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1 I A I III.) IJIIHlll lt.H,!,.lU!J. 'I CANT STAND ANY MORE' Georgia Small of Alexandria flooded out for the third time PAGE C-l JULY 15, 1992 THE INDIANAPOLIS NEWS CLOUDY Mostly clear tonight, low 64. Increasing clouds Thursday, high In mid-80s. Page D-8. 1 p.m.

Temperature 68 "Where the Spirit of the Lord Is, There Is Liberty." -II Cor. 3:17 i Allison workers end strike efforts to purchase parts made outside the plant, the union said today. A management spokesman was not available for comment early today. The union said Allison agreed to give employees more opportunities to make parts for new or redesigned engines. The union said the agreement protects an additional 300 jobs because Allison has agreed to abide by a "jobs bank" provision of the UAW's national contract with GM.

Under the agreement, up to 300 UAW workers who might otherwise be laid off would be assigned non-traditional duties, said Don Newton, negotiator for United Auto Workers Local 933. The agreement provides that other UAW members from three GM units in Marvin Recht, general director of personnel and communications at Allison, said on Tuesday that there was an "eagerness on the part of both" sides to resolve the conflict. "We're going to go forward from here," he said. Recht said the strike does not appear to have caused lasting problems for the operation, Marion County's second-largest private employer behind Eli Lilly. Although union leaders boasted of solidarity among workers, the strike added to workers' apprehension about the future of Allison Gas Turbine, which, along with Allison Transmission, is for sale.

"It's like we're having so many things hit us at once," said Steve Ennis, an Allison worker. Company rescinds plan to cut jobs, union says By CHRIS O'MALLEY The Indianapolis News Workers at Allison Gas Turbine today ratified a settlement to end a strike that started at 9 a.m. Monday. Hourly workers, who, officials said, approved the pact by a wide margin, planned to return to work beginning with today's afternoon shift. The union said Allison agreed to rescind plans to cut 760 jobs.

The Jobs would have been eliminated over the next several months through company Indiana, including Allison Transmission and the Truck and Bus operations, could be hired into Allison Gas Turbine, according to the union. A tentative settlement was reached around 3 p.m. on Tuesday, almost 30 hours after 3,800 union members walked off the job. On Tuesday, Ron Gettelfinger, UAW Region 3 international representative, said the issues "have been resolved satisfactorily, and we're very pleased that management saw fit to sit down with us this early." "This company was wrong in the positions that they took, and we're glad that they had a little time to ponder," Gettelfinger said. Cleanup begins in Kendall ville Tornado injures 28 in upstate city Roll call ready to name Clinton The Associated Press NEW YORK Democrats nominate Arkansas Gov.

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 is time for the convention's main event: The poll of 4,288 delegates and the traditional roll call of the states, all to stamp Clinton and Tennessee Sen. Gore with the party's blessing. "It's an amazing thing and humbling," Clinton said of the chance to 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." Clinton's message must be taking root as he surged ahead of both President Bush and Ross Perot in a national opinion poll conducted for the Daily News and The Hotline Tuesday night. In the three-way race, Clinton leads his two rivals with 40 percent of the vote. Perot's dramatic slide continued down to 20 percent he had been leading the field with -35 percent Just two weeks ago while Bush remained stable at 31 percent. In a two-way race against Bush, the poll showed, Clinton was ahead 50 percent to 39 percent. In a strategic move today, Clinton met with black nationalist leader Nelson Mandela, buffing his foreign policy credentials.

Mandela's hourlong meeting with Clinton was "exceedingly fruitful," according to Mayor David DInklns. who is the South African leader's host in New York. New York Gov. Mario Cuomo will put Clinton's name in nomination. "This country absolutely has to have Bill Clinton," Cuomo said during a morning visit to the convention hall to rehearse.

"It will not be a great speech," said the ever-coy, frequently eloquent governor. "Don't stay up." -4'F: I -fe AVr' 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 serf 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 See TORNADO A-9 iiWMi ca The Associated Press i lie nasuuaiei.

Steve Denton (left) and Stan Meyers search for items today that weren't damaged in Tuesday's tornado at Kendallville. Hoosiers keep close eye on swollen rivers From Staff and Wire Reports 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 remain are endangering their lives," Mowery said. Marion police and firefighters set up barricades at several flooded intersections.

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 Ravenswood areas.

The river was to crest various times in Hamilton and Marion counties this afternoon about two feet over flood stage. Noblesville public affairs manager Susan Nelson said city officials are monitor- lng 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 at 21.5 feet or 6.5 feet above flood stage today. Elwood, Alexandria and Summitville residents were cleaning up the damage left behind by theseopnd flood in Madison County in three weeks." Heavy rains pushed the Mississinewa River to more than five 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 See DEMOCRATS A-2 European Community urges recycling rules BRUSSELS, Belgium The European Couples wants blustery British Stock market slips NEW YORK The stock market turned in an Inconclusive showing today, bogging down after the rally of the past four sessions. The Dow Jones average of 30 industrials, up 65.11 points over the four preceding trading days, slipped back 4.06 points to 3,354.33 by noontime on Wall Street.

From the Wire Services Late stocks A-8, A-9 BUSINESS BULLETINS all packaging materials be recovered within 10 years either through recycling, ing or incineration to generate energy. Nearly two-thirds would have to be through recycling. Currently, about 18 percent of disposable packaging is recycled. To meet the new rules, EC nations would have to enact legislation requiring the use of recoverable materials in packaging. Community's executive agency today proposed rules for recycling packaging materials in an effort to reduce trash.

Citing a "world crisis in solid waste disposal," the European Commission said measures were needed to deal with an estimated 50 million metric tons of cardboard, cans, paper and plastic that pile up yearly from packaging consumer products. The rules, which would apply to all dozen EC nations, would require that 90 percent of NATO ships to begin mission decided Friday to mount the GULLANE. Scotland Masters champion Fred Couples is hoping for a storm to blow In at the British Open and create some excitement. "I wish it would blow 40 mph," he said today after two days of calm, uninspiring weather. "The last couple of days I have played pretty mediocre because it has been so calm.

It been semi-boring. "I hope the wind blows like it did Sunday and Monday when those poor guys were trying to qualify." Despite being to world's top-ranked player. Couples goes into golf's oldest tournament as the co-second favorite behind two-time British Open winner Nick Faldo, who is rated 7-1 by British bookmakers William Hill. Couples Is tied at 12-1 with Ian Woosnam, who pre- SPORTS BULLETINS ceded him as Masters winner at Augusta. The American is on the same wavelength as the bookmakers In believing the trophy will not go to an outsider.

"Come Saturday or Sunday it will be the same people Tom Watson. Ian Woosnam. Faldo," Couples said. "1 think it will be the same people and a past major winner will win." That does not rule him out, either, and he feels he will play better as the tournament goes on. Couples has won six titles in the last 12 months, more than any other player.

His earnings in that time have been more than $2 million. From f(ie Wire ServUes IN THE NEWS Paget Pages Business A-8 Food B-l Classified C-4 Obituaries. A-10 Comics D-2 On The Town D-3 Crossword D-8 Sports E-l Editorial A-6 TV D-4 Extra! D-l Weather D-7 The News Phone Numbers Main Office 633-1240 Circulation 633-9211 Classified Ads 633-1212 Delivered by Curler, S1.60 Per Week 123rd YEAR 1992, The Indianapolis News The Associated Press BRUSSELS, Belgium NATO announced today that its warships will begin patrolling the Adriatic Sea Thursday to watch for ships carrying goods to Yugoslavia in violation of a U.N. trade embargo. Manfred Woerner, secretary-general of the 16-nation North Atlantic Treaty Organization, said final details for the operation had been worked out and the wan-Jilps were en route to the Adriac.

The move, which stops well short of a naval blockade, Is Intended to Increase pressure on Serbia and Montenegro, the only two states left In the Yugoslav federation. Western nations have accused Serbia of Instigating the four months of ethnic fighting that has killed at least 7.500 people In newly independent Bosnia-Herzegovina. Foreign ministers of NATO and the. Western European Union, a separate defense group. monitoring mission.

The frigates' task will be to try to determine without stopping or searching cargo ships whether goods banned by the United Nations are getting through to Yugoslavia. Woerner said In a statement that ambassadors of the NATO nations agreed on details of coordinating operations with the Western European Union, which is made upvf nine nations. i i.

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