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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - January 17, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana 134 TRIBUNE 50 Earthquake shakes West Early morning quake rattles Los Angeles LOS ANGELES AP A severe earthquake centered in the San Fernando Valley jolted South ern California early buck ling a freeway damag buildings and shaking homes from San Diego to Las There were no immediate reports of serious The quake struck at and measured a preliminary on the Richter said Kate a seismologist at the Cali fornia Institute of Technology in She said it was centered north west of downtown Los Angeles in the northern San Fernando the same area where a quake in 1971 killed at least 58 which spreads for 50 miles north of is a suburban expanse of 3 most of which is part of Los The quake extinguished power in downtown Los and caused a heavily used section of the Santa Monica freeway to buck le and partially It was immediately clear whether there were any motorists on the freeway when it cracked near La Boulevard in the western of the Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan declared a state of emer Weve had some major the mayor told Cable News Referring to the section of the Santa Monica which ferries hundreds of thousands of com muters between the west side and downtown each Riordan That freeway will be closed for quite a The quake was felt for hundreds of at away as Diego to the south and Las Vegas to the One man in Las said he watched a chande lier swing two to three feet on the floor of a 1 Things were very Craig Schubert Because of the interdependence Western power brief power outages caused by the quake were reported as far north as and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center in mea sured the quakes magnitude at The GeologicalSurvey in Menlo Park said The epicenter was 20 miles north west of downtown Los according to Lucy a seis mologist at the California Institute Major earthquake hits Southern California Castello of The quake was felt for 30 sec onds or and several after shocks followed within Dishes fell off some build ings were damaged and there were widespread phone and power The quake was strong enough to send a television slamming to the floor in a Glen dale The brick facade of a building in which is in the San Fernando col lapsed on several LA radio station KNX the weekends low temperatures iced up the windows at Subway Sandwiches at Dixon where Community Hospital paramedics Mike Lytle and Doug Crawford were eating dinner r Tribune photoby Tim Bath Brace yourself for 2nd icy blast By TERRIHUGHESLAZZELL Tribune staff writer and The Associated Press The worst snow storm of the year dumped snow all across the causing snowy and slippery roads for those traveling to work this Indiana State Police are warning people to stay off the Nearly 5 inches of snow fell around the Howard County according to local weather observ er Robert Southern Indiana got 3 to 5 inch while north of this area got 2 to 4 according to the National Weather Forecasters say another arctic cold front could hit the state Todays temperatures will only reach 15 this morning and drop to 0 by 6 Wise But the 12 to 20 mph winds from west to northwest will make temperatures feel 25 to 40 flurries are like ly today and Wise Tonights low will be with a wind chill of 25 to 40 below Snow flurries will end Tuesday making room for the but temperatures will only reach Wise It will be clear and cold Tuesday night with a low of The dropping temperatures and high winds will force road crews back out after working through out Sunday Crews in Howard County start ed around Sun day to battle the falling and blow ing according to County Highway Department Ted Roads were clear this morning and just a few trucks were still on the road around 8 Cain said the 18 to 20 vehicles mostly plows and a couple of salt trucks werent going to get much of a break from the Cain antici He said he hoped the winds would hold off until at least late this afternoon or early evening so drivers could get some sleep and most people would be home from work and off the But he and Jerry assis tant superintendent of the Tipton County Highway werent counting on any coopera tion from the As of this traffic was moving along well in Tipton Larson since county crews began plowing the roads in full force at Larson if central Indiana receives the 25 to 30 mile anhour winds with wind chill temperatures below were going to have a pretty seri ous situation on our Right now were keeping our fingers crossed that the forecast is But it doesnt sound Our program here is well keep guys on the road until we think everyone is home from And well hammer at it as long as its safe for our guys to be After that well wait on the winds and weather and go from Government school children and many business peo ple are taking the day off today to recognize Martin Luther Officials said they hoped the holiday would keep people many of schools not celebrating the holiday tare closed due to kokomoCenter was closed today in celebration of Martin Luther King Day and and Northwestern schools closed early today due to the There was no afternoon garten at Eastern or Northwestern and all other grades were disntisg ing early this afternoon to the predicted dropping tempera tures and blowing and drifting tj Northwestern planned a tjy5 hour delay Tuesday and there will be no morning although this could change if coo ditions worsen over Tipton and Northern school cor porations canceled classes Rough weather kept crews busy By DAVE PHILLIPS Tribune staff writer and The Associated Press With temperatures near records and the seasons biggest towing snow removal and heating and plumbing technicians made it a working IndianaAmerican Water had answered 213 calls for no water since Friday according to Randy operations man ager for the Ifhose problems stemmed from frozen water meters or frozen pipes on the homeowners proper If the problem is a frozen the water corn party thaws it But if the prob lem is the homeowners it is up to those homeowners to get the pipes he Edgemon said there were still some more calls to handle He advises homeowners to run water in the sink to keep lines from freezing and run a stream of water about the size of a pencil lead from outside faucets to help avoid freezing Running water wont he Crews at Isley Plumbing and Griffey Heating and Cooling worked around the clock to restore heat and burst pipes dur ing the We averaged 40 visits a said Bo Bresident of Isleys Plumbing and Its been Saint Joseph Hospital Health Centers director of marketing and community Mary said attendance at the hospitals emergency rooms was lower than No illnesses or injuries related to the cold weath er were in she At Howard Community Hospi Community Relations Officer Ellen Anderson reported a fewcases of frostbite were treated at the But attendance in the emergency rooms was The AAA Hoosier Motor Club was flooded with a staff member More than calls were made in the Howard County area for assistance to jump start or for cars that had slid off the Around the in southwest ern about people were hit by power outages and ice and snow buildup that snapped power lines in and Scott Tree also snapping power State Emergency Management Agency Spokesman Alden said water is out to the en tire of Mount and the al Guard is taking four huge wawr trucks with about gal1 and almost of bottled The problem began water plant intake shut the frigid weather two days Officials said they expect breaks in water mains water begins to flow again S most of them were reported throughout Police were working onto pileup involving at least eight and unspecifiea injuries on tfte Indiana Toll Road in urge community service ATLANTA AP People should Mp the needy instead of shopping and watching TV sports on the holiday honoring the Martin Luther King advocates A related photograph is on i help director of the Martin Luther King Federal Holiday Commission in But if you can get people to go Out and do community then youve got a good he The ninth annual King Day was marked today in all 50 with some cities holding rallies and President Clinton was to speak at Howard University in But Minton and other ers sax they still are struggling for credibility for the federal Most cpmpanies do not give workers the day off One reason for lack of support is that some people wrongly per ceive the day as a celebration for Theres no need for the federal the state government and corporations to give off a day if it just belongs to just one said whose com mission was created to encourage Observance white community has not embraced the holiday as much as they possibly out they cer tainly are embracing it more and he One way to increase the popu larity of the holiday is to link King Day to community service and prevent it from evolving into another day of shopping and sports pn supporters Last Harris Wof and John introduced legisla tion that would make King Day a day of a former aide to King who is facing reelection this planned to spend today visiting community service sites around including a soup a center for teenage boys in trouble with the law ana a Boys and Girls A survey in 1990 found that only 18 percent of tune 500 companies observed King A spot check of a several corpo rations found that General Motors and CocaCola observe the while 1 and Turner Broadcasting System allow workers to take the day off as a personal Every year we do see some Erogress in the observance of the said Greg a spokesman for the Martin Luther King Center for Nonviolent Social led by Kings Coretta Scott Considering that its been less than 10 years since the holiday I think were reasonably pleased with the progress but nope things can continue to he Kings was assassinated in 1968 at age ;