WASHINGTON - The stage was set for a fight between House and Senate negotiators over funding for the $8.25 billion Superconducting Super Collider after the Senate voted Monday night to reverse a House vote to virtually eliminate funding for the project.

The Senate's 62-to-32 vote to keep the giant atom smasher alive with a $550 million appropriation in fiscal 1993 gave new hope to workers at its construction site just south of Dallas, as well as to holders of $250 million of lease revenue bonds Texas issued for the collider last year.

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