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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - October 23, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana Kokomo wins volleyball sectional Page B1 50 E KokomoCenter will consider alternatives By TRISHA TURNER Tribune staff writer KokomoCenter Schools officials now face the task of formulating any changes that will be made to the corporations 21st Century Administrators have begun to consider publicrecommended alternatives to the plans propos including the one that involves possible demolition of Kokomo High downtown We have some work to said schools Superintendent Roger Thornton the day after the last of five meetings for public input on the school improvement The issues are as wide open as solutions are feasible for living within our bud get and addressing the needs of 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 No final decision on its proposals has been made by KokomoCenter School The whose cost estimate has not been calls for six elementary and three middle schools Darrough Lafayette Park and Maple Crest at the All high school students would attend Kokomo High south where a new career center would be Washington and McKinley schools and downtown would be closed or demolished under the One Wallace School would be torn down and The plan also calls for changes in grade curricu lum and staffing and increased counseling and parental and busi ness If the proposals were implemented as scheduled in the all work would be While much of the 21st Century Plan was supported in comment during the public the superintendent said three propos als in particular drew Among those spoken against were demo lition or downtown campus making Darrough instead of Bon Air a middle school the closing of Wash ington Thornton said administrators are considering options on all three and an alternative to demolishing the downtown campus is being Its an area were looking he said of the downtown campus But were not far enough along to discuss We 21st Century Plan 2f KotomoCenter Schools 21 st Century Plan Superintendent Roger Thornton believes must be focused upon in making changes to the proposal Poulbto demolition of Kokomo High downtown campus be6n What tearing down the former sole site and Thornton said an alternative is being Chapel Schools conversion to a middle school Bon Air School has been suggested as a better alternative as the third middle school to join Lafayette Park and Maple Crest of Washington School Parents from that building have voiced disapproval of that but Thornton said he does not have a feasible plan for how that could be could very well make something I dont know that it would involve but I believe we need to maintain a school pres ence He has asked that KokomoCen ter School Board hire a an archi tect and financial adviser to deter mine the cost of the projects proposals in Tnurs State band competition Area bands place at state The Western High School Marching Band had the best the area bands at the Indiana High School Marching Band state finals Saturday at the RCA Hoosier Dome in Indianapo Western finished in a tie with Whiteland in the Class C Also competing in Class C were Lewis which finished sixth and In Class D Easterns marching band fin ished The top bands in the state were Homestead High School in Class Northview High School in Class Owen Valley High School in Class C and Clay City in Class Western High School Drum Major Cheryl Cox leads the band in its fourthplace performance Saturday in the Indi ana High School Marching Band state finals at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis Tribune photo by Stephen Shaner We Care afghan wraps up Christmas By JULIE McCLURE Tribune local area editor 1 H fWKIs We Care will unveil its newest holi W W day project celebrating W W the spirit of Christmas and the charity ort 6 when We Care afghans are 6 is also the day that Mark land Mall will host die annual We Care TrimATree Festival auc Area clubs and other organizations will decorate Christmas trees at the mall The trees will then be on dis play for a week before the which begins at 4 Last years auction brought for the The We Care afghans feature a hunter green and ecru pattern featuring scenes from four We Care the Hope Doll and the Christmas memo Two thousand of the afghans will be available at a piece during the TrimaTree The afghans woven the week of 17 at Riddle Manu facturing in tne same company which manufactured the Kokomo Howard County Semicentennial Tim company said fee We Care afghan is a new construction created by the com pany called a twoandahalf lay ered We Cares Jan Buechler designed the afghan using pat WWK1 CARE The We Care afghan on the loom at Riddle Manufacturing Photo provided by Tim Riddle terns from local artist Patti Hosts plate designs from 1989 through The company then took the We Care design and used a puteraided design system to transform it into the pattern which was used to produce the The pattern actually goes into the loom from a floppy The looms are automated with a weaver supervising six to seven looms at a The looms are running 24 hours a even through the to produce the We Care After the afghans are they are shaped and blocked so that they are colorfast when Complete wash ing instructions are included with each The quality of their work is really Buechler said of the sam ple she had We were encouraged to offer the afghans because of the positive response to others who have designed board president Darlene Poulard said the plan is to discuss possible changes to the 21st Cen tury Plan before such an adviser is Those who have come forward are owed a response to the whether if s at a regular meeting or at a special she Computer users save area resident AP A Virginia man tapped into a nationwide computer bulletin board called the Christian Interactive Net work read a suicide message written by an Indiana man and called they saved the mans Kevin Tupper read the suicide message around 7 Friday on his home computer in about 20 miles west of Wash The message was brought to his attention by anoth er who told him it had been written at approximately that There were some concerned people that had read the mes Tupper They got together and started praying and I called Tupper said his area 911 gave him the phone number of the Miami County Sheriffs depart He called the department at about and told them about the message and where it came The Miami man had written electronically that he was going to commit suicide by carbon monox ide poisoning in a Deputies Gary Glassburn and Mike Rogers went to an address east of Miami to find the man in a closed garage in the cab of an idling The man was transported to Dukes Memorial Hospital at He was later admitted to Four County Counseling Center in It was Glassburn said He went into the garage and moved a table to pull the man from the Glassburn said once outside of the the man was incoher ent but was The finished We Care afghan Tribune photo by Tim Inside todays Tribune Classified Dear News of ;