Page 12-Thursday, February 12, 1981-The Michigan Daily
38 dead as vicious storm heads east
From AP and UPI
The worst winter storm of the season rolled
into the East yesterday with snow, torrential
rains and howling winds, leaving the midlands
blockaded by snowdrifts and shivering in
Forecasters said the storm showed no signs
AT LEAST 38 people lhave been killed in the
storm's three-day march from Texas to the
East. Temperatures dipping to 'nearly 50
degrees below zero and strong winds boosted
the death toll.
Plunging temperatures turned lower
Michigan into a giant ice-skating rink yester-
day, slowing the recovery from Tuesday's win-
ter storm-the worst in the state in three years.
At least two weather-related deaths were
reported in Michigan. A Southfield man died of
a heart attack while shoveling snow and an
Eaton Rapids girl was killed in a traffic ac-
cident on a slippery road.
TUESDAY'S HEAVY snow-up to 14 inches
in some areas-was followed by an Arctic air
mass that sent temperatures plummeting.
Wind chill temperatures dropped to 50 below
zero along Lake Superior.
Thousands of students in public and private
schools were idle for the second day, mainly
because buses couldn't cope with the sheets of
glare ice that formed.
Detroit, which came to a virtual standstill
Tuesday, showed signs of life yesterday but all
public and private schools remained closed.
MOST STATE offices in Lansing stayed
open, but the House of Representatives can-
celed its afternoon session again yesterday.
Heaviest snow fell in northeast lower
Michigan. The National Weather Service
reported 14 inches fell at Alpena and Atlanta
and 12 inches at Harrisville, Eight inches of wet
snow fell in Detroit, followed by a steady rain.
Although the U.P. escaped the brunt of
Tuesday's storm-the worst in Michigan since
the blizzard of Jan. 27, 1978-that was not the
SNOW COMBINED with cold winds made
driving a life-or-death proposition in the
eastern U.P. and extreme northern portion of
the Lower Peninsula. Portions of main roads
were blocked by drifts and many side roads
were closed altogether.
With the new snowfall, overall snow depths
reached 33 inches in Pellston and 30 inches at
Sault Ste. Marie and Whitefish Point.
On the national scene, low temperature
records were set or matched in at least a dozen
cities, including North Platte, Neb., where a
minus 22 degree reading tied the mark
established in 1899.
Hurricane-force winds of up to 82 mph were
recorded in the Adirondacks of New York state.
KENNEDY International Airport in New
York City was closed during the morning due to
fog, but later reopened. Delays at LaGuardia
Airport forced Eastern Airlines to cancel its
Washington shuttle for several hours.
In the Carolinas, windstorms killed three
people, damaged homes and businesses and
brought down power lines. Power outages also
were reported in Georgia, Maryland, New
York and Pennsylvania.
The storm has dumped as much as two feet of
snow in the Rockies and more is expected.
Meanwhile, in the Northwest, warm, moist
air sweeping in off the Pacific was trapped in
cold air over valleys, causing freezing rain and
snow that triggered a rash of traffic accidents
in Washington and Oregon.
For Thursday, rain was forecast over the
Pacific Northwest and the central Pacific
Coast region, with snow or snow showers over
the northern Plateau and the northern Rockies.
Widely scattered snow showers were forecast
from Wyming to Illinois.
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Food banks recycle leftovers
WASHINGTON (AP) - Re-
enlistments and recruit quality, key
measures of volunteer effectiveness in
the U.S. armed forces, improved
significantly late last year, a Pentagon
report showed yesterday.
Defense officials said they believe the
sagging civilian economy was chiefly
responsible for this development in the
last three months of 1980.
An 11:7 percent pay boost, which
became effective last Oct. 1, probably
helped convince more men and women
already in service to sign up for another
BUT THEY VOICED doubt that the
hitch, officials said.
pay raise had much impact in attrac-
ting new volunteers because, they said,
the raise had not yet been widely adver-
tised during that quarter. These of-
ficials said the effect of the pay raise on
recruiting may become evident in this
According to the new Pentagon
report, 61.5 percent of those eligible to
re-enlist in October-December last year
enrolled for an additonal term of ser-
vice. This was a 6.1 percent increase
over the re-enlistment percentage in
the previous year as a whole.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP)-America," the land of plenty,
wastes enough food to feed its hungry several times
over-more than $6 billion worth a year, by one government
Hoping to change that, a network of "food banks" has
sprung up to save the nation's leftovers from the garbage
dump and put them on the plates of those who need them.
"IF WE RECOVERED everything that goes to waste here,
we couldn't consume 25 percent of it," said John Van Hengel,
executive director of Second Harvest, the country's only
national food recovery network.
Based in Phoenix, Ariz., Second Harvest solicits food from
the giants of the food industry, then stores it in one of its 30
non-profit member food banks. The food banks, in turn, run
their own local distribution projects.
Potential for the network seems limitless. The value of all
wasted food that can be recovered equals the $6.2 billion
spent on the national food stamp program in 1979, Van
Van Hengel ticks off some recent donations: 200,000 pounds
of frozen trout, 5 million pounds of frozen corn on the cob,
enough dehydrated soup to make 7 million gallons.
Manufacturers senit food in packages that were short
weighted or damaged. Other products were over-stocked or
the stuff of marketing ideas that flopped.
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or fresh blue-points on the half shell and a
bottle of Moet? More decisions.'
It's now anytime, any season, and you just
want a good meal with good friends in a
pleasant surrounding. Maybe just some prime
rib of beef and a few beers.
Whatever your gustatory whim, the Lord
Fox Restaurant is the ideal place to realize it.
They offer an extensive menu of meat and
seafood entrees, as well as unique appetizers
and desserts, in a peaceful rustic setting, it
occupies a spacious country home-complete
with fireplace and a three-level outdoor porch
on Plymouth Road, just minutes from -down-
town Ann Arbor.
Under the direction of chef Peter
Rasmussen (named Chef of the Year by the
Michigan Chefs' 200 Club), the Lord Fox kit-
chen is particularly proud of its Beef
Wellington-a tender filet of beef, coated
with pate, mushrooms, and shallots, and
baked in a pastry crust. Other meat
specialties include the Veal Oscar-veal top-
ped with asparagus, crabmeat and bathed
in Bearnaise sauce; and the Genghis Khan-a
filet, chicken legs, pork and lamb chops, and a
lobster tail served on a flaming sword.
r Fresh lobsters are flown in weekly from
New England and prepared to order. Dover
sole is flown in from Olde England, sauteed
with butter and almonds, then filleted at the
table. Oysters Rockefeller and Clams Casino.
are two other highlights of the Lord Fox
or the seafood menu. (During the month of February,
e lob- there will be a special on crab legs-regularly
ligny- $12.50, they'll be $6.95 throughout the mon-
on a bed of ice, the anchovies mashed, and the
dressing prepared all according to tradition.
The result is a perfect light meal- for two.
To complete the picture, the Lord Fox offers
a wide selection of desserts, from French
pastries to flaming Cherries Jubilee or
Bananas Foster. They also offer a unique array
of flaming coffee drinks and liqueur-based ice
cream drinks (ask for a Frangelico-sicle and be
prepared for a treat.)
As if this weren't enough, the Lord Fox also
has probably the largest wine list in the area,
with over 275 selections. There are generous
representations from the major European
vineyards-including some rare old Bordeaux
(such as a '53 Cheval Blanc and a 1919(!)
Chateau Montrose) and some phenomenal
German Eisweins. The Lord Fox also offers an
impressive selection of vintage California
wines-more than 60 California reds and
whites, including some rarities like a 1970
Beaulieu Georges de la Tour Cabernet
Sauvignon. There are even some Australian
wines recently added to the list (the Cabernet
Shiraz, a virtually undiscovered gem of a wine,
is a great bargain). For festive occasions, or
just for fun, more than 20 Champagnes and
sparkling wines are available. To help the
eager diner choose wisely among such abun-
dance, the Lord Fox wine staff is always on
hand to offer their expert advice and service.
The Lord Fox is located at 5400 Plymouth
Road, 2 miles east of 1-23. It is open 7 days a
week, 11:30 to 2:00 for lunch, Monday
through Friday; 5:00 to 10:00 for dinner,
Monday through Friday, 5:00 to 11:00 Friday
and Saturday, and 3;00 to 8:30 Sundays.
Private rooms are available for parties.
Reservations are recommended, especially on
week-ends. The phone numbers are 662-1647
Outside the snow-is snowing and the wind is
blowing, but you're inside, in front of a
roaring fire, ready to pry your last snail out
from under its puff-pastry top and wash it
down with the last of the Chardonnay. What
next? Beef Wellington, or maybae a fresh live
lobster. If you have the Wellington, though,
will it be accompanied by the Burgundyc
Cabernet Sauvignon? If you choose the
ster, will you have the Chablis or the Pu
Montrachet? Decisions, decisions.
The scene shifts to summer. You are s
on a sunny country porch, sipping a fi
pina colada. It's dinnertime now and you
something light-a chilled bowl of gazp
In this day of fast food and high tech, it's
reassuring to know that the Lord Fox makes
each of its famous Caesar Salads at the table.
The garlic is pressed in a wooden bowl resting
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Fine German & American Food
Imported & Local Beer Wine . Liquors
Open Daily llam--8:30p, Sun. 11-8
Fri. and Sat. til 9:00 pm
W. Washington Downtown Ann Arbor
For a Course in Fine Dining
Read the Restaurant Page
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Serving the finest in
every lunch & dinner
112 W. WASHIP
208 UTHK IHIFFLITI
The Wiffletree Seafood Platter
Oysters Rockefeller, Shrimp, Scallops, today's fresh catch and Crab
Knuckles served with redskins, bread & butter.
Discover the pleasures of dining with truly
tasteful seafood specialties in a not to be
missed comfortable relaxing atmosphere.
Serving lunch and dinner.
341 S. Main 769-5960
Grand food, glorious cozy old fashion at-
mosphere and warm hospitality. Renowned
barbecued ribs and much, much more.
Serving lunch and dinner.
314 S. Fourth Ave, 662-845
Imaginative fine dining in a delightfully
Where the stars come out in Ann Arbor.
Regular $12:95 King Crab Leg
Dinner now $6.95
When the footlights fall,
you'll often find Ann Arbor's
visiting celebrities at the Stage
Door. And, from Quiche Lorraine
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