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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - May 13, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana 250 Ind TRIBUNE May 50 cents A most unhappy moment Charges dropped in assault case By MIKE FLETCHER Tribune staff writer The Howard County Prosecu tors Office has dismissed felony charges against a Kokomo man who was implicated in the rob bery and assault of two women in their Christopher 131 Lordemann was charged on Class A felony counts of robbery and attempted as well as two counts of aggravat ed battery count of con spiracy to commit all Class B He was accused for his alleged role in a 27 incident at the home of Delores and Rosemary and were beat stabbed and robbed of according to court This is the most unhappy moment as a Deputy Prosecutor Michael Krebes said after having to break the news to the Wagner Krebes and a detective went to the Wagners home and informed them of the pending Krebes said the charges were dismissed because of lack of suffi cient He said it was a joint decision between the prose cutors office and the investigating We took a chance when we made the three original arrests of the Hickman brothers and Ham he Both brothers implicated Hamblin at but now they say they wont testify and have recanted their original the Wagner sisters werefinable identify Hamblin as one of the suspects who entered their west side We tried everything we but now our hands are he We dismissed it without prejudice so we can possibly refile the Were hoping one of the brothers will change their Troy was sen tenced to 50 years in prison for his convictions on Class A felony counts of robbery and attempted and a Class B felony count of conspiracy to commit Ronald Hickman is awaiting a May 20 jury trial in Cir cuit Court on charges of inducing of causing attempted inducing or caus ing robbery and conspiracy to commit Authorities allege Troy Hick man and Hamblin entered the Wagner home while Ronald Hick man waited in an alley near the house to serve as a Friends of the Wagner sisters called the Kokomo Tribune Thurs day and their anger with the judicial The Wagner sisters did not want to comment about the dismissal of the Auction frivolity Dick Marshall was the willing victim of Jane Hofmanns mock at the sixth annual Big Sisters Bachelor Bachelorette Auction Thursday night at Big gs About 100 bidders attended the event which raised The which was less than half of what was raised last will be bolstered by a donation from Sams Tribune photo by Anne Farrar House fills fiscal pothole Three million dollars steered toward Peru road work ByDAVIDHAWKINGS Thomson News Service WASHINGTON A key con gressional panel has earmarked million for the Hoosier Heartland corridor and voted to include the project in a new National High way The money is a small fraction of what the state wants to spend on construction next and final approval is still a long way But the Indiana lawmakers pushing the project professed pleasure after a House Public Works subcommittee gave initial support for the It is a planned fourlane link between Lafayette and Fort with a new construction around Logansport and Peru but generally along the current routes of 24 and Indiana Republican Steve Buyer called the committee decision a much needed shot in the arm for the But Republican John Myers and Democratic Jill Long said they would lobby to increase the amount of funding as this years federal highway bill moves through The next step is a full committee debate next Even if the Hoosier Heartland corridor stays in the and the measure makes it to Presi dent Clintons desk by the project will only have what amounts to a mil lion federal stamp of It still faces a second round of scruti ny from Congress before any Treasury checks may be As a part of the mile National Highway how the project could annually lay claim to ashare of a special billion pot of improvement and maintenance Earlier this the strategy of northern Indianas House mem bers was to remain vague about the additional federal commit ment they are seeking for the pro already estimated to cost more than The rea they is the giant gap between the amount that highway construction crews could use in Indiana and what is politically realistic in But their approach almost back fired this and they have since made a clear request million to help complete a road relocation in Cass and million for improve ments in Wabash The state Transportation Department said these were its top for next denies that on Huge mock invasion just practice Hidden money only a modem away INDIANAPOLIS AP Any former Indiana resident who left behind a forgotten bank account neednt come back to find Wjth a computer and a phone such unclaimed valuables now be found from anywhere in the j The unclaimed property diyi sion of the state attorney generals office is now Under a state brcl kerage utility companies and other businesses turn over the contents of longdormant deposit divij and uncashed checks to the state Reclaiming the valuables is as easy as filing out a Some owners but many others The books are bulging with more than million belonging to The bulging books have been transformed into electronic Anyone who has access to a com puter with a modem now can go poking through those How people lose track is largely a matter of Lis a spokeswoman for said some just Someone moves leaves a small bank account in the former and after a while doesnt The state makes no effort to track down but twice a year publishes newspaper lists of newly abandoned The valuables must go unclaimed for seven years before being turned over to the After the property sits on the books for 25 eligible for After 32 if no one steps the valuables become state property and are deposited in a state school To reach dial 1800 5417905 in Indiana and log on as Internet address is Homes where you hang your collar Pampered pets purr in palaces SAN Puerto Rico AP officials today acknowledged carrying out a huge mock inva sion this week that involved military but they disputed a report that it was a simulated attack on Anything that happens in this whether it be a troop movement or an people are trying to tie to reports of a Haiti Its just not a spokeswoman for the Atlantic Air Force Jamie The Boston citing unidentified military reported today that the timing and tactics of Operation Agile Provider were developed with Haiti in mind and could be used to turn up the pressure on Haitis military President Clinton says he has not ruled out military intervention to restore democracy in the impoverished Caribbean and some Democrats in Congress have called for an But Roach said the which began April 25 and ended was planned for more than a year in She said the attack scenario did not even mention a Caribbean It was a Southwest Asia sce Roach said by telephone from We just placed it in the United The bulk of the coor dinated by the Atlantic Com took place off the coast of North but troops also trained near and improved an airport on the Baha manian island or Great Most of the sailors and airmen were Ameri but there were small detach ments of Dutch and Surinamese Roach WASHINGTON AP Joshua puts on the dog every day of his life in his Lshaped California ranch house with the sliding glass doors and the oriental The snowwhite Maltese is the 10yearold canine owner of a dog house that lists for a modest including the kidney shaped It was bought for him by Paul and Melinda Arne who describe themselves as dog Their they think they are Joshua is one of the first to occu py a new line of critter mansions built by an architect and sold to affluent pet The homes range from the Inner City Kitty Condo an cathouse to the modest Manhattan Kitty The condo has four levels and room for four Steven Stejnheimer archi artist and dogowner spe cializes in building models for architects and For Steinheimer will build twin San Francisco row 4 feet 3 feet wide and 3 feet For large A single row house goes for a mere He got the idea that luxury homes should go to the dogs and cats after watching a developer give ah expensive model to his children as a toy once its official use was Joshua has the choice of entering the house through swinging front and side or through sliding glass doors The pool in lesser would be consid ered a water He hasnt learned to slide open the but hes working on licking them He was eager to look into but not to go said After a along with dog treat he ven tured Inside Tribune Local Hpw does a diaper change relate to President Clintons Saturday visit in Indianapolis Page Sports yThe Pacers winning streak ejnds in Page i J I Classified al ippfts Star of David brought down West Bank AP Israel lowered its flags over Jericho ending 27 years of occupa tion in the West Bank town that will be the seat of the PLOs green and white Palestinian flags shimmied up poles to replace the blueandwhite Israeli Star of Soon 400 Palestinian police in green fatigues and berets rolled into the center of the Biblical igniting a frenzy of flag cheering and Residents handed policemen Palestinian flags and took their thrusting them in the Women threw With the additional transfer of much of the south ern Gaza Palestinian police were deployed this morning in more than half of the area that is to be ruled by Palestinians under their accord with The PLO takeover of where Yasser Arafat is expected to set up his was a mile stone in implementing the autonomy plan for Gaza and which has been beset by tortured nego tiations and violence since it was signed eight months We hope we can tackle the huge the challenges that await said Saeb a mem ber of the PLO autonomy council that is to govern the selfrule areas and Jericho West Bank unidentifed Pales tinian holds an AK47 and the Palestinian flag Thursday as he stood on what used to be the Israeli headquarters in the Gaza AP photo ;