The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 18, 1995 · Page 10
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 10

Salina, Kansas
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Thursday, May 18, 1995
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A10 Thursday. May 18,1995 The Salina Journal Mo-o-o-ove 'em out Town doesn't wait for flood to flee this time around By The Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Cedar City is really part of Jefferson City, annexed years ago to the capital across the Missouri River. Two summers ago, when the big river ran wild, folks in Cedar City found their frame homes, churches, lush backyard gardens and businesses involuntarily annexed to swirling brown water. Many took a government buyout offer and left for good. But some stayed and rebuilt. And always watched the skies for rain. So when storms came and flood warnings were renewed Wednesday, these flood survivors knew what to do. Leave. Marv Rademan was fleeing his Possum Creek furniture shop, loading antique dressers and chests and tables and chairs onto a long livestock trailer attached to a pickup truck. "I swore after '93 that I wouldn't let it get in this big a mess, but here it is," Rademan said as he wiped perspiration from his forehead. "I'm just hoping the rain will disappoint us." Rademan's store is just across the street from a remnant of Cedar City's past: a small white building, dark water line left over from 1993, windows broken out, but above the front door a faded message of usefulness: "U.S. Post Office, Cedar City, Missouri, 65022." Along the narrow streets, flood-damaged houses, long abandoned, stand next to homes with the look of recent occupancy and even good times. One had a child's swing set and a toy tractor in the yard. A U.S. flag fluttered from its porch. An old car was in the driveway. But no one answered a visitor's knock. The life was again leaving Cedar City on Wednesday afternoon, as the Mdsouri crept near RIVER STAGE 31.6 WATER UVE13! The Associated Press Shirley Love carries lunch to workers helping her evacuate the airport cafe she had just opened on May 1. the top of already strained levees. A tractor-trailer rig hauled away supplies from a farm supply and garden dealer, rolling past a sign reminding, "Roses for Mom." Workers tied down propane tanks, which could become floating bombs if left untethered. Dale Reinkemeyer climbed behind the wheel of his rig hauling 48,000 pounds of cement mix to drier ground. "We know what to do, because we've done it before. We go," he Fired worker kills 3 at shop 'Classic loner' was dismissed after fighting with co-workers By The Associated Press ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A "classic loner" fired from a machine-tool company for fighting with co-workers walked back in Wednesday and started shooting, killing three people, authorities said. Four others were hurt. James Floyd Davis, 47, then threw two guns outside, emptied his pockets of shells and surrendered. He was charged with three counts of murder. "A dangerous guy, and we knew it," said Larry Short, an employee at the Union Butterfield Division plant who escaped injury. "He always talked about his guns. He always talked about his knives." Davis, hired in 1991, had been fired Monday for fighting with other employees, former co-workers said. About 50 people were in the distribution center when the shooting began about 11:30 a.m., during a test of the fire-alarm system at the one-story brick building. "He just came in and started shooting at anybody who was available," said Alan Fowler, vice president of sales. "I heard gunfire, then someone yelled, 'It's James!' and then everyone ran," said Short, who was at his desk. Short said he got out an exit and ran for help, and the gunman opened a door and started shooting at him. "I proceeded to run like crazy, run and roll, run and roll like crazy," Short said. Bullets "were hitting the cars around me. I heard the bullets hitting the ground around me and hitting the street." Police found a rifle and a handgun on the floor, along with numerous live and spent rounds, Capt. Ross Robinson said. The Associated Press James Floyd Davis is taken to his first court appearance after a shooting spree that killed three. Lynn Yarbrough, vice president of a graphics firm that owns the building and shares it with Union Butterfield, said he saw the suspect smoking a cigarette when police arrived. He said that after talking with police for several minutes, the man threw out two guns, an ammunition belt and an ammunition clip. "Then he dug into his pockets and took out some loose shells," Yarbrough said. "He did that two or three times." "He was very, very much a classic loner. We would see him talking to himself. He was out there, no doubt about it," Short said. Suspected Ebola carrier stopped By The Associated Press OTTAWA — A man suspected of carrying the deadly Ebola virus was detained at Toronto's international airport Wednesday and placed under quarantine, the Immigration Department said. The man is a native of Zaire and was arriving from the African country, said Immigration Department spokesman Roger White. He was detained under Canadian health laws at Pearson International Airport and taken to a hospital or other medical facility in Toronto where he will be quarantined for 21 days, White said. It was not known why officials suspected the man may be carrying the virus. This would be the first known Ebola case outside the area of Kikwit, Zaire, the city where an epidemic broke out two weeks ago, killing at least 87 people. In the United States, a group of infectious disease experts said common bacteria that have become dangerous because of antibiotic resistance are a greater threat to the health of most Americans than an exotic virus that is killing people in Africa. They said there are bacterial in- fections, particularly in hospitals, that cannot be controlled by any of the current antibiotic drugs. "Microbes that were once easily contxulled now no longer respond to antibiotic drugs," said Dr. Mitchell Cohen of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Such bacteria are far more likely to cause illness in the United States than is the Ebola virus. Drugs such as penicillin, erythromycin, vancomycin and tetracycline that were once the "magic bullets" against infection are powerless against many of the strains of bacteria, Cohen said. 1FUT We've made a special purchase and we 're passing the great price on to you! The "Infatuation" mid-heel comfort dress pump, with a patented suspension system, scuff-resistant heel and soft, kidskin leather upper. In black. $49. 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