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i Local State Journal and Courier, Sunday. August 5, 1 990 Mators reassess assessment Deaths Leg Dorothy M. Eddy, Donald D. Welker, 72, former REMC lineman The committee is one of four now looking at the issues of property reassessment and property taxes. "I do think this committee can accomplish something very, very positive," said Sen.

Lawrence M. Borst, R-Indianapolis, the committee chairman. "We will have some recommendations for legislat -AA, Gery By JAMES GRASS Gannett News Service INDIANAPOLIS State legislators have started looking for ways to streamline the property reassessment process for Indiana taxpayers. It's something they concede may take a while. A bipartisan legislative study committee met for the first time Wednesday to examine how Indiana's counties and townships determine the value of homes, businesses anoV shops for property taxing purposes.

In the next. 60 "days, committee members hope to come up with a hst of recommendations to improve the procedure, and those recommendations would likely be proposed in the 1991 legislative session. Jhe committee's job is to ensure that Indiana property owners are not being unfairly squeezed by the reassessment process, said Sen. Michael E. Gery, D-West Lafayette, a cornmittee member.

Last done in 1989, the; next reassessment is set for 1993. "I view this committee as looking at how to make reassessment work, to try and make it more fair and equitable," Ctry said. VI think the administration of assessment needs to be streamlined at the local levels so that the counties have more control over the whole system." Whether county assessors should be given more power to monitor and direct county property reassessment. Whether reassessment, now done every four years, should be done every other year, or even continuously. Legislative fiddling with property tax reassessment would have a substantial impact on Hoosier taxpayers by altering the method state and county officials use in determining property value.

Ultimately tax rates the amount levied by local and state governments are determined by property value. Property taxes raised about $2.4 billion in state revenue in 1989, according to the Indiana Tax Board. About half that amount goes to support local school districts. State lawmakers need to look at ways to make the reassessment procedure more comfortable for property owners, said Sen. Allen E.

Paul, R-Richmond. Paul is author of the legislation that set up the study committee. "The goal is to give the taxpayer a level playing field," he said. "We have to have criteria set up so that the taxpayer doesn't get ripped off." The committee -will hold at least two more meetings before preparing a report for the General Assembly. The next meeting is tentatively set for Aug.

22 in Richmond. ive action. We can add our voice, and it will be quite a considerable voice." The committee intends to examine: The role of computerization in the property reassessment procedure. Seventy-eight of Indiana's 92 counties now use computerized reassessment. Many computerized counties have software that cannot interact with the software used in other counties.

Whether Indiana should begin reassessing property using a fair market value approach or continue to use depreciated reproduction cost basically what it would cost to rebuild a structure, minus depreciation. Only Indiana, California and Nevada use depreciated reproduction in figuring value. mm widow of ex-Purdue coach Dorothy M. Cassidy Eddy of 201 E. Navajo WL, died at 3 p.m.

Friday in St. Elizabeth Hospital Medical Center. She had been hospitalized one day. Born in Troy, she had lived in Lafayette since June 12, 1950, coming from Madison, Ind. She was a graduate of Immaculate Conception Academy 'in Ferdinand, and St.

Mary Elizabeth School of Nursing in Louisville, Ky. She married John Ray Eddy on May 30, 1936, in Tell City. He coached basketball at Purdue University from 1950 until 1965 and was associate athletic director from 1965 until 1976. Mr. Eddy died Sept.

20, 1986. Mrs. Eddy was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, West Lafayette; John Purdue Club; Purdue Women's Club; and Tri Kappa. Surviving are a son, John R. Eddy of Anderson; two daughters, Mary Martha Eddy of West Lafayette and Mrs.

Ralph (Sarah) Harnett of Los Altos Hills, Calif.1; and a sister, Althea Rohn of Tell City. Cleo G. Rice, 80, father of 10 children MONTICELLO Cleo G. Rice, 80, of 414 Turpie Monticello, died at 5:15 a.m. Saturday, in Monticello Healthcare Center.

He had been a resident there for three years: Born April 16, 1910, in Chalmers, he lived in White County and Monticello most of his life. He married Goldie Mae Johnson on Nov. 10, 1928. She died April 18, 1978. V.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Phyllis Bending of Burn-; ettsville and Mrs. Juanita Boehri-ing of Delphi; four sons, Wade Rice, Marvin Rice and Gary Ricev all of Monticello, and Norman Rice of Delphi. Service is in Monticello Monday. Deaths Elsewhere Ettore Maserati, 96, founder of car company By The Associated Press BOLOGNA, Italy Ettore Maserati, a founder and guiding force of the famed racing car company, died Saturday.

He was 96. His death was reported by the ANSA news agency. With one of his five Alfieri, Maserati produced his first racing car in 1926. Maseratis went on to become a power in racing with victories in the Indianapolis 500 in 1939 and 1940, and the 12-hours of Sebring in 1953. In 1937, the company was bought by the Orsi group in Modena, where Maserati worked for 10 years as technical director.

ji- After leaving Orsi, he and his brothers founded a new car manufacturing company in 1947 called "Osca Maserati." The Maserati company is now based in Modena, controlled by Argentine born Alejandro de Tomaso. Ettore Maserati retired in 1966 at the age of 72, the last surviving brother. "He was the last survivor "of that group of avant-garde super-technicians of the 1930s," de Tomaso said of Maserati. "Today one talks a lot about overall quality, but in those days the Maseratis controlled their creations one by one, piece by piece." FUNERAL HOME. INC 742-7302 622 H.

99l St UfayttM. IN BARBARA JEAN BOUNGER SMITH iTI AlTfhTl ULXTLXJ- In Lafayette 1104 Columbia St. 742-7873 MARY FASSNACHT WILLIAMS FLOniST "When it has to be perfect" 1 8th KOSSUTH. LAFAYETTE. 317-742-7202 if II 7 i DELPHI -Donald D.

"Do" Welker, 72, of 512 W. Summit Delphi, died at 12:14 p.m. Friday in the emergency room at St. Elizabeth Hospital Medical Center. Mr.

Welker Donald Welker worked 25 years at Carroll County REMC in Del phi, retiring as a lineman in 1972. He and his wife then moved to Downey, and managed an apartment complex for seven years. They returned to Delphi in 1979. Born Sept. 5, 1917, in White County, he graduated from Mon-ticello High School.

He married Daisy L. Black on Oct. 8, 1938, in Monticello. She survives. Mr.

Welker was a member of Delphi United Methodist Church and American Legion Post 75. He served in the Coast Guard from 1941 until 1945 in Europe. Surviving are a daughter, Donna Welker of Fort Lauderdale, five sisters, Catherine "Peg" Stoner of Delphi, Ruth Homan of Orangeville, 111., Marybelle Wright of Monticello, Esther Welker of Delphi and Jane Darr of Sioux Falls, S.D. Dorothy B. Ardapple, 86 widow of businessman Dorothy B.

Irvin Ardapple, 86, widow of Walter Ardapple who founded Ardapple Storage and Moving died at 4:40 a.m. Saturday in Home Hospital. She had been a patient there one week. The Ardapples were married in 1919 in Lafayette. He died May 23, 1958.

Born Dec. 22, 1903, in Oxford, she lived at 2201 Cason and had lived in Lafayette most of her life. Mrs. Ardapple was a member of First Christian Church and a former member of Hope Chapter, Order of Eastern Star. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs.

Robert (Kathryn) Kelly of West Lafayette, and a son, Warren W. Ardapple of Lafayette. Violet R. Sullivan, 64 Violet R. Sullivan, 64, formerly of Lafayette, died Saturday morning in Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville, Tenn.

No further information was available. May Bertrand, 72, retired restaurant owner MOROCCO May "Toots" Bertrand, 72, formerly of Morocco, died at 8:50 p.m. Friday in Riverview Medical Center in Kankakee, 111. She lived in Iroquois, 111. Mrs.

Bertrand owned and operated Cafe in Iroquois, from 1967 until she retired in 1976. Born May 2, 1918, in Morocco, she had been an Iroquois resident since 1967. In 1948 she married Charles "Mick" Bertrand in Morocco. He died in 1984. Mrs.

Bertrand was a member of Donovan Church of Christ. Surviving are two sons, William E. Bennett of Morocco and John R. Bennett of Edgewater Park, N.J.; a daughter, Mrs. Dean (Darlene) Denton of Lake Village; a brother, James Printy Jr.

of Morocco; and a sister, Mrs. Sybil Munyon of Momence, 111. Funeral Notices WELKER, Donald D. Friends may call 2-7 p.m. today at Horn Funeral Home.

Delphi. Service there 1 p.m. Monday, Pastor David Futretl officiating. Interment Masonic Cemetery, with Delphi American Legion rites. Surviving is a favorite nephew.

Jimmy Gates. Preceded in death by a sister, 4 brothers. Family suggests contributions be made to Carroll County EMS equipment fund or Delphi Christian Church. SOLLEgAKER Funeral Homes, Inc. Obituary Line 742-1161 Lafayette Chapel SULLIVAN, Violet R.

ARDAPPLE, Dorothy B. -West Lafayette Chapel EDDY, Dorothy M. SNAVELY, Lawrence Herbert ADM.PHONE: 742-1131 IN' Indiana in Brief Youth kills self in accidental shooting INDIANAPOLIS A 12-year-old Indianapolis youth accidentally shot and killed himself while playing with his father's handgun. Marion County Coroner Dennis J. Nicholas identified the victim as Paul L.

Taylor Jr. The youth took the large-caliber handgun from a cabinet and loaded it, then placed it to his forehead and pulled the trigger, Sgt. Roy S. West said. Taylor was found dead in the living room of his eastside home Friday.

Nicholas said he died of a head wound. Taylor and his 10-year-old brother were home alone at the time of the 3 p.m. shooting, police said. Their parents were at work. Couple fulfill dream of ministering together INDIANAPOLIS The Rev.

Thomas Flight and his wife, Joyce, have fulfilled a newlywed dream of theirs to minister together at the same church. Thomas Flight, 60, recently was appointed senior pastor at Roberts Park United Methodist Church in downtown Indianapolis. Joyce Flight, 56, was appointed associate pastor. "She's always assisted me in my ministry," Flight said. "Even though she hasn't always been paid or even received any recognition for it." "We have ministered together for more than 30 years, but this is a new, and welcome, experience," Joyce Flight said.

40 of town's By The Associated Press ROCKPORT, Ind. Forty percent of the volunteer fire department in this southern Indiana community has quit in a dispute with their township trustee. The department had 20 firefighters before the dispute began. "We really felt that we had no choice but to resign," said Richard J. Broecher, former president of the volunteer firefighter's association and the department's assistant chief.

One point of contention was Trustee Shirley J. Richards desire to have a voice in the selection of new fire department members. Henry Williams. 64, of Greenhill, was in stable condition Saturday at Wishard Memorial Hospital in Indianapolis. He was badly burned July 9 in a gas explosion in his rural Tippecanoe County home.

To call us We at the Journal and Courier want to hear from you, our readers. We're interested in your news tips, story ideas, complaints, problems, questions and comments in general. To reach the newsroom, call 423-5511 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on week days.

After hours and on weekends, call the Local Desk directly at 423-5522 and the Sports Desk at 423-5518. Outside Tippecanoe County call toll-free. (800) 456-3223. Here are the numbers to call newsroom editors directly: Donald Black, managing editor, 420-5242 Mark Mann, assistant managing editor, 420-5258 Thomas Campbell, chief photographer. 420-5201 Christopher Celek, Local editor, 420-5231 Steve Greenberg, Sports editor.

420-5235 Sig Kriebel, news editor, 420-5236 Robert Kriebel, Opinions page editor, 420-5262 Life and Times editor, 420-5225 Staff Reports Purdue University News Cooperider takes 'Perspective' reins Jay Cooperider has joined Purdue University's Office of Publications as an assistant director of publications. Since 1988 he has been agricultural science editor in a joint appointment with the Purdue University News Service and the Agricultural Communication Service. Cooperider will be manag Cqoperider ing editor of Perspective, the tabloid distributed quarterly to 250,000 alumni, staff, faculty, parents of undergraduates, and other Purdue supporters. He also will work on other periodicals and publications. Cooperider is a 1984 graduate of the University of Cincinnati.

Planning class focuses on career reassessment "Educational Planning for Women," a noncredit evening course designed particularly for women reassessing career and educational goals, will be offered this fall through Purdue University Continuing Education. Cecelia Zissis, former director of the Span Plan program for adult students, will present the eight-week series, which begins Sept. 10 and concludes Oct. 29. Classes will be in Room G5 of the Krannert Building.

Registration information and adult evening class brochures are available from Purdue Continuing Education at (317) 494-2973 or Zis-sis-at (317) 743-1014. Alcoa grant to pay for speech therapy Alcoa Foundation grant for $2,500 was presented to Barbara S.W. Solomon, director of the Speech-Language Clinic. The money will be used to pay for. speech therapy for children and adults with speech, language, voice, fluency or hearing problems who are unable to pay for speech therapy.

For the record Police and Fire Calls 'Many police calls are reports of what people have told officials. The reports do not necessarily reflect the final status of investigations. Tippecanoe County a.m. Saturday. Lafayette Police Department.

Burglary at 3405 Sussex. Carpenter tools, toilet in a box, extension cord stolen. Value: $2,325. 6:16 a.m. Saturday.

LPD. Theft from car parked at Imperial Travel. 2575 S. 30th St. Taken: AMFM stereo, blocker panels.

Value: $498. 11:52 a.m. Saturday. Lafayette Fire Department. Fire in two-story house, 1806 Wilson caused about $10,000 damage.

Electrical outlet in living room ignited fire in house of Spike Rice when no one was at home. Births Home Hospital, Aug. 3 Mark and Chen-Farng Benjamin, 708 Sugar Hill Drive, West Lafayette, a son. Brent and Denise Eldridge, Rensselaer, a son. Rodney and Cindy Maxwell, Flora, a son.

'Terence and Erin Mays, 2918 Ferry St, a son. Stephen F. and Jennifer A. Oteham, West Lafayette, a daughter. and.

Gloria Vaught, Lafayette, a son. St. Elizabeth Hospital Medical Center, Aug. 3 Wiillllte fAY Allison Gas gets Army contract INDIANAPOLIS Allison Gas Turbine, a division of General Motors has been awarded a $31 million contract by the Army for the construction of helicopter engines, Sen. Dan Coats, announced.

The contract is for the construction of 270 T63-A-720 engines to be used in OH6 and OH58A Bell helicopters. All work for the contract will be done in Indianapolis. The project is expected to be completed by March 31, 1992, Coats said. The contract is worth $31,155,666. Ohio man held in death of wife takes life WINCHESTER An Ansonia, Ohio, man jailed in connection with the shooting death of his estranged wife apparently hanged himself in his Randolph County Jail cell, authorities said Saturday.

The body of Timmy Allen Brown, 33, was found by other inmates around 8:30 p.m. hanging by a bedsheet, Indiana State Police said. They called the death a suicide. Brown had turned himself into authorities after the fatal shooting of his wife last Tuesday at her brother's home in Union City. Patricia Brown, 23, died of a gunshot wound to her head on the same day her divorce would have been final.

firefighters quit "Since we are the ones who fight the fires and have to go in harm's way, we should have the right to decide who is qualified to join the force," Broecher said. Richards was appointed in January 1988 when her predecessor, Kermitt Lindsey, was forced to resign for his part in an illegal vote-buying scheme in Rockport and Spencer County. Since she assumed the job, Richards has tried to bring the force more closely in line with rules and regulations governing the department's operation. "I feel that the operation of the fire department and who is on the force is something that is a shared responsibility," she said. ARDAPPLE, Dorothy B.

No visitation. Private family graveside service. Spring Vale Cemetery, the Rev. Joan Williams officiating. Surviving are 6 grandchildren.

12 great-grandchildren. A sister preceded in death. Memorial contributions to the charity of donor's choice. Soller-Baker Funeral directors in charge. BERTRAND, May Friends may call 5-9 p.m.

Monday at Cardwell Funeral Home, Morocco. Service there 1 1 a.m. Tuesday, the Rev. Phil Hansen officiating. Interment Oakland Cemetery.

Morocco. Surviving are 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren. A son, a brother, a sister preceded. Me-morials to Donovan Church of Christ. EDDY, Dorothy M.

Visitation 4-7 p.m. today, Soller-Baker West Lafayette Chapel. Funeral Mass 1 0 a.m. Monday, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Father Donald Hardebeck officiating. Interment Grand View Cemetery.

Survivrng ae 5 grandchildren, 1 greatgrandchild. Preceded in death by 2 brothers. Memorial contributions to Lynn Treece Boys and Girls Club or charity of donor's choice. SNAVELY, L. Herbert Friends may call 5-8 p.m.

Monday, Soller-Baker West Lafayette Funeral Home. Service 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sc4-ler Baker West Lafayette Chapel, the Rev. Dr. Norman Godby officiating.

Interment Tippecanoe Memory Gardens. Sympathy may best be express by memorial contributions to Tippecanoe County Chapter, Americna Heart Association. Two granddaughters, survive. Today On the Air International Choral Festival: a celebration of the joy of singing, 1:15 p.m. WBAA 920 AM and 89.7 Cable FM.

Purdue Summer Commencement: broadcast live from the Elliott Hall of Music. 2:30 p.m.. WBAA. Monday On the Air Jazz in the Palm Court with music from Gertrude "Ma" Rainey. 4 p.m..

WBAA 920 AM and 89.7 Cable FM. Opera Box: a collector's Rossini is offered, 9 p.m., WBAA. Atlantic Theatre: humor on a live stage, 1 0 p.m., WBAA. Tuesday On the Air Classic Performances: Boris Kroyt. Murray Perahia.

and Harold Wright. 2:05 p.m., WBAA. Rainbow: "Conscripting the South African Mind" with Tim Warner, 8 p.m.. WBAA. Wednesday On the Air Jack Benny: This week's program features humor and mystery.

10:35 a.m.. WBAA. Los Angeles Philharmonic: with Beethoven's Symphony No. 1 in and Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex, 8 p.m.. WBAA.

Thursday On the Air Selected shorts: Stories by Pritchett, Weaver, and Barthelme. 8 p.m.. WBAA. Pride and Prejudice: an audio version of Jane Austen's lively and witty comedy on marriage and snobbery, 10:30 p.m., WBAA. Friday On the Air Piano Jazz: Guest Claude Boiling, 10:35 a.m., WBAA.

Car talk: Comedic auto advice from Tom and Ray, 8 p.m., WBAA. Riverwalk: celebrates the music of Louis Armstrong, 9 p.m., WBAA. Saturday On the Air World of Opera: Montverdi's "II Ritomo d'Ulisse in 1 2:30 p.m.. WBAA. Bluesstage: the blues and sould of Katie Webster, AC Reed, and Lowell Fulson, 8 p.m., WBAA.

Information for the Purdue Calendar should be sent to the Journal and Courier, Purdue reporter, 217 N. Sixth Lafayette, 47901. Matt and Lori Salla. Earl Park, a daughter. White County Memorial Hospital, Aug.

3 Chariene R. Boze, Monon, a daughter. Births Elsewhere Edward and Susan Smith of New Orleans. are the parents of a daughter, Clair Suzanne, born July 27. Paternal grandparents are Adolph and Patricia Smith of Lafayette.

Condition Updates George J. Huspek. 18, of Hammond, was in serious condition Saturday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis after his moped was struck by a tractor trailer on Interstate 65 in Jasper County. Jay K. Pauley.

29, Route 2. Monticello, was in stable condition Saturday at Indiana University Medical Center. He was injured July 24 when his car hit a semi-tractor trailer on Indiana 25 North at three-lane hill. Raymond Ryan. 26, Box 384.

of Darlington, was in serious condition Saturday at Indianapolis Methodist Hospital. He suffered head and internal injuries June 21 when his car hit a tree on Montgomery County Road 500 North, one mile west of Darlington. Larry D. Taylor, 22, Route 4. Attica, was in serious condition Saturday at Indianapolis Methodist Hospital.

He suffered severe head and internal injuries July 27 when he lost control of his pickup in a curve and struck a tree on Fountain County Road 50 West, south of Countv Road 860 North. -s rss3-.

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