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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - November 29, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana Kokomo Ind KOKOMO Tuesday Nov 50 cents Debbie Byers talks on the air to WWKIs Charlie Cropper after donating a Bride Barbie and a doll to We Care Tribune photo by Tim Bath Its time to get in the We Care spirit By JULIE McCLURE Tribune local area editor The spirit of Christmasgiving arrives early each year at WWKIs We Care when givers bring their gifts the Monday after Thanksgiv ing in preparation for the Dec 24 telethon The radio stations popular Male Call hosts Dick Bronson and Char lie Cropper are broadcasting from the We Care office all this week at as area residents drop off their contributions And the We Care store main tains a brisk business in the back ground as many people who drop off contributions also pick up a calendar sweatshirt or paper weight Paul Monroe of Card Connection was one of the first in the door Monday offer ing racing sets a Jeff Gordon framed pic ture and a Gene Autry Gold collectors card valued at up to Weve been working on Paul for Bronson joked as they chatted about Mon roes donation The city of Koko mo has been good to Monroe said We just wanted to give a lit tle Monroe reminded WWKI listen ers of the early 1970s when times were tough at Christmas for local autoworkers and We Care was there In its 22nd year We Care raises money through merchandise sales a TrimaTree festival and the marathon weekend auction telethon to help the needy at Christ mas The charity raised a record in 1993 which was divided among the Kokomo Res cue Mission the Salvation Army and the Kokomo Tribunespon sored Goodfellows Those agen cies provide clothing food and toys to the needy Bronson who founded We Care in 1973 says each year his goal is what die community wants to give And each year he is amazed at the generosity and Christmas spirit which surrounds Kokomo at Christmas During Mondays broadcast Bronson listed some of the huge donations given so far including a mobile home from a Windfall family a custombuilt garage to be built on the buyers lot from Z H Construction and a new well donated by Ortman Drilling But he is equally touched by the individuals who stop by to donate afghan baby blankets as Helen Pullen did Monday morning After chatting with Bronson Pullen said My land this is so rewarding to help someone who doesnt have anything we have so House likely to OK GATT WASHINGTON AP Law makers supporting a historic 124 nation trade accord are hoping a predicted 100vote victory margin in the House today will build momentum in the Senate where the outcome remains in doubt Even as House leaders prepared to begin Congress first lameduck session in 12 years two presumed Senate supporters of the pact Max Baucus and Hank Brown RColo announced their opposition With an eye toward Thursdays crucial Senate vote President Clinton telephoned wavering law makers on Monday after assem bling the economic stars from eight previous administrations in a rally at the White House Vice President Al Gore accom panied by Trade Representa tive Mickey Kantor and Agricul ture Secretary Mike Espy planned to underscore the presidents mes sage at a meeting today of busi ness executives in the Capitol Rep Sam Gibbons tol3 reporters he expected about 270 df the 434 members of the Housete vote in favor of ratifying the latest round of the accord Gibbons as acting chairmanerf the House Ways and Means Com mittee will lead proGATT forces in the floor debate scheduled to last just four hours today The agreement is supported by House leaders of both parties with the exception of the third ranking Democrat Whip Davjti Bonior of Michigan Even an opponent Rep Duncan Hunter conceded his side would be happy with a showing of 150 to 180 votes Proponents include incoming Speaker Newt Gingrich outgoing Speaker Thomas Foley outgoing Majority Leader Richard Gephardt and retiring Minority Leader Robert Michel RI11 Council votes for zones expansion Quayle hospitalized with dangerous clot INDIANAPOLIS AP For mer Vice President Dan Quayle was in stable condition today with a lifethreatening blood clot in one lung weeks before he was expect ed to announce a run for the White House Quayle 47 was admitted to University Hospital on Monday evening after experiencing short ness of breath at home hospital spokeswoman Pam Perry said His wife Marilyn was with him in the hospital If s critical that he was treat Perry said A team of physi cians determined he had a clot that traveled to his Doctors expect hell recover completely but hes expected to remain in the hospital for about a week she said The clot constituted a lifethreat ening emergency she said noting that it could interfere with respira tion Perry did not know which lung the clot was in what caused the clot or if Quayle has a history of heart or circulation problems He was diajg nosed with walking pneu monia Sunday at the hospital s emergency room Quayle was deemed in excellent condi tion after a physical examiQuayle nation in 1989 the year he began his fouryear term as vice president After leaving the vice presiden cy nearly two years ago Quayle joined the Hudson Institute a con servative policy research center in Indianapolis and launched an investment firm The conservative Republican has also traveled the country pro moting his book Standing about his life in politics It was not immediately clear what impact his health might have on his presidential aspira tions By STEVE JACKSON Tribune staff writer The Kokomo Common Council voted Monday night to spur the creation of at least 50 jobs and the retention of perhaps hundreds more by lending its support to an expansion of the citys Urban Enterprise Zone Haynes International and Amer ican Tube and Piping have committed to making million in capital investments here if the zone s boundaries are extended Those investments in new equipment and machinery million by Haynes Kokomos thirdlargest employer and million by American Tube will enable Haynes to maintain its cur rent employment level and Amer ican Tube to add 50 jobs said Greg Aaron project manager with the Kokomo Department of Urban Development and Design We feel like this is a really great Aaron said The expansion will allow Haynes and American Tube to enjoy investment tax credits that are available only within an enter prise zone Indianas 15 enterprise zones were established in the 1980s to spur investment and eco nomic growth in depressed areas of the states largest cities The enterprise zone consists of much of central and uptown Kokomo The proposed expansion would draw into the zone an area bounded by Wildcat Creek on the north West Boulevard on the south Berkley Road on the east and Dixon Road on the west The expansion which must receive approval from the state Urban Enterprise Zone Board will benefit more than just Haynes and American Tube said James Trobaugh R6th Were taking on a lot of prime industrial ground out there to which we hope to attract some additional businesses into he said Presently our enterprise zone really doesnt have any develop ing ground We have some but most of its The only sizable tract of open land or land that could be easily cleared for new development in the existing enterprise zone is occupied by the former Continen tal Steel plant The plant as well as some nearby land used by the defunct metal fabricating facility is currently subject to a federal Superfund toxic waste cleanup project Also a larger enterprise zone would benefit residents of the Bel mont neighborhood most of whom would become eligible for lowinterest homeimprovement loans said Fred Hollis D4th An expansion of Kokomos enterprise zone has been consid ered by the city council since at least August shortly after Haynes a manufacturer of spe cialized metal alloys approached the city seeking to have its plant become part of the zone Howev er the resolution approving an application for new boundaries was delayed while Haynes final ized its capitalimprovement plans Aaron said During the interim American Tube also indicated to the city it was willing to make a sizable investment if it were included in an expanded zone An Urban Enterprise Zones boundaries can be modified only when a business outside the zone requests a change according to state law For a business to make such a request it must commit to a significant capital investment within the expanded zone Few shedding tears over Dahmers bloody death MILWAUKEE AP A steel fence stands like a sentinel around the trash strewn lot where Jeffrey Dahmers apartment once stood a place of crimes so unspeakable the building was razed to help ease the pain Yet even the specter of the Oxford Apartments was enough to revive anger and revulsion Dahmer hours after Dahmer was killed in a brutal prison attack And in this city still stunned by Dahmers depravity some called murder a fitting end for a man who admit ted killing mutilating and canni balizing 17 young men Authorities say convicted mur derer Christopher J Scarver allegedly bludgeoned Dahmer who was serving 16 life sentences and another notorious murderer in a prison bathroom The second inmate was in critical condition today Dahmer was found in a pool of blood a bloody broom handle nearby He died of head injuries about an hour later So you do so you said Catherine Straughter grandmother of victim Curtis Straughter Former neighbor Toni Green said Dahmer didnt suffer enough I would have beaten him up and poured salt all over Green said Dahmer had been behind bars since July 1991 when a hand cuffed man who had escaped his clutches led police to a stinking apartment containing body parts packed in oil drums and skulls saved in boxes as mementos Police found torsos soaking in acid severed heads in the refriger ator and freezer a hand and geni tal organ in a 80quart kettle and photos of victims in various stages of dismemberment Two human hearts and a bicep were in the freezer Dahmer said he had set them aside to eat Inside may Local Parents with children in the First Steps pro have to pay Pagi Sports Former School star Tom Schwartz elected to the Indiana Basket ballHallof Business lG All Entertainment Local Sports uB14 flip Vol 144 No Join the gang Goodfellows helping kids Goodfellows is a charity sponsored by the Kokomo Tribune to help needy children at Christmas Youngsters from infant through age 12 receive new clothing at Christmas pro vided through corporate sponsor Penney Co Inc Donations to the charity are used to fund vouchers that are distributed to eligible Howard County families This year Goodfel lows shopping will begin Dec 11 Donations to the charity may be mailed to the Goodfellows Kokomo Tribune Post Office Box 9014 300 N Union Kokomo Ind 469049014 Donations may be brought to the Kokomo Tribune and dropped off at the accounting department The Tribune encourages donors to donate in memory of a loved one Memorials and dona tion listings will appear on Page 1 throughout the holiday season Anonymous donations are accepted and listed as anonymous on Page 1 Andy Mark and Jay Psi Iota Xi sorority 25 In memory of Gene Pickett and Josephine Pickett Joanna Pickett Patricia Hemiak Total to date Jerry McKinney 5 right plays at the Salvation Army on South Waugn Street Monday while his mother Dana center and Salvation Army vol unteer Art Peirce fill out forms for the family to receive aid from Goodfellows Tribune photo by Clint Keller ;