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Defiance Crescent News (Newspaper) - February 2, 1983, Defiance, Ohio Family affair Ralph and Cindy Ruffer head coaches of the Fairview boys and girls basketball teams respectively May be the Only brother sister coaching combo at the same High school in the state. Page 18. Inside area deaths.5 births.5,7 classifieds.19-22 columns.4 comics.23 crossword Puzzle 23 dear entertainment 14 horoscope.23 news briefs.3 Ohio news 2 society.10,11 sports.15-18 television.14 weather.2 the retired senior Volunteer program of Northwestern Ohio has announced the election of three new officers to its 13-member advisory Council. Page 6. New officers rain m to atm i he Crescent mews a a 95th year no. 181 Defiance Ohio wednesday february 2, 1983 price�?25 cents severe storm churns East by United press International a powerful Winter storm hammered the Plains with 18-Inch snows 50-mph winds and 8-foot drifts then lumbered Cross country today and a second Day of tornadoes and severe thunderstorms battered the South. Ten deaths were blamed on storms. At least three tornadoes struck North and Central Florida Early today collapsing a House and killing a Man inside damaging 18 businesses and forcing the closing of schools. Winds were clocked at 113 mph at the Jacksonville naval air station. A Tornado watch was posted for parts of Georgia and Florida and much of the South was under a Flash flood watch. Heavy Rains caused flooding in the North Carolina mountains and near Chattanooga Tenn. More heavy Rains were forecast for parts of Southern California where storms last week killed to people and left property damage in the millions. Near blizzard conditions brought traffic to a standstill tuesday from new Mexico to Iowa As Snow swirled into blinding sheets across the Flat land. Hundreds of schools were closed and thousands of cattle were stranded in pastures without feed. At least to deaths have been reported since monday. In addition to the Florida death four people were killed in Kansas a two men collapsed after shovelling Snow and two others were killed when their propane truck collided with a Santa be freight train at a crossing on a Snow Slick Street. Two people died on icy Iowa roads and three people were killed in tornadoes that swarmed Over Louisiana Texas and Alabama. Bush seeks arms support roads Are dangerous for truckers by United press International sniping a and vandalism forced More truck Drivers off the Road today making them unwilling participants in the Independent truckers association strike. Others armed themselves and depended on Security help from state police and teamsters. Truckers were advised to travel in caravans and Many parked their rigs overnight preferring to drive during the safer Daylight hours. Non str King truckers were the targets of bullets bomb threats rocks bricks and nails to get them to join the protest against the 5-cent fuel tax increase and higher Road us fees. A United press International count today showed More than 400 incidents of violence a including 119 shootings a had been reported in 30 states since the strike began Early monday. A teamster Union Driver in North Carolina was killed and 22 other people have been injured two of them seriously. At least 16 people have been arrested. Violence was reported in Alabama Connecticut Delaware Florida Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kentucky Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri new Jersey Nevada North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania South Carolina Tennessee Texas Utah Virginia West Virginia and Wisconsin. The Des Lan trucking co. Of Walkerton ind., shut Down tuesday after a Driver said he had two tires shot out monday near Beloit wis. A a we re tired of the violence and Are really afraid one of our Drivers will get killed a said Weston Brigham a dispatcher for the firm. Pennsylvania reported 35 shootings and 96 other acts of violence a the most in the nation a and the state police doubled Highway patrols during the night. A we also have men on standby and everyone will be called out of there is any trouble a said trooper Robert Taylor. A it appears the truckers Are doing most of their running in the while a North Dakota trucker was in a Mandan n.d., truck Stop his milk transport was stolen driven into a ditch and set on fire. A bomb threat was received at the Ros Point truck Stop in new Point ind., but no explosive was found. A football coach and a teenage girl were victims of the strike violence. Chris Balawender who was driving la students from a Laporte ind., High school in a Van was wounded by gunfire on . 20 a apparently by someone aiming for a truck. Pennsylvania authorities offered a $10,000 Reward for information about an incident in which Melissa Sarsfield 14, of Coraopolis pa., was hit on the head by a Brick thrown at a truck. She was hospitalized in guarded but Page 12, column 3, please the Hague up vice president George Bush sought crucial dutch support for . Disarmament strategy today and flew to Brussels for meetings with nato leaders on the third leg of his european tour. Bush met for 90 minutes with dutch prime minister Ruud Lubbers and defense minister Job de Ruiter before holding a news conference at the conclusion of his 24-hour visit to the Netherlands. Bush told reporters president Reagan a offer to meet soviet Leader Yuri Andropov to sign a treaty eliminating intermediate Range nuclear weapons does not preclude a meeting with a different Agenda. A what the president was saying in his letter was an attempt to refocus the attention of the soviet Union and hold out a hand to Andropov on this Issue a he said at a news conference in the Hague a 13th Century Hall of knights. A i done to think this excludes a meeting with a different Agenda a he added. Outside the Hall of knights about too demonstrators protested against . Arms strategy including nato plans to station 48 cruise missiles in the Netherlands. The Netherlands is a key target in Washington Sef forts to bolster natos resolve to deploy 464 cruise and 108 Pershing-2 medium Range nuclear missiles in Europe beginning late this year. On the second leg of a 13-Day Mission to seven european capitals to discuss de sense strategy Bush sought crucial support from Lubbers for president Reagan s a Zero options disarmament proposal. Dutch and . Officials declined to comment on the addition of defense minister Job de Ruiter to a 90-minute meeting with Lubbers but one . Official said a Security obviously is a major French soldiers Hurt lebanese fights renew by up gunmen in a speeding automobile wounded two unarmed French soldiers today in the second attack in less than a week on French troops assigned to the International peace keeping Force in Beirut a French embassy spokesman said. The attack came amid renewed fighting Between lebanese Christian and druze moslem militiamen in the israeli controlled Aley and Shouf mountains Southeast of the lebanese capital. Official Beirut radio reported heavy fighting in the morning but said it tapered off in the afternoon. In the israeli coastal town of Netanya Lebanon a chief Delegate to the troop withdrawal talks with Israel Antoine Fattal failed to show up for today a new round of the .-sponsored negotiations. It was the first time Fattal had missed a negotiating session since they started five weeks ago. Conference sources said Fattal did not attend because the discussions focused on future relations Between Lebanon and Israel were being held on the subcommittee level. Israeli officials have predicted no Quick results in the troop withdrawal talks. Receives National scholarship Napoleon High school senior Dianne we has been awarded a $16,000 scholarship by Campbell soup company a Napoleon Plant. She is among 20 recipients nationwide of the $4,000 per year scholarship which covers four years. Above Are front Row from left her parents lung Chi and Shumei we miss we and de Roberts Campbell assistant manager Back Row from left Napoleon High school principal Don Hummel Napoleon City schools superintendent Jim Bernicke and Campbell employee relations manager Lew Bechtol. Children of Campbell employees Are eligible for the academic awards based on character evidence of Good citizenship participation in meaningful pursuits academic standing and performance in National competitive tests. Miss we plans to major in Medicine. A luncheon for the family and school administrators preceded the scholarship presentation. Cres cent news photo by Kathy Riley. Strike about 200 Independent truck Drivers gathered in new Stanton pa., tuesday at right to protest High fees and regulation a the worst thing that Ever happened was deregulation and you Guys Are behind it too percent a one trucker yelled at Independent truckers association officials to the cheers of others. Independent truck Driver George Hartford of Savannah ga., below stands next to a hastily painted message on the trailer of his Rig tuesday in Atlanta ga., that he put there in Hopes of making it Home safely where he plans to a Park my Rig until this thing is Over. Up Council meeting turns into a Gripe session by Frank Craig in City editor ordinances took a backseat to questions tuesday night in what sounded More like a Gripe session than a Defiance City Council meeting. Three measures were adopted and two let lie in a 45-minute meeting in the City county building. A few doubts were left dangling too. The questions began with Council president Robert Boehm. Inspired by a Resolution on Federal funding of Wastewater improvements he uncorked against what he considered inaction on a More serious matter. Boehm said the City agreed last year to resolve sewer problems in Ward ii. Homes along Harrison Jackson Perry Asa division and other streets have been left with sewage filled basements after heavy Spring and summer Rains. Declared Boehm a we promised those people some kind of Relief and we Haven t done anything. In a embarrassed he hinted that the $11 million Wastewater project a for which the City will $3 million a is secondary to the wards woes. Ward councilwoman Dolores Ruggles quickly agreed. City Engineer Gaylon Davis argued that a a there a no Money available for Ward ii work. Suggesting that it could be done by assessment he asked Council to a give me some directions in that regard. He also gingerly defended the Wastewater project in part required and largely funded by the . Environmental Protection Agency. Boehm said he is a not satisfied with our consultants on the project. Nor is he satisfied he snapped a with this a up to capacity now a stand of City officials who contend the Wastewater Plant needs to be expanded. Supported by other councilmen he demanded a study session on the Issue a and figures to support that Contention. Two other councilmen raised different issues. David Hoeffel requested quarterly Progress reports from the engineers office to which Davis readily agreed. He also asked service safety director Lawrence Moedt to re Page 12, column i please Snow tornadoes wind persist

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