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Harrisburg Daily Register (Newspaper) - December 13, 1982, Harrisburg, Illinois Cold Snow blast Eastern half of country by United press International record cold followed the seasons first big storm across the East coast and South today. Cape cod was buried under 13 inches of Snow 500 people were stranded overnight on Nantucket Island and a trawler Sank in storm lashed seas off new England. High winds left three vessels disabled off the North Carolina coast and dumped two coast guardsmen into the surf for 50 minutes during a Rescue attempt. Snow ranging from five inches in the mountains of the Carolinas to to inches outside Washington d.c., blocked highways cancelled flights closed schools and caused Power failures that affected thousands of people. Syracuse n.y., shivered in record 5 below Zero temperatures and Atlantic City n.j., reported a record 4 above Zero. Beckley West Virginia easily shattered the old record of 18 degrees when the Mercury plunged to 5 above. Fog plagued Southwest Nebraska where ice on Bridges and overpasses made driving hazardous. The first major Snow of the year hit Boise Idaho with up to half a foot in the suburbs by the morning Rush hour when Many fender benders were reported. At least two deaths were blamed on the weather. The storm muscled out of the South sunday where it dumped 5 inches of Snow and churned up the coast to new England a burying parts of Virginia and Washington d.c., in rare 10-Inch Depths of Snow. Cape cod was buffeted by High winds and More than a foot of Snow. Chatham mass., was hit with 13 inches and 50 Mph winds roared across Nantucket. Up to 8 inches of Snow was reported South of Boston and 6 inches fell on the City itself before the storm slowly headed into the Atlantic. Coastal Connecticut reported 4 inches Rhode Island had 5 inches new York City had 3 inches and 6 inches blanketed Long Island. Some 500 visitors to Nantucket Island were stuck overnight when planes and the ferry that make the 30-mile-trip to the Mainland were grounded. Blowing Snow was whipped into 3-foot drifts. No problems were reported in finding lodging however and authorities said they were thankful the storm hit this week a rather than a week ago when 3,000 people swarmed to the Island for a Christmas shoppers stroll. Some 90 Miles off the coast of Cape cod a 124-foot trawler went Down in Stormy seas forcing the five Man Crew to abandon ship. They spent several hours in the Bobbing raft before being rescued unharmed. Northern new England Early morning temperatures were expected to plummet to 20-below-Zero and Maine officials said the homeless were checking into psychiatric hospitals to flee the cold. Icy roads prompted new York authorities to Post travellers advisories to prevent morning Rush hour accidents. Temperatures in the City were expected to stay in the 20s. A record Low was broken even before Midnight at Beckley w. Va., where the Mercury fell to 13 degrees. The old record of 17 was set in 1977. The cold spread As far South As Northern Florida where lows in the mid-20s were common before Dawn. Freeze warnings were posted across much of the deep South from Eastern Texas across Southern Louisiana and Alabama into Georgia and the Florida Panhandle. Residents of the upper Midwest clenched their Teeth in bitterly cold readings in the teens. The cold compounded the misery of people left homeless by last weeks Mississippi River Valley floods. Disaster officials feared the icy temperatures could damage foundations in flooded Homes and split water logged sandbag dikes. In Maryland freezing temperatures crusted 8 inches of Snow with a coat of ice. Delaware reported 6 inches of Snow and Crews worked late into the night Clearing roads. Several school closings were planned. Five inches of Snow closed Philadelphia International Airport for several hours. Authorities in Chicago blamed exposure for the death of Joseph Norman 45, who collapsed at the door of his Home. A Tennessee Man was killed when his car went out of control on a snowy Road. Ten inches of Snow plagued Dulles International Airport in Virginia and 6.1 inches fell at Byrd Airport in Richmond a the heaviest 24-hour snowfall since 1966. Snow Laden branches crashed through Utility lines cutting Sei vice to 90,000 Power customers. In Richmond the red Cross set up shelters to care for 10,000 people who did not have electrical Power restored by late sunday evening. Virginia advised motorists to stay off the roads. Many schools were closed because local governments Are unable to finance Snow removal on a Large scale. The bad weather also spelled trouble for the Miami Dolphin football team and made a Here out of convicted burglar Mark Henderson. Henderson on a work release program drove a tractor out on the Snow covered Field to Clear a path for a new England patriots placekicker who gave the patriots a 3-0 win. An inflatable boat capsized in one of three rescues near the Oregon Inlet in North Carolina dumping two coast guardsmen into 8 to 10-foot Waves. They Clung to the outboard motor for 50 minutes and were carried 2vfe Miles through the surf before being picked up by another coast guard boat. A i feel like in be been 15 rounds with i Rry Holmes a one of the rescuers said later. The coldest air of the season spread Over Alabama North Carolina and Tennessee. Temperatures hovered in the teens to upper 20s. Up to 5 inches of Snow blanketed mountains in North Carolina and 4 inches of Snow created hazardous roads in a Register monday december 13,1982 published continuously since 1915 at Harrisburg iu., 62946 new series volume 68, no. 140weather Southern Illinois fair and warmer tonight Low in Low 30s. Partly sunny and warmer tuesday High in mid or upper 40s. Map on Page 8.mines Sahara 6,20,21,22, first second third shifts Washer work. Will Scarlet works. Community to say thanks to the Rev. Miller around this time every year the Rev. Myrtle Mae Miller opens the doors of her heart and the doors of her Church to invite the lonely and the destitute to enjoy a warm Christmas meal. This is her Christmas gift to her Community and to the people she loves and serves. Such acts of kindness and service Are what helped her to win S.C. prestigious awards As the coveted Jefferson award and More importantly the love and respect of hundreds. This year the Community of Harrisburg would like to Honor Rev. Miller for her years of service with a special Christmas party and gospel sing just for her. The Christmas party featuring special guest speakers singing a Large dinner and much More will be held in Rev. Millers Honor thursday dec. 23 at 7 . At the Bank of Harrisburg Community room 2 West Walnut. In answer to a request for additional funds in the nov. 30 Issue of the daily Register a special love offering will be taken plus each person is asked to bring a special Christmas love gift to Rev. Miller. The Public is invited and you should please Call 252-6591 monday wednesday dec. 13-15, to . To 5 . For seating reservations. Our Community owes S.C. an Honor to Rev. Miller for her years of love and dedicated service. Tour of the world planned at Malan a a tour of the world will be held at Malan Junior High school Friday dec. 17, from 8 30 . Until 2 . Each of the 16 homeroom at Malan will be a Stop on the tour with a portrayal of a different country at each Stop. Students will walk the tour with 15-minute stops at each room. Parents May wish to visit their child a homeroom or make the entire tour. All visitors should Stop by the office for a tour map or personal guide. Parents who Are interested in helping with final plans May Contact their child a homeroom teacher or any questions May be directed to the school at 253-7107. Boil order issued the Harrisburg water department today issued a boil order for residents of the following streets Granger St. From Lincoln to of Gara Homer St. From Mckinley to Granger and of Gara St. From Jackson to Granger. All residents of those areas should boil All water used for human consumption until further notice. Linkage Quot by Mary Flota Flota painting in Kentucky exhibit local artist Mary Flota has had a Watercolour painting a a linkage accepted in a aqueous 82�?�, a National exhibit of the Kentucky Watercolour society. Aqueous 82 was open to All Watercolour artists and 690 slides were entered in the Competition by 358 artists. Of these 89 paintings by 80 artists were chosen to hang in the show. Artists from 39 states submitted entries and from Illinois there were 57 entries from 29 artists with four accepted. A a linkage is a 22-by-30 Inch Watercolour of the male half of the hit things that were used on pit cars in the old area Coal mines. Juror for the show was Everett Raymond Kinstler of new York City. He is a Well known artist teacher and author and member of the National Academy of design National arts club and Board member of the american Watercolour society. Kinstler said that aqueous 82 is a a diversified and Good show. The examples Range from abstract to realistic. There Are works of ability and imagination that should Appeal to the aqueous 82 exhibit will be on display until Jan. 2, 1983 in the . Speed Art museum 2035 s. Third Louisville by. Museum hours Are monday saturday to .-4 . And sunday 2-6 . Mrs. Flota has her paintings on display in her Home studio. She was also accepted to participate in the Owensboro Art guilds Art and Craft Sale Benefit for the american society. Twenty nine area artists were selected for this event held dec. La in the Cigar factory mall Owensboro by. Two gunmen steal $8 million in Cash new York up a two Shotgun toting bandits wearing ski masks broke into a building housing an armoured car service overpowered a guard and stole 88 million in the nations largest Cash robbery police said today. A police spokesman said the robbers apparently gained entry to sentry armoured car courier through the roof of the building around la 15 . Sunday. The bandits overpowered the guard who was on duty alone inside the building handcuffed him and stole $8 million in $50 and $100 Bills from a vault before escaping the spokesman said. The guard was not injured police said. An Fri spokesman said the Bureau had joined the investigation. Phelps pleads not guilty Saline county clerk David d. Phelps pleaded not guilty to unlawful distribution of political literature today and requested a trial by jury. Judge William Lewis of Anna read the charge at the 9 . Arraignment today in Saline county circuit court before Phelps his counsel attorney Richard White of Murphysboro and Massac county states attorney Joe Jackson representing the people. Lewis said that the charge alleges that Phelps is guilty of soliciting votes against the five democrats named in the handout stemming from the leaflets distribution at a county democratic Barbecue oct. 30 at the county Fairgrounds. Lewis continued that according to chapter 46, Section 29 of the Illinois revised statutes the illegality steins from no name or address of the responsible party appearing on the handout. The class a Misdemeanour is punishable by a maximum $1,000 Fine a term of not More than a year in the county jail or at Vandalia probation of not More than a year or any combination of these Lewis said. Motions were set to be heard by Jan. 17,1983, with trial Date to be set after that time. A warrant for Phelps arrest was issued nov. 19 by judge Arlie Boswell jr., following a Saline county sheriffs department investigation of a complaint filed by the five democrats named in the handout county Board members Bill Endsley jr., Joe Murphy Jake Milstead Glen Oglesby and since elected Jerry Ain. Phelps 35, was the top vote getter in Saline county in both 1980 and 1982 elections and was released on his own recognizance on the warrant. Two Saline county juveniles and a 20-year-old who claimed that Phelps asked them to distribute the handout oct. 30 were asked to take lie Detector tests in the investigation. The two who were issued the polygraph passed the test resulting in the examiner choosing to not test the third party. Sheriffs department officials report that Phelps has refused to take the polygraph denying his involvement in the allegation As he did in a statement to the daily Register following his arrest. is indeed an ugly concerted Effort to discredit me Quot Phelps said from his Home nov. 20. A i am willing to open my closets for anyone to examine. This whole thing is a political football and they re using me As the football a Phelps said. Reagan Renews drive to save my with Compromise by Norman d. Sandler Washington up president Reagan renewed his drive to save the my missile today hoping to persuade the Senate to approve Money to begin producing the system without passing judgment on How and where it should be based. Deputy press Secretary Larry Speakes predicted a close Senate vote but indicated the White House is More hopeful now than it was after a stunning defeat in the House last week. A certainly ifs do Able a Speakes said. A a it a within Reagan set aside an hour of his morning to make Telephone Calls to senators and reserved another hour in the afternoon for possible meetings. Although aides insisted Reagan still supports the a dense pack Basing Mode he proposed nov. 22, it was Clear he has moved away from the plan in the Hopes of winning the Money earmarked in a defense appropriations Bill to begin producing the first five my missiles. A the vote is on building the system. That a what the president wants a Speakes said. A dense pack is what our studies reveal was the preferred system. But As the president says if Congress wants to debate it they Speakes also was vague about whether Reagan would accept less than the $988 million sought for production. Other administration officials said the amount of Money was among the items open for Compromise. Reagan returned sunday from Camp David facing challenges in the lame Duek Congress to the my As Well As two other priority programs his Caribbean Basin initiative and the 5-cents-per-gallon gasoline tax Luke. The president offered Friday to consider alternatives to his Basing plan but insisted the production funds must be appropriated to demonstrate firm . A a resolved to counter a soviet military buildup. A the president realizes there Are problems Here and hell be looking with the leadership at ways to Compromise a one official said. A some Way work out this the Senate is to take up the my missile this week As part of a $231 billion military Bill. My opponents in the Senate said the president in announcing his willingness to explore other Basing options last week had been conciliatory and were optimistic a Compromise can be reached. Sens. Ernest Hollings d-s.c., and Mark Hatfield r-ore., indicated the Likely solution is to give Reagan the $988 million in production Money but a a Fence it so it cannot be spent until Congress approves a Basing plan. That presumably would happen next year. Critics charge dense pack would not work and want the Pentagon to a go Back to the drawing boards and come up with a new Basing Mode. Dense pack is designed to protect . Retaliatory capability. With the missiles close together radiation blast fire bit la and debris from the first exploding soviet warhead would theoretically destroy later arriving russian warheads or divert them from course leaving my intact. Some senior Reagan aides conceded a failure to separate the Basing Mode Issue from the question of whether the missile itself is needed May have contributed to the defeat in the House. A a that san educational process that we Hope we be turned the Comer on a said one administration official. Reagan in a series of statements following House rejection asked the Senate to consider Only whether the missile is needed to strengthen the . Nuclear deterrent. Reagan despite the importance he attaches to the program did not make his All out push for the my until the Day before the House vote. He spent the previous week wrapping up a California vacation and travelling through latin America As Congress began considering his legislative Agenda. Reagan is counting on Republican leaders to remove obstacles facing the Caribbean Basin initiative and the Gas tax increase. The House ways and Means committee approved Trade and tax Law changes Reagan wants to Spur economic development in the Caribbean and Central America after meeting with him. However White House aides believe the vote in the full House still could be close. Renewed emphasis also is expected on the creating Gas tax funded Highway repair program which encountered a filibuster by Coneen utile Republican senators after being approved by tile democratic House

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