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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - October 22, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana Cass win Sports 49 50 cents Barn blaze Dwayne Bostic of the Greentown Volunteer Fire Department extinguishes the burning rubble of a barn Friday at 26 East Tribune photos by Tim Bath Firefighters battle barn fire Indian Heights and Green town volunteer fire depart ments battled a fire that destroyed a barn and caused damage to a mobile home According to Indian Heights Fire Chief Gary his department responded to 3532 Road 400 South 26 at No one was injured in the he The owner of the John Sargent told the fire chief that Robert Ramsey of Amboy had started a trash fire that got out of hand and spread to the Ramsey was dismantling the barn for the Wysojig The mobile owned by Pauline sustained exterior damage caused by the heat of the barn Steve Stackhouse of Indian Heights Volunteer Fire Department keeps spraying water on the barn as it col lapses Friday GMwill relocate workers Delco postpones plans to hire 87 temporaries Lebanese fi re on Israel TEL Israel AP Lebanese militants fired volleys of rockets into northern Israel on raising fears of more violence as the stunned nation mourned victims of the Tel Aviv bus At least five volleys hit Israels Galilee region between Thursday night and midday The army said there were no injuries and mini mal damage in die attacks by Muslim funda mentalist guerrillas opposed to peace with The assault followed an Israeli attack on Wednesday that killed seven Galilee residents were told to stay in bomb shelters and children were rushed home from Uri a senior defense said the rockets appeared to be a show of support for Islamic militants of the Hamas who claimed responsibility for the bus bomb ing that killed 21 people in Tel Aviv on coordinator of Israeli policy on said the guerrillas were trying to provoke an Israeli response that would esca late tensions and confound peace Although the Lebanesebased Hezbollah is not directly linked to both are Iranian backed and want to torpedo peace NAACP settles with exdirector WASHINGTON AP The NAACP settled a lawsuit by fired Executive Director Benjamin a court appointed mediator said The announcement came three days before a judge was to determine whether to order the civil rights group to reinstate Ifs been said the Robert Terms of the which was filed in Superior were not Judge Richard Salzman had scheduled a Monday hearing on Chavis which contended Chavis the NAACP violated its own pro cedures in firing him Chavis had asked for a court order temporarily reinstating Barring Chavis wanted the NAACP to pay the remainder of his 3year which included a annual salary plus a housing insurance and pension Bom sides were under court order not to dis close details of the settle ment before NAACP attorney Lawrence Greenwald declined to comment on the Simpson almost loses his lawyer LOS ANGELES AP Testi mony hasnt even begun and Simpson is out of patience arid out of He almost lost his And the prosecutor thinks most of the wouldbe jurors are Thats what went on behind the closed doors of Judge Lance Itos chambers on Wednesday in Simpsons transcripts Simpson tried to explain why he and his friend Al Cowlings led police on a bizarre freeway Clark Clark said I was trying to Simpson told the referring to prosecutor Marcia Everyone knows mat I called my I admit mat I was not in the right frame of mind at the time I was trying to get my I was headed back Defense attorney Robert Shapiro interrupted but Simpson contin ued prompting the lawyer to say I am telling you that I will not allow you to and I will resign as your lawyer if you continue to do Simpson Thank and stopped Lubrani Both Hamas and which are the fruits of have one goal and that is to ruin the peace Lubrani Israeli tanks initially returned Israel army radio but the response was relative ly apparently an escalation that could sidetrack the peace Northern commander Yitzhak Mordechai said Hezbollah violated a July 1993 ceasefire with the rocket adding that Israel would respond when and where it deemed Israel radio Red Ribbon Week By DAVE PHILLIPS Tribune staff writer Delco Electronics strug gling to supply parent General Motors with automotive electron ics postponed plans Friday to hire temporary production Delco spokesman Milton Beach said the company was planning to hire 87 temporary workers for the first time since the mid That was the plan until GM was able to locate idled workers and transfer them to Delcos Kokomo opera We were advised by GMs North American Operations staff that they were going to step up efforts to locate and transfer work ers with seniority from other GM Beach GM has approved the transfer of about 115 workers from closed or downsized operations in North America to the automaker has encountered reluc tance among as many as workers nationwide to in part because many of them are eli gible to retire during the next two Union officials said most of the workers GM has agreed to trans fer to Delco will likely come from GMs downsized operations in Anderson and Allison Engine a former GM unit in Indianapolis now owned by an investment banking Current salaried and hourly workers at Delcos Kokomo man ufacturing operations were eligi Ann and Jennifer Wilhoite string red ribbon along the rails at Kokomo High downtown campus Friday as part of a promotion to reject illicit drugs Tribune photo by Tim Bath Students vow to be drug free Students Taking A New Direction a volunteer community service club at Kokomo High downtown cam decorated that school Fri day in honor of Red Ribbon The group of about 12 eighth and ninthgraders placed red ribbon and bows around a stair way at the school and erected a banner urging those at the cam pus to be drug said Connie STAND The Commission for a Drug Free Indiana and Council on Impaired and Dangerous Dri ving are working with local organizations in Indiana to increase awareness of the prob lems associated with drug use during Red Ribbon Evan Bayh has proclaimed that the special week begins STAND has encouraged downtown campus pupils to wear red on Wednesday to show their support for the weeks Drug Free and ble to nominate one candidate for the temporary Beach Union and management officials were scheduled to conduct a ran dom lottery drawing on Wednes day to select When the permanent transfers the temporary workers were to be displaced in reverse order of the Beach the automotive electron ics arm of has struggled to keep up with the automakers needs for airbag and antilock brake as well as other electronic United Auto Workers Local 292 officials have maintained the com pany needs 300 additional work ers to keep up with production schedules and reduce overtime Delcos hourly employment in Kokomo stands at GM has relied on temporary workers for staffing needs to meet strong demand of cars and the automaker is still under pressure to renew its effi ciency campaign and match the competitors labor costs and man ufacturing processes in North where GM lost mil lion in the third After releasing the companys latest financial results this GM executives admitted the automakers productivity gains have fallen to single in part because of slow launches of high volume strikes at two parts an increase in plant overtime and a bigger work Inside todays Kokomo Tribune World The United States and North Korea sign a nuclear Page Also inside Classified Dear News of ;