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August 15, 1987 | LARRY GREEN and WENDY LEOPOLD, Times Staff Writers
Wave after wave of powerful thunderstorms swamped metropolitan Chicago on Friday, dumping a record 9.35 inches of rain in less than 24 hours. Air travel nationwide was disrupted as O'Hare International Airport--one of the world's busiest--was isolated all day by high water. Gov. James R.
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August 15, 1987 | LARRY GREEN and WENDY LEOPOLD, Times Staff Writers
Wave after wave of powerful thunderstorms swamped metropolitan Chicago on Friday, dumping a record 9.35 inches of rain in less than 24 hours. Air travel nationwide was disrupted as O'Hare International Airport--one of the world's busiest--was isolated all day by high water. Gov. James R.
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November 2, 1987 | BOB DROGIN, Times Staff Writer
Five Democratic presidential candidates, meeting Sunday to debate environmental issues for the first time in the 1988 campaign, blasted Reagan Administration policies and called for a variety of new laws and international summit meetings to control acid rain, nuclear waste, ocean dumping and other problems. The five Democrats offered little disagreement or sharp criticism of one another in the two-hour televised forum.
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July 20, 1996 | From Associated Press
A tornado that sounded like a "steady locomotive" ripped through this small community, injuring at least 17 people and leaving hundreds homeless. Probably half of Oakfield was leveled by the twister Thursday evening, leaving an area that looked like a "bombed-out town," Fond du Lac County Executive Allen Buechel said. "There are dozens of homes down . . . a lot of damage," he said. The village, 50 miles northwest of Milwaukee, has about 1,000 residents.
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May 31, 1995 | From Times Wire Services
Rescue teams searched for lost hikers in western Massachusetts on Tuesday as cleanup began here and in southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey, where tornadoes struck Monday night. A team of psychologists visited the Eagleton School in Great Barrington on Tuesday to counsel the 43 students there after two teen-agers and a staff member died when the twister picked up their car and threw it 600 feet.
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May 31, 1995 | From Associated Press
A team of psychologists visited a school for troubled boys Tuesday, a day after a deadly tornado careened through this picturesque mountain town, killing two of the school's students and a staff member. "I don't think the kids really grasp the magnitude," Paul Shafiroff, education director at the Eagleton School, said Tuesday as 43 boys watched television, played cards, cleaned up after the storm or visited with the half a dozen counselors.
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November 7, 1988 | LEE MAY, Times Staff Writer
Amid the dust and din of a rodeo center here, between the hoots and cheers, President Reagan played the crowd softly last weekend. The election was close, he said, "and I'm on my final campaign swing. And although, come January, I'm going to be riding off into the sunset, I feel a little like I'm on the ballot myself this year." He is. Not by name, of course; the named candidate is George Bush, Reagan's loyal vice president, or as Bush used to say, the "co-pilot."
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July 24, 1990 | BOB SECTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Some strange things have been seen rolling down the highways of America's heartland. But a 12,000-year-old prairie, ablaze in a mid-summer carpet of yellow, purple and orange wildflowers? It happened like this: The one-acre swatch of virgin grassland covered a small hill that was to be mined for its gravel. Conservationists objected, but to no avail. So, in a harried binge of activity, they rounded up about 300 volunteers and some heavy equipment and did the next best thing.
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