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Bluefield Daily Telegraph (Newspaper) - December 13, 1982, Bluefield, West Virginia Pue Fichti pail vol. Xxxvii no. 347_ Bluefield ., monday morning december 13, 1982 20 c0ea"$ 50 a amp West europeans form a Chain of peace around . Bases Bluefield blanketed. The Mercer county area was covered with at least eight inches of Snow sunday causing a few minor traffic accidents and a wide Range of Othef problems. At left the local a amp a Railroad Yard was reportedly idled for photo by Maryann hours after experiencing signal problems. City workers were out Early above attempting to keep streets Clear while two Bluefield College students Lynda min and Bonita Castle below enjoy a spin Down a snowy Hill. Photo by Ward Morgan photo by John Yowell heavy snowstorm covers Mercer area causing Power outages and accidents by Donald Ross daily Telegraph staff writer after december opened up with Balmy 70 degree temperatures Winter blew in this weekend to remind local residents what time of year it really is. After december opened up with Balmy 70 degree temperatures Winter blew in this weekend to remind local residents what month it really is. Early weekend weather forecasts predicted up to three inches of Snow which ultimately accumulated up to an estimated eights inches in Bluefield nations weather severe by the associated press Snow fell sunday along the Eastern Seaboard and Winter storm warnings were posted from Virginia to Eastern Massachusetts the National weather service said. Snow up to a foot deep fell in some places. Meantime rain was scattered along the South Atlantic coast the Florida Peninsula and in Northern Georgia. Skies were sunny from the Mississippi Valley to the lower Ohio Valley. Rain spread across the North Pacific coast. Rain will continue monday in the Pacific Northwest according to the National weather service. Cloudy skies Are forecast in the North Central part of the nation and in the upper Mississippi Valley. Skies Are expected to be sunny most everywhere else. Temperatures monday will be in the single numbers and teens through Northern new England and in the 20s and 30s from the upper Mississippi Valley to the great i Akes and Southern new England. Readings in the 60s and 70s Are forecast in Southern California Southern Arizona and the Southern tip of Nevada. Temperatures around the nation at 2 . Est sunday ranged from 1 above in Caribou Maine to 83 in Miami Fla. Here Are afternoon weather reports from some cities As provided by the National weather service a East Atlanta 34 Cloudy Boston 22 Snow Buffalo 22 Snow Charleston . 42 Windy Cincinnati 30 fair Cleveland 27 fair Detroit 26 fair Miami 82 Cloudy new York 25 Snow Philadelphia 24 Cloudy Pittsburgh 26 fair Washington 29 Cloudy. And the surrounding area according to the National weather service in Charleston. A service spokesman said the a guidance material underestimated the guidance material he explained consists of the equipment used to a primarily determine what we use in the weather forecasts Are periodically updated throughout the Day and the misinformation was attributed to the most recent forecast not being released in time for most Media services to relay to the Public a weather service spokesman said. The snowfalls which lasted from approximately 3 . Saturday until about 11 . Sunday was blamed for several area Power outages and a few minor Auto accidents. Mercer county schools superin Pendant John Hughes said sunday night that All schools will operate on the regular schedule today. In Mcdowell county reports of lost Power were first made at about 10 . Saturday according to an appalachian Power co. Spokesman. Outages were a widespread in Mcdowell county in almost every Small station that we have a said . Spraker an Apo Foreman. Spraker had been on duty since 10 . Saturday and was still working late sunday night. The spokesman said Snow on the Trees a were the biggest problem. A a we re using All of our available people and getting contractors to help us Clear All of the trouble quot he added. Spraker said the last new report came in at about 6 . Sunday at which time Crews were already out on other Calls. No estimation was offered on when Power would be fully restored. A a we re using every resource to restore Power As soon As possible quot the spokesman said. People in Bluefield and the surrounding area served by Bluefield Cable systems noticed sunday morning their Cable service had been temporarily discontinued. A i know there were a lot of lines Down and we got a lot of Calls quot said a company spokesman. Cable systems technician George Helmandollar attributed it to a a Power failure which was followed by an a equipment somehow Power was temporarily lost to the system and when it a came Back on we had some surges and knocked some equipment out a he said. Page two column five by the associated press More than 15,000 anti nuclear demonstrators most of them women encircled a . Air Force base in England sunday to form a a Chain of peace a and thousands demonstrated at about 50 military bases in West Germany to protest deployment of new medium Range missiles in Europe. The women linked hands in cold Rainy weather to Complete a nine mile Circle around the base at Greenham common 60 Miles East of in Mon. They then joined in a shout of a Freedom quot and lit candles in the falling darkness. At the British nuclear submarine base at Aslane on the West coast of Scotland 14 people were arrested during a protest by some 150 demonstrators police reported. They said the demonstrators protesting the British governments plan to update its Polaris missile system with the Trident system attempted to Block an Access Road some 300 Yards from the base. In West Germany protesters blocked entrances to ., Canadian and West Germany bases that they claimed Harbor nuclear warheads missiles and Poison Gas and bacteriological weapons. At the . Forces european command Headquarters in Vaihinger near Stuttgart police carried away about 100 demonstrators who held up traffic into and out of the Barracks for 12 minutes every hour by sitting in the Road. The anti nuclear protests marked the third anniversary of the so called nato double decision which called for the stationing of 572 .-made Pershing 2 and cruise missiles in Western Europe unless the soviets agreed to remove their ss-20 nuclear rockets in Eastern Europe that Are aimed at Western Europe. Organizers of the British protest about 100 women who set up a peace Camp at the base 15 months ago likened the a a embrace of the base to a a Mother comforting a sick angry a was a caring Mother you put your arms around that child a a said Rebecca Johnson one of the organizers. We Are circling the base because we feel that what has Given Rise to the cruise missiles to the whole nuclear escalation is a police originally estimated the crowd at 10,000-15,000 but later said there May have been As Many As 20,000 protesters at the base. Organizers said hundreds of people came from peace movements in the United states and Europe. Some . Airmen took pictures through the Fence and Royal air Force and . Air Force vehicles patrolled a ring Road inside the base. Police however reported no Inci dents. Quot everything a been Good natured and Friendly quot said a spokesman for the thames Valley police. Earlier in the Day the protesters Hung baby clothes photographs of children and carefully embroidered appeals for peace on the Fence around the base. In West Germany the biggest blockade was staged at Barracks in Grosse Nestingen South of Stuttgart where an organizing spokesman said 350 demonstrators marched four Miles to avoid police roadblocks put up to prevent protesters from reaching their goal. The focus of the demonstrations was in the Southwest German state of Baden Wuerttemberg. Where authorities last week decided to charge each individual demonstrator with the costs they said arise when police must Deal with the actions. In Schwa Ebisch Gemuend. About 300 demonstrators had staged what they called a a die in quot on saturday designed to symbolically demonstrate death in a nuclear holocaust student killed on last flight before licensing Summersville Api the civil air patrol said sunday that a student Pilot on his last flight before being licensed was killed when his plane crashing West Virginia a heaviest Snow this season. Cap it. Col. Sterling Queen said the Pilot was the Only person aboard the plane when it crashed saturday on a Ridge North of this Nicholas county Community. The Small Grumman Yankee aircraft took off saturday at about 6 30 . From an Airport in i Weisburg in Southern West Virginia heading for Moundsville in the state s Northern Panhandle. The Pilot William Baranich. 30. Of Jacobsburg Ohio was reported missing when he did no to reach Moundsville by 8 . Saturday Queen said. The Cap picked up the planets emergency signal but search Crews were hampered by Snow falling along the pilots route he said adding that a state police helicopter sighted the Snow covered wreckage at about 4 . Sunday. A we were having trouble seeing it from the air we heard the signal but we find it a he said. Queen said the Pilot took off just after dark saturday. A the was a student Pilot on the last leg of his student Pilot Check quot he said. Soviet emigres wife daughter released Washington a with a tearful reunion at National Airport on sunday soviet emigre and human rights activist Edward Lozanski ended a six year struggle to have his wife and 11-year-old daughter released from the soviet Union. Lozanski. Holding bouquets of Flowers rushed to Greet and embrace the pair As they stepped from the plane which had been delayed two hours because of bad weather. A thank you very much for my Freedom for my life for my husband and for my family a Loans Kyd a wife Tatyana 29, said in broken English to those gathered for the reunion. Lozanski said his wife was too exhausted to speak further and would answer questions at a news conference monday at american University. As he waited for the plane to arrive Lozanski told reporters the event a proves that human spirit is much stronger than communist totalitarian i would say dead ideology. A a it a a great Victory for the forces of Good Over the forces of evil quot Lozanski said. Lozanski said the red and White carnations were the same Type Flowers he bought on his first Date with Tatyana. He gave his 11-year-old daughter Tanya red roses and kissed her on both Cheeks. A Large crowd of friends family members and reporters greeted the family. Loans Kyd a family flew from Paris where they landed saturday a Day late after one last delay imposed by authorities in Moscow a i still can to believe its Over quot Lozanski said in a Telephone interview shortly before the scheduled arrival. A esd Many people believe its hopeless. Some of my friends. Were telling me its hopeless and i have to give up. A but with the help of a lot of people in America and Europe we did it something that was unthinkable a he added. A even people in the administration said it was Lozanski went out sunday to buy Flowers to present his wife whom he said had lost 70 pounds in a one month hunger strike in june aimed at gaining her release and that of the couples daughter. The Kab the soviet secret police refused to allow mrs. Lozanski and Tanya to leave the country Friday because they were scheduled to depart on an air France flight rather than on a soviet flight Lozanski said. Later he said the soviets gave her permission to depart on an air France flight saturday. Once a physicist with Moscow a renowned Kur Chatov Institute Lozanski emigrated from the soviet Union in 1976 with his parents and two Sisters on the understanding that his wife and daughter would be allowed to follow them. Lozanski said his wife was allowed to emigrate Only after her father 60-year-old Ivan Yershov resigned his Post As a four Star general in the soviet army in september. He said their Case was particularly difficult because of his wife a connection with the soviet army. He credited press exposure in the West with winning their Freedom. Quot we were Able to generate tremendous publicity in the press that was embarrassing for the soviet Union quot he said. He last saw his wife and daughter then 6, at a Moscow Railroad station. The plight Drew International attention and petitions calling for release of the physicists family were signed by people ranging from Nobel prize winners to members of the . Olympic hockey team. Only $70 received sunday for tree fund contributions to the Bluefield Community Christmas tree dropped to $70 sunday bringing the total collected to $5,800.65 a just 58 percent of the $10,000 goal. With just 11 Days remaining now until the big dec. 24 Christmas tree party for More than 1,000 underprivileged local children concern was growing among tree workers that the goal might not be reached. If that goal Isnit reached before dec. 24 that would be a first. The tree never has failed to come up with the needed amount. The problem is that the goal is the largest Ever because of the increasing Cost of everything and the larger numbers of children expected to be at the party. There a still time to make it if All who can will help. You May Send your contribution to Bluefield Community Christmas tree fund co Bluefield daily Telegraph Box 208, Bluefield 24701, or bring it to the newspaper offices at 412 Bland St. Sundays contributions for my grandchildren Laura and Kevin by . Williams or. 10.00 Harold c. Bailey Diluard and veil Shrewsbury Jeffrey and Melinda Utterback Mary j. Jackson Ronnie Hodge Brownie troop #2253 in memory of grandparents and aunt mrs. Rowland Hulme and Alice Tush from grandson and wife Dick and Maxine Hulme total previous total 5, total to Date $5. 5.00 70.00 730.65 800.65 monday Bain 3 Snowe j showerspm3 flurries fronts cold new warm we of dude dwt s?.i mostly sunny and warmer today and tomorrow highs in the 30s to around 40 today and in the 40s to Low 50s tomorrow. Clear and cold tonight. Lows in the teens there will be scattered showers wednesday changing to flurries wednesday night and thursday it will be mostly sunny but cold Friday highs will be in the mid 40s to the mid 50s wednesday Cooling to the 30s thursday and Friday morning lows will be in the mid 20s to the mid 30s wednesday and in the 20s thursday it will be from 10 to 20 Friday inside Bridge. .14 classified. .12-13 comics. .15 editorials. .4 obituaries. .2 society. .5 sports. .9 12 to listings. .14 world briefs. .14 the controversy Over the attempt on Pope John Paul s life continues a pm it Ltd 16 an . Distributor is getting a lot of Christmas attention up l pc .1 pol ish authorities Promise an easing of martial Law among other things a pages it

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