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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - March 21, 2015, Kokomo, IndianaVol. 164, no. 200 classified c5-c10 comics b2 lotteries a3 obituaries a2 opinion a4 sports b1, 3-4 weather mostly sunny High 59 Low 32 More on Page a8 to Days Page one designed by Katelyn Miller menus hoops in Falls to Wichita St. Day care dilemma life & style Page c1 sports Page b1 to subscribe 765-456-3821 or 765-459-3121 to advertise 765-459-3121 classified 1-800-382-0696 office hours . 8 . To 5 . / sat. 8 . To 11 . Inside 75 saturday March 21, 2015 Kokomo Tribune follow us on Eriks credit approval process will help you get in to a new Chevrolet Call Randy Bush at 765-457-8333 for pre approval today 1800 s. Reed Road / Highway 931 in Kok Mowe believe in you Quality care for your heating and air 124 West Elm Stree Kokomo in 46901 765 457-9379 fire at ambulance service Kokomo fire Crews had South Leeds Street blocked off Early Friday As they extinguished a fire at the Amer icare ambulance service building. When firefighters arrived at about 4 45 ., they found fire showing from the Southeast Corner of the Metal build ing at 1116 s. Leeds St., a Kokomo fire department report states. The fire was extinguished within about 10 minutes and no injuries were reported. The investigation showed the fire possibly started in a plastic cigarette butt Container on the outside of the building and spread to the inside Wall and up to the attic the report states. None of the ambulances were dam aged. From staff reports ? no injuries were reported Friday windfalls accounting in disarray Windfall two years after it was admonished for the overpay ment of salaries and faulty Book keeping the town of Windfall is Back under the Microscope of the Indiana state Board of accounts. In a report filed in late february the Board Laid out wide reaching bookkeeping missteps and discrepancies that occurred in 2012 and 2013. The report says several water Utility Board related documents were not included in the towns journals and water Utility checks were not issued in numerical or Der. Voided receipts and checks were not retained. Receipts and claims were not properly completed. And the simplified Cash journal and coinciding ledgers did not always indicate the source of by Josh Sigler Kokomo Tribune ? state Board of accounts issues report on missteps breaking Down barriers As if negotiating the Price of a used car a snot difficult enough Ryko Kanetomo is doing so in English her second language and Sheds worried about being rude. Ism really frustrated because i cannot communicate Well with sales Kanetomo said to the Small group gathered with her at the literacy coalition last week. Even if i ask something they give something different and i think they dont understand what i ask. Bob Stephenson executive director of the literacy coalition told her that even people whose native language is English can have difficulty getting their questions answered during a sales pitch. Stephenson led the language literacy group March 11, though usually two tutors guide the conversation so attendees can work on their English speaking skills. Four people have been attending the weekly sessions that started about a month ago though last week Kanetomo and a couple from Honduras were the Only ones seated around a table with Stephenson. Its basically just conversation so we give them open ended questions to get them to talk he said adding that american Idi oms can be confusing. Even though they speak English they still sometimes have no idea what were talking about. Kanetomo who moved to Kokomo two years ago from Japan is unsure of her English skills though she said its rare for her to misuse a word As she re counts experiences from the past week. She repeatedly mentioned not wanting to say the wrong thing and be rude but Stephen son assured her that she does not come across As impolite. Angel and Glenda Hernandez Are less chatty than Kanetomo and Stephenson made a Point to by Lauren Slagter Kokomo Tribune literacy coalition offers group to help English learners practice conversation skills Tim Bath Kokomo Tribune language Ryko Kanetomo who is learning English As her second language talks with Bob Stevenson about her concerns. Purdue partners with Carroll school Flora several Carroll . High school science and Engi Neering instructors will soon collaborate with University professors. Purdue University yes math and science partnership program gave a $250,000 Grant to Carroll consolidated school corp. In partner ship with at least two other schools in the state for professional development of science and engineering teachers. Angela Moreman principal at Carroll High school said the professional development would Cen ter on assisting teachers in devel Oping real world application units. Carroll will administer the Grant to the other schools she said. She said teachers would learn from Purdue University professors about How to better integrate Stem education science technology engineering and math in classes. Junior High teachers will Start a two year Cycle of professional development in summer 2015, and High school teachers will Start in summer 2016, for a total of three years of training said Moreman. We want to make sure our teachers Are prepared to teach our students what will be expected of them in the future Moreman said and give them More opportunities for their careers. She said Job opportunities for students in Stem Fields Are continually growing integrating technology and science More than has happened in the past. In addition to Carroll High by Ben Middelkamp for the Kokomo Tribune ? $250k Grant to provide several schools with professional development Man airlifted after deputies release police dog Bunker Hill a 50-year-old Bunker Hill Man was airlifted to a fort Wayne Hospital from injuries sustained after deputies released a police dog on the Man after he at tacked them. Deputies responded sunday to a Homeowner in Bunker Hill who said Brent Speer 200 Block of East main Street had come into his residence and started threatening and harassing him. The Homeowner requested deputies to Issue a no trespass warn ing against Speer. Officers found Speer lying unconscious in the doorway of his Home. When they roused him Speer was verbally abusive and lunged at one of the officers deputies said. Deputies attempted to gain control of Speer who continued to by Carson Gerber Kokomo Tribune ? suspect attacks police fights with medical personnel see English / / Page a6 see injuries / / Page a8 see schools / / Page a8 see report / / Page a6

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