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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - March 18, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana Vol 143 No 194 Kokomo Ind KOKOMO TRIBUNE Friday March 50 2 men in hospital after fight Each received knife wounds Two men were hospitalized after stabbing each other in a fight outside of an eastside tav ern Thursday Jimmy Johnson 38 523 Mill Tipton was stabbed in the abdomen hand and bicep area and was taken to Howara Com munity Hospital by a friend Kokomo police reported As of this morning he was listed in good condition according to hospital community relations Michael S Davis 40 1001 E Alto Road Apartment F suf fered from stao wounds to his face neck and legs and was taken to Saint Joseph Hospital Health Center He was listed in fair condition hospital person nel said Kokomo police were called to the Pumpkin Vine Room 2021 Cedar Crest Lane at Thursday in reference to a tight in progress with knives involved according to a press release by Sgt Orville Harness Upon arrival police found that the fight was dispersed and the two suspects had fled the scene An investigation revealed that a physical confrontation between Johnson and Davis took place outside of the establishment A short time later police received a call about a stabbing victim at Howard Community Hospital police said Johnson reported to police that he had been involved in a fight with another man named that resulted in him being stabbed three times After investigations police located Davis at Saint Joseph Hospital Health Center where he was receiving treatment for three stab wounds suffered in the fight police said The case is under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Section of the Kokomo Police Department AnyoneHvith infor mation about the case should contact Harness at 4567251 or the KPD Hotline at 8645444 Specialist Orville Harness of the Kokomo Police Department left and Specialist Mike Banush collect blood samples after a knife fight outside of the Pumpkin Vine Room Thursday Tribune photo by Tim Bath Police arrest 3 in slayings in Carmel There was a lot of blood everywhere NOBLESVILLE Ind AP Police arrested three men this morning in the slayings of two teenagers and a family friend at a fashionable home in the Indi anapolis suburb of Carmel The arrests were made about at an apartment on the northwest side of Indianapolis a day after the bodies were discov ered and near where a car stolen from the home was found The suspects were taken to the Hamilton County Jail said sherif fs spokesman Eddie Moore He identified them as Raymond K Adams 26 James G Walls 20 and Kofi M Ajabu 21 all of Indi anapolis Authorities said items taken from the victims home were found at the apartment complex where the men were arrested The slayings in an affluent neighborhood where residents felt they were safe from violent crime sent shudders through the Indi anapolis area Police earlier said they were looking for two men thought to have been at the home Wednes day night to look at a motorbike advertised for sale Killed were Lisa Allemenos 13 and her brother Nick 17 and 23 yearold Chris James an employ ee of George Allemenos who was on a golf trip to the Caribbean at the time of the slayings The father owner of an Indianapolis hardware store returned to the city Thursday night The victims throats had been cut and there was a lot of blooa said Maj Richard Russell of the Hamilton County Sheriffs Department AutopsieJ were scheduled for this morning at the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis IX The males had been bound hand and foot with their hands behind their backs One was in thji kitchen the other in the familg room both facedown The giu was found in the homes finished basement with her wrists bound All were dressed in street clothes The motive for the slayings was not clear There were no signs of a breakin at the home police said but two cars and electronic equip ment were missing One of the cars a 1990 Audi was recovered about noon Thurs day more than four hours after the bodies were discovered It was spotted on Indianapolis north side by a resident of the area who had been following news reports of the slayings The second car a black BMW with gold pin stripes and Indiana license plate 29H7651 is missing police said Neighbors said the worst trou ble their neighborhood normally experienced was teenagers dri ving cars too fast This is just a bedroom community Its said Randy Smith who has lived there eight years Are the neigh bprs concerned Im sure they are Well cross bur fingers and hope if s anisolated random Site of triple slaying in Carmel KT graphic Inside Local Inmate wanted for escaping from the Howard County Jail is caught in Missouri but escapes again Page 3 Sports Purdue wins in opening game of NCAA tourney Page 7 Also Inside Business markets Classified Dr Local News of Amy gets lift in battle against cancer By CAMERON WEPRIN Tribune sportswriter GALVESTON Ind When Damon Bailey asked his sister Courtney to join him on the Assembly Hall court for Senior Day celebra tions following Indianas win over Wisconsin last weekend 15yearold Amy Frey of Galve ston watched intently on television She cried along with fans in the arena Indiana is her favorite basketball team Damon is her favorite player and Courtney is one of the friends she met while staying at Riley Childrens Hospital in Indianapolis Courtneys leukemia is in remission but Frey continues her daily battle with cancer She receives chemotherapy every three weeks and has blood drawn weekly The long blonde hair she used to brush daily is gone So is the curly hair that grew in its place when the cancer went into remission from September of 1992 through February of 1993 She also has scars on her chest where doctors have tried to remove the cancer near her aorta Really shes just a normal teenager who enjoys talking on the phone with her boyfriend playing computer games and dancing She cant wait to license and shes narrowed choice of colleges to IU and something with IU in it Like The only difference is that she likes home work at least for now Its just because I havent done it in so said the Lewis Cass eighthgrader after returning to school Monday for the first time since November And shes slightly more fanatical about her love forIU basketball than most Her room is packed with IU memorabilia and she rarely leaves home without her Hoosiers hat and an IU Tshirt Shes quick to show visitors her Bobby Knight autographed basketball hats and picture On the family answering machine she sings the Hoosiers fight song Frey has been following the Hoosiers since she was 3 and she rarely misses a game If she cant watch a friend surely is taping it for her Three years ago Frey and her parents David and Janet went to Bloomington for autograph day and were able to receive signatures from all the players But her real dream didnt come true until Feb 19 Her family received front row rickets to the lUPurdue game and they were even invited to a pregame practice Five days earlier a 10yearold boy thought he had a similar arrangement to watch the usuallyclosed practice But when Knight saw the boy and his grandfather the coach yelled at them to leave until he realized the mistake Even though they are staunch supporters of Knight Frey and her family were prepared for the coachs wrath They almost received it when a team manager politely showed them the exit When the Freys explained they were on the guest list the manager fetched Knight As the IU coach ambled through the empty arena Amy became more nervous than Ive ever Knight greeted her by saying Are you Amy and she was able to muster a soft Hello Mr The Freys talked briefly to Knight and his players and before they left Knight told them to root like hell for us because were gonna need The Freys cheered and IU pulled out an 82 80 victory He was like a big teddy Amy said of Knight We flew to Florida the next day and I was still so excited that it hardly seemed like we left the Bobby Knight poses with Amy Frey Photo provided Community development funds up ByJEFFPARROTT Tribune staff writer The Brookside Neighborhood improvement project will get a more potentthanoriginallyexpected shotinthearm this year Mayor Robert Sargent announced Thursday The city expects about million in federal Community Develop ment Block Grant funds for 1994 Sargent said That figure is up per cent from last years allocation Next year will mark the final phase of a threeyear facelift to the neighborhood in which streets sidewalks curbs and sewers are repaved and renovated CDBG funds are entirely federal dollars administered through the Housing and Urban Development agency They help relieve blight in lowto moderateincome areas Brookside is the sixth area the city has targeted since it got involved in the CDBG program in 1979 said City Director of Urban Development and Design Jeff Rudolph It has made a difference in the way lowto moderateincome residents view their neighborhoods Rudolph said Its had a tremendous effect because it seems every place where weve went in and done something people have taken better care of their Rudolph said City officials set aside for phase three of the Brookside pro ject with work to begin next spring Phase one completed in 1993 spent in CDBG funds to improve parts of Lafountain Rich mond Havens and Union streets Work on phase two will start soon possibly by April according to Rudolph Earlier this week the Kokomo Board of Public Works and Safety awarded a contract for the work to Mohr Construction Co of Kokomo Phase two includes Purdum Street from Elm Street to North Street Elm Street from Apperson Way North to Purdum Street Broadway Street from Apperson Way North to Locke Street Dixon Street from Purdum Street to Locke Street Phase three work includes Dixon Street from Locke Street to Ohio Street Locke Street from Dixon Street to North Street Elm Street from Locke Street to Ohio Street Waugh Street from Jefferson Street to Monroe Street Bell Purdum and Jay streets from Monroe Street to Madison Street Union Street from Broadway Street to North Street East Broadway 300 feet east and west of Union Street ;