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Bloomington, Illinois
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Monday, November 18, 2013
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A2 The Pantagraph Monday, November 18, 2013 Flick fact Question: America is talking a lot about the Affordable Health Care Act, also known as Obamacare, that will allegedly assure that all U.S. residents get health insurance. In Illinois, according to state health statistics. 14.8 of residents do not have health insurance. Do you know what percentage of McLean County residents do not have health insurance? Answer below How time flies 100 years ago Nov. 18, 1913: Today's paper explodes a popular myth: footballs are made of calfskin, not pigskin. Footballs of an ordinary grade are American-made but the finer ones come from England. (Modern-day footballs are almost all made in the USA.) 75 years ago Nov. 18, 1938: The Association of Commerce gave its version of the city's most pressing needs. They included a permanent headquarters for the National Guard, revival of the new city hall project, solving the downtown parking problem and better convention facilities. 50 years ago Nov. 18, 1963: 1SNU will have a new look around the main entrance to the campus. The Teachers College Board approved a theater and speech addition to Centennial Hall, and a new fronton Hovey Hall, the administration building. Parking at Hovey will be cut by a third. 25 years ago Nov. 18, 1988: Normal businessman Arthur Colvinisthe town's citizen of the year. He wins the 31st such award given annually by the - -Normal Chamber of Commerce. Colvinhas worked at or owned Camera Craft for 46 years. Compiled by Jack Keefe jkeefe'fi' HTF appears on the Opinion pages Tuesday-Sunday. LOTTERY Sunday's results My 3 7-8-6 8-4-7 Pick 3 5-6-9 1-2-7 Pick 4 3-8-5-8 8-4-5-3 Lucky Day Lotto Midday: 9-17-20-28-36 Evening: 5-9-20-28-38 Lotto jackpot $5 million Mega Millions jackpot $165 million Powerball jackpot $40 million Answer: 9.9 of McLean County residents do not have health insurance, says the state. ,'i i i- o , ,' i i l Hi,. ' ii ;!) KlfK-Wn: ! Si!.ii;';.iiiti- w, 1 ' X ,l , S '!'- Ti?rr i .wo , .K BUR 33 :i - I :i i-i FLATTENED FROM Al even tell what street I was on," Washington Alderman Tyler Gee told WLS -TV. "Just completely flattened some of the neighborhoods here in town, hundreds of homes." Among those who lost his home was Curt Zehr, who said he was amazed at the speed with which the tornado turned his farmhouse outside Washington into a mass of rubble scattered over hundreds of yards. His truck was sent flying and landed on a tree that had toppled over. "They heard the siren... and saw (the tornado) right there and got into the basement," he said of his wife and adult son who were home at the time. Then, seconds later, when they looked out from their hiding place the house was gone and "the sun was out and right on top of them." At OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, spokeswoman Amy Paul said 37 patients had been treated, eight with injuries ranging from broken bones to head injuries that were serious enough to be admit -ted. Another , hospital, Methodist Medical Center in Peoria, treated more than a dozen, but officials there said none of them were seriously injured. Steve Brewer, Methodist Medical Center's chief operating officer, said that doctors and other medical professionals were setting up a temporary emergency care center to treat the injured1 before transporting them to hospitals, while others were dispatched to search through the rubble for survivors. By nightfall, Trooper Pierce said there were reports of looting in Washington. About 90 minutes after the tornado destroyed homes in Washington, the storm darkened downtown Chicago. As the rain and high winds slammed into the area, officials at Soldier Field evacuated the stands and ordered the Bears and Baltimore Ravens off the field. Fans were allowed back to their seats shortly after 2 p.m., and the game resumed after about a two-hour delay. Earlier, the Office of Emergency Management and Communications had issued a warning to fans, urging them "to take extra precautions and ... appropriate measures to ensure their personal safety." Just how many tornadoes hit was unclear Sunday afternoon. According to the National Weather Services' website, a total of 65 tornadoes had struck, the bulk of them in Illinois. But meteorologist Matt Friedlein said the total might fall because emergency workers, tornado spotters and others often report the same tornado. Still, when the weather service was issuing its warning that severe weather was bearing down on the ) i'f BEER V f nuts r .... -f . Washington firefighters survey Demolished homes and vehicles Midwest, officials said the last such warning issued so late in the season in November came in 2005, and the result was an outbreak ' of 49 tornadoes. The storm followed warnings by the weather service that the storm was simply moving too fast for people to wait until they saw it to get ready. "Our primary message is this is a dangerous weather system that has the potential to be extremely deadly and destructive," said Laura Furgione, deputy director of the National Weather Service National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. "Get ready now.' ' Hours later, at 11 a.m., weather service officials confirmed a tornado had touched down near the central Illinois community of East Peoria, about 150 miles southwest of Chicago. 4.rj1-(fcijr ; k s ir iVri-t ii nr'ni," ii .i inil mtt mn i m nil Published daily by Pantagraph Publishing Co. ADDRESSES Main Office: 301 W. Washington St.. P.O. Box 2907. Bloomington, IL 61702-2907 Capitol Bureau: Statehouse Pressroom, Springfield. IL 62706-0001 TELEPHONE Main Office: (309) 829-9000 Capitol Bureau: (217) 789-0865 WEB SITE BUSINESS HOURS: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday NEWS Your news contributions are welcome. Please call (309) 829-9000. ext. 241 or e-mail or fax to (309) 829-7000. Corrections: Accuracy is important to us, and we promptly acknowledge and correct our mistakes. To report an error, call the phone number, listed above. ADVERTISING To place a Classified advertisement, call (309) 820-2020 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays, or go to or fax to (309) 829-9104. To place a display advertisement call (309) 829-9000. ext. 269 between 8a.m.and5p.m. weekdays or e-mail or fax to the above number. CIRCULATION For convenient home delivery or questions about delivery, call (309) 829 9000 ext. 358 between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays. 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Saturday. Sunday and Holidays, or visitpantagraph.comcustomerservice. Our goal is delivery by 6 a.m. Monday to Friday and by 7 a.m. Saturday. Sunday and Holidays. To report a late, missing or damaged newspaper call before 9:00 a.m. Re-delivery is available in the Bioommgton and Normal areas. All vacation stops of fewer than 15 days will be donated to NEWSPAPERS IN EDUCATION, unless otherwise requested. SUGGESTED RETAIL RATES Daily & Sunday $259.93year; Thurs., Fri., Sat. & Sun. $161.20year Thurs.Sunday $156year. Weekend only subscribers, by foot carrier or motor route delivery, will receive ' these holiday or legal holiday observance editions: Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving week. Christmas week, New Years week. Martin Luther King Day. Presidents Day. Memorial Day. Independence Day and Labor Day. Please note that home delivery of the Thanksgiving Day. Annual Report editions, November 3. March 2. April 20. May 4. July 27, and August 31 editions will be priced at the added premium rate of $3 and Christmas Day, New Year 's Day. and July 22 editions will be priced at the added premium rate of $2 for everyday and weekend subscribers. Home delivery subscribers will see a reduction in their subscription length to offset this premium rate. For any questions, please call customer service at 1-309 820 3358 DIGITAL RATES $65 95 for digital only subscribers and $12 for print subscribers POSTMASTER Please send address changes to The Pantagraph. 301 W. Washington St., P.O. Box 2907, Bloomington, IL 61702 2907. Periodicals postage paid at Bloomington, IL 61701 2013 The Pantagraph (USPS 144760) lZ ' rrrn. v r. Devonshire Road on the north side sit in the Devonshire subdivision Within an hour, tornadoes were reported in Washington, Metamora, Morton and other Central Illinois communities. , Widespread damage Several residents around Central Illinois are still without power Sunday evening, hours after a storm system with high winds swept through the area. As of 6 p.m. Sunday, Ameren officials reported that 15,547 customers -about 27 percent of McLean County - were still without power. Many of those customers were based in Normal, according to information on the Ameren website. In Woodford County, Ameren reported that 8,753 customers or 72 percent of customers were without power as of Sunday night at 6 p.m. In Livingston Coun-tyj 18 percent, or 846 resi L . . of Washington after a tornado Sunday in Washington. dents were without power. In Tazewell County, 31,568 customers, representing 50 percent of the county, were still without power Sunday night. Corn Belt Energy reported that about power was still out for 6,000 customers as of 5 p.m. Several communities were involved in the power outage, according to officials, including some in Bloomington-Normal. Officials advised customers on its website that the outage could continue through the night . State Farm spokeswoman Holly Anderson said that company representatives have been sent to assess the storm damage. "We've got lots of folks responding to Washington.. ..trying to find out what we can do there," she said. People with damage can ! - : ! , r i ii ii ,-.r ' Service for all makes of outdoor power equipment. M-F 7:30 am - 5 pm Sat. 8 am -1 pm Hwy. 51, Blm. (309) 828-5535 ii .MARTIN BROTHERS MfeliltGfS 33V3 Vinyl LP Records 50's, 60's, 70's , Classic Rock, Blues, Jazz 60's Rock We have an empioyee in old wmw y vx The PantagraphSTEVE SMEDLEY leveled homes there Sunday. Power out? I Keep the refrigerator and freezer closed; an unopened fridge keeps food cold for at least a few hours. For a prolonged outage, prepare a cooler filled with ice for your perishable foods. I If the power goes off while you are using appliances, turn them off immediately to reduce the risk of overloading circuitry when the power comes back on. Only use a flashlight for emergency lighting. Never use candles. I Do not run a generator inside a home or garage. Depending on the weather, dress in layers. I Never burn charcoal for heating or cooking ...indoors. . , . I Never use your oven as a source of heat. If the power is out for a prolonged period, go to another location that has heat to keep warm. I Keep your car fuel tank at least half full. Una power outage, all stoplights become four-way stops. 9 Follow local media for updated information. SOURCE: American Red Cross call their agent or 1-800-SFCLAIM to start the process. People who have less severe damage can make temporary repairs if it's safe to do so and save receipts to be reimbursed, she said. Pantograph reporter Kevin Barlow contributed to this report. ' i Ul owers 1 1 r iT'fV""1'. Beatles Memorabilia: Toys, Dolls, Lunch Boxes 45 RPM Records & Roll wPhoto Sleeves ( with 25 Years Experience Records1.

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