Kokomo Perspective 09 04 2019 E Edition Page A1

During World War II, the United States churned out more than 12,000 B-17 bombers. Now only a few of the historic planes re- main flight-worthy, and one recently touched down at Kokomo Munic- ipal Airport. The visit from the B-17 was significant for Koko- mo-native John Eads, who in 1943 was among the thousands of young men aboard B-17s over Europe. A waist gunner on one of these aircraft, Eads took in the sights and sounds of a B-17 once again when the Experimental Aircraft As- sociations (EAA) Kokomo chapter hosted the aircraft at the local airport on Aug. 20. Its like old times, said Eads after the bomber roared to life and took off carrying a load of individ- uals who signed up for a light on the aircraft. The B-17 possesses a special place in Ameri- can history. The aircraft, dubbed the flying fortress, was utilized as a bomber during WWII and pri- marily saw action over Europe, striking targets within enemy territory. Between 1935 and 1945, 12,732 of the aircraft were produced for the Unit- ed States. Nearly 5,000 were lost during combat missions. About as many were similarly lost during training accidents. Aluminum Overcast, the B-17 that touched down in Kokomo, was a rarity, according to its pi- lot, Kenneth Morris. MORE THAN 31,000 DISTRIBUTED WEEKLY & MORE THAN 320,000 MONTHLY PAGE VIEWS AT KOKOMOPERSPECTIVE.COM Kokomoperspective.com 209 N. Main St. - Kokomo 765.452.0055 September 4, 2019 Temple A11 B-17 A9 Fleming A9 by Devin Zimmerman News Reporter dzimmerman@kokomoperspective.com by Devin Zimmerman News Reporter dzimmerman@kokomoperspective.com PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID KOKOMO, IN PERMIT NO. 60 **************ECRWSSEDDM************** Residential & Business Customer September 4 2019 b Perspective Photo / Devin Zimmerman MEMORIES - (Above) Aluminum Overcast's four engines roar to life at Kokomo Municipal Airport. 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Owens INSIDE WARRANT LIST COUNTY TAX SALE 457-9211 24 hour up to date weather Temple Baptist suit ends in settlement Doe's attorneys claim end forced by bankruptcy trustee; church dubs it 'nuisance settlement' Fleming cleared of illegal witness payment allegation Hearing icer dismissesethical violation charges against former Howard County prosecutor Perspective Photo / Devin Zimmerman COMING TO A CLOSE - Temple Baptist Church and Jane Doe reached a settlement after Doe claimed she was molested by a church member. She received $7,500. A civil suit launched by an anonymous Howard County woman against a local church, alleging shed been molested as a child by a church mem- ber after being encour- aged to stay at his house by the churchs pastor, ended in a settlement. The settlement comes nearly two years after the case was filed on be- half of Jane Doe against Temple Baptist Church, Pastor Mike Holloway, Donald Croddy, and his wife Elfriede. It served as the book- end to claims Doe made concerning her alleged molestation at the hands of Croddy in 1993 when Doe was 13. The settle- ment was reached short- ly after Doe's attorney vowed to appeal a sum- mary judgment approved in favor of Temple Baptist Church. The settlement drew differing statements re- leased by the church-af- iliated defendants in the case and Doe. The church championed the payment made to Doe as a nui- sance settlement, and Does released stated the settlement came as a re- sult of technicalities, not the truthfulness of the al- legations. The settlement, ac- cording to a release from the church and pastor, amounted to $7,500. According to Does re- lease, issued by her attor- ney Chris Garrison, the Howard County woman lost control of the case due to her filing for bank- ruptcy in 2017. That, read the release, resulted in her losing control of the suit and her ability to ap- peal the summary judg- ment. Ms. Doe wished to ap- peal the courts granting of summary judgment to the Indiana Court of Appeals, read Does re- lease. However, because of Ms. Does bankruptcy iled in 2017, the bank- ruptcy trustee took over the case as a plaintiff in order to acquire funds to distribute to Ms. Does creditors. Ms. Doe did not have a say in wheth- er to appeal or to accept Last week, the alleged ethics violations against former Howard County Prosecutor James Flem- ing were dismissed. The dismissed allega- tions, which were leveled at Fleming by the Indiana Supreme Court Disci- plinary Commission, re- lated to claims of illegal witness payments made by Fleming during mur- der trials in 2010. Hearing icerRobReilingJr.cit- ed a lack of evidence and witness credibility in the dismissals. The ruling brings an end to a saga that began after the disciplinary commission filed its ver- ified petition for disci- plinary action against Fleming on Oct. 29, 2018. The commissions com- plaint focused on the tri- Fleming WWII veteran who flew 50 missions in a B-17 hears the plane's engines roar again

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