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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 3

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Monday, December 1, 1997
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w s c THE PALM BEACH POST MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1997 3 ; Efforts to stop global warming fall short U.N. Haitian mission over, turmoil isn't Soldiers will leave the fate of the country in the hands of a civilian police force. The Associated Press ; PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti U.N. peacekeepers ended their ( .i3 Bolin, 72, recently stepped down after nine years as chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a U.N.-sponsored network of climate scientists that concluded, In a pivotal 1995 report, that human activities were wanning the atmosphere, principally through the burning of coal, oil and gas. Carbon dioxide and other "greenhouse" gases accumulating in the atmosphere allow sunlight through but trap heat that Earth emits back toward space; The IPCC assessment prp-jected that continued emissions at current rates would raise average temperatures by up to 6 degrees by 2100, disrupting climate patterns and raising ocean levels up to 3 feet through heat The Associated Press KYOTO, Japan The chief scientist responsible for alerting the world to global warming said Sunday the Clinton administration's intentions may be good but its ideas for dealing with the threat fall short of what's needed. "The U.S. proposal is a positive step in the right direction but inadequate certainly in the long term, maybe even in the short term," Bert Bolin said. The Swedish climate scientist, in an interview on the eve of final negotiations for an international accord to combat global warming, also noted that British climatologists last week projected 1997 will end up as the planet's warmest year in more than a century of record keeping, outdoing 1995. three-year mission in this Caribbean nation Sunday, leaving Haiti with a restored democracy but ' social turmoil. .- The U.N. soldiers took over from American troops who arrived in 1994 to end brutal mili tary rule ana nan a uooa oi Haitian boat people to Florida. For many Haitians, it's still ; duhcult to nnd peace and pros- THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Some of the 17 orphans with AIDS line up on the stairs at the Rainbow House, the only such place for them to live in Port-au-Prince. npntv in thp ranhhpan nation ' where many go to bed hungry and armed gangsterskilled 60 people last month. ; Just Friday, President Rene Preval said he had called on Ca In Haiti, children with AIDS are condemned to die early nadian peacekeepers to guard the National Palace because he felt 'his life was threatened, Radio I I 1 Livt-r i - i a - Haiti-Inter reported Sunday. Preval's government said re w Little uiesars Jtizza i I cently that it was threatened by coup plotters, a claim dismissed by U.N. representatives and op Ontilict ofdmt ordimtptppmni Pirn ' At Little Caesars in . 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I love singing," she says, the braids on her head bobbing as she broke into song. "Sherlene knows that an illness killed her mother. But she doesn't know that she is infected with the same virus. And she doesn't know that it will kill her," said Penette. Some of the children have already died since the Penettes opened the home two years ago, and several others suffering fullblown AIDS are very listless. Advances in AIDS treatment that have helped contain the disease in the West are only available to the rich in Haiti. "We don't have the money to give any AIDS treatment to the children. All we can do is treat the opportunistic ailments that attack them because their immune systems are weak. They suffer a lot of diarrhea and skin infections," Penette said. every second child among an estimated 6,000 to 8,000 living on the streets of Port-au-Prince seven out of 15 was infected with the AIDS virus. Four thousand newborns were HIV-positive in 1995, according to a new study from the National Strategic Plan for the Prevention and Control of AIDS. In all, more than 25,000 children under the age of 15 will be orphaned within two years because of the AIDS epidemic in Haiti. Rainbow House is a light, airy home in the Boutillier hilltop suburb where breezes cool the tropical heat. For nearly a year before she came here, Sherlene, then 5, was the sole provider for her mother and an older brother, begging all day on the streets of Port-au-Prince for pennies to buy some rice and beans to take home in the evening. A neighbor brought her to Rainbow House when her mother became terminally ill. At first, "she was like a caged bird. Angry that she couldn't go out on the street when she want Nearly every other child living on the streets of Port-au-Prince has the AIDS virus. The Associated Press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -They jump rope, beat out a hypnotic Haitian rhythm on a plastic beach bucket and sing, lustily, out of tune. The children at Rainbow House don't know they were born to the poorest of the poor in Haiti, and are heirs to the AIDS disease that killed their mothers. "Welcome, Baby Jesus," Sherlene Telusma, 7, lisps through a broken tooth, practicing a Christmas carol. Haitian accountant Robert Penette and his Canadian wife, Danielle Reid Penette, have taken in as many HIV-infected orphans as they can afford. At the moment that's 17, with Sherlene the oldest and the youngest 14 months old. Prior to World AIDS Day today, Haiti's Ministry of Public Health announced that nearly Call to enter! ;: ; Palm Beach County: 561 820M51 1 & enter 7447 T Browaid: 954764451 1 & enter 7447 ' I Treasure Coast: 561 337051 1 S enter 7447 J Hunarv? Stav on the Dhona' mm vJ contest V . ' . . 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