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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Torna-
does skipped without warning like a
"big bouncing ball" across North
Carolina's capital city early yes-
terday, smashing homes and churches
before heading into rural areas. Four
people were killed and at least 151
"I can remember hearing a big
gust of wind like a hurricane and then
I could hear the wood tearing and I
thought 'Oh God, this is it. I'm
gone.' I just buried myself under the
bed," said Betty Bell of Raleigh.
The storms brought reminders of
the 24 twisters that ripped a 250-mile
path through the state in 1984,
killing 44 people, injuring more than
800, and leaving 2,300 homeless.
Yesterday's twisters destroyed
mobile homes, damaged churches,
toppled several houses onto their
sides, and threw power lines onto
houses and streets, leaving more than
6;500 homes without electricity for
several hours. Trees were snapped
several feet from the ground along
the storm's path.
About 500 people were left
homeless in Raleigh, where the
storms struck without any advance
notice, said Mayor Avery Upchurch.
The National Weather Service issued
no tornado warnings or watches
before the tornadoes struck.
Roger Friedenson, a spokesperson
for the Insurance News Service in
Raleigh, said insurance companies
anticipated a possible loss of $30
million in North Carolina from the
twisters. The 1984 storms caused
$65 million in damage.
The twisters first struck around
one A.M., flattening a Raleigh K-
Mart store and four three-story
Compiled from Associated Press and staff reports
Change would give Kremlin
too much power, say republics
MOSCOW - The Communist Party Central Committee - the
party's policy-making body - yesterday endorsed constitutional changes
that critics say give the Kremlin too much power, setting the stage for
approval over the objection of several restive republics.
Officials in Estonia, the tiny Baltic republic that led the challenge to
Kremlin authority by declaring its sovereignty in internal policy and its
right to review all new Soviet legislation, said they would stand firm
despite a ruling their move was unconstitutional.
The more than 300 members of the Central Committee, meeting on
the eve of an extraordinary meeting of the Supreme Soviet, or national
parliament, declared the amendments "will mean a major step along the
road of democratization of Soviet society," the official Tass news agency
Gorbachev proposed the amendments to make the system more
democratic, but the Estonians, as well as activists in Latvia, Lithuania,
Armenia, and Georgia have criticized them for taking away some of the
local control that Gorbachev has said he wants to foster.
Trade deficit improves 5.4%
WASHINGTON - A drop in
oil prices and higher costs for TaeDeii
U.S. farm products helped provide
a 5.4 percent improvement in ouarterty trade deficit
America's trade deficit from July In billons of doars.
through September, the third
consecutive quarterly decline this
year, the government reported ~~' 0 28.5
The Commerce Department 30
said the imbalance between what
America imports and what it sells
abroad narrowed to $28.53 billion 20
in the third quarter, the best
showing in three-and-a-half years.
Analysts predicted the deficit 10
for all of 1988 should be at least
20 percent lower than 1987,
marking the first time since 0 N I I *
President Reagan took office in
1981 that the trade deficit has
shown improvement. . . AN#~0Ot
Negotiators extend Soviet-
American trade agreement
WASHINGTON - Soviet and American trade negotiators agreed
yesterday to extend through 1990 an agreement calling for the Soviet
Union to buy at least 9 million metric tons of grain a year from the
The 27-month extension signed in Moscow revived a five-year pact
that expired Sept. 30.
Initial reaction from farm groups was positive.
Barry Jenkins, a spokesperson for the National Association of Wheat
Growers, said farmers would be relieved to get some assurance that Soviet
demand would remain undiminished.
Criticism of the deal, however, came from Rep. Dan Glickman, D-
Kan., chair of the House Agriculture subcommitte on wheat, soybeans,
and feed grains.
"This administration has driven down the price of grain in order to
export more, but they can't seem to close the deal," he said.
Residents of Raleigh, N.C., sift through what remains of their homes yesterday after a
tornado ripped the northern section of the city earlier in the day. The severe weather in the
region has reportedly killed at least five people.
apartment buildings nearby at the
start of a 10-mile path of destruction
in northern Wake County.
"I went to the back of the store
and saw I couldn't make it," said K-
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In neighboring Virginia, one
tornado and high wind downed trees,
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court is important because it will be
a resource for students. "We're here
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"As we get more momentum and
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that they have a fair, impartial, non-
partisan and autonomous body to
hear their disputes."
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costing $1,432, including a filing
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Let's face it, it was simply
love at first transplant
GRAND RAPIDS - New hearts made sweethearts of Donald
Homrich and Terri Nelson.
Both have received transplants to replace hearts destroyed by
cardiomyopathy, a degenerative disease. The couple met when Homrich,
who was involved in a local support group, called Nelson last November
to offer encouragement and tell her about the group's activities.
"Some people meet in bars, we met because of surgery," Nelson said.
When Homrich called, "...I was still having some rejection problems
with my new heart and I wasn't the least bit interested in the support
group," Nelson recalled.
"But I was interested in meeting this man with the very sexy voice,"
The phone call lasted three hours "because we had so much in
common," Nelson said. The two agreed to meet a couple of days later to
continue their conversation, which again, lasted for hours.
The two are now planning cross-country ski trips, a Christmas
vacation to the Bahamas, and college courses in January.
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