The worst tornado in Joplin, Missouri’s history ripped the town to shreds and killed over 89 people yesterday Much of the city’s south side was leveled, with churches, schools, businesses and homes reduced to ruins. 25 to 30 percent of the city was damaged, as the tornado swept through this city of about 50,000 and cut the city in half,
The scariest video so far comes froma group of people, 8 children and 12 adults who were in a Fastrip Convenience Store when the tornado hit. No visuals are necessary to understand and feel the shear terror that these poor people went through.
The legendary, the incomparable, the beyond fabulous four-time Grammy winner Lena Horne has passed away in Manhattan at the age of 92.
Lena, who was the first black performer to be signed to a long-term contract by a major Hollywood studio and who went on to achieve international fame as a singer, died on Sunday night at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell hospital in New York. She was 92 and lived in Manhattan. Her death was announced by her son-in-law, Kevin Buckley.
Another sad great loss.
Here’s Lena’s signature song, Stormy Weather, from the 1943 movie of the same name