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Winchester Star (Newspaper) - April 20, 1985, Winchester, Virginia Volunteer Author Page 9 Jumps The Winchester Star 89th Year No. 245 40 SECTIONS VIRGINIA 22601, SATURDAY MORNING APRIL 20, 1985 667-3200 15 CENTS 5-Inch Snowfall In Record Highs Elsewhere By The Associated Press High-temperature records tumbled Friday from tiie Plains to the Atlantic delighting and while found their pleasure in snow that hit the Colorado At least 15 cities reported record highs by early including the 94 degrees recorded in said a meteorologist at the National Severe Storms Forecast Center in Kansas Mo. heavy rainstorms and tornadoes swept through eastern Nebraska Friday blowing down power and telephone lines and taking roofs off There were no immediate reports of The storms brought to a halt a four-day spell of unseasonably warm Record high Employee Error Caused Explosion That Killed Va. - An explosion that killed three chemical workers here Friday was caused when employees inadvertently mixed water with an industrial authorities A fourth worker injured in the explosion and subsequent fire was listed in critical A fifth employee of the Greenwood Chemical Co. here escaped unharmed from the 3:30 p.m. blast said Crozet Fire Chief Roger Baber said the cause of the explosion and fire appeared to be He said employees inadvertently mixed water with an industrial solvent known as causing it to boil Something in the one-story building then triggered an explosion and subsequent he The electricity was switched off after the toluene was Baber but the fire ignited from an undetermined The three workers who died had been taken to the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville in critical They died said medical center administrator Dan The three were identified as Maurey Clark and John both of and Keith Wood of The fourth Charles 31, was flown to Norfolk General where he remained in critical condition Friday with over 75 percent of his said Norfolk General spokeswoman Donna Ward also suffered smoke she temperatures were set in the state on Wednesday and Most cities had highs in the 80s and a few had temperatures above 90. Tornadoes either touched down or were sighted in David Offutt Air Force Base and Grand Neb. Baltimore's temperature broke by 1 degree the record set in 1896, and was 1 degree shy of the all-time high in Baltimore in a record set April 23,1960. seen people walking around in bathing suits and But the water temperatures aren't real warm said Sue spokeswoman for Ocean Maryland's resort expect a really good In 5 inches of snow was reported Friday at Loveland Basin and Mary Jane ski Four inches was on the ground at Aspen Arapahoe Basin and Winter The snow could reach into lower elevations by Saturday and snow mixed with rain is possible in said Doug a National Weather Service advisories for snow and blowing snow were posted for the Mount Siskiyou the northern Sierra Nevada and the Lake Tahoe As much as 4 inches of snow were forecast in some and weather service said cold and wet weather could put a stress on young Associated Press Rita former head of the Environmental Protection Agency's waste wipes a tear away after saying goodbye to her family as she begins a six-month sentence for lying to Botha Seeks an End to South Africa Violence South Africa let his name be in keeping with - President Botha asked a new policy of the the opposition on Friday to join in government negotiating with blacks for an end to Extra police patrolled a white the racial violence that has claimed area near Port Eizabeth where more than 300 lives since Erasmus Jacobs 19 was reported am pleading for a national team set afire by blacks Thursday fort a white unemployed auto ' t J was hospitalized with A police spokesman reported no 90 serious incidents but sa d there were some brief clashes with According to initial police reports blacks in the huge Soweto ghetto Caret van outside He would not Jacaobs was pulled from his car by a black mob in the doused with I kerosene and set on Van der said he had left Jacobs in the n into a store for a loaf of Dear Police Lt. Col. Gerrie van Rooyen said that the tial version of the incident had not 2 substantiated and authorities still were not certain what had TV Household Henkel etc Fairground 10-00. - Pancakes until 2:00, and Just Like 1 -I Art Supply form inq Associated Press Sen. Jake helped by George director of flight pale and walked a bit unsteadily as he stepped from space shuttle Discovery but later gave a press conference and said it was just a matter of getting his NASA Not Giving up On Satellite SPACE Houston - NASA is not ready to give up on the satellite that failed to turn itself and space engineers doing of an studies believe it may be possible to recover the million machine on a future shuttle now is drifting in low as useless as a television set in a power Space shuttle Discovery using improvised successfully hit the satellite's but Syncom failed to come to Now engineers at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Johnson Space Center are looking at the possibility of capturing Syncom and returning it to Earth aboard the They warn that Syncom - with tons of unexpended fuel on board and an unknown electrical problem - would be more difficult to recover than two satellites brought back to Earth last they it can be have not looked at it in any but it's probably a very possible said Bob an expert in payload Of major said Blount and is the 352 pounds of unexpended hydrazine fuel carried in Hydrazine is highly toxic and explosively flammable in a very messy thing to deal said Rita Lavelle Begins Prison Sentence Calif. former head of the Environmental Protection Agency's toxic waste surrendered Friday at a federal prison while her lawyer asked the Supreme Court to overturn her conviction for lying to filed a petition with the Supreme Court today to rehear the said attorney Jim is optimistic that the Supreme Court will reverse Mrs. 37, arrived at 11:15 a.m. to begin serving a six-month sentence at the minimum security Federal Correctional Institution in this small town about 40 miles southeast of San The completed in 1974, houses 565 including 365 Newspaper Patricia Hearst was incarcerated there after her conviction for taking part in a bank robbery with her the Liberation Associate Warden Gary Driver described the prison as fairly open facility not a San Quentin by any San the notorious prison just north of San is home for some of the nation's most dangerous not what one would expect a prison to look said who added that inmates are free to move around within the Mrs. Lavelle was fired from her Superfund waste cleanup post two years ago along with about two dozen other EPA including EPA head Anne Key Democrat Proposes SS But Byrd Will Fight It WASHINGTON - The senior Democrat on the Senate Budget in a move highlighting internal party proposed Friday freezing Social Security benefits for one year as part of an overall plan to reduce federal deficits through spending cuts and higher corporate Sen. Lawton Chiles of Florida discussed his recommendation in a telephone interview as Senate Democratic leader Robert C. Byrd was telling a news conference that he and a of Democrats will fight any changes in Social Security benefits when the Senate begins debating the 1986 budget Democrat down there will have an opportunity to speak his own said I would think we'd get some votes from the Republican side of the Even his move and Byrd's comments reflected disagreements among Democrats as floor debate approaches on a billion package of spending cuts supported by President Reagan and leaders of the Senate's Republican That proposal provides for a 2 percent increase in Social Security benefits in each of the next three half the expected inflation rate of 4 Any inflation rise over 4 percent would be matched by further hikes in Despite SS Cemetery Visit Is On survivor Elie Wiesel implored President Reagan at a White House ceremony Friday to drop a planned visit next month to a West German cemetery where Nazi SS troops are The White House said Reagan is going ahead with the but will also visit the concentration Wiesel urged who presented him with the Congressional Gold to find an alternative site rather than visit the Bitburg military cemetery that includes the graves of 47 members of Hitler's notorious SS Mr. is not your he place is with the victims of the chairman of the government's Holocaust Memorial Council and a prominent spoke to a group gathered in the Roosevelt Room for the presentation He turned frequently toward who sat Press Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel speaks passionately after accepting the Congressional Gold Medal from the president as President Reagan and Vice President George Bush with his hands obviously moved bv the who as a child was imprisoned at the Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration painted a vivid picture of the horrors that he witnessed and that Jews and other Nazi victims million Jewish children he I spent my entire life reciting their I would die before finishing the Mr. I have seen See Visit Page 2
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