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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - November 26, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana Blue Devils fall in state finals Page B2 Kokomo Ind KOKOMO Saturday Nov 26 1994 50 cents Drive begins Goodfellows will take applications child Goodfellows receives contribu tions from the community along with major donations from WWK Is We Care and employees of Deko Electronics Chrysler and Penney In 1993 We Care which raises money for the needy raised a record that was divided among the Salvation Army the Kokomo Rescue Mission and Goodfellows Shopping at QOODFELLOWS MAKE CHILDREN SMILE participants will begin with By MIKE PALUCK Tribune staff writer The Salvation Army will begin accepting applications Monday for Goodfellows the Kokomo Tri bunesponsored charity which provides clothing for needy chil dren up to 13 years of age The Salvation Army is the clear inghouse for Goodfellows and will accept applications at 1101 S Waugh St from 9 to for one week Applicants musf meet cer tain income guidelines for eligibility which Super Sunday Dec 11 accord may be waived uncler certain cir to hrst cumstances according to director Jean Lushin Applicants should live in Howard County prove that they have custody of children in the household and provide a Social Security number for the children Clothing is provided through a jift certificate that is redeemed at Penney in Kokomo Mall dur ing December The charity assists with other needs as they arise dur ing the year Lushin said Goodfellows has traditionally assisted children from infants to age 12 That will be expanded this year according to Lushin Because of additional money the age bracket has been expand ed to include children up to age 13 Along with expanding the age froup Goodfellows is increasing y the amount given to each gi beginning at 6 only those registered through the Goodfel lows program will shop for their children Lushin said volunteers try to accommodate as may shop pers as possible the first night During the remainder of the week Goodfellows parents will be admitted to the store along with other shoppers Contributions to Goodfellows may be dropped off at the Koko mo Tribune office 300 N Union or mailed to the Tribune Post Office Box 9014 Kokomo Ind 469049014 Please mark Attn Goodfellows on the outside of the envelope Contributions and the amount donated will be listed in the Koko mo Tribune Contributions may be made in memory of a loved one or anonymously Tis the season Greg Aaron left cuts off the base of a Christmas tree for the Kilcline family Friday at the Ys Men Tree Lot at the Seashore Pool 804 W Park Ave Friday was the first day the lot was open for tree sales Proceeds from the lot will go to the Kokomo YMCA Also on sale are wreaths roping tree bags and tree stands Trees are freshly cut from Michigan and Indiana tTribune photo by Tim Bath Potential revenue from sale of Grissom overestimated Samaritans restore her faith MERRILLVILLE Ind AP A group of good Samaritans has restored the faith of an elderly woman whose purse was snatched outside of a mall Irene Higgins 78 was walking through the parking lot of Centu ry Customer Mall earlier this month when a man grabbed her purse and knocked her down Inside her purse was and two sets of car keys which cost to replace A few days later the manager of a car dealership heard about the incident and decided to help Hig gins Mike Schieb general manager of Art Hill FordLincolnMercury and his coworkers raised and gave the money to Higgins this week It kind of irritated Schieb said You hear about so much pf this kind of thing going on I wanted to do ByJEANNINECLEGG Washington Bureau Thomson News Service WASHINGTON The Defense Department overestimated by million how much it would make from the sale of land mat was once part of Grissom Air Force Base The more than base north of Kokomo was ordered closed by die 1991 base closure commission The base is now known as Grissom Air Reserve Base and officials are try ing to find other uses for it Pentagon officials estimated in January 1992 that the government would raise million from the sale of Grissom property but last year gave up projecting property sales at the base said Air Force Lt Col Linda Leong No revenue has materialized and none is expect ed Leong explained Eventually it may be she added Grissom is not the only base where the Pentagon overestimat ed property sales revenues Defense Department officials originally expected billion from property sales at the 120 bases closed under the 1988 and 1991 baseclosure rounds But that figure was reduced this year to billion according to a recent ly released General Accounting Office study The latest figure is probably still too high the GAO concluded So far the Pentagon has collect ed million from property sales and another million is expected from pending sales the GAO said The primary reason for the low property sales revenue is that 88 percent of the property at the oases we reviewed will be retained by the Defense Depart ment or transferred at no cost to other federal agencies and state and local the GAO said Indeed more than of the acres available at closed bases will be kept by Defense or transferred to other federal agen cies the GAO said Responding to the GAO find ings the Defense Department said federal law requires that surplus land be made available to other government agencies for airports parks schools and other purposes at little or no cost Sale of surplus military property in remote locations is difficult the Defense Department added At Grissom Defense officials plan to keep acres and trans fer more than acres for eco nomic development the GAO said ederal grants totalling more than million have been awarded to help in developing reuse plans for the base according to the report Return to Cuba Cuban refugees depart Guantanamo for home Military police officers at Guantanamo Cuba escort a Cuban refugee back to camp AP photo By PETER COPELAND Scripps Howard News Service WASHINGTON More than 300 Cubans have climbed walked and jumped out of military camps on the southeast tip of Cuba to swim back home The government refuses to use the word escape when refer ring to the Cubans who must cross two rows of razorsharp concertina wire jump off a 30foot cliff and swim a mile before navigating a minefield The officially accepted word for mis journey is Our intent is not to run a prison We just wont do said Maj Rick Thomas spokesman for the refugee operation at the Navy base at Guantanamo Bay Cuba There are Cubans men women and young children liv ing in dusty camps and sleeping on cots under canvass tents All of them fled Cuba this summer and were picked up at sea before reaching Florida Only 322 of the refugees have made it from the camps to the Unit ed States all of them older than age 70 younger than age 18 or suffering from illness A greater number 339 as of Fri day have departed the camp to make the perilous journey back home Once they pass the razor wire climbing across the cots and picnic tables they must jump into the sea and swim a mile to Cuban territory If they make it to shore they must cross a field of Cuban land mines placed years ago to prevent a invasion Cuban border guards use loudspeakers to direct the refugees through the mines On Thursday 37 people depart and only 12 were meaning that most made it safely home The departing Cubans were housed in Camp November which is reserved for people who want to return home Inside todays Tribune Classified Entertainment News of Vol 144 No 94 ;