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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - September 14, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana Vol 144 No 11 Kokomo ind Wednesday Sept 50 cents Convicted fireman fights back Pasquali battling dismissal ByMIKEPALUCK Tribune staff writer A Kokomo firefighter who was dismissed from the department in August after he was convicted of public indecency is going to court in an effort to win his job back Monday an attorney represent ing Anthony M Pasquali filed a petition for judicial review in Howard Circuit Court Dan J May asks the court to enter a declaratory judgment on behalf of Pasquali May has requested a temporary restraining order or a permanent injunction preventing Fire Chief Joseph Zup pardo and the Kokomo Board of Public Works and Safety from fir ing Pasquali pending a ruling by the court August 22 the board of works fired Pasquali for violations of three Kokomo Fire Department rules in connection with his Feb ruary convictions on charges of public indecency Pasquali was placed on suspension in Novem ber while his case was moving through Howard Circuit Court He returned to work in Febru ary after pleading guilty to two misdemeanor charges related to exposing himself in public Pasquali was charged after two June 1993 incidents in which police say he exposed himself to a young girl while riding his bicy cle In deciding to dismiss Pasquali the works board accepted the findings of an internal KFD inves tigation that found Pasqualis con viction caused him to violate three departmental regulations convic tion of any crime immoral con duct and conduct unbecoming an officer In his filing May says the first notice of Pasqualis dismissal sus pension termination was a written notice that was mailed to May on Aug 22 The attorney con tends that the Board of Works action violates a state statute He claims that the firefighter was not given 5 days within which to request a hearing after his notice of dismissal or Please see Convicted Taylor teacher strike a possibility By TRISHA TURNER Tribune staff writer Taylor Education Association could strike within the next two months if no settlement is reached in current contract negotiations with school officials according to the teachers bargaining rep resentative Its not a possibility in the near future within the next two to three said William G Gist Indiana State Teachers Asso ciation UniServ director But we certainly arent ruling it out as a possibility on down the road in the next six weeks to two Taylor Superintendent Damon B Peigh responded angrily to the mention of a strike We are not in the business of running a strike scene around he said We are in the business of educating children And anyone who thinks different ly had better think Teacher representatives and school officials met for the first time with a mediator from Indi ana Education Employment Rela tions Board on Tuesday No progress was reported after four hours of negotiations Teachers will meet Thursday to discuss what action to take next Taylor teachers went on strike in May 1972 I hope history does We cant tolerate this kind of job action Damon B Peigh Superintendent not repeat TEA President Jamat Myers said in an ISTA news release Teachers have been without a new contract since their 1993 pact expired in January TEA representatives accused school board representatives of abruptly breaking off Tuesdays talks with a take it or leave it pro But Peigh said the officials final offer Tues day was met with a reply after an hour I dont know what they are telling he said but I think it got The superintendent said the boards proposal calls for a percent base salary increase and continues much of the teachers current contract language The ISTA release said the stick ing points in negotiations are inclusion of special education pupils in general classrooms salary and TEAs proposed addi tion of fair a process in which nonunion members pay dues to receive union representa tion The gauntlet has been laid Myers said in the ISTA release I can assure you TEA will not walk We have the welfare of children at Peigh said We cant tolerate this kind of job action Margaret Hanson left and Roy Maybee a friend from New Jersey look for names on the Moving Wall memorial Tuesday while Rick Hanson far right bows his head to remember three buddies killed in Vietnam Tribune photos by Brian Reynolds A moving experience Veterans families friends remember agony of Vietnam The grounds of Faith Presbyterian Church are once again hallowed for Vietnam veterans their families and the public with the return of a halfscale repli ca of the Viet nam Veterans Memorial in Washington Members of the Howard County Viet nam Veterans Organization and the National Guard along with represen tatives of vet Marsha Bristol left whose nephew Bruce Yoder pic tured in the wreath was killed in action July gets a hug Tuesday from Sue Hicks a family friend erans organiza tions and the City of Koko mo participat ed in an open ing ceremony for the Moving Wall Tuesday night The Wall will remain open to the public on the church grounds at Albright Road and Kirk Row through Sunday The Moving Wall which bears the names of the mpre than men and women who were killed or reported missing in action in Southeast Asia between 1957 and 1975 returned to Kokomo in con junction with the 12th annual Indiana Vietnam Veterans reunion this weekend Emotions ran high at the Wall as the public placed wreaths at the base of the monument in tribute to friends and loved ones who were casualties of the war The emotion continued with the read ing of the names of 31 Howard County resi dents who died in Viet nam along with the names of 64 Indiana resi dents who are listed as pris oners of war Balloons bearing the 95 names were released into the air during the ceremony which also included a 21gun salute and the playing of Taps The Vietnam veterans reunion opens Friday on the rounds of Kokomo Inn and amada Inn A closing ceremony will be conducted at the Moving Wall at noon Sunday Soldiers helmet filled with flowers Inside Business County farmers poised for bountiful harvest Page B5 Style Vietnam a popular travel destination Page Bl Sports Baseball is ready to strike out swinging Page A8 Also Inslds Business Classified Local Bl3 Clinton aiming toward Haitian invasion WASHINGTON AP Against a tide of congressional opposition that continued unabat ed today President Clinton is building momentum for an inva sion of Haiti on two fronts amassing warships in the Caribbean and appealing to public opinion at home Clinton scheduled a Thursday evening television address to try to convince the American people that the restoration of democracy in Haiti by force if necessary was a vital interest But Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole said today that dont think he can make his Asked if an invasion was inevitable anyway Dole replied of if not this week next White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta said today the president planes buzz PortauPrince area PORTAUPRINCE Haiti AP A war ship steamed within sight of the capital today and planes dropped propaganda leaflets before dawn the latest moves in a campaign of psychological warfare aimed at Haitis military rulers The American planes flew low over the Portau Prince area about dropping the Creole language fliers which show a picture of elected President JeanBertrand Aristiae and announce that he is returning In one area a plane flew so low it shook houses and threw people into a panic Leaflets also were dropped on La Plaine north of the capital Proarmy militiamen roughed up peo ple trying to pick up the leaflets in the Delmas sec tion of the capital local radio reported Offshore from PortauPrince a gray flagged cutter was visible heading rapidly north ward in the Caribbean has to look at one fundamental issue What is in the security inter est of this country That has to be predominant theme and thats what he is going to stress in his address to the But Panetta cautioned he can not suddenly sit back and say this has to be a popularity poll as to whether we go or Panetta interviewed on NBC said 1 think the worst thing right now is if the military dictatorship thinks that somehow mis country is not going to come together to send a very clear message to them That would be the worst of all Dole appearing on CBS agreed that we re going to support the troops if there is an invasion But we certainly dont support the The administration says an inva sion can be averted only if Army chief Lt Gen Raoul Cedras and his cohorts give up power and allow the return of the democrati cally elected President Jean Bertrand Aristide who was over thrown in a coup three years ago The aircraft carrier USS America left the naval base at Norfolk Tuesday and another carrier the USS Eisenhower sets sail today presumably for waters off Haiti The carriers are to provide a launch platform for special force troops and Marines who would lead the takeover of Haitis capital of PortauPrince Defense Secretary William Perry was heading to Norfolk to talk with military leaders aboard the Eisenhower and the USS Whitney ;