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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - May 1, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana Pacers take 20 playoff lead home Page B1 238 KOKOMO May 1994 KC election d raws few candidates Contest contrasts 1990 By TRISHA TURNER Tribune staff writer Some area residents who once worked to make KokomoCenter School Board an elected body are not discouraged by the fact that boards secondever election is Even though its not the members are still elected by the Louise Larsen said of Tuesdays She was a member of the Committee for an Elected School Board for Kokorno Center Id work all over again to get an elected In the State Board of Edu cation approved a plan which converted KokomoCenter School Board from an appointed board to an elected That action capped countless hours of work by some 100 community members of the Committee for an Elected School which collected some signatures in favor of an elected A local referendum vote finalized the Koko moCenter School The first KokomoCenter School Board in drew 27 candidates for four board But1 this years election just four candidates for three posi And one of those candi Paul William has been declared making it an uncontested His name will remain on the howev But those who worked on the Committee for an Elected School Board said they do not see this years low candidate turnout as a sign of things to Some blamed legal problems the school corporations current and former officials have had in the past two years for the low interest in running for KokomoCenter School In seven thenadministra tors including thenSuperinten dent Larry Horner were charged with 36 theftand conflict of interestrelated charges in Howard Circuit Charges against four of those officials were But three former including either pleaded guilty to or were found guilty by jury of at least one of the charges each of the them You dont want to be associat ed with that sort of said Debra another former committee who now lives in the Northwestern Schools Its an awesome and candidates may feel like they have to go in and clean it Some former members of the committee said the high candidate turnout of the first KokomoCen ter School Board election may have scared away some interested in running this I think part of it is that school board elections are still new to these Give it Greg Goodnight The Leon who repre sented what was then his congre gation at New Fairlawn Christian Fellowship on the electedboard also warned against drawing conclusions from mis years snort candidate Lets give this thing a he This is the first time an uncontested race has ever hap There was never any other way before it became an elected Clark said 27 area residents competing in the first Kokomo Center School Board election is evidence to him that the Commit tee for an Elected School Board did what this community Twentyseven was far and above our he It should show anybody that some one was And for am not discouraged this And does this years uncontest ed race make committee members feel their efforts to convert the board into an elected group are less meaningful no Beheler It was worthwhile every minute of This is the way it oughttp Board districting proposal on hold By TRISHA TURNER Tribune staff writer KokomoCenter School Boards president does not expect any action on a new residency plan for the boards elections before I havent heard a word about it since board member Phoebe Carter brought it Michael Coady said At a March board Carter outlined her idea adding districting requirements to KokomoCenter School Boards election She suggested in one KokomoCenter School Board member from each of four districts be elected by ill voters in the In three atlarge board members would be She said a dividing line for dis tricts could be Markland Avenue and Washington She called for no action at the March meeting but requested input from the public ana from the school attorney on her Concerns were introduced at that meeting that state statutes might stand in the way of the plans being Coady said he does not want to move ahead with Carters idea until the members to be selected in Tuesdays KokomoCenter School Board election replace appointed members The appointed seats currently held by Coady and Carter are up for elec tion this week Coady is a candi and Carter is The board president believes the districting issue will not be resplved before July because he heard of no progress being made on the Nothing has been he Carter could not be reached for comment by Kpkomo Tribune Under the current election plan approved by the State Board of Education in KokomoCen ter School Board members are all elected at large and may Jive any where within the school Beautifying the bounty Brett albng with other members of the Boy Scout Troop pick up trash by Western High School Sat urday as part of 24nd Annual Keep America Beautiful The scouts met at Highland Park and cleaned up trash throughout Kokomo and Howard County for the The United Way of Howard County sponsored the Please see Page C1 for a related Tribune photo by Anne Farrar f i Refugees in need of water Rwandans enter Tanzania before border closes Tanzania Flee ing weeks of ethnic slaughter in women and children trudged into rleigh boring Tanzania on lug ging sacks of mattresses and cooking utensils along a nkrrow road to j The meandering river of humanity was sure to overwhelm international relief already staggered by the blood bath in where least people have been killed in nearly a month of Relief workers said Saturday they were already in desperate need of and that foop sup would last only four pr five more The makeshift camp was a simple open space 10 miles from the Rwandan and the roughly people who already had arrived lacked any In Rwandans crossed the border in a 24hour period in what the United Nations called the fastest exodus ever The border was closed Saturday by Rwandan stranding tens of thousands of other Rwandans seeking to escape the The refugees included Hutus frightened by the advance of the mostly Tutsi rebels of the Rwan dan Patriotic Front and Tutsis afraid of being massacred by mili tias or Huturun government The border is no more people are said Panos a spokesman for the High Commissioner for Refugees in Trie UNHCR has sent a field officer to the border to try to nego to find out what is happen ing on the other side and if the people on the other side will be allowed to cross the Moumtzis Tanzania borders Rwandas east in central Some of the terri fied refugees led a few had including longhorned Most of them came only with what they could Their destination was a rolling open field of scrub and headnigh elephant It was there that the High Commis sioner for Refugees planned to establish the On hand to for the tens of thousands already there were only 30 to 40 workers and staffers from the Tahzanian Red the Spanish branch of Doc tors Without Borders and the International Committee of the Red We are very lucky because they are not They are in pretty good pretty good nutritional said Eti enne a UNHCR health coor WalkAmerica i Donna and Kim both of laad a long line of walkers inthe gold and rainy weather Saturday In the March of Dimes WalkAmerica for Healthier The 10k walk began and ended at Wallace The goal of the walk is to raise to improve the health of babies by preventing birth delects and lowering the death rate of i Tribune photo by Anne Farrar Christopher takes Israeli proposals Syria AP Sec retary of State Warren Christo pher met with Syrian President Hafez Assad on Saturday to dis cuss Israeli proposals to break a deadlock in peace talks between the two Christopher delivered to Assad a proposal for Israel to withdraw in stages from the strategic Golan Heights and security plans to ensure the area is not used for attacks on Israeli Christopher also carried a list of They included allegations that Syria is looking the other way on drug trafficking in Lebanons Bekaa Valley and concern for increased counterfeit ing of bills in Also on Christophers list of issues were two perennial topics terrorism and human Details of the nearly threehour meeting were not After Syria informed the delegation that Assad would give Christopher some ideas of his own late Christopher planned some earlier He was expected to fly to an oasis city in the central Syrian where the Romans defeat ed Queen Zenobia in the Third The Clinton in a report to credits Syria with an improved record on both Officials said Syrias record continued to improve this But the which covers keeps Syria on a list of seven countries promoting Christopher also is seeking a detailed account from Assad and Foreign Minister Farouk Sharaa of a new arms deal concluded last week with Christopher wants to know if Syria will be get ting missiles from Moscow and if of what Inside todays Tribune DearApby D5 Entertainment toctl news Cl5 Nation i A45 News of record A8 OMtwnto A8 ;