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The Clarksdale Press Register from Clarksdale, Mississippi • Page 7

Clarksdale, Mississippi
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7A THE CLARKSDALE PRESS REGISTER Afternoon, December 16, 1987 Twin imum ikMwwpwwarwiwrw-riiwwMwwwiiMiwi mini um i 1 PBHP mri hi in imririi tmzmmme -r 4 i it I IP's I o)ic 1 1 I II 11 18 I I iV II I I I I II. .11 1 vl I II uio yj it, in vf t- UULb West Memphis volunteer rescue worker Eddie Garey carries a small dog he found under a bath tub on the second floor of an apartment building destroyed by a tornado. West Memphis begins cleanup from Monday's killer tornado WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (AP) A dusk-to-dawn curfew was in effect today throughout this Mississippi River city as residents and emergency workers cleared rubble left by a killer tornado. Authorities say the twister that hit West Memphis late Monday killed six people, injured 237 and displaced 1,500.

The damage could go as high as $35 million, Mayor Keith Ingram said late Tuesday. "We have had a number of large businesses along the interstate that have been destroyed," Ingram said, adding that he imposed the curfew mainly because power outages left residents vulnerable to crime. Gov. Bill Clinton sent extra state troopers, and 41 National on 033AL PCCE Guard soldiers were assigned to help patrol. The twister cut a swath up to 3 miles long and 2 blocks wide, Ingram said.

An elementary school, 35 businesses, 100 homes and a 200-unit apartment com-. plex were destroyed or severely damaged in the town of 28,000, across the Mississippi River from Memphis, Tenn. Workers from the Federal Emergency Management Agency were expected to open an office Friday to process applications for low-interest Small Business Administration loans, cash grants of up to $5,000 and rent subsidies for displaced families, the mayor said. Clinton surveyed the city by helicopter, then declared West StWKSWW-- i it ALL STUFFED TOYS PLUSH ANIMALS BOXED GAMES FISHER-PRICE TOYS Selection varies by store, while quantities last. Memphis a disaster area and set aside 4lcftf: said $100,000 for relief.

Officials the federal government ould be asked to contribute 000. ngram said officials agreed uy lack of an emergency ing svstem was not a factor A-H fid in the extent of casualties and damage because "sirens in this case would have had no effect whatsoever. This tornado appeared out of nowhere." Police used dogs to search through the rubble of destroyed buildings as crews strung power lines Tuesday for 4,000 people without service. Arkarsas Power Light Co. spokesman Jerol Garrison said Tuesday night that several hundred customers remained cut off but would have electricity "within a couple of days." 1 XT .5 i lr-t Yivtk2- -3ttfcr r.

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riv Thursday, December 17 ARIES (March 20 April 19): Coast through this day. It's OK to rest on your laurels. TAURUS (April 20 May 20): New vows are appropriate now. Make them to yourself first, then to anyone who is worthy of your deeper commitment. GEMINI (May 21 June 20): It's OK to try to be three places at once, but not six places.

CANCER (June 21 July 22): Avoid the labels people are trying to brand you with. Be unpredictable. LEO (July 23 Aug. 22): Get a lot more of what you got just a taste of yesterday. Cash in on a shy offer.

VIRGO (Aug. 23 Sept. 22): Hurry up and wait today. Patience is your greatest power. LIBRA (Sept.

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