Logansport Pharos Tribune, February 13, 2006

Logansport Pharos Tribune

February 13, 2006

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Logansport Pharos-Tribune (Newspaper) - February 13, 2006, Logansport, Indiana Cook shares baked chicken recipe LIFlsme Page A7 NFC wins Pro Bowl thmws three filled with turnovers SPORTS BI 2347 loss KEEPING IN DAILY Incl www pharostr ibune com Monday inches of snow fall in New York Classes flights canceled in Northeast NEW YORK AP Road crews scrambled to clear streets and travelers stranded at airports tried to get home to day as the Northeast dug out from a recordbreaking storm that dumped two feet or more of snow across the region Utility workers were restoring power to tens of thousands of homes and business es left in the dark Winds gusting up to 50 rriph knocked down power lines The storm blanketed the Eastern Seaboard from North Carolina to Maine over the weekend dropping inches of snow on Central Park the heaviest snowfall since record keeping began in 1869 The old record was inches in December 1947 the National Weather Service said While the storm was bad it would have been worse on a weekday The headache has been minimized be cause it happened on a Weather Service meteorologist Patrick Maloit said It was good timing for a storm of this In Fairfield inches of snow fell Rahway got 27 inches according to unofficial observations reported to the National Weather Service Just west of Philadelphia 21 inches of snow were recorded in West Cain Township the av erage snowfall for an entire winter in Philadelphia is about 21 inches Children were thrilled to dig out their sleds littleused this winter until now Were hoping for 365 days off from said 9yearold Reagan Mariz playing in Central Park with friends We could go sledding the whole time and not get T See SNOW Page A2 AP photo WINTER WONDERLAND A pedestrian takes a walk across from Brooklyns Prospect Park after more than a foot of snow fell Sunday during the winters first major snowstorm to strike the Northeast A SWEETHEART OF A DANCE PharoBTHbuna photos by Angl TUrnpaugh DRESSED TO THE NINES The cafeteria at Logansport High School was filled with fancy dresses and suits and ties during the annual Sweethearts Dance sponsored by the Berryettes Saturday Fora slideshow from Saturdays dance visit A STYLE OF HER OWN top Jennifer McDougle a senior at Logansport High School wore her heart slippers to Saturdays dance She felt since it was a sweetheart dance they were appropriate Her date also a senior is Andrew El burn SMOOTH Michael Johanning L and Christy Geisler cut a rug during Saturdays Sweethearts Dancepat the Logansport High School Proposed legislation could spur telephone warning systems Recorded phone messages could save lives INDIANAPOLIS AP The tornado that ripped through the Evansville area last November struck when many resi dents were most vulnerable They were asleep and never heard the warning sirens Twentyfour people died and hun dreds of homes were destroyed Now some are wondering if lives might have been saved if residents had received a latenight phone call warning them that an F3 twister was headed their way The General Assembly is considering legislation that would allow counties to use emergency telephone system fees to set up phone call warning systems sometimes referred to as reverse If there is a natural disaster chemical spill or other emergency counties could send out batches of automatic phone calls warning residents of the oncoming danger Stacey Wybiral spokeswoman for Evansville Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel said such a system could have alerted residents sleeping in their homes during the deadly tornado The emergency sirens are not de signed to arouse folks from Wybi ral said Without a doubt this would have been helpful in that The bill allows counties to use emer gency telephone fees to set up such warning systems It does not provide separate funding for the programs Rep Bill Ruppel one of the bills back ers said he hoped many counties would set up warning call systems even though they are not required to do so in the bill We can save a lot of lives and a lot of said Ruppel a Republican from North Manchester T See WARNING Page A2 Dick Cheney Vice president was quail hunting Purely accidental Cheney shoots fellow hunter in Texas CORPUS CHRISTI Texas AP Vice President Dick Cheney accidental ly shot a 78yearold hunting compan ion during a weekend quail hunting trip after the man went to retrieve a bird and Cheney failed to spot him Harry Whittington an Austin attor ney was in stable condition late Sun day in the intensive care unit at a Corpus Christi hospital where he was flown after the shooting late Saturday after noon at the Arm strong Ranch The vice president visited with Whit tington and his wife before returning to Washington on Sun day Cheney was pleased to see that hes doing fine and in good said Cheney spokes woman Lea Anne McBride Whittington sent word through a hospital official that he would have no comment on the incident out of re spect for Cheney Katharine Armstrong the ranchs owner told The Associated Press that the accident occurred after Cheney Whittington and another hunter got out of a car to shoot at a covey of quail She said Whittington went to re trieve a bird he shot Cheney and the third hunter whom she would not identify walked to another spot and discovered a second covey of quail Whittington came up from behind the vice president and the other hunter and didnt signal them or indicate to them or announce said Arm strong who was in the car The vice president didnt see she said The covey flushed and the vice president picked out a bird and was following it and shot And by god Harry was in the line of fire and got peppered pretty Armstrong said the shotgun pellets broke the skin It knocked him silly But he was fine He was talking His eyes were open It didnt get in his eyes or any thing like she said The accident was not reported pub licly by the vice presidents office for nearly 24 hours and then only after it was reported by the Corpus Christi CallerTimes on its Web site Sunday T See 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