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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - November 14, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana Kokomo Ind KOKOMO Monday loMMmMiirl Nov 50 cents GOP promising quick action on welfare reform Benefits would be strictly limited Ablebodied face funding cutoff WASHINGTON AP House Republicans are promis ing quick action to reform the welfare system with a plan to strip young unwed mothers of cash benefits and funnel the sayings into orphanages and adoptions but not abortions Preparing to seize control of Congress Republican lawmak ers say they are willing to work with the White House to over haul welfare by imposing strict time limits on benefits work requirements and restrictions on aid to most immigrants But their legislation included in the Contract With America signed by more than 300 Repub lican House candidates may be too conservative for President Clinton governors and moder ate lawmakers Rep Newt Gingrich of Geor gia the likely House speaker when the GOP takes over in January is interpreting Tues days Republican landslide as a mandate for the contract a list of 10 pledges that also includes tax cuts and a balanced budget amendment Gingrich speaking Sunday on ABCs This Week With David suggested changes in welfare where no payments would go to people capable of finding work and those without jobs would depend on private charity People ought to have to do something for any resources they get if they are ablebodied under the age of he said County welfare officials fear negative impact on children ByJEFFPARROTT Tribune staff writer A welfare reform plan that cuts off cash benefits for young unwed mothers may while sounding fiscally attractive dis regard the welfare of the chil dren involved according to Howard Countys top welfare official Theres been plans in the past to make them young mothers live with their parents or grand parents but just to cut them off entirely would be pretty damned said James McClean director of the Howard County Family and Child Services Divi sion The problem is whos going to take care of the child5 McClean asked He said it sounds like the plan would attempt to force young mothers to give their children up to adop tion or orphanage agencies Ifs an alternative but I dont know if it will slide constitution McClean said The Republicanauthored bill would cut off cash benefits to mothers under the age of 18 and send the savings to states to develop adoption and orphan age programs Cutting welfare benefits for minorage mothers is not a new concept having surfaced earlier this year in a GOPled House bill that never saw action But it will breathe new life in the next session of Congress with Republican majorities in the House and Senate for the first time in 40 years and Gingrich the likely House Speaker In Howard County about 75 to 100 unwed minorage mothers receive Aid to Families with Dependent Children McClean said Last year an average of families all together per month received AFDC in Howard County at an average monthly federal cost of The House plan would end monthly welfare checks and housing assistance to mothers 17 and younger States would also be allowed to ban cash benefits to women ages and 20 The two wel fare reform proposals now on the table in Indiana Gbv Evan Bayhs and a Republicancrafted package that died earlier this year in the General Assembly do not contain such agespecific provisions Clinton promising to build bridge to Asian economies Human rights in China Indonesia also on his agenda East Timorese student holes up in Embassy in Jakarta Apphoto JAKARTA Indonesia AP President Clinton today pressed for additional human rights improvements in China and sought a consensus for keeping the neat on North Korea to honor its nuclear promises He also pledged an open door in work ing with Republicans at home After separate sessions with top Asian leaders Clinton promised to expand ties across the Pacific saying the United States is get ring stronger in this officials predicted endorsement on Tuesday of a statement calling for open and free trade through the region by no later than the year 2020 At a news conference in the gar den of the ambassadors resi dence Clinton said he would use whatever influence I have in a positive way to press for human rights reform both in China and Indonesia He denied suggestions he was backing away from human rights concerns in pressing for more trade with Asia and said he raised the issue pointedly in a faceto face meeting with Chinese Presi dent Jiang Zemin The United States perhaps more than any other country in the world consistently and regu larly raises human rights Clinton said before the formal opening of the 18nation Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation forum The president said the leaders all stressed the importance of ensuring that North Korea live up to the agreement with the United States to freeze and dismantle its nuclear program in exchange for energy aid and new political ties Clinton meanwhile voiced sympathy for the students who had scaled the fence of the Embassy here and were conduct ing a sitin on embassy grounds to protest Indonesian policy in East Timor which was annexed by Indonesia in 1976 We have no problem with these young he said Clinton promised to discuss human rights concerns with Indonesian President Suharto on Wednesday calling abuses in East Timor a concern to the United Howard County Junior Miss Stefani Butler Kokomo High School won the Howard County Junior Miss title Satur day at Havens Auditorium on the Indiana University campus Butler the daughter of Lee Barnett Jr and Janet Butler was sponsored by Hair Dynamics She received a scholarship and will represent Howard County at the Indiana Junior Miss competition in Frankfort in February The Kokomo Jaycees sponsor the competition Tribune photo by Stephen Shaner Schools showcase class activities KokomoCenter School Corp will share its classroom activities and students works with the community during American Education Week which starts today Kokomo Mall will be the site of displays by each school in the dis trict and the Howard County Par ent Teacher Association Council The theme of this years event is Building the Future One Student at a Activities began at 10 today with formal opening cere monies to be conducted from 7 to today Featured during the opening will be Kokomo Mayor Robert Sargent who will proclaim today through Saturday American Edu Related story A listing of American Education Week events at the Kokomo Mall Page A2 cation Week Robert Lawson KokomoCenter assistant superin tendent for academic affairs and Darlene Poulard KokomoCenter School Board president will fol low with remarks Pizazz Koko mo High Schools ninthgrade show choir will perform under the direction of Emily Curry Northwestern Junior High School and Greentowns Eastern Elementary School have also announced American Education Week Activities Northwestern Junior High will host parents Tuesday They are encouraged to visit the school for any part or all of the school day to learn more about the junior high and its programs A hospitality room will set up in the schools library for parents to meet with teachers Classes begin at and end at Eastern Elementary pupils will dress as their favorite storybook characters on Wednesday Thurs day the school will host a Read Aloud consultant from the Indi ana Department of Education who win read to every pupil in the building Children will also be given the opportunity this week to win free books at Eastern San Franciscans quake in gun battle Gunman dies after wounding officers paramedic homeless man SAN FRANCISCO AP A carjacker with a submachine gun pinned down terrified residents shoppers and diners in the swank Pacific Heights neighborhood in a 20minute barrage wounding two officers a paramedic and a home less man who tried to wrestle him down The gunman was shot and killed by police after firing more than 100 rounds into surrounding buildings and Sunday evening traffic It was like said Charlie Malloy who abandoned his pick up truck when a bullet pierced the hood The gunman wearing a bullet proof vest and fatigues and carry ing at least three firearms was not immediately identified His body remained on the sidewalk for hours as a bomb squad checked for explosives Officers found wires and what they took to be a detonator by one of the cars Police were still trying to deter mine the gunmans motive early today Officers narrowly missed cap turing him two hours before the shootout after he forced a woman from her Lexus in Mountain View about 35 miles south of San Fran cisco The gunman loaded several packages into her car and fled said Mountain View Police Sgt Tony Serrano Minutes later the gunman pulled up to a stoplight and a passing driver who saw his weapon yelled to police who hap pened to be nearby The gunman stepped out and pointed a gun at the officers then fled Police gave chase but lost the car The gunman turned up again in San Francisco at about He forced a woman out of a BMW and then ordered passersby at gunpoint to unload packages from the Lexus into the BMW said San Francisco Police Lt David Robin son Inside todays Kokomo Tribune Local Goodfellows volunteers meet Tuesday to prepare for the 1994 charity campaign A3 Sports The KWBA Womens City Bowling Tournament wrapped up Don Lowry West VI Also Inside Business Classified B610 Dear Local Sports ;