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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - November 8, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana Vol 144 No 66 KOKOMO Kokomo ind Tuesday Nov 50 cents Local voters have Iheir say Jim Canady left fills out a ballot at Maple Crest School as Grover Dieterly poll judge stays near the ballot box Tribune photo by Brian Reynolds Citizens turning out for a change By DAVE PHILLIPS Tribune staff writer Howard County voters took to the polls today with antiincum bent fever and a desire for change Early turnout was higher than normal polling officials said I want some changes and new said Daryl Chandleras he entered Carver Community Cen ter to cast a ballot early today Were anticipating high voter participation this said John Eklem inspector at precinct 32 on Kokomos north side The prosecutor sheriff and congres sional races seem to be drawing a lot of At Western Middle School voters in four precincts had to wait in line to cast ballots when the polls opened at 6 Voting was also heavy and steady at Maple Crest School Weve had a steady flow all said Laura Kemp inspector at precinct 34 at Memorial Gym where 50 of 705 registered voters had punched ballots early In addition to several high profile local races several polling officials said antiincum bent sentiments and guncontrol issues seemed to be drawing vot ers to the ballot box At precinct 22 at Lincoln Ele mentary School 130 of 798 regis tered voters had cast ballots by 9 In precinct 54 132 of the precincf s nearly 800 voters had cast ballots at Maple Crest School early In precinct 45 nearly 100 of 750 registered voters had cast ballots at United Auto Workers Local 685 by Polling officials anticipated a rush of voters at lunch time midafternoon and during the hour just before polls close Our phones nave been ring ing off the said Sheila Pullen of the Howard County Voter Registration Board Pullen said callers wanted to know if they were registered where they should vote and how long polls were open Both Democrats and Republi cans were assisting with the high turnout rate by providing regis tered voters with free transporta tion to polling places Both parties planned also to telephone registered voters who had not cast ballots by 3 to encourage them to vote before polls close at 6 President appeals to Americans A lot is at stake WASHINGTON AP Facing the possibility of a GOP surge that could tie his hands for the remain der of his term President Clinton is telling voters that Republicans are out to destroy in order to win He is appealing to Americans to wake up in sunshine before casting their votes today and con sider whether they really wish to cripple policies he credits for reducing unemployment and cre ating 5 million jobs in 21 months while keeping inflation low In a strenuous eightday cam paign trek across the nation Clin ton heard wannup speakers at nearly every rally invoke in drum beat fashion the specter of what he stands to lose if voters reject that core message Likely results of a GOP takeover of both houses of Congress Gingrich as House speaker Jesse Helms of North Carolina as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Orrin Hatch of Utah as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Bob Dole of Kansas as Senate majority leader and down the list In the House such a sea change would mean that a Republican controlled Rules Committee would decide how and whether the presidents proposals would be considered on the floor A GOPrun Ways and Means Committee would be the gate keeper for any Clinton tax propos als His plans for health and wel fare reform campaign and lobbying reform and the rest of his agenda would all have to pass Republican muster Taken together that would place Clintons prospects for a sec ond term very much in doubt Poll results show Lugar Buyer ahead INDIANAPOLIS AP Results from a poll released today by the Pub tic Opinion Laboratory of Indiana Uni versityPurdue University at Indjv anapolis Senate Richard Lugar incum Republican percent Jim Jontz Democrat percent Other percent Dont know percent Margin of error percent 1st District Peter Visclosky D 50 percent John Lawson R 27 per cent Other 1 percent Dont know 22 percent Margin 10 percent 2nd District Joe Hogsett D 45 percent David Mclntosh R per cent Other percent Dont know percent Margin percent 3rd District Tim Roemer D percent Richard Burkett R 304 percent Dont know 16 percent Mar 10 percent 4th District Jill Long D percent Mark Souder R percent Other 2 percent Dont know per cent Margin 10 percent 5th District Steve Buyer R percent Beatty D per cent Other 1 percent Dont know percent Margin 10 percent 6th District Dan Burton R percent Natalie Bruner D percent Other 1 percent Dont know percent Margin 10 percent 7th District John Myers R percent Mike Harmless percent Other percent Wnt know percent Margin ti percent 8th District Frank McCloskey i D 47 percent John Hostettler R 31 percent Dont know 22 percent Mar gin 10 percent 9th District Lee Hamilton D 52 percent Jean Leising R per cent Other 1 percent Dont know percent Margin 10 percent 10th District Andy Jacobs D percent Marvin Scott R per cent Other percent dont know percent Margin 7 percent Panel seeks to block Brubakers salary By STEVE JACKSON Tribune staff writer The Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications filed a peti tion with the Indiana Supreme Court Monday to keep suspended Howard Circuit Judge R Alan Brubaker from receiving his salary The statewide base salary for judges is a year Qualifications Commission counsel Meg Babcock said the agency seeks suspension of Brubakers pay because the nature of his crimes seriously damaged the image of the court The Quali fications Commission oversees the conduct of judges and attorneys The commission felt the nature of the guilty pleas directly impugned the integrity of the Babcock said Under the terms of a plea bar gain reached in October Brubaker was allowed to forestall his resig nation as a judge and attorney until his December sentencing meaning he could continue to receive pay Brubaker had been receiving pay since he was sus pended by the Supreme Court fol lowing his July arrest in Boone County The Supreme Court is under no obligation to heed or even address the Qualifications Com missions request Babcock said Indiana judicial rules allow the court to suspend a judges pay when he or she pleads guilty to a felony J Richard Kiefer Brubakers attorney said the Qualifications Commissions petition will have no impact on the plea agreement He said he has not yet seen the petition and will wait until then to determine a response Brubaker on Oct 26 pleaded guilty in Howard County to two charges of Class D felony theft and two misdemeanor charges of official misconduct The next day he pleaded guilty in Boone Coun ty to one Class B felony charge of dealing in cocaine He is scheduled to appear for sentencing in Boone ana Howard counties at different times on Dec 16 As part of his plea bargain Brubaker agreed to step down from his elected post as Howard Circuit Court judge He also agreed to resign from the Indiana Bar Association following his sen tencing Inside todays Kokomo Tribune IU coach as the UNune hack for Aiselnsids We Care calendar features local artists By JULIE McCLURE Tribune local area editor WWKIs We Care will intro duce another first for the organization Friday when the 1995 We Care Calendar is offered at the Kokomo Mall The calendar features some of Kokomos finest artists who provided watercolors ceramic painting and oils which were photographed and then printed onpastel oackgrounds The calendars also contain a monthtomonth listing of events for the Kokomo area for next year Some of the artists featured on the calendar will be at the mall from noon to 6 Friday near Artworks The artists will be displaying their work and will autograph calendar pages Cost or the 13month calen dars will be A set of coor dinating note cards featuring the artwork on the calendar will be The calendars were printed at Kokomo Lithographic Co Inc and collated by volunteers this past week We Care coordina tor Jan Buechler edited the cal endar All proceeds go to We Care which raises money to help the needy at Christmas We Care divides its proceeds among the Kokomo Rescue Cooksey Kokomo Lithographic pressman checks a We Care calendar page Tribune photo by Brian Reynolds Mission the Salvation Army and the Kokomo Tribunesponsored Goodfellows which provide food clothing and toys to the needy Artists featured on the calendar include Mary Beatty Bertie David Deborah Fuller Parti Host Colette Inderhees Sandy Maudlin Shirley Quakenbush Mike Sears Robert Wavra Alma J Welcher Janice Wiedenhoeft Comarella Photography pro vided the photography work for the calendar Green light back on for veggies benefits CHICAGO AP Two new studies offer tantalizing evidence that chemicals in green and yel low vegetables may protect against heart disease and a cause of blindness in the elderly But much more research will be needed to determine which of the antipxidant chemicals may be pro tective and in what quantities over what periods of time and in what types of people said researchers not involved in the work The compounds called carotenoids are the colorful pig ments mat make squash yellow and spinach green Beta carotene is the bestknown carotenoid but it accounts for only about 25 percent of the carotenoids that the blood absorbs from food and others are just beginning to be explored researchers said In one new study of men with high blood cholesterol those with high levels of carotenoids had 36 percent fewer heart attacks and deaths over 13 years than men with low levels of carotenoids in their blood When we looked at men who never smoked the protective effect was much wrote Dr Dexter Morris ui Wednesdays issue of the Journal of the Ameri can Medical Association Also Harvard researchers com pared 356 people who had devel oped a visual disorder called age related macular degeneration with 500 similar people who were free of the condition People who consumed die most dark green leafy vegetables were 43 percent less likely to have developed AMD than people who had con sumed the least researchers said ;