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Commonwealth, Greenwood, Tuesday, December 15, 1987 Page 7 kN Cong ress Degms new ate on Contra aid msj deb i i 3psf it foot, Stevens said, when he went to Moscow in 1985 to seek Soviet aid just after the House narrowly defeated Contra aid, a gesture partly responsible for the House's reversal of its position a short time later. "The Sandinistas have had a history of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory," added House Speaker Jim Wright, D-Texas. Congressional sources said the Reagan administration is pressing its case hard on Capitol Hill, arguing that the rebels are operating on a shoestring after the loss of some of their CIA-operated supply aircraft. It says the Contras' remaining planes are antiquated. As the House-Senate negotiations opened on Monday, there was near-unanimity that Contra aid will be one of the largest potential stumbling blocks to completion of the money bill this week. The Senate version of a new aid package placed no ceiling on spending for transportation of aid to the rebels, and that drew sharp opposition from ant' aid forces in the House. fighter planes, over the next few years. Some of the details were confirmed by Nicaraguan Defense Minister Humberto Ortega. But President Daniel Ortega, the defense minister's brother, denied that any such proposal had been approved by the government, insisting that the buildup was merely a recommendation by Sandinista Army officials. President Ortega on Monday said the Sandinista army will not be increased beyond its current level of 60,000 to 80,000 military personnel. He said his brother was not referring to the army alone when he spoke of expanding all security forces. Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, who proposed the aid in the Senate bill, made it clear he took the defense minister's statements more seriously than the president's denial. Stevens said he wished he were a cartoonist so he could "depict Daniel Ortega as having shot himself in the left foot." Ortega shot himself in the other WASHINGTON (AP) -Congressional negotiators are debating a program of new aid to Nicaragua's Contra rebels, with backers citing reports that the Central American nation's San-dinista government is planning a massive military buildup. The House version of a catch-all spending bill contains no money for the rebels fighting the Sandinista regime, while the Senate bill provides $9 million in "non-lethal" assistance plus an unspecified amount of money to pay for airdrops of the goods. While current aid technically runs out on Wednesday, intelligence reports cited by lawmakers indicate that the rebels have enough stored supplies, along with money "in the pipeline," to last them at least into mid-January. Prospects for some aid to be included in the final version of the bill improved this weekend when a defecting Nicaraguan military officer said the country plans a massive military buildup, including acquisition of advanced Soviet RESCUE WORKERS PICK THROUGH WRECKAGE MONDAY NIGHT Five deaths and many injuries occurred in West Memphis West Memphis tornado kills at least five; snow, winds high it WStil SIMtJltiB11 Hil tiiissinsoisciO Iieiquo sioo psiss! 0 'jH fractures." No conditions were known early today, she said. Businesses for several hundred yards along the city's main thoroughfare, Broadway, were ripped apart, and residential areas on either side of the tornado's path were demolished. The tornado brushed by Southland Greyhound Park, frightening thousands who turned out for the season's closing night of dog racing. The one-story home for the elderly where one body was found "looked like it exploded," said Kate Dickson, managing editor of the West Memphis Evening Times. John Frasure, manager of the West Memphis Holiday Inn, which gave tornado victims and rescue workers free rooms, said of the destruction: "It's terrifying, really, to look at. 'Many of the homes were flattened. Several businesses are leveled. One home that I remember, a pick-up truck was on top of the home. It's really scary." mm people to stay there, it's not safe," he said. Maddux Elementary School was destroyed, Ingram said. The Red Cross set up emergency shelters at the West Memphis Civic Center and at the National Guard Armory, said Gary Talley, spokesman for the Arkansas Office of Emergency Services. The tornado was spawned by the same storm system that dumped snow on the Midwest today and paralyzed cities in Texas and New Mexico on Sunday and Monday, causing six deaths. Twisters were also sighted Monday in Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee, where up to 20 homes were destroyed. Gitchell said two of the dead were identified as 1-year-old Hellen Beasley, killed in an apartment, and John David Russell, 17, of Heth, who was found in the parking lot of a grocery store. The other victims, whose identities were not immediately known, were a woman in her 30s, who was found in a field, and two men, one who was crushed in a nursing home and another who was found in a car, authorities said. Gitchell said 86 people were treated at Crittendon Memorial Hospital, 18 were admitted and three were sent to a Memphis hospital. "I lost count at 60 in the emergency room," said Myrna Clark, the hospital's supervisor of admissions. "They've come in bloody, lot of WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (AP) A tornado unleashed by a nationwide storm system ripped a path 300 feet wide through shopping malls and apartment buildings, killing at least five people and forcing 4,500 from their homes, authorities said. Reports of looting in the mile-long wake of Monday night's twister prompted Gov. Bill Clinton to send in 50 Arkansas National Guardsmen and additional state troopers, said his spokesman, Mike Gauldin. The tornado hit the southwest corner of this city of 28,000 about 9 40 p.m. Monday and cut through the central business district and jumped into a residential area, said Mayor Keith Ingram. Scores of people were hurt: An infant was among those killed. Crittenden County Coroner Marvin Thompson said early today that he feared the death toll would rise. "They're still searching apartment (wildings and shopping malls," he said. "I don't think this will be the end of it." However, a search of the damaged apartment complexes was almost complete by 8 a.m. and no other bodies had been recovered, said Police Lt. GaryGitchell. One hundred homes were damaged or severely destroyed, and some 4.500 people were displaced, said Gitchell. 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