The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 7, 1985 · Page 5
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 5

Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, April 7, 1985
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Nation/World The Salina Journal Sunday, April 7,1985 Page 5 Winds whip western New York as South begins storm cleanup By The Associated Press Powerful winds lashed western New York state Saturday, knocking down power lines and overturning mobile homes, while lingering rain and snow showers swelled Michigan rivers. In the South, cleanup began from a killer storm that spawned 28 tornadoes and winds up to 80 mph. ! Utility crews worked to restore electricity to customers in states hit by the storm that swept from Illinois to the Deep South on Friday before heading out into the Atlantic. Tornadoes and high wind accompanying the storm were blamed for four deaths and at least 30 people were injured. There were more than 200 reports of severe weather Friday, the National Weather Service said, with 150 reports of damaging thunderstorm winds and 28 tornadoes in seven states. On Saturday, a storm warning was posted for the eastern half of Lake Superior. Gale warnings were in effect for the rest of the Great Lakes and along the Atlantic coast from Massachusetts to central North Carolina. Lakeshore warnings for flooding and erosion were posted along the Lake Erie shoreline from Buffalo to Ripley, N.Y., and along the eastern shore of Lake St. Clair, Mich. As the storm raged eastward across the Great Lakes, it stirred up powerful wind early Saturday in western New York and Pennsylvania. A 74-mph gust was recorded at Buffalo, a 70-mph gust at Pittsburgh. In Buffalo, N.Y., high wind spun around a parked Empire Airlines passenger jet and its wing struck an airport building. A large pine tree smashed into a couple's bedroom in West Seneca, smashing furniture and breaking the nose of 40-year-old June Rutkowski. "The tree hit the nightstand, and it just cracked right in half. Glass was flying. It's just lucky that neither of us got killed," said her husband Dennis. Downed power lines were reported throughout the region, and about 1,000 customers in Buffalo lost power for a short time early Saturday, said Niagara'Mohawk Power Corp.Another 350 customers of New York State Electric & Gas Corp. lost service in the Ithaca area, the utility said. Gale-force wind lashing Lake St. Clair in Michigan forced the evacuation of 45 residents along the eastern shore, but they began returning to their homes as the wind subsided at mid-morning, police said. Flakes of heavy, wet snow that "look like half-dollars hitting the ground" fell at St. Joseph in southwestern Michigan, said Pam Crandle, a dispatcher for the county Sheriff's Department. "I think it's an aftermath of April Fool's Day," she said. In the South and Midwest, homeowners began cleaning up yards and assessing property damage. "Thank God I'm alive," said Ike Willoughby, who was sitting in the living room of his mobile home when a tornado swept through the Douglas County, Ga., park. "There's no use crying about it," said Willoughby, whose son-in-law jokingly placed a "For Sale Cheap" sign on the remains of the home Saturday. The storm's rain gave a break to weary firefighters battling stubborn forest fires. Douglasville, Ga., mobile home residents survey scene. Reagan boosts budget, contras SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) President Reagan, ignoring criticism of his budget compromise plan and a new strategy to aid Nicaraguan rebels, asked Congress on Saturday to rally behind the two controversial proposals. "This week is ending on a very hopeful note," the vacationing president said in a radio address beamed from his mountaintop ranch, where the weather was foggy and overcast. "We've received encouraging reaction to our peace proposal for Nicaragua and we've reached an immensely important budget agreement that can help keep America's economic engines running full speed ahead for years to come." As Reagan settled in for the first full day of a 10-day ranch stay, the administration was buffeted by attacks on both the budget plan and the rebel-aid package. Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Miguel D'Escoto said Reagan "has said nothing new and he certainly has presented no peace proposal. In fact, what President Reagan has said to Nicaragua (is), 'You drop dead or else I'l kill you.' " Sen. Dave Durenberger, R-Minn., chairman of the Intelligence Committee, said, "It's an apple with a razor blade in it." Deaths mount as 'war of cities' escalates BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — Iraq stepped up the "war of the cities" Saturday, raiding Tehran by 'air and firing missiles at three Iranian cities in attacks which Iran said left scores dead and injured. In Tehran, Iran's capital, the Iranian armed forces said in a statement that their planes raided the northeastern border town of Ranya, inflicting "heavy losses," and that Iranian guns shelled Basra, Mandali and eight other towns along the warfront. There was no confirmation from Iraq. An Iraqi military spokesman said Iraqi jets raided Tehran before dawn Saturday in retaliation for an explosion the previous day in Baghdad. Iran'claiined Friday's blast was caused by one of its missiles. The attacks on residential areas began March 5 after a nine-month, U.N.-brokered moratorium on such raids. Baghdad residents call the newest phase in the 4%-year-old war the "war of the cities." The Iraqi spokesman reported troops fired surface-to-surface missiles at the Iranian border cities of Dezful, Nahawand and Ram Hormuz as part of a campaign to force the Iranians to the conference table. Iran confirmed the Iraqi strikes. Iran's official Islamic Republic News Agency said in dispatches monitored in Nicosia, Cyprus, that at least 40 people were killed or injured in Dezful, 24 killed or wounded in Ram Hormuz, and 10 killed and an undetermined number wounded in Nahawand. IRNA listed the Tehran raid toll at one dead and four injured and said the raid was carried out by a single Iraqi jet. The agency said dozens of homes, shops and cars were destroyed in the missile attacks, which took place at the start of the Iranian work week. It said the casualties included women and children, and that survivors chanted "War until victory!" as rescuers dug through wreckage for more bodies. IRNA also said 31 people were killed and 10 wounded in an Iraqi missile attack late Friday on the city of Bahtaran. Full Time Salesperson Joseph P. Roth & Sons and Shelton's is interested in talking with assertive women for a sales position in our Ladies' department. Please send written reply to: Joseph P. Roth & Sons, 1829 S. Ohio, Satina, Kansas 67401. Police disperse South African mourners JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) — Police fired tear gas Saturday to disperse thousands of black mourners marching from a funeral for riot victims to a cemetery in the eastern Cape Province, witnesses said. A black reporter who said he witnessed the incident in Zwide township, outside the auto-making city of Port Elizabeth, said about half the estimated 15,000 mourners could not proceed to the cemetery for the burial service. The reporter, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said police later fired rubber bullets in clashes with mourners after the burials. A police spokesman at headquarters in Pretoria said he had no information on unrest in the eastern Cape Province since daybreak. Earlier, the spokesman said police shot dead a 19-year-old black man and wounded two blacks in one clash and that rioting broke out Friday night and early Saturday in a half-dozen eastern Cape townships. The violence occurred during a funeral for four men killed in riots in Port Elizabeth's townships, witnesses said. Police did not interrupt a funeral in Zwide for Xolile Kani, 26, youngest brother of international actor John Kani. About 2,000 mourners attended the funeral for Xolile Kani, killed during a clash with police 10 days ago. John Kani won acclaim for his performance in Johannesburg of the anti-apartheid play, "Master Harold ... and the Boys," which later ran on Broadway. The police and army presence was heavy at the funeral for the four, black reporters said, unlike a funeral for six riot victims the previous weekend in Kwanobuhle, a black township near Uitenhage. That funeral ended without major incidents. PENNY DOWN BUYS I ANY WATERBED Welcome To CONCORDIA, KANSAS NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS FARM EQUIPMENT AND HOME SHOW! SHOW PROGRAM THURSDAY, APRIL 11 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 Booth and Exhibit Set-Up FRIDAY, APRIL 12 „, d 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.Show Is Open to Public ctoP^Mtf* ?rtaV>\ e H:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.Free Lunch to the Public 1:30 p.m. Bale Throwing Contest EXHIBITORS ONLY 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Social Hour 7:30 p.m. Dinner, Moose Lodge SATURDAY, APRIL 13 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Show is Open 10:00 a.m. Kids Pedal Tractor Pull 1:00 p.m. Three-Wheeler Mud Pull 6:30 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.Brown Grand River Valley Boys FRIDAY AND SATURDAY April 12 & 13, 1985 National Guard Armory Shuttle Bus to and from Farm Show and Shopping Areas FREE ADMISSION SPONSORED BY . 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