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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - May 21, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana I Bulls beat Knicks 9379 Page B1 Vol 143 No 258 Kokomo Ind RufWM USD RIBUNE Saturday May 50 cents K V if Memorial Day poppies Helen Guynn left sells a paper poppy to Tina Killebrew at are abnghtred paper flower made by disabled veterans to xmmerrioraite the veterans who kst their lives Jn World War I and riftja membeifof an1 workers back Oh track PHILADELPHIA AP A judge ordered striking Conrail track workers back to work Friday night about 13 hours after they walked off the job over safety issues and shut down the freight network in 12 states District Judge Franklin S Van Antwerpen issued the order after a threehour hearing union officials said The pickets are in the process of being pulled down said George Davidson vice chairman of the Brotherhood of Mainte nance of Way Employees Van Antwerpen wrote that keeping workers off the job would cause irreparable damage and injury to the company for which it has no Adequate remedy at law and the public interest will be seri ously and substantially The judge said the workers must remain on the job pending a May 27 hearing on Conrails request for a preliminary injunction against the strike The union representing workers who repair Conrails tracks buildings and bridges went on strike early Friday morn ing complaining of safety stan dards they said nad been lax for decades The union was not specific but noted that two killed this year when struck by trains Conrail officials estimated that a strike would cost the company up to million a day for Jackie Onassis Burial will be at Arlington Cemetery ARLINGTON Va AP Tourists shivered in a chilly rain at John F Kennedys grave Friday snapping pictures of the eternal flame and wondering if Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis would soon be buried nearby The answer came later in the day when family spokeswoman Nancy Tuckerman announced in New York that Mrs Onasois will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday Cemetery spokeswoman Kathy Ferguson said the ceremony will be closed to the press and public as requested by the Kennedy fam ily Officials were notified late Fri day afternoon that Mrs Onassis would be interred next to her first husband The burial will follow a Mass at 10 at St Ignatius Loyola CithoJlc Church in New Monday Onassis spokes i Nancy Tuckerman said in military service Four red carnations lay on Kennedys gravestone Up the hill at the CustisLee Mansion the flag still flew at halfstaff in memory of another former president Richard Nixon who died April 22 A single white carnation graced the gravestone of Kennedy son Patrick who died three days after his premature birth in August 1963 A daughter stillborn in 1956 is also buried next to her father it the spouse and unmarried minor children of persons to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery Kennedy who had served in the Navy qualified under rules Out permit Interment of people who achieved fame or distinction in In a sense yesterday iyas the end of Camelot as we know said Tommy Duren of Washing ton He and his mother Jean had come to give honor to the fami ly as she put it I feel as though I know Tommy Duren think everyone feels as though they know Few of those at the grave said they had been dnwn by Mrs Onassis death Thursday night but many were wondering about her burial I think it would be nice for her to be buried said Heather Crawley of Maryville Tenn I think the American people think of her as very much a Full speed ahead for Alto Dixon v streets to be widened ByJEFEPARROTT Tribune staff writer 1 Plans to widen Alto arid Dixon roads from1 two to four lanes were given the igreen light locally and anapolis Construction on Alto Road should begin by next year said Glen Boise transportation direc tor at the Kokomo and Howard County Governmental Coordinat ing Council Work on Dixon Road hopefully will begin by 1996 he said The two projects considered by Boise to be the largest in the works currently were included in the GCCs 1995 Transportation hnprovemerit Program The 1995 TIP was approved Thursday by the GCC policy board and Wednesday by the Technical Advisory Committee Boise said a TIP must be approved and sub mitted to the state which in senteit to the Federal High Administration each year Road will be four lanes wide from Cartwright Drive just east of 31 to Briarwick Drive a distance of just under a mile Preliminary engineering began in 1987 The total cost is estimated to be million million of which will be federal Dixon Road project on the drawing board since 1989 will receive million of its total million price tag from the FHA The GCC will begin buying up rightofway property later this year from Dixon Road residents and plans to widen the street to four lanes by 1999 Boise said traffic congestion along Dixon and quartermile long lines at the intersection of Boulevard and Deffenbaugh Street have spurred the project Expected construction phases beginning in 1996 and lasting a year apiece are 1 from Markland Avenue to Boulevard 2 from Jef ferson Street to Markland Avenue 3 from Boulevard to Zartman Road and 4 from Judson Road to Jefferson Street i 1 J A teachers Garner Community leaders and teach ers will publicly announce their support of Donald W Garner as a teacher and a coach during a press conference at 11 today according to Indiana State Teach ers Association UniServ Director BillGist The press conference will be held in the ISTA office 217 South way Boulevard East suite 101 Garner a teacher at TriCentral Elementary School in Sharpsville was accused in December 1993 of having inappropriate contact with four female students accord ing to the Indiana State Police However in February a grand jury returned a no bill of indict ment which means no criminal charges were filed against Garner in connection iwith those allega Working lor PORTAUPRINGg Haiti 4 Workers on 9 pipe used to dig 9 water well in downtown Fffcjay Is a wafer shortage In most of Haiti Because of lacjk of fuel to run water pumps due largely to the International embargo on Haiti Tougher sanctions take effect today AP photo tions However parents of two Tri Central girls have filed tort claims seeking each claiming Garner made sexual advances toward the girls Garner has coached various sports for 25 years and has been a teacher for 14 years Don Garners good name and reputation is being maligned by several disgruntled parents and it is time the media hears the other side of the said Gist Don has not been charged with any crime he is actively employed and teaching yet these disgrun tled parents are given anonymity by the media and allowed to make these awful Gist said North closes in on base SANA Yemen AP North ern forces claimed Friday thjit they had overrun a key artillery brigade and were closing in on a major southern base whose cap ture would open the way to the south regional capital of Aden The south meanwhile announced the reestablishment of a southern state with Aden as capital severing the unification of North Yemen and South Yemen that occurred in 1990 The southern leaders made the statement in a communique fol lowing a meeting in Hadramoud in southeast Yemen the Middle East Broadcasting Center in Lon don reported Friday night The battle for the sprawling al Anad base is shaping up to be the decisive engagement in civil war and make oi break President Ali AbduUab Salehs campaign to seize Aden and force the south to obey his rule Northern forces claimed they were slowly driving back south ern troops in the Twttfe for Anad base which controls the main northsouth Aden 35 miles to the i Saleh needs a victory to preserve the union between the conservative tribal north and socialist south But stiff southern resistance denied him ;