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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - November 22, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana Tuesday I 1994 50 cents Putting her 2 cents In Maghan chips in at a Salvation Army kettle at the East Markland Avenue Kmart on The Salvation Army kicked off its Christmas Kettle Campaign there and at 15 other sites around Bell ringers will be on duty from 10 to 9 Monday through This years Salvation Army Christmas goal is of which it is hoped will come from the Kettle Tribune photo by Tim Bath Corporate welfare under attack Clinton administration looking at billion in tax breaks WASHINGTON AP Labor Secretary Robert Reich put con gressional Republicans on notice today that the administration was ready Intake on what he called corpojPe some billion in tax breaks handed out to American Reich said the administration in the next Congress would seek to reform not only the welfare sys tem that serves poor people but the special tax benefits received by American Since we are committed to moving the disadvantaged from welfare to why not target corporate welfare as well and use the savings to help all Americans get better Reich said in what was billed as a major policy speech to the Democratic Leader snip Reich said the DLCs research the Progressive Policy Insti Ending corporate welfare as we know it is a worthy Robert Reich Labor Secretary had compiled a formidable list of special tax benefits for par ticular totaling over billion over five Clintons claim to the title New Democrat was based on his work in founding the an organiza tion that has championed more conservative approaches to policy including the elimination of tax subsidies for corporations and reductions in middleclass In a report titled Cut and the policy institute pro posed withdrawing special tax benefits enjoyed by such sectors as oil and and companies doing business in Puerto In his prepared Reich did not cite any specific examples of corporate tax breaks the admin istration would seek to But he did call on two conserva tive research the Heritage Foundation and the Cato and other great think tanks of this city to add to the list their own examples of business subsidies that dont make Reich said eliminating various tax benefits would provide addi tional revenues to complete the job of overhauling the govern ments worker education and retraining Ending corporate welfare as we know it is a worthy made all the worthier if it frees funds for investments in Reich The labor secretarys comments offered a glimpse of what could become one or the major budget battles in the next the first one in 40 years that will have both the House and Senate con trolled by House in their Contract With set forth a number of additional tax cuts they would including reducing the capital gains tax and providing middleclass tax Woman suing police over funeral fracas Family was mourning death of boy when cops allegedly barged in A local woman is suing the Kokomo Police Department and the city over actions that she claims disrupted the funeral of her 4yearold The lawsuit was recently filed in Howard Superior Court 1 on behalf of Debra Buckeye and seeks a judgment against the police department and the The complaint stems from inci dents that allegedly occurred at fillers Mortuary 22 during viewing for Thomas Tyler The boy died 19 after he was struck by a car on the 800 block of East Taylor The complaint says members of the police department arrived at the funeral home allegedly for the purpose of apprehending one of the mourners paying his last respects to Abney con fronted asked them for the purpose of their and was rudely told by them at the time that it was none of her business why they were the com plaint It goes on to say that Abney explained that her sons wake was being conducted and she asked me police to The officers refused to leave and later threatened to arrest Abney for interfering with the lawsuit The complaint alleges that police invaaed Abneys right to conduct a private funeral service for her son and proceeded to come into the viewing area and apprehend a and in the process upset floral and disturbed the private funeral services being con ducted at said The conduct of the Kokomo Police Department was and calculated to pro duce worrying and apprehen sion to The lawsuit alleges Abney suf and continues to suffer emotional distress and mental anguish as a result of the alleged actions of the Abney claims she has been dam aged by the intentional acts of the and seeks to col lect compensation from die Koko mo Police Department and the to be determined by the court or a Claims made in filing a lawsuit represent only one side of the and may oe contested in later court Sailing into the sun Alex wearing a wet heads out onto Dublin Lake in with the help of a strong wind AP photo School board OKs plan for the future Many not thrilled with 21st Century Plan By TRISHA TURNER Tribune staff writer Despite a far from unified show of support from the audience at its Monday KokomoCenter School Board unanimously gave tentative approval to the corpora tions 21st Century This means we have a lot more work to do said Superin tendent Roger But its nice to have a definition on what we need to work Board members allowed Thorn ton to seek an architect and finan cial planner to determine the cost of the tentatively approved aspects of the schoolimprove ment But the superintendent stressed that no final OK for the plan or related expenditures has been your vote does not spend a he told the Not at Board members action followed nearly 90 minutes of discussion from the board and five patrons one of whom warned that approval to move ahead with the plan would leave him with no other choice but to seek legal injunction of this Thornton hopes to have a rec ommendation for companies to hire an architect and financial con sultant for the project at the boards 5 But the board has the option of rejecting that A cost estimate on the should an architect and financial consultant be is expected in the The board could decide to modify 21st Century based on the projected Three years in the the 21st Century Plan outlines recom mendations to enhance education at KokomoCenter Thornton presented the plan formulated by community mem bers and school administrators in He said it was motivated by a need for improving educational services and belttightening made necessary by restrictions on the corporations general The plan approved for further consideration calls for all high school students to attend Kokomo south where a new career center would be Bon 21st Century Under KokomoCenter Schools tentatively approved 21st Century grades and services would be at these locations Kindergarten 5th Darrough Elwood Pettft Sycamore and Wallace 6th 8th Bon Lafayette Park and Maple Crest 9th 12th career center Kokomo south campus Alternative school Washington Head Start and administrative offices Kokomo downtown campus Lafayette Park and Maple Crest would be middle Elementary grades would be housed at six including Darrough which under Thorntons original 21st Century Plan was to be a middle Roosevelt and McKinley schools would be and at least a portion of Wallace School would be torn down and which in the origi nal plan was to be would house alternative Another school at first slated to have its doors shut Kokomo downtown campus house Head Start and administra tive Phil a parent who threat ened riling the told the What you want is at the grace of the And what I heard taxpayers say 8 Elec tion Day is enough back And Washington School parent Cindy Lovegrove asked that her neighborhood school which under the plan would be convert ed from elementary to alternative school be kept But Thornton Vocal dis approval was strongest from one or more not involved in the pro gram discussion of general fund At this I would not expect everyone to be in Court halts Brubakers pay flrubaker The Indiana Supreme Court has signed an order to suspend the salary of Judge Alan who has plead ed guilty to criminal charges in two The Supreme Court signed the order according to Kimberly court adminis The high court took the action in response to a petition filed 7 by the Indi ana Commission on Judicial Qual At the time of the Qualifications Commission coun sel Meg Babcock said the agency sought suspension of Brubaker s pay because the nature of the crimes he pleaded guilty to seri ously damaged the image of the The commission felt the nature of the guilty pleas directly impugned the integrity of the Babcock The statewide base salary for judges is a Addition Brubaker received a year from Howard for a total salary of a spokesperson for the Howard County Auditors Office said local officials hadnt received any notice from the state concerning Brubakers Brubaker on 26 pleaded guilty in Howard Circuit Court to two Class D felony theft charges and two misdemeanor charges of official The next he pleaded guilty in Boone County to one Class B felony charge of dealing in Brubaker faces up to six years in prison if convicted of the Howard County charges and another 10 with four years if convicted of the cocaine charge in Boone But under the plea the sentences will be served at the same He must resign as Cir cuit Court judge and as an attor ney at the time of Inside todays Kokomo Tribune Classified Deaf Local News of Wortd W ;