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But as the years passed, no one dared cross the vaguely drawn line that separates a good neighbor from a meddlesome one. "I would have given anything in the world to be wrong," said DeVora Antisdel, a former Elm Drive resident who finally made the call that led to the girl's rescue Tuesday. "Unfortunately, it's all too real." Paramedics estimated that the girl, Betty, is about 6 years old. She was in fair condition at Loma Iinda University Medical Center, said hospital spokeswoman Julie Smith. After the rescue, neighbors recalled strange behavior by Betty's mother, Cindi Sue Topper, and that the girl's grandfather, Loren Bess, was a recluse. Still, residents, said, there were no obvious signs of neglect, no screams or other loud noises coming from the house. Aaron Hawkins didn't think about calling police because he didn't even believe the child existed. "I thought it was (Topper's) brain, kind of wacko. She just kept rambling on, over and over again," said Hawkins, 31. 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Call Toll Free 1-800-989-1800 statement as a de facto moratorium and, as such, an extremely significant development "We are confident that North Korea understands our concerns and we don't expect there will be a missile launch," State Department spokesman James P. Rubin said. A senior administration official who declined to be identified said, "We believe this is an important step forward. Based on this statement, we don't expect North Korea to test ballistic missiles." A Japanese foreign ministry official expressed "hope that this process will proceed further and that peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula will be secured." In return for the commitment from North Korea, U.S. officials say the United States would be prepared to consider easing punishing U.S. economic sanctions that have been in force for more than four decades. The North Koreans stunned the West and some of America's closest allies in Asia one year ago when they fired a three-stage Taepodong I missile that flew east over Japan. Pyongyang insisted it was launching a space satellite, but arms control specialists harbored few doubts the missile could easily carry warheads capable of reaching Japan and U.S. officials are confident N. Korea won't launch missiles. The Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON After three years of diplomatic efforts and a summer of nervous tension, North Korea effectively agreed Sunday to suspend further missile testing, senior U.S. officials said. As is so often the case in dealings with the opaque Stalinist regime in Pyongyang, the language of the joint statement issued after a week of low-profile negotiations between U.S. and and North Korean officials in Berlin was indirect and contained no specific commitment from North Korea to refrain from further missile tests. Instead, it stated only that, as the talks continued, each side "would endeavor to preserve a positive atmosphere conducive to improvement of bilateral relations." "We agreed to make further efforts to solve apprehensions both sides face," said the senior North Korean negotiator, Deputy Vice Foreign Minister Kim Gye Gwon. He made the comment after the talks Sunday, according to the Japanese news agency Kyo-do. Still, that was good enough for U.S. officials to describe the TO SHOP AT HOME FOR CUSTOM MADE DFtAPERIES, BLINDS & REUPHOLSTERY PHONE' DADE 836-7370 BROWARD 462-3993 BOCA RATONBOYNTON BOH 276-0250 RUfdines I J THE FLORIDA STORE r,r Beach Post Hire Reports ? NEW YORK Grand Central Terminal was evacuated Sunday aJld train service was halted because of smoke from a fire in a subway tunnel beneath the landmark. Two people were treated for smoke inhalation. ; The fire, which was under control within an hour, started in building materials in a storage rom on the Lexington Avenue subway line, said Assistant Fire Chief Frank Cruthers. tl Smoke quickly spread upward through Grand Central's nlain terminal in mid-Manhattan and onto the street The building was evacuated. j "Smoke got thick really fast," sanl Sam Southworth, who was oiiJ the subway station platform ien the fire broke out Service on the Lexington Avenue subway line along the East Side was suspended from 86th $eet to the Brooklyn Bridge in lwer Manhattan. Service was restored by Sunday afternoon. JonBenet detective talks KNEW YORK The police detective who was in the home of JejiBenet Ramsey when the girl's bldy was found says her parents (flfln't react when the alleged kjflnappers failed to call as prom-ild in a ransom note. 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