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Kalamazoo Tornado

Written by Nexcerpt on Thursday, May 13th, 2010 in Life & Lessons.

Reminiscences on the 30th Anniversary of the Kalamazoo tornado of May 8, 1980…

Near the center of Kalamazoo College, students had begun to gather for afternoon rehearsals in the Fine Arts Building — including, as I recall, a choir in Room 100, and a jazz ensemble I directed in Dalton Theater.

A few minutes before 4:00, I heard a peculiar siren, and stepped into the lobby with Dr. Lawrence Rackley Smith, Chair of the Music Department. We stood in front of the enormous glass wall — perhaps 15 x 40 feet — peering out at the greenish-tan sky to the southwest, listening intently. We stepped just outside to gauge what the weather and sirens were telling us. More…

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Written by admin on Saturday, May 8th, 2010 in Patterns & News.

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