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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - November 7, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana 66 KOKOMO 50 cents Candidates come down to last hours All agree turnout critical By The Associated Press President Clinton targeted three tough Senate races on the final day of die midterm political cam hoping for a Democratic APQnpMc rebound yet talking openly of life with a more conservative Con Republicans spoke confi dently of capturing the and had the House in their sights The last time there was a Republican majority in the House was 40 years ago a year for each seat the GOP needs to take The consensus was for gains in the 25 to 30 but there were plenty of chances for Republicans to go As the campaign season drew to a an extraordinary number of races were neck and including a handful of pivotal Senate a few dozen House matchups and several of the 36 statehouse races on Tues days The whole effort now is the said Jeb the Republican nominee for Florida On that he got no argument from Everywhere you look there are razorclose said Democ ratic National Committee Chair man David who raised an additional for Texas and nearly half that for Michigan over the weekend for getouttne vote Turnout is going to tell the Heavy turnout expected here By STEVE JACKSON Tribune staff writer Howard County residents may have to vote early Tuesday to avoid a log jam at die Local voter registration officials are expecting neavy turnout for Tues days I expect it to be heavier than this midterm election has been in die said Sheila a member of die Howard County Voter Registration Howard County typically sees about 35 percent of its voters turn out for midterm which fall halfway through a presidents Pullen Fifty percent or more is normal in a presidential she Based on the heavy volume of absentee voting seen in die past few Pullen is guessing that close to half of Howard Countys regis Theyll be home for Christmas Troops returning from Haiti WASHINGTON AP Some troops will return home from Haiti in and nearly all of die ground forces in Kuwait will leave by a Pentagon official President Clinton approved die Pentagon plans Sunday during a campaign trip to die West said die Defense Department offi The troops are to begin leaving Haiti immediately and will all be home by combined with previous depar will leave about troops in down from that were sent in September to help restore democratically elect ed President JeanBertrand Arts tide to The number will continue to drop as troops complete their mis die official By about April die presence is expected to drop to troops who will serve as part of a multinational Those scheduled to leave this month include engineers who have been rebuilding infrastruc logistics people who do work that will be taken over by and military police who will leave as die Haitians develop and train heir own police Polling places For a list of polling please see Page If you still have call die Howard County Voter Regis tration Office at 4562219 or 4562237 Tuesday from 6 to 6 tered voters may cast ballots Tues Absentee voting often serves as a good indicator of die amount of interest in an Local races seem to be driving die increased attention to die elec Pullen Those who have cast early ballots have dted diree dungs dial brought diem to die die local prosecutor and sheriff races being two of she Voters have also voiced an antiincumbency WWKI We Care founder Dick looks for bidders at TrimaTree Festival at Markland Mall Sunday Tribune photo by Brian Reynolds Tree festival leaves them breathless By JULIE McCLURE Tribune local area editor Families became the heroes of the second annual WWKI We Care TrimaTree Festival Sun as they stepped forward to spend thousands to help the needy at And two car dealerships which have been stalwart in their sup port of We Care also stepped for ward to spend the big Dan Young Chevrolet in Tipton and DeVoe Chevrolet Geo Cadil lac of Joe representing DeVoe at the We do a lot of business with Kokomo and we feel that because of we should give something he The two car dealerships spent more than in about two hours and donated all but two of their trees to community agen cies It was wonderful to see the families said Dick WWKI radio personali ty and We Cares as he closed out the second Every you see such a mir acle you wonder how they and he could not continue as he Related story We Care buyers list for the Trima Tree Page looked out over the trees Sunday This years festival raised an unofficial for We which tops last years It is the first fundraising event prior to We Cares main the marathon telethon auction broadcast on Telecable from the WWKI Bronson also had kind words for Kokomo Tribune Publisher Arden and the Kokomo Tribune this Draeger and the Tribune purchased four trees for a total of and donated one back to the telethon to be auctioned one back to the auction which was and the remaining two to Carver Center and Coordinated Assis tance an organization which helps the That kind of community spir it the Tribune also decorated a tree is just Bronson said this He just astounded He just kept smil ing and kept bidding and he donated the trees to the commu It took my breath There were moments when not only but the hundreds who were also breath The first cheers rang out over the Markland Mall when Howard Community represented by Brenda vice president of bought the hospitals tree for Bronson gave her a And men the families and indi viduals stepped Jack Loveland bought the Kokomo Jaycees tree for and donated it to be sold a sec ond time to local attorney James for another The Dan Melton family pur chased the Compassionate Friends tree in honor of their who was killed in an automobile And the Kevin Pullen family of Walton purchased the Upper Deer Creek Church of Christ The Longaberger basket tree sparked perhaps the most spirit ed bidding as two families went after starting in die hundreds and getting all the way to a purchase by Eldon and Linda That ones Linda said of her The John Gibson family of Kokomo lost in that bidding but purchased the final tree up for the Russiaville American Legion Auxiliary for Were going to try and fit it in our Gibsons wife And once it was the gen erosity of local who bought and and men donated and that touched We Care Jeff Collins of Ace Musk donated the Country Christ mas tree to Bona Local dentist Don Rogers bought die CocaCola tree for for the youngsters who visit his office during the Christmas Crume Evans Insurance pur chased die Christmas Past tree and Ibn Saud Grotto purchased die Eastern Star And another moment which generated a round of applause was Society Banks pur chase of die Sycamore Village Healdi Care The bank immediately donated it back to die who made die more than 300 ornaments on the Youre an answer to their Bronson Mexicos German turns the wrong way during race AP photo Oooops Runner almost took road to ruin NEW YORK AP Some people need to go off in dieir own Even while run ning a For German 26 miles and 385 yards wasnt enough So with leas than a mile to he took a wrong turn into Central a happenstance familiar to many New And despite the extra 35 he came back to win die New York City Marathon It a he said after his brilliant and bizarre twosecond who ran most of the last Related story An overall look at the New York City Page four miles elbowtoelbow with Mexican teammate Benjamin never heard of Roy who ran die length of the field toward his own end zone in the 1929 Rose Bowl and caused California to lose to Georgia He didnt know about Jim Marshall of the Min nesota who recovered a fumble only to run 66 yards the wrong way against San Francis co in But after one of die most boneheaded moves in track and field Silva will be linked forever with diose confused The shocked looks on Central Park South wont soon be Silva never even heard die shouts of who tried to steer him back on It was die eerie expressions diat con vinced him he had taken a road to It was very easy to Silva You dont have to ask I did not see any more Traffic accident claims life of county woman A Howard County woman was killed in a Sunday traffic accident sheriff deputies said happened as she adjusted die radio in her Christine 2468 Road 00 was pro nounced dead at sun day at Saint Joseph Hospital Healdi Howard County Coroner Jeff Stout said die cause of death was bluntforce trauma to die She was ejected from a white 1988 Pontiac diat landed on top of her in die accor Howard County Sheriff ment A news release from die sheriff department said Brewer was soudibound in die car on Road 150 south of Road 350 when it left die roadway to di striking a The car men skidded off diet west side and release said die accident occurred at about as Brewer triecC to adjust die car Three passengers in the car were treated at Saint Joseph Tom Logans had minor bleeding and1 a head injury Angie Road 300 had a head injury and lower arm and hand injuries and Terry had arv arm No one in die car was wearing safety Insldt Kokomo Tribune Classified A 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