The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 21, 1996 · Page 6
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 6

Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, January 21, 1996
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A6 SUNDAY, JANUARY 21, 1996 NATION THE SALINA JOURNAL V WEATHER Flood watch Thousands leave homes to escape floodwaters By ROGER PETTERSON The Associated Press Thousands of people were moved to high ground for much of Saturday at Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and hundreds more were urged to get out of communities on the Delaware and Ohio rivers to escape devastating flooding. "We are bracing for a very dangerous weekend," said John Comey, spokesman for the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency. At least 30 deaths were blamed on the combination of cold, blizzard conditions and flooding since midweek from the Plains to the East Coast. Four people were missing. Hundreds of roads and bridges were closed by high water, along with some water and sewage plants. Barges and pleasure boats broke from their moorings and drifted on the Ohio River and its upper tributaries. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge's family fled the Governor's Mansion in Harrisburg when water surrounded the home. Other evacuations were under way in the city Saturday evening. Fearful of a repeat of deadly 1972 floods, officials in Pennsylvania ordered the relocation of more than 100,000 people from flood-plain areas of Wilkes-Barre and surrounding communities. Buses, ambulances, trucks and vans were used to carry residents to Red Cross shelters in schools and town halls, said Luzerne County emergency official Al Bardar. Wilkes-Barre residents were given the all-clear to return home about 10 hours later, after the Susquehanna River crested about 18 inches below flood stage. In the 1972 floods caused by Tropical Storm Agnes, more than 48 people were killed in Pennsylvania and about 220,000 people were left homeless. Pennsylvania State Police and the National Guard were still operating under an emergency declaration issued Jan. 7, when a blizzard stopped the region in its tracks and piled up much of the snow that melted into this weekend's floods. Roughly 1,000 guard soldiers were on flood duty. About 400 families were evacuated from Port Jervis, N.Y., during the night as the Delaware and Neversink rivers rose out of their banks near the point where New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania meet, 60 miles north- northwest of New York City. "It's been a very busy day," The Associated Press Bill Dickens of Champaign, III., makes his way down an ice falls Saturday in Starved Rock State Park near Ottawa, III. said Red Cross spokesman Robert Wingate. Some 1,500 were evacuated elsewhere in upstate New York along the Conhocton and Canisteo rivers. And downstream on the Delaware along the New Jersey shore, hundreds of people were evacuated in Warren County after an ice dam broke and released an 8-foot surge of water, authorities said. "On the road along the river, cars are under water," said Bob DeGraff, Warren County emergency management coordinator. Elsewhere across Pennsylvania, water closed major roads in Harrisburg and submerged Pittsburgh's Point State Park, the downtown site where the Monongahela and Allegheny join to form the Ohio. Pittsburgh police knocked on doors of the Three Rivers Plaza senior citizen apartment building early Saturday, rushing residents to pack and get out. "Oh my heavens, I didn't have time to think about what was happening," said 85-year-old Edyth Murovich. Downstream from Pittsburgh, the Ohio also was flooding along West Virginia's Northern Panhandle and authorities urged 7,500 people to get off Wheeling Island, a low-lying urban enclave connected by bridge to Wheeling, W.Va. The river was expected to crest 10 feet above flood stage there Sunday. More than 1,000 were forced to . evacuate communities on the Ohio side of the river. Flooded rivers in eastern West Virginia were receding Saturday. In hard-hit Marlinton, the Greenbrier River had largely drained out of streets and houses, leaving a layer of mud and thick ice. "It's a nightmare. The last time the flood just picked things up and set them down. This time it ripped them up," said resident Cecil Smallridge. T SHUTTLE MISSION Astronauts receive well-earned rest Endeavour reaches objective to capture Japanese satellite By The Associated Press CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — There's nothing like a good night's sleep after a long and tiring, but successful space shuttle mission. Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata was looking forward to a restful night following Endeavour's early-morning landing Saturday. "You can take tomorrow off," commander Brian Duffy assured him. The six astronauts were elated by their triumphs: capturing a Japanese satellite that had been in orbit for nearly one year, releas : ing and retrieving a U.S. science . satellite and performing two OJ. to appear in cable interview By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Once again, O.J. Simpson has consented to a television interview. Simpson is scheduled for a live, one-hour interview Wednesday on cable's Black Entertainment Television network, starting at 9 p.m. Central time, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday. Ed Gordon, news anchor for the Washington, D.C.-based network, said he will conduct the interview and that Simpson will not be paid. The deal was made final Friday. Simpson had agreed to an interview with NBC shortly after he was acquitted Oct. 3 of murder charges in the slayings of his ex- wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. He backed out the day it was to take place. spacewalks. The No. 1 objective of Endeavour's nine-day, 3.7 million-mile voyage was snaring the Japanese satellite. The spacecraft was launched from Japan last March with an. infrared telescope, crystal-growth furnaces, female newts and newt eggs. Before Wakata could snare the satellite with the shuttle robot arm last weekend, ground controllers had to sever its two folded solar panels, which would not latch into place for the trip home. Each day brought a new challenge, and as each objective was accomplished, Duffy said, "we felt a lot of satisfaction and we would revel in it a little bit among ourselves, saying, 'We did it and we did it right.' And then we would look forward to the next hurdle. We could 'never get too comfortable with what we were doing." If you look like Abe or love history, the only place to celebrate Lincoln's birthday is Lincoln, KS, February 10 and 11. A look-a-like contest, Civil War encampment, Showcase of Abe & Mary Todd Presenters, and Freedom March will be held. 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