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FNhL ITJGDNiZSBSBr JULY 15, 1992 fvYTyl CLOUDY Mostly clear tonight, a low 64. Increasing clouds Thursday, high VA in mid-80s. Page D-7. -4- COUNT I EDITION ri Cool repasts for a hot summer FOOD, B-1 The numbers in our daily ALLISON PACT 1 lives add up Most hourly workers OK agreement BUSINESS, PACE A-8 THE INDIANAPOLIS NEWS 35c "Where the Spirit of the Lord Is, There Is Liberty." II Cor. 3-17 i llllliif THE Rivers flooding over banks Mayor urges evacuations in Marion From Staff and Wire Reports Heavy rains pushed the Mississinewa River to more than 5 feet above flood stage, prompting Marion Mayor Ron Mowery to declare a state of emergency and urge people to evacuate their homes.

Officials at the state emergency management agency said the levee was holding steady at about 15.2 feet today, which is below the 15.6-foot level that would mandate an evacuation of nearby residents. "The state of emergency means, basically, that crews are ready to respond and are on alert," Kelly Stemnock, a SEMA spokeswoman, said today. "There shouldn't be any evacuations necessary unless something else happens." Still, the mayor said it was safer to leave homes near the river in case conditions worsened. "Those people who at 21.5 feet or 6.5 feet above flood stage today. In Kokomo, water splashed over the banks of Kokomo and Wildcat creeks.

The creeks measured 13.8 feet Tuesday high enough to put officials on alert, said Tom High, superintendent of the Kokomo Wastewater Treatment Plant. Kokomo Parks and Recreation crews must wait for the creeks to recede before they can clean up flood damage in the city's parks. High said. Debbie Newburn and her husband began watching the water rise in a creek in front of their Kokomo home late Sunday night as her husband prepared to go to work. When she called him Monday morning, she told him he'd have to swim to their house, which, as of Tuesday, had received only minor water damage.

"You gotta laugh," Newburn said. "If you don't, you'll cry." Tornado-ravaged Kendallville starts cleanup remain are endangering their lives," Mowery said. Marion police and firefighters set up barricades at several flooded intersections. Only people who live in the areas and their relatives were allowed into the restricted sections, police said. Stemnock said the heavy rain appeared to have moved out of the area, leaving the river at 15.03 feet.

The river's flood stage is 10 feet. About 5 a.m. today, a severe storm moved across Fort Wayne and produced 1.5 inches of rain in 40 minutes, the weather service said. White River has submerged farm land around the Noblesville and Ravens-wood areas. The river was to crest various times in Hamilton and Marion coun- 'That.

-SS. 1L his son's home, one of more than 20 ratlin Related story, picture on Q1 ties this afternoon about two feet over flood stage. Noblesville city officials said White River was expected to crest today at a level below last month's crest stage. Noblesville public affairs manager Susan Nelson said city officials are monitoring water levels every hour and meeting twice a day as necessary to determine what precautions, if any, need to be taken against possible flooding. Nelson said state highway crews were pumping water off Ind.

19 at Noblesville today in an effort to keep the road open. In Decatur, the St. Mary's River was 5 aw-. 2 -rw The Associated destroyed by a tornado Tuesday. DATELINE: DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION Tv David L.

Haase plaints from Jerry Brown. Brown's delegates. Including 20 Hoo- You can buy an engagement ring and mail the wedding invitations from Farmer's Jewelry, which also houses a contract postal station. Page C-2. Former City-County Council member Dwight Cottingham has been a 4-H leader in Wayne Township 50 years.

Page C-2. Doctors remove a benign tumor from Pope John Paul H's colon today. The pontiff is in "very good shape," an attending physician reported, adding the operation lasted about 3 hours and went "very smoothly." Page A-4. IE251I Seattle Mariner Ken Griffey Jr. is congratulated after his third-inning home run in the All-Star Game.

He was named the MVP of the game won by the American League 13-6. Page E-l. Four Central Indiana motorcyclists tell about their experiences when they rode nearly 11,000 miles around America in 21 days in what is called the USA Four Corners Motorcycle Tour. PageD-1. Nearly 10 years after punk died.

Social Distortion is still fighting an erroneous reputation as a hardcore band. Mike Redmond music column, PageD-3. MAYBE WE NOMNATE CAMERAMAN QUIPS The Democratic ticket covers a broad spectrum of America: Clinton and Gore are yuppified good ol' Southern boys fashioned on Madison Avenue and scripted by image makers. The Democratic platform may be all right but it doesn't contain a single plank to help Jimmy Carter and Habitat for Humanity. Democratic presidential candidates may be able to spell potato, but not a single one of them has been able to spell v-i-c-t-o-r-y since 1976.

Conventions: Places where never has so little been said so often by so many to so few who listened. Democrats can knock George Bush. But at least he had the good sense to be in San Diego Instead of New York Tuesday night. Wendell Trogdon IN THE NEWS Paget Businesf A-8 Classified C-4 Comics D-2 Crossword D-8 Editorial A-6 Extra! D-l Pages B-1 A-10 D-3 E-l D-4 Food Obituaries On The Town Sports TV Weather D-7 The News Phone Numbers Main Office 633-1240 Circulation 633-9211 Classified Ads 633-1212 Delivered by Carrier, 81.50 Per Week 123rd YEAR 1992, The Indianapolis News to. a- N- From Staff and Wire Reports KENDALLVILLE, Ind.

Officials today began assessing damage after a tornado ripped through downtown Kendallville. two subdivisions and a shopping area Tuesday afternoon, injuring 28 people and damaging more than 100 homes and businesses. None of the injuries was seri ous, authorities said. "We've been very fortunate," Mayor Jeff Smith said. "It Just looked like total devastation." "It looks like the damage will be well over $1 million," said Noble County Civil Defense director Russ Carteaux.

State police said the storms hit at 3:09 p.m. Fire department spokesman Jim Beck said a tornado touched down about 3:30 p.m. during a driving rainstorm. The Noble County Commissioners placed the area around the city of 8,000 under a state of emergency at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The area is bordered by Ind. 3 and County Roads 900 North, 1100 East and 400 South. The emergency order prohibits anyone but local residents and emergency personnel from entering the area. State police said the greatest amount of damage was on the eastside of the city. The storms passed over the Noble County Fairgrounds, where the 4-H fair opened Sunday.

Two trailers at the fairgrounds were damaged but none of the estimated 1,000 people attending the fair was Injured, police said. Roofs of the Wal-Mart and Scotts stores in a shopping com- See TORNADO A 9 Press siers, waved red and white "NOT!" signs and booed when the convention accepted the Clinton platform. "It may be passed," Jeff Sandlin, a Brown delegate from Valparaiso said between boos, "but you don't have to like it." So would the Brown people walk out as had been rumored since Sunday? "Walk out?" he said. "Why? "Hey, I'm a Democrat Just like them." And, of course, their hero has won a speaking slot In prime time tonight. "See," Sandlin said, "a little bit of protest got what we wanted." Ed DeLaney, head of Clinton's Hoo-sier delegates, said the result was absolutely inevitable.

"After all," he said, "we won the primaries." See DATELINE A 2 coy, frequently eloquent governor. "Don't stay up." Clinton Is counting on voters not only to stay up. but to tune In. And he's hoping praise from Cuomo shores up his support among liberals and minorities worried about Clinton's tugging the party to the center. Keeping to his convention-week routine, Clinton took a morning Jog in Central Park.

Smiling, he chatted with on- Sce DEMOCRATS A-2 Bayh to focus on economy Walt Guenin removes belongings from 1 IPS' Gilbert puts stipulations on Hudson project By SHAM L. FINNELL The Indianapolis News Indianapolis Public Schools could pass on an offer to get Involved in a multimillion-dollar project with the Hudson Institute because of complaints that the think tank is too conservative, anti-minority and anti-public schools. After meeting with about 30 black community leaders early Tuesday. IPS Superintendent Shlrl E. Gilbert drew up a plan that would put stipulations on the district's Involvement with a Hudson reform project.

"If they don't agree, we don't have to go into the partnership with them," Gilbert said at a Tuesday board meeting. "We will not allow them to be anti-minority'. We won't agree with things that aren't in the best interest of IPS. "We have to control this process because these are our kids, not Hudson's kld9." Gilbert urged approval of the revised proposal that commits IPS to a reform project with Hudson. He said the stipulations protect the district from adopting any reform measures It doesn't agree with.

See IPSA-9 NEW YORK Indiana Gov. Evan Bayh will get his six minutes of national fame tonight, and plans to take Indiana with him. He will talk about how. he says, Indiana overcame economic adversity and how it might be nice to have a little help from the federal government. Speech times have been slippery things the last two days, but he is tentatively scheduled to take the podium at Madison Square Garden around 5:30 Indianapolis time.

The governor had planned to stay away from New York as recently as last Friday, but a personal call from fellow governor Bill Clinton summoned him. Meanwhile, the fight over the platform fizzled. Clinton's delegates shouted down the minority reports from Paul Tsongas and never even officially heard the com- Democrats The Associated Press NEW YORK Democrats nominate Bill Clinton for president tonight, optimistic his middle-of-the road message is their path to the White House after 12 years of Republican rule. "What we want is change." running mate Al Gore told cheering supporters at a morning rally. After two days of warmups, It was time for the convention's main event: The poll of 4,288 delegates and the traditional roll call of the states, all to anoint Clinton tonight stamp the Arkansas governor and Tennessee Sen.

Gore with the party's blessing. "It's an amazing thing and humbling," Clinton said of the chance he'd be president. "It shows you once again how the system works, to know that somebody who came from a small state from a family without any money can at least get this far." New York Gov. Mario Cuomo will put Clinton's name In nomination. "It will not be a great speech." said the ever-.

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