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St. Louis Post-Dispatch from St. Louis, Missouri • Page 6

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At ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16,1987 6A Weather-Related Deaths Put1 At time since 1979. In Wisconsin, waves up to 15 feet smashed the shoreline of Lake Michigan. Wind blasting up to 70 mph derailed six train cars in a Conrail yard west of Indianapolis, said Steve Golden of Hendricks County sheriff's office. A shopping center wall collapsed at Kokomo, and sections of roofing were blown off buildings all across the Midwest. Kansas City dug out from a foot of snow, 10.8 inches of which fell in 24 hours. Forecasters warned residents to expect a temperature of zero to 10 degrees. Tornadoes struck late. Monday in Mississippi Vnd destroyed several mobile horn at Bloomfield, Mo. Six people were killed by a tornado in West Memphis, Ark. In the weather 'was blamed for five deaths. Tn addition, weather-related traffic accidents killed one person each in Texas, Kansas and Indiana, three in Oklahoma arid two each in Missouri and New Mexico. One' woman was killed by a falling tree in California, and a 17-year-old got lost after cutting a Christmas tree and froze to death in Colorado. Compiled From News Services A vicious storm raked the Midwest on Tuesday with snow driven by gusts of up to 75 mph. The storm closed airports and schools and tore down power lines after burying the Southwest and spawning tornadoes. The death count was at least 23 since Saturday. "We've gone through rain, heavy rain, light snow, heavy snow, slush, sleet, high winds, thunder and lightning," said Kirsten Svare of the Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation. Tuesday's low in Lubbock, Texas, was 2 degrees, breaking the record of 10. Midland, Texas, went from a record high of 84 on Friday to a record low Tuesday of 11. Riverside, set a record low with 28, as did Tucson, with 23. Chicago got up to 11 inches of snow, and O'Hare International Airport shut down at 5 a.m., for the first U.S. Professor Named Bishop Of Iceland rffrVB 1 AP VATICAN CITY (AP) Pope John Paul II has appointed Monsignor Alfred Jolson, a professor at Wheeling College in West Virginia, as bishop of Reykjavik, Iceland, the Vatican announced Tuesday. The pontiff also appointed Monsignor AnthonyMichael Milone as bishop of Great 'Falls-Billings, the Vatican said. Jolson, 59, is of Icelandic descent. apartment complex that was hit by a tornado Monday night. A rescuer using his bloodhound Tuesday to search for survivors at a West Memphis, Cleanup After Tornado Begins 0 50 MILES I Missission WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (AP) Businesses and homeowners began cleaning up Tuesday after a tornado struck downtown and a residential area, killing six people, injuring 136 and displacing 1,500. River ILLINOIS St. Louis RAYMOND WEIL GENEVE MISSOURI West Memphis eas and skipped others," Frasure said. "There's homes that were totally demolished, and there's homes standing right beside it that were not damaged at all." Deputy Coroner Bart Benson identified the dead as 1-year-old Helen Beasley of West Memphis; John David Russell 17, of West Memphis, whose body was found on a grocery parking lot; Charlie Perry, 66, of Memphis, found in his car; Edith Angus, 48, of West Memphis, found in a field near the downtown area; and Terry Lee Taylor, age and hometown unavailable. The sixth person who was killed was found Tuesday under a car at a truck victim was unidentified. Twenty-eight of those injured were admitted to hospitals, two of them in critical condition, Talley said. WIS TENN. 1 ARKANSAS WmnhiQ The tornado hit about. 9:40 p.m. i Monday and caused about $22 million in damage, said Leon McGoogan, di-: rector of Arkansas' Office of Emer-, gency Services. Gov. Bill Clinton examined the city from a helicopter Tuesday and an-! nounced that he would sign an order declaring West Memphis a disaster area. He said he would ask President Ronald Reagan to do the same. Officials said 35 businesses, 100 -fic-mes and a 200-unit apartment complex had been destroyed or severely damaged in the city of 28,000, across the Mississippi River from Memphis. "It looked like a bomber came through and leveled our area," said police Lt. Gary Gitchell. "Some have got such bad places in MISS. iii wfrPK Mll'f'r'll V1 Knight-Ridder graphic Memphis Holiday Inn, said the inn had given tornado victims and rescue workers free rooms. "It's strange how it hit certain ar-' Mi FT? i 1 4 Rate and terms may change daily without notice LOANS TO $500,000 the roofs or end walls gone, that it just not feasible for the people to stay there. It's not safe." tJ i WS? i I Schools were closed Tuesday. I Police used dogs to search through rubble for bodies, and crews 'strung new power lines for 4,000 people who had no service. Southwestern Telepho" Co. said that 29,000 of ce have to be placed a i ijiat it would be a week before phone service was restored to ''all customers. The twister blew out store win-V "xjows, scattered cars at a dealership lumber, ripped the second floor a television-repair shop and turned vehicles topsy-turvy. The tor-nado also destroyed an elementary iimnMiSnKin Fidelio collection 1 Lock in rate points or float daily Conventional Gov't Programs (FHAVA) Most Appraisals within 5 Days Almost all Mortgages serviced locally "Slight Increase tor Long Lock-ins Sphool. ST. LOUIS 726-5577 a few people briefly looted a gro Jilinois Branch- Triumph In Dignity And Srylirig Stunning Swiss Handcrafted Masterpiece 18 Goldplated7 Expansion Clasp Water Resistant to 90 ft Alton 465-1000 Granite 451-1000 Belleville 233-4500 Edw.Coll. 288-9898 cery Monday night after it collapsed, but Gitchell said police officers were 7-; keeping most people out of damaged areas. The governor sent extra state troopers and 41 National Guard soldiers to help the police. The governor said, "It's by far the worst tornado I've seen in the years I've been in public office. It's a very, very difficult time for this community." About 60 people were in a shelter set up by the Red Cross at the West Memphis Civic Center, and others went to motels, said Gary Talley of the state Office of Emergency Services. John Frasure, manager of the West 120 S. 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