing a judge for access to evidence that could either link Simpson to a bloody crime scene or help exonerate has pleaded inno cent to murdering his exwife and her Ronald Their stabbed and slashed bodies were found outside Nicole Brown Simpsons condominium on June Simpson has been jailed with out bail since June On Simpsons father disputed a coroners report that said she was on the phone at 11 the night she was A defense lawyer had said the timing of the call bolstered Simp sons A judge scheduled a hearing today to decide whether to give defense lawyers access to blood samples and other and whether prosecutors can take a sample or Simpsons Simp son was to attend the Prosecutors say they found a knit cap at the crime scene that contained curly hairs of AfricanAmerican Simpsons lead Robert wants access to blood Simpsons white Ford a ski cap or mask found near the and gloves found at the crime scene and at Simp sons Brentwood Prosecutors said last week that there was no ski Slip slidincool Nicholas cools off at a Kokomo Park and Recreation Department water slide at Highland Park for chil dren who participate in summer park The slide is constructed by placing a roll of plastic on an incline and releasing water from a fire Tribune photo by John Snyderj ;