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Newport News, Virginia
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Friday, September 7, 1979
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DAILY PRESS, Newport News, Va., Friday, Sept. 7, 1979 The Aftermath '0 $3 ' 3 1 ; wj VP1.. .? : .t t .Vi1 " rs it,. L If -uimuii I , ' V ; ' ' -'v .'.j. (Staff Photos By Jo Fudge) A worker removes a tree from a house in the James Landing area of Newport News on Thursday. A tornado roared through the fashionable area at 5:08 p.m. Wednesday, before most workers had returned home and before most families had settled inside for the night. The twister traveled well above the ground, leaving a mile-long trail of battered homes and trees with trunks snapped 20 or 30 feet in the air. Tax Plan Offers Inflation Relief RICHMOND (AP) - A legislative . study commission recommended . Thursday a restructuring of Virginia's tax laws to lessen the impact inflation has on taxes. Virginia has not increased state income taxes since 1972 yet revenue has climbed hundreds of millions of dollars . because of inflation. The state Revenue Resources and ' Economic Commission endorsed the ; concept of indexing, which ties the . state's personal income tax structure to - the inflation rate. If the 1980 General Assembly follows the commission's recommendation, citizens whose incomes have not kept pace with inflation would benefit. Essentially, indexing works this way: - . The standard deductions, exemptions and tax brackets would be adjusted upward at the rate of the consumer price index to allow for inflation. As prices rise, Virginians' deductions and exemptions would rise, and so would the upper level of each tax bracket. r Accurate with figures? Like to meet the public? 0 D Want to earn extra money? Enroll In the H & R Block Income Tax Course beginning soon in your area and learn to prepare income taxes for yourself, your friends and as a source of income. Job interviews available for best students. Send for free Information and class schedules today. . Classes begin Sept. 10 and will be held in 2 area locations HSR OLOC D avid Roared Past 'Like A Train' FAIRFAX (AP) - It was sudden, awesome, roaring and arbitrary, and many residents of this northern Virginia city will never forget it. "Everything got dark. It was roaring. Trees were going down around in circles, popping out of the ground," Beverly Cortez recalled Thursday in discussing the passage of a tornado spawned by Tropical Storm David. To another witness, "It was like being inside a vacuum cleaner." "It sounded like a train," said Gary Groom, who like Ms. Cortez is a resident of the Lyndhurst Apartments in Fairfax, "I was sitting in my house looking out the window. Trees started to bend over. Then, instead of bending, they started coming up. The roof (of the apartment building) was flying off," Groom said. Fairfax City officials estimated Thursday that the tornado and related wind damage from the tropical storm caused about $1.3 million in damage. And officials in neighboring Fairfax County provided a rough estimate of $650,000 in damage to public and private property. One death was attributed directly to the storm, that of 63-year-old Arden Rahe of Great Falls. Rahe died when a tree toppled by an apparent tornado smashed Into his Fairfax County home. But it was an area contained within a wide arc from Mount Vernon through Fairfax City to eastern Loudoun County that appeared to receive the most property damage from tornadoes and high winds. Touching down just outside the southeastern city limits, one funnel cloud reportedly first hit the Fairfax County Federal Credit Union on Main Street, damaging the roof and knocking out windows, then destroyed units of the nearby Williamsburg Square office Family Dinner Ends Abruptly As Roof Falls FAIRFAX (AP) Frank and Mary Cervi, their three children and future son-in-law were engaged in post-supper chatter in the kitchen of their home here Wednesday night, unaware that Tropical Storm David had spawned a tornado that would make their house its dessert. "We were looking out the window at the cul-de-sac in our neighborhood around 7:30 p.m.," Frank Cervi recalled. "The storm appeared to be heading west. "Suddenly the walls sucked in and dropped back out, the ceiling enveloped us and the chimney collapsed across the living room. "We all went toward the basement, but it was totally flooded." Citing "miraculous luck," the U.S. patent officer said he and his family stuck together and one by one managed to climb out through the undisturbed front door of their four-bedroom, $130,000 house. "We climbed on top of the roof, which had crumbled. Our eyes were smarting and we could hardly breathe," said 20-year-old Cathy Cervi. Several minutes later, the tornado had passed, successfully totaling the Cervi house and inflicting lesser damage on other areas of the small upper middle-class Somerset subdivision. Surveying the wreckage Thursday morning, a police spokesman said, "We are amazed that the family survived." One county official said the damage to the Cervi home "may be the most damage in any single David-related incident in Virginia." complex and overturned an auto. . After ripping apart portions of the Lyndhurst Apartments, the storm struck the Little River Hills subdivision, knocking down trees and pow-erlines and blowing out windows in many homes. Mosby Woods was ap-. parently the last area of the city bit by the powerful storm. The 165-unit Lyndhurst Apartment complex was severely damaged, and the city had to condemn 37 units Thursday and search for alternate housing. Woodson High School, on the border of Fairfax City and Fairfax County, did not appear to be seriously damaged. .A M to Dalton talks with Mrs. Cervi in front of her damaged home in Fairfax. (AP) Read The Daily Press Classified Ads "Back to School" c$i One of seres of beautifully handcrafted porcelain famines Each inspired by Norman Rockwell's famous Saturday Evening Post covers. Each with us own story to tell. In its own way Each, a delightful, special gift for someone special Figurine sues approximately S'-" to 6" m height $18.00 Limited Edition 'YOUNG DOCTOR" Plole $5000 THE BRASS SHOP DOWNTOWN OLD HAMPTON Official Norman Rockwell Dealer Dave Grossman Designs CUSTOM DESIGNED PICTURE FRAMING Hundreds of designs and styles. Guar. Satisfaction. CLOSE-OUT Sf YtES. 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SEPT. 7 & 8 Y'ALL COME TO OUR BARN SALE (ACROSS FROM FOX HILL TOWN HOUSES) ANTIQUES UPHOLSTERY MACHINE FURNITUREand MATERIAL HOUSEHOLD I . , - -' . appliances 1 9 TO 5 FRI & SAT HAMPTON CITY SCHOOLS ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES START SEPT. 17, 1979 TYPING SHORTHAND BOOKKEEPING PACE EXAM INTENSIVE CLERICAL ENGLISH (HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT) GOVERNMENT (H.S. CREDIT) HISTORY (H.S. CREDIT) GED ENGLISH & MATH (DAY AND NIGHT) INTERIOR DECORATING SEWING BRICKLAYING WOODWORKING AUTO, FIRE, CASUALTY QUALIFICATION COURSE BOATING SAFETY BASIC NAVIGATION START YOUR BUSINESS PRINCIPLES OF REAL ESTATE STARTS OCT. 23, 1979 FOR REGISTRATION & INFORMATION CALL 727-6432 AUCTION SALE ESTATE OF: John Kerchner, 145 Eastwood Dr., Denbigh, Va. PLACE OF SALE: 145 Eastwood Dr., Denbigh, Va. DATE OF SALE: Friday, Sept. 7, 1 979 10.00 - ? PREVIEW DATE: Morning of Sole, Sept. 7th. Dining room table, four maple chain, three pc. bedroom suite, twin beds, refrigerator, wood burning stove, household pots & pans. TOOLS: Ladders, flat bed trailer, Briggs & Stratton lawn mower, riding lawn mower, skill saw, battery charger, sidewalk trimmer, electric polisher, farm tractor farm tractor (Alis-CHARMER), yard sprayer, misc. hand' tools, misc. screws, bolts, paint & auto accessories. OTHER ITEMS TOO NUMEROUS TO MENTION. CASH OR CHECK ITEMS TO BE MOVED DAY OF SALE Administrator: C.T.A. Information: 898-6869 Bank of Virginia Trust Co. Gary S. Kemp, Auctioneer KEMP'S ANTIQUES ANTIQUE AUCTION ESTATES OF: PLACE OF SALE: DATE OF SALE: PREVIEW DATES: RAIN DATE: Tangible personal property from the estate of Mr. & Mr$.H.T. Easley of Newport News, Va., now residing at a local nursing home. Tangible personal property from the estate of Mrs. Frances S, Caldwell of Newport News, Va., now residing at a local nursing home. One Brick Church Road, Grafton, Va Sat., Sept. 8, 1979 - 10:00 to ? Sun., Sept. 2, 1979 10:00 to 5:00 Wed., Sept. 5, & Thrus. 6, 10:00 to 5:00 Sun... Sept. 9, 1979-1:00 to? 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