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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - December 30, 1982, Tokyo, Japan 4 National Pacific stars and stripes december 1982 blizzard closes Down Midwest cities compiled from wire services a blizzard shut Down major cities of the Midwest with a foot and a half of Snow tuesday and thousands of travellers were stranded As authorities closed Miles of major the lights and heat failed in thousands of Homes As the wind chill Factor registered 45 degrees below Zero in while some cities such As Mil Waukee and Ann posted record warm temperatures for the blinding Snow swept from Eastern Nebraska and Eastern to Northern Minnesota and upper More than people remained displaced from their Homes by flooding in Louisiana and neighbouring violent weather since Christmas eve has been blamed for at least 31 in where 15 inches of Snow had accumulated at the the state department of transportation just before Rush hour banned travel in any part of the metropolitan area until further the Paul Airport was closed and state police said All major freeways and Side streets in the Paul area were closed with stuck the univer sity of Minnesota closed for the first time since in the storm knocked out the Power to More than half of the cites residents monday people whose Homes still had Power were urged to Lodge families without blizzard conditions monday morn ing paralysed most of where Snow was falling faster than Snow plows could Clear you cant even see your hand in front of your face out said Dan the town marshal in in South where up to 17 inches of Snow fell and blizzard conditions reduced visibility to near Bill Janklow ordered interstate 29 South of Sioux Falls closed and the National weather service recommended no travel in 28 Tell the people to take a said South Dakota meteorologist Rusty unless you have a snowmobile or a pretty Good four wheel have a Tough cold air sweeping South from Canada collided with mild air from the Gulf of Mexico creating weather havoc from Colorado to with heavy rain continuing for a third Day in the Gulf coast More rain fell tuesday on flood ravaged parts of Missouri and the entire state of Arkansas was under a Flash flood watch and a Tornado watch was in effect for most of the Eastern half of the which has been hit twice this month with Spates of twisters and Waist deep water sloshed through streets in West where More than 9 inches of rain have fallen since water was 18 inches deep in sections of Pine the rain caused at least three streets to collapse and washed away a 50foot Section of another thirty Arkansas counties were included in a presidential disaster declaration after extensive flooding and tornadoes struck the state 2 and officials monday asked that to be extended to four More up to 5 feet of water drove hundreds of residents from their Homes in North Louisiana adjacent cities of Monroe and West among them 200 elderly residents of a nursing fourteen inches of rain had fallen in Central Louisiana since saturday night and another 6 inches was Denver dug out from a Christmas eve blizzard that dumped a record 2 feet of Snow on the a second runway was cleared at Stapleton International enabling about half the scheduled flights to land and take the combined efforts of passengers and Crew Are exerted to free this chicag bound bus from Snow and ice at the terminal in where a Winter storm has left Many Holiday travellers up relocation funds go to floodlit town times a some residents of this tiny Community ravaged by floods and contaminated by a deadly chemical began lining up this week for Federal funds that will allow them to move other residents plan to even though the flooding wiped out their Pat regional director of the Federal emergency manage ment said More than 20 families had requested Money to relocate in nearby areas for up to a they have to drag me Back said Russell a Gas company employee who has been living with relatives in nearby Maryland Heights while waiting to apply for relocation it was a matter of both the floods and the he i planned to get out due to the then the floods in getting were tired of said Al an autoworkers who is two years away from we plan to stick it out even though we have a waste byproduct of herbicide has been linked to cancer and birth defects in lab it was apparently mixed with waste Oil sprayed on roads a decade ago to prevent fourteen Sites in Missouri Are known to be contaminated and another 30 Are the environmental Protection Agency recommended relocating residents at one site in nearby Imperial in but state officials concluded that the Epa was Overly three weeks the overflowing Maramec River covered the town of with last the National centers for disease control issued a warning based on preliminary tests which showed dioxin Levels As High As 100 parts per billion in the the Agency tentatively has ruled that Levels exceeding one part per billion can be Sheik free on Bond Washington a a saudi arabian Sheik who allegedly tried to sell Fri agents a stolen million ring has been allowed to remain but ordered by a Federal magistrate to remain in the United magistrate Jean Dwyer continued Bond for Sheik Allal Almassi and tentatively scheduled a preliminary hearing for the whose inlays Are members of the saudi Royal is charged with inter National of stolen the felony carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a the Fri arrested Al on Christmas eve after under cover agents said he tried to sell them the ring with an Emerald and 16 Tanker leaks fumes new up a Tanker truck carrying about Gallons of nitric acid leaked toxic driving about 100 people from their Homes and producing a Bright Reddis Brown Cloud that could be seen for Miles around this Detroit several people were treated for minor police Lewis pleads innocent Chicago up James a key figure in the tylenol cyanide deaths of seven pleaded innocent tuesday to Federal extortion charges and his lawyer warned the court pretrial publicity already May have tainted the Lewis was arraigned before District judge John Nord Berg amid tight he is accused of attempting to extort million from Johnson and John the Parent firm of Mcneil consumer products which is the manufacturer of extra strength Lewis allegedly informed the company they would have to pay to Stop the

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