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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - November 6, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana IU battles 1 Perm State to the wire Page B1 KOKOMO TRIBUNE 1994 We Care We Care auction today By JULIE McCLURE Tribune local area editor Businesses and individuals will show how much We Care today when they bid for one of 30 Christmas trees at the second annual WWKI We Care Trima Tree Festival at the Markland Thirty businesses and organi zations decorated the Hudson Valley artificial Christmas trees on showcasing a variety of themes ranging from the apples and bows which cover Cedar Crest Bowling Lanes Apple Tree to the ceramic masks on the DuPont Pho tomasks UnMask the Joy of Beginning at 4 the trees go on the auction block to raise money for We Last through We Cares fund raising efforts which included a Christmas tree festival and its threeday marathon the charity raised a record to help the needy at We Care divides its proceeds among the Kokomo Rescue Mis the Salvation Army and the Kokomo Tribunesponsoisd which provide clothing and toys for the Last years TrimaTree Festi val raised more than for the charity in its inaugural Prospective buyers may stop buy the mall this afternoon before the sale begins at 4 to pick out a tree to The Kokomo Tribune will pro vide a wrapup of the auction in photos and a listing of buyers in Mondays The following ser vice groups and organizations decorated trees for the We Care TrimaTree The listing includes the busi ness or organization and the theme Cricket Box antique Christmas Past Gods Little Christmas Under the Lights JCs Junior Chamber of Kokomos Precious Moments The Hut Baskets by Country Christmas Sycamore Village Health We Create Magical Moments CocaCola Bottling CocaCola Polar Bear DuPont UNMask the Joy of Christmas Janes Decorative Pointing Ginger Spice West Middleton Candy Cane Christmas Dorothy Edwards Homes for the Holidays Delco Department White Christ mas Fantasy Upper Deer Creek United Calico Creations Op The Glass Needle Xi Zeta Psi Hoosier Holiday Delco Department Toyland Cedar Crest The Apple Tree All American Longaberger Heartfelt Christmas Kokomo A Collection of Charlene examines the Dorothy Edwards Realtors Christmas Homes for the Holidays Tribune photo by Stephen Shaner Christmas Memories Crystal Fantasy Rotary Be a Friend Rookies Sports Bar A Wildcat Christmas Kokomo Thursday Noon Wildwood Compassionate Reflections of the Heart Pettit Park Daisy Girl Coun trytune Christmas Krogers All That Glitters Center Chapter Eastern A Starry Christmas Wrightsman Custom Golden Elegance American Legion Love and Patriotism Service Excellence Team of Howard Community Angels of Mercy WWKI Bangles and Beads Afghans go on sale Those who are deter mined to buy a WWKI We Care Christmas Memories afghan should arrive at the Markland Mall very close to noon when the collectors item goes on Two thousand of the afghans will be available begin ning at noon today at a booth near the entrance to Cost is and the proceeds will go to We which raises funds to help the needy at The afghans were manufactured by Riddle Manufactur ing in Burling The pattern features We Care plate scenes from the past four the We Care heart and the charitys signature the Hope Reagan reveals disease Former president has Alzheimers disease LOS ANGELES AP Former President in a handwrit ten letter to fellow disclosed Saturday that he has Alzheimers disease and has now begun the journey that will lead me into the sunset of my wrote that he was feeling fine but he and had chosen to reveal the diagnosis in hope of promoting greater awareness of the incur mindcrippling as Alzheimers Disease the family often bears a neavy Rea gan I only wish there was some way I could spare Nancy from this painful When the time comes I am confi dent that with your help she will face it with faith and The released to The Asso ciated Press by Reagan spokes woman Catherine was accompanied by a statement from five of Reagans They said the diagnosis turned up in the course of routine yearly Over the last the doctors said they began to notice possible symptoms of the disease m its early Additional testing and an extensive observation over the past few weeks have led us to con clude that President Reagan is entering the early stages of this the doctors The doctors said that Reagans health was otherwise but it is expected that as the years go on it will begin to Alzheimers is an irreversible neurological disorder that destroys the brains memory In addition to memory symp toms include impairment of judg disorientation and person ality Alzheimers is the fourth lead ing cause of death among adults after heart cancer and victims need 24hour care and usually live eight to 10 years after Some 4 million Americans have the neurological Reagan sounded an optimistic note in his saying he intends to live the remainder of the years God gives me on this Earth doing the things I have always I will continue to share lifes journey with my beloved Nancy and my I plan to enjoy the great outdoors and stay in touch with my friends and When the Lord calls me whenever that may I will leave with the greatest love for this country of ours and eternal opti mism for its Reagan Ronald Reagan Alzheimers disease By The Associated Press Facts about Alzheimers disease Who has it Some 4 mil lion Americans have the incurable neurological dis and about die every It kills more adults in the United States than any ailment after heart cancer or strokes Symptoms Alzheimers disease is a progressive brain illness that memory loss and personality Diagnosis There is no Doctors painstakingly rule out all other The only confirmation is looking for hallmark brain lesions during Researchers speculate that those lesions weaken mem1 ory cells protective mem4 allowing toxic of calcium to enter and kill the But a protein emiti ted by those called beta also appears to play a by disrupting the electrical signals that tet cells to store or retrieve Treatment There is ncj known Only one drujjj Tacrine offers any by temporarily slow ing progression of the dis Inside Classified strangers mourn 2 little boys AP Relatives and strangers filed through a flowerfilled funeral home Sat urday mourning in whis pers over the single closed coffin that held two little boys allegedly drowned by their Their David stood rub bing the coffin and touching a picture of his His family sat in pews with relatives of the boys Susan was in prison near charged with murdering 3 yearold Michael and 14monthold Some of the hundreds of mourners sobbed and hugged in the funeral homes parking lot after the Roxanne and Michael Toney never met the but they drove two hours from Anderson to say goodbye to the We just couldnt get no peace until we said holding his 2 yearold Earlier they placed flow ers at Lake John where police divers found the car that Smith said had been taken by a man with a The two boys were still buckled in their car seats when it was Jeanette who is not related to the leaned on her son Steve as they walked to their felt for the He was just standing rubbing the casket all over and touch ing the babies she Flower arrangements came from around the offering Bible refer ences and tender messages to the pre cious little Grieving townspeople replaced yellow ribbons of hope with blue ribbons of I have not stopped I feel like if 1 could just get up on top of a hill and maybe Id be all But its going to be a long said Joyce Bobo as she tied another including her own grand wake up from nightmares and demand she They ask that all the time are you going to do this to us Jim David Smiths maternal wipes away a tear AP photo ;