Rapid City Journal from Rapid City, South Dakota on July 22, 1994 · 10
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Rapid City Journal A10 Weather Friday, July 22, 1994 Yesterday's High 86 Yesterday's Low 56 Hills Normal High 67 Belle Fourche Normal Low 59 Custer Record High 104 in 1964 Deadwood Record Low 49 in 1949 Edgemont Yesterday's precipitation .. none Lead Month to date 0.64" Hot Springs Normal month to date 1 .45" Hill City Year to date 5.48 Spearfish Normal year to date 11.02' Sturgis Yesterday Friday, July 22 Hi Lo Pre. 80 51 0.00 78 50 0.00 77 50 Tr 86 49 0.00 70 53 0.00 86 48 0.00 78 39 0.00 81 53 0.00 82 60 0.00 Wtm E3 El E3 S3 EH f"" Stitionwy Shown T-Stormt Ram Flume Snow lo i i 'ma ic-itg i ill' J TODAY Sunny and hot. 9462 SATURDAY A thunderstorm. 8458 SUNDAY Sunshine. 9060 MONDAY Mostly sunny. 9262 TUESDAY O CD O (D sunrise 5:30 Clouds, sun; may be a t-storm. 9262 a.m. Full July 22 Last July 30 First Sunset 8:27 p.m. Aug. 7 Aug. 13 f m :.V,7; Bella Fourche) 9560 If ZTZ "no" ciCL Deadwood vaU N v V8957 Sundance , .vsturgl 8856 Latf8nS& Nsitso . -cw X RflpldCI,y m i& - 43'HotSprlrtgs -. x Edgemont : 1.85) ' 9560 ) oocl Chadron ; ' "3g-9459 11 Black Hills: Sunny and hot today. Highs 94 in Rapid City, 86-96 in the mountains. Partly cloudy tonight. Lows 62 in Rapid City, 54-64 in the mountains. A thunderstorm is possible late tonight or tomorrow. Highs tomorrow 78-86. JOURNALWeather Kueter family questions suicide ruling Survivors want a private investigation into forklift death. By Kyle Wood and Dan Daly Journal Staff Writers Tom Kueter wasn't suicidal, even though the county coroner says Kueter allowed a forklift to crush his skull, an attorney for Kueter's family said Thursday. And to prove he wasn't suicidal, the family is calling for an independent investigation by his employer's insurance company, said attorney Richard L Bode. Kueter, 29, died June 28 after an unoccupied forklift ran over him as he worked alone at Forest Products Distributors Inc., a wood processing plant off South Highway 79. Pennington County Coroner Mike Jacob last Wednesday ruled the death a suicide. Police believe Kueter was the last Blaze destroys Oglala Trading Post By Candy Hamilton Journal Correspondent OGLALA An intense fire Wednesday night nearly leveled the Oglala Trading Post. On Thursday the 65-year-old building on Highway 18 was reduced to ashes, charred concrete blocks, a bnck chimney, and twisted metal shelves. Trading post owner Bob Page estimated the loss at $200,000, and said an arsonist set the fire. It started on the roof about 10 p.m., and Page, who lives next door, was inside the store within three minutes, he said. He had closed for the day about 8 p.m. Cleghorn Springs Aquatic Center lists programs Birds, critters and fish are some of the topics to be explored in the upcoming interpretive programs offered at the Cleghorn Springs Aquatic Center and Hatchery. All programs begin at 2 p.m. and are open to people of all ages. Game, Fish & Parks naturalists will present the following programs: ID Saturday Adaptation Artistry Sunday - What's the Critter? Monday South Dakota Fish Tuesday Fashion A Fish Wednesday Are You Me? Thursday - Water Bugs Friday, July 29 Aquatic Plants Cleghorn Springs Aquatic Center and Hatchery is located at 4725 Rim-rock Highway. For more information, call 394-2399. 0 1994 Accu-WMtfMr, Inc. Shown arc today's highs and tonight's lows. Today: Sunny today with a hot afternoon. Highs 86-98. Partly cloudy tonight and tomorrow with a thunderstorm possible. Lows tonight 54-65. Highs tomorrow 78-88. Extended: Sunshine will return to the state on Sunday with a warm afternoon. Monday will be sunny and very warm. There is a possibility of a thunderstorm on Tuesday. 348-7200 or 1 -800-348-7202 Recorded by KKMK 93.9 FM person to see Tina Marcotte, a woman who has been missing since June 24, when she disappeared from a Dyess Avenue wood processing plant. A tire on Marcotte's car had been knifed, and Kueter pulled up as she finished the night shift at Black Hills Moulding. She told a friend that night that she would get a ride home with Kueter. Bode says the investigation into Kueter's death, done by the Pennington County Sheriffs office, the Rapid City Police department and the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration, has been "cursory." "As yet, the Kueters maintain that there has been no thorough investigation done into either the work place of Forest Products Distributors Inc. or the equipment under which his body was found crushed," Bode wrote in a press release. Bode said he had asked Forest Products Distributors' insurance carrier to hire an independent investiga "I could smell gas on the roof. It started on one side of the roof and bumed through in about six spots within minutes," Page said. A neighbor saw someone with a gasoline can near the store, according to Page, who said he had received threats in the past. Two weeks ago, a small fire at the back of the store was extinguished quickly. Page, who had insured the store, saved only some videotapes and the credit files. The fire could have wiped out a lot of Oglala. Gasoline tanks stand only about 12 feet from where the store entrance used to be. "After the roof fell in, we had to MMim fhfc tA t 6664461 SHUTTER BUGS LOVE WANT ADS - Buying or selling, see Classified for your photo equipment. wkj m m sV i'wuw Yesterday 74 64 0.16 Brookings 70 Buffalo 79 Chamberlain 80 Huron 74 Lemmon 77 Mitchell 75 Mobridge 78 Philip 84 Pierre 83 Sioux Falls 75 Watertown 72 Yankton 76 North Dakota Bismarck 79 Dickinson 82 Fargo 77 Minot 81 Wyoming Casper 88 Cheyenne 83 Gillette 84 Montana Billings 91 Great Falls 96 Nebraska Chadron 87 Scottsbluff 83 Minnesota Minneapolis 77 62 52 61 63 57 63 62 60 64 61 62 63 0.00 86 90 90 86 91 89 89 96 93 86 86 87 88 87 84 85 92 86 92 98 90 94 95 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 Tr 0.16 0.00 62 52 62 61 51 47 55 55 50 53 52 0.09 Tr 0.11 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 64 0.38 80 South Dakota Aberdeen Aberdeen. 8658 Pierre 9362 tor. Suicide rules out any workers' compensation benefits for Kueter's family, he said. He said the family "wants to see a clear link between the accident and the (Marcotte) disappearance." Police have not said publicly whether they considered Kueter a suspect in Marcotte's disappearance. Bode would not say whether the family would challenge the suicide ruling in court. Investigators Thursday afternoon said they will stand by their findings. Police Detective Capt. Doug Noyes said the Kueter family's response was common. "It's just a sad thing for this family to go through," he said. "I'm comfortable with the investigation we're doing and leave it at that." OSHA spokesman Tom Deutscher said the agency had not completed its report on the death. Carroll Korb, president of Forest Product Distributors Inc., said Bode's concentrate on the front because of the gas pumps. That would have been the end of Oglala," said Arlen Janis, Pine Ridge fire chief. He said arson was a possibility and that the state fire marshal in Custer had been asked to investigate. Four trucks and eight of Pine Ridge's 10 firefighters responded to the alarm. They remained until 4 a.m. Thursday, and small, scattered flames still generated considerable heat at 6 a.m. Some flames were in the front of the store at ground level near the gasoline tanks. Years of using kerosene to control dust on the wooden floors added to the building's flammability. Janis said a water shortage com UNPAfflTED Our buildina but our prices are believable' Quality Softwood and Hardwood Furniture Desks Dressers Chests Bookcases Tables & Chairs Armoires Hutches 1830 Yi Lombardy Drive Rapid City, SD 57701 (Take E. St. Patrick St., then go south on Creek Dr.) (605) 399-3949 Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday t.m 10 a.m.-8 p.m. j3 I tt I Today 86 58 What weather event did Judy Garland sing about? 58 58 57 58 57 59 59 60 62 59 55 Moqujej y Yesterday HiLo Pre. 61 58 56 58 58 53 56 56 60 52 59 58 City Albuquerque Amanlio Anchorage Atlanta Austin Baltimore Baton Rouge Boise Boston Chicago Cincinnati Cleveland Dallas Denver Des Moines Detroit El Paso Fairbanks Flagstaff Honolulu Houston Indianapolis Kansas City Las Vegas Little Rock Los Angeles Louisville Memphis Miami Beach Milwaukee 9366 8363 6353 9072 10076 8975 8673 10168 9775 8370 8470 8971 9779 8655 8160 8371 10175 6749 8349 8877 9776 8470 8765 10579 9175 8866 9172 9277 8874 8870 63 pc 1 Sioux Falls . 8659 Yanmon 8761 61 Legend: i-sunny, pc-partly call for an independent investigation had not been made directly to the company. "This is news to me," Korb said. He also questioned the value of another investigation. Forest Products' insurance carrier had an investigator on the scene the day Kueter died, said Korb. Also, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, two local law enforcement agencies and the county coroner investigated the death. Jacob said the forklift that killed Kueter was in good shape. Mechanical failure was ruled out, he said. Before the coroner ruled Kueter's death a suicide, Korb said, the investigators re-enacted the incident and interviewed employees who were at the scene shortly after he died. Kueter was a skilled forklift operator who had undergone special training less than two weeks before his death, Korb said. He also said Forest Products' safety record was good. plicated fighting the fire Wednesday night. Firefighters had one fire hydrant to fill the water tanks on their trucks and refilled each unit five or sue times. "Very low water pressure was the problem. It took a long time to refill. We had to be careful not to collapse the line," Janis said. The store was between two groups of cluster housing and near the post office and six other homes. No one was injured, and no other structures burned, including a large storage building about 30 feet away. Oglala has another store, but many people in the housing areas who have no transportation depended on the Trading Post for groceries and household supplies. FURNITURE isn't fancu . . . Buiists Highchaiis Rockers Entertainment Centers Reproductions Wednesdays u I fe. nil -10s -0s 0 10a 20 90s 40 50s 60s 70s 60s Shown are noon positions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day. Forecast highlow temperatures are given for selected cities. Today HiLoW 9166 pc 9566 s 6250 sh Saturday HlLoW 9167 DC 9466 S 6550 Sh City Nashville New Orleans New York Oklahoma City Omaha Orlando Philadelphia Phoenix Pittsburgh Portland, Ore. 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Music, children's activities, boat rides and dancing under the stars are offered at "Expo 94, Hot Summer Night" at Keyhole State Park this weekend. Visitors can start both days with a homecooked, $3 pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. Food concessions will be available Saturday. Walkers can participate in a sanctioned volksmarch Saturday and Sunday. Saturday activities include free boat rides, dance demonstrations and karaoke. Boogie Bound, the country western band from Sheridan, will play for the 8 p.m. dance. Admission is $2.50 for adults, $1.50 for children age 12 and younger. Activities are at the park amphitheater. The state park entrance fee is $2 for Wyoming vehicles or $3 for tourists without the annual statewide park sticker. Keyhole is off Interstate 90 at exit 165. WALTER Find the Answers Every Sunday in PARADE in the QRaPid aty-Journal McGillis, with husband Fred Tillman Q. Will Naomi Campbell ever settle down? Q Is Martha Raye still with her young husband? FIND THE ANSWERS EVERY SUNDAY IN PARADE Let your eyes do the walking pages. 90S 100s 110S Yesterday HiLo Pre. 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