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Today: High 51 Low 42 Sunny Sunday: High 59 Low 40 Sunny TIMES UNION October 12 & 13, 2019 WARSAW, IN - $1.50 - FOUNDED 1854 - NO. 242 @TUonline Times-Union - Warsaw timesuniononline.com Local Kosciusko hosts law enforcement field day. Page 5A Business Here's how to avoid costly car-deer collisions. Page 1B Contact Us: PHONE: 574-267-3111 MAIL: P.O. Box 1448, Warsaw, IN 46581-1448 EMAIL: news@timesuniononline.com Sports Marsh scores 3 touchdowns in Tigers win on senior night. Page 1B TIMES UNION $1.00 8 2 32320 00002 Weekender IN OUR 165th YEAR OF CONTINUOUS SERVICE TO KOSCIUSKO COUNTY The It was suggested that I read an article by Nir Eyal in the Atlantic about tech nology. The author likened the debate over the effects of technology on society to "Reefer Madness" under the headline "Americans Legalize Pot - And Then Panic Over Tech Addiction." He posts the following: "By promoting the idea that technology is hijack ing our brains and getting all of us addicted to our devices, techno fearmon gers elevate the exception rather than the rule." The author notes, cor rectly, I might add, that any addiction only attracts a rather small percentage of the population that it afflicts - around 9%. People can enjoy a glass of wine with dinner with out becoming an alcoholic. People get pain relief from opioids without becoming pill heads. And people can smoke a little weed with out becoming heroine addicts. Hence, the "Reefer Madness" reference. For the uninitiated, "Reefer Madness" was a film pro duced in the 1930s by the government to scare teens away from marijuana use. It showed marijuana users as crazed addicts who would eventually move on to LSD and jump out of windows thinking they could fly. The point of the article was to say that 70 or 80 years later, we've figured out that weed ain't so bad - to the point that we're legalizing and decriminal izing. But at the same time, laws are being proposed that would limit the use of certain technologies. The author cites the overreach of a law pro posed last summer in Congress - a law, which I News Views News Views, a column of local opinion, appears each Saturday in the TIMES-UNION . See VIEWS- Page 2A Technology Can Be Troublesome BY GARY GERARD TIMES-UNION General Manager ggerard@timesuniononline.com $1.50 ROCHESTER - The four day jury trial for Alyssa Shepherd, accused of hitting four children and killing three as they boarded a school bus in October last year, will begin Tuesday in Fulton County Superior Court. Judge Greg Heller will preside over the case and jury selection will begin Tuesday morning. Shepherd, 24, faces three charges of reckless homicide, Level 5 felonies; passing a school bus with the arm extended where bodily injury results, a Class A mis demeanor; and criminal recklessness committing aggressive driving resulting in serious bodily injury, a Level 6 felony. If convicted on all charges, Shepherd faces a maximum sentence of 21 1 /2 years in prison. The crash happened around 7:15 a.m. Oct. 30 when Shepherd allegedly hit and killed 9 year old Alivia Stahl, her 6 year old twin brothers Mason and Xzavier Ingle, and severely injured 11 year old Maverik Lowe. The children were cross ing Ind. 25 north of Rochester to get on their school bus when they were struck. The bus's flashing lights were on and its stop arm was extended. Shepherd told police she did not recognize the vehicle as a school bus. Shepherd is represented by attorneys David William Newman and Michael Joseph Tuszynski, of Stanley Tuszynski & Newman, South Bend. The incident caught national attention and prompted legislation to be passed in Indiana in April named after the children called the MAXSTRONG bill. The bill mandated safety changes that include requir ing stop arm cameras on buses, no longer allowing children to cross state high ways to board a bus and increasing penalties for those who disregard the law. The parents of the chil dren, Michael Stahl and Brittany and Shane Ingle, have celebrated the legisla tion named after their chil dren saying their children did not die in vain. Media credentials at Tuesday's court proceedings were limited to four. The TIMES-UNION will be covering the trial. BY AMANDA BRIDGMAN TIMES-UNION Staff Writer abridgman@timesuniononline.com WINONA LAKE - According to the American Transplant Foundation, almost 114,000 people are on the waiting list for an organ transplant. According to the Indiana Donor Network, of those 114,000, nearly 1,300 are Hoosiers. Janet Wagley, of Winona Lake, is one of those Hoosiers. Janet has been a diabetic for 30 years. She said she was taking mega doses of sev eral medications for too long and those damaged her kidneys. For the past 10 years, her kidney's have gotten worse. "Now, they're just knocking at the door," she said. Janet is not on dialysis yet, but if her kidneys continue to get worse, she may have to be. She has already had two fistula put in - one on May 8 and the revision on Oct. 1, but both have failed. An arteriove nous fistula connects an artery and a vein. She said it isn't that uncommon for the fis tula to be redone. Janet said she could get a graft - a type of looped tube - for dialysis if and when she gets to that point, but there are many issues with grafts, such as infections. If Janet does end up going through dial ysis, she will need treatment several times a week. John Wagley, Janet's husband, said dial BY JACKIE GORSKI TIMES-UNION Lifestyles Editor jgorski@timesuniononline.com Deer Causes Crash The driver received minor injuries after hitting a deer this morning on CR 800N, east of CR 500W, southwest of Milford. Further details of the crash were unavailable at press time. October was designated as breast cancer awareness month in 1985. Former First Lady Betty Ford and her daughter helped kick off the first week long awareness. In Kosciusko County, there are a few events or programs occurring during the month of October to bring awareness to breast cancer. Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw, will sponsor two events and has t shirts employees can buy this month. "Our planned events in October place a focus on the importance of prevention while congruently honor ing community members who have been diagnosed with cancer. We want to show our support for them as an organization dedicated to com munity health improvement," said Kim Finch, CNO at Kosciusko Community Hospital. The first event is the Freaky 5K Run/Walk. "We are partnering with the Cancer Care Fund of Kosciusko County to present the annual Freaky 5K that will take place this year on Oct. 26," said Joy Lohse, director of marketing and public relations. Those wishing to participate can reg ister online or register on site between 7:30 and 9 a.m. The race will begin at 9:30 a.m. and all proceeds benefit the Cancer Care Fund which assists local patients who are diagnosed with cancer, Lohse said. The second event Kosciusko County Hospital will be sponsoring is a Spook takular breakfast for its can cer center patients. The breakfast will be from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Oct. 26. "This is a special recognition where we are inviting KCH Cancer Center patients and a guest to come to the cancer center, enjoy break fast - and patients can dress in Halloween attire if in the festive mood," Lohse said. KCH also created t shirts for breast cancer awareness month. "Our employees are wearing 'GO PINK' t shirts throughout all hospi tal departments, physicians' offices and MedStat," said Lohse. Employees at the hospital pur chased shirts to wear during the month of October. $5 per shirt will be donated to the Cancer Care Fund of Kosciusko County on behalf the employees. A total of $2,035 will be donated to the fund as 407 shirts were ordered, Lohse said. While Parkview Health does not have any particular event in October designated for breast cancer aware ness, the hospital did give free mam mograms during First Friday and has had some education programs in the past, said Andrea Sullivan, marketing and community relations specialist. Both hospitals do have opportuni ties for women to have 3D mammo grams. "Our medical team at Kosciusko Community Hospital encourages women to take an active role in their health and take care of themselves every day. The American Cancer Society recommends mammography screening for women starting at age 45. A 3D mammogram is a part of a health prevention plan for women age 45 or older to detect cancer at its earliest stage when we can most suc cessfully treat it," said Finch. Parkview has 3 D mammography and encourages women to call about it, Sullivan said. Women always get a flower after their screenings. Also, Parkview gives money to Francine's Friends Mobile Mammography, which is a not for profit renovated motor coach, Sullivan said. According to Francine's Friends website, all women over 35 are wel come and screening mammography through Francine's Friends is avail able for women who have not had a mammogram in the past 12 months, have no prior or current history of breast cancer or problems with their breasts and are insured or unin sured. Sullivan said the Francine's Friends Mobile Mammography trav els and services this area. According to the website, there are no dates in October in Kosciusko County. However, the mobile mam mography will be at Brandt's Harley Davidson, 1400 Cass St., Wabash, on Nov. 2, as well as Parkview Physician Group, 1104 N. Wayne St., North Manchester, on Nov. 12. To schedule a visit at the mobile mammography, call 260 266 9180. Also, throughout the state, a spe ciality license plate is available for purchase through the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles. The spe ciality plates, introduced in 2002, are BY JACKIE GORSKI TIMES-UNION Lifestyles Editor jgorski@timesuniononline.com Photo by Jackie Gorski, TIMES-UNION Janet Wagley, of Winona Lake, stands next to her vehicle, showing the ad requesting help in get- ting a kidney donation. Winona Lake Woman Hopes Donor Will Make Life-Saving Decision Trial In Fatal 2018 Bus Accident Starts Tuesday In Rochester See DONOR - Page 2A Groups Use October To Raise Breast Cancer Awareness Photo by Gary Nieter, TIMES-UNION INDIANAPOLIS - Retail services at Post Offices throughout Indiana will be closed on Monday in recogni tion of Columbus Day. Regularly scheduled mail delivery, PO Box and caller services will also be suspend ed for the holiday. Customers requiring postal services can use the Self Service Kiosk available at select Post Offices. The ATM like kiosk, which accepts debit and credit cards only, can han dle 80% of the transactions conducted at the retail counter such as buying stamps, mailing a parcel or shipping an urgent letter or package by Express or Priority Mail. Access to a SSK is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Go to usps.com, Find Locations, put in your ZIP Code and you'll find a nearby Post Office that has a kiosk. Commercial customers are asked to check with their Bulk Mail Acceptance Unit for hours of operation. To obtain the phone number of a specific Post Office, customers may call 1 800 ASK USPS. Mail will be delivered as scheduled on Tuesday. Post Offices also will resume regu larly scheduled retail lobby hours Tuesday. No Newspaper On Monday In observance of the Columbus Day holiday, the TIMES- UNION will not be published Monday and our offices will be closed. Normal publica- tion schedules and business hours will resume Tuesday. Post Offices Closed For Columbus Day STAFF REPORT See CANCER- Page 2A

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