The Clarksdale Press Register from Clarksdale, Mississippi on November 23, 1992 · 5
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The Clarksdale Press Register from Clarksdale, Mississippi · 5

Clarksdale, Mississippi
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Monday, November 23, 1992
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victims Cub Scouts die in storm MONDAY, November 23, 1 992. The Clarksdale Press Register Page 5 By The Associated Press Here is a list of victims from the tornadoes late Saturday and early Sunday in Mississippi. The names of the 15 confirmed victims were released Sunday by sheriffs and county coroners: Rankin County (10): Jeremy Chaz Blackwell Warrington, 7, Brandon Joseph Lee Warrington, 10, Brandon Brandy Elizabeth Alexander, 4, Brandon. Van W. Alexander, about 50, Brandon Justin Smith, 7, Brandon Terry Smith, about 40, Brandon Vivian Mae Thomas, 30, Brandon Flora Parker, age unavailable, Brandon. Sara Lou West, 68, Florence Donna Hancock Overstreet, 31, Florence Kemper County (1): Velmar Nance, about 91, Walahalak community, near DeKalb Webster County (2): Merl L. Benjamin, 67, Clarkston community, near Maben Thelma Benjamin, 75, Clarkston community, near Maben Choctaw County (1): Renardo Brantly, 5, Weir Leake County (1): Bonnie Sue Barton, 58, Pine Tree community, near Carthage The Weather By GINA HOLLAND Associated Press Writer BRANDON, Miss. (AP) - Justin Smith and two of his Cub Scout buddies were up late enjoying a weekend sleep over when his mother told them a storm was coming. Seconds later, a tornado struck, killing the boys and Justin's father. All that remained of the house Sunday was two cars parked neatly side-by-side in what had been the garage. "It came in like 10 freight trains and totally wiped out everything in its path," Constable Martin Mann said of the tornado that struck around midnight. Mann spent about seven hours searching for the bodies of 7-year-old Justin and his visiting friends, brothers Jeremy Chaz Blackwell Warrington, 7, and Joseph Lee Warrington, 10. About 100 people searched nearby woods during the night for the young victims. Volunteers poked through brush strewn with stuffed animals, Nintendo games and clothes. Firemen probed the water in a neighbor's swimming pool. Neighbors, including many children, watched the search, hugging and crying. "I've got to go home and tell my 7 12-year-old and my fourth grader that their friends are dead," said Coleen Statum, with tears streaming down her face. "It's just horrifying. I can't believe something like this would happen," said Janet Bankston, an aunt of the Harrington boys. Bankston said Justin's mother, Cecilia Ann Smith, was calling for the children and her husband, Terry Smith, to come downstairs when the tornado hit. Mrs. Smith, who was standing on the stairs, suffered minor injuries. Her husband also was killed. Neighboring homes in the fashionable Easthaven neighborhood of Brandon, a suburb of Jackson, also were demolished or badly damaged. Just blocks away, the Warrington boys' home was unharmed. After daylight, volunteers wrapped Bankston in a sleeping bag while she sat crying in a driveway as rescuers carried a small body wrapped in an orange blanket from a wooded area. A neighbor, surveying damage around his own home, discovered the body of one of the boys, witnesses said. The body of the third boy was found in a tall tree about a quarter mile away. "You see these things on TV and it happens to other people. It doesn't come home until it happens to you," said Brandon Mayor W.L. Whit-tington. "The people are kind of walking around in a daze," Whittington said. "Everybody is in shock." pGjk Ms Laura's JfCl kSIT Ceramics 81 Gift Shop e Qv339 Delta Ave. 624-9728 Fri. & Sat, Nov. 27 & 28 9 AM - 6 PM WIDE SELECTION OF CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS Ag outlook: By The Associated Press An approaching upper level system will spread rain and thunderstorms over the state tonight and Tuesday. No rain today. Rain will average 12 to 1 inch tonight and Tuesday. Drying potential low today and Tuesday. Lowest humidity 50 percent today and 65 to 70 percent Tuesday. Highest humidity 90 to 95 percent tonight. Little dew this morning. Sunshine will average near 5 hours today and 2 hours or less Tuesday. Weekend weather Friday: High, 59 Low, 39 Rain, 0.0 Saturday: High, 66 Low, 37 Rain, 0.0 Sunday: High, 56 Low, 37 Rain 0.0 November, 2.14 inches Year-to-date, 41.84 inches The nation: By The Associated Press An unseasonably warm weather system that spawned tornadoes from Texas to Ohio and the Carolinas brought rain and thunderstorms today to the Northeast. Rain fell at dawn in New York City, Philadelphia and Boston, and tornado watches were in effect this morning for parts of New Jersey,. Ohic) and West Virginia. ' r fi' " " ' v ' In the West, snow advisories were posted today in parts of Wyoming and Colorado as a winter storm moved in from the Pacific Northwest. Tornadoes skipped across 1 1 states in the South and Midwest on Saturday and Sunday, taking a heavy death toll, injuring hundreds and leveling countless homes and businesses. The unusual conditions were caused by a low-moving southern flow of moist air off the Gulf of Mexico that combined with much colder westerly winds higher in the atmosphere. Golfball-size hail fell Sunday west of Louisville, Ky. and near Indianapolis, which also got more than an inch of rain. Other cities reporting heavy rain included Fort Wayne, Ind. (1.24 inch), Columbus, Ga. (1.09 inch) and Cleveland (0.92 inch). Showers and thunderstorms extended across much of the northern half of the country east of the Mississippi. Rain changed to snow over northern Wisconsin and parts of Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota and the northern Rockies. Six inches of snow fell early Sunday on Tulsa, Okla., knocking out power to many areas, including a vital water treatment plant. Four inches of snow fell Sunday at Ogden, Utah. Til ton is off the air FARMERS BRANCH, Texas (AP) - Televangelist Robert Tilton's "Power Channel" has been off the air for three months. What happened? "PrimeTime Live," says Don Moroso, Tilton's spokesman. In November 1991, the ABC news show reported that Tilton didn't keep his TV promise to pray over all requests sent in by viewers. Instead, some spiritual pleas were dumped in trash bins outside a Tulsa bank where Tilton's ministry contributions are counted. The impact of the report was dramatic, Moroso said recently. Hundreds of followers left the church. Tilton's staff faces large scale layoffs. The Perfect Accessory For An Old Or New Outfit! 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