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MCWPPPtA HERALD WCOi. AUGUST 2. 1998 A3 STATE NATION Tornado strikes Door County 1 HfcJMMi I -tit! H-HtrafrSV 1 EGG HARBOR (AP) Emergency government officials sought to assess, the full extent of damage today after a tornado toppled trees, destroyed buildings and left thousands of customers without power in and around this north she said. About 20 other people also sought shelter there, she said. Nick Patrinos of Milwaukee was driving south of Egg Harbor heading home with his wife and daughter from a weekend visit when he saw the tornado mow down trees 1m1 mnim and then it seemed like it hooked eastern Wisconsin resort town.

The twister touched down at onto Highway 42 and came right at p.m. Sunday near a camDeroun The trees had almost a Mount St. about three miles south of this northern Door County community. fV. he planned to continue his vacation and leave on Saturday, as scheduled.

But he said he hopes he never witnesses a tornado. "This is really scary looking stuff," he said of the damage. Wisconsin Public Service Corp. spokesman Kerry Spees said 7,000 to 10,000 residents had their power knocked out. He said workers expected to be able to have power restored to all of them by late today The tornado damaged eight trans-' mission line structures just south of Egg Harbor, the utility said.

A number of poles also were broken. Most northern Door County communities, including Gibraltar, Ephraim, Sister Bay, Liberty Grove and Gills Rock, were without power, the utility said. The tornado was on the ground for four to five miles, said Jill Last, a meteorologist with the weather service in Green Bay "It was such a segregated area," Bemmann said. "The whole county looks fine except for one" specific area in Egg Harbor." The tornado was spawned by a storm meteorologists call a super cell. Last said.

The storm developed in Marinette County, northwest of Door County, then moved over the bay of Green Bay, Last said. The tornado began on the bay as a water spout, then moved onto land, she said. mi 3 i mm Helens look. They were all snapped in one.direction." he said. Patrinos said he and his family took shelter in a church, then saw other damage after they emerged: "One house was almost split through the middle, one side was completely damaged and the other was left standing," he said.

"There was a lot of debris and mess all over. I saw a hay wagon upside down on top of a tree. It was a pretty big tree. It looked like a 100-year-old tree." Michael Fisher, who was vacationing in Fish Creek, about six miles north of Egg Harbor, drove through the damaged area about an hour after the tornado hit. "It was like someone came through with big claws and just raked over the entire area," he said.

"Roofs are ripped apart. It's like somebody just crushed (buildings) and dropped (them) down on the ground." Fisher, of Highland Park, 111., said tne National Weather Service said. Several minor injuries were reported, said county spokeswoman Nancy Bemmann. The tornado leveled or damaged at least 25 homes in its path, she said, leaving a trail of destruction a half-mile wide and 2 miles long. Egg Harbor is on the western side of the Door County peninsula along the bay of Green Bay The eastern side of the peninsula is along Lake Michigan.

State emergency management officials could not assess the damage Sunday night because of darkness, said Lori Getter, a spokeswoman for the state Division of Emergency Government. But Lt. Gary Bies of the Brown County Sheriff's Department said officials headed out at 6 a.m. today. Eighteen people and a dog were evacuated from Door County Campground, Bemmann said.

A shelter was set up at a local school. ttt i --t -mw -rwa 1 mm i ii 1 1 a i ASSOCIATED SS Bonnie on her way Melba Gonzalez carries some wood she bought Sunday at Home Depot in Miami, to prepare her home for Hurricane Bonnie. Make a Difference NATIONAL BRIEFS Some want president to address nation again WASHINGTON Democrats rallied to President Clinton's defense amid calls that he resign because of his relationship with Monica Lewinsky. But even some party loyalists suggested he address the nation a second time to further explain his actions. "I would like to see the president come back and say, 'Look, let's get this straight.

Let's get this straight. This is what I did. I am sorry for having done And then if they still want to impeach him, impeach him," Sen. Joseph Biden. said Sunday on CNN's "Late Edition." "Meantime, let's do the nation's business." His views were echoed by several Democrats.

Many people, Republicans and Democrats, have expressed disappointment that he used neither the word "apologize" nor "sorry" in his talk. "I hope that he will in time, that he will say more," civil rights leader and clergyman Jesse Jackson, who haa. 7 advised the Clinton family during the crisis, said on CBS. "Face the Nation. "I think he should have made It very-.

clear to Monica, to her family." Meanwhile, Speaker Newt Gingrich said that the House is likely to seek evidence from all of Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr's investigations of Clinton, not just the parts involving the Lewinsky affair, before deciding whether to launch an impeachment inquiry. Only "a pattern of felonies" and not "a single human mistake" could constitute grounds for an impeachment inquiry, Gingrich said. Rip tides, heavy surf from Bonnie drown two WISCONSIN BRIEFS Teen reportedly runs oxer man after argument MILWAUKEE A teen ager suspected of running over a man with an automobile in an argument over the victim's stepdaughter was being held today pending possible charges in the case. Michael Wilbern. 38, died in surgery about four hours after the incident Saturday on the city's northside, 'police Lt.

Greg Baur said. Lt. Dennis Murphy said an 18-year-old man who turned himself in was expected to be appear today at the district attorney's office. The men were arguing near Wilbern's house when the teen-ager jumped into a Lincoln Continental, put it in gear and drove over Wilbern, Baur said. Redevelopment project forces out six taverns GREEN BAY City officials have forced several taverns to leave a neighborhood that has been the focus of a reyitalization project for several years.

The Broadway neighborhood In downtown Green Bay. west of the Fox River, has been plagued by problems such as drugs and prostitution, authorities said. "The high concentration of bars really led to a number of problems of public drunkenness, numerous police calls for fights," Assistant City Attorney Lanny Schimmel said Sunday. "It was certainly a very troubled neighborhood." Through the revitalization project, supervised by the city's redevelopment authority, the city has used various methods to force six taverns out, including buying up the properties and using legal pressure, Schimmel said. George to make payments on 20-year-old loan MILWAUKEE A Democratic candidate for governor agreed to begin paying off a 20-year-old loan for his law school education a month after he was sued for failing to make monthly payments, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

In all, Sen. Gary George of Milwaukee has agreed to repay three old bills totaling more than $34,000 after court action, the report said. George must repay a loan for his education at the University of Michigan Law School, a $24,741 legal bill for his 1992 divorce and a $7,862 operating loan for a check cashing outlet he once owned with his brother, the report said. Review prompts changes in federal program GREEN BAY A federal agency's review of a glove manufacturer's decision to close a plant and transfer the work to a local prison has prompted to new federal guidelines for such programs, a newspaper reported. Fabry Glove Mitten Co.

closed its Marinette plant in August 1996. laying off its remaining 14 workers. Work once done at the plant was transferred to the Green Bay Correctional Institution, where inmates were put to work for Fabry. A U.S. Justice Department review of Fabry's and Wisconsin's prison work programs withheld judgement about whether Fabry displaced its own workers, violating a federal rule governing prison industries.

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The average pump price of gasoline nationwide, including all grades and taxes, was $1,095 per gallon Friday, according to the Lundberg Survey of 10,000 stations. In about a third of U.S. cities surveyed, the price of self-serve regular gas the type most used had dropped to under $1 per gallon, Trilby Lundberg said. Prices have been falling all year, except for a brief jump beginning in late March that ended in early June. Administration warns of terrorism battle WASHINGTON The administration is warning of an escalating battle against terrorism, even as Republicans put aside their criticisms of President Clinton to support last week's missile attacks against suspected terrorist sites.

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