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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - January 19, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana No 136 TRIBUNE 19 1994 almost hit alltime low By Kokomo Tribune staff and The Associated Press Its as cold as its going to at least for a Temperatures dropped to 24 below zero at this just missing setting a new record low and beating the recorded low for this date in 1984 when it was a 15 degrees according to Robert local weather the arctic tempera tures werent enough to be the alltime record low of 26 degrees 1 below zero set and tied that in While Kokomo didnt beat any Indianapolis set a new one when the mercury plunged to 27 below zero today the coldest temperature recorded in that city since record keeping began in Indianapolis hit its alltime low at breaking the previ ous mark of 25 below that had stood since Records lows for the date of 17 below also were set early today in Evans Fort Wayne and South Kokomo police today warned motorists of slick bridges and overpasses in the although overall area road conditions were said by state police 1st Fred Fobes to be not too The cold howev forced cancellation of all Howard County schools and many other area schools Indiana UniversityKokomo called off its morning and Indiana Vocational Technical College shut down for the The Howard Circuit Court trial of KokomoCenter Schools already delayed for a day on was postponed again Relief from the cold blast should be coming as tempera1 hires slowly beginning Todays high is expected to reach 7 degrees below zeroj slightly higher than Tuesdays Wise Snow is likely with 1 to 2 inches possible and a low of temperatures will i begin rising after midnight to Wise Light snow will change to flur ries Thursday afternoon when temperatures hit the plus side of the thermometer and the high will be Wise It will be partly cloudy with flurries Thursday night and a low of Though all this countys public schools had already canceled todays classes by Tuesday some area school officials said they would likely monitor weather conditions throughout today and tonight before decid ing whether to conduct school But with the wind dying I would anticipate we 11 be in school Northwest ern Schools Superintendent Patrick Mark said mis Light snow will end Saturday and temperatures will warm to Wise Temperatures will continue climbing Sunday when the high hits Wise Skies will be partly Bitter cold bites much of nation Cold snap causes 58 deaths Robert a who plans to retire with his wife is bundled up Tuesday in subzero temperatures as hewatches more than 100 people bid on the couples farm equipment v s Tribune photo by Tim Bath Farmers brave cold for auction Bidders run jump up and down to stay warn Bob and Jean possibly chose one of the coldest days of the year to have an auction on their The Cass County who plan to sold all of their farm equipment Tuesday in belowzero temperatures that reached a nigh of minus The highestpriced item sold was a Bob Hensley who has been growing corn and wheat for 47 said he and his wife plan to use the proceeds from the auc tion to enjoy themselves in I dont have any sons to and its just about too much for My wife and I farm 750 he Its been a good life for Among the bidders were 113 people who took Others came from the Kokomo area and as far away as Kentucky and Jean Hensley said five portable space heaters in the barn where the auction took place helped keep bidders Other bidders ran in place and jumped up and down to stay A heartwarming thing for us was the 10 to 12 guys who helped us get ready for We want thank everyone who helped Jean Hensley Only farmers are stupid enough to do something attend an auction in the like she By The Associated Press It was so cold they stopped making beer in Peo ple in Atlanta were asked not to And a family in New Hampshire opened their refriger ator to chill their Across most of the eastern United record low temper atures have closed busi roads and Thou sands of people have been without electricity or drinking At least 58 deaths have been blamed on the cold snap that began over the Most of the victims were killed on icy roads or had heart attacks shovel ing Some froze to including a baby born Monday in an unheated house in where it was a record 25 below zero Letter carriers just bundled up and Its colder than a boss said Ron who delivered mail in 8 below Louis County on Tues I wore everything I and it was still Schools and universities can celed classes today in much of the Midwest after wind chills and temperatures well below zero were forecast for this Minnesota Arne Carlson closed schools on Tuesday rather than let children wait for buses in 40below But he relented today after parents com It was supposed to be no colder than minus 14 this morn In icecovered states and parkways remained off limits to all but carry ing essential fuel and med ical In Milwaukee this Miller Brewing canceled evening and morning work shifts because of the weather for the first time in at least 10 rather than make employees come to work in the It 17 They usually like to make so it takes a lot to shut them said Miller spokesman Mike Its nasty out Inman Claims Dole made deal WASHINGTON AP Inmans surprise withdrawal as defence secretary nominee slams the brakes on the leadership tran sition that had been under way at the Pentagon since Les Aspin announced his resignation just over a month Senior defense officials whom Jnman had asked to stay on after including William Perry as deputy defense now are back in the lurch at least until President Clinton chooses pother nominee to oversee the letter to Clinton explaining life wmte fed up with distortions of my my character and Mark Clintons commu nications said a choice of 4 successor is not has done preliminary Gearan mentioned TuesT day as possible selections were chairman of the House Armed Services subcommittee on military installations John chairman of the House Appropriations defense subconv mittee Norman chair man of the defense contractor Martin Marietta CIA tor James Woolsey and former Republican Warren Rudman of New Lott said it would take at least a to confirm a new a symbol of renewed at the a farewell salute to Aspin by military scheduled held today Fojt was postponed after the White House announced Inmajis Kathleen Aspins press said Aspin agreed to a White House request that he stay until is Theres a new anxiety among Pentagon officials in thewake of Inmans said one offi cial who spoke on condition of People were just starting to get usecuo the idea that things were settling and now Inmans confirmation hearing had been scheduled fpr next It had been widely assumed that former CIA director would win confirmation At a news conference in where he Inwan said changed his mind about taking the Pentagon post attacks from columns and pri vate thai the Republi can leader in the Bob Pole tp direct a Ptisan nomination Inside Local Local residents deal with the Page Robinson get rof Hoosiers in Page Also inside markets 1213 Classified Comics PearAbby 24 25 9 Local news 24 Nation 21 News of record 6 Obituaries Opinion Sports 1548 Style 78 PWPID WITH SOY INK Senators approve opencontainer bid INDIANAPOLIS AP Evan Bayh is backing compromise legislation that would impose a statewide ban on open containers of alcohol in the front seats of motor Bayh said he would rather have a comprehensive but accepts the Saying simply that a driver and front seat passenger cannot drink and drive does not keep anyone from having a good But it could keep some people from losing their Bayh said Thomas RFort had sought a comprehen sive ban the past few but such measures died in the He said he stiH favored a complete but offered the frontseat amendment to help win House i believe this is its still effective and will show people out there we have something that will be enforceable on the said The amendment passed over whelmingly on a voice vote in the ana the new bill is expect ed to win final passage in the ate and be sent to the Proponents of Wyss bill sayit stands a good chance of clearing the since key House mem bers had talked of such compro mise legislation last A front seat version is being endorsed this year by Jesse Q Under Wyss drivers caught with open containers in the front seat would face Class C misde meanors punishable by up to 60 das in ail and a Second offenses within a year carry possi ble 180day jail terms and a V i More than 40 communities in Indiana have open nances iyUhjiU3iit 4 few Unpostag a compreherajye Wyss bw would allow these nances ft stay on the allow cpmmunittes to oasj c prehensive bam in the
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