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Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - January 10, 1998, Nashua, New Hampshire A world nation ice storm Blacks out millions of canadians record breaking outburst sweeps Eastern provinces in d w la Raitt the associated pions to Ronto Canada s worst ice storm ii record wreaked havoc Anions live Eastern prov Knees i riday. Halting Iii travel shutting Down the nation s busiest rail corridor and forcing 3 million people to endure another Tii Gid Dos without Power. I he death toll it oui the five Day onslaught Rose to to. The three latest victims were All from hard hit Montreal an Eidetic couple killed in one it mans House tiles and a 90-s Cai old woman who died of hypothermia after refusing to leave Bel unheated Home. Across Eastern Canada residents were finding ways to Cope with the storm that upended routines. I Rancine Allaire it hiked on a Barbecue Iii her garage South of Ottavia. To use up Freezer food that would otherwise thaw. Pete no oven a Dairy Farmer Southeast of Ottawa shared a Generator with a hog tarring neighbor to ensure then animals were eared for i Anda i old Pac ked up her two children to wait out the weather it a Friend s heated Home. A it s just Plain cold. You can t do anything but sit there and freeze. Die told the Canadian pics from Osgoode. 20 Miles South of Ottawa. It was Tun for a Little while but it s lust not Tun anymore bord was t alone in seeking warmth. Hundreds of Montreal residents abandoned their Homes to take shelter at Community centers and schools with generators. Quot it s a disaster Quot said Colette i on tame. Who was staying at a makeshift shelter in Montreal a Robert Bourassa Library. Quot i be lived All Over Canada and it s the worst ice storm i be Ever l ire insurance Bureau of Canada predicted that damage claims could top $3511 million which would make it the costliest natural disaster Ever in Canada. Airports in Montreal and Ottawa the capital were closed f riday. The National Railroad via rail halted ill service Between Toronto and Quebec City. Bout 3 inches of freezing rain fell on the Montreal area f riday adding to the already thick ice coating tree branches. Uprooted Trees and snapped off branches littered in a1 forests and City Parks alike. Dozens of Power transmission Vav a in. It. Y sch priv it was fun for a Little while but it s just not fun anymore Linda l Ord Osgoode Ontario electrical workers repair Power lines in Ottawa during fridays storm. Lines have collapsed under the weight of ice and the provincial Power company said repair Crews were pessimistic about the Pace it their work. Quot instead of taking three to five Days it s going to take five to seven Days. Said Diane Vian. A spokeswoman for i Hydro i Xebec. We re looking at a variety of ways to accelerate our work but i can t Sac when exactly the situation is going to Llie storm began late monday dumping freezing rain across a Swath stretching from Ottawa to the maritime provinces. The government deployed More than 4.1 Mio soldiers in the stricken areas to help with relict efforts and to Clear away fallen branches. I Ive soldiers were injured Early Friday when a truck smashed into a Mili tary Convoy Between Montreal and Quebec City. In Quebec nearly 3 million people 4 1 percent of the population were without Power. In Eastern Ontario. Officials said More than i i Mhz Homes and businesses had lost electricity and More than 20,000 Homes were powerless in the maritime. Many people in blacked out Homes staved put keeping warm with tires or portable Heaters. But must aha Dahmani said he was considering moving from his Montreal Home to a shelter. Quot it s very bad said the 51-Ycar-old Retiree. Quot we sleep about three hours of four hours a night. We re very most Montreal hotels were booked solid As residents without heat Iii then Homes sought warmth. Many hotels offered discounts to local customers. Many businesses throughout the legion obeyed authorities pleas to give workers time off in order to keep the roads Clear. Some employees who did work brought their children with them because most schools were closed. As the blackout lengthened with no Swift end in sight stores with emergency supplies reported that stocks were vanishing. Candles fuel and portable stoves were hard to find in some areas. Ciary Marshall braved the 19-mile drive from Chateauguay to Montreal Iii search of fuel Wicks and instructions for two camping lanterns lie s never used. A we re out of everything and even to find candles i had to look Here and there Quot Marshall said. Dave Phillips a Federal government climatologist said the ice Sto Iii was without precedent in Canada. A it s like a Monsoon he said. A like the rest of the world we re beginning to Sec in Canada that la Nino has a miserable Side photos by the associated pres two men walk in Montreal under ice coated Trees with an advertisement for a tropical vacation looming in the background. The Montreal area has been particularly hard hit by storms that left about 3 million people in Eastern Canada without Power Dool Nath cries while sitting on a cot at a shelter in Montreal. Newspapers struggle to deliver As storm pummels upstate . By Cristina c Bra in the associated press at several newspapers in upstate new York skeletal staffs slaved away Oil thursday to get out a Friday edition which Nevet hit doorsteps of news stands because of pow i outages and icy roads. Hie presses at the Plattsburgh press Republican came to a screeching halt thursday night when Power shut Down in the newspaper s press room leaving i 3 of the paper s 25.000 editions unprinted. A a they re just sitting there waiting Quot said press Republican design editor Jack Downs of the stacks of bundled newspapers piled in the newspaper s press room. Not Only was the newspaper unable to print All copies but authorities had sealed off City roads and distribution would have been impossible. Downs said. A you can still heat the constant crash of tree limbs falling and Over weighted Power lines snapping. He said. Editors at the paper were hopeful Friday that conditions would improve and the saturday paper would make it out the door. In Watertown the daily l Imes afternoon newspaper published on thursday but could t get its Friday edition together because of a City wide Power outage and the hazardous conditions falling tree limbs and downed Power lilies that prevented employees from getting to the office. A Small staff was working at the papa Friday in an attempt to publish its usual saturday morning edition. Bob Gorman daily times assistant managing editor for news said they hoped to print 20.000 copies half its Normal press run at the palladium times Iii Oswego. He said the eight to 10-Page newspaper will be handed out tree at emergency shelters set up at lire stations in the Watertown area. At the Ogdensburg journal downed Power lines caused the paper to miss its thursday edition. The journal s press room Crew was waiting Friday for Power to be restored so it could Start punting the paper s afternoon editions. A a the last time we were without Power was in the 1940s,&Quot said Shawn Cameron press room Foreman. Mother of 680-Pound teen is guilty of abuse by Mic i i i i focal i he associated press Martinez Alif. A woman whose 680-Pound, 13-year-old daughter died on a filthy bedsheets surrounded by empty food Cartons was found guilty Friday of Misdemeanour child abuse escaping conviction on far More serious charges. I can live with it. Marlene Corrigan. 48. Said quietly with a slight smile. Had the judge convicted her of felony child abuse following the non jury trial Corrigan could have gotten up to six years in prison. As it stands she faces a maximum of six months at sentencing feb. 27. Defense attorney Michael Cardoza said Corrigan would probably get probation and Community service. A it s a Victory Quot Cardoza said. Corrigan s daughter Christina died of heart failure Iii november 1996. The girl was found naked lying on the living room floor. She was covered in bedsores with fees caught in the folds of her flesh. Corrigan had said she had taken care of her daughter the Best she could. Although the girl had been to the doctor Many times she had not seen one Iii the last five years of her life. The ease had drawn attention to obesity and what some activists consider prejudice against overweight people. Some questioned whether Corrigan would have been charged at All had her daughter weighed less. Prosecutor Brian Haynes said that he was not claiming that raising a fat child is a crime. He said Corrigan was charged because of the condition of Christina s body Iii particular the bedsores. The defense portrayed Corrigan As a woman overtaxed by the duties of working full time and taking care of two sick parents both of whom also died in 1996. They also introduced evidence that Christina May have suffered from compulsions to overeat pick at sores and hide the results. Christina judge warns Una bomber suspect about psychiatric exam by Richard Coli the associated press Sacramento. Calif. A Federal judge appointed a prison psychiatrist Friday to determine whether Theodore Kac Zynski is competent to stand trial then sternly warned the Una bomber suspect to cooperate. Defense attorney Judy Clarke assured . District judge Garland Burrell or. That Kuczynski would cooperate. The defendant nodded vigorously in agreement. Or. Sally Johnson recommended by the Federal Bureau of prisons has a week to examine Kaczynski and file a report. Johnson chief of psychiatric services at the Butner Federal correctional institution in North Carolina also evaluated presidential assailant John Hinckley or. And former televangelist Jim Bakker. Hinckley who attempted to assassinate president Reagan in 1981 and severely wounded his press Secretary Jim Brady was found innocent by reason of insanity. Bakker was found competent to stand trial and was convicted on fraud and conspiracy charges. A phone message left at Johnson a office Friday was not immediately returned. Johnson indicated to the judge she could have a report to the court by Jan. 16. A for updates on the Una bomber trial Call Pressl lne at 881-3900, ext. 1066. Kaczynski International digest Little mermaids head is returned Copf Shagi n. Denmark a three Days after it was sawed off. The head of Copenhagen a famed Little Mermaid statue was returned today by a hooded Man who dropped it off at a television station. The drop off was filmed by the same free Lance cameraman who got a Call before Dawn tuesday to come to a Harborside Park to see what had been done to the statue. I is footage aired on tv2. Shows a Man in a Black Wool Hood walking toward the building of rival to Denmark today putting the Bronze head on the ground and disappearing behind a parked car. No arrests have been made. Police said they were examining the head for fingerprints and other dues and also planned to question cameraman Michael Poulsen. Karpov wins chess championship Lausanne Switzerland a defending Champion Anatoly Karpov Defeated Viswanath Hail Anand in two tie breaker games Friday to retain the fide world chess championship title and win its $1.37 million prize. The tie breaker decided a six game match after Karpov and Anand tied 3-3. It required that they play two games with a time limit of 25 minutes for each player in each game. Karpov playing White won the first game today in 62 moves and dominated the second in 32 moves playing Black. Karpov first became the fide world chess Champion in 1975, when the american title Holder Bobby Fischer declined to play in the final and challenger Karpov was awarded the Crown. This is the sixth time he has won the coveted title. A it was a very Tough match Quot said the russian grandmaster

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