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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - February 14, 1983, Tokyo, JapanMonday february 14, 1983 Pacific stars and stripes Bandit Queen q from Page 1 the Short slender woman wit the girlish figure shoulder length Black hair flashing Black eyes an pouty Mouth handed her 315-caliber Rifle to Arjun Singh kneeling before him and pressing her face at his feet in the Feudal act of obeisance. She was followed by her28-year-old, Long haired Lover Man Singh six other men in her gang and16 bandits of other gangs. The other bandits included another woman Munni Bai. Devi and the other bandits were wearing fresh police uniforms which local sources said were tailored for them overnight. The Bandit Queen also wore a red Silken headband Anda Bright red shawl against the morning chill. Eight Hundred police maintained Security at the ceremony. Nevertheless a member of the opposition lok dal political party managed to grab the microphone to criticize the state government s handling of the affair and accuse police of paying the bandits a million Rupee bribe to surrender in Adhya Pravesh instead of in utter Pravesh. Police grabbed and beat the Manas Well As a photographer taking pictures of the affair. Two others inthe crowd who tried to run onto the stage also were arrested. Following the ceremony police took Devi by bus to the jail in Gwalior 30 Miles away. Official said the bandits would be held there pending the beginning of trials. Devi was expected to be formally charged with illegal Possession of weapon Sand other relatively minor violations. Terms of Devi s surrender were not disclosed. In India a person who kills one or two people is considered a murderer while a Bandit who guns Down dozen or More is called a dacoits and accorded near celebrity status. Several Well known dacoits have made deals with authorities in the past that allowed them to surrender such High Public status has Bee with Little penalty with police accorded some former dacoits that basically satisfied to have them out they have been solicited by political of action and the bandits Happy to be parties to Campaign on behalf of no longer on the run. Candidates. New York 0 from Page 1 schools or to nearby City s 13 shelters for the homeless also were packed wit about 5,000 people seeking Refuge from the storm said Jack Deacy spokesman for the City human resources lightning and Thunder accompanied the Snow Friday night bringing a festive air of excitement to Manhattan streets. Bus Drivers offered rides to passengers with sleds and Cross country skiers checked out the Snow on Street normally jammed with vehicles and show could not go on at one Broadway opening. The preview performance of Merlin a musical starring magician Doug Henning was cancelled because animals used in the show were snowbound on a new Jersey than 2,000 sanitation workers manned 1,300 Snow plows and salts readers during the height of the storm Friday second 2,000-Man contingent took to the streets saturday morn ing along with private Snow plows snowstorms Spur Hoolan Devi looters shoppers and emergencies compiled from wire service burglars and looters took advantage of crippled police patrols in several Eastern cities that were buried by heavy Snow this weekend. In new York two police officers held at Bay 100 suspected looters at a hardware warehouse while extra police struggled through snowbound streets to Aid them. Fifty we rearrested. Washington police arrested six looting suspects. Police in Baltimore smothered under a near record 22.6 inches reported a marked increase i burglaries. More than 500 police officers we redeployed in Baltimore at Nightfall Friday to guard against a repetition of the widespread looting that occurred during the last great storm. More than 800 people were arrested and businesses lost millions of dollars Worth of goods to roving bands during that 1979 need a Periscope to see in this Homer l. Jones said As he waited at a bus Stop in Baltimore. Scores of new England cities declared Snow emergencies. Many concentrated their efforts on Clear ing paths to emergency centers and helping Hospital employees get to work. Don t enter Hartford pleaded the Connecticut City s mayor thur Man Mimer who said the City Sentire Public works department was out trying to clean Nashua n.h., As Many As 10 police cruisers at a time transported doctors and nurses to local hospitals for their regular shifts. Autos in Connecticut disappeared under 12-foot drifts As tall As a one Story House and 9-foot Mounds in Queens Borough . National guardsmen were mobilized in West Viginia Maryland and new Jersey to help get the stranded to shelter. Drifting and blowing problem were so severe in Western Massachusetts that the Springfield daily new decided not to publish its afternoon editions for the first time since 1880.needle-like Snow flakes driven by winds up to 70 Mph along the new Jersey coast created near whiteout least seven people died in the storm including an Altoona pa.,Man who was struck by a car while Cross country skiing on a Highway at3 . The storm knocked out Power to nearly 30,000 Homes and businesses in West Virginia and 10,000 Homes inner Jersey. Shoppers worried about being isolated during the weekend emptied grocery shelves in some parts of Pennsylvania and new Jersey according to merchants who remained open. Snowfall records were broken Inmany cities. Glengary w.va., was buried under 35 inches. A record 2feet of Snow buried Harrisburg and Allentown a. Another record 21inches fell at Philadelphia and 21 inches fell at Norwood storm dumped nearly 20 inches of Snow on Cape cod Connecticut the snowfall sur passed the 16.9 inches recorded during the blizzard of 1978. Hospitals appealed for four wheel drive vehicles to substitute for ambulances. Interstate 95 through Philadelphia was closed while vehicles were removed. It s like a parking lot out there said police officer Jake Foley. They just abandoned cars an tractor trailers everywhere said Craig Gay of West Virginia s Berke Ley county department of highways in the Eastern Panhandle where there was 32 inches of Snow. Literally we re helping Hundred Sand hundreds and hundreds of stranded motorists said Maryland state trooper Vickey Patton. And trucks in an Effort to open the Snow clogged streets. We were just trying to make adent in the Snow As it was coming Down sanitation department spokesman Martin Mcginley said of Friday night s efforts. But it just blew Back onto the Mcginley said the department did not expect to be Able to open Side streets to traffic until monday everybody found the going difficult some welcomed the Romaine a tour guide for the new York City opera Guild said i m from Richmond va., and this is the Type of stuff we dream about when we re in it s Nice and quiet a Good Chang of Pace for the City lawyer Mitchell Rubbino said As he trudged through Snow on Manhattan s third National weather service said 16 inches of Snow fell in Centra Park 22 inches in Queens and 24 inches in suburban Long Beach on Long one Section of Queens Borough automobiles were buried by snowdrifts up to nine feet deep. Weather Bureau spokesman har old Gibson said the blizzard which started about 1 . Friday was the seventh worst snowstorm to hit the storm broke a 50-year Snow fall record for feb. 11, Gibson worst blizzard buried the City Washington under 26.4 inches of Snow on dec. 27,1947. Emergency medical service was peppered with Calls for help in getting to hospitals including requests from a dozen women about to give birth spokeswoman Donnas Mosaid. From Page 1 done cars in the Drifting subway stopped running on its above ground extensions to the suburbs late in the afternoon and shut Down completely at 8 ., fou hours Early. Bus companies cancelled out of town trips and City buses were reduced to what spokesman Ala Long called whatever we can and hospitals appealed for volunteers with four wheel drive vehicles to bolster Rescue services and help Clear roads. Churches were asked by civil defense officials to open their doors to Maroone motorists. Virginia s department of highways asked private contractors to lend graders and other heavy equipment. Winds of 30 Mph and gusting higher whipped up huge drifts. Temperatures were in the Low 20s. The last 18-Inch snowstorm in the Washington area was in february 1979. The worst Winter storm in the City s history was in january 1922 when 25 inches of Snow fell during a24-hour period. Only 15 percent to 35 percent of the Normal government work Force of 325,000 reported to work Friday morning. By mid morning they were being sent Home

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