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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - April 26, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana 233 WT m RIBUNE April 1994 50 cents Tornado rips into suburb Twister claims 7 lives in Texas Texas AP Rescue workers searched flat tened homes today for victims of a tornado that killed at least seven people in a suburb near The twister roared out of the stormy night sky ripping first through Desoto and then neighboring It hit at exactly said Barbara Montgomery of Lancast Thats when our Big was About 20 people were treated at Midway Park Medical Center for cuts and Lancaster Police Chief Mac McGuire said at least seven peo ple Rescue workers searched the rubble for anyone who may have been trapped iron lamp posts and util ity lines littered the Build ings left standing had broken win awnings and Our building is the only one with four walls still said David owner of the Lancaster a concert hall on the towns Historic where 1930s gangsters Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow once robbed a The and Texas flags were tattered but still flying at the Viet nam the city of Lan caster flag was hanging from its pole by a thread in the suburb of situated 12 miles south of Utility crews worked through the night to repair power and tele phone lines and cut gas service to buildings blown The tornado was part of a storm system that rumbled across the central part of the nation A tornado ripped through Tali damaging houses and injuring at least four At least 26 houses and trailer homes were reported destroyed in the town of residents near the Arkansas state The storm dropped baseball size hail near The Ballpark in where the Texas Rangers were forced to postpone a Fans had to wade through Stormy weather forecast here Summerlike conditions including thunderstorms are in the forecast through But local weather observer Robert Wise said the Kokomo area should prepare for a cooldown just in time for the Mondays high temperature of 86 was just shy of the record high of 88 set in the area in Wise But by the mercury will dip to 14 degrees below the normal tem perature for that There is a 60 percent chance for strong thunderstorms in the area between 4 and midnight he with the low expected to be A quarterinch to a halfinch of rain is Wednesdays high will be near with a 50percent chance of scattered Some of those storms could be heavy Wise Another quarterinch to half inch of precipitation could fall that Wednesday nights low will be But Thursdays high will be and Friday the temperature will climb only to Fridays normal high temperature is several feet of water that collected in the aisles at the bottom of the Hailstones also shattered win dows in buildings and dented cars in northern Winds up to 60 mph uprooted This is easily a million storm and could probably go much said Jerry president of the Southwestern Insurance Information Service in Dallas County emergency offi cials sounded sirens when funnel clouds were spotted as the storm approached from the 31 work begins Central Railroad workers Bill and Dave Hazelwood loosen screws that hold rubber crossings down on 31 about two miles south of 22 The Indiana Department of Transportation closed 31 s southbound lanes from 22 to 26 to through Local traffic is being allowed to use Through traffic is being detoured using 19 and The work is expected to be complet ed by and starting May the north bound lanes will be closed for the same repairs until May Tribune photo by Tim Bath Body found in creek Investigators are seeking the identity of a man found dead Monday in the Wildcat Creek in Carroll authorities The body was found around noon by a mail carrier who noticed the body as he was cross ing a bridge on the Carroll and Clinton County 500 Road 800 according to Janet a dispatcher for the Carroll County Sneriff Depart An autopsy will be done today at the Indiana University Medical Everett The body was that of a white male between the ages of 20 and standing around 6 feet 1 inch to 6 feet two inches weighing around 200 He has light brown hair with a mustache and a light growth of a beard and hazel He was wearing maroon cut off sweat pants and had a size 9 3 4 10carat yellow gold wedding band the dispatcher The carrier called Clinton Coun ty Sheriff who then called Carroll County sheriff The Indiana State Lafayette District are assisting in the Goat heat trips alarm KUALA Malaysia AP Airplane passengers inter ested in an easy flight may be wise to check the livestock A Malaysia Airlines flight from Perth to Kuala Lumpur returned to Australia 90 minutes after take off Monday because the heat gen erated by 190 goats in the aircraft triggered a fire An airline spokeswoman said today the Boeing which also carried 264 human returned to Perth when a light in the cockpit warned of a possible fire in the planes cargo The crew activated all fire extin guishers in the cargo The Australian Federal Airport Corpo ration placed its emergency ser vices on full alert as the plane Donald Atwood dies following ulcer surgery Donald deputy sec retary of defense during the Bush a retired vice chairman of General Motors and former general manager of Delco Electronics died Sun day after ulcer surgery at a hospi tal in Royal He was Atwood was appointed by Pres ident Bush to the Defense Depart ments 2 position in 1989 after a 30year career at He took the oath of office on April and served until with the start of the Clinton His tenure saw the collapse of Soviet communism and the tri umph of liberty in Eastern the victory of and allied forces in Desert Storm and the first years of the downsizing of Americas defense establish Secretary of Defense William Perry said As vice chairman of GM from Atwood was responsible for the GM technical Elec tronic Data Systems and GM Hughes Electronics He was named executive vice president and elected to GMs board in He joined GMs AC Spark Plug division in 1959 as an associate director of its Boston Research and Development In he trans ferred to ACs Milwaukee operations as director of with responsi bility for GMs aerospace including the guidance and Atwood navigation systems for NASAs Apollo moon landing He became director of the Milwaukee opera tions in In he was named director of Indianapolis operations in the former Detroit Diesel Allison In he moved to Detroit to be the first general man ager of a new transportation sys tems Later that he was named general manager of GMs Delco Electronics division in now Delco Electronics Don is credited with setting the Delco radio division on a course that led to where the company is today a dynamic producer of automotive electronics products for customers said Bill former director of public affairs for Delco Electron In Atwood left Delco Elec tronics and returned to Detroit as a vice chairman and general man ager of GMs Detroit Diesel Alli son In he was named vice president and group executive in charge of GMs electrical compo nents and in November acquired responsibility for the worldwide truck and bus He was promoted to exec utive vice president and elected to GMs board of directors in Don Atwood will be remem bered by his friends at General Motors as the man who brought the automobile into the electronic said former GM Chairman Robert Atwood is survived by his a a daughter and two grand Services are scheduled at 11 Friday at First Congre gational Church in Friends may call at the Childs and Shaw Funeral 148 Main from 6 to 9 A memorial ser vice will be conducted next week in the Detroit where Atwood lived after leaving the Defense Memorials may be made to a charity of the donors Disputed closing of High School Road Restraining order sought Commissioners vote against Greentown families County officials ruled Monday that the Padfield and Daitey families cannot close off High School Road until a judge rules on a preliminary injunction The two families are seeking to halt the increase in traffic from a proposed Area of detail southwest corner of Greentown ByJEFFPARROTT Tribune staff writer Howard County Commissioners voted Monday to seek a restraining order and preliminary injunc tion against a pair of Greentown families who nave announced plans to shut off their street to public traffic on May One of the the attended the meeting and attempted to persuade the commis sioners of their right to close off the The Pad fields and their nextdoor the own property covered by High School A 16home slated for development on adjacent has the families apprehensive about heavier traffic flow in the Residents say the street already carries heavy cutthrough traf fic to nearby Eastern The Padfields and Daileys have posted signs in their yards Hign School Road will be closed to thru traffic May Rodney Padfield said he plans to barricade the street with a privacy fence along his property which in form two deadend The Howard County Traffic Commission last week passed a resolution recommending the com missioners to seek a court order stopping the barri According to County Assistant Attorney Ralph who serves on the traffic the street has connected Harrison and Meridian streets since Its heavy use by the public for that long of a period of time has rendered it a public road by Helms has The Greentown Town whose president Bob Armstrong sides with the county in wanting High School Road kept will conduct a special meeting at 7 today in City Theyll discuss a resolution similar to the one the county has Armstrong has Commissioner David Griffey pointed out to the Padfields that the board wasnt taking a particular stance on the The preliminary injunction will put the matter on hold until the court makes sure what were doing is he Griffey and Commissioner Jim Shearer voted to seek the court Commissioner Brad whose district includes voted against The Padfields and Daileys say theyve gotten mixed signals from Greentown officials in the past regarding the status of the The city has threatened to close the street to through traffic itself if the families dont concede part of their property for a road widening and the Padfields told the Inside Local Federal including the Post will close for former President Nixons funeral Page Style Labeling makes eating prop erly Page Sports Former Maconaquah star Steve Shine tabbed in third round by Page Also inside Classified Dear Local News of I tOYIMK ;