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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - November 30, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana Kokomo Ind Wednesday I Nov 50 cents Windfall area families lose their homes A Windfall firefighter early this morning aims water on the blaze that destroyed apartments above Chegar Manufac turing Co near Windfall Tribune photo by Tim Bath Fire chars apartments One man injured in battle to fight blaze above Chegar Manufacturing Co By LISA FIPPS Tribune Tipton Bureau WINDFALL Ind Fire destroyed the apartments above Chegar Manufacturing on Ind 213 on the northern outskirts of town Tuesday night None of the families living there was injured according to Bill Wallen Windfall volunteer fire chief However a Windfall fire fighter suffered a possible sprained knee Wallen said four or five families lived on the second floor above Chegar Manufacturing which produces rubbercoated racks for factories He said he did not know what happened to the families whether they had gone to hotels or sought shelter in the homes of friends and relatives Chegar Manufacturing which employs nearly 30 workers sus tained mostly water damage Wallen said Fire officials from the state fire marshals office were on the scene this morning and said theyd spend today sifting through the charred remains of the apartments to find out what started the blaze Wallen said a tenant reported the fire at about A tenant told firefighters smoke was coming from the laundry room Wallen and fire officials believe thats where the fire start ed but they arent sure how it started Firefighters from three counties battled the blaze Tipton County Cicero Tipton and Sharpsville firefighters assist ed Windfall Firefighters from Taylor Township Greentown and Harrison volunteer fire depart ments in Howard County helped as did Duck Creek Pipe Creek and Madison Township volunteer fire personnel from Madison County Wallen said state highway workers were called to salt down Ind 213 near Chegar because tem peratures below 32 degrees froze the water used to douse the flames Tragedy hits cruise ship once again Achille Lauro burning may sink NAIROBI Kenya AP Fire engulfed the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro today off Somalia Three people were reported dead but most of the nearly pas sengers and crew escaped in lifeboats The ship which gained notori ety when Palestinian terrorists hijacked it in 1985 and killed an American passenger in a wheel chair was listing badly about 15 miles off shore in the Indian Ocean and in danger of sinking Flames roared through the rear of the ship as the last of the pas sengers including the captain were preparing to board the Pana manian oil ship Hawaiian King one of several merchant ships helping in the rescue The fire has gotten worse over the last 30 minutes Now the whole aft half of the ship is fully said Lt Paul Frost a Navy pilot who flew over the ship Capt Zacharias Kiladitis of the Hawaiian King said in a shipto shore radio call initially that one person died He later radioed the shipping company to say two other people died according to Italian news agencies Eight people were injured in the fire that began six hours before apparently in the area of the pas senger cabins The cause was unknown Capt Ferdinando Lolli a port official in Rome said the ship was carrying 581 passengers and 404 crew Most of the crew was Ital ian and the passengers mainly South African German Dutch and British No Americans were reported on board The Achille Lauro left Genoa on Nov 19 and was headed for South Africa after a stop in Israel said Carla Gotta a spokeswoman for the cruise ships owner Genoa based Starlauro The terrorists who hijacked the Achille Lauro nine years ago shot American Leon Klinghoffer and pushed him in his wheelchair oft the ship The hijackers escaped the vessel and boarded a jet but fighter planes forced the jet to land in Italy and the hijacked were captured The Achille Lauro resumed ser vice as a cruise ship shortly after the hijacking The convicted killer of Klinghoffer is serving a 30year term in an Italian prison Two other men are serving lesser terms and a fourth person 17 at the time of the hijacking and tried as a juvenile was paroled in 1991 About 60 crewmembers initially stayed aboard to fight the blaze said another Italian port official Gianluca Menabene The blaze appeared to have died down but then came back several hours later with a vengeance Lolli said the ship was in calm waters about 130 miles south of the Horn of Africa But the captain of the Hawaiian King one of the first to arrive on the scene said very rough ocean swells made the rescue effort difficult At least three ships were at the scene with more on the way including two warships George Bennett a spokesman for the operation in Somalia said the Achille Lauro was 15 miles off Eil a village 400 miles northeast of the Somali capital of Mogadishu It was unclear where the rescue ships would dock since the near est ports are in warscarred Mogadishu Somalia and Aden Yemen The Seychelles was mentioned as a possible destination Two warships the guid ed missile cruiser USS Gettysburg and the missile frigate Halyburton were headed for the Achille Lauro said a spokesman for Naval Forces Central Command in the Persian Gulf But they were 350 miles away and wouldnt reach the scene for 10 hours Big ticket items rolling in We Cares continuous bid list includes custombuilt garages mobile home By JULIE McCLURE Tribune local area editor WWKI We Care organizers are reeling from an amazing streak of generosity from a group of people who have donated big ticket items to the charity telethon This years continuous bid list has grown to two pages and is continuing to grow as items are delivered to the WWKTstudios to be sold Friday night through Sunday Were having a garage Bronson joked Monday on Male Call after announcing that Z H Construction was donating not one but two custombuilt garages to be built on the buyers lot with donated lumber and labor While all the details havent been worked out yet Bronson estimated the value of each of the garages is between to If you are looking for somewhere to live the next big ticket item is a 14 by 70 foot Holly Overland Park mobile home donated by Mr and Mrs Evert Rutherford Kokomo A value has not been set for the home yet but numbers around have been mentioned We didnt know what to do with Betty Rutherford said Tuesday at the We Care offices So we hope it can bring something for We Bronson and sidekick Charlie Cropper have estimated the charity needs at least items to fill 47 hours of auction time between 6 How to bid Heres how to watch and bid for the WWKI We Care telethon this weekend Where to watch Telecable channel 35 Where to listen WWKI How to bid Call 4561100 12 operators on duty or 800 444WWKI When it begins 6 Friday When it ends 5 Sunday Who it benefits WWKIs We Care raises money which is divided among the Koko mo Rescue Mission the Salvation Army and the Kokomo Tribunesponsored Goodfellows to help the needy at Christ mas Friday and 5 Sunday Those items range from handcrafted trea sures such as quilts afghans and clothing to woodcrafted rocking horses and furniture to collectibles Here is a tentative list of items which will be on continu ous bid throughout the 47 hours of the telethon Items may be added as this week continues il975 Lincoln Mark IV donated by Bob and Berdie Stites Stites Cleaners 1952 Nash donated by Jerry Smith Storage building donated by the National Association ofRemodelers Mobile home donated by Mr and Mrs Evert Ruther ford Kokomo Browning 12gauge shotgun donated by Tom Williams Residential well donated by Ortman Well Drilling Set of Cooper tires donated by Kokomo Tire and Auto Center Two custombuilt garages donated by Z H Construc tion Antique Colt double action revolver donated by Wayne and Ruth Sharrow Kingsize Harley quilt donated by the North DriveIn Flea Market Antique 1950s Murrays girls chrome bike donated by Lyns Classic Bikes Galveston Maytag washer donated by Youngs Culligan We Care gold coin and bar Antique erector set and wooden boxes Carpet donated by McCools Carpet Outlet Peony painting donated by Bertie David John Deer toy tractor set donated by Bud Wall Toys KU Satellite amplifier donated by CCS Satellite LazyBoy recliner donated by Robert Miller Son Stain glass shade donated by Jerry Hunter in memory of his wife and son Miniature dropfront oak secretary donated by C I Antiques Kokomo Large quilt shams and pillows Gene Autry Gold Card donated by Card Connection Watercolor painting donated by Alma Welcher Old World Santa picture in memory of Terri Shelly Roberts donated by Jan techner Three Marachand Stellite knives donated by Don Marschand Galveston Two hogs donated by Don Marschand Galveston A side of beef Recliner love seat and box spring and mattress set donated by Earlywine Manufacturer Direct A decorated Christmas tree decorations by Kokomo Rotary donated by the Kokomo Tribune This Old World Santa by Jan Lechner is one of the tinuous bid items for We Care Tribune photo by Tim con Bathf Woman leaned on God to survive PHOENIX AP After her husband left their stranded van to get gas 77yearold Annabelle Goodwin tucked a few blankets around her and listened to cars whistling by on an interstate about a mile away More than two weeks later she was still there having lived off a days worth of food prayers and very little else But her husband of more man 50 years who suffers from the early stages of Alzheimers disease was missing Speaking in a faint voice Tues day from her hospital bed Mrs Goodwin said she stayed alive by keeping busy Oh you have to sing and you have to pray and sometimes you just dont know what to do but she said A man found the snowcovered van on a dirt road Monday in a remote stretch of milehigh north ern Arizona range Mrs GoodwJJw had just three blankets she ha eaten the cookies ham bolognV and a loaf of bread the couple hajC bought to snack on while Vincent Goodwin 76 was still missing Tuesday A search was to resume today I dont know what could have happened to him so I just keep said Mrs Goodwin who was in fair condi tion i ;