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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - November 28, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana Monday 50 cents Tornado drops in on family reunion 2 dead survivors trapped AP A tornado demolished a home where 16 people were attending a family killing at least two and burying injured survivors in the The twister was one of six Sun day that ripped through western leaving at least three dead and destroying dozens of homes and several other deaths were blamed on the weekend and many holiday trav elers were stranded on one of die busiest travel days of the A powerful storm system that piled up snow in the Northern California mountains last week was moving through the central United the National Weather Service Thunderstorms stretched from the Deep South to while parts of the upper Midwest were digging out from their first big snowstorm of the A pile of bricks and boards was all mat remained today of the home that landscape planner Wal ter Person bought recently for about in a new subdivi sion of a fastgrow ing suburb of and another man Tornadoes Damage from Sundays storm system ArMi struck bytomadoM OHIO r Nashville TENNESSEE w Friendship Germantown Slbimy whose identity was not immedi ately known were killed when a tornado struck the twostory home Sunday Thirteen others were hospital Deputy Police Chief Brian Roper Rescue crews aided by search dogs and spotlights dug through debris this searching for the missing 16th About 70 miles away in Friend northeast of Katherine died when a tornado smashed into her authorities The Germantown twister ripped a ragged path through the welf to do destroying 13 houses and damaging 25 other It was like Apocalypse said Steve who along with other dug into the rubble with bare hands to help the trapped Person broken lumber and other debris littered the area for A twisted van lay on its and the crushed remains of a sport utility vehicle stuck out from what appeared to be the remains of a garage or perhaps parts of a near by By the time ambulances a Federal Express man had a halfdozen bleeding survivors stretched out on his den We couldnt stop to take care of them because there were still more back in the he whose own family moved to the suburb five months said he had not yet made time to make friends with his new We had been planning to take them some cookies or he Earlier the storm raked causing a few minor Rescue workers carry an injured woman from scene of destruction AP photo The wind hurled cows into tree tossed a mobile home 60 feet and stripped buildings of their A suspected tornado struck West damaging an apartment complex and 20 to 30 The storm encased much of Georgia in and was blamed for the death of a pilot whose small plane ran out of gas and crashed Sunday evening while he tried in vain to find the runways at two airports near The fastmoving cold front blamed for the twisters sent win try blasts further Minnesota had up to 15 inches of which caused hundreds of car including one in Rochester that killed Marie of The snowstorm briefly shut Paul International Airport on disrupting postholiday travel for about people flying Northwest Airlines The storm ended a relatively and marked the latest date for Minnesotas first significant snowfall of the season in about 20 the Weather Service Stormrelated power outages occurred in Iowa and Woman arrested because of lawyer claims By MIKE FLETCHER Tribune staff writer Being strip searched and publicly humiliated is part of the routine when a per son breaks the But what about the people who are unjustly arrested and have to endure such humility because of an error For Melissa the result was being released from jail four hours later without an explana said Kokomo attorney Charles 2700 Washington Lot was arrested 11 by Howard County sheriff deputies on a Howard Circuit Court warrant for which was already served on her March according to This is not the first time this has Scruggs I have three other clients who were arrested on old warrants in the past two or three he The original a Class C felpny battery was dis missed as part of a pretrial diver sion agreement accord ing to court Howard County Attorney Larry in a written statement through the sheriff explained the error as an inad vertent miscommunication between the court and sheriff He further Miller was arrested on on a charge for which she had previ ously Once this miscom munication was discovered by the sheriff Miller was promptly released on the same approximately one hour after her According to sheriff deputy Miller was arrested at arid released at But Miller contends she was held for about four Prior to her Miller said she told correction officers at the Howard County Criminal Justice Center over and over that it was a mis She said they released her at with no I was locked up for no Miller I was at risk of losing my Howard County Sheriff John Beatty explained the error as a processing All warrants are considered active unless specifically In this case it he He said warrants that have been already served are supposed to read on them and that is done by the clerks Nancy who works in the clerks said it was a mis communication between the sher iff department and the She said its happened before and they usually call ner if the warrants are to be marked read which means the warrant will be read to the suspect at a court This one got shuffled around somehow and nobody called to tell me the warrant had been When asked about other arrests like Beatty This is the first one that came to my knowl Its not that bad Bob Venekamp and Dyan Reed try to coax Reeds 20monthold son Derek into a mini F16 fighter plane which was on display at Sams Club Area resi dents could get their photos taken sitting in the plane for a donation to We which raises money to help the needy at Christ mas and distributes it among the Kokomo Rescue the Salvation Army and the Kokomo Tribunesponsored Goodfel Tribune photo by Anne Farrar Serbian forces grinding away at safe haven NATO left watching on the sidelines BosniaHerzegov ina AP Rebel Serbs pounded the outskirts of a safe haven in northwest proving on the ground what a official has conceded NATO is unable to stop the Defense Secretary William Perry even suggested Sunday that the Bosnian government has lost the 31month The commander of forces in Sir Michael said the peacekeepers there may withdraw if fighting esca lates If the scene gets much worse then I sus pect the peacekeeping mission would find it very difficult to con he The Muslimled Bosnian gov ernment said it would accept a proposal for a Bihac cease demilitarization of the safe area and withdrawal of said Michael spokesman for Yasushi the chief envoy in former But Bosnian Serbs are demand ing a ceasefire which would effectively seal their dominion over the 70 percent of Bosnia they now Serb fighters from Bosnia and neigh boring Croatia hold 30 to 40 per cent of the safe area at the last Muslim stronghold in northwest The Serbs were torching most villages captured south of said a confidential report obtained by The Associated There is a feeling of deep said Monique a aid worker who visited The capture of Bihac would be the strongest indication yet that the United Nations cannot stop the war with peacekeeping troops or even NATO airstrikes on the The airstrikes cannot determine the outcome of the ground Perry The Serbs have occupied 70 percent of the he Theres no as I see of the Muslims winning that On the Security Council ignored Bosnian Prime Minister Haris Silajdzics appeal for airstrikes to stop the Serb assault on calling instead for an immediate Western military officials said NATO plans for air action Satur day were vetoed by officials who feared chances of a negotiat ed settlement would be The officials were also con cerned about reprisals against Infamous Hanoi Hilton1 razed Vietnam AP Workmen on Sunday knocked through a wall of a prison nicknamed the Hanoi Hilton by servicemen held there during the Vietnam A luxury hotel is to be built on the One former retired Navy Cole carried away a few souvenir bricks from the a place of pil grimage for returning At the rear of the workers with a backhoe and sledgehammers opened a hole big enough for trucks to The whose real name is Hoa was built by the colonial French government and held Vietnamese nationalists and communists during the 1940s and After the United States began sending troops to prop up nonCommunist South Vietnam against live Communist the prison became notorious for holding American who coined the Irwlde todtyt Kokomo Tribune Logansport man killed on county highway A Logansport man on Sunday became Howard Countys 14th traffic fatality of the Jeffrey was pronounced dead at the scene of a onevehicle acci dent at Howard County Coro ner Jeff Stout said the cause of death was massive head According to Indiana state Scotts 1988 Chevrolet pickup was trav eling north at a high rate of speed on 35 near Road 450 North when the truck missed a traveled off the northwest side of the rolled and came to a rest in a Rescue units were called to the scene about Two passengers in the vehicle Jere my Costelio and Charles both 21 and of Logansport were treated for facial cuts at Logansport Memorial Hospital and Stout said a mood test conducted on Scott at Howard Community Hospital showed the mans blood alcohol con tent to be more than twice the legal limit for intoxication in None of the men was wearing a safe ty which would likely not have reduced according to state The incident remains under according to state
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