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Page 2-Thursday, May 15, 1980-The Michigan Daily
Kalamazoo begins to
rebuild after twister
destroys part of city

KALAMAZOO (UPI) - Shopkeepers
and residents picked through the sun-
bathed rubble of their stores and homes
yesterday with grim, gallows humor
and a determination to rebuild from the
twisters which killed five and
devastated parts of the city.
Tuesday's west Michigan twisters,
the state's worst in 15 years, caused an
estimated $50 million in damages and
injured more than 75 persons.
Authorities conducted a final search of
collapsed buildings yesterday, and said
they expect to find no more bodies.
"THERE'S NO question in my mind,
the city will come back and recover,"
said Mayor Edward Annen, Jr. "We're
a proud city. Your eyes get wet and you
get sad when you see what happened,
but we're a strong and resilient city."
Two or three tornadoes smashed into
the downtown area and a residential
neighborhood before striking again in
Kalamazoo Township. About 1,200 were
left homeless and 400 buildings were
Authorities said just one county
shelter was needed, however, because
all but a handful of the homeless were
taken in by friends, neighbors and
AT JOHN ROLLINS Bookseller, a
dozen employees reshelved scattered
books and magazines, joking and
laughing about the storm.
"Had we been across the street at
Gilmore's store, we might not be so
jovial," said 29-year-old Bruce Hout-
man, pointing to a department store
where two were killed when the rear
wall collapsed.
"But here, we didn't see anyone in-_

jured. We didn't see any blood. I guess
we can joke because it could have been
a lot worse."
HOUTMAN SAID the tornado
already was moving through the
pedestrian shopping mall when he and
about 20 other workers and customers
headed for the basement of the
"The back door of the building star-
ted vibrating and we could hear sirens
going," he said. "All of a sudden,
everyone just made a dash for the
"Then we heard this giant boom.
When we came back up, all the books
were blown all over."
run hitter Charlie Maxwell and his wife,
Anne, were among those shopping in
Gilmore's when the tornado hit.
"Anne was upstairs, and I was
waiting downstairs in the lobby," the
former outfielder said. "The order
came to get out and we were herded out
the back door to the parking deck."
Maxwell said he "looked up and saw
a woman lifted right off the ground and,
tossed from in front of the store, across
the street and onto the ground."
"Stuff was flying all around the area.
There was a huge roaring noise and we
could feel the air pressure," he said.
"I've never been so scared in my
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Veterans' benefits remain untouched
More than $34 million earmarked for veteran's education payments
remain untouched and Administrator of Veterans Affairs Max Cleland
wants the eligible group of armed forces veterans to lay claim. The money
has accured to some 16,000 veterans who contributed to the Post-Vietnam
Era Educational Assistance Program (VEAP), but have yet to enroll in
school or begina program of training, according to Cleland. "Once a veteran
starts school," he said, "VA starts paying benefits." Cleland added that
the veteran triples the money paid into the program by enrolling in school.
VA adds $2 for each dollar an individual pays into the program while on
active military duty. The increase is reflected in each of the veteran-
student's monthly education checks. If the veteran asks for a refund in place
of the education checks, he receives only what he paid into the plan. Some
800 veterans are currently training under VEAP. The program succeeded
the GI Bill in January 1977, and more than 208,000 active duty personnel have
contributed to it through February 1980. Q
On the outside
Look for sunny skies and slightly warmer temperatures today, with a
high in the low to mid-60s. Q
Public Health-Noontime Film Fest, The Hard Way, High Blood
Pressure Control: A Report From Four Cities, 12:10 p.m., SPH II Aud.
AAFC-Jon Jost, visiting filmmaker with his films Angel City, Last
Chants for a Slow Dance, 7,9, 10 p.m., Aud A, Angell.
Cinema Guild-Mr. Hulot's Holiday, 8 p.m., Old Arch. Aud.
MHRI-C. Barry Charington, "G.A.B.A. Convulsions and Penecillins,"
3:45 p.m., 1057 MHRI
Linguistics/Computer & Commun. Sci.-John Locke, "Phonological
Categories: evidence from the child," 4 p.m., E. Conf. Rm., Rackham.
Hobart H. Willard Lectureship-Prof. Lockhart Rogers, "Separation of
Chemical Species for the 1980s," 4 p.m., 1300 Chem.
Chemistry Colloquium-Prof. Victor Wolfenden, "Influences of Water
on Enzyme, Protein Folding and the Nature of the Genetic Code," 8 p.m.,
1300 Chem.
Michigan League-American Heritage night featuring cuisine from
Alaska, 5-7 p.m., League.
Ark-Alice Gerrard and the Harmony Sisters, 9p.m. 1421 Hill.
Hatha Yoga-1st meeting of intermediate level class, 10 a.m., 640
U-M Sailing Club-meeting, 7:45 p.m., 311 W. Engin.
The Michigan Daily
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Volume XC, No. 6-S
Thursday, May 15, 1980
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