The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on June 2, 1998 · Page 6
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A6 TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 1998 NATION THE SAUNA JOURNAL The Associated Press A tree lies Monday across a car and the master bedroom of the home of Tom and Anne Welsh In Willow Grove, Pa. She was trapped under the debris that landed on the bed but survived. Deadly storms Women killed when tree crashes onto bed By The Associated Press A weekend of hot weather turned vicious as powerful storms and tornadoes in the northern Plains, upper Midwest and the Northeast killed at least 17 people, including two women in bed. Another woman, Anne Welsh of Willow Grove, Pa., was pinned in bed when a tree crashed into her house, but she survived. In Erin, Wis., Fritz Bopp got out of bed just before 3 a.m. Sunday to close the window when the wind began blowing hard. An oak tree fell through the bedroom and crushed his wife, Margaret, 48. "If she would have sat up in bed, she would have been fine," said next-door neighbor Jim Ormsby. In Pinconning, Mich., Kathlyn Ann Black knew she was dying. A fierce thunderstorm had driven a tree into her bedroom and pinned the 30-year- old mother of three on her bed. Bill Thurmond said his fiancee was wiggling her toes when he made his way to her. "I asked her if she was OK and she said, 'No, I'm dying,' " he told WNEM-TV. Thurmond took the three children — the youngest a baby and the oldest 8 years old — to a neighbor's home and came back 20 minutes later. Again, he asked if she was all right. "And she said, 'No — I love you.' And that was it," Thurmond said. Black was one of 17 people killed over the weekend as powerful storms raked parts of the northern Plains, upper Midwest and the Northeast. In Michigan, a neighbor was trying to come to terms with Black's death. "You just don't understand why God would take a mother of three beautiful children," said neighbor Bernadette Eilf. Branches from the tree reached into a crib next to Black's bed, but the 5-month- old baby inside was unhurt, said Bernadette's husband, Greg Eilf, who tried to help Black. "We went in there and all you could see was her feet. She was completely covered," he told The Bay City Times. More than 900,000 homes and businesses lost power in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan, with 330,000 in Pennsylvania and thousands more blacked out in Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Kentucky. More than 130,000 still had no lights today in New York state. Some outages were brief; others could take days to repair. The storms were triggered when a cool, dry air mass from Canada collided with hot, moist air over the northern Plains, Midwest, and the Great Lakes. Wind gusted to 107 mph in central Wisconsin, to 92 mph near Grand Rapids, Mich., and to 70 to 80 mph around Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn. Ramsey evidence presented By STEVEN K. PAULSON The Associated Press BOULDER, Colo. — Behind closed doors, in a room packed with investigators and legal experts, the slaying of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey was laid out Monday in excruciating detail. Police presented more than 30,000 pages of evidence to District Attorney Alex Hunter, along with slides and other material, in hopes of persuading him to file charges, or at least turn the case over to a grand jury to investigate further. "If the cops don't convince the district attorney to go forward, I don't see any further progress in this case unless there is a major development," said legal analyst Andrew Cohen. "This is the last, best chance." Several veteran investigators and nationally recognized criminologists were there at the district attorney's request to advise him on a decision. "I want those people who have been on the case from the beginning and those who bring fresh approaches to analyzing and evaluating the evidence," the Boulder County district attorney said. 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A Public Service Message of The Salina Journal Obesity upgraded as health risk By The Associated Press NEW YORK — The American Heart Association on Monday declared obesity a "major risk" factor in heart attacks, adding it to a list that includes smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and a sedentary lifestyle. Though health officials have long warned that obesity can cause coronary heart disease, which leads to heart attacks, the heart association decided to upgrade its warnings after recent studies found that more and more Americans are overweight. Previously, the heart association listed obesity as a "contributing risk" factor for heart attacks. A study published in the journal Science in May found 54 percent of U.S. adults and 25 percent of children are heavier than is healthy. 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