The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 5, 1976 · Page 21
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 21

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, December 5, 1976
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v-"y-Mi'rrr, me 14 Students Hurt in Dorm Fire Palm Beach Post-Times, Sunday, December 5, 1976 A21 other fires, both minor and resulting in no injuries, had broken out in the basement. But beyond labeling these incidents suspicious, neither police nor marshals would speculate on the actual causes, no would they say if they had suspects or leads. A university spokesman declined to speculate. The extent of the initial bewilderment among students was described by Mary Ann Lafrumento, 20, who lives on the fifth floor of Livingston Hall, a coeducational dormitory. "I heard some glass break and then heard a scream, and I thought someone had committed suicide or something," she recalled. "I opened my door and the hall was filled with very dense smoke. I started screaming, just screaming at the top of my lungs. "I went down the stairs, following the crowd to the third floor, but somebody started shouting that there was no way out." She was rescued by firemen. at Livingston Hall, when the fire started, at 8 a.m., barely minutes after it spread through the huge, wood-paneled lobby of the 60-year-old building. There was panic during the evacuation from the 10-story building and from adjacent Hartley Hall and John Jay Hall. Several students climbed from their windows to second-story and third-story ledges and then jumped. Others rushed to the roofs. There was shouting and screaming, as the smoke spread rapidly through all three dormitories. The fire, confined to the lobby of Livingston Hall, was the third blaze in the dormitory in 10 days, according to fire marshals. They said two (c) Ntw York Tlmit NEW YORK - Nearly 1,000 students, some hanging from windows to seek relief from smoke, were evacuated early yesterday from a Columbia University dormitory, in what the authorities said was the latest suspicious on-campus fire. About 14 students received cuts and minor burns. They were treated at St. Luke's and Harlem hospitals, police said. One stubent, Nelson Cortez, 20, was admitted to Harlem Hospital. Physicians said he had suffered second and third-degree burns over much of his body. "It's a miracle there weren't more injuries," according to Battalion Chief John O'Brien, who arrived Pick IJwit Own Cikm 9: 30 to 4: 45 at th Grove GRAPEFRUIT HAMLINS TANGELOS $2.00 ' ' $2.00 $2.10 I V4 BUSHEL ' V BUSHEL , f. BUSHEL 1 CENTURY located within Anthony's Dept. Store I 1 CORNERS right next door to Publix . . . west side. 1 Open Mon. thru Sat. 9: 30 to 5: 30 f IN-T0WN 2200 S Dixie Hwy., West Palm Beach Open Daily - 9 30 to 6: 00. Closed Sunday. J Phone 832-2940 J GROVE West on Southern Blvd. to Hwy. 441 . . . then 12 mile south - f - Palm toach Dodg OKEECHOBEE TVf imftfalNAIIUH III 9110 &U O OFF mn n,fHn. on SHADED 686-7259 1133 Donna Rd. W.P.I. BLVD. niHVUff IKtAIIAEHT) VMS VERTICALS V r M Wi - j . 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Oppenheim, described as a Washington-based observer of the economic scene, writes in Foreign Policy's winter issue that the faulty strategy helped to cause an international recession and to trigger world-wide inflation. In a companion article, Theodore Moran predicts oil prices will go up 10 to 15 per cent per year above the level of inflation. 'Legion Disease' Doesn't Scare A1VIA PHILADELPHIA - The American Medical Association's Clinical Congress convened in Philadelphia yesterday, despite July's "Legionnaires' disease" which was blamed for 29 deaths. Most of the July victims had attended a state American Legion convention headquartered in the Bel-levue-Stratford Hotel. The hotel has closed for lack of business. AMA President Dr. Robert Palmer said the AMA rejected suggestions the convention site by changed because of the deaths. Cover-Up Denied In Mody Discovery HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut's chief medical examiner yesterday denied there was a cover-up in the investigation into the death of an infant found in a plastic bag under a coed's bed at exclusive Miss Porter's School. But he said he would take more than a month to issue an official cause of death. Dr. Elliot Gross said the body was found Nov. 15 at Miss Porter's, a prep school whose alumnae include Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. The school is in Farmington, Conn. Gross said he had finished the physical examination of the body about Nov. 16, but he refused to say how the child died. Computer May Help Birth Defects Fight CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - A computer information system has been set up that will help doctors scattered around the world from university hospitals to remote jungle clinics diagnose obscure birth defects. The system is in its testing stages, but researchers say it will let doctors identify infants with any of the 1,400 known birth defects some so rare physicians never may encounter them. The developers say the system will keep track of suspicious patterns in defects. And this will tip off health officials to the emergence of unrecognized hazards from drugs, viruses and chemicals. The system is being set up jointly by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tufts-New England Medical Center and the National Foundation-March of Dimes. It was outlined yesterday at a National Foundation convention in New Orleans. Mandel Case Figure Seeks Cut in Hail BALTIMORE The man charged with offering a bribe to a juror in the political corruption trial of Gov. Marvin Mandel will seek a reduction in his bail at a hearing Monday in U.S. District Court. Walter Weikers, 67, was being held this weekend at the Harford County Detention Center on $400,000 bond on obstruction of justice charges. He was arrested Tuesday but the warrant against him was sealed until Friday. The bail reduction hearing will be held before Judge John H. Pratt, presiding in the Mandel case. Oscar Sislen, target of the alleged bribe attempt, was dismissed from the jury Wednesday. In addition, two alternates, Sidney A. Bledsoe and nnhort B! Kino have been I'dismissed because they heard radio reports about the Sislen incident. i ' I mm J tmm xi h&P-i hi FREE PARKING EVERYDAY: IN FORT LAUDERDALE SHORPERS GARAGE SHOP SUNDAY 1 2:00 TO 5:30 HOLLYWOOD, POMPANO BEACH FORT LAUDERDALE IS OPEN MONDAY, FRIDAY 1 0:00 A.M. TO 7 P.M. POMPANO BEACH MONDAY THRU SATURDAY...1 0:00 A.M. TO 9 00 P.M. SUNDAY... 1 2:00 TO 5:30 P.M. ALL OTHER DAYS... 1 0:00 A.M. TO 5:30 P.M. CLOSED SUNDAYS HOLLYWOOD MONDAY THRU SATURDAY... 1 0:00 A.M. TO 9:00 P.M. SUNDAY... 1 2:00 TO 5:30 P.M.

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