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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - May 27, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana Voi 143 No 264 MO Kokomo Ind TRIBUNE Friday May 50 cents Ive had a bad day Weird teen suspected of murdering 4 in family UNION Ky AP A high school honors student handed over a gun to an assistant princi pal Ive had a bad the teenager said Back home lay the bodies of his parents and two sisters Clay Shrout a really weird 17yearold who neighbors said built pipebombs at home and dressed entirely in black was jailed on murder charges Thurs day and placed under a suicide watch Walter Harvey Shrout 43 his wife Becky 44 and their daugh ters Kristen 14 and Lauren 12 were found shot to death on or near their beds in the Shrouts home in this welltodo Cincinnati suburb A neighbor and classmate Dave Suarez said Shrout had been depressed after a girlfriend reject ed him had boasted of taking drugs and began having problems with his parents Shrout hadnt given a hint of trouble until last week when he bought a stun gun to school said Randy Cooper principal at Ryle High School Shrout apparently went from room to room in his house and shot his family shortly after 5 said Boone County police Sgt Jack Banks He then drove to the home of a friend whom he forced into the car at gunpoint Banks said He dropped the friend off then arrived at nis trigonometry class showed the class his gun and told them to carry on as usual while he sat at the teachers desk authori ties said The students stayed calm and did their work Shrout surren dered after a 10minute talk with an assistant principal Boy brings revolver to school in Tipton ByLISAFIPPS Tribune Tipton Bureau TIPTON Ind Tipton Police were called to Tipton Middle School 817 S Main Wednes a revolver to school and gaveltto a 14yearold According to Deputy Police Chief Gordon Tocco the 14year old boy wanted the sixshot black powder 36caliber revolver for hunting and target At Wednesday the principal of Tipton Middle School called Tipton police and said a student was in possession of a gun while on school property Tocco said Upon arrival police were given the weapon Tocco said While the gun was at the school it was inoperable Tocco said There were no caps in it The school also contacted the parents the boys were released to the parents The parents and juve niles came to the police station Thursday so police could question die youths and complete an inyes Hgation An investigation revealed that a couple of months ago the 14year old paid the 16yearold boy for the revolver Tocco said However Tocco said the 16 yearold thought the 14yearold wanted a pellet gun From the time the money was exchanged until the revolver was brought to the school the two debated which weapon was purchased accord ing to Tocco The 16yearold also said he was paid for the revolver Tocco said Please see Boy Page A12 Oops Michael Spinner of the Roosevelt School Head Start class misses the handle of the parachute he apd in the KbkortioCenter Schools Book Buddies program played with during a Thursday picnic Conducted at the schopl the event marked the end of the program for the academic year and featured games food and awards for Book Buddies partici pants In the program community members visit Buddies schools and read to them Tribune photo by Anne Farrar Ameritech to close uptown center Inside todays Tribune Business markets Classified Local News of By DAVE PHILLIPS Tribune staff writer Ameritech Corp plans to close 68 customer service and sales centers in five states includ ing one in Kokomo with 50 employees as part of a consolidation plan unveiled Thursday Ameritech spokesperson Lee Ann Hoy said the companys uptown Kokomo customer ser vice center first established in July 1930 would close sometime in the first quarter of 1995 Ameritech employs 175 people in Kokomo including network technicians installers and 50 consumer service representatives In addition to Kokomo customer service centers and small business centers will be closed in Indianapolis Muncie Evansville Bloomington South Bend and Greenwood and consolidated with a new and existing office in Indianapolis Workers affected by the closings will be given an opportunity to transfer to the two expanded service centers in Indianapolis Ameritech officials said We must do a better job of providing prompt efficient customer said Jim Firestone president of Ameritech consumer services These changes will do just that Our new structure is designed around customers and will enable us to offer more responsive personalized Ameritech s consumer and small business units plan to reduce their work forces by approximately 200 nonmanagement positions and 30 management positions in Indiana The company employs persons in Indiana down from at the end 1992 Details of transfers early retirement plans and other workcompensation issues such as pensions will be negotiated during planned talks with the Communications Workers of America Ameritechs consumer services and small business groups have been studying staffing at its service centers since January Consumer service centers take installation orders from residential customers answer billing ques tions and process changes in residential cus tomer services Chicagobased Ameritech has been paring thousands of jobs in recent years In March it announced it will eliminate nonmanage ment positions through an early retirement incentive program In the past two years it has cut management jobs Analysts have said the company is position ing itself for anticipated competition from other phone companies that are trying to break into local and cellular markets Ameritech provides local telephone service to 12 million customers in Illinois Indiana Michigan Ohio and Wisconsin It also has telecommunications interests in Hungary New Zealand Norway and Poland The company reported revenues increased percent in the first quarter of this year but said profit fell percent mostly because of a million charge it took to eliminate the jobs Plan ahead if youre heading down to Indy Spectators of the Delco Elec tronics 500 Festival Parade and Indiana Pacers fans should find sufficient parking in downtown Indianapolis Saturday But to do so spectators must plan ahead arrive early and fol low easy directions according to The Indianapolis Project Inc The parade starts at The Pacers will battle the New York Knicks beginning at 230 at Market Square Arena in Game 3 of the NBA Eastern Con ference finals An easy way for spectators to see the parade is to park free at the Indianapolis Zoo For the roundtrip fee a shuttle will drop passengers off on Illinois Street near the parade route Children younger than 7 ride for free The shuttle will then pick up passengers at the northeast cor ner of Illinois and Ohio streets and the northeast corner of Ver mont and Illinois streets Some streets will be closed in Indianapolis and some streets will be difficult to cross Here are some tips for motorists Use the interstate to access downtown Indianapolis The exit from southbound 165 to Meridi an Street will cjpse at Recommended rputes are the Michigan or Market street exits from southbound or Mis souriWest streets or Illinois Street exits from 170 Leave early To avoid out bound parade traffic Pacers fans should arrive in downtown Indi anapolis during the parade before 1 Car pool Game tickets must be shown to park at Market Square Arena Look for the downtown park ing logo a green P for garage locations Expect sunny skies and a high of 78 degrees Saturday according to Robert Wise local weather observer At night it will be clear and fair with a Tow near 54 The temperature will rise even further Sunday to 85 degrees and drop to 60 On Memorial Day temperatures are expected to be near 90 degrees Wise said Out of sight INDIANAPOLIS Mike Coles a mechanical engineer with Delco Electronics advanced manufacturing systems develop ment unit demonstrates the1 companys HEADUp display technology Thursday at the Indy 500 Expo a free interactive racing expo sition inside the Indianapolis Motor Speed way Delco is among several exhibitors dis playing automotive and other technologies at the annual expo through Sunday For more SCOrelated photos and stories see pages A6 and A9 Tribune photo by Brian Reynolds Catholics have new By The Associated Press After an 18month delay to out references to meh wpmen and the holy Trinity the yatican today unveiled an English version of the Catechism of the Catholic Church the first compendium of Roman Catholic teaching in more than four centuries The 688page catechism which touches every area pf the faith from the existencepfcajjigeja and purgatory to the of fertility treatments is expected to be an instant if controversial best seller in the United States The first printing is scheduled to reach bookstores June 22 For the nations 99 million Catholics it will the point of reference for teaching materials for generations to come The first catechism was the New Testaments four Gospels last major catechism was produced after the Council pf Trent in 1566 a time of fierce doctrinal cpnfljct between Protestant reformers and Catholic leaders ;