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Publication: Kokomo Tribune March 28, 1994

Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - March 28, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana 204 OKOMO March 50 cents Deadly twisters rake Southeast 42 people lose lives AP A col orful Easter Week pageant turned into a horror show when a torna do rained bricks on a crowded country killing at least 19 A band of storms claimed 42 lives as it hit the Deadly twisters and violent thunderstorms battered hundreds of houses and a nursing home on Palm Twenty three people were killed in Alaba 16 in two in North Carolina and one in Rain fell in the Southeast early Heavy showers and thun derstorms were in the forecast for the with hail and torna does possible from central Florida across Georgia and into the Car Goshen United Methodist Church was devastated in sec The pageant and the start of Holy Week had attracted 140 peo far more than the usual con gregation of Ninety people were many of them trapped in the rubble for as long as an The power had gone but everyone just kept said Carol who was at the altar leading the drama when the storm struck at about Nobody had a chance to do any It was so Christa remem bered the song Jehovah Jireh filling the air one The next debris began flying through a brick wall crumbled inward and the ceiling crashed down around I just remember glass break she I started screanv ing for and she was right beside Bricks were slung through the air like hitting victims in the head or covering tnem in Coroner Larry Tucker said most of the dead were seated near the outside wall that gave Rescue workers use heavy equipment to lift part of the collapsed roof of Goshen United Methodist Church in Pied Sunday after 19 people were killed there AP photo At least seven children were killed Scroggin said many youngsters were seated beside the waiting their turn to sing in the A huge yellow crane lifted the roof so rescuers could remove 16 bodies from the Two other worshipers died and a man Was killed in a van outside the Twisters damaged two other churches within 30 miles of Pied a town of residents about 72 miles west of In the roof was blown off a nursing spring storm system with moist air irioving off the Gulf of Mexico early which clashed with a cold front stalled in Rain continued throughout the area into this The tornadoes were part of a Eight of the 16 deaths in Geor the Tennessee Barbara Turner crouched near the chimney of her home in Old with a 10month old granddaughter and four other All but four of them ended up in a ditch across the Same horror here in 1965 INDIANAPOLIS AP Tor nadoes that brought destruc tion to Alabama and Georgia reminded some in Indiana of the Palm Sunday tornadoes that ravaged this state 29 years Those storms killed 138 peo ple and caused more than million in property damage in 18 central and northern Indiana counties on April It was the deadliest tornado out break in Indiana The tornadoes injured people and destroyed 143 five schools and over farm Five churches were but most worship services ended by the time the tornadoes started about 1 In Howard 17 area residents Private property damage for Howard County was set at million while public property damage was estimated at Russiavilles business district was destroyed along with many of its In Eastern High Schools Greentown Methodist Church and many new homes in the southeastern section of town were In the Maple Crest neighborhood was along with Maple Crest Shopping two Koko moCenter School facili ties and a fire The Chrysler plants and Delco Radio complex along 31 were No cause of death determined yet in teens death No cause of death was determined dur ing a Sunday autopsy performed on a local man who died after reportedly sniff ing Howard County Coroner Jeff Stout said Curtis Andrew 1801 Northview died at Satur day in the Howard Community Hospital emergency A log of calls made to HoWard County Sheriff Department Sat urday said the call that afternoon indicat ed the man had inhaled Sheriff department Detective Steve Rogers said a butane canister was found in the 1984 Chevrolet Camaro in which the man was a passenger when the emer gency call was made about 4 Satur But Stout said that 99 percent of the butane cannot be found in autopsies and toxicology Thats the problem with he Theres really no way to Laboratory work was sent to the Ameri can Institute of Toxicology in Indianapo lis for further Stout Results from those examinations are due in about a Rogers said the two other occupants of the Camaro drove to 8625 Road 300 the home of an when they believed Stone was not breathing well at that time and didnt think he had a The cars other two occupants were identified as Curt 1743 Road 550 North and Richard Kokomo They were not The call for emergency help was made from the first trailer east of 8625 Road 300 the daily log The detective said it is believed Stone inhaled butane while in the but it is unclear whether the others in the vehicle were sniffing If it is determined they they could be charged with Class B misdemeanor inhaling Rogers Checking it out Sarah and Cameron fourthgrade pupils in Steve Bizjaks class at Wallace look over adver tisements in the Kokomo The youths are participat ing in the Tribunes DesignAnAd They will cre ate an advertisement for a sponsoring business in the hopes that business will choose their ad for Monetary prizes are also Tribune photo by Brian Reynolds Community Foundation receives gift For deserving county high school students By CATHARINE FERNANDO Tribune staff writer The Community Foundation of Howard County will award college scholarships for the 199596 school from a gift donation by Wiese Oldsmobile and CMC The scholarship fund is for deserving Howard County high school students who plan to attend Pur due said Michael auto dealer ship My father and I talked about it for years and this was something weve been wanting to Wiese Michael is the only son of Robert who died on March The family chose Purdue University I went to Purdue and weve always supported the Wiese Its benefited me and my family and its time to give something back to the he Community Foundation President Steve Alley said the eligibility guidelines for the scholarships should be completed by A committee appointed by the foundation and will make recommendations to the board about scholarship we want to give it to a bright student who lacks the finances for Wiese The committee will comprise one representative from the at least one from Wiese and a high school guidance counselor appointed by the said board chairman Ted Since it is an endowment it the scholarships may vary from year to year depending on the invest ment from The committee will decide on the he To begin awards will be made on the basis of scholastic financial need and a recommendation from the principal or faculty adviser of the The foundation will also develop an application program for the We are grateful to Wiese Oldsmobile and CMC for considering the Community Founda tion as the vehicle for this Neidlinger Besides the obvious benefit for providing scholar ships for deserving it also means that the foundation will receive additional permanent Through the Foundations involvement in the Lilly Community Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow Gift the gift will result in an additional in unrestricted permanent endowment for the The Community Foundation welcomes additional contributions to support the scholarship program which can be made at any time and are also matched on a for basis by Lilly Endowment through the end of The foundation is a notforprofit organization cre ated in 1991 to provide services to donors of endur ing charitable With proper the foundation may be a catalyst for stimulating and funding initiatives that improve the quality of life for people of this The Lilly Endowments Gift program is a mil lion initiative intended to help expand and strength en the network of community foundations around the It aims to stimulate local leaders and donors to con tribute their ideas and wealth to serve their own Inside 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Publication: Kokomo Tribune

Location: Kokomo, Indiana

Issue Date: March 28, 1994

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